Archive for the ‘ Roatan ’ Category

 

Paved with Good Intentions
Putting Concrete Cap on West End Road will Alter Strip’s Character

May 30th, 2012 by

Paved with Good Intentions  <h5> Putting Concrete Cap on West End Road will Alter Strip’s Character </h5>

As this issue went to press in late May, grading work was underway in preparation for paving the northernmost section of West End Road, between Half Moon Resort and Woody’s grocery store. Edward Ake of Island Concrete, the contractor for the project,

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Putting Idle Hands to Good Use
Underemployed Port Workers Chip in to Help Build School

May 30th, 2012 by

Putting Idle Hands to Good Use <h5> Underemployed Port Workers Chip in to Help Build School </h5>

When Royal Caribbean cruise ships suspended port calls in Roatan until November as part of its regular seasonal rotation, the Roatan employees of Diamond International found themselves with a lot of time on their hands.

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Doing Good “on the Fly”
A Kentucky Businessman, an East-End Girl and an Enduring Medical Mission to Roatan

April 27th, 2012 by

Doing Good “on the Fly” <h5> A Kentucky Businessman, an East-End Girl and an Enduring Medical Mission to Roatan  </h5>

About 400 East Enders received free health care March 21-23 at the Oak Ridge Chapel and in Fiddler’s Bight from a group of medical volunteers from Kentucky.

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More Construction in West End
Public Works Continue to Disrupt Flow Along Vital Tourist Artery

April 27th, 2012 by

More Construction in West End <h5> Public Works Continue to Disrupt Flow Along Vital Tourist Artery  </h5>

“It’s for public toilets,” said a taxi driver sitting in front of the concrete-block structure taking form in the West End roundabout just before Semana Santa.

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Fight Fire with – Firetrucks
Roatan Gets New Engines, Funds from Central Government

April 27th, 2012 by

Fight Fire with - Firetrucks <h5> Roatan Gets New Engines, Funds from Central Government </h5>

Roatan firefighters got an assist from the Honduran Central Government in the form of two new fire engines and Lps. 1 million to build a new fire station next to the jetty at Oak Ridge.

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What’s Up with These Poles?
New Concrete Obelisks Part of RECO’s Improvement Plan

April 27th, 2012 by

What’s Up with These Poles? <h5> New Concrete Obelisks Part of RECO’s Improvement Plan </h5>

The new concrete utility poles lining Roatan roadsides are part of a plan to improve electrical service and reduce power outages, according to Roatan Electric Company (RECO) officials.

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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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Moorings Be-Gone
A Fight for the Right to Moor Boats in West End has Broken Out

April 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Moorings Be-Gone <h5> A Fight for the Right to Moor Boats in West End has Broken Out </h5>

A vaguely argued Roatan Municipal decision is set to displace dozens of West End visitors and remove around $200,000 a year in income from the West End economy. Roatan Marine Park also stands to lose around $20,000 yearly. With many tourists and islanders

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Dredging in the Cove
Entrance for Cruise Ships to Mahogany Bay has Gotten Easier

April 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Dredging in the Cove <h5> Entrance for Cruise Ships to Mahogany Bay has Gotten Easier </h5>

Dredging operations at Mahogany Bay took place in the first part of March. Mahogany Bay has been executing a permit to move coral and dredge a 50,000-square meter triangular area of coral at the southeastern portion of the channel.

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Let them Eat Rum Cake
A Caribbean Baking Tradition goes Commercial on Roatan

April 1st, 2012 by

Let them Eat Rum Cake <h5> A Caribbean Baking Tradition goes Commercial on Roatan </h5>

There is an intense smell of rum and coconut in the air as Roatan Rum Cake company employees, smiling and beaming energy, move from baking, to chatting with customers, to sampling some recently baked coconut rum cake.

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