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The true secret to sucess

 I could not agree with this article more. The true secret to sucess revealed. Rob


Canal refuses advanced training for pilots

 This article from Newsweek was published in The Panama Perspective.

Bigger Ships, Bigger Risks: The Expansion of the Panama Canal Brings Opportunities and Dangers


Smashburger opens 5 restaurants in Panama

 International Fast Food Franchise Arrives at Panama
The U.S. chain Smashburger, already present in Costa Rica, has announced it will open five restaurants in Panama.


Panama Canal workers on strike - again!

 Panama Canal Workers on Strike
On the second day of work stoppage the excavation of the last stretch of the access channel to the canal through from the Pacific, carried out by the consortium ICA-FCC-MECO is being affected.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Retirement Detetive website about to break 950,000 page views

 Wow - only 50,000 more to reach the ONE MILLION page visit milestone!!!!  Look for the million hits party notice soon! Thanks to all of our readers for their support and encouragement. Roberto


Panama feeling effects of El Niño

 This is already the driest "rainy ' season in years. Could this be the beggining of El Niño effects in Panama?

Projections are that Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua will register the largest deficit of rainfall in the region between August and October. From a statement issued by the Regional Committee for Water Resources of the Central American Integration System:
XLII Central America Climate Forum


Panama Canal progress report

 Editor's Note: in this report,  there is no mention of the construction strike that is on right now. 

Progress Report on Canal Expansion
An agreement has been made to grant an extension of 651 days for the delivery of the work on the Pacific inlet, changing the termination date of the contract to May 31, 2015.


Sunwing flight to Panama turned back to Toronto after threats made on the plane


Will Panama's Immigration polices change to meet demand?

 Labor in Panama: To Train or To Import?
The country's labor problems could be solved by developing an immigration policy that allows skilled foreign workers to work and also train Panamanians.


Renewing your Panamanian drivers licence if you are 70 or over

 Renewing your drivers licence after 70 yers old requires a special certificate. This issue was researched by Bill Murphy - here is what he found out:

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