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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Letter to the Editor – Alexei Vorotnikov

April 23, 2020 Español abajo Dear Editor, I have been interested in the news regarding the many organizations that are helping the families in need in Bocas del Toro. The amount of community support during these difficult times is inspiring. I…

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Returning to Normal Life? The Next 10 Days Will be Key

April 21, 2020 Returning to Normal Life?  The Next 10 Days Will be Key   The accumulated case count for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, as of 4pm on April 21, 2020 is 4,821 and 162 are new patients.  This is the…

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Panama Approves Convalescent Plasma Studies 

The National Bioethics Committee has approved the study to determine the use of convalescent plasma as an alternative treatment to reduce the duration and complications for critical COVID-19 patients, announced Health Minister Rosario Turner during the April 20…

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