Archive for the ‘ Business ’ Category

 

The Desalination Business
Growing Population Makes Desalination an Increasingly Viable Alternative for Obtaining Fresh Water

October 17th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

The Desalination Business <h5> Growing Population Makes Desalination an Increasingly Viable Alternative for Obtaining Fresh Water </h5>

Opened one year ago, the Coxen Hole desalination plant is estimated to be worth two million dollars in machinery and another million in generator, building and cisterns. The money for the project was paid by World Bank directly to SETA, a development

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Raising Fees
Bank Fees and Difficulties in Dollar Purchase make Life Tough for Bay Island Businesses

September 10th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Raising Fees <h5> Bank Fees and Difficulties in Dollar Purchase make Life Tough for Bay Island Businesses </h5>

On August 1, after the announcement in the Honduran official publication: “La Gazeta,” a security fee was imposed on business payment transactions. For business accounts that have Lps. 120,000 or more a 0.3 percent fee will be deducted for “tasa de seguridad”

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Drama at the Clinic
Clínica Esperanza Temporarily Closes Doors to Pressure Licensing Process and Release of Donations

August 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Drama at the Clinic <h5>Clínica Esperanza Temporarily Closes Doors to Pressure Licensing Process and Release of Donations</h5>

July was full of drama for Clínica Esperanza, a Sandy Bay private clinic offering low cost care to the needy. A true telenovela unfolded involving a container full of medical equipment, Honduras’ First Lady, the country’s minister of health, BI congressman,

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Running out of Cash
A Wave of Foreclosures is Leaving Abandoned Properties

July 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Running out of Cash <h5>A Wave of Foreclosures is Leaving Abandoned Properties</h5>

In Honduras the system of listing the foreclosed properties and moving them from one owner to the next is not efficient.
One of the biggest foreclosures in last few months was that of Banco Atlántida foreclosing on Las Palmas, a development in Dixon

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Sports Heaven
Honduras’ Sports Bar Like No Other Opens Doors in French Harbour

June 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Sports Heaven <h5>Honduras' Sports Bar Like No Other Opens Doors in French Harbour</h5>

“We can get just about any game in the world and put it in high definition on any of our screens,” says Scott. With 1,300 channels of programming to choose from, so far the sports bar’s biggest night came during the Holy Week’s soccer game of Copa del

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Setting Up for Expansion
After Years of Delays, Royal Caribbean Expected to Expand its Footprint in Coxen Hole

May 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Setting Up for Expansion <h5>After Years of Delays, Royal Caribbean Expected to Expand its Footprint in Coxen Hole</h5>

Durón expects for that to happen in the coming months and for the work on the expansion of the port to begin on December 2. The land fill should be completed in 18 months along with the construction of 55,000sq.ft. of retail space. That would more than

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The Annual Round Up
DEI Officials Descend on Bay Islands Finding Millions in Unpaid Taxes

April 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

The Annual Round Up <h5>DEI Officials Descend on Bay Islands Finding Millions in Unpaid Taxes</h5>

Some DEI business closures attracted more attention than others. The cruise ship tourists looked in confusion as Finance Ministry officials closed down two Diamonds International stores in both of the Cruise ship terminals on the island.

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A Controversial Development
A Project Gathers Steam and Criticism from Municipality and Neighbors

March 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

A Controversial Development<h5>A Project Gathers Steam and Criticism from Municipality and Neighbors</h5>

The location of Luz y Vida to more affluent neighborhood has been a cause of tension. To get to work and services Colonia’s inhabitants use shorter cross-country paths but find themselves being watched with suspicion by owners of expensive homes by the

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Dealing with Black Water
Several Companies and Projects Lead the Way for Roatan to Take Charge of its Refuse

February 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Dealing with Black Water <h5>Several Companies and Projects Lead the Way for Roatan to Take Charge of its Refuse</h5>

The biggest problem Roatan is facing is the combination of high density habitation close to marine and reef environments. Since 2006 ACME Environmental Solutions has increased its experience in providing large and small scale solutions for the island’s

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ACE Hardware Opens Doors
The French Harbour Store Aims at Being one-stop Shopping for Home Owners

January 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

ACE Hardware Opens Doors<h5>The French Harbour Store Aims at Being one-stop Shopping for Home Owners</h5>

There are six Ace Hardware stores on Honduras’ mainland, but according to Hyde, this is the only store that was designed as an actual Ace Hardware store in the US.

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