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Panama President Visits Europe

September 5, 2014 | 6:02 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Panama President Juan Carlos Varela in Rome (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Juan Carlos Varela is on an official visit to Europe this week, with Italy the first stop. On Thursday, Varela headed to the Vatican for an audience with officials of the Holy See, with an official meeting with Pope Francis scheduled for Friday more...

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John Kerry, Panama Vice President Meet

September 3, 2014 | 5:51 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Panama Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday in Washington with Panama's Vice President, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado. The talks were a continuation of discussions between the US and Panama held at the recent inauguration of Panama's new President, Juan more...

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Hilton Debuts in Panama

August 25, 2014 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Hilton Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton has opened the brand's first-ever property in Panama. The new Hilton Panama has officially debuted in Panama City, part of a 70-story mixed-use complex. The 347-room hotel, which was designed by BA-HAUS/KNF architects, includes a spa, meeting space and six food and bar options. It is located more...

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Remembering the West Indians Who Built the Panama Canal

August 15, 2014 | 12:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new plaque memorializing West Indian workers at the canal By the Caribbean Journal staff The Panama Canal turns 100 on Saturday, and Panama is being joined by countries around the world in celebrating its centennial. But the dream of the canal would not have been realized if not for the efforts of tens of thousands of West Indians who made the journey more...

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New Board For Panama Airport

August 1, 2014 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Tocumen International Airport in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama City's Tocumen International Airport has a new board of directors. Panama President Juan Carlos Varela signed a decree this week designating the new directors and officers of the airport's board, led by Economy Minister Dulcidio de la Guardia, who will service as more...

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Air Canada Launching Nonstop Service to Panama City

July 23, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: an Air Canada flight By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is launching service to Panama City, Panama, the carrier announced. The new thrice-weekly service will launch Dec. 17, 2014. Air Canada will become the only Canadian carrier operating between Canada and Panama. "Air Canada is very pleased to become the only Canadian network carrier offering more...

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Juan Carlos Varela Sworn in As New President of Panama

July 2, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: New Panama President Juan Carlos Varela By the Caribbean Journal staff Juan Carlos Varela was officially sworn in as Panama's new President on Tuesday. Varela succeeds outgoing President Ricardo Martinelli, who had served in the post since 2009. Varela quickly got to work, promising a series of new initiatives, from English-language education to the more...

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Panama President Visits Kosovo

June 2, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in Kosovo (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli continued his European tour this weekend with a visit to Kosovo. The trip included a meeting with Atifete Jahjaga, the president of Kosovo on Friday. Martinelli was joined on the trip by Foreign Minister Francisco Alvarez more...

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Panama’s Martinelli Visits Israel

May 29, 2014 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli with Israeli President Shimon Peres By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli continued his tour abroad on Thursday with a visit to Israel. Martinelli, who will leave office in July, held a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu to discuss "the situation in Latin America more...

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Panama President Concludes Spain Trip

May 28, 2014 | 1:36 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in Madrid (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli concluded his trip to Spain this week with a meeting with the country's leadership. Martinelli is closing up his term in office, with Vice President Juan Carlos Varela said to assume office in July following his victory on May more...

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