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USA Today: Panama # 1 in well-being poll


Wear your bug spray, and avoid dusk in Panama City

 The ninth death from dengue this year was confirmed by Panama's Ministry of Health onThursday September 11.The latest victim was a 14-year-old 


More direct flights to Panama

 Direct Flight between Panama and Denver
Starting December 3rd United Airlines will have direct flights between Tocumen Airport and Denver airport in the USA.


Renewing your Panama Helpline membership

 While Panama Helpline does have Pay Pal available, Betty Morin the Treasurer, reminds us that Pay Pal is an expensive service, and urges us to use a check if possible - here is how you do it:


Fair Trade market growing

Preference for Fairtrade Products Keeps Growing
The consumption of food products certified as Fairtrade is maintaining its upward trend, especially in developed markets such as Europe and North America.


Suez Canal expansion uses photos of Panama Canal

 This is very funny. Egypt caught out using photos of Panama Canal to announce the expansion of the Suez Canal


How to pay for your Panama Helpline membership

 Panama Helpline Membership is $120.00 US per year, and covers everyone in your household.

If you are a memeber, you will receive a renewal notice by e-mail thirty days before your membership is due.

To sign up as a new member - go to the website: - and click on BECOME A MEMBER

You can pay your membership in one of the following three ways:

1) Drop check off at Mailboxes Etc.

By check issued from your Panamanian Bank, payable to: WAYNE HALLADAY ... Leave it in an envelope at Mailboxes Etc in Coronado, with Betty Morin's name on the front. PLEASE NOTE: Do not bring cash for your membership payments to Mailboxes Etc - they do not want to have cash on the premises (a good security measure) so they will only accept checks for membership payments - and you can request your bumper sticker!

2) Online or in person direct deposit from your Panamanian Bank to our account :

Global Bank, Account #5102234877, under the name of WAYNE HALLADAY, Cuenta corriente.

You can also do this in person - deposit cash or cheque at Global Bank, beside El Rey Supermarket in Coronado.

3) INTERNATIONALLY : these transfers need an intermediary bank:

CITIBANK NEW YORK, ABA 021000089 (Swift CITIUS 33)

For credit to the account 36024434


For final credit to #5102234877, in the name of WAYNE HALLADAY.

Cuenta corriente

Please advise us immediately by e-mail of your payment.

Please do not use Pay Pal. It is just too expensive and too difficult for NHN to receive the payments.


Thank you for your support and Stay Safe!

Betty Morin



Excellent article on Safety in Panama


My prayer for September 11th

For all of our friends in and from the United States, today is a day of sad reflection. It is a sad reminder for all of us. It is a symbol of what hate and fanaticism can cause. Let each of us be one small step towards the solution. Amen.


One year anniversary of launch of Panama Helpline

 This is an important time for the Panama Helpline.  It's renewal time for many members. Even though some members actually signed up before October of last year, The Helpline was not yet fully functional until October so we gave those members extra time on their membership so that everyone would renew after one full year of coverage.

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