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Takin a little siesta.

by James “JB” Bryson   Hello site visitors and email friends, I will be a bit out of pocket over the next few days. Driving up the coast with the wife for a few days with stops in El Valle, and then onto Santa Catalina. Hope to have a few …

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Eyes wide open for appointments of 20 candidates for CSJ

by James “JB” Bryson   Little bit of a late post for me here, but I for one am going to be doing my own due diligence on the persons that comprise the 20 newly named candidates for the CSJ. In Panama, this is the Commission for the State Pact …

Entertainment

Aphrodisiac takes Panama to new heights in the entertainment world

In 2016 they won the Silver Gaviota of the Viña del Mar Festival PRIDE! A group that has taken the name of Panama very high, is ‘Afrodisiac’, who brought in 2016 the Silver Gaviota Viña del Mar Festival to our homeland. Many want to know more details of them so …

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So more Headlines ahead or REAL CHANGE? Keep eyes peeled

By James “JB” Bryson Like many that have checked out the local papers or have graced this site with a check in here and there, you will always see that I for one am keenly observant of the articles centered around the current administration of Varela and it’s often self …

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First Festival of Opportunities begin today in Costa Verde

Today, starting at 1:00 pm, the first edition of the Festival of Opportunities (FDO) will start in Costa Verde, in the district of La Chorrera. Bands such as Los Rabanes, MecániK InformaL and Itss Blake will be performing at La Rambla, one of the sections of the Market Plaza shopping …

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International Fair of Azuero gets more entries than expected

The fifty-sixth version of the International Fair of Azuero (FIA), which is held in La Villa de Los Santos until May 1, is exceeding all expectations regarding the entry of visitors. This was announced by Alberto Castillero Pinilla , president of the board, who said that from April 19 to …

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Panama Al Brown film to be shown at Cannes Film Festival

One of the most prestigious events in the film world, the Festival de Cannes, will serve as a showcase for the production ‘Panama Al Brown: When the fist opens’, this was announced by the director and film producer, Carlos Aguilar a La Estrella of Panama, this Wednesday. The life of …

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CSS gives tips to battle the rainy season

The rainy season begins in the country, which increases the respiratory and gastrointestinal problems in the population. According to specialists, in most cases it is a virus; however, specific care is needed to prevent acute symptoms from occurring. The viral picture can last from 4 to 5 days. Roberto Grimaldo, neonatologist and head …

International Relations
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Germany and Spain eye Panama during Adventure Week for its biodiversity

Around 15 buyers of tourist destinations from Germany, Austria, Canada, China, Spain, the United States, France and the Netherlands will be in Panama in the first version of AdventureWeek, in which they will learn about the country’s biodiversity and culture, the Authority announced today. of Tourism of Panama (ATP). The …

Financials

The Savings Bank reaches record profit

The Savings Bank reached a record number in its profit of last year, reaching $ 41 million dollars. The figure represents the highest of its history and is derived from the business of financial intermediation, without extraordinary income. Likewise, the bank reported that it was able to increase its operational …

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Gabriel Rojas spreading the tango genre in Panama

It is an album that starts his career as a soloist, since he has more than 30 years of career Music. The Argentine singer Gabriel Rojas is visiting Panama to promote his new musical project ‘Mi nuevo camino’. It is an album that begins his career as a soloist, since he …

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International Fair of Azuero turns 56

With the participation of some 600 exhibitors, on the night of Thursday, April 19, the fifty-sixth version of the International Fair of Azuero was inaugurated  in La Villa de Los Santos, which will run until May 1. The president of the event, Alberto Castillero, said that for the first time …

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Appreciating the new visitors to PANAMANOWONLINE.

by James “JB” Bryson   As a new blog that the wife and I started to serve as a resource help people that were not able to help us when we came here, we are happy to see some of the chatter come in. Nothing beats getting up and having …

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Civil society wants a national blood center

Social networks have become a tool to expedite the discussion of bills that promote blood donation and promotes the creation of a national center for the processing, storage and distribution of blood components throughout the country. With the hashtag #HemocetroNacionalya and with the red color as a hallmark, different organizations …

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New series shows dark face of Mexico by Gael Garcia Bernal

With the television series Aquí en la Tierra , which premieres in Latin America next Friday, the Mexican star Gael García Bernal hopes to contribute to the political debate in Mexico by using the most obscure face of the country as a common thread: corruption. The actor, producer and director …

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“Una Noche de Calypso” shines at IFF Panama

Fernando Muñoz likes the music of Panama because he considers it “very rich and varied. There are very good musicians here. The calypso had seemed strange to me, since I only saw older adults playing it and it was different from everything else, so I started to get interested and …

Politics

Maduro gains expected ally in Bolivian President Morales

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, met with his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, at the presidential palace of Miraflores, in Caracas, to strengthen the “strategic alliances” between both countries. The meeting between the leaders takes place after the conclusion of the VIII Summit of the Americas and to which the …

Immigration

Varela questioned if Panama is ready for mass exodus from Venezuela

The President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela , called on all the countries of the region so that through dialogue and concrete actions “we may seek a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis experienced by the Venezuelan people.” + info Summit of the Americas approves ‘commitment’ against corruption …

International Relations

Panama seeks to improve commerce with India

The Chancellery of Panama announced today that the Vice President of India, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, will visit the country in May and will meet with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela. Venkaiah Naidu, the first high-level authority in India to visit Panama, will also meet with the vice president and foreign …

International Relations

Amidst US and Panama turmoil, Maduro skipping summit.

It is speculated that the president of the United States will attend the international event Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced today that he will not attend the VIII Summit of the Americas because security was supposedly withdrawn from the delegation of his country and because he considers this event “a …

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Suspect arrested in Kardashian robbery

French police arrested a person on the Côte d’Azur suspected of involvement in the robbery of US television star Kim Kardashian in October 2016, local media reported on Monday. The arrest took place this week and the detainee will be presented today before the investigating magistrate investigating the facts, which …

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Flag of Panama- tune for the World Cup.

Only 63 days after the start of the foot ball event, on the Youtube platform, the video of the Russian World Cup 2018 anthem, called “Colors” sung by the American Jason Derulo, was released. The video shows the different flags of the 32 participating teams of the world cup, where …

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Housing EXPO set for Panama

Under the slogan “From Dream to Owner” will be held this year Expo Vivienda 2018, the most important real estate fair of the summer, organized by the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC). The event will be held at the Atlapa Convention Center from April 12 to 15, informed the president …

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Panama continues hardline with Venezuela

The relations between Panama and Venezuela are in a ‘great pause’, as defined by the chancellor, Isabel de Saint Malo. In a meeting with the Association of Foreign Correspondents, he said that at the moment Panama will not seek an approach with Venezuela. It is the turn of Venezuelans to seek a …

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Panamanian is 1 of 10 young emerging leaders of the world

The young Panamanian José Alejandro Rodríguez was distinguished among the 10 young emerging leaders of the world by the United States Department of State. + info 50 young Panamanians will strengthen themselves in leadership José Alejandro Rodríguez: ‘Teachers qualify and pa late. Children are numbers’ Rodríguez (@quexopajackson) is part of …

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Welcome to PanamaNowOnline

Greetings to New Visitors- My name is James Bryson and I’d like to welcome you to PanamaNowOnline. A transplanted ex-pat by way of Bannockburn, Illinois, we came to Panama in the summer of 2001 to start our retirement. Over the past 17 years we have experienced first hand both the …