America’s baby boomers are filing for bankruptcy at alarmingly increasing rates. Three times more people over 65 were forced into bankruptcy in 2016 than in 1991. In 2016 3.6 people per 1,000 filed for bankruptcy in the 65 to 74 age bracket.
The US has begun to implement a sort-off rent-a-passport system. “If you have seriously delinquent tax debt (…) The State Department generally will not issue a passport,” reads a statement on the IRS.gov website.
While US unemployment rate fell to 4.1% the country’s labor participation rate is at 62.7% and matching that of 1978. 95.4 Million Americans are no longer in labor force and living from savings, family aid, receiving government benefits or doing ad jobs.
For 19 years the Roatan fishing tournament has been a great attraction for Honduran anglers and a boon for West End businesses, but in recent years it has also become an increasingly prestigious event on a regional scale.
The image of municipal trucks burning just a couple of miles from the cruise ship terminal at Town Center in Coxen Hole was straight out of a movie scene as part of Gravels Bay was taken over by an angry mob and civil unrest.
For over half a century Honduras was the biggest exporter of bananas to the United States, shipping over 12 million stems per year. The peak production decades for Roatan and The Bay Islands were the 1920s and 1930s, but it all started in 1876.
After 45 years of waiting, the capital of Santos Guardiola is now accessible via a paved road connecting it with the rest of the island. This almost historic enterprise was well worth the wait to many residents.
It was the night of August 18, 1899 and a northwestern wind had been blowing on Roatan for over three days. On the north shore of Roatan a 100 foot metal boat Snyg battled the seas seeking shelter from her journey from Florida to La