Daily Archives: August 19, 2010

Daylight Shootout in Albrook

Police cordoned off a road near Marcos A . Gelabert airport in Albrook after a shooting Thursday afternoon. Several cars were involved in the incident that left a white sedan overturned on the side of the road, according to preliminary reports. Jaime Buitrago, the sedan’s driver, was shot three times and taken to the National…

Three New Hotels for Albrook

The Ramada Plaza & Casino, Days Inn and Gran Terminal will join the Panama hotel scene in 2012. The three new hotels with a total of 650 guest rooms along with a fifth stage in Albrook mall development will cost an estimated $66.8 million and generate an anticipated 1,000 jobs, according to the project’s developers. “We…

PANAMAX 2010: 18 Nations Maneuver on Canal

Military commanders and troops from 18 countries began 12 days of elaborate naval exercises focused on how to secure the Panama Canal against terrorist action, a major humanitarian crisis or natural disaster. Started in 2003, the annual PANAMAX event is one of the largest multinational maritime training exercises in the world. Participants include host Panama,…