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    National Panamanian News

    Black Week-end is here!

    Black Week-end  is here!

    Panama’s “Black Weekend” starting Friday 14th through Sunday September 16th, will have more participants this year as hotels, car rentals, restaurants and supermarkets join in.

    Over $2.5 million spent on toys

    Over $2.5 million spent on toys

    The Ministry of the Presidency bought 600,000 toys, to the tune of $2,596,068 to be given to " children of different ages who are in situations of poverty" for the Christmas holidays of 2018.

    $120 million in Metro subsidies

    $120 million in Metro subsidies

    The State, through the Metro of Panama, has granted $120 million during 2016, 2017 and 2018, in order to maintain the rate of 35cents to users.

    Parish priest linked to a homicide

     Parish priest linked to a homicide

    The Panamanian Catholic Church separated priest David Cosca from his position as parish priest of the Divina Misericordia church, located in Paitilla

    Blood pressure pill alert

    Blood  pressure pill alert

    The Department of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) issued an alert for “Acepress Irbesartan”, 300 mg, from Stein Laboratories of Costa Rica, used to control blood pressure.

    Maytin to report on her travel expenses

    Maytin to  report on her travel expenses

    The director of the National Authority of Transparency and Access to Information, Angélica Maytín, must appear before the National Assembly, to render a report on her travel expenses.

    Naturgy replaces Fenosa

    Naturgy replaces Fenosa

    Naturgy is the new name of the electric distribution company, replacing ’Gas Natural Fenosa’ which presently provides the electricity distribution through Edechi and Edemet.

    911 opens ambulance distribution site

    911 opens ambulance distribution site

    The Unique System of Emergency Management (Sume 911) opened on August 28th, an ambulance launch site in Howard, with the aim of expanding its coverage area to the population

    Nepotism to be investigated

    Nepotism to be investigated

    Angélica Maytín, General Director of Antai , asked the president of the National Assembly , Yanibel Ábrego , for a commission to investigate possible cases of nepotism within the Legislative body.

    Drop in Car Sales

    Drop in Car Sales

    The drop in sales has caused dealers to use new marketing strategies such as free maintenance.

    R.I.P. John McCain

    R.I.P. John McCain

    On August 24, 2018, McCain’s family announced that he would no longer receive treatment for his cancer. The next day at 4:28 p.m. local time, he died.

    Marta Martinelli files lawsuit

    Marta Martinelli files lawsuit

    Journalists from La Prensa appeared yesterday at a hearing in the Second Family Court following a lawsuit filed by Marta Linares de Martinelli,