Panama Job Quitting Statistics

According to Ministry of Work and Labor Development statistics, 49,206 people quit their jobs in Panama City during the first six months of this year. Of these, 26,529 were men and 22,677 women. If the math is correct, that is 272 job quitters a day or 2,755 more than during the same period last year.

Panama-bound Flight Turns Back After Passenger Outburst

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A flight from Toronto to Panama was diverted on Friday after a passenger allegedly made threats against the aircraft. Ali Shahi, a Canadian citizen and age 25, reportedly became agitated 45 minutes into the Sunwing Airlines flight after he learned that cigarettes were less expensive on the plane than at the airport duty-free shop. He was traveling to Panama…

Panama Canal Cost Dispute Goes to Arbitration

The first arbitration hearing for the cost overruns of the Panama Canal expansion project begins Monday in Miami. The first $180 million claim – over the cost of draining a work space near the canal’s Pacific locks –  is part of a total $1.6 billion dispute between the Panama Canal Authority and Grupo Unidos por…

Noriega Sues Video Game

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the maker of the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II for using his name and likeness without permission. Noriega, age 80, claims that Activision Blizzard, the California-based game developer, portrayed him as a “kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state” with the nicknames Pineapple Face…

Canal to Earn Less than Projected

Revised forecasts indicated that the Panama Canal will generate less income for the state over than originally expected over the next couple of years. According to the medium-term fiscal outlook 2015-2019, Panama’s Ministry of Finance expects $7.22 billion during that five year period compared to the $10 billion anticipated by the Panama Canal Authority back in 2006. The…

Panama Dengue Report

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There have been 4,262 confirmed cases of dengue so far this year. According to the Ministry of Health, this is 30 more than the total number of cases reported last year. According to the Pan American Health Organization, dengue remains a public health problem in the region with 72,227 cases in Central America reported through May.…