Panama ex-president Martinelli returned to jail. : Weekly News Roundup, June 17th, 2018




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Panama ex-president Martinelli returned to jail.

Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli has been returned to jail after a three-day hospitalization following his extradition from the United States.

Martinelli lawyer Carlos Carrillo complained to reporters Thursday outside the jail where Martinelli was held that he had not been allowed to speak with his client.

Doctors who evaluated the 66-year-old Martinelli have said he was suffering from hypertension, but was stable.

Source: Star Tribune

Copa Airlines expands to daily service between Panama and Tampa.

Starting next month, Copa Airlines will expand to daily service between Tampa and Panama, up from four days a week.

“Having flights from Panama seven days a week makes it easier for our Latin American guests to come enjoy our world-famous beaches, museums, nightlife and amusement parks,” said Tampa International Airport’s CEO Joe Lopano. “The Tampa Bay area is also an important business hub and having a wider range of flights will enable international business travelers to get to their meetings on time. This will have a positive impact on Tampa’s economy and our business ties throughout the Americas.”

Source: TampaBay.comf

Panama Donates Budgetary Support to Antigua and Barbuda.

The Government of Panama has made another donation of EC$135,000 (US$49,954) to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda as budgetary support to assist with costs related to Barbuda in the wake of Hurricane Irma last September.

The bank instrument in the sum of US$50,000 was presented in Washington, DC to Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador in the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, by Panama’s Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, Jesus Sierra Victoria.

In presenting the donation, Ambassador Sierra Victoria noted that it represented the second of two payments, totaling EC$270,000 (US$99,908), that Panama has made to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda “in a spirit of friendship and solidarity”. The first payment of US$135,000 (US$49,954) was made to Prime Minister Gaston Browne in Antigua last December.

Source: Caribbean 360

 

What to do around Panama City for an outdoor adventure!

There are so many things to do in Panama City, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether it’s shopping, sightseeing, live music, or wining and dining, this cosmopolitan city truly has something for everyone. The same goes for fun, outdoor adventures. One of the biggest requests from tourists, and expats staying or living in Panama, is where to find the best outdoor activities and adventures either in the city, or close by.

Luckily, there are plenty, and you’ll find that your next outdoor escape is just a stones throw away, and at a budget and skill level that is sure to fit anyone. Planning to travel to Panama or stay for good? Here are our suggestions for the best things to do outdoor in Panama City.

Source: POLS Blog

 

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