Technology

Cyber attacks require double the current security

On average, more than 85 million cyber attacks are reported each year Currently, most organizations around the world manage information technology services in the cloud. Data, operations and transactions pass through the network and this causes criminals to cause much greater damage with attacks that are increasingly sophisticated, in addition, that …

Technology

Sony working on cooking robot to be used at home

The prototype of domestic use will be able to serve the food thanks to the use of artificial intelligence The Japanese technology company Sony works with the American University Carnegie Mellon in the development of a home-use robot capable of cooking and serving food thanks to the use of artificial …

Canal

Pollution and the effects on health

As part of the ecosystem , human beings are compromised by the effects of environmental pollution that we cause. Children, the elderly, sick people and families with limited resources are the most affected by this problem, and it intensifies in urban areas with uncontrolled growth and overpopulation . According to …

Traffic

Panama will hold a minute of silence for world campaign against noise

The International Day of Awareness about Noise, held in Panama for the seventh consecutive year Panama will join next Wednesday the International Day of Awareness on Noise, which is held in dozens of countries with a minute of silence to raise awareness of the damage caused by excess decibels, organizers …

Canal

New train to cost as much as the Panama Canal

The diplomatic relationship between Panama and China would be immortalized with an enormous work that would cross the country and whose cost would be equated with that of the expansion of the Canal . Panama is studying with China the construction of a train that would depart from the capital …

Technology

Technology will be paramount for security of Panamanian citizens

The development of new technologies will be fundamental in the implementation of the so-called National Citizen Security Strategy (ENSC) 2017-2030 . Designed as a State policy, the strategy will be integrated with the interagency operations center, called C5, which includes a system for the reception, attention and dispatch of emergency …

Canal

Transactions between Panama and the PSA

Once again the name of the company PSA Panama International Terminal, SA, in charge of the operation of a container terminal in Rodman, is in the eye of the storm. His name has returned to the public arena after the past Thursday, April 19 deputies of the majority of the …

Energy/Infrastructure

Panama defines its borders after 22 years

The maritime space of the country was defined in a draft law promoted by the Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP). The initiative establishes the baseline, from which the 200 miles of maritime space in which Panama is measured. Within the 200 nautical miles include the 12 miles of territorial sea, in …

Energy/Infrastructure

Construction strikes prove very costly

Building and acquiring a residence in Panama is expensive in relation to the salary that most of the population receives. The price of materials, the square meter, the payment of taxes, permits and bank financing rates, as well as the payment of benefits to workers in that sector are part of …

Economy
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Repeal of RODMAN Law a step in right direction

by James “JB” Bryson This story that appeared today and I have further linked online may seem like an afterthought or something to just fill the political quota of the news day, but in terms of the possible impact it can have on future business with Americans and avoiding the …

Legal

Truck driver sentenced to life. Killed 10

The 39 bodies were found among urine, feces and vomiting The driver who left locked in July in the cabin of his truck to 39 undocumented, of which 10 died asphyxiated and heat, was sentenced today by a Texas court to two sentences of life imprisonment. The man, James M. …

Infrastructure

Transport carriers hit with sanctions for illegal rate hikes

In the first three months of this year – from January to March – the  Transit and Ground Transportation Authority (ATTT) has imposed 245 sanctions for violating the prohibitions related to passengers or for refusing to take them. And it is that the inspections carried out by personnel of that …

Canal

Panama hosts environmental and maritime safety meeting

Officials from the Security and Environment portfolios of Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Colombia will meet this Friday in the Panamanian capital to review cooperation in those sectors. The Ministry of Public Security of Panama reported today that the head of that office, Alexis Bethancourt and his Costa Rican colleague, …

Energy/Infrastructure

95% of work is stopped as strike continues

95% of the construction projects remain paralyzed and the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (Capac) requested the vote count to determine if the workers want the strike or not, informed Saúl Mendez, Secretary General of the Union of Workers of the Construction and Similar (Suntracs) According to Méndez, yes, the strike …

Canal

What is really occurring with Canal?

Practically, the only virgin entity that remained in our Panama was recently raped by domestic terrorists who attempted, in a very particular and simplistic way, against everything that in more than a century had remained intact: The uninterrupted form of the operation of the Channel. It is incredible how a …

Energy/Infrastructure
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IMF predicts Panama will grow by almost 6%

by John “JB” Bryson April 18, 2018 Similar in tone to my earlier post, with the IMF stating that the Panamanian economy is due to grow above average to 5.6%, it can lead to a false sense of optimism in relation to being able to sustain an influx of immigrants. …

Technology

FACEBOOK under investigation from European agencies

European national authorities, including the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD), investigate “the true scope” of the filtering of data from Facebook users to a consultancy linked to the electoral campaign in the US. who gave the victory to Donald Trump. “We are investigating the case in coordination with the British …

Canal

Canal vows “uninterrupted” work flow

The Practitioners of  the Panama Canal on Sunday, April 15, urged the directors of the waterway and tugboat captains to establish a “real dialogue” in order to resolve the current labor dispute. + info Certificate orders two sailors per tugboat ACP notifies tug captains of their separation Labor conflict hinders …

Infrastructure

Guna Yala threatened by climate change

The natives of the island Cartí Sugdup , in the archipelago of  Guna Yala – known worldwide as San Blas -, northeast of the province of Panama, are enlisting fear and hope to move to the mainland and become the first indigenous settlement in America Latina reassured by climate change …

Energy/Infrastructure

Major digital ecosystem summit planned for Panama

Panama will host the GSMA Latin America Plenary Meeting # 46, on May 10 and 11 that will include the participation of specialists and executives of the digital ecosystem and the telecommunications and ICT industry of Latin America. Roberto Meana Meléndez, General Administrator of the National Authority of Public Services …

Energy/Infrastructure

Growth and Infrastructure collide as Panama economy rises

Panama has led economic growth in Latin America in the last five years, but this bonanza has not translated into a better quality of life in terms of urban mobility. + info More time behind the wheel A report by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) on urban growth …

Panama Tourism

Climate Change affecting Latin American hemisphere, and potential tourism

“Here was my business,” said Julio Rodriguez standing in the sand. At the point that marked his feet was a local wood in which since the 90’s offered packages of excursions to tourists. In 2006, he looked at the turquoise water of the Arena Gorda beach 25 meters away from …

Energy/Infrastructure

Tug Captains creating embargo at Canal

The five Neopanamax ships scheduled to transit this Thursday for the new set of locks could not complete the transit because the tugboat captains refused to comply with an order from the administration. Since the beginning of the third set of locks, inaugurated on June 26, 2016, the Canal administration …

Energy/Infrastructure

Plant is operating in Chilbre at 50% capacity

The Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers National (Idaan) reported that the water treatment plant of Chilibre is still working 50% by an electrical fault in a pumping station. For this reason, from the night of Monday, April 9, potable water will be presented at the low points, while in the …