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Roatan’s Malnutrition First-Responders
Clínica Esperanza Trains Promotoras to Identify and Aid Children at Risk of Hunger

October 26th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Roatan’s Malnutrition First-Responders <h5> Clínica Esperanza Trains Promotoras to Identify and Aid Children at Risk of Hunger </h5>

Since August, a team of eight volunteers recruited and trained by Clínica Esperanza have been visiting Roatan’s poorest communities to promote better preventive healthcare and identify the children most at risk of malnutrition. These “promotoras” have

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Fiestas Patrias Rock Roatan
A Month of Patriotism, Veneration and Just Plain Fun

September 27th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Fiestas Patrias Rock Roatan <h5> A Month of Patriotism, Veneration and Just Plain Fun </h5>

Roatan, in true island style, combined musical, cultural and recreational activities with the traditional patriotic celebrations of Honduran Independence Day.

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Managing the Mangroves
Canadian-Funded Project May Hold Lessons for Bay Islands

August 29th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Managing the Mangroves <h5> Canadian-Funded Project May Hold Lessons for Bay Islands </h5>

Mangrove forests, which surround much of the Honduran north coast as well as the Bay Islands, are vital both to sustaining marine life and to protecting people on coasts from the ravages of the sea. They are being reduced and degraded by human activities

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You Get What You Pay For
Bay Islands Police Say They Lack Basic Tools to Fight Crime

July 27th, 2012 by -

You Get What You Pay For <h5>Bay Islands Police Say They Lack Basic Tools to Fight Crime  </h5>

Since there’s not much point to complaining about the weather here, Bay Islanders are wont to pass the time complaining about the police. Apparently, though, the police have a few complaints of their own, namely that they don’t get the support they

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Saving the Reefs One at a Time
Cordelia Banks off Roatan Gets Enhanced Protection

June 28th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Saving the Reefs One at a Time <h5> Cordelia Banks off Roatan Gets Enhanced Protection </h5>

The Honduran Government recently designated Cordelia Banks, a coral formation off Roatan, a “site of importance for wildlife,” in recognition of its rich biodiversity and densest live coral coverage in the region. This designation, the first of its

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La Feria Isidra
La Ceiba’s Annual Festival is Decadent and Depraved; and I Can’t Stay Away!

May 30th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

La Feria Isidra <h5>La Ceiba’s Annual Festival is Decadent and Depraved; and I Can’t Stay Away!  </h5>

Jumping on the ferry to photograph the Carnaval in La Ceiba was at the top of my “to-do” list when I bought the Voice in March. I always liked La Ceiba. Sure, it may have the highest crime rate in the known universe. But it has a sultry charm about

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Carnaval La Ceiba 2012 photo gallery

May 30th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

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Semana Santa in Pictures
Holy Week Draws Welcome Crowds to Bay Islands Beaches

April 27th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Semana Santa in Pictures <h5> Holy Week Draws Welcome Crowds to Bay Islands Beaches </h5>

The week before Easter is the busiest of the year for Bay Islands tourism, and 2012 saw the customary crowds on beaches, roadways and in every type of lodging. Galaxy Wave ferried significantly more passengers to Roatan this year than in the previous

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On a Wing Across the Sea
A Short History of Long Distance Wind Surfers in Bay Islands

April 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

On a Wing Across the Sea <h5> A Short History of Long Distance Wind Surfers in Bay Islands </h5>

Open sea windsurfing from the Bay Islands to the Coast has been a part of Honduras for over 30 years. While most people windsurf inside the reef, a few venture outside, a few miles out or farther, where the wind is steady and strong. The eastern trade

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A ‘Miracle’ of Survival
As Tourist Seaplane Crashes in West Bay Community Effort Saves Lives

February 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

A 'Miracle' of Survival <h5> As Tourist Seaplane Crashes in West Bay Community Effort Saves Lives </h5>

On Wednesday, January 11, around 1:30 pm, the seaplane plane picked up passengers on West Bay beach. The yellow 2001 “Air Camera” seaplane taxied out to begin what was supposed to be a routine 15-minute fun-flight around Roatan.

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