No, this is not a photo of demonstrations on the island of Guanaja! We have no curfew, our flights still come in, all businesses are open and operating, the military is wandering around like they always do, seemingly not know what they are doing, and the police are still sitting in their little office next to the jail passing the time of day.
Nothing has changed on the island. We are waiting for the vegetable boat to come in today or tomorrow so we can get our shopping done. Many of us are spending more time at our computers watching what is being reported in the news about the "mainland" 40 miles off our coast.
I guess we are the lucky people in Honduras who continue on with life regardless that Michael Jackson has died or that Mel has been removed.
The government pretty much neglects the islands, except for Roatan, and they bring in a lot of tax money. We don't get much aid here for emergencies, we take care of our own problems and we are just concerned with our day-to-day lives.
Is that sad? I don't know. I do know there is concern for what is going on with the government and we all hope everything can get back to some normalcy so that maybe, just maybe, the new government can take an interest in its people and start doing all the things that have been promised over the years. But, we don't hold our breath.
We do agree, on the island, that Chavez is not the way to go, that democracy needs to rule and that the President of this country is not above the law, even if he does wear a white hat!