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Update on the theatre company PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Monday, 05 November 2012 13:44

theatre-masks-trans-white.jpg-for-web-LARGE 200x151PaCT is alive and doing very well.

 

The corporation formation is still underway - it seems our RUK is caught up in the corporation registration fraud scandal in The City - according to the newspapers and our lawyer, tellers at The National Bank were taking the corporate registration fees and issuing fake receipts - and not registering the companies. Now Yasser (Alexis) Williams - who donated his services to register the theatre company - has had to pay the fees again and sue the bank clerks personally to get the fees back. Only in Panama.

 
The 2012 CASA Craft and Bake Fair in Coronado PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:58


casa logo smThe CASA Craft and Bake Fair is back in Coronado, on November 3rd from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. This year the fair will be held in the food court of the Coronado Mall on the 3rd floor. Last year, the fair was called: "The Best Event Yet!"

 

As in past years, CASA will be selling baguettes from Queso Chela and will have various items donated by local businesses to auction off. The proceeds will go towards food baskets for families with handicapped children in the San Carlos area. This year the distribution of the baskets will be held on the day of the Epiphany, January 6th.

 
New Health Clinic Opens in Coronado PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:04

Val-clinic-medical-dentalThe VIAL Clinic & Medical Dental center (Clinica VIAL Centro Medico Dental) is one of many new businesses in the Bayside Center Coronado. Owners, Dr. Aldring Atencio (Dentist) and Dra. Virna Atencio (Specialist in wounds) say, the clinic is not just a dental clinic, rather it is a clinic focusing on general health and wellness and seeks to provide comprehensive care to their patients.


Clinica VIAL Centro Medico Dental is the first private facility in the area,  specializing in wounds. Dra. Virna Atencio is a specialist in the treatment of ulcers and wounds such as diabetic foot, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, wounds caused by circulatory problems, pressure sores, burns and surgical wounds. The clinic also specializes in nephrology, internal medicine, pediatrics, nutrition, proctology and dentistry (orthodontics, oral surgery, implants, etc.).

 
Blood Donations Needed! PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:59

baby-lauris-lorena-needs-donationsLauris Lorena Lasso was born September 2, 2012 with two holes in her heart and a blockage to the heart artery. Lauris is in The Pediatric Hospital in Panama City, awaiting open heart surgery. Her doctors are waiting for her health to improve slightly before proceeding. Lauris is the niece of Vicente Guzman of Playacommunity.

For her surgery Lauris will need 15 pints of blood. Here in Panama, when a hospital uses blood from its banks, the patient is required to replenish the supplies. Failing donations from friends and family members, families often have to pay people as much as $40 for their donations. Lauris has 8 pints of blood. More is needed. Can you help?

 
Secure your browsing and extend your internet service PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Useful Information
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:20

Punto-electronics-internet-wifi-installationLiving in Panama comes with a variety of connectivity challenges. Concrete walls and large living areas means internet service is not always available from all areas of your home. Internet security is also a concern. One wants their browsing experience to be a private affair and also with penalties pending for illegal downloading, one needs to make sure their internet connection is secure and not available for passing wireless devices to connect to.


Punto G has just introduced a number of programs to help you secure your online experience, while making sure your virtual world is accessible throughout your home or office.

 
Pumpkin Soup PDF Print E-mail
Panama Life - Recipies
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:32
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2 large butternut squash
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 dried chillies
A few glugs olive oil
10 slices pancetta, cut into 1/2-inch (1 centimetre) pieces
 
The Colon protests to revoke Law 72 spread to Panama City PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Friday, 26 October 2012 13:19

riotcolon 200x134The Back story

Last week riots broke out in the province Colon when Law 72 was passed. The law would allow for the sale of the lands of the Colon Free Trade zone. While the president stated via twitter that the law would be revoked, rioting has continued. The workers and the leadership of the National Union of Workers in the Construction Industry and Allied (SUNTRACS) labor union has announced their solidarity with those in Colon protesting against Law 72.

Today, Friday 26 October 2012 SUNTRACS have been protesting in various areas of Panama City, Panama. (Panama Guide)

Today, Friday October 26, 2012

The Bridge of the Americas is closed, in both directions.

No busses are leaving Albrook mall.

Several roads are closed or blocked due to protests.

SUNTRACS labor union protesters have looted some stores on Ave Central in Panama City.

Right now the city is pretty hectic, so avoid it if you can. With the president out of the country till tomorrow, and nothing being done to revoke the Law, chances are the chaos will continue throughout the weekend. Road closures could pop up anywhere at any time as several groups continue to show solidarity with Colon.

Don Winner of Panama guide is posting frequently in regards to road closures and developments.

For updates on this matter check www.panama-guide.com.

 
ON ONE CONDITION.. PDF Print E-mail
Panama Life - Spanish Lessons
Thursday, 25 October 2012 12:16

altThe Conditional Tense

The Conditional Spanish tense is another tense well worth becoming familiar with.   It is not a very difficult tense either.  And it is easy to know when to use the conditional tense, unlike some of the others.  This is true because the conditional tense follows English closely when we want to use the word 'would' plus a verb.  When we use the word 'would' in English we are expressing future uncertainty, with sometimes another condition that needs to be met.   Sound familiar?  Kind of sounds like a subjunctive tense doesn't it.  The conditional is not a subjunctive tense, but sometimes it can call for a subjunctive verb to be used within the sentence.  We will save those situations for another article.

Take a look at these English sentences that would be translated into the Spanish conditional tense.

 
Visiting Boquete, Panama's highland haven PDF Print E-mail
Panama Life - Panama Travel
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 15:44

Boquete-Panama-highland-havenThere has been a lot of talk about Panama as a top retirement/tourist destination this year!

Recently, Panama was featured in Time Magazine; the article written by Joel Stien made American Airlines in flight magazine’s cover story. (Newsroom Panama)

Panama was also included in International Living’s “The World’s Top Retirement Havens in 2012.”

Many of these recent publications mention Boquete, located in the Chiriquí region of Panama. Boasted by International Living as “Panama’s highland haven”, Boquete has become an interest to not only tourist, but also retiree’s and families.

Having never visited the Chiriquí region before, a friend and myself decided to take the drive from Coronado to Boquete to see if it would live up to our expectations.

It surpassed them…

 
Gorgona Community Meeting a Success PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Monday, 22 October 2012 09:16

vecinos vigilantesGorgona residents concerned about the recent spate of robberies and violence met at La Ruina Restaurante on Saturday to get an update from local police and receive tips on how to stay safe.

Major Barsallo of the district police force said there have been four arrests in the recent Gorgona home invasion, which occurred approximately two weeks ago. Earlier reports had indicated that there had been six arrests. But he clarified that police are still searching for two other suspects and are following leads to break the criminal ring.

 

According to Major Barsallo, a case is being built against a local couple who may have been organizing the recent robberies in the community.

 
UPDATE: GORGONA ROBBERIES PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Friday, 19 October 2012 11:53

Invite for Community Meeting

All residents of The Beaches area are invited to a safety and security meeting at La Ruina Restaurante in Gorgona on Saturday, October 20th at 3:00pm. This meeting is to discuss recent incidents and criminal activities.

Representatives from the local police will be in attendance, along with a translator to help with questions and answers.

 
Arrests Made in Gorgona Robberies - Community bands together to find solutions PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Thursday, 18 October 2012 18:20

handcuffs-handcuff-behind-back 200x150As many people are aware there was a serious crime in Gorgona approximately 10 days ago. This crime involved an elderly couple from England who were renting a house near the fish market. They were subject to a home invasion, which involved a number of intruders with guns late at night. The thieves escaped with cash, credit card information and other valuables.

They also stole this couple's dream of retiring in Panama!

To say the least, this is a traumatizing experience. On a lesser scale this is very troubling for those of us who live in Gorgona, and by extension neighbouring communities such as Coronado.

 
J2L Insurance Consultants - Risk Management Consulting in Coronado PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:43


j2l-logo-light-silver-150highAbout Julio Luque

Julio, CEO and owner of J2L Insurance Consultants, was born in Panama. After studying International Business at St. Thomas University in Miami Florida, Julio returned to Panama as the marketing manager at CITIBANK. Julio continued as a marketing manager at various banks until he found himself as the marketing manager at Seguros Centralizados (Insurance Brokerage Firm). It was at this firm where Julio gained experience in the industry and was able to build his own business, J2L Insurance Consultants. This past May J2L celebrated 12 years servicing Local and International clients and businesses.

 
The October Playacommunity Youth Party PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:32

youthpartyedits-8614 133x200The first Playacommunity Youth Party was held at Locos Backyard Grill last Thursday, October 11th. Organized and hosted by Max Poirier, the event brought students together to hang out, eat great food, listen to awesomely loud music, and play rock band.

Max took quite a bit of initiative to get this event off the ground. As a student at PCIS, the International school in Gorgona, Max gained assistance from other students to find music and activities which would suit the event. He worked with Locos Backyard Grill to establish a menu, and set the date and time for the event.

 
High tide warning for the Pacific Coast PDF Print E-mail
Panama News - Community News
Monday, 15 October 2012 17:16

high-tide-warning-Pacific-beachPanama’s civil defense agency (SINAPROC) has issued a high tide warning for the Pacific Coast of Panama. This week's tides are expected to be as high as 18.2 ft. The warning which was issued early Sunday morning (Oct, 14), will be in effect until next Sunday, October 21 2012. (Panama Guide)

Check the tides on Playacommunity at: http://www.playacommunity.com/en/tides

 

Take precautions when swimming, and inform yourself on how to deal with riptides.

 
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