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  • Panama City: The Booming Business Hub of Central America

    A new film hub has suddenly emerged in Central America. Just as its skyline has morphed dramatically in the space of a few years, Panama, sometimes known as the Dubai of the West, has upped the ante on production, offering a 15% cash rebate to foreign...
  • Panama Film Fest Boosts Burgeoning Biz

    The Intl. Film Festival of Panama, whose third edition runs April 3-9, is amping up. Buildup to the event is going step by step in sync with a rapidly growing Panama film industry. The fest bowed in 2012, just after the approval of a film law that...
  • Panama City: Channeling Funds Alongside the Canal Zone

    In 2009, a dark comedy made completely in Panama became a record-busting box office hit, taking both filmmakers and audiences by surprise. Backed by local investors, Abner Benaim's $1.2 million "Chance" is a delightful farce about two housekeepers who...
  • Man jailed after interfering with firefighters, deputies say

    Man jailed after interfering with firefighters, deputies say
    The fire in one man's belly may have been more intense than this real Panhandle fire. As firefighters in Alford tried to douse the flames of a reported barn or shed fire, a man, identified as Juan-Luis Cervantes, got himself in some hot trouble: he kept...
  • Deputies: Man tried to pay fine at courthouse with phony bills

    Deputies: Man tried to pay fine at courthouse with phony bills
    Pressed for cash? Why not use some funny money? Well, for starters, there's noting funny about jail time. When John Sheldon Jernigan handed over $400 to the clerk at the Bay County Courthouse  to pay his trespassing fine, the clerk noticed something...
  • Justin Bieber turns himself in to Toronto police on assault charge

    What did Justin Bieber's team decide during that huddle they just had in Panama? Perhaps it was to get Bieber's legal life in order: The pop star on Wednesday afternoon turned himself in to Toronto police in response to an assault charge stemming from a...
  • Panama City revival

    Panama City revival
    This Central American nation is fast becoming a prime destination for winter travelers looking to trade cold and slush for sun and surf. But this country's riches are found not only in its tropical jungles and white sand beaches; one of Panama's hottest...
  • O.C. man accused of stealing nearly $3 million arrested in Panama

    A Newport Beach man who prosecutors say ran a Ponzi scheme that stole nearly $3 million from investors has been extradited from Panama to face trial in Orange County.   Thomas F. Tarbutton allegedly fled to Brazil in 2011 after charges were filed and...
  • Did dead Panhandle grave robbers steal their own burial plots?

    The plot has thickened in Caryville, a small Panhandle town, in a case of adverse possession gone awry: Some folks apparently may have made a grave mistake by stealing their own burial plots, reports WJHG ABC News-7 in Panama City. "You have to pay to be...
  • Panama's voters cast ballots in a tight presidential election

    Voters in Panama went to the polls Sunday to select a new president in an unusually tight race where the victor is likely to maintain free-market policies in Central America's fastest-growing economy. The new president will oversee an ambitious...
  • Panama vice president — an opposition candidate — is elected president

     Panama vice president — an opposition candidate — is elected president
    An opposition candidate was headed to victory Sunday in Panama as the region's fastest-growing economy voted for president in an unusually tight race. Almost complete results showed Juan Carlos Varela of a center-right party winning the presidency. "The...