"Roatan uses the same electric voltage as the U.S.: AC (60Hz), 120/240 volts. The local electric provider, RECO, has outages from time to time, but they typically do not last long."http://www.recoroatan.com/
I can't remember the details about how these guys got the contract on the island, but they are doing (on a very small scale) what Ashcroft might do with BTL in a perfect world. If a government cannot or won't provide necessary services then give free enterprise a chance. Of course, "free" enterprise has nothing to do with donated capital and working not-for-profit.