Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 January 2011 04:46
This article was published in Great Retirement Spots.com. Roberto
Tranquil Surfing and Fishing Mecca of Pedasi, Panama Boasts Gentle Charm, Crystal Clear Waters, Solid Infrastructure, Friendly Residents and Escape from the Hustle and Bustle of Modern Day Life
Panama hosting international military training exercises
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:33
Panamanian authorities are preparing for Panamax 2010, a joint military exercise of 4,000 military and civilian participants from 22 Western-hemisphere nations set to be held in August 2010.
Panama: Cities by population
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:56
City by population
Panama 408,168 (total Panama City metropolitan population, which includes San Miguelito, and Tocumen below is estimated to be 1.3 million)
San Miguelito, Panama 321,501
Tocumen, Panama 88,543
David, Chiriqui 82,859
Arraijan, Panama 76,815
Las Cumbres, Panama 69,102
La Chorrera, Panama 61,232
Pacora, Panama 55,530
Santiago, Veraguas 45,355
Canada / Panama statistical comparisons
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 June 2010 18:54
This info is from a great new website; http://www.wolframalpha.com, sent in by a reader. Roberto
What can you grow in Panama?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:32
This question came in from an Alberta resident planning their move to Panama. Roberto
I would love to learn more about the kind of gardening possible in Panama.... for example can a person grow regular vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, beans, peas, carrots, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, watermelon, etc. and also flowers... perennials, annuals of what zone? Do people garden regularly? We found in Mexico on the Yucatan anyway most regular folk did not.. leaving it to the rural dwellers who brought their produce to local markets. We wondered why local people did not grow more of their own food. Would we be able to garden and grow our own food there in the coastal or mountain areas??? year round?
Two new frog species discovered in Panama
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 16:09
This article was published in The Panama News, Erik Jackson's online newsmagazine. Roberto
Photo by Andrew Crawford
Pristimantis educatoris, collected in El Cope, in Panama's Omar Torrijos National Park, is about 2-4 centimeters long and has expanded, round and even finger disks and toes that distinguish it from other, closely related species. Its eye color varies from blood red to yellow-orange above and dark purple to dark grey below. The pupil is horizontal.
Two new frog species discovered in Panama's fungal war zone
by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Panama Best Business Climate in Latin America
Last Updated on Friday, 11 June 2010 23:19
This report was published in the Latin America Business Chronicle. Roberto
Latin America Business: Panama Best
GOLD WINNER: Panama and its president Ricardo Martinelli win gold in this year's Latin Business Index.
Panama, Uruguay and Dominican Republic improve their business climate, while Venezuela worsens.
Panama has replaced Chile as the Latin American country with the best business climate, according to the fifth annual Latin Business Index from Latin Business Chronicle
BY CHRONICLE STAFF
Hot new bar opens in Coronado
Last Updated on Monday, 25 October 2010 14:46
UPDATE: October 2010: MADAME BLANCHE ROAD HOUSE CLOSES IN CORONADO
The famous Madame Blanche (of Calle Uruguay fame) in Panama City opened a new roadhouse in Coronado. It was located where the old Twisters Restaurant used to be, between Cochez and the new (soon to be opened) Coronado Village mall on the north side of the Interamericana.
NOTE: Sadly the restaurant did not last.
Madame Blanche Roadhouse was opened by Alfredo Bocanegra, the well-respected photographer, drummer, guitarist and publisher of Madame Blanche music/art magazine.
Frozen margaritas flowed freely at the opening. The rock band PAOLA was on hand to kick-start the festivities. This rockin' five piece group features lead singer Paola Andrea belting out her own versions of Janis Joplin, The Eagles, CCR, The Rolling Stones and many more favorites.
Solving pool water problems in Panama
Last Updated on Friday, 11 June 2010 22:25
This request came in on the website. Roberto
Own a home in Buenaventura and have had continual problems with the pool water there. There are large deposits of minerals in the water peculiar to the area three that reacts with chlorine. It is a struggle. Can you let me know who you used for the copper ion purification and can the existing filter/pump etc that I have be used ?
Panama cracking down on illegal guns
This article first appeared in Southern Pulse newsletter. My comments follow. Roberto
There are 130,000 illegal guns in Panama, double the 65,000 legal guns in the country. The new congress has vowed to forge a law regarding the carrying, ownership, importation, and sale of firearms. (June 2010)
Editors Note: El Salvador reportedly had 500,000 illegal guns in 2009.
Panama has increased the jail term for possession of an illegal firearm to 6 years, up from 4 years. RC