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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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National Party Prevails in 2009 Elections
As World Watches, Transparency and Strict Procedures a High Priority

December 1st, 2009 by Jennifer Mathews Photograph by Benjamin Roberts

National Party Prevails in 2009 Elections <h5>As World Watches, Transparency and Strict Procedures a High Priority</h5>

Despite rampant accusations last election of candidates buying votes from locals, this year’s election appeared practically spotless. Commenting before the election, Roatan business owner Shawn Hyde said, “It’s a clean election up until now. There’s no

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Downturn Opportunities
How Bay Islands’ Businesses are Dealing with Dwindling Number of Tourists

November 1st, 2009 by Jennifer Mathews Photos by Angela Agnew

Downturn Opportunities <h5>How Bay Islands' Businesses are Dealing with Dwindling Number of Tourists</h5>

The rising cost of electricity makes it even more difficult for businesses to stay open and some business owners have decided that it is simply not worth it. They have either sold their business, gone bankrupt, or closed for a period of time, working

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Roatan’s Robinson Crusoe
Philip Ashton Account Rivals that of Alexander Selkirk

October 1st, 2009 by Thomas Tomczyk

Roatan's Robinson Crusoe <h5>Philip Ashton Account Rivals that of Alexander Selkirk</h5>

Ashton refused to join the pirates and was often abused and mistreated. He tried to escape a couple times, but was unsuccessful. He escaped from his captors on Roatan, while they stopped there for supplies. By the 1720s, Roatan and the Bay Islands were

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Tales of a Changing Island
This Article was originally published in 1986 in Islands Magazine under the title Roatan- Heart of the Bay Islands. William Lewis, Ph.D. is a writer and a primitivist painter who since 1970 has lived in Honduras. He lives in Tela and Santa Lucia. He first came to Honduras as a Fulbright scholar.

September 1st, 2009 by William Lewis

Tales of a Changing Island <h5>This Article was originally published in 1986 in Islands Magazine under the title Roatan- Heart of the Bay Islands. William Lewis, Ph.D. is a writer and a primitivist painter who since 1970 has lived in Honduras. He lives in Tela and Santa Lucia. He first came to Honduras as a Fulbright scholar.</h5>

In early 1980s fewer than 15 percent of the 18,000 inhabitants of the Bay Islands are ladinos. The majority are Creole blacks–descendants of Cayman Island slaves who came to Roatan in the 1830s to found and settle Coxen’s Hole and the other coastal towns.

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A Race to The Municipal
The race for Bay Islands’ most coveted political leadership position is on again.

August 1st, 2009 by Thomas Tomczyk

A Race to The Municipal <h5>The race for Bay Islands' most coveted political leadership position is on again. </h5>

The race for Bay Islands’ most coveted political leadership position is on again. The same main competitors take their place again as last year: Dale Jackson of the Liberal Party and Julio Galindo of the National Party. But the Democratic Unification

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