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Saturday Water Cuts

Water service will be cut to parts of Panama City on Saturday, January 6, from 8 am to 5 pm. According to The National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewer Systems (IDAAN), cuts are due to the work on an 8-inch valve in Via Transistmica near Grupo Mon. Affected neighborhoods include El Ingenio, Betania, Ls 200 and 400, Area…

The Christmas Trees Are Coming

Panama will import more 113,538 Christmas trees this holiday season. From Canada and the United States, they arrive in 142 containers, pre-certified by The Ministry of Agriculture and Development which supervised harvesting, processing and shipping. The phytosanitary balsam firs come in all shapes and sizes with prices ranging from $20 to $200.

Earthquake Shakes Panama City

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook Panama City and surrounding areas midday on Monday. The Institute of Geosciences at the University of Panama reported the quake at 2:35 p.m. local time at a depth of 4 miles in the Bay of Panama, not far from Isla del Rey in the Las Perla Archipelago. It lasted for five seconds. Metro stations and public buildings were…

This Week’s Water Cuts

Water service will be cut to parts of Upper Arraijan and Burunga today, Tuesday, and to San Francisco on Wednesday for much of the day. The first suspension will take place from 7 am to 4 pm to accommodate repairs to the Miraflores water treatment plant pipeline. Water consumers have been advised that it could take 12…

Over 1.2 Million Vehicles in the Country

There are 1,221,999 registered vehicles in Panama, according to recent Transit and Ground Transportion Authority figures. Of those, 925,145 vehicles or 75% are registered in the provinces of Panama and West Panama, followed by 9.75 percent in Chiriqui and 3.82 percent in Colon. Home to approximately half of a total population of an estimated 4 million, the traffic-congested Panama and Panama West therefore register almost…