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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.
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 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.
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.
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"?
Starting October 1st, 2017 The Coronado Residents Association will charge commercial vehicles a fee ranging from $2 - $14 per day or $100 - $250 per year to enter the Coronado gates.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, 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 Social Security Fund (CSS) is struggling to supply patients with medicine required to treat critical, chronic and degenerative diseases.
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.
Panama will celebrate securing a place at next year's World Cup with a public holiday Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.
Two people were injured and one killed after a pickup lost control in Las Uvas San Carlos, Panama West, Saturday, October 7th, 2017.
Panama will face off against Costa Rica, Tuesday 10 October at 7:00 p.m. at the Rommel Fernandez stadium in Panama City. The game comes after a bad beat by the United States.
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.
Panama’s sub-10 baseball team took home the bronze medal in the Panamericano baseball tournament that took place last week in Reynosa Mexico.
Saturday, September 30 a landslide occurred in Cerro Colorado, in the Ngäbe Buglé region, leaving six dead. Four of the six deceased were children.
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.
The United States is working to destroy abandoned chemical weapons located on the island of San Jose in Panama.
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Panama has successfully carried out a Biological census (a county of the species that inhabit a habitat) using flies.
Juan Carlos Varela inaugurated Panama Fest Friday, in New York, an event that seeks to promote the country as a tourist destination.
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.
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.
The association of Restaurants in Panama (ARAP) and the Ministry of Health (Minsa) are working to the Panamanian population to pass on the salt.
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.
The National Assembly has approved a bill that prohibits the use of plastic bags and promotes companies that encourage the use of reusable bags in their establishment.
Work on line 2 of Panama City’s Metro will create some detours on the Pan-American highway starting Tuesday, July 25th, the closures are expected to last for the next month.
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.
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