New Check-in Kiosks are Coming to Tocumen Airport

Tocumen International Airport has installed 35 new self-service check-in kiosks that should be operational by the end of July. They will be located in the ticketing area of Terminal 1, integrated with each airline’s management system and allow passengers to scan their passports and print boarding passes. The system, including equipment, systems and installation, cost $1.2…

Panama Geisha Breaks Record

The Elida Geisha Green Natural Tip coffee from the Lamastus Family Estates sold for the record price of $803 a pound in last week’s Best of Panama 2018 online coffee auction. Bidding started at $661 a pound but jumped to $803 within the hour, going to the Taiwanese Black Gold Coffee Co., which bought a…

Man Sentenced for Murder of US Tourist

An 18-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the homicide, robbery and rape of Catherine Medalia Johannet in Bocas del Toro last year. Johannet, a 23-year-old Colombia University graduate from Scarsdale, New York, was found strangled on a hiking trail on Bastimentos Island on February 5, 2017, three days after she went…

Mayor’s Office Says Via Argentina Should Not Flood Again

Spokespeople from the Mayor’s Office indicated that Via Argentina should not flood again as it did over the weekend when the street turned into a river, leaving submerged cars and waterlogged businesses along the way. According to Jose Isturain, Subdirector of Urban Planning, 65 percent of the long-running renovation project in Via Argentina is made…

Lottery Date Moved for Panama-England Game

The national lottery announced that Sunday’s draw will be moved to Saturday so as not to conflict with the World Cup match against England. Play kicks off at 7 am Panama time at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium and is La Marea Roja’s second Group G match after losing to Belgium, which scored three second-half goals to Panama’s…

Rosa Iveth Montezuma Crowned Miss Panama

Rosa Iveth Montezuma became the new Miss Panama on Thursday and will represent the country at the 67th Miss Universe pageant. Montezuma, age 24, is the first Panamanian from one of the country’s indigenous regions to participate in Miss Panama. From the Muna district of the Ngäbe Buglé Comarca, she has a degree in Food…