Note from the Editor – January 2012

We never know what the New Year holds for each of us. There will be excitement and joy, sorrow and strife­­. New Year’s is always a nice time to sit and reflect on another year passed and the triumphs…

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Ecology Rules

Mangrove islands, a common sight in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, are more than just a clump of trees. Within the island a complex set of interactions occurs between the animals, mostly arthropods such as insects and arachnids, and…

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The First Bocas Give-Back-Christmas

By Anne Watson-Russell Magical. From the camaraderie of the volunteers over the planning weeks, to the joy of the children playing with new toys, to the happiness of their parents who fetched them along with 20 lbs….

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Dish of the Month: Karmaway

Dave and Steve are Karmaway. They are the company and they will take their vision anywhere they want to go. For the moment, they’ve taken it to Bocas and by the sounds of it; Karmaway will be here for…

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January Horoscopes

Capricorn December 22 — January 19 Sorry Capricorn, but right now your position in the universe is about as useful as, useful as, useful as, a writer without a metaphor. Any influence you may have this month will be through liaison…

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Sr. Chavez Achieved His Christmas Dream

Sr. Chavez has a dream. A Christmas dream, if you will. He wants to finish a house that he has been building for 8 years now. He needs doors, windows, a ceiling, plumbing, electricity and a ramp so that…

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Note from the Editor – December 2012

As the holiday season approaches each year I always begin reminiscing about childhood Christmases spent with my family. The smell of fresh cut cedar, decorating the house with my mother, the taste of a traditional Southern Christmas meal, all…

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Talking Trash: The Bocas Basura Situation

The waste management issue in Bocas del Toro is more complicated than most things here are.  It’s not like choosing where you’re going to snorkel or what pair of board shorts you’re going to surf in today. Many Bocas residents…

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