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Air Travel

COPA to refund Venezuela bound passengers

Yesterday Venezuela ordered the suspension of the economic, commercial and financial relationship with subjects of the Republic of Panama Copa Airlines said in a statement that the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ordered, by resolution published in Official Gazette No. 6369, dated April 5, 2018, the suspension of …

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Infrastructure

Panama Traffic congestion leads to higher fatalities

The residents of Tocumen woke up yesterday with a huge traffic jam, due to a fatal traffic accident. It was approximately, at 6:30 in the morning of yesterday, when a young man tried to cross about 20 meters from the church of San Antonio, in the sector of La Morelos, …

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Entertainment

Suspect arrested in Kardashian robbery

French police arrested a person on the Côte d’Azur suspected of involvement in the robbery of US television star Kim Kardashian in October 2016, local media reported on Monday. The arrest took place this week and the detainee will be presented today before the investigating magistrate investigating the facts, which …

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Labor

SUNTRACS strike forthcoming

In the morning members of the National Union of Workers of the Construction Industry and Similar (Suntracs) closed several roads in the city of Panama to the conflict that remains with the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (Capac) for a salary increase during the six months of negotiation of a collective …

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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 …

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Politics

Varela and Saint Melo at the Summit

With the objective of participating in the “VIII Summit of the Americas” , the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela , and the Vice President and Chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado traveled to the city of Lima, Peru . + info Corruption will be the highlight of …

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Entertainment

Flag of Panama- tune for the World Cup.

Only 63 days after the start of the foot ball event, on the Youtube platform, the video of the Russian World Cup 2018 anthem, called “Colors” sung by the American Jason Derulo, was released. The video shows the different flags of the 32 participating teams of the world cup, where …

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Summit of Americas

Varela in Peru for Summit of Americas

Varela will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts in the region, and with congressmen and members of the Chamber of Commerce The president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and the vice president and chancellor, Isabel De Saint Malo, traveled today to Lima to participate in the VIII Summit of the …

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Hotels

Varela letter from TRUMP….what are the consequences?

The confusion that this letter has caused is a big part of the problem According to Univisión, Trump Panama Hotel Management LLC, which managed an apartment tower and a hotel in Panama, sent a letter last month to President Juan Carlos Varela warning that if the problems created by a …

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Politics

Italian corruption case for Panama delayed

The judge of the preliminary investigations of the Court of Naples delayed again the opening of oral trial – until next May 8 – in the case on the alleged diversion of 20 million dollars in the frustrated construction of four modular prisons in various locations in Panama , by …

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Politics

Indemnity requested for $3mill Varela contribution

The former presidential candidate Juan Carlos Navarro , of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) , went to the Metropolitan Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday, April 12, to notify of a lawsuit filed against him by the former ambassador of Panama in Korea, Jaime Lasso , for the alleged crime against him. …

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Labor

Strike set for COLON

According to denounced Votier, “this Government at the negotiating table has become pure, not to the proposals that the colonists have Popular leaders of the City of Colon announced today a general strike on April 19 next to the refusal of the Government to formalize in a decree the agreements …

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Uncategorized

Housing EXPO set for Panama

Under the slogan “From Dream to Owner” will be held this year Expo Vivienda 2018, the most important real estate fair of the summer, organized by the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC). The event will be held at the Atlapa Convention Center from April 12 to 15, informed the president …

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Uncategorized

Panama continues hardline with Venezuela

The relations between Panama and Venezuela are in a ‘great pause’, as defined by the chancellor, Isabel de Saint Malo. In a meeting with the Association of Foreign Correspondents, he said that at the moment Panama will not seek an approach with Venezuela. It is the turn of Venezuelans to seek a …

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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 …

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Politics

33% of Panamanians have confidence in the government

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD ) defended the recent policies adopted in Panama to strengthen the bond of trust between the State and society, such as the reform of public procurement laws in order to make administration more transparent and competitive, or the new rules on …

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Politics

Primary of the Panamenista to be held October 28

The  Panameñista Party announced that on October 28 will be held primary elections to choose the presidential candidate of that political group, facing the elections of 2019. That day will also be chosen candidates for deputies, mayors, representatives of corregimientos and councilors. All members legally registered in the party, on …

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Uncategorized

Panamanian is 1 of 10 young emerging leaders of the world

The young Panamanian José Alejandro Rodríguez was distinguished among the 10 young emerging leaders of the world by the United States Department of State. + info 50 young Panamanians will strengthen themselves in leadership José Alejandro Rodríguez: ‘Teachers qualify and pa late. Children are numbers’ Rodríguez (@quexopajackson) is part of …

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Politics

Court gets tough on Ferrufino

The Fifteenth Court of Panama tightened the precautionary measures against the former Minister of Social Development, Guillermo Ferrufino. The new precautionary measures contemplate that he will not be able to leave the province where he resides, to drink alcoholic beverages in public festivities, commerce or activities outside his home. Furthermore, it …

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Politics

Panama condemns Syria chemical attack

The Government of Panama said today that it “strongly condemns the alleged attack with poison gas in Syria, which left more than 60 dead and hundreds injured, including children.” The Panamanian Foreign Ministry said Monday that the “use of chemical weapons regardless of who uses them is a clear violation …

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Politics

Colon leadership rejected

The Minister of the Presidency, Álvaro Alemán, lamented that leaders of the province of Colón insist on a new strike call, despite the fact that there is a multi-thematic dialogue table headed by state ministers and directors of different public entities to find solutions to different problems that this province …

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Hotels

TRUMP feeling Varela pressure

Trump Panama Hotel Management LLC ., Belonging to the Trump Organization, intends to interfere with the Panamanian State in the dispute it is waging with Orestes Fintiklis for control of the hotel that bore the surname of the President of the United States (EU) . + info Trump Organization pressures …

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Immigration

Asylum requests spiked 3500% over 4 years

Requests for international protection or political asylum to any of the 28 member states of the European Union (EU) by citizens of Venezuela have increased by 3 thousand 500% between 2014 and 2017 , Spain being the country that by far , has received more requests. According to the European …

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Politics

Aleman promoting dialogue amid strike concerns

With the commitment to maintain dialogue as a method of conflict resolution, the Minister of the Presidency, Álvaro Alemán, regretted on behalf of the Government that some leaders in the province of Colon insist on a new strike call when there is a multi-thematic dialogue table headed by ministers of …

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Financials

Property Tax moratorium rejected

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) rejects the amendments proposed by the National Assembly of Deputies to extend the moratorium decreed to property tax contained in law 66 of 2017 to other taxes that bear no relation to this tax. In this way, we intend to extend the moratorium …

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Immigration

VISA’s extended for Venezuelans

The National Migration Service (SNM) will extend the visas of Venezuelan citizens whose migratory status expires due to the suspension of flights to their country of origin for a period of 30 days. This was reported on Saturday by the Panamanian Foreign Ministry through an official statement, after President Nicolás …

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Air Travel

Emergency landing needed for BOCAS flight.

The Panama Fire Department reported that a plane from Bocas del Toro and the national airline Air Panama landed at the Rubén Cantú airport, in the city of Santiago, Veraguas. According to the firefighters, the pilot of the plane declared an emergency because the aircraft had a problem in one …

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Air Travel

COPA flights suspended into Venezuela

he decision of  Venezuela to suspend the Copa Airlines flights caused the postponement of the match between Estudiantes de Mérida and the Chilean Deportes Temuco for the Copa Sudamericana and left stranded in Panama the workforce of the Venezuelan Monagas SC. + info Varela: Suspension of Copa Airlines flights affects …

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Sport

CHIRIQUI advances in Baseball

The biggest Panamanian baseball will have a new champion. This happens after the Chiriqui team  won last night at the Rod Carew stadium to its counterpart from Colon (defending champion) 11 runs to 2, to take the direct series in five games (4-1). + info Herrera qualifies for the semifinal; …

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Politics

$37 Mil in Transfers Approved

After a long wait and a session of many interventions by the deputies, the Budget Committee of the  National Assembly approved on Thursday, April 5, 2018, $ 37 million in transfers of departure to four institutions. This, unlike the last session of March 21, where they rejected more than $ …

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