Welcome to the Panama Weekly News Roundup! Here’s the latest.
Learn about Panama’s Indigenous people and cultures on this new circuit.
Panama is developing a new sustainable tourism circuit that, once approved, will celebrate the unique cultural and natural heritages of its Indigenous peoples.
Panama Indígena, or Indigenous Panama, will shine a light on the country’s pre-Columbian cultures as well as its seven living Indigenous peoples – Bribrí, Naso Tjerdi, Ngäbé, Buglé, Guna, Wounaan and Emberá – emphasizing sustainability along with elements like dance, music, handicrafts, traditional medicine, gastronomy, ecological hiking, and site museums. Developed by the Panama Tourism Authority in conjunction with the National Chamber of Indigenous Tourism, the proposed circuit is part of an overall strategy to introduce visitors to Panama’s storied history.
Source: Lonely Planet
Panama Resumes International Flights Nearly Seven Months After Imposing COVID-19 Restrictions.
International flights are arriving and departing Panama’s Tocumen airport again after nearly seven months of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday’s restart of flight operations is part of a gradual nationwide reopening of businesses and industry which began in June.
Initially, seven international airlines are expected to operate, with four others set to resume operations later this week.
Source: VOA News
Cambria donates firetruck to Panama.
In 2014, Le Sueur-based Cambria learned the people of David, Panama — a city of 82,000 residents — were in desperate need of an emergency management vehicle.
Cambria soon purchased a 1980 fire truck through the Matter organization based in MSP (matter.ngo), refurbished the vehicle and then sent it to David just a year later. In the five years since, the truck has saved countless lives and structures and brought renewed energy to David.
To coincide with Fire Prevention Week this week — and the ongoing devastation in California — Cambria is promoting the fire truck project.
Source: Le Sueur County News
The basic guide to driving in Panama
If you’re planning on relocating or retiring in Panama, chances are, you’ve considered whether or not to drive a car there. Driving in Panama, like anywhere, has its ups and downs, and buying or using a car in Panama depends on many factors.
Before you make the decision to drive in Panama, we highly recommend you do some due diligence first. Panama has one of the largest amounts of cars on the road, per population, of any country in the hemisphere. There are also numerous laws, licenses, and regulations involved in driving in Panama, so weighing out whether is worth it is critical to your plan to relocate here. In order to keep you informed, here are the basics on what you should know.
Source: POLS Blog