Black Friday, which is considered to be the start of the holiday shopping season, is tomorrow (Friday Nov. 27). However, some commercial centers have started the festivities a day early, calling today “Grey Thursday.”
This morning the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) of Panama confirmed a meteorite landed in the pacific ocean this morning, Tuesday 24 November 2015, off the coast of Puerto Armuelles, Chiriqui.
Story by: Alison Date
Photo by: Chrisse Harwanko
Saturday, November 21st, Foundation Tortuguias, a non-governmental organization with a focus on marine turtles in Panama, released 288 newly hatched Olive Ridley baby turtles into the wild!
By: Ivan Castillo
Coiba is the largest of the group of islands and islets in the National Park bearing the same name. Coiba National Parks is one of the most visited in Panama.
In 2007, Kent Davis of Panama Equity published an essay called This document was downloaded by more than 14,000 people. alled Blood On The Streets: Everything That's Wrong With Panama Real Estate Agents And Why I'm One Of Them.
The first genetically modified animals designed for human consumption that recently received approval from the FDA, are being raised here in Panama.
By: Kara Patrick
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks occurring in Beirut, Lebanon, Paris, Baghdad and Iraq, humanity is uniting. Globally world leaders have come together standing strong on their promises to help Syrian refugees.
If you have been to the Bouquete Jazz & Blues festival you might know that the festival has been called the “biggest little festival in the world.” Each year the festival grows stronger, catching the attention of performers and music lovers alike, from North, Central and South America.
Local talent and artists in our beach communities have a unique opportunity to display and sell their work. Local residents can enjoy that unique opportunity to find original handcrafted Christmas gifts for family and friends.
Luna Rossa, located in Coronado across from La Cosita, has announced new their new hours! The Italian restaurant, owned by Lisa Cappelli & Stelvio Pacchini will now be opening on Mondays!
By: Kate Anthony
I have always been a seeker of the spiritual realm. Constantly looking for new ways to connect spiritually, I knew intuitively that my body, mind and emotions would improve. In many ways this is why I chose to become a nurse, to help, to heal, to nurture.
For the first time Panama will join in an annual global march advocating for action against climate change. The event takes place each year in major cities all over the world.
Starting November 28, Panama City is planning to transform the Cinta Costera to include an ice skating rink. "Christmas Ice World" will cost the country about 2 million dollars. The event, organized by the Gaitan Bros will run until early January 2016.
By: Epicurious Em
QUOTE: “What has impressed me the most about the Italians whose tables we’ve sat at is that they are traditional cooks but also outrageously innovative. These people are wild improvisers.” --Frances Mayes, Author of “Under the Tuscan Sun”
The World Travel Awards celebrated their 22nd anniversary with a Latin America Travel Gala that took place last month in Bogota, Colombia. At the event Panama, and national companies in Panama, took home six World Travel Awards.
Bill Clinton was in Penonome, Panama this week for the opening of the largest wind farm in Latin America. Clinton has been interested in the potential renewable energy may offer developing countries to lessen the effects of climate change.
Mark Heyer (aka Dr Sleepwell), the security guru of Boquete, has investigated every crime against expats in Boquete for the past six or seven years. He learned how criminals get into your house.
In November Britain, France, Australia, the United States and Canada honor veterans and the men and women currently serving in the armed forces.
Sighting Neotropical mammals is an extremely rewarding experience, especially when it’s a mammal you might not have expected to see in Panama!
A 17-year-old child was left dead and three others wounded, after hitting a tree on the blvd of Coronado. The car, a white 4x4 Jeep, was traveling at a high speed when the driver lost control crashing into the tree.
This Tuesday November 10 will mark 194 years since the First Cry of Independence; a historical event occurring in the village of Los Santos on November 10, 1821. Today the event is celebrated and remembered throughout the country.
By: Epicurious Em
QUOTE: “If you hear an onion ring, answer it!” --Anonymous
Hato Viejo is a green community development with a boutique hotel located between Rio Hato and Anton, about 10 km from the Rio Hato Airport.
As the first of the November holidays come to an end, the list of injuries, primarily traffic related, grows.
November 5, 17 people were injured when a mini bus lost control and was over turned near Anton Panama. The bus lost control after being struck in the windshield by a stone.
By: Kara Patrick
We stood on the edge of the world over looking the vast Pacific Ocean. Large rocks smoothed by the ebb and flow of salt water, littered the coastline. There was an undeniable rawness to the untouched jungle that surrounded us.
The Coronado Photo Club was founded by a group of photographers living in the Playa Communities this year. The new club invites anyone with a camera to join. The club is a FREE chance to learn about your cameras, deepen your perspective, and start taking great photos!
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