Archive for the ‘ Utila ’ Category

 

Pure Party Pleasure
Sunjam 2007, the 11th Edition

September 1st, 2007 by Dr. John McVay

Pure Party Pleasure <h5>Sunjam 2007, the 11th Edition</h5>

“No, this is the best party in the Western Caribbean and Central America.” Then at the same time we concluded, “Sunjam is the best party on this planet.”
Sunjam Utila, the 11th Edition, took place at Water Cay on Saturday, August 4. As promised, it

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Utila Airstrip Takeover
As over a dozen AK-47 armed men take over Utila airstrip, local police find themselves outnumbered, outgunned and running for cover.

August 1st, 2006 by Thomas Tomczyk

Around 10:30pm, on May 24 at least one plane suspected of carrying drugs landed at the Utila airport. Alerted by locals, two municipal and two Preventiva police officers arrived at the scene to investigate. The unlit Utila landing strip has no airport

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Utila Divided

April 1st, 2006 by Thomas Tomczyk

Utila Divided

Utilans split over who should control the “Lance Bodden Community Health Center” while the Clinic’s Committee members – who for four years helped to create, build and pay for the clinic and doctors’ salaries – find themselves less relevant in a changing

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Utila Sails with own Publication
Two young entrepreneurs launch a monthly community newspaper

June 1st, 2005 by Thomas Tomczyk

Utila Sails with own Publication <h5>Two young entrepreneurs launch a monthly  community newspaper</h5>

After several years having no written news source, Utila has a monthly news-magazine once again. On May 5, two dive mistresses turn publishers launched “Utila East Wind,” a 16 page, free newspaper filled with community news, marine environmental features,

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The Shrinking Park
Utila’s only public park – rescued from disuse or a wasted opportunity?

August 1st, 2004 by Thomas Tomczyk

The Shrinking Park <h5>Utila's only public park - rescued from disuse or a wasted opportunity?</h5>

The judging of esthetical quality of an architectural project is subjective. What some like, others find offensive and inappropriate. Despite the fact that Utila doesn’t have a city architect, or a city development plan, the island is making efforts at

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An Artist’s Paradise
Many agree that Neil Keller is hands down the best artist on the Bay Islands. The only problem is to agree: what ‘kind of art’ does he practice

August 1st, 2004 by Thomas Tomczyk

An Artist's Paradise <h5>Many agree that Neil Keller is hands down the best artist on the Bay Islands. The only problem is to agree: what 'kind of art' does he practice</h5>

“I see myself as a world emperor with a coconut cape,” says Neil Keller. Neil loves to exaggerate and his work speaks for itself. Conical roofs, tree houses, bridges and grottos fill every square foot of his man-made garden. “I don’t know into which category

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Sparks Fly In Utila… Literally

June 19th, 2003 by Jaime Johnston

The price of power remains a source of conflict in Utila as the Utila Power Company (UPCO) introduced 24-hour electricity to the island. On May 26, 780 Utilan households were connected with UPCO’s electricity with much debate over the company’s rates.

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Utila Electric

May 22nd, 2003 by

Soon Utilans will have a big sale on electric power generators. After three years of work, 780 Utila households will finally get their first taste of electricity. The first electricity day is scheduled for Monday, May 26.
The electricity should come

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