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Note from the Editor-July 2013

Note from the Editor-July 2013

August 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

If you don’t drive by a landfill on your daily commute then maybe you don’t think of the situation at hand. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Everyone understands that we have an ongoing garbage problem, so we must take responsibility for the amount of garbage we produce.Our little island has only so much [...]

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Our dolphins are Unique!

Our dolphins are Unique!

July 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The sound of the cartridge echoed in Almirante Bay. “We did it!” – screamed the bunch of women on the panga. The captain went around the red floating device and caught it with a net. The first skin biopsy was collected. This happened last summer when a group of scientists were collecting DNA samples from [...]

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Child’s Play:Adventure to Discover Our Five Senses

Child’s Play:Adventure to Discover Our Five Senses

July 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The children’s eyes rapidly bounced back and forth between all the new toys and faces that gathered in the room. As the presenters started, a group of the younger children at the Tangerine School, run by Karen Levanon,settled down. The Floating Doctor representatives: nurses Lorie Fagin and Stofer Harris, as well as the nursing student [...]

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Matrimony,Monkeys and More at Finca los Monos

Matrimony,Monkeys and More at Finca los Monos

July 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

There’s something very romantic about being wed at a pavilion surrounded by a masterfully constructed botanical garden. You’re enclosed by beautiful exotic plants and your senses are absolutely inundated with the wonders of nature. From the reverberations of hundreds of jungle creatures to the aroma of thousands of tropical plants, there is just something intoxicating [...]

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Monthly horoscopes [July 2013]

Monthly horoscopes [July 2013]

July 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Aries  March 21 — April 19, Hang out with a Taurus, not literally, and certainly not publicly, but be assured a nearby Taurus has something you need; perhaps it’s physical, perhaps intellectual. But in either case this will help you make a decision which has for some time now been weighing heavily on your mind. Keep [...]

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Learning Spanish at Habla Ya

Learning Spanish at Habla Ya

June 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Before I tell you about my experience at Habla Ya, I suppose I should tell you a little about myself so you properly understand my position in all this. I studied Spanish in college and managed to graduate without retaining a single word of the language. I did great on assignments and essays for the [...]

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El Ultimo Refugio

El Ultimo Refugio

June 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Nobody really knows exactly when Katherine took over El Ultimo Refugio. According to her, it had to have been either 2006 or 2007. I say let’s call it 2006-07, much like an NBA basketball season. At any rate, whenever she opened, it has since been a whirlwind of success and what is for sure is [...]

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Note from the Editor-June 2013

Note from the Editor-June 2013

June 1, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Normally I like my editor’s note to be positive, even uplifting. But this month, I feel I need to address the article published two months ago about Starfish Beach. As I wrote in the article, I visited Starfish Beach for the first time years ago and it was beautiful, serene, and untouched. Then after beach [...]

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