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
West End Man Convicted in Dive Instructor Shooting
Sam Wesley Facing Sentence of 13-20 Years for Attempted Murder


West End Man Convicted in Dive Instructor Shooting<h5>Sam Wesley Facing Sentence of 13-20 Years for Attempted Murder</h5>

The court found that Wesley intended to kill Joe O’Donnell when he shot him the back August 19, 2011, outside a noodle restaurant on Wesley’s property next to Crystal Beach Cabins.

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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
Volunteers Distribute School Supplies on Roatan
Proceeds from Mardi Gras Party Expected to Benefit 600 Students


Volunteers Distribute School Supplies on Roatan <h5>Proceeds from Mardi Gras Party Expected to Benefit 600 Students</h5>

“We go until we run out of supplies and donors,” said Abraham Bodor of Because We Care, a Roatan-based volunteer organization.

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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
New Year Brings Triple Whammy for Island Businesses
Tax Hikes, Booze Ban Slam Island Economy


New Year Brings Triple Whammy for Island Businesses <h5>Tax Hikes, Booze Ban Slam Island Economy</h5>

A ZOLITUR official said the suspension of tax benefits for the islands was “premature” and was done without proper analysis.

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Sports
No Fins? No Snorkel? No Worries
Even Non-swimmers Can Enjoy Roatan’s Reefs on Submersible Scooters


No Fins? No Snorkel? No Worries <h5>Even Non-swimmers Can Enjoy Roatan’s Reefs on Submersible Scooters</h5>

The BOSS scooter is a great way for the uninitiated to immerse themselves in the underwater world with minimal effort and preparation.

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


Roatan Forma Comité para Planificar Nuevo Hospital Público<h5>Contaría con Hasta 150 Camas y al Menos 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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