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Finding a Good Cardiologist in Panama

I have received seven requests for my Panamanian cardioligist's contact info, so I will publish the information here so everyone can have it. His name is Dr Antonio Rodriquez Ramos. He works out of Hosptial CPM (Centro Medico Paitilla) back to back witht eh Hard Rock Hotel.

His office is across the street fromt he hospital at Consultos Medicos Paitilla - Office # 627 Phone 269-0566 (yes, you may use my name)

His e-mail is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -  His website is:



This week in History 501 years ago

 Vasco Núñez de Balboa Reaches Pacific Ocean (September 1513)

Balboa was a Spanish conquistador who, while fleeing creditors, hid on a vessel and wound up in Panama. Once there, he founded the Panamanian colony of Santa Maria de Antigua in the Darién, the first stable European settlement on the South American continent, and won the friendship of the indigenous people—which was unusual - given the cruelty of most conquistadors. Balboa then crossed the Isthmus of Panama and reached the Pacific Ocean, claiming it and all shores washed by it for the Spanish crown. What did he call this ocean?


Air passenger traffic up in Panama

 Passenger Traffic Up 9.6% in Tocumen
In the first seven months of the year 4,881,985 passengers transited through the international terminal in Panama, almost 10% more than in the same period in 2013.


Detailed report on Panama's Economy

 Panama's Economy Grows by 6.2%
Construction, mining and financial sectors drove growth in the Gross Domestic Product in the first six months of the year.


It pays to shop for auto insurance in Panama

 Price Competition Amonst Panamanian Insurance Companies
Insurers say the highly competitive market is generating large variations in the prices of premiums, particularly in auto policies.


Land titling office moving

 The National Land Titling Authority (ANATI) is closed for two weeks (from the last week September to the  first week otf October) to move their offices. They are moving from a public building on Amador to the Dorado Mall in El Dorado. 


PriceSmart getting closer to the interior

PriceSmart Announces New Warehouse Club Site in Panama
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) today announced that on September 17, 2014, it acquired approximately 239,000 usable square feet (22,222 usable square meters) of land in the Municipality of Chorrera, Panama upon which the Company plans to construct a new warehouse club.


Hope for the Golden Frog


Robberies in Coronado

 THIS JUST SENT IN FROM A RESIDENT IN CORONADO - The Panama Helplien is investigating. 

This robbery took place on Friday Evening 19th September 2014


Tourism investment heating up in interior of Panama

 Panama: More Tourism Investment Inland
So far this year $82 million has been invested in tourism projects outside of Panama City, but the business sector has indicated there are obstacles to further development.

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