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Hilton Debuts in Panama

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

Hilton Debuts in Panama

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

Remembering the West Indians Who Built the Panama Canal

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

New Board For Panama Airport

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

Air Canada Launching Nonstop Service to Panama City

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

Juan Carlos Varela Sworn in As New President of Panama

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

Panama President Visits Kosovo

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

Panama’s Martinelli Visits Israel

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

Panama President Concludes Spain Trip

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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5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Causes Shaking in Panama, Costa Rica

May 14, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Causes Shaking in Panama, Costa Rica

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck early Wednesday morning off the coast of Panama, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred around 12:28 AM local time, came at a depth of 10 kilometres. Its epicentre was about 71 kilometres more...

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Panama Chooses New President

May 5, 2014 | 1:10 pm | 0 Comment

Panama Chooses New President

Above: President-Elect Juan Carlos Varela By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama has picked its next president, Juan Carlos Varela, who defeated challenger Varela, who is currently the country's vice president, received just over 39 percent of the vote, topping Navarro, who received just under 28 percent of the vote, according to preliminary statistics from more...

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