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V O I C E A COMMUNITY MAGAZINEBOOK MOBILE BOOK MOBILE READY TO ROLL READY TO ROLL PAGE 23 PAGE 23LADY OF LADY OF THE LAKE THE LAKEBEAUTIFYING ISLAND BEAUTIFYING ISLAND NEIGHBORHOODS NEIGHBORHOODSJUNE 2013 JUNE 2013 SUMMER SUMMER FASHION WEEK FASHION WEEK PAGE 16 PAGE 16 REAL ESTATE: REAL ESTATE: WHY THE SMILE? WHY THE SMILE? PAGE 11 PAGE 11 Vol. 11, ISSUE No. 6 Vol. 11, ISSUE No. 6 Lps. 40/US$2 Lps. 40/US$2 BayIslandsVOICE.com BayIslandsVOICE.comPAGES 12-13 PAGES 12-13STAND UP FOR STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS YOUR RIGHTS PAGE 10 PAGE 10 L a V o z d e l a s I s l a s d e l a B a h a Hedman Alas

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EVENTS EVENTS VIS ITING VIS ITING C r u is e S h ip s C r u is e S h ip s June 1: Hurricane Season Begins June 9: Jos Trinidad Cabaas Birthday June 11: Jos Trinidad Reyes Birthday June 11: Student Day June 20: Fathers Day June (date TBD):Bay Islands Coastal Cleanup June (various): High School graduations July 4: Independence Day (US) July 4-6: Utila Fishing TournamentIn f in ity B a y : 10amChristian worship service In f in ity B a y : noon-6pm live entertainment. B e h in d S u e o d e l Ma r : 6:15pm Volleyball B a r e Fe e t B a r : Live music with Jimmy and the Boys, 610pm B a n a n a r a m a : 5-9pm crab races, firedancers, bonfire on the beach, live music by Kris and the Kultura Band. P a la p a B a r P a r r o t Tr e e : Family Fun Sunday Lig h th o u s e R e s ta u r a n t: 10am-2pm champagne brunch Fo s te r 's We s t B a y: (5pm on) BBQ on the beach S u n d o wn e r s : 4-7pm live music by Scott Chamberlain Ea r th Ma m a s : Sunday brunch AA Me e tin g : 12pm at Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay. AA Me e tin g : 6:30pm at Re/Max in Plaza Jackson B e h in d S u e o d e l Ma r : 6:15pm Volleyball An th o n y's Ke y R e s o r t: 5:307:30pm live music with Kristofer and Kultura Band La n d s En d : live music We t S p o t: music trivia night 7:30pm La n d s En d : Sunset yoga 5pm B lu e C h a n n e l : Live unplugged music with Scott Chamberlain Ea r th Ma m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am and 5:30pm B a n a n a r a m a : Movie Night Is la n d Fr ie n d s Me e tin g : 6:30 at Plaza Mar S u n ke n Fis h a t Tr a n q u il S e a s : 7-9pmLive music by 2 can doo and authentic Spanish tapas. Fla m in g o B a r & R e s ta u r a n t: Garifuna culture show 9 and 11 a.m., Punta Gorda He r b ys S p o r ts B a r : Major League baseball games P in e a p p le G r ill: Roatan Poker Club Tournament B lu e Ma r lin : 8pm-midnight DJ John with his vast selection of music. Fa n ta s y Is la n d : 8:30pm, Pauls Fire Show B a n a n a r a m a : Quiz night. $2.50 or Lps. 50 to enter. Ea r th Ma m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am and 5:30pm AA Me e tin g : noon at Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay Tu r q u o is e B a y R e s o r t: 7pm Karaoke AKR : 5-9pm live music with Walter and the Band. 7pm Pauls Fire show Fla m in g o B a r & R e s ta u r a n t: Garifuna culture show 9 and 11 a.m., Punta Gorda Is la n d S a lo o n : DJ Sambula, 9pmVin ta g e P e a r l: Live music with Patty McCulla, 7pm B lu e Ma r lin : 8pm live music by Scott Chamberlain. In f in ity B a y: Live music with Cynthia and Adi 6-8pm Fr e n c h ys 44: Karaoke night 7pm La n d s En d : Sunset Yoga, 5pm He r b y's S p o r ts B a r : karaoke night Ea r th Ma m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am and 5:30 pm B a n a n a r a m a : 7-9pm Karaoke NightMO N TU E WED S U ND AYAA Me e tin g : 6:30 pm at the Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay He n r y Mo r g a n : 10pm-Pauls Fire show P a ya B a y: 7pm Garinago Nights B lu e Ma r lin : 8pm-midnight John B hosts Karaoke night. Fla m in g o B a r & R e s ta u r a n t: Garifuna culture show 9 and 11 a.m., Punta Gorda FHYa c h t C lu b : 7-9pm, karaoke night Is la n d S a lo o n : DJ Galan, 9pmB a n a n a r a m a : Spin the wheel Night He r b y's S p o r ts B a r : Ladies night with 50s/60s music P a la p a B a r P a r r o t Tr e e : Island Music Day Ea r th Ma m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am and 5:30 pm In f in ity B a y : Live entertainment 6-11pm. AKR : Live music with Walter and the Band 5-9pm P a r r o t Tr e e : Karaoke 7-11pm B lu e Ma r lin : DJ Yasinia hosts Disco night 9pm-until. Fla m in g o B a r & R e s ta u r a n t: Garifuna culture show 9 and 11 a.m., Punta Gorda AA Me e tin g : noon at Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay FH Ya c h t C lu b : Karaoke 8pm C o c o Vie w: 8pm, Pauls Fire Show La n d s En d : Sunset Yoga 5pm He r b y's S p o r ts B a r : Muddy and the Island Boys live P in e a p p le G r ill: Movie night B lu e C h a n n e l: Live music with Brion James and the West Enders. Ea r th Ma m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am B a n a n a r a m a : L ive music by Scott Chamberlain 7-9pm FR ID AYC a th o lic yo u th g r o u p : 6pmmeetings at local churches C a th o lic Ma s s in En g lis h : 7pm West End Bamboo Chapel He r b y's S p o r ts B a r : UFC heavyweight action night B lu e Ma r lin : 9pm-until DJ Yasinia hosts Disco night. Lin g a Lo n g a : 6pm live music R o a D is c o : DJ 10pm B lu e C h a n n e l: Movie night B a n a n a r a m a : 7-9pm Live music by JensenS ATU R D AY THU CALENDAR 30 June 5: Carnival Liberty at Mahogany Bay June 12: Carnival Dream at Mahogany Bay Carnival Conquest at Mahogany Bay June 19: Carnival Liberty at Mahogany Bay Carnival Magic at Mahogany Bay June 26: Carnival Conquest at Mahogany Bay Carnival Dream at Mahogany Bay CASAALEGRE; East Sandy Bay with pool and beach access 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $1,000. GREENHOUSE; Sandy Bay 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath large deck with sea views $800. LITTLEDOLPHIN; Gibson Point, west Sandy Bay with pool and beach access 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $500. GIBSONHILL; Gibson Bight area 3 Bedroom, 1/12 baths with large deck private location $600. MARILYN'SHOUSE; Turtle Crossing Waterfront, community pool 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $1,200. GUAVAGROVE; Sandy Bay 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath private home w/pool $1,000. GUAVAGROVE; Sandy Bay 4 studio apartments with sea views $475 utilities included. Above cost are monthly + UtilitiesWestend@roatanpropertymanagement.com or Call: 2445-4117, 9889-1794HOUSES FOR RENT

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Sandy Bay Alternative School is seeking a motivated, experienced and self directed teacher for our second grade class for the last quarter of our academic year. Please email a resume and cover letter to roatanmidwife@gmail.comEMP LO YMENTP O S T YO U R AD FO R FR EE!(ADS UP TO 24 WORDS ARE FREE; LAND AND HOUSE FOR SALE ADS COST $25 NO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENTSBlessings: Great article. Love it. En nuestro pais el Anglicanismo tiene presencia desde Ca. 1636-1639, cuando aventureros y piratas ingleses hacan de las Islas de la Bahia su refugio para sus incursiones contra la Corona Espaola, asi como exploradores ingleses de madera tomaron control de la costa caribe del pais. Los reyes moscos era coronados y enterrados en la Catedral Anglicana de San Bautista en Belize, antes Honduras Britanica. Segun dotos se dice que haba un templo construido alrededor de estos tiempos en Old Port Royal lugar el cual era utilizado por ingleses, si existiera algo de esto seran ruinas en este lugar, talves algo por investigar entre ustedes y nosotros como Iglesia ( Iglesia Episcopal ahora). Se supone que este templo en Port Royal se llam Emmanuel Anglican Church, como tambien se dice que hubo otro templo en Puerto Trujillo llamado: Saint George Anglican Church, ambos alrededor de estos aos, 163639, lo que nos convierte en los primeros en traer el evangelio a estas islas, sin embargo abandonandolo para luego los Metodistas continuaran o llegaran con sus primeros misioneros a la Isla. Creemos que Ca. en 1700 tuvimos en la Isla un misionero llamado Nathan Price, un Ingls que a la ves fue sepultado en algunos de los cemeterios aqu. Nuestra Iglesia solo regreza a las islas hasta en 1986, construyendose un templo en Brick Bay, llamado Saint Peter by the Sea, y ahora estamos en proceso de construccin una nueva iglesia en Coxen Hole que se llama Emanuel Episcipal Church, en memoria de lo que fue este templo en Port Royal. Nuestra Iglesia solo se extendi a lo largo de la costa norte del pais e interior, hoy contamos con mas de 156 iglesias en todo el pais bajo el nombre de la Iglesia Episcopal Hondurea. Nelson Yovany Mejia San Pedro Sula Bay Islands Voice S. de R. L.Founded 2003 by Thomas Tomczyk Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Robert Armstrong Guanaja CorrespondentAlfonso Ebanks Utila Correspondent Gunter Kordovsky Contributing Columnist George Crimmin Copyeditor: Carol Luber Office Manager Orville D. Miller Regents Nivida Hernandez and Jos Herrero tel. (504) 9976-6203 / 9821-6169 ISSN: 2218-824X Info@BayIslandsVoice.com www.BayIslandsVoice.comC O P Y R I G H T N O T I C E : All text, graphics and photographs are copyright of Bay Islands Voice, SRL. All rights reserved. No part of Bay Islands Voice may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher. E D I T O R S N O T E : Editorial content of Bay Islands Voice is independent from paid advertising. We make every effort to ensure accuracy of information at press time and assume no responsibility for errors or changes. Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily bear the endorsement of Bay Islands Voice. C o v e r P h o t o : Raydene Abbott-Nixon standing in front of one of her landscape designs at the entrance to the Lake in French Harbour A s e c t i o n o f t h e n e w c r u i s e s h i p p o r t a t T r u j i l l o o n t h e H o n d u r a n c o a s t b u i l t b y R o a t a n c o n s t r u c t i o n f i r m s C r u i s e s h i p s w i l l b e g i n d o c k i n g t h e r e l a t e r t h i s y e a r S e e r e l a t e d a r t i c l e s o n o n p a g e s 1 0 a n d 1 1 ( p h o t o c o u r t e s y I s l a n d C o n c r e t e ) FO R S ALE19ft Proline with motor, new dive gear and ski equipment. For more info please call 982-782-63 or marcopolomlb@yahoo.com Accordion hurricane shutters, new whirlpool washer and dryer, Fridge, stove, A/C for 3 rooms, new U.V water filter. For more info please call 982782-63 or marcopolomlb@yahoo.com ITT Mariner Night Vision Monocular. New. with manual. Never used. 160 Generation 3. Floats. Yellow. Hard to find. See at night. 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Call Scott for appt. 9484-7773 2007 Diesel Hyundai Matrix with 59,000miles. $6,500 Negotiable Tel.: 2445-1217 or 9948-4781 U S s u b s c r i p t i o n s : 1 y e a r = $ 9 4 0 0 U S s u b s c r i p t i o n s : 1 y e a r = $ 9 4 0 0 C a n a d a s u b s c r i p t i o n s : 1 y e a r = $ 1 2 4 0 0 C a n a d a s u b s c r i p t i o n s : 1 y e a r = $ 1 2 4 0 0 1 Bedroom small cottage between West End and West Bay on the beach behind main house. Kitchenette $388 6months lease or $328 12months lease plus utilities; Call Brian at 1-406-539-9583 / Roatan Vacation Rentals 24453055/5036 E-mail: roatangorman2@yahoo.com Fully furnish apartments in Gravel Bay with washer and dryer hot and cold water. 1-bedroom $500 per month, 2-bedroom one bath with balcony $800 per month Www.tiffanietowerroatan.com Call: (786) 709-74-36 or 8981-8497, 3374-9789, 2445-38-34 3 Bedroom with 2 bathrooms Villa in Sandy Bay 1600sqf concrete villa; one of the best view of Roatan; kitchen, living room, parking space. $600 per month Tel.: 9525-4311 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home ; great room, bonus room, storage, covered parking, mostly furnished in secluded area. Long term rental for $900 per month, Tel. 9744-8705 Daily, Weekly, or Monthly Apartments in West End: single or double rooms. 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Contact Maribel at 9705-1724 AAMEETINGS ON ROATN For meeting times and information call 9991-3215, 9534-7567, 9686-9656 Servicio de Contabilidad Externo | External Accounting Services Libros legales, estados financieros, declaraciones de impuesto sobre ventas etc| Legal books, financial consulting. Contact Samir Flores at 32065380 Aprenda ingles de manera rapida y efectiva; en el Instituto Tecnico Islas de la Bahia, matriculate ya y ser parte de este grupo innovador y exitoso. Lunes a Miercoles: 2:30-4:30pm y 57pm 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; 25pm Mon-Fri. Tel.: 9846-7999, roatansongs@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 F O R R E N T Kayaks and paddle boats call 99565877 for more info 2008 KIAPicanto with 78,000 genuine km; 4door hatchback, 1.1L4 cylinder gas engine very economical in excellent condition. $5,950 or offers Tel.: 8788-3209 or 8880-3736 13' 6" Boston Whaler, 70HP Evinrude motor with console controls; $6,000 comes with papers. Futbol soccer player table $150. 70HP Evinrude outboard motor, complete with prop, not running mechanic special $400. Tel.: 9929-4720 Golden Retriver puppies for more information call 9524-6867 or 24451980 Men's XLRed and Black 2.5 mil Mares Shorty Wetsuit $35. 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V6 2.8 motor, mechanic, for more info call 9465-2777, 9775-6932 or 2445-0769 R e a d u s o n l i n e : www.bayislandsvoice.com T w i t t e r : @bayislandsvoice F a c e b o o k : Bay Islands VOICE The Bay Islands Voice welcomes letters on any subject of interest to readers. We reserve the right to edit for length and to remove offensive language or potentially libelous statements. Please keep letters to no more than 250 words and include your name and where you live. Tambien aceptamos cartas en espaol. M I S C E L L A N E O U S C o r r e c t i o n : In last months review of Chas Watkinss book to Hold the Sun (Culture), we wrote that Watkins was born and raised in Australia. He was in fact born in England and moved to Australia after graduating from university.

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ARCHAEOLOGISTSSHEDNEWLIGHTON1782 BATTLECOMEONE,COMEALL!SHOWUSHOWYOUWRITEugust is Bay Islands Heritage Month. Schools on the islands will organize activities to showcase and promote the cultural diversity and traditions of the people of the Bay Islands and challenge students to learn, explore and understand their rich history and culture. In keeping with the spirit of the Month, the Bay Islands Voice is organizing an essay competition for students of English on the islands. The winner will be selected in August, and the winning essay will appear in this space in September, together with the authors photo. The purpose of the competition is both to encourage Bay Islands students to maintain excellence in written English the heritage language of most islanders and to give voice to a new generation of island thinkers and leaders with new ideas about how to improve the quality of life of island residents. Bay Islands Heritage Month commemorates the abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean through the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, which went into effect in August 1834. The Act freed all slaves in the British Empire, although many were still indentured to their former owners until 1838. The Abolition Act was a major impetus for the migration of British subjects, both former slaves and former slave masters (or in some cases neither), to the Bay Islands beginning in the 1830s, mostly from the Cayman Islands. These English-speakers soon outnumbered the Garifuna, who had settled on Roatan in 1797 after being expelled from St. Vincent following a failed revolt against the British. By about 1850, historical records indicate most of the approximately 2,000 people living on the Bay Islands were British subjects, and most of them were former slaves. Although Queen Victorias government formally relinquished all claims to the Bay Islands in 1860, making them indisputably part of Spanish-speaking Honduras, most Bay Islanders retained their English-speaking identity into modern times. In the 20th century, Honduras implemented a policy of castellanizacin which required that only Spanish be taught in the public schools. Generations of Bay Islands students were obliged to study after hours in private homes from the Royal Reader to retain their English-speaking heritage. The current Honduran Constitution, adopted in 1982, commits the government to promote the use of Spanish. But in the 1990s, prompted by the adoption of the 1989 Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (ILO 169), the Honduran Government began to officially acknowledge and appreciate the linguistic and cultural heritage of its indigenous and afro-descended minorities. English-speaking Bay Islanders were officially recognized as an indigenous group for purposes of the convention, and a 1997 law stated they were entitled to instruction in their native language. However, 16 years later, making that entitlement a reality remains a challenge. Although there are bilingual programs now in Bay Islands public schools, most public school teachers come from the mainland and speak only Spanish. More importantly, there is little indication that the powers that be on the mainland appreciate the potential value in todays global economy of having an English-speaking enclave 30 miles off their coast. Other countries are investing heavily to teach English to their students so they can participate in the burgeoning global information and services economy, where English is paramount. Honduras already has a group of English speakers. It just doesnt want to acknowledge them. The Voice Essay Competition is an inducement for English-speaking island students to persevere despite those impediments to maintain high standards in the language of their forebears. Essays, to be submitted in English, should be 750 to 1,000 words and address the topic: What I would do to improve the quality of life for the people of the Bay Islands. Essays will be judged on the basis of proper English grammar and style, structure, persuasive power, logic, originality, the compellingness of the ideas presented, the passion with which they are argued and their relevance to the current reality of the Bay Islands. Apanel of three judges, chaired by the Publisher of the Voice, will evaluate the submissions and select the winner. To be eligible, essay writers must be enrolled in a public or private school on the Bay Islands in grade six or higher or have graduated within the past year and must have studied at least five years in Bay Islands schools. Essays must be the original work of the entrants. Entrants may seek advice and comment from friends, family, teachers or mentors, but any substantial reworking of the essay must be the work of the entrant. Essays found to be in whole or in substantial part not the original work of the entrant will be disqualified. Essays should be submitted by email to info@bayislandsvoice.com on or before August 9. The winner will be notified by August 21. Good luck! And may the most articulate voice win. A may have embellished the battle reports to their superiors to make it appear they did everything they could to squeeze the British. Now, in retrospect, Wells tells the Voice I would not say that Glvez (the Spanish commander) embellished his reports, but simply that what we have found archaeologically does not match the substance of those reports ... the specific places where we excavated fail to support the claim that the settlement was destroyed. Under the terms of the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the war, the British were given 18 months to vacate all settlements in Central America outside present-day Belize. Wells said evidence from his digs confirmed the British left Augusta around that time, just not necessarily in a rush. The Spanish reports also said they removed 300 slaves from Roatan after the battle and sold them at auction in Havana. But Wells said his team had not found any material evidence of slaves at Augusta. Wells also told the Voice the team had been unable to find any physical evidence of the colony that archival records indicate William Claibornes Providence Company established in the vicinity of Port Royal between 1638 and 1642. We feel pretty confident that the Providence Company was located in the environs of Port Royal on the far east end of the island, he said. We just have yet to find it. Wells acknowledged that the archaeological record is coarse and that the team might not be looking in the right places. But his team has definitely dug up some new dirt on some old questions. This month in 1779 Spain declared war on Great Britain in support of the English North American colonistsquest for independence. Britain responded by going on the offensive in the Western Caribbean, including by reoccupying the fortifications at New Port Royal on Roatan it had abandoned per a 1748 treaty ending a previous Anglo-Spanish war. History tells us that three years later a Spanish force from Guatemala invaded Roatan, defeated the British garrison, destroyed the fortifications and expelled the British from the island. But what if it didn't happen that way? Christian Wells, an archaeologist from the University of South Florida who has been digging around New Port Royal since 2009, says his team has yet to find any evidence that the Spanish burned and sacked the community, as they had originally reported. Wells and his team have made four field trips to the Port Royal area, concentrating on the ruins of Augusta, a military garrison and settlement established by the British and their Miskito allies in 1742. Their research has focused primarily on the social and cultural interactions between the English and Miskito settlers and the process of royalization of the Miskito engendering them to self-identify as British subjects. But along the way they have encountered evidence, or the lack thereof, that calls into question some commonly accepted elements of the historical record. In particular, in an article published last year in American Archaeology Wells noted an absence of evidence of flight from Augusta, such as hurriedly leaving behind valuables, leading him to suspect the Spanish troops Sponsors Essay Competition for Bay Islands Heritage Month 27 MYVOICE 6 CULTURE Robert Armstrong, Publisher THEDAYAUGUSTABURNED M a t a s d e G l v e z y G a l l a r d o S p a n i s h g o v e r n o r o f G u a t e m a l a l e d t h e i n v a s i o n f o r c e h i s t o r y t e l l s u s e x p e l l e d t h e B r i t i s h f r o m R o a t a n i n 1 7 8 2 B u t r e c e n t a r c h a e o l o g i c a l e v i d e n c e c a l l s c o n t e m p o r a r y a c c o u n t s o f t h o s e e v e n t s i n t o q u e s t i o n Christian Wells and Lorena Mihok of the University of South Florida will publish some of the findings of their field research on Roatan in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology.Essay Contest RulesE S S A Y L E N G T H : 750-1,000 wordsL A N G U A G E : EnglishT O P I C : What I would do to improve the quality of life for the people of the Bay IslandsE L I G I B I L I T Y : Enrolled in a Bay Islands school in grade six or higher (or graduated in past year) Five years attending island schools S U B M I S S I O N : Email: info@bayislandsvoice.com by August 9

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ing at Utila and hit the dock, making a big hole. After much deliberation she was sunk at Teds point, a popular dive site near the airport caves. Then there is the infamous Olympia which was sunk in deep water in 1905 after Robert McField slaughtered all the people on board. She never has been found. Another small boat disappeared outside the lighthouse with crew in a storm. There is also a Cessna fuselage in the ship channel near the Oliver site. Last but not least there is the Nirvana another sleek sailing boat, which was bought by a local for the engine. Gunters Ecomarine dive shop spent two days cleaning the vessel, which then was sunk at 30 meters depth in a sandspot near the Pretty Bush Bank, threequarters of a mile out, in 2011. That about covers our wrecks around Utila. Of course one never knows what lurks in the deep recesses of the continental shelf. And for the dreamers who are looking for the wreck as many wannabes have learned the hard way, it takes millions to make millions. Yes, they are out there somewhere. But until you find them, dream on, and happy searching! he Rock as this Jewel in the Carribean is called by the locals, has turned into a diving mecca in the last two decades. Utila is a volcanic island with dropoffs a stones throw from the beach, making for excellent wall diving and beach entrance (if its not too rough). Its famous Big Wall at Turtle Harbour drops off into the abyss where the continental shelf comes in. The same features that make Utila a divers paradise make the island hazardous for ships, especially in the old days when there was no electronic gear or weather forecasts. It is a veritable maritime graveyard, and a playground for wreck-divers. In 1970 I sailed to Utila on the Fathom II an underwater archaeological salvage operation. Our mission was to search for vessels that fell victim to some sharp reef, hurricane or engagement with pirates. We searched for a galleon named the Santiago which was supposedly off the north coast of Honduras, near a small island with two hills. Utila seemed to fit that description. But after a six-month search, we learned the phantom galleon was never even near Utila! However, in June 1971, Chris Talberd, another Fathom diver, and I discovered the Oliver wreck in 70 feet of water near the ship channel. The Oliver had a cargo of logwood when she sank. We excavated the wreck and found two 12-foot anchors and a cannon, plus lots of interesting artifacts. From a financial point of view it was a complete farce. But as an experience it was great! The Fathom contrary to popular belief, eventually went the way of many treasure hunts its more profitable to write about treasure than to look for it. Only a few, like Mel Fisher, who found the Atocha motherlode after 10 years and four tragic deaths, have struck it rich. On the north side of Utila is an unidentified wreck site where ballast and artifacts have been found, including the top of a 200-300 year old Noel Gin bottle. There are several other areas where ballast rocks have been found. More recently, the Aguilar beached itself on the west end carrying 25,000 sacks of cement. She was eventually pulled/towed to Utila. Hurricane Mitch broke the wreck in half in 1998. The Rojen, a 38-foot sailing vessel built in Germany and commissioned in 1977, had been traveling around the US and Central America for years when on Christmas Eve 2000 she broke her moorGUNTER KORDOVSKY TTHEWRECKSOFUTILA 7 CARIBBEANZODIAC 26 UTILAPERSPECTIVE Its more profitable to write about treasure than to look for it. FORFUNIFNOTPROFIT T h e a u t h o r i n t h e w h e e l h o u s e o f t h e H a l l i b u r t o n o n e o f U t i l a s m a n y w r e c k -d i v i n g s i t e s Jupiter begins its new transit. For a year this lucky planet will help widen that circle of friends. Some will bring you luck and lead you to the pot of gold (or at least buy you a beer). Lots of wonderful time with people and new friends. The June 12 full moon in your sign is a great time to look inward. How do you perceive the world? Stay outside the box. This energy can be used for optimistic enthusiasm starting with the June 8 new moon. High productivity is the word, but be cautious as Mercury turns retrograde. June is a great month. Enjoy!C a p r i c o r n ( 1 2 / 2 2 1 / 1 9 ) Jupiter advances into Cancer June 25. It will beam down on your work life for the next 12 months and give you a big thumbs up. Opportunities and praise are there, but at times you'll feel overloaded. At the same time, Mercury turns retrograde, but this is a good time to slow down and just plan. Do some reviewing. The June 8 new moon is great for socializing, so gather up those lizards and plot out a new fly trap. The June 23 full moon encourages you to listen to your sixth sense. Maybe a bit of alone time. Sit on the dock and send out gratitude. A q u a r i u s ( 1 / 2 0 2 / 1 8 ) Expect lots of fun for the next 12 months as Jupiter enters Cancer June 26. Lots of romance and socializing, happy family time too! Use the June 23 full moon lunar energy to get out and do lots of networking. Spend some time focusing on goals and setting a positive path for the rest of 2013. Stay in budget and protect your financial security, no matter how much that shark needs a loan for new dentures. Mercury turns retrograde June 26. You don't have all the information, so hold off on life decisions until July 20. Just take it slow and have fun in the sun.P i s c e s ( 2 / 1 9 3 / 2 0 ) Jupiter enters Cancer June 25, and the theme it brings is home and family. For the next 12 months you are just going to be craving home time like a hummingbird craves nectar. Take advantage of this nesting time to tidy up that place. Light some candles and organize those sea shells! The June 8 new moon brings opportunities to meet new people. When you are out and about watch for those fellow adventurers to buddy up with. You'll be noticed at work, too, so step up! Mercury is retrograde June 26 to July 20. Get repairs done now. Here's to you, Aires! A r i e s ( 3 / 2 1 4 / 1 9 ) Jupiter advances into Cancer and the moon turns full June 23. Both events trigger your bigger picture of the world! Travel, learning, your community and just about everything under the sun sparks your interest. That horizon is just not big enough! Relationships are good, but watch for ego to escalate around June 12. Avoid controlling people. The June 8 new moon is all about money. Go wish on all those stars in the big Caribbean sky. Mercury turns retrograde June 26, so back up that computer and slow down your brain. Is that possible? Cheers.T a u r u s ( 4 / 2 0 5 / 2 0 ) June is all about you, baby! The new moon June 8 is the symbolic new solar year. Reflect on the past year and then look to the future. Anything is possible with that Gemini charm! Mars in Gemini is a wonderful energy. Go walk around town and meet new people. This planet can trigger misunderstandings, though, so show caution with your words and jokes. A lucky Jupiter influence for finances begins June 25. Your income could increase, but be sure to expand your savings too. With Mercury retrograde, check your bank account. Have a wonderful month.G e m i n i ( 5 / 2 1 6 / 2 1 ) Jupiter, on June 25, begins a yearlong transit in your sign. This is especially lucky for Cancer and ushers in good fortune and opportunities. Make use of this planetary influence! Time to go looking for that pirate's gold. There will be so many great opportunities the challenge will be which to pick. The June 23 full moon shines on relationships. Hold hands under this bright moon. There could be drama at work, though, so keep a low profile while Mercury is retrograde (June 26). Use this time of back-up to plot out your brilliant year. Then go for it.C a n c e r ( 6 / 2 2 7 / 2 2 ) What is that sixth sense telling you? Does your intuition keep elbowing you in regard to finances and friends? On June 26, Mercury goes retrograde in Cancer. It will help boost your inner knowing. This is a positive influence, as well as a good slowing-down time. The June 8 new moon has you seeking out buddies. Avoid loaning money to the octopus again, though. They have their hands (arms) into too many shifty things. Several planets clash this month, so be careful of your health and be wary of controlling people. Enjoy this special month. L e o ( 7 / 2 3 8 / 2 2 ) Pay it forward! There are beautiful planets in nice alignment for you to shine. Someone will inspire you, and you'll be moved to do and be your best. Be that inspiration for someone else. Put a hibiscus flower on every windshield. Be an example of love. This month's full moon may bring the tingle of romance or the nudge to end a relationship. Groups, clubs or organizations will be welcome too. Career gains are out there, but slow your pace when Mercury goes retrograde. Be careful of your words; maybe just sing with joy for a great month. V i r g o ( 8 / 2 3 9 / 2 2 ) Lucky Jupiter enters Cancer June 25 and is in your 10th house. This means great potential for Leos. Your visibility and success potential are shinning like the sun on that Caribbean water. Watch for opportunities to show off your stuff and act when the universe shows you the path to good fortune. This month you could see your bank account expand with Saturn and Neptune in favorable alignment. Time to watch for those money-making opportunities. With Mercury retrograde, though, just slow down and plan for all those fun times to come. L i b r a ( 9 / 2 3 1 0 / 2 2 ) Jupiter has you set to do some wandering for the next year. Knowledge and spirituality are big aspects of this journey too. School, studying, vacationing and exploring will speak to your spirit. Your World is going to expand. The June 23 full moon will see you connecting with people and communicating to your heart's content (which you love). Finances are in positive territory with the new moon in Gemini. Be cautious with investments, but you are on the right track. Avoid travel after June 25 with Mercury retrograde. This is such a great month! S c o r p i o ( 1 0 / 2 3 1 1 / 2 1 ) Everything is going your way! With lucky Jupiter in your eighth house of joint resources for a year, odds are in your favor for financial gain. Manage it wisely! Don't expand your spending. The June 8 new moon is all about close relationships; love the one you're with! On the June 23 full moon, review your finances, get out the calculator and figure out where to shore it up. Buy one less latt (beer) a day. Listen closely if the wise owls give you financial advice. Mercury turns retrograde June 26, so slow down, go walk on the beach. Be happy!S a g i t t a r i u s ( 1 1 / 2 2 1 2 / 2 1 )

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ometime after 1996 the US Immigration and Naturalization Service imposed a new requirement for people claiming citizenship or permanent residence through their relatives: DNAtesting. This relatively new science, perfected in the last few decades, can verify a blood relationship. Unfortunately, it also has the potential to destroy families over a mere technicality. Imagine that after 10 or 15 years of rearing a child and loving, caring and sacrificing for that child, some bureaucrat obliges you to take a test to determine whether the child is really yours. In my opinion this is insensitive and cruel. Nobody should be put through this kind of torture. According to the website of the US Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS), which succeeded the INS, Submitting to DNAtesting does not guarantee passport/CRBA(Consular Report of Birth Abroad) issuance. What that means is that if the DNAtest shows your child is not really yours, USCIS will not inform you of that, they will simply deny the requested services. You must contact the laboratory to get a copy of the test results. Logically, if someone applies for a passport or CRBAfor a child and is rejected, theyre going to assume the reason was the DNAtest. Why else would the service be denied? And what if the father or the child or both were unaware before submitting the passport or CRBA application that they were not biologically related? Such a revelation could ruin the life of the father and the child, to say nothing of the mother. There are never any good reasons for anyone or any entity to disrupt a functional family, even if that family, unbeknownst to some of them, were living a lie. This is not a rare phenomenon. Scientists estimate 4 percent or more of all births are purposefully listed as the child of someone other than the true biological father. Lets do the math. As I write these words, the population clock calculates there are 315,821,650 persons living in the United States. Four percent of that would be 12,632,866 people who are using the wrong last name. Many of those people are probably living happily in their ignorance of that fact. Now think about it, thats enough people to replace the entire population of the state of Ohio. They could replace that of Honduras with more than 4 million to spare. Can you imagine what would ALFONSO EBANKS SA DAGGERINTHEHEARThappen if all these people were handed a slip of yellow paper telling them the man they thought was their father was not their father? It would be like a dagger through the heart. Furthermore, contrary to popular belief, DNAtesting is not 100 percent reliable. In 2002 Lydia Fairchild was denied public assistance in the state of Washington when DNAevidence showed she was not related to her children. She was being prosecuted for fraud when a lawyer for the prosecution came across an article in a medical journal about a woman in Boston named Karen Keegan who was a someone possessing two sets of DNA. Fairchild was re-examined and it was determined that she too was a and that the children were in fact hers. Individuals with also have cells with two different genotypes. These conditions may be rare, but they occur. Does USCIS rule out the possibility of or before denying a passport or CRBAapplication on the basis of a negative DNAtest? I highly doubt it. There would be no second testing as with the case of Lydia Fairchild. There would be only the ashes of a completely ruined family, thanks to USCIS. IGNORANCECANBEBLISS OURISLANDS 8 There are never any good reasons to disrupt a functional family. alebanks@yahoo.com M o d e l o f a D N A m o l e c u l e D N A t e s t i n g c a n v e r i f y a b l o o d r e l a t i o n s h i p b u t i t c a n a l s o d e s t r o y a f a m i l y a n d i t i s n o t 1 0 0 p e r c e n t r e l i a b l e ( S p i f f i s t a n ) S SER ER VING VINGFresh Fresh S SEAFOOD EAFOOD AND ANDA AUTHENTIC UTHENTICT TEX EX-M -MEX EXD DAIL AIL Y YS SPECIALS PECIALSH HAPPY APPYH HOUR OUR5-7 5-7PM PME EVER VER Y YN NIGHT IGHTOpen DailyWest EndPh: 9661-0813Bring this Bring this AD and get 10% off AD and get 10% off

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the great yuletide classic Ave Maria at 85? Goethe was over 80 when he finished Faust. Tennyson was 80 when he wrote Crossing the Bar and Michelangelo completed his greatest work at age 87. At 90, US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes was still writing brilliant opinions. The fact is, there is no magic age at which excellence emerges (or disappears) or when quality surfaces. My fellow Bay Islanders, lets seize the day! Redeem the now moments of your lives. The moment you wait for may never arrive. The moment once past will never return. Allow me to close on a personal note. In January, I wrote an editorial critical of the Roatan Electric Company (RECO), and RECO responded with a letter in the February issue. Many of you have asked for my reaction to their rebuttal. Let me just say: I consider their indictment a badge of honor, which I wear with pride. Sometimes its necessary to take the wrath in order to expose the poison. Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. I have always admired the ability to bite off more than I can chew, and then chew it. As for Chapter II, in due time. dont often tune in to talk radio, but recently I listened to a conversation that really caught my interest. The discussion centered around education and its importance in helping people reach their goals and improve their lot in life in general. The host of the show emphasized how education not only teaches you how to make a living but also how to live. The host asked a caller her age. She responded that she was 51 and that if she were to enroll in college, she would be 55 by the time she graduated. The host then asked her how old she would be in four years if she didnt attend college. She answered the same: 55. Well, said the host, since in four years youll be 55 whether you attend college or not, wouldnt you be better off having a college degree? Thats when the real reason for the callers reluctance to enroll in college became apparent. She feared she was past her prime and no longer had the mental capacity to achieve academic success. This is a debate that has endured for centuries. Do creativity, intelligence and ingenuity belong exclusively to the young? Or, on the contrary, is youth wasted on the young, and is it acquired knowledge and experience that matter most? We are not talking here about occupations that require physical strength and agility, such as professional sports. There is no denying that athletic prowess deteriorates with age. However, even in sports experience goes a long way toward achieving success. The question is: when do people reach their maximum potential intellectually? Is there really a magic age for achieving success. How many times have we said, or heard others say, Maana Ill do it tomorrow? Sometimes people put things off because they are chronic procrastinators or just plain lazy. But some avoid doing things because they dont think they know enough or can perform well enough. Almost everybody knows of Isaac Newtons legendary encounter with a falling apple and how he explained the laws of gravity and revolutionized physics and astronomy. But how many can tell you he was only 24 at the time? Thomas Jefferson was only 33 when he drafted the US Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin was only 26 when he wrote Poor Richard's Almanac. Charles Dickens was 24 when he began work on his Pickwick Papers and 25 when he wrote Oliver Twist. So there is a certain danger to denying that creativity and invention belong to the young. But not so fast. The great philosopher Emmanuel Kant wrote his finest philosophical works at age 74. World-renowned composer Verdi produced Falstaff at age 80 and I GEORGE CRIMMINITSNEVERTOOLATE 9 FOOD 24 SPEAKINGOUT TOACHIEVESUCCESS There is no magic age at which excellence emerges (or disappears) or when quality surfaces. B a y I s l a n d s V O I C E B a y I s l a n d s V O I C E i s i s n o w a v a i l a b l e a t H e d m a n A l a s b u s t e r m i n a l s H e d m a n A l a s b u s t e r m i n a l s o n t h e M a i n l a n d Georphi@yahoo.com G e r m a n w r i t e r a r t i s t a n d p o l i t i c i a n J o h a n n W o l f g a n g v o n G o e t h e f i n i s h e d h i s e p i c w o r k F a u s t i n h i s 8 0 s a n d i t w a s n o t p u b l i s h e d i n f u l l u n t i l a f t e r h e d i e d i n 1 8 3 2 a t 8 2 ( P o r t r a i t b y J o s e p h K a r l S t i e l e r ) Remember the old math question: If you take a penny today and double it each day for a month, how much would you have? The Lionfish exponentially multipy. Perhaps the only good news is the lionfish is the tastiest fish in the sea. In fact it does not have a fishy flavor at all. Many who claim they do not normally like fish love the Lionfish. For a chef, lionfish is a joy to work with. There is no end to how it can be manipulated and served. Sushi, ceviche, broiled, grilled, blackened and endless combinations of sauces and spices that marry well with this delicacy. You can also pound this fish flat to wafer thin without breaching, making it perfect for any filling you can create. It has a bright white flesh, similar in texture or mouth feel to cod or flounder. If you have not yet tasted lionfish, I encourage you to give it a try. If you reside in the islands it is your civic duty to help save our reefs. Eating lionfish is the best suggestion the conservationists have come up with to date to control their numbers. So come on and help get this lionfish party started. If you are not hungry now, chances are you will be within a few hours. Here are two recipes you will want to keep, especially if you attend social functions where you are asked to bring a dish. I guarantee this to be a hit. Lionfish Louie's Coconut Sesame Lionfish Delights Ingredients: 1 pound lionfish fillets 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts 1 green onion chopped fine green end 1 tsp grated ginger 2 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp Mirin 1 tsp granulated sugar 1/2 tsp sesame oil 1 large egg white 2 teaspoons corn starch Fine grind black pepper to taste 1 Fresh shredded coconut 1-2 Tbs black sesame seeds Place fish fillets and water chestnuts in food processor and pulse until combined and smooth. Add remaining ingredients except coconut and sesame seeds. Place in fridge for thirty minutes then form into balls approximately 1 inch in diameter or 1 ounce in weight. Spread coconut in oven pan, on cutting board or clean counter. Sprinkle in a few sesame seeds and roll balls into coconut sesame mixture until well coated. Be careful not to overdo it with sesame seeds. You can tell. Heat cooking oil to 350 F and fry balls 3-4 minutes each until they float. Drain on paper towels and cool slightly before serving with Louies Old Number 6 Sauce (recipe follows). Louies Old Number 6 Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 1 small onion chopped 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 Tbs ketchup 1 1/2 tsp worchestershire sauce 1 tsp prepared mustard 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp paprika 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp celery salt 1 tsp celery seed 1/2 tsp garlic powder Combine all ingredients and process in blender until smooth. Cover and refrigerate. Shake well before serving. Old Number 6 Sauce was originally designed for a salad dressing and you will find is most delicious with anything you add it to. Buen Provecho! Roatan Marine Park organized a lionfish cook off at the Beach Club San Simon in West Bay May 22 to encourage consumption of the invasive species and to raise money for marine conservation (see page 23). Five Roatan restaurants competed to see who could come up with the tastiest and most creative way to prepare the destructive pest. People paid $12 a head to sample the recipes and score them based on four criteria. Mayan Princess took first place. The Landing was second. Lionfish Louies took third with the recipe below. I have competed in so many cook offs that I cannot remember all of them; only the ones I won or placed. My biggest claim to fame was also taking third place in an International Rib Championship with 350 competitors. I thought I was daydreaming when my name was called. Oddly enough, I would win or place in an event that I thought I had no chance in the world of winning. The biggest challenge of a chef is in determining what dish to prepare, as it is not himself he is out to please. Many of us in the profession have grasped a good sense of what great food tastes like, although much of the time we produce the flavor profiles we like best. Those that can routinely produce what the customer desires usually wind up with their own show or famous restaurant. The main ingredient for the cookoff was Lionfish. Yes, you read correctly. That cute little aquarium fish that has all grown up now and may eventually destroy the second largest reef system in the world. Many around Roatan are weighing in at 40 ounces, and in some reef sites, Lionfish are all you see. Lionfish were first noticed in Atlantic waters at Biscayne Bay, Florida, in 1985. Since then, they have invaded the Atlantic and Caribbean from New York to Venezuela. We are living in the midst of the greatest ecological threat to marine life in history. Native to the South Pacific and Red Sea, these fish are voracious eaters and spawn once a month, with one female capable of producing 2 million eggs in a year. This is how they have propagated so quickly. EATTHATFISH!BYJACKMITCHELL

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D i a m o n d s C h i p s i n t o H e l p R o a t a n S c h o o l s S a n d C a s t l e L i b r a r y B o o k M o b i l e R e a d y t o R o l l M a y a n L i o n W i n s C o o k o f f f o r R e e f C o n s e r v a t i o n Diamonds International employees Dianne Miller (front) and Anjalee Zuiga scrape worn paint off the outside of the Juan Brooks School in Coxen Hole as part of a community service project May 9. Diamonds staff also repaired the schools bleachers, cleaned up the play area, rehung bathroom stall doors, cleaned the windows and cleared brush from behind the school. This is the second year that Diamonds has put its staff from the cruise ship ports, underemployed during the off season, to work serving the Roatan community, primarily in the schools. Juan Brooks School Director Sonia Bonilla said the Diamonds visit was the most pleasant surprise she had received so far this school year. Diamonds is accepting donations of funds and materials to support its off-season school renovation efforts. Magenta Stewart, executive chef at the Mayan Princess, serves up a plate of her Mayan Lion at the lionfish cook off May 22 at the San Simon Beach Club in West Bay. Five Roatan restaurants competed for the most crowd-pleasing recipe for serving the invasive predator, which threatens the ecology of regional reefs. Tasters paid $12 each to sample and judge the recipes, with proceeds going to the Roatan Marine Park. Stewarts concoction took top honors. The first runner-up was the Landing for Thai rice noodles topped with lionfish. Third place went to Lionfish Louies for spicy breaded lionfish balls. Also competing were Buena Vida and the Rendezvous Sushi Bar, both of which prepared sushi rolls using lionfish. About 100 people bought tickets for the event. Baylor Estes of Austin, Texas, puts the finishing touches on the Book Mobile at Sand Castle Library in Sandy Bay, Roatan, May 13. The traveling library, a converted yellow school bus, will circulate among 14 schools on Roatan with two teachers on board, allowing children to check out up to four books each for up to two weeks. Estes won a design competition to decorate the bus and accompanied six volunteers to Roatan to paint it, with help from local talent, including Sandy Bay artist Britteny Bennett. The volunteers also brought 8,000 donated books and CDs to stock the library. The book mobile was conceived by the Nobelity Project, an Austin-based non-profit, with support from RECO and the Warren Foundation. Teachers will be encouraged to use the donated story books in their lesson plans under the Voices for Education project (see May Voice). 23 ISLANDNEWS 10 SOCIAL Cruise ship calls at the Port of Roatan are expected to increase sharply in 2014, although the upcoming November-April high season will actually be a bit slower than last season, according to port officials. While 2013 will be a year with low passenger counts, things start looking considerable better in 2014, when Royal Caribbean has committed two ships the Navigator of the Seas and the Vision of the Seas for the summer months, and Norwegian Cruise Lines will up their weekly calls in winter from two to three a Community leaders and activists from throughout the Bay Islands learned about the bases for internationally recognized human rights at a May 10 workshop in Gravel Bay, Roatan, sponsored by the Native Bay Islanders Professionals and Labourers Association (NABIPLA). Natelee Forbes of NABIPLAput the workshop together with materials from the Organization of American States and the US-based United for Human Rights. Forbes received training in the US from United for Human Rights. I am now able to pass it on to others, she said. Sixteen people attended the May 10 workshop, the first of five Forbes planned to conduct during May and June. Participants included teachers, church leaders, patronato representatives and other community leaders from Utila and Guanaja as well as Roatan. Toinette Woods, an educator from Utila who has been working with the education department on Roatan since February, said she had attended NABIPLA workshops before but this was her first training on human rights. I travel to Utila periodically, so I am week, said Alvaro Durn, the ports administrator. Harbor Master Fabian Reyes said he expected 106 ships to call at Port of Roatan in 2014, carrying 275,000 passengers. That compares with just 63 ships and 154,900 passengers expected for 2013. However, all the increase will take place in the second half of the year. For the upcoming high season, the port expects 60 ship visits and 153,200 passengers, down from 67 ships and 162,300 passengers in the 2012-13 high season. planning on passing the information on whenever I go back to Utila, she said. The first workshop focussed on the basics, emphasizing the development of human rights concepts as enshrined in such historic documents as the Magna Carta the US Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen from the French Revolution and the 20th century UN instruments. Participants then divided into groups to discuss strategies for dis-COXENHOLETOSEEMORESHIPSIN2014 DOYOUKNOWWHATYOURRIGHTSARE?BUTUPCOMINGWINTERHIGHSEASONBUSINESSEXPECTEDTODECLINE10 PERCENTGRAVELBAYWORKSHOPAIMSTOMAKEHUMANRIGHTSCONCEPTSLIVINGREALITY Reyes said the port would receive 30 cruise ship visits in the 2014 off-season, with each of the two RCI ships calling twice a month. It will be the first time since 2011 that Port of Roatan has received cruise ships in the summer, he said. Durn said he did not expect competition from the newly opened Banana Coast cruise ship port at Trujillo to affect Roatan While they have a couple of calls, there really isnt any line that calls at Port of Roatan currently considering Banana Coast, Said Durn. The project being considered in Nicaragua and renewed efforts from Guatemala to recover lost passengers are a bigger challenge than Trujillo in the short term. Edward Ake of Island Concrete, which helped build the Trujillo facility (see page 11), said 20 NCLships were expected to call there in the upcoming high season. But he said they would not be the same ships that call at Roatan. I think theres a chance that it will increase the traffic (into Roatan), said Ake, arguing that more port call options would make it easier for the cruise companies to cruise in the Western Caribbean. seminating those concepts within their communities. We need to educate our people, said Woods. We need to let them know that some things are not okay. Youre not supposed to swallow every pill people give up. Were supposed to let our voice be heard, especially when we talk about human rights. You know its not just take a back seat all the time. Its stand up and make your voices heard. Thats what this is all about. T h e P o r t o f R o a t a n e x p e c t s c r u i s e s h i p c a l l s i n 2 0 1 4 t o b e n e a r l y 7 0 p e r c e n t h i g h e r t h a n t h i s y e a r m o s t l y b e c a u s e o f n e w s u m m e r c r u i s e s B u t s h i p c a l l s i n t h e u p c o m i n g w i n t e r h i g h s e a s o n a r e e x p e c t e d t o b e d o w n B a y I s l a n d s c o m m u n i t y a c t i v i s t s v i e w e d i n s t r u c t i o n a l v i d e o s o n h u m a n r i g h t s a t a M a y 1 0 w o r k s h o p i n G r a v e l B a y R o a t a n o r g a n i z e d b y t h e N a t i v e B a y I s l a n d e r s P r o f e s s i o n a l s a n d L a b o u r e r s A s s o c i a t i o n

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teachers. There were prophets of God in the Old Testament, and they prophesied 100 percent accurately. Peter tells us that there were not only true prophets but also false prophets among the people of Israel. (see 1 Kings 22) False teachers are the danger to the Church today. And believe me, they are dangerous. Afalse teacher is one who knows the truth but deliberately lies for some purpose. It is either for some selfish reason, or they want to please people, or they do it for money. There are many teachers like that today. They preach and say what people want them to say, although they know what the truth is that is a false teacher. There are others who teach error ignorantly. Some of the great reformers of the past and some of the great post-apostolic church fathers believed and thought some things that we do not hold today. We believe they were entirely in error on certain things. Those were not false teachers. They believed they were teaching the truth. Afalse teacher falsifies deliberately. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (2Pe 2:2) To me, as a child of God and as a Pastor of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, these teachers, by not teaching the true Word of God, will lead many people who will naturally follow their pernicious ways. Some may want Christ in their lives, but by the way they live they show to the world that they have not really given to Christ everything in their lives. They show that Jesus Christ is not the center of their life. And if you do not let Christ reign in your life as your Lord and Savior, then you have no part of Him. In John 14:6, Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Peter, for his part, is saying that these teachers are selling the Gospel of Christ. 2Pe 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2Pe 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2Pe 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 2Pe 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 2Pe 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 2Pe 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 2Pe 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 2Pe 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 2Pe 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 2Pe 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 2Pe 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness. The days that Peter is talking about in this chapter have now come upon us. We have seen the force of the light of Jesus Christ that draws men and women away from the world and toward God. Now lets talk about the force that draws people toward the world. It is a gravitational force, the pull of the world away from the Word of God. Peter was writing to Jewish Christians, and the people he refers to are the people of Israel. There were false prophets among the people of Israel, Peter says, even as there shall be false teachers among you, that is, among believers, the church. There were false prophets in the Old Testament, but there are false teachers today. We do not need to beware of false prophets at all---that is not our problem. Anyone who attempts to prophesy today will soon be proven a liar --there is no question about that. When false prophets are found to be false (as they will be), we do not need to pay attention to them. You need to check your teachers, including the one who is writing these words. I urge you to check what I say by the Word of God. Dont believe it just because Rudolph Abbott says it. I am amazed today how easily people are deceived by all kinds of teachers. People will fall for anything. If you do not believe that, look at the elaborate operations and headquarters of some of the cults that are located on these islands. There are a great many people who have not heeded Peters warning about false teachers. They listen to them and give them financial backing. Little Drops of water, Little grains of sand Make the mighty oceans So the daily pressures, Subtle though they be, Serve to shape the oddballs We call you and me.----Author unknownWe oddballs down here can really be taken in. Peter says, Beware of falseAPOSTASY BY FALSE TEACHERS 22 RELIGION/PHILOSOPHY BUSINESS B y P a s t o r R u d o l p h A b b o t t B y P a s t o r R u d o l p h A b b o t t O a k R i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h O a k R i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 11 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Peter 2:1)LIGHTATTHEENDOFTHETUNNEL? Roatan real estate agents report an increase in property turnover in recent months that may signal the beginning of the end of a five-year down market. I think we've bottomed out, said Larry Schlesser, who owns the RE/MAX franchise for the island. We just recently sold our first real development piece in a while. But Schlesser said the uptick so far had been nothing dramatic. However, Steve Hasz of Roatan Life sees the beginning stages of a resurge. Both analysts said the Roatan real estate market headed south about a year after the housing bubble burst in the US in 2007-08. On Roatan the downturn was aggravated by the political turmoil on the mainland in 2009, when the Honduran military expelled President Zelaya. Property sales nosedived from 209 in 2007 to just 59 in 2009 and have hovered below 100 since. In 2006 people were selling real estate out of bars, because people would come by with bags of money wanting to buy property, said Hasz. Then, said Schlesser, the overall market kind of plummeted. Since March, though, Hasz said sales picked up and inventories have dropped. Youre currently seeing 37 properties pending (with contracts signed and earnest money deposited), Hasz said. Last year I was seeing as low as nine. Excluding seven or eight properties that have been pending for years, Hasz said, this represents a rough tripling. Neither analyst is seeing any upturn in prices yet. But Hasz expects prices may start to recover in the first half of 2014. I think over the next year were going to see the market start to make the transition from a buyers market to a market where we can sell lots again, said Hasz. People will start building again. Hasz said Americans and Canadians continued to be the primary purchasers of Roatan properties. But he said he was selling more properties now to mainland Hondurans, as well as Guatemalans and Salvadorans. Mainland Hondurans are taking a role right now, he said.ROATANREALESTATEBROKERSSEEPROPERTYMARKETSTARTINGTOTURNAROUND S t e v e H a s z o f R o a t a n L i f e t r a c k s i s l a n d r e a l e s t a t e t r e n d s f r o m h i s n e w o f f i c e i n L a w s o n R o c k H a s z h a s o b s e r v e d a s i g n i f i c a n t u p t u r n i n p r o p e r t y s a l e s o n t h e i s l a n d s i n c e M a r c h ISLANDFIRMSBUILDPORTFORTRUJILLO Trujillo, Central Americas oldest port, became the first cruise destination on the Honduran mainland with the completion of the Banana Coast cruise ship dock in April. Much of the construction was done by Roatan-based companies. Island Concrete Construction & Development (ICCD) won a $2.4 million contract to build three of the five segments of the cruise ship facility in late 2011. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that a company from the island has undertaken a substantial contract on the mainland, said Edward Ake of Island Concrete. Our big selling point was the fact that were used to difficult logistics. Working on the island is very similar to working in Trujillo. ICCD subcontracted two other Roatan firms, ACME Environmental Solutions and Green Hill Energy Solutions, to do the wastewater, storm drainage and electrical work. Ake said about a dozen Roatanbased technicians and managers from the three firms took part in the project. Island Concrete also used a Roatan carpenter, Jorge Bustillo, and about eight of his crew on the project. But most of the labor came from Trujillo. We used as much labor from there as we could, said Ake. Thats something that people dont do here that they should do. They bring everybody with them and all their equipment. And the local companies that are here paying their taxes dont get a chance to work on the project. Ake said 20 Norwegian Cruise Line ships were expected to call at the new facility in the 2013-14 cruise season. He did not expect that business to come at Roatans expense (see related story page 10). Despite the challenges presented by working on the mainland for island firms, Ake said he was not deterred from seeking future mainland contracts. We learned a lot during the experience, said Ake. Were now open to actively looking for work over there.CRUISESHIPDOCKISFIRSTMAJORMAINLANDCONTRACTAWARDEDTOISLANDERS Source: Multiple Listing Service

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CONSERVATIONNOTESwww.roatanmarinepark.com | info@roatanmarinepark.orgSolar power on the Bay Islands makes more sense than up Solar power on the Bay Islands makes more sense than up north, because energy costs are high and we get lots of sun. north, because energy costs are high and we get lots of sun. When business owners ask me how they can best use solar When business owners ask me how they can best use solar I I tell them to look to the needs of their customers. If your lights, tell them to look to the needs of their customers. If your lights, fans and cash register are solar fans and cash register are solar your customers will be con your customers will be con tent, and you will still make money when the power goes off tent, and you will still make money when the power goes off Anyone who has spent the night in a hot room with bugs Anyone who has spent the night in a hot room with bugs buzzing around them will appreciate fans that always work. buzzing around them will appreciate fans that always work. Y Y ou have to change some of your thinking when you choose ou have to change some of your thinking when you choose solar solar Some appliances, like air conditioners, water heaters Some appliances, like air conditioners, water heaters and toasters, use huge amounts of power and toasters, use huge amounts of power so it is not eco so it is not eco nomical to run them with solar nomical to run them with solar But you can easily replace But you can easily replace your gas or electric water heater with a roof-mounted solar your gas or electric water heater with a roof-mounted solar one that can be as simple as a coil of black plastic pipe. Also, one that can be as simple as a coil of black plastic pipe. Also, replacing old refrigerators and air conditioning units with replacing old refrigerators and air conditioning units with more efficient modern models can reduce your energy use. more efficient modern models can reduce your energy use. Components and installation of a solar energy system can be Components and installation of a solar energy system can be expensive on the islands. But you can buy all of what you expensive on the islands. But you can buy all of what you need online and have it shipped here, your electrician can do need online and have it shipped here, your electrician can do most of the work, and there are many solar homes and busi most of the work, and there are many solar homes and busi nesses here whose owners would be proud to show you their nesses here whose owners would be proud to show you their systems and offer advice. systems and offer advice. If you use the internet, ask a lot of questions and do your If you use the internet, ask a lot of questions and do your research, you will get a fundamental understanding of just research, you will get a fundamental understanding of just what solar energy can do for you. what solar energy can do for you. W W illiam Engel, L illiam Engel, L ost Moose L ost Moose L odge, R odge, R oatan oatan CRIMEWATCH Heading into the hottest months of the year on Heading into the hottest months of the year on R R oatan, it is important to remember that extreme tempera oatan, it is important to remember that extreme tempera tures can put our furry friends at risk for heat exhaustion, tures can put our furry friends at risk for heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death. There are some simple ways to heat stroke or even death. There are some simple ways to make your pets more comfortable and to show them that make your pets more comfortable and to show them that you care and love them you care and love them 1. P 1. P rovide your pet a constant supply of fresh water rovide your pet a constant supply of fresh water 2. Schedule exercise sessions for the coolest part of the 2. Schedule exercise sessions for the coolest part of the day day 3. Do not over 3. Do not over exercise your pet in extreme heat. P exercise your pet in extreme heat. P ets ets sometimes push themselves to the point of exhaustion and sometimes push themselves to the point of exhaustion and don't take the down time that they need. Schedule rest time don't take the down time that they need. Schedule rest time in the day for them to get rejuvenated. in the day for them to get rejuvenated. 4. Never leave your pet in a parked car on a hot day 4. Never leave your pet in a parked car on a hot day If If you see an animal in a hot car you see an animal in a hot car please get help to have please get help to have them removed from the vehicle. them removed from the vehicle. 5. Make sure pets can swim before they go into the water 5. Make sure pets can swim before they go into the water It is hard to believe, but some animals do not swim. It is hard to believe, but some animals do not swim. 6. Make sure pets have a way to 6. Make sure pets have a way to cool off if they remain outside. cool off if they remain outside. Plenty of shade and a pool, beach Plenty of shade and a pool, beach or hose can go a long way to keep or hose can go a long way to keep them comfortable. them comfortable. 7. P 7. P rotect their little paws. K rotect their little paws. K eep eep your dogs and cats off hot con your dogs and cats off hot con crete, stone or decking materials. crete, stone or decking materials. Changing Hungry and Hurting to Healthy and Happy RAYDENEABBOTT-NIXON, A LIFETIMERESIDENTOFFRENCHHARBOURSLAKE DISTRICT, BEGAN CREATINGLANDSCAPEART OUTOFSHELLS, CORALAND OTHERNATURALELEMENTS13 YEARSAGO, WHENHER GRANDSONINSISTEDSHE CARRYSOMESHELLSBACK FROMABEACHWALKONA NEARBYCAY. WHENTHE ROADLEADINGINTOHER NEIGHBORHOODWASPAVED LASTYEAR, PROMISINGTO BRINGMORETRAFFIC, SHE DECIDEDTOAPPLYHERART TOBEAUTIFYTHEAREAANDENTICEPEOPLETOCOME DOWN. THERESULTSOF HERWORKINPROGRESS CANBEADMIREDONALAZY AFTERNOONSTROLL, A SHORTDRIVEFROMFRENCHHARBOURSCOM-MERCIALHUB. For the past year, since the road leading into the low-lying area around French Harbour known locally as the Lake was paved, Raydene Abbott-Nixon, who has lived in the neighborhood all her life, has been volunteering her unique landscaping and stonework talents to make the area a little different and bring it up some. All the time they used to say down in here was so dirty and down in here was so dark, Raydene explained. So then I decided to put a little differentin it. That would entice people to come down. What she has created Me, myself, with no help is a collection of flower beds, decorated embankments, planters and wall art incorporating mosaics of concrete and locally obtained items such as conch shells, dead coral, bamboo and colored softdrink bottle caps that words cannot adequately describe. It must be seen. Raydene began developing her art about a dozen years ago. The initial inspiration came from one of her grandsons, then two. One Good Friday me and my grandson, we was on the beach, and he said to me, Grammy carry some shell,and I said to him, What am I gonna do with shells? He said, Carry 'em.So, I went to sleep at night, and something said to me, You could build out of them.And that what make me start then. The first three baskets of shells went into the fence around her yard, inlaid in concrete. She gradually incorporated more and more elements into her designs. Neighbors began to take notice. After she started her rock work then I get her to do all the rock in here for me, said Claudia Allen, Raydenes next-door neighbor. Sometimes she do it for free, she said, but she adds, I wouldnt let her do that. Claudia said her family was the first THELANDSCAPEROFTHELAKEFRENCHHARBOURWOMANBEAUTIFIESAREAWITHWHATSHEFINDS R a y d e n e A b b o t t -N i x o n c r e a t e d a m o s a i c o f s e a s h e l l s c o r a l s t o n e b o t t l e c a p s b a m b o o c o n c r e t e a n d l o c a l p l a n t s t o w e l c o m e v i s i t o r s t o t h e L a k e d i s t r i c t o f F r e n c h H a r b o u r BYROBERTARMSTRONG 25 FEATURESTORY 12 W h o & W h e r e F r o m : Linda Hin, co-proprietor of the Blue Marlinin West End, and a random tourist who happened into the establishment that night. W h a t & W h y : Orange, in Lindas case because the Roatan Dutch community were celebrating the ascension to the Netherlands throne of WillemAlexander of Orange (see page 19). In her companions case because, well, she must have just felt like wearing orange that night (or something close to it). And she doeslook good in it. I n C o n c l u s i o n : The Voicehas a soft spot for Dutch ovens (from our Boy Scout days), Dutch apple pie (the progenitor of American apple pie, we think), Dutch treats (because were cheap), flying Dutchmen (just like the sound of it) and beautiful Dutch women (as well as non-Dutch women) wearing orange. P O L I C E P O L I C E VARIETY I n c i d e n t s r e c o r d e d b y N a t i o n a l P o l i c e f o r t h e B a y I s l a n d s : J a n F e b M a r A p r M a y 1 -2 3 H o m i c i d e 3 2 2 3 2 A t t e m p t e d h o m i c i d e 0 0 0 0 1 W o u n d i n g 1 5 2 3 2 R a p e / s e x u a l a s s a u l t 2 3 2 1 1 B r e a k i n g / E n t e r i n g 2 0 4 0 3 T h e f t 6 6 3 2 2 R o b b e r y o f a p e r s o n 3 3 0 4 3 R o b b e r y o f a r e s i d e n c e 3 6 3 2 2 R o b b e r y o f a b u s i n e s s 1 2 1 4 0 O t h e r r o b b e r y 0 0 3 0 1 A t t e m p t e d r o b b e r y 2 2 1 1 1 T r a f f i c a c c i d e n t s 1 3 1 1 0 i n j u r i e s 1 4 1 0 0 d e a t h s 0 1 0 1 0 D r o w n i n g 1 2 1 0 0 N o t e s : A 20-year-old taxi driver was shot and killed and a passenger wounded in Corozal May 3 when two passengers opened fire on them from the back seat, hitting the driver with nine shots and the passenger with three. The assailants then exited the taxi and fled, police said. The driver managed to drive first to a private clinic, where he was refused treatment, then to Roatan Hospital, where he expired. The passenger, 22, was treated and released. Police do not suspect robbery was involved. In the first four months of 2013 there were 10 homicides reported on the Bay Islands, compared with six during the same period of 2012.

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13 ISLANDNEWS 20 FEATURESTORY to move into the Lake in 1941. Raydenes parents moved in a few years later, she said. It is now one of the most densely built-up areas on the island, with somewhat turbid water and no small amount of floating garbage. When my mom moved this way, all of this here was pure mangrove. Pure water, deep water, said Claudia. Raydene adds, You see the water like this now? Before time, in my coming up time, that water there was so clear clear, clear clear. Thats where we used to be swim from over there to over here, when we was kids. When the entrance road to the Lake was paved, Raydene knew more people would be driving into the area, including parents dropping off their children at school and picking them up. So she began landscaping some of the open areas and street corners, including the lot where her mothers house once stood and the curb in front of her sisters house. When I start buildinout here, different people, they say that they like it, and, well I just keep going, you know. So that is how it started. The centerpiece of Raydenes project at this point is a sort of welcome sign at the intersection leading into the Lake, featuring murals (painted by someone else), a concrete staircase with bamboo railings, painted conch shells and Raydenes signature inlaid mosaics. There are also some painted gords (called nuts locally) and a small tower of brain corals. Raydene assures that all the shell and coral elements incorporated into her art have been collected washed up on the beach, as taking them from the reef is prohibited. Raydene is now thinking of building a small memorial in the neighborhood for residents who have died. But shes not sure where she will build her next garden when she runs out of street corners to decorate in the Lake Alady down in Sandy Bay want me to come do hers, she said. So will she be branching out? She wont say. O n e o f R a y d e n e A b b o t t -N i x o n s h a n d m a d e p l a n t e r s f a s h i o n e d o u t o f c o n c r e t e i n t h e f o r m o f a h a l f s h e l l s i t s a t o p a c o n c r e t e p o s t i n f r o n t o f n e i g h b o r C l a u d i a A l l e n s f e n c e R a y d e n e A b b o t t -N i x o n p o i n t s t o o n e o f h e r c o m p l e t e d f l o w e r b e d s i n f r o n t o f a h o u s e n e a r t h e e n t r a n c e t o t h e L a k e n e i g h b o r h o o d Luz Marina Lpez, a Coxen Hole shopkeeper, and her husband Jonathan Nuez, a bus/taxi driver, beat their heads against the bureaucracy for three and a half years seeking justice for their son, who was shot and killed in September 2009. Their persistence may have finally begun to payoff with the April arrest of a suspect in the killing the brother of a Roatan prosecutor. Court documents show Walter Alfonso Vallecillo Rosales was charged April 7 for the robbery and murder of Esly Nahn Nuez. Nuezs parents and another source said Vallecillo was the brother of Zayda Vallecillo Rosales, a Public Ministry prosecutor assigned to Roatan. Lpez and Nuez said that following an April 12 hearing on Roatan, Vallecillo was put in detention in La Ceiba to await trial. They expect more arrests to follow. According to the parents, Esly Nuez, known to friends as Toby, left home about 9 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2009, to go out with a group of friends. It was the last night of the Roatan International Fishing Tournament, with its carnival in West End. His companions that night said they went first to Jerry Hynds Stadium in Los Fuertes, then to French Harbour to pick up friends, then to West End. Afemale companion said they were dancing at the Rocket Burger in West End later that night when someone got angry with Esly and threatened to kill him ( Te voy a matar.). Early the next morning, Lpez, who had traveled to La Ceiba the day before to buy merchandise for her shop, received a phone call from an employee informing her that a woman had come to the shop to report that one of her sons had been found dead near the Methodist church in Mango Bight, near Flowers Bay. Lpez, who had four sons, screamed, Quien?! Quien?! Quien?! (Who?). She was told it was her youngest son, Esly. Lpez immediately phoned her husband, who said he arrived at the scene of the crime about 8 a.m. to find Eslys body still lying on the ground, his car nearby with the motor still running and music blaring from the stereo. Detectives were at the scene collecting evidence. Esly had been shot twice in the head at close range. There were signs of struggle. His cell phone, jewelry, cash and merchandise he had been carrying in his car were gone. Nuez said the chief detective at the scene, Alex Ordoez, told him he expected arrests to be made within hours.WAITINGFOURYEARSFORJUSTICELOSFUERTESCOUPLEREFUSETOGIVEUPONCASEOFMURDEREDSON Nuez paid to fly Eslys body to La Ceiba for an autopsy, which placed the time of death at 4 a.m. He had received a blow to the back of the head before being shot through the left temple. After burying Esly in their hometown of Puerto Corts, the parents returned to Roatan and visited the police detectives to learn the status of the case. Ordoez told them he had identified a suspect. Lpez said the case was then put in a drawer for three years. Ordoez was transferred off the island that week. The parents paid to bring investigators from La Ceiba to collect evidence evidence that they say subsequently went missing. They appealed first to Mayor Dale Jackson then to his successor, Julio Galindo, for help, to no avail. After two years of frustration, they visited the Public Ministry in Tegucigalpa to plea for action. Detectives dispatched from the capital checked phone records and found that calls had been placed from Eslys stolen cell phone. More time passed. Meanwhile, Nuez read in the newspaper about an organization concerned about the large number of unsolved murders of homosexuals in Honduras (Esly, who ran a fashion boutique, was openly gay). He did not think Esly was killed because he was gay, but he urged them to take an interest. Finally the special prosecutor for hate crimes got involved, and a detective was brought in from Chicago. We have faith in God that everything will be cleared up, said Nuez. After four years, were victorious, said Lpez, although she says its not over. But neither parent gives any credit to authorities on Roatan. What bothers us, said Nuez, is that the police are obstructing (perjudicando ) the investigation. L u z M a r i n a L p e z a n d J o n a t h a n N u e z h a v e b e e n i m p l o r i n g a u t h o r i t i e s o n R o a t a n a n d t h e m a i n l a n d f o r n e a r l y f o u r y e a r s t o i n v e s t i g a t e t h e m u r d e r o f t h e i r s o n E s l y N a n N u e z w h o w a s k i l l e d i n S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 9 I n A p r i l a p r o s e c u t o r s b r o t h e r w a s a r r e s t e d i n t h e c a s e E s l y N u e z i n a s e l f p o r t r a i t t a k e n o n a s h o p p i n g t r i p t o M i a m i a b o u t a y e a r b e f o r e h i s t r a g i c d e a t h o n R o a t a n ( f a m i l y p h o t o )

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An overflow crowd descended on Sundowners in West End May 15 to celebrate the iconic beach bars 10th anniversary. Ten-lempira beers and rum and cokes provided the draw, and Brion James and friends provided musical entertainment until well past the bars usual weekday closing hour ... and well after the beer ran out. But there was still enough of the evening left for those so inclined to migrate down the road to Nova to keep the party going. Christine Etches, part of the extended Etches clan that owns the establishment, said it was the largest crowd she had ever seen at Sundowners Other long-time regulars said it reminded them of old times. 19 SPORTS 14 SOCIAL S u n d o w n e r s H a n g s T e n P o r q u N o ? B i s t r o B r i n g s B r a t s t o W e s t E n d L o n g L i v e t h e O r a n g e K i n g No, not over-indulged children, but authentic German sausages, as well as espresso drinks, beer and wine, salads, sandwiches, pastries, breakfasts and other light European fare. Proprietors Peter Hiltner and Conny Jakob moved to Roatan seven months ago after leaving Germany, where Peter was a machinist in the auto industry and Conny made pottery and sold pharmaceuticals, and spending a year kicking around Central America. They took over the spot formerly occupied by the Hungry Shark next to the West End Cigar Bar and spent three months remodeling it, adding new woodwork and an exhibition kitchen The Porqu No? (Why Not?) is open 8-8 Monday-Friday and is looking to exhibit works of local artists. Most of Roatans resident Dutch community gathered at the Blue Marlin in West End, owned and operated by Dutch couple Robert and Linda Hin, to raise a toast in honor of King Willem-Alexander of Orange, who ascended the throne of the Netherlands April 30 after his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdicated in his favor after a 33-year reign. There was unfortunately no Heineken on hand, but shot glasses filled with Orange Fanta and vodka made a fitting tribute. Orange is not only the name of the royal family of the Netherlands, it is the color worn by the countrys national soccer team, nicknamed Clockwork Orange in the s and runner-up in the 2010 World Cup. competition May 23. Final results from the six days of competitive diving were not available at press time. Freediving, in which athletes compete to go the deepest or stay down the longest without air tanks, dates to the 1960s but attained worldwide popularity only in the late s. Major tournaments still concentrate around the Mediterranean region and Hawaii. But the Caribbean Cup hopes to exploit and encourage the growing following of the sport in the Americas. Carlos Coste, the Venezuelan national champion, who has been competing at the international level for 16 years and has participated in events in Cyprus and Egypt with more than 150 divers, said the Caribbean Cup was off to a good start. There are competitors here from all over the world, he said. All the freediving community are waiting for the photos, for the commentary, and next year Im sure everyone will want to come. Coste noted that the Vertical Blue event in the Blue Hole of the Bahamas started off equally small, but now athletes fight for space at that competition, even though the capacity of the site is limited. Coste said Roatan was ideally located for freedivers from Latin America and North America and offered crystalline water, little current and deep zones just a few hundred meters from the beach, which greatly simplifies logistics. In other locations, he said, divers have to ride a boat half an hour to get to the dive site. In addition, he said, Roatan is an international island where people come from all over the world. Europe has a monopoly now on freediving efents), said Coste, but were starting to do big events here. The competition was scheduled to end May 30. San Simon Beach Club and Mayan Princess in May hosted the first annual Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition, which aspires to be the premier deep-water freediving event in the Hemisphere. Eighteen divers participated from throughout the world, including Japan, the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa and New Zealand. Six national records three for men and three for women were set on the first day ofROATANHOSTSFIRSTFREEDIVECUPCOMPETITIONDRAWSWORLDCLASSATHLETESFROMALLCONTINENTS E v e n t o f f i c i a l s c o m p e t i t o r s a n d s a f e t y d i v e r s w a i t o n t h e p l a t f o r m f o r a d i v e r t o r e s u r f a c e S o f a G m e z o f C o l o m b i a a n d I r u B a l i c o f V e n e z u e l a w a v e t h e i r n a t i o n a l f l a g s a f t e r s e t t i n g n a t i o n a l r e c o r d s i n r e s p e c t i v e l y f r e e i m m e r s i o n a n d c o n s t a n t w e i g h t -n o f i n s M a y 2 5 ( p h o t o b y J u d i t a B e r n d o r f f ) N e w Z e a l a n d e r W i l l i a m T r u b r i d g e p l u n g e d 1 2 0 m e t e r s o n h i s f i r s t d i v e b u t w a s d i s q u a l i f i e d f o r a p r o b l e m o n t h e a s c e n t

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HEALTH 18 is sorely misunderstood by those not suffering from it and by many healthcare professionals. The cause or causes of CFS are not understood. Some suspect it has something to do with an as yet unidentified immune system problem or a defect of the blood pressure. However, I believe it has more to do with anemia, mercury poisoning from amalgam dental fillings, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, the infection Candida albicans and sleep problems. Fibromyalgia a muscle disorder, has been found in many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Intestinal parasites are also comparatively common with people in this condition. Its likely there are different combinations of factors that make certain people more susceptible to CFS. If you think you may be suffering from CFS, there are several nutritional supplements that you should add to your diet: Acidophilus, Coenzyme Q10, Lecithin, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, and a good multivitamin and mineral complex. It is also important to make sure you eat a well balanced diet, including 50 percent raw foods and live fresh juices. Add some acidophilus to your diet, consume plenty of water, do not eat processed or fried foods, make sure your bowels move daily, take chlorophyll and drink lots of green leafy drinks like spinach, wheat grass and green apple smoothies. Get plenty of rest and do not over exert yourself. Melatonin, a natural regulating hormone, can help you sleep. Other considerations: Take cold showers to improve circulation. Check your blood pressure. Check for food sensitivities and chemical over exposure. Parasites are common in people with CFS. Family members, friends and coworkers must understand the nature of the disorder and realize that the person is not exaggerating or faking these symptoms. Check with the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases to get current information on CFS. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has become widespread. Symptoms include aching muscles and joints, anxiety, depression, irritability, jaundice, loss of appetite, mood swings, muscle spasms, recurrent upper respiratory infections, sensitivity to light and heat, sleep disturbances, sore throat, swollen glands, temporary memory loss and, most all, extreme and disabling fatigue. Sound familiar? It does to me. The symptoms resemble those of other flu or viral infections, so its often misdiagnosed as hypochondria, psychosomatic illness or depression. Its most often found in women and more often between the ages of 20 and 40, although it hit me in my 50s. This disease is not life-threatening, but as you can infer from the symptoms, it can significantly impair ones quality of life. ItCHRONICFATIGUESYNDROMEBYMARYIRIASSCHMITT Mary Irias Schmitt is a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and specialist in weight-control, nutrition, personal training and emotional disorders. S u f f e r e r s o f c h r o n i c f a t i g u e s y n d r o m e e x p e r i e n c e t i r e d n e s s a n d u n r e f r e s h i n g s l e e p ( S h a n g h a i K i l l e r W h a l e W i k i m e d i a C o m m o n s ) K o o l & G a n g G r a v e l B a y 1 2 1 0 M a r l i n s G r a v e l B a y 1 1 1 0 P i r a t e s S a n d y B a y 1 0 1 1 G i a n t s S a n d y B a y 1 0 1 2 H o m e R u n s E d i s o n B o d d e n G i a n t s 1 0 J o s e p h J a m e s P i r a t e s 7 S p o r g i a n W i l l i a m s G i a n t s 6 J e d J a m e s P i r a t e s 5 B e r r y M a n n K o o l 5 H o m e r B r o o k s P i r a t e s 5 E a r n i e J a m e s P i r a t e s 5 P i t c h i n g ( w i n s ) G r o v e r W e b s t e r M a r l i n s 1 0 -4 C u n y M i l l e r P i r a t e s 1 0 -5 K u r t S t e w a r t M a r l i n s 7 -5 B e n W a l k e r K o o l 6 -2 L u t h e r S t e w a r t K o o l 6 -4 P L A C E Y O U R A D H E R E T e l : 9 9 7 6 -6 2 0 3 / 9 8 2 1 -6 1 6 9 i n f o @ b a y i s l a n d s v o i c e c o m Advertise in the Bay Islands Voice The islands premier monthly magazineA Decade Covering the Life of the Island Community

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Gmez. It was a little bit too long. People dont usually come to the same place twice. But he said he expected a better turnout despite the shorter show. Clnica Esperanza staff said about 50 spectators had shown up, paying $30 each, with half going to the clinic and the rest to cover the cost of putting on the show. But Gmez estimated that when no-shows were taken into account, the event would yield close to $3,000 for the clinic. People on the island respond a little better if it's something for the island, said Juan Gmez de la Torre, Manager of the Mayan Princess which organized the event. The Ruth Paz Foundation is really important, he said, but its not on the island. The event was also moved under the roof this year to give it a slightly different look, he said, and it was cut back to one day. Last year it was a two-day event, said Adozen lanky models, including locals Marisela Welcome and Monica Elwin (Miss Honduras), paraded works of six designers down the catwalk at Beach Club San Simon May 25 at the second annual Summer Fashion Week Honduras. This year proceeds went to Clnica Esperanza which provides medical care to needy people on Roatan. Last year the event benefited the Fundacin Ruth Paz, based in San Pedro Sula. 17 PHOTOSTORY 16 S U M M E R F A S H I O N W E E K H O N D U R A S 2 0 1 3 PHOTOSBYROBERTARMSTRONGANDJUDITABERNDORFF

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HEALTH 18 is sorely misunderstood by those not suffering from it and by many healthcare professionals. The cause or causes of CFS are not understood. Some suspect it has something to do with an as yet unidentified immune system problem or a defect of the blood pressure. However, I believe it has more to do with anemia, mercury poisoning from amalgam dental fillings, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, the infection Candida albicans and sleep problems. Fibromyalgia a muscle disorder, has been found in many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Intestinal parasites are also comparatively common with people in this condition. Its likely there are different combinations of factors that make certain people more susceptible to CFS. If you think you may be suffering from CFS, there are several nutritional supplements that you should add to your diet: Acidophilus, Coenzyme Q10, Lecithin, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, and a good multivitamin and mineral complex. It is also important to make sure you eat a well balanced diet, including 50 percent raw foods and live fresh juices. Add some acidophilus to your diet, consume plenty of water, do not eat processed or fried foods, make sure your bowels move daily, take chlorophyll and drink lots of green leafy drinks like spinach, wheat grass and green apple smoothies. Get plenty of rest and do not over exert yourself. Melatonin, a natural regulating hormone, can help you sleep. Other considerations: Take cold showers to improve circulation. Check your blood pressure. Check for food sensitivities and chemical over exposure. Parasites are common in people with CFS. Family members, friends and coworkers must understand the nature of the disorder and realize that the person is not exaggerating or faking these symptoms. Check with the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases to get current information on CFS. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has become widespread. Symptoms include aching muscles and joints, anxiety, depression, irritability, jaundice, loss of appetite, mood swings, muscle spasms, recurrent upper respiratory infections, sensitivity to light and heat, sleep disturbances, sore throat, swollen glands, temporary memory loss and, most all, extreme and disabling fatigue. Sound familiar? It does to me. The symptoms resemble those of other flu or viral infections, so its often misdiagnosed as hypochondria, psychosomatic illness or depression. Its most often found in women and more often between the ages of 20 and 40, although it hit me in my 50s. This disease is not life-threatening, but as you can infer from the symptoms, it can significantly impair ones quality of life. ItCHRONICFATIGUESYNDROMEBYMARYIRIASSCHMITT Mary Irias Schmitt is a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and specialist in weight-control, nutrition, personal training and emotional disorders. S u f f e r e r s o f c h r o n i c f a t i g u e s y n d r o m e e x p e r i e n c e t i r e d n e s s a n d u n r e f r e s h i n g s l e e p ( S h a n g h a i K i l l e r W h a l e W i k i m e d i a C o m m o n s ) K o o l & G a n g G r a v e l B a y 1 2 1 0 M a r l i n s G r a v e l B a y 1 1 1 0 P i r a t e s S a n d y B a y 1 0 1 1 G i a n t s S a n d y B a y 1 0 1 2 H o m e R u n s E d i s o n B o d d e n G i a n t s 1 0 J o s e p h J a m e s P i r a t e s 7 S p o r g i a n W i l l i a m s G i a n t s 6 J e d J a m e s P i r a t e s 5 B e r r y M a n n K o o l 5 H o m e r B r o o k s P i r a t e s 5 E a r n i e J a m e s P i r a t e s 5 P i t c h i n g ( w i n s ) G r o v e r W e b s t e r M a r l i n s 1 0 -4 C u n y M i l l e r P i r a t e s 1 0 -5 K u r t S t e w a r t M a r l i n s 7 -5 B e n W a l k e r K o o l 6 -2 L u t h e r S t e w a r t K o o l 6 -4 P L A C E Y O U R A D H E R E T e l : 9 9 7 6 -6 2 0 3 / 9 8 2 1 -6 1 6 9 i n f o @ b a y i s l a n d s v o i c e c o m Advertise in the Bay Islands Voice The islands premier monthly magazineA Decade Covering the Life of the Island Community

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An overflow crowd descended on Sundowners in West End May 15 to celebrate the iconic beach bars 10th anniversary. Ten-lempira beers and rum and cokes provided the draw, and Brion James and friends provided musical entertainment until well past the bars usual weekday closing hour ... and well after the beer ran out. But there was still enough of the evening left for those so inclined to migrate down the road to Nova to keep the party going. Christine Etches, part of the extended Etches clan that owns the establishment, said it was the largest crowd she had ever seen at Sundowners Other long-time regulars said it reminded them of old times. 19 SPORTS 14 SOCIAL S u n d o w n e r s H a n g s T e n P o r q u N o ? B i s t r o B r i n g s B r a t s t o W e s t E n d L o n g L i v e t h e O r a n g e K i n g No, not over-indulged children, but authentic German sausages, as well as espresso drinks, beer and wine, salads, sandwiches, pastries, breakfasts and other light European fare. Proprietors Peter Hiltner and Conny Jakob moved to Roatan seven months ago after leaving Germany, where Peter was a machinist in the auto industry and Conny made pottery and sold pharmaceuticals, and spending a year kicking around Central America. They took over the spot formerly occupied by the Hungry Shark next to the West End Cigar Bar and spent three months remodeling it, adding new woodwork and an exhibition kitchen The Porqu No? (Why Not?) is open 8-8 Monday-Friday and is looking to exhibit works of local artists. Most of Roatans resident Dutch community gathered at the Blue Marlin in West End, owned and operated by Dutch couple Robert and Linda Hin, to raise a toast in honor of King Willem-Alexander of Orange, who ascended the throne of the Netherlands April 30 after his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdicated in his favor after a 33-year reign. There was unfortunately no Heineken on hand, but shot glasses filled with Orange Fanta and vodka made a fitting tribute. Orange is not only the name of the royal family of the Netherlands, it is the color worn by the countrys national soccer team, nicknamed Clockwork Orange in the s and runner-up in the 2010 World Cup. competition May 23. Final results from the six days of competitive diving were not available at press time. Freediving, in which athletes compete to go the deepest or stay down the longest without air tanks, dates to the 1960s but attained worldwide popularity only in the late s. Major tournaments still concentrate around the Mediterranean region and Hawaii. But the Caribbean Cup hopes to exploit and encourage the growing following of the sport in the Americas. Carlos Coste, the Venezuelan national champion, who has been competing at the international level for 16 years and has participated in events in Cyprus and Egypt with more than 150 divers, said the Caribbean Cup was off to a good start. There are competitors here from all over the world, he said. All the freediving community are waiting for the photos, for the commentary, and next year Im sure everyone will want to come. Coste noted that the Vertical Blue event in the Blue Hole of the Bahamas started off equally small, but now athletes fight for space at that competition, even though the capacity of the site is limited. Coste said Roatan was ideally located for freedivers from Latin America and North America and offered crystalline water, little current and deep zones just a few hundred meters from the beach, which greatly simplifies logistics. In other locations, he said, divers have to ride a boat half an hour to get to the dive site. In addition, he said, Roatan is an international island where people come from all over the world. Europe has a monopoly now on freediving efents), said Coste, but were starting to do big events here. The competition was scheduled to end May 30. San Simon Beach Club and Mayan Princess in May hosted the first annual Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition, which aspires to be the premier deep-water freediving event in the Hemisphere. Eighteen divers participated from throughout the world, including Japan, the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa and New Zealand. Six national records three for men and three for women were set on the first day ofROATANHOSTSFIRSTFREEDIVECUPCOMPETITIONDRAWSWORLDCLASSATHLETESFROMALLCONTINENTS E v e n t o f f i c i a l s c o m p e t i t o r s a n d s a f e t y d i v e r s w a i t o n t h e p l a t f o r m f o r a d i v e r t o r e s u r f a c e S o f a G m e z o f C o l o m b i a a n d I r u B a l i c o f V e n e z u e l a w a v e t h e i r n a t i o n a l f l a g s a f t e r s e t t i n g n a t i o n a l r e c o r d s i n r e s p e c t i v e l y f r e e i m m e r s i o n a n d c o n s t a n t w e i g h t -n o f i n s M a y 2 5 ( p h o t o b y J u d i t a B e r n d o r f f ) N e w Z e a l a n d e r W i l l i a m T r u b r i d g e p l u n g e d 1 2 0 m e t e r s o n h i s f i r s t d i v e b u t w a s d i s q u a l i f i e d f o r a p r o b l e m o n t h e a s c e n t

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13 ISLANDNEWS 20 FEATURESTORY to move into the Lake in 1941. Raydenes parents moved in a few years later, she said. It is now one of the most densely built-up areas on the island, with somewhat turbid water and no small amount of floating garbage. When my mom moved this way, all of this here was pure mangrove. Pure water, deep water, said Claudia. Raydene adds, You see the water like this now? Before time, in my coming up time, that water there was so clear clear, clear clear. Thats where we used to be swim from over there to over here, when we was kids. When the entrance road to the Lake was paved, Raydene knew more people would be driving into the area, including parents dropping off their children at school and picking them up. So she began landscaping some of the open areas and street corners, including the lot where her mothers house once stood and the curb in front of her sisters house. When I start buildinout here, different people, they say that they like it, and, well I just keep going, you know. So that is how it started. The centerpiece of Raydenes project at this point is a sort of welcome sign at the intersection leading into the Lake, featuring murals (painted by someone else), a concrete staircase with bamboo railings, painted conch shells and Raydenes signature inlaid mosaics. There are also some painted gords (called nuts locally) and a small tower of brain corals. Raydene assures that all the shell and coral elements incorporated into her art have been collected washed up on the beach, as taking them from the reef is prohibited. Raydene is now thinking of building a small memorial in the neighborhood for residents who have died. But shes not sure where she will build her next garden when she runs out of street corners to decorate in the Lake Alady down in Sandy Bay want me to come do hers, she said. So will she be branching out? She wont say. O n e o f R a y d e n e A b b o t t -N i x o n s h a n d m a d e p l a n t e r s f a s h i o n e d o u t o f c o n c r e t e i n t h e f o r m o f a h a l f s h e l l s i t s a t o p a c o n c r e t e p o s t i n f r o n t o f n e i g h b o r C l a u d i a A l l e n s f e n c e R a y d e n e A b b o t t -N i x o n p o i n t s t o o n e o f h e r c o m p l e t e d f l o w e r b e d s i n f r o n t o f a h o u s e n e a r t h e e n t r a n c e t o t h e L a k e n e i g h b o r h o o d Luz Marina Lpez, a Coxen Hole shopkeeper, and her husband Jonathan Nuez, a bus/taxi driver, beat their heads against the bureaucracy for three and a half years seeking justice for their son, who was shot and killed in September 2009. Their persistence may have finally begun to payoff with the April arrest of a suspect in the killing the brother of a Roatan prosecutor. Court documents show Walter Alfonso Vallecillo Rosales was charged April 7 for the robbery and murder of Esly Nahn Nuez. Nuezs parents and another source said Vallecillo was the brother of Zayda Vallecillo Rosales, a Public Ministry prosecutor assigned to Roatan. Lpez and Nuez said that following an April 12 hearing on Roatan, Vallecillo was put in detention in La Ceiba to await trial. They expect more arrests to follow. According to the parents, Esly Nuez, known to friends as Toby, left home about 9 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2009, to go out with a group of friends. It was the last night of the Roatan International Fishing Tournament, with its carnival in West End. His companions that night said they went first to Jerry Hynds Stadium in Los Fuertes, then to French Harbour to pick up friends, then to West End. Afemale companion said they were dancing at the Rocket Burger in West End later that night when someone got angry with Esly and threatened to kill him ( Te voy a matar.). Early the next morning, Lpez, who had traveled to La Ceiba the day before to buy merchandise for her shop, received a phone call from an employee informing her that a woman had come to the shop to report that one of her sons had been found dead near the Methodist church in Mango Bight, near Flowers Bay. Lpez, who had four sons, screamed, Quien?! Quien?! Quien?! (Who?). She was told it was her youngest son, Esly. Lpez immediately phoned her husband, who said he arrived at the scene of the crime about 8 a.m. to find Eslys body still lying on the ground, his car nearby with the motor still running and music blaring from the stereo. Detectives were at the scene collecting evidence. Esly had been shot twice in the head at close range. There were signs of struggle. His cell phone, jewelry, cash and merchandise he had been carrying in his car were gone. Nuez said the chief detective at the scene, Alex Ordoez, told him he expected arrests to be made within hours.WAITINGFOURYEARSFORJUSTICELOSFUERTESCOUPLEREFUSETOGIVEUPONCASEOFMURDEREDSON Nuez paid to fly Eslys body to La Ceiba for an autopsy, which placed the time of death at 4 a.m. He had received a blow to the back of the head before being shot through the left temple. After burying Esly in their hometown of Puerto Corts, the parents returned to Roatan and visited the police detectives to learn the status of the case. Ordoez told them he had identified a suspect. Lpez said the case was then put in a drawer for three years. Ordoez was transferred off the island that week. The parents paid to bring investigators from La Ceiba to collect evidence evidence that they say subsequently went missing. They appealed first to Mayor Dale Jackson then to his successor, Julio Galindo, for help, to no avail. After two years of frustration, they visited the Public Ministry in Tegucigalpa to plea for action. Detectives dispatched from the capital checked phone records and found that calls had been placed from Eslys stolen cell phone. More time passed. Meanwhile, Nuez read in the newspaper about an organization concerned about the large number of unsolved murders of homosexuals in Honduras (Esly, who ran a fashion boutique, was openly gay). He did not think Esly was killed because he was gay, but he urged them to take an interest. Finally the special prosecutor for hate crimes got involved, and a detective was brought in from Chicago. We have faith in God that everything will be cleared up, said Nuez. After four years, were victorious, said Lpez, although she says its not over. But neither parent gives any credit to authorities on Roatan. What bothers us, said Nuez, is that the police are obstructing (perjudicando ) the investigation. L u z M a r i n a L p e z a n d J o n a t h a n N u e z h a v e b e e n i m p l o r i n g a u t h o r i t i e s o n R o a t a n a n d t h e m a i n l a n d f o r n e a r l y f o u r y e a r s t o i n v e s t i g a t e t h e m u r d e r o f t h e i r s o n E s l y N a n N u e z w h o w a s k i l l e d i n S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 9 I n A p r i l a p r o s e c u t o r s b r o t h e r w a s a r r e s t e d i n t h e c a s e E s l y N u e z i n a s e l f p o r t r a i t t a k e n o n a s h o p p i n g t r i p t o M i a m i a b o u t a y e a r b e f o r e h i s t r a g i c d e a t h o n R o a t a n ( f a m i l y p h o t o )

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CONS ERVAT IONNOTES www.roatanmarinepark.com | info@roatanmarinepark.orgSolar power on the Bay Islands makes more sense than up Solar power on the Bay Islands makes more sense than up north, because energy costs are high and we get lots of sun. north, because energy costs are high and we get lots of sun. When business owners ask me how they can best use solar When business owners ask me how they can best use solar I I tell them to look to the needs of their customers. If your lights, tell them to look to the needs of their customers. If your lights, fans and cash register are solar fans and cash register are solar your customers will be con your customers will be con tent, and you will still make money when the power goes off tent, and you will still make money when the power goes off Anyone who has spent the night in a hot room with bugs Anyone who has spent the night in a hot room with bugs buzzing around them will appreciate fans that always work. buzzing around them will appreciate fans that always work. Y Y ou have to change some of your thinking when you choose ou have to change some of your thinking when you choose solar solar Some appliances, like air conditioners, water heaters Some appliances, like air conditioners, water heaters and toasters, use huge amounts of power and toasters, use huge amounts of power so it is not eco so it is not eco nomical to run them with solar nomical to run them with solar But you can easily replace But you can easily replace your gas or electric water heater with a roof-mounted solar your gas or electric water heater with a roof-mounted solar one that can be as simple as a coil of black plastic pipe. Also, one that can be as simple as a coil of black plastic pipe. Also, replacing old refrigerators and air conditioning units with replacing old refrigerators and air conditioning units with more efficient modern models can reduce your energy use. more efficient modern models can reduce your energy use. Components and installation of a solar energy system can be Components and installation of a solar energy system can be expensive on the islands. But you can buy all of what you expensive on the islands. But you can buy all of what you need online and have it shipped here, your electrician can do need online and have it shipped here, your electrician can do most of the work, and there are many solar homes and busi most of the work, and there are many solar homes and busi nesses here whose owners would be proud to show you their nesses here whose owners would be proud to show you their systems and offer advice. systems and offer advice. If you use the internet, ask a lot of questions and do your If you use the internet, ask a lot of questions and do your research, you will get a fundamental understanding of just research, you will get a fundamental understanding of just what solar energy can do for you. what solar energy can do for you. W W illiam Engel, L illiam Engel, L ost Moose L ost Moose L odge, R odge, R oatan oatan CRIMEWATCH H eading into the hottest mon ths of the y ear on H eading into the hottest months of the y ear on R R oatan, it is i mpor tant to r emember th at extr eme tempera oatan, it is i mpor tant to r emember that extr eme tempera t ures can put o ur furry friends at risk for heat exha usti on, t ures can put o ur furry friends at risk for h eat exhausti on, h eat str oke or ev en death. There are s ome simple wa ys to h eat str oke or even death. There are s ome simple wa ys to make yo ur pets more comfor table and to show them that make yo ur pets more comfor table and to s how them that you care and love th em you care and love them 1. P 1. P ro vide yo ur p et a cons tant supply of fre sh w ater ro vide yo ur pet a constant supply of fresh w ater 2. Sch edule exerc ise se ssions for the coolest part of the 2. Sch edule exerc ise se ssio ns for the coolest part of the day day 3. Do n ot over 3. Do n ot over exerc ise yo ur pet in extr eme h eat. P exerc ise yo ur pet in extr eme heat. P ets ets s ometi mes p ush th emse lves to the poi nt of exhaustion and s ometi mes p ush themse lves to the point of exha usti on and don't take the down ti me that they need. Sch edule rest time don't take the down ti me th at they need. Schedule rest time in the da y for them to get re juvenated. in the day for th em to get re juven ated. 4. Never l eave yo ur pet in a par ked car on a h ot day 4. Never l eave yo ur pet in a par ked car on a hot day If If you s ee an a nimal in a hot car you s ee an a nimal in a h ot car pl ease get help to have pl ease get help to have th em r emov ed from the v ehicle. th em r emov ed from the ve hicle. 5. M ake sure pets can swim before they go i nto the w ater 5. M ake sure pets can swim before they go i nto the w ater It is hard to believ e, but s ome a nimals do not swim. It is hard to believ e, but s ome ani mals do n ot swim. 6. M ake sure pets have a way to 6. M ake sure pets have a way to cool o ff if they r emain out side. cool o ff if they r emain out side. Pl enty of s hade and a pool, beach Pl enty of s hade and a pool, beach or hose can go a l ong way to keep or hose can go a l ong way to keep them comfor table. them comfor table. 7. P 7. P r otect their little paws. K r otect their little paws. K eep eep yo ur dogs and cats o ff h ot con yo ur dogs and cats o ff h ot con cr ete, s tone or decking materia ls. cr ete, s tone or decking materia ls. Changing Hungry and Hurting to Healthy and Happy 21 W h h o & W h e r e F r o m : Linda Hin, co-proprietor of the Blue Marlin in West End, and a random tourist who happened into the establishment that night. W h a t & W h y : Orange, in Lindas case because the Roatan Dutch community were celebrating the ascension to the Net herlan ds th rone of W illemAlexander of Orange (see page 19). In her companions case because, well, she must have just felt like wearing orange that night (or something close to it). And she does look good in it. I n C o n c l u s i o n : The Voice has a soft spot for Dutch ovens (from our Boy Scout days), Dutch apple pie (the progenitor of American apple pie, we think), Dutch treats (because were cheap), flying Dutchmen (just like the sound of it) and beautiful Dutch women (as well as non-Dutch women) wearing orange. P O L I C E P O L I C E f ashion VARIETY I n c i d e n t s r e c o r d e d b y N a t i o n a l P o l i c e f o r t h e B a y I s l a n d s : J a n F e b M a r A p r M a y 1 -2 3 H o m i c i d e 3 2 2 3 2 A t t e m p t e d h o m i c i d e 0 0 0 0 1 W o u n d i n g 1 5 2 3 2 R a p e / s e x u a l a s s a u l t 2 3 2 1 1 B r e a k i n g / E n t e r i n g 2 0 4 0 3 T h e f t 6 6 3 2 2 R o b b e r y o f a p e r s o n 3 3 0 4 3 R o b b e r y o f a r e s i d e n c e 3 6 3 2 2 R o b b e r y o f a b u s i n e s s 1 2 1 4 0 O t h e r r o b b e r y 0 0 3 0 1 A t t e m p t e d r o b b e r y 2 2 1 1 1 T r a f f i c a c c i d e n t s 1 3 1 1 0 i n j u r i e s 1 4 1 0 0 d e a t h s 0 1 0 1 0 D r o w n i n g 1 2 1 0 0 N o t e s : A 20-year-old taxi driver was shot and killed and a passenger wounded in Corozal May 3 when two passengers opened fire on them from the back seat, hitting the driver with nine shots and the passenger with three. The assailants then exited the taxi and fled, police said. The driver managed to drive first to a private clinic, where he was refused treatment, then to Roatan Hospital, where he expired. The passenger, 22, was treated and released. Police do not suspect robbery was involved. In the first four months of 2013 there were 10 homicides reported on the Bay Islands, compared with six during the same period of 2012.

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teachers. There were prophets of God in the Old Testament, and they prophesied 100 percent accurately. Peter tells us that there were not only true prophets but also false prophets among the people of Israel. (see 1 Kings 22) False teachers are the danger to the Church today. And believe me, they are dangerous. Afalse teacher is one who knows the truth but deliberately lies for some purpose. It is either for some selfish reason, or they want to please people, or they do it for money. There are many teachers like that today. They preach and say what people want them to say, although they know what the truth is that is a false teacher. There are others who teach error ignorantly. Some of the great reformers of the past and some of the great post-apostolic church fathers believed and thought some things that we do not hold today. We believe they were entirely in error on certain things. Those were not false teachers. They believed they were teaching the truth. Afalse teacher falsifies deliberately. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (2Pe 2:2) To me, as a child of God and as a Pastor of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, these teachers, by not teaching the true Word of God, will lead many people who will naturally follow their pernicious ways. Some may want Christ in their lives, but by the way they live they show to the world that they have not really given to Christ everything in their lives. They show that Jesus Christ is not the center of their life. And if you do not let Christ reign in your life as your Lord and Savior, then you have no part of Him. In John 14:6, Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Peter, for his part, is saying that these teachers are selling the Gospel of Christ. 2Pe 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2Pe 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 2Pe 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 2Pe 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 2Pe 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 2Pe 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 2Pe 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 2Pe 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 2Pe 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 2Pe 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 2Pe 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness. The days that Peter is talking about in this chapter have now come upon us. We have seen the force of the light of Jesus Christ that draws men and women away from the world and toward God. Now lets talk about the force that draws people toward the world. It is a gravitational force, the pull of the world away from the Word of God. Peter was writing to Jewish Christians, and the people he refers to are the people of Israel. There were false prophets among the people of Israel, Peter says, even as there shall be false teachers among you, that is, among believers, the church. There were false prophets in the Old Testament, but there are false teachers today. We do not need to beware of false prophets at all---that is not our problem. Anyone who attempts to prophesy today will soon be proven a liar --there is no question about that. When false prophets are found to be false (as they will be), we do not need to pay attention to them. You need to check your teachers, including the one who is writing these words. I urge you to check what I say by the Word of God. Dont believe it just because Rudolph Abbott says it. I am amazed today how easily people are deceived by all kinds of teachers. People will fall for anything. If you do not believe that, look at the elaborate operations and headquarters of some of the cults that are located on these islands. There are a great many people who have not heeded Peters warning about false teachers. They listen to them and give them financial backing. Little Drops of water, Little grains of sand Make the mighty oceans So the daily pressures, Subtle though they be, Serve to shape the oddballs We call you and me.----Author unknownWe oddballs down here can really be taken in. Peter says, Beware of falseAPOSTASY BY FALSE TEACHERS 22 RELIGION/PHILOSOPHY BUSINESS B y P a s t o r R u d o l p h A b b o t t B y P a s t o r R u d o l p h A b b o t t O a k R i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h O a k R i d g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h 11 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Peter 2:1) LIGHTATTHEENDOFTHETUNNEL? Roatan real estate agents report an increase in property turnover in recent months that may signal the beginning of the end of a five-year down market. I think we've bottomed out, said Larry Schlesser, who owns the RE/MAX franchise for the island. We just recently sold our first real development piece in a while. But Schlesser said the uptick so far had been nothing dramatic. However, Steve Hasz of Roatan Life sees the beginning stages of a resurge. Both analysts said the Roatan real estate market headed south about a year after the housing bubble burst in the US in 2007-08. On Roatan the downturn was aggravated by the political turmoil on the mainland in 2009, when the Honduran military expelled President Zelaya. Property sales nosedived from 209 in 2007 to just 59 in 2009 and have hovered below 100 since. In 2006 people were selling real estate out of bars, because people would come by with bags of money wanting to buy property, said Hasz. Then, said Schlesser, the overall market kind of plummeted. Since March, though, Hasz said sales picked up and inventories have dropped. Youre currently seeing 37 properties pending (with contracts signed and earnest money deposited), Hasz said. Last year I was seeing as low as nine. Excluding seven or eight properties that have been pending for years, Hasz said, this represents a rough tripling. Neither analyst is seeing any upturn in prices yet. But Hasz expects prices may start to recover in the first half of 2014. I think over the next year were going to see the market start to make the transition from a buyers market to a market where we can sell lots again, said Hasz. People will start building again. Hasz said Americans and Canadians continued to be the primary purchasers of Roatan properties. But he said he was selling more properties now to mainland Hondurans, as well as Guatemalans and Salvadorans. Mainland Hondurans are taking a role right now, he said.ROATANREALESTATEBROKERSSEEPROPERTYMARKETSTARTINGTOTURNAROUND S t e v e H a s z o f R o a t a n L i f e t r a c k s i s l a n d r e a l e s t a t e t r e n d s f r o m h i s n e w o f f i c e i n L a w s o n R o c k H a s z h a s o b s e r v e d a s i g n i f i c a n t u p t u r n i n p r o p e r t y s a l e s o n t h e i s l a n d s i n c e M a r c h ISLANDFIRMSBUILDPORTFORTRUJILLO Trujillo, Central Americas oldest port, became the first cruise destination on the Honduran mainland with the completion of the Banana Coast cruise ship dock in April. Much of the construction was done by Roatan-based companies. Island Concrete Construction & Development (ICCD) won a $2.4 million contract to build three of the five segments of the cruise ship facility in late 2011. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that a company from the island has undertaken a substantial contract on the mainland, said Edward Ake of Island Concrete. Our big selling point was the fact that were used to difficult logistics. Working on the island is very similar to working in Trujillo. ICCD subcontracted two other Roatan firms, ACME Environmental Solutions and Green Hill Energy Solutions, to do the wastewater, storm drainage and electrical work. Ake said about a dozen Roatanbased technicians and managers from the three firms took part in the project. Island Concrete also used a Roatan carpenter, Jorge Bustillo, and about eight of his crew on the project. But most of the labor came from Trujillo. We used as much labor from there as we could, said Ake. Thats something that people dont do here that they should do. They bring everybody with them and all their equipment. And the local companies that are here paying their taxes dont get a chance to work on the project. Ake said 20 Norwegian Cruise Line ships were expected to call at the new facility in the 2013-14 cruise season. He did not expect that business to come at Roatans expense (see related story page 10). Despite the challenges presented by working on the mainland for island firms, Ake said he was not deterred from seeking future mainland contracts. We learned a lot during the experience, said Ake. Were now open to actively looking for work over there.CRUISESHIPDOCKISFIRSTMAJORMAINLANDCONTRACTAWARDEDTOISLANDERS Source: Multiple Listing Service

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D i a m o n d s C h i p s i n t o H e l p R o a t a n S c h o o l s S a n d C a s t l e L i b r a r y B o o k M o b i l e R e a d y t o R o l l M a y a n L i o n W i n s C o o k o f f f o r R e e f C o n s e r v a t i o n Diamonds International employees Dianne Miller (front) and Anjalee Zuiga scrape worn paint off the outside of the Juan Brooks School in Coxen Hole as part of a community service project May 9. Diamonds staff also repaired the schools bleachers, cleaned up the play area, rehung bathroom stall doors, cleaned the windows and cleared brush from behind the school. This is the second year that Diamonds has put its staff from the cruise ship ports, underemployed during the off season, to work serving the Roatan community, primarily in the schools. Juan Brooks School Director Sonia Bonilla said the Diamonds visit was the most pleasant surprise she had received so far this school year. Diamonds is accepting donations of funds and materials to support its off-season school renovation efforts. Magenta Stewart, executive chef at the Mayan Princess, serves up a plate of her Mayan Lion at the lionfish cook off May 22 at the San Simon Beach Club in West Bay. Five Roatan restaurants competed for the most crowd-pleasing recipe for serving the invasive predator, which threatens the ecology of regional reefs. Tasters paid $12 each to sample and judge the recipes, with proceeds going to the Roatan Marine Park. Stewarts concoction took top honors. The first runner-up was the Landing for Thai rice noodles topped with lionfish. Third place went to Lionfish Louies for spicy breaded lionfish balls. Also competing were Buena Vida and the Rendezvous Sushi Bar, both of which prepared sushi rolls using lionfish. About 100 people bought tickets for the event. Baylor Estes of Austin, Texas, puts the finishing touches on the Book Mobile at Sand Castle Library in Sandy Bay, Roatan, May 13. The traveling library, a converted yellow school bus, will circulate among 14 schools on Roatan with two teachers on board, allowing children to check out up to four books each for up to two weeks. Estes won a design competition to decorate the bus and accompanied six volunteers to Roatan to paint it, with help from local talent, including Sandy Bay artist Britteny Bennett. The volunteers also brought 8,000 donated books and CDs to stock the library. The book mobile was conceived by the Nobelity Project, an Austin-based non-profit, with support from RECO and the Warren Foundation. Teachers will be encouraged to use the donated story books in their lesson plans under the Voices for Education project (see May Voice). 23 ISLANDNEWS 10 SOCIAL Cruise ship calls at the Port of Roatan are expected to increase sharply in 2014, although the upcoming November-April high season will actually be a bit slower than last season, according to port officials. While 2013 will be a year with low passenger counts, things start looking considerable better in 2014, when Royal Caribbean has committed two ships the Navigator of the Seas and the Vision of the Seas for the summer months, and Norwegian Cruise Lines will up their weekly calls in winter from two to three a Community leaders and activists from throughout the Bay Islands learned about the bases for internationally recognized human rights at a May 10 workshop in Gravel Bay, Roatan, sponsored by the Native Bay Islanders Professionals and Labourers Association (NABIPLA). Natelee Forbes of NABIPLAput the workshop together with materials from the Organization of American States and the US-based United for Human Rights. Forbes received training in the US from United for Human Rights. I am now able to pass it on to others, she said. Sixteen people attended the May 10 workshop, the first of five Forbes planned to conduct during May and June. Participants included teachers, church leaders, patronato representatives and other community leaders from Utila and Guanaja as well as Roatan. Toinette Woods, an educator from Utila who has been working with the education department on Roatan since February, said she had attended NABIPLA workshops before but this was her first training on human rights. I travel to Utila periodically, so I am week, said Alvaro Durn, the ports administrator. Harbor Master Fabian Reyes said he expected 106 ships to call at Port of Roatan in 2014, carrying 275,000 passengers. That compares with just 63 ships and 154,900 passengers expected for 2013. However, all the increase will take place in the second half of the year. For the upcoming high season, the port expects 60 ship visits and 153,200 passengers, down from 67 ships and 162,300 passengers in the 2012-13 high season. planning on passing the information on whenever I go back to Utila, she said. The first workshop focussed on the basics, emphasizing the development of human rights concepts as enshrined in such historic documents as the Magna Carta the US Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen from the French Revolution and the 20th century UN instruments. Participants then divided into groups to discuss strategies for dis-COXENHOLETOSEEMORESHIPSIN2014 DOYOUKNOWWHATYOURRIGHTSARE?BUTUPCOMINGWINTERHIGHSEASONBUSINESSEXPECTEDTODECLINE10 PERCENTGRAVELBAYWORKSHOPAIMSTOMAKEHUMANRIGHTSCONCEPTSLIVINGREALITY Reyes said the port would receive 30 cruise ship visits in the 2014 off-season, with each of the two RCI ships calling twice a month. It will be the first time since 2011 that Port of Roatan has received cruise ships in the summer, he said. Durn said he did not expect competition from the newly opened Banana Coast cruise ship port at Trujillo to affect Roatan While they have a couple of calls, there really isnt any line that calls at Port of Roatan currently considering Banana Coast, Said Durn. The project being considered in Nicaragua and renewed efforts from Guatemala to recover lost passengers are a bigger challenge than Trujillo in the short term. Edward Ake of Island Concrete, which helped build the Trujillo facility (see page 11), said 20 NCLships were expected to call there in the upcoming high season. But he said they would not be the same ships that call at Roatan. I think theres a chance that it will increase the traffic (into Roatan), said Ake, arguing that more port call options would make it easier for the cruise companies to cruise in the Western Caribbean. seminating those concepts within their communities. We need to educate our people, said Woods. We need to let them know that some things are not okay. Youre not supposed to swallow every pill people give up. Were supposed to let our voice be heard, especially when we talk about human rights. You know its not just take a back seat all the time. Its stand up and make your voices heard. Thats what this is all about. T h e P o r t o f R o a t a n e x p e c t s c r u i s e s h i p c a l l s i n 2 0 1 4 t o b e n e a r l y 7 0 p e r c e n t h i g h e r t h a n t h i s y e a r m o s t l y b e c a u s e o f n e w s u m m e r c r u i s e s B u t s h i p c a l l s i n t h e u p c o m i n g w i n t e r h i g h s e a s o n a r e e x p e c t e d t o b e d o w n B a y I s l a n d s c o m m u n i t y a c t i v i s t s v i e w e d i n s t r u c t i o n a l v i d e o s o n h u m a n r i g h t s a t a M a y 1 0 w o r k s h o p i n G r a v e l B a y R o a t a n o r g a n i z e d b y t h e N a t i v e B a y I s l a n d e r s P r o f e s s i o n a l s a n d L a b o u r e r s A s s o c i a t i o n

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the great yuletide classic Ave Maria at 85? Goethe was over 80 when he finished Faust. Tennyson was 80 when he wrote Crossing the Bar and Michelangelo completed his greatest work at age 87. At 90, US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes was still writing brilliant opinions. The fact is, there is no magic age at which excellence emerges (or disappears) or when quality surfaces. My fellow Bay Islanders, lets seize the day! Redeem the now moments of your lives. The moment you wait for may never arrive. The moment once past will never return. Allow me to close on a personal note. In January, I wrote an editorial critical of the Roatan Electric Company (RECO), and RECO responded with a letter in the February issue. Many of you have asked for my reaction to their rebuttal. Let me just say: I consider their indictment a badge of honor, which I wear with pride. Sometimes its necessary to take the wrath in order to expose the poison. Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. I have always admired the ability to bite off more than I can chew, and then chew it. As for Chapter II, in due time. dont often tune in to talk radio, but recently I listened to a conversation that really caught my interest. The discussion centered around education and its importance in helping people reach their goals and improve their lot in life in general. The host of the show emphasized how education not only teaches you how to make a living but also how to live. The host asked a caller her age. She responded that she was 51 and that if she were to enroll in college, she would be 55 by the time she graduated. The host then asked her how old she would be in four years if she didnt attend college. She answered the same: 55. Well, said the host, since in four years youll be 55 whether you attend college or not, wouldnt you be better off having a college degree? Thats when the real reason for the callers reluctance to enroll in college became apparent. She feared she was past her prime and no longer had the mental capacity to achieve academic success. This is a debate that has endured for centuries. Do creativity, intelligence and ingenuity belong exclusively to the young? Or, on the contrary, is youth wasted on the young, and is it acquired knowledge and experience that matter most? We are not talking here about occupations that require physical strength and agility, such as professional sports. There is no denying that athletic prowess deteriorates with age. However, even in sports experience goes a long way toward achieving success. The question is: when do people reach their maximum potential intellectually? Is there really a magic age for achieving success. How many times have we said, or heard others say, Maana Ill do it tomorrow? Sometimes people put things off because they are chronic procrastinators or just plain lazy. But some avoid doing things because they dont think they know enough or can perform well enough. Almost everybody knows of Isaac Newtons legendary encounter with a falling apple and how he explained the laws of gravity and revolutionized physics and astronomy. But how many can tell you he was only 24 at the time? Thomas Jefferson was only 33 when he drafted the US Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin was only 26 when he wrote Poor Richard's Almanac. Charles Dickens was 24 when he began work on his Pickwick Papers and 25 when he wrote Oliver Twist. So there is a certain danger to denying that creativity and invention belong to the young. But not so fast. The great philosopher Emmanuel Kant wrote his finest philosophical works at age 74. World-renowned composer Verdi produced Falstaff at age 80 andIGEORGE CRIMMINITSNEVERTOOLATE 9 FOOD 24 SPEAKINGOUT TOACHIEVESUCCESS There is no magic age at which excellence emerges (or disappears) or when quality surfaces. B a y I s l a n d s V O I C E B a y I s l a n d s V O I C E i s i s n o w a v a i l a b l e a t H e d m a n A l a s b u s t e r m i n a l s H e d m a n A l a s b u s t e r m i n a l s o n t h e M a i n l a n d Georphi@yahoo.com G e r m a n w r i t e r a r t i s t a n d p o l i t i c i a n J o h a n n W o l f g a n g v o n G o e t h e f i n i s h e d h i s e p i c w o r k F a u s t i n h i s 8 0 s a n d i t w a s n o t p u b l i s h e d i n f u l l u n t i l a f t e r h e d i e d i n 1 8 3 2 a t 8 2 ( P o r t r a i t b y J o s e p h K a r l S t i e l e r ) Remember the old math question: If you take a penny today and double it each day for a month, how much would you have? The Lionfish exponentially multipy. Perhaps the only good news is the lionfish is the tastiest fish in the sea. In fact it does not have a fishy flavor at all. Many who claim they do not normally like fish love the Lionfish. For a chef, lionfish is a joy to work with. There is no end to how it can be manipulated and served. Sushi, ceviche, broiled, grilled, blackened and endless combinations of sauces and spices that marry well with this delicacy. You can also pound this fish flat to wafer thin without breaching, making it perfect for any filling you can create. It has a bright white flesh, similar in texture or mouth feel to cod or flounder. If you have not yet tasted lionfish, I encourage you to give it a try. If you reside in the islands it is your civic duty to help save our reefs. Eating lionfish is the best suggestion the conservationists have come up with to date to control their numbers. So come on and help get this lionfish party started. If you are not hungry now, chances are you will be within a few hours. Here are two recipes you will want to keep, especially if you attend social functions where you are asked to bring a dish. I guarantee this to be a hit. Lionfish Louie's Coconut Sesame Lionfish Delights Ingredients: 1 pound lionfish fillets 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts 1 green onion chopped fine green end 1 tsp grated ginger 2 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp Mirin 1 tsp granulated sugar 1/2 tsp sesame oil 1 large egg white 2 teaspoons corn starch Fine grind black pepper to taste 1 Fresh shredded coconut 1-2 Tbs black sesame seeds Place fish fillets and water chestnuts in food processor and pulse until combined and smooth. Add remaining ingredients except coconut and sesame seeds. Place in fridge for thirty minutes then form into balls approximately 1 inch in diameter or 1 ounce in weight. Spread coconut in oven pan, on cutting board or clean counter. Sprinkle in a few sesame seeds and roll balls into coconut sesame mixture until well coated. Be careful not to overdo it with sesame seeds. You can tell. Heat cooking oil to 350 F and fry balls 3-4 minutes each until they float. Drain on paper towels and cool slightly before serving with Louies Old Number 6 Sauce (recipe follows). Louies Old Number 6 Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 1 small onion chopped 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 Tbs ketchup 1 1/2 tsp worchestershire sauce 1 tsp prepared mustard 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp paprika 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp celery salt 1 tsp celery seed 1/2 tsp garlic powder Combine all ingredients and process in blender until smooth. Cover and refrigerate. Shake well before serving. Old Number 6 Sauce was originally designed for a salad dressing and you will find is most delicious with anything you add it to. Buen Provecho! Roatan Marine Park organized a lionfish cook off at the Beach Club San Simon in West Bay May 22 to encourage consumption of the invasive species and to raise money for marine conservation (see page 23). Five Roatan restaurants competed to see who could come up with the tastiest and most creative way to prepare the destructive pest. People paid $12 a head to sample the recipes and score them based on four criteria. Mayan Princess took first place. The Landing was second. Lionfish Louies took third with the recipe below. I have competed in so many cook offs that I cannot remember all of them; only the ones I won or placed. My biggest claim to fame was also taking third place in an International Rib Championship with 350 competitors. I thought I was daydreaming when my name was called. Oddly enough, I would win or place in an event that I thought I had no chance in the world of winning. The biggest challenge of a chef is in determining what dish to prepare, as it is not himself he is out to please. Many of us in the profession have grasped a good sense of what great food tastes like, although much of the time we produce the flavor profiles we like best. Those that can routinely produce what the customer desires usually wind up with their own show or famous restaurant. The main ingredient for the cookoff was Lionfish. Yes, you read correctly. That cute little aquarium fish that has all grown up now and may eventually destroy the second largest reef system in the world. Many around Roatan are weighing in at 40 ounces, and in some reef sites, Lionfish are all you see. Lionfish were first noticed in Atlantic waters at Biscayne Bay, Florida, in 1985. Since then, they have invaded the Atlantic and Caribbean from New York to Venezuela. We are living in the midst of the greatest ecological threat to marine life in history. Native to the South Pacific and Red Sea, these fish are voracious eaters and spawn once a month, with one female capable of producing 2 million eggs in a year. This is how they have propagated so quickly. EATTHATFISH!BYJACKMITCHELL

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ing at Utila and hit the dock, making a big hole. After much deliberation she was sunk at Teds point, a popular dive site near the airport caves. Then there is the infamous Olympia which was sunk in deep water in 1905 after Robert McField slaughtered all the people on board. She never has been found. Another small boat disappeared outside the lighthouse with crew in a storm. There is also a Cessna fuselage in the ship channel near the Oliver site. Last but not least there is the Nirvana another sleek sailing boat, which was bought by a local for the engine. Gunters Ecomarine dive shop spent two days cleaning the vessel, which then was sunk at 30 meters depth in a sandspot near the Pretty Bush Bank, threequarters of a mile out, in 2011. That about covers our wrecks around Utila. Of course one never knows what lurks in the deep recesses of the continental shelf. And for the dreamers who are looking for the wreck as many wannabes have learned the hard way, it takes millions to make millions. Yes, they are out there somewhere. But until you find them, dream on, and happy searching! he Rock as this Jewel in the Carribean is called by the locals, has turned into a diving mecca in the last two decades. Utila is a volcanic island with dropoffs a stones throw from the beach, making for excellent wall diving and beach entrance (if its not too rough). Its famous Big Wall at Turtle Harbour drops off into the abyss where the continental shelf comes in. The same features that make Utila a divers paradise make the island hazardous for ships, especially in the old days when there was no electronic gear or weather forecasts. It is a veritable maritime graveyard, and a playground for wreck-divers. In 1970 I sailed to Utila on the Fathom II an underwater archaeological salvage operation. Our mission was to search for vessels that fell victim to some sharp reef, hurricane or engagement with pirates. We searched for a galleon named the Santiago which was supposedly off the north coast of Honduras, near a small island with two hills. Utila seemed to fit that description. But after a six-month search, we learned the phantom galleon was never even near Utila! However, in June 1971, Chris Talberd, another Fathom diver, and I discovered the Oliver wreck in 70 feet of water near the ship channel. The Oliver had a cargo of logwood when she sank. We excavated the wreck and found two 12-foot anchors and a cannon, plus lots of interesting artifacts. From a financial point of view it was a complete farce. But as an experience it was great! The Fathom contrary to popular belief, eventually went the way of many treasure hunts its more profitable to write about treasure than to look for it. Only a few, like Mel Fisher, who found the Atocha motherlode after 10 years and four tragic deaths, have struck it rich. On the north side of Utila is an unidentified wreck site where ballast and artifacts have been found, including the top of a 200-300 year old Noel Gin bottle. There are several other areas where ballast rocks have been found. More recently, the Aguilar beached itself on the west end carrying 25,000 sacks of cement. She was eventually pulled/towed to Utila. Hurricane Mitch broke the wreck in half in 1998. The Rojen, a 38-foot sailing vessel built in Germany and commissioned in 1977, had been traveling around the US and Central America for years when on Christmas Eve 2000 she broke her moor-GUNTER KORDOVSKYTTHEWRECKSOFUTILA 7 CARIBBEANZODIAC 26 UTILAPERSPECTIVE Its more profitable to write about treasure than to look for it. FORFUNIFNOTPROFIT T h e a u t h o r i n t h e w h e e l h o u s e o f t h e H a l l i b u r t o n o n e o f U t i l a s m a n y w r e c k -d i v i n g s i t e s Jupiter begins its new transit. For a year this lucky planet will help widen that circle of friends. Some will bring you luck and lead you to the pot of gold (or at least buy you a beer). Lots of wonderful time with people and new friends. The June 12 full moon in your sign is a great time to look inward. How do you perceive the world? Stay outside the box. This energy can be used for optimistic enthusiasm starting with the June 8 new moon. High productivity is the word, but be cautious as Mercury turns retrograde. June is a great month. Enjoy!C a p r i c o r n ( 1 2 / 2 2 1 / 1 9 ) Jupiter advances into Cancer June 25. It will beam down on your work life for the next 12 months and give you a big thumbs up. Opportunities and praise are there, but at times you'll feel overloaded. At the same time, Mercury turns retrograde, but this is a good time to slow down and just plan. Do some reviewing. The June 8 new moon is great for socializing, so gather up those lizards and plot out a new fly trap. The June 23 full moon encourages you to listen to your sixth sense. Maybe a bit of alone time. Sit on the dock and send out gratitude. A q u a r i u s ( 1 / 2 0 2 / 1 8 ) Expect lots of fun for the next 12 months as Jupiter enters Cancer June 26. Lots of romance and socializing, happy family time too! Use the June 23 full moon lunar energy to get out and do lots of networking. Spend some time focusing on goals and setting a positive path for the rest of 2013. Stay in budget and protect your financial security, no matter how much that shark needs a loan for new dentures. Mercury turns retrograde June 26. You don't have all the information, so hold off on life decisions until July 20. Just take it slow and have fun in the sun.P i s c e s ( 2 / 1 9 3 / 2 0 ) Jupiter enters Cancer June 25, and the theme it brings is home and family. For the next 12 months you are just going to be craving home time like a hummingbird craves nectar. Take advantage of this nesting time to tidy up that place. Light some candles and organize those sea shells! The June 8 new moon brings opportunities to meet new people. When you are out and about watch for those fellow adventurers to buddy up with. You'll be noticed at work, too, so step up! Mercury is retrograde June 26 to July 20. Get repairs done now. Here's to you, Aires! A r i e s ( 3 / 2 1 4 / 1 9 ) Jupiter advances into Cancer and the moon turns full June 23. Both events trigger your bigger picture of the world! Travel, learning, your community and just about everything under the sun sparks your interest. That horizon is just not big enough! Relationships are good, but watch for ego to escalate around June 12. Avoid controlling people. The June 8 new moon is all about money. Go wish on all those stars in the big Caribbean sky. Mercury turns retrograde June 26, so back up that computer and slow down your brain. Is that possible? Cheers.T a u r u s ( 4 / 2 0 5 / 2 0 ) June is all about you, baby! The new moon June 8 is the symbolic new solar year. Reflect on the past year and then look to the future. Anything is possible with that Gemini charm! Mars in Gemini is a wonderful energy. Go walk around town and meet new people. This planet can trigger misunderstandings, though, so show caution with your words and jokes. A lucky Jupiter influence for finances begins June 25. Your income could increase, but be sure to expand your savings too. With Mercury retrograde, check your bank account. Have a wonderful month.G e m i n i ( 5 / 2 1 6 / 2 1 ) Jupiter, on June 25, begins a yearlong transit in your sign. This is especially lucky for Cancer and ushers in good fortune and opportunities. Make use of this planetary influence! Time to go looking for that pirate's gold. There will be so many great opportunities the challenge will be which to pick. The June 23 full moon shines on relationships. Hold hands under this bright moon. There could be drama at work, though, so keep a low profile while Mercury is retrograde (June 26). Use this time of back-up to plot out your brilliant year. Then go for it.C a n c e r ( 6 / 2 2 7 / 2 2 ) What is that sixth sense telling you? Does your intuition keep elbowing you in regard to finances and friends? On June 26, Mercury goes retrograde in Cancer. It will help boost your inner knowing. This is a positive influence, as well as a good slowing-down time. The June 8 new moon has you seeking out buddies. Avoid loaning money to the octopus again, though. They have their hands (arms) into too many shifty things. Several planets clash this month, so be careful of your health and be wary of controlling people. Enjoy this special month. L e o ( 7 / 2 3 8 / 2 2 ) Pay it forward! There are beautiful planets in nice alignment for you to shine. Someone will inspire you, and you'll be moved to do and be your best. Be that inspiration for someone else. Put a hibiscus flower on every windshield. Be an example of love. This month's full moon may bring the tingle of romance or the nudge to end a relationship. Groups, clubs or organizations will be welcome too. Career gains are out there, but slow your pace when Mercury goes retrograde. Be careful of your words; maybe just sing with joy for a great month. V i r g o ( 8 / 2 3 9 / 2 2 ) Lucky Jupiter enters Cancer June 25 and is in your 10th house. This means great potential for Leos. Your visibility and success potential are shinning like the sun on that Caribbean water. Watch for opportunities to show off your stuff and act when the universe shows you the path to good fortune. This month you could see your bank account expand with Saturn and Neptune in favorable alignment. Time to watch for those money-making opportunities. With Mercury retrograde, though, just slow down and plan for all those fun times to come. L i b r a ( 9 / 2 3 1 0 / 2 2 ) Jupiter has you set to do some wandering for the next year. Knowledge and spirituality are big aspects of this journey too. School, studying, vacationing and exploring will speak to your spirit. Your World is going to expand. The June 23 full moon will see you connecting with people and communicating to your heart's content (which you love). Finances are in positive territory with the new moon in Gemini. Be cautious with investments, but you are on the right track. Avoid travel after June 25 with Mercury retrograde. This is such a great month! S c o r p i o ( 1 0 / 2 3 1 1 / 2 1 ) Everything is going your way! With lucky Jupiter in your eighth house of joint resources for a year, odds are in your favor for financial gain. Manage it wisely! Don't expand your spending. The June 8 new moon is all about close relationships; love the one you're with! On the June 23 full moon, review your finances, get out the calculator and figure out where to shore it up. Buy one less latt (beer) a day. Listen closely if the wise owls give you financial advice. Mercury turns retrograde June 26, so slow down, go walk on the beach. Be happy!S a g i t t a r i u s ( 1 1 / 2 2 1 2 / 2 1 )

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ARCHAEOLOGISTSSHEDNEWLIGHTON1782 BATTLECOMEONE,COMEALL!SHOWUSHOWYOUWRITEugust is Bay Islands Heritage Month. Schools on the islands will organize activities to showcase and promote the cultural diversity and traditions of the people of the Bay Islands and challenge students to learn, explore and understand their rich history and culture. In keeping with the spirit of the Month, the Bay Islands Voice is organizing an essay competition for students of English on the islands. The winner will be selected in August, and the winning essay will appear in this space in September, together with the authors photo. The purpose of the competition is both to encourage Bay Islands students to maintain excellence in written English the heritage language of most islanders and to give voice to a new generation of island thinkers and leaders with new ideas about how to improve the quality of life of island residents. Bay Islands Heritage Month commemorates the abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean through the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, which went into effect in August 1834. The Act freed all slaves in the British Empire, although many were still indentured to their former owners until 1838. The Abolition Act was a major impetus for the migration of British subjects, both former slaves and former slave masters (or in some cases neither), to the Bay Islands beginning in the 1830s, mostly from the Cayman Islands. These English-speakers soon outnumbered the Garifuna, who had settled on Roatan in 1797 after being expelled from St. Vincent following a failed revolt against the British. By about 1850, historical records indicate most of the approximately 2,000 people living on the Bay Islands were British subjects, and most of them were former slaves. Although Queen Victorias government formally relinquished all claims to the Bay Islands in 1860, making them indisputably part of Spanish-speaking Honduras, most Bay Islanders retained their English-speaking identity into modern times. In the 20th century, Honduras implemented a policy of castellanizacin which required that only Spanish be taught in the public schools. Generations of Bay Islands students were obliged to study after hours in private homes from the Royal Reader to retain their English-speaking heritage. The current Honduran Constitution, adopted in 1982, commits the government to promote the use of Spanish. But in the 1990s, prompted by the adoption of the 1989 Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (ILO 169), the Honduran Government began to officially acknowledge and appreciate the linguistic and cultural heritage of its indigenous and afro-descended minorities. English-speaking Bay Islanders were officially recognized as an indigenous group for purposes of the convention, and a 1997 law stated they were entitled to instruction in their native language. However, 16 years later, making that entitlement a reality remains a challenge. Although there are bilingual programs now in Bay Islands public schools, most public school teachers come from the mainland and speak only Spanish. More importantly, there is little indication that the powers that be on the mainland appreciate the potential value in todays global economy of having an English-speaking enclave 30 miles off their coast. Other countries are investing heavily to teach English to their students so they can participate in the burgeoning global information and services economy, where English is paramount. Honduras already has a group of English speakers. It just doesnt want to acknowledge them. The Voice Essay Competition is an inducement for English-speaking island students to persevere despite those impediments to maintain high standards in the language of their forebears. Essays, to be submitted in English, should be 750 to 1,000 words and address the topic: What I would do to improve the quality of life for the people of the Bay Islands. Essays will be judged on the basis of proper English grammar and style, structure, persuasive power, logic, originality, the compellingness of the ideas presented, the passion with which they are argued and their relevance to the current reality of the Bay Islands. Apanel of three judges, chaired by the Publisher of the Voice, will evaluate the submissions and select the winner. To be eligible, essay writers must be enrolled in a public or private school on the Bay Islands in grade six or higher or have graduated within the past year and must have studied at least five years in Bay Islands schools. Essays must be the original work of the entrants. Entrants may seek advice and comment from friends, family, teachers or mentors, but any substantial reworking of the essay must be the work of the entrant. Essays found to be in whole or in substantial part not the original work of the entrant will be disqualified. Essays should be submitted by email to info@bayislandsvoice.com on or before August 9. The winner will be notified by August 21. Good luck! And may the most articulate voice win.A may have embellished the battle reports to their superiors to make it appear they did everything they could to squeeze the British. Now, in retrospect, Wells tells the Voice I would not say that Glvez (the Spanish commander) embellished his reports, but simply that what we have found archaeologically does not match the substance of those reports ... the specific places where we excavated fail to support the claim that the settlement was destroyed. Under the terms of the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the war, the British were given 18 months to vacate all settlements in Central America outside present-day Belize. Wells said evidence from his digs confirmed the British left Augusta around that time, just not necessarily in a rush. The Spanish reports also said they removed 300 slaves from Roatan after the battle and sold them at auction in Havana. But Wells said his team had not found any material evidence of slaves at Augusta. Wells also told the Voice the team had been unable to find any physical evidence of the colony that archival records indicate William Claibornes Providence Company established in the vicinity of Port Royal between 1638 and 1642. We feel pretty confident that the Providence Company was located in the environs of Port Royal on the far east end of the island, he said. We just have yet to find it. Wells acknowledged that the archaeological record is coarse and that the team might not be looking in the right places. But his team has definitely dug up some new dirt on some old questions. This month in 1779 Spain declared war on Great Britain in support of the English North American colonistsquest for independence. Britain responded by going on the offensive in the Western Caribbean, including by reoccupying the fortifications at New Port Royal on Roatan it had abandoned per a 1748 treaty ending a previous Anglo-Spanish war. History tells us that three years later a Spanish force from Guatemala invaded Roatan, defeated the British garrison, destroyed the fortifications and expelled the British from the island. But what if it didn't happen that way? Christian Wells, an archaeologist from the University of South Florida who has been digging around New Port Royal since 2009, says his team has yet to find any evidence that the Spanish burned and sacked the community, as they had originally reported. Wells and his team have made four field trips to the Port Royal area, concentrating on the ruins of Augusta, a military garrison and settlement established by the British and their Miskito allies in 1742. Their research has focused primarily on the social and cultural interactions between the English and Miskito settlers and the process of royalization of the Miskito engendering them to self-identify as British subjects. But along the way they have encountered evidence, or the lack thereof, that calls into question some commonly accepted elements of the historical record. In particular, in an article published last year in American Archaeology Wells noted an absence of evidence of flight from Augusta, such as hurriedly leaving behind valuables, leading him to suspect the Spanish troops Sponsors Essay Competition for Bay Islands Heritage Month 27 MYVOICE 6 CULTURE Robert Armstrong, Publisher THEDAYAUGUSTABURNED M a t a s d e G l v e z y G a l l a r d o S p a n i s h g o v e r n o r o f G u a t e m a l a l e d t h e i n v a s i o n f o r c e h i s t o r y t e l l s u s e x p e l l e d t h e B r i t i s h f r o m R o a t a n i n 1 7 8 2 B u t r e c e n t a r c h a e o l o g i c a l e v i d e n c e c a l l s c o n t e m p o r a r y a c c o u n t s o f t h o s e e v e n t s i n t o q u e s t i o n Christian Wells and Lorena Mihok of the University of South Florida will publish some of the findings of their field research on Roatan in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology.Essay Contest RulesE S S A Y L E N G T H : 750-1,000 wordsL A N G U A G E : EnglishT O P I C : What I would do to improve the quality of life for the people of the Bay IslandsE L I G I B I L I T Y : Enrolled in a Bay Islands school in grade six or higher (or graduated in past year) Five years attending island schools S U B M I S S I O N : Email: info@bayislandsvoice.com by August 9

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Sandy Bay Alternative School is seeking a motivated, experienced and self directed teacher for our second grade class for the last quarter of our academic year. Please email a resume and cover letter to roatanmidwife@gmail.com E M P L O Y M E N T P O S T Y O U R A D F O R F R E E (ADS UP TO 24 WORDS ARE FREE; LAND AND HOUSE FOR SALE ADS COST $25 NO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENTS Blessings: Great article. Love it. En nuestro pais el Anglicanismo tiene presencia desde Ca. 1636-1639, cuando aventureros y piratas ingleses hacan de las Islas de la Bahia su refugio para sus incursiones contra la Corona Espaola, asi como exploradores ingleses de madera tomaron control de la costa caribe del pais. Los reyes moscos era coronados y enterrados en la Catedral Anglicana de San Bautista en Belize, antes Honduras Britanica. Segun dotos se dice que haba un templo construido alrededor de estos tiempos en Old Port Royal lugar el cual era utilizado por ingleses, si existiera algo de esto seran ruinas en este lugar, talves algo por investigar entre ustedes y nosotros como Iglesia ( Iglesia Episcopal ahora). Se supone que este templo en Port Royal se llam Emmanuel Anglican Church, como tambien se dice que hubo otro templo en Puerto Trujillo llamado: Saint George Anglican Church, ambos alrededor de estos aos, 163639, lo que nos convierte en los primeros en traer el evangelio a estas islas, sin embargo abandonandolo para luego los Metodistas continuaran o llegaran con sus primeros misioneros a la Isla. Creemos que Ca. en 1700 tuvimos en la Isla un misionero llamado Nathan Price, un Ingls que a la ves fue sepultado en algunos de los cemeterios aqu. Nuestra Iglesia solo regreza a las islas hasta en 1986, construyendose un templo en Brick Bay, llamado Saint Peter by the Sea, y ahora estamos en proceso de construccin una nueva iglesia en Coxen Hole que se llama Emanuel Episcipal Church, en memoria de lo que fue este templo en Port Royal. Nuestra Iglesia solo se extendi a lo largo de la costa norte del pais e interior, hoy contamos con mas de 156 iglesias en todo el pais bajo el nombre de la Iglesia Episcopal Hondurea. Nelson Yovany Mejia San Pedro SulaBay Islands Voice S. de R. L.Founded 2003 by Thomas Tomczyk Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Robert Armstrong Guanaja CorrespondentAlfonso Ebanks Utila Correspondent Gunter Kordovsky Contributing Columnist George Crimmin Copyeditor: Carol Luber Office Manager Orville D. Miller Regents Nivida Hernandez and Jos Herrero tel. (504) 9976-6203 / 9821-6169 ISSN: 2218-824X Info@BayIslandsVoice.com www.BayIslandsVoice.comC O P YR IG HT NO TIC E: All text, graphics and photographs are copyright of Bay Islands Voice, SRL. All rights reserved. No part of Bay Islands Voice may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher. ED ITO R 'S NO TE: Editorial content of Bay Islands Voice is independent from paid advertising. We make every effort to ensure accuracy of information at press time and assume no responsibility for errors or changes. Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily bear the endorsement of Bay Islands Voice. C o ve r P h o to : Raydene Abbott-Nixon standing in front of one of her landscape designs at the entrance to the Lake in French Harbour .A s e c tio n o f th e n e w c r u is e s h ip p o r t a t Tr u j illo o n th e Ho n d u r a n c o a s t, b u ilt b y R o a ta n c o n s tr u c tio n f ir m s C r u is e s h ip s will b e g in d o c kin g th e r e la te r th is ye a r S e e r e la te d a r tic le s o n o n p a g e s 10 a n d 11. ( p h o to c o u r te s y Is la n d C o n c r e te ) F O R S A L E 19ft Proline with motor, new dive gear and ski equipment. For more info please call 982-782-63 or marcopolomlb@yahoo.com Accordion hurricane shutters, new whirlpool washer and dryer, Fridge, stove, A/C for 3 rooms, new U.V water filter. For more info please call 982782-63 or marcopolomlb@yahoo.com ITT Mariner Night Vision Monocular. New. with manual. Never used. 160 Generation 3. Floats. Yellow. Hard to find. See at night. Uses 2 AAAbatteries, which last 6o hrs. I paid $1549. Sell for $1500. Call Scott 9486-7773 2007 Toyota RAV4; 4 wheel drive, Automatic transmission in great shape with 190000K very good on fuel. $ 20,000. 2012 Nissan X Trail all wheel drive automatic with only 4800K on it. This is almost a brand new car with only one oil change. $ 24,000 Kevin Stratton 9922-5638 Fishing Tackle: Avet JX 6/3 MC Raptor Lever Drag Reel with 65# power pro line & Shimano Trevala TFC558XXH trolling rod. Daiwa Saltist STTBG40H Star Drag reel with 50# power pro & Capt. Harry Custom Hopper 5'9" rod. New fishing lures. Yozuri Bonitas, Braid Marauders, Boone Wahoo Killer, Wahoo Bombs, Rapala X-Raps (30, 20 & 15), Yozuri Hydro Magnums, Mirrolure MR111's (grouper killers). Assorted proven trolling feathers and Cedar Plugs. Also fiberglass 6' gaff, 18 in. Boone aluminum bat and assorted other gear. All tackle mostly new. Lower than US prices without shipping or duty. 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Kitchenette $388 6months lease or $328 12months lease plus utilities; Call Brian at 1-406-539-9583 / Roatan Vacation Rentals 24453055/5036 E-mail: roatangorman2@yahoo.com Fully furnish apartments in Gravel Bay with washer and dryer hot and cold water. 1-bedroom $500 per month, 2-bedroom one bath with balcony $800 per month Www.tiffanietowerroatan.com Call: (786) 709-74-36 or 8981-8497, 3374-9789, 2445-38-34 3 Bedroom with 2 bathrooms Villa in Sandy Bay 1600sqf concrete villa; one of the best view of Roatan; kitchen, living room, parking space. $600 per month Tel.: 9525-4311 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home ; great room, bonus room, storage, covered parking, mostly furnished in secluded area. Long term rental for $900 per month, Tel. 9744-8705 Daily, Weekly, or Monthly Apartments in West End: single or double rooms. 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Contact Maribel at 9705-1724 AAMEETINGS ON ROATN For meeting times and information call 9991-3215, 9534-7567, 9686-9656 Servicio de Contabilidad Externo | External Accounting Services Libros legales, estados financieros, declaraciones de impuesto sobre ventas etc| Legal books, financial consulting. Contact Samir Flores at 32065380 Aprenda ingles de manera rapida y efectiva; en el Instituto Tecnico Islas de la Bahia, matriculate ya y ser parte de este grupo innovador y exitoso. Lunes a Miercoles: 2:30-4:30pm y 57pm 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; 25pm Mon-Fri. Tel.: 9846-7999, roatansongs@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 F O R R E N T Kayaks and paddle boats call 99565877 for more info 2008 KIAPicanto with 78,000 genuine km; 4door hatchback, 1.1L4 cylinder gas engine very economical in excellent condition. $5,950 or offers Tel.: 8788-3209 or 8880-3736 13' 6" Boston Whaler, 70HP Evinrude motor with console controls; $6,000 comes with papers. Futbol soccer player table $150. 70HP Evinrude outboard motor complete with prop, not running mechanic special $400. Tel.: 9929-4720 Golden Retriver puppies for more information call 9524-6867 or 24451980 Men's XLRed and Black 2.5 mil Mares Shorty Wetsuit $35. Tel.: 95347567, Pickledgringo@yahoo.com Outdoor (orange) extension cords various sizes available 5 units to sell $1.50 per/ft Injection molded, cord reel available for $30.00. 2008 Mercury 25 hp outboard boat motor tiller drive A.K.A(Yama-Merc); asking $350.00 -to get the motor running it needs a new piston and lower connecting rod bearing. Call or text 33436933 32GB IPad 2 WiFi+3G included cover case. Call 9942-6911 or 9916-6746 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport recently brought to the Island. $6,000 Call 9930-2510 2008 KIAPicanto in excellent condition with 78,000 genuine km, 4 door hatchback, 1.1L4cylinder gas engine, 5speed manual. $6,250 Call 87883209 or 8880-3736 GPS with antenna : Furuno GP-31 Navigator, mounting bracket. $400; call 8798-1998 or 9911-6269 2006 Hyundai Tiburon Tucani edition with 63,000 miles; equipped with full extras, leather seating and sunroof. V6 2.8 motor, mechanic, for more info call 9465-2777, 9775-6932 or 2445-0769 R e a d u s o n l i n e : www.bayislandsvoice.com T w i t t e r : @bayislandsvoice F a c e b o o k : Bay Islands VOICE The Bay Islands Voice welcomes letters on any subject of interest to readers. We reserve the right to edit for length and to remove offensive language or potentially libelous statements. Please keep letters to no more than 250 words and include your name and where you live. Tambien aceptamos cartas en espaol. M I S C E L L A N E O U S C o r r e c t i o n : In last months review of Chas Watkinss book to Hold the Sun (Culture), we wrote that Watkins was born and raised in Australia. He was in fact born in England and moved to Australia after graduating from university.

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E V E N T S E V E N T S V I S I T I N G V I S I T I N G C r u i s e S h i p s C r u i s e S h i p s June 1: Hurricane Season Begins June 9: Jos Trinidad Cabaas Birthday June 11: Jos Trinidad Reyes Birthday June 11: Student Day June 20: Fathers Day June (date TBD):Bay Islands Coastal Cleanup June (various): High School graduations July 4: Independence Day (US) July 4-6: Utila Fishing Tournament I n f i n i t y B a y : 10amChristian worship service I n f i n i t y B a y : noon-6pm live entertainment. B e h i n d S u e o d e l M a r : 6:15pm Volleyball B a r e F e e t B a r : Live music with Jimmy and the Boys, 610pm B a n a n a r a m a : 5-9pm crab races, firedancers, bonfire on the beach, live music by Kris and the Kultura Band. P a l a p a B a r P a r r o t T r e e : Family Fun Sunday L i g h t h o u s e R e s t a u r a n t : 10am-2pm champagne brunch F o s t e r s W e s t B a y : (5pm on) BBQ on the beach S u n d o w n e r s : 4-7pm live music by Scott Chamberlain E a r t h M a m a s : Sunday brunch A A M e e t i n g : 12pm at Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay. A A M e e t i n g : 6:30pm at Re/Max in Plaza Jackson B e h i n d S u e o d e l M a r : 6:15pm Volleyball A n t h o n y s K e y R e s o r t : 5:307:30pm live music with Kristofer and Kultura Band L a n d s E n d : live music W e t S p o t : music trivia night 7:30pm L a n d s E n d : Sunset yoga 5pm B l u e C h a n n e l : Live unplugged music with Scott Chamberlain E a r t h M a m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am and 5:30pm B a n a n a r a m a : Movie Night I s l a n d F r i e n d s M e e t i n g : 6:30 at Plaza Mar S u n k e n F i s h a t T r a n q u i l S e a s : 7-9pmLive music by 2 can doo and authentic Spanish tapas. F l a m i n g o B a r & R e s t a u r a n t : Garifuna culture show 9 and 11 a.m., Punta Gorda H e r b y s S p o r t s B a r : Major League baseball games P i n e a p p l e G r i l l : Roatan Poker Club Tournament B l u e M a r l i n : 8pm-midnight DJ John with his vast selection of music. F a n t a s y I s l a n d : 8:30pm, Pauls Fire Show B a n a n a r a m a : Quiz night. $2.50 or Lps. 50 to enter. E a r t h M a m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am and 5:30pm A A M e e t i n g : noon at Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay T u r q u o i s e B a y R e s o r t : 7pm Karaoke A K R : 5-9pm live music with Walter and the Band. 7pm Pauls Fire show F l a m i n g o B a r & R e s t a u r a n t : Garifuna culture show 9 and 11 a.m., Punta Gorda I s l a n d S a l o o n : DJ Sambula, 9pmV i n t a g e P e a r l : Live music with Patty McCulla, 7pm B l u e M a r l i n : 8pm live music by Scott Chamberlain. I n f i n i t y B a y : Live music with Cynthia and Adi 6-8pm F r e n c h y s 4 4 : Karaoke night 7pm L a n d s E n d : Sunset Yoga, 5pm H e r b y s S p o r t s B a r : karaoke night E a r t h M a m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am and 5:30 pm B a n a n a r a m a : 7-9pm Karaoke Night M O N T U E W E D S U N D A Y A A M e e t i n g : 6:30 pm at the Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay H e n r y M o r g a n : 10pm-Pauls Fire show P a y a B a y : 7pm Garinago Nights B l u e M a r l i n : 8pm-midnight John B hosts Karaoke night. F l a m i n g o B a r & R e s t a u r a n t : Garifuna culture show 9 and 11 a.m., Punta Gorda F H Y a c h t C l u b : 7-9pm, karaoke night I s l a n d S a l o o n : DJ Galan, 9pmB a n a n a r a m a : Spin the wheel Night H e r b y s S p o r t s B a r : Ladies night with 50s/60s music P a l a p a B a r P a r r o t T r e e : Island Music Day E a r t h M a m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am and 5:30 pm I n f i n i t y B a y : Live entertainment 6-11pm. A K R : Live music with Walter and the Band 5-9pm P a r r o t T r e e : Karaoke 7-11pm B l u e M a r l i n : DJ Yasinia hosts Disco night 9pm-until. F l a m i n g o B a r & R e s t a u r a n t : Garifuna culture show 9 and 11 a.m., Punta Gorda A A M e e t i n g : noon at Sonrise Mission in Sandy Bay F H Y a c h t C l u b : Karaoke 8pm C o c o V i e w : 8pm, Pauls Fire Show L a n d s E n d : Sunset Yoga 5pm H e r b y s S p o r t s B a r : Muddy and the Island Boys live P i n e a p p l e G r i l l : Movie night B l u e C h a n n e l : Live music with Brion James and the West Enders. E a r t h M a m a s : Yoga classes 8:30am B a n a n a r a m a : L ive music by Scott Chamberlain 7-9pm F R I D A Y C a t h o l i c y o u t h g r o u p : 6pmmeetings at local churches C a t h o l i c M a s s i n E n g l i s h : 7pm West End Bamboo Chapel H e r b y s S p o r t s B a r : UFC heavyweight action night B l u e M a r l i n : 9pm-until DJ Yasinia hosts Disco night. L i n g a L o n g a : 6pm live music R o a D i s c o : DJ 10pm B l u e C h a n n e l : Movie night B a n a n a r a m a : 7-9pm Live music by Jensen S A T U R D A Y T H U CALENDAR 30 June 5: Carnival Liberty at Mahogany Bay June 12: Carnival Dream at Mahogany Bay Carnival Conquest at Mahogany Bay June 19: Carnival Liberty at Mahogany Bay Carnival Magic at Mahogany Bay June 26: Carnival Conquest at Mahogany Bay Carnival Dream at Mahogany Bay CASAALEGRE; East Sandy Bay with pool and beach access 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $1,000. GREENHOUSE; Sandy Bay 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath large deck with sea views $800. LITTLEDOLPHIN; Gibson Point, west Sandy Bay with pool and beach access 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath $500. GIBSONHILL; Gibson Bight area 3 Bedroom, 1/12 baths with large deck private location $600. MARILYN'SHOUSE; Turtle Crossing Waterfront, community pool 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $1,200. GUAVAGROVE; Sandy Bay 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath private home w/pool $1,000. GUAVAGROVE; Sandy Bay 4 studio apartments with sea views $475 utilities included. Above cost are monthly + UtilitiesWestend@roatanpropertymanagement.com or Call: 2445-4117, 9889-1794HOUSES FOR RENT

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