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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.
After a resurgence of Yellow Fever in Brazil, Panama is getting proactive about vaccinating the population against Yellow Fever in areas that could be affected.
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, 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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 22, 2017, The National Migration Service of Panama (SNM) reported that it now offers service online. Services include requests for the pre-registration of foreigners and immigration status.
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.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
According to a survey, more than 70% of tourists rated their stay in Panama as excellent, and 9 out of 10 would recommend the country to their friends.
Sunday April 2nd 2017, approximately 200 Global Bank employees will meet to clean up the river mouths of Chame and Coronado.
Swimmers on El Uverito Beach in the district of Los Santos reported an abundance of sea snakes on the coast, Sunday March 26th 2017.
If you have been to the beach on the Pacific coast of Panama recently, you will have noticed the water is colder than usually. You may have also noticed jellyfish!
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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Today's Events In Coronado and Panama's Pacific Coast
: Chica Plant Festival
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Hatha Yoga - El Litoral
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Picasso 2x1 Pizza Night
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