Panama Conned by Polish Priest

On the heals of World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, news broke that Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela was conned by a priest in Poland during Worth Youth Day 2016. Three years ago, father Tomasz Jegierski asked Varela for a donation to his SOS For Life Foundation to help refugee children from Iraq and Kurdistan,…

Bill Clinton Inaugurates IKAKOS in Chiriqui

Former US president Bill Clinton was in David, Chiriqui on Friday to inaugurate the IKAKOS solar photovoltaic park. The $48 million project set over 250 acres expects to contribute an annual 84.58 gigawatt-hours to Panama’s energy matrix or enough energy for about 30,000 families. During the ceremony, Clinton stressed the importance of saving the planet…

Algae Kills Thousands of Fish in Amador

Thousands of fish turned up dead around Isla Flamenco on the Amador Causeway on Sunday. Environment Minister Emilio Sempris reported that the cause of death was due to the seasonal outcrop of marine micro algae that reduce the oxygen content of the water. According to the ministry, this phenomenon, known as the red tide, also…

Pilgrims Pick Up 30,000 Pounds of Trash

Over a thousand volunteers collected 30,000 pounds of garbage along the Costa del Este boardwalk on Friday morning. The pick-up, which took approximately four hours, was organized by the Eco Creando Foundation as part of the Days in the Diocese activities preceding the World Youth Day celebrations, which kick-off Tuesday through Sunday. Other social and…

Panama Rejects Maduro Re-election

Panama does not recognize the second presidency of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. Maduro assumed power on January 10th for a six-year term following a May election that failed to meet the minimum standards of impartiality, according to dozens of Latin American countries, the United States, Canada and the entire European Union. The presidents of Cuba,…

Tocumen to Triple Energy Demand

Tocumen International Airport will consume 233% more energy when the new T2 passenger terminal comes online at the end of April. The airport currently operates on six megawatts, but the new 1.25 million square-foot terminal will require as much as 20 megawatts to power the 20 additional boarding gates, new technology and advanced luggage system.…