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Lionfish Rodeo
Roatan Becomes the Place to Spear Some Pretty and Tasty Nonnative Fish

March 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Lionfish Rodeo <h5> Roatan Becomes the Place to Spear Some Pretty and Tasty Nonnative Fish </h5>

Roatan is just one of many Caribbean islands facing the dilemma of what to do about the invasive species of lionfish. Some Caribbean islands have embraced lionfish and even include them in their protection umbrella. Other islands allow the hunting of

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Back in Full Speed
After Almost Two Years of a Break the Island’s Biggest Sporting Event, the Sixth Bay Islands Triathlon is Here Again

February 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Back in Full Speed  <h5>After Almost Two Years of a Break the Island's Biggest Sporting Event, the Sixth Bay Islands Triathlon is Here Again</h5>

As the biggest sporting event on Roatan, the Bay Islands Triathlon is not easy to organize. The 2011 race, the sixth race ever, was the smallest Bay Islands Triathlon to date with only 63 athletes finishing the course.

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The Softer Side of Island Soul
A Ballet School Teaches Grace and Dance Skills to Island Kids

January 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

The Softer Side of Island Soul  <h5>A Ballet School Teaches Grace and Dance Skills to Island Kids</h5>

Educating Roatanians about ballet wasn’t easy at first. “I had difficulty in explaining to the parents that ballet is a discipline, it’s not just jumping or moving around. It’s a discipline that requires a lot of effort on the part of the girls,” says

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Bringing Back Jolly Roger
A Barbados Boat is Rescued Back to Life on Roatan and Prepared for a Voyage Home

December 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Bringing Back Jolly Roger <h5> A Barbados Boat is Rescued Back to Life on Roatan and Prepared for a Voyage Home</h5>

Roatan is often a graveyard for sailboats. Some of them rusting and molding away, are still beautifully wearing shades of all glory of transatlantic crossings, memories of violent storms and demanding passages. Brick Bay, Fantasy Island,

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The Fathom II of Utila
A Wreck Diving Expedition that Put Utila on the Map

November 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

The Fathom II of Utila <h5>A Wreck Diving Expedition that Put Utila on the Map</h5>

A 1972 advertisement in a Diving Magazine marked the beginning of an odyssey for Gunter Kordovsky. While other crew of Fathom II came and went to continue their life, Gunter has stayed on Utila ever since. Gunter did find treasure, just not the one he

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Hallelujah, the Fish will Live
Roatan Celebrates Honduras’ 189 Years of Independence with a New Tradition: Setting their Marlin Free

October 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Hallelujah, the Fish will Live <h5>Roatan Celebrates Honduras' 189 Years of Independence with a New Tradition: Setting their Marlin Free</h5>

XI annual Roatan Municipal Fishing Tournament became the island’s first catch-and-release tournament. After many years of trying and just as many years of excuses, the catch-and-release tournament replaced the catch-and-kill tradition on Roatan. In the

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Training for the Dive Experts
TEC Diving Keeps Bay Islands’ Divers in Tip-Top Shape

September 1st, 2010 by Jennifer Mathews

Training for the Dive Experts <h5> TEC Diving Keeps Bay Islands' Divers in Tip-Top Shape</h5>

A new form of diving has given the islands a new direction. Because of the calm conditions and temperate waters, the Bay Islands are the perfect place to learn not only recreational diving, but also the more specialized activity of TEC diving. The motivation

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Practicing for Future Glory
A Roatan Football Camp Offers a Chance to Reach for a Dream

August 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Practicing for Future Glory<h5>A Roatan Football Camp Offers a Chance to Reach for a Dream</h5>

Two AC Milan football camp trainers had a chance to look at the Roatan talent. “They have the physical conditioning. What they lack is discipline and tactical skills,” Vincenti said about the young island players.

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In Dire Need
Aeromedical Services Now Offered to Bay Islands

July 1st, 2010 by Jennifer Mathews Photograph by Benjamin Roberts

In Dire Need <h5>Aeromedical Services Now Offered to Bay Islands</h5>

Aeromedical Services is dependent completely on funding from fees charged to members. It is a private operation that is a benefit for club members who pay a monthly subscription. Fees are: $30/month for a single person, $40/month to cover a family and

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Roatan’s Ancient Underwater Secret
Shipwreck Discoveries Could Change History Books

June 1st, 2010 by John Morris Photographs courtesy of: James "Doc" Radawski

Roatan's Ancient Underwater Secret <h5>Shipwreck Discoveries Could Change History Books</h5>

There were no roads then, just a jeep trail from Coxen Hole to Paul Adams’ nearly completed Anthony’s Key Resort, still thriving to this day. Doc needed to get to Oak Ridge and learned that the only way was on the “mail boats” that ran every other day

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