Mission Accomplished: 100 New Trash Cans for Bocas del Toro



On the morning of Saturday May 6th, the final series of metal posts were secured into the ground and are made ready for the last 20 of the 100 new trash barrels to be fastened to them. This whole project started in October in a collaboration between the NGO Unidos por Bocas (United for Bocas), local businesses volunteering, sponsoring and donating along with the Bocas del Toro provincial government. United for Bocas, indeed.

Sterling Hopman of Bocas Beach Villas was on the scene volunteering and was able to kindly thank everyone else who volunteered, just in case the reporter couldn’t remember or forgot to write it down (which he did): “A big thanks to those who showed up and helped yesterday: Jeffrey, Mario, Stace, Guillermo, Pamela, Kiwi, Nico and Kathy.”

Jeff, Mario Sterling and Kiwi Dave (left to right) at the sign of the 100th post for the 100th trash can.

Thank YOU Sterling and all the lovely volunteers of Unidos por Bocas, as well as the Municipal Government and any business or individual who has contributed to this very necessary initiative. For more information about Unidos por Bocas and how this project began, check out this article from the November edition: “Mayor Martin Downer and Unidos por Bocas Unite to Keep Bocas Beautiful”

Group shot (most of the group anyway). Enjoying some fries/chips and cold beverages at La Pirata restaurant after a morning’s work.

Nicholas Corea is the editor of the Bocas Breeze. He wasn't born in Bocas, though he got there as fast as he could. He is just one of the many foreigners who became enamored with the islands. His mission is to provide the community with news that unites and inspires, while sharing with the world the magic that is Bocas del Toro. Mr. Corea likes to extend his gratitude to everyone who makes The Bocas Breeze possible- starting with YOU (the reader).

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