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Is it Another ‘Aguas Negras’ Fiasco?

January 12th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Is it Another 'Aguas Negras' Fiasco?

In my last article “Death by Garbage” I talked about the revolting garbage problem in Utila. Now it’s time to deal with Utila’s aguas negras, or raw sewage disposal.
Forty-one years ago when I had the pleasure to arrive on this jewel of the Caribbean,

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Death by Garbage

December 11th, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

Death by Garbage

With no garbage pickup most of it went into the sea, including untreated sewage. I want to spare the reader some of my harrowing experience in and out of the water. With tourists constantly complaining about the trash on the reef and on the beaches some

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Plane Hits Cow

November 11th, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

In September as the big SOSA plane was about to land on Utila, a cow walked right into its path. The plane landed in the middle of the day with good visibility but couldn’t avoid mortally hitting the animal. Unfortunately, the plane was also totaled,

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A Dive of a Special Kind

October 17th, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

A Dive of a Special Kind

I hear many dive tourists complain on a regular base about dead reefs, no fish action and being short-changed on their dives. Let this-the account of my customary early morning dive-offer hope that there are still real dives with lots of action.
Biking

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Sunjam Edition 2011

September 10th, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

Sunjam Edition 2011

Utila’s Sunjam, the brainchild of Alan Gordon, celebrated its 15 anniversary on August 6. The organization of Sunjam, not a light feat, was in the capable hands of Luis Mayer and Alfred, the owner of Parrot’s Dive shop and prominent character in the local

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Diving Then and Diving Now

August 1st, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

Diving Then and Diving Now

As the years passed I saw a constant decrease of marine life on our reefs due to over fishing and lack of enforcement of environmental laws. To see lobsters by the dozens with a tail not even the size of a jumbo shrimp speared, is a disgusting sight I

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DEI Agents Discover Utila

July 1st, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

DEI Agents Discover Utila

If you kill the golden goose out of greed you will see the repercussions down the road whatever happened to our “tax free” status the Bay Island are supposed to enjoy. On June 16 some business owners called a meeting with tax lawyers and some of the errors

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Lionfish, Bikinis, Mangos & Cut-Offs

June 1st, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

Lionfish, Bikinis, Mangos & Cut-Offs

The Utila Municipality decided to pave. While the concrete dried for one week, neither vehicles nor pedestrians could pass. Camponado residents had to create a way out by whacking a path through the swamp which some braved to use in getting to work and

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Terror on the Streets

May 1st, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

Terror on the Streets

Now you have to have a license to operate a vehicle which is periodically enforced by our men in blue who are parading down our street armed to the teeth with automatic weapons. The problem is they want to see if you got a license, but don’t check if

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Utila’s Wild West

April 1st, 2011 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila's Wild West

“Steve’s amazing reaction of picking up an empty ice box to deflect the shots that prevented complete catastrophe“

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