Official logo of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Image.
Seventh Day Adventist School in Calidonia/Marañon Area of Panama City circa 1945. Image thanks to our friend Carlos Cox.
My encounter with the Seventh-Day Adventist community in Bocas Town sparked my curiosity as to the origins of this tightly knit group which, at the time, was mainly composed of descendants of West Indian people. As such, I’ve borrowed from an excellent account written by Clifton L. Holland entitled Status of Christianity Country Profile: Panama to provide you with a good historical background. Continue reading
During this Christmas season, a time for reflection and thanksgiving, we fervently pray that we will see a real emotional outcry regarding the issue of our forefathers’ resting places. These historic sites are where our real cultural heritage lies. There they lie crumbling about to be disinterred and ignominiously vanished from the face of the earth never to be remembered for their glorious deeds. Continue reading
Rey Congo from Portobelo.
As we enter the 21st Century we, the Panamanian West Indians, join the people of the world in Christian Hope, clinging to the God of peace and hope for mankind. For we are still hoping to fulfill the Spiritual mandate to our ancestors, to keep our head high despite the atmosphere of disregards for human kindness suddenly gripping the planet today. Continue reading