Archive for the ‘ My Voice ’ Category


Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Civility is the Foundation Upon Which Any Healthy Society is Built

March 22nd, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

A recent midday drive through Coxen Hole reminded me how much you can tell about people by how they behave behind the wheel.

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Education, Education, Education!
It Can’t Solve Everything, but We Can’t Solve Anything Without It

February 25th, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

Depriving our children of a decent education is nothing short of criminal.

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We’re from Tegucigalpa And We’re Here to Help
New Year Brings Bad News from the Capital on Multiple Fronts

January 24th, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

Bay Islanders may recall that when then President Zelaya signed the ZOLITUR legislation into law five years ago, he proclaimed that nobody here would ever pay taxes again.

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Another Year, Another Crime Meeting
But This Time Promises to be Different; It Needs to Be; It Has to Be

December 20th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

As we mourn Patrick Zingg’s passing, we can take solace that it may have been the necessary “last drop” that spurs the island community to take actions that are long overdue to combat crime on the islands.

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Another Senseless Crime Tarnishes the Holidays
Let us Dedicate Ourselves this Season to Peace, and to Greater Vigilance

November 29th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

It is not unreasonable to ask ourselves whether we are doing all we should, as islands, to keep bad elements out.

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Death of a Tourist a Wake-up Call to us All
The Only Way to Assure Tourists it’s Safe to Come Here is to Make it Safe

October 26th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

The October murder of a Canadian tourist in an armed robbery on Roatan received wide coverage in Canada, making many Canadians afraid to come here.

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It Can Happen to Anyone; It Happened to Me
Armed Robbery on Roatan Reflects the Dark Side of “Paradise”

September 27th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Normally I would be composing my monthly column in the comfort of my house on the beach on my personal laptop. But I no longer have a personal laptop. Two guys with a gun stole it from me.

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What’s in a Name? A Tale of Two Armstrongs
Astronaut and Cyclist Offer Lessons About Nature of Heroism

August 29th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

What's in a Name? A Tale of Two Armstrongs <h5> Astronaut and Cyclist Offer Lessons About Nature of Heroism </h5>

Two of my namesakes were in the news while I was in the States in late August. Neil Armstrong died August 25. Lance Armstrong announced he would no longer dispute charges that he had used illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

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Eradicate it at the Source, si de Plagas se Trata
With Disease or Corruption, Seek the Cause, Don’t Just Treat the Symptoms

July 27th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Like eradicating malaria, improving law enforcement on the islands may require some new ideas and non-traditional methods.


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Words of Wisdom from the Class of 2012
Graduates Enter Tough Economic Times, but with Unprecedented Tools

June 28th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

June is commencement time in the United States, when high schools and universities confer diplomas and send their graduates out into the world.

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