Tag Archives: Westindian-Panamanians


The Great Colon Fire of 1940 – 74 Years Later

This gallery contains 12 photos.

The 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

Another Law to Honor Our Silver Ancestors

1908 a work gang of West Indian laborers on the Panama Canal.

1908 a work gang of West Indian laborers on the Panama Canal.

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

Panama’s 2010 Census Promises to be Interesting for Persons of African and Indigenous Descent

This is the official logo image of Panama's 2010 National Census


Lydia M. Reid

This year’s Census in Panama will be conducted on Sunday May 16, 2010 beginning at the hour of midnight May 15 and ending officially at 7:30 PM on May 16, 2010.  The entire operation is governed by the Contraloría General de la República, Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censo. Continue reading

The Silver People Law

This is thee Image on the front page of our synopsis of the Silver People Law.

In our attempts at restoring our once vibrant and prosperous Westindian Panamanian heritage here in Panama, we have embarked upon presenting a Bill in our country’s National Assembly. History has demanded such protection and safeguarding to place us where we rightfully and legally belong after centuries of abuses which included the denying of our humanity and culture.

Few attempts have been made since the nefarious passage of the 1941 Constitution in which our beloved Republic of Panama had classified us descendants as a prohibited citizen class to finally: Continue reading

What’s in Store for the New Year?

A Blessed and Regenerating New Year to all our readers and supporters!

by Lydia M. Reid

As we approach our second year with our Silver People Heritage site we are conscious of our need to make it easier to use and for it to be more inclusive of the information and stories we wish to share with you, our respected readers.  On that note we want to announce the addition of three new sections that promise to be closer to what we want this web site to be including features our readers have been asking for. Continue reading