Lifting the Quarantine in Panama – 4 Parameters Are Set

Health Minister Dr. Rosario Turner gave a presentation during the May 11 press conference on COVID-19 that detailed the four parameters the government will use to determine the circumstances of the national quarantine measures being reduced.  She gave no…

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Panama Will Re-Activate Economy in Six Phases Starting May 13th 

President Laurentino Cortizo announced in a press conference that the first “economic block” will be opened up on Wednesday May 13, 2020.  There are six different “blocks” in total and will be phased back into economic activity gradually.  This…

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Can You Buy Alcohol in Bocas del Toro?

Yes and no.  Right now, it depends on which store you go to. Some stores are selling and have been officially selling since the national ban was lifted on Friday May 8th at 3:45pm.  Others are currently not selling…

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President and Mayors of Panama Negotiate Lifting of Dry Law

On May 6th, the Ministry of Health announced gradual lifting of the ban on alcohol as of Friday, May 8, 2020.  A law is not official until a decree is signed and submitted to the “gaceta nacional,” which documents…

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Alchohol Ban To Be Lifted Nationally on May 8 and Many Districts Elect to Extend Dry Law Locally

Español abajo The national ban on alcohol will be lifted as of May 8,2020, announced by Ministry of Health Vice-minister Dr. Luis Francisco Sucre during the May 6th national press conference.  Dr. Sucre mentioned that there will be a limit…

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Rental Contracts Frozen for Duration of National Emergency and for Two Months After

On May 1st, 2020, President Cortizo signed the Executive Decree No. 145, suspending the eviction procedures of Ministerio de Vivienda y Ordenamiento Territorial (Miviot), or the Ministry of Housing and Land Management. This is effective immediately, for the duration…

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BOCAS MARICULTURE – Revolutionizing the World of Marine Aquariums with Innovation and Sustainability

BOCAS MARICULTURE Revolutionizing the World of Marine Aquariums with Innovation and Sustainability Español abajo by Daniela Martínez Bocas Mariculture owner-biologist Till Deuss, has been working passionately and patiently in Bocas del Toro for 9

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Construction Activities Suspended for 30 Days and Vice-minister Muñoz Addresses Respirator Prices

April 24, 2020 Español abajo Construction Activities Suspended for 30 Days and Vice-minister Muñoz Addresses Respirator Prices Health Minister Rosario Turner announced the 30 day extension on the suspension of all activities related to the construction sector, as…

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