Colon Province Focus Of Renewal

According to, Panama’s underdeveloped province of Colon is about to undergo significant development ventures. Focusing on development of Colon, Panama’s second largest province, was a central aspect of President Juan Carlos Varela’s recent election platform. The Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Housing will work together towards renewing the province, including building better homes for the inhabitants. Furthermore, Varela has signed the tender calling for an urban renewal project, but exact costs and construction dates are currently unknown. According the’s report, the project will benefit about 25,000 people in the city by building up to 5,000 … Continue reading Colon Province Focus Of Renewal

Nevis Vs. Caymans Vs. BVI Vs. Hong Kong Vs. Panama –The World’s Premier Offshore Havens Compared

Back in the office in Panama City after a week in the Big Apple, I’m struggling to catch up with everything that’s new since I’ve been away… First, tomorrow is the final day for the Early Bird Discount for our Live & Invest in Belize Conference, scheduled for June 21-23 in Belize City. Starting Saturday, May 1, the price of registration increases US$200 per person. If your name is on the Pre-registration List for this event, you’re due an additional special discount of US$100 per person. Combine this with the Early Bird Discount and save a total of US$300 per … Continue reading Nevis Vs. Caymans Vs. BVI Vs. Hong Kong Vs. Panama –The World’s Premier Offshore Havens Compared

Panama again

“Panama’s newly elected president is making a big impression,” writes Editorial Assistant Rebecca Tyre from the Panama capital this morning. “Ricardo Martinelli, of the Democratic Change party, was sworn in as president on July 1 and has so far shocked the entire nation. “He’s been keeping his campaign promises! “Everyone in the country is long familiar with Martinelli’s name. He’s a successful businessman who owns one of the country’s biggest supermarket chains (Super 99). The big idea of his campaign was summed up in his slogan, ‘Other politicians enter politics poor and leave rich.’ He was speaking to the high … Continue reading Panama again

Ready To Talk

Panama Circle Membership Now Open For A Very Limited Time Last December, we launched our special Panama Circle VIP membership service, inviting up to 50 Live and Invest Overseas readers to become Charter Members of this private group. Then we closed the door. Since then, our Panama team has been busy delivering on all the promises we made to our Charter Members. I take pride today, seven months later, in saying that I believe we’ve not only met but exceeded every Charter Member’s expectations. Members Liaison Marion de Mena and the rest of the team have arranged pick-ups at the … Continue reading Ready To Talk

Your Passport To 2009’s Land of Opportunity

Panama is the world’s #1 retirement haven…the world’s top offshore haven…and an international banking center. Its pensionado program of special benefits for foreign retirees is the Gold Standard. As a foreign resident, you can pay zero local tax. Panama is one of the best places in the world right now to start a business and one of the easiest places to obtain foreign residency. Plus, outside Panama City, this beautiful country hides the smartest beach, river, and mountain property buys anywhere on the planet today. Panama is a land where the cost of living is low…the standard of health care … Continue reading Your Passport To 2009’s Land of Opportunity


The Panamanian government has issued new visa restrictions across a range of categories for international visitors to the country that will have a direct affect on agents selling Panama to overseas buyers. Effective at the start of this month, one of the main changes that will impact on Russian and other nationalities that are starting to snap up real estate in growing numbers in the country, is the permanent residency situation. A preferred method of purchase by Russian investors, a buyer will now have to purchase a property in excess of $300,000, up from $200,000 in August. Previously UK, European … Continue reading NEW VISA RESTRICTIONS COME INTO EFFECT ACROSS PANAMA