Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ancon Guild Guild presents a collection of one-act plays by the American playwright David Ives


Love going to the Ancon "Little Theater" when I'm in Panama:

[Theatre Guild of Ancon] The Theatre Guild of Ancon presents - ALL IN THE TIMING
The Theatre Guild of Ancon presents - ALL IN THE TIMING

All in the Timing is a collection of one-act plays by the American playwright David Ives. The short plays are almost all comedies (or comedy-dramas), focusing mainly on language and wordplay, existentialist perspectives on life and meaning, and the complications involved in romantic relationships.

This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. A hilarious sextet whether played together or separately.

"Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry…ALL IN THE TIMING is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words." —NY Times.

"An original turn of mind is to be saluted in our tired theatre…A playwright with ideas, his own ideas, in his head is relatively rare. Such a one is David Ives." —NY Magazine.

The cast includes: Melanie Lee HB Twohy Nick Miles Maria Theoktisto Alfonso Grimaldo Kari King Joe Varela Rebecca Virgo Lisa Palm Malakai Riker Amit Nathani Rita Banus Aquilino Arias Carina Weber Davis Walden

Show Dates: April 24, 25, 26 - May 1, 2, and 3 - May 8, 9, and 10

For Reservations contact: http://anconguild.com/reservations/


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Two young Dutch women disappear in Panama

From DutchNews.nl:

Two young Dutch women disappear in Panama

Friday 04 April 2014
Police in Panama are hunting two young Dutch women who disappeared after making plans to go on a country walk near the mountain town of Boquete.

Lisanne Froon (22) and Kris Kremers (21) were in Panama to learn Spanish and were staying with a local family. According to the Telegraaf, they failed to meet their guide for the walk, who then went to check up with their host family. The girls were then reported missing.

The Dutch foreign affairs ministry says a major hunt has been launched for the young women.

- See more at: 
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/04/two_young_dutch_women_disappea.php#sthash.BQGlGZzJ.dpuf

Dam Construction & related problems in Panama

From earthjustice.org:

04 APRIL 2014, 3:45 PM
Indigenous people had no voice in losing their land to dam
Ngöbe indigenous people are protesting a dam that will displace their homes.(Earthjustice Photo)
“It’s been two months,” Ngöbe indigenous leader Weni Bagama told me this week, describing the Ngöbe indigenous community members who are camping alongside the banks of the Tabasará River. They are there in protest of the Barro Blanco dam, which will flood indigenous Ngöbe families—including Ms. Bagama’s—from their land. Aside from homes, a school, and cultural sites, this land of lush, leafy vegetation provides their primary source of food.
These families are concerned about their future if the dam is built. Yet they never had a chance to raise these concerns to their government, even though international law prohibits forced relocation of indigenous peoples without their consent. The Panamanian government approved the Barro Blanco project without consulting these Ngöbe communities.
Last August, Earthjustice co-authored an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of Panama, explaining that the Ngöbe depend on their environment for physical, cultural and economic survival, and detailing the violations of their land rights under international law. With no decision yet on that case, the Ngöbe fear the decision will come too late.
In the meantime, the Panamanian government has notified indigenous people that the government authorized entry onto their land, prompting Earthjustice to submit, along with local and international organizations, an urgent appeal to U.N. Special Rapporteurs this February focused on the forced evictions. Our appeal asked U.N. officials to call upon the governments with influence over the project, including through public financing, to halt their support for the project until each has assured its actions do not violate the Ngöbe’s human rights.
Nonetheless, Bagama explained to me from the encampment, dam construction continues “day and night,” with police stationed just meters away.
Sadly, Panama has a history of contentious dam projects. Last week, Ms. Bagama traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the state of Panama’s response to conflicts related to development projects, highlighting the Barro Blanco case as an example of the government’s failure to ensure protection of indigenous peoples’ rights. This week, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held a hearing on a case against Panama regarding its failure to protect indigenous peoples’ rights from flooding of their land for a dam project.
Panama could learn from its past failures to protect its people from poorly planned projects rather than allowing development to flood the Ngöbe from their land.

Monday, March 24, 2014

U.S. Navy League event in Panama City

U.S. Navy League event in P.C.:

We are happy to advise our next speaker is Carson Dolan from the US Embassy.

She is a key person for connecting the dots for needy organizations here in Panama.

We hope you can join us on April 8th as we enable Carson to let us know where we might be of assistance and let her know who can provide the same.

Also, we are very pleased to pass on news that our own long time supporter, Willie Friar latest book -- "Far South of Dixie" -- is available on Amazon for downloading by going to Amazon and clicking Kindle books. Cut and paste the title.

Next dinner:

Date: April 8
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Le Meridien Hotel
Price: $30 including glass of wine

Please reserve your seats by responding before noon on April 7th.

Kind regards,

Hunter N. Schultz
President
navy.league.panama@gmail.com

InterNations event in Panama City.

From InterNations.org in Panama:

Dear friends in Panama City,
Summer Days are coming to an end, to properly say 
good bye we have picked a great venue to enjoy one of 
the beautiful breeze nights we are having in Panama.
Come join us at AZUL!
Azul Bar&Grill located inside TRUMP OCEAN CLUB INTERNATIONAL HOTEL is a fun oceanfront restaurant with poolside food and drink featuring not only traditional poolside fare such as All-American burgers but also lean cuisine for the health conscious.
The chef uses the highest quality locally grown produce and seafood harvested in Panamanian waters.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy summer starry nights, feel the ocean breeze and make new friends.
We will enjoy the company, Food&Drinks, the music, views of ‘Costa del Este' and the pearl necklace of the ‘Corredor del Sur' – a magical sanctuary in the heart of Punta Pacifica.
Come join us on Thursday, March 27th from 7.30pm onwards.
As usual, all attendees will receive a free welcome drink.
There will be Specials & Promos!
Albatross Members join for free! Basic Members who RSVP and people who are not on the guest list pay a cover charge. Click here to upgrade to Albatross Membership.
Please don’t forget to register for this event by clicking the Accept Invitation button and feel free to bring your international friends and coworkers, but please invite them to sign up for InterNations first.
Looking forward to a wonderful night!
Marcela & Joanna
InterNations Ambassadors Panama City
Please note: We are currently looking for someone to join our Ambassador Team. If you are interested in the position, feel free to approach our Ambassadors at the event or apply directly at ambassador@internations.org
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Coronado & Beaches news

Coronado & Beaches news:

Invitation to Bahia Inauguration & more..
Bahia invites the community to the inauguration of the 2nd Bahia Tower in Gorgona. Located right on the beach, the newest tower boasts 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and Loft units. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 22 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. come to Bahia Tower in Gorgona. Enjoy a drink and a walk through of the units and facilities in the new Bahia Tower. Dress, casual.

Also tomorrow, don'€™t miss the ARCH PTY Medical Fair at the Coronado Equestrian Center from 9:30 am to 1:00 P.M. ARCH PTY is a medical service company, providing medical interpretation, consultation and specialist referral service. The company will be providing free tests for blood pressure, blood sugar and venous dopper. Low cost flu vaccinations will also be available. Representatives from the company will be on hand for detailed information about the company'€™s offerings.

Also tomorrow is Locos Coronado'€™s 24 Hour Play-writing contest at Picasso, Luigi Boutin plays live.

For details of upcoming events, be sure to check out the events Calendar on http://www.playacommunity.com/events

If you need Tide Table information, Playacommunity just re-launched our TIDE TABLE MOBILE APP. The App is now free and available for download on your iPhone or Android device through your phone app stores.

Have a great weekend!