Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

The New Disease of the 21st Century

March 22nd, 2013 by

The New Disease of the 21st Century

Those that have had a negative effect are very few. Let’s take medicine for instance. In the last few decades technological medicine has advanced in leaps and bounds, and the life expectancy of those with access to these modern devices has been greatly

...Read More

Our New Morality:
Anything Goes

February 25th, 2013 by

Our New Morality:<h5>Anything Goes</h5>

With our indifference to corruption, we have become accomplices.

...Read More

Then and Now: Cost of Zelaya’s “Gift”

January 24th, 2013 by

Then and Now: Cost of Zelaya’s “Gift”

In late 2008, then president of Honduras José Manuel (Mel) Zelaya increased the minimum wage for the country’s workers more than 50 percent. Everyone bringing home a salary was overjoyed and sang Zelaya’s praises in the streets throughout the nation.

...Read More

State of the Republic: On Borrowed Time

December 20th, 2012 by

State of the Republic: On Borrowed Time

Something has to be done immediately, without regard to political consequences.

...Read More

A Christmas Miracle Rescued from the Ashes

November 29th, 2012 by

The McAllister family was facing a bleak holiday season. There was no money. The older children brought a small tree from the hillside and began decorating it. Mrs. McAllister did not have the heart to dissuade them, even though she knew there would

...Read More

Demise of an Island
Lobster Diving Banned

October 26th, 2012 by

Demise of an Island<h5>Lobster Diving Banned</h5>

Our only source of income will dry up in February with the closing of the lobster diving by the Honduran Government.

...Read More

A Sad Affair: US Pulls Narc Radar

September 27th, 2012 by

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.

...Read More

The Cost of Government: Dubious Construction

August 29th, 2012 by

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.

...Read More

Better Market Access a Double-Edged Sword

July 27th, 2012 by

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.

...Read More

Piracy in Paradise Drives Away Yachters

June 28th, 2012 by

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

...Read More