Gas Up at the Pump

Gas will will cost more starting on Friday, April 26 at 6 am. The price of a liter of 95 and 91 octane gas will increase by $.02 and $.03 to $.893 and $.864, respectively, with diesel increasing $.015 a liter to $.758 in Panama City and Colon. This is equivalent to $3.38 a gallon…

Sunday Water Cuts

Water service will be suspended to several parts of Bella Vista on Sunday to repair a leak on a 20-inch line. According to the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, the work will be carried out from 8 am to 8 pm. The area stretches from the intersection of vía Porras and vía España, affecting…

Naked on Top of Volcan Baru?

A photo of five naked people hashtagged at the summit Panama’s Volcan Baru volcano went viral this week. Seen from the back, the group of four men and one woman is standing on a mountain path above the clouds at what would be Panama’s highest point. The Instagram photo was posted on Easter Sunday by…

Commission Moves to Protect Bona Island

The National Assembly’s Population, Environment and Development Commission adopted a first draft of law 167 on Tuesday, which would declare Bona Island a protected area and wildlife refuge. The island, which belongs to the Municipality of Taboga, is at the center of a dispute between environmentalists and the authorities over a lease contract that would…

Energy Liberty Claims 6,000th Neopanamax Transit

The Panama Canal Authority announced the transit of the 6,000th Neopanamax ship since it began expanded operations three years ago. The Energy Liberty liquid natural gas (LNG) tanker moved through the locks on Tuesday, traveling southbound from Atlantic to Pacific on its way from the Cove Point Terminal in Maryland to Japan. Built in 2018,…

Panama Metro Line 2 is Here

The second line of the Panama Metro, also known as Line 2, will begin operations on Thursday at 6 pm. The 13-mile project, which took five years to build, has 16 stations and connects eastern Panama from Nuevo Tocumen to San Miguelito. It is scheduled to run 21 trains, each with five cars and a…