Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

A Case of Broken Heart

December 11th, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

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 Alfonso Ebanks

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, Atl├íntida. This year it was especially “poor”

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A Year of Jubilee

August 1st, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

A Year of Jubilee

In November of 1962 Decreto Ley 2-62 was approved by the National Congress. That law became known as the First Agrarian Reform Law. The issuing of this law was supposedly based on the government’s claim that in that year (1962) there was a total of

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The Essence of Civism

July 1st, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Essence of Civism

The Japanese people are famous for their civility and though it is mostly from respect for family values where a person would rather die than embarrass his family and there are also religious beliefs involved.
If honesty is a virtue the Japanese can

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The Garifuna My Version of Event

June 1st, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Garifuna My Version of Event

The president did not know that the clothing he was dressed in were a dashiki shirt and a kufi (Muslim) cap popular all over Africa and the skirts the dancing ladies used looked a lot like a brown cotton version of the dress used by Spanish dancers, so

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Condemned in April

May 1st, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

Condemned in April

We always blamed England for giving us away, but it was the government of the United States of America during the presidency of James Buchanan that rejected the treaty that favored the Bay Islands and instead insisted on the complete turnover of our islands

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A Lesson In History

April 1st, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

A Lesson In History

It appears that the children of Honduras will again be denied the full 200 school days as stipulated by law. Mr. Regan on the other hand had to search around for administrative personnel and even used military controller to get the air transportation

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Charter City

March 1st, 2011 by Alfonso Ebanks

Charter City

The monies to operate the city and maintain the infrastructure will be derived from the renting of the land, because even though the investors will be able to build the buildings they need for their operations, they will never be able to own the land

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