Archive for the ‘ People ’ Category

 

A Frog Goes to Boston

June 28th, 2012 by -

A Frog Goes to Boston

Two Roatanians will be attending the annual Whiskey 1/12 Marine Corps unit reunion in Boston in September. One is Vietnam veteran Ron Cummins of West Bay. The other is made out of fiberglass.

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Bill$ $truggles to Get Back to Roatan Roots

May 30th, 2012 by -

Bill$ $truggles to Get Back  to Roatan Roots

Roatan recording artist Billy Avila, aka Bill$, is passionate about his island reggae music. But in the “no-hurries” spirit of his native island, he takes his time about it.

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Roatan Garifuna Mark 215 Years

April 27th, 2012 by -

Roatan Garifuna Mark 215 Years

The Garifuna community of Roatan gathered in Punta Gorda April 12 to commemorate the arrival of their ancestors on Roatan 215 years ago.

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Sir William of Utila

April 1st, 2012 by Rosemarie Dalton

Sir William of Utila

Life brings people in and out of our lives daily. Some vanish as quickly as they arrive and others linger a while to bring a touch of unsuspected warmth and adventure into our lives.

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Just Marion
Profile of a magazine editor

February 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Just Marion <h5> Profile of a magazine editor </h5>

After 14 years, many people still remember the “Coconut Telegraph.” Twenty-five editions of the magazine appeared on Roatan between 1993 and 1997. Marion Seaman, 63, began the Coconut Telegraph with her friend Averyl Miller. The project, originally envisioned

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Karaoke Fever
Local Karaoke performers ‘Help to Heal the Island Soul’

November 11th, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Karaoke Fever <h5> Local Karaoke performers 'Help to Heal the Island Soul' </h5>

At least six places on Roatan offer regular karaoke performances. Applebee’s and Yacht Club in French Harbour, Nardo’s in Coxen Hole, Blue Marlin in West End, Palapa Bar and Turquoise Bay Resort in Santos Guardiola–all have a karaoke night. But you can’t

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Bay Islands Ink
Two Tattoo Artist Come to Bay Islands

December 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Bay Islands Ink<h5>Two Tattoo Artist Come to Bay Islands</h5>

Almost certainly there were tattoos being done on the Bay Islands when the archipelago was a pirate haven. A few hundred years later the practice is returning to its Honduran birthplace.

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‘Real’ Pirates are Back
After a 160 year absence, Roatan is home to a Pirate Ship

September 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

‘Real’ Pirates are Back <h5>After a 160 year absence, Roatan is home to a Pirate Ship</h5>

The construction of the boat took longer then Jiri expected, over four years in fact. The Black Pearl was built at la Ceiba shipyard, then moved to Oak Ridge for equipping. Now it is docked at Fantasy Island where it is destined for tourist shows.

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Roatan’s wild Wild West
An Easterly Excursion

June 1st, 2010 by Benjamin Roberts

Roatan's wild Wild West <h5>An Easterly Excursion</h5>

Helena’s North Side community takes the visitor through another cut of mangroves and around the west points of the island. From these vantages the sights of Barbareta and Morat Island’s is stunning. There is no view from sea level quite like this throughout

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Drop by Drop
Let the Living Water Flow

April 1st, 2010 by Benjamin Roberts

Drop by Drop <h5>Let the Living Water Flow</h5>

“How do we help?” A return visit was scheduled less than six months after the initial trip. Tours were scheduled with a guide who resided in La Colonia. During the very first time visit their tour guide Henry noticed a young girl carrying two large buckets

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