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Puerto Viejo Voice

If you’re interested in learning more about energy or body work, check out the Healing Arts Courses at Bliss Healing Center in the Puerto Viejo Mall. Teachers Julie Hickey and Dan Springer offer a selection of trainings to suit your style. Attune to Reiki Level 1 Aug. 25 and 26. 

Other upcoming offerings include Thai massage and Cranio Sacral therapy. Bliss offers both levels 1 and 2 of these courses. A deposit of $50 holds your spot. Email for more information or call 2756-8224.

A new program for children has been initiated at Centro Educativo Playa Chiquita. Wednesdays at 2 p.m., the center offers children’s community cinema; entrance fee and popcorn for only {1,000 ($2) per person. The Centro Educativo is also organizing books and accepting donations to begin opening the library to the community. If you would like to donate time, books or need more information, call 2750-0754.

The current hot topic in the Caribbean is a voluntary annexation of the South Caribbean communities Cahuita, Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo to Panama. These communities are seeking union with the Bocas del Toro province. It’s popping up on our Facebook newsfeeds, Twitter accounts, and blogs,,, our beloved Tico Times; everyone is piping in!

Edwin Patterson (ex-diputado of the Citizen Action Party) has been the voice behind the movement, but many with homes and businesses within the Maritime Zone have backed him amid unrest with the Maritime Zone Law initiations.

-Kristin Gilbert Ramirez 

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