Learn about the Jewish holidays observed by many in Panama. Keep in mind some stores may be closed on these dates and the there may be more poeple at the beach.
From September 15 - 19 150 of Panama’s best triathletes will join the world’s top Olympic-distance triathletes to compete in the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final taking place in Chicago.
Juan Carlos Varela the president of Panama met with Cuban President Raul Castro, for the second time this year. The Presidents met at the presidential headquarters in Havana
Foundation Aqua y Tierra, an organization dedicated to sea turtle conservation and community projects, and sustainability, has been nominated for the Heroes Award.
On Tuesday President Juan Carlos Varela offered Panama's assistance to European countries to accept refugees displaced by violence in the Middle East. Yesterday, the Foreign Ministry started preparing for meetings to discuss accepting immigrants from Iraq and Syria.
by Epicurious Em
QUOTE: “Do you think Olive Oyl was a virgin?” --Popeye
Solvent extracted oils are made using oil extracted from plants along with chemicals. Depending on manufacturing and quality control standards, microscopic amounts of chemicals may remain.
A twin engine plane with a registration number of HP-2500, made an emergency landing at the former Howard Air Force Base after it struck an animal during takeoff from Contadora Island.
By: Bob Hislop
Meet Tashi, the Recycle Retriever. Tashi is a mini Golden Doodle, her mother was a full sized golden retriever and her father, a mini french poodle. She is the smartest dog we've ever owned.
Panama’s Biodiversity Museum, on the Amador Causeway is one of 30 museums nominated for an award, which will be given on Oct. 9 at a ceremony in London. The Biomuseo is a finalist for the Leading Culture Destinations International Prize
Panama Franchise Expo will take place this Thursday and Friday at the Vasco Núñez de Balboa Convention Center in El Panama Hotel. This is the second year for the Expo. The Panama Chamber of Commerce reported that a total of 100 companies will be present.
During a press conference on Sept 8, 2015, President Juan Carlos Varela announced that the government will consider accepting Syrian refugees. "We are gladly willing to open our doors. The world needs to open the doors to people affected by this tragedy.
More than 20 areas in Panama City, San Miguelito, La Chorrera and Colón were affected by flooding after heavy rains on Tuesday, according to the civil defense agency Sinaproc.
By: Epicurious Em
Don’t toss those papaya seeds in the trash, in small amounts these little seeds can actually help rid your body of parasites. Papaya seeds contain a lot of proteolytic enzymes that help break down undigested protein in foods, riding the body of parasites and their eggs. Having a good level of digestive enzymes will also help the intestinal tract.
Panama’s Junior Surf team preselection took place Monday September 7. The young Panamanian surfers selected will compete in the World Junior Surf Championship taking place this October in the United States.
Feria del Mar, or in English, the Fair of the Sea takes place on Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro each year in September. This year the fair will start on Monday September 14 and last until Sunday September 20. The fair grounds will be set up on the ground beside Playa Istmito and the road to Boca del Drago.
On Saturday August 5 Atheyna Bylon, Panamanian boxer, won gold at the La Romana Cup in the Dominican Republic. This is the second year in a row Atheyna has placed first in her weight class (69kg), once again taking down the Dominican favorite.
Have you ever been in the city, it starts to rain, you try to hail a taxi and every taxi that drives by is full or not going your way? The solution is simple. Download a taxi app to Smartphone from the App Store.
Here are a few that work in Panama City:
The results are in! Fernando Alfaro took first place in mens with a time of 1:18:44 and Susana Guillen in the woman’s with a time of 1:34:44. There were over 100 athletes competing, ranging from ages 14 to 60. See the over all best times and best times by age group below:
The Coronado Sprint Triathlon took place this morning from 7:00 a.m. with runners coming in until 10:00 a.m. As expected, it was a high energy morning. The weather cooperated with only a drizzle of rain, it was mostly overcast throughout the event.
Las Yas has reopened, now serving all day breakfast everyday! That’s right 7 days of the week - a rarity in Coronado. Las Yas’ hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. their breakfast options range in price from $5.99 for a simple break face with 1 egg, 2 slices of bacon, toast, sliced tomato, fruit and coffee.
Fossils dating back from 5.8-6.1 million years ago, were found by Smithsonian Scientists on the Caribbean coast near the town of Piña, Panama. After careful examination, a new genus and species of river dolphin, long extinct has been discovered.
Join Playa Community at the "TRIATLON XTREME CORONADO" This Sunday from 7:00 a.m. onwards. Swimmers will start from the Coronado Beach club on calle Roberto Esienmann and continue on through the Coronado back roads.
In a study of 17 Latin American countries,that was conducted by the Latin America Economic Commission, Panama’s broadband service rated low. The service was four megabits per second, which is four times slower than the service in Uruguay. The fastest speed available was 16.96 Mbps.
The popular Sports commentator and journalist René Rizcalla died Wednesday as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Bejuco. reports say that there were three vehicles involved in the accident. Rizcalla was taken to Nicolás Solano Hospital in La Chorrera, he died from a head injury a several minutes after arriving.
By: M. Stefan
Several of the importers/distributors of wine, beer and spirits in Panama hold annual tasting events to introduce their products to the public. Recently, my wife Jackie and I attended 2 such gatherings: