one of the conspirators involved in the numerous cocaine shipments
that have been traveling
through our island has been arrested. These drugs had been moving
freely through the island for well over a year without any arrests,
before one fateful day, something
The Utila East Wind Article here
Venezuelan Narco Plane Crashes on Utila. Another
1500 Kilos down May 10th
are much different than you would ever imagine. Today Wahid Makled
aka "The Syrian" is in custody, in of all places
Venezuela. More to come...
pick up the phone
is the photo that was sent with this Horoscope messages. We have analyzed
the photo and have determined that it is real.
FROM THE EDITORS
not sure if this is the right thing to do. However, when we received
that we must print this Horoscope
ELSE". We felt compelled,
do what we were told."
East Wind Staff
solar and lunar eclipse this week represent the continued
alienation of your parents towards their wayward child. Go on,
give them a ring. A simple call will bring joy to their faces,
soften their hearts and leave you feeling slightly annoyed and
terribly guilty that you still haven't done anything interesting
with the life they so lovingly laid the foundations for. Don't
worry. They'll be dead soon. A tussle with a dwarf will crack
everyone up and you will be Mr. Popular for the best part of an
Single? You will be.
got it babe! Today you will wake on the right side of bed with a
spring in your step and a sparkle in your eye. Walking in the sun
with a smile on your face, the birds will chirp and sing for you,
the children will laugh and play. Your gay demeanor will melt the
heart of even the most bitter and twisted person down at the store.
After a surprise call from an old lover full of happiness, love
and tears you will find a huge inoperable growth on the back of
your head behind your ear. You thought it was chewing gum didn't
you? Well, you only have three weeks to live. Yep, Cancer
you've got it!
Your lucky number is -666.
a Leo you are entering your deliberation phase. You will find
there are two
distinct types of lion. For some Leo's its hard not to resist the
scent and chase of the hunt, the quickening and the power of your
domination to the cry of the antelope, the taste of raw meat being
ripped out of warm pulsing flesh followed by the orgasmic taste of
hot blood and the final trembling and last breath of your prey.
Others are just big pussies.
Divorced? Great isn't it!
people get on your nerves, pull weird faces at you or groan
and gape at you, and never listen to a word you say? This week
will leave you frustrated, distraught and banging your head
against the wall hoping someone will hear you, softly moaning
"let me out let me out, I'm not like the others"?
Good. You are in mental hospital back where you really belong. For
some of us, the water of life passes us by, babbling coughing and
spluttering like a poisoned mountain stream. Some of us feast on
Salmon, some make do with Mackerel and others swim and play
in the surf. So why are you hugging a tree looking confused?
Romance and love: Not in this life time.
will receive a beautiful gift in the form of two chillingly
realistic dancing cocker spaniels lovingly painted by Germans into
the finest Staffordshire pottery, individually signed and
numbered by the artist and all yours for just 17 monthly installments
of only $32.99. It's a also week full of news,. As the moon goes
past it's sell-by date and turns putrid, lots of things will
happen to you, hundreds of things, big things, strange things,
life changing things. But you are so self-centered you wont notice
a bloomin' thing. If you live Sandy Bay and you are a Libran, stay
away from soft fruits, concrete, large amounts of salt and
professional dancers turned traffic cops. Romance: A chance
encounter by the road side will make you feel all gooey inside and
out. Look once. Look twice. Think! Before crossing.
This week you fulfill your destiny, bringing balance to the force
and sending the republic into 30 years of totalitarian terror
while wearing a nice shiny black helmet and breathing through a
regulator. Like most Scorpios you are a dirty little pervert and
shame will haunt you and your family where ever you may go. The
guilt of this will stain your children and their children's
children and their children's children's children unless you get
up of your backside and put that bloody shelf up. Romance will
arrive in a small package resembling dried and reconstituted
potato flakes. Just add hot water and stir.
tomorrow is the first day of your life, then what will you do
tomorrow? Probably the same as every other day. Get up around ten,
wash your face clean your teeth and go to the toilet, then go to a
job you hate, a boss who doesn't appreciate you and colleagues who
despise you and pretend to be your friend. A full days work will
leave you feeling flat and restless and totally unsatisfied with
your life. Feeling dejected and liverish you will drown your
sorrow in Tatascan and contemplate leaving the island for a better
life with the neighbours wife away from all the Yahoos. Then to
top it all you will be approached by small dark Honduran asking
for three years worth of back rent on your water rates. Bugger.
the horny old goat that you are today you will be chased off the
island by security guards and an angry priest for a rough bit of
frontage in the bank and for flashing twice at the Salvation army
girls at front of the line. You bloody fool, that'll teach you.
Love comes to you welding an axe and shouting, "Here's
Johnny!!" Your failure to follow last week’s horoscope has
resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives.
The week will start of decidedly average then deteriorate into
banality with a slight smattering of boredom around the edges
culminating in a thunderous Thursday, with possibly a fight thrown
which you will lose, followed up by a frivolous Friday where you
will come up smiling like a bag of chips. Ain't you the lucky one.
One of your family is lying about a pregnancy. Again. From the
10th to the 12th don't trust a chicken. And definitely don't argue
with a horse.
Single? Shave your back.
week is very important for Pisces. The sun passing into your
register signals a temporary upward turn in your mood, Can I?..Yes,
you can! You can do anything You want, I can fly!!?, No. You ain't
got wings dear. But you can make me a cup of tea and bring those
biscuits over here. Thanks. Like a typical Piceans, you are, boo
hoo, always moaning, scratching at sores and harping on about the
weather, the weather. Next week is a good week for you to join the
army. But not if you're Black You seem confused, depressed, stuck
in a quandary, unable to make a decision and afraid for you
future. Try Prozac.
If you've ever wanted to find out what life is like for the rich
and famous and your birthday is between the 17th and 21st you will
be sorely disappointed. Something very minor will happen to you. Something
you won't notice at the time, but as ever being the typical
airhead Aries you will see all your chances for the good life
slipping away through your fingers right in front of your eyes,
and there won't be a single damn thing you can do about it. You
will probably have some sort of aneurysm the week before just
thinking about it. Luck comes to you bearing an M-16 and cupcakes.
Beware the moon, stay off the moors and keep to the paths. And may
God be with you.
This week is a good week. Like a typical bull in a china shop,
when the final pieces come to a sickening crash, the penny will
drop and in your mind it will finally be crystal clear.
Hallelujah. Congratulations. You now realise that that special
person or situation and/or that small thing you've been putting
off for at least a month isn't worth bothering with after all; and
nobody cares. You are all alone, you have no friends and besides
it was all in your mind. All that mental anguish and distress and
talking to yourself, is, and was a waste of time and entirely Your
fault. Nobody likes you. Deal with it.
Tip of the day: Don't
The opinions and or predictions depicted within this, quite
possibly divine, star reading are not necessarily the opinions of
anyone. Including us. Any similarity to any real people, places and
or things is completely coincidental, we think...
Nirvana on Utila
Yes it is
possible for one to find Nirvana. It's right here on, or should we
say, just below Utila.
Nirvana, a 33' sailboat from Springfield, Missouri came to Utila
some eight years ago and fell into neglect from lack of use.
(Utila Dive Safety Environmental Counsel) was able to purchase the
sailboat and Steve Dankewich and the team from Ecomarine Gunter's Dive Shop,
were placed in charge of sending The Nirvana to Nirvana.
step was to remove all remnants from the diesel engine to make the
wreck environmentally sound for placement. The next and remove any danger areas that a SCUBA or freedivers could get
was time to find an ideal location for the Nirvana to rest. Many
locations were examined for suitability and in the end an uncharted sea mountain
3miles from East Harbour was chosen. The target area was a
"blue hole" surrounded by pristine coral reef at a depth
of 30 meters.
were conducted to locate moorings that would hold the Nirvana over
the target area. These moorings were critical to insuring that the
Nirvana made a controlled decent to it's final resting place.
everything was in place and the weather conditions were perfect for
the mission. The team setoff with The Nirvana in tow on a calm
Sunday afternoon. The moorings were secured to the sailboat and the
seacocks were opened allowing the Nirvana to fill with water.
minutes later, The Nirvana raised her stern in classic fashion and
just 5 seconds later she was on the bottom. See video above!
weeks later, all kinds of aquatic life are making Nirvana their
home. Lobster, filefish and barracuda have been seen within Nirvana
and Eagle Rays often fly past, inspecting the strange new feature
located on Nirvana Bank.
If you are
interested in diving Nirvana ask your local dive operator.
Utila, a diver's
Privateers in search of Spanish gold and Payan artifacts, have
funded expeditions to The Bay Islands. Scouring it's beaches,
hills and caves in pursuit the treasures, hidden by the Pirates
of Olde and the Sands of Time.
With the advent of
SCUBA diving a second wave of privateers arrived, now searching
below the surface for the same treasures. No one knows the total
of what was found over these many years, but it is certain that
there are many secrets yet to be revealed.
Utila, the smallest
of the three Bay Islands was no exception. Legends of jeweled
swords, Templar influence and buried gold are in the stories
passed down over the generations.
Today the essence
of this bygone era can still be captured on a simple walk
through the streets of East Harbour, on a walk to Pumpkin Hill
or by spending a day on at the Utila Cays where the first
settlers staked their claim.
The age of the
privateer has faded into Utila's history and a new type of explorer
has arrived. This time, not to horde or plunder, but to dive and
On Utila, SCUBA
diving has always been the top attraction for adventures travelers
who seek unexplored coral reefs and unique cultures, just
beyond, the edge of the known World.
Below the surface
the modern day treasures of Utila are now attracting people from
around the world.
Marine Reserve is now a world famous dive destination outside
the influences of modern man. The mangrove bordered harbour is completely
undeveloped and serves as one of the main hatching areas for
many aquatic species.
Turtle Harbour, the great walls drop dramatically to a
depth of over 2000' and beyond. This geological fact brings some
of the great beasts of the sea to the surface just off Utila's
Whale Sharks, the
world's largest fish, are more commonly spotted off the coast of
Utila than anywhere else in the world. Divers travelling to the
north side often have the once in a lifetime chance to swim with
these gentle beasts.
The South Shore of
Utila has wonderful diving also. Sites like Labyrinth, Black
Coral Wall and Airport Caves provide divers with stunning wall
dives, a great variety of fish life and soft corals.
wreck divers, the Halliburton provides advanced divers with the opportunity
to explore this 150' sunken vessel which ten years ago was
lowered to a depth of 110' by the local dive operators. Now the
ship has many corals and large grouper, snappers, moray eels and
other sea creatures calling it home.
Diving on Utila has
always been affordable and now there are more options available
than ever. For a resort vacation The Utila Lodge, Laguna Beach
Resort and Utopia Dive Village offer the all inclusive experience. These
resorts offer 7 day packages with diving and all meals included
starting at $750.00/week plus taxes and reef fees.
There are ten dive
operators in Utila Town offering a range of accommodations,
packages and prices. Ecomarine
Gunter's Dive Shop offer ten tank fun dives for $180.00 and
PADI Open Water Certification for $229.00 including shared
accommodation and two fun dives after your course). There are
also some larger operators like Utila Dive Center who offer courses starting at $299.00 with shared accommodation at
The Mango Inn and fun dives also.
There are many
wonderful options for accommodation on Utila. Whether you are
looking for budget accommodation starting at $5/day. If you
would like to rent your own private oceanfront villa or a
boutique hotel, Utila has what you are looking for. The
Lighthouse, Slumberland, Bayview Hotel and Colibri Hotel are
some excellent options.
On the surface,
Utila offers excellent dining and nightlife. You can enjoy your
sunset from one of many open air dock bars. Coco Loco and
Tranquila Bar are two of the favorites. For a real feel for the
Caribbean , Friday night at The Bar in the Bush is an unforgettable
experience. Reggae, Soca and all the favorite local music
combine to make this the #1 dance hall on Utila.
For dining, Utila
offers fine Italian dining at La Picola, Caribbean cuisine at
Evylin's, a great international menu at the Mango Cafe and
Munchies and set menu meals at the Wooden Spoon and Dave's. For Israeli
food the Ultralight is a great options.
For budget options,
dining with Thompson's Bakery, Island Cafe and Nedi's in Sandy
Bay can fill your tummy with tasty meals starting at less than
If you are a resort
diver, fun diver are wish to learn how to dive Utila has what
you are looking for. This wonderful island and it's people will
welcome you for your dive adventure of a lifetime.
World powers to
normalize relations with Honduras
January 27 2010
Today the transfer
of power from the intern government of Roberto Micheletti to the
recently elected Profilio Lobo will be completed in Tegucigalpa.
many countries including the USA, Dominican Republic, Israel,
Taiwan, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and a range of other countries
from the Americas and Europe will be in attendance to witness
the event and give support to the democratically elected Pepe
Alliance) Counties are sending no representatives and it remains
to be seen whether this left wing bloc will accept the new
government after the National Congress overwhelmingly voted to
withdraw from ALBA and reversed many of Zelaya's decrees that
were made while he was in power.
On the eve of this
event, many developments have taken place including the
exoneration of Honduras' top generals for their actions during
the removal of deposed president Manuel Zelaya in June 2009.
Also, amnesty has been approved by the newly installed Congress
for Manuel Zelaya.
Earlier this week
it was also announced that Manuel Zelaya would leave the
country and live in exile in the Dominican Republic and
yesterday president elect Lobo announced that he may escort
Zelaya the airport along with the Presidents of Guatemala and
However, with the
amnesty now approved it remains to be seen if he will indeed
leave Honduras as planned.
....Updates to this
story will be posted as available.
2009... A Year to
December 31st 2009 Utila waved goodbye to a year that will be
remembered for a lifetime. Infants, children, teenagers, adults
and the elderly will carry strong images from this fateful year
2009 was the year that we found out what was carried on the
night flights coming, so
often and so late, to Utila's Airport. The, not so surprising
truth was that Utila became a hub station of a poli-narco war, a
remote depot where planes with 1500 kilo shipments of cocaine
could refuel on its journey to the starving noses in New York,
Washington and the rest of North America. The planes have, for
May 28th 2009 at 2:20am everyone on Utila was thinking the same
intensity of this major 7.3 magnitude earthquake caused
televisions to fly, homes to fall and people to move to the
hills in fear of an impending tsunami. Thankfully the tsunami
never came. When daylight broke the horizon, Utila found little
mainland the damage was more serious and much more ominous. To
many is seemed a warning of things to come.
In El Progresso, The
Democracy Bridge fell due to structural deficiencies. In San
Pedro Sula, The Supreme Court Building was seriously damaged due
to a design flaw that amplified the effects of the Earthquake.
disasters set the stage for the events to come with
Soon, President Manuel Zelaya, in his push
for a new Constitution for Honduras, would shake the very foundations
of the Republic.
refusal to accept the Supreme Court decision which deemed his
referendum illegal, his refusal to accept the Congressional vote
against his referendum, and finally his attempt to capture the
ballots from seizure and distribute them with the help of his
loyalists, caused Manuel Zelaya to be removed from power and caused
Honduras to become a Rouge State in the eyes of the
Zelaya's actions after is exile then caused greater damage and his
insistence to return as President through insurrection, combined
with Hugo Chavez' threat of armed intervention, created siege
like conditions throughout the country.
Curfews, Border closures
and restrictions in movement devastated the economy. Zelaya's
continued insistence of return to the Presidency leaves him as a
permanent guest at the Brazilian
Embassy. It also leaves the Republic of Honduras
vulnerable to to attack economic or otherwise, from Hugo Chavez
and The Bolivarian Alliance.
Through all these political problems Honduras did find one great
distraction. The Honduras National Football team was in the
hunt for qualification for the World Cup. While international
media outlets were searching the streets for conflict, hundreds
of thousands of Hondurans watched our squad fight through Mexico,
beating them 4-0 at home in San Pedro Sula, everyone proudly
chanting HONDURAS HONDURAS. Every match was critical and in a
nail bighting conclusion Honduras prevailed and will be in South
Africa this summer to face the World's best.
Utila received its own personal ray of light when, in a gap
between curfews, the legendary reggae sensation Eric Donaldson
played two free concerts for the people
Utila on Chepas Beach. Everyone, young and old, attended
and felt blessed hearing Eric sing songs that have played on
every music box on Utila for the past 30 years.
with 2009 behind us, Utila is looking to the future and is ready
to face whatever may come. Good or bad, happy or sad we are
ready for whatever may come.