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    Panama Private Clinic Scab Strike

    Panama Private Clinic Scab Strike

    {mosgooglecenter}  Panama, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Five of the so-called private popular clinics in Panama began offering services to the population on Thursday under a government contract, to confront a 24-day medical strike in public hospitals.   The 5,000 physicians ...

    Coronado Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

    Coronado Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

    The month of Christmas is being heralded this week in Coronado, by the children of Panama. At 4:30pm, this coming Saturday, children bands from nearby schools will gather at the Coronado Fire Station to begin a musical parade to the Coronado Golf and ...

    Investment propels a real estate boom for Panama

    Investment propels a real estate boom for Panama

     (The Christian Science Monitor) Stability and a steady growth rate are helping to transform this regional hub. Panama City - The hilltop view overlooking the former Howard US Air Force Base in Panama says it all. The vacant barracks will be the site of a $10 billion ...

    The primeval meets the present at the Darién Gap

    The primeval meets the present at the Darién Gap

      The Salt Lake Tribune: Edging along the Panamanian-Colombian border, the Darién Gap is one of the wildest frontiers in the Americas. It's home to Panama's most spectacular national park, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Parque Nacional Darién. The Darién is where the primeval ...

    A Confusing Thanksgiving in Panama

    A Confusing Thanksgiving in Panama

      Panama City, Panama (The Panama Report) I had been thinking long and hard about my invention of a toothbrush that you don't have to throw away, with bristles of such resistance that they simply don't wear old, when I realized it was November 22nd which, in the United States, is the ...

    Panama 2008 Budget Backs Social Spending

    Panama 2008 Budget Backs Social Spending

    Panama, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Panama's National Assembly approved the largest domestic budget ever for next year, $8.3 billion that will stress public social expenditures. Economy and Finance Minister Hector Alexander said the sum is owed to a ...

    Noriegaville No More?

    Noriegaville No More?

    Is it possible that Okke Ornstein has finally met his match? When I visited Noreigaville.com this morning, I was met with the following message:   "Sorry, but The Noriegaville News is closed and is not coming back. Some deeply disturbed ...

    2008 Panama Jazz Festival

    2008 Panama Jazz Festival

      Founded by Panamanian pianist Danilo Pérez, the Panama Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 5th birthday January 21 - 26, 2008 was created in order to exchange cultural experiences between the best musicians in the world and the Panamanian people. Perez’s vision has guided the ...

    The threat of residential tourism in Panama

    The threat of residential tourism in Panama

       (from La Prensa, translated into English by Google) ELIMINATION OF INCENTIVES.  Residential Tourism is a term widely used, but an ambiguous meaning that is not properly defined the phenomenon of retirees who choose to Panama as a destination to retire.  This ...

    High End Vet Services in Coronado

    High End Vet Services in Coronado

    One of the many conveniences of living in Coronado is having an English speaking Veterinarian in the neighborhood. Dr. Jorge Barriga who runs VETS in Panama City opened a second animal clinic and pet store in Coronado. Over the last few years the Coronado clinic has seen an ...

    Help Provide Food to Needy Families at Christmas

    Help Provide Food to Needy Families at Christmas

    The Coronado Social Association has taken on the task of providing a "canasta / food basket" for a group of needy handicapped individuals and their families for Christmas.  These are NOT only children, but members of the community who are physically or mentally ...

    Ph.D. student works to establish snake center in Panama

    Ph.D. student works to establish snake center in Panama

    Associated Press - November 17, 2007 2:15 PM ET NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Ph.D. student at Old Dominion University is trying to establish a research center in jungle in Panama to study snakes. Julie Ray started out studying insects, but turned to snakes when partial ...

    BC Ferry to Pass Through Panama Canal Today

    BC Ferry to Pass Through Panama Canal Today

    New ferry to pass through Panama Canal today Saturday, November 17, 2007 Those interested in B.C. Ferries' latest vessel can view the ship online today as it passes through the Panama Canal. The Coastal Renaissance is scheduled to move through the canal beginning ...

    Luxury Real Estate Regents Come To Panama

    Luxury Real Estate Regents Come To Panama

    (PRLog.Org) – Nov 17, 2007 – PANAMA CITY, Panama – Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents announced today its expansion into Panama with BusinessPanama Real Estate. BusinessPanama Real Estate will be the exclusive representative of the Panama territory. ...

    Star clippers ship makes line's first transit of Panama Canal

    Star clippers ship makes line's first transit of Panama Canal

    MIAMI (Nov. 16, 2007) -- Star Flyer made history for Star Clippers yesterday as the first ship in the fleet to transit the Panama Canal. En route to its new homeport in Tahiti, the tall ship first will undergo a three-week drydock in Panama to make the vessel ready for French ...

    James Bond comes to Panama

    James Bond comes to Panama

      Dame Judi Dench confirms 'Bond 22' location According to a report from Yahoo! News UK, Dame Judi Dench’s “M” will head to Panama in the next James Bond picture. The actress said, “‘M’ is off to Panama - there’s a big adventure with James. Mind you, ...

    Panama Gets Tough with Doctors

    Panama Gets Tough with Doctors

    Panama, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) President Martin Torrijos warned public health physicians, in their 11th day of a strike for a salary increase, that the government would begin today, Friday, to deduct time absent from their pay and would hire temporary ...

    Panama's inflation rate the highest in 4 years

    Panama's inflation rate the highest in 4 years

    Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Panama's inflation rose at the fastest pace in more than 14 years last month because of increased costs for transportation and housing and utilities. Consumer prices climbed 5.5 percent in October from the same month a year earlier, and rose 0.5 percent from ...