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Happy US Thanksgiving

 To all our US readers, wishing you and yours a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving. 


New musicals are alive and thriving

 Just back from a one week London excursion to attend the From Page to Stage New Musical Festival in London, I can confidently state that musical theatre is alive and well, and thriving in The West End.


Not good news for Canadians living in Panama

 Get used to the cheap Canadian dollar because it's going to be around for a while, one of Canada's major banks predicted Wednesday.

In its monthly currency forecast, the Bank of Nova Scotia said it thinks the loonie will bottom out at around 73 cents US by the end of this year, before dipping even lower in 2016.


Panama - Higher Fines for Vacation Rentals

The Tourism Authority is proposing tougher actions against casual vacation rentals, raising current fines and reducing the time it takes to impose sanctions.


Do any alarm systems work in Panama?

  Mark Heyer (aka Dr Sleepwell), the security guru of Boquete, has investigated every crime against expats in Boquete for the past six or seven years. He learned how criminals get into your house. He has authored numerous articles about how to protect yourself and prevent your home from becoming a target for thieves. (read his article "How Not to Be  Victim of Crime") on the Panama Helpline website: On the question of alarm systems he is very clear:


New discount airline in Panama?

 This was in Kronos Times: 

Metro Airlines is the airline that is shaking the market for air travel within the country with their tickets "bus to prices."


Now Panama Tourism Authority is cutting the subsidies to airlines

 The first article was published in May 2015 - the second article was posted last week

#1 Want More Tourism? Pay the Airlines
The agreement with Air France to subsidize flights between Paris and Panama resulted in 75% growth in the number of visitors from European countries during 2014.


Better security coming

 Panama: Tender for National Surveillance System
The Ministry of Public Security working on the conditions of a tender to be launched in 2016 for the installation of five thousand security cameras throughout the national territory.


Canadian tourist fights back attacker in Bocas Del Toro

 From Newroom Panama

Bocas robbery attempt gets “007” rating in Canada

COINCIDING with this week’s black tie and champagne, reception for the Panama premier of Spectre, the latest James Bond movie, an incident in Bocas Del Toro got the Bond treatment from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the weekend.


10 reasons to visit Panama

 This is a great article from The Panama Perspective by Thomas Brymer.


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