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    Donate to the Panama the Musical Kickstarter

    Donate to the Panama the Musical Kickstarter

    The Panama: The Musical Kickstarter has kicked off with a bang! Of the 88 people that have viewed the Kickstarter video so far, 43 have made a pledge - that's almost 50% of the viewers!

    Finca La Maya celebrates 10 years

    Finca La Maya celebrates 10 years

    Saturday January 14th Finca La Maya will host a commemorative celebration from 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m to celebrate 10 years of community programs.

    Team Canada Vs. the World 2017 Charity Golf Event

    Team Canada Vs. the World 2017 Charity Golf Event

    The third annual Team Canada / Team World golf event will take place on Wednesday February 1st 2017 at Vista Mar Golf Resort. The event is a two ball/best net charity golf event that raises money for local charitable causes.

    Dog Found in Coronado

    Dog Found in Coronado

    A dog was found wandering Coronado over the weekend. He is brown with white spots and is friendly. He appears to have owners who we are sure are missing him. If you have any information on who his owners may be please contact kara@playacommunity.com or call 6652-6720.

    Panama The Musical Launch Party

    Panama The Musical Launch Party

    The Launch party for Panama the Musical will take place Sunday January 8th at CASA BLANCA 21 Guayacanas in Coronado at 2:00 p.m. sharp. The party is open to the public. Guests are encouraged to dress in flapper or beach attire.

    Panama National News

    Wingo Cartatgena flights

    Wingo Cartatgena flights

    Wingo, Copa Holdings new low cost airline, has announce that they will begin flying Cartagena, Colombia.

    Rod Carew Recovering from Heart Transplant

    Rod Carew Recovering from Heart Transplant

    The Panamanian baseball legend Rod Carew, received a heart and kidney transplant from a 29-year-old donor December 13th. At the one month mark since his heart and kidney transplant Carew is showing no indication of organ rejection.

    Ringling Circus Closes after 146 years

    Ringling Circus Closes after 146 years

    After 146 years, circus owners The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey told The Associated Press their last show would be in May of 2017. There are a number of reasons the curtain will drop for good on the most popular circus in the world.

    Tourist Visa Reduced to 90 days

    Tourist Visa Reduced to 90 days

    Panama’s Tourist Visa has been reduced from 6 months to 90 days (3 months) as published in the government’s Gazette (La Gaceta), Jan 10 2017. 

    Arrive On-time with Copa Airlines

    Arrive On-time with Copa Airlines

    Recently Copa Airlines, Panama’s leading international Carrier, received worldwide recognition for it’s punctuality. Copa was recognized as the world’s second top airline for arriving on-time. First place went to Hawaiian Airlines.

    Fuel Tanker Flipped near Coronado

    Fuel Tanker Flipped near Coronado

    A fuel tanker has flipped on the Pan-American Highway near Coronado in the Chame district, right before the entrance to Las Lajas. The truck flipped early Monday morning closing all four lanes of the highway for some time.

    Panama City Parking Fines Increase

    Panama City Parking Fines Increase

    Drivers that park illegally in Panama City should expect to face increased fines for their violations in 2017. As vehicles that have been illegally parked are a major contributor to traffic in Panama City the Panamanian government is working to decrees these violations, by hiking the fines.

    Via Italia Partially Closed Jan 3

    Via Italia Partially Closed Jan 3

    Starting January 3rd 2017, Via Italia will be partially closed due to sanitation work. The project, by the Coordinating Unit of the Sanitation Program of Panama, is expected to take approximately eight months.

    Sargent Dies Following DGI Office Burglary

    Sargent Dies Following DGI Office Burglary

    Sgt Nelson Guerra of Panama’s National Police force passed away the afternoon of December 23rd after suffering a shot to the head the DGI office robbery that occurred December 20th.

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    Bio museum Educates Children on Conservation

    Bio museum Educates Children on Conservation

    As part of its commitment to aid Panama in preserving biodiversity by educating youth, the Bio museum has started 2017 with summer camps for children from 6 to 12 years old.

    Hotel Casino to open in Penonomé

    Hotel Casino to open in Penonomé

    The city of Penonomé will soon be home to a new Casino. The casino, which will be located in Hotel Coclé in the Iguana Mall, will be a full casino with slot machines and table games.

    The Panamanian Pollera

    The Panamanian Pollera

    It is said that the Pollera arrived in Panama during the time of Spanish conquest. The dress that came from the Gypsy dress worn in the South of Spain, and was originally made from a heavy cloth.

    Travel to the Interior Increases

    Travel to the Interior Increases

    The recent Thousand Polleras parade brought thousands to the town of Las Tablas, an estimated $22.5 million to the region, and a huge increase of traffic traveling to the interior.

    FCPP Develops Plan for Azuero Monkeys

    FCPP Develops Plan for Azuero Monkeys

    After studying two critically endangered endemic primates, the Azuero howler monkey, and the Azuero spider monkey, The Panamanian Primate Conservation Foundation (FCPP) aims to create conservation plans.

    Art at your table at Caracoles Cafe

    Art at your table at Caracoles Cafe

    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)

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    Today's Events In Coronado and Panama's Pacific Coast

    • 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM: Picasso hosts Beach Business Meeting

    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Music & Market at Picasso

    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Meditation Group - Picasso Blue Lounge

    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Lift Studio

    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Picasso Family-Style Dinners with Chef Sacha Michel

    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Adults Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Lift Studio

    See the complete Events Calendar

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    Azuero Peninsula

    Puerto Armuelles Panama

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    Panama's Independence, Separation and its relation to the Panama Canal

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    See Turtles on Mata Oscura

    Cooking up Culture

    Conservation Panama fights to save wild cats

    Panama School guide

    Coronado Restaurant Guide

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    Martyrs Day A Day in the Fight for Panama’s Sovereignty

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