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Carnival Transit Fine Report

Police handed out 13,077 transit fines during carnival, or 5,304 more than the previous year. Accordingly to recently released Ground Transportation and Transit Authority statistics, of the total fines, 646 were for drunk driving and 501 for alcohol breath. There were 71 people injured and four people killed on the road.

Judge Grants Martinelli Bail

Miami Federal Judge Marcia Cooke granted $1 million bail to ex-Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli. Martinelli, age 65, will not be able to leave the United States until the issue of his extradition is resolved, and he will have to wear an electronic bracelet while under 24-hour surveillance at his Miami mansion. Should he violate any…

Bidding Open for Albrook Aviation Park

The Civil Aeronautics Authority is accepting bids for the construction of a lookout park near Marcos A. Gelabert Airport, also known as Albrook Airport, to provide families with a safe recreational area to observe airport operations. It would be built on over an acre in an area known as Threshold 19 along Avenida La Amistad,…

It’s Carnival Time in Panama

This year’s carnival – with the slogan “A country in celebration” – kicks off today with the crowning of Panama City’s carnival queen and an exodus toward the interior of the country. From Saturday to Tuesday in the city, daily activities include culecos (the spraying of water from cistern trucks) from 9 am to 3 pm…

More LNG Tanker Traffic Projected for Panama Canal

The Panama Canal expects a 50 percent increase in the number of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers transiting the waterway by September. “We are about to reach one (LNG tanker) per day,” Jorge Quijano, head of the Panama Canal Authority, told Reuters, attributing the increase to a growing global demand and rising exports of the cleaner burning…