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Moorings Be-Gone
A Fight for the Right to Moor Boats in West End has Broken Out

April 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Moorings Be-Gone <h5> A Fight for the Right to Moor Boats in West End has Broken Out </h5>

A vaguely argued Roatan Municipal decision is set to displace dozens of West End visitors and remove around $200,000 a year in income from the West End economy. Roatan Marine Park also stands to lose around $20,000 yearly. With many tourists and islanders

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Fairwell to the VOICE
Thanking all Readers, Advertisers, Contributors and Writers

April 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Fairwell to the VOICE <h5> Thanking all Readers, Advertisers, Contributors and Writers </h5>

Since 2003 I have tried my best at running Bay Islands Voice with honesty, compassion and wisdom. This unforgettable rollercoaster of a ride has been an enriching and wonderful period of personal and spiritual growth for me. After nine years, I am stepping

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On a Wing Across the Sea
A Short History of Long Distance Wind Surfers in Bay Islands

April 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

On a Wing Across the Sea <h5> A Short History of Long Distance Wind Surfers in Bay Islands </h5>

Open sea windsurfing from the Bay Islands to the Coast has been a part of Honduras for over 30 years. While most people windsurf inside the reef, a few venture outside, a few miles out or farther, where the wind is steady and strong. The eastern trade

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Dredging in the Cove
Entrance for Cruise Ships to Mahogany Bay has Gotten Easier

April 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Dredging in the Cove <h5> Entrance for Cruise Ships to Mahogany Bay has Gotten Easier </h5>

Dredging operations at Mahogany Bay took place in the first part of March. Mahogany Bay has been executing a permit to move coral and dredge a 50,000-square meter triangular area of coral at the southeastern portion of the channel.

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The Golden Liquid

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

The Golden Liquid

Rum is made in places as diverse as Jamaica, Japan and Canada, and while Roatan isn’t brewing any rum yet, it does now have its own label: Roatan’s Pirate’s Grog–an exercise in logistics, marketing and distilling.

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Rough Change of Guard
Chamber of Commerce Gets a New-Old President in a Dramatic Election Showdown

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Rough Change of Guard <h5> Chamber of Commerce Gets a New-Old President in a Dramatic Election Showdown </h5>

“You don’t bring a knife to a gunfight,” goes the old saying. But that is exactly what the incumbent Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce president, Ana Svoboda, did. The founder of the Chamber, Rita Morris, wanted her position back and was leaving nothing

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Freediving Houdini

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Freediving Houdini

William Trubridge is the Houdini of freediving. He can hold his breath for seven and a half minutes. Without fins he dives to 101 meters; with fins he goes to 121 meters. He uses yoga and deep meditation to slow down his heart beat and shut down energy

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Circumnavigating Utila
On a Kayak to the Island’s Little Visited Corners

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Circumnavigating Utila <h5> On a Kayak to the Island's Little Visited Corners </h5>

Utila’s North side is one of few continuous stretches of shore in the Bay Islands that is still uninhabited and little visited. I’ve wanted to kayak around the island for several years and the opportunity finally came about in early January.

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A Cruise Ship Hits Buoy on approach to Mahogany Bay

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

A Cruise Ship Hits Buoy on approach to Mahogany Bay

AIDA Aura, a 200-meter long, 2,000 crew-and-passenger cruise ship, struck a buoy on February 16, while attempting to enter the Dixon Cove channel. “Due to moderate winds combined with current pushing to the same direction the captain decided to abort

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Scouting BI’s Movie Locations

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Scouting BI’s Movie Locations

The Bay Islands offer quite the undiscovered movie set locations. So far the islands have provided the set for some defunct reality shows like Temptation Island. A full feature picture could definitely take advantage of some of the island’s great set

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