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A Sad Affair: US Pulls Narc Radar

September 27th, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

A Sad Affair: US Pulls Narc Radar

A few weeks ago the United States suspended the sharing of anti-drug radar information with the Government of Honduras.

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The Cost of Government: Dubious Construction

August 29th, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Cost of Government: Dubious Construction

For the last year or so some government agency has been overseeing the construction of a “Visitors Center” at the airport on Guanaja. The reason for this edifice is not completely clear.

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Better Market Access a Double-Edged Sword

July 27th, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

Better Market Access a Double-Edged Sword

As life would have it, there has been a downside to La Ceiba’s improved access to the sea.

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Piracy in Paradise Drives Away Yachters

June 28th, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

Piracy in Paradise Drives Away Yachters

The night was calm, and the stars in the Milky Way hung above the tiny sailing vessel like a brilliant sash girding the globe. The only sound was the far away bark of a dog and the gentle lapping of tiny waves against the hull. Sometime after midnight

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Honduran Fisheries Going to Pot

May 30th, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

Honduran Fisheries Going to Pot

In the summer of 1982 I captained a fishing trawler loaded with 30,000 pounds of frozen fish from Bonacco to Jamaica via Georgetown, Grand Cayman. We spent a few days in the Caymans and sailed for Jamaica at an hour that I supposed would put us at Port

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Easter on Guanaja Didn’t Draw Them in

April 27th, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

Easter on Guanaja Didn’t Draw Them in

This Easter the tourists stayed away from Guanaja, or at least it can be said that there were a lot more visitors last year. Everybody is blaming it on the economic downturn worldwide, and without a doubt this had some effect.

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A Matter of Pride

April 1st, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

A Matter of Pride

Some time ago I saw an article in a Honduran newspaper in which a fisherman from Roatan was honored by being elected into some hall of fame. I immediately started boasting about that person even though I had never met him. I was proud because he was an

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Friend or Foe?

March 2nd, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

Friend or Foe?

The first portable radio telephone I ever saw was a huge ten pound device used by the US Army. It was very unreliable, operated on dry cell batteries and was only slightly more versatile than the old field phones used on the battle field.

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Sense of Destiny

February 2nd, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

Sense of Destiny

As a young man I believed that every problem had a solution, that diligence and perseverance were all that was needed, and that time would see it through.

All these idealistic thoughts and ideas have long since vanished. Now I’m leaning towards the

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Landing Big Boys in Bonacco

January 12th, 2012 by Alfonso Ebanks

Landing Big Boys in Bonacco

All the good things that were supposed to happen in 2011 have not. The politicians in this country have left us with a lot of promises hanging in last year’s stockings.
The projects considered to foment tourism in Bonacco are the construction of the

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