COVID-19 Panama Update: MINSA Suggests the Use of Masks for All (1,801 accumulated cases, still 2 in Bocas del Toro)

April 4, 2020 As of the 6pm national press conference on April 4th, the Ministry of Health reports an accumulated total of 1,801 New Coronavirus cases, an increase of 128 from yesterday’s totals. Of the 1,801 cases, 1,513 are in home isolation (298 of which are in hotels), 229 are hospitalized (154 in regular beds […]
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COVID-19 Update and Predictions for April 10

After yesterday’s announcement of the first two COVID-19 cases in the province of Bocas del Toro, that number increases today, April 3rd, 2020 to a total of four.  We will update when we know the more exact location of these patients. April 3rd’s national press conference on COVID-19 registers the largest number of new cases […]
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First Confirmed Cases of the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bocas del Toro

April 2, 2020 Each day the Panamanian national government directs a televised press briefing on the New Coronavirus situation. Residents of Bocas del Toro watch closely to listen to the updates on case numbers, learn about new preventative measures and to see if the virus has reached our region. Each day it has felt encouraging […]
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Coronavirus and How it Relates to Bocas del Toro, Panama

#QUEDATEENCASA Panama’s Borders Restricted to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 As of 3pm today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, there are 55 known cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Republic of Panama – mostly in the Panama metropolitan area – with 1 case in Colón and 1case in Santiago, Veraguas. Panama’s Ministry of Health reported its […]
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Panama’s Borders Restricted to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus & How it Relates to Bocas del Toro, Panama As of 3pm today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, there are 55 known cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Republic of Panama – mostly in the Panama metropolitan area – with 1 case in Colón and 1case in Santiago, Veraguas. Panama’s Ministry of Health reported its […]
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Lost Boys Blues Bar Supports Local Music

The LostBoys Blues Bar held its 2nd Annual Rocktoberfest in 2019 and for the second year in a row, the Roc raised $1,000 in support of the music program of the local high school, Colegio Rogelio Josué Ibarra. In a collaboration between Tequila Republic, Bocas Brewery and LostBoys, every Bocas Brewery beer sold at Rocktoberfest […]
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Superwaterwoman: Julie Lanouette

Julie Lanouette has been breaking records year after year while representing Bocas del Toro and Panama in paddling. Hailing from Canada where she began competing at the age of 8, she continued her career locally on the Bocas del Toro Cayuco Paunch team. Only Panama races in cayuco – a canoe built in the style […]
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Education, Not Extractions ◈ Teaching Children How to Keep Their Teeth

by Jenn Parker What do you drink when you don’t have regular access to clean drinking water? You drink sodas and juices which often have anywhere from 9 to 15 teaspoons of sugar in one can, box, or bottle. Children between the ages of 2 and 18 should not consume more than six teaspoons of […]
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2nd Annual Regatta Makes a Big Splash

(español abajo) On February 15, 2020, 27 boats participated in the 2nd Annual Bocas del Toro Cruising Regatta. This regatta has been the first of its kind in Panama and has quickly gained popularity throughout the Caribbean, especially here in the lively Bocas del Toro boating community. The regatta was the birth child of Colin […]
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Most Amount Ever Raised at Annual Back-To-School Fundraiser!

(español abajo) On February 9, local NGO Give and Surf, raised $13,191 — the highest amount ever — at the 7th Annual Back-to-School Fundraiser held at El Ultimo Refugio’s new location on Ave G and Calle 4. Over 300 people came out for the event; anticipating auction and raffle donations from 100+ businesses and individuals. […]
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