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    2018 Summer Air show in Santiago

    2018 Summer Air show in Santiago

    Saturday, Feb. 24, the Rubén Cantú airport in Santiago, province of Veraguas, will become the stage of ’2018 Summer Air’ organized by the Civil Aviation Authority (AAC).

    PANAMA: THE MUSICAL World Premiere

    PANAMA: THE MUSICAL World Premiere

    PANAMA: THE MUSICAL’s World Premiere is tonight! February 22nd 2018, PANAMA: THE MUSICAL will debut to the world, as the first English-written musical with the aim of increasing tourism and showcasing Panamanian talent.

    Buenaventura Expat Golf Tournament

    Buenaventura Expat Golf Tournament

    Buenaventura Golf Club invites you to the 2018 Expat Golf League Tournament. This is the first time Buenaventura will host an expat tournament.

    Proposed route for Panama-Chiriqui train

    Proposed route for Panama-Chiriqui train

    A feasibility study carried out by Chinese experts is currently developing a possible route and stations for the train that could further connectivity between the interior of Panama to its capital.

    The aftermath of Carnival 2018

    The aftermath of Carnival 2018

    Following the week-long party of Carnival in Panama, the Minister of Security celebrated a successful operation of security for Carnival 2018 in Panama. The operation was led by the Joint Task Force (FTC).

    Chinese New Year festivities in Panama

    Chinese New Year festivities in Panama

    The Chinese Community in Panama starts celebrating Chinese New year, known as the Spring Festival where they mark the arrival of new crops, end of winter and the beginning of Spring.

    Happy Valentines Day from Coronado

    Happy Valentines Day from Coronado

    Valentine’s day in Coronado Panama is often a quiet holiday as most are recovering from a week-long of "carnevalando" or enjoying their first day of tranquility.

    Waves for Carnival

    Waves for Carnival

    A high tide warning has been issued by The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) starting February 9th, 2018 lasting until February 11th, 2018.

    Precautions for Carnival with kids

    Precautions for Carnival with kids

    The National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and the Family in Panama says children under 5 years old (or pregnant women) should not attend Carnival.

    Celebrating Carnival 2018 in Panama

    Celebrating Carnival 2018 in Panama

    Carnival is a non-stop party that transforms the country and one of the biggest holidays in Panama! Panama Carnival 2018 begins Saturday, February 10th and ends Tuesday, February 13th with Ash Wednesday falling on the 14th of February.

    Panama National News

    Drug bust and arrest in Coclé

    Drug bust and arrest in Coclé

    A 28-year-old man was arrested in Natá in a joint operation conducted by the National Anti-Drug department of the National Police and the Public Ministry of Coclé.

    Panamanian dies undergoing Plastic Surgery

    Panamanian dies undergoing Plastic Surgery

    A 54-year-old woman Panamanian woman lost her life undergoing plastic surgery in Venezuela. The woman’s death has started a flurry of warnings from various sources cautioning against the dangers of undergoing medical procedures abroad, particularly in Venezuela.

    Airbnb negotiates with Panama

     Airbnb negotiates with Panama

    Shawn Sullivan, Airbnb representative for Central America and the Caribbean, indicated that Airbnb is willing to collect the 10% lodging tax, if the government drops their 45 minimum stay rule.

    The new "Citizen Inspector" App

    The new

    Do drivers that use the shoulder as a third lane drive you crazy? Well the ATTT and AIG are working to deter it with the mobile application "Citizen Inspector."

    Law preventing harassment approved

    Law preventing harassment approved

    The president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela has approved a law establishing measures to prevent and prohibit discriminatory acts, such as sexual harassment, bullying, and racism.

    diethylene glycol poisoning victims continue fight

    diethylene glycol poisoning victims continue fight

    11 years ago diethylene glycol poisoning left hundreds dead, and more suffering in Panama. Today the fight for justice continues as Panama’s Administration prosecutor presses government bodies to take action

    UN urges Panama to approve sex ed law

    UN urges Panama to approve sex ed law

    After an extensive report completed by The United Nations (UN), Panama is being urged to continue the political dialogue that ended last year on a law that includes concerning comprehensive sexual and reproductive education, aimed at adolescents in the compulsory school curriculum.

    News for Foreign doctors in Panama

    News for Foreign doctors in Panama

    In an effort to find a solution to the shortage of healthcare professionals in the country, Panama will allow foreign medical professionals with 5 years in the country to practice in the public sector.

    Pirates attack Panamanian Vessel

    Pirates attack Panamanian Vessel

    The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has confirmed that The Panamanian-flagged vessel Marine Express, with its 22 crew members was“safe" after the ship was the object of a pirate attack.

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    Butterfly sanctuary celebrates Anniversary

    Butterfly sanctuary celebrates Anniversary

    The Metropolitan Mariposario site celebrated their one year of operation yesterday with the release of 60 butterflies (blue) ’Mopho Helenor’ witnessed by 10,000 visitors.

    Sea Snakes in San Carlos

    Sea Snakes in San Carlos

    The Ministry of Environment reported the presence of Yellow bellied sea snakes ( Hydrophis platurus ) on beaches along the Pacific Coast. Temporary closures were issued for several beaches and tourist areas due to the snakes.

    Environmental management plans delayed

    Environmental management plans delayed

    While Panama continues to wait for practical models to fight climate change, several of Panama’s protected areas lack management plans. These models are essential for protecting Panama’s natural attractions.

    Panama’s forum on Climate Change

    Panama’s forum on Climate Change

    Last week Panama hosted a forum on “Challenges and Opportunities from Climate Change.” The event was attended by Panama’s Environmental Minister and by representatives of the International Center for Sustainable Development, the Panama Canal and the Development Bank of Latin America-CAF.

    Abnormal La Niña weather continues

    Abnormal La Niña weather continues

    Meteorologists of the Electricity Transmission Company (Etesa), confirmed in an article with Telemetro that hail fell on the Cinta Costera in Panama City Thursday afternoon.

    Panama’s new Sloth Refuge

    Panama’s new Sloth Refuge

    The Pan-American Association for Conservation (APPC) and Gamboa Rainforest Resort have opened a refuge for sloths.

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