The Embassy of The Republic of Panama hosted a Gala event & cocktail reception at the Central Bank Auditorium recently, in commemoration of Panama’s 202nd National Day, officiated on Tuesday 28th November.

Remarks by Her Excellency, Ambassador of Panama to Trinidad & Tobago, Sevilla Edith Miller opened the evening, followed by a brief address from the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad & Tobago, Ms. Reitta Tousantt.

Awards were presented to persons instrumental in promoting Panamanian culture across the globe & highlighted the harmonious relationship between our two countries.

Sponsors were presented with beautiful, Mola art - a

colorful, intricately hand-woven textile of layered fabrics representing a native animal or geographic design, synonymous with Panamanian culture.

Dignitaries and invited guests were then treated to special performances by our own jewel, Empress Aje, followed by an energetic performance by the iconic, internationally acclaimed, Lady of Jazz, Panamanian singer, Indania Dowman & The Emotions. New York based Panamanian music producer, Edgardo Betegon kicked off the cocktail reception, with high energy Caribbean music, which fueled a great evening and the infamous Conga Line.

The celebration coincided with the well-timed arrival to Trinidad & Tobago, of Panama’s own, Ron Abuelo Premium Rum. Guests toasted with the signature cocktail for the night – The

Abuelo Rita, made with the Ron Abuelo 7yr old Rum.

Also available on the night were the other multiple award-winning Rums, namely:

  • Ron Abuelo 12yr, Two Oaks, aged in select Bourbon barrels and finished in virgin extra charred American Oak barrels, for a more refined and mellow experience and
  • The Finnish Collection and the Ron Abuelo Centuria, aged 30yrs, which celebrates the tradition and craftsmanship in rum making.