USS Michael Monsoor Docked in Panama

US destroyer USS Michael Monsoor has stopped in Panama for a few days on its way to San Diego for its inauguration. The sophisticated warship crossed the Panama Canal on Wednesday and is docked at the National Aeronaval Service base on the Pacific side. President Juan Carlos Varela and Security Minister Jonathan Del Rosario toured…

President Xi is Coming

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in Panama next week to discuss commerce, technology and infrastructure as China continues to deepen it position in Latin America. This is the first official visit of a Chinese president to Panama and follows on the heels of a meeting between Xi and US President Donald Trump at this weekend’s…

Saturday Water Cuts

Water service will be suspended to most of Panama City on Saturday for preventive maintenance on the Federico Guardia Conte water treatment plant in Chilibre. According the the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, cuts start at 5 am and are expected to end at 6 pm. Affected areas include Rio Abajo, Parque Lefevre, San…

Rey Sells to Company from Ecuador

Grupo Rey will sell at least 60 percent of its shares to Ecuadorian conglomerate Corporación Favorita. The sale, with an estimated price tag of $560.6 million, will be completed at the beginning of 2019 and includes the Rey and Romero supermarkets, Mr. Precio, Metro pharmacies, Zaz stores and Rey Holdings’ production and distribution centers. Corporación…

Man Falls from Sky

A man fell to his death from the 41st floor of the Sky residential building on Avenida Balboa on Monday afternoon. The deceased, a 41-year-old US citizen, reportedly lived alone with his two dogs, although the circumstances of his death were not immediately clear. He died on impact when his body hit a car parked…

Flights Delayed Out of Tocumen

A fault in the Civil Aviation Authority communication station on Galera hill caused flight delays out of Tocumen on Thursday. The blip lasted from 3:12 pm to 3:40 pm, affecting hundred of passengers through part of the morning Friday. Earlier Thursday, passengers also experienced delays due to the unusual presence of migratory birds.