Etesa, Panama’s Electric Transmission Company, will change 40 transformers throughout the country in an effort to create a more reliable electrical system.

In February 2017, The Panama Canal set a new daily tonnage record of 1.18 million tonnes, with a total of 1,180 vessels traveling through both the expanded and original locks.

Panama City’s Teatro Nacional, a tourist attraction offering cultural performances from opera and ballet to folkloric dance requires waterproofing of the building which was built in 1908.

So far during the Juan Carlos Varela administration, $16.7 million has been donated to religious organizations, mostly the Catholic Church.

According to information published by the Controller General of Panama 63.4% of students that graduated from University in Panama in 2015 were women.

President Juan Carlos Varela was in Bocas del Toro March 9th 2017 for a meeting with local authorities regarding the Catherine Johannet case.

Visitors to Taboga Island will no longer be allowed to bring coolers containing alcohol or prepared food.

Manuel Noriega, currently serving 20 year sentence for three murders committed during military dictatorship, is in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery, Tuesday March 7th 2017.

Sunday March 5th at approximately 2:15 p.m. a bus traveling from Bocas del Toro towards Panama City over turned on a bridge into the Las Guabas river.

Jose Donderis, director of the National System for Civil Protection (Sinaproc) announced that there were a total of 1,024 accidents during Carnival in Panama this year (2017).

A green alert has been issued by Panama’s Ministry of Health (Minsa) for Carnival in Panama. The green alert includes all 15 health regions and will last from 7:00 am Friday morning until March 1 2017.

An earthquake of 4.7 magnitude was felt in parts of Panama Monday February 20th 2017. Readers reported feeling the tremor in Coronado Panama, La Chorrera and Panama City.

Ricardo Arias Calderón, former vice president of Panama, passed away Monday, February 13th at 83 years of age. The information was confirmed by his relatives.

While reports surfaced with speculation of a serial killer Friday February 10th, Panama’s Security Minister Alexis Bethancourt, has denied the possibility.

According to a confidential source, the recent murder of Catherine Johannet could be related to the case of the two Dutch tourists declared missing April, 1 2014.

Indian children’s rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, has arrived in Panama with his wife Sumedha Satyarthi.

Panama is growing organic! This year, there are approximately 1,271 farmers who are cultivating about  6,396 hectares of pesticide-free products using environmentally friendly planting techniques in the country.

The body of Catherine Johannet, a 23 year old woman from Scarsdale, New York, was discovered Sunday, February 5th in the afternoon on a hiking trail on Bastimentos Island in Bocas del Toro.

Entrepreneur I. Roberto Eisenmann, one of founders of Panama’s newspaper La Prensa, has proposed that a special public prosecutor's office be created to collaborate in the investigation of Odebrecht.

Lieut Alexander Joel Rosales has received a sentence of 30 years in prison for firing the shots that killed two children at a check point in San Carlos in 2013.

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