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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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A Silver Bird
One Dream of a Helicopter Ends While Another Emerges

April 1st, 2012 by -

A Silver Bird <h5> One Dream of a Helicopter Ends While Another Emerges </h5>

A group of entrepreneurs are bringing a new helicopter to the island. The newest and in many respects most feasible entry to the helicopter business on Roatan is a Robinson R-44 Clipper 1, currently stationed at Parrot Tree Plantation. The silver machine

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Rough Change of Guard
Chamber of Commerce Gets a New-Old President in a Dramatic Election Showdown

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Rough Change of Guard <h5> Chamber of Commerce Gets a New-Old President in a Dramatic Election Showdown </h5>

“You don’t bring a knife to a gunfight,” goes the old saying. But that is exactly what the incumbent Bay Islands Chamber of Commerce president, Ana Svoboda, did. The founder of the Chamber, Rita Morris, wanted her position back and was leaving nothing

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A Cruise Ship Hits Buoy on approach to Mahogany Bay

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

A Cruise Ship Hits Buoy on approach to Mahogany Bay

AIDA Aura, a 200-meter long, 2,000 crew-and-passenger cruise ship, struck a buoy on February 16, while attempting to enter the Dixon Cove channel. “Due to moderate winds combined with current pushing to the same direction the captain decided to abort

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Good Intentions
Municipality Spends Money on a Government Project, Receives no Thanks

February 2nd, 2012 by -

Good Intentions <h5> Municipality Spends Money on a Government Project, Receives no Thanks </h5>

Instead of lobbying and insisting that the central government return vehicle registration fees collected on Roatan, Roatan Municipality decided to spend hard-earned local tax dollars, $54,000 (Lps. 1,024,000) of it, to do the job of paving a pot-hole-ridden

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The Highest Canadian

February 2nd, 2012 by -

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Fooled Twice – Shame on Me
A Company With no Track Record Makes an $84 Million Pitch to Roatan

January 1st, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Fooled Twice – Shame on Me <h5> A Company With no Track Record Makes an $84 Million Pitch to Roatan </h5>

Roatan’s reputation is on the line as the Roatan Municipal Corporation is considering signing a non-binding letter of intent to ONYX Services & Solutions, a company with $113 in cash reserves and no verifiable track record in solar energy, to develop

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