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On Friday, June 23rd at 9:30 a.m. the Personera (DA) will hold a meeting at the Casa Communal in Gorgona to explain the new accusatory system in Panama.
Registration is now open for Coronado Frame & Foto’s ‘Flora & Fauna of Panama' Photo Exhibition & Competition. Here are the contest details: 1) The contest theme is ‘FLORA & FAUNA OF PANAMA’.
Outbreaks of measles which began being reported late 2016 in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States, have Panama’s Ministry of Health (Minsa) asking the population to check their vaccination cards before traveling abroad.
If you are an expat living in Panama, you might be wondering how the new immigration measures announced by the Juan Carlos Varela administration will affect you. Well now, the answer might differ depending on the passport you hold.
With the rain in Panama comes blooming flowers. With orchids, plants and vegetables in abundance, it is the time for flower fairs! Visit the flower fair of Limon, a small in the village in the foothills of Campana, in the province of Panama West from June 2 to 4.
The Sunshine Day Camp in Coronado is open to kids from 9 to 13 years of age. Registration for the camp is currently open for two sessions from June 12th to July 7th and July 10th to August 4th. Sunshine Day Camp runs 5 days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and will take place at El Litoral in Coronado on Calle Punta Prieta #12.
On Sunday May 21, at 10 am, the Rotary Club of Playa Coronado will be selling approximately 1000 new books at Picasso in Coronado. The books are fiction, non-fiction, hard bound and soft cover. Also included will be coffee-table style books, children’s books as well as educational materials.
Wondering what watching TV is like in Coronado Panama and the surrounding beach communities? Well, it depends! With local cable services the majority of channels are in Spanish, and while there are a few English channels available there is really no telling what will be broadcasted.
Organizers of the Rio Hato Mango Festival have announced that the mango festival will be suspended for this year, due to climate changes which have affected mango production.
We have been working to make it easier to manage Real Estate and Classified ads on Playa Community! Playa Community users can now use the My Account button the the top of the homepage to see and edit listings in the Real Estate or Classified sections of Playa Community.
Panama National News
The Ministry of Health and the Public Ministry in the province of Coclé began an investigation to determine the causes of ailments detected in 19 students of the Professional and Technical Institute of El Valle de Anton.
June 25th, 2017 was the launch of “D-Day” in Panama, a campaign launched by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) to aid in the prevention of dengue, zika, and chikungunya.
A boat carrying over 170 passengers sank off the coast of Guatapé in Colombia Sunday, June 23. At this time, 16 are missing and six people have been reported dead.
On Wednesday, the third day of his official mission in the United States, the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela spoke about democracy, security efforts, the Government's foreign policy agenda and the fight against drugs, in a forum presented by the non-profit The Dialogue.
Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, will tour Central and South America from August 13th to the 18th. Pence made the announcement Thursday, June 13th during his participation in the conference on Prosperity and Security of Central America in Miami.
President Juan Carlos Varela has announced a meeting between senior officials from the U.S. and Panama to discuss the issue of security and the fight against drug trafficking. The meeting will be held in two weeks in Panama, according to a report by Panama America.
Ali Kourani, 32, from New York, and Samer el Debek, 37, from Michigan, were arrested on Thursday, June 1, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah, in Panama.
Enrique Jaén Chérigo, was sentenced to 63 months in prison on June 16th, 2017 for hitting and killing cyclist Monica Licona September 20, 2015.
President Juan Carlos Varela and Panama's first lady, Lorena Castillo de Varela were greeted by President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, June 19th shortly before noon in the Oval Office.
A fire destroyed three boats moored off the Amador Causeway on Friday night, June 17. So far the causes of the fires are not known.
Aaron Stutman, a 60-year-old American, was found dead on Friday afternoon, June 16, in his rental apartment located in Conception in the Bugaba District of Chiriqui.
President Juan Carlos Varela announced that Panama would recognize China as a diplomatic ally in a televised statement Monday, June 12th, 2017. The same day the Vice-Minister of External Relations, Luis Miguel Hincapie, announced the break in diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli was arrested by U.S. authorities on Monday near Miami, Florida on charges of political espionage according to information from the U.S. Marshals Service.
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Punta Burica Panama is a small coastal stretch that separates Panama’s Pacific from Costa Rica. This isolated part of Panama is home to a few quaint towns, an abundance of wildlife and some of the best waves on the country’s Pacific coast.
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) removed bottled water from the Tropical Water brand, along with Coca Cola and Fresca Toronja sodas from Coca Cola Femsa.
With strong rains in the province of Chirigui, two dolphins managed to find their way into the river of Platanares. The dolphins were spotted in the river near a private farm located in David.
The country of Panama has employed a Chicago-based ad agency, VML, for a new campaign to promote tourism in Panama. Ironically, the tagline for the campaign is “not for tourists.” The campaign, which primarily focuses on Panama’s interior, promotes Panama as a destination, not for your average tourist but for serious travelers, birders and adventurers.
A new scientific analysis indicates that Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly than throughout most of the 20th century. The paper from the National Academy of Science is not the first to find that the rate of the rising seas is increasing, however the rate of acceleration that it reports is the largest.
2016 ended with a decline in Panamanian tourism, a trend that continues in the first five months of 2017. While the Comptroller General reports that hotel occupancy in the capital city was 51% in the first quarter of the year, others in the industry estimate this percentage to be lower with hotels using only 40% of their rooms.
A bill that calls for the “reasonable use of plastic bags” and to “eliminate the current abuse” of plastic in Panama, has been approved. Politican, Acan-Efe Samir Gozaine from the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) proposed the bill that was approved in April.
Monday May 9th 2017, the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (Aupsa) reported that a batch of frozen products of the Aunt Jemima brand were removed from the market.
A tourist complex plans to remove at least 16 hectares of mangroves from the bay of Chame. The Environmental Impact Study (EIA) for the Portones del Mar Yacht Club & Resort is currently under review by the ministry of environment.
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