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The Coconut Craze

The Coconut Craze

April 4, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The coconut craze is here!  Well, it’s always been here (Bocas and the Caribbean in general), but now you can find the magical coconut water in gas stations, supermarkets and on billboards with famous athletes and celebrities around the world. It’s one of the new health trends in the US and Europe, being marketed as [...]

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Jimi Hendrix Plays Woodstock Lumber Yard

Jimi Hendrix Plays Woodstock Lumber Yard

April 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Submitted by Tony Sanders In another bizarre siting, rock legend Jimi Hendrix was spotted at our very own Woodstock wood yard. Without a word he wielded his right-footed, left strung guitar and proceeded to try to duplicate his seminal performance from the other Woodstock on August 18th 1969. As he prowled around the stage like [...]

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Tupac is Alive! And Spotted Dining in the Ultimo Refugio restaurant

Tupac is Alive! And Spotted Dining in the Ultimo Refugio restaurant

April 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Ever since the gangster-rap singer Tupac Shakur was allegedly gunned down in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) on September 13th, 1996, there has been much speculation into the idea that he faked his death and is actually alive today. Many reports place him in Jamaica living under an assumed identity. Well it looks like the conspiracy [...]

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Caribe Shuttle’s New Service to San Jose Saved my Marriage

Caribe Shuttle’s New Service to San Jose Saved my Marriage

March 4, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

In the four years I’ve lived in Bocas del Toro, I must have traveled back and forth to San Jose at least 20 times now.  Flights to the US, buses to Bocas, trips to the Pacific side of Costa Rica, catching buses to Nicaragua, planes to Guatemala, etc. For me, there have been many reasons [...]

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Diablos Have Invaded Bocas and Carnaval is Here!

Diablos Have Invaded Bocas and Carnaval is Here!

February 28, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

With Carnaval just around the corner, the streets of Bocas Town are being invaded every afternoon by diablos, or “devils”. Every afternoon at about 6:30 the diablos hit the streets to entertain the people with their enchanting ceremonial stomping and to challenge the local boys to impromptu duels with their whipping sticks. If you’ve ever [...]

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The APS Kicks off the 2014 National Surf Circuit at Paunch Beach

The APS Kicks off the 2014 National Surf Circuit at Paunch Beach

February 25, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The Panamanian national surf circuit’s first stage was held this past weekend February 22nd and 23rd at Paunch Beach.  Waves were pumping in at 4 to 6 feet and many a good waves were made the battle grounds for many different groups of competitors. Here are the results of CNS 2014 Cerveza Soberana national surf [...]

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First Annual BESO 5K Walk/Run Raises Money for All Things Educational

First Annual BESO 5K Walk/Run Raises Money for All Things Educational

February 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The good people at BESO were at it again raising funds for academia with the very first annual 5 kilometer walk (or run).  Supporting members of the community put on their respective Nike, Reeboks and New Balances to traverse a 5 kilometer stretch of Isla Colon on the morning of Sunday, February 9th. The charitable [...]

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Monthly horoscopes

Monthly horoscopes

February 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

   Aries   March 21 — April 19 Happy New years Aries.  And just about now you should be feeling as if you can finally exhale from all the anxiety you felt December last year.  Uncertainty will do that, but there’s good news ahead as your personal as well as worldview is finally coming into [...]

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