Bocas says “No!” to Even More Plastics: The Municipality Takes Out Styrofoam

2017 was a big year for Bocas del Toro environmentally. The municipal government enacted some very progressive laws in the banning of plastic in many forms. In April of 2017, the a decree was signed that banned plastic…

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Mamallena Celebrates 2 Years in Bocas

Mamallena is a hostel and bar on the water in the heart of Bocas Town (Isla Colón) and they know how to have a good time. Their 2 year anniversary was a candy and unicorn themed party on Saturday…

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FUTURAS LEYENDAS 2018: 2nd Youth Surf Tournament in Carenero

(English translation below) Finalizó con éxito el Segundo Torneo de Surf FUTURAS LEYENDAS 2018, en Isla Carenero, Bocas del Toro, Panama. Organizado por Carenero Surf Community & Leaf Eaters Cafe,el domingo 29 de julio, y a las 7.am ya se…

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The House Where Larry Lived

Written by Malcolm Henderson, shared via Facebook Larry Shane, who died on Saturday night in his house in Bocas, was for many years an outstandingly efficient and kind hearted US Warden. US Wardens serve as contacts between US citizens and…

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The Darklands Foundation: Empowering the Indigenous Peoples of Bocas del Toro

(español abajo) Ten years ago, the executive director of the Darklands Foundation Mathilde Grand, created the Citizens of Chocolate, a collective of indigenous women manufacturing cacao and chocolate. It focused on…

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National Government Responds to Strike with Promises to Improve Bocas del Toro Infrastructure

The strike is over! Central government representatives from Panama City announced the dismissal of the head of the AMP (Panamanian Maritime Authority) and the complete reparation of the streets of Isla Colón. These, along with other promises to the…

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BOCAS HISTORY WITH CLYDE STEPHENS EPISIDE ONE: WORLD WAR II & BANANAS

(Tracuccion español abajo) You could fill hectares and hectares of banana plantations with all the things I didn’t know before sitting down with Clyde and Phyllis Stephens one afternoon at their lovely estate at Hospital Point on Solarte. Clyde is…

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Lic. Virginia Vasquez: A Bocas Boss-Woman

(Tracuccion español abajo) by Nancy Trascik and Nicholas Corea Editor’s note: It was the morning after Panama had qualified for the world cup and I was just getting back from a morning run on…

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