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    September 26th, 2019, the government of the Republic of Panama approved in third debate the draft Law 78 of 2019 granting a General Tax Amnesty for the Payment of Taxes Managed by the DGI.

    For our Playa Community Readers who were interested in the Expat Expo, but were out of the country or could not attend, here is a brief report on the event from the Coronado Area Social Association.

    In the 2019 fiscal year, the Panama Canal closed with a record tonnage of 469 million tones (PC/UMS), exceeding the projection and surpassing the record tonnage from the previous fiscal year.

    Are you a Canadian expat living in Panama? Here are the steps to cast your vote in the upcoming federal election to be held on October 21, 2019.


    Coronado Community News

    Practice Qigong and Gentle Yoga in Coronado

    Practice Qigong and Gentle Yoga in Coronado

    Qigong is a traditional Chinese martial art with a focus in body awareness. Sometimes referred to as moving meditation, Qigong can be a great additional to healthy aging practices.

    Coronado Adoption Fair Sept 21

    Coronado Adoption Fair Sept 21

    The next Coronado Adoption fair will take place in the Village mall (Machetazo Plaza) on September 21st 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Champagne Sunday Brunch

    Champagne Sunday Brunch

    Every Sunday the Coronado Luxury Club & Suites hosts brunch with unlimited champagne at the Beach Club restaurant.

    Panama Black Friday Shopping Guide

    Panama Black Friday Shopping Guide

    Wondering where to shop in Panama this Black Friday? Here is everything you need to know about shopping in Panama City, and shopping near the Pacific Beaches this Black Weekend!

    An environmental plan for the bay of Chame

    An environmental plan for the bay of Chame

    As part of an environmental planning initiative The Ministry of Environment spoke with citizens in the Chame district about ways to minimize human impact on protected areas in the district.

    September 18th is Chame Day

    September 18th is Chame Day

    Friday, September 18th 2019 Chame, Panama will celebrate its 164th Anniversary, and there are lots of events taking place, including a torch parade taking place at 5pm on the 17th.

    Can I BBQ on my condo balcony?

    Can I BBQ on my condo balcony?

    While Panama Firefighters issued the statement prohibiting the use of barbecues in condos some time ago Coronado condo residents are just now being told they cannot grill on their balconies.

    Storm warning lasting until Friday

    Storm warning lasting until Friday

    The Emergency Operations Center (COE) of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) issued a storm warning for Wednesday September 5th 2019 until 11:00 pm on Friday.

    Sinaproc high tide alert

    Sinaproc high tide alert

    While Panama will likely not see major effects from the current hurricane warnings Panama’s Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) has issued a high tide alert lasting until September 5th 2019.

    Panama National News

    Punta Chame, a breeding site for sharks

    A recent study shows female sharks of the hammerhead species (Sphyrna lewini) are being captured by fishermen during breeding, researches are now proposing measures to help protect the species.

    The Beach Corridor

    The Beach Corridor is a road project in its developmental stage spanning from Chorrera to San Carlos, that will create a viaduct at the Coronado intersection for people leaving the beach.

    Panama Black Weekend 2019

    For the third year in a row, in an effort of an economic boost in an otherwise slow time of year, Panama will turn Black Friday into a weekend long event in the middle of September.

    Panama Canal gets a new Chief

    Ricaurte Vásquez is the new administrator of the Panama Canal. The news came Thursday at a crucial time amid trade conflicts between the U.S. and China.

    Cracking down on child pornography

    The Public Ministry executed operations Wednesday September 4th 2019, in Panama West, Coclé, Panama City, Chiriquí and Los Santos in an effort to dismantle an alleged pornography ring.

    Panama, the broken link?

    A study recently published in Conservation Biology has called Panama, the narrowest part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MBC), the broken link.

    3 die in San Carlos accident

    The Public Ministry (MP) and the experts of the National Directorate of Traffic Operations of the National Police (PN), initiated investigations into the death of three men.

    Plastic bag fines still not in effect

    The Authority for Consumer Protection and Defense of Competition (Acodeco) has informed that fines for the breach of Law No. 1 of January 19, 2018 (use of plastic bags in stores) are not yet in affect

    Building beaches in Panama City

    The mayor of Panama, José Luis Fábrega, is proposing to fill the beaches of Calidonia and Bella Vista located in the Bay of Panama in Panama City.

    Carbon stocks and tree diversity in the Darien

    The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute reported through a participatory forest-carbon monitoring project that Panama’s Darien forest of Panama has a high capacity to sequester carbon.

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