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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Landon Donovan with the MVP trophy By the Caribbean Journal staff The lone remaining Caribbean Basin challenger in the Gold Cup didn’t quite have what it took to defeat the United States in the Gold Cup Final. The US …

 Above: the Tryp by Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall By the Caribbean Journal staff The TRYP by Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall hotel will open its doors in August, according to Bristol Hospitality Group, which will manage the property. The four-star hotel’s …

 Above: a train being loaded for transport (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first of 19 trains that will make up Line 1 of Panama’s new metro system will arrive in the next few weeks in Panama …

 Above: the council in Washington (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama has assumed the chair of the Organization of American States Permanent Council. Panama’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, Arturo Vallarino, officially received the gavel and …

 Above: Uruguay Foreign Minister Luis Almagro and Panama President Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli hosted Uruguay Foreign Minister Luis Almagro for a visit Friday in Panama City. The meeting covered ways to increase economic …

 Above: Ambassador Arturo Ulysses Vallarino Bartuano By the Caribbean Journal staff Arturo Ulysses Vallarino Bartuano is the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Panama to the Organization. Vallarino presented his credentials to the Chief of Staff of the Secretary …

 Above: the Waldorf Astoria Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has expanded to Panama, with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Panama in Panama City. It is the first-ever Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Latin …

 “I ordered a Rum St James. This tasted wonderful on the cold day and I kept on writing, feeling very well and feeling the good Martinique rum warm me all through my body and my spirit.” — Ernest Hemingway, A …

 Above: Tel Aviv (Photo: MT Israel) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama City and Tel Aviv have signed an agreement to become Sister Cities. The agreement between the two sides was signed earlier this week. The agreement aims to strengthen …