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31. Municipal Engineer Fines 23 Construction Projects
By Ohigginis Arcia for the Panama America - The promoters of some 23 construction projects in Panama City that do not have preconstruction approvals from the office of the Municipal Engineer have been cited for violating development laws for "publicidad engañosa" (deceptive advertising) and for defrauding buyers. Jaime Salas, the ...
32. Decline in Apartment Construction Offset by Increases Elsewhere
The construction of buildings suffered a decline of 22.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009 in the districts of Panama and San Miguelito, compared with the same period last year, according to the Census of Construction of the Comptroller General of the Republic. In the last quarter of last 2009 ...
33. PANAPROSA - Is Your Project In Panama Not ...
Over the past few years we have received numerous inquiries, particularly from people in the US, regarding problems associated with their projects and investments here in Panama. These problems range from questionable land purchases, poor construction, uncompleted work and a host of other issues. These challenges can become doubly frustrating ...
34. Cemex to expand Bayano Plant in Panama
(Source) Mexican cement giant Cemex announced that it will begin the construction of a new kiln at its Bayano Plant in Panama. The construction is expected to be completed in 2009. The value of the investment is approximately US$200 million. Current production at the Bayano Plant is approximately 450,000 tons ...
35. 30 Story Hotel Built in Just 15 Days ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Wow. This video has been making the rounds on the Internet the last few days. A company in China built a brand new 30 story building in just 15 days. The trick (obviously) that the whole thing was prefabricated, so they just trucked it ...
36. New Lighting Fixtures Available at Luzdecor
Luzdecor has just received a new assortment of crystal chandeliers, modern hanging and bathroom vanity fixtures. We also have a great new 3 watt LED (Light Emitting Diode) light bulb that is a direct replacement for the super hot short lived 50 watt halogen dicroic light bulbs. The LED replacement ...
37. New Shipment of Lighting Fixtures Received at Luzdecor
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "HI Don, I have not read any recent updates on the health of your mother. I hope she is getting better. I am also taking this opportunity to let you know that Luzdecor just received a great deal of new ...
38. Fatal Construction Accident - 8 So Far in ...
By Luis Carlos Rodríguez for La Critica - A new fatal accident brings mourning to the construction industry. Jorge Pino Flores, 19 years old, was the victim who died. It was learned that the young man had been working for three months as a heavy equipment mechanic for the company ...
39. Customer Referral - Panama Project Development Services
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hello Don. My name Is Michael Monahan from New York. I saw your article on Panama Guide about Panama Project Development Services so I decieded to write to you. I was recently in Pedasi Panama to look after property I ...
40. Special Sale - Luzdecor Offers Quality Lighting Fixtures
Luzdecor, located on Calle 50 in Panama City, is having a special sale on Chandeliers and other lighting fixtures. Luzdecor is one of the largest lighting companies in Panama City . Located on Calle 50, we have a wide selection of all kinds of lighting fixtures. Our lighting design experts ...
41. $$ To Save Money or just being green ...
Most definitely! Whether you’re a business or a household, the world is taking a green approach towards the environment. But, let’s be honest. Most individuals, although wanting to be environmentally conscious, are focused today on saving money any way possible. In just about all cases of medium to high energy ...
42. WanderPort Corp. Sets Its Sights on LDI Technology
NEW YORK, NY - Technology holding company WanderPort Corp. announced that their new portfolio acquisition LDI Technology, a privately owned entity is fast becoming WanderPort's main focus due to strong growth potential. LDI Technology is the product of 20 years of research and development, experimentation and sales of various lighting ...
43. A Building On The Verge of Collapse
By Enrique L. Brathwaite for Mi Diario - It was observed that too much land was removed from the base of the Plaza Lourdes building. The construction work adjacent to the Plaza Lourdes building, located on Calle 71 BIS in the Carrasquilla neighborhood of San Francisco, came close to causing ...
44. Ministry of Labor Conducting More Safety Inspections
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Despite recent fatal accidents resulting in the deaths of construction workers in Panama City, the Ministry of Labor announced today their inspectors have conducted a total of 59,728 inspections on job sites during the current administration, between September 2004 and December 2008. These inspections ...
45. "...most men are happy with just a light ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Joe Fallas from Luzdecor has another happy customer to his credit. I received the following in email this afternoon: "Don I am writing you this e-mail to Thank you for the introduction to Joe Fallas from Luzdecor many months ago. You introduced us at ...
46. Eduardo and JB, The Plumbers
Every now and then I run into someone who does a great job for a good price, is responsive and responsible. I just had Eduardo Cobas (6607-4843) do some plumbing work for me. He did an excellent job, on time and on target. He's working with Jorge (J.B.) Bloise (6618-4435) ...
47. Wet Cement Floor Collapses In San Francisco, Injuring ...
By William Sala for La Prensa - Three workers were slightly injured and six vehicles were damaged yesterday when the wet concrete of the 8th floor of a new building under construction in San Francisco called "The Metropolitan" collapsed as it was being poured. Police reports indicate the accident occurred ...
48. New Construction Safety Regulation Being Pushed Through Quickly
By Elizabeth Alveo Miranda for El Siglo - The deaths of four construction workers last Thursday has caused authorities involved in issues of workplace security to accelerate their discussions of a new regulation that would impose new safety and security measures for the construction sector, said Labor Minister Reynaldo Rivera, ...
49. Construction Worker Dies in 25-foot fall
Alberto Darío Gueva Marciaga became the first construction worker to die on the job in 2007. The 25 year-old fell from 25 feet while working as an assistant welder in a project in France Field near the Cuatro Altos overpass. Darío was diagnosed as being brain-dead and he passed away ...
50. SUNTRACS Threatens Strikes This Week
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Last Thursday four construction workers died on the job at the construction site of the tower San Francisco 7400. They were working in an excavation pit to install a foundation that was more than three meters deep when the walls caved in, burying them. ...
51. Two Lanes of Ave Balboa Reopen Today In ...
La Prensa - As of today cars will be able to use two lanes of Ave. Balboa that have been closed since 12 May 2009 when part of the sidewalk and road collapsed due to the failure of a underground retaining wall that was part of the construction of the ...
52. More Than 17,000 Construction Permits Issued in Panama ...
By ANA TERESA BENJAMÍN for La Prensa - About 17,000 construction permits have been granted by the Director of Municipal Engineering in the District of Panama during the term of their director, Jaime Salas. He said that, during the past four years and eight months, his office has issued 9,000 ...
53. Cement Shortage Delaying Construction Projects
TVN had a clip last night about a shortage of bags of cement in hardware stores and building material suppliers in and around Panama City. Masons usually like to buy bags of cement "fresh" to reduce chances of the material being damaged by rain or humidity on a job site. ...
54. Flying Without A Net High Above Balboa Avenue
Would you be shocked to learn that Panamanian high rise construction workers are doing a lot of the work without safety gear? Every now and then someone gets killed after falling from several stories up. The union workers will inevitably complain that the company does not provide the right equipment. ...
55. Spring Clearance Sale at Luzdecor
Luzdecor, one of the largest lighting companies in Panama, is having a large clearance sale starting today. They are expecting a large shipment of new lighting fixtures and need to make some room in the warehouses. Any reasonable offer will be accepted on those fixtures selected for liquidation. Most of ...
56. Panamanian Construction Sector Reaching Capacity Limits
By Rafael E. Berrocal R. for La Prensa - Construction companies that have won contracts to work on government projects are reaching the limits of their operational capacity due to the high demand in both the public and private construction sectors. The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) is starting to ...
57. Mechanical Failure Caused Cement Shortages
La Prensa - A mechanical breakdown on 12 February in the Cemento Panamá production facility caused supply disruptions in the market, according to a press release from the company. "Once repairs were completed and quality control was established, production resumed on 14 February and we began to work at full ...
58. Cement Shortage Causing Concerns
By Edilsa González Roca for La Prensa - Panama's Housing Minister Balbina Herrera said yesterday the increasing cost of cement and possible material shortages will have a negative impact on some of the low cost housing developments being built by the government. She said that currently there is an increase ...
59. More Than $500,000 Imposed in Construction Fines
By Santiago Cumbrera for the Panama America - Fines impsoed by the Municipal Office of Construction on different construction sites for failing to meet safety and security norms are going to fill more of the government coffers. The numbers are a faithful reflection of this situation. In the first semester ...
60. $671.8 Million Invested In Construction During First Five ...
The construction sector continues its upward trend in Panama, with an increase of 3.9% in ongoing projects, from January to May 2012. This, according to a report from the Office of Economic and Social Analysis of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, which says the increase in construction projects is ...
Current Tides for BalboaClick Here for a very nice real-time visual representation of the current tides at Balboa, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The small "cross" marks the current tide level.
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