Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

Christmas Surprise

December 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

Christmas Surprise

Soon after that I noticed that I was singing in English. Later that night I told old Joe to ask the man in charge what it was were celebrating and all four members of our little expedition were very surprised when the chief said they were celebrating

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Food of the Gods

November 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

Food of the Gods

In the United States it is the most popular fruit, outselling the apple. When ripe, it is aromatic and sweet. It is also an excellent source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It is most popular with athletes as it contains three natural sugars

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Where are Our Friends?

October 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

Where are Our Friends?

Maybe this cold shoulder is a blessing in disguise. Maybe it is time for Honduras to tighten its belt and start building this country into a nation of pride and prosperity, obligated to no one for anything. We have always been worried about what we say

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What Went Wrong?

September 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

What Went Wrong?

We need to forget the days of subjugation and lose our adoration for a mother country that has given back so very little for all the things they took from us. We should leave our Spanish and Indian egos behind us and learn how to change our attitudes

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Boxes? What Boxes?

August 1st, 2009 by Alfonso Ebanks

Boxes? What Boxes?

The days leading up to Sunday had been a confusing time for the followers of the president in Guanaja, mostly because all three biggies of the liberal party were out of town. The ballot boxes for the referendum were shipped in on SOSA under the guise

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Help Us or Leave Us Alone

July 1st, 2009 by

Help Us or Leave Us Alone

Time seems to be that last thing on the mind of the authorities in Honduras and that is especially true when it’s other people’s time. In this country the people in charge make a special effort to foul up other people’s schedules. It is such a common

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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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