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    Apply the for property tax exemption

    Apply the for property tax exemption

    Earlier this year The National Assembly approved bill 509, which reforms Panama’s property tax laws. The new legislation offers a tax moratorium exclusive to real estate tax.

    El Nance Community Market

    El Nance Community Market

    Shop fresh and local at the El Nance Community Market, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. starting November 18th, 2017. The market brings local patio eggs, fresh baked goods (including French pastries), a variety of food, plants, crafts, clothing, jewelry and more! 

    IDAAN Water service interruption in Chame

    IDAAN Water service interruption in Chame

    IDAAN has issued a notice informing the community that water services will be interrupted Thursday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The interruption in service is due to reparations.

    Coronado Photo Club meet & greet

    Coronado Photo Club meet & greet

    The Coronado Photo Club, founded by a group of photographers living in Coronado and the surrounding Pacific beach communities in 2015, has announced that they will hold a monthly meet and greet on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

    Rotary answers defibrillator questions

    Rotary answers defibrillator questions

    After announcing the defibrillator project on Playa Community questions arose from the Community, like, "where are the defibrillator located" and "do staff know about them"?

    Rotary donates defibrillators to Coronado and El Valle

    Rotary donates defibrillators to Coronado and El Valle

    If you are experiencing a heart attack there are now defibrillators available 24/7 365 days a year, at the El Rey pharmacies in Coronado and El Valle. These defibrillators have been donated by the Rotary Club of Playa Coronado.

    Join Panama's Coastal Cleanup 2017

    Join Panama's Coastal Cleanup 2017

    Saturday, September 16th, Panama's coastal communities will come together once again for one of the biggest national & international efforts to clean up beaches, rivers, and lakes around the world! Locally the event is coordinated by Libre de Basura, and it aims to clean up the beaches of Coronado & Gorgona. 

    Celebrating Chame Panama

    Celebrating Chame Panama

    Looking for something to do at the beach this weekend instead of shopping for Black Friday deals in Panama City? Friday, September 18 Chame, Panama will celebrate its 162nd Anniversary, and there are lots of events taking place for the community to enjoy.

    Register for the 2017 Coronado Triathlon

    Register for the 2017 Coronado Triathlon

    XTREMO Coronado is a popular sprint triathlon that takes place every year in Coronado Panama. This year the event will take place on September 24th, 2017, starting 7:00 a.m. at the Coronado Beach Club.

    Panama National News

    Varela defends World Cup holiday

    Varela defends World Cup holiday

    October 20th, during a tour of the Barú, district in Chiriquí, President Juan Carlos Varela continued to support his decision to declare Wednesday, October 11th (the day after Panama qualified for the World Cup), a public holiday.

    Venezuela response to Panama’s visa

    Venezuela response to Panama’s visa

    As of October 1, Panama requires Venezuelans to have a visa to enter the country. 15 days following Panama’s new visa requirements for Venezuelans, Venezuela answered back, with visas for Panamanians.

    The Amador Cruise Terminal

    The Amador Cruise Terminal

    The Amador Cruise Terminal, a $165 million dollar investment, will be ready to receive cruises ships in 24 months. The goal is to increase tourism from the Alaska, Caribbean, Pacific and California routes.

    Panama’s CSS Drug Shortage

    Panama’s CSS Drug Shortage

    Panama’s Social Security Fund (CSS) is struggling to supply patients with medicine required to treat critical, chronic and degenerative diseases.

    Panama’s New Unesco Nomination

    Panama’s New Unesco Nomination

    Panama has proposed that United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco ) declare the monumental complex in Casco Viejo a world heritage site, as it stands to be affected their stage of construction on the cinta costera.

    Celebrating Fiona's birthday

    Celebrating Fiona's birthday

    The Panamanian jaguar Fiona celebrated her third birthday at the Palm Beach Zoo in Florida October 4th, 2017. Fiona arrived at the Palm Beach Zoo in Florida, USA, in April of this year.

    Panamanian baseball team wins Bronze

    Panamanian baseball team wins Bronze

    Panama’s sub-10 baseball team took home the bronze medal in the Panamericano baseball tournament that took place last week in Reynosa Mexico.

    Six die in Cerro Colorado landslide

    Six die in Cerro Colorado landslide

    Saturday, September 30 a landslide occurred in Cerro Colorado, in the Ngäbe Buglé region, leaving six dead. Four of the six deceased were children.

    Mayor of Los Santos on house arrest

    Mayor of Los Santos on house arrest

    The Mayor of Los Santos, Eudocio Pérez is currently under house arrest after his arrest and a raid on his offices. Pérez, who is also the first deputy secretary of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), was arrested on Sunday night in Panama City.

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     2000 hatchlings released in Cambutal

    2000 hatchlings released in Cambutal

    2,000 sea turtles hatchlings born in artificial nurseries were released Saturday, September 16th on the coast of Cambutal, in the province of Los Santos. The hatchlings were the first to be released of the 32 thousand eggs in Cambutal nurseries. 

    Folklore dancers travel to Costa Rica

    Folklore dancers travel to Costa Rica

    A group of folklore performers made of up youth from the San Carlos area in Panama West will prepare for their first performance outside the borders of Panama.

    Panama restaurants pass on the salt

    Panama restaurants pass on the salt

    The association of Restaurants in Panama (ARAP) and the Ministry of Health (Minsa) are working to the Panamanian population to pass on the salt.

    Birds close Tocumen runway

    Birds close Tocumen runway

    A flock of migrating birds closed a runway in Panama at Tocumen International Airport for over an hour on Monday, August 14, 2017. According to Copa Airlines, 25 flights were diverted during the closure from 9:50 a.m. lasting until 11:10 a.m.

    Dinner & Photography in Coronado

    Dinner & Photography in Coronado

    Enjoy an evening out in charming Rincon del Chef Plaza on July 22nd from 5:00 p.m. Coronado Frame & photo will be open late, hosting a photography exhibition, at the same time CASA (the Coronado and Area Social Association) will be hosting a Mix & Mingle and sit down dinner at Rincon Del Chef on July 22.

    Fascinating Greek Wines

    Fascinating Greek Wines

    M. Stefan: The Wine Guy - Wine has been an important part of Greek culture for over 4000 years as the numerous archeological discoveries throughout Greece have revealed. The ancient Greeks knew well the nutritional value of wine as it became an inseparable part of their daily regimen.

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