Omaira Correa, better known as Mayín Correa, is a very well known politician and journalist in Panama. She was a controversial political figure several years ago, when she held the position of Mayoress of Panama City. Even through she was involved in several embarrassing situations, she also demonstrated to be a tireless public servant. During her administration of five years, she successfully completed the following public projects:
- Mi Pueblito Project
- Panama Chinatown Project
- The Restoration of the Municipal Building at Casco Viejo
- The Annual Christmas Parade
I’m quite sure there were other projects which got underway under her supervision, but they have slipped my mind. Mayín’s capacity to generate enthusiasm amongst her collaborators is legendary.
President Ricardo Martinelli designated Ms Correa as Governor of the Province of Panama shortly after he was elected. At such an early stage of her term, she is already showing her worth. Recently, she inaugurated a Christmas Bazaar at the Governor’s House to spread the Christmas spirit. She also restored her office to its earlier splendor and have plans to transform it into a public museum.
On December 8, 2009, which by the way was Mother’s Day in Panama, my wife and our inseparable grandnephews went to visit the Christmas Bazaar. We departed with high expectations. We were in for a surprise. When we got there, the place was almost deserted. Only a few bazaars were opened due to the national holiday. Anyway, we were able to walk around the place and enjoy the lighted palm trees and the well-decorated building of the Governor’s House.
Needless to say I had towed my Birthday camera, and without hesitation, shot a couple of picture to capture the moment. This is what we saw at Mayin’s Christmas Bazaar. Here we go.
After a short while—about half an hour—we left the lonely place, since there was nothing else to do or see. Abdiel suggested we go and see the Christmas decorations at Parque Omar. We unanimously seconded the motion and left for more adventures at Parque Omar. That will be covered in tomorrow’s post. Good Day.