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Thursday Water Cuts

Water service will be cut to most of Panama City on Thursday from 2 pm  to 10 pm. According to The National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewer Systems (IDAAN), cuts are due to the annual maintenance work on the electrical substation of the Federico Guardia Conte water treatment plant in Chilibre. Residents in certain parts of the city will…

Panama Heat Wave 2017

Temperatures have reached record highs in Panama and throughout Central America this March and April and are expected to peak today, Thursday. According to the Electric Transmission Company (ETESA), solar rays hit Panama nearly perpendicularly during the month of April, which makes it one of the hottest times of the year. This means dangerously high ultraviolet radiation levels and that…

Yellow Fever Vaccine Recommended for Brazil-bound Travelers

Panama’s Ministry of Health says that anyone traveling to Brazil should get a yellow fever vaccine. In January, Brazilian health authorities detected a yellow fever outbreak, particularly in the states of Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Esparto Santo, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. To date, there have been over 430 cases. Yellow fever, like dengue and…

Public Services to Investigate Friday Blackout

The National Public Services Authority will investigate a blackout that left many parts of Panama City and Colon in the dark on Friday night. The power cut was reportedly due to a series of explosions and fire caused by damaged meter pieces in the Condado del Rey substation, requiring the electric transmission company to pull the…

Panama Canal to Launch High-Tech Transit Management System

The Panama Canal Administration announced that it will put a new state-of-the-art vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system in place in response to growing traffic through the waterway. The system – developed with Quintiq, a Dutch company that specializes in supply chain planning and optimization software to the maritime, transportation and logistics industries – plans to transform how the Panama Canal plans…