Archive for the ‘ Utila ’ Category

 

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 Holds 3rd Lionfish Derby
Dive Shops, Chefs Compete to Spear, Serve the Invasive Species

June 28th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila Holds 3rd Lionfish Derby <h5> Dive Shops, Chefs Compete to Spear, Serve the Invasive Species </h5>

The Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA) and the Utila diving community organized the third Utila lionfish derby in May to deal head-on with the threat posed to Bay Islands reefs by the invasive species.

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Ready to Fall
Utila’s Infrastructure is at the Point of Breaking

February 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Ready to Fall <h5> Utila's Infrastructure is at the Point of Breaking </h5>

Utila’s infrastructure is falling down while the Municipal awaits funds from ZOLITUR. Though the point bridge had a railing replaced from Utila Municipal funds, the real problem is the bridge structure itself. The bridge is in such appalling shape that

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Keeping Utila Going
The Island Gets by with a Couple Gasoline Stations and Individual Suppliers

January 11th, 2012 by -

Keeping Utila Going <h5> The Island Gets by with a Couple Gasoline Stations and Individual Suppliers </h5>

In nearby Utila the fuel business is mostly boats and diesel. Given the few cars on the island and the big boat industry, the clients at Bush’s Gas Station are mainly dive shops and visiting sail boats.

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Utila ‘Fashionistas’
The Island’s Fashion Aficionados Get a Boost

September 10th, 2011 by -

Utila 'Fashionistas' <h5> The Island's Fashion Aficionados Get a Boost </h5>

The outfits ranged from cheeky bikinis to formal dresses and casual beach outfits. The clothes and accessories were also designed and hand crafted by Rachel Lainez and Sylvia, which included bags, feather earrings, and creative necklaces with large precious

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Floating Into Yourself
A Dark, Salty Place Becomes a Best place to Escape Utila’s Worries

June 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

Floating Into Yourself <h5>A Dark, Salty Place Becomes a Best place to Escape Utila's Worries</h5>

The floating experience is for people who are comfortable with just being by themselves, with no distractions. The float room provides a perfect place to meditate, or just be. After a while in the 8 foot by 8 foot space one has a tendency to float towards

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Whale Shark Rodeo
A Whale Shark Encounter Goes Wrong… for a Shark

August 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Whale Shark Rodeo<h5>A Whale Shark Encounter Goes Wrong… for a Shark</h5>

Around 5pm on July 23, several Utila dive boats along with passengers of Captain Vern’s catamaran recognized signs of whale Shark presence off Utila’s old airport. There were schools of tuna jumping and surface bubbles indicating that a Whale Shark was

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Still Partying
Utila Carnival Takes Place… But Barely

August 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Still Partying <h5>Utila Carnival Takes Place… But Barely</h5>

The highlight of the Carnival was the Saturday parade. The float of “Los Borrachos,” or the drunkards, made its annual appearance and dominated the parade with music and bead throwing. There were the Cerveceria and Tigo floats, and BICA Utila came up

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A Ride with a Princess
A Look at Passenger Maritime Safety between Utila and La Ceiba

January 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

A Ride with a Princess <h5>A Look at Passenger Maritime Safety between Utila and La Ceiba</h5>

The Utila Princess II boat was originally brought in from the Bahamas where it served on short inter-island journeys. The journey between La Ceiba and Utila produced spray and the top of the boat was only covered with plastic covers. Some passengers feared

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Landing in the Forest
Drug Plane Crashes on Utila, Three Men Found Floating near the Island

June 1st, 2009 by Thomas Tomczyk

Landing in the Forest <h5>Drug Plane Crashes on Utila, Three Men Found Floating near the Island</h5>

The plane eventually crashed in the brush near the Utila landing strip. The plane was ripped apart by the brush and trees during the landing creating a large clearing in its path. All three crew members were Columbian: pilot Jeison Fernando, co-pilot

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