By Ilene Little
Why we love the ocean
Oceans, lakes, rivers, pools, even fountains can irresistibly affect our minds. Reflexively we know this: there is a good reason why a view of a beach is more appealing than a view of a stockyard. There are logical explanations for our tendency to go to the water’s edge for some of the most significant moments of our lives. But why? And why do some feel the need to [...]
A highly recommended read for anyone interested in the history of Panama and the Canal is a book just released in this year of the waterway’s 100th anniversary entitled “How Teddy Took Panama” by David Adamson Harper. Described as a historical novel, the book tells the story of the founding of the Republic of Panama, artfully interwoven with a fictitious but highly plausible plot involving a secret service agent charged with the dangerous [...]
Colon 2000 takes a second gamble
Colón 2000 takes a gamble for a second time by introducing a ferry from that port to Cartagena, Colombia and Isla Colón in Bocas del Toro. Mayra de Zebede, sales manager of Tropical Cruises said that unlike the previous occasion, where somebody else took control of the operation, this time Ferry Xpress will be manage by the port itself.
The Norwegian ferry, Adriatico, which currently operates in Europe and [...]
It’s faster, It’s luxurious
The new Island Express III arrived this month in Panama to ferry passengers from Panama City to the Pearl Islands. “It is brand new, from Washington State,” said Claudio Caicedo, Sea Las Perlas Operations Manager.
“It’s top of the line, with nice cushioned aircraft seating and it’s faster than the other ferries in the fleet.” said Captain Randy Rickson.
“Powered by two 500hp Iveco diesel engines, we do 30 knots [...]
A new ferry service between Cartagena, Colombia, and Colón 2000 in Panamá, will start operations from October 24. The ship that will cover this route is the “Adriatico,” that was remodeled in 2005 and has a capacity for 1,000 passengers, a crew of 300 and can carry 500 automobiles.
The “Adriatico” will travel to two destinations – Cartagena, on Monday and Wednesday, and Isla Cólon in Bocas del Toro, on Friday.
By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd
Panama is on the black list of the World Heritage Committee of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to the poor condition of the forts of San Lorenzo and Portobelo in the province of Colón. After an inspection conducted in 2012, this organization classified these sites as “endangered.”
On August 13, Colón legislator, Miguel Salas, presented a bill that seeks for the government to destine a set amount [...]
The Panama Pacifico International Airport, located in the former military base of Howard, has taken its first steps to become the first terminal in the region to serve low-cost airlines. From the beginning of August, 11 international flights will be departing from there to Colombia.
Rosa Muñoz, Panama Pacifico Airport director, said that she was very proud to have the first commercial airline, VivaColombia, using this terminal and that it took a lot of work [...]