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1. Kawasaki Mule™ 4x4 All Terrain Vehicles for People ...
As we all know a growing number of English speaking expatriates are moving to Panama. Many are deciding to settle down in some of the more remote areas of the country, either near the beach, up in the mountains, or on a large tract of land as a ranch or ...
2. Should I Bring My Car to Panama or ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - People who are moving to Panama, particularly from the United States, often come up on the Americans in Panama Yahoo email group and ask "should I bring my car with me to Panama or should I sell it here and buy something there?" Many ...
3. Spirit Airlines Announces Non-Stop Service to Panama
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spirit Airlines announces weekly non-stop service between its Fort Lauderdale base and Panama City, Panama, beginning January 31, 2008. Panama City is Spirit’s 5th destination in Central America and its 40th destination overall. In addition to non-stop service from its Fort Lauderdale base, Spirit also will offer ...
4. Driving in Panama
Driving in Panama can be challenging for the newcomer. Understanding a few of the basics can make the transistion a little easier.
5. Great Discussion on New Car Sales in Panama
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Recently there's been a good conversation about purchasing a new car on the Americans in Panama Yahoo! email group: "I am currently in the States, and 'negotiating' for a new car purchase in Panama via the internet. As always, this is an extremely frustrating ...
6. "Einstein's Head"
In Panama you will seldom hear anyone give directions using a street address, or using a numbered highway as a reference. People here give directions using landmarks and well known points of reference. Two speakers will find a common point, and then directions are given from there. A common point ...
7. New High Speed Chase Cars for National Police
A new project for "road attention and persecution" was launched by the National Police, which will feature several vehicles, said Deputy Commissioner Ramon Lopez, head of transportation of the entity. The main vehicle for this program is a high performance chase car, based on a Ford Mustang V6 GT. This ...
8. Serious Incident at the Bocas del Toro Airport ...
By Teresa Loberg and Don Winner for the Panama-Guide.com - A serious and potentially lethal accident caused panic and pandemonium in the passenger waiting lounge of the Bocas del Toro airport at approximately 3:00 pm yesterday afternoon in the Republic of Panama. Three tourists who were waiting to board their ...
9. How to Get a Driver’s License in the ...
By MONA M. SUTHERLAND for Panama-Guide.com (P.S. It makes the DMV look like a piece of cake!) - I just had the pleasure of obtaining my Panamanian driver’s license. Actually, that is not entirely true. The little plastic card is not yet in my manos, but I have managed to ...
10. The Road from Panama to Colon Finally Being ...
The road between Panama City and Colon, officially known as the Boyd-Roosevelt highway and unofficially as Transístmica is finally being repaird, upgraded, and widened. The first section to be repaired is the 8.2 kilometer stretch from the bridge over the Gatun River to Sabanitas, and the 6.0 kilometer section between ...
11. New Round-Trip Flights to Pedasi
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received via email: "FYI: Casey Holleran also posted the same info to a group I am on about the flights. Good news for this area. -- Forwarded message -- Subject: FLIGHTS OPEN TO PEDASI - Saludos from Azuero. Spread the word and get out ...
12. Panama Car Rentals
Panama Car Rentals Need to rent a car in Panama? Then this information is for you.
13. Car vs. Motorcycle Accident in Panama City
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This afternoon I happened to be driving down Via Brazil in El Carmen when I came upon a traffic jam caused by a car vs. motorcycle accident. Apparently the two guys on the motorcycle were turning left and the car broadsided them. The driver ...
14. Helipan Helicopter Pilot Thomas Exenberger Crashes - Again
By Rafael Rodríguez for La Estrella - A helicopter with four people on board crash landed yesterday when trying to land at a private ranch in the community of Punta Chame, according to official sources. A spokesman from the Panamanian Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) said the accident occurred at 11:30 ...
15. "China" Run Down by Diablo Rojo in Crosswalk ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This morning a woman of Chinese descent was hit by one of Panama's famous "Diablo Rojo" (Red Devil) buses as she tried to cross Via España using a crosswalk, near the Blockbuster where Via Argentina meets Via España. When I arrived on the scene ...
16. Soon - Motorcycle Riders Must Wear Vests and ...
Very soon the 20,789 people who ride motorcycles in Panama will have to wear reflective vests. Yesterday the Director General of the Ground Transit and Transportation Authority (ATTT), Ricardo Jorge Fabrega, announced that today they might approve the new regulations that will require all who drive motorcycles to wear vests ...
17. How To Get Your Driver's License in Panama
By Bob Askew for Panama-Guide.com - You have 90 days to get a Panama driver's license from the date of entry into Panama. Steps for getting initial Panamanian driver's license if you have an valid US state driver's license (under 70 years of age**). Step 1. Authentication/Certification of State DL ...
18. Motorcycle vs. Racoon Accident - Raccoon Wins
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The other day I had to make a run out to the Amador Causeway. On the way out I encountered the scene of a motorcycle accident. Actually, the ambulance had already arrived and the paramedics were in process of loading the victim on the ...
19. American Dies in Motorcycle Accident in La Campanita
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - An American, 37 year-old Michael Joseph Hryhorsky, died in a motorcycle accident near Chame this morning. He was traveling from Panama City toward the interior when he lost control of his yellow Kawasaki motorcycle and left the roadway, crashing through a barbed-wire fence. The ...
20. Auto Aire Temp Cooler - AC Repair in ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Remember my car mechanic Alvaro? Well, I met him when he was working as a general automotive mechanic at the Auto Aire Temp Cooler shop located on Via Brazil near the Power Tech gym. Here in Panama the temperature is always somewhere above 80 ...
21. Late Night Roadwork on the Bridge of the ...
The Ministry of Public Works reported that today, Sunday 16 January, they will be working on the underlying cement roadway of the Bridge of the Americas. The work will be conducted on the lanes that go from the capital of Panama City towards the interior of the country, in order ...
22. New "Direct" Metro Bus Routes From Downtown to ...
The new Metrobus routes that started from this Monday, April 9, will be made permanent, according to the Director of the Land Transit and Transportation Authority Juan Pablo Mora. The official said on TVN News, the new routes - Balboa - Vía España - Albrook Direct and Gran Estación - ...
23. 2% of Public Bus Drivers Are On Drugs ...
By José Arcia for La Prensa - Officials from the Ministry of Health tested 18 bus drivers of the 250 who serve the Veranillo bus terminal for drugs yesterday. The surprise testing commenced at 7:30 a.m. and the results will be known within 48 hours. Mariano González, a spokesman for ...
24. One (Dumbass) Delta Flight Attendant Causes Tocumen Kluster*uck
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I just got the following heads up. A Delta Airlines flight attendant apparently lost their passport, and due to international rules and regulations the flight from Panama's Tocumen International Airport to Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, scheduled to depart at 8:00 am this ...
25. Copa Airlines Starts Service to Trinidad and Tobago
PANAMA CITY, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. , announced today that it will offer new service from Panama and connecting cities in Latin America to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, beginning March 10, 2008. The airline will operate four flights per week from ...
26. Traffic Pattern Changes in Banking District
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - There have been some changes made to the traffic flow in the banking district, specifically between Ave. Balboa and Calle 50 and the area near the Hotel Marriott. Thanks to Russ for sending me this map: The map says it all. There's an ATTT ...
27. Nicole Alexandra Chevalier Makes Bail in Hit-and-Run Case
Public prosecutors have allowed 18 year-old Nicole Alexandra Chevalier to make bail at $8,000. She was being held for the hit-and-run death of César Silgado, 59-years old, who she apparently hit and killed on Calle 50 this week. Chevalier fled the scene of the accident and drove to her house. ...
28. Fatal Bus Crash Near Baseball Stadium
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Two people were killed and more than 30 injured when a speeding bus flipped over into a drainage ditch this morning near the entrance to the Rod Carew National Baseball stadium on the road that runs past Cerro Patacón towards the Centennial Bridge. The ...
29. Norberto Odebrecht Begins Construction of Highway to Colon ...
By Eliana Morales Gil for La Prensa - The company Norberto Odebrecht begins work today on the construction of the second phase of the highway from Panama to Colon, based on an Environmental Impact Study (EIA) conducted eleven years ago. This is the same EIA presented by the Mexican company ...
30. Gas Prices Drop Again
Today (Thursday) prices at the gas pump are dropping a few cents. In Panama prices are regulated by the government and every two weeks the Ministry of Commerce and Industry "tweaks" the price up or down depending on supply, demand, and the international price of resources. According to a press ...
Current Tides for BalboaClick Here for a very nice real-time visual representation of the current tides at Balboa, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The small "cross" marks the current tide level.
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