Jumbo Feria – Government Subsidized Food Sale Increases Visits from 6 Months to 3...

By: Julia Stein You may have seen trucks distributing food to lines of Bocas residents near the municipal building and wondered what it is. “Jumbo Feria” and was launched by the National Government of Panama...

Waterspout in Bocas!

Touchdown! It’s called a waterspout. The swirling tornado-like column of water, made up of water droplets formed by condensation, rather than by sucking up water from a lake or the ocean as it is...

15 New Homoepathic Remedies Discovered at Finca Los Monos Botanical Gardens

Sally Williams has been to Bocas many times and has always had much love for the islands. She and her husband have visited “every inch of Panama” while looking for a place suitable for...

Bipolar Bocas Weather Can Be a Real Treat

Just because you wake up to a bunch of scary looking rain clouds doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be a beautiful day.  This time of year sees quite a bit of rain...

Chinese company can use ‘iPhone’ brand name, court rules

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Horoscopes – August 2016

Aries March 21 — April 19 Good old Aries still hanging in there with that dream regarding water signs and water sports. A word of warning Aries, there are some things best left imagined rather than...

Casa Tranquila: What’s New?

Casa Tranquila is a quaint 4 bedroom bed & breakfast guesthouse situated on the isle of Isla Colon in the province of Bocas del Toro. Centrally located in downtown Bocas, Casa Tranquila is just...

Meizu Pro 7 alleged images show a Samsung-like dual-edge curved screen phone with a...

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Chili on the Beach: 11th Annual Chili Challenge to be Held Sunday Sept 25th

The Bocas Del Toro 11th Annual Chili Challenge will be held Sunday September 25,2016 at The Bocas Brewery, where it will be “Chili on the Beach” that day. A large crowd of ex-pats, tourists...

The Plastic Village Story

By Nicolas Corea “WE ARE SURROUDING YOU, SLOWLY DAY BY DAY WE HAVE BEEN TAKING OVER YOUR WORLD. NOBODY REALLY LIKES US, BUT MOST OF YOU USE US. WE ARE LITERALLY WHOLE ISLANDS IN THE...

May15 Horoscopes

Aries March 21 — April 19 Where’s the beef, or more specifically where is the credit for all the hard work you’ve been putting in for the last month? I’m sorry to say Aries but any...

Classifieds July 2016

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Refugio La Brisa del Diablo: A Sanctuary for the Soul

If you’ve got island fever or you’re just traveling through, you should consider stopping at Refugio La Brisa del Diablo for a night or two. For one peaceful weekend I enjoyed this cottage and...

Surf Scene

By Longboard Rob One of the many reasons people contemplate visiting, and in some cases, relocating to Bocas, is the surf scene. It is a wonderful mix of locals, transplanted ex-pats and tourists. It’s a...

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

It’s true: together we make the difference!! Back in May, Virginia Vasquez, Director of Home Economics at the Josue Rogelio Ibarra High School in Bocas, requested funds from BESO for the renovation of the...

Bastimentos Beach Boys Go to Colombia

Editor’s note: This story comes from an interview with Cody in March of 2014 about events that happened December of 2013, which (in a monthly periodical such as this one) would technically classify it...

The Coconut Craze

The coconut craze is here!  Well, it’s always been here (Bocas and the Caribbean in general), but now you can find the magical coconut water in gas stations, supermarkets and on billboards with famous...

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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",...