Annual Fundraiser’s Most Successful Year Yet

español abajo The annual fundraiser hosted by The Foundation at Red Frog turned out to be the best one yet. The event was held on October 18 at La Rosa Beach Club and raised the most amount of money it ever has in past years along with the highest number of attendees. Guests at the […]
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The Truth About Reef-Friendly Sunscreen

by Jenn Parker As more information and choices are becoming more widely available and accessible, being an environmentally conscious consumer is becoming easier. As consumers, we have a monumental amount of power. In fact, we possess so much power, that if we eliminate the demand for something, producers will eventually be forced to stop sourcing […]
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The Revival of Caribbean Flavors

español abajo Joseph Archbold was born and raised in Bocas del Toro. He received classical culinary training in Panama City and was then off to travel the world; expanding his knowledge and experience in the culinary arts. After many fine accomplishments in the industry, he returned to his roots in Bocas. His travels opened the […]
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Annual Music Festival Donates $1,000 to High School Marching Band

español abajo In 2018, Eric Veenstra attended a fundraiser for the award-winning high school marching band from the Colegio Rogelio Josue Ibarra, Dr. Jose “Pasito” Anderson Banda de Musica. They had just been invited to perform in Mexico and were raising funds for their travel. Veenstra was blown away by the performance and vowed to […]
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The Plastic Ban: One Year Later

On September 1st, 2018 the municipal government of Bocas del Toro passed the Acuerdo 022/2018, prohibiting the use of single-use plastic and styrofoam plates, cups, utensils, straws and take-out containers in all restaurants. It’s one year later and we are assessing the current situation.   Many businesses had been on board with the “no plastic” […]
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Bocas del Toro Christmas Boat Parade is Back

On Saturday, December 21st, the fun and spectacular Bocas del Toro Christmas Boat Parade is back after a long hiatus. Very few holiday treats are better than admiring the intricate work done with lights and decorations on each neighbor’s home throughout the holiday season. This year in our small pocket of the tropical Caribbean, the […]
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Get To Know Your Mayor ◈ Honorable Alcalde Emiliano Torres

Emiliano Torres won 2nd place in the Feria del Mar fishing tournament while in his third month as mayor and he still plays softball in the local league. Torres refuses to change from the man that led him into office. “I don’t want to change just because I’m the mayor and I won’t let myself […]
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Do Your Bird Right

Do your Bird right!!! Close your eyes and imagine the special aromas of Thanksgiving…Cinnamon…Nutmeg…Apple Pie… and….THE BIRD!!! The traditional main course, the Quintessential must have in the center of the table, the gastronomic symbol of Thanksgiving. and It’s really not that hard to make…just takes a few steps. First, The ever arguable…To Brine or Not To Brine?!?! YES ! Brine […]
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SHINE On Bocas Ladies

It’s 8:15 am and young girls from Isla Carenero and Isla Colon, with big smiles and teeming with excitement, come streaming in from their friends and family’s boats to the large open space in Aqua Lounge Hostel & Bar located on Carenero. The space has beautiful natural light and a large, intricate dream-catcher hanging in […]
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Luis Russell ◈ The Missing Link In Jazz

Luis Russell Machore was born in Bocas del Toro on the 5th of August, 1902; one year before the independence of Panama from Colombia. The “Guerra de los Mil Dias” (Thousand Day War) was at its peak. At that time in Bocas there was prosperity and a truly rich mixture of people, traditions and culture. […]
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