A reader tells us that at 9:00 p.m. on the night of February 15th a high speed chase took place inside Coronado, near the Coronado Bay entrance.

Valentine’s day held on February 14th is celebrated around the world these days. In Latin America, as in other parts of the world, Valentine's Day is dedicated to showing love and affection.

Panama Hospice and Respite Foundation (PHRF) is sponsoring a morning seminar to help newcomers (and long timers) be more prepared for emergencies.

Saturday February 5th at around 5:00 p.m. the Panamanian conservation organization, Asociacion Panamericana Para la Conservacion (APPC), removed a salt water crocodile from Tortuga Lake in Coronado Panama.

Coronado’s Tortuga Lake, or in English Turtle Lake, best knowing for it’s Caiman population (not it’s turtles) has become home to a 7ft crocodile.

Agro Riegos Cocle is a company dedicated to sustainable landscaping, gardening and irrigation.

The 11th annual Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival (BJBF) is just around the corner and people throughout Panama, (and globally) are getting ready to head to the highlands.

The El Valle Festival of Music is back with Venezuelan pianist Kristhyan Benítez with an ensemble of soloists from Panama.

Located in the heart of El Valle, TAHARAA ATV TOURS offers access to one of the area's most pristine destinations.

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!

Saturday, February 4th attend the first “Bring Hope Carnival Dinner, Dance and Auction” at Caracoles Café supporting the JLM House of Hope.

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.

Have you ever tried to give or receive directions in Panama? Did it sound something like, “turn left when you get to the big tree” or “make a right with you reach the Y in the road”?

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.

January 28th 2017, B. Chrisse Harwanko, international artist, will open up her beachfront studio for Sea-Spirations TM, an Art Show featuring the artist’s sea inspired paintings.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 6652-6720.

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.

Learn about health Insurance options in Panama at the J2L Insurance Seminar Jan 26th at 2:00 PM at BogaBar located on the Vista Mar Marina. RSVP info below.

So now that we are done eating our grapes and burning our Muñecos de año viejo (dolls of the old year) we begin to look forward to starting 2017 with a clean slate.

On December 16th, 46 young ladies celebrated their Quinceanera because of the help of local expats. In mid October I James Farelli received a call from a friend asking to meet at the Paseo El Valle,

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