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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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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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