Category: Community

Every Day is Earth Day in Bocas del Toro

Every Day is Earth Day in Bocas del Toro

May 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

by Dr. Tamara Romanuk Earth Day, the day the world (most of it anyway…192 countries to date) celebrates our home, the one and only Planet Earth, for its 44th year. Earth Day has grown from its grass-roots origins in New York City, to become a true global movement. Its goals? To demonstrate support for environmental [...]

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60 Minutes with Mayor Dr. Joe

60 Minutes with Mayor Dr. Joe

May 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

60 Minutes with Dr. Joe With elections just around the corner in Panama, the Bocas Breeze decided to sit down with Mayor Jose Anderson to take a look back at his 5 years in office. Mayor Anderson, or better known as “Dr. Joe”, has chosen not to run again. He will step down from his [...]

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Waterspout in Bocas!

Waterspout in Bocas!

May 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Touchdown! It’s called a waterspout. The swirling tornado-like column of water, made up of water droplets formed by condensation, rather than by sucking up water from a lake or the ocean as it is commonly thought, appeared quite suddenly near Bocas Town on April 9th, around 10:30am. Waterspouts, which occur mostly in the tropics, need [...]

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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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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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Community Activities

Community Activities

February 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Christmas Parties On December 11th ,the BELLO organization celebrated Christmas with the children of the Boca del Drago school. The ladies of BELLO served lunch, drinks, and sweets while the kids were able to participate in games and educational chats about the environment, conservation and recycling. The National Police held their 3rd annual children’s Christmas [...]

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Police Activities

Police Activities

December 31, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

This month the National Police engaged in various community outreach and preventive crime activities. They are also proud to report that crime in general is down and their new ATV beach patrolling campaigns on Carenero and Bluff have been effective. The Bocas Breeze commends their continued efforts to fight crime and maintain Bocas as the [...]

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