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If you are going to be in Coronado Panama Sunday, September 25th, join one of the biggest International efforts to clean up beaches, rivers and lakes around the world! Read more about the global event here: The 30th International Coastal Cleanup.
Yesterday, September 21st, 2016, at 11:14 a.m. Hidrometeorología de ETESA, issued a hydro-meteorological warning for the occurrence of swell on the Pacific Coast. While this report should create awareness and caution among beach goers, it is extremely unlikely that Panama’s Pacific coast will experience anything near a tidal wave, as some have reported.
A pink ribbon has been placed over the bust of ‘India Dormida’ (the sleeping Indian), a rock formation in El Valle de Anton. The pink ribbon is a symbol for the fight against breast cancer in Panama. In Panama, October is breast cancer awareness month.
The VISSLA ISA World Juniors Surfing Championship is taking place in Azores, Portugal from September 17th until September 25th. Several young Panamanian surfers are at the world games representing Panama.
Sunday, September 25th the Coronado Photography Group will be headed to Casco Viejo to shoot one of Panama’s most photographic old towns. The group will be meeting in Casco Viejo’s Central Square by the General Tomás Herrera Monument at 10:00 a.m.
By: Dennis Fria The road clean-up from Pueblo Nuevo to Sora was a huge success, thanks to many people! Every single person played an important role which together ended in the successful completion of this huge project.
Look up at the skies tonight, September 16th, 2016 to see a harvest moon eclipse, the last until 2024. This month’s full moon is considered to be a harvest moon because it is the closest one to the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
The ION Cancer hospital will host a blood drive on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Las Pergolas plaza (Novey/Riba Smith plaza). The ION Cancer blood drive will set up about 5 stores down from Philipe Mota. Anyone eligible to donate blood in Panama is welcome - see requirements below.
While it might seem paradoxical, heavy rain has left over 22,000 people in Penonomé without water since Sunday, September 11th. The lack of water is due to the flooding of the Zarati River in Penonomé, which has affected the ability for the treatment plant to effectively treat the community's water supply.
The Altos del Maria Green Team have organized a street cleanup on the road from Bejuco to Sora Thursday, September 15th. The cleanup is a big effort that works to clean up 18 kilometers of roadway.
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The pink blanket, made from a vinyl material covering the hillside of the "Sleeping Indian" a mountain peak in El Valle de Anton, is being removed. The pink tarp, placed on the mountain side by the office of the first lady, was part of a campaign to raise breast cancer awareness during the month of October.
In the midst of Panama’s continued debate on how to tackle the topic of sexual education in schools, the country has released a report from 2014, revealing some grim statistics.
The Panamanian Foundation, La Fundación Pro Conservación de los Primates Panameños (FCPP) has requested the removal of the pink blanket covering India Dormida (the sleeping Indian peak).
This morning, Tuesday, September 20th, a fisherman found the body of a young man near Farallon in the province of Cocle. The 19-year-old boy was reported missing and is originally from Farallon, but live in Panama City.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has asked North Properties, a company developing on a 5.8-hectare site near the canal watershed, to present a remediation plan to reverse the effects of deforestation. If no plan is presented, the ACP will suspend work at the site. Work could also be suspended if the plan is deemed to be insufficient.
This week Panama’s president Juan Carlos Varela joins world leaders in New York for the United Nation’s 71st General Assembly. This year the global endeavor takes the form of a “twin summit”, with a conference on refugees and migration will take place Monday, September 19th.
The Ngäbe Buglé General Congress has rejected the Barro Blanco hydroelectric project agreement, deciding not to ratify the agreement that was signed in August. The Ngäbe Buglé General Congress held a secret vote this weekend which resulted in 76 members rejecting the agreement and 67 supporting the agreement.
Thursday, September 15 President Juan Carlos Varela announced made big two announcements, just hours apart. The president took Panama City's Cinta Costera to announce that from January 2017 there would be a “significant reduction” in fares on the Metro Buses on the North and South corridors and that the new transport plan would end the operation of “pirate buses” on the corridors.
According to the Driver Satisfaction Index, completed by the traffic and navigation application Waze, Panama is fourth on a long list of the worst countries to be behind the wheel. Waze analyzed driver experience in 28 countries and 238 cities, ranking driver experience from 10 for satisfactory to 1 for very bad.
Copa airlines SA is among the airlines bidding to become an international partner for the Colombian carrier Avianca Holdings SA. The airline, controlled by German brothers Aleman and José Efromovich, is seeking an international partner “to help strengthen its balance sheet and to promote growth.”
Authorities have found the body of a 5-year-old child this morning, Tuesday, September 13th off the coast of Taboga. The young boy was helping his sister who had fallen into the storm drain when he was swept away on Sunday.
Part of the Pan-American Highway on the way to the village of Vigui in Los Palmas Veraguas, was blocked by protesters Wednesday, afternoon (September 7, 2016). The protest, lead by a group of indigenous people from the Ngäbe-Buglé comarca, was over the latest agreement on the hydroelectric project, Barro Blanco.
The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC), Höegh Target, transited the newly expanded Panama Canal yesterday, Thursday, September 8th, 2016 in the early morning. The Norwegian vessel was built in 2015 with specs to fit though the newly expanded locks.
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The Center for Environmental Awareness of Panama (CIAM) is asking to the Panama Canal Authority to revoke a concession granted to North Properties. The group's plea aims to see action against environmental damage in the watershed by requiring the company to reverse the effects of deforestation they have allegedly caused.
Think you may have a Panapass fine? Find out, using Panama’s transit website http://www.transito.gob.pa/servicios-en-linea. Select ‘Servicios en Linea’ ( "Online Services") and press the “infracciones electrónicas” ("electronic breaches”). The system will provide the option to checking infractions based on the plate of the vehicle.
While the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that most humpback whale populations have recovered through international efforts to protect them, the population of humpback whales that breed off the coast of Panama remains endangered.
According to the National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON), about 540 thousand hectares of forest in Panama have been lost in the last 20 years. Another estimated 2 million hectares of land has been seriously degraded, with a deforestation rate exceeding 20 thousand hectares a year.
On Saturday August 27th, Alexis Perez the regional chief of protected areas and wildlife in Los Santos confirmed the seizure of 1,314 illegally trafficked turtle eggs in Tonosí, Los Santos. Of the eggs recovered in the most recent bust, 687 embryos were destroyed, 381 eggs were saved and are currently in a nursery located in Cambutal.
UnCruise Adventures is a small expedition cruise line that has been exploring in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, the Columbia & the Galapagos for over 20 years. The Uncruise cruise line will soon be destine for Central America, with voyages from Panama & Costa Rica beginning in October 2016.
Isla Grande is a small island on Panama’s Caribbean coast located 15km off the shores of Portobelo, in the Province of Colon. With clear turquoise water, palm trees and white sand, Isla Grande is a picturesque tropical island and a popular getaway for Panama City locals.
A study done by Coptroller General shows that car sales in Panama have grown by 7.3% from the first half of 2016 to the second half of the year. The figures, that show between January and June 33,164 vehicles were sold, are based on data provided by the Panama Automobile Dealers Association.
Five people were convicted of illegally trafficking turtle eggs on Wednesday August 17. All five perpetrators were fined $3000 and will be denied access to public services for 40 months.
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