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Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 09:53 PM UTC

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SECOND ANNUAL AMERICAN FAIR

Panama NewsU.S. Ambassador Linda E. Watt and
The American Society of Panama invite you to the SECOND ANNUAL AMERICAN FAIR.
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The American Society of Panama

Groups & OrganizationsTom Lord, the President of The American Society of Panama and a member of the Board of Directors for Panama Guide provides this overview of the organization.
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"I saw it on Panama Guide..."

What is PG?We've been working lately to reach out to some of Panama's business leaders, to begin to promote the website (and to get them to help pay our bills...)
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Los Capitanes Hotel, El Valle

Hotels
We just spent the weekend at the Los Capitanes hotel in El Valle. What a wonderful place...

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The Potential for Foreign Retirees in Panama

Immigration IssuesThe developer of the Valle Escondido residential development publishes an article about the economic significance of this type of foreign investment and how it relates to tourism, examples of the difficulties facing foreign investors from both government and the private sector, and what the government can do to facilitate this type of foreign investment.
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Webisite for Contadora Island Residents

Internet & TechnologyThere is a new website for the residents, business persons selling on or to the residents and friends of residents of Isla Contadora, Panama. The address is www.contadoraislanders.com
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Expat Social Event...

Groups & OrganizationsHello Friends, Our Ex-Pat socials continue to grow and be a success. We had 48 people attend our November get together at the Atlapa Jimmy's.
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New Language School (to learn Spanish) on Clayton

Schools & EducationThere's a new language school opening up on Clayton soon, for those of you interested in learing Spanish in Panama.
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Banco General - Banking Hours

Money MattersThought someone might be interested in knowing the banking hours that Banco General operates by.
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Happys - A New Place for Nocturnal Adventures

Bands & MusicA new nightclub bursts on the scene in Panama.
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Buying Property in Panama 101 for Newbies

Real EstateSusan wrote up a very comprehensive article about purchasing land in Panama. This one is a MUST READ if you're going to buy here.
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A Tragedy Waiting to Happen

Panama NewsA Tragedy Waiting to Happen - The waters of Panama are its lifeblood – the canal, fishing, seafood, recreation, tourism. We all have a stake in keeping our precious waters protected and clean.
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Researching Panama - 101

History & ReferenceA summary of available resources for those interested in Panama.
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Inaugaration of a New Club - The Mansion...

Bands & MusicThe club formerly known as Zoomba will be reborn this Friday, the 10th of December, as The Mansion, sporting a make-over, new lights and sound system, and staff. Inaugarations are always a good time.
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Are Pensionado's Entitled to a Discount on Health Insurance?

HealthcareRecently there has been some discussion about the Panamanian law which clearly states that retirees are entitled to a discount on health insurance.
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Mixed Investments to Qualify for an Economic Solvency Visa

Immigration IssuesRecently there has been a lot of discussion about being able to qualify for an economic solvency visa by making a mix of investments, including real estate, as long as the total is at least 200K. Giovanna Avendaño is a lawyer in Panama who took the time to write about this issue.
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Listing of Links to Food Recipes of Panamañian Cuisine

Food & DrinkFor those of you who are looking for Recipes of Panamañian Cuisine and recipes from the former Panama Canal Zone I am providing this listing of Links that have excellent Panamañian food recipes.
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Panama Has a Dream

Money MattersPanama has a dream. Panama wants to become a major service economy. In addition to banking, transportation and warehousing, Panama wants to become a major tourism destination. Panama is now aiming to build a tourism complex to rival Costa Rica or Cancun, a lofty goal in itself.
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La Estancia Bed and Breakfast

Travel & TourismWe recently stayed at La Estancia for over a week in their suite apartment and thoroughly enjoyed it. Quiet, surrounded by nature and in Panama City.
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Friday Night Fights

Travel & TourismThere will be two boxing events in Panama tonight (2 December 2004). One in Panama City and the other in Colon.
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Panama Pearl Island.com

Travel & TourismPanama Pearl Island.com is a cool little website about the island of Contadora, and a villa that's available for rental there.
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Thomson Family Adventures

Travel & TourismWant to come and see Panama and bring the kids? It sounds like the guys at Thomson Family Adventures can hook you up.
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Pensionado & Jubilado Discounts (Translation of Panamanian Law)

Law & LawyersHere's a translation (followed by the original Spanish text) of the Panamanian law which establishes the discounts and benefits applicable to those who qualify for retired (or pensionado) status.
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The Isthmian - Headlines December 2

Panama NewsToday's headlines: Read these articles and more at http://www.isthmian.net
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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

History & ReferenceMission Statement
To increase understanding of the past, present and future of tropical biodiversity and it's relevance to human welfare.
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Panama Car Rentals

Cars & TransportationPanama Car Rentals

Need to rent a car in Panama? Then this information is for you.

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El Valle De Anton

Travel & TourismEl Valle de Anton “Nestled within an ancient volcanic crater where clouds dance atop rainforest covered mountainsides, El Valle de Antòn is the largest continually inhabited volcanic crater in the World.
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Le Chateau de Xello

Travel & TourismSomeone recently recommended Le Chateau de Xello in El Carmen for long term lodging.
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Hotspots and Wi-Fi Computer Connections in Panama City

Internet & TechnologyHotspot Panama is the company in Panama City that is working to expand the number of access points in Panama City. In addition, here's another listing of all of the computer hotspots, where you can use your laptop to surf the web while sipping a latte...
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Getting the "Married to a Panamanian" Resident Visa

Immigration Issues"jimoberlin" asked the question: " If I marry a woman from Panama, as I may, what hoops will I have to jump through to prove that it is a legit. marriage? How long before I will be able to work in Panama, if I do marry? Any other info. would be appreciated. Jim"
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