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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.
Love to act and dance and sing? Audition for Panama: The Musical right here in Panama City! Panama: The Musical is a production co-written by Yolanda Van Der Kolk-Brown. The auditions will take place on October 8th at 3:00 p.m. and the 9th at 8:00 p.m., 2017.
Black Friday is around the corner here in Panama (September 15th until September 17th, 2017). If you are looking to go Black Friday Shopping in Panama, but not sure where to start, connect with a group of shoppers from Coronado.
My name is Julio Luque, and I want to talk to you about your health. Many may know me as an insurance professional, the guy to call to make sure you are prepared for the worst.
Fenosa, Panama’s national provider of electricity, announced that there will be an interruption in service September 5th 2017 from 4:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
With a ride to the city from Coronado costing upwards of $100.00, many are opting to take the bus.
Panama National News
President Juan Carlos Varela, met with global leaders, including Justin Trudeau September 21st to discuss trade and other issues.
Last weekend (Sep 15th - Sep 17th) the 3rd Flower Parade was held in "Tierras Altas" in the province of Chiriquí. The event offered an exhibition of floats decorated completely with natural flowers and Agro products, as well as presentations from bands and musical orchestras.
In a press conference on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 the foreign minister of Panama and Chinese chancellor Wang Yi discussed the feasibility a light train connecting Panama City to Chiriqui.
September 18th, 2017, The National Assembly of Panama approved bill 509, which reforms the country’s property tax.
The weekend-long shopping event “Black Friday Weekend” in Panama was a success, doubling commercial movement in malls and hotels throughout Panama City.
The Epidemiological Surveillance System of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported 2,375 cases of dengue in the country, Sunday 17 of September of 2017.
Copa Airlines has canceled all scheduled inbound and outbound Panama flights between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm on Monday, September 18, as a result of the blackout at Tocumen airport.
The Embassy of China in Panama was inaugurated Sunday, September 17, 2017. The new Embassy in Panama comes after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Panama and China.
Friday, September 15th gas prices will be going up. The Secretariat of Energy reported Wednesday, that prices will increase up to 13 cents a liter. However, the prices will differ depending on location.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Panamanian Government is working to send humanitarian aid to the islands affected. Furthermore, the government of Panama has transferred Panamanians from the British Virgin Islands home.
Panamanian Surfer Tao Rodriguez has won first place in his category (Jr. Sub 15) at the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA), in Huntington Beach California.
After an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico Friday, September 8th, 2018, leaving 61 people dead, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a warning for Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, and Ecuador.
As protests from taxi-drivers and tourist operators continue Panama’s Authority on Transport (ATTT) works towards a resolution.
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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.
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.
AquaBounty Canada Inc., a company that originally said its plans were to produce salmon eggs in P.E.I. Canada and then ship them to Panama to mature has decided to rear the fish in Canada.
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