Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

Payback Time

August 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

Payback Time

Fathers that worked their lives away for their kids and as they got old they were completely forgotten by their children. This is where the law would come in and if the children do not provide support for their father then they, (the children) should

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Living with Your Name

July 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

Living with Your Name

The low level of formal education of the parents was the reason that some folk picked strange names for their children. Now I think that the strangest names come from parents with low levels of social sophistication, and this seems to be true in all cases

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Where All the Island Flowers Gone?

June 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

Where All the Island Flowers Gone?

The bees are but one of the things that we are missing. We lost fruit and fruit trees, loke monkey caps, custard apples, sweet cups, wild locust, stinking toe, Cuban balls, huge white mangroves and the pullock (balsa wood) trees. The red mangroves are

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Humanity Lost

May 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

Humanity Lost

Their attitude is of self-preservation, exclusiveness and they believe that by closing their front doors they will be safe from the evils that go on outside. We have lost our moral responsibility to our neighbors. We no longer train our children to respect

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When in Rome…

April 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

When in Rome...

I always had the idea that Jesus was an English-speaking Caucasian. The locals call the building the “Spanish Church” and, though it bears no resemblance at all to what most of us imagine a church should look like, the Spanish-speaking followers of the

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The Last Neanderthal

March 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Last Neanderthal

Had taken the step which would guarantee that his genes would survive for all time, and he would never know that his offspring would proliferate and eventually dominate most of the western part of the Iberian Peninsula.

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A Bad Hair Week

February 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

A Bad Hair Week

We left with a visa unlike some others who left in tears, humiliated and angry at his incomprehensible attitude. Most of us cannot accept rejection; but knowing that there is a legitimate reason for the rejection, not just somebody’s whim, helps to ease

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Road to Freedom

January 1st, 2008 by Alfonso Ebanks

Road to Freedom

A life far different from the one he was used to. From the time he was born his life had been regimented by the state and now the time had come for him to make a change. With the help of friends and family in Cuba and relatives in the USA, Felix made

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The Golden Calf

December 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Golden Calf

When I criticized the imported pastor I was quickly reminded that I was not a practicing Christian and that I had no right to criticize such a pious person. So I reminded them that when my English ancestors were off to the crusades to save Christendom,

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Whose Water Really Is It?

November 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

Whose Water Really Is It?

On occasion their patrol boats have purposefully entered deep into Honduran waters to carry off vessels and crews with complete impunity. With the new border arrangements these incursions into our national territory will be more frequent and more bold

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