Feature
Islanders Learn to Assert Their Rights
1989 Convention Obliges Honduras to Respect Islanders' Traditional Ways


Islanders Learn to Assert Their Rights<h5>1989 Convention Obliges Honduras to Respect Islanders' Traditional Ways</h5>

The 1989 Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, also known as ILO Convention 169, obliges national governments to respect the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples within their territories and to safeguard their institutions, property, labor, culture and environment. Honduras ratified the convention in 1995. Garifuna and English-speaking Bay Islanders are both considered to be covered by the convention.


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Roatan
Public Art Comes to Coxen Hole
German Trio and Local Youth Collaborate to Brighten up Roatan Hospital


Public Art Comes to Coxen Hole <h5>German Trio and Local Youth Collaborate to Brighten up Roatan Hospital</h5>

The new mural highlights the island’s native plants and animals, its cultural wealth and diversity and plants used in traditional island medicine.

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Utila
Utila NGOs Join to Educate Visitors
Inspired by the Roatan Marine Park banners that greet visitors to Roatan


Utila NGOs Join to Educate Visitors <h5>Inspired by the Roatan Marine Park banners that greet visitors to Roatan</h5>

The consortium hopes the campaign will generate a sense of ownership and empowerment within the local community.

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Guanaja
Missing Guanaja Youths Found off Belize
Ran Aground on Reef Six Days After Losing Engine


Missing Guanaja Youths Found off Belize <h5>Ran Aground on Reef Six Days After Losing Engine</h5>

The youths went out fishing May 6 with no cell phone and no food on board.

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My Voice
Robert Armstrong
Speaking Out
George Crimmin
Our Islands
Alfonso Ebanks
Utila Perspective
Gunter Kordovsky
Business
Voice Book Bay Islands Business Directory 2015
Find What You're Looking for Quickly Online


Voice Book Bay Islands Business Directory 2015<h5>Find What You're Looking for Quickly Online</h5>

The popular directory/travel guide is now available online in two formats, including a searchable, clickable PDF version allowing you to jump directly to the category or listing you’re looking for.

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Sports
Roatan Claims Gold, Silver in Beach Volley
Island Pairs Take Four of Six Medals at Weekend Tourney


Roatan Claims Gold, Silver in Beach Volley<h5>Island Pairs Take Four of Six Medals at Weekend Tourney</h5>

In the women’s competition, Christi Etches and Gisselle Brady won gold by beating the Tegucigalpa duo Euceda/Flores two sets to one.

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Ecology
Reducing Island Energy Costs
Could the Answer, My Friend, Be Blowing in the Wind?


Reducing Island Energy Costs<h5>Could the Answer, My Friend, Be Blowing in the Wind?</h5>

An energy cost analyst living on Roatan says the Bay Islands require policies to encourage the expansion of sustainable energy based on the resources the islands possess in abundance – sunshine and sea breezes.

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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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People
Hands (and Legs) Across the Hemisphere
Roatan Youth Receives Artificial Limb from North American Friends


Hands (and Legs) Across the Hemisphere<h5>Roatan Youth Receives Artificial Limb from North American Friends</h5>

Danny Bennett lost part of his leg in a tragic accident nearly two years ago. Now he’s walking around on a new one donated by a Canadian specialist. He said it felt good.

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Culture
Lights, Camera… Runway
Haute Couture in the Bay Islands


Lights, Camera… Runway <h5>Haute Couture in the Bay Islands</h5>

Elements from the garden represent the focal point for this season.

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Español
A nosotros nos interesa saber que todo está en harmonía
Ex Jefe de Policias de las Islas Opina Sobre Sus Deberes


A nosotros nos interesa saber que todo está en harmonía <h5>Ex Jefe de Policias de las Islas Opina Sobre Sus Deberes</h5>

“En que parte del mundo donde hay turismo no le roban a Ud. una cartera, no le roban a Ud. un I-Pod, no le roban a Ud. un teléfono, no le roban a Ud. una computadora?”

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