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Why “Green Season” is Still a Great Time of Year to Visit Panama

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Panama is a tropical country with a tropical climate, and that means that throughout the year, the weather is pretty predictable. While some may laugh at that assessment (often, it can rain out of nowhere), the “predictable” part of the weather is that during “green season” it rains, and during “dry season” rain is rare. Because of this seasonal weather, most people choose to visit Panama in the dry season. That’s understandable, however it doesn’t really paint a clear picture of Panama’s potential as a tourist destination year-round. Here are some great things to do during Panama’s wettest time of year. Continue reading »

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Panama Canal head expects fewer China, U.S. ships if trade war escalates. : Weekly News Roundup, September 14th, 2018

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Four Reasons Why China’s Partnership With Panama Will Strengthen The Economy

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The news in Panama these days is largely focused on two main topics: the 2019 Panamanian presidential election, and China. It’s not a coincidence, either. The two topics have a lot to do with each other, and for good reason. This past year, Panama made a bold move by agreeing to a series of economic and diplomatic partnerships with China, effectively ending their long-standing relationship with Taiwan (China’s historic enemy). While the move has caused a lot of controversy and debate, it is a clear step towards economic strength for the future of Panama. Here are four reasons why this is the case. Continue reading »

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Moving to Panama With Kids – What you need to know first!

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When you plan on moving to Panama, for many of us, this means moving with the whole family. And in many cases, that means kids, and kids of all ages. Relocating anywhere with your kids can be tough on the whole family, and it’s understandable. There are so many changes that take place, and it is a big transition, especially when you’re young. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have to be fun. Moving to Panama can be a rewarding, and learning experience for people of all ages, and a great way to bond with your kids. Here are 5 things we recommend knowing, before you move to Panama, to make the transition as fun, and as easy as possible. Continue reading »

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Panama journalists protest against acts of intimidation : Weekly News Roundup, September 6th, 2018

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The Panama Canal: 100 years of progress and incredible engineering

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The word “Panama” typically brings to mind many things for those who live, work, and travel here. But to most of the world unfamiliar with the Central American nation, the first thing that comes to mind is almost always the Panama Canal. Heralded as one of the wonders of the world, and one of the greatest engineering feats in modern history, the Panama Canal has brought fame, fortune, and future prosperity to a country that’s small, yet incredibly powerful. Just a few years ago, the Panama Canal celebrated its 100-year anniversary, an event that marked many different eras, governments, and both economic and social cycles. Now, a few years after the 100th anniversary and inauguration of the new upgrades, we take a look at why the Panama Canal is more important than ever, and what it will bring to Panama in the future. Continue reading »

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Buying or Renting Real Estate in Panama? Here’s what to look for!

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If you’re looking to buy or rent properties in Panama, there are many options to suite any taste, or any budget. There are great deals to be had, fantastic areas to live in, and many diverse choices that can fit your need specifically. Just like anywhere else, you need to do a good amount of research and personal introspection before you make your decision when it comes to Real Estate. After all, you’re buying or renting in a foreign country, and you should know the rules before you start. Continue reading »

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Fitch Affirms Panama Canal Authority’s “A” Bond Rating. : Weekly News Roundup, August 29th, 2018

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Gamboa, Panama: The jungle adventure paradise on the Panama Canal

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If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity that’s both close to the city, and immersive with natural surroundings, look no further than Gamboa, Panama. Gamboa is a small Canal Zone town that sits in the middle of a rainforest, about 30 minutes drive north from Panama City. As a town on its own, there’s not too much to do in the form of typical city entertainment, however if nature and adventure are your thing, it’s one of the most fun places to visit in Panama. It’s also home to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, which, among offering resort-style lodging, offer a wide variety of guided excursions, spa treatments, dining, and tours! Continue reading »

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Moratorium for Property Tax Payment Extends to December

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Big news for property owners in Panama affected by recent legislation on property taxes. After a lengthy session of the Panamanian National Assembly, an extension was approved for the moratorium placed on penalties for property owners who own late real estate taxes. This moratorium was extended to December 31st, giving these property owners who haven’t paid the tax the ability to do so without penalties or added interest. This is good news for many in Panama. According to a press release from the National Assembly “the moratorium extends to interest, fines and surcharges that are generated by the non-payment of the single rates of private companies and foundations constituted and duly registered in the Republic of Panama.” Continue reading »

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