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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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Who in Their Right Mind?
It May Seem Extreme, but Freediving is Going Mainstream

March 22nd, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

Who in Their Right Mind? <h5> It May Seem Extreme, but Freediving is Going Mainstream </h5>

The uninitiated may question why any sane person would want to plunge straight down into the ocean to see how deep they can go on a single breath and still make it back to the surface. But Walid Boudhiaf, who has been doing it for nine years, says freediving

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A Decade Telling Islands’ Story
It’s Been a Long, Strange Trip; Are We Ready for 10 years More?

March 22nd, 2013 by

A Decade Telling Islands’ Story <h5> It’s Been a Long, Strange Trip; Are We Ready for 10 years More? </h5>

As this month the Voice marks the culmination of a decade of reporting the life of the Bay Islands community, some retrospective of that first 10 years is in order.

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Moses’s Tabernacle on Roatan
Oklahoma Group Erects Full-Scale Replica in French Cay

January 24th, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

Moses’s Tabernacle on Roatan <h5> Oklahoma Group Erects Full-Scale Replica in French Cay </h5>

The Messiah’s Mansion, which will be on display until March 1, was built in 1995 by congregants at a California Seventh-Day Adventist church.

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Churches of Roatan
Structures Reveal Island’s History and Religious Traditions

November 29th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Churches of Roatan <h5> Structures Reveal Island’s History and Religious Traditions </h5>

As with most places, you can tell a lot about Roatan’s history and culture from its churches.

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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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