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Utila East Wind
Monthly Newspaper
Utila East Wind
Issue no. 4
Bay Islands, Honduras
Dedicated to Utila
sharkspecial
NEW
MUNICIPAL
POLICE
August, 2005
Utila Thrillaz
Municipality Talks 3 ● Weather 3 ● Bar & Restaurant Guide 13 ● Dear Dr. John 14 ● Puzzles 14 ● Classifieds 17 ● Horoscopes 18 ● Sport 20
Carnival 2005
Photo: Tony P
The Viking float, a colourfully �
Utila East Wind Staff
A
s the sun went down
on this years carnival
partygoers drank and
danced on the beach, exhausted from the weeks festivities.
The carnival had been officially
opened by Miss Honduras joining local beauty queens for the
traditional crowning ceremony
on the main stage.
Studio 99 and Shervin and the
Boys were among the performers to glitz this years event, with
new local talent, Utila Thrillaz
making their debut.
Despite heavy showers Saturday’s parade was hot, colourful
and very loud with local businesses and families competing
for the most elaborate floats.
Organisers, pleased to see months
of hard work pay off, would like
to thank the sponsors and everyone who took part.
“It was beautiful, just beautiful. Boy I`m gonna sleep now
though” said Miss. Lillian (Carnival Committee) at the close of
events.
Mr. and Mrs. Denny Bush kindly
sponsored the main stage while
Caribbean Sea Food brought in
dancers from San Pedro Sula and
Bruce Wardley gave away 60
free passages to performers.
“The whole town has been great,
lots of people contributed”, said
Patrick Flynn, also of the Carnival Committee.
Money raised from this year’s
carnival will go towards kitting out the new Lance Bodden
Health Centre.
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Mientras el sol se escondía al
termino del carnaval, los fiesteros bebieron y bailaron en la
playa, cansados despues de una
semana enterá de fiesta.
Miss Honduras y las bellas reinas locales se unieron a la fiesta
con la tradicional ceremonia de
coronación de la reina del carnaval en el escenario principal.
Studio 99 y Sherwin and the boys
fueron unos de los animadores
del evento junto con el debut de
Utila Thrillaz, un nuevo talento
local.
A pesar de la lluvia, el desfile
del Sabado fue calido, colorido
y escandaloso, las familias y los
negocios locales compitieron en
la elaboración del gernosas carrosas decoradas.
Los organizadores orgullosos de
ver la conclusión de meses de
duro trabajo agradecen a todos
los patrocinadores que formaron
parte de este maravillosa evento.
“Fue hermoso, simplemente hermoso, pero ahora me toca dormir” dijo Miss Lillian (comite del
carnaval) al terminar el evento.
Shark Special
El Sr. y Sra. Denny Bush amaldemente patrocinaron el escenario
principal, Caribbean Sea Food
trabajo bailarines de San Pedro
Sula y Bruce Wardley regalo 60
pasajes para las artistas.
“Todo el pueblo fue muy bueno,
hubo mucha gente involucrada”
dijo Patrick Flynn del comite del
carnaval.
Todo el dinero recaudado durante el carnaval será donado
para abastecer el nuevo Centro
de Salud Lance Bodden. ■
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August, 2005
Utila East Wind
NEWSINBRIEF Island shocked by
horrific attack
Iguana StationTake-over
Management of the Iguana
Station changed hands on
the 26th of July with Aurel
Heidelberg replacing Ingrid and
Ludtz Dirkson after 22 months
dedicated work.
Following tradition Mr. Heidelberg is also from Germany and
will continue to be assisted by
groups of German volunteers.
“Everyone is invited to meet me
and a big thank you to Ludtz
and Ingrid” he said.
Work at the station will continue as usual however Mr. Heidelberg, Envirnomental Scientist, plans to introduce new projects
later on in the year.
Teething problems
BGA continue to have problems with the new ATM.
Since being installed one month ago there have been many
complaints.
“I had to go to the mainland to get money out in the end” said
Ms. Bardon, resident of 17 months.
BGA give no explanation for the inconveniences but state
that, despite displaying the sticker, the ATM does not accept
Mastercard.
Doc gets Dengue
The beginning of July was a bad time to get sick as both Dr.
John McVay and nurse Mark Williams were hit by dengue
fever.
The duo were out of action for several days before bravely
re-opening the clinic.
Stairway collapses
The stairway up the hill between the Main Road and Lozano
Road collapsed suddenly last month.
By diverting funds from the current road maintenance project
the walkway was rebuilt immediately.
“It was time and labour intensive, they needed lots of cement
to stabilise the new stairway.” said Mayor Alton Cooper.
Change of plans for Hole in the Wall
To the relief of those on the point, owners of Hole in the wall
opposite Utila Dive Centre have reconsidered closing and
decided to save the much used snack bar / convenience store.
They had planned to close last month, as reported in Utila East
Wind, but are reorganising the shop instead and have plans for
new stock.
Utila East Wind Staff
A
young mans leg was
set on fire as he slept
outside the Casino
nightclub on Saturday the
9th of July.
Rene Cortez Portillo, known
as Chiqui, passed out drunk on
a bench after drinking all night
with friends.
“I woke up around 4am crying
and in pain. I have no idea who
did this”, he said.
Mr. Portillo sought help from
good friends Pam Muñoz and
Mac Cory Ramon.
“We applied aloe vera and took
him to the Health Centre. I was
very impressed with the quick
reaction of the medical team,”
said Mr. Ramon.
The community donated
cream to treat the burns however Mr. Portillo was taken to
Tegucigalpa for further treatment after the wounds became
infected.
“I would like to thank everyone who helped, I just hope I
wont lose my leg,” he said.
Mr. Portillo is currently recov-
Utila East Wind
Founded 1st April 2005
Issue no. 4
Utila
Bay Islands
Honduras
(504) 373 8530
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LOUISE POWELL
TARA NOBLE-SINGH
Editors
EDITH
EVA
Translators
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE
UTILAEASTWIND TEAM
Katja, Edith, Susan, Ayesha, Sam, Cecilia
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING
FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT
Urs, Dr. John, Annie & Fernando, Alton,
Gunter, Remi, Tony, Utila Thrillaz
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One professional dancer took the phrase
“dance til you drop” a bit too literally at
the carnival.
She collapsed from heat exhaustion after
hours of dancing in the summer heat.
Several other cases of heat exhaustion
have been reported, particularly amongst
females.
People are advised to keep hydrated,
stay out of the midday sun and avoid
strenuous activity during the hottest parts
of the day.
Letters are welcomed for publication. Priority will be given to
letters dealing with local issues
To air your views
To get your paper
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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ering in Tegucigalpa but plans
to return to his work on the island as soon as possible.
Police investigating the incident are appealing to the public for any information.
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El sábado 9 de Julio, un joven
se despertó con su pierna en
llamas afuera de la discoteca,
el Casino.
René Cortez Portillo, conocido como el Chiqui, se quedó
dormido una banca, después
de haber bebido toda la noche
con sus amigos.
“Me desperté a las 4 de la
mañana llorando del dolor.
No tengo idea de quien pudo
haber hecho esto”, dijo el Sr.
Portillo.
Fue ayudado por buenos amigos, Pam Muñoz y Mac Cory
Ramón.
“Le aplicamos aloe vera y lo
llevamos al Centro de Salud.
“Me impresionó la reacción
tan rápida del equipo medico”, dijo el Señor Ramón.
La comunidad donó una crama para las quemaduras del
Sr. Portillo, hasta que fuese
transladado a Tegucigalpa,
Mr. Portillo awaits further treatment for infected wounds
para obtener más tratamiento,
ya que la herida se le infectó.
“Quisiera agradecer a todo el
que me ha ayudado,solo espero no perder mi pierna” dijo.
El Sr. Portillo se encuentra en
Tefucigalpa, sin embargo pla-
nea regresar a su trabajo lo
más pronto posible.
La policía que investiga el
caso, hace un llamado al público para cualquier informacción. ■
Weather
August, 2005
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Utila East Wind
Outlook
Moons
August on Utila is hot and humid with chances of
thunder storms, especially in the late afternoons and
evenings.
It is hurricane season and although it is rare for a
hurricane to hit Utila it is a possibility.
Average August temp
August ten year high
5th August
Average August rainfall 3in. / 7.6cm
August ten year high 6.8in. / 17.3cm
Sunrise
Sunset
Water temp
13th August
87ºF / 31ºC
94ºF / 35ºC
26th August
≈ 05:26
≈ 18:18
84ºF / 29ºC
August Heat Warning
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are a danger, drink
plenty of water and avoid prolonged exposure to
the sun. UV levels in August are at their highest
and it is important to ensure your skin is protected,
regularly apply a high factor sunscreen.
19th August
What they say
“
Quotesof
theMonth
MUNICIPALITY
TALKS
Often seasons which
have high hurricane
activity in July tend
to be active for the
whole season
”
Prof. Mark Saunders,
Benfield Hazard
Research Centre
To keep yourself updated on
hurricane activity tune into the
Weather Channel (30) or check
out the following internet sites
weatherunderground.com and
weather.cnn.com
MAYOR ALTON COOPER
I
hope you all enjoyed this
years Carnival, despite the
odd shower.
Its been a busy month at the
municipality again, especially
with the introduction of our
new municipal police force.
In the first week alone crime
was greatly reduced and we
all hope that things continue
to improve.
Thanks again for your support with the road works and
remember, please feel free to
approach me with any issues
or concerns.
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Gracias otra vez por su apoyo
con los trabajos en la calle y
recuerden: siéntanse libres de
acercarse con cualquier pregunta o preocupación.
▼▼
▼▼
We have appointed a new municipal police force to patrol
the streets from 10pm till 5am
every night. The six men from
the Island work closely with the
Policia Preventiva to support our
battle against crime.
▼▼
The 6 year old pipeline network
on the Cayes underwent testing
and repair and 100 anchors were
laid to stabilise the underwater
pipelines. This is a continuation
of the ongoing project to provide
the Cayes with a reliable water
supply.
▼▼
The Towns water supply was
also increased by at least 20%
after we cleaned the wells at the
beginning of July, aided by the
Marine Corps.
▼▼
After the sudden collapse of the
step road to the hill we diverted
funds from the road works
project to repair the walkway
immediately.
▼▼
Espero que todos disfruten del
carnaval de este año, a pesar de
la rara tormenta que paso. Ha
sido un mes bastante ocupado
en la municipalidad otra vez,
especialmente con la introducción de nuestra nueva Policía
Municipal. En sólo la primera
semana los delitos fueron reducidos grandemente y esperamos
que las cosas sigan mejorando.
I am still focused on fully refurbishing the roads by the beginning of next year. Again I thank
you for your patience as this
work continues.
~
Hemos seleccionado a un nuevo
cuerpo de Policía Municipal
que patrullará las calles de
10pm a 5am a diario. Lo seis
policías isleños trabajan de
cerca con la Policía Preventiva para apoyar nuestra batalla
contra el crimen.
▼▼
La tubería de 6 años en los cayos paso por pruebas y reparos y
100 anclajes fueron puestos para
estabilizar la tubería submarina.
Esta es una continuación del
proyecto en marcha de proveer
agua potable a los Cayos.
▼▼
El suministro de agua del pueblo
también fue incrementado por
los menos en un 20% después
de limpiar los pozos a inicios de
Julio.
▼▼
Después del colapso repentino del camino de gradas hacia la loma desviamos fondos
del proyecto de las calles para
repararlo inmediatamente.
▼▼
Todavía estoy firme en renovar
totalmente las calles a principios
del año entrante. Otra vez les
agradezco por su paciencia a
medida que continúan estos trabajos. ■
“
How would you
like to be swimming,
without a sack of
shark food, in the exact spot where some
yahoo feeds sharks
every day –
on the yahoo`s day
off.
”
Rick Barry on shark
feeding
“
It was terrible,
we nearly killed
Mr. Dave
.
Manager at Bundu
after they dropped
a can of paint off
the roof onto their
neighbour
”
“
I think it was
due
for a trim.
.
Dr. John after
shaving off his
beard cutting his
hair.
“
”
I’m not sure
about that
name
.
Shelby McNab on
Derek’s stage name
‘Baby Murder’
(repeated 7 times
on HQTV
”
“ ”
Louder
Your Mayor,
Alton Cooper
Miss Kinder’s big
speech after she
was told to talk
louder.
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August, 2005
Utila East Wind
New municipal police
help manage crime
What they carry
Utila East Wind Staff
S
even men appointed
by the Mayor have
begun nightly rounds
of the island in an effort
to combat the levels of
Municipal
crime.
Working alongside the
Police Cap
Policia Preventiva the new
municipal police force
will patrol the streets of
Utila from 10pm to 5am.
Mayor Alton Cooper dePepper
cided to take action as
Spray
reports of crime increased
dramatically over the past
two months, “The last
six weeks have been the
we’ve ever seen”
Stun Gun worst
he said.
The Police Officers have
been given the task of
protecting tourists, keeping
kids of the streets and enforcing safety laws to restore a
feeling of security
at night.
situation
Handcuffs “The
was really bad,
it’s a group of fellas, just a small
little group of people causing
trouble and scaring off the
tourists,” said Wilfred James,
one of the appointed officers.
Armed with pepper sprays,
batons, stun guns and handcuffs the officers are granted
the power to arrest anyone
caught undertaking
criminal activities
and detain
until a
VHF Radio them
member of
the Policia
Preventiva
arrives.
Khaki uniforms
matching caps
Baton with
and fully equipped
holster belts were
provided by the
Mayor and make
the officers easily
recognisable.
The group are coordinated
by Ronnie Ramon and work
in pairs, communicating via
VHF radio on frequency 78.
“I’m gonna straighten it out,
anyone you see stealing or
breaking-in you can call me”
said Mr. Ramon.
The substantial costs of
maintaining the force are, at
present, covered by the dive
shops, however Mayor Alton
Cooper appeals to all busi-
nesses for help.
“We need the support of all
businesses in order to sustain
the project” he said.
“We have already seen a dramatic improvement in just the
first week so it is definitely
worth it” he
said.
Mr. James spoke
out recently on
HQ TV “We’re
asking the parents to authorise us to grab
the
children
and bring them
home in the safest manner” he said.
“Our objective is to stop this
wave of crime in the community and it is working,” he
said.
If you need assistance from
the force they can be reached
on VHF 78 during working
hours or by contacting Mr.
Ramon directly on 425 3187
or 425 3838.
“A dramatic
improvement
in just the
first week”
~
Hay siete personas seleccionadas por el alcalde en apoyo
para combatir los actos delictivos.
Trabajando junto con la
Policía Preventiva y la nueva
Policía Municipal, patrullan
las calles de Utila desde las
10pm a las 5am.
El señor alcalde
Alton Cooper ha
decidido tomar
acciones ya que
el nivel de crimen
ha
aumentado
dramáticamente
en los últimos dos
meses y nos menciono que las ultimas seis semanas
son las peores que
ha visto.
A los oficiales se
les ha dado la tarea de proteger a los turistas, también
vigilando que los menores no
estén a horas inapropiadas y
procurando de tener un ambiente de tranquilidad en general por las noches.
“ Esta situación es terrible, es
un grupo pequeño de muchachos que están causando
problemas y molestando a los
turistas” así nos dijo Wilfred
James, uno de los oficiales.
“The last
six weeks
have been
the worst
we’ve ever
seen”
Khaki
Uniform
Los oficiales están equipados con repelentes preventivos, bates, pistolas salvas y
esposas, los oficiales tienen
la autoridad de arrestar a
cualquier persona que este
actuando
de
forma impropia
y tenerlos cautivos hasta que
los miembros de
la Policía Preventiva lleguen
al lugar.
El uniforme es
de color caki,
con sus respectivas gorras, cinturones y
distintivos, que el alcalde les
a otorgado para el reconocimiento inmediato.
Este grupo es coordinado e
integrado por Rony Ramón y
se comunican vía VHF radio
en la frecuencia 78.
“Yo estaré a sus servicios,
si ven a alguien tratando de
robar o cualquier otro acto
delincuencial, por favor llámenos” dijo el Sr. Ramón.
El presupuesto del mantenimiento para tener este servicio hasta ahora se a logrado
gracias al apoyo de las escuelas de buceo, pero se hace
un llamado a los dueños de
negocios para colaborar con
esta causa.
“Necesitamos el apoyo
económico de las personas
que nos puedan ayudar para
continuar con este proyecto
ya que hemos visto la diferencia que se ha logrado en
esta primera semana, definitivamente es algo que vale la
pena” dijo el Sr. Alcalde.
El Sr. James hablo recientemente por HQ TV, “Les
pedimos a los padres que nos
autoricen para retornar sus
hijos a casa de buena manera, los menores que sean encontrados fuera de casa a altas horas de la noche, nuestro
objetivo es para esta ola delincuencial en la comunidad y
esta funcionando”.
Si ustedes necesitan asistencia, los pueden encontrar por
radio VHF 78, durante el dia,
pueden llamar directamente
al Sr. Ramon al 425-3187 o
425-3838. ■
The Force
Ronald
Ramon
Emilio A Reyes
Molina
Rodolpho
Miralda
Luke Norman
Flynn
Jack
Cooper
Garett
Ramon
Wilfred
James
August, 2005
Utila East Wind Staff
S
Safely on Utila, Capt. and
first mate enjoy the carnival.
boat to take down the sail it was
towed back to Utila for repair.
“It worked out well in the end,
we always wanted to come to
Utila and its perfect timing for
carnival” said Captain Coupal.
~
BOTE A LA DERIVA
Seis pasajeros y un bote velero
a la deriva fueron rescatados
después de 12 horas de odisea,
depuse de ser envestidos por una
tormenta.
El “Honky Tonk” zarpo de
Omoa el domingo 24 de julio.
“Vi la tormenta venir entonces
para evitarla di la vuelta” dijo el
capitán Mario Coupal.
La tripulación constaba del
Capitán y dueño del barco el Sr.
Coupal y Luice Sans con cuatro
pasajeros más.
El grupo llamo por ayuda cuando el Capitán vio que ya no podía
hacer mas en esa situación,
después las cosas empeoraron
cuando una de las escotillas se
abrió y el bote comenzó a llenarse de agua.
La llamada de auxilio escuchada
el Sr. Tony P. En Utila, entonces
lo hizo lo posible para darle
apoyo vía radio y rápidamente
se organizo un grupo de ayuda
que se movilizó de inmediato.
Muchos capitanes corrieron al
rescate aunque con dificultades para encontrar el “Honky
Tonk”, que cada vez se alejaba
mas empeorando el rescate.
“Estábamos exhaustos y mareados no teníamos energía para
nada” dice la señora Sans
Cartier.
Eventualmente cuando el hijo
del capitán Mannie, lucho por
bordar el velero para bajar la
vela, luego fue remolcado hasta
Utila para repararlo.
“Todo salió bien al final, siempre
quisimos venir a Utila y que mejor tiempo que para el carnaval”.
■
04:00
Set Sail from
Omoa
partieron de
Omoa
17.30
Storm Hits
la tormenta
comienza
19:30
Following
May Day
received from
passengers:
“May Day,
Captain
incapacitated,
taking on
water”
la tripulación
continua
haciendo
llamados
de auxilio y el capt.
Haciendo
un su mayor
esfuerzo
23:00
Captain
Mannie’s
rescue boat
dispatched.
el capitán
Mannie sale
al rescate de
la embarcación
00:00
Honky Tonk
reports a
change in position, unable
to lower sail.
el Honky
Tonk reporta
el cambio de
posición.
00.30
Captain Mannie in persuit.
cap. Mannie
en perseguido
01.30
Boats meet
los botes se
encuentran
02.45
Captain
Mannie`s son
boards Honky
Tonk and
lowers sail.
el hijo del
cap. Mannie,
aborda el
bote y logra
bajar la vela
03:00
Towing
begins
comienzan a
regresar
08:00
Boats arrive
in Utila
botes llegan a
Utila
Letters to the Editor
Six stranded at sea
ix passengers and a
stricken sail boat were
safely towed to Utila after
a rough 12 hour ordeal at sea.
The Honky Tonk was caught up
in a squall after setting sail from
Omoa on Sunday the 24th July.
“I saw the storm and tried to
avoid it, but it made a turn” said
Captain Mario Coupal.
Alongside Canadian owners
Captain Coupal and Luice Sans
Cartier the boat was also carrying four tourist passengers.
The group called for help when
the Captain became incapacitated and the boat started taking on
water after the hatch blew off.
The May Day was received by
Tony P, on Utila and a VHF support team was mobilised immediately.
Captain Mannie who was dispatched to the rescue had difficulties reaching the Honky
Tonk, as it moved away, unable
to lower its sail.
“ We were all exhausted and seasick, we had no energy for anything” said Ms. Sans Cartier
Eventually after Captain Mannie’s son struggled on board the
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Utila East Wind
Dear Editor
Where have all the buoys gone?
Joshua Swash, Pinnacle, Old House, Red Cliff, Blackish
Point, and now, Aquarium are all missing buoys.
When I enquire as to where there are, the answers are not
clear. I’m told that, in the past, BICA used to collect diver
fees of $1 per day per diver and maintained the buoys.
BICA would contract with one of the local fishermen to
replace them when they became detached.
However, that was then, this is now. The current responsibility doesn’t appear to be as clear.
I hear everything from BICA to dive boat captains to no
one.
The most popular answer is that shortly after the first of the
year, divers started paying an additional dollar ($2 now)
and UDSEC is responsible for maintaining the buoys.
I’m not sure this is correct as I find it hard to believe that an
organization dedicated to diving would not stay on top of
maintaining the buoy system.
It also doesn’t make sense given they have double the
money.
Maybe the question isn’t “where have all the buoys gone?”,
It’s “who’s doing what to maintain them?”
Chris, from the cinema
Dear Editor
I wanted to send a copy of July’s Utila East Wind home so
my parents could read about the island, but the post office
has been out of stamps for over a week now.
Yep, post office no stamps.
Apparently no where else on the island sells them either.
What next? A diveshop with no tanks? A restaurant with
no food on the menu?
Peter Fletcher, Austrailian
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Louise on 373 8539 or email [email protected] or
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Utila East Wind
Miss Honduras?
Lissa Viera Saenz, contender
for Miss Honduras 2005
came back to her roots to
parade alongside Miss Utila
in this years carnival.
The 22 year old beauty
gave the Utila East
Wind a few words.
What’s your
connection with
Utila?
I’m from Utila
originally, my dad
Alan and brother Johnny Alan both live here, so
even though I grew up in Ceiba, I come to visit
as often as I can.
What title do you hold at the moment?
I am Miss Cacao, it was a big pageant in
Equador with girls competing from all over
Central America, so I was very proud to
win.
How are the preparations for Miss
Honduras going?
I have been working with Eduardo,
a fashion designer from Ceiba, for
three years. He takes it very seriously
insisting on three hours in the gym
five times a week and a strict diet, I must
loose some weight before the competition.
Who are your sponsors?
My family, particularly my Aunt Linda (Halveston)
has been very supportive.
What is your advice to other budding young
beauty queens?
Go for it, it’s a great experience.Self confidence and
dedication is really important. Be Strong!
~
Lissa Viera Saenz , participante para el Miss Honduras 2005, regreso a sus raices para desfilar en junto con
la electa Miss Utila de este año, en el carnaval.
La belleza de 22 años, concedió al Utila East Wind una
breve entrevista.
Cuál es tu conexión con Utila?
Yo soy originaria de Utila, mi papa Alan y mi hermano
Johnny Alan viven aquí, pero me crecí en La Ceiba, y
los trato de visitar tanto como se pueda.
Que titulo estas portando en este momento?
Soy Miss Cacao, fue una gran experiencia en
Ecuador, compitiendo con chicas de toda Centro
América, así que estoy muy orgullosa de haber
ganado.
Cómo te sientes con la preparación para el Miss
Honduras?
He estado trabajando con Eduardo, un diseñador de moda en La Ceiba por tres años.
El es muy serio al momento de ocuparse de mi,
poniéndome a hacer tres horas de gimnasio 5
veces a la semana y llevo una dieta rigurosa,
tengo que perder peso antes del concurso.
Quines son los que te apoyan?
Mi familia especialmente mi tía Linda Halveston, me
ha
apoyado muchísimo.
Cuál seria tu consejo para chicas que están en esta carrera?
De poner todo su esfuerzo, es una gran experiencia. Confiar
en si mismas y la dedicación es muy importante, sean perseverantes! ■
Stars of the
This years Carnival was a glitzy affair with
dresses galore, sexy dancing and an eclectic
mix of music to suit all tastes.
Over the week we counted sixteen beauty
queens, seventeen floats, twelve parties,
three inflatable Flor de Caña bottles, ten
party casualties, four venues and fifty
six playings of Utila Thrillaz ‘Carnavale de Utila’.
Sufficed to say a good time was
had by all, (those that do and
don’t remember it) and thanks
should go to the organisers for providing all the right party ingredients.
Beauty Queens
Abigail Jackson – Carnival Queen
Flor de Elize Gabourel – Miss Utila
Lissa Viera Saenz - Miss Cacao
Alisha Bush – Juvenile Carnival Queen
Miss Jackson – Miss Kinder
Carnival organisers wish to thank
Mr. and Mrs. Denny Bush
Caribbean Seafoods
Dr. Bruce Wardley
Eduardo
Roatan Mayor Jerry Hinds
Luis & Alfred SunJam organisers
The performers
And everyone who attended
August 2005
Carnival
No. 1 Thrillaz!
Saturday saw the release of the
sensational debut single by the
Utila Thrillas.
Bound for fame, Utilas first Raggaton group opened this years carnival to an onslaught of screaming
fans.
The video and single both topped
number one spots in Honduras.
Local trio Harry Williams, 14,
Dereck Zelaya, 15, and Marvin
Escobar, 16, wrote and recorded
“Carnaval De Utila”, “Saturday
was our first performance, everyone’s been supporting us” said Mr.
Escobar, aka Baby Murder.
The boys and bikini clad friends
had a wild day recording the music video,
drinking
champagne
in the hot tub at the Mango Inn,
cruising around on a speedboat and
dancing away at Bar in the Bush .
The video was shot by Funky Fat
Fish productions and HQ TV were
the first to snap it up.
Having practised for only one
week before going into AC recording studios in La Ceiba the group
“…plan to make another single in
a few months” said Mr. Zelaya, aka
Thrilla D.
“Carnival De Utila” can be heard
on Power radio station or you can
tune in to TeleCeiba, Channel 4 or
HQ TV
to watch the video.
DVD`s and CD
singles are selling like hotcakes at Ritas
Bourtique.
El sábado 23 el vimos el sensacional debut de los Utila Thrillaz,
ya muy populares, es el primer
grupo de reggeton en Utila, ellos
se encargaron de la apertura de este
carnaval, obteniendo el apoyo de
sus seguidores, con muchos aplausos y ovaciones.
Ya tienen el primer lugar en Honduras como mejor video.
El trío local esta formado por: Harry Williams de 14 años, Dereck
Zelaya de 15 y Marvin Escobar de
16, han escrito y grabado la canción
“Carnaval de Utila”, “el sábado fue
nuestra gran presentación y todos
nos han apoyado mucho” dijo Mr.
Escobar, conocido como “Baby
Murder”.
Los chicos y los bikinis han tenido
un día agitado, filmando el video,
tomando champagne, en la piscina
del Mango Inn, dando un tour en
bote y bailando en Bar in the Bush.
El video fue filmado gracias a
Funky Fat Fish Productions y en
HQTV donde dieron su primer
paso.
Aunque solo practicaron por una
semana, antes de ir a grabar a AC
Estudio de grabación en La Ceiba,
el grupo ya esta planeando hacer
otro sencillo en unos meses dijo
Mr. Zelaya, alias Thrilla D.
“Carnaval de Utila” puede ser escuchado en estaciones de radio o lo
pueden ver en TeleCeiba, canal 4 o
HQTV para ver el video.
DVD’s y CD’s de la canción, se
están vendiendo como pan
caliente
y en
Rita’s
Boutique.
‘Carnival De Utila’
Utila Thrillaz
Baby Murder (Estribillo) Bienvenidos a Utila. La isla esta de fiesta,
este carnaval esta bien bueno, toda
la gente estan celebrando. Bienvenidos a utila. Las isla esta de fiest,
este carnaval esta bien bueno, toda la
gent estan celebrando.
Lil Flow en este carnaval todos vamos a gozar, a las nenas le gusta ver
a los thrillas cantar. En este ritmo
mami hoy tu tienes que bailar y con
el flor de thrillas toda la noche a
celebrar. En esto soy famoso tambien peligroso, a mi me gusta mami
cuando lo mueves sabroso. Bienvenidas nenas a UT. Mani vengan a mi que
Lil Flow te va enseñar a ti. En esta
fiesta de tambore, mami de combinaciones, olvidemos los rumores esta
noched con canciones. No lo vamos
a para, esta noched asta el final,
bailemos todos juntos porque how es
carnaval.
Baby Murder Estribillo
Thrilla D We the Thrillas comin
from Utila, straight to the top, we
ain’t gonna neva stop, we gonna drop
to that numba one spot. Kick it like
the Derf and rock, if you like our
songs, through it up until the song
is ove. Girl shake that thang, cuz
you got one night one life, tonight
is the night for Utila right. Look
it’s time for the white boy to do you
right. Thrilla D ain’t gonna neva sto,
I’m a rap til my longs collapse, it’s
gonna be hot so dance. Till your legs
get tired then drop. You betta not be
in the back board, when them girls
jamming on the dance floor. Second
raps up girl, all I want you to do, is
to shake that thing up for the Thrilla and the Flow.
Baby Murder Estribillo
Baby Murder Es el tiempo de Utila,
somos los Thrillas, cantando para
nuestra isla. Todas las mujeres estan
presentes, ensenando esos cuerpos
calientes. Proque es hora de bailar,
es hora de gozar, nadie puede faltar
en este carnaval. Mujeres quiero
ver, sus cuerpos estremecer, suavemente, hasta al amanecer. En esta fiesta que esta bien Buena, en esta noche que esta serena. Estas mujeres
estan bien ricas, moviendo todas sus
cinturitas. Enseñando sus hermosuras, moviendo bien sus cinturas, se
que te gustan las travesuras.
Baby Murda Estribillo X 2
Baby
MurderHey
cano,
we owe you for this
onThrilla. dThat’s Right.
Lil FlowUT
news&reviews
Utila East Wind
DINER
IN
DISGUISE
 TOP FIVE THIS MONTH
1
2
3
4
5
La Piccola
Dish: Chicken Scalopine Lps. 120
Beautiful chicken, bread and salad with meal.
Would be great to have better parmasan cheese!
Sit outside here the inside is too bright.
★★★★☆
Jungle Café
Dish: Goulash Lps.170
Good amount, comes with excellent salads.
Its a long walk though and you will need some
bugspray, sandfies are bad! Again, very bright,
more candles please.
★★★★☆
Ultra Light
Dish: Falafal Lps.60
Delicious and filling but could do with more
salad in the pitta. Good fresh OJ.
Chilled, good for people watching but not too
much atmosphere at night.
★★★☆☆
Champas Bar
Dish: Chicken Burger Lps. 50
Good value burger, the whole chicken breast.
But whats a burger without fries?
Its always pretty quiet too so better for lunchtimes.
★★★☆☆
Bundu
Dish: Chef Salad
Generous salad with garlic bread, opt for the
fantastic garlic dressing. Avoid the bagels though
which are too heavy and forget this place if your
in a hurry.
★★☆☆☆
Chill at “The Grill”
N
Katja Hock
o fuss, no frills, great food, large portions and variety are what you can expect when you enter “The Grill”, a new restaurant in front of Tranquila Bar.
A giant tree adorned with fairy lights shelters the
outside seating area making for a cosy atmosphere while enjoying one of the international
dishes on offer.
“We have dinners as well as bar snacks and a
variety of side dishes to choose from” said Manager, Jo, dedicated chef of the establishment.
Snacks and appetizers are available from 3pm
onwards - perfect for mixing and matching some
hot and cold munchies while you sit in the bar
and watch the sun go down.
Full dinner plates are then served from 6pm until
9:30pm.
Be prepared to face the difficult decision of
which two mouth-watering sides to choose from
though.
The freedon to pick and choose from the menu
means you never have to have the same meal
twice and with very reasonably priced dishes,
around Lps.120 you might as well have a bottle
of wine too.
Whatever the occasion theres something to suit
at The Grill and plenty of bar traffic to keep diners entertained. ■
WORLD
NEWS
Debt Relief
Ten massive
concerts took place
in cities across the
globe to call for
action against international poverty.
The concerts were
timed to coincide
with the start of the G8
conference in Scotland.
The eight world leaders met
and agreed to boost aid for
developing countries by $50
billion.
Honduras received debt
relief amounting to $1 billion alongside Rwanda and
Zambia as part of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
initiative.
Terrorist Attacks
Terrorist bombings shocked
the world during the month
of July.
52 people were
killed and over
700 injured when
four synchronised bombs were detonated
across Londons busy transport
network during morning rush
hour on 7th July.
At least 64
people were
killed when three
bombs exploded
in Sharm al-Sheikh in Egypt
on Saturday 23rd July.
Monsoon Claims
Lives
More than 500
have died in
monsoon floods
in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in India.
According to officials, the rain
on Tuesday 26th July was the
heaviest recorded in a single
day in India.
New Planet
Astronomers in the United
States have announced the
discovery of the 10th planet to
orbit our Sun.
Three times as far away as
Pluto, it was first seen in
2003 but has only now been
confirmed as a planet.
It is a world of rock and ice
about 3,000km across, and
somewhat larger than Pluto.
Coaster Collision
At least 14 people
have been injured
in a crash between
two rollercoaster
cars at a Disney
theme park in California.
18 ambulances and 100
firemen were deployed to the
scene.
Utila East wind
August, 2005
Blue Pages
shark spec
ia
To feed or not to feed?
That is the
question, should
shark diving
be condoned?
Utila East Wind Staff
T
he gentle Whale Shark
has long been attracting tourists to Utila
but, as shark feeding dives
become more popular how
long will it be before other
Utilian sharks steal the limelight?
Waihuka Shark Adventures
in Roatan already offers the
opportunity to participate in a
shark feeding experience.
For $75 groups of up to 14
Shark Feeding in the Bahamas
divers descend 70ft onto a
seamount to watch Caribbean
Reef sharks feed on proffered
bait.
The bait consists of 6 – 8
pounds of fish entrails and can
attract up to 15 sharks.
“I know there are issues, but
its amazing to be able to see
so many sharks close-up” said
Andrina Bindon, customer.
Exiciting as it sounds, the prac-
tise of shark feeding or any
other feeding of marine life is
strongly opposed by many environmentalist groups.
Opinion is split, PADI, the
worlds largest dive association
supports the activity arguing
the educational value of these
encounters
“These close and direct encounters with sharks help alleviate
fears of sharks and provide opportunities for divers to learn”
said Jeff Nadler Vice President
of Industry Relations, PADI.
Opposition states that any interaction with wild animals interferes with their ecosystem.
“Feeding disrupts normal ecological processes, it alters the
natural behaviour of the marine
life that is fed and it becomes
an event associated with people
and boats”, said Paul Johnson,
Reef Relief spokesperson.
Feeding of dolphins and other
marine mammals is illegal
in the US and this ban is supported by PADI, the question
has been raised as to why shark
feeding should be considered
any different.
Pro feeders claim that shark behaviour is unaffected by regular
feeding and if sharks are contained within marine protected
areas feeding eventually protects them.
The combination of sharks,
food and people all in close
proximity to one another however must be carefully managed
l
for obvious safety reasons.
“Worldwide numerous injuries
to divers participating in these
dives or simply visiting the
feeding sites have been documented.” Said Bill Alevizon,
Ecologist.
So much so Florida has recently banned shark feeding dives,
a decision backed by conservation groups including
Cont.. pg. 10
For
Against
To make sharks
more valuable to the
local economy as a
living resource than
as a harvested one.
Feeding alters
natural behaviour
and disrupts normal
ecological processes.
To help alleviate
fears and provide
education.
Attacks and bites
have been reported
by those conducting
the activity and others in the vicinity.
If feeding within a
marine protected
area thereby encouraging the sharks to
stay close, it may
help to protect them.
Utila East Wind
August, 2005
Blue Pages
Thinking
Green
U
Jules Page
tila has rich and diverse
waters, from the whalesharks and dolphins to
black coral.
People are drawn from all over the
world to see these different species.
The University of Southern Mississippi is interested in studying
dolphins.
The species most commonly encountered in Utila are Spinners,
Bottlenose and the Rough Toothed
Dolphin.
Little is known about the Rough
Toothed therefore making Utila an
ideal location to study them as there
are many sightings year round.
Rough-toothed dolphins (Steno
bredanensis) are usually found in
deep waters and have been observed near the shores of islands
with steep drop-offs.
However, these dolphins are rarely
seen, even less often studied, and
so are consequently poorly understood.
The Marine Mammal Behaviour
and Cognition Laboratory at the
University of Southern Mississippi
is conducting surveys off the coast
of Utila.
This work has found the dolphins
Rough toothed dolphin
Dive site of
the month
Raggedy Caye
in waters ranging in depth from 12
m to 145 m, and photo ID revealed
that some of the same dolphins
were sighted on different occasions.
Photographic data is used to identify individual animals and determine group composition, association patterns, and habitat within the
study area.
Ethograms (pictorial catalogue of
the behavioural patterns of a species) and video is used to ascertain
behavioural patterns.
Hydrophone recordings provide
information about the sounds produced by them.
The collection of data through the
year enables us to identify possible
seasonal changes in the dolphins’
residency and behavioural patterns.
As very little is known about the
life history and behaviour of these
dolphins, this information will give
a better understanding of this species.
It will also benefit the scientific
community and conservation efforts to preserve this and other marine species.
If you are interested in finding out
Hawsbill Turtle
aggedy Caye, a tiny
uninhabited bird sanctuary, lies off the north
west coast of Utila.
Descending on the bouy line
you reach a gently sloping reef
flat at about 7m / 23ft.
The shallows extend quite far
from the island, you will have
to swim down one of the many
sand channels to the drop off.
Be careful to take your bearings
as you descend else finding the
buoy line can be tricky.
Once you reach the wall it falls
steeply to around 40m / 130ft.
Visibility can be variable, at its
best the waters are a beautiful
deep blue.
Look out for schooling fish suspended above the drop off, including large groups of vibrant
blue creole wrasse.
On a good day the waters are
full of life, green and spotted
morays, hawksbill turtles and
spotted drums are all commonly sighted.
Further off shore than most of
Utila’s sites, there is always the
possibility of something bigger
passing by, two Mantas were
recently sighted here.
On one rare sighting last month
twelve Orchas (Killer Whales)
were seen just off the Caye.
Leave plenty of time to enjoy
the reef top at the end of the
dive, the shallows here are extensive and always busy with
active fish. ■
WHALE SHARK
(Rhincodon typus) < 15m
DistributionCircumglobal, tropical and sub tropical seas
DescriptionDark upper body
with distinctive pattern of blue
and white spots and lines. Large
terminal mouth.
DietA filter feeder, feeds on small
plankton, fish and crustaceans.
ReproductionLive bearer, no. of
pups per litter unknown.
FactContrary to popular belief
whale sharks do have teeth.
SILKY SHARK
(Cacharhinus falciformis)
< 3.5m
DistributionCircumglobal,
tropical and sub tropical seas
DescriptionSlender grey with
a long snout, often with dusky
edges on fins.
DietPelagic fish and bottom
dwellers.
Sharks
ReproductionLive bearer, no.
of pups per litter unknown.
FactNamed for their smooth
skin compared to other
sharks.
BULL SHARK
(Carcharhinus leucas) < 3.5m 
DistributionCircumglobal, tropical
and warm temperate waters
Description Grey to brown with pale
underbody. Stocky body shape, no fin
markings.
DietFish, seabirds, turtles, large prey.
ReproductionLive bearers, < 13 pups
per litter
FactCan enter fresh water and even
swim right up large rivers such as the
Zambezi.
NURSE SHARK
(Ginglymostoma cirratum) <
4m
DistributionTropical and sub
tropical Atlantic and eastern
Pacific.
DescriptionYellow brown to
Grey brown.
DietBottom living fish and
invertebrates.
ReproductionLive bearer, < 25
pups per litter
FactCommonly used in
behavioural and physiological
research.
GREAT HAMMERHEAD
SHARK
(Sphyrna mokarran) < 6m
DistributionCircumtropical and
temperate seas.
DescriptionGrey with pale underside, relatively small eyes.
DietMostly fishes particularly
rays.
ReproductionLive bearer, < 40
pups per litter
FactHave been observed ascending, spiralling slowly around each
other to copulate at the surface.
R
CARIBBEAN REEF
SHARK
(Carcharhinus perezii) < 3m
DistributionTropical and sub
tropical western Atlantic.
DescriptionSilvery grey with
white underside and short
blunt snout.
DietVariety of fish
ReproductionLive bearer, < 6
pups per litter
FactMost commonly observed shark in the Caribbean.
Sharks
TIGER SHARK
(Galeocerdo cuvier) < 6.5m 
DistributionCircumglobal, tropical and warm temperate seas
DescriptionGrey with pale underbody, young have distinct vertical stripes which fade
with age.
DietEats almost anything.
ReprodutionLive bearer, up to 80 young.
FactShoes, a cows hoof, and medieval armour have all been found in the bellies of tiger
sharks, known as the garbage cans of the sea.
BLACK TIP SHARK
(Carcharhinus limbatus) < 2.5m
DistributionCircumglobal, tropical and temperate waters
DescriptionGrey shark with dark fin tips, pale under body and white stripe on side. Long
snout.
DietBottom living fish and crustaceans.
ReproductionLive bearer, < 7 pups per litter
FactIn the Atlantic, blacktip sharks are over fished; commercial and recreational fishing regulations are in place for this species.
are a rare sight
in Utilian waters, if you are
lucky enough to see one, it will
probably be one of the these
species.
Despite
their
reputation sharks
pose little danger
to humans.
Only about 70 people per year
are attacked by sharks worldwide, less than 15 are fatal,
most incidents involve spearfishers or shark feeders.
Cont.. pg.9
UTILAS NEW
DIVE
PROFESSIONALS
Altons
Tina Liechti
Michael Dyen
Ecomarine
Maria Gaugain
Hjordis Möller
Roswitha
Schädler
Tyler Wells
Captain Morgans
Lisa Stormer
Deep Blue
Paul Buck
David Schult
Paul Dale
Paradise
Pablo AI
Cross Creek
Geraldine
Workman
John Gallagher
Jerald MacMurry
Sarah Willson
John Flynn
Yinon Avraham
Dawn
Tichehurst
Aleyande Eel
Chris Harvey
Meryl McLaren
Chris Shenkel
Mads Hollesen
Faycal Bouazza
Ben Wilson AI
Pablo Arias
Jacob Adriansen
Søren Jensen
Guillermo
Julie Glavind
UDC
Thomas Erbe
Course director
Andi Dixon AI
Claudia
Leslie Levere
Susanne
Colin
Alex
Tom
Sandi Blair AI
Jo Inst
John Inst
Nick Inst
Sam Inst
Rodrigo Joduri
Inst
Chris Brady Inst
Laurent Inst
BICD
Jess
Amy
Josh
Wim
Miranda
Laura
Sharks, unlike other fishes,
have skeletons formed from
cartilage, their skin is covered
with hard scales giving it a
rough feel.
A highly developed sense of
smell and the lateral line, a row
of sensory pores used to detect
sound and electrical vibrations
make sharks highly efficient
predators.
Young of some species are born
alive, others lay egg cases on
the substrate.
World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society
and Reef Relief.
“The contention that shark
feeding will lead to a dangerous association of humans with food and increase
shark attacks is not substantiated …there have been no
fatalities attributed to shark
feeding activities ” says Mr
Nadler.
This debate goes beyond the
issue of shark feeding; will
PADI’s policy of encouraging divers to obverse but
not interact with marine life
change?
Neither side seem ready to
compromise and as the demand for shark feeding dives
increases the debate is set to
grab more headlines in the
future. ■
Animal Stories
In 1987…. A diver…. No
longer carrying any fish
…was watching …as a spotted moray was fed. Another
(spotted moray) swam over
her shoulder from behind
and bit her face twice,
severely ripping her lips and
requiring reconstructive
surgery” Perrine 1989
“Feeding… has changed the
fishes behaviour. Often the
cod become agitated during
feeding, bumping divers and
fighting each other for food
scraps. It was especially at
that time that divers had
their hands bitten… An au-
topsy on the body in Cairns
found a bump on his head
and small punctures in his
skin… the coroner concluded that he was crowned by a
potato cod… it was hypothesized that while snorkelling
the cod grabbed him and
held him under long enough
to drown” Quinn and Kojis
1990
As she reached into her bait
bag for another piece of fish
the barracuda suddenly
darted in and shredded her
fingers, which required 30
stitches” Perrine 1989
August, 2005
HOTELS
Rooms
Price range
Facilities
Opening hours
Tel no.
Map
Alton’s Dive Inn
13
$3 - $4 / person
Ocean front rooms, fan, shared bathroom,
dock, kayaks
7am - 7pm
425 3704
2
Backpackers
6
$2 - $9
Share kitchen, fan, share bathroom, 1min
from the beach
7am -7pm
425 3350
4
8am - 8pm not
Sun
425 3114
4
425 3349
Cayes
Bay View Hotel
11
$16 - $22
Private bathroom, fan, hot water, fridge,
ocean view
Captain Morgans
8
$3 - $5 / person
Private bathroom, fan.
7:30am - 6pm
9am - 12pm
3.30pm
- 6.30pm
425 3329
4
8am - 9:30pm
425 3184
2
Collibiri
8
$25 - $35
Restaurant, bar, pool, hot water, a/c or fan
and seaviews
Coopers Inn
16
Lps 120 - 150
Kitchen, resturant, fans, shared bathrooms.
$35 - $65 / room
Ocean front, AC, Private bathroom, hot water,
restaurant and bar
6.30am - 10pm
Coral View Resort
13
Utila East Wind
18
425 3778
4
RESTAURANT + BAR GUIDE
Opening Hours
Details
Tel. no.
Map
425 3190
2
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
Tur - Mon, 6pm - 10pm
European
425 3329
4
425 3185
4
3
1
425 3273
4
1
425 3184
2
1
Cross Creek Dive shop
14
$3 / person
Fan, shared shower, shared 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
Freddy’s Place
8
$16 - $35
Ocean front, kitchen, hot water, AC or fan,
dock, TV
6am - 10pm
425 3142
2
Fidi`s Bar
Tue - Sun, 10am - 7pm
Local
1
Glady`s Big Burgers
11am - 10pm
Burgers
4
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
1
Hollands Inn
Hotel Utila
6
20
$12 - $30 / room
Private bathroom, fan, a/c.
$14 - $51
Hot water, a/c, fan, private bath
7am - 9pm
7am - 7pm
425 3206
425 3340
1
Jade Seahorse
6
$72 / cabin,
$12 / extra person
Private bathroom, hot water, fans, a/c, fridge
8am - 9pm
425 3270
1
The Lodge
8
$65 - $95
Private batroom, fan, hot water, a/c, tv
7am - 6pm
425 3291
1
Kobs
9am - 10pm
Ice cream
26
$3 / person $75 / room
Pool, private bathroom, a/c, fan, tv, fridge,
restaurant/bar, wireless network
6am - 8pm
3
La Cassetta de Coca
Tue - Sun, 8am - 10pm
Snacks
Wed - Sun, 5pm - 10pm
Italian food
425 3746
1
$30 - $50
Ocean view, AC, private bathroom, restaurant
and hot water, fridge and TV
La Piccola
7am - 9pm
Las Delicias
3pm - 12am, Sat 3pm - 3am
Bar and Snacks
425 3361
1
$35
Ocean front, AC, private bathroom, hot water
and fridge
6am - 8pm
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
Seven Seas
Tue - Sun 6am - 10pm
Local
Skidrows
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
Zanzibar Cafe
7am - 4pm
Local food
Mango Inn
Margaritaville
Relax Inn
21
4
425 3305
425 3366
4
425 3879
2
Rubi’s Inn
12
$20 - $30 / room
Fan, a/c, private bath, hot water, fridge, honeymoon suite, private balcony, waterfront.
7am - 7pm
425 3240
1
Tropical Hotel
17
$5
Fan, shared bathroom and shared kitchen
6am - 9pm
425 3568
4
Tropical Sunset,
Seayeye resort
25
$25 - $125
Bar,Restaurant, Free use of Bando beach,
dock, kayaks
8am - 614pm
425 3190
2
Trudy’s
Trudy Suites
Watersports The Mansion
28
7
6
$3 - $6 / person
Fan, shared bathroom
$45 - $50
7am - 7pm
A/C, hot water, tv, fridge, microwave
Hostel style, shared kitchen,
shared bathrooms
$3 / person
7am - 7pm
9am - 7pm
425 3103
2
425 3103
2
425 3239
1
TOWN MAP
CHURCH SERVICES
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
TAXI
Hank’s Taxi – 425 3180 / 397 1678
Paisano Taxi – 425 3311
Stephanie 425 3987 / 384 3650
AIRLINES
Atlantic
Sosa
425 3364 425 3161
TELEPHONE LIST
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
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
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 7pm Christian Endeavour
Wed 6.30pm 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
Thur 7pm
Friday youth service 7pm
MEDIA
1
2
425 3377
2
1
2
SERVICES
HEALTH SERVICES
Utila Community Clinic
(Dr John) 425 3137
Mon-Fri 8am-12pm, Sat 9am - 11am
Centro de Salud 425 3277
Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm
Medical Store Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm
Chamber 425 3378
Mon - Sat 8.30 - 3.30
Dental clinic 425 3371
BANKS
BGA 425 3117
Mon - Fri 8.30 - 3.30 Sat til 12.30
Banco Atlantico 425 3374
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm Sat til 12.30
Reef Cinema (Cash advances)
Mon - Sat 11.30am - 6pm
SUPERMARKETS
Bush 4253147
Mon - Sat 6:30am- 6pm; Sun til 12pm
Hendersons 425 3148
Mon - Sat, 7am-12pm, 2-6:30pm
Rose 425 3283
Mon - Sat, 7am - 12pm, 2-8pm
Sea Eye Store Mon - Sun, 6am-12pm,
2pm -6pm
Samanthas (7/11) 7:30am-11pm
Meat Mart Mon - Sat, 7am-12pm, 2-6pm,
Sun til 12
HARDWARE STORES
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
4
Delco Mon - Fri/Sun, 8am-6pm
Madera 5 Sisters Mon-Fri, 7am-12pm,
1:30-5:30, Sun 8am-12pm
Ferreteria Rose
Mon-Fri 7am-12pm 1:30-5:30 Sun 8am12pm
BAKERIES
Camilla’s Bakery
Tue - Sat, 7:30am-2pm
Sweet Tooth Bakery
Mon-Fri 6am-12pm
INTERNET
JC’s Mon - Sat 9am - 7pm
Sun 10am - 6pm
Hideout 8am-8pm
Cay Caulker Cyber Cafe
Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun til 5:30
Mermaids
Sun-Thur 9am - 10pm,
Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 6-10pm
Howells Sun-thur 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-5pm
Mango Tree
Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 8-10pm
Triple H Sun - Thr 8.30am-9pm
Fri 8.30am-4pm Sat 7am-9pm
TRAVEL AGENTS
World Wide Travel 425 3394
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Sat ti12pm
SCHOOLS
Escuela Republica de
Honduras 425 3399
Methodist School 425 3272
Adventist School 425 3129
OTHERS
Fringe Salon Mon/Tue/Thur 9am - 1pm,
2pm - 6pm. Fri/Sat 12 am - 8pm
Utila Telephone Co. 8am - 8pm
Johnny’s Water 425 3304
7am - 7pm
RENTALS
DC’s Bike Rental 425 3285
Ramon’s Services 425 3307
Kayaks and four wheelers
Rita’s Rentals 374 3791
Golf Carts
Utila Bike Rental 425 3800
SOUVENIRS
Bay Islands Originals 425 3372
Mon - Sat 9am - 8pm, Sat 9am - 12pm
Di Gial
10am - 9pm
Ka-Taupe
8am - 8pm
14
DEAR
DR JOHN
Dear Doctor John,
I am a local girl with a big
problem.
I was born and raised in Utila
and married my first boyfriend who is also Utilian.
The first year of married life
was fine.
Every Sunset we would ride
on our moto to the Beach and
once every couple of months
we would go to Ceiba and
spend the night at The Iberia
eating pizza, watching TV,
and making love.
But then my husband started
drinking Salva Vida and all he
wanted to do was get drunk
and ride around on his fourwheeler with his friends.
I became very lonely and sad.
All I did was walk around
with my head down.
Then one day I looked up and
there was a beautiful young
tourist man from England.
We had a wild and passionate
love affair for a week, but the
he got on the yacht and left the
island.
My husband was off working all the time and I became
lonely again.
This time when I looked up I
saw a pretty little tourist girl
from Israel and before you
knew it we were having a hot
a steamy lesbian affair.
But a week later she got on the
yacht and left Utila.
I was getting confused. I still
loved my husband, but when
he wasn’t working, he was either running with his friends
or sleeping with his Spanish
girl-friend.
I felt lost and isolated. I was
lonely again.
This time when I looked up I
saw my husband kissing a gay
man on the lips.
Now, I thought, our marriage
was in critical condition.
On this island, you either
drink or go to Church, and I
don’t do either.
Things started getting completely loco.
My husband was now coming home at night, which
was good. The problem was
we were not sleeping alone.
Either he or me would bring
another man or woman home
to sleep with us.
One night it was my husband
and me plus two women and
two men.
Totally Crazy! I guess you
would call it an orgy?
This went on for about six
months, but now I am not
lonely anymore. My husband
and I are together all the time
having great sex.
Just the two of us. The big
problem I have now is that we
are making love too much.
All we are doing is eating,
sleeping, and having sex.
Sometimes 10 or 15 times a
day!
We can’t stop.
We are addicted to love.
Neither one of us can sit down
and cross our legs.
We need help!!
My question to you, Dr. John,
is there a pill or injection we
could take to stop from always
wanting to make love?
Please Dr. John, we need a
medicine to stop us from bunnin all the time before we drop
dead.
We both know that only you
can help us.
Over-sexed Utilian Girl
PRAYERORACION
ord of Lords, Creator of this marvellous
Universe I thank
you for this Jewel of the
Caribbean called Utila.
Please help us to preserve
this incredible beauty above
and especially underwater.
Thank you for this second
biggest barrier reef in the
world you blessed us with.
Bless all the environmental
groups and individuals who
are working on different
projects to the betterment
of Utila.
Open the eyes of those who
are blind to the splendour
you surround us with.
Especially I pray for our
Mayor who has worked so
hard to make Utila a safer
and better place.
Help us with one of our
major concerns, our young
people who are daily falling victims to substance
abuse and other destructive habits which will end
in disaster.
Help parents to raise godfearing upright citizens, a
difficult task in a permissive society.
Help us help each other
Lord before it is too late.
In Jesus’ name
Amen
Señor de los señores, creador de este maravilloso
universo, te agradezco por
esta joya del caribe llamada
Utila.
Por favor ayúdanos a
preservar esta toda esta
belleza sobre y especialmente
debajo del agua.
Gracias por esta segunda
barrera coralina más grande
en el mundo, con la que nos
has bendecido.
Bendice a todos los grupos
de conservación ambiental y
a toda persona que trabaja
por mejorar Utila.
Abre los ojos de aquellos que
no ven todo este esplendor
con que nos has rodeado.
Especialmente te pido por
la sabiduría nuestro alcalde,
quien a trabajado duro para
hacer a Utila un lugar seguro y un lugar mejor.
Ayúdanos con un alcalde que
se preocupe por nuestros
jóvenes, que están cayendo
cada día, que son victimas
de abusos y otros hábitos
destructivos, los cuales terminan en desastres.
Ayuda a los padres a criarlos guiándolos en tu palabra,
para lograr mejores habitantes, en la difícil tarea de
vivir en una sociedad pasiva. Ayúdanos a ayudarnos,
los unos a los otros antes
que sea muy tarde.
En el nombre de Cristo
Jesús, Amen.
Sex is like water - too little of it
and you die of thirst - too much
of it and you drown in your own
fluids.
There are pills that you and your
husband can take, but I don’t
think you want to take them.
The pill for you would cause
you to grow a lot of hair on your
face, talk with a deep voice, and
watch football all the time.
The pill for your husband would
cause him to have big breasts,
his testicles would shrink all up,
and he would start playing with
Barbie Dolls.
The best that you can hope for is
that the Utila Power Company
generator breaks down and that
the Utila East Wind stops blowing completely.
You and your husband will be
so busy sweating, swatting and
itching at mosquito and sand-fly
bites, that having sex will be the
last thing on your mind.
Dr. John.
Doctor John welcomes all
your letters.
Please write to “Dear Doctor
John” and then email your letter to [email protected]
com or drop it off at the Utila
East Wind Office at Munchies.
QUIZ
1. Local
What year was the famous Banco Atlantida
heist?
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¿En que año fue el famoso asalto del Banco
Atlantida?
2. Nautical
CROSSWORD
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25. Umpire (7)
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27. Rock bottom (5)
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30. Dip (5)
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How long do Whale Sharks live?
SUDOKU
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¿Cuantos años viven los tiburones ballera?
3.Entertainment Which female popstar died in a car accident
from La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula in March
2002?
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¿Que estrella de pop muriό en un accidnete
automovilistico de Ceiba a San Pedro Sula
en el 2002?
When there are two full moons in the
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month, what is the second called?
Knowledge
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como se llama la segunda?
5. In the News
Where was the only Live 8 concert to be
held in a country not part of the G8 group?
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Drink
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rye and juniper berries?
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juniper berries?
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Answers: 1.1999 2 Thought to be upto 100 years. 3. Lisa ‘Left Eye’
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Utila East Wind
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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: si-
[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!
Videographer
above and below water availiable for adverts,
weddings, special events etc.
Ask for Goran
@ Altons dive
shop.
For Rent
Camera with
underwater
housing,
free
delivery
and
collection. $25/
two dives call
425-3504 and
ask for Tara.
Lost
Lady’s
dive
watch. Reward
for safe return.
Black
velcro strap with
white writing
“x-treme”. Silver casing and
purple analouge
face. Call or see
Rev. Janet Corlett.
For Sale
A/C Window
units from the
USA. For more
information contact Liz or Rudy
@ Taunties bou-
tique 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.
Artesanias
‘Nico’
todo
hecho a mano.
Plata, coco, piedras etc.
Abierto todos
los dias de 5
- 9pm en supermercado Henderson.
Souvenirs
‘Nico’, all hand
mande, silver,
coconut, stones
etc. Open 5 9pm @ Hendersons Supermarket.
CAT
GATO
CHICKEN
POLLO
DOG
PERRO
DOLPHIN
DELFIN
IGUANA
IGUANA
MONKEY
MONO
PARROT
LORO
RABBIT
LIEBRE
Wanted
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.
Friends
for
two
friendly,
loyal, entertaining girls who
have lost all
theirs.
Meet
@
Tranquila
on Wed nights.
Jobs
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C o r re s p o n d ent
needed
for newspaper
Contact
Tara
and Louise at
[email protected]
gmail.com.
Waitress
for
busy
restaurant 5:30 - 9:30
Wed, Fri, Sun.
Contact Julie at
RJ’s.
Newspaper Delivery Boy/Girl
for local newspaper contact
Tara & Louise
on 373 8530
Cleaner for tidy
house in Sandy
Bay. See Katja,
Tara or Louise
@ Altons’s dive
shop or call 373
8530.
Birthdays
Gautam Happy
Birthday.
Daniel Happy
Birthday for the
13th. Tara xx
Messages
Rahul Welcome
to Utila.
Ayesha Missing
you lots, feel
free to come
back anytime
you want, we
wont take the
piss, we promise. L&T xxx
Goran
Welcome home
Sandra
We
miss you!!
If you would
like to submit a
free classified
in next months
paper
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Aries
Mar 21 - Apr 19
It is surprising you have the time in your hectic schedule
to read this column. The planets are making your love
life busier than it has been for a while, sorting you out for
once and for all. Whether you are single or attached, it is
your turn to be noticed – and you will be…
Taurus
Apr 20 - May 20
Still haven’t done this thing you meant to finish up already a while ago? Just going through the motions won’t
make it any better. Take the bull by its horns and get it out
of the way. It will fill you with relief and make room for
more enjoyable things.
Gemini
May 21 - June 21
At the end of the day what matters is who you loved and
who loved you in return. Your sign is lucky this month
with romance and good loving coming your way. Just be
open about it and see where it takes you. You never know
– it may change your life.
Cancer
June 22 - July 22
Your job is bound to be very busy and tough the upcoming month. Concentrate on high priorities only and don’t
take on more than you can handle. People need you and
your good work! Know your limits and don’t forget that
there is more out there than just work.
Leo
July 23 - Aug 22
There is a very interesting proposal coming your way – in
your love or your professional life. Something you may
have been waiting for quite a while now. Think about it
thoroughly to make a sensible decision. However, don’t
forget that what is important at the end of the day is that it
fills you with happiness.
Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 22
The planets are directing your attention to your work life
this month. You will be bursting with creativity and new
ideas. Act it out! People around you will be impressed.
New introductions connected to your job are set to make
life a lot more interesting for you.
Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 22
Best things in life are free! Love, friendship and spirituality is what you should be striving for this month. Why
not have a more intense look at the matters of your heart
rather than being overly dedicated to your profession? It
will give you lots of energy and a new perspective to life.
Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 21
No, life is not unfair to you, even though this may be your
conviction. It is what you make it. Dust yourself down
and get ready to start over. Cancel anything that will get
in the way of the new you. The good stuff is out there just
waiting to be discovered.
Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 21
You are unsure about an acquaintance you will make
this month. Don’t give up on it too fast. Instead go ahead
and investigate a little further. You may discover that you
have more in common than you think and that romance
may well be part of the package.
Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 19
Now, that you have made up your mind about what you
want, just how are you going to get it? If you want advice,
ask for it – your friends and family are ready and waiting.
If you want to do things on your own, let them know and
they will respect your wishes.
Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
When was the last time you treated yourself? Well, if it
takes you a while to figure this one out, it is time to focus
on yourself a little more. Enjoy the good things in life and
don’t worry about letting others down. Your people will
understand.
Pisces
Feb 19 - Mar 20
It is time to move on and to start a new chapter in your life.
The only thing you need is the courage and the strength
to follow your heart. It may feel a little risky just now, but
don’t be alarmed, you are doing the right thing!
BOOK&FILM
HOROSCOPES
18
60 elevated seats in
air conditioned comfort
Tickets only 45 lps
Screening in August
Constantine, Space Station, Ice
Princess and Guess Who 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 Four Weddings and a
Funeral and Medicine Man.
Fridays are “Drive-in Theatre”
– movies not to be taken seriously
and a perfect way to start the weekend. Look for Ferris Bueller’s Day
Off and Run Lola Run.
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.
Constantine
Director:
Francis
Lawrence
Action/ Thriller
with Keanu
Reeves and
Rachel Weisz
Based on the
popular Hellblazer comic
book
series,
and directed by music video veteran
Francis Lawrence, it’s basically
The Matrix with swarming demons
instead of swarming machines.
Keanu Reeves slightly modifies his
Matrix persona as John Constantine, who roams the dark-spots of
Los Angeles looking for good-evil,
angel-devil half-breeds to ensure
that “the balance” between God
and Satan is properly maintained.
An ancient artifact and the detective
twin of a woman who committed
evil-induced suicide (Rachel Weisz)
factor into the plot, which is taken
so seriously that you’ll want to stand
up and cheer when Tilda Swinton
swoops down as the cross-dressing
angel Gabriel and turns this silliness
into the camp-fest it really is.
The digital effects are way cool!
Space Station
Director:
Toni Meyers
Documentry
staring Tom
Cruise
The partnership
with NASA and
IMAX films
continues with a
tour of the next
step in space
exploration: the International Space
Station (ISS). Sixteen countries
helped build this giant station (still
being built upon the film’s release in
2004). The crystal-clear pictures of
the station and the Earth are the best
aspects of this film.
To the film’s benefit, the narrator is
Tom Cruise with a script tailored
to his strong suits (the first line of
“What an incredible sight!” is vintage Cruise). The film is also so light
on its feet with a nice dose of music,
including “Up on the Roof”. ■
August, 2005
HARRY
POTTER
JK Rowling
I’ve just finished the last
few words of the
book.
In the final
few chapters,
it seemed to
rouse itself out
of a slumber and
concluded with a
number of dramatic episodes that
will no doubt leave devoted Potter
fans reeling.
I will not spoil the surprise for anyone reading this. But this I will say
- all the pieces for the final book of
the series are now in place.
In many ways this book has been a
mere staging ground for Rowling’s
final narrative to come.
Too much of the book was either a
repeat of what we have seen before,
or bogged down by Rowling’s attempts to manoeuvre plot lines and
characters into position.
After a while all magic tricks begin
to lose their impact.
Cut a woman in half? Boring. Make
your assistant disappear? Seen it a
thousand times before.
Quidditch? Magic lessons? Dark
Arts?
After six volumes I am a little disinterested in the magic that Rowling
has to offer.
But of course the Potter phenomenon hurtles on like the Hogwarts
Express.
But with just one book left in the
series, does JK Rowling have anything left up her sleeves?
SUNJAM
AUGUST 6TH
2005
Sunjam presents DJ’sLu Maya
Jim Damato
Balto
DJ Chaser
Rafael Tres
Francis Davila
Gary
Eric Prestinary
Mickey Franco
For one night a year the exquisite
island of Water Caye plays host
to a unique international gathering., Sunjam.
Celebrating its ninth consecutive
year the festival entertains over
1500 partygoers, brought together by nine dj’s from across the
globe and a 24,000 mega watt
sound system .
On two separate stages the eclectic mix of dj’s will spin progressive beats and uplifting house
music to the crowds..
Complementing the music fire
dancers will perform under darkness alongside other trippy acts.
With the increasing numbers of
ticket sales organisers are upping
the profile this year.
For the first time 10 security
guards will be on site overseeing
the event and crowds can look
forward to the luxury of portable
toilets.
Pure party pleasure is what the
organisers promise, and with
such an irresistible venue you
cant go far wrong.
Carnival Parade
Some like it hot
Surprise Birthday Party
Wedding
Street Party
Onlookers
August, 2005
Out and About
19
20
LOCAL
INTERNATIONAL
Volleyball
NBA
L a r r y
Brown has
been appointed
head coach
of
the
New York
Larry Brown
Knicks.
The 64 year old severed links with
former team Detroit less than two
weeks ago.
Browns five-year deal that makes
him the highest-paid coach in North
American history.
Baseball
Roatan vs Utila on Chepes beach
Carnival saw two hotly contested volleyball matches between Utila and Roatan, over
the weekend of 23rd July. Utila claimed the victory on Saturaday but Roatan pulled it
back by winning on Sunday.
Baseball
A team of ex-Utilians is due to arrive
from New York on the 4th of August
for a baseball tournament.
The Utilan team has been preparing
for their arrival, practising regularly
under the watchful eye of coach Ronnie Ramon with Whitney as Captain.
Two further teams will be coming
from the mainland to compete.
The tournament is due to last two days
and consist of four games and will be
held on th Concord Baseball Field.
August, 2005
Sports
Football
Utilas footballers are taking a rest this
month, the previous season ended in
June with the Dolphins taking the
Mens title for the second season running.
The excitement is set to continue
with a new season due to start in mid
August with new mens, womens and
boys leagues.
If you are interested in Participating
see Johnny Hinds at Triple H computers on Cola Mico Road.
Baltimore’s
Sammy
S o s a
moved into
fifth place
in Major
Sammy Sosa
League
Baseball’s all-time home run list
after hitting the 587th home run of
his career.
Sosa now trails Willie Mays by 73
runs for fourth on the all-time homer list.
Cricket
England were soundly beaten by
Australia in the first test of The
Ashes at Lords. Australia cruised to
victory by 239 runs.
Cycling
American
Lance Armstrong
celebrated his retirement from
cycling in style
by
winning
his
seventh
straight victory
Lance Armstrong in the sport’s
toughest competition, Le Tour De France.
Armstrong’s achievement of winning seven titles despite enduring
a crippling bout of testicular cancer
in his mid-twenties confirms his position as the greatest cyclist of his
generation.
Athletics
The fastest
man in the
world, Jamaican sprinter
Asafa PowJutsin Gatlin
ell, was beaten by his rival, the American Justin
Gatlin, when the two went head-tohead over 100 metres in London.
Powell had become the new world
record holder after running a time of
9.77 seconds in Athens last month
but on this occasion he pulled up
with an injury leaving the field open
for Gatlin to take the glory.
Football
With no major games in July, European football has been dominated
by dealings on the transfer market.
Chelsea spent £23m on midfielder
Shaun Wright Phillips, Juventus
have acquired Patrick Vieira from
Arsenal and Real Madrid are on
the verge of signing the Brazilian
prodigy Robinho.
Olympics
The International
Olympic
Committee
announced that the 2012 Olympic
Games will be held in London.
The news came as a crushing disappointment to Paris who had been
the favourites to land the event.
Sam Keay
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