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Wine increasing in popularity in Panama

 The Alcoholic Beverages Market in Panama
Local liquor production has gone down and there is a greater presence of foreign brands in a market worth $300 million a year.


Panama Helpline generates interest on Facebook

 On it's first day on Facebook, Panama Helpline has already generated 50 Friends and 85 "Likes" on Facebook - to view the page visit:



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Take the new Metro in Panama City

 This is a step-by-step guide to taking the Metro in Panama City. Great article - thanks June!


New National Roadside Assistance provider

 Dear members,

NHN Volunteers Rob Brown and Betty Morin (President and Treasurer of NHN/Panama Helpline) met with a service provider who is willing to provide full Roadside Assistance to NHN members - (gas, diesel, flat tires and dead batteries) - at a discount to NHN members, anywhere in Panama! Check in the NHN website for more information as it becomes available.


Tremendous potential for Panama

 China Opens its Market to Panamanian Free Trade Zones
A market of one billion consumers has been opened up to products that are manufactured, processed, assembled or finished in Panamanian Free Trade Zones, without requirements for having value added locally.


Wind turbines on their way to Coclé

 From government documents: 

GRANT to the company UEP PENONOME II, SA, registered under Listing 792556, Document 2318210 of the Public Record A FINAL LICENSE for the construction, operation, maintenance, generation and sale of power in the wind farm project known as


Why join NHN?

 Unfortunately bad things are happening every day - but bad things happen in every country.
In Panama - foreigners and retirees are easy targets. With the influx of wealth comes an increase of crime.


RetirementDetectives about to break 850,000 hits

 The Retirement Detectives website is about to reach another important milestone in our history - 850,000 hits (pages read). Thank you to everyone who has sent in comments, questions, requests and suggetions - you help make this website relevant and useful. I am honoured. Rob Brown - Author/Editor


NHN signs 15 new members in last 30 days

 Nieghbors Helping Nieghbors (NHN) which operates the Panama Helpline has experienced a surge in membership recently - 6 new members signed up this week alone - 15 new members in past 30 days. For more info:

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