Utila East Wind
Issue no. 6
Bay Islands, Honduras
New Monthly Newspaper
Utila East Wind
Dedicated to Utila
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failing that protect your head under a table.
The worst of the quake hits in the
ﬁrst 30seconds, if it hasn’t got
stronger by then you can usually
Utila East Wind Staff
irls screamed, builders
clung to their scaffolding and worried residents ran out of their houses
when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Utila at 7.48am
on the morning of Friday 24th
The initial bang even the woke
the most hungover of sleepers
and took everyone by surprise,
“I nearly jumped out of my window… naked!” said a confused
Although the quake, centred under the ocean 90km WNW of
La Ceiba, was strong enough to
knock items off shelves it caused
little damage on the island apart
from a few cracks in the walls.
Despite rumours of chunks falling off the public school building
it remained intact however the
hoards of frightened kids (and
teachers) were sent home immediately.
“Everyone overreacted because
they don’t know about earthquakes, we`re going to teach the
children and the teachers what to
do next time,” said Mery Duenas
who, along with the Director, was
absent on the day of the incident.
Although Utila does lie on a fault
line, earthquakes are pretty rare.
The quake was felt on the mainland in San Pedro Sula and La
Ceiba, but no damage was reported.
In the event of an earthquake try
to avoid ﬂeeing your house in
panic, you’re more likely to get
hit by ﬂying debris.
Instead duck under a doorway
as these are unlikely to collapse,
Little Fernando Bodden carries the national flag as part of this years Independence Day march
What was HOT
and what was NOT
Las niñas gritaron, los carpinteros se abrazaron a sus techos y
los residentes abandonaron corriendo sus casas cuando un terremoto de magnitud 5.8 sacudió
Utila a las 7.48 am en la mañana
del viernes 24 de septiembre.
El sacudón inicial despertó
hasta el más “engomado” de
los dormilones y tomó a todos
por sorpresa, “Casi salto por
mi ventana… desnudo!” dijo un
confundido Sr. G.
Aunque el temblor, centrado
bajo el océano a 90 km ONO de
La Ceiba, fue lo suﬁcientemente
fuerte para arrojar objetos fuera
de sus estantes, causó poco daño
en la isla aparte de unas pocas
rajaduras en la paredes.
A pesar de los rumores sobre
grandes bloques cayendo del
ediﬁcio de la escuela pública, el
mismo permaneció intacto, sin
embargo las hordas de niños (y
maestros) aterrorizados fueron
enviados a casa inmediatamente.
“Todos reaccionaron de más
porque no conocen de terremotos, vamos a enseñar a los niños
y maestros qué hacer para la
próxima vez”, dijo Mery Duenas, quien junto con la Directora
Maria Hortensia Bueso estuvo
ausente el día del incidente.
Aunque Utila yace en una línea
Cont. on pg. 3
from Herb White
Friend or Foe?
Have your say
Utila East Wind
NEWSINBRIEF Victorious Cancer Battle
The much awaited desalination plants donated by the Spanish government ﬁnally arrived safely on the island.
Drilling has begun to reach uncontaminated salt water 200m underground in order to supply the plants.
The stone laying ceremony for the new building is due to be held on
“Everyone is welcome to attend, please come and show your appreciation,” said Mayor Alton Cooper.
It is hoped the plants will be producing water by march next year.
Katrina and Rita raise prices
Fuel and electricity prices on the Island increased at the beginning of
September in reaction to the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Both storms caused havoc for oil platforms in the Gulf disrupting production and causing crude oil prices across the world to spiral.
At the end of the month UPCO announced a further raise in tarifs to
Lps. 5.15 / kW, due to take effect on the 5th of October.
Love sick lad in daring jet ski crossing
One devoted boyfriend was so exited about
the return of his girl that he got the dates of
her arrival mixed up. Upon discovering late
that she would be in Tegucigalpa that evening
he jumped aboard a jet-ski and speeded off
to the mainland as fast as he could.
“I made it! but boy did my a**e hurt after the
ride” he said.
And all because the lady loves...
New mission for HQTV
Johnny Hinds has begun round the clock religious broadcasting from
the comfort of his own front room.
Mr. Hinds, owner of Utilas only cable channel, will be responsible for
changing videotapes throughout the night.
He has invited all churches to come to his house and have their own
“I’m on a mission from God, all churches are welcome,” said Mr.
Shelby McNabs popular evening news show will continue with the
recent addition of caller screening and id to help ﬁlter prank callers.
Methodist VIPs grace Utila
Methodist dignitaries Rev. Dr.
George Mulrain, Connexional President in the Caribbean and Americas
and Rev. C. David Goff, District
President, visited the Island on September 10th.
It was their ﬁrst visit to the island
where they were well looked after
by Rev. Janet Corlett.
A new recycling initiative for the island is being
coordinated by Victor Lobo, owner of Victors
Store opposite the Bundu Cafe.
Bottles with a recycled ‘dot’ on the bottom and
paper (not cardboard) can be delivered directly to
Mr. Lobo`s store, or ask your nearest dive shop
if they collect.
Innovative new courses at BICD
Bartending (where you actually get to work in a bar) and DJ-ing courses are now available at the Bay Islands College of Diving alongside the
traditional dive courses.
D’Arcy Kelly has big plans for the new Whale Shark Research Center
at the College.
“Eventually we want to establish a dive university, providing courses
in any skill that’s useful in or alongside the diving industry.” said Mr.
As well as housing the ‘dive university’ the building will also provide
facilities for marine science students and researchers.
oung Lejourn Hill, 9,
bravely spent the last
three years battling
leukaemia. He is now in remission and told us about
How did you ﬁnd out you
I was getting fever and headaches, mum kept carryin me
to Ceiba but they said it was
normal. Eventually we went
San Pedro Sula, the doctor
took one look at my hands and
said I had leukaemia.
Tell us about the treatment?
I had chemotherapy for three
years, every week I had a shot,
it makes you sick for a few
days, my bones and head hurt,
I lost my hair. Twice a month I
gave a blood test but the worst
was the back test. They put a
rod into my back to take bone
marrow to see for cancer cells
every three months. I didn’t
What about school?
I couldn’t go school, I would
get sick off the other kids too
often. But I’m back now.
How did you ﬁnd hospital?
I made a lot of friends in hospital but it was sad because we
would go back and they were
gone, they died.
Utila East Wind
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Issue no. 6
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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE
Barbara, Sharon, Remi,
Guillermo, Sam, Frank
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING
FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT
Precious, Dr. John, Mark Smith,
Monica, Randy Cardona, Herb White
San Pedro Sula
(504) 552 - 8000
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One day I met the presidents
wife, she came and took her
picture with me.
The great news is you’re
now in remission, tell us
what that means.
I don’t have to take chemo
anymore but I still have to be
checked every month for the
next ﬁve years.
Is there anybody you want
Thanks to God and my grandma and grandpa, and the Hospital Escuela for helping me.
Thank you to Lejourn and his
mum for speaking to us, we
wish him all the luck in the
El joven Lejourn Hill de 9
años de edad pasó los últimos 3 años luchando valientemente contra la leucemia y
recientemente la hizo retroceder. El nos contó acerca de
Cómo descubriste que tenías
Estaba teniendo ﬁebre y dolores de cabeza, mamá lo pasaba llevándome a Ceiba pero
ellos decían que era normal.
Eventualmente fuimos hasta
San Pedro Sula, el doctor
echó una Mirada a mis manos
y dijo que yo tenía leucemia.
Háblanos del tratamiento
Hice quimoterapia por tres
años, cada semana me daban
una inyección, te pone enfermo por unos días, me dolían
los huesos y la cabeza, perdí
el pelo. Dos veces por mes me
hacían un test de sangre pero
lo peor fue el test de la espalda. Pusieron una varilla en mi
espalda para tomar médula
ósea para buscar células cancerosas cada tres meses. Eso
no me gustó.
Qué pasó con la escuela ?
No podía ir a la escuela,
me enfermaba de los
otros chicos muy seguido. Pero ahora estoy
Que te pareció el hospital ?
En el hospital hice un
montón de amigos pero
fue triste porque volvíamos y ya no estaban,
Un día conocí a la esposa del presidente, ella
vino y se tomó una foto
Dinos sobre tu recuperación
Ya no tengo que hacer más
quimoterapia pero todavía me
tengo que hacer revisar cada
mes por los próximos cinco
Hay alguien a quien quieras
Gracias a Dios y a mis abuelos, y al Hospital Escuela por
Gracias a Lejourn y su madre
mucho suerte para
Map showing epicentre of quake
Cont. from pg. 1
de falla, los terremotos son
El temblor se sintió en la
costa en La Ceiba y San
Pedro Sula pero no se reportaron daños.
En caso de un terremoto
trate de evitar huir de su
casa en pánico, es más
probable que sea alcanzado
por objetos volando alrededor.
Por el contrario, protéjase
debajo del arco de alguna
puerta ya que es improbable que éstos colapsen, si
no puede, hágalo debajo de
Lo peor del terremoto
ocurre en los primeros 30
segundos, si no se ha puesto
más fuerte hasta entonces
normalmente usted se puede
Utila East Wind
October marks the start of
the rainy season on Utila,
bringing with it relief
from the high temperatures and swarming ﬂies
of August and September.
The rain usually continues until January or February, most common in
the late afternoons and
Hurricanes continue to
threaten the entire region.
This stage of the season
often sees activity in our
part of the western Caribbean, watch ‘Tropical
Update’ at 50 mins past
the hour on the Weather
Channel (30) for up-todate information.
This years hurricane
season has been unprecedented both in
the number of systems
and in their severity.
Record breaking hurricanes Katrina and
Av. temp 85ºF / 29ºC
Ten yr. high 91ºF / 33ºC Rita, both among the
ﬁve strongest hurricanes on record, caused
Av. rainfall 17in. / 43cm widespread devastation
Ten yr. high 35in. / 89cm along the US Gulf coast
within weeks of each
Sunrise ≈ 5:52AM It is likely that, for the
ﬁrst time ever, all the
Sunset ≈ 5:39PM
seasons prepared names
will be used, storms
Water temp 84ºF / 29ºC will then be named by
the greek alphabet.
MAYOR ALTON COOPER
Congratulations to the kids for
a fantastic show on September 15th, it was good to see the
whole town out enjoying themselves.
I would also like to give a big
thanks to Randy Cordone, a
great guy who’s given up much
of his time helping the kids
improve their baseball skills, a
real asset to the community.
And now with September
over lets all hope that October
brings us a break from the pestering flies!
We`ve had an exciting breakthrough with the major Islandwide sanitation project. Soon all
homes and businesses will be
provided with proper sanitation
systems. Before finalising plans
technicians will visit each and
every household to talk to residents and discuss different possibilities. I ask everyone to please
co-operate with them as they are
working to try and help you.
I would like to invite everyone to
the stone laying ceremony for the
desalination plants on the 12th of
October. As an expensive project
it would be nice for the community to show their appreciation by
Drilling for uncontaminated salt
water to supply the plants has
begun and the project should be
fully operational by March.
None of this would have been
possible without the generous
property donation of Leiscter
Jones (Mr. Slunken).
The Cayes received new benches
and chairs for the school, with
thanks to the ongoing support of
Licenciada Olivera, Director of
Education for the Bay Islands.
Work also continued on the water pipelines, which should be up
and running at last.
New bug spraying equipment is
on its way, we will continue to
use toxins especially designed
for delicate natural environments
The Methodist school has been
blessed with twenty more computers thanks again to Dr. Hal
and Donna Beuyer.
Roadworks will ease off as we
start getting more rain and after
a quiet September lets hope October brings a few more customers to the Islands businesses.
Felicitaciones a los niños y
jóvenes por la fantástica presentación del 15 de Septiembre.
También quisiera agradecer
grandemente a Randy Cordone,
una gran persona que ha dado
mucho de su tiempo ayudando a
los muchachos a mejorar sus técnicas de Béisbol, de gran valor
para la comunidad.
Ahora con el mes de Septiembre
finalizado esperemos que Octubre nos de un descanso de las
Hemos tenido un emocionante
avance que el proyecto de saneamiento para la isla. Pronto
todas las casas y negocios serán
provistos de sistemas de saneamiento adecuado. Antes de finalizar la planificación los técnicos
visitarán cada una de las casas
para platicar con los residentes y
discutir diferentes posibilidades.
Solicito la cooperación de todos
con ellos mientras ellos trabajan
y tratan de ayudarles.
Me gustaría invitar a todos a la
ceremonia de la puesta de la primera piedra para la Planta Desalinizadora el 12 de Octubre. Es
un proyecto muy caro y será muy
gratificante que la comunidad de
a conocer su apreciación al participar de la ceremonia.
El proyecto sería completamente
funcional para Marzo.
Nada de esto podría haber sido
posible sin la generosa donación
de la propiedad por el señor
Leiscter Jones (Mr. Slunken).
Los Cayos recibieron nuevas
mesas y sillas para la escuela,
agradeciendo al constante apoyo
de la Licenciada Olivera, Directora de Educación para las Islas
de la Bahía. También continúa el
trabajo con la tubería de agua
potable, la cual estará finalmente
La Escuela Metodista ha sido
bendecida con 20 computadoras
mas gracias a otra vez al Dr. Hal
y Donna Beuyer.
El trabajo de las calles se parará
un poco a medida que tengamos
mas lluvias y después de un silencioso Septiembre esperemos que
Octubre traiga mas clientes a los
negocios de Utila. ■
I was just
about to jump
out of the
Mr. G’s reaction
to the earthquake.
to offer courses
in DJing and
I can’t do it my
way I quit! Its
not my fault if
people can`t take
Dr John on his
I can’t afford
the open water
course, I’ll just
take a few fun
Said an uncertiﬁed, potential
thought he could
just pick it up.
Utila East Wind
the crossroads on
September 15th to celebrate
The kids put on an impressive
display marching through town
in an explosion of colour, singing and dancing, ﬂaunting their
Teams of girls with pink pompoms, little boys in suits and
shades and dizzying hula hula
girls paraded down the main
street stopping every ﬁfty meters to perform for enthusiastic
onlookers, showing that all
those months of constant practising were worth it!
“The rascals woke me up every
morning with their banging,
but this is fantastic - what an
atmosphere!” said Ben Smith,
After a break for lunch festivities continued with more traditional fun and games organised
by Johnny Hinds with the assistance of Tony Zelaya and
funded by the municipality.
The ever popular boxing ring
provided a stage for young
bravados to release tensions
and the seemingly impossible
greasy pole had crowds holding their breath in suspense.
“It’s twenty meters tall and
lathered in grease, the kids
that get to the top and grab the
money have got no fear.” said
The prize was eventually won
by twelve year old Efrain Jeronimó Poblonc, who claimed
the Lps. 4000 to share with his
Throughout the festivities
money was ﬁred out from
above thrilling the crowds and
garifuna dancers had people
grooving in the streets.
“It looked like it was going to
rain so we ﬁnished the games
early, unfortunately we had no
time for the traditional soda
drinking and spaghetti eating
contests.” said Mr Hinds.
A marathon was also organised
for the ﬁrst time this year raising Lps. 1250 for the Centro de
Thirty eight ﬁt athletes ran from
Bar in the Bush to the airport
and back all competing for trophies donated by Richard Del
Ormo, mayoral candidate.
“The marathon is a good idea
but it’s a shame it was at the
same time as the traditional
games, we didn’t have as many
adults competing this year as
we usually do.” said Mr Hinds.
As the day drew to a close
families put tired children to
bed and those who hadn’t had
enough beer already headed for
Un ejército de marchantes
colmó los caminos el 15 de
septiembre, para celebrar el
Día de la Independencia de
Los chicos hicieron una presentación
marchando por el pueblo en
una explosión de color, cantando y danzando, luciendo trajes
Equipos de chicas con pom
pones rosados, niños de traje y
anteojos negros y chicas hula
hula que mareaban desﬁlaron
por la calle principal parando
cada cincuenta metros para
hacer su show ante el público
que valieron la pana todos esos
meses de intensa práctica !.
Los niños me despertaron cada
mañana con sus tambores, pero
esto es fantástico, qué atmósfera!” dijo Ben Smith, turista
Después de un intervalo para
almorzar las festividades continuaron con diversión más
tradicional y juegos, organizados por Johny Hinds con la
asistencia de Tony Zelaya y con
fondos de la municipalidad.
El ring de boxeo siempre popular proveyó el escenario para
que los pequeños valientes
iberaran sus tensiones y el
aparentemente imposible palo
encebado mantuvo a las multitudes sin aliento.
“Tiene veinte metros de alto y
está bien cubierto de grasa, los
chicos que llegan hasta arriba
y toman el dinero no conocen
el miedo.” Dijo Charles Connor.
El premio fué Ganado eventualmente por Efrain Jerónimo
Poblonc de doce años, que
conquistó las 4000 lempiras
para compartir con su equipo.
A lo largo de las festividades
se arrojó dinero desde el cielo
excitando a las multitudes y los
danzantes garífunas tuvieron a
la gente moviendo las caderas
en las calles.
“Parecía que iba a llover, por
eso terminamos los juegos temprano, desafortunadamente no
tuvimos tiempo para los concursos tradicionales de
Head to head in the boxing ring
What was HOT and
what was NOT!
(Effrain Jeronemo Poblonc)
Top of the greasy pole
Suits and shades
Trajes y gafas de sol
Taking the day
Tomando un dia
libre de trabajo
Cerveza mas barato
Being drunk in
front of your mum
Whatever happened to....
Bath tub racing
Kids paddle in tubs from dock to
Bareback through town - add a
modern twist and race your golf
Take one healthy pig, shave it,
smother it in grease and chase it!
Winner gets the hog!
Looking good - A young drummer in the parade
comer spaguetti.” Dijo el Sr.
También se organizó una Maratón porprimera vez este año
recaudando 1250 lempiras
para el Centro de Salud.
Treinta y ocho fornidos atletas
corrieron desde Bar in the Bush
al aeropuerto y vuelta compitiendo por trofeos donados por
Richard Del Olmo, candidato a
“La maratón es una buena
idea paero es una pena que fué
al mismo tiempo que los juegos
tradicionales, no hemos tenido
tantos adultos compitiendo
este año como normalmente
tenemos.” Dijo el Sr. Hinds.
Al acercarse el día a su cierre
las familias pusieron los niños
en la cama y aquéllos que no
habían tenido suﬁciente cerveza todavía se dirigieron a los
Carrera de bañaderas
Niños compitiendo de un muelle
a otro, remando en bañaderas.
Carrera de caballos
En pelo por el pueblo – agregue
un toque moderno y corra con su
carro de golf ?
Tome un cerdo en buen estado,
aféitelo, báñelo en grasa y persígalo!
September 15th is Independence day across
Central America. Until that day in 1821
Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador,
Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama
were ruled by Spain.
In 1810 a rising tide of disaffection with the
Spanish rule erupted into riots in Mexico, the
violence quickly spread throughout Central
America and by 1821, after three centuries,
the link with Spain was ﬁnally severed.
Honduras remained a part of Mexico before
brieﬂy becoming a member of the Central
American Federation. It declared its Independence as a separate nation on November
El 15 de Septiempre es Día de la Independencia en Centroamérica.
Hasta ese día en 1821 México, Guatemala,
Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Costa Rica,
Nicaragua, y Panamá estaban en poder de
En 1810 una marea creciente de desaﬁliación con España desembocó en revueltas
en México, la violencia se esparció rápidamente a lo largo de Centroamércia y para
1821, después de tres siglos, los lazos con
España ﬁnalmente se rompieron.
Honduras permaneció parte de México
brevemente antes de convertirse en miembro
de la Federación Centroamericana. Declaró
su Independencia como una nación aparte
el 5 de noviembre de 1838. ■
Letters to the Editor
A Brief History
Utila East Wind
Hurricane - only you can be prepared.
Many of our current habitantes were not here for
Fiﬁ, Francelia or Mitch, if a storm were to strike
Utila here’s what would likely happen to you?
Boats will not depart or arrive during the storms,
or may even be sunk. Stores will quickly run out
of food and supplies.
Your home may vanish. Streets and roads will
be impassible. You may be seriously injured- we
only have two doctors and limited supplies.
Cell phones may not be working and home
phones will fail.
You will most likely loose your job or source of
income as businesses are damaged, destroyed or
closed. Utilities will stop due to damage to the
power lines for days or weeks, no electricity, no
water, no refrigeration. Low laying areas will be
ﬂooded during the storm surge.
What can you do to be prepared?
Chose a “safe area or room”.
Put all your documents and important papers
into ziplock bags.
Store at least 7 gallons of drinking water per
Store non-perishable foods to last for a period of
at least two weeks.
Have at least one working ﬂashlight with fresh
If you cook with butane have a full tank on
Have a months supply of any medicines, baby
food or supplies on hand and don’t forget a ﬁrst
aid kit for minor emergencies.
Keep a supply of mosquito spray, they wont all
be blown away and there will be mucho ﬂies.
Have an AM-FM radio handy, there will be no
cable, no t.v and no phones most likely.
If you are lucky enough to have a VHF radio
make sure your batteries are charged before the
storm. VHF may be the only means of communication, along with walkie talkies.
Don’t depend on others to help you and your
family.Don’t say you’re too poor to help yourself! I see hundreds of you on motos, scooters, 4
wheelers and golf carts with a coke in one hand
and a bag of greasy chips in the other.
It’s all up to you! And don’t blame other people
if you are not prepared. You are the only factor
in being ready for the big one.
Think! and Pray!
There was a place…
long ago and far away,
and I can still remember,
Where down on the corner,
we would gather at night;
to see them dancing in Edward’s Hall,
and usually there’d be a ﬁght.
I can still remember,
I remember the sight.
There was Cap`n Arch,
and his Mary L;
Monday mornings like clockwork to Ceiba,
and she was slow as hell.
I can still remember,
I remember it well.
Half a cent black candy,
a three cent bread;
with only one Lempira,
a family of four was fed.
Five cents for a hand of bananas,
ten cents for a picture show;
if Tarzan or The Durango Kid were playing…
you knew you had to go.
A plantain trash bed,
and a chamber pot;
I remember eating Holly Hollies…
at Frank`s shop.
Barefoot boys and two-shoe girls,
The Silver Slipper and hot-comb curls;
stick-horse riding cowboys,
playing marbles with Ms. Lilly Gay,
anytime you broke the Fourth Commandment…
you knew you had to pay.
Christmas was special,
for each girl and boy;
an apple they would give us..
and if lucky… a toy.
Two cents sugar and a three cent bun,
Mr. Spurgeon selling chicharon,
and Lisha drinking rum.
Lines of wheelbarrows,
Would form at The Well;
Stealing chickens at midnight…
Hoping no one would tell.
I remember…I remember it well.
That was Utila of a long time ago,
where those times went I do not know;
all I am left with are memories of yesterday,
but I can still remember… Utila Bay.
Got something to say? Then we want to hear it.
To submit letters or suggestions contact Tara or Louise on 373 8530 or email
Utila East Wind
TOP FIVE THIS MONTH
Hot Chocolate Lps. 20
Really tasty comes with delicious whipped
cream. Add a mufﬁn for Lps.10. Don’t forget
the mouth watering variety of ice creams. A
bit pricey but good for a treat. ★★★★☆
Fish, rice, beans and salad Lps. 85
Great beans and tasty ﬁsh. Good value for
money. Try the fresh juices and creamy
shakes. Watch the world go by on the streetside balcony, can be slow.
Chicken in BBQ sauce Lps.70
Fastest food on the island, good for take away.
Great meatballs and mashed potatoes with gravy. Clean and bright. Choose your meal carefully, it can add up!
Pizza Lps. 100
Big pizzas good value, crispy base with a
nice amount of toppings but the sauce is quite
sweet. Great takeaway or take advantage of
the handy delivery service.
Roast Pork (Saturday nights) Lps. 89
A very nice island tradition, great to see families out to eat. Open kitchen, you can watch
as your food is prepared. Lacking a little atmosphere.
trained by the
US military to
escaped into the
Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath
of Katrina as reported by british
newspaper the Observer.
“My concern is that they have
been trained to shoot, if divers
are mistaken for a spy or suicide
bomber they could ﬁre,” said Leo
Sheridan, 72, US government
The US Gulf
a double onslaught at the
hands of Hurricanes Katrina
and Rita in September.
Both storms inﬂicted widespread
loss of life and property, causing
damage topping $30 billion dollars.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
was among many who criticised
the central government for its
“Where are the choppers, food
and water and where’s the help!”
said Mayor Nagin.
President Bush admitted the
government did not foresee the
devastation “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of
the levees.” he said. ■
140 aircraft passengers watched
their own lifeand-death drama
unfolding live on
television as their plane circled
Southern California for hours,
crippled by faulty landing gear.
“It was very scary, grown men
were crying,” said Diane Hamilton, one of the passengers who
tried to send a telephone message
to relatives in the event of her
After ﬂying for three hours to
burn off fuel the pilot did a successful emergency landing.
News broadcasts stopped ten
minutes prior to this, “we deﬁnitely thought that was it then,
they couldn’t`t show us die on
live tv,” said one passenger. ■
and over 50
the Indonesian island of Bali was the target
of a second terrorist bomb attack
on the 1st of October.
The popular tourist destination
was devastated by a previous
bombing in 2002, which left 202
dead and the island struggling to
survive as tourists were scared
Dr John, Friend or Foe?
Utila East Wind Staff
ave you been looking for Dr John’s
column and discovered its not there?
Dr John quit this month in
response to mounting pressure from those angered by
his controversial subject
“I wont compromise, I always do it my way. Its not
my problem if people can’t
take a joke” said Dr John
For the last six months his
monthly column has been
dissecting the community.
“Tourists might not come to
the island if they read that,
its disgusting” said Jasmine
Holmberg of Deep Blue
One enraged reader has
started a one man campaign, pressurising advertisers to boycott the paper,
describing the last article as
However others see a lighter side.
“Its hilarious, what will he
think of next?” said Ian Eisley
Like it or not, for many the
contentious column is the
ﬁrst thing they read.
But has Dr John’s unique
style gone too far?
Let us know what you think,
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Should ‘Dear Dr. John’
stay or go?
Utila East wind
Give ﬁsh a chance and leave fancy lures at home
eptember 17th was a
perfect day to go out
and spot for whale
Just north of Black Hills, Utila’s famous sea mount, boat
captains found what they were
A big broil of tunas, which
is a sign for loads of krill and
plankton at the surface, meant
there could be a whale shark
feeding close by.
The divers were excited and
prepared to get a glimpse of the
gigantic and peaceful ﬁsh.
But there was a big surprise: Attached to the upper lobe of the
caudal (tail) ﬁn of the 25 foot
shark was a big ﬁshing hook,
the ﬁshing line wrapped twice
around the tail and a 10 ft. long
steel cable with a melon size
purple lure dragging behind it.
The kind of lure that is usually used to catch big game like
Jules Pages, Dive Instructor,
saw the hook and
the cable, and realized the animal
“I shouted to the
boat that we needed a knife to cut the
whale shark free.”
Dan Cain, Videographer, jumped in
the water equipped
with a diving knife,
swam up to the
shark, but couldn’t
cut through the
“I kept trying, but
at one point we had to return to
the dive shop because people on
the boat started to get seasick”,
he said. “We went back, picked
up knives and wire cutters and
drove out again to where we
thought the whale shark was.”
They found the injured animal
and for two hours tried to get
At one point
master, managed to get a
hold on the
wire, but had
to let go as the
hold on to the
we didn’t know
if there were
more hooks in
there”, said Mr.
was a chance somebody could
get seriously hurt, in the end we
had to give up”, he said.
His main concern was that the
steel wire could get caught in
a boat propeller and cut off the
for the ﬁsh...
whole upper part of the sharks
Incidentally the date the injured
whale shark was spotted coincided with the Roatan Fishing
Tournament which took place
from 15th to 18th September.
“I am not a large advocate of
ﬁshing tournaments”, said
Utila Mayor, Alton Cooper.
“The participants are mostly
wealthy people who use highly
sophisticated equipment, which
leaves a very small chance for
He remarked that there should
be more effort put into releasing the catch and there should
be ways to conduct such tournaments more ecologically
than is currently the case.
“But I am sure these ﬁshermen
didn’t catch that whale shark
intentionally”, he adds. “But
sports ﬁshermen have to realize
that they are taking the bread
out of the local commercial
Around Utila ﬁshermen catch
ﬁsh by using only a hand line,
a much more primitive method
and hence not that efﬁcient,
but a lot more environmentally
As for the whale shark in our
story, Mayor Cooper has some
good news as well: “The hook
in the tailﬁn will deteriorate
within a few weeks.”
So hopefully the big ﬁsh will
soon be freed of its man made
parasite and continue to put big
smiles on the faces of divers
who are lucky enough to swim
with it. ■
Utila East Wind
channel up towards the shoreline
where you’ll ﬁnd valleys of Hydrocorals by the thousands. The
sea fans alone are worth the trip
but mind the surge. Along the iron
shore, the depth is a mere 15ft.,
but who can resist watching the
crashing waves, penetrating colours and a chance to see some of
Utila’s rare gobies.
Back at the buoy, advanced divers
might choose to turn right where
the bottom of the wall gradually
slopes towards 80ft. At 60ft., 4
swim throughs can be found;
some as long as 30ft. in length.
Even though they run along
these sandy channels. Mind the
tight squeeze on a few of them.
Use your discretion, it’s not really about digging your way
through. You can still hit the Iron
shore for your reciprocal dive but
give yourself a little extra time to
cut across the sand patches and
coral gardens. Watch for Jawﬁsh,
Nudibranchs and Strawberry tunicate that inhabit this area. ■
Timed breath holding, no movement, usually in a
pool. After a controlled breathe up divers lay face
down in a pool until they need to breath, when attempting you must signal regularly to a spotter on
Mens: 8mins 58secs, Womens: 7mins 16secs
Underwater swimming for distance, usually in a
pool. Divers swim underwater lengths in a pool,
monoﬁns are popular to aid propulsion.
Record (with ﬁns)
Mens: 212m, Womens: 178m
Record (without ﬁns)
Mens: 175m, Womens: 124m
No ﬁns allowed, divers must pull themselves down
and up using their arms only.
Mens: 102m, Womens: 74m
Divers kick down until they reach neutral buoyancy
and sink, after turning they kick back up.
Weights are allowed but must not be jettisoned for
Record (with ﬁns)
Mens: 105m, Womens: 86m
Record (without ﬁns)
Mens: 80m, Womens: 50m
A weighted sled for descent, ascent along a line.
Divers are able to jettison weights at depth, but
must then swim back to the surface.
Mens: 136m, Womens: 122m
A weighted sled for descent, this detatches a lift
bag for the diver to ride to the surface.
The most controversial form of freediving, involving the deepest dives, not recognised by any ofﬁcial
Medical experts predict that death will follow if
depths are pushed even further.
Mens: Patrick Musimu, 2005 209m
Womens: Tayna Streeter, 2002 160m
Free Diver stops for the camera while holding an ascent line
Utila East Wind staff
forgotten sport on the
island of Utila, freediving has recently been
attracting a new band of followers.
Enticed by the serenity of gliding beneath the surface of the
ocean unhindered by clumsy
equipment, freedivers aim to
achieve perfect balance and
control over their bodies.
“It`s total mind and body relaxation, you feel euphoric
- a natural high!” said Sharon
Queitzsch, IANTD Freediving
Previously freediving was enjoyed by many island residents
who took advantage of the perfect conditions to constantly
improve their techniques.
Annual competitions were
pioneered by the infamous Ted
Danger, who in 1998 managed
to coerce the record breaking freediving duo, Pipin and
Audry to Utila.
“Everyone used to have a go
for fun, some took it further
and got really good,” said
Goran Claesson, Dive Instruc-
However, enthusiasm was lost
after a tragic snorkelling accident resulted in the death of one
of the islands most renowned
and well-liked freediving participants.
Obviously, going for extended
periods of time without breathing has its safety issues and
should not be attempted alone.
The most prominent danger
is of shallow water black out,
this usually happens on ascent
when oxygen levels deplete
before CO2 levels trigger the
urge to breathe and you black
That’s where spotters come in,
they watch and monitor physical reactions to hypoxia (lack
of oxygen) and are on stand-by
to provide help should anyone
By following a simple breathup before submersion, you can
maximise oxygen levels in the
body and eliminate waste CO2
enabling you to survive without air for longer.
Minimising movement that
consumes precious oxygen
supplies as well as using positive mental strength will further prolong your dive time.
Many freedivers practise yoga,
meditation and visualisation
techniques, “I like to imagine
that I am being injected into
the ocean by a syringe,” claims
It has been suggested that the
art of freediving is only 10%
physical ability compared to
90% mental ability.
“This explains why women
can match the men in this
sport, we`re stronger willed”
said Ms. Queitzsch, who is
currently offering free static
apnea classes on the island.
Tempted? anyone can take up
freediving, you don’t have to
be super ﬁt, but if you want to
really test your limits a healthy
diet and lifestyle are important.
Top free divers compete to surpass previous records, as divers
reach ever increasing depths,
they must continuously push
their bodies to the limits.
Unfortunately despite extensive safety support systems a
number of high proﬁle divers
have lost their lives attempting
The current record in the “no
limits” discipline is 209m held
by Patrick Musimu.
Medical experts warn it is seriously dangerous for divers to
continue to pursue records at
these depths. ■
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This site must have been a favourite for divers years ago. It lost it’s
buoy and has since nearly been
forgotten. Located just past Rocky
Point, its diversity makes it Utila’s
most well rounded site. Great for
all levels of certiﬁcation and training dives. Take advantage divers,
because with a little west wind,
conditions are ideal this time of
year. When the south shore is
blown out, this place is golden.
Take note of the Iron shore that
jets out toward the new buoy. This
is your best underwater landmark
for ﬁnding the boat.
The reef starts below the boat at
35ft. and is pretty consistent the
length of the wall. Sand channels
slope down from the shallows and
cut through the reef to open up
into the blue. Open water divers
should keep left and explore the
shallow reef that veers in closer
to the iron shore. Coral croppings
meet the ﬂat sandy ocean bed at
65ft. Be sure to comb these ﬂats
in search for stingrays. Allow
about 5 minutes to follow a sand
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RED CLIFF by Remi Michaud
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Mayaol, 3. Earplugs 4. Monoﬁns, 5.
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Dive Site of the month
Fish of the month
Eagle Ray Aetobatus narinari
Size 4 – 8ft. (1.2 - 2.4m)
Depth 1 – 80ft. (1 - 24m)
Description White underside,
blackish on top with white
spots or ocelli, ﬂat protruding
head and long whip like tail.
Where to ﬁnd them on Utila
Eagle rays are often spotted
gracefully sailing over reefs
and sand, usually alone but
sometimes in pairs or groups.
Can be spotted all around the
island, regularly seen on the
south side, especially around
airport caves and Teds Point.
Can also be seen from docks
in the bay at night.
Did you know Spotted eagle
rays vary across different
regions, Atlantic individuals
have many more spots than
their Indo Paciﬁc relations.
The species is currently under
review, it may turn out to be a
species complex rather than a
single species. ■
UTILAS NEW DIVE PROFESSIONALS
Another successful clean up
17th 2005 saw the
of PADI’s Project
You may remember in April
we held the annual Dive Into
Earth Day Clean-up, which is
also an international event.
In April all the businesses,
schools, dive shops and community, united together to
clean the islands beaches.
The cayes had a very impressive in-water clean up and the
main dock and the two main
bar docks also received a
good clean with mostly plastic cups and beer bottles being
retrieved, it all looked superb.
Only ﬁve months later as
you go to the more remote
areas around the island you
may also see the state of the
beaches has deteriorated since
Early in September I toured
the island taking photos and
trying to decide where needed
cleaning most and it is a very
After much deliberation Utila
Dive Center and Cross Creek
Dive Center headed to Pumpkin Hill Beach.
23 Vounteers from BICD and
the Iguana station took a boat
to Little Bite.
It was a successful day with
over 67 bags of trash ﬁlled.
An interesting study took
place as well; we had a few
people in the group focus on
one thing and ended up with
over three to four bags of just
shoes. We found 16 syringes,
luckily only one with a needle
For the most unusual ﬁnd it
would have to be a butt plug,
how this person identiﬁed
what it was I’m still unsure!
We enjoyed a hot mosquito
infested session picking up
You may ask why there is
so much trash. It is washed
onshore from the sea, where
unfortunately the practice of
dumping everything 25miles
offshore still takes place. The
U.S. coast guard regulations
2_f.htm) state that it is illegal
to dump plastic anywhere at
Yet this is not an international
rule and 75% of what was
found at Pumpkin Hill Beach
was plastic. This may come
from the mainland, the cayes
or even Cuba, for example
last years clean-up we found
a plastic bottle from the Dominican Republic.
All the trash collected ends up
at Utila’s town dump.
When this area becomes overﬁlled bulldozers head in and
You may see small amounts
of black smoke ﬁll the sky as
the municipality burns any excess. ■
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Ocean front rooms, fan, shared bath, dock
7am - 7pm
$20 - $30
Breakfast, Internet and bike rental included, tv
lounge, roof terrace, 5mins from beach
8am - 8pm
$2 - $9
Share kitchen, fan, share bath, near beach
Bay View Hotel
$16 - $22
Private bath, fan, hot water, fridge, ocean view
8am - 8pm not Sun
Shared bath, fan
Sun - Fri 6am - 6pm
Shared bath, fan, kitchen
8am - 8pm
$3 - $5pp
Private bathroom, fan.
7:30am - 6pm
$25 - $35
Restaurant, bar, pool, hot water, a/c or fan
9am - 12pm
3.30pm - 6.30pm
Kitchen, resturant, fans, shared bath.
8am - 9:30pm
Coral View Resort
$35 - $65
Ocean front, AC, Private bath, hot water,
restaurant / bar
6.30am - 10pm
Cross Creek Dive shop
Fan, shared shower, kitchen and louge
8am - 6.30pm
Cross Creek Cabins
$28 - $35
A/C, hot water, cable tv, fridge
8am - 6.30pm
6am - 10pm
$16 - $35
Ocean front, kitchen, hot water, AC or fan,
$12 - $30
Private bath, fan, a/c.
7am - 9pm
$10 - $13
Fan, private bath
8am - 8pm
$14 - $51
Hot water, a/c, fan, private bath
7am - 7pm
Private bath, hot water, fans, a/c, fridge
8am - 9pm
$65 - $95
Private bath, fan, hot water, a/c, tv
7am - 6pm
$4 - $6
Shared bath, fan, kitchen
6am - 9pm
6am - 8pm
Pool, private bath, a/c, fan, tv, fridge, restaurant/bar, wireless network
$30 - $50
Ocean view, AC, private bath, restaurant and
hot water, fridge and tv
7am - 9pm
Sea front, AC, private bath, hot water, fridge
6am - 8pm
$8 - $12
Shared / Private bath, fan, hot water, kitchen
Mon-Sat 8am12pm, 2-8pm
$20 - $30
Fan, a/c, private bath, hot water, fridge, private
7am - 7pm
Fan, shared bath and shared kitchen
6am - 9pm
$25 - $125
Bar,Restaurant, Free use of Bando beach
8am - 614pm
$3 - $6pp
Fan, shared bath
7am - 7pm
$45 - $50
A/C, hot water, tv, fridge, microwave
7am - 7pm
Watersports - Mansion
$3 / person
Hostel style, shared kitchen, shared bath
9am - 7pm
RESTAURANTS & BARS
9am - 5.30pm
Beach bar, snacks
Bar in the bush
Fri, 9pm - late
Big Mammas Cafe
6am - 4pm
Sandwiches and breakfast
Mon - Sat, 8am - 3pm; Sun, 6pm - 9.30pm
Sandwiches, salads & cappuchinos
Mon -Sat, 6.30am - 11pm
7am - 2pm
8am - 12am, Sat til 3am
Night club and local
4pm - 12am, Fri/Sat til 1am
Cola de Mico
Tue - Sun, 9am - 10pm; Fri/Sat til 12pm
Pool Hall and bar
Pizza and pasta
Mon - Sat, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
7am - 10pm
International food and seafood
Thu - Tue, 6pm - 10pm
Tue - Sun, 10am - 7pm
Glady`s Big Burgers
11am - 10pm
Grill at Tranquila
Thu - Sun 3.30pm (snacks), 6pm (full meals) - 10pm
Grilled food, Salads and sides
11.30am - 2pm
7am - 10pm, closed Tue/Wed
3pm - late
International Tue/Fri/Sun. Daily Bar.
9am - 10pm
La Cassetta de Coca
Tue - Sun, 8am - 10pm
Wed - Sun, 5pm - 10pm
3pm - 12am, (Sat 3pm - 3am)
Bar and Snacks
Mon - Sat, 7.30am - 2pm 4.30pm - 10pm
6.30am - 9.30pm
Pizza and international
Mango Tree Gelateria
Mon - Sat, 9am - 10pm, Sun 10am - 10pm
Gelato and American coffee
Sun - Thu 11am - 10pm (Fri 3pm) Sat 6.30pm- 10pm
International fast food, delivey
6am - 10pm
7am - 10pm
11am - 10pm
Beach bar & international
Wed/Fri/Sun 5.30pm 9.30pm
5pm - 12am
Tue - Sun 6am - 10pm
3pm - 12am
The Island Cafe
Mon - Sat 5pm - 10pm
3pm - 12am, Fri/Sat til 2.30am
7pm - 12am
Sun - Fri 7am - 10pm
9am - 10pm
Local & vegetarian cuisine
Mon - Sat 5pm - 10pm
Tacos, Gringas and Tortas
7am - 4pm
Centro de Salud
Mon - Sat 8.30am - 3.30pm
Utila Comm. Clinic
Mon-Fri 8am-12pm, Sat 9am - 11am
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm Sat til 12.30pm
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm Sat til 12.30pm
Mon - Sat 11.30am - 6pm
Cay Caulker Cyber
Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun til 5:30pm
Mon - Sat 9am - 7pm, Sun 10am - 6pm
Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Sun-Thur 9am - 10pm, Fri til 5pm, Sat 6pm-10pm
Sun - Thr 8.30am-9pm, Fri 8.30am-4pm Sat 7am-9pm
Bay Islands Original
Mon - Sat 9am - 8pm, Sun til 12pm
10am - 9pm
Mon-Sat 9am - 6pm, Sun 12 - 6pm.
8am - 8pm
Mon - Sat 5pm - 9pm
Mon - Sat 6:30am- 6pm; Sun til 12pm
Mon - Sat, 7am-12pm, 2pm-6:30pm
Mon - Sat, 7am-12pm, 2pm-6pm, Sun til 12
Mon - Sat, 7am - 12pm, 2pm-8pm
9am - 12pm, 3.30pm - 6.30pm
Mon - Sun, 6am-12pm, 2pm -6pm
DC’s Bike Rental
Kayaks and four wheelers
Utila Bike Rental
Tue - Sat 7:30am-2pm,
Price / month
$250 - $450
TV, some with hot water
$350 - $400
$300 - $400
Hot water, TV, porch
Hot water, a/c
Mon/Tue/Thur 9am-6pm. Fri/Sat 12am-8pm
7am - 7pm
Utila Telephone co.
8am - 8pm
World Wide Travel
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Sat ti12pm
5pm - 10pm, closed Wed, Sun
$3 - $4pp
Alton’s Dive Inn
OTHERS APPARTMENTS BAKERY
06:00 (not Sun), 15:30
06:00, 15:30 (not sun)
06:00 (not sun)
07:00 (not sun), 15:15
07:50 (not sun), 15:50
06:15 (not sun), 12:30
07:30 (not sun), 15:30
Hank’s Taxi – 425 3180 / 397 1678
Paisano Taxi – 425 3311
Stephanie 425 3987 / 384 3650
Tel. 435 3390
Utila – La Ceiba
6:20am (everyday), 2pm (Fri, Sat & Mon)
La Ceiba – Utila
9:30am (Fri, Sat & Mon), 4pm (everyday)
Adults: Lps. 290 Seniors Lps. 210
Children (6 – 12 yrs): Lps. 140
Children (under 6): free
425 3307 VHF 69
Call @ house on the point
Captain Rennie Bodden
Next to Big Mammas
Utila Catholic Church
7pm Thu, Sat & Sun
7pm Jue, Sab y Dom
9am Sunday School
9am Dom clases para ninos.
Mizpath Methodist Church
Sun 10:30am Preaching
Sun 2:30pm Sunday School
Sun 7pm Preaching
Mon 6.30pm Christian Endeavour
Wed 7pm Bible study
Fri 7pm Prayer meeting
7th Day Adventist Church
Sun Evangelistic service 7pm
Wed prayer meeting 7pm
Fri youth meeting 7pm
Sat Sabbath school 8:45am
Sat devine service 11am
Utila Church of God
Sun school 9am
Sun worship 10am
Sun evening service 7pm
Mon lady service 7pm
Tue youth service 7pm
Friday Youth Service 7pm
HQTV Channel 31
Tel. 425 3357
Local cable channel
7pm - 8pm Mon - Thu: Utila daily news.
Sundays: Sports and events
Religious programming at all other times
Local messages and information
Roatan Bruce Show 11pm - 1pm Mon - Fri
Escuela Republica de
Honduras 425 3399
Methodist School 425 3272
Adventist School 425 3129
Hugos Phone Service
Morgans Satellite & Cable
Utila East Wind
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por ﬂete solomente llama al
Delmino Varela y
tendras tu producto en 24 horas.
Mr Fix it, for all
your scuba gear.
Contact Guillermo @ UDC.
Ask for Andrina,
Simon or Tara @
[email protected] gmail.
contact Sheryl @
Triple H internet.
care, open monfri
2mths - 3yrs old,
Pepsi. Come in
and see us!
breath hold time?
Come along to
the Mango pool
at 7pm every
on site training
and its free!
Funky Town Library. Great selection of books
availiable to rent,
swap or sell. Situated behind Cross
across the bridge
over the lagoon.
Camera with underwater housing,
free delivery and
two dives call
425-3504 and ask
availiable for rent
next season, see
Franz at Collibri
Hotel for more
Large room for
rent in beautifull
house in Sandy
Bay. Two large
beds, on suite
TV, porch swing
and sea view.
Suitiable for individual or couple,
the 17th October.
Contact Louise or
Tara on 373 8530
for more information.
2 Ofﬁce spaces
and a rooftop restaurant /bar availiable in Broussard’s Plaza at the
See Chris or call
388 8952 for
airways T shirt.
Much loved Lps.
200 for safe return. Return care
of Tara at Altons
Purple and green
Bicini Bike last
seen at Tranquila
bar. #29 on cross
bar and hole in
the basket, ruthlessly stolen and
units from the
USA. For more
information contact Liz or Rudy
@ Taunties boutique or 379-1045
gear needed to
play. See Brooks
26 ft. Skiff with
console and scuba
tank racks. $3500.
Delicious Sandwitches availiable at lunchtime
at UDC, delivery
to other locations
See Barbra @
UDC for more
those suffering in
the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina, contact Annie
Bodden for more
chairs, etc. See
Andi @ Bundu or
for Bundu Cafe.
See Andi or call
Kitten for a good
home, must be
a good mouse
Life wanted for
a big man living
in a small room.
Dive gear purchased 6 months
ago, lost in tran-
sit. Owner in
be nice if it
with him. SQ.
5:30 - 9:30 Wed,
Fri, Sun. Contact
Julie at RJ’s.
for the 15th! Love
Birthday! Have a
Scuba Scot Instructor seeks
female dive buddy
18-38 to share
and warmth over
the rainy season.
with Visa possibilities and ability to share rent
be under 5’8” tall
both standing up
and lying down.
fans please. See
scuba at UDC.
(If you can’t dive
yet, I will teach
you! Open Water
Single 23 yr old
long walks on
Bandu Beach and
making love with
ﬁns on (snorkel
been known to
please. Dial S for
Sam 425 3704
Rahul Hope you
are enjoying Peru.
Nice to know you
are checking the
To whom it may
concern, I havent
left the island in
5 months, I will
leave soon and
be sad, thanks to
all that live here,
Sincerely E x
Christina, Sandra & Slyvia We
miss you all!
To submit a
in next months
utila [email protected]
Colour in this ghoulish ghostly halloween scene.
60 elevated seats in air conditioned comfort Tickets 45 lps
Screening in October
Robots, The Interpreter, and
Amityville Horror are the featured ﬁlms for the month. Also
look for Hitchhiker’s Guide to
the Galaxy, Kingdom of Heaven, and Kicking & Screaming.
Wednesday is classic night
where you can see movies
you’ve always heard about but
may not have seen. Movies
like West Side Story and Funny
Fridays are “Drive-in Theatre”
– movies not to be taken seriously and a perfect way to start
the weekend. Look for Flesh
Gordon and Cut Throat Island.
Movies are shown nightly at
7:30pm with the exception of
Friday (8pm) and Saturday
(6:30pm and 8:30pm).
Check www.UtilaMC.com for
Utila East Wind
Apr 20 - May 20
Like a turtle, this month will bring you a feeling of curiosity and contentment. Pick your path and realize it was
the path you needed to pick. Romance is a mere giant
stride away, so do it. Someone that interests you is worth
talking to. Make an effort and relax.
May 21 - June 21
Sand ﬂies getting to you? Don’t worry! This month is
going to make you forget they even exist. How does happiness, harmony and good looks sound? The next few
weeks will bring you all three. Happiness comes with
ﬁnding harmony in yourself. Hold your head high and
maintain neutral buoyancy.
June 22 - July 22
When you smile, the sun is always shining. Paradise is
in your eyes so look around. The closeness you seek is
already there and easily found. Take chances and explore, life will only bring you more.
In the News
July 23 - Aug 22
Life is like a baliada… quick, satisfying and served
with a smile. Make the most of as many days possible… since everyone needs a break take time and enjoy
this month. Friends and family are all around, listen to
Food & Drink
Aug 23 - Sep 22
Another year has come and gone, your birthday was one
to remember and a step forward. Use this time to reﬂect on
what’s important to you. You have come a long way with
only more room to grow. Everything you need is a your
ﬁngertips and ready to be held. Enter this month with a tune
in your ears, a spring in your step and sunglasses.
Oct 23 - Nov 21
The perfect person is right in front of you. Take some time
to see past the surface, you will be pleasantly surprised
at what you ﬁnd. Remember, all good things arise form
work. If they don’t understand at ﬁrst, with time they can
Nov 22 - Dec 21
Though bad luck has come your way remember that it was
meant to be. A lesson has been learnt, and your wisdom has
increased. Every action has a reaction, so good fortune is on
your way. Dwelling on the past will only affect the future.
Focus on the present and enjoy Utila’s sun shiny day.
Dec 22 - Jan 19
You are unsure what the rainy season is going to bring.
Don’t worry! The rain is going to make you grow. Clean
house and focus on what’s important. Treat yourself well
and you will feel it return. Go for a swim and appreciate the
ocean. Make time for yourself.
Jan 20 - Feb 18
If life on the rock is bringing you down, think of those who
dream of being here. Life is always good and nobody said it
would be easy … but easy brings less reward. You are surrounded by beauty, so let it energize you. Spend time with
your friends and family and always speak the truths.
Feb 19 - Mar 20
Lady luck is about to give you a kiss. Keep your eyes open
and there is no way to miss it. Opportunities are all around,
it’s ﬁrst a matter of picking the one that’s best for you. Just
remember, share this luck with others, it can only bring
In which year did HQTV
Who do the Italians call
¿A quien llaman los italianos Topolino?
If you`ll do this for me, I`ll do it for
When there is nothing left but God,
that is when you ﬁnd out that God
is all you need.
Take 60 seconds and give this a
shot! All you do is simply say the
following small prayer for the person who you are thinking of today.
Father, God bless all my friends in
whatever it is that you know they
may be needing this day!
And may their life be full of your
peace, prosperity and power as he/
she seeks to have a closer relationship with you.
Si haces esto por mí, lo hare para
Cuando no queda nada más que
Dios es cuando descubres que Dios
es todo lo que necesitas.
Toma 60 segundos y dale una
chance a esto! Todo lo que haces
es sencillamente decir la siguiente
pequeña plegaria para la persona
en la que estés pensando hoy.
Padre, Dios bendice a mis amigos
en todo lo que sea. Sabes que ellos
pueden estar necesitando en este
Y puedan sus vidas estar llenas de
tu paz, prosperidad y poder ya que
él o ella busca tener una relación
más cercana contigo.
¿Cuantos metros hay en
¿Cual es la bebida no alcoholica mas popular en el
How many meters in
one hundred fathoms?
Which famous name brand
is the greek goddess of victory?
¿Que nombre famoso tiene
la Diosa griega de la victoria?
How much money did
bush’s campaign for rebuilding Iraq raise?
¿Cuanto dinero recaudo la
campaña de Bush para reconstruir Iraq?
What’s the worlds most popular non-alcoholic drink?
¿En cual año empiezan
Sep 23 - Oct 22
Money can’t buy me happiness, and neither will being broke. Expand yourself this month and prepare
for what’s around the corner. A good plan can only
bring good things. Give yourself a head start and begin
Mar 21 - Apr 19
With less gringos on the island, this month should be a time
for you. Concentrate on what makes you happy and on the
loved ones around you. Listen to your heart and let it guide
you to new experiences… whether they be solitude on a
dock or socializing, good times are on their way for you.
1. 2001, 2. 182.88m, 3. Mickey Mouse,
4. Nike, 5. $600, 6. Coffee
1. Fruit (6)
2. Frozen lid (6)
3. Plan (4)
4. Load of rubbish (7)
5. Threadlike strand (5)
6. Wall to keep water out
8. Event (4)
9. A wee drink (3)
12. Express an opinion (3)
13. Self contained underwater breathing apparatus
15 & 28 Go down here to
the beach (5, 3)
18. Liquid used for ﬂavour
19. Sorrow (5)
20. ___ off in golf (3)
21. Tall clouds (7)
22. Droop (3)
23. Solitary being (6)
24. English public school
25. Fastener (6)
26. Move smoothly (5)
27. Wireless (5)
28. See 15 down (5,3)
30. Large boat (4)
1. Two piece suit (6)
7. Explosive (8)
8. Found on a chromosome (4)
10. African tree (6)
11. Rough (6)
14. Circuit (3)
16. Siblings daughter (5)
17. As soon as possible
19. H2O (5)
21. Species of grouper (5)
22. Textured leather (5)
23. Can you take it? (4)
26. Get out of here! (5)
28. A gamble (3)
29. Union (6)
30. Indonesian beach skirt
31. Religious song (4)
32. Cocktail (8)
33. Small and dainty (6)
hmm.... pompoms or drums?
Show me the money
Say `I do` in a bikini
Out and About
Sure Start for Chelsea
In England Chelsea have started the
defence of their title well by winning
the ﬁrst seven games of the season.
Manchester United lost further
ground by succumbing 2-1 at home
to Blackburn, fans were so angry that
they booed their team off the park.
In Spain Celta Vigo are the surprise
leaders of La Liga after both Barcelona and Real Madrid started the new
season in lethargic fashion. ■
Federer Flies through Final
Current League standings
Chicago White Sox beat Detriot Tigers 4-2 to clinch the
American League Central
The New York Yankees remain top of
the East Division but Boston can still
catch them if results go their way. ■
Rare Victory for England
England have won back one of the
oldest trophies in sport, for the ﬁrst
time since 1987, by beating Australia
2-1 in the Ashes series.
Many commentators have called it
the greatest series of cricket ever. ■
Federer and Agassi
Roger Federer conﬁrmed his domination of men’s tennis with another
grand slam title.
He beat local favourite Andre Agassi
in the ﬁnal of the US open by three
sets to one. Kim Clijsters took the
women’s title after victory over Mary
The inaugural race
of the new A1 Grand
Prix of Nations was
won by Nelson
Piquet Jnr of Brazil
at Brands Hatch.
Nelson Piquet In A1 teams compete
by nation and all drive identical cars.
Meanwhile at 24 years of age Fernando Alonso of Spain became the
youngest ever world champion of
Formula 1. ■
N.B. Juventus and Sharks share the lead
but Juventus have a game in hand
Utila’s ﬁrst Indepence Day marathon
took place on 15th September. 38
people braved the sun and the ﬂies to
1st Jeremy Crane (representing TTI)
2nd Juaquin Nunez
3rd Oscas Vazquez
1st Tara (representing Tanquila Bar)
2nd Alejandra Martinez (representing BICA)
3rd Ana Ritcher
1st Larzon Bodden (representing Coral View )
2nd George Diamond
3rd Erick Villalobo
1st Dubasky Jackson
2nd Mauricio Hill
3rd Richard del Olmo Junior
1st Mayra Kordovsky
3rd Janine Jackson
Penalty shoot out. Juventus v. Dolpins
tilas soccer league is
made up of six different
teams, the Dolphins, Tigers, Sherryl, Juventus, Calis
and the Sharks.
Right now the two best teams are
the Dolphins and Juventus, on saturday they will face each other for
the second time this season.
This time the Dolphins are bringing two second division players
from the mainland so the competition is deﬁnitely going to pick up.
In the end it seems likely Juventus
are going to overcome the Dolphins and win on Saturday going
on to win the championship. ■
01-10 4:00pm Juventus vs Dolphins
01-10 6:30pm Sherryl vs Calis
02-10 3:30pm Tigres vs Sherryl
02-10 6:00pm Juventus vs Calis
08-10 4:00pm Sharks vs Calis
08-10 6:30pm Dolphins vs Sherryl
09-10 3:30pm Juventus vs Tigres
09-10 6:00pm Sherryl vs Sharks
15-10 4:00pm Juventus vs Sharks
15-10 6:30pm Dolphins vs Tigres
16-10 3:30pm Dolphins vs Sharks
16-10 6:00pm Sherryl vs Juventus
22-10 4:00pm Dolphins vs Calis
23-10 3:30pm Calis vs Tigres
Costa Rican Colone