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Special for Fathers’s Day- Houston Association of Panamanians

Flyer, A Salute to the Father’s

We are passing this announcement from our friends  from HAP – The Houston Association of Panamanians, Inc. along to our readers in anticipation of Father’s Day next month.  If any of you plan to be in Texas and the Houston area next month, don’t miss it.  Thank you Marva Layne (HAP President) for sending us this news.

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The Diggers in Memoriam

¡Viva Panamá!

¡Viva Panamá!

Black West Indian diggers.

Black West Indian diggers.

Panama skyline from San Felipe.

Panama skyline from San Felipe.

Today, being November 3rd and a day of consecration to the spirit of patriotism in Panama as the Day on which Panama separated from Colombia on November 3, 1903, we thought it a perfect opportunity to post another one of Mr.  Louis Emanuel’s poems.  It is yet another reminder of the enormous debt that Panama has with the British West Indian workers and their descendents for making Panama a prosperous and modern nation.  Due, in large part, to their contributions we can all truly feel a part of our patriotic fervor this month.   Continue reading

Poetic Tribute to the Silver People – Part 3

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West Indian workers arriving in Panama aboard the “Cristobal.” Image is property of the ACP.

Before we bid farewell to the month of August during this year of remembrance, we wanted to post the last two poems written by our contributing poet, Mr. Louis Emanuel.  They sum up vividly how many of us felt years ago and even today.  As he put it in his message to us, “Many of us can relate to this…” Continue reading