Archive for the ‘ Utila Perspective ’ Category

 

Sunjam Rocks Again!
Cinderella Jammin’ On

August 30th, 2013 by Gunter Kordovsky

Sunjam Rocks Again!<h5>Cinderella Jammin’ On</h5>

The ad slogan for Virginia Slims used to be “You’ve come a long way, baby!” That would be almost an understatement when it comes to Utila.

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Utila Celebrates
with Annual Carnival

July 24th, 2013 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila Celebrates<h5>with Annual Carnival</h5>

The annual Utila Carnival kicked off July 16 with the crowning of the carnival Queen and culminated July 21 with the carnival parade and dancing in the streets.

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Caribbean Cinderella Is Rocking!

June 25th, 2013 by Gunter Kordovsky

Caribbean Cinderella Is Rocking!

There is definitely no shortage of activities on the Rock this summer.

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‘Holy Week’ on Utila
Gotta Love the Rock!

April 25th, 2013 by Gunter Kordovsky

‘Holy Week’ on Utila<h5>Gotta Love the Rock!</h5>

Even people who don’t care for the ocean go to the beach for Holy Week.

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Law & Order on Utila or the Lack Thereof

October 26th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Law & Order on Utila or the Lack Thereof

The last hanging on Utila was in 1905, when Bob McField was hung from a mango tree near the cemetery for killing all the people on the Olympia, a freighter, then sinking the boat off Jack Neals Bight in deep water.

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Is There Still Hope? for Utila’s Sharks?

September 27th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Is There Still Hope?  for Utila’s Sharks?

When I arrived in 1970 on Utila, the ocean was teeming with marine life.

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Utila Holds First Dive Festival

August 29th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila Holds First Dive Festival

Utila has come a long way since its first dive shop, Club Aqua Caribe, opened, Over the last 15 years it has become an international diving Mecca, with 10 dive operations. In the last decade Utila’s dive shops have certified thousands of divers from open

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Utila is Rocking!

July 27th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila is Rocking!

Once a conservative former British colony with a church on every corner, Utila today has turned literally into a non-stop spring break island.

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Utila Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

June 28th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

Edward Gardiner, an expert on climate change, highlighted several themes: climate change, ocean acidification, coral reefs and fisheries, extreme weather conditions, mangroves and coastal protection.

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Cave Diving off Take Care Down There

May 30th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Cave Diving off  Take Care Down There

Cave diving can be incredibly beautiful, but it isn’t for the fainthearted or claustrophobic. Special training and top equipment is a must. Many foolhardy Sunday divers around the world have paid with their lives for underestimating the dangers of cave

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