Panama says canal operating normally; no ships detained : Weekly News Roundup, August 9th 2019

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Welcome to the Panama Weekly News Roundup! Here’s the latest.

Welcome to the Panama Weekly News Roundup! Here’s the latest.

Panama says canal operating normally; no ships detained

Panama’s Canal Authority said on Wednesday that the canal was operating normally and without delays, adding that no ships had been detained in the trade waterway.

The entity posted the statement on Twitter in response to a tweet from Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, who said a ship carrying 25,000 tonnes of soy had been detained in the canal.

Source: Reuters

Israeli ambassador to Panama, a Druze, decries treatment at Ben Gurion Airport.

Israel’s ambassador to Panama on Saturday said security personnel at Ben Gurion Airport delayed him and his family when they found out he was from an Arab village in the country’s north.

Mansour, 54, is a member of Israel’s Druze community and from the Druze-majority village of Ussafiya, near Haifa. He is a veteran diplomat and has previously served as Israel’s ambassador to Brazil and Ecuador.

Source: The Times of Israel

UNK students bring medical care to remote Panama islands.

An eye-opening experience. That’s how University of Nebraska at Kearney students describe their recent medical outreach trip to Panama.

Twenty-one members of the UNK chapter of Volunteers Around the World traveled to the Central American country to work in mobile medical clinics that provided free care and medication to more than 300 patients.

Source: Kearney Hub


Spa day? Here are Panama City’s best picks!

Who doesn’t love a good spa day? Everyone does! Whether you’re in Panama for a quick visit or an extended stay, your options for great spa treatments are plentiful. Here are six of the best the city has to offer, and what you can expect while you’re there.

1. The Spa at Bristol:
The Spa at Bristol stays true to the hotel’s theme of sophistication and British hospitality. The space is elegant and peaceful, on the beautiful 25th floor of the tower with beautiful views of the city skyline and bay. The spa prides itself on providing a complete state of wellness through a range of manual therapy, therapeutic and relaxation techniques. The Spa at Bristol offers a very large list of health and wellness services, and is best known for their extensive body treatments such as Volcanic Stone Massages, Vichy Showers, Organic Exfoliation sessions and Deep Tissue Massages. The spa is located at the Bristol Hotel, in Panama City’s Obarrio district. It’s easily reached by taxi, Uber, or private car and is adjacent to Panama’s financial center.

Source: POLS Blog

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