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    Celebrate Earth Day 2017 in Coronado

    Celebrate Earth Day 2017 in Coronado

     Join the Coronado International School (CIS) at the Playa Serena public beach entrance Saturday April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day with some fun in the sun. The students will be painting the new wall to the entrance of the beach. The wall will be environmentally themed, everyone is welcome to participate.

    Rain arrives in Coronado Panama after heat wave

    Rain arrives in Coronado Panama after heat wave

    The rain has arrived in Coronado Panama, following a heat waves that affected a good portion of Central America. After temperatures ranging between 34 C and 42 C throughout the country, many are thankful for the drop in temperature that comes with rain.

    Semana Santa 2017 in Coronado Panama

    Semana Santa 2017 in Coronado Panama

    Semana Santa, or in English “Holy Week” is the week leading up to Easter. Semana Santa 2017 in Panama, and around the world, will begin on April 9th and last until Sunday April 16th (Easter Sunday).

    Government procedures now online!

    Government procedures now online!

    Tired of traveling to Panama City (and wearing pants) to visit government offices? Well, we have good news! The National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG) has made it possible to complete 15 government procedures online at

    ATTT Warns Drivers About Fines

    ATTT Warns Drivers About Fines

    Have you noticed more police on the road in the Pacific beach area? The Traffic and Land Transport Authority (ATTT) is cracking down on driving infractions.  One infraction the ATTT has warned about, is driving without insurance.

    Picasso For Sale, Community and Wanderlust

    Picasso For Sale, Community and Wanderlust

    by Claire Ross – Proud Owner of Picasso Café, Bar & Restaurante, Community-Lover, Wanderer I think and talk about the concepts of community and wanderlust a lot; I love both and need both in my life.

    VIDA DE PLAYA Photo Contest Winners

    VIDA DE PLAYA Photo Contest Winners

    The 'VIDA DE PLAYA’ came to an exciting close on Saturday evening at Coronado Frame, with two winners taking $150 each for winning entries in two categories.

    Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Coronado Panama

    Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Coronado Panama

    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.

    Opera Panama Celebrates Shakespeare

    Opera Panama Celebrates Shakespeare

    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.

    Panama National News

    Lightning strikes kill three

    Lightning strikes kill three

    Three people in Panama were killed by lightning within 24 hours. On Tuesday April 18th the bodies of two brothers, 13 years old Yulaikel Quintero and  his brother Johnathan Quintero, 12, were found on Corazón de Jesús Beach in Barú, Chiriquí.

    Two fire service women killed

    Two fire service women killed

    Arianeth Rodríguez, 22, Fire Service graduate and Yariseth Cornejo 20, paramedic were killed in a car crash during heavy rain in Chiriqui on Wednesday, April 19. Both were part of the Benémerito Fire Corps.

    Fire destroys five homes in Emberá Querá community

    Fire destroys five homes in Emberá Querá community

    The homes of five families were destroyed in the Emberá village of Emberá Querá April 13th 2017. A tour guided tour was taking place The local indigenous village when the fire broke out. The tour was lead by Anne Gordon, biologist and Emberá family member.

    Skydivers set record on Contadora

    Skydivers set record on Contadora

    Parachutists from 17 countries set a new free diving record  on Sunday Apr 9 on Contadora, Panama. There were 20 participants in the IV “Pepe’s Island Boogie Panama”, surpassing last year’s jump by 4 and setting a new national record.

    Body of American US Peace Corps volunteer identified

    Body of American US Peace Corps volunteer identified

    A body found floating in a creek in the community of Cerro Gavilán Ngabe Bugle April 8th 2017, has been identified as  24-year-old Cody Oser, from Colorado. This identified was confirmed by Peace Corps director Sheila Crowley.

    Skydiver killed practicing in Contadora

    Skydiver killed practicing in Contadora

    Jose Rubalcaba, a Mexican skydiver, died in a test jump on the island of Contadora Saturday morning, April 8, 2017. The parachutist had successfully completed 650 jumps.

    The search for oil on Panama's coast

    The search for oil on Panama's coast

    On Wednesday April 6th 2017, the Cabinet Council of Panama approved three contracts with multinational companies to carry out seismic surveys to determine whether or not there are oil and gas deposits on the Panamanian coast.

    Danish Tourist drowns at Red Frog Beach

    Danish Tourist drowns at Red Frog Beach

    Wednesday April 5th, 21-year-old Kristoffer Vodholt , a tourist from Denmark drowned at Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos in the province of Bocas del Toro.

    Earthquake aftershocks in Chiriqui

    Earthquake aftershocks in Chiriqui

    April 2, 2017 an earthquake of a 5.3 magnitude to place in the Chiriqui region of Panama. More 70 aftershocks have occurred since, destroying 11 homes and damaging at least 23 home.

    Varela on Immigration and Security at Tuxtla Summit

    Varela on Immigration and Security at Tuxtla Summit

    Immigration issues were among the main topics discussed at the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism, an international summit in San José Costa Rica. President Juan Carlos Varela was among the world leaders in attendance.

    Unemployment on the Rise in Panama

    Unemployment on the Rise in Panama

    According to statistics compiled by the Office of the Comptroller General labor contracts registered with Panama’s Ministry of Labor (Mitradel) fell 14% in January of 2017, compared to the same month last year.

    Firefighters Receive Immediate Raise

    Firefighters Receive Immediate Raise

    An Executive Decree signed by President Juan Carlos Varela and published in the Official Gazette will give Panama’s firefighters an immediate salary increase.

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    Amphibian Reintroduction begins in Panama

    Amphibian Reintroduction begins in Panama

    In less than a month, the Gamboa Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center will begin the process of reintroducing amphibian species back into the wild. This will be the first time an amphibian born and raised in the center will leave the laboratory.

    Shrimp discovered in Panama named in honor of Pink Floyd

    Shrimp discovered in Panama named in honor of Pink Floyd

    A new species of pistol shrimp was recently discovered in Panama, and has been named in honor of the band Pink Floyd. Synalpheus pinkfloydi, the new species of shrimp with a single pink clamp, was announced on Wednesday April 12th 2017, by zoologists who are clearly Pink Floyd fans.

    J2L Insurance adds Leakage Coverage

    J2L Insurance adds Leakage Coverage

    J2L Seguros in Coronado has informed us they has added new coverage to Fire (structure) and Multirisk (content) policies, this new coverage is "leakage coverage". Leakage coverage is important in Panama.

    Harpy Festival at Summit Park

    Harpy Festival at Summit Park

    Sunday, April 9 2017 the Summit Municipal Park in Panama City will host the XV edition of Festi Harpía 2017,  a celebration to pay homage to Panama’s national bird, the Harpy Eagle.

    Sea Snakes prompt Sinaproc Alert

    Sea Snakes prompt Sinaproc Alert

    Swimmers on El Uverito Beach in the district of Los Santos reported an abundance of sea snakes on the coast, Sunday March 26th 2017.

    Will Panama Ban Plastic Bags?

    Will Panama Ban Plastic Bags?

    Non-Degradable plastic bags could become history in Panama, if a bill proposed by the deputy of the ruling Panamenista Party is passed.

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    • : Chica Plant Festival

    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Hatha Yoga - El Litoral

    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Picasso 2x1 Pizza Night

    See the complete Events Calendar

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    Panama's Independence, Separation and its relation to the Panama Canal

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    Cooking up Culture

    Conservation Panama fights to save wild cats

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