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An Assassination and Bad News Travels Fast

"Ni Millones, Ni Limosnas- Queremos Justicia." the words are inscribed in our hearts as well.

“Ni Millones, Ni Limosnas- Queremos Justicia.” the words are inscribed in our hearts as well.

Here we see Remón at a reception on October 2, 1952 at the Tivoli Hotel offered by then Canal Zone Governor, Mr. J. S. Soybold in honor of President Jose A. Remon Cantera (left). Image thanks to the archives at the National (Castillero) Library.

Here we see Remón at a reception on October 2, 1952 at the Tivoli Hotel offered by then Canal Zone Governor, Mr. J. S. Soybold in honor of President Jose A. Remon Cantera (left). Image thanks to the archives at the National (Castillero) Library.

I came home from work one day to meet up with my classmate Albert Bryan whom we all respected very much.  He said to me, “Profesor Grant said to put on your uniform and meet the bus at school.” I hurriedly prepared for the trip which ended up in Panama City. In reality we would really not do any singing, but would be attending the funeral of our slain President, José Antonio Remón Cantera. Continue reading

Athletic Skill, Concentration and Modesty

This photo shows Bobby flanked by other
Panamanian jockeys as they form a Jockey’s
Association. Photo provided by Dr. Bobby Reid.
This is the Jockey plaque exhibited at the
Hall of Fame opened in April of 2009.
Roberto E. “Bobby” Reid is included amongst
those honored.

It was no small feat for “Bobby” Reid to have become one of the “all-time” jockeys listed in Panama’s Horse Racing Hall of Fame. He was not just another jockey but, as in the grand tradition of his Silver ancestors, was a pioneer- a precursor- to the bevy of great jockeys that Panama has produced. We are delighted to connect with Bobby Reid and let him tell his story, as well as present certain facts that our “Bobby” has modestly out of his story. You can read his story here and here and get it directly as he related it. Continue reading

The Silver Townships- Red Tank Part III

A Young image of Teacher Edward A. Gaskin. Image thanks to Mr. Anthony McLean.

President Remon Cantera just before his assisination in 1955.

Images: Top: A Young image of Teacher Edward A. Gaskin
Courtesy of Mr. Anthony McClean, Editor of Dia de la Etnia Negra
Bottom: Image of President Jose Antonio Remon Cantera (left)
shortly before his assasination in 1955

Welcome back to our story of Edward Aston Gaskin, the Red Tank “Kid,” who took on a remarkable leadership role in fighting for the rights of Silver Roll workers. Continue reading