Another law to honor the contribution of our Silver Ancestors in the construction of the Panama Canal just passed second Debate in (Pleno) of the National Assembly of Panama four days ago. Spearheaded by our friend and staunchest supporter of our Law #7 to Declare Cultural and Historic Patrimony the Silver Cemeteries of Mount Hope, Gatun and Corozal, Iracema de Dale, Diputada from Colon, Bill 562 is sure to be declared Law of the Land very soon. Continue reading
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- Another Law to Honor Our Silver Ancestors February 14, 2014Bill of Law 562 just passed 2nd debate in Panama's National Assembly to declare August 1 of every year, the Day to Commemorate the Labor and Sacrifice of the West Indian labor force in the construction of the Panama Canal. Continue reading →sanjuanletran
- Gamboa Road Gang Revisited January 24, 2014As we approach the month of February, set aside in North America as Black Studies month, it is a perfect time to reflect on a character from the now very popular novel in Panama by Joaquín Beleño, Gamboa Road Gang, … Continue reading →sanjuanletran
- A Memory Game January 18, 2014Since we started this blog to highlight the rich cultural legacy of the Silver People of Panama, we’ve put out a call to all our descendants and to people whose lives were touched by them to send us photos and … Continue reading →Lydia
- A Question of Racism in Panama December 14, 2013A humorous but definitely honest look at racism in Panama. Continue reading →Lydia
- The Haitians and the Issue of Prohibited Immigrants…All Over Again December 3, 2013The present day plight of the Haitians in the Dominican Republic who, as a result of a measure decreed by the Constitutional Court, are threatened with being left "stateless" is compared to the struggles of the West Indian Panamanians following the passage of the notorious 1941 Constitution. Continue reading →Lydia
- Panama Hosts the XIIIth International Caribbean Literary Conference November 8, 2013Panama will be hosting the XIIIth Caribbean Literary Conference and it promises to be both a refreshing and unique cultural event. Everyone is invited to be here in Panama City on the 13th through the 15th of November, 2013. Continue reading →Lydia
- Poetry is Making a Comeback in Panama August 1, 2013There is a quiet revival of Contemporary Poetry going on in Panama, spearheaded by Colon's poets. Continue reading →Lydia
- Rapsodia Antillana: West Indian Poetic Voices June 3, 2013Rapsodia Antillana: Selección Bilingüe de Poesía Afroantillana de Panamá is a compilation of the poetic works of 40 Panamanian West Indian writers both from Panama and from the diaspora. It is a long overdue addition to the often excluding arena of Panamanian literature. Continue reading →Lydia
- Alfred Nobel- The Dynamite Trail to Panama May 13, 2013Alfred Nobel, who has left us the legacy of the revered Nobel Peace Prize, developed the higly volatile explosive, dynamite, which led to its eventual widespread use in the construction of mega projects such as the construction of the Panama Canal 1904-1914. It also, indirectly led to one of the greatest death tolls of black workmen in modern times. Continue […]Lydia
- María Pantalones Carter- A Legend of Altruism April 14, 2013The story behind María Pantalones Carter, an activist for the people, especially the youth, of Panama's City's Chorrillo District, one of the poorest and most crime ridden. Continue reading →Lydia
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