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  • 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...
  • Cops: Dad tried to deal pot to uniformed officers - with baby in tow

    Cops: Dad tried to deal pot to uniformed officers - with baby in tow
    Baby, let's take a stroll because daddy's on a roll ... to apparently deal a little weed. A Panhandle dad, identified as Terandell Curlee Coleman, 28, allegedly asked two uniformed cops in an unmarked car if they wanted to score some pot, reports WMBB...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Broward poised to see 14 million tourists in 2014, officials say

    Buoyed by a record performance in 2013, Broward County is poised to welcome 14 million tourists this year, the region's tourism czar predicted Thursday. And for 2015, the goal is to reach 15 million. "We're on the brink of 14 million visitors in 2014,...
  • Florida closer to regulating parasailing after latest accident

    Florida closer to regulating parasailing after latest accident
    Visitors and residents love the quiet and the spectacular view that comes from parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean off the Broward and Palm Beach county coasts. But the experience can also turn deadly. "I thought the worst thing that could happen is you...
  • Florida Cruise Guide: Holland America ms Westerdam ship itinerary

    This itinerary was last update Sept. 30, 2009. For more Holland America ms Westerdam cruises click here. 7-Day Western Caribbean 2009 Departure Date: Oct. 18, Nov. 29 Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks...
  • Lawmakers renew push for parasailing regulation

    Lawmakers renew push for parasailing regulation
    Two Broward state legislators are citing last week’s parasailing accident in Panama City Beach as evidence to renew their push for new government regulation of the industry. State Sen. Maria Sachs, a Boca Raton Democrat who represents part of...