Saturday Water Cuts

Water service will be suspended to some sectors of Panama City this weekend to repair a 24-inch line in Via Domingo Diaz near the Cochez store of Villa Lucre. According the the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, cuts start at 6 pm on Saturday and are expected to end at 6 am on Sunday. Affected…

Marduk Show Canceled in Panama

The Swedish black metal group Marduk will not be allowed to perform in Panama. Scheduled for a Saturday concert at Hangar 18 in the Los Angeles neighborhood, the band did not present the proper documentation for the work permit that would allow them to perform in the country, according to the Ministry of Work and…

Marriott Takes Over Trump Hotel

The JW Marriott brand is now managing the hotel once known as the Trump International Hotel and Tower Panama. Opened in 2011, the property was the Trump Organization’s first international name branded development and Panama City’s tallest building at 70 stories high. A contentious battle with new majority owner Ithaca Capital saw the Trump management…

Fruit and Vegetable Market Closes in October

The Mercado de Abastos, Panama City’s main wholesale fruit and vegetable market, will close up shop at its Curundu location on October 31. Vendors are moving to new facilities, known as Merca Panama, which have been in the works for four years and are scheduled for a November 1 opening. Built by the government at…

Contraband Turtle Eggs Confiscated

The National Police seized some 4,500 turtle eggs in the Los Santos province on Saturday. The person found transporting the eggs was caught in the vía Santa Ana sector and an investigation launched in coordination with the Ministry of Environment. Not only is it illegal to transport and sell turtle eggs in Panama, but a…

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…