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Panama President, French Foreign Minister Hold Talks

 Above: the talks in Panama City (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli received French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Friday for discussions in Panama City. The two sides discussed ways to “strengthen economic and trade …

Starwood Opens Second Westin in Panama

 Above: Panama City (Photo: Panama Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened its second Westin hotel in Panama, the company announced today. The property in Panama City’s Costa del Este corporate and financial centre is …

Expansion of Panama Canal Nearly 50 Percent Complete

 Above: the Panama Canal (Photo: Panama Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Progress on the expansion of the Panama Canal was at 48.9 percent through November, the Panama Canal Authority announced in a press release Monday. The report came as …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Panama’s first JW Marriott hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The first JW Marriott hotel has opened in Panama, Marriott announced. The 118-room JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is located in the Buenaventura beachfront community in the …

 Above: renderings of the Aloft Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Starwood’s Aloft brand will be opening an Aloft Panama hotel in 2013 as part of an expansion in the Latin American region, the company announced this week. Aloft Panama …

 Above: The Trump Ocean Club in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Sun International has signed an agreement with developer Newland International Properties to own and operate a 75,000-square-foot casino at the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower in …

 Above: Danilo Perez By the Caribbean Journal staff Panamanian pianist and jazz composer Danilo Perez will be named a United Nations Artist for Peace, the world body announced Monday. The appointment came due to Perez’s efforts to promote music programmes …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in Vietnam (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli concluded his Asian tour this weekend, departing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Martinelli called the trip “successful,” optimistic that the visit would create …

 Above: the talks in Panama City (Photo: OP Panama) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli received Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin last week for talks in Panama City. Holguin was visiting Panama as part of a …

 Above: the new ministers with Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli officially introduced four new ministers of government in a ceremony Monday. The appointments came after a cabinet shake-up announced by …

 Above: Panama Agriculture Minister Oscar Osorio, President Ricardo Martinelli and Dean Michael Vayda (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Arkansas in the United States that will cover agricultural cooperation. …

 Above: the meeting in Panama City (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Pio Garcia-Escudero Marquez, the president of the Spanish Senate, visited Panama for talks with new Minister of the Presidency Roberto Henriquez. The two sides discussed preparations for …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in 2011 (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli has appointed Foreign Minister Roberto Henriquez as the country’s new Minister of the Presidency. Henriquez replaces Demetrio “Jimmy” Papadimitriu, who had occupied …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli in Honduras (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama has fully joined the Central American Integration System, in a move the country hopes will improve its trade with the region. SICA is Central America’s …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (centre) during the visit By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama offers several competitive advantages for Puerto Rico, and the two parties must strengthen bilateral trade ties, Panama President Ricardo Martinelli said during a trip to …

 Above: Panama’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, Ambassador Guillermo Cochez (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama is the latest regional country to receive a firearms marking machine from the Organization of American States, as part of an …

 Above: some of the new patrol boats donated by Italy By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama has received four new patrol boats donated to the country under an agreement between the governments of Panama and Italy. The new boats will …

 Above: Hector Aparicio By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama’s government is launching a new solar panel project that could help provide power for 600 families in the Rodeo Viejo de Sona district in the Veraguas province. The project, which is …