Feature
Real Life Castaway
On the Trail of Philip Ashton and Roatan’s Pirate Past


Real Life Castaway <h5>On the Trail of Philip Ashton and Roatan’s Pirate Past</h5>

In March 1723 Philip Ashton, a young Massachusetts fisherman, saw his chance to escape when pirates who had taken him captive nine months earlier stopped to look for drinking water on Roatan. He spent the next 16 months marooned alone on the island, living off fruit and turtle eggs. The author attempts to retrace his steps around modern-day Port Royal.


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Roatan
Cruise Ship Employee Killed Near Port of Roatan
Roatan Man Arrested and Charged with Homicide


Cruise Ship Employee Killed Near Port of Roatan <h5>Roatan Man Arrested and Charged with Homicide</h5>

Witnesses said Filipino Gaban Jacob was surfing the wifi in front of a mini market when he was assaulted for his laptop.

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Utila
Pleasure Boaters Rescued at Sea
Nine Youths Ran Out of Gas off Utila, Drifted Four Days


Pleasure Boaters Rescued at Sea<h5>Nine Youths Ran Out of Gas off Utila, Drifted Four Days</h5>

“If it hadn’t rained, they wouldn’t have survived,” said Andy López of COPECO, the Honduran disaster agency.

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Guanaja
Poor Prospects: 2014 off to Fishy Start
The lobster industry is being killed by greed, avarice and corruption


Poor Prospects: 2014 off to Fishy Start <h5>  The lobster industry is being killed by greed, avarice and  corruption</h5>

Our authorities are doing their best to destroy the fisheries on which our little town (Bonacca) depends.

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My Voice
Robert Armstrong
Speaking Out
George Crimmin
Our Islands
Alfonso Ebanks
Utila Perspective
Gunter Kordovsky
Ecology
Fire in the Mud Hole!
Blaze at Roatan Landfill Illuminates Need to Better Manage Trash


Fire in the Mud Hole! <h5>Blaze at Roatan Landfill Illuminates Need to Better Manage Trash</h5>

The fire that ignited at Roatan’s Mudhole landfill in late July brought into clear view the problem the island faces dealing with its growing volume of garbage.

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People
Roatan on ... $0.00 a Day???
European Couple Eschew Money While Seeing The World


Roatan on ... $0.00 a Day??? <h5>European Couple Eschew Money While Seeing The World </h5>

Tomi Astikainen, a Finnish economist and business consultant, is out to prove he can circle the globe without spending any money.

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Interview
Nobody Said it Would Be Easy
Roatan’s New Mayor Sets Ambitious Agenda for Next Four Years


Nobody Said it Would Be Easy <h5>Roatan’s New Mayor Sets Ambitious Agenda for Next Four Years</h5>

“We’re going to empower people, but then they will have to contribute to that empowerment.”

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Business
Chocolate Made on Roatan
Husband and Wife Plan to Begin Making Gourmet Bars on Island in April


Chocolate Made on Roatan <h5>Husband and Wife Plan to Begin Making Gourmet Bars on Island in April</h5>

Kakaw Roatan proprietor Vidal Villeda said the Bay Islands were the first place where Europeans are known to have come into contact with cacao.

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Sports
Island Baseball Back in Swing!
Four Teams Compete to Dethrone Reigning Champion Marlins


Island Baseball Back in Swing! <h5>Four Teams Compete to Dethrone Reigning Champion Marlins</h5>

After two weeks of play, the Sandy Bay Pirates were the only undefeated team at 3-0.

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Español
Roatan Forma Comité para Planificar Nuevo Hospital Público
Contaría con 150 Camas y Seis Especialistas


Roatan Forma Comité para Planificar Nuevo Hospital Público<h5>Contaría con 150 Camas y Seis Especialistas</h5>

“Hay una gran variedad de asuntos para discutir … No trata solamente de ladrillos y mortero,” dijo un consultor al proyecto.

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Culture
Roatan Rastafarian
Gravel Bay Man Embraces Afro-Antillean Roots


Roatan Rastafarian <h5>Gravel Bay Man Embraces Afro-Antillean Roots</h5>

Clive Ebanks invites islanders and visitors alike to visit his home, learn about the culture and history of the English-speaking Afro-Antilleans of the Bay Islands, sample local delicacies and imbibe his Afro-centric philosophy.

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Fashion
Summer Fashion Week Honduras
Summer Fashion Week Honduras

A dozen lanky models paraded works of six designers down the catwalk at Beach Club San Simon May 25.

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