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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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Panama: IDB Approves $20 Million Loan For Rural Electrification

April 24, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

Panama: IDB Approves $20 Million Loan For Rural Electrification

Above: Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $20 million loan to Panama to help finance a rural electrification programme in the country. The project aims to provide electricity for 10,000 rural households, many of which are located in very poor remote areas of Panama. The IDB said the initiative would also more...

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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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