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Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 06:20 PM UTC

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Movistar Arrives In Panama

Internet & TechnologyCorporate name changes can be tricky. Especially, when a company buys another and the name being rolled out is completely new to the market.
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Theater & Fine ArtsThis upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar, sponsored in part by the First Lady and INAC, is a show that you should not miss...
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The Importance of FDI in Upscale Tourism Projects in Panama

Travel & TourismIn this article Jamie Figueroa argues that Panama should strive to attract wealthy retirees to live here.
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Expat Socials.com

Groups & OrganizationsThe guys at Expat Socials.com bring you the monthly gatherings of English speaking expats at local restaurants. They've launched their webpage and are using it to highlight restaurants and sponsors. How'd the meeting last night go (couldn't make it, sorry...)
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Writers Wanted

What is PG?If you'd like to help us help the English speaking expatriate community in Panama, then consider writing for us. We need people to write articles for Panama Guide and submit them for publication. You can write about anything under the sun as long as it's related to Panama. Send us some pictures if you have a digital camera and we'll include them in the article. You can submit articles through the website or email them directly to me at don@panama-guide.com Thanks for your support.
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Santo Tomas Hospital: Improvements and Upgrades

HealthcareSanto Tomas hospital has always had a pretty bad reputation. But recently they have built several new buildings, made some significant investments, upgraded the facilities and equipment, and are improving the level of care.
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Panama Reduces Gas Tax

Panama NewsLast night they passed a law to reduce the Panamanian national tax on gasoline by $.20 cents, and on diesel by $.10 cents. This reduction will be in effect for 120 days, and was passed in response to the recent sharp increases in costs of fuel.
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Jail Overcrowding Making Headlines

Panama NewsIs there any such thing as an "old" news story? Jail overcrowding is in the news this morning, but it's not a new issue. Panama's prison system is notoriously overcrowded and famous for horrid living conditions. You most certainly don't want to find yourself in jail down here.
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Bird Watchers Flock to Panama...

Travel & TourismSorry about the pun, but who could resist? A couple of years ago, I drove my parents out to the very tip of Punta Chame. I showed it to them on the map to get them oriented, and was in the middle of explaining how no one ever goes out there when a tour bus full of bird watchers pulled up. It seems there's some kind of sand bird out there that's like nirvana for these guys...
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Total Eclipse of the Sun on Friday at 5:10 PM

WeatherThe shadow will pass directly over David at 5:11 PM local. Be very careful and don't look directly at the eclipse. Hit this link for a graphic of the path.
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The Theatre Guild of Ancon Needs Donations

Theater & Fine ArtsThe Theater Guild of Ancon is trying to upgrade their lighting, and is asking for donations. These guys have been producing quality English language theater in Panama for more than 50 years, and they deserve your help. They are a certified, recognized and credible non-profit organization serving the English language community in Panama. Please do what you can to help, and read below for details.
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There Are A Lot of Casinos in Panama...

Travel & TourismIt's not quite Las Vegas, but if you like to gamble then you'll like it here.
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Panama Taxi.com

Travel & TourismWe had a taker on our recent "you link to us, we'll link to you" offer. The nice people at Panama Taxi.com were the first to sign up. Has anyone used their services?
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The Panama News

Panama NewsEric Jackson just put out his most recent edition of The Panama News. As usual, worth a look...
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The www.cascoviejo.com domain is for sale...

Internet & TechnologyDoes anyone want to buy www.cascoviejo.com?
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Using the "Mail Story to a Friend" Feature

What is PG?You can easily forward articles published on Panama Guide by clicking on the "Mail Story to a Friend" link on the right-hand side of the page. I noticed not many readers are taking advantage of this functionality.
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April Expat Social Dinner

Groups & OrganizationsThe next expat social dinner will be help on Monday, 11 April 2005 at Siciliano's Cafe, and will include a great buffet for $10.00. See the full article for details.
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April Navy League of Panama Dinner Meeting

Groups & OrganizationsThe Panama Council of the Navy League will be holding its monthly dinner meeting on Tuesday April 12, 2005 at 7 PM at the City Club in Creditcorp Bank Bldg on 50th Street.
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New Casino: Royal Casino

Travel & TourismIf you're into this type of thing - and a lot of Panamanians are - there is a new casino right next to the Marriott (just behind the Hotel Continental on Via España).

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Macintosh iChat Audio/Video Conferences

Internet & TechnologyMacintosh iChat alternative to VoIP...
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Add a Link to Panama Guide On Your Webpage

What is PG?If you're a webmaster, you probably already know you can increase your site ratings in Google and Yahoo! by linking to Panama Guide. As of this morning our top three referrers are: www.expatfocus.com, The Rio Negro Sport Fishing Lodge, and UT Lanic's Panama Page. Basically, if you link to us, we will link to you.
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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in Panama

Internet & TechnologyHere's one for the FAQ: Can anyone tell me about availability of VoIP and high speed internet access in Panama City? One of the primary topics that has gone around the table several times on the Yahoo! groups has been different ways to reduce your international telephone costs by taking advantage of Voice over Internet Protocal (VoIP) services. It's a way to save some money, and something that many English speaking expatirates are interested in knowing how to do.
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The Expansion of Malls and Comfort Shopping

Money MattersThere are now three full-blown US-style shopping malls in Panama city. The El Dorado shopping center is going through a major renovation to keep pace. Investors are pouring money into franchises, making big bets on the strength of the Panamanian retail economy and continued economic consumption.
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2005 Program for the National Association of Concerts

Bands & MusicNational Association Of Concerts (Asociacion Nacional De Conciertos)
Program For 2005
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Coral Lodge Resort - San Blas Islands

HotelsHas anyone stayed at the new Coral Lodge resort?
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Restaurant Review: Delicias del Pueblo

Food & DrinkThis little hole in the wall started life five years ago as a street-side grill, and has since grown into a full-fledged restaurant. This place is my current favorite in the "bang for the buck" category.
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WSJ - Panama Gets Miami's Traffic + Tourists

Panama NewsArticle in this morning's Wall Street Journal (paid subscription required) describes how post-9/11 security measures are driving Latin American businesspeople to avoid Miami as a regional hub.
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Apartment Rentals

Real EstateI plan on relocating to Panam in the next 24-30 months. Its been over 10 years since I lived in Panama, I visit fairly regualrly. I'll be looking for a 2 bedroom apartment to renta/lease. I'm looking for the moderate price range and I understand the El Dorado area has some nice units. Can anyone help me with this?
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Beauty spots

HealthcareI would like to know if anyone is interested in Mary Kay cosmetics. I know that there are some x-pats that must have used it in the States and are wondering how to get some. I will be returning to Panama on March 30 and if you are interested you may reach me at my e-mail address here and give me your order and information on where I can reach you once I am there.
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Mary Kay consultant

Panama NewsI will be coming home for 3 weeks starting March 30. I am a Mary Kay consultant and if any of you gals out there need any Mary Kay products, e-mail me and I will be glad to bring them with me.
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