Isla Colón proclaimed as an emblematic spot
The OEI, SEGIB, Central American Caribbean Cultural Corridor, AECID and SEEN, proclaimed Isla Colón as an emblematic spot of the Central American Caribbean Cultural Corridor, Chapter Panama "Afro-Descendant Heart".
With the presence of Melissa Wong Sagel, Director of the OEI based at the City of Knowledge, the Honorable José Anderson, Mayor of Bocas del Toro, Engineer Alfredo López and Professor Mirna Vallejo, Deputy Minister of Education, the plaque proclaiming Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro as an emblematic spot of the Central American Caribbean Cultural Corridor, Chapter Panama "Afro-Descendant Heart", was unveiled last November 16.
Isla Colón is the main island of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, located northwest of Panama in the Caribbean Sea. With an area of 61 km² it is the largest island in the province of Bocas del Toro and the fourth largest in the country. It is also home to the capital of the province of Bocas del Toro and has beautiful wooden houses that were built in the 20th century.
The plaque was unveiled at the Simón Bolívar Park and designated as an Afro-Antillean Corner, since it protects the culture of African-Descent in the region.
The event was held as part of the celebrations of the founding of Bocas del Toro.