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    10 Frustrations of Living in Panama

    10 Frustrations of Living in Panama

       {mosgooglecenter}    Hate is too strong a word and one I reserve only in association with things I truly despise, like movies with Ed Norton and mayonnaise. Heck, I’ll even sometimes say I hate Bon Jovi, but I don’t really mean it. So while I don’t “hate” ...

    Panama’s Secret Natural Attractions

    Panama’s Secret Natural Attractions

       {mosgooglecenter}    Although just 30,000+ square miles, roughly the size of South Carolina, Panama has plenty of unexplored spaces.  Approximately 35% of the country is sheltered by National Parks and protected areas.  Unlike more touristy eco-destinations, a ...

    Tropical decay blights McCain's Panama birthplace

    Tropical decay blights McCain's Panama birthplace

       {mosgooglecenter}    COCO SOLO, Panama (Reuters) - John McCain's birthplace in Panama was an idyllic tropical posting for U.S. sailors that the Republican presidential candidate speaks fondly of but the Caribbean port has crumbled into poverty and ...

    Powered Paragliders to Set Record for Leukemia and Cancer

    Powered Paragliders to Set Record for Leukemia and Cancer

    {mosimage}Remy Swaab, the founder of the Panama Paramotor Association, along with a team of 7 flyers who will be joining him from around the world are getting ready to set a world record for Powered Paragliders in Panama. The team is planning to fly from the Atlantic Ocean t the Pacific, over ...

    Local Firefighters Express Concerns

    Local Firefighters Express Concerns

    ***************************** Story by Vicente Guzmán. Translation by Word for Word providing translations and language classes to this community ...

    Buyer beware, Panama real estate information at a premium

    Buyer beware, Panama real estate information at a premium

       {mosgooglecenter}    It's no secret that the game of real estate is often one that revolves around the control of information, and in Panama due to a number of factors at play, the disadvantages that result from a restricted flow are significantly ...

    New Arts Center offers free classes to locals in Panama

    New Arts Center offers free classes to locals in Panama

    The new Center for the Arts at Finca La Maya is offering free courses to local residents in Panama. Currently, most schools cannot afford to hire teachers or provide materials for English or Arts instruction. The new resorts and communities in Panama are developing extremely fast ...

    Corvallis company hired to expand Panama Canal

    Corvallis company hired to expand Panama Canal

       {mosgooglecenter}    Every time Garry Higdem takes a night flight to Panama on business, he gets a graphic reminder of what he’s there to do. Coming in over the Pacific side of the isthmus, he looks down on as many as 95 ships waiting ...

    Why the Dollar is good for Panama

    Why the Dollar is good for Panama

       {mosgooglecenter}    The weak Dollar is not a bad thing for companies and individuals looking to invest or relocate business to Panama. It makes investing here more affordable than ever. Investors, tourists and executives visiting Panama ...

    Urban Composter Design Competition for Panama Casco Viejo

    Urban Composter Design Competition for Panama Casco Viejo

    A urban agriculture program underway in Panama City's old quarter is sponsoring a design competition for the perfect balcony-sized composter. Designs must be compact, simple to build out of local materials, cost less than $25 to construct and fit within the character of the ...

    An Insurance Broker With a Personal Touch

    An Insurance Broker With a Personal Touch

    VIP INSURANCE CORP.- is an independent brokerage, with 10 agents. As a broker, VIP INSURANCE CORP.- is able to shop the best rate and coverage for thier clients from all the insurance companies in Panama. Hernando Vasquez, the Operations Manager,  has been working in the insurance business  ...

    Keeping Your Eye on Coronado Roads

    Keeping Your Eye on Coronado Roads

    *************************************** The Following article was published in Asociación de Residentes de Playa Coronado, Aňo 1. No. 1 Marzo 2008. It has been tranlated from Spanish by Word for Word Language Services ...

    Navigating the Real Estate Ocean in Panama

    Navigating the Real Estate Ocean in Panama

    Real estate in Panama has many faces….it seems that everyone is selling real estate and, at times, it can feel like the wild, wild west.  There are some very important factors to consider when looking to purchase or sell real estate in Panama.  First of all, let’s talk about real estate ...

    Paragliders Will Make Bid for World Record

    Paragliders Will Make Bid for World Record

       {mosgooglecenter}    PANAMA CITY, April 4, 2008, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- People involved in any sport are always looking for a new challenge. They want to go faster, higher, or farther than anyone before them. An historic charity event is giving Powered ...

    Panama Paragliders Ready to Set World Record for Leukemia

    Panama Paragliders Ready to Set World Record for Leukemia

    In May of 2008, an international group of Powered Paragliders (PPG) will meet in the Republic of Panama to attempt a world record.  Their mission is to cross from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean flying over the Panama Canal.  The fact that authorization has been obtained to fly over ...

    Getting a Driver's License in Panama

    Getting a Driver's License in Panama

    It’s not easy getting a driver’s license in Panama. Many foreigners living here are used to a simple, fast driver’s license process in their home countries. However, I often tell clients “You’ll learn Patience while in Panama”. The new, digitalized driver’s licenses ...

    Panama’s Top 6 Overrated

    Panama’s Top 6 Overrated

       {mosgooglecenter}    This is not meant to be a negative article, but to avoid travelers showing up in Panama and being severely disappointed, it might be helpful to forewarn them about the following things that are, in my opinion, ghastly ...

    Top 5 Medical Tourism Destinations

    Top 5 Medical Tourism Destinations

       {mosgooglecenter}    In our previous article, Medical Tourism: Seeking Affordable Healthcare Overseas, NuWire investigated the modern concept of medical tourism—traveling to foreign countries for lower cost of care. Medical tourism destinations have ...

    Mrs. Phyllips Lopez - The Regidora of Playa Coronado

    Mrs. Phyllips Lopez - The Regidora of Playa Coronado

    The Post for the Regidora (Sherriff) of Coronado was created by the Coronado Beach Residents Association in order to facilitate public order as the population of Coronado increased in size.  This post is currently being held by Mrs. Phyllips Lopez. While the Coronado area duties could fall ...