Monday, April 27, 2015

Major Blaze Destroys Aguadulce City Block

From the internet:

Major Blaze Destroys Aguadulce City Block

INVESTIGATIONS are underway into the cause of a major fire In Aguadulce, Cocle, Province, that destroyed a block of commercial establishments. Including seven stores, in the central area of the city on Sunday April 26, leaving dozens of workers potentially unemployed.

Early witness reports said smoke was seen the blaze began at about around 2 a.m. at a wholesale business, one of the largest stores in the city. Fire fighters were initially hampered by lack of water pressure Damage is estimated at millions of dollars and some 100 workers will be without a workplace to go to on Monday.

The fire spread to a dental clinic, a government housing office, two electronics stores and a restaurant.

Firefighters from Aguadulce and other stations in Coclé and Herrera battled the blaze for several hours. The blaze was finally brought under controlled by mid-morning

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Video on Panama

Video on Panama:

Tide And Street Flooding Alerts

From the internet:

Tide And Street Flooding Alerts

 A HIGH WATER alert for Panama’s Pacific Coast has been issued by the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) with tides, up to 17.9 feet anticipated from from Friday April 18 to 6:40 pm Wednesday April 22.

As Panama is in the transition from dry to wet season, rains coinciding with high tide could increase the levels of rivers and streams, causing flooding, said SINAPROC CEO José Donderis
Artisanal fishermen are warned to use the navigation equipment and life jackets while bathers are urged to follow recommendations of the lifeguards.

Donderis also asked people not to throw garbage into drains, sewers, rivers and streams; as most floods in the country are because water sources are full of debris.

Stream in the interior of Panama.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Annual Panama Canal Cayuco race


At the finish line in Diablo Point aka "Spinning Club", for the 2015 Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race. The boat sheds have been torn down, the Panama Canal Authority says that this was the last race, and its plan is to make Diablo into a new container port. In the juvenile category the winners were Rapid Transit, Mischief and Almost, in the male, female and mixed boat classes respectively. In the open category Godspeed, Nossa Vitoria and Jrock won their classes. Photo by Lars Morales

Whale watching & Embera Village tours

Whale watching & Embera Village tours, tell Anne hola from Lu: or  or

Anne Gordon de Barrigón originally from Washington State

Silver People of Panama Heritage

Silver People heritage of Panama:
Photo of the Lady of my life, Sosa, when I was a kid in the old PCZ. 

Photo taken in Rio Abajo in the '70s after Sosa had "retired".

Summit of the America in Panama

Summit of the America will be in Panama April 10-11, 2015.  

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