We are the all-seeing owl. An omni-retina that locates and exposes the rock bottom state that the people in our country have reached, the abducted rights, the abused privileges and above all, the forever declining sense of humanity
“Our Not So Public Beach”
It’s summertime! The lighter sexy wardrobe, the vacations, the outdoor activities and of course, the BEACH!
The beach is naturally a great leisure destination to chill, relax, tan and getting your fix of those long missed sunbeams. However, what was meant to be nature’s free gift to mankind turned into a luxury privilege for a selected few who can afford it.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for luxury resorts and promoting high-end touristic destinations in my country, but on the other hand, a public beach with high standards of safety, hygiene, and recreational facilities, is mandatory for this majority that cannot afford spending half a month’s salary on a day at one of those high end resorts.
Not wanting to be another nagging “boumeh”, I decided to be a pro-active one for a change! Here’s what I suggest for our beloved investors and politicians:
- Even though the beach is a public property that’s been practically raped dry by your greed, let’s pretend for a second that we’re ok with it.
- A public beach should be open on every coastal city along the Lebanese shores that provides high end safety regulations, free mineral water, recreational facilities for kids and families, investment opportunities in F & B and water sports stands for the area residents, and above all an extremely well monitored price list on all items.
- An environmental group to supervise and preserve the cleanliness and pristine condition of both the beach and the water.
- A full support from the Ministry of Tourism in matters of events organizing and promoting musical concerts and cultural activations at the beach; the returns of which goes to the local municipality and helps improving the living standards of the town.
- The Ministry of Youth and Sports should push for hosting regional and international water sports competitions and events; therefore promoting Lebanon’s coastal shore as it should be, one of the most beautiful coasts in the world, and driving in more tourists and restoring the cracked trust in our over priced tourism.
Those were just a few ideas that this owl could think of. This could only be the tip of the iceberg, and with more pro-active thinking from all of you owls I’m sure an action plan can be enforced on so many levels.