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BBVA Panama Gets $25 Million to Expand Lending for Small Businesses

 Above: Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff Banco BBVA Panama today signed an agreement with the IFC to provide $25 million to the bank to support its efforts to expand lending to farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises. SMEs …

Trinidad and Panama Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Energy Sector

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (centre) at the Palacio de Las Garzas (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Panama have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the …

Panama’s Martinelli, Trinidad’s Persad-Bissessar Hold Talks in Panama City

 Above: Martenelli and Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli hosted Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for talks Monday on security, commerce, investment and the expansion of the Panama Canal. The two sides …

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 Above: the Panama Canal By the Caribbean Journal staff Jorge Luis Quijano has been named the new Panama Canal Administrator, succeeding Alberto Aleman Zubieta. Quijano will lead the canal as it undergoes its much-anticipated expansion. Zubeita, who has led the …

 Above: Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli announced a shuffling in the country’s security sector Friday, naming Julio Molto the new Director of the National Police, and Gustavo Perez as the …

 Above: the new facility in Panama Pacifico (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli has inaugurated information technology firm KIO Networks’ new data centre in the Panama Pacifico development. The facility will be KIO’s new regional …

 Above: the meeting in Tegucigalpa (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli met Tuesday with the member presidents of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Martinelli and the SICA leaders were joined at …

 Above: Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli in his office (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama “is ready” to join the Pacific Alliance, the Latin American trade bloc formed in April 2011, according to President Ricardo Martinelli. The alliance currently …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama is working to increase its ability to withstand natural disasters, like the severe flooding that disrupted navigation on the Panama Canal in 2010. Now, with help from a $100 million standby loan from the …

 Above: President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly is set to arrive in Nassau tonight following his trip to Panama and Venezuela. The President, who signed a series of cooperation agreements in the two countries, …

 Above: El Palacio de Las Garzas in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Panama signed several technical agreements during President Michel Martelly’s visit to the Central American country. The two states signed an investment protection agreement that will …

 Above: Martelly with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived in Panama Sunday night for talks with President Ricardo Martinelli, following his visit to Caracas this weekend. The visit for Martelly aims to …

 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 …

 Above: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar shaking hands with Minister of Energy of Panama, Juan Manuel Urriola Tam. Others in photo are Larry Howai, CEO of First Citizens Bank Group; Lindsay Gillette, Chairman of Petrotrin; Ambassador Arline Gonzales Costa, Kevin Ramnarine, …

 Barbados and Panama are “on the verge” of cementing air links between the two countries, according to Industry Minister Denis Kellman. Kellman was speaking at the official opening ceremony of Barbados’ trade mission in Panama. The Minister said officials had …

 Above: Panama City, San Jose and Bridgetown Following the lead of a number of Caribbean countries, Barbados is looking south to improve its economy. Two Central American countries, Panama and Costa Rica, will be the sites of a diplomatic and …