Gregor MacGregor was as a colorful scammer as you get. From a good Scottish family and seemingly trustworthy, this XIX century adventurer capitalized on the gullibility of his fellow Scotsmen who didn’t understand the realities of Central America.
When the ZOLITUR [Bay Islands Tourist Freezone] law was signed on Roatan by president Zelaya on December 13, 2007, the president of Congress and soon-to-be de-facto president, Roberto Micheletti said "I've never heard Roatanians sing the anthem so enthusiastically.”
On November 19, the MS Symphony of the Seas , world’s biggest passenger ship, visited Roatan’s dock. The 228,000 tonnage French-built ship has a garden with 20,000 tropical plants, an ice rink, and full size basketball court.
It was once called Dalrymple Bay, a perfect little harbor able to shelter vessels from the strongest storms. Now it is now called Neverstain Bight and it is the last bight on the island without a house built on it.