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You Are What You Eat
Roatan Cuisine Tells Story of Its Many Peoples

December 31st, 2015 by Robert Armstrong

You Are What You Eat<h5>Roatan Cuisine Tells Story of Its Many Peoples</h5>

Neither the Honduran Government nor the local tourism industry promote the Bay Islands as a cultural destination. But those who take the time to look for it will discover a cultural environment here that is in many ways as interesting and diverse as

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Islanders Learn to Assert Their Rights
1989 Convention Obliges Honduras to Respect Islanders’ Traditional Ways

June 19th, 2015 by -

Islanders Learn to Assert Their Rights<h5>1989 Convention Obliges Honduras to Respect Islanders' Traditional Ways</h5>

The 1989 Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, also known as ILO Convention 169, obliges national governments to respect the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples within their territories and to safeguard their institutions, property, labor, culture

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Public Art Comes to Coxen Hole
German Trio and Local Youth Collaborate to Brighten up Roatan Hospital

March 19th, 2015 by -

Public Art Comes to Coxen Hole <h5>German Trio and Local Youth Collaborate to Brighten up Roatan Hospital</h5>

The new mural highlights the island’s native plants and animals, its cultural wealth and diversity and plants used in traditional island medicine.

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Cutting Crime in Cortes
Community Involvement Helps Reduce Murders by Half in Five Years

September 20th, 2014 by Robert Armstrong

Cutting Crime in Cortes <h5>Community Involvement Helps Reduce Murders by Half in Five Years</h5>

While Honduras was gaining notoriety in recent years for having the world’s highest homicide rate, Puerto Cortes, the country’s main port, was quietly cutting its murder rate in half. Part of this reduction may be attributed to physical improvements such

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Real Life Castaway
On the Trail of Philip Ashton and Roatan’s Pirate Past

July 13th, 2014 by Greg Flemming

Real Life Castaway <h5>On the Trail of Philip Ashton and Roatan’s Pirate Past</h5>

In March 1723 Philip Ashton, a young Massachusetts fisherman, saw his chance to escape when pirates who had taken him captive nine months earlier stopped to look for drinking water on Roatan. He spent the next 16 months marooned alone on the island, living

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A Tale of Two Archipelagos
What the Bay Islands Can Learn from Thailand’s Koh Tao

June 23rd, 2014 by William Engel

A Tale of Two Archipelagos <h5>What the Bay Islands Can Learn from Thailand’s Koh Tao</h5>

It’s always tempting to assume that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence (or the world for that matter). But if we look across the world at another set of small islands with similar characteristics to the Bay Islands and similarly dependent

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Roatan on … $0.00 a Day???
European Couple Eschew Money While Seeing World

April 23rd, 2014 by Robert Armstrong

Roatan on ... $0.00 a Day??? <h5>European Couple Eschew Money While Seeing World </h5>

Tomi Astikainen, a Finnish economist and business consultant, and his travel companion, Lea Rezic, stopped on Roatan last October on a year-long global trek without cash .

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All Roads Lead to … ?
Plethora of Pavement Being Laid in Lead-up to Elections

October 1st, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

All Roads Lead to ... ? <h5>Plethora of Pavement Being Laid in Lead-up to Elections</h5>

Concrete and politics have always mixed, and the Bay Islands are certainly no exception. As the November elections loomed, concrete was being poured throughout Roatan Municipality in September, especially in high-density/low-income areas. Much of this

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Roatan Moto-Fest 2013
More than 100 High-Powered Machines Invade Roatan for Annual Weekend Rally

June 21st, 2013 by -

Roatan Moto-Fest 2013<h5>More than 100 High-Powered Machines Invade Roatan for Annual Weekend Rally</h5>

Sources said 110 motorcycles, more than a million dollars worth of machinery, came over to Roatan on a cargo boat from La Ceiba June 13 for the second annual Roatan Moto-Fest, organized by the Piratas motorcycle club.

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Final Call for Coxen Hole
End of Cruise Season Leaves Many Without Jobs until October

April 25th, 2013 by -

Final Call for Coxen Hole<h5>End of Cruise Season Leaves Many Without Jobs until October</h5>

A quick informal survey of workers at the Town Center at Port of Roatan on the last day of the 2012-13 cruise season found that, although some would keep their jobs at the port or had something else to fall back on during the off-season, most had no idea

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