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Carnival precautions

 This was sent out by CASA - great info:

Friday, February 5, 2016 starts the annual Carnival celebration in Panama. This event is observed in Panama City and many towns throughout the country. While it is intended to be a fun celebration, it can also result in road closures and increased opportunity for crime. The American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to draw your attention to the following information:

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New regulations on checks

 Panama: New Rules for Checks In Effect
Starting today regulations are in effect to standardize the issuance and circulation of bank checks.

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Urgent - Blood needed

 CORONADO BLOOD DONOR DRIVE

PANAMA HOSPICE AND RESPITE FOUNDATION [PHRF] AND HOSPITAL NACIONAL

· There is a severe blood shortage in Panama. The need for blood is great and less than 5% of healthy adults donate

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Panama's Economic Outlook for 2016

 The Union of Industrialists of Panama projects that the economy will grow by 6% this year.

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High UV Alert

 A WARNING of significant ultraviolet radiation across Panama, particularly in Chiriqui, was issed again by Hydrometeorology Etesa on Saturday, January 30, and is in effect until 5pm.
The warning follows predicted levels of radiation ranging from 6-9 (high to very high) in Guna Yala, Colon, Bocas del Toro, Ngäbe Bugle and northern Veraguas.

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Zika virus reaches 50 cases in Panama

 Here are the real facts on the Zika virus:

Neil Rau, CTVNews, Infectious Diseases / Medical Microbiology expert

The Zika virus is spread almost exclusively by mosquito bites, and has been native to parts of Africa and Asia for decades. It was recently introduced into the Americas, namely Brazil, where it is believed to be linked to a surge in miscarriages and birth defects.

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COPA Announces direct flights to Cuba

Copa Airlines has announced that starting in the second quarter it will begin operating a twice weekly route from Panama City to the City of Havana, in Cuba.

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Wine pairing dinner at La Teca

 A special treat - book early.

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An incredible 1.7 Million hits

 1.7 million hits - an incredible milestone - and in record time!!! Thank you for your interest and support. Rob Brown (aka Roberto Chocolaté - The Retirement Detective)

 

Panama Helpline launches new group medical insurance plan

 We will be getting the group medical going soon, just waiting for Global Bank in Coronado to open the account.

Our plan is going to be with MS PANAMA insurance. (note Brian's new e-mail address for information)

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