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…

Panama to Advise on Crazy Project in Istanbul

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Turkey will look to Panama for advice on its Kanal Istanbul project. The two countries signed a collaboration agreement on June 27 to capitalize on Panama’s canal-building knowledge for the construction of the Turkish canal, according to the Hurriyet Daily News. The canal, which was announced as the “crazy project” by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during…

e-Tax 2.0 is Coming, Panamanians Owe About $2 Billion

The new e-Tax 2.0 system goes into effect July 25. Updates to the current online system will remove software downloads statements, enable modules to submit statements and reports online; and improve compatibility with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. The platform will also incorporate 23 process flows for various taxpayer procedures in the General Tax…

TV and WiFi for Panama City Buses

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Panama City’s My Bus Company says that its fleet will soon have a number of upgrades that should improve the public transportation experience. Updates include equipping buses with television and WiFi;changing the side panels, door mechanisms, driver’s seats and the handrails; and modifying the platform for people with disabilities. In January, Panama bought out the shares of the…

Saturday Water Cuts

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Water service will be cut to parts of Panama City and the district of San Miguelito for much of Saturday, July 9. The suspension will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate repairs to the Chilibre water treatment plant pipeline, which supplies potable water to at least 1,176,835 people and has nearly…

Panama Canal Expansion Opens

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Panama celebrates the opening of the Panama Canal expansion today, 102 years after the inauguration of the waterway. Originally scheduled for a 2014 commencement and a centennial celebration, the $5 billion project has had to overcome labor strikes, concrete issues and a major international dispute with the contractors, among other challenges. The expanded canal will allow for…