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Thomas,
I read your article about "A Miracle of
Survival" and want to congratulate and thank
you for an informative article written with com-
passion for all those involved. Bob Brown and the
Donnelly family continue to struggle daily with
the weight of the bills, the loss of their business
and thus their income, and the emotional toll in
the wake of the accident.
All their savings are gone and it is a day-to-
day struggle for them to survive. A website has
been set up for those who wish to contribute to
keep the family "above water" (no pun intended
but seems appropriate now that it is written) until
they can recover and move forward.
The website is primitive and still under con-
struction but island angels who want to help can
go to http://www.troubleshared.org and search
"Donnelly family" to make a donation through
PayPal to help them out. The Donnellys were
always the first to fly out to rescue i ;i;l.: boats
with or without people, donate money, food,
clothes, supplies or employment whenever there
was a call for help. Now they find themselves
struggling. There are many people who know and
love the BrownlDonnelly family and I know they
will leap to their assistance if the word gets out as
to how to make a contribution.
I hope this island community will pitch in to
help this amazing family unit during their own
time of need. Thanks so much for saying what
needed to be said. Very well done!
Laurie Shrader

Hey Thomas,
I briefly saw the magazine with the write up
on the crash. It looks amazing! Well done! After
talking with you, I emailed some Canadian news
channels. They did a few showings of the crash
scene. "The Today Show" gave it some good atten-
tion. Then the Ellen Degeneres show and
Anderson Cooper show got a hold of Larry and
some of the other people involved and asked them
tofly in to be on their show. We went to Anderson
Coopers in New York. (...) I flew up there with
Sam and Ginny and spent about a week there.
After, I went to Minnesota for a while with
Sam. Then the show "When Vacations Attack"
contacted us. They are doing an interview of Larry
and me in Trujillo. Then a Japanese film company
contacted me to purchase rights to my footage.
Now NBC is doing a show "Caught on Camera"
with my footage. In Cold Lake, Alberta, where
Paul is from, he's been doing nonstop interviews
and on the radio. Larry and Paul have also been in
Canadian News Papers.

Cheers,
Patrick Forsyth

Hi,
On gazing down into the massive excavation
and concrete structure there at the West End junc-
tion I couldn't help but feel that this was an enor-
mous blunder-in-the-making. Although this may
sound like a strong negative toward the waste-
water sewage system currently being constructed
(and I feel it is so), it is based on my professional
experience with wastewater design.
Let's look instead at a system which would
have cost nickles on the dollar, and proven so
much more cost effective to design, construct and


operate. Called Low Pressure Grinder Pump
System, it can be explained so that a layperson
anywhere can understand the concept.
The system starts with a grinder pump
which sits atop an oversized trash can. The 3-or 4-
inch diameter line from a business or residence
first dumps into this can. When the can fills up,
the grinder pump runs, which then pumps the
wastewater lii,,, t' to the line in the street.
The discharge line from the grinder pump is
typically 1.25 inches in diameter and is placed 2
feet deep into the ground, to the collection system
in the street. The entire collection system is under
pressure; there are no gravity flow pipes deep into
the ground. The collection "main" in the street is
probably 2 to 3 inches in diameter and all piping
is typically 3 feet deep.
Once the street lines gather enough, til,,, t
a wet-well lift station sends the, /li-, wt directly to
the wastewater treatment plant or into a very
shallow-depth gravity line which goes to the treat-
ment plant.
[I believe] no infiltration of ground water
into either the lines or plant happens, due to the
entire system being pressured. Construction cost
is very, very low. The only down side is that elec-
tricity is needed, but the can and wet wells are
sized with these factors in mind.
As lead designer under Adrian Huckabee,
P.E., I worked on a system on the Highland Lakes
chain in Kingsland, Texas, where the entire town
had developed immediately adjacent to a beautiful
lake. I saw such a grinder pump system work won-
derfully there, and the system will work in Roatan
as well.
Next time out, we the people of Roatan, can
hope that more thought is put into the design of a
wastewater collection, especially along fragile
beaches and waterfronts.

John Morrey,
Retired NICET Senior Certified Engineering
Technician

Hello,
As a new expat, trying not to be seen as an
expat, I have been wracking my brain to come up
with a way to contribute to the island community,
especially to Coxen Hole residents. From my
brother's front porch I can see blocks of wall con-
structed but looking exceedingly drab. They are
due for a paint job. But this is Honduras, so let's
make it look like Honduras with vivid Caribbean
colors. Local artists and sign painters can have a
field day. Home and business owners can chip in
as well by adding some additional color on their
buildings. When the Google camera does our
streetscape, it should go viral. But I'm just an old
"newbie" with a dream, limited Spanish (so far)
and no money.
Please help me: If you are a municipal fi;. ,I.1
and see the many advantages of this project, could
I get permission? Is there "paint money" in the
municipal budget? Could I get a letter of recom-
mendation? Would you consider a much needed
"makeover" project to put a small dent in our high
unemployment?
If you are an island resident: Do you have
leftover paint, brushes, and rollers? Do you have
time on your hands to pitch in with your desig-
nated area of the street (adopt-a-block)?
Do you own a company either in the area or


on the island that could use a little public relation
exposure? Do you have any connections with
paint manufacturers? I have already approached
Sherwin Williams for the advertising potential
and the possibility of free paint, cheap paint, or
consulting.
Will anyone with better Spanish than I have
volunteer to help with a door to door survey of
everyone behind "the Wall"? Is there a photogra-
pher out there (professional/amateur) who would
photograph/video the entire strip? An artist to do
a few simple panoramas of what it could look
like? And a long shot, does anyone know how to
get to Google's streetscape or public relations
department? None of the above? Then send
money. Please contact Jim Sorrenti at Sorrenti
Design in Coxen Hole.

Jim Sorrenti,
Coxen Hole

Hi,
From my short five-day trip to Roatan I
have many memories. [Some of my best memories
on this trip come from] freediving with the sharks
at Waihuka Adventures, descending off the wall
in Karl Stanley's submarine, the rich staghorn at
Cordelia bank and an affable turtle who cruised
shoulder to shoulder with me for a while over the
reef! I'd like to thank Infinity Bay, Roatan
Institute of Deepsea Exploration, The Beach Club
San Simon, Blue Marlin, Roatan Divers, Roatan
Marine Park, Rendezvous Sushi, TGI Diving,
Tranquilseas Eco-Lodge, Octopus Dive School,
"Things to Do," Roatan Rentals, Waihuka,
Anthony's Key Resort, Mayan Princess and
Mayan Divers, Idea, Upachaya Eco-Lodge,
Besos, Splash Inn Dive Resort, The Island Buzz
Radio, and Ocean Connections-all for support-
ing my stay here and helping to fund the event.

William Trubridge,
Bahamas
COVER PHOTO: William Trubridge freediving
with Caribbean reef shark courtesy of Waihuka
Adventure Divers of Coxen Hole.


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SCOUTING BI's MOVIE

LOCATIONS


T he Bay Islands offer quite the undiscovered movie set
locations. So far the islands have provided the set for
some defunct reality shows like Temptation Island. A
full feature picture could definitely take advantage of
some of the island's great set locations. Here are some ideas
about sequels that could find their backdrop amongst the arch-
ipelago's great settings: natural and man made.

"The Shining"- Brick Bay Resort, Brick Bay.
The set is truly an amazing place, solid and well
designed. Built in the early 1980s as Caribbean
Sailing Yachts (CSY) resort, the building was for a
long while a hopping-and-bopping place. Now it is a place to
abandon your car or sailing boat for a couple years. The only
time Brick Bay Resort fills up is during the Semana Santa week.
For the remaining 358 days it is pretty much abandoned.
Perfect for Jack Nicholson and his scary portrayal of a mad
hotel-sit-in: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
S"Tarzan: King of the Jungle"- Guanaja mountain
peaks.
Rugged and with almost no visitors, the interior of
Guanaja has some wild, wild corners perfect for a
movie. The tall peaks of Guanaja offer spectacular locations for
the "Tarzan" movie classic. There are some vines to swing on,
natural springs and great views toward Barbarat.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"- The Roatan
Hospital.
Patients with all kinds of problems hang out here--
from malaria to broken bones to psychiatric disor-
ders (even though the only psychiatric doctor flies to the island
from Tegucigalpa once a month to see a dozen patients at
Clinica Esperanza). That is about it. Psychological problems
among the Bay Islander population are more frequent than on
the mainland. The islands have a higher-than-average inci-
dence of depression, suicide, domestic violence, child abuse,
substance abuse and schizophrenia. These disorders are often
treated as taboo subjects, dismissed or ignored. When things
get really out of control, some schizophrenic patients are flown
to Tegucigalpa for treatment at Municipality's expense.
E "Midnight Express"- Preventiva Jail on the hill out-
ide Coxen Hole.
Three cells with metal bars separate inmates accord-
ing to race, with one small cell for women and under-
aged inmates. While this is no place to spend more than ten
minutes bringing in a gift for a neighbor in legal trouble, it
could serve as a perfect place to film "Midnight Express-
Honduras."
'"Return to the Blue Lagoon"- Don Quickset Bay in
Utila.
It's an amazingly beautiful, basically unspoiled
beach with a bit of everything: mangroves, coconut
- trees, white sand, pine trees, huge washed-
Thomas1meIIWfcS up logs. It's the perfect place to get away
From everything, build a shelter and begin
your life anew, or film "Re-return to Blue
Lagoon."


"Pirates of the Caribbean"- Port Royal, or Cayos
Cochinos
Captain Sparrow could park his boat here anytime.
There are remnants of a Spanish fort, English gun
batteries and if you dig deep enough in the silty bottom of the
bay, there are plenty of treasures to discover.
"Island of Doctor Moreau"- Utila Town.
The island is full of characters. My favorite time to
take a stroll is at 6:00 am when locals gather to gos-
sip. Some have gathered to wind down from their
all-night occupations; others are just waking up. As the day
progresses more exotic characters venture out, men with
macaws on their shoulders, barefoot beauties, wild-uncombed-
hair ragamuffins, you name it. And there is surely a character
who could play Doctor Moreau.

Harbour.
The ultimate in apartment living is now an aban-
doned-or more likely condemned--place. Just a cou-
ple years ago it was the coolest place to rent a space and chill.
With some work it could be brought back to life, or fitted to
accommodate a movie set of the 1976 Roman Polanski psycho-
logical thriller.
* "Deep Blue"- Half Moon Bay.
A free diving competition is coming to Roatan possi-
bly as early as June, and the constant-weight-no-fins
freediver and record holder William Trubridge has
been scouting Roatan's waters for the best place to set up the
event. While Trubridge can glide down to 101 meters, then turn
around and surface on a single breath, he is looking for some
specific conditions. The water for the competition should be
calm in windy days, not far from shore and deep, real deep.
Karl Stanley and his submarine can find depths of 2,200 feet
plus just a few hundred meters from Half Moon Bay providing
plenty room for record-breaking free diving.
*"The Day of the Dolphin"- Anthony's Key.
This science fiction classic would love Anthony's
Key and its resident sea mammals. There are always
plenty of dolphins who, as in the movie, appear to
speak and understand English. As far as using dolphins for evil
causes, well, it's only a movie.





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SALUT TO

THE KOCK


I fell in love with the rock in 1970. Not the well known rock
of Gibraltar or Alcatraz, but Utila, the smallest in the Bay
Islands chain. Only 18 miles from Honduras' mainland (a
good swim) makes travel from La Ceiba to San Pedro or
Tegucigalpa easy.
Thousands of tourists and expats have fallen in love with the
jewel of Utila, same as I did years ago when I first glimpsed it from
the window of a little three-seat Cessna being swayed by a strong
east breeze. The sport of diving originally attracted me from the
freezing ski slopes of Quebec to this island, whose breathtaking
underwater world has become a diving Mecca.
According to geologists, the island has been submerged and has
risen three times due to volcanic activity, a history which reef sys-
tems thousands of years old in the interior prove. Since Utila is of
volcanic origin there are miles of cliffs which have beautiful caverns
and caves. In some of the hidden inland caves, traces from the Paya
Indians can be found.
The turquoise blue shallows and dark blue recesses of the deep,
the razor sharp cliffs, the green lush of the bush, the awe-inspiring
panoramic views of Pumpkin Hill and Stewards Hill-all are price-
less.
Utila's population of around 8,000 souls includes descen-
dants from the first settlement in the early 1800s on Pigeon
Cay and Jewel Cay, which are connected by a bridge and
are part of the Utila Cays. Some of these cays-the ulti-
mate get-away from it all-can be rented for the price of "Turyq
a hotel room.
Utila has very reasonable accommodations and Shallou
restaurants, well in the budget range of most travelers. blue reT
Additionally, many dive shops offer super deals for
those taking dive courses. With the reef only a stone's deep,
throw off the beach, shore diving is an excellent, easy share
option.
For those who enjoy topside entertainment, Utila has a
thriving artist population and several galleries. There are also
many trails for hikers or bikers, birds for birdwatchers, and hidden


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solitary beaches for explorers. If you love to watch a beautiful sunset
and hope to see the green flash, Babalu Bar is the place, where owner
Dado plays classical music to accompany the incredible color
display. And you don't have to watch your purse! The
locals are generally friendly, daytime crime is rare and
nighttime is safe if you use common sense. If you're
e blue part of the crowd who loves non-stop spring break
d dark partying, there is always plenty of night life on the
rock.


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Many people who came for only a week's visit
find themselves still here, the island having grown on
them--including this underwater aficionado who has
survived 42 years and well over 10,000 extreme dives


here. The laid back pace of the place is definitely attractive
to those stuck in the eight to five rat race. After all, there is no
place like the rock


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T he first portable radio telephone I ever saw was a huge ten
pound device used by the US Army. It was very unreliable,
operated on dry cell batteries and was only slightly more
versatile than the old field phones used on the battle field.
Many years would past before this "walkie-talkie" device was .
replaced by something more practical, thanks to the invention of the
transistor and the nickel-cadmium battery. Everything about the old
army unit would change but the nickname.
After the "walkie-talkie," truly portable trunk phones became
popular, enabling the owner to carry his home phone with him as
long as he stayed within range of his home base transmitter. Today .
we carry a device so small that it can be misplaced in our pockets-the
cell-phone. As the name implies it is a radio telephone that operates
whenever the user is within range of one of the antennas that the
telephone company has set-up around the country.
The area covered is divided into cells and a computer can switch
a user's set from one cell to another without the user ever becoming
aware of the switch. The cell phone is a marvel of technology, with
new features being added every day. It is so commonplace that I
don't know anyone who doesn't have at least one. Some of these
phones are so cheap that they are disposable, though many people
have died in their attempt to prevent common thieves from relieving
them of their cell-phones. I have seen some people with phones present but utterly unengaged. Some say that cell phones have
hanging from their belts who cannot have any real reason made romance obsolete. These days a few poorly written
for communicating with anyone and about whom I have cell phone texts can suffice for the guitar serenade of old.
my doubts that anyone would want to get a call from Banks are now insisting that no cell phone be
them. "Crooks can use brought into the bank. You must leave it at the door or
Ever since the invention of the telephone there hones to a at least show that it is turned off. Otherwise, crooks
have been prank calls and the like. So phone compa- cell ones to advise can use cell phones to advise accomplices on the out-
nies after many years of effort came up with a solu- accomplices on the side that a certain person has made large cash with-
tion: a backtracking device on the line. For a small drawals, so that the outside man is waiting on him, pis-
price the person called can identify the number of the outside tol in hand. Cell phones' portability and small size have
caller, rendering prank and obscene calls a thing of the even made them a top item for activating timers and trig-
past. But phone companies have now developed another gers for many destructive devices such as explosives from
service for another small price: You can have the company anywhere in the world.
block the sending of your number to the person called. Granted, the cell phone is not without some saving graces, most
The advent of the Blackberry service has divided the family unit importantly as a lifesaver in emergencies when the police, fire
to a further degree than it was divided by television. With department or ambulance can be easily summoned.
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ZE HEED,

PEOPLE


M y 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 capi-
tal of the world. An unholy alliance of cops, crooks, prison-
ers, and politicians has turned the nation into a shooting gallery."
Honduras now has the highest homicide rate in the entire
world. Eighty-two homicides per 100,000 people. England has the
lowest rate with just two murders per 100,000 population. This
means that little Honduras has 41 times more violent crime than
England, and approximately 16.5 times more homicides than the
United States.
The story in the Miami Herald reports that "elements of the
Honduras national police are closely tied to the drug cartels which
in turn are protected by politicians, judges and prosecutors." The
Herald's story concludes that Honduras is "a nation on the border of
an abyss." In case you're not totally familiar with the word "abyss," it
means "anything too deep to measure." In other words, folks, a bot-
tomless pit. Even the Peace Corp has pulled out of Honduras saying,
"Conditions are too dangerous to carry out its mission."
At the present time a total lack of law enforcement reigns in the
country, with leadership that is morally bankrupt and the most cor-
rupt judicial system on the planet. When there is no respect for the
law in a society, everything breaks down.
This story has gone global, it is no longer a dirty, little
secret. Don't be surprised if the governments of the
European Union and the United States State
Department begin to advise their citizens to avoid This
Honduras because of the danger it presents. Can you gone glO
blame them? They have a certain responsibility to
their people, longer a
As Bay Islanders we have to make a very impor- se
tant choice. Do we continue as a colony of mainland
Honduras, or do we become an autonomous state
responsible for our own destiny?
Whether you admit it or not, since 1861, we have been
nothing more than a colony of the mainland. A colony to plunder


[.lost hunrans ne.er hoo1 up ijith the right
partner.
:lIorhec are meant to .:let dirr,.
IS it psi ion or obe-sionr
i,'e can turn to no o,erniQht.
betterr to lorce ,ur ;omrnen to another mfn'
than to nobody .
The boS .Lno,', Ihiar r he men do nor l.no,,i.
HlrrrinsQe 1S 3 business contract.
The more ,Ou practice the more ,Ou lose.
Priori ', number 1 is paice of iiind..
Freedom requires faith in fate.
The road to destiny, Is pa.ed iith fate.
Jealousy ri a flaied concept.
G-rest minds need critiEicrnl no pri.e.
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and exploit. We have never enjoyed equal status with mainlanders.
In the words of my grandmother, the late Joanna Raudleston-
Crimmin (1875 1979) we have always been considered "steer-
age.
Our fragile economy here in the Bay
Islands is based on tourism. Since we are a province or
y has department of Honduras, we will share in the misery.
it is no With this kind of negative information running in
newspapers all around the world as well as on the
ty, little internet, how much longer will we remain a viable
" tourist destination?
This kind of negative publicity could destroy us.
The best way to avoid this potential catastrophe, would
be to gain autonomy, as others have successfully done. As
bad as things are right now, take heed, fellow Bay Islanders,
because it also presents us with a tremendous opportunity


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NEW DOCK FOR GUANAJA


The construction work on the Bonacca Cay Municipal Dock


While Utila's Municipal dock is crum-
bling and Roatan's Municipal dock has
never been rebuilt since the 1990s,
Guanajans are putting their efforts into
replacing their old, beat-up dock with a
new one.
The Guanaja Municipal dock is very
important to the island and to Bonacca Cay,
being used by boats that need to deal with
local port authorities and by three freighter
boats running to La Ceiba port.
The last Guanaja Municipal dock, con-
structed with wooden uncured pylons,
didn't last long--around six years. The new
steel and concrete dock will be 50 feet
longer than the old, at 250 feet long, and
have 26 feet at its widest point.
The project is financed by ZOLITUR
(Lps. 5 Million) and Guanaja Municipality
(Lps. 1.3 Million). The building contract
was awarded to White Sands Development
Company which began work in September
2011. The work is expected to be finished
by end of March.


A CRUISE SHIP HITS BUOY ON APPROACH TO MAHOGANY BAY


AIDA Aura, a 200-meter long, 2,000
crew-and-passenger cruise ship, struck a
buoy on February 16, while attempting to
enter the Dixon Cove channel. "Due to mod-
erate winds combined with current pushing
to the same direction the captain decided to
abort the entry into Mahogany Bay While
pushing the bow to the wind again to enable
the ship to advance out of the channel, the
stern lost some height and slightly touched
the superstructure of one of the channel
buoys," wrote about the incident Hansjbrg
Kunze, Vice President Marketing &
Communication for AIDA Cruises.
The ship suffered no damage, "not even
paint damage." While the buoy, placed on a
pillar, wasn't damaged, the pillar's reeling
and service platform were. AIDA quickly
communicated with Agencia Naviera del
Caribe port agency and secured anchorage in
Coxen Hole. An AIDA representative assures
that AIDA suffered no loss of revenue due to
loss of tours.
AIDA Aura was built in Germany in 2003
and is operated by a German tour operator.
AIDA Aura had visited Mahogany on seven
prior occasions. This was its second time at
Port of Roatan.


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Channel
First, I lose myself in a "fake" channel
just west of the "real" trans-Utila channel.
The "fake" channel becomes narrower with
every meter and goes on for about 200
meters. It's a dead end and a great place to
run your boat in time of a coming
Hurricane. I pull the kayak out backwards
grabbing onto the mangrove roots.
The real channel is a bit wider, any-
where between two and six meters wide. It
isn't deeper than four feet, usually as shal-
low as a foot or two, and has the smell of
decomposing leaves. Navigating is quite
tricky: Even the bottom of my kayak, bare-
ly five inches deep, could get me stuck. An
egret rests on a branch just a meter from


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Finally, an old Spanish-looking man in a
dory appears and passes me in the channel.
He smiles as the "tuk-tuk-tuk" beat of his
diesel engine motors him past.
After an hour of paddling I am close to
reaching the north side. Channel water
slowly begins to flow towards the ocean
just as I hear the sound of the sea. I am just
200 meters from the mouth of the channel
entering Rock Harbour.
Not far off lie the remains of the only
house built so far on the north shore-a
house which was destroyed because of a
property dispute in the 1990s.

Rock Harbour and Turtle Harbour
On the Rock, an iron shore enclave in
Rock Harbour, are four concrete pylons
marking the place where a structure once


A boat picking up metal to be sold as
recycling in Blue Lagoon


Blue Lagoon
As I head out on the East Harbour bay
the water is calm and the wind has not
begun to blow yet. As I turn into Blue
Lagoon I run up alongside a small wooden
boat with two men skewering for scattered,
washed up metal--stoves, fridges, any-
thing. They seem to have had a good morn-
ing as their boat is filled to the brim with
metal loot. "We are recycling," shouts one
of them to me. They wave, smile and are


my kayak. Other than the occasional signs
of machete marks, there are few signs of
people.
After an initial turn, the channel runs
almost in a straight line and almost exactly
north-south. Gradually, the mangroves
give way to trees and patches of sand with
palm trees around them. There are visible
places where people cross the channel.
I hear the faint noise of an engine,
which grows ever louder for five minutes.


Raggedy Cay, without nesting birds


stood. Some people say that Tom Jones, a
wandering local, had built a shelter on this
rocky escarpment known for its absence of
sand flies.
As I free dive next to my floating
kayak, I see Staghorn Coral patches appear
occasionally. There are no more fish than
what are usually seen in Roatan's waters. I
see a few mutton snappers, trigger fish, a
barracuda, a small grouper. There are
dozens of Blue Tang, though. The wind










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Utila's North side is one of few continuous stretches
of shore in the Bay Islands that is still uninhabited and little
visited. I've wanted to kayak around the island for several
years and the opportunity finally came about in early
January.
While the island is only 13 kilometers across and 4.5
kilometers long, there are plenty of places to get lost. There
are fresh water lakes that few Utilans have even been to.
Circumnavigation can be done in one day's hard


paddling. I decided to do it in two--stop and see some things
that peaked my interest, do some free diving and photogra-
phy and spend the night at one of the Cays. My main worry
was keeping the sand flies at bay.
At 6:30 am I loaded the kayak and stopped at
Bushes supermarket to get three gallons of water. I could see
the Utila Princess catamaran heading out of the bay on the
calm waters. The winds hadn't started blowing yet, and it
was the perfect time to head out for the Utila rounding.









peaks around 2:30 pm as I drift dive along
the coast, passing many dive buoys.
I disembark and explore on shore. The
most attractive beach on Utila is Don
Quickset. Its sand is white, firm. There are
pines on one end of the beach, some man-
groves and coconut trees. Still holding up
are the remnants of a small dock, a place to
tie your boat on the West side of this pic-
turesque bay.
Raggedy Cay
Once known as an important nesting
site, Raggedy Cay has no birds nesting
there currently. In January the 100-foot


wide Cay is just a couple of palm trees and
grassy patches.
As I head out in a straight line towards
Water Cay the first house appears on the
horizon, just around Pine Point and Gibson
Beach. This is the farthest that anyone has
built a habitable structure on the northwest
side of the island.
My solitary journey ends. Around 4:30 pm
half a dozen boats come back from fishing
to the Cays.

Water Cay
I decide to camp on Water Cay, a place


stack of palm leaves covered by a towel.
When I wake the sunrise begins with
the mountain peaks on the coast and
clouds around them suddenly receiving a
burst of light. They are like the lines of a
musical score about to be performed. At
6:20 am the first burst of light arrives on the
Utila Cays. East Harbour is just three hours
of paddling away.


for picnickers and Utila's annual music fes-
tival. At night, I see three faint lights in the
distance to the north. This is South-West
Cay and Pigeon Cay. There are also lights
on Morgan Cay and its sister Cay.
La Ceiba's glow appears in the back-
ground as yellow light. I fall asleep on a


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FREEDIVING HOUDINI


William Trubridge is the Houdini of freediving. He can hold his
breath for seven and a half minutes. Without fins he dives to 101
meters; with fins he goes to 121 meters. He uses yoga and deep med-
itation to slow down his heart beat and shut down energy usage as
much as possible.
In late February Trubridge visited Roatan on a five-day visit. He
is working on organizing a freediving competition on the island,
Caribbean Cup, possibly as early as June of this year. His visit was
meant to create an awareness of the sport and to develop a network


of personnel needed to organize such an event, perhaps at world
championship level. "Freediving is a great sport for spectators, and I
wouldn't be surprised if a flotilla of glass bottom boats, kayaks and
catamarans turned out to watch the action on and below the surface,"
Trubridge said about Roatan hosting the event.
Trubridge currently spends his summers in Italy and his winters
at Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas where he teaches freediving and
prepares for competitions.


B.I.V.: Can you explain how Utila helped
you to become a better freediver?
W.T.: I first stayed on Utila in early 2003,
which was when I first started freediving. I had
come to the Caribbean with this purpose and
spent two months living out on Pigeon Cay,
freediving morning and afternoon and some-
times for the night dive too. I was really living
and breathing the sport and realizing that it was
something that I could make into a lifestyle and
hopefully a career. The easy access to deep,
warm water and easy living meant that I was
able to quickly make progress in freediving, and
on the last day of my stay, with Adam Laverty
as my safety diver, I managed a dive to 46
meters. I still knew little about the sport, but I
knew that I was in love with it.
B.I.V.: How is your relationship with other
top freedivers competing with you?
W.T.: Freedivers generally form a close and
comradely community. There are rivalries, but
often we will find ourselves training with or
providing safety for someone who we are in
direct competition with. Trust is always a vital
component of anything that happens in the sea,
and I think the sea itself nurtures humility and
respect in freedivers.
B.I.V.: What do you think is the maximum
limit for freediving of unassisted constant
weight?
W.T.: The truth is I don't spend much time
thinking about where any potential limit may


lie. IfI did come up with a number then it would
certainly prove to be a limit to myself. I think
it's better to focus on the process without
accepting any kind of ceiling. Obviously there is
a limit to all things, but it lies in that grey area
that will never be completely defined.
B.I.V.:. How did free diving on such an
extreme level change your body?
W.T.: I haven't had physiological tests to deter-
mine exactly what has changed in my body. It's
safe to imagine that I probably have a below
average capillary and mitochondria count com-
pared to an average athlete. At the same time I
hope my muscles have increased their myoglo-
bin concentration to store more oxygen. I
haven't done a blood test recently, but the last
time I did my count of hemoglobin was higher
than normal. Other than that I guess I am pret-
ty regular, and although I do a lot of stretching
for my lungs even these aren't much larger than
the average size for my height.
B.I.V.: As you are growing older, has your
outlook on the possibility of dying while
freediving changed and evolved?
W.T.: I guess we are always a little more careless
in our youth, and with maturity comes more
responsibility. However freediving is afar safer
sport than it is given credit for. No one has thus
far been killed or permanently injured during a
freediving competition, and if you freedive with
a trained partner and the appropriate safety sys-
tems then it is a healthy and low-risk sport.


Having said that, it is impossible to escape the
knowledge that being so far away from the sur-
face and the element we need to sustain life, we
are essentially taking as big a step as we dare
into the "underworld," so the fear of remaining
there is a big motivator to always freedive with-
in your limits and with the best safety possible.
B.I.V.: Do you have any suggestions on
how safety procedures could be improved
in free diving competitions? Are there any
methods or devices that could be intro-
duced?
W.T.: Currently freediving competitions rely on
running lanyards and counter ballast systems,
so the entire descent line can be pulled to the
surface, with the freediver attached, in the event
of an emergency. So far no counter ballast sys-
tem has required deployment, however the lan-
yard's karabiner that runs on the descent line
frequently becomes stuck, sometimes at maxi-
mum depth. I don't believe that this system is
as efficient as it could be, and it's possible that
we might see a serious incident caused by a lan-
yard before we see one prevented by it. However,
there's no viable alternative: depths are too deep
to have technical divers stationed down there,
and short of a quick submarine with a very large
butterfly net, I don't think there's a better alter-
native than what we are currently using-which
so far has not led to loss of life or permanent
injury.







Ventilators R US
Four ventilators were donated to

Esperanza by Central American
Missions Organization, an NGO
based in Santa Rosa de Copan.
Twenty Roatan doctors and nurses
took part in a 40-hour training session
at Coxen Hole's BI Chamber of
S Commerce. The ventilators will be
used to serve people who are
unconscious or who suffer from asth-
ma and other breathing ailments
and will potentially save lives. After
the course on February 14: Dr.
Jacqueline Wood, Dr. Paul Gale,
Nurse Wendy Gale, Susan Shetter,
Cherry Saphrey, Dr. Rafael Diaz,
S..Harold Shetter, Nurse Alicia Thill.






Flowers Bay

Portside Restaurant is the newest
restaurant to open its doors in
Flowers Bay, a growing destina-
tion for food aficionados from
around the island. Opened on
"the Rock" between Pensacola
and Gravels Bay in December
2011, the restaurant was
launched by Mike McKinney and
Jeff Kukene. Seafood and Italian
dishes along with jerk pork are the
eatery's specialties. Owners with I,, i
staff: Leybi Lavarado, Gardinia
Bodden, Jeff Kukene, Mike
McKinney.
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Fas!ionistas
At a February 23 Megaplaza Mall
fashion show, seven young aspir-
ing models displayed summer
clothes from the mall's fashion
stores: sportswear, casual
evening wear and beach wear.
Keila Rochelle Thompson provid-
ed the make-up and hair styling
and Elizabeth Santos-McNab,
owner of The Beauty Shop, pro-
vided the accessories. The super
seven: Ben Allam Gough,
Maryorie Barkley, Sinthia Bodden,
Kimberly Morales, Victoria
Gough, Christa Hernandez and
Henry Levy.









ROUGH CHANGE OF GUARD

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GETS A NEw-OLD PRESIDENT IN A DRAMATIC ELECTION SHOWDOWN


As machine-
gun-armed
policeman
looks on, an
election official
tallies the
called out
votes.


"You don't bring a knife to a gunfight," goes the
old saying. But that is exactly what the incumbent Bay
Islands Chamber of Commerce president, Ana
Svoboda, did. The founder of the Chamber, Rita
Morris, wanted her position back and was leaving
nothing to chance inviting not one, not four, but eight
lawyers to the event. Svoboda brought none.
On the day of the elections, February 18, hours
before the 9 a.m. scheduled election, full buses brought
Rita supporters in from around the island.
"Last year there were 10 people here," said Marco
Galindo, about last year's Chamber of Commerce elec-
tions at his Compa Galindo Church. "They even want-
ed me as a vocal as there weren't enough people."
What a difference two years make.
Karl Stanley, one of the businesspeople present at
the event who had also been given proxies from two
other West End businesses (Waves of Art and Tyll's
Dive Shop), felt that he was disenfranchised. Stanley
said that he was not allowed to register his two prox-
ies to vote. He left before the voting began, not even
casting his own vote for Stanley Submarines.
"These are shenanigans," said Mary Monterroso, a
business owner and vocal number three who was not
up for re-election. "I had three people come up to me
with proxies from businesses I already had."
Businesses that had not paid their dues for three to
four years caught up and were allowed to vote. Dozens
of businesses were denied the vote because they had
not paid for the entire 2012 year.
The fiscal responsible for making sure that statues
are followed during the elections wasn't happy either:
"It's unfortunate that the general assembly showed no
respect for the opines and council of FEDECAMERA
[National Chamber of Commerce]," said Charles


Ana Svoboda is made to
repeatedly give up the
microphone to several of the
eight Morris lawyers who
wanted to speak.


Ana Svoboda and new president Rita Vocal and business owner Mary
Morris shake hands. "Democracy won," Monterroso casts her vote as Morrs'
commented Svoboda on the outcome to lawyer guards the ballot box.
the public.


George. "These were dirty elections," commented Dr.
Noel Brito.
One of Morris' lawyers heckled Ana Svoboda's
speech, arousing screams and clapping from Morris
camp supporters. At a certain point all control was lost.
"I am still the president, and you need to give respect
to the government officials present here today,"
Svoboda appealed to the unruly Morris supporters.
Governor Shawn Hyde and Congressman Romeo
Silvestri rolled their eyes and covered their faces with
their hands, witnessing the pre-vote rigmarole. "It's the


most contentious elections I've ever seen," said Morris'
supporter Clinton Everett.
"People can't agree on how to vote so they will do
whatsoever they want. It's a bit like the APESCA elec-
tions," commented Ron McNab about the Chamber's
elections, representing Safeway Maritime and stand-
ing in as Vocal number one.
The elections were a bit reminiscent of a "bare
knuckles" election for high school class president. The
announcer called only the first name of the winner of
each vote cast: "Rita, Rita, Rita, Ana, Rita, Rita..."


"They [Svoboda's supporters] made a mistake.
They didn't update the 'legal representative' list of
businesses, which can be done up to five days before
the deadline," said lawyer Edith Diaz about the
Svoboda camp's strategy. But it is questionable
whether all the firepower was necessary for Rita
Morris to win. When the dust settled it was 117 votes
cast for Rita (Morris), 26 votes cast for Ana (Svoboda),
and one blank vote.
Unlike in the US and on Mainland Honduras
where the organization is apolitical and represents the


The incumbent president, Ana Svoboda,
swears in the new board and president.


interests of local businesses, the Bay Islands Chamber
of Commerce became a political institution four years
ago with the creation of ZOLITUR-Bay Islands tax-free
zone. The president of the Chamber of Commerce has
voting rights equal to those of the minister of finance
and eight others at ZOLITUR, an organization with a
growing million dollar budget that approves million-
dollar security and infrastructure projects around the
Bay Islands. Being able to decide which projects are
chosen and who will be awarded the bids is a power-
ful and political position indeed.








THE GOLDEN LIQUID

A SMALL COMPANY BEGINS TO MARKET 'ROATAN RUM'


Rum is made in places as diverse as
Jamaica, Japan and Canada, and while
Roatan isn't brewing any rum yet, it does
now have its own label: Roatan's Pirate's
Grog--an exercise in logistics, marketing
and distilling.
Launching a Bay Islands alcohol isn't
easy. The last time someone tried to intro-
duce an alcoholic beverage produced in the
Bay Islands was in 2005 when Iri Maska, a
Czech artist-entrepreneur built a brewery
and began selling his pilsner to bars and
restaurants throughout the island. Maska's
problems with consistency, temperature of
kegs and introducing the heavier tasting
beer to islanders were tough. Now the only
way to taste the beer is at Maska's brewery
in Santos Guardiola.
Roatan's Pirate's Grog is the brainchild
of Robert Van Der Weg, who has tried
many a shoe on Roatan during his ten
years on the island. He has been a real
estate agent, a bar owner, property manag-
er, commercial sailor, and now rum bottler.
Robert says the idea of introducing a
Roatan rum came to him at an island
waterhole. "I was at a bar and a person
came in and ordered a rum and coke. The
bartender automatically served Flor de
Cafia. I thought, 'Why is that? Why can't
Roatan have its own rum?'" said Robert,


who soon after embarked on a quest to
launch a Roatan rum label.
He located a rum distilling company
on the internet and sent the company a
sample of the rum he wanted to match,
requesting that it be "smooth, to look at bit
like gold, and not too expensive." The com-
pany sent him 24 samples and Robert's
panel of 14 testers almost unanimously
agreed on the sample that is today's
Pirate's Grog.
"All rums are blends," says Robert,
"Our rum comes from Trinidad, Guyana,
Barbados and Jamaica." While Robert did-
n't want to reveal the name of the blending
company, he did say that they've been in
the business since 1772.
Robert bottles the rum, which is
shipped in plastic 1,000 liter containers, in
a space below his Sandy Bay apartment.
He has a four-bottle fill station which "can
do 60 boxes [640 bottles] a day with one
other person," says Robert. He fills bottles
with the golden liquid four-at-a-time, caps
them, then wraps the tops with a red, plas-
tic tape that is placed in a pot of boiling
water, so that it shrinks. Robert has to cap
over 1,300 for each plastic container. "I bot-
tle so many that my hands start to hurt. I
have blisters," says Robert about the hun-
dreds of bottles he has capped. In early


Robert Van Der Weg
next to his home
rum bottling station.
He bottles his grog.
Grog is historically a
drink combing water
and rum, introduced
by British Admiral
Edward Vernon in
1740, was the offi-
cial drink of the
British Navy. Before
that, grog rum, with
water and nutmeg
was popular with
pirates.
















December 2011 the company was bottling a
third container, a plastic bladder contain-
ing 1000 liters.
Pirate's Grog is for sale at around 30
places on the island--bars, gift shops and
supermarkets, as well as on Norwegian
Spirit and Norwegian Star cruise ships. "I
have the only Roatan product sold on
board a cruise ship," he says proudly. Each
bottle is typically priced between $8 and
$12, well above Honduras' Plata and some-
where around four-year-old Flor de Cafia.
Ron Plata, often sold in plastic bottles, is
produced by Honduran Licorera Los
Angeles. Other Honduran labels, TatascAn
and Yuscaran, are less easily found on the
island and have a much smaller following.
"I'm not saying that I am brewing it here,
but I am bottling it here and thus it
becomes Honduran rum," says Robert.
Robert is so committed to his product
that he had its logo, a skull with a crest, tat-
tooed on his right ankle. Robert says that
he invested all his savings into the venture:
"I had Lps. 1,600 in my pocket when I was
finally ready to sell the product." Robert
and his rum company are doing much bet-
ter now.















Ingredients


12 medium to large mushrooms
2 slices bread
1 can (3 1/2 oz) tuna
3 Tbs mayonnaise
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 sprigs parsley

Directions

Remove stems from mushrooms and reserve for another use. Wash mushroom caps
and drain on paper towels. Place bread slices in food processor or blender and
process to make fine bread crumbs. Add tuna, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and parsley
and puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place mushroom caps on
microwave safe dinner-size plate. Microwave at high for thee minutes or until ten-
der. Spoon tuna mixture into cavities and microwave at high 2 minutes, or just
until tuna mixture is very warm. Or, if you prefer, microwave mushroom caps until
tender. Cool, then fill with tuna mixture and serve cold.


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Before some of you say, "Oh no, another sports movie,
let me say that you need to watch this movie for a variety of reasons.
First of all, yes, it is a sports movie. But unlike most sports movies,
this is not about watching the actual sport. Yes, there are times in the
movie where you are watching an actual baseball game. But this is pri-
marily about the man, Billy Beane.
As a young talent in the game of baseball, Billy was
deemed to be a guaranteed superstar. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out
that way, and Billy ended up retiring and moving into the management
side of major league baseball.
With some playoff success that was achieved on a low
budget in small-market Oakland, Billy, his owner, and his fans are
pleased, until he realizes that he is again losing his best players to the richer teams.
Frustrated, he meets a young Yale graduate named Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) who
looks at baseball players a whole different way.
Together they attempt to assemble a low-budget team to take on the best teams
with the biggest budgets. In the process, they're also taking on the baseball system.
The movie, not unlike last year's Social Network, takes us behind the scenes of
"something in the creation" process. Co-written by Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote the Social
Network, Moneyball gives us a highly detailed, fast-paced, intelligent thriller.
Brad Pitt is charismatic and swaggering, while Jonah Hill is naive but intelligent.
The two are terrific together, as the two main stars of the movie; and both were nominated for
Academy Awards for their roles. The movie was also nominated for Best Movie. (The Oscar's
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WHY IS LOVE THE GREATEST?


By Pastor Perry Elwin Jr
SDA Church. French Harbour


"So now faith, hope, and love abide, these
three; but the greatest of these is love." 1
Corinthians 13:13

Why is it that love is considered the
greatest in this text? Is it because love is
more important or more needed in the
world? Let's define those three words from
a biblical perspective. Hebrews 11:1 says,
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen." Faith, in
other words, is a conviction that what we
cannot see and what we hope for definite-
ly exists! There is, however, something
about faith we must consider. 1 Peter 1:9
tells us, "Receiving the end of your faith,
even the salvation of your souls." When the


Christian ultimately receives salvation by
the second coming of Christ, faith will
cease. So faith is the grounds of belief in
something we cannot see as yet. Once we
are eternally saved there will be no need
for faith!
Hope and faith go together. What does
the Bible say hope is? "Looking for that
blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Savior Jesus
Christ" (Titus 2:13). The blessed hope is the
coming of Christ for believers. When this
hope becomes a reality, there will be a ces-
sation also of hope. Faith and hope is what
gives the Christian strength to go on. God
gives it to them so that they can endure
until He comes! The following is a summa-


tion of love, "But God commends His love
toward us in that, while we were yet sin-
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ESBIR science fair on February 27. "They have been working on
these projects since November," said Bonnie Jackson, the
grade 11 physics teacher from West End. "The older students
were to focus on projects related to the island--charter cities,
waste water treatment, solid waste disposal, communica-
tions." Even third graders prepared projects discussing topics
such as lethal yellowing and iguana protection. Probably the j
most impressive project was the "Mechanical, biological and
chemical filtrations in the Bay Islands" prepared by a team of
West End and Sandy Bay girls. "We had a flooding in the school
in November, so there was interest about run-off," explained
Professor Jackson. The four eleventh-graders prepared a large
three-part model, distributed fliers, displayed old island photo-
graphs, spoke about how the island's environment has been
mishandled and proposed opportunities for water manage-
ment in the future. The girls brought in a two-by-three meter
model with running water, rotating turbines, to-scale cars, peo-
ple and animals. A truly great effort. But still, according to the
judges, not a first place finish. The team: Evie Flowers, Janeska .
Wood, Monique Miller (not in the photo: Tirza Wesley).



Xbfaauje Opens

Xbalanque, a boutique spa and
hotel located on the stretch of
beach between West End and
West Bay, opened its doors to the
public on February 17 with a flair.
Music by Ceibeno Guillermo
Anderson and cellist Shirley Paz
captivated the audience and
guests, who dined on sushi and
smoked mahi-mahi. Paintings by
Guillermo Mahci adorn the build-
ing which was designed and dec-
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Anderson, Patsy Bracy, Guillermo
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Bay Islands Chamber of
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February 18. Founder of the cham-
ber and new president is Rita Morris.
Sitting at the winners table: Mirna
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Zavala, Rita Thompson Morris
(President), Elmer Flores, Shawn
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Help the Siamese fighting fish swim to his nest of
bubbles and care for his eggs.


Help the pygmy glider sail through the liana vines and
land safely on the branch below.


The anteater smells a termite mound deep in the jungle.
Will he find the right path to it?


Help the poison dart frog carry her tadpoles through
the vines to the pool of water in the bromeliad.










Capricorn (i2/22 1/19)
Saturn in Uranus until october
encoouraes you to put pusb to shove in your
career sector. Pull out the ropes anb go scale
that pinnacle. Abvancement is ripe.
Networking is going to pay off as saturn enters Scorpio in
october. Use teamwork on that coconut power brink you've
bevelopeg, your monkey friends are going to love it. use this
influence to identify your hopes anb breams an bon't be
betoureb. Mercury retrograde on the I2tb has bownsibes in
Marcb. Remember, if misunberstaMnings bo happen, use your
humor. Pull out the jokes anb stay 'i, i( i


Aqcuarius (1/20 2/18)
Saturn in Libra has ba ygou travel-
ing, learning ani ponbering life's philosophy.
Keep exploring tbat i*.pI', ,11 Are tbep
,.11.. III1 who you are tobay? In october,
saturn moves to scorpio. career awn status pop up so get out
ano network. serious .1..... .i ff 1' Marcb has bome life
upbeat. witb Mercury retrograde, tbougb, bon't bra oout the
hammer, just work on a to-bo ist. Anb slow bown over the ruts
on that scooter. Communications can be bumpy so put the
brakes on some of your brilliant but not-so-tbought-out com-
ments. Manana is a goob phrase this montb.


Pisces (2/i9 3/20)
Saturn, until october, is all about
joint resources. A partner's income, insurance
ano, yes, taxes boo!). It's a goob influence for
paying bown belts. Examine your values too.
what matters? In october it moves to Scorpio. If you want to
jump start your career, develop a new one or bo more scbool-
ing. This is going to pay off big in 2015. Keep beepening your
spiritual life! venus, Marcb 4tb has you full of thoughts arn
optimistic. Goob financial news Marcb 22. Remember
Mercury is retrograde on the 2thb so slow bown, watch what
you say. Then enjoy this montb.


Aries (3/21 4/19)
saturn has been focused on relation-
sbips in your life. some .. 1.. .. ... m. ,
others you've bistanc ...... II I......
Remember you can learn about '..... .11 by
observing others. This is a planet of lessons anb karma. In
october, saturn enters scorpio. Now you are learning about
'; i ...... I .........1. This is a goob transit to get out of bebt
so go pay that bar tab off. when your ,1J,1 I planet, Mars,
turns direct next montb, your motivation is going to feet like
an enmbess zipline. Go treasure bunting anb you may finb
money unber those shells. Nice!


Taurus (4/20 5/2-0)
S since November 2009, Saturn has
been in your work sector. This has been a
major tbeme. But you've proven your abili-
ty. As Saturn enters Scorpio in october, tbat
i-.- itfi,. begins to be seen. You are going to be '.. I,, t a job
.. II ....... T is is a 1I llii ss sector too. Listen to your .,
set some goals there too. How about one less beer. Venus ill
be in your sign March i ........II increase your charisma anb
attract people to you. senw some love to those around you.
Marcb is a slower montb so use the time for research awn quiet
time. Go enjoy tbat breeze.


S Gemini (5/2J 6/11)
''si ince 2009, Saturn has ba ygou
t'/i focusing on cilbfren, leisure activities anb
S romance. Saturn can put a frowny face on
whatever it touches but also can have rewards
over the long term. what has seemed .'if. ..i will pay off if
you've been patient. In october your focus shifts as Saturn
enters Scorpio. Prepare for work responsibilities. At times you
may seem unm er appreciated. Be patient. Wellness is a focus
too. Marcb sees you at home more. March 22nw New Moon
has you out with Groups. Holb off on the leabersbip role until
Spring. Mercury is retrograde so bite that busy Gemini tongue.

Cancer (6/22 7/2-2)
saturn has been in Libra since 2009.
This year it moves on in October anb empba-
sizes your home, family anb roots. Have you
1.. I... 1.. 1.. .. ...I.. I 1 ev iew w bat
you want from you career in the next 12 years as Saturn
enters scorpio. :. I ..i. ,il fll I. ; I i role. Mars is retro-
grabe in Marcb, but you can ,i11 j. i our opinions across
without a battle Then Mercury turns retrograde Marcb 12-
April 13. Take precautions, back up tbat computer. If tbere are
career changes, tbink positive. Be a magnet for goob mo-jo.



Leo (7/23 8/21)
saturn, the planet of responsibilities,
bas been in Libra anb has empbasizeb commu-
S ....... .. ...i ....... A bit of beavy
tbinking too. In October it moves on to Scorpio
anb you coulf relocate or take on a bome project. March 22nb
New Moon gives you a nuNi e to get out the boor. watcb out for
Mercury retrograde on the I2tb, things couli go amuck visit
Coxen Hole instead of Paris. Money is in focus anb tbere coulb
be some nail biting. GuarI your valuables awn favorite shells
too. Be frugal anb ..* II come out the beab cutter ant with a
jungle to enjoy.


Virgo (8/23 9/2 )
Since November 2009, Saturn has
been in Libra. You may bave experience the
financial bolbrtms. That lull coulb motivate
t*,. to save. The message of Saturn is respon-
,,i, wbat 11. ii' matters? Huggini rather tban boarbin!
Saturn moves to Scorpio in Oct. wit communications anb
leaminmg *i, ii il'..' Take some classes anb tben talk about
them at your favorite watering bole. Marcb is great for trav-
1, 1. f...i. v b I2tb, tben Mercury goes retrograbe. Beware
1 .... Money sees a boost around the 22ni but just
bo pour spending on sunset gazing.


Libra (9/213 10/2 )
Saturn as ba ygou .. II ..I.. tbe
past. Are tbere regrets? Learn from tbem anb
.. i ... i I II. .II i. o october it enters
scorpio and gives you two anb a balf years to
leam its lesson wbicb i. ..... ... 1 i. .... [ ......I a;n
I ,I .i H ow about, .i I 1. I, i ".*.ll i, .. our-
ages you to take a breather. Wanber around tbe cabana because
something lost coulb be fouMh. Marcb is gooo even witb
Mercury retrogvrae anM finances are favorable from Marcb
5tb on. Just keep your tbougbts about the parrotisb's crookeb
teetb to *.*I.. I At least be makes you smile.


Scorpio (10/23 11/21)
As serious Saturn moves from Libra
to Scorpio tbis year take time to reflect on
were you've been awn wbat you've bone over
the past few years. what bave you learneb
anM what belib ou back? saturn will belp you move abeab.
Goob energy in Marcb for :,-n.i.i,;i .. ii f pr. essional con-
sultants. Does that account,~n ,. illI ...... f* I to abb up all
the love beabs you want to beuoct? with Mercury retrograbe
after the i2tb, re-reab instructions (try reabing instructions to
begin witb). In ecisions anM misunberstanbing s are ripe too.
Decide not to becibe.


Sagittarius (11/22 i2/2l)
saturn has bah you learning about
frienisbips anM groups anM will until October
when it moves on in to another -i. Scorpio.
some friendsbips may or have 11. by the
waysibe (or been ickeb tbere). New people bave arrive to
teacb anb motivate you. All ( II ... i i111 at the beach bar
is paying off. In October, Saturn moves on an) self-renewal
.11.. li. 1. I. i.. your focus. Look iwarb. Marcbsbimes
on you witb money anb ... i i in I anb the full moon makes
others notice you. Mercury is retrograbe so slow bown on the
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Xbox 360 game and get a regular
Xbox game for free. All games fully
functional and in good condition!
Contact Andre Roberts at 9557-1494
or andrewrobertssbahs@gmail.com
Buy all 14 games for $200/L.3,777
2000 Toyota Tacoma 4x2; 4 cyl, 2.4
motor in excellent condition; Tel.:
9734-4366
NEW 16' Big Tex Trailer, dual axle
with ramp gate, $2,500; 55KW stand-
by Olympian caterpillar generator
in new condition used only twice, com-
plete with 300 gallon fuel tank,
$15,000; 2003 Jeep Wrangler in
excellent condition only 13,000miles,
fully loaded, custom wheels and paint;
Dining Table excellent condition; Italy
2000 design $2,900. Contact Dennis
at 9958-7567
24ft Outboard Boat, no motor.
$3,750 Tel.: 8811-6371
Kawai Player Piano; like new, plays
beautifully included 20 +-discs. $7,500
Contact Dennis at 9958-7567
Morgan 42' Outisland; a blu water
vessel designed by Arc. Charley
Morgan.
Beautiful Dinning Room Table; solid
wood construction with matching
benches and two drawer storage com-


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Beginner & Advanced PADI Courses
Open Water Scuba Instructor Courses
Cruise Ship friendly schedule
Divemaster Internships
Experienced Staff
Four Daily Dives
Nitrox & Trimix
TEC Courses
Specialty Trips
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apartments. $500 Tel.: 3250-3444
2000 Nissan X Terra 4x2 in excellent
condition, negotiable price. Tel.: 9967-
0976, 3390-6354
29.8 cubit feet Refrigerator $4,500,
6 Burners Stove $1,800. Contact
Dennis at 9958-7567
1988 Com-Pac 27/2 Yacht;
GPS/Chart plotter, Autopilot, VHF
radio, depth sounder and wind speed
and direction. Additional equipment:
anchors with rope and chain,
1000kw gas generator. $19,500
(offers invited) Shown by appointment
only: call 8798-5496 or email: biyhon-
duras@yahoo.com
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI super
clean, new tires, 2sets of keys.
Garage kept and original paint, life-
time satellite radio, CD player. Call
9818-5215
2000 Ford Ranger RED, automatic in
excellent condition. L.95,000; 1997
Toyota Rav4, gasoline, L.108,000.
Call 3151-4105
2003 Ford Ranger Quab cab 4x4
manual speed; 39,639km, power
windows and door locks, tow hitch,
velour interior. $12,000 Tel.: 9499-
6461
'74 Cessna 340 RAM IV; N81861,
6159TT, IFR, 6 Seats, Right and Left
Engine 1036 SMCH, BRAND NEW
RAM TURBOS GARMIN 530
NAV/COM/GPS/MAP, GARMIN 340
Audio Panel, GARMIN GTX-327 X-
Ponder, King DVE, ADF, KING
KX165/155 NAV/COM, Autopilot with
Flight Director, Stormscope, 100Hr
Inspection: 5/11, At MHLM. $180,000.
Contact SAYBE ENGINEERING
(504)9998-1685, info@saybeengi-
neering.com
44' STRICKER SPORT FISHING
BOAT 1974/2002 conversion; 550
hours on twin 450HP Cummins
Platinum series diesels. Tuna tower
and 7,000 dollar fish chair. Boat has
everything. $165,000. Call Roger @
3392-3111. Or e-mail roger@jolly-
rogerroatan.com


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Casa Colina in Oak Ridge; located
within Lookout Hill Estate complete
with beautiful paver stone road, elec-
tric, water and septic. 800sp.ft,
2Bdr/2bath, living, dining and kitchen
area with a 300 sq.ft deck that over
look the Oak Ridge Harbor. Contact
Ben Welcome Tel.: 9883-1088 $700
per month
50ft x 19ft boat slip at Lawson Rock.
Power and water and access to all
facilities in gated community. E-mail
Nickmalliarys@comcast.net or US
phone 239-293-2795 for details.


Now Hiring Professional Staff at
Temporary Cal's Cantina in First Bight.
For kitchen cooks, bartenders, wait-
ress/waiters (English & Spanish);
apply at restaurant Tuesday Friday
10am-10pm. Only Experienced per-
sonnel.
Experienced Resort Bartender
Utopia Village, a secluded dive and
spa resort on Utila is seeking an
English speaking experienced bar-
tender. Bilingual a plus! Contact Kyle
Heath at 3344-9387
Atocha, an established store in French
Harbour, is looking for an experi-
enced administrator with accounting
skills and three years professional
experience. We are looking for a moti-
vated, bilingual graduate of Technical
College or University. Email your
resume and letter of intent to
hesalgado@atochahn.com,
fsantos@atochahn.com, 9574-0249
Utopia Village, a dive and spa resort is
seeking a General Manager and
Assistant Manager to fill positions
beginning January 15, 2012.
Applicants must have 3-5 years resort
or hospitality experience, bilingual-
English & Spanish, basic computer
skills- Quick Books a plus! Contact
Angelika Lukacsy at angelika@utopi-
autila.com

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Zuleyka, Wanda Miller, Tanisha
Galindo, Jessie & Jenny Bodden,
Sergio Avila, Kenny Miller, Karina
Elrod, Serena Zindler, Lubia Flowers,
Deibie Bodden, Michelle Valladares,
Herman Brooks, Kelly McLarnan,
Aiden Miller. BEST WISHES



AA MEETINGS ON ROATAN For
meeting times and information call
9991-1362, 9534-7567, 9686-9656
Servicio de Contabilidad Externo I
External Accounting Services Libros
legales, estados financieros, declara-
ciones de impuesto sobre ventas etcl
Legal books, financial statements, bank
conciliations, declaration of sales tax,
income tax and financial consulting.
Contact Samir Flores at 32065380
Aprenda ingles de manera rapida y
efectiva; en el Institute Tecnico Islas de
la Bahia, matriculate ya y ser part de
este grupo innovador y exitoso.
Lunes a Miercoles: 2:30-4:30pm y 5-
7pm Tel.: 3310-4459
If you're in need of a Babysitter I am
the gal for you i am mother of 2. I'm
available to babysit, I live in West End.
Tel.: 9688 3616
Kids Music School; something new for
your kids! Music classes for kids
between 6-12years, sign up now at
Discovery Bay School in Sandy Bay; 2-
5pm Mon-Fri. Tel.: 9846-7999, roatan-
songs@gmail.com
Spanish Lessons Available; Spanish
teachers Certified in Linguistics of
Nacional University Francisco Morazan
of Honduras, Especially in Second
Language. Contact: Zuni Bustillo at
97269133, spanishroatan@yahoo.com
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nity & newborn session, family portraits,
birthdays, weddings special occasion's.
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Cantina" in First Bight
March 19: Fathers Day in Honduras
March 31: Lobster t Crab Season ends


March 1: Norwegian Spirit (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 1: Marina (08:00-18:00) M.B.
March 1: Aida Aura (07:00-17:00) M.B.
March 2: Grandeur of Seas (09:00-15:00) C.H.
March 2: Carnival Legend (07:00-14:00) M.B.
March 5: Seven Seas Navigator (07:00-17:00) M.B.
March 5: Costa Atlantica (07:00-15:00) M.B.
March 6: Norwegian Star (07:00-17:00) C.H.
March 6: Crown Princess (08:00-15:00) M.B.
March 7: Celebrity Millennium (10:00-18:00) C.H.
March 7: Carnival Dream (09:00-17:00) M.B.
March 8: Norwegian Spirit (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 8: Celebrity Solstice (08:30-17:00) C.H.
March 8: Carnival Glory (06:00-14:00) M.B.
March 8: Ryndam (06:00-16:00) M.B.
March 9: Carnival Legend (07:00-14:00) M.B.
March 13: Norwegian Star (07:00-17:00) C.H.
March 13: MSC Poesia (09:00-17:00) C.H.
March 14: Mariner of Seas (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 14: Camival Liberty (07:00-15:00) M.B.
March 15: Norwegian Spirit (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 15: Costa Atlantica (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 15: Aida Aura (08:00-18:00) M.B.


March 15: Niew Amsterdam (09:00-18:00) M.B.
March 16: Camival Legend (08:00-15:00) M.B.
March 19: Adonia (10:30-16:30) M.B.
March 20: Norwegian Star (07:00-17:00) C.H.
March 21: Celebrity Millennium (10:00-18:00) C.H.
March 21: Silver Spirit (08:00-18:00) C.H.
March 21: Camival Dream (10:00-18:00) M.B.
March 22: Norwegian Spirit (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 22: Celebrity Solstice (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 22: Ryndam (07:00-17:00) M.B.
March 22: Camival Glory (07:00-15:00) M.B.
March 23: Camival Legend (08:00-15:00) M.B.
March 24: Costa Atlantica (08:00-16:00) M.B.
March 26: Seven Seas Navigator (08:00-18:00) C.H.
March 27: Norwegian Star (07:00-17:00) C.H.
March 27: MSC Poesia (09:00-17:00) C.H.
March 27: Crown Princess (09:00-16:00) M.B.
March 28: Mariner of Seas (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 28: Camival Liberty (07:00-15:00) M.B.
March 29: Norwegian Spirit (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 29: Celebrity Equinox (08:00-17:00) C.H.
March 29: Niew Amsterdam (09:00-18:00) M.B.
March 29: Camival Legend (11:00-18:00) M.B.


SUNDAY
Mayan Princess: 10am-
Christian Worship Servce
Infinity Bay: 12pm-6pm Live
entertainment.
Behind Suero del Mar:
6:15pm -Volleyball
Bare Feet Bar: Live Music
with Jimmy and the Boys,
6pm-10pm
Bananarama: 5-9pm Crab
Races, Firedancers, Bonfire
on the Beach and Live
Music by Kris and the Kulture
Band.
Palapa Bar, Parrot Tree: Live
music, Volley ball tourna-
ment & free fry hog
Lighthouse Restaurant:
1 am-2pm Sunday
Champagne brunch
Fosters West Bay: (5pm on)
BBQ on the beach
Vintage Pearl Restaurant
and Wine Cellar: West Bay;
Live Music with Duane
Forrest, 7:00pm
Lands End: Live music with
Cynthia and Adi 7-9pm


AA Meeting: 12pm at Island Friends Meeting: 6:30
Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay. at Plaza Mar
AA Meeting: 6:30pm at Day Sunken Fish at Tranquil Seas:
Care Center in Coxen Hole. 7pm-9pm- Live Music by 2
Behind Seho del Mar: can doo and authentic
6:15pm Volleyball Spanish Tapas.
Anthonys Key Resort: 5:30- Herbys Sports Bar: 8pm -
7:30pm Live Music & Happy Ladies night
Hour with Kristofer And Blue Marlin: 8:00pm-mid-
Kultura Band night DJ John with his vast
Pizzeria Bella Napoli: 7-9pm- selection of music. West
Cubetazo night (5 Beers at End.
$6) Fantasy Island: 8:30pm,
Yacht Bar Club: in French Paul's Fire Show
Harbour, Cubetazo Night Yacht Bar Club: in French
7pm-9pm Harbour, Cubetazo Night
Fosters West Bay: (5pm on) 7pm-9pm
Monday Mania: Happy hour Bananarama: So you think
Bananarama: Watch the you are smart? Come and
NFL games every week prove it at trivia night. $2.50
shown on our big 8X6 or Lemp 50 to enter.
screen. Roatan Zumba: 5:30pm at
Lands End: in West End live Roatan Revitalize Me in
music Sandy Bay
Wet Spot: in West End music
triva night 7pm


AA Meeting: 1
Sonrise Mission
Turquoise Bay
Karaoke and h
AKR: 5pm-9pr
with Walter an
7pm Paul's Fir
Island Saloon:
DJ Sambula, 9
FH Yacht Bar C
Cubetazo Nig
Foster's West B
Wednesday Bu
Vintage Pearl I
and Wine Cell
Live Music with
McCulla, 7:00
Blue Marin: W
live music by S
Chamberlain.
Infinity Bay: Liv
Cynthia and A


2pm at AA Meeting: 6:30 pm at the
in Sandy Bay Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay
Resort: 7pm Henry Morgan: 1 Opm-Paul's
appy hour Fire show
n Live Music Utila DCs Cafe Baracuda:
d the Band. 8pm movie, Thai food
e show Paya Bay: 7pm Garinago
DJ music with Nights
pm-untl Blue Marlin: West End
lub: 8:00pm-12am John B hosts
ht 7pm-9pm Karaoke night.
ay: (5pm on) FH Yacht Club: 7pm-9pm,
irger & Brew Karaoke Night
Restaurant Island Saloon: DJ music with
ar: West Bay; Deejay Galan, 9pm-until
Patty Fosters West Bay: (5pm on)
pm Lobster Thursday; our special
est End 8pm grilled lobster plate
icott Bananarama: 7-9pm
Karaoke Night
e music with Sunken Fish at Tranquil Seas:
di 6-8pm 7pm-9pm- Live Music by
Duane Forrest and authentic
Spanish Tapas.
Roatan Zumba: 5:30pm at
Roatan Revitalize Me in
Sandy Bay


Infinity Bay: 6pm-11pm Live
entertainment.
AKR: 5pm-9pm Live Music
with Walter and the Band.
Palapa Bar, Parrot Tree:
7pm-11pm-John B's Kareoke
Barefeet Bar: Live music with
Bobby Reiman, 7:30pm-until
AA Meeting: 12pm at
Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay
FH Yaht Club: 8:00 Karaoke
Slippery Sue: DJ music with
DJ Sambula, 9pm-2am
Coco View: 8pm, Paul's Fire
Show
Foster's West Bay: (4pm on)
Happy Friday: Happy hour
Vintage Pearl Restaurant
and Wine Cellar: West Bay;
Live Music with Patty
McCulla, 7:00pm


SATURDAY
Catholic youth group: 6pm-
meetings at local churches
Catholic Mass in English:
7:00pm West End Bamboo
Chappel
Palapa Bar, Parrot Tree:
Poker & Domino tournament
Herbys Sports Bar: 8pm DJ
night
Blue Marlin: West End 8pm-
12am Local Island Band
"Muddy" featuring Lauren
playing local island music.
Applebee', French Harbour:
8pm-12am-John B's Karaoke
Blue Parrot: Live Music with
Bobby Reiman 7pm-until
Fosters West Bay: Shrimpfest:
$2off all shrimp appetizers &
Salads, $4 off all regular
(5pm on)
Vintage Pearl Restaurant
and Wine Cellar: West Bay;
Live Music with Duane
Forrest, 7:00pm
Linga Longa: West End 6pm
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