Canal’s lost documents found at a Kansas City library

Documents related to the Culebra Cut, a key section of the Panama Canal project that cut through the Continental Divide, that were thought to be lost forever were found at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

The papers belonged to A.B. Nichols, an engineer who worked on the Culebra Cut, and were inaccessible for more than 80 years. “They were technically … Continue reading

Spanish sculpture exhibit in Casco Antiguo

An art show now on exhibition at the Casa del Soldado in Casco Antiguo, entitled “The Distance that Unites” (La distancia que une), consists of 13 works by renowned Spanish sculptor, Manolo Paz, who has come to Panama for the first time courtesy of the Spanish Embassy of Panama, the Panamáespaña Foundation and the Spanish Culture Center whose facilities are housed on site. The show … Continue reading

Location, location, location

The Tryp Hotel in Albrook Mall

Pag 9 Tryp_optSure, the Tryp Hotel in Albrook Mall offers world-class amenities, including 331 guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, two restaurants and two bars, a rooftop solarium and infinity pool, a fully-equipped fitness center and 24-hour room service. But what actually sets it apart is its singular location, making … Continue reading

Smashing plates at the Greek Fest

The Panama Greek Fest will offer the public an opportunity to experience Greek culture, music and gastronomy. The event will take place Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the premises of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral located on Via Porras, San Francisco neighborhood, Panama City.

Tickets for the festival cost $5.00 and can be obtained on Ticketplus, the El Rey Supermarkets, E-Pago … Continue reading

I survived the Ocean-to-Ocean 2014

By Ilene Little

Roughest race in 15 years marks O2O race

The 2014 Ocean-to-Ocean, in its 61st season, was a race to remember – and survive. Eighty nine cayucos competed in the 50-mile, three-day regatta from April 11 to 13, including about 16 international crews hailing from the U.S., Brazil, Spain and Venezuela.

“In the last five years I’ve been Race Master,” explained Ralph … Continue reading

Youth surfing season close-out

The DST Etnies Cup returns to Venao

The Discovering Surfing Talents (DST) tournament season is coming to a close Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 when it takes over the waves at Playa Venao, home to one of Panama’s most famous surfing breaks. This 4th qualifying round of the Etnies Cup is hosted by the Playa Venao Hotel Resort and is endorsed … Continue reading

90% of banks in Panama are ready for credit cards with chips

Pag 3_optThe first smart cards have arrived

Soon credit cards with magnetic bands will be replaced with cards embedded with chips, also known as smart or chip cards. It is expected that Panamanian banks will be ready to replace them by October 12, the date on which they will stop issuing the current cards.

Smart cards are … Continue reading