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Immigration

VISA’s extended for Venezuelans

The National Migration Service (SNM) will extend the visas of Venezuelan citizens whose migratory status expires due to the suspension of flights to their country of origin for a period of 30 days. This was reported on Saturday by the Panamanian Foreign Ministry through an official statement, after President Nicolás …

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Air Travel

Emergency landing needed for BOCAS flight.

The Panama Fire Department reported that a plane from Bocas del Toro and the national airline Air Panama landed at the Rubén Cantú airport, in the city of Santiago, Veraguas. According to the firefighters, the pilot of the plane declared an emergency because the aircraft had a problem in one …

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Air Travel

COPA flights suspended into Venezuela

he decision of  Venezuela to suspend the Copa Airlines flights caused the postponement of the match between Estudiantes de Mérida and the Chilean Deportes Temuco for the Copa Sudamericana and left stranded in Panama the workforce of the Venezuelan Monagas SC. + info Varela: Suspension of Copa Airlines flights affects …

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Sport

CHIRIQUI advances in Baseball

The biggest Panamanian baseball will have a new champion. This happens after the Chiriqui team  won last night at the Rod Carew stadium to its counterpart from Colon (defending champion) 11 runs to 2, to take the direct series in five games (4-1). + info Herrera qualifies for the semifinal; …

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Politics

$37 Mil in Transfers Approved

After a long wait and a session of many interventions by the deputies, the Budget Committee of the  National Assembly approved on Thursday, April 5, 2018, $ 37 million in transfers of departure to four institutions. This, unlike the last session of March 21, where they rejected more than $ …

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Politics

US supporting Panama in escalation with Venezuela

The United States Department of State   (US) expressed its support for Panama, following the measures adopted by  Venezuela against Panamanian authorities and companies. This, in retaliation to a list of 55 people and 16 Venezuelan high risk companies recently published by Panama. + info Varela: Suspension of Copa Airlines flights …

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Air Travel

Cost of Air Tickets Curbs Tourism in Panama

Panama, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian hoteliers are now trying to counteract the impact of the high costs of air tickets, which in the airlines” criterion respond to the increase in airport taxes and the fuels” price. According to the CEO of Copa Airlines, Pedro Heilbron, the arrival of more …

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Immigration

More on the Schengen initiative

President Juan Carlos Varela and Security Minister Alexis Bethancourt, signed two executive decrees establishing new immigration measures for citizens with Schengen visa or residence permit in the countries of the European Union and in turn approved change visa status restricted to stamped visa for the citizens of India. The first …

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Immigration

Panama adopting new immigration measures for Europeans

Panama established new immigration measures for citizens who have visas for the Schengen area, which includes citizens from 26 countries in Europe.These new migratory measures in Panama also include citizens who have valid residency in the countries of the European Union. In turn, the government of President  Juan Carlos Varela …

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Sport

National Team looks outclassed in Swiss thumping

LUCERNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – World Cup debutants Panama were given a timely footballing lesson by a slick Switzerland side as they were thumped 6-0 in a friendly on Tuesday. Soccer Football – International Friendly – Switzerland vs Panama – Swissporarena, Luzern, Switzerland – March 27, 2018 Panama’s Michael Amir Murillo …

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Uncategorized

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 …

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Colón

Aftermath in Colón after riots

The Panamanian Government condemned the riots that broke out in the protest staged in the city of Colón last Tuesday. A statement released by the Executive said: “We condemn the riots … led by groups of criminals, supported by people with political interests and other organized crime that are against …

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Hotels

Panama hotel removes Trump branding after court battle

Within hours of the verdict from a Panamanian court, hotel staff removed the Trump name from its main entrance. Cypriot businessman Orestes Fintiklis has been fighting to cancel the contract with the Trump Organization, which he blames for a fall in profits. The Trump Organization said it had appealed against …

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Pope Francis

Pope knocks “likes” in Panama WYD message

WITH  less than a year to the World Youth Day  (WYD) to be celebrated in Panama,  over  42,000 people have registered since the lists were opened last week. On Thursday. Feb. 22 Pope Francis sent a message to the young people of the world who are thinking of participating in …

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Sport

World Cup 2018: Panama declares public holiday after qualifying

Juan Carlos Varela‏ said on Twitter: “The voice of the people has been heard… Tomorrow will be a national holiday.” The national team beat Costa Rica 2-1 in Panama City on Tuesday evening. The president said public and private workers could take the day off, and school classes would also …

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