Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Risk behind the Panama Canal Expansion

See:  http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/132889/what-risks-lurk-behind-panama-canal-expansion/

Face Book group Panama, land of my heart Panamá tierra de mi corazón

My Panama fb group FYI  Panama, land of my heart Panamá tierra de mi corazón  Check it out.

Diablo Rojos

"Diablo Rojos" video Gone but not forgotten, a few Diablo Rojos are still running around I'm told?   http://www.nowness.com/day/2014/7/13/3997/shorts-on-sundays--diablo-rojo/?ut

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dengue in Panama

From an ExPat blog:

 just want to bring a few facts to everyone attention regarding this serious disease.We have recently had a friend go through hell and after all was said and done they concluded in San Fernando Hospital in PC he had contracted Dengue. The symptoms begin with a loss of energy,weakness,shortness of breath,,,blood pressure goes all over the map.,heart rate drops drastically as does your platelet count drops through the floor,you become extremely dehydrated and you suffer from extreme body pain. As it worsens your capacity to think clearly becomes difficult. A lot of people in the onset think they are suffering from the flu as the early symptoms are similar.This particular man never did have a fever or nausea. Long story made short ...he came within hours of passing on.If you feel flu like symptoms especially a lot of body pain..ask to be checked for Dengue as if you are bitten again by the lethal mosquito carrying this disease it could very well be fatal.Have your yards sprayed for mosquitos as this disease is really on the rise in Central and South America.Do not have any standing water in your yard where they can bred.Wear bug repellant and again if you start to have symptoms get to a doctor right away and ask to be tested as a lot of doctors here may just pass it off as the flu.This particular fellow went from a healthy active man to close to death in five days. This is not meant to scare people but simply to make you all aware of the rise of this disease right now during wet season.Be careful.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

High Winds damage in Chiriqui, Panama

HIGH WINDS and heavy rain caused heavy damage to 82 homes in Chiriqui on Monday, July 14, The roofs of 23 houses were totally torn away and multiple vehicles were damaged by falling trees. says the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC).Classes have been at the Divalá Polytechnic Institute.
The most affected communities that are Divalá and Nuevo México de Alanje in the Baru district.
An elderly woman of 65 and a pregnant woman 19  were transferred to the regional hospital in David.
SINAPROC staff are working on removing fallen trees trees and damage assessments and bottled water will get bottled water canned goods, clothes for children and adults, blankets, books and school supplies are being delivered to those affected by the storm reports La Prensa.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

3rd lock progress

3rd lock progress, see:   http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/128227/panama-canal-expansion-well-on-track/

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Coronado & Beaches, Playa Community News

Playa Community news (Coronado & beaches):

Vegas Night, Real Estate Fair and more Upcoming Events
The latest edition of La Playa is at a distribution point near you, and we are already working on July’s edition. The ad deadline comes up quickly - to get your message in July’s La Playa, be sure to contact us by June 15th.

You know, this month is supposed to be slow season, but you would never know it from June’s calendar of events. Here are some upcoming event highlights:

Vista Mar announces the start of tennis classes with instructor Franco Gallucci, who brings 25 years experience of playing and teaching tennis. Classes are $30/hr for 1 person, $40 for 2 and $50 for 3 people. To arrange a session email: ivary@vistamarresort.com or call: 345-4096.

U-Realtors, a member of Panama’s MLS system is having a Real Estate Fair this coming weekend from June 6 - 8th. With over 450 listings, this is a good opportunity for those seeking to buy or list a home. Details at the link below:

You gotta know when to hold em, know when the fold them…
Bring out your best game on June 26th for Vegas Night at Pacific Casino in Coronado and get ready to WIN WIN WIN!

From 5pm on, Pacific Casino will be periodically holding free Slots, Black Jack and Poker Tournaments for prizes. If you haven’t played a casino game before, this is a good chance to give it a try and have some fun. For those hard nosed gamblers, paid slots and tables will be open for play - YES! there will be poker, if we have the players.

Get a $3 slots play coupon, when you RSVP. One coupon per person, only valid for June 26th’s event.


When you visit Rincon del Chef this month, you will get a chance to try out a new Special Menu. Fernando is offering dishes from World Cup Countries. Here is a sample menu:

The Coronado Community Center announces Spanish classes for Gringos, starting June 22. Check the link for details and enrollment contact:


These and many more events are going on this month. There is yoga, Rotary meetings, karaoke, live music, happy hours, Spanish classes, pet shows and lots, lots more. For up-to-date event listings, check the calendar at: http://www.playacommunity.com/en/events/cal

I’ll be at Pacific Casino on the 26th. Hope to see you there!