Archive for the ‘ Feature ’ Category

 

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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Geology of The Bay Islands
Where We’re From and Where We’re Going

May 1st, 2010 by Katie Dickey

Geology of The Bay Islands <h5>Where We’re From and Where We're Going</h5>

There are faults that surround the islands which are lesser and rupture much less frequently but are much closer to the islands and pose quite the hazard. However, the damage done to Roatan in last year’s earthquake was small in comparison to the damage

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Wind Sports Blow into the Bay Islands
Wind sports Find a Niche on the Archipelago and Expand the Offerings of Sports Activities

April 1st, 2010 by Jennifer Mathews, Benjamin Roberts, and Thomas Tomczyk Photographs by Benjamin Roberts

Wind Sports Blow into the Bay Islands <h5>Wind sports Find a Niche on the Archipelago and Expand the Offerings of Sports Activities</h5>

There are some water activities, though, that exploit the wind for speed: wind surfing, kite boarding, and sailing. These three sports are finding a growing number of enthusiasts here on Roatan and on the other Bay Islands, too and there are a growing

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Roatan’s Musical Evolution
A Return to the Roots

March 1st, 2010 by John Morris Illustrated by Barbara Morris

Roatan's Musical Evolution <h5>A Return to the Roots</h5>

Among all the musicians mentioned above, no family has carried on the tradition of music as much as the descendants of Norman James. Born in 1921 on the island, Norman has left a legacy in Sandy Bay that continues today. Norman’s elder son Walter is now

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Nature’s Refuge at Port Royal
A 31-year effort of creating a land protected area on the East Side of Roatan, begins to bear fruit

February 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Nature's Refuge at Port Royal <h5>A 31-year effort of creating a land protected area on the East Side of Roatan, begins to bear fruit</h5>

In 1984, Operation Raleigh, a UK organization similar to that of America’s Peace Corps, brought in student volunteers who placed 89 markers marking the boundaries of the park. For the protection and growth of the Port Royal Park, the big break came in

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Discovering Deeper Waters
Submersible Reveals Secrets of the Unexplored Cayman Trench

January 1st, 2010 by Karl Stanley Photos by Lia Barrett

Discovering Deeper Waters <h5>Submersible Reveals Secrets of the Unexplored Cayman Trench</h5>

Many large companies that had built submersibles in an effort to demonstrate their ability to do so and in the hopes of getting funding in a government funded “wet NASA” realized they had invested poorly and began mothballing their subs. There was a surge

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