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Earthquake Shakes Panama, Costa Rica

April 2, 2014 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment

Earthquake Shakes Panama, Costa Rica

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Pacific coast of Panama on Wednesday, half a day after the major earthquake that killed six people in Chile last night. The quake, which struck at a depth of 27 kilometres, occurred at around 11:13 AM, with more...

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OAS Electoral Mission Visits Panama Ahead of May Elections

March 28, 2014 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

OAS Electoral Mission Visits Panama Ahead of May Elections

Above: Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff An Electoral Observation Mission from the Organization of American States arrived in Panama this week for a visit ahead of the country's planned general elections on May 4. The purpose of the trip, the second by the EOM to the country, was to "gather information on the progress of the organization" of the more...

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AMResorts to Open New Hotels in Mexican Caribbean, Panama

March 6, 2014 | 4:27 pm | 0 Comment

AMResorts to Open New Hotels in Mexican Caribbean, Panama

Above: the soon-to-be Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff US-based AMResorts is adding a pair of new hotels in the Caribbean region. The company will be taking over sales, marketing and brand management to the Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres in Cancun, which will be rebranded as the Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun beginning more...

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Panama President Visits Haiti

February 18, 2014 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

Panama President Visits Haiti

Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in Haiti (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli has begun an official visit to Haiti. Martinelli, who arrived on Tuesday morning, is the first sitting Panamanian President to make an official visit to the country. As part of the trip, Martinelli will be signing a more...

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Panama to Host Games Between Yankees, Marlins in March

February 13, 2014 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

Panama to Host Games Between Yankees, Marlins in March

Above: Rod Carew Stadium in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff The New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins will play a two-game series of exhibition games in Panama City next month, the clubs announced Thursday. The two-game series will be the first Major League Baseball games played in Panama since 1947. The March 15-16 games, which will be played at Panama more...

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Ritz-Carlton Expanding to Panama

October 8, 2013 | 11:06 pm | 0 Comment

Ritz-Carlton Expanding to Panama

Above: Pearl Island By the Caribbean Journal staff Ritz-Carlton will be opening a Reserve property on Pearl Island in Panama, the company announced Tuesday. The 80-room property, the company's first in Panama, will be located on a private island called Pearl Island, about 45 miles south of Panama City in the Gulf of Panama. It is projected to open in 2016. The more...

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Rum Journal: A Punch Smash From Panama’s Ron Abuelo

October 6, 2013 | 5:30 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: A Punch Smash From Panama’s Ron Abuelo

SOME of the world's best rums claim their origins in Spain — most notably Bacardi and Don Q. But another top rum was the result of a trip from Spain to the New World: Panama's Ron Abuelo. The rum comes from the Varela Hermanos distillery, which was founded by Jose Varela Blanco, a Spanish immigrant, in 1908. Abuelo is one of several great rums from Panama, itself more...

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Trinidad Prime Minister Leading Delegation to Panama

September 30, 2013 | 3:01 pm | 0 Comment

Trinidad Prime Minister Leading Delegation to Panama

Above: Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will lead a delegation to Panama on Tuesday. The trip comes in the context of the Americas Competitiveness Forum in Panama City, which lasts from Wednesday to Friday. The government said Panama President Ricardo Martinelli had extended an invitation to more...

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Starwood Opens Aloft Hotel in Panama

September 18, 2013 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

Starwood Opens Aloft Hotel in Panama

Above: the Aloft Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood has officially opened its new Aloft hotel property in Panama City. It is the fourth Aloft-branded hotel to open in Latin America, after the brand debuted there about two years ago. There are 75 Aloft hotels worldwide. “Aloft’s growth in Latin America over the last two years reflects the more...

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A New Wyndham in Panama

August 6, 2013 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

A New Wyndham in Panama

Above: the TRYP by Wyndham Hotel in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff The new TRYP by Wyndham Albrook Mall has opened in Panama, the largest TRYP by Wyndham in Central America. The hotel is also the second TRYP property in Panama City. It is owned by Corporacion Hotelera de Panama and managed by Bristol Hospitality Group. The first TRYO by Wyndham opened in more...

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