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Panama Canal Introduces GHG Calculator for Canal Vessel Traffic : Weekly News Roundup, October 27th, 2017

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5 Things to Know About “Fiestas Patrias” in Panama

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If you live in Panama, or have ever visited Panama in November, you’ll know that this is the most special month for the country. November marks the season of the “Fiestas Patrias” or “Patriotic Holidays” in English. Officially, there are five national holidays in Panama in November, each marking either a famous battle for independence, or declared independence from Spain, and later Colombia. Though five holidays may seem like a lot, it’s actually more, culturally, as many of these holidays are piggybacked with “puentes” (bridge holidays) that connect a Friday or Monday if the holiday falls on a weekend. So, if you’re in Panama in November, you’re going to want to know these 5 things:
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CHEC Starts Construction on Panama City Cruise Terminal : Weekly News Roundup, October 20th, 2017

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The Key to Investing in Panama: Diversify!

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Have you been thinking about investing in Panama? Are you doing your due diligence right now to see if it’s right for you. If either of these are the case, you’ll have lots to consider before diving into the market, and many opportunities to weigh and consider. Panama has an incredibly diverse market, with investment potential in not just the services industry, but also in commodities, real estate, logistics, and even crypto-currencies. If you’re from outside of Panama, you may want to be a bit conservative with your initial investments. That’s OK, and completely within reason and understanding as a foreigner/outsider to the market. However, even if your investments are small, the best way to get a stable, good return is to diversify. Here’s why.
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Panama president declares public holiday after national team reach WC: Weekly News Roundup, October 13th, 2017

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No car? No problem! How to navigate living in Panama without owning a vehicle.

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If you’ve been living in Panama for some time, you’ve probably heard the old adage “you need a car to live here.” This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. Having a car is not just a convenience for most Panamanians, it’s also a luxury. And this luxury, while helpful for many, can actually be a burden for others. When it comes down to it, some people need (or are greatly convenienced by) to have a car, but more often than not, especially if you live in the city, it’s an unnecessary expense and headache. If you’re one of the people that falls into the latter category, we’ve got some tips for you. Here are our best suggestions on how to live in Panama without owning a vehicle, and still make the best of your day-to-day life.
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Panama Maritime Authority Signs for New Cruise Terminal | Weekly News Roundup, October 6th, 2017

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Panama’s Caribbean Coast: Beaches, beauty, and natural wonder

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Panama’s Caribbean coast has a unique history. It’s the first coast the Spanish settled upon, a place rich in resources and pristine beaches, and hosts the northern mouth of the Panama Canal. For the past century or so, however, Panama’s Caribbean coast has largely been overshadowed by the economic and tourism powerhouse of the capital city and developed beach areas of the Pacific. Despite all this, there is a certain kind of magic contained within Panama’s Caribbean coastline. One that locals in the rest of the country know, and value, even if they don’t visit that often. Panama’s northern Caribbean coast has some of the country’s best beaches, hikes, fishing, boating, maritime commerce, and yes, party scene. Here’s more.
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Panama president says he is improving regulatory climate | Weekly News Roundup, September 29th, 2017

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Top 5 Things to Do in Chiriqui, Panama’s Western Wonderland

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Panama is a small country that packs some of the most diverse terrain and wildlife in all of Central America. This means that each region of Panama is different, and each with its own flare and attraction for travel, as well as retiring and living in Panama. Chiriqui, Panama’s westernmost province, is a great example of this diversity, and on the top of many to-do lists for both people visiting and living in Panama. With so many things to see and do that you just can’t get anywhere else in the country, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5!
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