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The Lady of ‘The Lake’
French Harbour Woman Beautifies Area with what She Finds

May 28th, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

The Lady of ‘The Lake’<h5>French Harbour Woman Beautifies Area with what She Finds</h5>

Raydene Abbott-Nixon, a lifetime resident of French Harbour’s “Lake” district, began creating landscape art out of shells, coral and other natural elements 13 years ago. When the road leading into her neighborhood was paved last year, promising

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To Hold the Sun
Could Handstands be the Secret to Happiness?

April 25th, 2013 by

To Hold the Sun<h5>Could Handstands be the Secret to Happiness?</h5>

Chas Watkins’s first novel, To Hold the Sun: Handstands and Happiness on Roatan, is available on Amazon in kindle format and is expected to be available in paperback on Roatan in May.

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What Are We Celebrating?
April Marks Return of Bay Islands to Honduras

March 22nd, 2013 by

What Are We Celebrating? <h5> April Marks Return of Bay Islands to Honduras </h5>

April marks 153 years since the treaty was ratified in which Britain relinquished its claim to the Bay Islands. There will be celebrations in public, but many English-speaking islanders will mourn the occasion in private.

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Teach Your Children Well
Specialists Train to Preserve Island Heritage

February 25th, 2013 by

Teach Your Children Well<h5>Specialists Train to Preserve Island Heritage</h5>

The workshops have been held every year since the mid 1990s, when Honduras began to move away from its Spanish-only approach to public education.

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The Darker Side of Paradise
Island Woman Recounts Hard Life on Roatan

January 24th, 2013 by

The Darker Side of Paradise <h5> Island Woman Recounts Hard Life on Roatan </h5>

If you’re buying groceries at Eldon’s in French Harbour you may see a woman sitting out front selling a book: the Darker Side of Paradise: the Life of Carolina Brooks. Buy it.

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Midlife Monkeylala
‘Wherever You Go, There You Are’

December 20th, 2012 by

Midlife Monkeylala<h5>'Wherever You Go, There You Are'</h5>

Edwina Doyle, aka Meez Weenie, was back on Roatan in December for the first time since the second edition of her book Midlife Monkeylala was published in 2011.

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Churches of Roatan: Photo Gallery

December 4th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

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A Bay Islands Christmas
Family, Feasts, Faith … and Blackberry Wine

November 29th, 2012 by

A Bay Islands Christmas <h5> Family, Feasts, Faith ... and Blackberry Wine </h5>

As in other predominantly Christian parts of the world, the December holidays on the Bay Islands are an occasion to spend time with family and friends, exchange good cheer and reaffirm religious faith. But just as elsewhere, the islands add their unique

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Día de la Naturalidad Garifuna
Punta Gorda Community Celebrates Ancestors’ Culture, Food and Crafts

November 29th, 2012 by

Día de la Naturalidad Garifuna <h5> Punta Gorda Community Celebrates Ancestors’ Culture, Food and Crafts </h5>

Roatan’s Garifuna community celebrated their ancestors’ tradition of living with a high consciousness of nature at the first Día de la Naturalidad Garifuna in Punta Gorda November 25.

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Twists of Fate
Roatan’s Role in Demise of the Filibuster

October 26th, 2012 by

Twists of Fate <h5> Roatan’s Role in Demise of the Filibuster </h5>

One hundred fifty-three years ago this month Great Britain signed a treaty with Honduras recognizing the latter’s sovereignty over the Bay Islands, much to the dismay of many of the islands’ British subjects, who petitioned Queen Victoria to reject

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