Tag Archives: Bocas del Toro

Dr. José Antonio Price- Rescued from a Shipwrecked History

Dr. José Antonio Price

Dr. José Antonio Price

The following story, written by Ariel René Perez Price, was first published in La Estrella de Panamá on May 26, 2013 under the title “José Antonio Price- Un Naúfrago de la Historia.” With his permission we have translated it into English and posted it here on our Heritage blog as a glowing (and well documented) example of the value that some of our descendants place on their West Indian-Panamanian heritage. Continue reading

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The Other Panama Canal

The beautiful Caribbean coast of Panama displaying Bocas del Toro.

The beautiful Caribbean coast of Panama displaying Bocas del Toro.

Image: bocasdeltorotravel.com

By Lydia M. Reid

Bocas del Toro elicits many things to worldwide travelers: spectacular white sandy beaches, a breathtaking array of flora and fauna unequaled anywhere else in the world and a variety of places to go for the traditional forms of entertainment.  Unknown to many tourists, however, are some historical facts that identified Bocas at one time as a trend setting spot in Panama.  For one, Bocas del Toro was the first province on a national level to have a race track (equestrian), to have consulates from various countries, to have offered the most modern hospital of its time to particularly the workers and their families of the banana plantations, and to have hosted the first drawing of the National Lottery. Continue reading