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The Malaria Phenomenon Part II

June 28th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

The Malaria Phenomenon Part II

Webster’s defines malaria as “an infectious disease caused by the bite of the anopheles mosquito, and characterized by recurring attacks of fever and chills.” I would add that it is also an implacable killer of men, women and children.

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The Malaria Phenomenon Part I

May 30th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Malaria is one of the most ancient infections known to man. It was noted in the writings of Hippocrates in the 5th century BC. It is not known exactly when malaria first made its appearance in the Americas, but some scholars suggest it is highly probable

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Penny-wise and Pound Foolish

April 27th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Penny-wise and Pound Foolish

He is regarded, after Elvis Presley, as the most notorious king in American history, celebrated historian Bruce G. Kauffman said of King George III of England.

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2011 Was a Bad One… for Dictators

April 1st, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

2011 Was a Bad One… for Dictators

Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Moamar El-Khadhafi in Libya and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia–all were pushed from power in 2011. It was definitely a bad year for dictators and a good year for democracy. Still, more than 40 nations around the world remain

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Take Heed, People

March 2nd, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Take Heed, People

My fellow Bay Islanders and residents, as I write this column, I am staring at a headline in the Miami Herald dated January 22, 2012, that proclaims, “Honduras: murder capital of the world. An unholy alliance of cops, crooks, prisoners, and politicians

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Honduras Confidential

February 2nd, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

Honduras Confidential

On October 7, 2011, I received a telephone call from a good friend who informed me that he was holding a newspaper published in Tegucigalpa which proclaimed in bold print that Honduras had become the most violent country on the planet. I wish I could

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People Galore

January 12th, 2012 by George S. Crimmin

People Galore

Recently several newspaper headlines caught my attention: “United Nations marks seven billionth baby” was one; another read “Connection seven billion dots.” Yet another put it this way, “The world hit 7 billion people today.” That’s right folks.

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The Glory of Christmas

December 11th, 2011 by George S. Crimmin

The Glory of Christmas

Among the great pleasures of the holiday season is listening to the music with it’s hopeful melodies, that beckons all to share the bright human inspiration that invokes the spirit of Christmas. The music of Christmas has a special meaning to people of

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The Bay Islands a Historical Perspective
Part 3 of 3

November 11th, 2011 by George S. Crimmin

The Bay Islands a Historical Perspective <h5> Part 3 of 3 </h5>

One of my main reasons for undertaking this review of Bay Islands history is to counteract some inaccuracies concerning the Bay Islands. Historically, we were at one time a colony of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, with Roatan serving as the capital

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The Bay Islands a Historical Perspective
Part 2 of 3

October 17th, 2011 by George S. Crimmin

The Bay Islands a Historical Perspective <h5> Part 2 of 3 </h5>

On the twenty-first day of May 1860, at a public meeting held at Port McDonald, Roatan, Lieutenant Governor Thomas Price read a proclamation from Queen Victoria to the inhabitants of the Bay Islands. Here is a summary of that communiqué:
Whereas we

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