Archive for the ‘ Business ’ Category

 

Hello to BIBA
First Ever Awards Recognize Islands’ Leading Businesses

December 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Hello to BIBA <h5>First Ever Awards Recognize Islands’ Leading Businesses</h5>

On November 15 the Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 10th anniversary. This year the Chamber held its first Bay Islands Business Awards at Henry Morgan Resort in West Bay. The November 12 gala and ceremony brought in around 150 Roatan business

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Soap from Scratch
Local Business Man Creates Jobs Through a Unique Island Souvenir Company

November 1st, 2010 by Giordana Toccaceli

Soap from Scratch <h5>Local Business Man Creates Jobs Through a Unique Island Souvenir Company</h5>

Inspired by his grandmother’s soap making in South Africa, and his passion for herbology, Mathew Harper, owner of Green Hill Energy Solutions and Roatan based Roatan Natural Soap Works (RNSW), describes his newfound work as “therapeutic.” Harper is an

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A Butchered Purchase
While New Roatan Hospital can still Happen, 20 Acres of Municipal Property in Dixon Cove are at Risk

October 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

A Butchered Purchase <h5>While New Roatan Hospital can still Happen, 20 Acres of Municipal Property in Dixon Cove are at Risk</h5>

The ongoing drama of Roatan finally getting a new hospital has hit another low note. While the Roatan Municipality paid off the eight acre hospital site on a hilltop in Dixon Cove, the remaining 20 acres are at risk. Originally, the site was envisioned

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One’s Disaster, Another’s Gain
Bay Islands Fishing Industry Benefits from the Gulf Oil Spill

September 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

One's Disaster, Another's Gain <h5>Bay Islands Fishing Industry Benefits from the Gulf Oil Spill</h5>

The seafood industry is always changing. Ten years ago, 90% of Honduran shrimp was being sold and shipped to US. The 2003-04 US embargo on Honduran shrimp forced many boat owners to diversify where they sell their product and currently only 50% of Honduran

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Still Partying
Utila Carnival Takes Place… But Barely

August 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Still Partying <h5>Utila Carnival Takes Place… But Barely</h5>

The highlight of the Carnival was the Saturday parade. The float of “Los Borrachos,” or the drunkards, made its annual appearance and dominated the parade with music and bead throwing. There were the Cerveceria and Tigo floats, and BICA Utila came up

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The Bay Islands Get a Yacht Club
Laser Sailing in Half Moon Bay

July 1st, 2010 by John Morris Illustrated by Barbara Morris

The Bay Islands Get a Yacht Club <h5>Laser Sailing in Half Moon Bay</h5>

Aaron Etches called a friend in Fort Meyers to take a preliminary look and the report was that, if the boats cost $5000.00 new, they were now worth $50.00! However, with a little work, they were still seaworthy. Working on a limited budget, Aaron and

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Vocational Learning Comes to Roatan
A Transformation for One of Roatan’s Oldest Resorts

June 1st, 2010 by John Morris Illustrated by Barbara Morris

Vocational Learning Comes to Roatan <h5>A Transformation for One of Roatan’s Oldest Resorts</h5>

PIER supplements all facets of education, from reading to math thanks to a generous donation from Learning Today out of Plantation, Florida. They provided a specialized computer software that automatically adjusts learning programs according to the student’s

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The Black Pearl Tees Off in Roatan
World Class Golf Comes to the Bay Islands

May 1st, 2010 by John Morris Illustrated by Barbara Morris

The Black Pearl Tees Off in Roatan <h5>World Class Golf Comes to the Bay Islands</h5>

The Black Pearl project has been the most challenging the Toriello’s have embarked on considering it is on an island surrounded by the world’s second largest coral reef. Almost all the building materials and equipment is shipped in and special precautions

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Rebirth of Recycling on Roatan
Organization Created to Administer Recycling Efforts

April 1st, 2010 by Jennifer Mathews

Rebirth of Recycling on Roatan <h5>Organization Created to Administer Recycling Efforts</h5>

Goals of the project include: identifying and placing plastics collection receptacles, educating the community of the project and how to participate, collecting the plastics by truck, delivering the plastics to a compactor, and shipping the plastics to

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Growing Pains and Growing Gains
The State of the Cruise Ship Docks

March 1st, 2010 by Jennifer Mathews

Growing Pains and Growing Gains <h5>The State of the Cruise Ship Docks</h5> ...Read More