A Panamanian photographer has won first place in the photo contest “Por Ser niña” an international photo competition celebrating the empowerment of girls throughout Latin America.
Panama’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has partnered with the Pan American Social Marketing Organization (Pasmo) to facilitate the campaign “Safe Mom” which aims to delivery 5000 mosquito repellent kits, condoms and information about the Zika Virus to 15 regions in Panama.
A storm warning as been issued for Panama West, along with most areas coastal regions in Panama, on the Caribbean and Pacific, including Bocas del Toro Chiriqui, Colon, Veraguas, Cocle, Panama and the Darien along with Ngäbe Bugle and Guna Yala regions.
The Electricity Transmission Company S.A. (ETESA) issued a notice of prevention at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday following heavy rain and storms with gusts of wind.
Panama’s authority for Consumer Protection and Defense of Competition (Acodeco) has just launched a nation wide campaign publicizing senior discounts, referred to in Panama as the “Jubilado discount”. By law, these discounts are available to all Panamanians and foreign residents living in Panama over the age of 55 for females and 60 for males.
Juan Carlos Varela and Luis Guillermo Solis, presidents of Panama and Costa Rica met for a Binational security meeting Friday, October 7th in Boquete, Chiriqui province. Among the topics covered were migration and securing the boarders between the two neighboring countries.
According to an article published by the UK news source independent, this year brings us on a whole further away from world peace than any time in the past 10 years. The 2016 Global Peace Index recently released data that indicates only 10 countries in the entire world are actually free from conflict and Panama is one of them.
Whether you are Canadian, American or from somewhere else in the world, Canadian thanksgiving is a great opportunity to stuff and eat poultry. While Thanksgiving is not officially celebrated in Panama, with so many North Americans living in the beach communities of Panama’s Pacific coast, celebrating thanksgiving has become common in Coronado.
The government of Panama has collected just over $4 billion dollars from January 2016 up until August 2016, an increase of 6% or $236.3 million dollars when compared to the same period last year. Despite the increase in revenue the goal was actually to collect $4.4 billion more, a shortfall of 5.7% percent.
Reposition cruises are voyages that take place when cruise ships relocate from one region to another, typically in the spring and autumn. These cruises are offered at discounted rates often 50% less than a regular cruise, so they can be an ideal way to travel on a budget. Another bonus is that repositioning cruises are often less crowded.
Looking to make a difference in the community? Join the Libre de Basura (LDB) team in their efforts to clean up Coronado and surrounding beach communities! Get to know the LDB group is to attend their public meeting this month on October 27th, 2016 at Picasso Restaurant starting at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 2nd cyclist met in Panama City on the Cinta Costra to celebrate the life of Monica Licona Lepida. The young cyclist who was killed in a hit and run in Panama City over a year ago is remembered all over Panama and internationally.
Curators at the Urban Contemporary Art Museum in Amsterdam are seeking to add a bit of Panamanian culture to their collection. The museum aims to become the permanent home of one of Panama’s Diablo Rojos (Red Devils), one of the countries colorful and iconic buses.
Fundación Agua y Tierra (FUNDAT), in English the Water and Earth Foundation, has won the 2016 Golden Frog Award sponsored by the Odebrecht Engineering and Construction International.
Coronado Frame and Foto is hosting a photography competition that will culminate in a photo exhibition on November 19th when a winner will be determined by the public!The theme of the competition is “My Panama” so photos submissions should have a Panama theme.
Major League Baseball (MLB) has decided to move this year’s Venezuelan national showcase to Panama. The national showcase, which features top Venezuelan amateur prospects eligible to play in the MLB for the following year, will take place in Panama on November 16th and 17th.
The debate on changes in Panama’s National Assembly will begin Today, Wednesday, September 28th. The following proposals are among the changes submitted by the Tribunal Electoral (TE):
Take your tastebuds on a trip around the world for a good cause with the Rotary Club of Playa Coronado. Taste of Around the World is a fundraising event that will offer six charitable dinners starting with a German evening for Octoberfest on October 2nd.
The Panamanian restaurant Maito has been named one of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America. The list, published annually by the William Reed group has been publishing the past 4 years. The William Reed group also publishes the world’s top 50 and Asia’s top 50 restaurants. This is the first time that Panama has made the list.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Panama issued a formal notification to the United States state department on Monday, September 27th, for the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli.
Yolanda Van Der Kolk and Rob Brown, dual Panamanian/Canadian citizens and founders of PaCT (the Panama and Coclé Theatre) have written a musical about Panama. The musical, which will give back to the country it is about, has big goals of reaching stages in Toronto, New York, and London.
Monday, September 26th Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela was in Cartagena to witness the signing of the final peace agreement between the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Rodrigo Londoño.
QUOTE: “It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat, at least once a day. That’s what human life is about—enjoying things.” ---Julia Child
Las Bóvedas has slowly crept into the beach community and is rapidly making a name for themselves. Run by Chef Willoz and his lovely wife, Carolina, (of The Dragon Restaurant in the former Tryp Hotel in Coronado) the restaurant is breathtakingly refreshing.
The pink blanket, made from a vinyl material covering the hillside of the "Sleeping Indian" a mountain peak in El Valle de Anton, is being removed. The pink tarp, placed on the mountain side by the office of the first lady, was part of a campaign to raise breast cancer awareness during the month of October.
In the midst of Panama’s continued debate on how to tackle the topic of sexual education in schools, the country has released a report from 2014, revealing some grim statistics.