Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

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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Unfair Nature

October 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

Unfair Nature

She also has the ability to carry around a fifty pound load of flesh and fluids for months. This load displaces her internal organs in such a way that would probably kill a man. Her heart is pushed into the top of her chest cavity reducing the space she

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The Beginning of the End?

September 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Beginning of the End?

The little, white church house in the center of the Cay became the focal point in the spreading of the Adventist message to other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. From here the Inter-American Division of the General Conference would send forth

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Trick Me Once Shame on You…

August 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

Trick Me Once Shame on You...

From the aroma of broiled lobster and the vapors of very expensive scotch whiskey, our distinguished legislative body had second thoughts about what they were going to do for the Bay Islands. According to persons in the know, the honorable members of

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Falling On Hard Times

July 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

Falling On Hard Times

We have used borrowed money to coerce any government official with any authority into doing our bidding. We offered them big money for permits to fish lobster and even though there have not been any new slots available for many years, those officials

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