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SUB-Culture

April 1st, 2005 by Alfonso Ebanks

SUB-Culture

The word culture is derived from the old Latin word colere, which literally means to cultivate. As described in Funk and Wagnall’s, the word has a few different meanings, but as it applies to anthropology the meaning is: The patterns of behavior and thinking

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Smiles Aren’t Free

March 1st, 2005 by Alfonso Ebanks

Smiles Aren’t Free

A while ago, I made a trip to Honduras to take care of some business I had pending at the Embassy of the United States of America. Upon arriving to the mainland, I was told that the flight to Tegus would be delayed because the airport was closed due to

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The Imperfect Candidate

February 1st, 2005 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Imperfect Candidate

On February 20, the major political parties of this country will hold their primary elections and, like all primaries, these elections will determine the candidates for the next general elections. Our next general election will be sometime in November

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On The Way Out

January 1st, 2005 by Alfonso Ebanks

On The Way Out

For the last dozen years or so, I’ve noticed that whenever we have a legal holiday, some of our young men dress themselves in Halloween-type rubber masks; they take to the streets with some sort of truncheon and commence to extort money from citizens,

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The Road to Controversy

December 1st, 2004 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Road to Controversy

In a previous issue of this magazine, I wrote an article on the Honduran government’s proposal to construct a road through certain areas of the island of Guanaja. I was of the opinion that the proposed portion of said road would be of no benefit to this

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Man & His Diet

November 1st, 2004 by Alfonso Ebanks

Man & His Diet

For the past few years, every time I open a newspaper or a magazine, there is an article containing a diet that is supposed to be better than all the others. There are low carbohydrate diets, high protein diets. There are specialized diets to lower cholesterol,

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My People

October 1st, 2004 by Alfonso Ebanks

My People

After many years of talking, arguing, preaching and begging no one has ever been able to get the people of Guanaja to cooperate on anything. If a meeting is called, they will not even show up unless they feel that the meeting will be of some benefit to

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Why? I’ll tell you why.

September 1st, 2004 by Alfonso Ebanks

Why? I’ll tell you why.

In these days of satellite television, computers and internet connections available to almost all of us, we should be able to get our hands on almost any information that we wish to see, but there are some things that I can’t find any information on.

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Intelligence or the Lack of

August 1st, 2004 by Alfonso Ebanks

Intelligence or the Lack of

Intelligence is a very complex and controversial subject and it is not the intention of this article to presume to present or propose any new theories on the matter. Almost all of the people I know are under the impression that they are very intelligent.

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Father and Son

June 1st, 2004 by Alfonso Ebanks

Father and Son

A few eons after the creation, a Father and Son found themselves looking out over the emerald colored ocean from one of the many beautiful beaches that line the north side of a particular island. This Father and Son sat quietly admiring the natural beauty

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