Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

The Reptilian Brain

June 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Reptilian Brain

The cerebrum saves the day because it is here that we find love, fidelity, kindness, compassion and all other human traits. Our love for, and our sense of, responsibility towards our aging partner keeps most of us on the straight and narrow but it is

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Return of the Bees

May 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

Return of the Bees

This strain of bees is the same one carried from here to Roatan by the good pastor just after the Hurricane Mitch. This is good because this strain is much less aggressive than the possibly africanized strains available on the mainland. Bees are believed

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Vengeance Begets Vengeance

April 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

Vengeance Begets Vengeance

Honduran children are taught to seek revenge for anything unpleasant visited upon them by another. This revenge can have minor or very serious consequences, depending on the misdeed. Revenge commonly ranges from killing a pet or farm animal to killing

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Caymanians All?

March 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

Caymanians All?

They forget the thatch rope days, and no longer distinguish between Spanish speaking Hondurenian and Bonakians. We Bonakians are all Hondurenians, and are kept from our ancestral home with all the legal power the Young Caymanian

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New Project New Hope

February 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

New Project New Hope

Mitchell-Hedges compared it to the Druid stone formation found in Cornwall, England. In 1933, William Duncan Strong, an anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institute, noted that the Marble Hill and Plan Grande areas were the most impressive archeological

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The Change

January 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Change

In recent years the US government has been borrowing money from all over including China. For the past one hundred years the US has boosted its economy and solved it unemployment problems by going to war every few decades, but this strategy no longer

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Why Christianity

December 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

Why Christianity

Propagation of the early Christian religion was mostly due to the efforts of a person who never even met Jesus–Paul. Paul was a Jew born in Tarsus, which at the time was a part of the Roman Empire. His real name was Saul, and in order to be accepted

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Jukebox Music

November 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

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Working for a Wage

October 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

Working for a Wage

“what you need” means you must always haggle for a bargain with the seller. Whenever I see people who seem to prosper with no visible means of support it brings to mind an old Yoruba proverb: “If the wicked prospers and the righteous suffers, one feels

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Ignorance – Not Bliss

September 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

Ignorance - Not Bliss

Such a drastic situation, and this goes double for the people of the departments of Atlantida, Colon, La Mosquitia and the Bay Islands, which all derive their livelihood from the sea. It appears that our president, in an effort to gain some brownie points

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