Ministers Step Down After Serial Killer Escapes

Panama’s ministers of public security and government – Rolando Mirones and Carlos Romero, respectively –  have resigned in the wake of this week’s problematic prison break. President Laurentino Cortizo announced the changes to his cabinet a day after news broke that serial killer Gilberto Ventura Ceballos escaped his maximum security cell block at La Nueva Joya…
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IDAAN: Chilibre Plant Water is Fine

The National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) reassured Panama City residents that the drinking water from the Chilibre water treatment plant is fit for human consumption. At a press conference on Wednesday, IDAAN director Guillermo Torres, told reporters that the institute’s water quality experts noticed that the water’s smell was a bit off and…

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H&M Opening in Panama

Swedish multinational clothing-retail company Hennes & Mauritz is slated to open in Panama at the end of 2020. Known more widely as H&M, the company currently has 51 online markets and stores in 74 countries, including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay in Latin America. This, however, will be H&M’s first store in Central America…

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License Plates Could Get 5 Years

Drivers in Panama City may not have to renew their license plates every year. The Panama City Mayor’s office is evaluating whether to extend renewal periods to five years in coordination with the Chapala Vocational School that produces Panama City plates. There are an estimated 650,000 vehicles registered in the city, of which 80,000 are…

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Yacht Burns Near Isla Flamenco

A pleasure yacht caught fire off Isla Flamenco on the Amador Causeway Saturday morning. It was reported that at least 14 people were on board, all of whom were rescued by the National Aeronaval Service and taken to the Balboa Yacht Club. The yacht, which was called Tagalog, was entirely consumed by flames. The cause…

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Sunday Water Cuts

Water service will be poor or suspended in many parts of Panama City on Sunday due to maintenance on the Chilibre treatment plant. According to the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, the work is scheduled from 8 am to 2 pm. Water will be cut to via Tumba Muerto, Transistmica, Clayton, La Locería, Betania,…

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Gas Up at the Pump

Gas will will cost more starting on Friday, November 8 at 6 am. The price of a liter of 95 and 91 octane gas will increase by $.003 and $.006 to $.803 and $.756 a liter, respectively, while diesel will decrease by $.005 a liter to $.716 in Panama City and Colon. Although the same…

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Netflix Premiers Laundromat Movie Despite Lawsuit

The Laundromat, a movie based on the Panama Papers scandal, is now on Netflix despite motions by lawyers Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca to restrict streaming in Panama and the United States. The movie, starring Meryll Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, explores the role of the Mossack Fonseca law firm in sheltering assets of…

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Netflix Premiers The Laundromat Despite Lawsuit

The Laundromat, a movie based on the Panama Papers scandal, is now on Netflix days after lawyers Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca tried to restrict streaming in Panama and the United States. The movie, starring Meryll Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, explores the role of the Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm in sheltering assets…

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