Jaguars Deaths Increasing in Panama

Twenty-six jaguars have died so far this year in Panama according to Ricardo Moreno, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Director of the Panama Yaguará Foundation. The biologist presented his findings at the recent Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation in Belize, adding that 23 jaguars were killed last year…

More Starbucks are Coming

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Starbucks Coffee Company will open its fifth and sixth stores in Panama by the end of October. The Seattle-based multinational, which has over 24,000 retail locations around the world, opened its first Panama shop on August 6 of last year in Street Mall, a new shopping center across the street from Multiplaza Mall. Since then, additional Starbucks have opened…

2016 Panama Malaria Update

A total of 480 cases of malaria have been reported this year through September 10, or 79 more cases than during the same period last year. According to the Ministry of Health’s Department of Epidemiology, the highest incidences have been reported in the Panama metropolitan area, Darien and the Guna Yala and Ngäbe Bugle territories.   Malaria is a…

2017 Panama Canal Budget Approved

The National Assembly has approved $1.6 million in direct and $208.5 million in indirect contributions to the Panama Canal Authority for fiscal year 2017. According to the resolution, some $2.8 billion total in revenue and over $1 million in operating expenses are expected. Budget line items include canal operations, investments and reserves. The Canal Authority’s fiscal year…

Truck Falls into Street

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Part of the street gave way in the Panama City neighborhood of El Cangrejo, leaving a garbage truck trapped in the hole for six hours. The incident occurred in front of the Siete Mares restaurant during a night shift, with one driver and two assistants aboard. Four people were reported injured, and a water pipe broke…

New Rey Opens in Albrook

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Opening day shoppers looked pleased if not a little wide-eyed as they pushed brand new shopping carts down the neatly stacked aisles of the new Rey supermarket in Albrook. Inaugurated July 14 in the new Paseo Albrook Plaza, just down Avenue Omar Torrijos Herrera from the former and not so orderly Albrook Rey, the new Rey features…