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Whale watching in Panama

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Panama: whale watcher’s paradise

by Robert E. Baker (posted on The Panama Perspective)

We recently saw several of the largest creatures of the deep — the majestic humpback whales who annually migrate between their feeding and breeding homes from as far away as the ice-capped shores of Alaska to the tropical waters of Panama and South America.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2011 17:34 Read more...
 

Importing a car into Panama

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 This question just came in on importing vehicles to Panama. Roberto

 

Hello Rob and Yolanda, this is Natalie and Jeff, we have met a few times at Woodys. We are seeking some advise in hopes that you guys would have the answer?
 
Our GMC van has been in the country for three months now, and today were learned that we have to leave for 48 hours, were thought since we have the 6 month visa that our van did as well! We were very wrong.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 04:37 Read more...
 

Which freight companies to use?

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 This question comes from Kelowna, B.C. (home of the OgoPogo Monster) - as I have never shipped a container - can any of you help? Roberto

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 14:41 Read more...
 

Corruption Panama's Number One Problem

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Archbishop declares corruption Panama's number one problem

At a June 12 mass at Rommel Fernandez Stadium, Archbishop Ulloa told thousands of Catholics gathered there, and through the mass media to the entire nation (including its religious minorities), that Panama's worst problem is corruption.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2011 13:36 Read more...
 

Does it rain all the time?

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 Hi,

Happy Canada day to all of you.

The weather here is absolutely gorgeous.

I was just looking at the forecast in Panama -- hot and humid and plenty of rain!

Curious, does it rain everyday?

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2011 13:49 Read more...
 

What are the Pensionado benefits?

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I  am considering applying for the Pensionado visa - what discounts or benefits would I get?

J.C.,  Calgary, AB

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2011 17:41 Read more...
 

Everything stops for Carnival in Panama

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Two queens from Penonomé Carnival

 

Carnival - a four-day fiesta of drinking, dancing, eating and decadent behavior begins today in Panama. This country literally shuts down during Carnival.

Panamanians take their parties seriously! Expect the music to be blasting until dawn.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 23:41 Read more...
 

The Environment wins

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 For once - the environment won.

The President of Panama, under pressure from the Noble-Bugle Indian tribe,  repealled the contentious new mining law. This means at least one of the open pit mines the South Korean mining company (in co-operation with Canadian mining company Minera aka Inmet Mining) will be stopped. The companes stock dropped on the world markets as news of the setback hit the streets. 

The following is an article from www.thepanamanews.com

bit.ly/g3qNXq

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 March 2011 13:36
 

Where do I get my medical insurance card?

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 Here is a question - I assume she is asking about where to get the medical insurance card . Roberto

Last Updated on Friday, 04 February 2011 23:23 Read more...
 

Town Center at Playa Blanca late

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Here is yet another e-mail from a person concerned about their project running late (NOTE: ALL projects run late in Panama - you have to be here to understand why - what I don't understand is why these real estate agents and developers keep telling people dates they know they will never achieve) Roberto 


Hi Roberto, I wonder if you have any information on the project [Town center] It was to be ready at  Xmas 2010. We live in Canada the developer has never sent any information on the status of the building. We are wondering if you could shed some light on the status of the town center. Your help would be greatly appreciated. By the way my wife and I met you last year at Woody's.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:28 Read more...
 

Where to stay in the Santa Clara area

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 Roberto:
I was wanting to find out if you could recommend a hotel or cabin or something in your area for a few days.
We are working on finalizing our trip plans and it looks like it will be around the first part of July, 2011.
We need something nice and clean, doesn't have to be fancy or expensive...

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 January 2011 12:33 Read more...
 

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