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Wow - huge response to Christmas Party

 OK - I am impressed - we have had such a huge response to the Dec 23rd - Panama Helpline Christmas Party/ Woody's Welcome Party that we need to make sure we have enough seats.

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It takes more than a will

This is an article about end of life care in Canada. The situation In Panama is even more dire - you must put your wishes in writing to your doctor, and have him/her submit those instructions to the hospital EVERY TIME you enter the hospital - whether it is a DNR order, sending you home, or even pain medications - make sure you talk to your doctor and your family members now.

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New Year's Traditions in Latin America

 An excellent artice written by Jamuna Berry of www.PlayaCommunity.com

New Year's Traditions

For many the beginning of a New Year is about starting a new chapter, getting a clean slate, a new opportunity to start over.

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Panama's Luxury Market Expanding

 This is an excellent article from the Wall Street Journal, published in Panama Perspective.

By KRIS HUDSON, WSJ

PANAMA CITY—Amid the bustle of downtown Panama City, a new twin-tower skyscraper is taking shape with the latest symbol of the country’s wealthy elite at its base.

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Direct Flights from Panama to Cuba

 Direct Flight from Panama to Santa Clara in Cuba
As of December 9th, Copa Airlines will fly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Tocumen International Airport to the city of Santa Clara, access point to Cayo Santa Maria.

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Christmas/Welcome to the Beaches Party

 Woody's Beach Bar and Grill has been sold.
On Tuesday Dec 23rd - we are all gathering at Woody’s Beach Bar and Grill in Farallon to celebrate and wish the new owners well.
There will be a live band from the RIU Hotel, a special menu - and no cover charge .

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A Special Day Out

 Last week, George Hepburn invited ten children from an orphanage in Penonom√© to spend the day at his Punta Chame Villas in Punta Chame. Cap Manuel and Barb Scott organised the day, which was very special for the children. They spent the day playing on the beach, having a BBQ by the pool and learning how to swim. WTG George!

 

Electronic cigarettes banned in public places in Panama

 This is from Newsroom Panama.com

THE USE OF electronic cigarillos in public places is now banned in Panama, following studies showing the presence of carcinogens in the products.

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Twice daily flights from Panama City to David

COPA Airlines is now operating two fights daily from Panama City (Tocumen) to David, Chiriqui - flight times:

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Keep an eye on this area

 Panama: $26 million Investment in Shopping Center
An environmental impact study has been presented for the construction of a 13 story mall and 103 shops in the city Las Tablas, province of Los Santos.

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