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Panama’s Caribbean Ties Grow Stronger

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff With the expansion of the Panama Canal and an increasing number of foreign investment opportunities, Panama could be a major partner for the Caribbean, according to President Ricardo Martinelli. The …

Panama President Martinelli Arrives in Trinidad for Investment Conference

 Above: Martinelli upon his arrival to Port of Spain (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago for the Caribbean Investment Forum in Port of Spain, which begins Monday. Martinelli is …

Panama President to Visit Trinidad

 Above: Panama and Trinidad’s leaders in Panama City last month (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli will visit Trinidad next week for the Caribbean Investment Forum. Martinelli hosted a visit by Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla …

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 Above: Tabaré Vásquez and Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez paid a visit Tuesday to President Ricardo Martinelli. Vazquez, who is in Panama to participate as a keynote speaker at a forum on Regional …

 Above: the delegation in Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli held talks Monday with Ambassador John McCarthy, the Special Envoy for Latin America of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. In what was characterized as “open …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli at the opening of the irrigation project (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli has opened a new irrigation project in the Tonosi Valley that could benefit some 5,000 residents of …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar during the visit (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following her visit to Panama in March, Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar held bilateral talks in Panama City with President …

 Above: US President Barack Obama and Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Connectivity is key to the integration of the Americas, according to Panama President Ricardo Martinelli, who was speaking at the Sixth Summit of …

 Above: construction work on Panama’s new Metro project (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on Panama City’s new Metro is moving forward, with 30 percent of the project completed, according to the government. The first tests runs will …

 Above: The meeting in Antigua (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla met in Antigua, Guatemala Saturday to analyze strategies on the fight against drug trafficking in the region. The …

 Above: the Panamanian and Puerto Rican delegations (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and Foreign Minister Roberto Henriquez received Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño for talks Wednesday about future investment and trade. Martinelli said Panama …

 Above: Panama City (Photo: Panama Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama is among the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most-suited to attract capital for low-carbon investment, according to a report from market research firm Bloomberg New Energy …

 Above: Daniel Ortega and Ricardo Martinelli (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega agreed to encourage and deepen their two countries’ cooperation on security matters and the fight against transnational crime. …

 Above: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Haitian President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly’s visit to the ALBA Summit in Caracas this weekend culminated in the signing of a cooperation agreement between Haiti and Venezuela. …

 Above: Martelly with Vice-Minister Temir Porras and actor Sean Penn By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived in Caracas Friday for talks with the Venezuelan government and to attend the ALBA summit before he heads to Panama …

 By Michael W EdghillOp-Ed Contributor When it comes to US foreign policy, most of the focus tends to be on the Middle East and, increasingly, China. There is rarely a cursory glance offered in the direction of Latin America and …

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The first direct commercial flight by COPA Airways to Jamaica arrived in Montego Bay this weekend, bringing approximately 150 passengers from Panama’s Tocumen International Airport. The flight is part of a new twice-weekly service between …