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Retirement Detectives blasts through 1.4 million hits

 The Retirement Detectives website blasted through another milestone recently -  1.4 million hits, making this the fastest growing expat website about Panama. "The new design seems to have kept reader's interest, and in fact the growth in hits has accelerated" said Rob Brown, the website's creator. "Thanks to everyone who reads the website, and especially to those who comment. It is a pleasure writing for the The Retirement Detectives" 


Security Business Booming in Panama

NOTE: The Panama Helpline is testing alarm systems with live bilingual operator monitoring. The prices quoted in this article are considerably higher than the systems we are testing.

The growth in the average family income favors an increase in demand for alarm systems, electric fences, surveillance equipment and private security services.


Murder rate down in Panama

 So far this year there have been 158 homicides across the country, 48 less than those committed in the same period of 2014.


Lower electrical bills in Panama

 Panama: Electricity Rates Reduced
From July 1st industrial and commercial consumers will pay the actual market rate, which is between 11% and 26% lower than the rate that was in effect during the first half of the year.


Low Hotel Occupancy in Panama

 Although tourist arrivals grew at an annual rate of 4.5% since 2012, this increase was not sufficient to absorb the oversupply of rooms.


Panama's economic outlook leads region

 From Newsroom Panama: 

PANAMA CONTINUES to lead the pack in Latin America according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with its economy projected to rise 6% this year.


Dengue Alert Issued

 THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MoH) has issued a Dengue alert calling for the to the “active participation” of the population and institutions, to curb the dengue outbreak by cleaning litter and sites holding water to curb the proliferation of the mosquito Aedes aegypti.


Passing this on

 This is from Maudy Baum: 

Hi everyone,

I am in contact with somebody who offers Personal Self Defense Trainings with Israeli Self Defense Methods.

I would like to find out how many people I can gather to participate in such training, as the instructor has to come from the city. Here a little intro on what it's all about:


Black Jack Tournament this Saturday

 Please support the Panama Helpline Medical Transportation Fund - come to the Pacific Casino this Saturday - sign in starts at 3 PM, tournament starts at 4 PM - only $30 buy-in gets you $1,000 in free poker chips, free hotdogs, free hamburgers, free wine or beer and a chance to win one of three cash prizes - friendly games and in English - a great way to learn how to play Black Jack!


Tourism promotion in Panama

 The ATP (Tourism Authority of Panama) has announced that in the second half of 2015 it will provide $12 million through the purchase of international advertising and direct activities with travel agencies.


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