200 year anniversary of Honduras!

As of Wednesday, on the 15th of September 2021, the resplendant, magical and sovereign Republic of Honduras shall enjoy its grand anniversary of 200 years as an independant nation. Precisely 200 years ago, on the 15th September 1821, Honduras gained independance from the Spanish empire, as did all Latin American nations in a successive chain.Continue reading “200 year anniversary of Honduras!”

Two low-cost airlines looking to operate out of Honduras.

Two low-end, international airlines are interested in opening up flights in and out of Honduras in the next couple of months, according to Wilfredo Lobo, Director of the Agencia Hondureña de Aeronáutica Civil. Both the Mexican company ‘Volaris’ and the US company ‘Jetblue’ are reportedly interested in operating within Honduran airports from either October orContinue reading “Two low-cost airlines looking to operate out of Honduras.”

A scuba-diver’s concerns.

The big lie about our reefs … In Tela (https://lempiratimes.com/2020/02/23/tela-caribbean-delight/) we have been blessed with great natural resources, extensive forests, a unique botanical garden in Latin America, beautiful beaches and healthy coral reefs. Yet this vast and beautiful natural heritage has been disappearing over time; the forests have been cut down, the botanical garden isContinue reading “A scuba-diver’s concerns.”

Honduran swimmer triumphs in Japan.

The Honduran swimmer Julimar Ávila has gracefully qualified for the 200 meter butterfly semi-finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. As if that alone were not enough, she also broke the national record in this category with a time of 02: 15.36. Julimar is the first ‘Catracha’ swimmer to ever qualify for the semifinals inContinue reading “Honduran swimmer triumphs in Japan.”

The passing of a beautiful woman.

One minute I was holding the door open for her, receiving a lovely smile and cheery “muchas gracias joven” (thank you very much young man) and the next, I sat gazing in sheer disbelief at one’s Whatsapp messages, as my colleague Eduard, informed me: “Pamela died in a car crash at sunrise…” “No… no fuckingContinue reading “The passing of a beautiful woman.”

Puma caught on camera!

A fully-grown, adult Puma prowled through an African palm plantation and was captured by a citizen in the village of Cuyamelito, Omoa, in the department of Cortés. The video, filmed on a simple mobile phone camera, was released on social networks and surprised hoards of internet users who then highlighted the danger of coming faceContinue reading “Puma caught on camera!”

Abner Maldonado. Photographer.

Hailing from the capital Tegucigalpa, Abner Maldonado is a perfect example of a young, talented Honduran with a gigantic amount of potential in his possession. We, at Lempira Times, thought it entirely appropriate to bring his endeavours to light via our website. On speaking to the young man, he explained his passion for photography andContinue reading “Abner Maldonado. Photographer.”

David Garcia. Educator.

I recently took the time to interview an esteemed ex-colleague of mine by the name of David García Hércules. As his sirname ‘Hercules’ might suggest, he is indeed a ‘heroic’ young man given his admirable mission of educating fellow Hondurans; a task – he is absolutely passionate about. The bold David and a couple ofContinue reading “David Garcia. Educator.”

Guatemala City

Despite having resided in Honduras for half a decade, I had somehow never crossed the border into Guatemala before. Friends and aquaintances raved about the neighboring nation, with almost everyone who spoke of it stating what a wonderful place it was. Destinations such as Antigua were highly regarded as was the capital city, which aContinue reading “Guatemala City”