Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

Dear Mr. Bush

June 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

Dear Mr. Bush

These workers will be deported on their 61 birthday and they can be deported before that if they miss one payment to the system. The latter will be deported to their native countries on foot after they have swam the Rio Grande going in the opposite direction

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The Eighth Deadly Sin

May 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Eighth Deadly Sin

He was guilty of committing the eighth deadly sin, ingratitude, and what he should have done was to hang himself by the neck from one of the new rafters that the strangers had placed in his new house.
We should express gratitude on a daily basis even

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The Genes of the Buccaneers

April 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Genes of the Buccaneers

Some of us now see the impact of this new migration, especially those of us that are finally now returning home after being away for so long. This is evident whenever there is a public gathering of any kind, on the streets and especially in the school

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The Magic of Money

March 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Magic of Money

I could not believe that the hospital would condemn a person to death because of the lack of a few thousand lempiras, but that is exactly what was happening.
I knew a doctor on the staff of the hospital so I called him and told him I would pay the money,

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Motherhood

February 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

Motherhood

If the human female had some kind of control over her own body there would be no need for abortion clinics and women would produce kids that were wanted and only when the parents had the resources that would guarantee that all the child’s needs could

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Where do we go From Here?

January 1st, 2007 by Alfonso Ebanks

Where do we go From Here?

Tourism is something that is going on in Cancun, Utila and the western half of Roatan. Our attitude towards tourism seems to be “wait and see.” While we wait we can see Roatan becoming a giant in the industry. You can ask anybody on our streets and they

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Christmas Gifts

December 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Christmas Gifts

When I explained to the store keeper what I had done, He took the other piece of the bill from me and exchanged the firecrackers for a pack of needles.
When I left the store I was a little sad because of the loss of the noise makers, but I felt good

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Bride Price

November 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Bride Price

We must use another measuring stick if we are to find the values of the girl children of today.
Now don’t get me wrong; the family is not selling their daughter, rather they are only being compensated for their losses and sometimes these losses can run

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The Evil Amongst Us

October 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Evil Amongst Us

fear of becoming infected by the ordinary means reserved for other contagious diseases have sometimes led to complete rejection of anyone known to be infected and on occasions to violence against infected persons.
“Hold on to what you’ve got” and keep

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Greener Pastures

September 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Greener Pastures

I don’t know of anyone who at one time or another has not wished to have something owned by his neighbor or at least something similar to that owned by his neighbor. Even before man gave up his arboreal citizenship he fought his neighbors for food and

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