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The Terraplén Stalls Are Gone

The 150-some stalls of the Terraplén in Santa Ana, also sometimes referred to as Panama City’s black market, were removed on Saturday. After reaching an agreement with the United Microentrepreneurs Association of the Terraplén, the city is moving some of the vendors to 5 de Mayo market and others to a new Market of the Americas that will…

New Logo for Fourth Bridge over Panama Canal

Ginela Franceschi, a student at Santa Maria La Antigua University, designed the winning logo for the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal. The bridge will extend from Corredor Norte, north of the Bridge of the Americas and should be ready by 2021 if all goes according to plan. It is set to include six new lanes for…

Lottery Makes Record Sales

The National Lottery sold nearly $522.4 million in tickets during the first nine months of 2016. That represents a 3.5% increase from the same period the previous year, or close to an additional $17.9 million. After pay outs and commissions, profits totaled $106.7 million, which is $11.3 million or $12.2% more than last year. See Also: the Office of…

Mayor’s Office Shopping for Stun Guns

The Panama City Mayor’s Office would like to purchase 100 electroshock weapons for its municipal watchmen. With a budget of $199,000, each gun must have a laser and an high-density built-in light, and the company that wins the bid must provide training to 300 security guards. Panama Shooters, Taser and Creaciones Pitty are participating in the tender.

Metro ATMs Are Coming

As of December, all 14 of Panama City’s metro stations will have automated teller machines. There will be a total of 24 machines representing Banco General, Banistmo and BAC, servicing over 240,000 passengers. Each bank will be responsible for maintenance of their ATMs and make a monthly payment to the Metro for use of the…