Ivanka and The Fugitive From Panama

(REUTERS) PANAMA CITY/TORONTO - In the spring of 2007, a succession of foreigners, many from Russia, arrived at Panama City airport to be greeted by a chauffeur who whisked them off in a white...

Tupac is Alive! And Spotted Dining in the Ultimo Refugio restaurant

Ever since the gangster-rap singer Tupac Shakur was allegedly gunned down in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) on September 13th, 1996, there has been much speculation into the idea that he faked his death and...

BOCAS HISTORY WITH CLYDE STEPHENS EPISIDE ONE: WORLD WAR II & BANANAS

(Tracuccion español abajo) You could fill hectares and hectares of banana plantations with all the things I didn’t know before sitting down with Clyde and Phyllis Stephens one afternoon at their lovely estate at Hospital...

Bocas Celebrates “La separación de Panamá de Colombia”

November in Panama is known as “Mes de la Patria”, as many of the country’s patriotic holidays occur during this month. Walking the streets of Bocas Town you’ll be sure to find plenty of...

¡Feliz Día de la Madre, Panamá!

Sizzla Kalonji once sang “Thank you Mama for the nine months you carried me through…” and that is the idea every 8th of December in Panama.  “Why December 8th?” you ask. December 8th is recognized...

Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan

TODAY PANAMA - Panama has announced that it is cutting ties with Taiwan and instead establishing relations with China. The shift is a major win for China as it seeks to isolate Taiwan, which...

Happy Mother’s Day Panama!

Sizzla Kalonji once sang “Thank you Mama for the nine months you carried me through…” and that is the idea every 8th of December in Panama. “Why December 8th?” you ask.     December 8th is recognized...

Telecommunication and Electricity brought to Valle Escudo

Upon returning back to the states early this year, founding Floating Doctors crew member Noah Haas began working on a partnering project that would bring cellular networking and solar powered electricity into communities specified...

Lionfish: Deadly or Delicious?

Most of us have heard of the lionfish, but few people really know much about them. It’s time to get the facts straight, and learn how to stop this invasive fish from overtaking our...

Tupac is Alive! And Spotted Dining in the Ultimo Refugio restaurant

Ever since the gangster-rap singer Tupac Shakur was allegedly gunned down in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) on September 13th, 1996, there has been much speculation into the idea that he faked his death and...

Flora and Fauna in Bocas

By Emma Button Flora Among many things, Bocas is famous for its diverse varieties of wildlife, flora and fauna that are present across the area. From the sandy beaches to the mangrove swamps, the rainforest to the...

Signs of Life – Renewed: Riptide Warning Signs

By Larry Shane, Coordinator, RipTide Warning Signs Project No one — not one swimmer, has drowned in a riptide on Bocas beaches since Riptide Warning Signs were installed 4 years ago. Before, we were losing an average...

Panama On The EU Black List

After two years of negotiations the European Union has reached a consensus and defined a list of 17 nations considered to be "tax havens", among which is Panama. For the first time, tax authorities in...

Electricity for All

Due to its remote location, the archipelago of Bocas del Toro sometimes suffers from the disadvantage of random power outages. Until now, Isla Colon, the main island, has been powered by phase-one diesel generators...

The Rebirth of Red Frog Beach

Ten years ago the Red Frog Beach Island Resort project started. At that time the cattle grazing on the island caused deforestation on a large hillside section of the island. It was on this...

First Large Boat to be Built in Bocas in Over 150 Years

  There was a time was Bocas was a bustling seaport. It started in the earliest days of exploration and exploitation after Columbus first charted these waters. Unique to the Western Caribbean Bocas’s safe harbor...

Coming Soon: It’s Chili Time in Bocas!

The Ninth Annual Bocas Chili Challenge will be held at The Bocas Brewery, located on the beach at the fairgrounds. The date of the annual event is on Sunday, September 28. Chili teams can...

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US Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Says Cannot Serve Trump

(Reuters) U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no...

A New Contender Has Emerged for the Best Credit in Latin America

If you had to name the country that bond investors consider to be the best credit in all of Latin America, which would you...

Panama Tourist Spending Continues to Slow Down

From January to October 2017, tourist spending grew by only 1.6% compared to the same period in 2016, significantly lower than the 13% recorded...

Chinese Tourists Coming To Panama

TODAY PANAMA - Businessmen from the Panamanian tourist sector welcome the arrival of Air China flights in March 2018, but consider it will be...

UNESCO Recognizes Panama’s Hats: No, Not The Panama Hat, The Other One

LA PINTADA, Panama (AP) — Cultural authorities at UNESCO have recognized the artisans of Panama for their distinctive woven hats. No, not those hats;...

Odebrecht cut from airport bidding

ODEBRECHT, The Brazilian Construction  Company that gave major election campaign donations to the Panamenista Party via the man who is now manager of Tocumen...

The Simpsons Invade Panama!

The Simpsons' first stop in their #TravesíaSimpson in Central America was Panama, as Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie take a vacation. And what's a...

Canal Future Could Rest On Going Green

The future of the Panama Canal in the face of accelerating climate change may depend on innovative green initiatives including floating solar panels. A solar...

Panama moves closer to rail link with Costa Rica

Panama moved a step closer to building a rail link to the Costa Rican border on Thursday, December 7 with the signing of an...

Panama On The EU Black List

After two years of negotiations the European Union has reached a consensus and defined a list of 17 nations considered to be "tax havens",...