Roatan’s Beauty, Truth & Wisdom

May 2023

In March 2023, Roatan Bilingual School (ESBIR) the oldest private educational institution on Roatan, celebrated its four decades of educating the island’s children and youth. The school traces its roots to the early 1980s when the island had no options for quality child education.

Bay Islanders have a deep respect for the sea. They are also aware and wary of sea’s potential dangers. This is so despite, or perhaps because, islanders collectively have spent so much time on the sea.

Elmer’s studio is the western edge of his concrete porch overlooking the busy street of the Colonia Policarpo Galindo. Elmer, his wife and three sons live in a handsome, blue concrete house on a steep road leading west into the hills of Sandy Bay.

Several times a day a concert of dolphin clicks, whistles, moans, trills and squeaks fill the air in sandy bay. Just south of Bailey’s Key there is a unique center for 17 Bottle nose dolphins in Central America.