On April 29th at 2:45 AM, the police arrived to the scene of a young lady giving birth to a baby boy in the middle of Parque Simon Bolivar. The mother was assisted by a family member and a kind stranger, an unknown tourist girl. The police assisted the ladies until an ambulance was able to arrive and transport the mother and newborn to the hospital. The new mother had came all the way from Loma Partida (a 45 minute boat ride from Isla Colon, more or less) and was obviously unable to make it to the hospital before she went suddenly into labor in the middle of the park. Kudos to the Policia Nacional and the kind stranger for being there for the mother.
Nicholas Corea is the owner and editor of the Bocas Breeze. He wasn't born in Bocas, but he got there as fast as he could. Just one of the many foreigners who became enamored with the enchantment of the islands, his mission is to share the majesty of Bocas del Toro with the world. Nicholas (aka Nick / Nico) has been known to love literature and live music concerts. Nothing makes him happier than when others are interested in this entertaining and informative community newspaper. Mr. Corea would like to send his gratitude to all who read and support the Bocas Breeze; for it takes a village to publish a community newspaper!