Carmela has been editing the Panama CyberNews for 18 years. She retired from the Panama Canal (U.S. Government) with 28 years federal service.
Former Liaison Officer and Protocol Assistant.
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from the University of the State of New York at Albany, January 22, 1985.
Experience in the field of journalism:
Writer-editor for the Tropic Times newspaper, May 3-December 1, 1999
Writer’s Workshop, Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Convention, Alexandria, Virginia, July 21-23, 1999.
Publication: The annual Panama Calendar, December 1986 to present
Freelance writer of feature articles in local newspapers, November 1981 to present
Society Editor of the weekly newspaper The New Panama Tribune, March-July 1988
Etiquette column “Tips on Etiquette” (Star & Herald and The Panama American), 1981-1987
Editor of the Rio Abajo Methodist Church weekly bulletin The Messenger,September 1983 – September 1987
Journalism courses at the Panama Canal College, Department of Defense Schools (DODDS):Magazine Editing (Spring 1985) Journalism III (Fall 1983) Journalism II (Spring 1983)
Editor of Images, a magazine published by Panama Canal College journalism class, January – May 1985
Editor, The Deviled Ham, a monthly newspaper published by the Panama Canal College journalism class, August – December 1983
Editor of the weekly Panama Canal newsletter The Calendar of Events, September 1973 – September 1979
The Traditional Wedding Reception Will Not Be Observed, a non-traditional wedding guide, Post Printing, Appleton, Wisconsin, May 1977.
In 2006 the PanamaCyberSpace News was awarded the coveted “Aroba de Oro” for its website.
Cell phone (507) 6675-4507
U.S. phone (678) 995-7136