Roatan’s Beauty, Truth & Wisdom

October 2022

New generations of Roatanians are often not aware of the people that were here before them. They are sometimes confused why and how their own ancestors chose Roatan. The island has been accommodating Homo sapiens for about 1,500 years or so.

In a society that has neither ideals nor the capacity to fight for anything, in which the hypocritical pacifism of those who are cowardly surrenders its weapons in the face of the violence of the tyrant, you are called, as true Catholics, to bear witness

At 90 years old, Mrs. Norma has a soft voice and an infectious smile. With black, tight curly hair, she puts on her glasses to check the ledger of rent payers of her cottages. She has nine on her Cola de Mico property.

Back in January I wrote an editorial about the elections and my cautious optimism for the success of the new government under Xiomara Castro. Well folks we didn’t even make it to the swearing in before the proverbial excrement hit the fan.

Digital nomads are coming, and it is in large part because Roatan’s infrastructure: it’s roads, energy, airport, healthcare is approaching US standards. Since 2020, with a submarine internet cable linking the island to La Ceiba, the internet connection has become more stable and less expensive.

The usual bustle of cars and pedestrians at the French Harbour crossroads has long been a good representation of who inhabits Roatan. The intersection used to be commonly known as “Monkey Apple Gully,” and I believe one can still see the now near-dry stream bed

Mathew Harper is a born storyteller. Born in South Africa, far from the shores of Roatan with his stories he brings one of the more profound insights into the soul of Bay Islander ever put on paper.

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that with every action there comes a reaction. It does take however an effort of doing a profit-loss analysis to determine if a policy, especially a drastic policy like excluding children from school and social activities for two