sun is shining on Utila. The Evil Sheriff has
loosened his grip from around the necks of islanders and has
permitted all 31 businesses that were closed for not keeping proper accounts, to reopen.
was turned into a ghost town last week as the newly legitimized
government of Honduras decided it was time for Utila to start
went through a dark period after the coup. Yes, The Coup. This paper
often argued that the actions of the Supreme Court, The Congress,
and the Military did not amounted to a coup. But is seems pointless
the coup, many in Honduras have considered the government illegitimate
and have claimed protection under Article 3 of the Constitution
has an obligation to obey a government that has taken power through
armed force, that acts by such a government are [legally] null, and
that people have the right to insurrection in order to defend
what has changed? We still have the same president, the same mayor,
the same news commentators. What has changed that makes Honduras
legitimate now when just weeks ago we were not?
turning point was the signing of the Cartagena
Accord. Though this agreement, Manuel Zelaya was allowed to return to Honduras. The Lobo
Government had been insisting that he could return any time but
Zelaya waited until all charges, political and civil be dropped and
the legalization of the Popular Resistance political party (the FNRP)
into National Politics.
this point the OAS (Organization of American States) voted and recognized
the Honduran Government as a Member State once again. With all
members, apart from Ecuador voting in favor, the current Honduran
Government was recognized and no longer considered illegitimate.
the political crisis is over. The world can now turn its eyes
on Africa, the Middle East and Asia for acts of brutality and
corruption. Case closed.
quite for Honduras, creditors now are demanding that the Government start paying for
all the funding it had supplied to Honduras to help them through
"Tough Times" and who better to pay than the small businesses on
Caribbean Island that has suffered ever since the coup.