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  • Moncada Luna Pleads Guilty to Corruption
    Former Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna was sentenced to five years in jail after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and illicit enrichment. He will also have to give up two apartments valued at $1.7 million, $4.6 million in bank acco…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 9:19am -
  • Sea Lion Stops By Panama Beach
    Pedasi residents on Panama’s Azuero Peninsula spotted a sea lion on El Toro beach over the weekend. Surprised since Pacific sea lions usually spend their time in colder or more temperate climates from Canada to Mexico, they called the National…
    - 7 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 10:26am -
  • XXIV Panama Lobster Festival Winners Announced
    Fishermen along Panama’s Pacific beaches came to together to celebrate and compete in the XXIV Lobster Festival on Monday. Judges sorted through five dozen lobsters to crown David Camargo of Punta Chame and his 14-inch lobster as 2015 festival ch…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 7:36am -
  • Colombia’s Ex-Spy Chief Leaves Panama to Face Wiretapping Charges
    Maria del Pilar Hurtado, Colombia’s ex-spy chief, turned herself over to authorities in Panama late Friday, hours after Interpol issue an international arrest order. She had been living in Panama since 2010, on the run from charges that she was in…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 4:05am -
  • Panama: High Risk for Money Laundering
    Panama did not rank well on the 2014 Basel Anti-Money Laundering list which evaluates anti-money laundering standards, institutional capacities and transparency in the financial and public sector. The index, published by the Basel Institute on Go…
    - 35 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:51am -
  • Ban Ki Moon is Coming
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will attend the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10 and 11. President Juan Carlos Varela made the announcement from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. The summit,…
    - 35 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:09am -
  • Texas Fugitive Arrested in Panama
    Alexander Emil Ross, age 66, was arrested in Panama and deported to the United States on January 9. He had been on the run for since 1998, where he was allegedly practicing dentistry without a license in Texas and sexually abusing his child patients…
    - 42 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 6:44am -
  • Copa Airlines Moves in On Panama-David Route
    Copa Airlines now offers two daily flights between city of David and Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport. The route between the capital and the western province represents 51% of local traffic, and was used by 149,724 passengers last yea…
    - 46 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 6:39am -

The Visitor

  • Avianca Holdings renews its fleet
    Closing the month of February, Colombian airline, Avianca Holdings, has announced plans to renew its fleet, beginning with a first phase that involved the acquisition of new 787 Dreamliner jets to service their Bogota – São Paulo route, and 100 ne…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 8:30am -
  • New study shows the value of air transport in Panama
    New data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates that aviation and tourism related services contributed $5.9 billion dollars to Panama’s economy in 2013, equivalent to 12.6% of GDP, an amount well above the 3.4% ove…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 8:30pm -
  • Iberia selects Panama for regional HQ
    The Spanish airline, Iberia, has chosen Panama City as its new regional headquarters, it was announced at the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR, or International Tourism Fair) recently held in Madrid. Iberia also revealed plans to resume direct f…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 6:30pm -
  • Valentine’s Day in Panama
    This February 14 is not just Saturday of carnival, but also Valentine’s Day, and the world over, people will be celebrating friendship and love. Panama is no exception. Many hotels and restaurants are preparing special menus and packages. Here are…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 4:30pm -
  • Carnival in Bocas
    The Bocas del Toro archipelago in western Panama is recognized as a paradisiacal destination surrounded by nature. While it is a great place to get away from the world and enjoy the islands peacefully, it is just as famous for being an international…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 3:30pm -
  • Odebrecht’s “Rana Dorada” sustainability contest
    To recognize efforts to preserve the environment through sustainable development, Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company, has opened inscriptions for the 2015 edition of the Premio Rana Dorada (Golden Frog Prize), which awards a $20,000 grand…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • One year of service in Panama
    Easy Taxi, the car service phone application, recently marked its first year of operating in Panama. This service seeks to simplify the process of hiring of a taxi by using automation and GPS technology. “We are focused on providing fast and secure…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 1:00pm -

PYT in PTY

  • Elisa Nalin
    Caught Elisa Nalin as she was trying to escape unnoticed after Honor! But how can you go unnoticed with a...
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 3:33pm -
  • Kate Spade Fall 2015
    Kate Spade is set to open in Panama soon, so I got lucky enough to attend their Fall 2015 presentation....
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 6:59pm -
  • Summer Beauty Ritual
    Every summer comes with the promise of amazing memories, countless hours of fun and enviable tans; of course with the risk...
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 2:16pm -
  • Complementary
    Nylon’s Fashion Market Director Preetma Singh and friend’s coordinated jacket and opposite hair colors make for such a great fashion...
    - 6 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 7:17pm -
  • Topshop Unique AW15
    You’re invited to view Topshop Unique’s AW15 show right here; just press play on the link below at 2:30PM (London,...
    - 7 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 8:59am -
  • Earthy
    Jose and I found this great little piece of land to shoot these photos on. There are so many different...
    - 9 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 1:49pm -
  • Sandra & Aimee
    Caught Sandra Hagelstam from 5 Inch and Up leaving Honor with Aimee Song from Song Of Style. Photo by me.
    - 14 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 6:24pm -
  • NYFW Fall ’15: Before Honor
    Just like last season, Honor again attracted a massively cool crowd downtown, perfect for capturing some amazing looks on the street. I will...
    - 15 days ago, 14 Feb 15, 7:28pm -

The Berry & The Fox

  • Hiking in Guatemala
    This past Saturday we filled up our backpacks with tinfoil-wrapped sandwiches and took off for a hike. We put our old Range Rover into 4-wheel drive as we scaled a narrow and muddy path higher and higher up the side of a mountain, a path marked only…
    - 96 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • Commune Design, Will You Marry Me?
    Inspiration comes from everywhere, right? Well for me, inspiration strikes hard each and every single time my eyes fall upon a Commune design. Two months before we moved away from Casco Viejo, The American Trade Hotel finally opened. I had the luck a…
    - 21 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • Newborns vs. Toddlers, the uncut version.
    I’m post-pregnancy with my second child, and I am here to tell you that newborn babies are the bomb. Yes, I really just said that. Not only did I use the expression “the bomb” but I also just said that I love having a newborn baby. Between 0-3…
    - 18 Nov 14, 5:13pm -
  • The Tiniest Nest
    This morning, barefoot and in my sweats, I waved Joaquin goodbye as he went off to school. I happened to look down from where I stood and there, right in front of my toes, was the tiniest bird’s nest I’ve ever seen. I gently swooped up the little…
    - 13 Nov 14, 3:40pm -
  • Honoring Newness
    Antigua, Guatemala – 12 weeks pregnant Last December we moved from Panama to Guatemala. We moved into a new house, with new things, surrounded by new people and new places to learn about and get to know. In January I began a new job, teaching in a…
    - 12 Aug 14, 2:15pm -
  • Face the Foliage
    I’m just bursting with inspiration these days as a new muse has tickled my fancy. For any of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may already be familiar with my newest artistic passion: creating faces and images with flowers and plant…
    - 10 Jun 14, 10:07am -
  • Infinitely Home
    After 3+ months of being away, Juan and I returned to Panama [just the two of us] for 5 days and nights of pure reunion love with dear friends and our old neighborhood. We were finally back in Casco Viejo, and I could not have been happier. We return…
    - 6 Apr 14, 2:18pm -
  • The Myths & Truths of Teaching
    In my wilder days, back when I was determined to never work for someone else and when I stubbornly laughed in the face of “two weeks off a year”, I was convinced I would never fold and take a desk job. I only wanted to operate on my own schedule,…
    - 14 Mar 14, 4:33pm -

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The Panama Gringo

  • In Person or via Email or In person chat? Which works and which does not?
    There are so many challenges to ex-pat living: language barriers, unfamiliar laws and customs, new foods, different weather, strange critters, but the biggest challenge can be living far away from loved ones. Maybe your parents are long gone, your c…
    - 69 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:30am -
  • Creepy Crawlies-Spiders in Costa Rica
    If you like spiders, you’ve come to the right place. Costa Rica is crawling with them. In fact, the world’s most venomous spider, the Brazilian wandering spider, has indeed ‘wandered’ out of Brazil and hangs around Costa Rica.I don’t know…
    - 98 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:28am -
  • Driving in Panama
    Getting behind the wheel in a foreign country can be a dilemma. The promise of independence is tempting, but the fear of getting into an accident, getting lost, getting ripped off, getting robbed, getting arrested and getting dead understandably put…
    - 27 Oct 14, 1:03pm -
  • Hiking Panama Sendero
    It’s easy to spend all your time in Panama in the capital. But a huge diversity of natural treasures awaits those willing to pull on some hiking boots and make excursions into the more rural west of the country.One place definitely worth the effo…
    - 13 Oct 14, 7:52am -
  • The Best Coffee in Panama?
    If you’re anything like me, the day doesn’t start until you’ve had your first coffee. The first scent of delicious aroma, the warmth of the steaming cup in your hands and the jolt of caffeine as the first sip goes down aren’t so much a daily…
    - 29 Sep 14, 8:19pm -
  • Panama Canal Economics
    The Panama Canal celebrated its hundredth year in business last month and what was once considered one of the Engineering Seven Wonders of the Modern World is now under question as to its future.PanamaxPanamax is a term used to designate the maxim…
    - 1 Sep 14, 10:56am -
  • Bocas del Toro Province
    The Bocas del Toro Province in the northwest of Panama is a lovely bay dotted with islands covered with sandy beaches. The city of Bocas del Toro is at the southern end of Colón Island, which is just a short flight from either Panama City or San Jo…
    - 4 Aug 14, 2:20pm -
  • Traditional Art – Panama City
    What’s so unique about Carpio Arte? Everything. Each piece is handmade according to the traditions of their Wounaan ancestors. Their specialties include hand woven baskets and masks, and carvings from vegetable ivory and Cocobolo wood.Cocobolo is…
    - 28 Jul 14, 9:12pm -
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Craigslist - Community

  • La Hora A Llegado Para Ayudar Al Panameno! (Todo Panama)
    Buscamos ministros con iglesia o grupos reunidos en hogares e individuos quien desea aprender ayudar al pueblo eficiente y eficazmente! Jovenes con exito en planificacion y desarrollo de eventos son bienvenidos! Nuestra Iglesia no es otra iglesia m…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Feb 15, 12:46pm -
  • Regalo cachorro Chihuahua para animales familia cariñosa con los niños
    Mini Me es una chica guapa! No es ella? Ella es la ms fuerte y la ms hermosa de la mujer en esta camada. Ella es un poco adorable juguetn,. Ambos padres estn fuertemente construidos, y perros intrpidos energticos; ellos? aceptar a los nios, s [...]
    - 5 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 10:41pm -
  • Roland Jupiter 80 Wanted
    Cheap Roland Jupiter 80 wanted and shipped North
    - 9 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 8:16pm -
  • Viajar, ser voluntario, haz algo ya !!!! (St vincent)
    Viaja y trabaja como voluntario en San Vicente y las Granadias, Belice y Ecuador. Programas de seis y dieciocho meses que incluyen hospedaje, alimentación, material de apoyo y certificado. Cultivo orgánico en nuestro huerto, reciclaje, proyectos co…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 11:43am -
  • American Pitbull Puppy (Mata del Nance)
    Beautiful 4 month old female. Up to date on vaccinations. We have to rehome because our older dog won't except her. Small rehoming fee of $100
    - 14 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 5:27pm -
  • Fishing buddy amigos de pescando
    Looking for other hardcore fishermen. Inshore offshore beach. Looking for someone who is passionate about fishing and exploring new areas. Will have boat here soon. I fish all over the world and have boats in a few areas. Looking specifically for fis…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Feb 15, 3:34pm -
  • PTY English NEWS (Panama)
    Current Panama News in English - Current News, Real Estate News - Business News - Resources - Feature Articles - www.ptyenglishnews.com
    - 30 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:16pm -
  • Wanna hire a disco for 35 bucks !!
    Hey all, I got a complete small disco and will come to you and play pretty much any genre of English music from the 70's till now at your small party for 35 bucks, whether it be a birthday, wedding, small gathering, etc. I have been a DJ for close to…
    - 32 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 12:04am -

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Craig's List - Services Offered

  • newMassage service by Yolanda,take a look!!. in panama city (Bella vista (panama city)
    Professional Massage Service Offered by an Attractive Experienced Masseuse Excellent Quality Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Combined with Shiatsu Foot Massage $50 for a 60-minute Session in Zona Bancaria, Punta Paitilla, Punta Pacifica Balboa,…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 1:40pm -
  • newLlanta de uso por mayor, minimo 1200. Calidad AA premiun . A4 (Miami)
    Empresa lider en USA en venta de llantas usadas desde hace 20 anos. Exportamos a todo el mundo. Venta minima 1200 llantas. ternemos la major calidad de llantas de uso :categoria "A" premiun ( +60% de vida) 5/32 a 7/32. Venga visitenos, usted pued…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 8:08am -
  • newtransportation service (Panama city)
    transportation service , to the beach., groceries stores, doctor appointments, pick up, drop off at the airport and etc... My name is Dayana I speak English , Italian and Spanish,,,I am very honest, responsible, clean person....I am 30 years old....i…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 7:29am -
  • newBUSINESS SERVICES OF SALES AND MARKETING (PANAMA CITY)
    IF YOU ARE NEW TO PANAMA AND NEED BUSINESS SERVICES OF CONSULTATION, SALES AND MARKETING CONTACT ME FOR MORE ADVICE. INTRODUCE YOU, YOUR COMPANY, OR PRODUCT TO PANAMA EFFICIENTLY. CONTACT!!! 011.507.6711.3643 (panama phone) 001. show contact inf…
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 7:25am -
  • newLEGAL SERVICES PANAMA (PANAMA CITY)
    OUR FIRM PROVIDES ALL TYPES OF LEGAL SERVICES FOR PANAMA, USA, EUROPE, AND CANADA CITIZENS. IMMIGRATION, BANK ACCOUNTS, CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS, CRIMINAL, AND MORE. CALL NOW! 507-6711-3643
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 7:18am -
  • newswedish stripper in town.
    http://www.321an.se/berg/hackas/2014/se-det-tyska-tv-inslaget-fran-hackas My favorite work. Swedish boy here. Hi I am (Mathias) Travelling with My girlfriend from Sweden. And We are una liberal mindset. So she like that i am a stripper. I have…
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 10:19pm -
  • Trilingual Teaching Services (Spanish/ESL/French) (Volcan, Panama)
    I am a retired multi-lingual teacher. I taught Spanish, French, Italian, and ESL at a high school level. I am in the process of moving to Volcan in a few months and would like to be active and productive by transmitting my extensive experience and…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Feb 15, 12:19pm -
  • Reliable/Bilingual House Sitting Services (Volcan, Panama)
    I am looking for a house sitting position in Volcan, Panama. I am a retired bilingual High School teacher. I am very responsible, reliable, honest, and down to earth. I can provide excellent services caring and protecting people's properties in excha…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Feb 15, 10:57am -

YouTube Panama

ScannerDanner visits Panama
ScannerDanner visits PanamaIn this video I share my faith and talk about why I am in Panama, and of course we also troubleshoot a car while we are there. For more information about my friend John and his family visit...From:ScannerDanne…
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MONSTER FROM PANAMA CANAL EXPLAINED
MONSTER FROM PANAMA CANAL EXPLAINEDCheck out this Crocodile picture that was sent to me from billschannel viewer Caroline in Poland… It was from a site I can't even pronounce, but the translat...From:billschannelViews:83480224…
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Experience Panama - Seven Wonders Of The World - Episode 5: The Panama Canal, by BBC
Experience Panama - Seven Wonders Of The World - Episode 5: The Panama Canal, by BBCThis episode presents the French and American efforts to build a canal through Panama to link the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The first attempt to…
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PANAMA CITY , PANAMA " Top things to do"
PANAMA CITY , PANAMA " Top things to do"Panama City, Panama WOWWW what place to visit. It's NOTHING like you picture when you "think" about central america. Come ride with your boy as I take you ar...From:JubrilAgoroViews:96192…
- 20 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 11:52pm -
Panama - It's Not Over [Official Video]
Panama - It's Not Over [Official Video]Subscribe to our channel here! http://bit.ly/XWN6DX Panama - It's Not Over Taken from the Panama 'It's Not Over EP' out 2 Nov 2012 on Future Classic Get a co...From:Future ClassicViews:1780400…
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Ciudad de Panama, Panama (Turista a lo Pobre / Capítulo 1)
Ciudad de Panama, Panama (Turista a lo Pobre / Capítulo 1)From:Turista a lo PobreViews:45648164ratingsTime:07:03More inTravel & Events
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  • newVENDO CASA A ESTRENAR !!! ACEPTO APARTAMENTO
    Vendo casa en Costa Sur, modelo Spaccato. 305 mts2 de construcción , 400 mts2 el terreno.ACEPTO APARTAMENTO COMO PARTE DE PAGO, PREFERIBLEMENTE EN SAN FRANCISCO, MARBELLA, OBARRIO2 Niveles. En el nivel superior 3 hab cada una con baño interno y…
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  • newAlquilo Ofibodegas en Construcción
    Alquilo excelentes galeras actualmente en construcción, con entrega en Abril. -Localización estratégica -Complejo con múltiples bodegas con distintos tamaños. -Ideal para su negocio de almacenamiento, distribución y comercialización. -…
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  • newAlquilo Ofibodegas en Construcción
    Alquilo excelentes galeras actualmente en construcción, con entrega en Abril. -Localización estratégica -Complejo con múltiples bodegas con distintos tamaños. -Ideal para su negocio de almacenamiento, distribución y comercialización. -…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 5:56pm -
  • newPunta Pacifica, PH Ocean Air, Alquiler
    Punta Pacifica, PH Ocean Air, Alquiler Apartamento ubicado en PUNTA PACIFICA, PH OCEAN AIR DESCRIPCIÓN DEL INMUEBLE • 170m2 • 2 Recamaras • 2.5 Baños • Walking closet • Balcón vista al mar • Cocina abierta • Áre…
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  • newAlquilo Ofibodegas en Construcción
    Alquilo excelentes galeras actualmente en construcción, con entrega en Abril.-Localización estratégica-Complejo con múltiples bodegas con distintos tamaños.-Ideal para su negocio de almacenamiento, distribución y comercializació…
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  • newModern 1 Bedroom apartment in Waters
    Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, open kitchen apartment, right at the Balboa Avenue and Cinta Costera. City view
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 5:47pm -
  • newVENDO HERMOSA CASA CON PISCINA EN COSTA SUR. SE ESCUCHAN OFERTAS
    La casa esta diseñada para cerrar la doble altura de la sala y hacer una placa o piso y asi obtener una cuarta recámara en el 2do piso
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 5:46pm -
  • newLOS ANGELES !! 3REC, 2B, L/BLANCA, TERRAZA, B/. 1,800
    APROVECHE RESIDENCIA EN LOS ANGELES - BETANIA !!!3 RECAMARAS2 BAÑOSCUARTO Y BAÑO DE EMPLEADALINEA BLANCAAIRE ACONDICIONADODENTERRAZAPORTON ELECTRICO !!!ALARMA !! ALQUILER: B/. 1,800 LLAME AL: 6695-6930 LEONCIO TEJADA
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Panama Guide

  • newPunta Pacifica Chief Elected Head of Trump Owners Group
    By Jeff Barton - Apartment owners of the Trump Ocean Club have elected Punta Pacifica Realty founder Duncan McGowan president of the building’s homeowner’s association, the group charged with protecti ...
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 12:35pm -
  • newInmate Claims Vernon Ramos was Murdered and Buried (Financial Pacific Case)
    The prison inmate who allegedly has information about the disappearance of Vernon Ramos, the Deputy Director of the Financial Analysis Unit of the Superintendency of Securities Market in Panama, was taken before the Public Ministry to file a swor ...
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 12:32pm -
  • newThe Invisible Hand and the New Panama Locks
    By Sal Haidar - The Panama Canal has served as the global transshipment shortcut for over one 100 years. By connecting the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic, it allows ships to pass through without traversing around the southern tip of South Americ ...
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 12:06pm -
  • Perez's Defense Threatens To Sue
    The team of lawyers defending the former director of the Security Council warned yesterday that Gustavo Pérez will take legal action against the government officials who authorized the dissemination of images and videos showing him inside of the ..…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:19am -
  • Government Provider and CD Party Member, With Luxurious House
    The former Minister of Health Franklin Vergara has things in common with the businessman Carlos Bryan Torres, who during his tenure he was granted lucrative government contracts to deliver water by truck and garbage collection. (more)You've ...
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:07am -
  • Colombian police seize 3.3 tons of cocaine near Panama border
    NECOCLI, Colombia - Colombian police confiscated 3.3 tonnes of cocaine bound for Mexico during an offensive against a crime gang in the country's jungle region that borders Panama, police said on Tuesday.The drugs, belonging to the Colombian ...
    - 5 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 7:47am -
  • Moncada Luna Pleads Guilty - Will Serve Five Years In Prison
    Alejandro Moncada Luna, the Supreme Court magistrate who has been separated fro his position, took the easy way out. Yesterday he pleaded guilty to the crimes of unjust enrichment and deceit, and he agreed to serve a sentence of five years in pri ...
    - 5 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 2:46pm -
  • Supreme Court Postpones Request To Suspend Martinelli's Privileges
    The judges of the Supreme Court of Justice agreed in an extraordinary session this Tuesday, February 10, to not send a request to lift the electoral immunity Ricardo Martinelli enjoys as the President of the Cambio Democratico political party to ...
    - 17 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 8:15am -

PanamaInfo.com

  • Moody’s: Panama the Highest Growth Rate in the West
    Tuesday June 12th:The Director of Moody’s Latin America, Alberto Jones annoucned today that Panama had the highest growth rate in the Western Hemispherein 2011-7%.  He also said Panama has an excellent debt to GDP ratio-40% of GDP.  Panama is pr…
    - 13 Jun 12, 9:53am -
  • The Economist: Panama City- the Cheapest City for Foreigners to live in the Region
    A 2012 report by the Economist’s  magazinesIntelligence Unit on the cost of living in capital cities around the world found Panama City to be the fifth least expensive city for foreigners to live in the world. Panama City is cheaper than any cap…
    - 6 Jun 12, 8:02am -
  • Panama Hosts Another International Surfing Competion
    The International Surfing Associationtenth edition of the DaKine ISA World Junior Championship  will take place at La Playa  Venao April 14-22,  one of three such events this year that is drawing attention  to the challenges and beauty of surfin…
    - 8 Apr 12, 1:18pm -
  • Panama Hosts the Ironman Triathlon & Lance Armstrong Competes.
    Panama was the venue for  this year’s Ironman competition Sunday February 12th.  Lance Armstrong, the world’s most famous runner participated and came in 2nd.The course was unusually varied and beautiful. Athletes swam  1.2 miles (1.9 km) in…
    - 14 Feb 12, 12:34pm -
  • Panama Hosts The Bachelor!
    Monday February Panama j hosted The Bachelor, the popular  American “find- a wife- series.”   This was great opportunity for Panama to show off  the  modern city city of Panama  and a variety of nearby attractions.Most of the program was in…
    - 14 Feb 12, 12:27pm -
  • Forbes: Why Your Next Trip Should be to Panama
    Not be be left behind by the NY Times calling Panama the # 1 place to visit in 2012, Forbes just published this article on it’s travel guide:Why Your Next Trip Should Be To Panama.Poised at the junction of North and South America, Panama possesse…
    - 28 Jan 12, 10:17am -
  • Panama named the #1 place to visit in 2012 by the New York Times!
    Its was only a months ago that its was announced that Panama reached the 2 million tourist mark for the year of 2011. Tourism in Panama has been growing at an impressive rate and the word must be spreading because the New [...]
    - 9 Jan 12, 1:12pm -
  • Panama- Now the Most Connected Country in the Region-Flights to 59 Destinations in 28 Countries
    Thanks largely to Panama’s phenomenal Copa Airlines, Panama is now the most connected country in the Caribbean and in all Latin America- with 59 direct flights from its Tocumen International Airport to 28 countries. The most recent country is Canad…
    - 16 Dec 11, 3:04pm -

Boquete Guide

  • new“Clean Energy” is a dirty business in Panama
    When I first arrived in Panama I believed Hydroelectric power was a good thing; clean, renewable electricity. I believed that until I saw the decimation caused by hydroelectric installations as they have been done in Panama. The next few paragraphs a…
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 2:47pm -
  • Learn Spanish and meet Panama, now in Boquete and Panama City
    Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am consistent in my opinion that anyone immigrating to Panama learn some Spanish. I had an interesting conversation about that with some long term Latin American residents yesterday. They, like me cannot unders…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Feb 15, 12:59pm -
  • Xenophobia comes to Panama
    Xenophobia is the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. It seems to be the trend now, the US is xenophobic about everyone from anyplace and now Panama is joining the club. There are two bills in the current session of t…
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  • Bid 4 Boquete 2015 is Just Days Away
    Boquete, Panama – Bid 4 Boquete events begin Friday, March 6th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. with the social event of the season, the wine tasting and live auction. The best chefs in Boquete have contributed their favorite appetizers from 17 different re…
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  • Tuesday Talk: Trees and Plants of Boquete
    We had almost ninety people for an excellent presentation by Peter Sterling. Rather than me trying to summarize he he provided his PowerPoint. Skip slide one it did not translate to slideshare. Trees & shrubs of boquete from lzeltzer I asked Peter to…
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  • Bid4Boquete, a great part of our Community
    Now that Boquete is past our three months of parties starting in November with the Patriotic Holidays, followed by Mothers day, Christmas, New Years, Martyrs Day, the Boquete Jazz and Blues festival and the five days of party for Carnaval we are read…
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  • Tuesday Talk: Alto al Crimen annual report to the community
    We had a group of 94 people at the Alto al Crimen annual report to the community. The program was interrupted twice by an electrical problem. Bob Gregory, investigated and discovered the problem was overloading of the system within the BCP. The 100 a…
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  • Valentines Day revisitied
    In addition to the beginning of the Carnaval debauchery, yesterday was Valentine’s day,  a minor holiday consisting of hearts, cupid and some opportunity to share times with a loved one.  I took advantage and joined some friends at Black and Whit…
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Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • newMea Culpa
    I read something by a fellow blogger in which he attributed all of the world’s problems to religion and faith.  I guess to each his own.  However, in my life my faith and a Christian world and life view has … Continue reading →
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  • 10 Reasons to Retire in Panama
    I’ve had the pleasure to lunch with Bob Adams several times in Panama City along with the Panama Relocation Tour. Bob loves his life in the hustle and bustle of Panama City. He writes a great blog called Retirement Wave. … Continue reading →
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  • “Rule Britannia”
    What was that deal about “mad dogs & Englishmen” . . . something about the “mid-day Sun.” Well, get one thing straight . . . there is NO sun in England. Maybe one or two days a year, but it … Continue reading →
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  • “Why did we have to be minister’s kids?”
    “Why did we have to be ministers’ kids?” was my wife’s comment as I was reading her the latest sad saga of public servants in Panama ripping off the government and the people.  Here’s the latest salvo, a judge, the … Continue reading →…
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  • Going Green in Panama
    The Gallup people’s annual survey of the “happiest country on earth” put Panama in the number two spot, while the number one spot went to Paraguay. Guatemala was right behind Panama.  Now it appears there might be a reason for … Continue rea…
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  • “Just Cause”?
    Panama’s history is intertwined with the US, for better or worse, since the creation of Panama in 1904.  There are lots of periods when the nature of the relationship is open to question.  Panama found its independence from Colombia in … Contin…
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  • Ready for a change? Why we live in Panama.
    Different strokes for different folks, I guess, but … My mother-in-law who was a Montana girl, loved the change of seasons and particularly winter.  Her daughter, my wife Nikki, never shared that love. And Panama, unlike Florida, doesn’t do hurr…
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  • What About The Nicaragua Canal?
    It’s a question I’m now regularly asked on Panama Canal cruises, and it’s a good question, a question being asked by much of the world. Frankly, I doubt very much if the proposed Nicaragua canal will actually happen. First, there … Continue r…
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • Panama Canal 2015 26 Feb. Day 7
    Up at 645 am. We join the other passengers on the front bow of the ship to witness our entrance into the Panama Canal. An unseen narrator provides a blowbyblow description of what we are seeing.The locks on the Atlantic side raise incoming boats 85
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  • Panama City and Panama Canal
    When I decided to come to Panama and tack two days onto the end of the trip a primary reason was to have time to actually go through the canal not just visit it from the shore. But when I heard the price I very nearly decided not to. Had to be talked…
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  • Boquete Panama's peaceful mountain retreat
    After our time in Bocas see that blog post we traveled by chartered van to the hillside community of Boquete at 3800 ft. elevation in the northern mountains of Panama. Just outside the town is Panama's highest point the volcano Baro. More importantly
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  • Bocas Del Toro Carribbean Paradise
    The promo material suggests that this is the top Carribbean paradise. Is it Well not having been to any others which might claim this title I can't say for sure. But the appellation is not farfetched to be sure.Sunday night the group met for the p
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  • Panama
    We stayed at resort this time it beautiful The sunsets in Panama were amazing. Our second day there we started our sight seeing and wow was it different. The architecture was something completely different then what our norm is. Many of the were colo…
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  • 121814 Cerro Punta with Beth n Cody
    Our service trip to Cerro Punta was really beautiful and fun It started out with about an hour bus ride on which I did Bethany's makeup. She trusts me A Deaf sister from Volcan congregation Adelin took us around the town. We got to see Beth's old
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  • 121314
    We made it to Volcan From Panama City it can take anywhere from 912 hours to get to Volcan. With switching busses traffic and other unexpected yet expected things coming up...one never knows. We are pretty experienced bus riders now And Clayton tur
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  • 121014
    Panamacity It's very much a city city. Fast cars big buildings fast walkers it's crazy.Beth and Cody made it to Panama We were super excited to see them both First couple days we just hung out did some walking had some amazing sushi...we voted
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newCitibank
    I like to think I’ve taught Citibank a valuable lesson about handing out credit cards all willy-nilly.
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  • Date
    A court date is still technically a date, right?
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  • My Cable Onda Upgrade
    A while back I had noticed that there was a new plan M offered by Cable Onda. I went to the CO office and requested it. I would have to give up a few channels that I didn’t watch, but I would increase my Internet speed from 5 to 6 Mbps. It also low…
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  • Planet Telecom has recently completed an addition to its Eastern Chiriqui network providing expanded coverage in the Boca Chica, Boca Brava area
    I received a request to post the following: Planet Telecom has recently completed an addition to its Eastern Chiriqui network providing expanded coverage in the Boca Chica, Boca Brava area. This infrastructure expansion will allow clients in the Ista…
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  • Charities Outside of Those in Bid 4 Boquete
    This time of year, and throughout the year for that matter, I seem to get bombarded by emails, and other Internet notices, wanting donations for Bid 4 Boquete. I have to tell you, I would be more excited if it were Bid 4 Chiriquí. While I think B4B…
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  • Eating
    My doctor said I should eat better. I told him, with what he charges, I’m lucky I eat at all.
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  • This
    We can do this the hard way, or we can make it impossible. I’m sorry. Those seem to be the only two choices.
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  • UPS
    A UPS truck is like the adult version of an ice cream truck.
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YouTube Panama Canal

MONSTER FROM PANAMA CANAL EXPLAINED
MONSTER FROM PANAMA CANAL EXPLAINEDCheck out this Crocodile picture that was sent to me from billschannel viewer Caroline in Poland… It was from a site I can't even pronounce, but the translat...From:billschannelViews:83480224…
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Experience Panama - Seven Wonders Of The World - Episode 5: The Panama Canal, by BBC
Experience Panama - Seven Wonders Of The World - Episode 5: The Panama Canal, by BBCThis episode presents the French and American efforts to build a canal through Panama to link the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The first attempt to…
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US History: Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal
US History: Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canalhttp://readingthroughhistory.com/ In this episode, Theodore Roosevelt becomes President of the United States, wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and seizes control ...From:Reading Through Hist…
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BBC Documentary 2014 - The Panama Canal Mother of Mega Movers Discovery & Documentary HD
BBC Documentary 2014 - The Panama Canal Mother of Mega Movers Discovery & Documentary HDBBC Documentary 2014 - The Panama Canal Mother of Mega Movers Discovery & Documentary HD bbc documentary,bbc,national geographic,documentary,national geo…
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Experience Panama - Megastructures Panama Canal by National Geographic
Experience Panama - Megastructures Panama Canal by National GeographicMegastructures examines the mega-machines used to run the Panama Canal and uncovers the canal's five-billion dollar project for it's expansion.From:experiencepanama…
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Panama Canal Time-Lapse Video
Panama Canal Time-Lapse VideoTime lapse video of Mira Flores Locks with cargo ships for about a full day and followed by sunset. Learn more about the Panama Canal: http://www.githy.com/?...From:EclecticTheoriesViews:323018313ra…
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Knightsbridge Investment Group

  • CEO of Canal Authority receives top industry award
    The CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, Mr. Alberto Zubieta, has received the 32nd Annual […]The post CEO of Canal Authority receives top industry award appeared first on .
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  • Sport fishing in Santa Catalina
    Why Santa Catalina is one of the best locations for sport fishing. The best place […]The post Sport fishing in Santa Catalina appeared first on .
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  • Special Economic Area or Free Zone
    Panama Pacifico’s Special Economic Area Panama Pacifico is an allocated special economic area or what […]The post Special Economic Area or Free Zone appeared first on .
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  • Scuba diving in Santa Catalina
    Wonderful places for scuba diving in Santa Catalina Santa Catalina is a big attraction for […]The post Scuba diving in Santa Catalina appeared first on .
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  • Retirement in Panama
    More and more people today are choosing to move abroad when they retire, in search […]The post Retirement in Panama appeared first on .
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  • Retire in Panama
    More than Just Palm Trees Many people are now considering retiring in Panama – it […]The post Retire in Panama appeared first on .
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  • Property for sale in Panama
    Considering Property for sale in Panama The real estate market in Panama offers the opportunity […]The post Property for sale in Panama appeared first on .
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  • Places to invest in Panama
    Panama is the southernmost country of Central America, and borders Costa Rica to the northwest, […]The post Places to invest in Panama appeared first on .
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My Panama Lawyer

  • 15 Panama banks under inspections by the Superintendent
    The investigation on alleged corruption by former officials of the previous administration has resulted in doubts about the enforcement of Politically-Exposed Persons (PEP) KYC rules by local banks, since several of those officials were signatories…
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  • Baru Free Trade Zone offers tax savings in Western Panama
    BARU FREE TRADE ZONE (BFZ)Located in the Baru district, on the Pacific side of Chiriqui province, Baru Free Trade Zone was created by Law No. 19 of 2001 with the purpose of establishing a special tax and customs regime to promote tourism, a log…
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  • деоффшоризации
    Практические примеры наиболее эффективных корпоративных структур для оптимизации бизнеса и налогообложения для предпринимателей из…
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  • U.S. Chamber points out problems with FATCA website
    The Next Obamacare? FATCA Roll Out FloundersThursday, January 9, 2014 - 8:45am — Written by David KinkadeWebsite Woes Raise ConcernsThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is responsible for the law’s implementation and enforcement, has…
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  • The 'who's who' of European tax havens
    Will Germany, UK and Netherlands end up in the OECD "black list" of terrible "tax havens"?Forget about the Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, or Fiji. If you want to avoid paying taxes and have no problem with dicey business practices, Europe has…
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  • Real estate investment opportunity near Panama beaches
    A 25,000 sq m (6.18 acres) parcel is available for development as a single project or for sale of or more of 27 individual lots between 640 and 949 sq m (6888 and 10215 sq ft).  This land has free and clear title and is located a few minutes from m…
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  • Panama will reexamine OECD standard for automatic exchange of information
    The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Panama, headed by Vice-President Isabel de Saint Malo posted this communique in its website:Panama is in the process of re-evaluating its strategy to meet state requirements for financial transparency and excha…
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  • The Economic Case for Tax Havens
    Statist politicians and international bureaucracies such as the OECD and UN routinely attack tax havens, claiming that they lead to "harmful tax competition." Yet at no point do critics bother to provide any evidence for this claim. This mini-docum…
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Uncover Panama

  • Boat noise in Bocas "potentially harmful" to dolphins: researchers
    April 14, 2014Panama’s once-sleepy Bocas del Toro Archipelago is an increasingly popular destination for tourists. Attractions include dolphin-watching tours around the mangrove cays of the Caribbean getaway. While the dolphin population of Boca…
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  • Panama Adventure Tours
    Panama is the land of Adventure. Panama offers clear blue waters for snorkeling and diving, rainforest adventures, vibrant communities, and idyllic islands. A tour of Isla Bastimentos reveals an ecosystem rife with both terrestrial and aquatic wi…
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  • Decameron Panama: Beaches, Golf and Casinos Outside of Panama City
    Decameron Panama, or The Royal Decameron Resort, Golf and Casino, is located just outside of Panama City in Farallon. This all inclusive resort has received mixed reviews from many visitors which leads me back to the issue of expectations when tra…
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  • Panama Event Calendar • April 2014
    George Harris: Quién Se Quiere IrTheater WHERE: El Teatro Bar, Panama CityWHEN: April 1st and 2nd, 7:30 p.m.COST/TICKETS: Not listed  DESCRIPTION: Straight from Miami, this Venezuelan-born comedian will entertain and de…
    - 29 Mar 14, 3:14pm -
  • Proximas ferias Panama • Fairs in Panama • Turismo
    http://turismo.prensa.com/ferias.asp
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  • Monkey Island Tours • Panama Canal Adventure
    Monkey Island is located at Gatun Lake in the valley of the Chagres river between Panama and Colon Provinces in the Republic of Panama.  Its surface area is 164 square miles. Gatun lake is the second largest artificial man-made lake in the wo…
    - 21 Mar 14, 4:35pm -
  • The World's 8 Best Places to Retire in 2014
    By Kathleen Peddicord December 31, 2013 10:42 AM If you could retire anywhere in the world, where would you go? As we find ourselves at the beginning of a brand…
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  • Coral Reefs in Panama • Are they still pristine?
    Aaron O'Dea's time machine is a 20-foot aluminum tube. Beneath the waters of Panama's western Caribbean, he drives it into the rubbly seabed with a 45-pound cylindrical hammer.The strenuous effort quickly depletes oxygen tanks and…
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Flickr - Panama The Path Less Travelled

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Urbanas Casco Viejo Panama
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Urbanas Casco Viejo Panama
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Loquacious J by PanaJane

  • twothousandandthirteen
    I am not sad to see twothousandandthirteen ride off into the sunset on a speckled mare. I say, good riddance! It was a year of hard knocks and (wo)manning up. Putting on my big girl panties and not crying. Dealing with it. Realizing that women have i…
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  • auralgasms
    Currently obsessed with Orange Is The New Black. Can't stop watching it. Hitting the perfect point of pithy and soul punching. My type of show.Doesn't hurt that the lovely/talented Regina Spektor wrote the intro song. She also sings it. Badass bitch!…
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  • mental roadblocks and the sort
    It hasn't been all lollipops and rainbows. Parenthood, that is. It hasn't been smiles and gurgles and infinite jest. It has been grueling, difficult. Life changing, and perspective skewing. I have had to confront a lot of shit that I had locked up in…
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  • Untitled

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  • rosemary, baby
    You can call me the accidental gardener. I bought a rosemary plant a year or so ago. I planted it in the corner garden and then promptly forgot about it. I saw it whither down to a dehydrated stump during verano, all pitiful and sorry looking, and…
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  • Backyard Frenemies

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  • 8 months

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  • daddy's girl
    It is already apparent that Madeline will be a daddy's girl; she and her father already share so many similarities. I can't wait to see this little baby grow into a girl and then a woman. I hope we do a good job at raising her. With all the love sh…
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The Lost Paradise of Panamá

  • The Village of Purio
    Purio is a village in western Panama located on the Azuero Peninsula between the towns of Las Tablas and Pedasi. Most people drive right past it and don’t even know it exits. This is in the heart of Los Santos Province, one of the most traditional…
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  • Las Tablas
    Las Tablas is a city in western Panama located on the Azuero Peninsula. It’s in the province of Los Santos between the towns of Chitre and Pedasi. This is one of the most traditional places in all of Panama. The tableños as they refer to themselve…
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  • Barqueta Beach
    In western Panama on the Pacific side, south of David and the small town of Alanje, is Barqueta Beach. There is a hotel here, but also rentals, and miles of dark sandy beach. The waves can be a little high, and there have been swimming accidents.  …
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  • Cerro Punta — Cloud Village
    Cerro Punta is a small village in the western highlands of Panama. It’s located along the slopes of Volcan Baru, Panama’s highest peak. Near the border of Costa Rica is the town of Concepcion. Drive north up a winding asphalt road to the city of…
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  • Beautiful Bambito Hotel and Resort
    In western Panama between Volcán and Cerro Punta, nestled in the mountains along a winding road, is the Bambito Hotel. In contrast to other places you pass along the way, Bambito is quite different. As you slowly come around a curve you will see a…
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  • Taboga Island Update
    I have always liked Isla Taboga since my first visit back in the late 70′s. Part of what I liked about it was that it never seemed to change. If it did, it was at a snail’s pace. One big change came in 2007 when the former Hotel Taboga was demoli…
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  • The Church of Natá
    Between Penonomé and Aguadulce on the Interamericana Highway is the small town of Natá de los Caballeros. Natá is home to only a few thousand residents. But it is also home to the oldest church still in use in all of the Americas. La Basilica Men…
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  • Black Palm
    Black Palm is one name for this nasty jungle tree, but it’s known by a lot of others, especially if you are unfortunate enough to brush up against one. Panama has a wide variety of trees such as the tall Robles with its pink, flowery petals. And th…
    - 27 Aug 11, 3:09pm -

Flickr - Panama Hat

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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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Habla Ya Panama

  • 50% Off Spanish Lessons for Panama Residents | Spring Expat Course
    Wouldn't it be great if you could speak Spanish and really understand your Panamanian neighbors? Your life in Panama will be so much richer if you can speak and understand the Spanish language (and a lot less frustrating!). If you're a NEW PANAMA RES…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:51pm -
  • Your Guide to Carnivals in Bocas del Toro, Panama
    People get ready! It’s Carnival time in Panama! If you’ve never participated in these festivities before, let me tell you a bit more about them! Every February (or sometimes in March), during the 4 days leading up to Ash Wednesday (well, in all h…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 6:42pm -
  • Your Guide to Studying Spanish in Panama! Where to Go? Boquete, Bocas del Toro, Panama City or Pedasi?
    The entire country of Panama, having a total population of almost 4 million (just as the city of Los Angeles) and a surface of only 75,515 km2 (about the size of the State of Maine in the USA), is a relatively small Central American country, so choos…
    - 19 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 8:59am -
  • 5 Tips to Continue Improving your Spanish when you Get Home (or if you Can’t Travel to Panama Yet)
    If you're planning on traveling to Latin America to learn Spanish check out the following blog posts too:- Tips & Advice to Prepare for your Spanish Immersion Program- How to Become Fluent in Spanish with a 3 Month Immersion Program- Language Learnin…
    - 26 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 3:15pm -
  • Get 1 Week of FREE Spanish in Panama at Habla Ya Spanish Schools
    If you're planning on studying Spanish in Boquete, then you can GET AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFF YOUR SPANISH LESSONS. Click here for more info... Get 1 week of FREE Spanish lessons when you book a 3+ week Spanish course (3 weeks or more) that STARTS either…
    - 34 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 8:22am -
  • 25% OFF Spanish Lessons in Boquete when you Book 3 Weeks or More…
    DON'T MISS OUT and COMBINE THIS PROMO with another one: you can also get 1 week of FREE Spanish lessons when you book 3 weeks or more (click here for more info) at any or several of our Spanish schools in Panama and if you start your Spanish program…
    - 41 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 2:34pm -
  • NEW Habla Ya Spanish School in Panama City
    Three years ago, back in 2011, when sharing the news of the new (back then) Habla Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, we committed to opening a third campus once the 1st Line of Panama City's Subway System was functional. Back then we wrote: "And ho…
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  • Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 4: Labor/Work
    This is the fourth of a 5-part series about the biggest problems in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé and how they are being addressed. You can click here to see the 1st part here about Physical Infrastructure, here for the 2nd part about Social Problems or…
    - 82 days ago, 9 Dec 14, 5:10pm -

Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • newThis week at Finca Santa Marta
    This week Finca Santa Marta will be selling at the Tuesday Morning Market in Boquete from 9-12 and then delivering to Dolega and David Tuesday afternoon.  Pickup point in David is Resturante Cuatro at 2:00 pm.As this is the first week of the mont…
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  • Wanted: 1 BR cottage to rent from Jan thru March or April of 2016
    Hello, Looking for a quiet, safe 1 BR furnished cottage or apartment to rent in 2016 for one 55+ adult.   Thank you, Rhonda 
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  • Olde English Bulldog Puppies
    These stocky little Bulldogs are the perfect family pet. Playful, mid energy, great with kids, suspicious of strangers, but not aggressive. They are a healthier versión of the classic English Bulldog, with a slightly longer muzzle, and a more athle…
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  • Used Iphone 5 Bundle with Optrix PhotoPRoX and cases Unlocked
    Iphone 5 unlocked with pink case AND a black charging case.Photo Pro X waterproof case with 4 lensesIphone comes in original box with accessories.  It works excellent. Has small scratch at top.Email me vornadous at gmail dot com
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  • Do You Need Water?
    Do You Need Water? Due to the water shortages we now deliver 200 gallons of potable water to your home.Call or email Gene for details  6575 2355  alfredb73@gmail.com
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  • Sunday's FLEA MARKET LINE-UP
    This Sunday  March 1, from 10 til 1 is the monthly flea market at Chiriquí Storage (questions or to be a vendor email chiriquistorage@gmail.com or call Linda 6503-7756)Here’s how Sunday’s market is lining up:VENDOR OF THE MONTH just has to b…
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  • 1 Bedroom Casita on small coffee farm in Palmira.
    Available March 8.  Beautiful cottage on small coffee farm to "test drive" life in Boquete. Very clean 800 sq. foot casita about 12 min. from Boquete and 30 min. from David.  Fully furnished one bedroom with queen bed, livingroom, diningroom, larg…
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  • Photos and quick update on Mr. Eye Candy
    Today we had a new horse.. all except he still had the one huevo (he is "chiclan" meaning he only has one ornament hanging down) We sure wish he had turned in to a gelding overnight! No such luck. Already he has met the famous Skippy, for a brief mom…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newForwarding mail to Boquete
           What is a good way to forward our mail to Boquete? (arriving in June from Colorado USA)  General Delivery, Boquete, with the zipcode?  Have heard this is not reliable.  Suggestions?
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 5:58pm -
  • newLooking for Jim Horton - URGENT
    Hi there! Can anyone provide me with a phone number for Jim Horton? It is urgent, but not life threatening... :)Friends of our's from Peterborough, Ontario are renting a house from him for the month of March and we need to make contact with these…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 4:56pm -
  • newInternet Marketing Meeting on Tuesday March 3rd - Featured Speaker
    The Internet Marketing meeting will be on Tuesday from 1-3 at Mike's Grill.Two things will be discussed.1.  Ways to make money online including how to get more traffic to your web site.2.  Report from Ron Sherwood who attended the ICANN meetin…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 4:21pm -
  • newCarpet cleaner
    Carpet/rug shampooer..where can I rent or borrow?Linda 6763-6038
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 3:41pm -
  • newRescues on Baru
    After 10 hours of searching for them (overnight), four lost hikers were rescued on Baru by Sinaproc.
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 3:25pm -
  • newUS Expats, do you want a BCP Tuesday talk on some of the special tax issues for expats?
    I have not found a local authority but if people want to presentation I do have some legal background in taxation and can assemble a presentation. I am sure I will be stumped by some questions but if people want it I will do my best.Please let me k…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 2:14pm -
  • newIL PIANISTA RESTAURANT
    has il pianista, the italian restaurant on arco iris loop, closed for good?stopped there last night & dark, tables & chairs stacked, no one around.
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 1:31pm -
  • newBlood still needed: A positive and O positive
    Many of us know Bonnie WIlliams and her husband Larry, who has donated their time and resources to the community for many years. Now they need our help.Larry Johnson, (Bonnie Williams’ husband) needs 2 pints of A Positive blood tomorrow morning.…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 7:31am -

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Dragon Volador
Dragon Volador
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Archipielago de San Blas - Isla Perro
Archipielago de San Blas - Isla Perro
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Archipielago de San Blas - Isla Perro
Archipielago de San Blas - Isla Perro
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Archipielago de San Blas - Isla Perro
Archipielago de San Blas - Isla Perro
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Third set of Locks Project
Third set of Locks Project
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Sunrise on the Panama Canal
Sunrise on the Panama Canal
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PlayaCommunity.com

  • Introduction to the Azuero Peninsula
    The Azuero is a large peninsula located in the south of Panama.  Cultivated over 10,000 years ago, it was one of the first parts of the country to be settled, before the arrival of the Spaniards. The peninsula is often referred to as the “heartla…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 8:30am -
  • Chairty Poker Tournament Benefits Spay the Stays
    On Febuary 20th, Janine and Pat Sullivan, held a Texas Hold' em Poker Tournament at La Ruina Restaurant. The entry fee was $20, of which $10 went to Spay the Strays (STS), the other half into the pot for winners. Along with donations contributed that…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 7:59am -
  • The Great Panama Beach Party
    Woody's Beach Bar in Farallon was home to a hundred and forty on-air entrants in the Great Panama Beach Party orgainized by Canadian radio station Mix 97 from Belleville, Ontario and CAA Travel. The event was MC'd by Panama Helpline's Rob Brown, who…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 1:29pm -
  • Sloth Spends the Day in Expat's Front Yard
    Yesterday, February 23 at approximately 10:00 a.m. Coronado residents, living on the the Coronado Golf course, realized there was a two-toed sloth hanging out in their front door planter! The 5' high ornamental bamboo plant seemed like an odd place…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 2:25pm -
  • Rescued Puppy Seeks Home
    On Friday Feb 20 Snow (a happy stray puppy), was found on the Cita Constera. Here is her story told by Daniela her rescuer: "She was following me while I was running with my dogs, I thought she belonged to the man in front of me, but then he left wi…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 9:12am -
  • Wine Tasting at the Beach
    On Wednesday, February 25, Playa Community’s own Wine Guy, M. Stefan will host a special wine tasting dinner at Bluwater Bistro in Gorgona, featuring the wines of Susana Balbo. Stefan has chosen 5 wines, each picked to compliment the unique 4 cours…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 10:21am -
  • Playa Community Beach Cleanup This Saturday
    Tomorrow, Saturday Feb 21st, PlayaCommunity's third bi-monthly Cleanup will kick off at 8:00 AM in Coronado. This time we are at Playa Serena to cleanup the beach and beach accesses which have been left a mess after Carnival. Beach cleaners will b…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 1:37pm -
  • The Pollera Panama’s National Dress
    The pollera is the national dress of Panama, worn by Panamanian girls and women on important occasions. The Panamanian pollera is a descendant of a dress worn by Andalusia females in the XVI century. There are a few variations of the national costum…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 9:54am -

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