December 12, 2019

China-Latin America and the Caribbean Business Summit opens in Panama

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From Presna Latino Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 2,000 business representatives and officials from China, Latin America and the Caribbean will meet this Monday for the first time in Panama as part of the XIII China LAC Business Summit. In previous statements to the press, the President of the organizing committee of the event, Gabriel […]

Fusarium wilt of banana and plantain: A threat to the regional economies and food security

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From OECS Fusarium wilt of bananas, commonly known as Panama disease, is a destructive soil borne fungus that poses a threat to the production of all banana and plantain crops. Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 has reappeared and is now a priority pest threatening the region’s banana industry with serious economic, livelihood and food security […]

Dr. Bill McGraw releases new book on mercury toxicity

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Mercury, The Ultimate Truth and Chronic Disease is the first book to tell the whole story of mercury toxicity, from the contamination of the environment to toxicity in plants and animals and elimination from the human body, and everything in between Boquete, Panama, April 3, 2019 – In his latest publication, the new book Mercury, The Ultimate […]

American property investors eye up Caribbean real estate

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From Bajan Reporter The Dominican Republic and Panama are the places to be for American real estate investors, according to data released from WIRE Consulting. The Dominican Republic leads the pack as property prices have rocketed by an average of 7% every year for the past six years. Meanwhile, Panama is hot on its heels due to […]

2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Final Set

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United States and Canada will battle for the regional title; Panama will face Jamaica for the last available direct ticket to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Miami (Sunday, October 14, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today confirmed the matchups and kick off times for the Final and […]

A South Florida businessman wanted to rebuild a Caribbean airport. How things got bungled.

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BY ADIEL KAPLAN AND AARON LEIBOWITZ From Miami Herald Antonio Assenza is a prototypical high-achieving South Floridian. A successful businessman who came to the United States from Venezuela in 1990, he runs a local construction company and has a 5,000-square-foot house behind a wall of hedges and palm trees in Parkland. So how did he […]

Cayman Islands see steady captive insurance growth in 2018

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By Matt Sheehan From Reinsurance News The Cayman Islands have experienced continued steady growth in their captive insurance industry, with 17 new insurance licensees recorded over the first half of 2018. The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC) reported 5 new insurance licensees in Q1 and 12 in Q2, bringing the total number of class […]

Caribbean Economic Overview

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From CIBC-FC Summary: The IMF notes that global economic growth accelerated to 3.8% y/y during 2017, as growth in both advanced and emerging markets picked up relative to one year earlier. Since then, economic activity in the US, Canada, and the UK continued to expand in Q1 2018, albeit at slower rates. The US Bureau […]

Destinations of the week

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13 places to travel in July for every type of traveler By Mark Abadi From Business Insider The best places to visit in July are already on savvy travelers’ lists. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in July 2018. The destinations include […]

Baloy makes history for Panama in loss to England

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From Concacaf Panama 24 Jun 2018 NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia – Felipe Baloy made history by scoring Panama’s first ever FIFA World Cup goal in a 6-1 defeat to England in Group G action on Sunday at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Despite the historic strike from the 37-year-old DF, Panama (0W-0D-2L, 1GF, 9GC) […]