Weddings in Panama

March 29th, 2011
Bodas en Panamá

Panama, the perfect destination

The wedding, for most couples, is the momentous event which should define the quality and substance of the rest of their passage through life. Decisions about the details of this awesome ceremony are therefore most important.

So the couple must decide, first and foremost, where will the wedding be?

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Our Cover – Vol. 37#1

March 28th, 2011
Focus Panama - Vol.37#1

“Destination  weddings”  they  are called  by  wedding  planners  and  the tourist  industry.    They  are  becoming the  vogue  as more  and more  couples in  the U.S.A, Europe  and many other countries  decide  to  tie  the  knot  at  an

exotic  destination, with  a  honeymoon conveniently to follow.

To  say  the  vows  on  a  beach,  an island or a mountaintop, in a rainforest or a tropical garden is to have an auspicious  start  to married  life  and memories for  the years ahead… and Panama can provide a wide choice of locations, as well as  the services necessary for a well-organized and happy event.… Read the rest

Company Law

February 8th, 2011

Panamanian commerce is based in one of the world’s few truly service-dominated economies. Industries such as banking, insurance, shipping and transport, "offshore" business and import/re-export account for between 75% and 80% of the GNP and the dynamic of the sector requires constant change. The number of companies registered in Panama –the majority of which deal with the aforementioned services– is approximately 350,000, a number exceeded only by those of Hong Kong, which has close to 400,000.… Read the rest

Labor Laws

February 7th, 2011

Panama has a relatively small labor pool (Government statistics for 1999 listed approximately 1.5 million persons as "employable.") and this tends to limit availability in upper-echelon positions. As a rule, Panamanians respond well to in-house training and the bilingual workforce (especially Spanish-English) is proportionately quite large.

Unionism is not as prevalent as in European countries and the United States and tends to be centered in the construction, government works and private manufacturing sectors.… Read the rest


February 7th, 2011

Panama escaped the world economic crisis with relatively minor repercussions. Elements like port activity and Panama Canal cargo volume dropped in line with international business but the effects were light and the economy grew by nearly 7 percent in 2010.

Big investments, not to mention the $5.2 billion enlargement of the Canal, have been causing a snowball effect, reaching down into nearly every economic activity.… Read the rest


February 1st, 2011

The Panamanian nation is organized as a sovereign and independent state, known as the Republic of Panama. The power is solely vested in the people and exercised by the state, which functions through the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches, as is expressed in the first two articles of the Political Constitution of the Republic of Panama, which lays down the social, economic and political principles of the country.… Read the rest

Panama’s History

February 1st, 2011

A summarized version

Archaeological evidence indicates that Panama has been inhabited for over twelve thousand years. Early inhabitants left a rich store of pottery and burial sites to mark their passing.

Spanish colonization began in the 16th century and lasted till 1821 when Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Equador formed a union called Gran Colombia and declared independence from Spain.… Read the rest

Whale Watching

January 27th, 2011
Whale Watching in Panama

Whales converge on Panama from the north and the south to mate and breed

Now you can tell everyone you had a whale of a time in Panama, literally, if you go on a whale watching tour off the Pacific or Caribbean coasts of the isthmus. Panama’s location on the globe gives us a unique advantage where whales are concerned because our warm waters attract Humpback whales from the Southern Hemisphere from June to October and from the Northern Hemisphere between December and February.… Read the rest

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