In February 2017, The Panama Canal set a new daily tonnage record of 1.18 million tonnes, with a total of 1,180 vessels traveling through both the expanded and original locks.
Panama City’s Teatro Nacional, a tourist attraction offering cultural performances from opera and ballet to folkloric dance requires waterproofing of the building which was built in 1908.
So far during the Juan Carlos Varela administration, $16.7 million has been donated to religious organizations, mostly the Catholic Church.
Friday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and it is not just for the Irish! Celebrated around the world St. Pat’s day is a great day enjoy to Irish food, music and dancing, even on the beaches of Coronado Panama.
If you have been to the beach on the Pacific coast of Panama recently, you will have noticed the water is colder than usually. You may have also noticed jellyfish!
FUNDACION OPERA PANAMA will celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare with a production of Macbeth on March 21st and 22nd starting at 8:00 p.m.
According to information published by the Controller General of Panama 63.4% of students that graduated from University in Panama in 2015 were women.
President Juan Carlos Varela was in Bocas del Toro March 9th 2017 for a meeting with local authorities regarding the Catherine Johannet case.
Visitors to Taboga Island will no longer be allowed to bring coolers containing alcohol or prepared food.
Spots are still available for the upcoming VIDA DE PLAYA photo contest featuring some really cool prizes.
Manuel Noriega, currently serving 20 year sentence for three murders committed during military dictatorship, is in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery, Tuesday March 7th 2017.
Are you an US Citizen with concerns about how to file your taxes? Thursday March 16th 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Clinton Donnelly, speaker and author, is offering a free tax seminar for US citizens.
Sunday March 5th at approximately 2:15 p.m. a bus traveling from Bocas del Toro towards Panama City over turned on a bridge into the Las Guabas river.
Non-Degradable plastic bags could become history in Panama, if a bill proposed by the deputy of the ruling Panamenista Party is passed.
Jose Donderis, director of the National System for Civil Protection (Sinaproc) announced that there were a total of 1,024 accidents during Carnival in Panama this year (2017).
A green alert has been issued by Panama’s Ministry of Health (Minsa) for Carnival in Panama. The green alert includes all 15 health regions and will last from 7:00 am Friday morning until March 1 2017.
Traffic into the interior begins Friday February 24th 2017 as the country gears up for carnival, traveling to beach towns like Coronado, Panama and beyond to the epicenter of the festivities, Las Tablas.
Registration is now open for Coronado Frame & Foto’s ‘VIDA DE PLAYA, PANAMA’ Photo Exhibition & Competition.
An earthquake of 4.7 magnitude was felt in parts of Panama Monday February 20th 2017. Readers reported feeling the tremor in Coronado Panama, La Chorrera and Panama City.
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.
The fifth Astrocamping Summer will take place in Penonome on 18 and 19 of February. Starting at 2:00 p.m., until Sunday, February 19, at 11:30 am, more than 600 people will be camped outside the observatory of astronomy in Penonome (OAP).
Ricardo Arias Calderón, former vice president of Panama, passed away Monday, February 13th at 83 years of age. The information was confirmed by his relatives.
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.
While reports surfaced with speculation of a serial killer Friday February 10th, Panama’s Security Minister Alexis Bethancourt, has denied the possibility.
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