To look at Lilia Wilson today, 76 years after she made athletic history on February 8, 1938, when she managed to break her own High Jump record by leaping over 4 feet, 9 inches in the 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games (hosted by Panama that year), you can see that time has done little to dull the enthusiasm she feels about life. Continue reading
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- Lilia Wilson- Taking the High Jump Higher April 19, 2014To look at Lilia Wilson today, 76 years after she made athletic history on February 8, 1938, when she managed to break her own High Jump record by leaping over 4 feet, 9 inches in the 1938 Central American and … Continue reading →Lydia
- The Great Colon Fire of 1940 – 74 Years Later April 13, 2014The Great Colon Fire of 1940 74 Years later, a devastating event that became a testimony to the strength and resilience of the Silver People of Colon in Panama. View the vintage photo Gallery. Continue reading →sanjuanletran
- Women Sports Champions Bring Home the Olympic Gold to Panama March 24, 2014CHILE -. On Friday, 14 of March 2014, Yvette Lewis brought home the first gold medal for Panama by winning the hundred meter hurdles in the ODESUR- South American Olympic games- female track and field competition. Lewis scored 13.11 seconds … Continue reading →sanjuanletran
- 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
- Lilia Wilson- Taking the High Jump Higher April 19, 2014
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