Archive for the ‘ People ’ Category

 

Hands (and Legs) Across the Hemisphere
Roatan Youth Receives Artificial Limb from North American Friends

July 1st, 2015 by -

Hands (and Legs) Across the Hemisphere<h5>Roatan Youth Receives Artificial Limb from North American Friends</h5>

Danny Bennett lost part of his leg in a tragic accident nearly two years ago. Now he’s walking around on a new one donated by a Canadian specialist. He said it felt good.

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Dream Big, Start Small
Young Roatan Entrepreneur Launches Air Ambulance Service

December 27th, 2014 by Robert Armstrong

Dream Big, Start Small <h5>Young Roatan Entrepreneur Launches Air Ambulance Service</h5>

Edil Mendez recently established his own company – Paramedics 504 – to offer on-call 24/7 air ambulance services to island residents.

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‘Para Cuba No Mas Nunca’
Refugees Vow They will Return to Cuba only ‘Feet First’

September 26th, 2014 by -

'Para Cuba No Mas Nunca' <h5>Refugees Vow They will Return to Cuba only 'Feet First'</h5>

“Every day it was getting worse,” said Fernando Benitez Fonseca, aka “Samurai,” the group’s leader, of the Cuban economic situation.

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Marthel Watler Remembered
Memorial Service Held on Anniversary of Educator’s Death

July 28th, 2014 by -

Marthel Watler Remembered <h5>Memorial Service Held on Anniversary of Educator's Death</h5>

Watler pioneered bilingual education on the Bay Islands after the Honduran Congress made non-Spanish instruction legal in 1992.

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Hey, Look! I Wrote a Book!
Captain Perry (Err … Adams) Tells His Side of Floating Bar Saga

May 22nd, 2014 by -

Hey, Look! I Wrote a Book! <h5>Captain Perry (Err ... Adams) Tells His Side of Floating Bar Saga</h5>

It’s part travelogue part screed; one part Rum Diaries, one part Lazlo Letters and one part kiss and tell book of your choice.

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Roatan on … $0.00 a Day???
European Couple Eschew Money While Seeing World

April 23rd, 2014 by Robert Armstrong

Roatan on ... $0.00 a Day??? <h5>European Couple Eschew Money While Seeing World </h5>

Tomi Astikainen, a Finnish economist and business consultant, and his travel companion, Lea Rezic, stopped on Roatan last October on a year-long global trek without cash .

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Roatan Rastafarian
Gravel Bay Man Embraces Afro-Antillean Roots

April 13th, 2014 by -

Roatan Rastafarian <h5>Gravel Bay Man Embraces Afro-Antillean Roots</h5>

Clive Ebanks invites islanders and visitors alike to visit his home, learn about the culture and history of the English-speaking Afro-Antilleans of the Bay Islands, sample local delicacies and imbibe his Afro-centric philosophy.

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Volunteers Distribute School Supplies on Roatan
Proceeds from Mardi Gras Party Benefit 650 Students

April 2nd, 2014 by -

Volunteers Distribute School Supplies on Roatan <h5>Proceeds from Mardi Gras Party Benefit 650 Students</h5>

“We go until we run out of supplies and donors,” said Abraham Bodor of Because We Care, a Roatan-based volunteer organization.

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Roatan Rallies to Aid Injured Youth
Friends, Benefactors Donate to Help Traffic Accident Victim Save Leg

October 1st, 2013 by -

Roatan Rallies to Aid Injured Youth <h5>Friends, Benefactors Donate to Help Traffic Accident Victim Save Leg</h5>

At press time Danny Bennett, 19, lay in hospital in Tegucigalpa undergoing dialysis and awaiting a third operation on the leg.

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Big Things from Small Beginnings
School of Life Foundation Now Has Nearly $100,000 Operating Budget

October 1st, 2013 by -

Big Things from Small Beginnings <h5>School of Life Foundation Now Has Nearly $100,000 Operating Budget</h5>

“If anybody has any skills or talents that they’re interested in sharing, there’s always something you can do,” said Mark Flanagan, SOL’s program director.

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