Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

Honduran Fisheries Going to Pot

May 30th, 2012 by

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

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

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

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

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

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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A Case of Broken Heart

December 11th, 2011 by

A Case of Broken Heart

On the 15 of August of this year my sister Hebie died after many years of fighting a cancer that eventually got the best of her. Next day she was laid to rest in a serene spot in her adopted home of La Ceiba. There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that the

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Fishing in October

November 11th, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

Fishing in October

By early Thursday night on October 13, twenty-one boats had paid the $300 inscription fee that entitled them to participate in the annual Guanaja Catch and Release Billfish Tournament. By 6 AM on Friday all were ready to sail on their quest for wahoo

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An Occupied Country

October 17th, 2011 by

An Occupied Country

In recent times not one week can pass that the media is not full of reports of violent crimes in this nation. When all this violence began it was mostly due to territorial disputes among the gangs in the major cities; but of late the killing has spread

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Carnivals Gone Wild

September 10th, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

Carnivals Gone Wild

It seems to me that this has been a bad year for carnivals and festivals. The mother of all north coast carnivals is without a doubt La Feria Isidra, the big shin-dig that takes place in May in La Ceiba, Atlántida. This year it was especially “poor”

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