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In Panama, Mother’s Day is a national holiday celebrated on December 8th each year. Expect traffic in Panama on the 7th and 8th as people travel all over the country to see their mothers to celebrate.
Wednesday December 7th 2016, Police Director Omar Pinzon clarified that the traffic reduction plan in place for December, for those communting between Panama and Panama West, will only be carried out on weekdays.
The district of Chame is now marked by a colorful sign. The sign was recently inaugurated at the main entrance of the district and is the fourth in the country.
Every year the Coronado Area Social Association (CASA) donates food baskets for families with handicapped children during the holidays.
Over 1,600 animals were fixed at the Spay Panama clinic in Arraijan last week. The organization has sterilized 120,000 animals in Panama since 2002,
The ‘My Panama’ Photo Contest came to an end last week at an exciting reception where winners were announced.
There will be a local art sale at The Surf Shack in Coronado on November 25th, 26th, and 27th featuring work by local Panamanian artists.
Get ready for the holidays at the beach by stopping by the Holiday Bazaar at Bahia Resort in Gorgona on Saturday, December 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Looking for beach treasures? Picasso Café will be hosting a Flea Market Saturday November 19th from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and you never know what you might find!
Tonight, November 14th, 2016, the moon will appear larger than it has been in 7 decades. This is due to the fact that the moon's elliptical orbit, the perigee, is about 30,000 miles closer to the Earth than the other side of the orbit, the apogee.
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The National Motorway Company (ENA) reported that about 2 million drivers use the corridors weekly.
The work on the Bridge of the Americas continues as Public works officials report that they do no have an end date for the construction.
Gese, the company which includes Panama’s oldest Newspaper, La Estrella, and the “peoples paper” El Silo, has asked the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury for an extension of the license.
The nternational Transparency board for Panama is urging that Panama release Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein, who has been arrested on a charge of criminal libel.
According to the latest Dichter & Neira survey for TVN, the popular perception of the management of President Juan Carlos Varela, was 42%. The rating has improved from last month slightly, by 3%
Tuesday November 29th, President Juan Carlos Varela inaugurated the session of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights that is being held in Panama City.
The Ministry of Economy and Finance has authorized an additional $40 million dollars for the construction of a fourth bridge over the Panama Canal.
Looking for the perfect Panama inspired Christmas gift? Lego has made a miniature working version of the Panama Canal!
Fidel Castro, Cuba's longtime revolutionary leader, has died at the age of 90.
Thursday morning winds increased to 110 mph making Hurricane Otto a Category 2 storm as it neared landfall in Central America.
This morning a landslide occurred in the district of Arraiján, leaving two people dead, a girl drowned in a river and a tree fell on a car killing a nine-year-old child on his way to school.
The southwest of the Caribbean Sea, boarding Costa Rica and Panama ,has been experiencing a large area of low pressure which has been responsible for the overcast and rain in the western provinces of Panama.
This week the cover of El Siglo announced a swingers party in Chame. The event, set to take place Saturday November 19th in the Campestre Club La Cueva del Oso in Chame has been denounced by the Mayor of Chame, Nieves Mayorga.
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A recent study has found that corals from the genus Orbicella found in the Caribbean, survived a dramatic climate change that took place about two million years ago.
Environmental officials confirmed recently that a conservation plan for the bay of Panama wetlands is has still not completed.
QUOTE: “The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living.” ---Dione Lucas (English Chef and 1st female graduate of Le Cordon Bleu)
Over 2000 pounds of marine waste was collected off the coasts of Coclé during the Panama Aquatic Resources Authority (ARAP) cleanup which lasted six days.
Recently, Felipe Motta held its Gran Feria de Vinos at the Hotel Riu Plaza. This annual 2-day event attracts hundreds, possibly thousands of wine aficionados, wine drinkers and partyistas. Although held in a huge room, it always fills up and becomes more party and less serious wine tasting.
Do you ever pick up a bottle of wine that doesn’t quite taste right? Perhaps it is too sharp, sweet or skunky, or maybe its just not any good. Well do not fret, or pour that bottle down the drain, a recent study has put facts behind the legend that cheese can improve almost any wine!
Starting this November TUI Group, one of the world's largest tour operators will include Colon among its cruising destinations. The following statement was issued by Panama’s Tourism Authority:
According to Ricardo Moreno, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) jaguar killings in Panama are on the rise. Moreno reported the 20th Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation held recently in Belize that so far this year 26 jaguars have been killed intentionally.
President Juan Carlos Varela has signed a decree calling for the country's public offices to close at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2, the Day of the Dead. According to Executive Decree 296 signed October 24, 2016, the measure shall apply to both national and municipal government offices.
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Today's Events In Coronado and Panama's Pacific Coast
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Spanish with Rebekah - Picasso Blue Lounge
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