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    Updates from Spay Panama

    Updates from Spay Panama

    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,

    Local Art Sale at the Surf Shack

    Local Art Sale at the Surf Shack

    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.

    Picasso Café Flea Market

    Picasso Café Flea Market

    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!

    Record-setting Supermoon tonight

    Record-setting Supermoon tonight

    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. 

    Join the Beaches Improv Group

    Join the Beaches Improv Group

    There is something really ‘BiG’ happening here in Coronado, something completely different and we’d love you to be part of it...

    Panama National News

    Panama Urged to Release Dutch Journalist

    Panama Urged to Release Dutch Journalist

    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.

    Panama Canal Lego Set

    Panama Canal Lego Set

    Looking for the perfect Panama inspired Christmas gift? Lego has made a miniature working version of the Panama Canal!

    Tropical Storm Otto leaves four dead

    Tropical Storm Otto leaves four dead

    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.

    Tropical depression or storm possible for Panama

    Tropical depression or storm possible for Panama

    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.

    Chame Mayor speaks out about Swingers Party

    Chame Mayor speaks out about Swingers Party

    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. 

    Petition supports gay marriage in Panama

    Petition supports gay marriage in Panama

    A lawsuit supporting gay marriage in Panama has been filed by attorney Carlos Ernesto González a partner of the law firm of Morgan and Morgan on behalf of Enrique Jelenszky and John Winstanley.

    Panama’s New Immigration Program

    Panama’s New Immigration Program

    As part of a new National Immigration program visitors and returning foreign residents will be fingerprinted when entering Panama. If you are a foreign resident, this does not mean you must join the immigration line reserved for tourists.

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    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)

    Felipe Motta Gran Feria de Vinos 2016

    Felipe Motta Gran Feria de Vinos 2016

    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.

     Make your wine taste better

    Make your wine taste better

    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! 

    10 more cruises to dock in Colon

    10 more cruises to dock in Colon

    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:

    STRI reports 26 Jaguars killed so far this year

    STRI reports 26 Jaguars killed so far this year

    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.

    Public offices to close at 2:00 p.m. November 2

    Public offices to close at 2:00 p.m. November 2

    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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    Everything you need to know about Coronado Panama

    A breif Visit to Panama's Embera Quera Tribe

    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

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    Coronado Restaurant Guide

    Machete Kites 15 years in Punta Chame

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

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