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Bay Islands voice
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Thomas Tomczyk
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Dear Thomas,
You have always been very supportive of
all "good" causes for the benefit of the island or
of children in general. With that in mind I
would like to bring to you and your readers'
attention La Fundacion Hondurena para el
Nino con Cancer (The Honduran Foundation
For Children With Cancer), of which I am the
island representative.
This foundation assists children and their
families in many different areas during their
treatment. RECO has kindly agreed to assist
me by handling the sale of several items used to
raise funds for medication and the care of those
who are in need. It is my hope that the big
hearts of our island people will open wide and
purchase these useful items for the benefit of the
many children who suffer with this awful dis-
ease. Donations are also accepted. Thanks so
much for your constant support of such worthy
causes.
With sincere gratitude to you and all who
purchase items or donate funds for these chil-
dren,

Rosemarie Dalton


Hi Thomas,
I just wanted to thank you for taking the
time to meet with me and Raisa while we were
on the island. Your help was greatly appreciat-


ice to some 50 crack cocaine addicts and refus- The dredging process In Dixon Cove
ing service to those who don't pay their tabs. I
also believe that there are some religious groups
that don't want any bars in their community.
If you were to ask the thousands and thousands
of tourists I have entertained, they will say we
are one of the main reasons they are returning
to Roatan. ... Yes, I am eccentric, but isn't
everyone. Since when was being a little differ-
ent a crime in Honduras? ...


Captain Perry Wintle
The Reef Rider in West End


Matt Rogers,
Georgetown University


Dear Bay Islands Voice,
[Mayor] Julio [Galindo] is all for tourism,
but not if you have a floating bar. After three
years of operating he is passing a law not to
renew our permit and has closed us down. He
has put four local families out of work and out
of money. I have abided by all laws, rules and
regulations and I am a resident. For no legal
reason and against the advice of the municipal
lawyer he [Mayor] is determined to shut me
down permanently.
A letter was presented by ACME sanita-
tion stating we are pumping raw sewage into
the ocean in the marine park. Not true. We are
using a holding tank and have been forced to
pump five miles from shore. ACME sent a let-
ter to all the other companies capable of pump-
ing our tank to not do business with us. The
Municipality is also refusing pumping service
to our company.
Another letter from the West End patrona-
to was also presented stating they don't want
our permit renewed, again for no legal reason.
Yes, I have made some enemies in the bar busi-
ness over the last three years [by] refusing serv-


Friends & Fellow Citizens,
Roatan is an island that welcomes all visi-
tors, in a manner long recognized by so many
of our dear friends from long ago. Our welcome
is offriendship, hospitality and safety, and that
is a priority for citizens and visitors alike.
Our hospitality and friendship are tar-
nished by the aspects of safety perceived not
only by visitors but by those who live here. This
brings up the condition of our main highway,
roads, dirt roads and sidewalks. What is hap-
pening with all the pot holes everywhere, some
as large as a cow? Who sees the danger? Where
does the money come from for repairs and where
is the money going? What is the plan? What is
the delay?
Our opinion is that those in political posi-
tions are there both of the people and for the
people. If we forget what we were, we won't
know who we are. Let us rise to the occasion by
keeping our culture and our heritage alive.

Respectfully,
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FAIRWI ,E

THE V CE
Thanking all Readers, Advertisers, Contributors and Writers


S ince 2003 I have tried my best at running Bay Islands Voice
with honesty, compassion and wisdom. This unforgettable
rollercoaster of a ride has been an enriching and wonder-
ful period of personal and spiritual growth for me. After
nine years, I am stepping down as the magazine's publisher.
The magazine is the creation of many, many
people who have contributed their vision, talent / I
and time to start it and keep it going over the '9,
years. The vast majority of islanders, mainlanders -
and foreigners whom I have met over the years
have been gracious, helpful and appreciative of
the work we have done through the publication. ..
We have always seen ourselves as a maga-
zine that serves the community and reflects what
the community is. While we hope that much of
the stories on which we have reported are posi-
tive, we have not ignored the many sad and hurt-
ful events that sometimes take place here.
The friendship of advertisers and the loyalty
of our readers have been tested on many occa-
sions, but in particular in 2009, the year full of
earthquakes, hurricane-near-hits, street riots,
coups and economic downturns.
"Know thyself" is a motto I try to follow in
my life. I hope the magazine has followed this I
motto as well through its coverage and integrity.
Any healthy community makes an effort to
"understand itself" by cultivating its history, cele- ,O
rating its present and anticipating where it is I 1 l
heading. This introspective journey is enriching
on many levels but is often difficult and painful. "'- ''"
Admitting and embracing truth about our-
selves is a difficult yet indispensable clement of
healthy growth.
We at Bay Islands Voice think that we have
contributed to that self knowledge of the Bay
Islanders and that many readers understand their
mother islands a bit more because of our being
here. Y
Despite pressures to sensor from govern-
ment officials, some advertisers and some read-
ers, we have tried to balance the need to "speak
truth to power" with the need for self preserva- |
tion, both economic and physical. Being in the
news and publishing business presents numer- :
ous opportunities for developing plenty of I i'uMtS g
patience, thick skin and stoicism. Otherwise,
ulcers and sleepless nights will get to you soon
enough.
By far the most painful experiences for me
were the murders, to this day unsolved, of sever-
al of my friends, in particular my Canadian friend Roger Walls and
my German friend Nicolai Winter. I've seen more senseless death
here than in the armed conflicts I covered as a
S* freelance journalist in Sudan, Somalia and
Yugoslavia.
I'd like to thank our staff: writers, pho-
tojournalists, distributors, office managers.
Jamie Johnson and Keila Rochelle Thompson who started the mag-
azine with me and worked tirelessly for several years. Orville Miller,


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our trusted and outgoing office manager who for over five and a
half years became a continually more important part of the maga-
zine. Thanks to Jennifer Matthews for managing the magazine
while I was away in Africa, and Tanya Clemson for being a jewel to
work with as our partner in Copan.
Many kudos to Alfonso Ebanks and George
Crimmins for their hard-hitting and much-read
editorials. For Gunther Kordovsky and Dr. John
McVay for being "our men" on Utila and for their
great writings. Thanks to Jenny Roberts for tire-
lessly editing and proofreading the magazine
every month.
Our religion pages provided spiritual
guidance to our readers thanks to the eloquent
writings of Pastor Perry Elwin, Reverend Fredy
Cabreras, Pastor Peter Silseth, Pastor Damian
T Chambers and Pastor Rudolph Abbott.
S~To all of you: thank you for reading Bay
Islands Voice and thank you for your contribu-
tions, through writing and through purchasing the
magazine. Thank you for the critique you've
Offered and the many interactions we've had.
I especially want to express my great
thanks to our most faithful advertisers, the ones
who lasted with us through thick and thin:
Coconut Divers, Serrano Industrial, Hyde
Shipping, Naviera Hybour, Safeway Maritime,
Vegas Electric, Jade Seahorse, Waves of Art, Clinica
.' Drs. Lanza, Anacaribe, Gumbalimba Park Aquatic
I Activities, Flying Fish and Tortuga Digital. Some
advertisers, such as Casa Warren, Gibraltar and
Flying Fish, are no longer with us but helped
greatly in the first year of our enterprise. We will
always have a sense of gratitude for them.
There are many, many other advertis-
ers, hundreds in fact, who have helped us to put
out the magazine every month, without exception.
There is not enough space on this page to name
them all, but be assured that I am grateful to them
all.
I wouldn't have made it without the
Q I friendships of dozens of amazing people and fasci-
S --,-. nating characters who gave me council, support
and inspiration to keep me going. My stay here
would have been without reason had it not been
for their friendship. Thanks to my dear friends for
S being here when I needed them the most: Miguel
..- Montoya, Gary Chamer, Ligia Lanza, Ana
Svoboda, Charles George, Neil Keller, Norbert
Pretnicki, Virginia Castillo. Special thanks to Steve
Hasz who was a guide in realizing my dream to
start Bay Islands Voice and who has spent long days in the transi-
tion of passing it to the new owner.
Beginning with the Voice's May issue, the publisher of the
magazine will be Mr. Robert Armstrong. He has lived and worked
in Honduras, has worked as a journalist in the states and, I believe,
has the energy and enthusiasm to continue and grow the magazine.
I wish Robert the best of luck in his transition to the island commu-
nity. I ask you to support him in making his transition to this post as
smooth as possible.


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CROCODILES

AND PLANES


R recently I have heard several reports about croc sightings by
divers and land laborers. I understood that the juvenile
species lately seen were relocated into the swamp of Utila.
In all my exploration and dive trips, I never saw one, except
a photograph of a 12-foot crocodile caught a few years ago at Jack
Neals Bight.
Jan from the former Bundo Cafe saw one at Cross Creek a few
times, a place that used to swarm with those prehistoric monsters
which where all but killed off before I came by. Maxen Morgan and
Willy Waterhouse Sr. were the island's crock hunters who used to
sell their skins to Kawas in La Ceiba. Several years ago Willy
Waterhouse Jr., once the captain for the Utila Lodge, saw a small croc
5-6 miles out at sea which he brought in and released into Turtle
Harbor.
I vividly remember circumnavigating Utila after hurricane
Mitch to access the damage done by the 40-foot waves that had bat-
tered Utila for days. As I crossed the Turtle Harbor flats alone with a
heavy backpack and water up to my neck, I came within sight of the
renegade crocodile.


The Mystery Plane
While chilling out at the Babalu expat hangout after UPCO
left us without lights from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., somebody men-
tioned that "another drug plane crashed." Having seen the
devastated two-engine plane that had crashed previous-
ly in the forest by the airport (a crash which cost the life "ThO
of the pilot and injured the co-pilots), I was surprised
to see the one-engine plane in rather good shape. moT
Before the wreck blocking the runway was finally where
moved, at least a dozen cobras with ski masks guard-
ed the plane which proved to be empty with no pilot in off
sight. According to a nearby neighbor the plane crashed
in broad daylight which is very unusual, as this kind of
activity typically takes place at night.
I'm always flabbergasted how that kind of activity can be tol-


rated in a so-called Christian community with about a dozen dif-
ferent denominations and a church on every corner. I recall my first
encounter with drugs in the seventies when a black guy asked
me in the typical island lilt: "Hey man, wanna smoke?" I


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thankfully declined.
I recall the big 4- by 8-foot sign at the old airport
Oric close to town which, in English and Spanish, promised
ch 21 years in jail for drug possession.
Over the years I have seen quite a few youngsters
lled on this beautiful island becoming victims of the
ne unscrupulous drug dealer and turning into crack
cocaine addicts just looking for another fix. It is a real
crime to ruin the lives of young people for profit. I hope
someday soon we'll get a leader who will do something
about the disgraceful situation.


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S ome time ago I saw an article in a Honduran newspaper in
which a fisherman from Roatan was honored by being
elected into some hall of fame. I immediately started boast-
ing about that person even though I had never met him. I
was proud because he was an islander.
Can you imagine how proud I was when I ran across this bit of
news? Little Miss April Moore of Tampa, Florida, won three beauty
pageants last year. She is not so little any more. As a matter of fact,
she is a married woman with two children and now goes by the
name Mrs. April Lufriu. But she won all three pageants. First she
won the Mrs. Florida in Orlando, then the Mrs. America in West
Virginia, and finally the Mrs. World in Vietnam.
I guess I'll have to explain why this bit of news made me so
proud. Well you see, Miss April was bor and raised in Tampa,
Florida, but she is from island stock. April is the second born of Mr.
Kinzer (Gabby) Moore and Miss Ivy Bodden, who both left Bonacco
during the big migration to the USA during the late fifties and early
sixties. Kinzer was my next door neighbor when we were kids; Ivy
was my favorite dance partner when it was time to do the Watusi or
the Mash Potato.
As a child Miss April and her sister Melissa (the little girl with
the eye glasses) came to visit the place where their roots run deep.
April carries in her face the beauty that is the classical look of
the Moores of times past. She also has some of the beauty
that was her mother's in her youth.
April started participating in pageants at the age of "-Ap
19 and since then has been in nine over the last 22 in he
years. Miss April says, "I did it as fun initially, and my b
biggest highlight as a single woman was when I beauty
placed first runner-up for Miss USA." This in itself is classic
a great achievement. But she found out that even after M
she was married she could still compete in these con-
tests of pageantry and beautiful women.
Miss April is not only a ravishing beauty and a pag-
eant winner at 42; she is also the banner bearer of the Tampa
Bay Chapter of Foundation Fighting Blindness. This came about


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ization that supported eye disease and found none locally.
They became president and membership chairperson of
S the local chapter. In 1989 Melissa was diagnosed with
/e Retinitis Pigmentosa, an eye disease that with time
the leads to blindness. April later discovered that she and
her children along with another 10 million or so
r the Americans also have the disease.
She has taken on a great cause. She will continue
to meet the challenges that life throws at her because
she is one of the beautiful people and in her veins runs
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H osni Mubarak in Egypt, Moamar El-Khadhafi in Libya and
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia--all were pushed from
power in 2011. It was definitely a bad year for dictators and a
good year for democracy. Still, more than 40 nations around
the world remain under authoritarian control. According to Amnesty
International, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, Global Witness,
Georgetown University and the US State Department, here is a list of the
five worst dictators still around.
In North Korea, Kim Jong IL died of a heart attack on December 17,
2011, at the age of 69, having been in power for 17 years. Nothing is
expected to change since he has been succeeded by his son Kim Jong Un.
With a standing army of 1.2 million, North Korea has a population
of 25 million who live in misery. Over 40 percent of children under five
are believed to be so malnourished that their growth has been stunted.
All mail and phone communication by citizens is monitored, and inter-
net access is limited to party loyalists. Some 200,000 prisoners toil in
slave labor camps, where they are starved and tortured. Despite UN
sanctions North Korea continues a nuclear enrichment program.
In Eritrea, Isaias Afewerki, age 65, has been in power for 20 years.
Afewerki once led Eritrea to independence, but today he deprives his fel-
low citizens of all freedoms. There is no formal constitution, and every
male starting at age 18 must enter "National Service," which is forced
labor of indefinite length. Evaders are jailed or killed. People with
unsanctioned religious beliefs and practices are imprisoned and tor-
tured, as are journalists and activists. More than 50,000
Eritreans have fled their county and escaped to refugee ,
camps in Ethiopia. Western officials have accused People
Afewerki of aiding Al-Qaeda linked militants in Somalia. unsanction
In Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir, age 67, has been in power
for 22 years. Although he took power in a bloodless gioUS belie
coup, his tenure has been marked by extreme violence. practices are
In 2011, the country was divided into two entities-Sudan pac e ar
and the Republic of South Sudan--but strife continues oned anc
unabated. In the region under dispute with South Sudan, t
Al Bashir's military has bombed civilians, killing untold tured
numbers and causing over 100,000 to flee. The International
Criminal Court (ICC) has officially charged Al-Bashir with crimes
against humanity and also alleges that he has embezzled billions of dol-
lars from his country.
In Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, age 73, has been in power for 21
years. Raised in an orphanage, Karimov rose through Communist Party
ranks to control this former Soviet Republic. Journalists, activists, and
anyone practicing a religion other than the accepted form of Islam are


It's hard to improve on death.
Who needs a gun when ya got two bullets in
the sac.
Stopping is always better than quitting.
Garbage can shine, too.
Excessive pleasure becomes pain.
The food of life is death.
The helping hand never needs help.
Idiots were made to ignore.
You can not kill what will not die.
If life lives, than death dies.
Stay hidden when seeking.
The planet will protect itself.


LS A BAD ONE ...

ICTATORS


often jailed. It is believed that thousands of prisoners are currently being
held and tortured. Each year, university students, teachers, civil servants
and children as young as nine are forced to live in barracks and
harvest cotton under inhumane conditions. Karimov's health is
with thought to be poor, and some believe his eldest daughter is
being groomed to succeed him.
ed reli- In Syria, Bashar Al-Assad has been in power for 11
fs years. Assad, age 46, is a trained ophthalmologist who
fs and succeeded his father as Syria's tyrant in chief. Syrians
impris- began revolting against this despot last March (2011).
Assad has responded by ordering the military to bomb
Stor- and fire on crowds. As of this writing, over 7,500 demon-
/" strators, including hundreds of children, have been killed,
with over 10,000 jailed or missing. The United States and
most of Europe have condemned Assad's actions, imposed sanc-
tions and called for his resignation. Even the Arab League has
placed economic sanctions of its own and recently sent in monitors.
However, the situation remains volatile. I guess we'll just have to wait
and see what happens. Hopefully 2012 will be an equally bad year for
dictators as was 2011.


Answer the past and question the future.
Only sight has limitations.
Mental pain has no sensation.
Equality is the rule of nature.
The glue that sticks the best is sex.
If the kiss ain't there, then you are going
nowhere.
Only ignorance can compete with ignorance.
A clear vision makes no mistakes.
When in doubt, ask a friend.
Divide on!


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A SILVER BIRD

ONE DREAM OF A HELICOPTER ENDS WHILE ANOTHER EMERGES


A group of entrepreneurs are bringing a
new helicopter to the island. The newest and
in many respects most feasible entry to the
helicopter business on Roatan is a Robinson
R-44 Clipper 1, currently stationed at Parrot
Tree Plantation. The silver machine also has
landing spots in West Bay and in Las Palmas.
The Robinson helicopter, capable of
landing on water in emergencies, is owned
by Aerocentro, a company with a fleet of hel-
icopters in Guatemala, Tegucigalpa, San


Pedro Sula and now Roatan. "So far we had
to bring a helicopter from Tegucigalpa to do
this," says about the operation Jose Antonio
Mufoz, the manager of Aerocentro Roatan.
The helicopter is piloted by Derek
Whitmore, 33, an energetic American with
five years of flying experience. "I used to be a
junior Olympic skier, then a motocross rider,
so this was the next best thing," says
Whitmore about his helicopter flying.


The Robinson helicopter can fly clients
on charters and, according to Whitmore, can
fly a "medivac" as long as the person "doesn't
need to lie down completely." The back seats
in the helicopter are the size of a small sedan,
with windows offering an amazing vantage
point for sightseeing. The four-person heli-
copter typically flies at 500 feet, makes tight
turns and hovers, all of which make the 15-
minute flight exhilarating at $75 per person.
Previous ambitions for using helicopters
to provide medical evacuation services on
After the flight on
March 7: Derek
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Roatan have ended in failure. An Australian
owner of a helicopter lost money as the
machine's pilot ran off the island with expen-
sive parts. The island was left with a sad car-
cass of the helicopter sitting in the back of
Roatan Electric Company's yard.
RECO donated the abandoned helicop-
ter to a Los Fuertes mechanic's shop, where
the engine-less beast sat for several months
in 2011. The mechanics used a water supply


truck to pull the helicopter from RECO's
back yard to Los Fuertes, where it was going
to be cut for scrap metal.
While the Roatan municipality saw the
red helicopter as a hazard blocking an access
road in Los Fuertes, the Sky Canopy people
saw an opportunity and purchased the heli-
copter for around $3,000. Now the helicopter
is to serve as a coffee shop for tourists await-
ing their turn to head down a metal cable of
the zip line.
The Bay Islands attracts plenty of people


helicopter that ended up without an engine and
ted to a mechanic's shop for scrap-August 2011
with great ideas and some cash. The island is
dotted with examples of such projects that
sometimes go awry: unfinished develop-
ments, abandoned homes, planes, boats and,
since spring 2011, a bright red helicopter. As
the popular saying goes: "Want to become a
millionaire on Roatan? Bring two million
and go into business. You are likely to be left
with one million."


vets belpinc Quabrupebs
World Vets have once again visited Roatan.
On March 20-22, the group took care of sick
and needy cats and dogs arriving in cars,
truck, scooters and on foot. "We even got
deer and horses," explains Sandra Zeilstra,
island coordinator of the project for the past
five years. The program, run out of Bay
Islands Equipment Rental in Dixon Cove, tries
to help pet owners who would have trouble
affording the island vet services.





















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ON A WING ACROSS THE SEA
A SHORT HISTORY OF LONG DISTANCE WIND SURFERS IN BAY ISLANDS

BY THOMAS TOMCZYK






OPEN SEA WINDSURFING
FROM THE BAY ISLANDS TO
THE COAST HAS BEEN A
PART OF HONDURAS FOR
OVER 30 YEARS. WHILE
MOST PEOPLE WINDSURF
INSIDE THE REEF, A FEW
VENTURE OUTSIDE, A FEW
MILES OUT OR FARTHER,
WHERE THE WIND IS STEADY
AND STRONG. THE EASTERN
TRADE WINDS MAKE WIND-
SURFING NORTH-SOUTH,
CAUSING TRIPS BETWEEN
THE ISLANDS AND MAINLAND
TO BE A CHALLENGING POS-
SIBILITY WHICH FEW HAVE
TRIED. HERE IS THE STORY
OF TWO SUCH MEN.
















Jack Wood on arrival to Trujillo from Port Royal after a 24-hour windsurfing adventure.
Jack had just hauled his board on board Erick Anderson's SN Taramina 80' Ketch, and
began drinking a cold Coke. He was very dehydrated. (photo by Erick Anderson)










Photos of author windsurfing (photo: John
Kennedy)


Port Royal to Trujillo
Jack Wood, an American journalist,
had come to Roatan to visit a friend, Erick
Anderson, who lived in Port Royal on
Roatan's southeast shores. Jack had just
missed running into Erick, who had sailed
to Trujillo, 63 kilometers or 34 nautical
miles away. The outline of the Sierra de La
Esperanza, on which footsteps laid Trujillo,
was visible in the distance. It was October
1980, and eastern winds were blowing
pretty predictably.
Jack Wood, 65 at the time, was an
adventurer by nature whose passions took
him all over the world. "He was deter-
mined and stubborn," Erick described of
his friend. A couple years before, Jack had
taken part in an expedition attempting to
locate the lost White City in the Honduran
interior.


Jack called Erick from Port Royal on
the radio. "Is there a windsurfer I can play
with?" asked Jack nonchalantly. Erick said
that yes, there was, and that a plane was
leaving the next morning which could
deliver him easily to Trujillo. Little did
Erick expect that Jack was considering
embarking on a solo crossing to Trujillo on
the borrowed windsurf board.
At the time Jack was a windsurfing
novice, his experience limited to trips in
the flat waters of Biscayne Bay outside
Miami. Perhaps Jack's inexperience kept
him from dwelling on what many expert
sailors and seasoned windsurfers consider
a dangerous enterprise-crossing open sea
to Honduras's mainland.
Jack embarked upon the expedition
with much gusto, but one thing he lacked
was supplies and back-up equipment. He


had no sunglasses, no compass, not even a
hat. Just a view of Honduran mountains
tempting him from miles ahead. "There
were 15-knot trade winds blowing and
three foot seas," describes Erick of the day
of the crossing.
Windsurf boards in the 1980s were
heavy and awkward, and Jack's board was
no exception. It wouldn't go fast, but with
a centerboard and a fin it could sail
upwind at around 20 degrees. The sail was
made of cloth and covered an area of
around 5.5 square meters. It was small
enough to be handled in heavy winds
without losing control.
When the plane from Roatan didn't
arrive the following morning at the Trujillo
airport, Erick radioed to his Port Royal
home to ask about Jack. The guard said
that Jack had gotten up early and had











































windsurfed through the Port Royal chan-
nel towards Trujillo.
According to the workers in Port
Royal, Jack Wood had sailed out of Port
Royal around 8 a.m. "He was wearing only
Speedos and a pair of tennis shoes," recalls
the Erick. In one shoe Jack carried $20
worth of Lempiras, in the other--a comb.
No life vest, not even a watch.
Jack was a character like few others. At
65, he owned a graphic design business in
Miami and did freelance writing for in-
flight magazines like TACA, COPA and
TAN Airlines. "He didn't do it for the
money, but to get a free ticket for him and
his friend," said Erick. "He was a good pho-
tographer and a good writer."
By 11 a.m. Erick was flying in his small
Cessna plane looking for Jack, to no avail.
The Bay of Honduras was covered with
cresting waves, but with no sign of a wind-
surfer. "It was a toss up if we were ever to
see him again," says Erick. He and his wife
Teri went to sleep in a gloomy mood,
expecting the worse.
Sometime around midnight Jack
reached the coast of Honduras, several
miles west of Trujillo. He then sailed and
pushed his board east toward Trujillo
town. He was looking for the spot where
Erick had anchored his S/V Taramina, an
80' Ketch.


Around 6 a.m., Erick heard a loud
banging on the wood hull of the sailboat.
"Erick, got some water?!" were Jack's first
words. He was burned, red, and his hands
were raw, full of broken-up blisters. Jack
had been holding onto the mahogany
boom for 22 hours straight.
After a few gulps of water Jack asked
for a cold bottle of Coca Cola. This moment
is when Erick took the one photograph of
Jack.
Jack was not a typical journalist and
definitely not a typical windsurfer. At 65,
he accomplished a feat few men in their 20s
or 30s would dare. He would return a few
more times to Roatan and attempt a few
other windsurfing feats around the globe.
Jack lived to the age of 92.

The Utila Back-and-Forth
The sea in the Gulf of Honduras can
change from hour to hour. Before the age of
cell phones and GPSs, the crossing was an
adventure only for the confident and self-
reliant. In the early 1980s fewer planes and
fewer boats were around to come to the
rescue of a lonely windsurfer.
Jack was in fact the second known per-
son to perform a windsurfing crossing
between the Bay Islands and Honduran
coast. Preceding him on his islands to coast
crossing by just a few months was an East


Photos of Dr.
Siegfried Seibt wind-
surfing off La Ceiba
beaches



German doctor who had recently moved to
La Ceiba--Dr. Siegfried Seibt.
In February 1980, Dr. Seibt, who was
working in La Ceiba's Atlantida hospital,
departed on his usual day-off morning
windsurfing session. It was 8:00 a.m. and a
steady wind was blowing from the north-
east. Utila was clearly visible on the hori-
zon, only 20 miles away.
Wearing a pair of shorts, a tee-shirt
and a hat, Dr. Seibt sailed a couple miles off
shore and decided he could go a bit farther.
The wind was blowing Dr. Seibt directly
towards Utila's Pumpkin Hill. "I wish I'd
had sunglasses as the glare was pretty
bad," remembered Dr. Seibt of the day.
Dr. Seibt was 38 at the time, married
with two children. No one at his home or
anywhere else for that matter knew he had
departed on an open-sea journey. "I didn't
see anything to put fear in me. It was all
just so wonderful," described Dr. Seibt of
his feelings as he set his windsurfing sail
towards Utila. "I saw dolphins and turtles,
some really big ones.
After four hours on the board Dr. Seibt
arrived at Utila's East End Harbour.
"People there asked me: 'How did you
bring this board? By plane or by boat?' And
when I said that I had sailed it, they just
couldn't believe me," says Dr. Seibt. Utila
town offered a chance to rest for an hour,
drink some water and get a two-liter water
bottle for the trip back.
The wind and weather held, and Dr.
Seibt made his way back slowly towards
the Honduran coast and La Ceiba. "Pico
Bonito seemed so close that you could
almost touch it," explained Dr. Seibt. He
landed back on La Ceiba beach before sun-
set.
Today Dr. Siegfried Seibt, is the owner
of Euro Honduras hospital in La Ceiba. His
hospital is situated in the center of the city
by the sea, not far from the spot where 32
years ago the young doctor set out on his
windsurfing expedition.
Dr. Seibt never sailed into the open sea
again. In fact, he hasn't undertaken any-
thing like that since. "My family just forbid
me to sail that far again," explains Dr. Seibt.
Both windsurfers Dr. Seibt and Jack Wood
decided to undertake their open ocean
journey on a whim, without plans or
preparations. They took their spirit of
adventure and relative lack of knowledge
of the open sea to achieve something few
others have dared to do.










SIR WILLIAM OF U


Life brings people in and out of our lives
daily. Some vanish as quickly as they arrive
and others linger a while to bring a touch of
unsuspected warmth and adventure into our
lives.
I am sitting here in the quiet of my room
trying my best to remember how my friend-
ship of many years began with the author
know as William "Bill" Jackson. I remember
hearing about his book "And The Sea Shall
Hide Them" and wanting to purchase it,
since I was told it was based on a true story
that happened at sea between Utila and
Roatan. Bill had his book published in 2003,
and I received my copy shortly after. His
descriptions were so vivid that I could actu-
ally envision every word. I can still remem-
ber how much I enjoyed reading that book.
When I wrote and ordered the book, an
unusual connection between us began. Bill
and I ended up becoming "pen pals" and
instant friends. We exchanged e-mails and
phone calls over the years before we actually
had the opportunity to meet each other in
Chicago. At our first meeting I found Bill to
be such a charming gentleman. He was tall
but slight of build with a soft voice and gen-
tle manner. His eyes sparkled as he spoke
and a grin came over his face as he shared lit-
tle bits of his life with me.


Bill's book may never have hit the "best
seller" list in the states, but it was a big hit
here on Roatan and Utila, especially as word
got around that I had brought copies down
with me to sell to my friends. Bill was so
delighted that the people of the island found
his book interesting and appreciated my
efforts in bringing down the first 25 in my
suitcase. They were gone shortly after my
arrival.
For Bill it wasn't about making money.
He was about sharing the stories he learned
as a child, stories that had been passed down
through the generations. Bill was the greatest
of storytellers, and I encouraged him to con-
tinue with his writing.
The book which followed that encour-
agement was also based on a true story--a
story which took us down a totally different
path as he tells us of a man named William
Morgan from Batavia, New York, who was
also a distant relative. Mr. Morgan found
himself drifting around in the Caribbean and
ending up on the island of Utila, where he
and a few other men started the profitable
business of shipping commercial bananas to
the United States.
The demand for this book wasn't as
great as his previous one, due in part because
few had heard this story and didn't relate to


TILA
By Rosemarie Dalton
it the way they did his first book. But Bill kept
writing, intent on producing his memoirs,
starting with how he received his name.
He was only able to finish three pages
before Alzheimer's stole all those unwritten
words and memories from him. Bill strug-
gled for three years to find them but he
couldn't reach down deep enough to contin-
ue. Bill left this world this past June 3, at the
age of 85, with many wonderful stories left
untold.
What a full life Bill lived. He was only 11
years old in 1937 when he talked his parents
into letting him go live with an aunt in
Englewood, Kansas, not returning to the
island of his birth for 11 years, just before he
enrolled in the army in December of 1944. Bill
was stationed in the Philippines for a few
months before the atom bomb was dropped.
Then he was stationed in Kitzingen,
Germany, ending his military career as a
Sergeant.
After his discharge Bill ended up in
Chicago staying with a friend from Kansas
and working in a box factory. He then was
encouraged by a couple of salesmen to move
to Batavia, Illinois, where he helped open
another box factory, working there as a plant
superintendent until his retirement in 1987.
Bill then took a part time job working for a
Public Storage Company and started honing
his writing skills, an interest he'd discovered
in high school while working as the editor of
his school newspaper.
I only recently discovered that Bill's first
book was actually a collection of poems he'd
written over the years, which he entitled,
"Diamonds Are Not Forever." In all our con-
versations I don't recall his ever mentioning
this book to me, so it's come as a surprise. I
would have loved to have bought a copy of
this collection which I'm sure is filled with
the wonderful thoughts of youth, written
when they were fresh in his mind.
So I bid farewell to my friend Bill, wish-
ing that he had completed that story of his
colorful, adventurous life.
Bill and I had often talked of his return-
ing to the Bay Islands one day if only for a
visit, but it never happened. Bill's brother
Baldwin returned "home" several years ago
to the warm, beautiful, simple life of Utila--
that beautiful island where all five of Edwin
and Louisa Cooper Jackson's sons were born,
before they each left paradise to spend a life-
time in the United States.
I can't help but wonder what tales
Baldwin might share with us of his memories
of those days of old when he and his brothers
were filled with imaginations and dreams
that carried them to a distant land. Maybe,
just maybe there is another author with sto-
ries to share with us.









SOLAR, ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES


A SMALL BUT GROWING GROUP OF HOMEOWNERS TURN AWAY


N, 'Fig.
Only a fraction of Roatan homes and
businesses run on solar power. This is a bit
surprising as the island has the highest
energy costs in the hemisphere where pay-
ing off the sometimes expensive renewable
energy systems is much quicker.
While the most energy independent
community of off-grid homes is in Port
Royal, one can find examples of solar pow-
ered homes in the heart of the island as
well. In the growing Coxen Hole neighbor-
hood of Brisas del Valle, a business owner
from Brick Bay, Santos Cruz, has invested
in a solar package which has made his
home energy independent.
The system was installed by Vegas
Electric in 2008 and cost around $15,000.
With developments in technology and
price cutting, a similar system today would
likely cost about 20% less.
Four solar panels total one kilowatt
and eight 539 Amps. Deep-cycle batteries
make the engine of the system, which pro-
vides power to a large, two-story home full
of appliances-fridge, microwave, two TVs-
with the exception of air conditioning.
"When the system gets to 20 Amps. the
alarm will sound," says Cruz.
While the deep-cycle batteries are
scheduled to last around five years, Cruz


FROM THE GRID
Marvin Isles next to
his 24 solar panels
at his Palmetto Bay
home


Santos Cruz, by his home's batteries and
inverter panel in Coxen Hole


says that by checking the water
level of the batteries and equal-
izing them regularly, his batter-
ies have tested to be 80% ok
and should last another four
years.
With the money Cruz
has saved, he is looking to
install a solar water heater in
his home. "It's $1,500 and can
be paid off in three payments,"
says Cruz.
Roatan is full of low-end energy con-
sumers who use car batteries to charge
their phones or even to light small bulbs.
They live in isolated places where RECO
doesn't reach, or they just can't afford
RECO rates. They typically use car batter-
ies worth Lps. 1,300-1,800, a bit less than a
deep-cycle Trojan battery. The car batteries,
not designed to cycle through deep cycles,
rarely last for longer than a year.
One of these homeowners is Francisco
Amaya Doblado, 66, known affectionately
as Don Chico in Los Fuertes. Amaya
moved to the island from Ciguatepece in
1969 to work at a seafood packing plant
here. He now owns a small pulperia (a
neighborhood store) on the main road that
passes through Los Fuertes. He relies on a
commercial size freezer to sell sodas and
frozen goods to locals, and his biggest
expense used to be his RECO bill.
In 2005 Amaya saw a sign in La Ceiba
while walking around the city's bus termi-
nal. It said, "Sol y Luz," sun and light,
advertising a company that sold small
solar systems to low-end consumers. "I
bought the smallest system for Lps. 20,000
and installed it myself," said Amaya. The
very next month his Lps 4,000-5,000 RECO
bill began sliding down.


A couple years later Amaya added a larger,
more expensive system of three 100-watt
solar panels and six batteries to his house
and store. "I am paying Lps. 600-700 a
month," says Amaya, who also has to pur-
chase the deep-cycle batteries for his sys-
tem every two years. He uses a fridge,
freezer, TV and fans in his residence and
store.
Amaya says that once in a while some-
one will inquire about his solar panels, but
he is not aware of a single person who has
purchased the system. One obstacle pre-
venting consumers from buying is the sys-
tem's high buy-in cost.
At the other end of the solar budget
spectrum is Casa Sunburst, the home of
Marvin and Susan Isles of Palmetto Bay
Plantation. Their beachfront home is deco-
rated with full size Copan Stella and pow-
ered by two independent solar systems.
The first independent solar system is
the residence's pool filtration motor that
runs on DC power generated by two solar
panels installed on top of the gazebo. "It
turns the entire pool's water [12,000 gal-
lons] 2.5 times a day. The system will pay
for itself in four years," explains Isles about
his $4,800 investment. "It's simple: no bat-
teries, no transformer. It's solar, it's clean
and it has no interface with RECO."
Isles believes that solar power could
be much more widespread if it weren't for
the island's energy company. "All the
excess power goes to waste and it's because
RECO has no net metering policy," says
Isles who calculates that every year his
home wastes around $1,500 worth of elec-
tricity because RECO has no buy-back pol-
icy in place. "They [RECO] really need to
get on it. They are the biggest obstacle in
expanding solar on the island," says Isles.































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BASEBALL SEASON BEGINS

Six TEAMS COMPETE ON ROATAN


The 2012 Roatan baseball season began with
oomph on March 11. With Coca Cola and the Braves
merging into the Nine-Tops, there are six teams in the
league this year: the Eagles, Marlins, Giants, Pirates,
Kool and Nine-Tops.
On March 18, the Marlins, who placed fifth last
season, took on the Eagles in a game in Coxen Hole.
With one metal football goal already uprooted and
another ready to fall, the Coxen Hole field has
regained its baseball roots.
The Eagles dominated the Marlins in the first
game winning 15 to 4. In the second game, things
slowed down and were closer. The Marlins managed
to hold onto their narrow lead and won eight runs to
six.


The Marlins are playing without a manager, as
Gilbert Bodden has left the team. The leader of the
team is the team's owner, Heather Szczepanski, a
Canadian nurse who lives in Brick Bay. She is the first
female to own a baseball team on the island. First cap-
tain Georgie Mann (CF) has stepped in to lead the
players.
The Marlins, a team full of young players, also has
another element--father-son starters. Carlos Bellcares
Sr. plays catcher as his son Carlos Bellcares Jr. plays
first base.









An Eagle's player pitches A fly ball is caught by first
against Flowers Bay base 2012 GAME SCHEDULE

APRIL
April 1st: Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Kool
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Nine-Tops
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Giants

April 8th: Sandy Bay: Giants vs. Nine-Tops
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Pirates
Gravel Bay: Kool vs. Eagles

April 15th:Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Eagles
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Giants
Gravel Bay: Kool vs. Nine-Tops

L... April 22nd:Sandy Bay: Giants vs. Kool
Coxen Hole: Nine-Tops vs. Pirates
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Marlins

April 29th:Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Giants
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Kool
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Nine-Tops

MAY
/, -Jul" May 6th: Sandy Bay: Giants vs. Eagles
Coxen Hole: Nine-Tops vs. Marlins
Gravel Bay: Kool vs. Pirates

A tho to firs ase t -ak o May 13th:Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Marlins
Coxen Hole: Nine-Tops vs. Giants
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Kool

May 20th:Sandy Bay: Giants vs. Marlins
Coxen Hole: Nine-Tops vs. Kool
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Pirates

May 27th:Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Nine-Tops
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Eagles
Marlins player swings at the ball as spectators watch Gravel Bay: Kool vs. Giants
JUNE
June 3rd: Sandy Bay: Giants vs. Pirates
Coxen Hole: Nine-Tops vs. Eagles
Gravel Bay: Kool vs. Marlins

June 1 Oth:Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Kool
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Nine-Tops
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Giants

June 1 7th:Sandy Bay: Giants vs. Nine-Tops
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Pirates
Gravel Bay: Kool vs. Eagles

Z3 June 24th:Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Eagles
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Giants
Gravel Bay: Kool vs. Nine-Tops
6 JULY
July 1st: Sandy Bay: Giants vs. Kool
A, Coxen Hole: Nine-Tops vs. Pirates
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Marlins

July 8th: Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Giants
Coxen Hole: Marlins vs. Kool
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Nine-Tops

July 15th: Sandy Bay: Giants vs. Eagles
Coxen Hole: Nine-Tops vs. Marlins
Gravel Bay: Kool vs. Pirates
A throw to first base takes out a Marlin player July 22nd:Sandy Bay: Pirates vs. Marlins
Coxen Hole: Nine-Tops vs. Giants
Gravel Bay: Eagles vs. Kool

*All games begin at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.









LET THEM EAT RUM CAKE

A CARIBBEAN BAKING TRADITION GOES COMMERCIAL ON ROATAN


There is an intense smell of rum and
coconut in the air as Roatan Rum Cake com-
pany employees, smiling and beaming ener-
gy, move from baking, to chatting with cus-
tomers, to sampling some recently baked
coconut rum cake. There is rum everywhere:
Cruzan Coconut Rum, 151 proof Ron Carlos
and four-year-old Flor de Cafia gold rum. The
different rums are added before and after the
cakes are baked.
Master rum cake baker Michaeleen
Francis says that her recipe for Roatan Rum


Cake comes from an old recipe by the mother
of Annabelle Drummond, pirate Blackbeard's
girlfriend. The recipe, which Francis found in
an old book, "contains two secret ingredients
... in the glazing," says Francis. The company
bakes four flavors of its rum cake: island orig-
inal, crazy coconut, chocolate and 151 proof,
with banana toffee rum cake expected to be
launched soon.
"I came up with the idea of Roatan hav-
ing its own rum cake, and it took two years to
make the business reality," said Francis. "The


Leanne Ho-Chung, a vendor at the
Roatan Rum Cake, mingles with cus-
tomers at the company's store

first commercial rum cakes were baked in
December 2011." Now there are between 50
and 120 Roatan Rum Cakes baked at the com-
pany's head office and bakery on West Bay
road.
Michaeleen Francis and her partner and
head of operations Frank O'Mallie say that
they became "burned out" with owning and
running restaurants in Canada and the US.
They toured the Caribbean looking for a place
to retire and to "get off the grid of life," said
Francis. The 40-something-year-old couple
found Roatan five years ago and reinvented
themselves as rum cake entrepreneurs. In
March they opened a 20- by 40-foot building
on West Bay road, now called Rum Point.
Francis says she tries to use locally made
and locally available ingredients as much as
possible: eggs from French Harbour, locally
grown and shredded coconut, vanilla from
the mainland, and butter and milk by Sula, a
Honduran dairy producer. "Everything is by
the eye," explains Francis of her baking atti-
tude, while pulling out a last batch of the day.
Her rum cakes are available in small 4-ounce
or large 1-pound sizes that are vacuum sealed
and packed into hexagonal carton boxes, sold
for $7 and $15 respectively.


MOORINGS BE-GONE

A FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO MOOR BOATS IN WEST END HAS BROKEN OUT


A vaguely argued Roatan Municipal deci-
sion is set to displace dozens of West End visi-
tors and remove around $200,000 a year in
income from the West End economy. Roatan
Marine Park also stands to lose around $20,000
yearly. With many tourists and islanders avoid-
ing the construction zone that for the last six
months has been West End, the decision comes
as an added blow to tourist businesses strug-
gling to survive.
There are two popular places to moor
yachts in the Bay Islands: West End, just south of


Sailboats moored in West End's "El Bank,"
close to Keifito's
Luna Beach, known "El Bank," and in French
Key. Now the Roatan Municipality is trying to
close one of them. In a March 7 letter to Roatan
Marine Park, the Municipality of Roatan
announced that it had "suspended the use of 'El
Bank' for the moorings of sailboats."
A Municipal document quotes Municipal
Council member Javier Brooks as saying that El
Bank is not an appropriate place for mooring
sailboats. Brooks suggested that "the sailboats
move to other marinas that have always exist-
ed." Mayor Julio Galindo supported the motion.
"Because of the sailboats there are no more tur-
tles in this sector. ... It was commented to me
that at night the sailboat people spearfish and
they buy nothing from the community," the offi-
cial document has Mayor Julio Galindo testify-
ing.
The motion introduced on December 29,
2011, was put to vote without providing the
Marine Park or the yacht owners residing in El
Bank with an opportunity to express their opin-
ions. Nor did Roatan Municipality make proper
due diligence, investigate the accuracy of testi-


mony or analyze the real economic and environ-
mental situation. Nevertheless, the motion was
unanimously accepted by corporation members.
Nick Bach of Roatan Marine Park argues
that the yachts are good not only for West End's
economy but also for local marine life. His state-
ments are supported by Paula Pastushin, owner
of the sailboat S/V Hooligan moored at El Bank,
who conducted a survey of yacht owners. Based
on her survey of ten out of the twenty or so boats
moored at El Bank, Pastushin estimated that the
20 boats spend around $14,000 a month on gro-
ceries, $9,200 in restaurants and bars, and addi-
tional moneys spent on transport and souvenir
shops. This averages to $24,000 per month or
$288,000 a year.
For the Marine Park, the banishment of
sailboats would mean a loss of significant
income, as they collect a monthly fee of $100
from each boat moored in West End.
"There has been a decrease in the poaching
of game by cruisers because of the 'Mooring
Host' presence," writes Pastushin, adding that
the permanent yacht population also spends
money in electrical shops, dental and medical
clinics, etc.








Amstrians Galore
The Austrian contingent
showed up in its full force on
March 21 to celebrate Gerti's
70th birthday. The much-
loved Gerti has been visiting
the island since 2003 and
endeared dozens of friends
here. The Hannibal Cafe
served wiener-schnitzel,
Austrian pastries and cham-
pagne to top things off. All
smiles: Pasquale Paonessa,
Gertrude Nerath, Ellen Van der
Weg, Christine Thales, Susi
Thales, Walter Strumbichler,
Sandra Steindachner, Mestin
Prisanik.




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Using local ingredients and an
old pirate recipe, the Roatan rum
cakes are conquering the pallets
of visitors to the island, one
mouthful at a time. On March 13,
Roatan Rum Cake Company -
staff and owners hang out after
making the last rum cake batch:
Frank O'Mallie, Leanne Ho-
Chung, Johanna "Jo-Jo" James,
Michaeleen Francis.













Super Evening
March 16 proved to be anoth-
er great Friday evening at
Palmetto Bay Plantation, full of
Garifuna dancers, buffet and
great company. Staff and
home owners: Greg Mueller,
Donna Mueller, Ivan Gonzalez,
Gary Chamer, Nataly Mueller,
Eraldine Nixon, Erick Minzeth,
Blair Mueller.











STEWARDSHIP AS PILLAR OF FORMATION


By pastor Edwin Cole R.I.P.


While returning from Kansas City, I
was pushing the speed limit in order to be
back in Columbia by 10:30 a.m. Later,
while exercising with two friends, I men-
tioned this and we began to discuss the
variance allowed on the speed limit.
During our conversation, a highway
patrolman whom I knew entered the gym.
I suggested that we ask him about the
variance and motioned
for him to come over.
After hearing an explana-
tion of our discussion,
the patrolman smiled and
replied calmly, "The
speed limit is 70 mph."
Quickly I realized
that my question to him
was very much like the
question I have heard
many times, "Father, is
this really a sin?"
Sometimes we choose to
live our lives the way we
drive our cars by asking
the question, "How far can
we push before having to
pay a price?"
Having talked about
the pillars of parish stew-
ardship--hospitality, prayer
and service--, I bring these
homilies to a close by talk-
ing about the fourth pillar of
stewardship--formation.
Simply put, formation is
the education of our minds and the con-
version of our hearts. It is important to
recognize that knowing the stewardship
way of life does not necessarily mean liv-
ing it. Inherent in each of us is the need
to give of ourselves in order to move from
an attitude of selfishness to selflessness.
But also inherent in each of us is the need
to receive in order to move from being
self-centered to being open to others and
what they may have to offer to us.
A stewardship way of life is rooted in
the virtue of humility. As we grow in our
life of prayer, our personal relationship
with God is strengthened and a steward-
ship attitude is formed. Such an attitude
helps us to recognize that the gifts we


have been given come not from ourselves
but from God. And so, a personal
response to these gifts as a disciple is to
share what we have received with gener-
ous, grateful and loving hearts.
Formation is a life-long journey of
education and conversion. I think that
Jesus summarizes this stewardship mes-
sage quite well when he


says, nose
who exalt themselves will be humbled
and those who humble themselves will be
exalted" (Lk.18:14).
Formation of ourselves as individuals
becomes an important part of formation of
our parish community. While it is true
that faith formation is the purpose of a
Catholic school, parish school of religion,
youth ministry, adult education, rite of
Christian initiation of adults, it is also true
that every parish organization has a role
to play in the faith formation of its parish-
ioners. The formation of our faith thrives
through the collective parish effort and
the grace of God working through our
efforts. Stewardship, therefore, is not one


more organization but rather it becomes
the umbrella for the parish empowering
all parish organizations and activities.
We understand that ongoing Catholic
education is important for our children;
but it is equally important for us as adults
in order to grow in understanding our-
selves as stewards of God's creation.
Faith formation helps us
understand stewardship as the
primary means of leading us to
holiness. To grow more deeply
in this formation to a life of
stewardships means we love
more deeply as God loves us.
As members of the Body of
Christ, we-both individuals
and parish--recognize our call
from God to give of ourselves.
Formation is a life-long
journey of conversion. The
stewardship parish journeys
constantly in its formation of
conversion.
A stewardship way of
life is more than avoiding sin
(like a speeding ticket). It is
more than not having to pay
a price. Living as a faithful
steward is at the core of our
response to the gift of faith
received freely from a loving
God. To be stewards of
God's creation, to build his
kingdom on earth, means
that we do not take God's goodness for
granted, nor the goodness of others for
granted.
Stewardship is our grateful response
to God's love for us. The pillars of parish
stewardship are four tools that we use to
make this happen: hospitality, prayer, for-
mation, service.


Pastor Edwin Cole was a great and faith-
ful friend, setting for me and many others
an example to emulate. As a hospital
chaplain and parish priest he served his
community in Columbia, Missouri and
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri with devo-
tion, and empathy. He passed away in
2010 and I and many, many others miss
him dearly. (note by Thomas Tomczyk)















A traditional Cape Verde recipe for a classic stew of octopus or squid cooked in an
onion, tomato and garlic sauce flavored with chilies.
Ingredients:
900 g prepared octopus or squid, cut into small pieces
2 bayleaves
3 Tbs oil
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 onion, finely chopped
2 hot chillies, pounded to a paste
Add the octopus, bay leaves and oil to a pot and cook on medium heat for about 20
minutes. Add the tomatoes, garlic, onion and chili. Cook on medium heat until the
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that Murray Found to be Exceptional.
MOVIE HUGO
PLOT OUTUNE: AN ADVENTURE ABOUT AN ORPHAN BOY NAMED HUGO CABRET
WHO LIVES IN THE CLOCK TOWERS OF A PARIS TRAIN STATION; WHOSE HAS A GOAL
TO UNLOCK A MECHANICAL SECRET LEFT TO HIM BY HIS FATHER.
KEY AST BEN KINGSLEY, SACHA BARON COHEN, ASA BUTTERFIELD, CHLO GRACE
MORETZ, RAY WINSTONE.
Finally, an adventure fantasy movie for all ages,
and a movie directed by the great Martin Scorsese. This story
is about Hugo (Asa Butterfield), a resourceful, wily, 12-year
old recently orphaned boy, who crosses paths with a toy shop
owner named George (Ben Kingsley) in the Paris train sta-
tion.
After meeting George's daughter and showing her i
his secret life, Hugo, with George's help, tries to unlock his I,--
mystery, all the while changing the lives of the people around
him. This wonderful 3D movie won five Oscars at this year's
Academy Awards, most of which need to be credited to
Director Scorsese. His love of the movies and his use of the latest technologies are
stamped all over this epic. The film is more than a story about a boy named Hugo. It
is about magic and innovation and the thrill of the movies--something that we know
is close and dear to Martin Scorsese's heart.
It is not a movie about sub plot and intelligent script. It is a charming
flick that is pure entertainment and awe. The CGI technology used to help create the
sets and the scenery make this excellent 3D movie not only for children but for any
adult who enjoys a story with imagination. Wonderful acting from the adults and, of
course, little Asa Butterfield's excellent portrayal of this adventurous, young boy who
never gives in, make this one of the year's best movies.
If you are expecting car chases and people with guns, or lawyers and bad
government, then this isn't it. But if you just enjoy the magic of the movies, this will
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FASHION

Who & Where From. .. ._.u31i u|- ,LI, r'.,.
Veronica Jackson, 68, at the Roatan airport where
she sells her hand embroidered original shirts. "I'm an
original Roatan girl," says Ms. Veronica. "We went to
have private education in people's homes. This is
where I learned to read and write in English. Mildred
Conner was one who taught me." After graduating
from sixth grade Ms. Veronica went on to study for
six years to San Francisco, Atlantida, to be a school
teacher in the 1960s. She taught at Coxen's Nicolas
Villeda kindergarten, then at Frederico Canales
school on Utila. Overall, Ms. Veronica taught school
for 20 years and hopes to receive her first retirement
check this year Meantime, she supports herself by
embroidering and selling her products to airport
passengers. "On Monday the Canadians are coming.
They make a lot of noise ... buuuu' and they don't
buy nothing," explains Ms. Veronica about why
Monday is the only day she doesn't sell her embroi-
dery at the airport. "Americans are my best cus-
tomers."
What Why: For her airport work Ms. Veronica wore
a white cotton shirt with a collar "These are my style of clothes. I wear clothes with collars, with
sleeves, and with pockets... because that is where I put my money. I don't use pocket-book [bags],"
said Ms. Veronica. The shirt was purchased for Lps. 50-60 from a visiting saleswoman. "White is my
favorite color, because white matches everything." She sported a brown gabardine, pleaded skirt with
large, 8-by- 1-inch button-down pockets. "You have to be plain and natural. What I really need is a
watch ... [My watch] was old and it fell in the water," said Ms. Veronica looking at her ankle-long skirt.
"I keep one always on hand. I have this one and a gray one." Ms. Veronica also wore crocodile-pat-
terned black shoes with metal adornments. "My size foot is hard to find. Honduran shoes are too hard,
too troublesome," Ms. Veronica tells it like it is. "They don't make big sizes for big feet," says Ms.
Veronica about her size 11, narrow The 200 Lps. shoes were purchased from a lady at Coco-View.
In Conclusion: Ms. Veronica is modest with her island style. "My mom was a seamstress and she taught
me how to cut and how to sew." With one daughter Mary-Lyn and five grandchildren, Ms. Veronica
still provides and watches over her first three grandchildren. "I am a single mother. I work hard,
because that is the way you survive," says Ms. Veronica.


Nearly 200 years ago, the first Garifuna people arrived
on Honduras, landing on the north east of Roatan in a village now
known as Punta Gorda. Although for more than two centuries Punta
Gorda's people have had a direct dependence on local fishing activ-
ities, the artisan fishermen are now finding it harder and harder to
find fis'' The.- .:k,,:llncr: i;: .:.:.1,-,:;d i. bl lI: ell I..:. n to most peo-
ple in F':.al: ih.-r : ::- s aroundd Punta C-oid.- .-re practically deplet-
ed. It's r,...i r., ir nc.'n, n :,. hi r : i e b.llih .adI.ili, or,.:l children wan-
dering tih ;.r el;: .., :. r.- .od- :ie:. :ii r.: r'-od, to take the
catch c.- the do,
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c"..,or,-i..:,: and ha: g r,.', .r.,- l[.2ader I.:..:.L -..a .:....r I.:.r .i: t.e:i interests.
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recent years front" '1i, Ia N1'8 fi e.i. e lr.:.nr ith Honduran
Pacific coast. ...
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toward the recovery of their tish stocks, but with well organized peo-
ple like those in Punta Gorda, we hope to see fish eventually com-
ing back.
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ENTRANCE FOR CRUISE SHIPS TO MAHOGANY BAY HAS GOTTEN EASIER


The dredger "Marco Polo"
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Aerial view of dredging In
Dixon Cove


Dredging operations at Mahogany Bay took place in
the first part of March. Mahogany Bay has been executing a
permit to move coral and dredge a 50,000-square meter tri-
angular area of coral at the southeastern portion of the chan-
nel.
Karl Stanly and his deepwater submarine were con-
tracted to locate a suitable place for dumping the dredged
debris.
According to Jennifer De La Cruz, Director of
Carnival's Public Relations, the dredging was conducted by
Belgium-based dredging contractor Jan De Nul. "All neces-
sary permits from SERNA were obtained and all work was
carried out in accordance with all conditions set forth by the
Honduran government," wrote De La Cruz.
Carnival expects that "widening of the channel should
greatly reduce the possibility of cruise ships having to
bypass scheduled calls to the Mahogany Bay Cruise Center
... [and] enhance channel navigation to both cruise ships
and ferries and attract additional calls to Mahogany Bay."
Some questions as to the marine ecosystem being
affected by the dredging have been raised by local busi-
nesses. According to Roatan Marine Park's Nick Bach, one
of the West End dive shops has alerted the Marine Park
about a vessel that had anchored on the reef outside Dixon
Cove at the time of dredging.
Within a couple of days, Roatan Marine Park staff con-
ducted an on-site inspection of the reef damage assumed to
be done by the dredger, or one of accompanying ships drop-
ping anchor on top of the reef. "About one acre was dam-
aged. It's pretty bad," said Giacomo Palavicini, director of
Field Operations for Roatan-based Shark Legacy Project,
who participated in the inspection.









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Three in-patient rooms at Roatan
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thanks to donations and work of
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through BBQ sales. On March 2,
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two doors from its old home in
Alba Plaza in Sandy Bay. Nadia
Bornati opened the hair salon four
years ago after working as a hair-
stylist and hair salon owner in
northern Italy for over 20 years. "It's
a newer, bigger and more ele-
gant look," Nadia commented on
her new space and decor. Nadia
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Manatees
The Mighty Manatees, a
Philadelphia band, have visited
Roatan playing several concerts: at
the Blue Parrott, at Lands End, at
Sandy Bay Alternative School, and
at Bananrama on Saint Patrick's day.
Playing a combination of rock, reg-
gae and ballad songs the four
Manatees scored a big hit with
islanders and island expats. Sandy
Bay's Blue Parrot hosted the band
on March 15, to the merriment of
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Capricorn (I2./2 I/9)
Uranus has your Domestic life unber recon-
struction, coulb be the house or people. Is
everything in a constant flux? Do you feel
like i.. ... ; .,, -. I: chairs just to bow
off steam? How about painting a wall? During this Uranus
transit (until 2018) your roots have you curious, too. There is
plenty to surprise you. Enlightenment is a topic that keeps
......i ,I, i, i,, I .i, ;[I, Mars anb Mercury going direct,
pressure will ease up anb with smooth water aheab. In fact,
take a get-away around the list then come back and network.
You are an attention getter. Show off.


Aquarius (1/20 2/18)
Flashes of insight accompany
Uranus's transit through 2o18. Expect sur-
prises too. In fact expect the unexpected bur-
ing these ..... .. well as the feeling of being
unsettled and needing a change of scenery. You're feeling like a
lizarb that neebs to sheb its skin. Maybe just get out anb be
more involved, which coulb send you on a new path. April is
just a kick back month. The mist New Moon fills your bome
with fresh energy. How about some I 1 cleaning? With
Mercury anb Mars turning direct, your financial challenges
',.. 1 ...., return to normal. Whatever that is!


Pisces (2/19 3/20)
Uranus has anb will be (until 2018)
all about money matters anb bow you manage
them. Be realistic, if that is possible for you,
breamy Pisces. Make changes. This planet also
has you looking at what you; ......ifl value. Do some be-
cluttering (bon't forget your brain too). .' ..... .. .... .......
path to self-realization. April 6as you renewed with fresh
energy anb you have momentum to bo what you want.
Disagreements will melt away mib-montb. Anb the 6th full
II..... 11.;.,,.1;.,,1 i,;,,r resources. Double check those tax figures
(uggbb). I t'; ...."' .... "......, ; finb new ones! Then go enjoy
spring.

Aries (/2.1 4/19)
Uranus may just have you l11.....i

Staneous. ir.;, i ,, ... .. r,.,.,,h r 1-
ben Roatan rain shower. In fact the unexpect-
eb has become the common anb will continue to be until 2o08.
Mostly Uranus ......... I ..... ..1 -y- your appearance
or maybe a new .. .. i.... ... i I I.. If '.....ii ti. anb the
worlb will have a new perspective for you. April has your life
back on track with Mars and Mercury turning direct on the i3th.
Stay cautious early in the month, though. Money will flow your
way with the mist New Moon. Be spontaneous, go buy the Iguana
a pabble boarb ribe.


i Taurus (4/20 5/2.0)
Uranus bas you analyzing your life anb
overall lifestyle until zo18. Keep watching
for insights. This planet can be your cbeer-
leaber anb motivate you in new ways. Maybe
alter your biet? Exercise? Your subconscious wants you to lis-
ten, too, especially concerning friends ano career. Beware of
confining your deepest secrets, Ir .... i.i about what you anb
the crab bib last night. The April lIst New Moon, Neptune
anb Mars help, so tap into them anb use the influence to help
achieve your goals. Connect with new people. Hob off on
financial decisions anb you can zoom aheab in May! YeaO!


Gemini (5/21 6/1 )
Uranus is in Aires until 2o18. You've
been attracted to friends anb groups anb will
continue to be. This is all awn."n, for .'nir
communicative Gemini spirit. '" ." I. .. ,11
appear .... ....... ii i 1 i,. ..n ,i ..i Those acquaintances will
be the networking you neeb right now. This planet is also urging
you to bo internal work anb reassess your philosophy. April and
the Universe grants you a gift. Kick back anb bo something you
1. ; I'. i ,, .. ii.-. -I .1 Or maybe clean bouse ... na, sing
to the lizarbs! Mercury turns direct on the 13th anb career mat-
ters move aheab! Happy Spring!


Cancer (6/22 7/22.)
Lots of changes in your career as
Uranus continues (n......1 Aires until 2018.
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.... .... ,, .... I ...... !,, l,, ..rl. r,,l ,l .. .... I.. ; y ou feel-
ing a crunch but eases up in later April. Pay attention to some
plants or that broom to sweep out your sanbbox. The 2ist New
Moon I.'l, i.l1'. friends. Network but shy away from leaber-
ship roles. Mars anb Mercury turn direct April 13th but still
be cautious of travel ... walk and enjoy the breeze.


Leo (7/23 8/2.2)
Uranus continues its 7-year trip.
Expect more travel, learning anb exploring
life's philosophies until 2oi8. You'll continue
journeying through tl. .. ,.,(.'if .....i of fife.
Expect insight to bit you upside the heab at times. Learn the les-
son of thinking things out before you act. You'll be in your career
sector next transit so pack in the learning. In Aprilboth Mars
anb Mercury turn direct in your bouse of money. okap now!
The 6th Full Moon ramps up your baily pace anb the 2ist New
Moon brings positive career developments but watch for those
that could stab you in the back. Now go reab another book!


Virgo (8/23 9/22)
Uranus has been anM will be until io08 in
your house of joint resources. As the planet of
the unexpected, this coulb unexpectebly boost
your bank account, or yes, bring unexpected
expenses. Don't go .11.l I.. but safe speculation couln pay
off. The April New !..... i_- ii ,,1 i. you to travel anb use
tlat brain, which you love to bo! Maybe a quick trip or online
class. Or just plan the trip of a lifetime. With Mercury anb
Mars turning direct those recent relationship dcluellelIt will
-. '. ..... i.... II ,, .,: on anb put issues behind you. Spring has
sprung anb you bave, too.


LiYra (9/23 0/2n)
SKeep expecting the unexpected in
relationships as Uranus continues its journey
I,..,, your 7th house. People may pop into
your life anb then just as unexpectedly pop out
..i.. typical for Roatan, thoughh. Seriously avoib legal anb
I ...... i partnerships for now! Change can be ongoing with a
partner whether in commitment or living arrangements. Stay
positive, things will work out. April has Mars anm Mercury
going birect on the 3th. Jump on those job related activities. The
6th Full Moon in your sign shines on those
close relationships, reach out ani compromise too. The zist looks
goob for money so go buy that crab a coconut brink.

Scorpion (10/23 I /2I )
Uranus continues its transit through
your house of work anb service until 2018. Ttis
i planet of change gives you the incentive to abapt
a healthier lifestyle anb maybe beab up a goob
cause if you aren't areaby .1 r .i ... I .,1 ( ,r
work (and get useb to it). .. I ...n. ... II r, ,,,i ni.
to maintain the status quo. change the way you look at things
anb exciting prospects lay abeab. In April, forward motion with
Mars anb Mercury wil propel you into social events anb the
2lst New Moon is all about love anb togetherness. Relax anb
laugh. Money looks goob, too, so laugh even more!


Sagittarius (11/2 I/2 )
Uranus has that inventive, creative
sibe of y .......'. i; I to blossom until 2o18.
Invent tl. a ..... (l., I ,ser zapper you've been
wanting to. Others will love you anb your
social life will soar. Uranus is about inbepenoence. Harness it!
Spread that around to kibs, yours or others anb get involved!
But allow their inoepenbence to forge aheab, too. Your sixth
sense is triggered so .l... ai .. p ..' ''. .l with finances. Be con-
servative. April I3t(, with Mars ano Mercury turning direct,

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THE MAN CALLED MICHO


This short story is a collaborative
effort, written by a group of 12
girls and boys during the winter
study camp at the Learning Castle
in Sandy Bay. They studied under
the supervision of professor Tanya
Nelson.


It is 1970 and Micho is a young boy
from India. His family is a very rich
family and Micho is very charitable. So,
he decides to go to Honduras to help the
poor. His father sends him with a helper
because Micho is too young to travel
alone.
They go to Tegucigalpa to ask the
president for permission to build an
orphanage and a homeless shelter. The
president tells them about Roatan and
sends them to speak to the island's
mayor.
On the way to Roatan, in San Pedro
Sula, Micho's helper is robbed and
killed. Micho loses all his money but
still wants to get to Roatan. He finds a
man going to Roatan on a small boat to
get bananas. He promises to pay the
man back when they will get there.
When they get to Roatan the man
sends him into the jungle to get
bananas to pay him back. But a monkey
hits him in the head with a coconut and
Micho loses all his memory. The only
thing he remembers is that he was look-


ing for something. The first thing he
finds is a bottle. Many people triy to
help Micho, but the only thing Micho
wants to do is to pick up bottles. Years
later a man gives him money for a bottle
that is painted. So Micho starts painting
all his bottles and selling them.
Micho is now 48 years old. He still
collects bottles. He now has a pet iguana
named Poncho that is his only friend.
One day Micho is walking and an 85-
year-old Indian man comes off the
cruise ship. Micho has a birth mark on
his right hand and the old man recog-
nizes it. It is Micho's father.
When the man tells Micho who he
is, Micho starts to back away and trips
on one of his bottles. With the fall, he
gets his memory back. Two weeks later
Micho's father moves to the island. But
he soon dies, leaving Micho all of his
fortune.
Micho builds the biggest orphanage
and homeless shelter on the island along
with an animal sanctuary where he and
Poncho live happily.







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April 1-8: Holy Week Celebrations
April 1-8: Semana Santa Celebrations at
Palapa Parrot Tree
April 6: Bill's Performance at Parrot Tree
Beach Resort Palapa
April 8: Easter
April 12: Anniversary of Garifuna Landing
on Roatan
April 14: America's Day
April 16-22: Roatan Culture Festival
April 22: Bay Islands Return to Honduras
Anniversary- no work day
April 23: International Language Day
April 30: John Brooks School's day


April 3: Norwegian Star C.H.
April 4: Celebrity Millennium C.H.
April 4: Costa Atlantica (07:00-17:00) M.B.
April 4: Carnival Dream (10:00-18:00) M.B.
April 5: Norwegian Spirit C.H.
April 5: Celebrity Solstice C.H.
April 6: Carnival Legend (08:00-15:00) M.B.
April 6: Carnival Glory (08:00-15:00) M.B.
April 10: Norwegian Star C.H.
April 11: Mariner of Seas C.H.
April 11: Carnival Liberty (07:00-15:00) M.B.
April 12: Norwegian Spirit C.H.
April 12: Carnival Legend (11:00-18:00) M.B.
April 17: Crown Princess (09:00-16:00) M.B.
April 18: Celebrity Millennium C.H.
April 18: Carnival Dream (10:00-18:00) M.B.
April 19: Carnival Glory (07:00-15:00) M.B.
April 19: Carnival Legend (08:00-15:00) M.B.
April 25: Carnival Liberty (12:00-19:00) M.B.
April 26: Carnival Legend (11:00-18:00) M.B.


SUNDAY
Mayan Princess: 10am-
Christian Worship Service
Infinity Bay: 12pm-6pm Live
entertainment.
Behind Sueno 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 Oam-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 Seno del Mar: can doo and authentic
6:15pm Volleyball Spanish Tapas,
Anthony's 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 Bonanarama: 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 8'X6 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
trivia night 7:30pm


SATURDAY
AA Meeting: 12pm at AA Meeting: 6:30 pm at the Infinity Bay: 6pm-11pm Live Catholic youth group: 6pm-
Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay entertainment, meetings at local churches
Turquoise Bay Resort: 7pm Henry Morgan: 10pm-Paul's AKR: 5pm-9pm Live Music Catholic Mass in English:
Karaoke and happy hour Fire show with Walter and the Band. 7:00pm West End Bamboo
AKR: 5pm-9pm Live Music Utila DCs Cafe Baracuda: Palapa Bar, Parrot Tree: Chappel
with Walter and the Band, 8pm movie, Thai food 7pm-11pm-John B's Kareoke Herbys Sports Bar: 8pm DJ
7pm Paul's Fire show Paya Bay: 7pm Garinago Barefeet Bar: Live music with night
Island Saloon: DJ music with Nights Bobby Reiman, 7:30pm-until Blue Marlin: West End 8pm-
DJ Sambula, 9pm-until Blue Marlin: West End AA Meeting: 12pm at 12am Local Island Band
FH Yacht Bar Club: 8:00pm-12am John B hosts Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay "Muddy" featuring Lauren
Cubetazo Night 7pm-9pm Karaoke night. FH Yaht Club: 8:00 Karaoke playing local island music,
Fosters West Bay: (5pm on) FH Yacht Club: 7pm-9pm, Slippery Sue: DJ music with Applebee's, French Harbour:
Wednesday Burger & Brew Karaoke Night DJ Sambula, 9pm-2am 8pm-12am-John B's Karaoke
Vintage Pearl Restaurant Island Saloon: DJ music with Coco View: 8pm, Paul's Fire Blue Parrot: Live Music with
and Wine Cellar: West Bay; Deejay Galan, 9pm-until Show Bobby Reiman 7pm-until
Live Music with Patty Fosters West Bay: (5pm on) Fosters West Bay: (4pm on) Fosters West Bay: Shrimpfest:
McCulla, 7:00pm Lobster Thursday; our special Happy Friday: Happy hour $2off all shrimp appetizers &
Blue Marlin: West End 8pm grilled lobster plate Vintage Pearl Restaurant Salads, $4 off all regular
live music by Scott Bananarama: 7-9pm and Wine Cellar: West Bay; (5pm on)
Chamberlain. Karaoke Night Live Music with Patty Vintage Pearl Restaurant
Infinity Bay: Live music with Sunken Fish at Tranquil Seas: McCulla, 7:00pm and Wine Cellar: West Bay;
Cynthia and Adi 6-8pm 7pm-9pm- Live Music by Live Music with Duane
Frenchys 44: Karaoke Night Duane Forrest and authentic Forrest, 7:00pm
7pm Spanish Tapas. LInga Longa: West End 6pm
Roatan Zumba: 5:30pm at Live Music
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