Daily Archives: March 14, 2011

Martinelli on Constitutional Reform

The Martinelli administration will open an extensive process of public consultation on the comprehensive revision of Panama’s constitution. Through a state press release, Martinelli said that lawyer and former Ombudsman Italo Antinori Bolaños will lead the consultation team, coordinated by the Ministry of the Presidency. “We learned from the lack of consultation on such laws as Law 30 (popularly known as the Sausage Law) and Law 8 (Mining Code Reforms),” the…

Chitre Dreams of a Causeway, Looks to Taiwan

Chitre, the capital of the western Herrera Province, is looking to Taiwan to fund its long-time dream of having a causeway similar to Panama’s Amador Causeway. The new causeway would be located at Port Agalitto, once a bustling port of commerce just a few miles from downtown Chitre. It is mangrove-filled, marine-coastal wetland area popular…

Mock Tsunami Planned for Panama

In just under 10 days, Panama’s National Civil Protection System will conduct a mock tsunami. According to Arturo Alvarado, the entity’s director, the March 23 drill has been planned for three months and is unrelated to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Although he did not specify what the mock tsunami might entail, the…