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Roatan Marine Park Soldiers On
Novel Grass-Roots Conservation Group Copes with Tight Finances

August 29th, 2012 by -

Roatan Marine Park Soldiers On <h5> Novel Grass-Roots Conservation Group Copes with Tight Finances </h5>

The Roatan Marine Park, established by local diveshops in 2005, is widely recognized as a successful grassroots organization promoting “participatory conservation.”

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Easy Sky Plans Expanded Service
Discount Carrier Wants to Add New Routes with Larger Aircraft

July 27th, 2012 by -

Easy Sky Plans Expanded Service <h5>Discount Carrier Wants to Add New Routes with Larger Aircraft </h5>

Easy Sky, the San Pedro Sula-based discount airline that made waves last year by offering flights between Roatan and La Ceiba for the price of taking the ferry, is in talks that could lead to a major expansion of its regional service out of Roatan, to

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Turning Cattle Feed into Wine
Roatan Divemaster and Honduran Engineer Team up to Market Cashew Libation

June 28th, 2012 by -

Turning Cattle Feed into Wine <h5> Roatan Divemaster and Honduran Engineer Team up to Market Cashew Libation </h5>

When Ryan Saunders, a Canadian divemaster, contacted Carlos Talavera, a Honduran biochemical engineer, in June 2011 to request samples of Talavera’s cashew fruit wine, which he first heard about from a friend at a Roatan bar, neither man expected to

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Paved with Good Intentions
Putting Concrete Cap on West End Road will Alter Strip’s Character

May 30th, 2012 by -

Paved with Good Intentions  <h5> Putting Concrete Cap on West End Road will Alter Strip’s Character </h5>

As this issue went to press in late May, grading work was underway in preparation for paving the northernmost section of West End Road, between Half Moon Resort and Woody’s grocery store. Edward Ake of Island Concrete, the contractor for the project,

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New Beach Option for East End
Un Nuevo Balneario Popular para la Gente de Santos Guardiola

April 27th, 2012 by -

New Beach Option for East End  <h5> Un Nuevo Balneario Popular para la Gente de Santos Guardiola </h5>

Bruce Beckner, a former car dealer from Southern California, came to Roatan on business in 2002 and “fell in love with the place,” because, in his words, “it’s about as close to paradise as you’re gonna get.”

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Solar, Energy Efficient Homes
A Small but Growing Group of Homeowners Turn away From the Grid

April 1st, 2012 by -

Solar, Energy Efficient Homes <h5> A Small but Growing Group of Homeowners Turn away From the Grid </h5>

Only a fraction of Roatan homes and businesses run on solar power. This is a bit surprising as the island has the highest energy costs in the hemisphere where paying off the sometimes expensive renewable energy systems is much quicker.

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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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Fueling the Island
A growing Number of Fuel Stations Keep Island’s Vehicles and Boats Running

January 11th, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Fueling the Island <h5> A growing Number of Fuel Stations Keep Island's Vehicles and Boats Running </h5>

The Bay Islands run on diesel and gasoline. That has been the case since the first generators began providing power to homes, the first cars were shipped, and the first boats started navigating between the coast and the islands.
Going from three to

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Trading Machetes for Pepper Spray
Some Security Companies of Roatan Get a Bit More Professional

December 11th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Trading Machetes for Pepper Spray <h5> Some Security Companies of Roatan Get a Bit More Professional </h5>

In Honduras the number of private security personnel outnumbers the number of police, several times over. While there are around 110 police in the Bay Islands, Bay Islands Voice estimates that there are around 400 people working in private security companies

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Price Wars
The Competition for Getting People to and from Roatan got Fiercer

November 11th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Price Wars <h5> The Competition for Getting People to and from Roatan got Fiercer </h5>

Consumers traveling between La Ceiba and Roatan have waited for this for years. After Atlantic Airlines went under just three years ago, the only airlines flying between La Ceiba and Roatan were Isleña and SOSA. Now the competition, selection and frequency

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