A screen shot of the cover photo for the blog article Our Conflicted Feelings About Bocas del Toro, Panama with the date June 4, 2021 circled in red because the date it says it is published is deceptive. It was actually published in 2017. The photo is the Caribbean Sea and a palm tree on a beautiful day.

Our Escape Clause: Lazy and Unethical Travel Blogging That Is Harming Our Community

Our Escape Clause has recently caused a bit of commotion within the community of Bocas del Toro, Panama. They have a review of the community’s tourism offer that currently ranks high on Google, they have a very limited understanding…

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Shana hugging her dog, both of them with hats on, with the text "I will build an animal sanctuary in Bocas"

Sandy Paws: Let’s Build an Animal Sanctuary in Bocas del Toro

Shana Dominique is a young lady with a huge heart and just as big of an idea: to build an animal sanctuary in  Bocas del Toro. This is a long-term project that could really have a positive impact on…

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Left is a photo of young Time Sullivan on horse and on the right is older Tim Sullivan enjoying a beer.

In Loving Memory of Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan passed away on June 18, 2021. The following tribute was written by Russell Easby-Smith. Timothy Sullivan,…

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Mark Johnson is seated in a vehicle as a nurse on the outside of the car administers his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine into his arm through the window of the car at the baseball stadium in Changuinola el Estadio Calvin Byron.

COVID-19 Vaccines in Bocas del Toro

COVID-19 vaccines in Bocas del Toro began on June 7, 2021, when AstraZeneca doses were applied in Changuinola at the baseball stadium “Estadio Calvin Byron.” ESPAÑOL ABAJO Pictured on the cover photo of…

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A coral partially bleached in Bocas del Toro

Coral Bleaching in Bocas del Toro

This past September and October Bocas del Toro was full of sunny days, blue skies… and white corals?  Many residents of Bocas del Toro noticed white corals in our reefs, visible even from the surface on calm days when…

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A discussion made up of panelists of promient speakers of the native English dialect of Bocas del Toro, Guari-Guari.

Bocas First Guari-Guari Talking Rescue

The “Bocas First Guari-Guari Talking Rescue” was held on May 28, 2021. W’appin deh?! (What’s happening there?) When you first reach Bocas del Toro, you will notice Jamaican-style English being spoken by locals -especially in Old Bank and Almirante-…

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On the left is Clint Bleeler with a hat on. In the middle Clint is dressed u. On the right side is a picture of Clint in a hammock with his dogs.

A Tribute to Clint Beeler

The Bocas del Toro community lost a fun-loving friend on April 8, 2021, when Clint Beeler left us in the physical world. Clint’s husband Roger and dear friends Maryann and Allene have sent us some beautiful words in…

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The logo for HealthCare Alliance Panama with their slogan "You are first"

HealthCare Alliance U.S. Military Veteran Services in Panama

HOLA!  To all Bocas U.S. Military Retirees and Veterans. HealthCare Alliance (HCA) would like to let all U.S. Military Retirees, Veterans and Dependents know that assistance for accessing earned benefits and compensation is readily available through HCA Volunteer Veterans Service…

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