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September Initial Document4.indd
New Monthly Newspaper
Utila East Wind
Issue no. 5
Bay Islands, Honduras
September, 2005
Dedicated to Utila
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treasure or
trickery?
Waterbabies
Patricks record
breaking attempt
10
By Gunter
Kordovsky
10 & 11
Municipality Talks 3 • Weather 3 • Bar & Restaurant Guide 13 • Dear Dr. John 14 • Puzzles 14 • Classifieds 17 • Horoscopes 18 • Sport 20
Let the Campaigns Roll
Fish
Poisoning
“The issue is, is it right for La
Ceiba residents to decide who
our Mayor is, not which party
am I voting for” said Mr. McNab
during the heated discussions.
The following evening Mayor
Alton Cooper invited reporters
from the National Press to discuss the situation.
“Its not about parties, its about
the correct way of doing things”
said Mayor Cooper.
“The town needs a big explanation” said Mr. Cesar Agusto.
Expect increasing political activity as election day, 27th November, draws closer and parties are
out canvassing for votes.
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El presentador de television
Shelby McNab sintio las primeras presiones del elecion venidera durante una discusion politica aireada en las noticias locales
de television, HQ el jueves 18 de
augosto.
El debate fue en iniciado por una
transmision de un video controversial fimado por el senor McNab en la Ceiba el dia anterior.
En el video se observaban varias
entrevistas con residentes de
barrios San Judas, San Jose, Las
Canelas y La Azcona que reclamaban que Richard Del Olmo
y su asisente Adrina Muńoz
habian visitado la colonia en un
esfuerzo para que la gente trans-
Utila East Wind Staff
Utila East Wind Staff
L
ocal TV presenter Shelby McNab felt the first
pressures of the upcoming election during a heated
political discussion on local
news show, HQTV on Thursday the 18th August.
The debate was ignited by the
broadcasting of a controversial
video tape filmed by Mr. McNab
in La Ceiba the day before.
The tape saw several interviews
with residents of barrio San Judas, San Jose, Las Canelas and
La Azcona claiming that Richard Del Olmo and his assistant
Andrina Muńoz had visited the
neighbourhood in an effort to
persuade people to transfer their
votes to Utila.
They alleged that free passages
to the island, food and accommodation would be provided
on the day before the election in
exchange for their voting for Mr.
Del Olmo.
“We were approached and offered a free trip Utila with food
and accommodation in exchange
for voting there” said one of the
men interviewed.
“I don’t know how many document transfers were made, I
wouldn’t do it, it’s illegal” said
Sonia Tosta de Munoz, Voter
Registrar, who claims to have
National Canditate
been asked by Mr. Del Olmo to
carry out the transfers.
Richard Del Olmo, candidate for
Mayor, denies all allegations of
illegally transferring votes.
“Transfers have been made, but
all within the restrictions of the
law”, he said.
The transfer of votes is not illegal however applicants must
Liberal Candidate
have resided in the area in which
they intend to vote for at least six
months.
“Previously, voters needed a card
from the municipality to make a
transfer. Some people had troubles getting the card so I complained and they stopped this
system,” said Mr. Del Olmo.
“There is no law that can stop a
Honduran to vote.” he said.
The video received mixed responses from the community
with many callers phoning in to
express their views.
Some were outraged while others believed the tape to be a setup
also claiming that Mr. McNab
was biased towards the Liberal
Party.
Will New Orleans ever be the same again?
Katrina makes landfall at Gulfport.
Winds reached 155mph.
An oil rig crashes into a bridge.
In one area Gas prices increased from $2.50 to $6
overnight.
“
I spent seven
months in
Iraq
”
Local
Marine
tells his story
Survivors shelter in the Superdome
Survivors in shelters die
from lack of aid and poor
sanitation.
Cont. pg. 2
A
Japanese couple
contracted ciguatera fish poisoning
while holidaying on Utila
in mid August.
The woman was taken seriously ill, suffering from
numbness of the legs, severe diarrhoea and dangerously low pulse and
blood pressure.
“It was pretty bad, she
nearly died”, said Dr. John
who treated the patient.
The couple had eaten barracuda followed by fish
soup the next day.
“He threw up, probably
getting rid of the toxins
whereas her condition just
deteriorated”, said Dr.
John.
He warns that August and
September bring increased
risk of contracting Ciguatera fish poisoning and
people should be careful.
It is not possible to tell by
observation whether a fish
is affected by this toxin.
“The only way to avoid
getting sick is not to eat
big reef fish at this time of
the year” said Dr. John.
The toxin that causes
ciguatera accumulates in
the flesh of large predato-
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September, 2005 September, 2005
Utila East Wind
NEWSINBRIEF
Carnival Cash
So far the Utila Carnival 2005 has raised a grand
total of Lps. 43, 000.
The committee is still awaiting money from
Caribbean Sea Foods to bump up the total.
The funds this year will provide a much needed
bodega for staff at the new Health Centre.
Carnival logo designed by Fernando Bodden
Road Accident
An American tourist, 56, sustained serious head injuries when his bike
collided with a motorcycle on August 30th.
The accident happened on the road to the new airport where the patient was rushed immediately to the new Health Centre for emergency
care.
Within hours he was flown to La Ceiba for further treatment accompanied by his wife.
Dr. John attended to the patient who had already lost a lot of blood
through the large, open wound on his forehead as well as dislocating
his right middle finger.
Sing for Scuba
Armed with guitars and interesting voices, two tourist boys
took up position outside the
new building at the dock and set
about earning themselves enough
money for a diving course.
The duo, strapped for cash and
eager to get their open water certificates, strummed away merrily
to bewildered passers by.
With a sign that read “Help us
get a scuba course, Please donate.
Thank ‘two hope not to be struggling artists”.
Utilians Shine at Miss Honduras
Congratulations to Utilian beauty, Flor Gabourel, for making it through
to the finals of Miss Honduras 2005.
Crowned Miss Utila at this years carnival celebrations, Ms. Gabourel
will compete alongside contestants from all over the country in a ceremony held in La Ceiba on October 3rd.
Joining her will be part-Utilian stunner Lissa Saenz, daughter of Utilian
Alan Viera and current Miss Cacao.
New Door for Community Clinic
The wall at Utila community Clinic
has been knocked through to create
a new door.
The new door provides easy access
from the street and is large enough
for stretchers to fit in.
“Its much easier now in an
emergency. The patients can come
straight in on a stretcher saving valuable time.” Said Dr. John McVay.
Get Fit for Christmas
Fitness fanatics on the island can look forward to the opening of a brand
new Gym, offering a full range of exercise machines and free weights.
Ocean Fitness, the brainchild of Barbara Kempt and Andy Philips, will
be housed in a purpose built centre under construction in Sandy Bay.
There will also be a health bar serving juices and salads and a retail shop
selling vitamins and supplements.
Thomas Wilkinson Found
For those of you who were aware of the disappearance of Thomas
Wilkinson, 19, his worried mother has been in contact from the UK to
say that she has finally located her son, safe and sound and on his way
to Copan.
Mrs. Wilkinson raised the alarm when she failed to hear from her son
for several days after he left a message saying that he was out of funds.
She would like to thank all of the kind Utilians for their support and the
young American who gave him some money.
“He was stranded on Utila for two days, he wished it was longer!”
she said
Cont. pg 1
fieran sus votos de Utila.
Ellos alegaban que pasajes gratis hacia la isla y comida y estadia iban a hacer proveidos el dia
antes de la eleccion a cambio de
su voto por el Sr. Del Olmo.
“Se nos accercaron y ofrecieron
un viaje gratis a Utila por comida y estadia en la isla a cambio
de votar por ellos”, dijo un hombre de La Ceiba.
“No se cuantos documentos
fueron transferidos, yo no lo haria, es ilegal”, dijo Sonia Tosta de
Munoz, del registro local de votantes, quien reclama haber sido
indicada de hacer las transferencias por el Sr Del Olmo.
Richard Del Olmo, candidato
para alcalde, niega toda las
acusaciones de transferencias
de votos.
El alega,“Las transferencias se
han hecho, pero bajo toda la restricciones de la ley”.
La transferencia de votos no es
illegal pero a pesar de esto tienen
que haber residido en donde
queran votar por lo menos seis
meses.
“Previamente, los votantes
necesitaban una tarjeta de la
municipalidad para hacer las
transferencias. Algunas personas tuvieron problemas al obtener la tarjeta so yo reclame y ellos
pararon el sistema” el dijo.
“No hay voto que puede parar
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TARA NOBLE-SINGH
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un Hondureno para votar”.
El video ha recibido respuestas
encontradas por la comunidad,
con muchas llamadas hechas
para expresar sus puntos de
vista.
“La situacion es, esta bien que
los residents de La Ceiba decidan
quien es nuestro alcalden no por
que partido estoy votando” dijo
el Sr. McNab durante estas discusiones controvertidas.
La siguiente noche el alcalde
Alton Cooper invito a reporteros
de la prensa nacional a discutir
la situacion.
Algunos estaban escandalizados
mientras los otros pensaban que
el video habia sido fabricaba el
cual tambien reclamaba que el
Sr. McNab se inclinaba hace el
partido Liberal.
“No es acerca de los partidos, es
acerca de la manera correcta de
hacer las cosas”, dijo el alcalde
Cooper.
“El pueblo necesita una gran
explicacion”dijo Sr. Cesar
Agusto.
En respuesta a la acusaciones
Richard Del Olmo aparecio en
HQ la noche del trienta de agosto para hablar acerca de estas.
“Cualquier persona que esta en
esta lista de votantes tiene que
ser permitido votar.”
Esperen un aumento de actividad conforme se acerca el dia de
UPCO Update
Utila East Wind Staff
Utilians were left frustrated at the
beginning of August when UPCO’s payment software came to
a standstill.
A malfunctioning switch meant
that islanders were unable to purchase prepaid electricity at the
BGA bank from 10th to the 13th
of August.
“We are in the process of having TTI manage the computers,
back-ups and maintenance so
this doesn’t happen again.” Said
Ricardo De Flores, UPCO General Manager.
This is not the only problem facing the company, worldwide fuel
prices are soaring, especially in
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and they are feeling increasing
pressure to raise prices.
The rates were frozen in April in
response to community anger at
the escalating cost of electricity
since UPCO took control of the
islands power generation in May
2003.
“We are having a meeting with
the bank and shareholders on
September 10th to discuss the
problem. We just cannot afford
to maintain the price freeze.”
Said Mr. De Flores.
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Nosotros Utileños fuimos
frustrados al principio de
Agosto cuando el pago de
“UPCO” fue a un cierto precio.
Era imposible comprar electricidad en el banco BGA del
10 a 13 de Agosto.
“Estamos en proceso de tener
Tropico Telephone a Internet
(TTI) para el mantenimiento
de las computadoras para
que esto no vuelve apasar,”
dijo Ricardo De Flores, Gerente de UPCO.
Este no es el unico problema
la compania tiene que enfrentar, el mundo entero el
precio del diesel va subiendo
especialmente despues del
huracan Katrina.
Los precios fueron congeladas en Abril para ver si
la comunidad podian ver el
costo de la luz podia tomar
control de las islas en Mayo
2003.
“Estamos teniendo una reunìon el 10 de Septiembre
del presente ańo con los
contrapartes dueńos de la
compania y el banco para
discutir el problema. No
podemos pagar el costo de
mantenimiento”, dijo Sr. De
Flores. ■
Weather
2
Moons
Outlook
September is one of the hottest months of the year
on Utila, try to avoid the sun and drink plenty of
water to keep hydrated.
It is still hurricane season, experts predict a record
year for storm activity, so be prepared for bad
weather.
Average August rainfall 5in. / 13cm
August ten year high 12in. / 30cm
Water temp
September Bug Warning
≈ 05.32
≈ 18.20
84ºF / 29ºC
September is the worst time of the year for mosquitos and sandflies.
Take precausions against the biting critters, especially considering present levels of Dengue fever in
the area. Use a good repellent and if you can handle
the heat try to cover up with long clothes.
3rd Sept.
11th Sept.
18th Sept.
25th Sept.
“
The tropics
are only going to get
busier as we enter the
peak of the season, this
may well be one of the
most active Atlantic
hurricane seasons on
record, and will be the
ninth above-normal Atlantic hurricane season
in the last eleven
years.
”
Brig. Gen David Johnson, Director of the
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
Like all of you I have been following the developments of
Hurricane Katrina and my
thoughts are with those who
have friends and family in the
affected areas.
This month I would like to congratulate the new municipal
police force for their continued
hard work, their nightly patrols
have made an enormous impact
on crime levels.
Since the introduction of the
force there have barely been reports of break-ins, tourist harassments or any other petty crimes
on the island.
I would also like to publicly
thank Troy Bodden and the US
army core for all their help this
month.
As you know August the 27th
marked the official start of campaigning ahead of November’s
elections, despite these preparations however municipal work
continues as usual.
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Utila’s community clinic has had
a new larger door constructed to
allow patients to enter the building faster and more safely in an
emergency.
New fans, lighting and wiring
have also been installed.
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We have constructed a new road
to Rocky Point for the new desalination plants.
This was made possible by the
generous assistance of Troy
Bodden who provided the heavy
machinery and materials for the
project.
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Road works continue in the
center of town, I hope you are
pleased with the progress that
has already been made and continue to be as patient as you have
been.
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I am sure you have noticed that
the water pressure on the island
has greatly improved.
This is due to the work carried
out by the US army core on the
main town wells at the baseball
field.
Remember I am always available to discuss any concerns.
Please feel free to come and see
me with any questions or suggestions and I hope you all enjoy the upcoming Independence
Day celebrations.
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Pick up a free copy from bars, restaurants
and public places across the island and
the ferry and tourist destinations on the
mainland.
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Quotesof
theMonth
MUNICIPALITY
TALKS
Average August temp 89ºF / 32ºC
August ten year high 94ºF / 34ºC
Sunrise
Sunset
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Your Mayor,
Alton Cooper
MAYOR ALTON COOPER
Como todos ustedes, estado viendo lo sucedido del huracán
katrina y mis pensamientos es
para aquellos que tienen sus i
familiares en el lugar afectado
Este mes me gustaría felicitar al
la policía municipal por su trabajo i por las horas nocturnas
han hecho un enorme impacto
en los niveles criminales .desde
su introducción de ellos a sido
pocos lo caso de de introducción
en lo que es viviendas maltratos
a lo turistas u otros crímenes en
la isla.
También me gustaría dar la
gracias al señor Troy Bodden i
los agentes de US army por todo
su colaboración este mes.
Como ustedes saben el 27 de
agosto como día de comienzo de
las campañas electorales seguido de noviembre estas preparaciones como la municipalidad
sigue su labor normal.
“
I want to break
the youngest Honduran waterskiing
record, I had a baby
in mind but the
parents didn’t want
to set her free”
”
Patrick Flynn, owner
of Patricks Watersports
“
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Utila comunity clinic ,ha sido
construida una puerta para permitir que los pacientes puedan
ingresar al edificio con rapidez
i mucho mas seguro en alguna
emergencia también nuevos
abanicos i conexiones de alambrado han sido instalados.
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Hemos construido también una
nueva carretera a rocky point
para la nueva planta desilisadora esto fue construido por el
generoso Troy Bodden que hizo
la entrega de las maquinarias y
materiales para el proyecto.
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Trabajo ha sido continuado el
las calles del centro del pueblo
esperamos que estén satisfechos
con el avanzamiento que hemos
hecho continuaremos i esperamos su paciencia así como han
hecho.
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Estoy seguro que han notado la
presión en el agua potable esa
fue la tarea con la cual esta ayudando los agentes del US army
pues en el campote football.
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Recuerden que siempre estoy disponible para discutir
cualquier comentario, por favor
sentase libres de venir haberme
con cualquier pregunta o sugerencia i espero que todos ustedes
disfruten de el día de la independencia. ■
Up in Britain,
I think that’s
in England.
”
Shelby McNab on
HQTV
“
I’m the only
man in city hall
who’s been there
for 16 years and
actually moved.
”
Ronnie Ramon on
his involvement in
Island politics
“
I don’t know
but I think it’s
going to be a lot
”
President Bush
when asked how
many were killed
by Katrina
“
I told my
friends I was
crazy, but I’m
not that crazy
”
Local boy Arthur
Bush (US Marine),
when asked if he
considered joining the Honduran
army.
Cont. pg 1
ry reef fishes, particularly
barracuda.
The disease causes severe
neurological
symptoms
including weakness, temperature sensation changes, pain and numbness in
the extremities, often accompanied by diarrhoea,
vomiting and cardiovascular problems.
“You usually get sick
about four hours after eating bad fish and it may
last weeks or months”,
said Dr. John.
There is currently no cure,
treatment is specific to the
symptoms the patient experiences.
“It is important sufferers
seek medical help immediately, prompt treatment
is very important” said
Dr. John.
The toxin is produced by
microalgae Gambierdiscus toxicus that can grow
practically anywhere on
the reef.
Herbivores ingest the
toxin first, they then
get eaten by larger
fishes who accumulate the toxins over
a lifespan in their
flesh.
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The higher the fish is in
the food chain the higher
the concentration of toxins.
“Stick to small or pelagic
fish, they are safe”. said
Dr. Jacobs, Guatemala.
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Una pareja japonesa contrajo ciguatera por pez
envenenado en medio de
Agosto.
La mujer setuvo gravemente enferma, sufriendo
del no sentir las piernas,
diarrea severa, bajo pulso
y baja presion sanguinea.
“Fue muy mal, estuvo a
punto de morirse”, dijo
Dr. John quien trató a la
paciente.
La pareja habia comida
barracuda y sopa de pescado el dia siguiente.
“El vomit ó, probalemente
sacando las toxicas, mientras que la condición de
ella solo deterioró”, dijo
Dr.. John.
El advierte que agosto y
septiembre trae alto riesgo de contraer ciguatera
y deberia tomar precaucion.
No es possible saber si el
pez esta afectado por este
toxico a plena vista.
“Lo unico manera de evitar enfermarse es no comer pescados grandes en
este periodo.
Sin herir al, los herbivoros
ingieren el toxico primero
luego son comidos se acumula en la piel del pez.
Entre mas alto este el pez
en la cadena mas alta la
concentracion del tóxica.
“Limitese a pescados
pequeña o de profundidad, ellos son buenos.”
dijo Dr. Jacobs ■
Sunjam
2005
O
Mr. G
ne more time the infamous party took place
at Water Caye on August 6th.
After many days of rain the skies
cleared up, “there is a God for
us!” Said somebody on the dance
floor.
The people flooded Utila from a
week before, lots of them from El
Salvador where they were having
a two-week holiday.
This year there was no party boat
and the partygoers had to find
their way across the sea arranging with one of many fishermen.
As a result many got stuck at the
dock overnight since the weather
turned rough in the afternoon
and captains decided to go back
home with their pockets full.
The ones who made it to the
tropical paradise were not disappointed.
This year the organizers provided
private security guards and first
class toilets with lights!
The music started from midday
and as the sunset settled in, last
year’s DJ’s Chaser, Jim Damato,
Lu Maya and Balto opened the
dance floor to the 600 or so fanatics of the House and Techno
music.
“This year only the ones that really like to party came to the Caye”
said Luis Maier, mastermind of
the Sunjam Party.
Around the sandy main stage
there was a fully stocked bar and
Partygoers enjoy Water Caye at SunJam 2005
a couple of food stands.
The troop of firedancers gathered
once again this year to kick possessed dancers out of their mind
with their rhythmic display of the
fourth element.
As the dance floor turned hot after midnight the rest of the guests
showed up, Rafael 3, Erik Prestinary and Mickey Franco made
it clear that Central America can
produce world class DJ’s.
Along with them a bunch of
partygoers that finally made it
after spending the night in Utila
jumped in hungry for party and
fun.
Around 10am the music faded
away leaving the dancers no
choice but to sit down after more
than 15 hours of magic, love and
pure party pleasure.
Details and images of this and
more events available at www.
sunjamutila.com
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Una vez más la famosa fiesta se
celebró en Water Caye el 6 de
agosto. Después de varios días
de lluvia los cielos se limpiaron,
“Hay un Dios para nosotros!”
Dijo alguien en la pista de baile.
La gente inundó Utila desde una
semana antes, muchos desde El
Salvador donde tenían 2 semanas de vacaciones.
Este año no hubo Party Boat y
los asistentes tuvieron que arreglárselas para cruzar el mar
con alguno de los pescadores.
Como resultado muchos quedaron varados en el muelle principal
cuando el tiempo se puso bravo
al atardecer y los capitanes decidieron irse a casa con los bolsillos llenos.
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Los que finalmente llegaron al
paraíso tropical no se desilusionaron.
Este año los organizadores
proveyeron guardias de seguridad privados y baños de lujo con
luces !
La música comenzó al mediodía
y cayendo el atardecer los DJ´s
del año anterior Chaser, Jim Damato, Lu Maya y Balto abrieron
la pista de baile a los 600 o más
fanáticos del House y el Techno,
“este año sólo los que les gusta
realmente la fiesta vinieron al
cayo” dijo Luis Maier, cerebro
de la fiesta Sunjam.
Alrededor de la arena principal
hubo un bar bien provisto y un
par de puestos de comida.
La compañía de bailarines de
fuego se reunió una vez más
este año para sacar fuera de sí
a los poseídos danzantes con su
dominio rítmico del cuarto elemento.
Cuando el piso de baile ya estaba
caliente después de medianoche,
el resto de los invitados hizo su
aparición, Rafael 3, Erik Prestinary y Mickey Franco dejaron
claro que Centroamérica puede
producir DJ´s de clase mundial. Junto a ellos un montón de
asistentes a la fiesta llegaron finalmente después de pasar la noche en Utila, sedientos de fiesta y
diversión.
Alrededor de las 10 am la música
de desvaneció dejando a los danzantes sin más opción que sentarse después de 15 horas de magia,
amor y puro placer de fiesta.
Detalles e imágenes de este y
otros eventos disponibles en
www.sunjamutila.com ■
Dear Editor,
I wanted to thank the new municipal
police for the great job they are doing.
As the manager of a bar I feel much
more secure since they have started
working. They really come in to check
at least three times a night, they’re very
friendly and they never intimidate anyone. They look out for both the tourists
and the Utilians.
Since they started I haven’t heard of
any break-ins or fights.
They came to me and asked to swap
numbers just in case of any emergency, its very reassuring to know I can
call them anytime if I needed them.
Keep up the good work guys!
Monica Godoy,
Tranquila Bar.
Querida Joven Madre Utilena:
Al igual que tu yo tambien soy asiduo
lector de Utila East Wind.
Es para mi motivo de satisfaccion, leer
en este medio que nuestros jovenes
expresen su preocupacion a los problemas que nos aquejan, en particular al
articulo publicado en este medio en el
mes de Julio, referente al problema de
<<LAS DROGAS.>>
Me veo en la obligacion de contestarle
al respecto.
Antes de todo querida joven quiero
decirte que tu voto no solo es un simple
voto, este viente y siete de noviembre
tenes el poder de elegir a las personas
correctas para dirigir y administrar los
destinos de tu comunidad; por esta razon tu voto es muy importante para el
grupo de hombres y mujeres que formamos parte de la futuro corporacion
municipal y del proyecto a futuro para
Honduras que nuestro futuro presidente don PORFIRIO LOBO SOSA
<<PEPE LOBO>> propone.
<<LAS DROGAS>> son un flagelo
que nos concierne a todos; Quiero
decirle, no como probesa de campana
ni como demagogia, sino como responsabilidad de caudation y padre de
familia compromised con mis hijos y
con los hijos de UTILA, que vamos a
luchar contra este flagelo.
EN UTILA NECESITAMOS MAS
HOMBRES Y MUJERES <<VALIENTES>>, que amen a su pueblo
sin intereses mesquinos, que no solo
piensen en si mismos pero que nos
comprometamos con nuetra juventud;
Las consecuencias del abuso de las
drogas es TERRIBLE.
Nuestros jovenes que son adictos al
consumo de las drogas, SON VICTIMAS y merecen ser reabilitados,
dandles otra oportunidad para que se
puedan reincorporase en la vida social
de nuestra comunidad.
Primero miremos que les overcomes
a estos jovenes; Que tal si trabajamos
juntos y overcomes mejores opportunities en education, infraestructura
deportiva para que puedan esparcir sus
momentos libres, Fuentes de trabajo,
donde puedan desarrollar sus aspiraciones personales.
NUESTRA
ENEMIGOS
SON:
Quienes envenenan el cuerpo y mente
de nuestros nines, ninas, adolecentes y
asta adultos.
Para los criminals que Traficant con
la vida y tranquilidad de nuestra bella
UTILA, pedimos todo el peso de la
ley; Para los que Traficant con drogas
les decimos que en UTILA no soy bien
venidos, que somos mas las personas
honestas que queremos lo major para
nuestra isla, les decimos que DIOS
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esta con nosotros.
GRACIAS JOVEN MADRE UTILENA por tu interes y preocupacion, te
invito a que me visites en mi casa o en
mi officinal, junto con mi esposa nos
dara mucho gusto poder escuchar tus
ideas al en mi casa o en mi officinal,
junto con mi esposa nos dara mucho
gusto poder escuchar tus ideas al respecto.
DIOS BENDIGA A UTILA.
ATENTAMENTE
JORGE RICARDO DEL OLMO M.
CANDIDATO A ALCALDE DE
UTILA
~
Dear Utilian young Mother
The same as you I am a keen reader of
Utila East Wind.
It is for me a satisfaction to read in this
paper that our youngsters express the
worries that concern us in particular
the article published in July concerning the problem of DRUGS.
I feel obliged to answer to this issue
Before I start I would like to tell you
that your vote is not a simple vote, this
27th of November you have the chance
to choose the correct people to administrate the destiny of your community:
for this reason your vote is very important for those of us who will form the
future municipal corporation and the
future project for Honduras that our
future president PORFIRIO LOBO
SOSA <<PEPE LOBO>> proposes.
Drugs are a pain that afflicts us all:
I want to tell you not as a campaign
promise ,but as a citizen and a father
with a compromise to my sons and
those of Utila that we are going to fight
against it.
IN UTILA WE NEED CORAGEOUS
MEN AND WOMEN, that love their
community without bad intentions,
that not only think about themselves
but have a compromise with our youth.
The consequences of drug abuse are
TERRIBLE.
Our youngsters that consume drugs
are VICTIMS and they deserve to be
rehabilitated, give them another opportunity to join our community.
First lets look at what these young
people need: What about working together to get better opportunities in
education, sports infrastructure where
they can enjoy their free time, work
where they an develop their personal
careers.
OUR ENEMIES ARE: those who poison our boys, girls and even adults.
For the criminals that sell drugs and
those who go against our beautiful
UTILA we ask for all the weight of
the law; To those who sell drugs we
tell them that they are not welcome in
Utila, that we are more honest people
who want the best for our island, we
tell them that God is with us.
Thank you young Utilian mother for
your interest and worries, I invite you
to visit me at my house or office, together with my wife we would be delighted to listen to your ideas.
GOD BLESS UTILA
SINCERELY
JORGE RICARDO DEL OLMO M.
CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR
Got something to say? Then we want
to hear it.
To submit letters or suggestions contact Tara or Louise on 373 8539 or
email [email protected]
Miss Nora
Obituary
In loving memory of the late
Nora Geneta Coburn born Utila,
August 26, 1926 died August 13,
2005 at the age of 78 years old 11
months and 13 days.
She was born to Rosalin and Victor Coburn and marries to the
late Mr. Briton Ramon.
She leaves to mourn 8 children
1.Julia Ramon
2.Chancey Lee Ramon
3.Victorine Stubbs
4.Edward Ramon
5.Dorothy Ramon
6.Marjorie Ramon
7.Shirley Ramon
8.Fredrick Ramon
15 Grand Children and 6 Great
Grand Children.
Brothers and Sister
Rodean Coburn
Trilby Ramon
Hennecott Coburn
Winston and Eldridge Coburn
(nephrews raised as her brothers)
Nora Ramon was a well known
person of this little island, she was
a midwife for most of her life, she
was a loving and caring mother
and grandmother.
WE LOVE HER BUT GOD
LOVES HER BEST
Mamu we will always miss you
and daddy but we all know
that from heaven you will both
continue to take care of us.
NOTICENOTICIA
TO ALL BUSINESSESS
AND RESIDENTS OF
UTILA WITH AN INTEREST IN PUBLIC SAFETY
AND TOURISM
The dive operators association UDSEC has taken the
initiative in temporarily funding the much needed Utila
Municipal police force.
This step is necessary in order to protect the safety and
well being of Utilas residents,
tourists and commercial businesses.
In order to maintain this police force we are asking for
financial contributions from
all concerned.
Your help and cooperation
in making Utila a safe secure
and popular destination is
greatly appreciated.
For your contributions
please visit the Utila Hyperbaric Chamber or Deep Blue
Divers.
For more information or if
you would like your contribution to be collected please
call Wesley Cooper on 425
3255
A TODOS LOS NEGOCIAO Y RESIDENTES DE
UTILA INTERESADOS
EN LA SEGURIDAD PUBLICA Y EL TURISMO
La asociacion de operadores
de buceo UDSEC ha tomado
la iniciative de financiar temporalmente la muy necesitada fuerza policial municipal.
Este paso es necesario para
proteger la seguridad y
bienestar de todos los residentes, turistas y negocios
en Utila.
Para poder mantener esta
fuerza policial estamos solicitando ayuda economica
de todas las personas a quien les concierne.
Su ayuda en hacer de Utila
una isla segura y un destino
popular es muy apreciada
para sus contribuciones por
favor acudan a la Camara
Hiperbarica de Utila o a
Deep Blue Divers.
Para mas informacion o si
desean que recojamos su
contribucion por favor llamen al Señor Wesley Cooper
al 425 3255.
UDSEC
UDSEC
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September, 2005 September, 2005
Utila East Wind
News from the Front Line
U
tilian Arthur Bush, 24,
recently returned for
three weeks leave from
Iraq where he has been serving for seven months as a US
marine. Utila East Wind spoke
to him about his experiences.
How did you feel when you
found out you were going to
Iraq?
Nervous. They showed us videos of guys getting killed and beheaded, to let us know what we
were going up against.
What kind of training were
you given to prepare you?
We had desert training in California involving a lot of different
ranges and obstacles. They teach
you how to talk to people, deal
with terrorists, how to go into
houses in hostile areas, and how
to get them before they get you.
We learnt about the culture, what
you can and cant do like saluting
or saying hi with the left hand, or
showing the bottom of your feet
or shoes. We have to show that
we are respecting their culture
too.
What kind of reception did
you receive?
Some of the people were real
happy to see us, kids, some females. The males are hard to get
on side because they don’t trust
anyone, just their own people.
They’ve been through so much
with the former leader Sadam
they think we’re coming to do
the same thing he did. But once
they realize we’re there for them,
to give them their country back
and just make sure they can handle it on their own.
What are your feelings about
the war and have they changed
during your service in Iraq?
I didn’t really think about it
much. It’s hard to answer cause
we’re doing what we’re doing
for their good, for the people that
want it over there and also for the
people that need it over here. It’s
a slow process but it’s working.
What did you do in typical
day?
Patrolling the streets, searching
for anything out of the ordinary.
We had a lot of issues with
bombs on the road, people trying
to shoot at us, we’re basically trying to find the bad guys and stop
them before they get a chance to
plant bombs. Some days were
better than other days.
What was your most traumatic experience?
Me and my squad, ten of us,
were out on the streets looking
for bombers (we have a list of
suspects). They had a car bomb
planted ready for us and we were
heading back to our car when
they set it off. Luckily nobody
got killed that day, but almost
everybody got some type of injury. That was traumatic, as close
as I came to death. I got scars on
my back, burns. I’ve got the video too we got on their website.
You see the Iraqis record everything they do and put it on their
website to brag about it.
Do you know of any other Utilians there?
I have a cousin who’s a marine
also, he’s going back this month
for his second term, I’m back in
February.
How do you feel about going
back?
I kind of don’t want to go, but I
need to go and make sure it gets
done. I probably wont go back to
Iraq ever again after that though.
How did you get along with
your fellow soldiers and superiors?
Beat the Bugs
Sandfly attack
Utila East Wind Staff
T
he familiar sound of
slapping skin echoed
across the island last
month as the still air brought
with it an onslaught of blood
sucking sandflies.
The high temperatures seen in
August provided ideal breeding conditions for the little
critters who are planning their
attack for the month of Sep-
tember.
So how do you beat the bugs?
A thick layer of baby oil to
drown the flies when they land
on your skin is a safe bet, but
perhaps a little gross.
Deet is another fairly reliable
option but it should be taken
into consideration that it’s a
carcinogenic substance and
repeated application is not advised.
Camphor oil is a natural alternative, strong smelling but certainly less harmful.
And if you still get bitten treat
the itching with a smearing of
tiger balm and easier said than
done, don’t scratch!
~
El familiar sonido de palmadas en la piel en toda la isla
este ultimo mes, sigue siendo
lo usual ante la imparable ola
de los indeseables sancudos y
We get along great, you know
you meet these people for the
first time but theres no doubt in
your mind that they would be
there to save your life. And they
liked me because I was always
fixing stuff.
How was the food?
It sucked. MRE’s, ready to eat
meals. That’s all we ate for the
first two months, later on we
started to get what they call hot
meals, they weren’t all that great
though, just a little bit better.
What did you do in your time
off?
Catch up on some much needed
sleep. Some of the guys had dvd
players and we would watch
movies, listen to music, wrestle.
Did you have much contact
with your family?
Twice a month we got to call
home.
What made you join the marines?
The way I see it is, the US Marines are the best fighting force
in the world, so why not join the
best.
Would you ever join the Honduran army?
No. I told my friends I was crazy
but not that crazy.
~
Utileño, Arthur Bush regreso por
tres semanas despues de haber
servido en Iraq por siete meses
como US Marine. Utila East
Wind hablo con el sobre sus experiencias.
Como te sentistes cuando te
enterastes que te hibas para
Iraq?
Nervioso. Tuvimos que ver videos de la gente que fueron asesinados para poder enterarnos de
como esta la situacion alla.
Que tipo de entrenamiento les
dieron para prepararse?
jenjenes.
La gran temperatura que se ha
vivido en este mes de agosto,
provee las condiciones ideales
para que estas pequenas criaturas que planean alparecer
tambien atacar en el mes de
septiembre.
Podriamos hacer algo para
evitar esto?.
Una gruesa capa de aceite de
bebe para lograr atraparlos
cuando ellos traten de llegar a
su piel es una buena manera,
pero un poco incomoda.
Los repelentes es otra de las
usuales maneras, pero tienen
que tomar en consideracion
de las sustancias toxicas y la
aplicacion repetida no es advertida.
El aceite de alcanfor, es una alternativa natural, con un fuerte
aroma, pero menos danina que
los otros metodos.
Y si todavia persisten las picada, tratelas con el balsamo de
tigre y de esa manera se aliviara la picazon, pero trate de no
rascarse!!!. ■
Tuvimnos entrenamiento de desierto en California involucrando
varios niveles y obstaculos. Nos
eneñan como hablar con la
gente, tratar los terroristas, entrar a casas en areas hostiles y
como agarar a ellos antes que
nos agaren a nosotros. Aprendimos sobre la cultura; lo que
se puede y no se puede hacer,
como saludando con la mano
izquierda, o ensañandop la parte
de abajo de los pies o zapatos.
Tenemos que enseñar que respetamos la cultura de ellos.
Que tipo de recepcion resivistes?
Alguna gente estaba feliz de
vernos; niños y mujeres. Los
homnres son mas duros porque
no confian en nadie, solo ellos
mismos. Has pasado tantos momentos dificiles con su ex-lider
Sadam quen creen que venimos
a hacer lo mismo. Espero que se
den cuenta que estamos alli por
ellos, para devolverles su pais
cuando ellos esten listos para
manejarlo solo.
Cuales son tus sentimientos
sobre la guerra; han cambiado
durante tu servicio en Iraq?
Realmente no lo habia pensado
mucho, es dificil de contestar
porque lo hacemos para el beneficio de la gente alla; para los
que lo quieren alla y para los que
lo necesitan aca. Es un proceso
lento pero esta funcionando.
Que hacias en dias calmadas?
Patrullar las calles buscando cosas fuera de lo normal. Tuvimos
varios problemas con explosivos
en las calles, gente tratando de
dispararnos. Basicamente tratamos de encontrar los terroristasantes que planten los explosivos.
Algunos dias son mejores que
otros.
Cual fue la experiencia mas
traumatica para ti?
Diez compañeros incluyendome
a mil, estuvimos buscando los
terroristas {tenemos una lista de
sospechosos}. Tuvieron un explosivo plantado para nosotros,
estuvimos regresando a nuestro
vehiculo cuando exploto. Por
suerte nadie se murio ese dia,
casi todos salimos heridos. Eso
fue traumatico, leegue cerca a la
muerte. Tengo las sicatrices en
mi espalda y el video que publicaron en su Pagina Web. Los
Iraquis filman todos los actos de
terrorismo lo ponen en su Pagina
Web como forma de bufar.
Conoces de algun otro utileño
alla?
Tengo un primo que es un Marine tambien, este mes regresa
para Iraq por segunda vez; yo
regreso en Febrero.
Como te sientes al saber que
regresas?
No tengo muchas ganas de volver, pero tengo que hacerlo para
asegurarme que todo queda bien
hecho. Posiblemente nunca regresare despues de eso.
Como te llevastes con los soldados superiores?
Nos llevamos muy bien, nos
conocemos alli por primera vez
pero no hay duda ninguna que
estarian alli para salvarte la
vida. Les cai bien porque me la
pasaba arreglando las cosas.
Que tal estuvo la comida?
Horrible, LPC “listo para
comer” . Solo eso comimos los
primeros dos meses, despues empezaron a darnos lo que llamaron comida caliente; no era tan
bueno pero poquito mejor.
Que hacias en tu tiempo libre?
Trataba de dormir un poco
ya que lo necesitaba. Algunos
muchachos tenian DVD Player
y veiamos peliculas, escuchabamos musica y jugabamos luchalibre.
Que tan seguido podias contactar a tu familia?
Podiamos llamar a casa dos
veces al mes.
Poque decidistes unirte a los
Marines?
Desde mi punto de vista los US
Marines es el mejor fuerza de
combate del mundo, entonces
porque no unir con el mejor.
Te unarias a las fuerzas de
Honduras?
No. Les deije a mis amogos que
soy loco pero no tan loco. . ■
Arthur Bush on duty in Iraq
SAND FLIESJEJENES
Distribution Almost worldwide,
Habitit Coastal lagoons, estuaries, mangrove swamps and tidal flats.
Diet Vegetable fluids and nectar. Females
suck blood.
Size Adults 1.5-4.0 mm.
Description Long body with short legs,
fold their wings over the abdomen at rest.
Life cycle 3 – 10 weeks.
Reproduction Lay between 30 – 100
eggs in one batch, hatching within days.
Human reaction Acute discomfort, irritation and itching. Greatest impact on
tourists, local residents seem to build up
immunity to biting. Sensitive people may
weep serum or blister.
Additional Information Female midges
may attack humans in large numbers,
dawn and dusk are the worst times, try to
wear long clothing.
Distribucion Casi en todo el mundo
Criaderos: En costas de lagunas, manglares,
suampos y terrenos humedos.
Dieta Liquidos vegetales y nectares, por lo general son las hembras las que succionan sangre.
Tamano Adultos 1.5 - 4.0mm
Descripcion: Cuerpo largo, con extremidades
cortas, alas extendidas sobre su abdomen y espalda.
Ciclo de Vida De 3 - 10 semanas.
Reproduccion Varia entre 30 a 100 huevos cada
vez, tambien varia entre los dias.
Reaccion Humana Molestias, irritacion y
picazon, de gran impacto en turistas, residentes
locales parecen crear cierta inmunidad a las
picadas, las personas de piel sensible pueden
desarrollar ampollas.
Informacion Adicional Por lo general las hembras atacan a los humanos en su mayoria. En
estas temporada se ha dado el mayor numero de
apariciones, se recomienda estar lo mas cubierto
posible.
Katrina Causes Chaos
Families struggle against the floods in New Orleans
Utila East Wind Staff
Hurricane Katrina slammed into the
US Gulf Coast on Monday the 29th of
August claiming thousands of lives and
leaving a path of severe flooding and
destruction.
Utilians were following events carefully
as the New Orleans area has close ties
with Utila and is home to many islanders.
“I have been watching the weather
channel all day, my kids live just outside
New Orleans and I’m very worried for
them” said Utilian Lillian Henderson.
A mandatory evacuation order was
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in place twenty-four hours before the
storm hit, the majority of residents headed away from the danger zone to seek
the safety of neighbouring states.
“The lines at the Gas stations were crazy, with people panicking and trying to
push in” said Charles Conner a Utilian
who left New Orleans for Utila the day
before Katrina hit.
Many did not have the means to evacuate and were forced to ride out the storm
in emergency shelters and hope for the
best.
It had been predicted that the eye of the
storm would make landfall directly over
New Orleans.
The city is located 15ft below sea level
and is surrounded by water, as a result
such a direct hit would have been catastrophic.
“We are facing the storm that most of us
have feared, this is a once in a lifetime
event,” Mayor Nagin said before the
hurricane hit.
Another weather front travelling south
caused the storm to change direction
just before landfall shifting the eye to
the east with Harrison County in Mississippi bearing the brunt of the storm.
“The flooding is just everywhere... New
Orleans, all through Mississippi and Alabama,” said Michael Brown, director
of the Federal Emergency Management
Agency. “All those low-lying areas are
just devastated.”
Thirty people are said to have died
when a beach-front apartment complex
collapsed in Biloxi, Mississippi. There
were reports of bodies floating in the
floodwaters of New Orleans.
A huge rescue and recovery operation
is now underway, President Bush cut
short his holiday by two days to return
to Washington and coordinate the rescue effort.
“Right now our priority is on saving
lives and we are still in the midst of
search and rescue operations,” he said
in an address to the nation.
It is estimated that total damages will
exceed $25 billion, making it the most
expensive natural disaster ever for the
US insurance industry.
~
El hurocan Katrina pego duro costa
golfo del estades unidos el Lunes 29 de
Agosto. El huracan se quito 80 vidas y
muchodestruccuon.
Los Utilenose staba viendo la noticias
todos los dias de New Orleans porque
tienenen familia en New Orleans.
“Yo estuve viendo la noticias todo el dia
porque mis hijos vive serea New Orleans y estoy muy preocupadoo.” Dijo
Lilian Henderson (Utilena)
La nente tenia que evacuarse vienticuatro horas antes que pego Katrina
La mayoria de residencia salieron de la
zona de peligro, alestado mas cercuna.
“Las lineas del estacion de gasoline
estaba llenos, la hente empujando dijo
Charles Conner un Utilena el vino para
Utlia de New Orleans el dia que pego
Katrina . Habia muchas familias que
no podia evacuarse y tenia que quedar
casa de emergencia y horar para su vidas supestamente el ojo del hurraccan
tenia que pergar New Orleans directamente.
El cuidad esta localizado 15ft bajo nivel
del agua y todo alrededor tiene agua.
Si el ojo iva pegar directamente iva a
ser un gran catostrope “Estamos viendo la tormenta que vastante estaba
evitando esto es un algo que no ocure
todo to dia.” Dijo alcalde Nagin antes
que pogo el huracan avia otro tormente
al sur, que var cambiar direccion antes
que pega la tierra el ojo va para el este
con cuidad Harrison en Mississippi.
“El agua esta en todo todos de New Orleans, Mississsippi y Alabama.
Dijo Machael Brown director del “Federal ‘Emergency Management Agency’
“Todos estos areas bajo nivel estan destruidos.”
Trienta personas se murio cuando lo
apartamentos callo en Bilori y Misssisssippi. Estaba reportado de que habia
cuerpos huertos flotando en la agues
de New Orleans.
Un gran rescata se empero. El Presidente Bush seregreso mas temprano
del vacaciones dos dia antes regreso a
Washington y cordino el rescata nuestro
mission “Ahorra es para salvar vides y
toda via estamos buscando.” Dijo el
Presidente.
Este estimada que el destrucion todas
sera a 25 billioneshuciendo el mas
destruccion natural en la industria del
seguridad del estados unidos. ■
Utilian Email Update
Frank Feurtado, Utilian living in Beaumont, sent an email to say that all Utilians in the affected areas are safe and
accounted for.
“I have been in contact with most every
one and they are scattered all over the
country.” he said.
He reported that a large group of
around fifty including the Hendersons,
Hills, Zelayas and others are sheltering
in the Methodist Church in Beaumont.
reviews&openings
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September, 2005
Utila East Wind
THE
NAKED
DINER
 TOP FIVE THIS MONTH
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The Grill @ Tranquilla
Tomato and cheese flatbread Lps. 40
A mini pizza! Good value. Portion sizes are BIG
and you can mix and match your sides.
Outdoor tables or bar setting.
★★★★★
El Castillo
Castillo Pan Lps. 182
The Pan is really, really good with a nice presentation. Atmospheric castle decoration but a bit
too bright.
★★★★☆
Captain Jack’s
Lunch special Lps. 40 - 60
A good variety of comida typico. Cute venue in
a quieter part of town. Try the donuts, they’re
yummy.
★★★☆☆
La Cosita
Pastelitos Lps. 12
Nice typical food, Everything is made fresh,
worth waiting for but not good for those in a
hurry. Great value, cheap cheap! ★★★☆☆
Seven Seas
Cheese Burger Lps. 40
A good old fashioned burger, quick and very
cheap. Open during the day, a good option for
lunch.
★★★☆☆
New Kids on the Block
T
he month of August saw three new businesses opening
their doors to the public, here’s the lowdown.
Congo’s is Utilas first liquor
store!
Tucked away on the ground
floor of Brussards plaza it carries a variety of boozy treats.
Owner Sonia Tosca, is open
for business every day from
9am till 12pm and then 2pm to
12am.
Next door you can find
Island Videos offering an
extensive selection of movies on VHS and DVD.
Life long membership is
available for just Lps. 200,
one nights rental will set
you back Lps. 55 for VHS
and Lps. 60 for DVDs.
Opening hours are between
10am - 12pm and 2pm - 8pm (9pm on Fridays and Saturadys, closed Sundays).
The third new business
is a souvenir shop stocking a large range of goods
from all over Honduras
including hammocks and
rustic furniture.
Located on the main road
to Sandy Bay just before
the clinic, it is run by San Pedreńo, Yamileth Hariquez, a new
arrival on Utila, and is open from 9am - 8pm. ■
WORLD
NEWS
Greece Plane Crash
Tragedy
All 121 passengers aboard a
Cypriot Boeing
737 died when
the plane crashed in Greece on
Sunday 14th August.
The Helios Airways flight was
headed for Prague via Athens, 17
children were on board.
Experts believe a technical failure
led to a loss of cabin pressure, exposing those on board to extreme
cold and lack of oxygen.
A flight attendant attempted to
take control of the plane after
both pilots lost consciousness
and at least 25 people were still
alive when the plane crashed.
A full investigation into the safety
of the airline is underway.
Israeli Withdrawal
Palestinians
celebrated
as
Israel
withdrew
from all its
settlements
in the Gaza Strip and four in the
West Bank last month.
Most people left peacefully, however Israeli troops were forced to
remove some settlers who refused
to leave of their own accord.
Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon described the pullout as a
“one-time” event.
More pullouts are unlikely in the
near future as peace talks have
yet to be planned.
Mother’s Protest
Cindy
Sheehan,
the mother
of a solider killed
while on duty in Iraq spent August camped outside Presidents
Bush’s Texas ranch.
She resolved to remain there until
he granted her an audience.
Despite Mrs. Sheehan continuing
her protest throughout the Presidents five week long holiday she
was never given the opportunity
to speak with him.
Her 24 year old son Army Spc.
Casey Sheehan was killed in
Baghdad in April 2004.
Mrs. Sheehan of Vacaville California co-founded the anti-war
group Gold Star Families for
Peace which campaigns for the
immediate withdrawal of all US
troops in Iraq.
“I want him to honour my son
by bringing the troops home immediately, I don’t want him to
use my son’s name or my name
to justify any more killing.” Mrs.
Sheehan said.
Utila East wind
CAFTA, What does it mean to you?
D
Rahul Singh
espite protests within
Central America and
the US, The Central
American Free Trade Agreement (Cafta) was finally adopted on August 2nd.
There have been demonstrations
in Honduras over worries that resources such as education, health
care, energy, and water utilities
will be privatised.
Since Utila’s electricity was privatised by UPCO in May 2003
the price of a kW has risen from
2 to over 5 Lempiras in just two
years.
The agreement is between five
Central American Countries
Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, one
Caribbean country the Dominican Republic and the US.
“Opening up their markets, will
help those democracies attract
the trade and investment needed
for economic growth”, said President Bush.
Cafta aims to promote “free
trade” through the reduction of
tariffs on trade and by providing
companies with greater powers
to challenge government laws,
which restrict their business interests.
The controversial bill only
scraped through the US House of
Representatives by 217 to 215.
In recent years there have been
demonstrations in Honduras as
well as many other of the six
Central American countries.
The following are the main issues of concern.
Patent Laws
One of the most controversial
laws is the upholding of US patent laws in the Cafta region, “If
Bush gets his way, CAFTA will
lock countries into tough new
patent rules that will drive the
cost of life-saving drugs up and
delay or obstruct generic competition.” Says Asia Russell of the
non-profit Health GAP.
For example the price of HIV
combating drugs will increase.
In Honduras more than 73,000
people are infected and one person dies with AIDS each hour.
Worker Rights & The
Environment
Cafta opens up the opportunity
for companies to sue governments over regulations (including the enforcement of local environmental laws).
Government policies to protect
worker rights can also be challenged if proved to be a barrier to
trade and “restrictive”.
Nationalised Industries
Government run industries would
open up to private investment.
At this stage it is the big US
companies that are best placed
to take over the running of such
industries.
The telecommunications industry
is one of many lucrative markets
US companies hope to exploit.
“The treaty offers the riches of
the Central American peoples on
a silver platter.” Salvador Zúniga
of the Civic Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH).
~
A pesar de las protestas en Centro America y en los Estados
Unidos, el “Tratado de Libre
Comercio” (TLC) fue aceptado
el 2 de agosto.
Han habido protestas en Honduras concernientes al los recursos
como la educacion, energia,
salud publica y utilidades de
agua, que son propiedad de las
comunidades probablemente
sera controlado por corporaciones.
Desde de que la electricidad
en Utila fue privatizada por la
UPCO en mayo 2003 el precio
de los kW a aumentado de dos a
cinco Lempiras en dos anos.
El tratado es entre cinco paises
de Centro America Honduras,
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, y un pais de la
Caribe la Republica Dominicana
y los EU.
“ La apertura de sus mercados,
va a ayudar a las democracias a
atraer el comercio y inversiones
necesitadas para el crecimiento
economico”, dijo el presidente
Sr. Bush.
El “TLC” se dirije hacia la
promocion de “cambio libre” a
travez de la reduccion de las tarifas del comercio y proveyendo
a companias con mas potencial
para retar a las leyes del gobi-
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erno, las cuales restringen sus
intereses economicos.
El tratado controversial solo
paso por un cercano margen en
la Casa de los Representantes
217 a 215 en EU.
En anos recientes han habido
protestas en Honduras asi como
tambien en otro de las paises de
Centro America. Los siguientes
puntos son los puntos preocupantes;
Las leyes de patente
he new Whale Shark and OceUna de las leyes mas controveranic Research Centre, at the
siales es la ley de patentes de EU
BICD has opened its doors and
en la region del “TLC” (CAFTA).is ready for action.
“ Si Bush hace lo que desea ,elThe spacious building boasts a fully fur“TLC” forzaria a los paises abished retail outlet on the ground floor
unas nuevas y fuertes leyes destocking a wide range of scuba accespatentes que subirian el costo desories.
ciertos farmacos salvadores deThe second floor, intended for labovidas y obstruirian la competen-ratories and classrooms, is still under
cia.” Dice Asia Russell directoraconstruction as is the third floor, a large
de la ONG Health Gap.
open-plan conference room.
Esto es particularmente relevan-From here you can walk Whale Shark Mural
te en la obtencion de farmacosacross the to the Barracuda
para el SIDA.
Cafe, grab a cocktail and head
En Honduras mas de 73000back to the new rooftop for
personas estan infectadas y unaspectacular views of the bay.
muere cada hora.
Ed Camp designed and
Leyes laborales y del mediopainted the impressive Whale
ambiente
shark mural on the front of the
El “TLC” abre la oportunidadbuilding.
a las compañias para demandarOwner Mr. Jim Engles is
a los gobiernos sobre leyes ( in-hoping for more artists, intercluyendo leyes ambientales lo-ested in working on a grand
cales).
scale, to paint the remaining
Las politicas protectoras de lossides of the enormous buildderechos laborales tambiening. ■
pueden ser demandadas si se
consideran una barrera al comercio o restrictivas.
Las Industrias Nacionales
El “TLC” avanza la desnacionalizacion de las empresas gubernamentales a las empresas
privadas.
En estos momentos son las
grandes empresas americanas
las que estan en mejor posicion
para explotar esta desnacionalizacion.
La industria de la telecomunicacion es una de las que las
grandes empresas americanas
esperan poder explotar.
“Esto les ofrece las riquezas de
Centro America en una bandeja
de plata” Salvador Zuniga del
consejo de organizaciones indigenas Hondureñas (COPINH).
■
Lights on at Shark Centre Buoys Behind the Scenes
T
M
Ground floor shop
eet Fred Hayes and Jack
Jackson, the guys responsible for the maintenance of
the islands buoy system.
For the last nine years the duo have been
in charge of installing new buoys and
cleaning and maintaining the existing
ones.
“We go out once a month and clean the
barnacles off with wire brushes”, said
Mr. Hayes.
No mean feat when you consider there
are 65 buoys around Utila.
Eight of these buoys are brand new,
“We watch where the divers go and see
where they might need new buoys, we
are always open to suggestions”, said
Mr. Hayes.
Recently there has been some confusion
over who is in charge of funding the
buoy system.
Previously, when the system was introduced onto the island in 1993 BICA, in
cooperation with the municipality, provided the materials.
Recently UDSEC have taken over this
responsibility and the municipality con-
tinue to pay the wages of Mr. Hayes and
Mr. Jackson.
Many of the buoys go missing on a
regular basis, usually as a result of wear
and tear or bad weather, however some
are stolen.
If you come across a lost buoy, the municipal reward for returning the item is
Lps.300.
Missing buoys can be reported to either
UDSEC or directly to Mr. Hayes and
Mr. Jackson. ■
Fred Hayes
September, 2005
Chamber
A
cross the island there is still
confusion regarding the hyperbaric chamber fees.
The $1 chamber fee is NOT an insurance fee, municipal law states
that every diver MUST pay it (fees
contribute towards maintenance and
running costs).
Similarly instructors and divemasters
pay a mandatory, annual fee and, according to chamber staff, will receive
free hyperbaric treatment.
“Dive professionals working on the
island must pay the fee, if they need
treatment the costs will be covered”,
said Marjorie Grande, Head Chamber Administrator.
As an instructor/divemaster, having
additional Professional DAN insurance, will cover everyone diving with
you, good news for your customers if
they do not have insurance!
Professional dive insurance is recommended by the Chamber, this
does not exemplify anyone from
paying the chamber fee, it is Municipal law. ■
Utila East Wind
August, 2005
Blue Pages
treasure or trickery?
Ironbound
A beautiful dive site, located just
round the north east end of the
island.
It’s the first buoy so you
shouldn’t have any problems
convincing your boat captain,
especially since increasing fuel
costs have lowered north side
excursions.
A scenic spot for surface intervals and a great area for whale
shark spotting.
Start your dive at 15 feet below
the boat on a sandy coral
garden.
Follow it’s slight, sloping bottom and large channel, on the
right of the mooring, where you
will find outcroppings of coral
head at a mere 60 foot depth.
Turning north west (left) will
bring you against a mild current
and directlly through Utila’s
finest swim through. It’s an
impressive archway of coral
and fish, plenty of space and
lots of light.
Finding it can make or break
your dive, so be sure to consult
your captain.
Continuing your dive in this direction, at this depth, will weave
you between sporadic magestic
coral heads.
Crustacians are common on
the sandy sea bed and feeding
rays are known to crush a conch
shell with a single bite.
Head slightly shallower to the
volcanic shore line to get back
to the boat.
It’s sheer wall weaves in and out
with overhangs, protrusions and
crevices.
At these depths, contrast in light
and darks make for great breeding grounds, hidden morays,
lobster, the favourite spotted
drum and of course great
photos. ■
Fish of the month
Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbriocota
Although not a fish the
Hawksbill turtle is a regular
sight in Utila’s waters.
Size 2 - 3½ ft..
Range Worldwide in tropical waters, locally abundant.
Description Medium sized
turtles, named for protruding upper jaw giving a beak
like appearance.
Shell has serrated edges and
overlapping plates.
Hawksbills have two pairs
of plates between their eyes
compared to Green Turtles
that have one.
Where you see them
around Utila Hawksbills
are the most common turtle
spotted in Utila’s waters.
They can been seen almost
anywhere around the island.
Did you know? Hawksbills
are the most frequently
sighted turtle by divers
worldwide as they feed on
coral and live on reefs. ■
The original advert that enticed Mr. Kordovsky
The facts of Fathom II as experienced by Fathom member Gunter
Kordovsky
It all started on the Airport in Montreal where I was
browsing through a skin diver magazine and came
upon the following Ad by Fathom II.
Having frozen for five months as a ski instructor
the opportunity to dive the Caribbean ocean looking for Spanish galleons and pirate booty seemed
awful appealing.
The very enticing ad naturally got my adventure
blood circulating and I wrote them and was accepted after a $500 down payment. The expedition worked on a share base. $1500 for a ½ share,
$3000 for a full share.
So I worked hard on saving for the great adventure
of a lifetime in the hope of getting rich.
When reality hit I found out how naïve we all
where.
On my way to join to expedition I reached Los
Angeles at midnight and called my Fathom connection.
“Sorry the phone is disconnected”, I was told by
the operator.
First I thought I was the victim of a hoax and there
goes my dream of Spanish gold.
But the operator interrupted my negative thought
pattern telling me to call another
number.
I called only to find out I was too late.
Fathom left ten days ago. I had two
options; return to Toronto and cut my
losses or fly to Utila.
Next day when I asked for a flight to
Honduras they barely knew where it
was and had never heard of Utila.
Finally after almost a week of
killing time in a motel, and a night
spent in la lima with drunken
soldiers shooting their guns off for
excitement I found myself in La
Ceiba.
“Oh you want to go to Utila, hurry
the plane is waiting.” I thought
I was in a manana country?
Plane?!? Here was this tiny threeseat Cessna I was supposed to
trust to get me to the adventure
destination of a lifetime.
After a bone-rattling, gravel-hit
landing we survived the 2200ft
runway and taxied to the international airport
terminal, a clapboard contraption with siding
missing and holes in the roof and floor.
A old rusty truck belonging to Foster Cooper
one of the leading citizens and business men took me to our Fathom
headquarters. No welcome committee; I was disappointed and went in
the house; another clapboard contraption, loaded with old bottles (pirate
bottles so called by the locals) an old
skull, ship spikes diving gear etc...
With no ac. On the whole island the
stifling heat proved a shock to my
system used to sub zero temperatures.
After several hours some of our crew
members arrived who where out
diving. “Whats wrong I see no gold
doubloons?” They looked at me like;
oh no not another F*****G Jo Jo as
our Russian diving director Anatole
used to call us.
In the course of our conversation I
found out that they tried to reach me
in Canada to let me know they were
leaving earlier but couldn’t reach me.
At six we went for supper to Rosis
establishment and had the usual island
cuisine- mostly starch. I must say my
tastebuds used to the superb French
Mr. Kordovsky with spear gun in 1970
Dive Site of the month
cooking had some adjusting to do. But whats a little
sacrifice when we will strike it rich.
The night was a horror show with slapping
sandflies stifling heat and dreams of adventure and
wealth.
The next morning Anatole (after pestering him into
action) took me to the old airport to show me an
old canon discovered by the first Utila diver Johnny
Bodden. I hardly recognized the heavily incrusted
piece of pirate atillevie.
Afer getting quite nervous about a little barracuda
Anatole decided to show that green Austrian
underwater aficionado some action.
He shot a tarpon but didn’t get him
good so
the
powerful gamefish ripped the line spilling blood
and guts into the water.
I didn’t know that the airport at that time was a
real hot spot for sharks so I nearly freaked when
Anatole jerked me into the shallow reef screaming
in my ear, “watch out sharks are moving in!”
Adrenaline pumping, no chain mail suit for protection, I watched totally mesmerized by the unfolding
drama as one whitetip shark sliced through the
deep blue and took a bite out of the wounded fish,
then another one of those splendid savages of the
sea joined the action and took a bite leaving the
rest for a couple of big barracdas to finish off. With
Anatole laughing we head back for the beach.
I must admit I didn’t expect that kind of inauguration. In the year and a half I spent with Fathom II I
experienced many shark attacks especially since I
was in charge of supplying fish for the group of as
many as 20 people or more. And since we where
mostly strapped short for operation cash the sea had
to feed us.
Due to the shortage of funds we had many operation difficulties. First no air, no gas etc.... There
wasn’t even a wreck to work until Chris and me
found the Oliver, a British log runner
discovered outside Steward Bank
in 70ft of water. We excavated the
wreck for six months and found
two big anchors, one canon,
old bottles
and pottery
which we
preserved
with the
help of two
Swedish
preservation experts
who worked
on the Wasa
(a Swedish
warship
sunk in the
1600).
According to
Fathom brochures there
are supposed
to be dozens
of treasure
wrecks
around Utila.
Well there
are if you
count every
Water Babies
ballast stone or rusty nail a wreck.
According to one reliable source there are supposed
to be two English ships on Utila, The Kelly (which
was never found) and The Olliver.
All the rest is pure nonsense. Actually some of
our members who paid $3000 left in disgust when
they found out that the story of the Santiago the
phantom galleon was pure fiction.
Later on we brought a converted minesweeper
in to do some further exploring on other far off
locations. We worked the Olliver in three shifts, an
exciting job especially when one found an artifact
and started running low on air. Since some of the
artifacts are very fragile one has to work carefully
with an airlift (an underwater suction device) not to
damage the piece. For heavier work we used a 6 or
8inch dredge or the mailbox. A mailbox is a metal
contraption that fits over the engine and converts
the prop trust downward to blow sand away. There
was also a big anchor found in turtle harbour.
Of course in the bars at night especially the famous
infamous bucket of blood, which incidently made
News Week as the most unique bar in the western hemisphere; the treasure stories were always
circulating.
But after sifting all the yarn I came to the conclusion that the only fairly reliable story is about the
sword and gold chalice found in the early 1900’s in
the Pumkin Hill cave.
So contrary to public belief the Fathom Expedition
from a financial point of view was a total farce and
joined the endless chain of unsuccessful treasure
hunts.
I myself turned victim and got stuck here
with no funds when I wanted to leave
after 1½ years.
A Canadian tax return bought me my
ticket our of here and the dream of Spanish doubloons stayed a dream.
Somebody once said; Its much more
profitable to write about treasures than
look for them.
From all the treasure hunters there is only
a very small percentage who succeed.
Some pay dearly for their dream.
Fortunes have been spent in search for
riches and lost! It took Mel Fisher ten
years to find the Atotcha, one of the richest galleons in Florida, he lost his son and
daughter in the process.
It took me several years to find and appreciate the REAL TREASURES OF
UTILA!
F
or those who fancy
a change from the
tranquility of diving and feel the need for
speed.
Patricks watersorts are stepping it up a gear offering jet
skiing, waterskiing and now
Parasailing at Chepes beach.
Owner Patrick Flynn is fully
equipped with four jet skis,
two sets of waterskis and a
new speedboat with parasailing equipment.
Mr Flynn who has been parasailing since 1977 has big
plans
“I want to break the youngest Honduran waterskiing
record” he said
The current world record is
held by an astonishing five
and a half month year old.
Mr Flynn doubts he can
break this record but hopes
at least to get a one year old
on skis.
“ I had a baby in mind but
the parents didn’t want to set
Artifacts from the Oliver
Patrick drives one of his jet skis.
her free” he said.
Upon finding his young
protégé Mr. Flynn plans to
invite Channel 7 and other
local media to witness the
extraordinary stunt.
Feeling tempted? Find
Patrick in his waterside office down at the beach for
more information.
Unfortunately the speedboat
is currently being repaired
after running into the reef
last month and the parasailing wont be back in action
until the end of September.■
Captain
Morgans
Robin Payne
Underwater
Vision
Rapael
Douglas
Andreas
Jean
Christian
Gigi
Cross Creek
Whale Shark
Laura Roush
Jamie Amavo
Stefano Mastuonillo
Paolo Tibbaldeschi
Alfonso de
AI’s
Ryder McCormack
Kirsteen Macleed
Robert Smith
Mick Flyne
DM’s
Frank Bush
Zoie Robberts
James Su
BICD
Jessica Summers
Amy Bibby
Benedict Sheppard
Jeremy Thomson
Oliver Graham
Robert Bowman
Greg Sheppard
Jemma Fishwick
Krisine Faloon
Laura Sims
Matensz Grzesiak
Malgorzata
Golinska
UDC
Christina Ross
Helen
425 3704
2
Backpackers
6
$2 - $9
Share kitchen, fan, share bath, near beach
7am -7pm
425 3350
4
Bay View Hotel
11
$16 - $22
Private bath, fan, hot water, fridge, ocean view
8am - 8pm not Sun
425 3114
4
Blueberry Hill
7
$5
Shared bath, fan
Sun - Fri 6am - 6pm
425 3141
3
Bolan’s Inn
7
$10
Shared bath, fan, kitchen
8am - 8pm
425 3007
3
Captain Morgans
8
$3 - $5pp
Private bathroom, fan.
7:30am - 6pm
425 3349
Cayes
Collibiri
8
$25 - $35
Restaurant, bar, pool, hot water, a/c or fan
9am - 12pm
3.30pm - 6.30pm
425 3329
4
Coopers Inn
16
Lps.120-150
Kitchen, resturant, fans, shared bath.
8am - 9:30pm
425 3184
2
6.30am - 10pm
425 3778
4
Coral View Resort
18
$35 - $65
Ocean front, AC, Private bath, hot water,
restaurant / bar
Cross Creek Dive shop
14
$3pp
Fan, shared shower, kitchen and louge
8am - 6.30pm
425 3334
2
Cross Creek Cabins
4
$28 - $35
A/C, hot water, cable tv, fridge
8am - 6.30pm
425 3334
2
6am - 10pm
425 3142
2
Freddy’s Place
8
$16 - $35
Ocean front, kitchen, hot water, AC or fan,
dock, TV
Hollands Inn
6
$12 - $30
Private bath, fan, a/c.
7am - 9pm
425 3206
1
Hotel Bavaria
6
$10 - $13
Fan, private bath
8am - 8pm
425 3809
3
Hotel Utila
20
$14 - $51
Hot water, a/c, fan, private bath
7am - 7pm
425 3340
4
Jade Seahorse
6
$72
Private bath, hot water, fans, a/c, fridge
8am - 9pm
425 3270
1
The Lodge
8
$65 - $95
Private bath, fan, hot water, a/c, tv
7am - 6pm
425 3291
1
Loma Vista
10
$4 - $6
Shared bath, fan, kitchen
6am - 9pm
425 3243
3
6am - 8pm
425 3305
3
Mango Inn
26
$75
Pool, private bath, a/c, fan, tv, fridge, restaurant/bar, wireless network
Margaritaville
21
$30 - $50
Ocean view, AC, private bath, restaurant and
hot water, fridge and TV
7am - 9pm
425 3366
4
Relax Inn
4
$35
Sea front, AC, private bath, hot water, fridge
6am - 8pm
425 3879
2
Rose’s Inn
11
$8 - $12
Shared / Private bath, fan, hot water, kitchen
Mon-Sat 8am12pm, 2-8pm
425 3283
3
Rubi’s Inn
12
$20 - $30
Fan, a/c, private bath, hot water, fridge, private
balcony, waterfront.
7am - 7pm
425 3240
1
Tropical Hotel
17
$5
Fan, shared bath and shared kitchen
6am - 9pm
425 3568
4
Tropical Sunset
25
$25 - $125
Bar,Restaurant, Free use of Bando beach
8am - 614pm
425 3190
2
Trudy’s
28
$3 - $6pp
Fan, shared bath
7am - 7pm
425 3103
2
Trudy Suites
7
$45 - $50
A/C, hot water, tv, fridge, microwave
7am - 7pm
425 3103
2
Watersports - Mansion
6
$3 / person
Hostel style, shared kitchen, shared bath
9am - 7pm
425 3239
1
Tel.. no.
Map
425 3190
2
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Opening Hours
Details
Bando Beach
9am - 5.30pm
Beach bar, snacks
Bar in the bush
Wed/Fri, 9pm - late
Night club
Big mammas cafe
6am - 4pm
Sandwiches and breakfast
425 3883
1
Bundu Cafe
Mon - Sat, 8am - 3pm; Tue/Thur/Sun, 6pm - 10pm
Sandwiches, salads & international
425 3557
2
Cafe Barracuda
Mon -Sat, 6.30am - 11pm
International
Captain Jacks
7am - 2pm
Local food
Casino
8am - 12am, Sat til 3am
Night club and local
1
Coco Loco
4pm - 12am, Fri/Sat til 1am
Dock bar
1
Cola de Mico
Tue - Sun, 9am - 10pm; Fri/Sat til 12pm
Pool Hall and bar
Coopers Inn
5pm - 10pm, closed Wed, Sun
Pizza and pasta
Dave`s Restaurant
Mon - Sat, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
BBQ
Driftwood Cafe
7am - 10pm
International food and seafood
425 3266
4
El Castillo
Thu - Tue, 6pm - 10pm
European
425 3329
4
Fidi`s Bar
Tue - Sun, 10am - 7pm
Local
425 3185
4
Glady`s Big Burgers
11am - 10pm
Burgers
Holand`s Restaurant
11.30am - 2pm
Local
425 3206
1
Jade Seahorse
7am - 10pm, closed Tue/Wed
International
425 3270
1
Jungle Cafe
3pm - late
International Tue/Fri/Sun. Daily Bar.
3
Kobs
9am - 10pm
Ice cream
1
La Cassetta de Coca
Tue - Sun, 8am - 10pm
Snacks
4
La Piccola
Wed - Sun, 5pm - 10pm
Italian food
425 3746
1
Las Delicias
3pm - 12am, (Sat 3pm - 3am)
Bar and Snacks
425 3361
1
Mamita`s Place
Mon - Sat, 7.30am - 2pm 4.30pm - 10pm
Local
Mango Inn
6.30am - 9.30pm
Pizza and international
425 3410
3
Mango Tree Gelateria
Mon - Sat, 8am - 10pm, Sun 10am - 10pm
Gelato and American coffee
425 3335
1
Mermaids
Sun - Thu 11am - 10pm (Fri 3pm) Sat 6.30pm- 10pm
International fast food, delivey
425 3299
1
Munchies
6am - 10pm
International
425 3168
1
Paisano
7am - 10pm
Local
425 2311
1
Pelican Bar
11am - 10pm
Beach bar & international
4
RJ`s
Wed/Fri/Sun 5.30pm 9.30pm
BBQ
2
Seabreakers
5pm - 12am
Dock bar
2
Seven Seas
Tue - Sun 6am - 10pm
Local
Skidrow
3pm - 12am
Bar
4
The Island Cafe
Mon - Sat 5pm - 10pm
Local
1
Tranquila
3pm - 12am, Fri/Sat til 2.30am
Dock bar
Treetanic Bar
7pm - 12am
Cocktail bar
425 3270
1
Ultralight Cafe
Sun - Fri 7am - 10pm
Israeli
425 3201
4
Utila Cuisine
9am - 10pm
Local & vegetarian cuisine
425 3214
4
Will’s Tacos
Mon - Sat 5pm - 10pm
Tacos, Gringas and Tortas
379 8659
1
Zanzibar Cafe
7am - 4pm (closed wed.)
Local food
3
4
1
425 3184
2
1
1
1
425 3377
2
Map
Mon - Fri 8.30 - 3.30 Sat til 12.30
Opening hours
425 3117
1
Banco Atlantico
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm Sat til 12.30
425 3374
1
Reef Cinema
Mon - Sat 11.30am - 6pm
Tel. no.
Map
Utila Comm. Clinic
Mon-Fri 8am-12pm, Sat 9am - 11am
425 3137
4
Centro de Salud
Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm
425 3277
3
Medical Store
8am-8pm
425 3154
1
Hyperbaric Chamber
Mon - Sat 8.30 - 3.30
425 3378
1
425 3371
4
Opening hours
Map
Bay Islands Original
Mon - Sat 9am - 8pm, Sun til 12pm
1
Di Gal
10am - 9pm
1
Ka-Taupe
8am - 8pm
4
Nico’s
Mon - Sat 5pm - 9pm
1
Opening hours
Map
JC’s
Mon - Sat 9am - 7pm, Sun 10am - 6pm
1
Hideout
8am-8pm
2
Cay Caulker Cyber
Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun til 5:30pm
2
Mermaids
Sun-Thur 9am - 10pm, Fri til 5pm, Sat 6pm-10pm
1
Mango Tree
Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 8am-10pm
1
Triple H
Sun - Thr 8.30am-9pm, Fri 8.30am-4pm Sat 7am-9pm
Opening hours
1
Tel. no.
Map
Bush
Mon - Sat 6:30am- 6pm; Sun til 12pm
4253147
1
Hendersons
Mon - Sat, 7am-12pm, 2pm-6:30pm
425 3148
1
Rose
Mon - Sat, 7am - 12pm, 2pm-8pm
425 3283
4
Seaeye Store
Mon - Sun, 6am-12pm, 2pm -6pm
Samanthas (7/11)
9am - 12pm, 3.30pm - 6.30pm
Meat Mart
Mon - Sat, 7am-12pm, 2pm-6pm, Sun til 12
1
425 3110
Rental type
1
1
Tel. no.
Map
DC’s Bike Rental
Biclycles
425 3285
1
Ramons Services
Kayaks and four wheelers
425 3307
4
Ritas Rentals
Golf Carts
374 3791
2
Utila Bike Rental
Bicycles
425 3800
1
Tel. no.
Map
Opening hours
Camilla’s
Tue - Sat 7:30am-2pm,
Sweet Tooth
Mon-Fri 6am-12pm
1
Opening hours
425 3144
1
Tel. no.
Map
World Wide Travel
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Sat ti12pm
425 3394
3
Fringe Salon
Mon/Tue/Thur 9am-6pm. Fri/Sat 12am-8pm
425 3745
4
Utila Telephone co.
8am - 8pm
Johnny’s Water
7am - 7pm
1
425 3304
Price / month
Rose’s Inn
$300 - $400
Facilities
1
Tel. no.
Map
Hot water, TV, porch
425 3283
3
Blueberry Hill
$240
TV
425 3141
1
Sandstone Apts.
$450
Hot water, a/c
425 3692
2
Hollands Inn
$350 - $400
TV, porch
425 3206
1
Countryside
$250 - $450
TV, some with hot water
425 3921
3
1
2
1
Opening hours
Dental Clinic
1
425 3273
Tel. no.
BGA
Atlantic
Sosa
425 3364 425 3161
Cowgirl Eva Diaz
Sean Edtwats
Noriko Cutiemoto
Tyler Waterwells
Matthew Socks
Megan Blackhills
Watersports
Opening hours
BANKS
Ecomarine
Castro
Elsa Hernandez
Maj Baltzalsen
Lukas Karnfeld
Mark Gullick
7am - 7pm
HEALTHCARE
Becky
Lisa
Laura
Michael
Kim
Wendy
Facilities
INTERNET SOUVENIRS
Altons
Ocean front rooms, fan, shared bath, dock
SUPERMARKETS
If they do, then they are taking
an active role in respecting the
life of the whale shark.
If not, then they may be carelessly creating stressful situations for this gentle giant that
can leave it vulnerable.
One of the quotes from the
posters really sticks out.
‘These guidelines actually increase average contact
time from a few seconds to
minutes at a time… YOUR
ENCOUNTER IS A PRIVILEGE… NOT A RIGHT’. ■
Price range
RENTALS
hat does that mean
to us? We have
had both positive
and negative publicity regarding the way that dive
boats have been conducting
“whale sharking” trips.
An article printed in a U.K.
magazine was shocking and
dramatic yet it was based on
some truths. It made you stop
and think about the practices
and hopefully has made an
impression on business owners to stop the way they have
been operating.
Being in the water with a
whale shark is an amazing
and breathtaking experience,
often leaving people speechless.
Yet activists and researchers
alike are also left speechless
when they see dive boats endangering this precious fish.
An organization on Utila, the
Whale Shark and Oceanic
Research Centre, has drawn
up guidelines for use by recreational vessels.
These are based on government regulations from locations such as Ningaloo reef
where they have a very similar tourist industry and whale
shark opportunities.
When you are choosing your
dive shop have a look.
Do they display the guidelines? Do they give
briefings that mirror that of
the posters?
$3 - $4pp
OTHERSBAKERY
Jules Page
Map
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APPARTMENTS
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UTILAS NEW
DIVE
PROFESSIONALS
Tel. no.
Alton’s Dive Inn
AIRLINES
Rooms
Thinking Green
Whale Sharks
Will Soon Be
Back!
TOWN MAP
HOTELS
Blue Pages
Place
To Utila
From Utila
La Ceiba
06:00 (not Sun), 15:30
06:00, 15:30 (not sun)
Price
$34
SPS
14:00
06:00 (not sun)
$82
La Ceiba
07:00 (not sun), 15:15
07:50 (not sun), 15:50
$34
Roatan
06:15 (not sun), 12:30
07:30 (not sun), 15:30
$68
SPS
13:50
07:50
$82
TAXI
Hank’s Taxi – 425 3180 / 397 1678
Paisano Taxi – 425 3311
Stephanie 425 3987 / 384 3650
PRINCESS FERRY
Tel. 435 3390
Utila – La Ceiba: 6:20am & 2pm
La Ceiba – Utila 9:30am & 4pm
Adults: Lps. 290 Seniors Lps. 210
Children (6 – 12 yrs): Lps. 140
Children (under 6): free
WATER TAXIS
Ramon’s services
425 3307 VHF 69
Captain Jake
Call @ house on the point
Captain Rennie Bodden
425 3114
Captain Ford
425 3104
Captain Hal
Next to Big Mammas
CHURCH SERVICES
Utila Catholic Church
7pm Thu, Sat & Sun
7pm Jue, Sab y Dom
9am Sunday Shool
9am Dom clases para ninos.
Mizpath Methodist Church
425 3205
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
425 3151
Sun school 9am
Sun worship 10am
Sun evening service 7pm
Mon lady service 7pm
Tue youth service 7pm
Thu 7pm
Friday Youth Service 7pm
MEDIA
HQTV Channel 31
Tel. 425 3357
Utila’s local television channel Shelby
McNab with a round up of daily news
7pm - 8pm Mon - Thur.
Channel 17
Local messages and information
Magic FM
107.1 FM
The Roatan Bruce Show
12pm - 1pm Mon - Fri
SCHOOLS
Escuela Republica de
Honduras 425 3399
Methodist School 425 3272
Adventist School 425 3129
TELEPHONE LIST
BICA
Fire Station
Hondutel
Hugos Phone Service
Immigration Offices
Morgans Satellite & Cable
Municipality Offices
Police
Port Captain
Post Office
Tourist Information
Tropico Internet
UPCO
Utila Express
425 3260
382 4815
425 3101
425 3300
425 3365
425 3161
425 3255
425 3145
425 3116
425 3167
425 3255
440 3136
425 3193
425 3283
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September, 2005
Utila East Wind
DEAR
DR. JOHN
Dear Doctor John,
I am an American Tourist male
who is living on the Island. When
I first came here to Utila I knew I
had finally found a home.
For the first time in my life I did
not feel like an outcast. I was
never popular at school. They all
said I was weird and I became a
loner. After I graduated I got a job
but the problems continued.
When I would approach girls at
work or afterwards at a bar, they
would call me names and say
things like “get lost creep”.
I decided I had to get out of
the USA. As I travelled south
through Central America I tried
meeting women in various bars,
but the only ones who would
have anything to do with me
were the prostitutes.
After I had paid them to spend
the night with me, they would
leave early almost immediately
after we had finished, if I asked
them “can we meet again” they
would always say something like
“no way Jose”.
When I arrived in Utila I felt I
was accepted and I hoped that
my problem with women would
not reoccur here.
I was dead wrong, they just don’t
want anything to do with me.
Now I will tell you my big problem. I am having sex with my
dog. She doesn’t seem to mind,
but I know she thinks I’m a
knucklehead.
I’m not worried about my dog
telling anybody my secret, but
the real problem is that she howls
and crys while I am performing
the perverted act on her and I am
afraid that people passing in the
street will hear something and
come to see what is going on.
I am also starting to get a little
concerned, I believe I am even
starting to think and act like a
dog. I find that when I go out at
night I like to sniff all over and
mark my territory by urinating
on the ground and against posts.
I currently have my eye on a
couple of rather attractive looking female dogs that continually
flaunt their sleek bodies in front
of me. I especially get sexually
excited when they are in heat,
however, when I try to pet these
beautiful female specimens, they
reject me and run away, just like
women do.
I am also concerned about the
possibility of getting a sexually transmitted disease from my
dog or these other island dogs.
What is your advice? I must be
honest I am also getting a little
bored with only canine sex. I am
thinking about a bit of variety,
maybe a hog, a horse, or maybe
a chicken.
But my big question to you Doctor John, is - what can be done for
a loser like me? I need your wise
advice. Please help me Doctor
John. I am concerned that women might think I am some kind of
pervert.
Yours sincerely - Expatriate
American
Dear Pathetic ExPat,
Pardon the pun, but you are one
sick puppy. Your poor sexually
abused dog should be the one
you worry about. You should be
concerned about her getting a
sexually transmitted disease from
you. I am a dog lover (not in the
sexual sense of course) and your
letter disgusts me.
However, as a Physician, I follow
the Hippocratic Oath and must
endeavour to help all sick people
no matter how revolting, disgusting, obnoxious, and perverted
their behaviour is. As a Doctor,
PRAYER
Pastor Nick
Our Father which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name:
We come before you Lord Jesus
feeling our weakness, and our
unworthiness.
But because of your everlasting love, we can come boldly
unto your throne of grace, and
there we will obtain mercy and
forgiveness.
We thank you for all your
blessings.
We thank you for the lovely
people that write this magazine,
Bless them, and all who read
this paper.
We also pray for those who are
suffering from the hurricane
Katrina,
Thank you Lord for all your
blessings.
Keep us safe all through this
day, from danger seen, and
unseen. In Jesus name we pray;
Amen.
practising that most noble of all
professions, I am duty bound not
to judge you, even though as I
read your letter I wanted to vomit. You are very typical of some
of the foreigners who move here
to Utila. You are a lost soul and a
broken human being, a hedonist
that found a home. The people
of Utila are very non-judgemental and tolerant. But, if they find
out you are bunnin your dog, you
better watch out, because you
have “crossed the line”.
For you, my sick friend, there is
only one answer. Get some fishing line cut off a 10 ft. length and
at one end of the line create a
hangman’s noose. Then climb up
the tallest coconut tree you can
find and tie the other end securely to the top of the coconut tree.
Now take the noose and position
it tightly around your testicles and
jump from the top of the tree.
Pray for a strong East Wind to
carry away the sound of your
screams as you hang in mid-air.
When your testicles eventually
rot away from strangulation you
will finally drop down to the sand
below, minus your sick huevos.
Castration is your only cure!
Yours - Dr. John.
Dr. John welcomes all your
letters. Email your letter to
[email protected] or
hand it to Dr.. John at the clinic.
QUIZ
A nuestro padre, que reina en los
cielos, alabado sea tu nombre:
Venimos ante ti senor Jesus, para
que llenes nuestras debilidades y
nos cubras con tu omnipotencia.
Pero por que tu amor es para
siempre, nosotros podemos
reconstituirnos en tu gracia,
y asi obtendremos tu piedad y tu
infinito perdon.
Te agradecemos por todas tus
bendiciones,
te damos las gracias por la gente
que se encarga de este periodico.
Tambien te pedimos por la gente
que esta sufriendo por el huracan
Katrina,
Gracias senor por todas tus
bendiciones
Mantennos salvo atravez de
estos dias, por el peligro que se
puede avecinar y que no vemos,
en el nombre de Jesus te
pedimos,
Amen
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Local
Who was the last man to be publicly hung on
Utila and what was his crime?
¿Cual fue el ulino hombre que fue orcaro en
Utila, cual fue su crimen?
Nautical
What is the name given to the offspring of
eels?
¿Como se llama la cria de las anguilas?
Entertainment
General
Knowledge
Which female singer injured herself by
falling from a house on her country estate in
England?
¿Cual es la cantante famosa quien se caio a su
caballo en Inglatetra?
What is the smallest country in the world?
¿Cual es el pais mas pequeno en el mundo?
CROSSWORD
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By what original method did somebody
recently cross the US Mexican border?
¿En qual ruta una persona estaba originalmente crusando la frontera entre EU y
Mexico?
Food & Drink Which plant does saffron come from?
¿De cual plata venir el azafran?
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6. Creme de la creme!
7. Utilian dive council
10. Of earthquakes
13. Lone Star State
14. Stinks
15. Host of the World Cup 06
16. _________ Earp, cowboy
17. Idiot
19. Green eyed
20. Spanish rice dish
22. Ages
23. Creep
24. Enero, febrero, mars etc....
26. So be it
3. Zooanthellae
8. Atmospheric layer, absorbs uv
9. Playground apparatus
10. Raw fish and rice
11. Continue
12. Marine mammal
15. Site of recent plane crash
17. Fund manager
18. Open mouth when bored or
tired.
19. ____ Neil Beach
20. Small people
21. Hard surfacing
25. Indian home
26. Fishing
27. Slippery
28. Heaven sent
29. Probably the best cigars?
30. Hot room
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Utila East Wind
CLASSIFIEDS
Services
Multiservicios
y distribuciones
generales
ofrece productos
de limpieza. No
necesitos pagar
por flete solomente llama al
374-7924 con
Delmino Varela
y tendras tu
producto en 24
horas.
Mr Fix it, for
all your scuba
gear.
Contact
Guillermo
@
UDC.
Tr a d i t i o n a l
Thai massage,
reflexology, Indian head massage,
body
massage. Ask
for
Andrina,
Simon or Tara
@ BICD 4253210 email: [email protected]
gmail.com
Computer
classes,
flexible schedule,
3hrs/wk contact
Sheryl @ Triple
H internet.
Ma-merr’s day
care, open monfri
7am-8pm
2mths - 3yrs old,
behind deposito
Pepsi. Come in
and see us!
Static Apnea
Interested
in
extending your
breath
hold
time?
Come
along to the
Mango
pool
at 7pm every
wednesday evenings on site
training and its
free!
Funky Town
Library. Great
selection
of
books availiable
to rent, swap or
sell.
Situated
behind
Cross
Creek
Diveshop across the
bridge over the
lagoon.
For Rent
Camera with
underwater
housing,
free
delivery
and
collection. $25/
two dives call
425-3504 and
ask for Tara.
Lost
Black, ladies
sunglasses, return to Altons
Dive Shop.
Green
Zambian airways
T shirt. Much
loved Lps. 200
for safe return.
Return care of
Tara at Altons
dive shop.
For Sale
A/C Window
units from the
USA. For more
information contact Liz or Rudy
@ Taunties boutique or 3791045
Paint
Ball
Equipment all
gear needed to
play. See Brooks
@ Tranquila.
26 ft. Skiff with
console and scuba tank racks.
$3500. Captain
Morgan’s 4253349.
Wanted
Donations for
those suffering
in the aftermath
of
Hurricane
Katrina, contact
Annie Bodden
for more information.
Art for display
in busy cafe and
also for exhibition nights in
late August. See
Andi @ Bundu
or call 369
9265.
Furniture for
house. Couches,
kitchen tables,
chairs,
etc....
See Andi @
Bundu or call
369 9265.
Restaurant and
Commercial
Kitchen equipment. See Andi
@ Bundu or call
369 9265.
Sewing
Machine second
hand,
email
[email protected]
Cheap
cell
phone, call 373
8530
Mud
slide
drinker, position availiable
at Tranquila bar
due to sudden
departure
of
predecessor.
Fernando
Alfonso Bodden Happy 6th
Birthday for the
14th.
Lorna
May
Caddy, Happy
Birthday for the
19th! Love Txx
Jobs
Ayesha, Katja,
Susan,
Thomas & Sandra
We miss you!
Lovely People
of Altons Dive
Shop! Thanks
for a great time,
I will miss all of
you very much.
Take care and
stay in touch.
Katja
Christina, untill
the next time.
Silvia, tell us
when your plane
arrives,
we’ll
meet you.
To submit a
free classified
in next months
paper
email:
utila [email protected]
gmail.com
Waitress
for
busy
restaurant 5:30 - 9:30
Wed, Fri, Sun.
Contact Julie at
RJ’s.
Cleaner for tidy
house in Sandy
Bay. See Tara
or Louise @
Altons’s dive
shop or call 373
8530.
Birthdays
Maren-jette
Happy Birthday
for he 22nd.
Love Louise.
Louise Happy
Birthday for the
12th.
Messages
JUST KIDS
Help Jack find the harp, the gold and the
goose with the golden eggs.
But be careful not to run into the Giant!
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Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 22
The stars multiply your abilities! Right now you can accomplish anything. Remember though, not to bite off more
than you can chew. With a little direction your energy will
go a long way. Focus on things that are important to you
while keeping in mind their effect on others.
Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 22
Find something that keeps you interested – mind, body and
soul. Balance is the key, so make sure to work, rest and play.
Don’t be afraid to focus on yourself in order to be productive. Your natural charisma will shine through so be yourself, enjoy life and find again your inner peace.
Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 21
Your motto for this month? Go all out and get what you
want. Whether it is the perfect date, a few perfect nights in
town, a pay rise, a couple more friends – anything at all – it
is all yours. You just have to reach out and it will be right
there.
Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 21
Good for you! The stars are aligned in your favor this
month. Make the most of it and figure out what it is you
really want. Put all troubles behind you and let the past be
just that - looking at it with a smile on your face. Focus on
the future and what is important to you. You have got nothing to lose.
Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 19
Something good is going to happen! This thing you have
been threatening for a while now will be resolved almost all
by itself. All you need to do is to give it a little push to give
it the necessary dynamic and then everything will just fall
right into place.
Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Let the good times roll! Irresistible does not even come
close to describe you this month. Be courageous and take
your chances. Don’t be afraid to take the first step. You will
not only be surprised by the outcome, but also by the general effect you will have on all sorts of people.
Pisces
Feb 19 - Mar 20
Don’t worry be happy! This month will bring change to
your life, but in a positive way! Embrace the new experiences and be open to the one’s you love. Hold on to your
wishes and dreams, but keep in mind that reality may turn
out different. You may be positively surprised!
Stefano Mastrorillo
Drawings were hung from
clothes pegs, each piece portraying a simple message from
the artist.
Los dibujos son mas que todos
en lienzos de tela, cada pieza
tiena un significado para este
creador, poniendo un poco de
pasion en cada creacion de este Stefano Mastrolillo
artista.
Gunter Kordoski
Takes inspiration from the island and its reefs, using natural materials
to recreate underwater scenes, maps and wildlife sculptures.
Toma como inspiracion y principal tema, la isla y sus arrecifes,
usando materiales naturales para crear las escenas maravillosas de
el mundo submarino, asi como mapas y esculturas de la vida silvestre
que habita la isla.
Neil Keller
Mr Keller works on a grand scale with a variety of materials creating
fantastical mosaics.
La gran mayoria de los trabajos son creados con distintos materiales creando fantasticos trabajos de mosaicos y muchas variedades
originales.
Evelyn Steward.
Experiments with shells and
coconut to produce original
jewellery and ornaments.
Ella hace un variedad de jolleria
y diferentes tipos de ornamentos,
que realiza con conchas de mar,
coco y diferentes materiales.
Evelyn Steward
SunJam 2005
I believe I can fly!
Lookin at me?
July 23 - Aug 22
Wake up and enjoy the month. Plenty of sunshine is on the
way. Although there may be a few clouds, your general
forecast looks pretty good. Romance will hit you like a hurricane and knock you off your feet. Prepare yourself and
you will weather the storm.
Little League
Leo
This is the life
June 22 - July 22
Love is in the air and you are standing downwind. You’d
better enjoy what is coming your way. The person for you is
out there waiting to be discovered. A little effort goes a long
way, talk to the people around you.
All smiles
Cancer
A
Waaaaa!
May 21 - June 21
Energy, enthusiasm and excitement will be your astrological menu for this month. You should focus your efforts on a
project you have been wanting to attack for a long time, but
never got around to it. Make the most of it, the timing could
hardly be better.
Screening in September
Sahara, Beauty Shop, and Crash are the
featured films for the month.
Wednesday is classic night where you
can see movies you’ve always heard
about but may not have seen. Movies
like The French Connection and The
Sting. Fridays are “Drive-in Theater”
– movies not to be taken seriously and a
perfect way to start the weekend. Look
for Dracula (1931) and Superman.
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 more
information.
Sahara
Matthew McConaughey
Steve Zahn
Penelope Cruz
Sahara finds our hero,
Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) in Africa looking
for a Confederate ironclad ship that
impossibly might have ended up there.
Soon he and his faithful sidekick Al
Giordino (Steve Zahn) are lost in another adventure, discovering a deadly
contaminate being tracked by a beautiful doctor (Penelope Cruz).
Sahara is a kindler, gentler action film
that has all the elements in place for a
better, more memorable franchise.
Crash
Matt Dillon
Sandra Bullock
Brendan Fraser
Tony Danza
A moving exploration of the
interlocking lives of a dozen
Los Angeles residents--black, white,
latino, Asian, and Persian. A nervous
district attorney (Brendan Fraser) and
his wife (Sandra Bullock) get car-jacked
by a pair of young black men (Larenz
Tate and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges);
a rich black T.V. Director (Terrence
Howard) and his wife (Thandie Newton) get pulled over by a white racist
cop (Matt Dillon) and his reluctant
partner (Ryan Phillipe); these are only
two of the interlocking stories that reach
up and down class lines. The cast meets
the strong script head-on, this sort of
multi-character mosaic is hard to pull
off; Crash rivals such classics as Nashville and Short Cuts. A knockout.
rtists showed off their
work at a sophisticated
wine and cheese night
held at the Bundu Café on
Saturday 27th August.
New owners Andi and Brad
Ryon served mouth watering
imported cheese and meat platters, complemented by an extensive wine list.
“It’s great to see art finally getting a boost on the island, and
wine and cheese make a nice
change from beer and burgers”
said Chris Howard, who is also
planning to display artwork at
the Reef Cinema.
Mr and Mrs Ryon plan to make
it a regular event at the new look
Bundu café.
“We are looking for more artists
next month, come in and see
us.” Said Mrs Ryon.
~
Los artistas de la isla tuvieron,
Out for a stroll
Gemini
60 elevated seats in air conditioned
comfort Tickets only 45 lps
la oportunidad mostrar y de
vender sus artes, en la sofisticada velada de vinos y quesos que
el Bundu Cafe, organizo la anoche del sabado 27 de agosto.
Los nuevos duenos del local,
Andy y Brad, tuvieron una grata
variedad de platillos de quesos
y carnes, acompanada por una
larga variedad de exquisitos
vinos.
“ Es realmente grato de ver esta
muestra de talento en la isla, a
la compania de quesos y vinos
que hacen un cambio a lo usual
de hamburguesas y cervesas”
nos dijo Chris que tambien esta
planeando mostrar sus trabajos
de arte en el Cinema Reef.
Los nuevos propietarios de dicho local les gustaria organizar
mas seguido para la nueva imagen de el Bundu Cafe.
Estamos a la espera de mas
artistas para que en la velada
del proximo mes se unan a este
evento. ■
Beach Wedding
Apr 20 - May 20
Just for you! You will have a custom-tailored and heavensent delightful month. It really couldn’t be more perfect,
even if you had planned it yourself – including friends, your
love and a great time at work. So sit back and enjoy.
Utila East Wind Staff
It’s a mans game
Taurus
An Evening of Art
19
Out and About
On yer bike!
If something is bothering you, you should get to the bottom
right away. Don’t ignore it as it will not make things any
better. On the contrary, get it cleared out of the way to have
your spirit lightened and free to enjoy the real stuff.
Nutella thief?
Mar 21 - Apr 19
Me and my mates
Aries
September, 2005
September, 2005
Drummer Girls
Utila East Wind
THIS MONTH
HOROSCOPES
18
20
September, 2005
Sports
LOCAL
INTERNATIONAL
Cricket
Baseball
on.” He said
The teams meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2pm to 4pm to
practice on the Concord Baseball field.
Mr Cordone also has plans to establish a
team for 15 to 21 year olds as well as a
girls softball team.
Thanks to a fund raising appearance on
HQTV raising Lps 8000 the Tropicales
kids baseball team from La Ceiba was
able to visit to compete in a match on the
24th of September.
The Utilian kids team matched the Bulldogs performance by winning two of the
three games played.
Anyone wanting to participate is welcome at practice. ■
The 10 - 12 year olds with Randy Cordone on the baseball field
R. Singh
Victory for Utilian Baseball Teams
U
tila’s baseball community was
busy last month, proving that
the sport is still alive and thriving on the island.
The beginning of the August saw the
long awaited visit from the New York
Cowboys, a team of ex Utilians living in
the Big Apple.
The Utila Bulldogs had been preparing
for the match for some months and demonstrated their skills by beating the visitors, winning both games played.
“We showed them that baseball is in our
blood” said Ronnie Ramon the Bulldogs
coach.
The following week saw the Bulldogs
seeing off a visiting team from La Ceiba
winning both games in the series.
The islands children have also been given
the opportunity to show off their baseball
skills, thanks to the organization and hard
work of Randy Cordone a Utilian now
living in New York.
He visits the Island for a few months
each year and has initiated the formation
of two youth teams for children aged
from ten to fifteen years.
“I wanted to give the kids happy memories of their youth, baseball is something
they will always be able to look back
Football
A brand new football league began at the
start of this month. The Schedule for the
first round is as follows.
03-09 4pm Tigres vs calis
03-09 6:30pm Sharks vs Sherryl
04-09 3:30pm Juventus vs Dolphins
04-09 6pm Sharks vs Calis
10-09 4pm Juventus vs Tigres
10-09 6:30pm Dolphins vs Sherryl
11-09 3:30pm Sherryl vs Calis
11-09 6:pm Sharks vs Tigres
17-09 4pm Juventus vs Calis
17-09 6:30pm Sherryl vs Tigres
18-09 3:30pm Dolphins vs Sharks
18-09 6:00pm Juventus vs Sherryl
24-09 4pm Tigres vs Dolphins
24-09 6:30pm Sharks vs Juventus
25-09 3:30pm Dolphins vs Calis
Ash-stonashing
England clinch a dramatic lead in the
Ashes Series.
As Ashly Giles hit the winning runs to
put England into a 2-1 lead with only
one game left to play.
Described by many as the greatest
ever Ashes Series, England crossed
the wining line with only three wickets
remaing.
All of which sets up a mouth watering
final test.
Baseball
Swinging
Hawaiias
Michael Memea hit
the first ever game
ending homer in little League history
to snatch the title 76 from Curacao.
With the games tied
in the extra innings
Michael Memea
Memea comes to
the plate and Curacaos the ball high
out of the ground to seal a remarkable
comeback.
“I knew it was gone,” Memea said
afterward, sporting a necklace made
from his favourite candy pieces around
his neck.
The Hawaiian team will have little time
to celebrate their historic victory as next
week they will be back to Curacaoing
the books at school.
Football
Owen Transfer
Michael Owen has signed for English
club Newcastle United in a $30M deal
with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Cycling
Armstrong Drug Allegations
Lance Armstrong the seven times winner of the Tour de France has been
accused by French sports newspaper
L’Equipe of doping during the 1999
Tour.
“I will simply restate what I have said
many times: I have never taken performance-enhancing drugs.” Said Armstrong.
L’Equipe have had a long running vendetta against the American, but the controversy is sure to drag on taking a shine
off the career of one the greatest cyclist
of all time.
EXCHANGE RATES
US Dollar
Euro
British Pound
Australian Dollar
Canandian Dollar
Guatemalan Quetzale
Mexican Peso
Nicaraguan Cordoba
Costa Rican Colone
18.86
23.12
33.96
14.37
15.77
2.48
1.73
1.12
0.04

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