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1021. Retired Workers Of The National Police Blocked The ...
For more than 30 minutes the retired employees of the National Police (PN) closed the Pan American Highway by La Pesa in La Chorrera, demanding the government to give them all the employee benefits they are entitled to. Carrying signs and chanting slogans through a megaphone they were demanding to ...
1022. A Person Was Injured in The Middle Of ...
Relatives of patients and personnel from the Mental Health Institute blocked the road next to Villa Lorena, in the middle of a demonstration for the sale of the lands where the facilities of this entity is located. In the middle of this chaos someone resulted injured after the driver of ...
1023. Egyptian Community Was Demonstrating In Front Of The ...
The constant clashes after the overthrow of the Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, have caused many people around the world to gather and ask for the hostile acts to end, and Panama has not been the exception. The Egyptian community in the country was protesting in front of the Egyptian Embassy, ...
1024. Students Broke The Window Of A Metro Bus ...
Students from the Artes y Oficios were throwing rocks at three Metro Buses that were passing by the University of Panama in the Simón Bolívar. According to reports from the National Police (PN), the students came running down the stairs from the pedestrian bridge located in front of the school ...
1025. Students Of The Instituto Nacional Made A Peaceful ...
Several students from the Instituto Nacional came back out to the streets in a peaceful protest near the campus. They demand explanations for the police action on Monday, in addition to the presence of the Minister of Education, Lucy Molinar. The protest spreaded on all sides of campus and included ...
1026. Masked Students Take Over The National Institute
Today, masked students of the National Institute assaulted several journalists and cameramen who were in the campus since early in the morning, covering the protest of a group of students. The report says the students opened one of the gates of the campus by using pounders and acetylene, they're allegedly ...
1027. Indigenous People From Ngäbe Bugle Are Venting Out ...
The indigenous people of Panama started venting out with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the United Nations Organization (UN), James Anaya, who is currently in Panama. The first were the representatives of the Ngäbe Bugle region, who on Saturday presented a list to the special ...
1028. Teacher's Protest Extended Until Monday
Educational Guilds announced they will be extending their strike for 48 hours more. This will start today August 1st, until Monday August 5th, according to the teacher Luis Lopez, head of the Teachers Coordinator Unit. "We inform all of our colleagues that we have extended the strike for 48 hours" ...
1029. Officials From The CSS Were Blocking The Transistmica
A group of officials from the Social Security Fund (CSS) blocked the Transistmica for half an hour at noon to demand their overtime payments. According to what the officials explained, these overtime payments correspond to the last four months, and so far the institution has not paid them. They said ...
1030. 34th Day Of Doctor's Strike
Today, Tuesday October 29th, is the 34th day of doctor's strike, and this time the Health Sector Groups decided to close one lane in Via Transistmica for half an hour. Not even the constant dialogues and the intervention of the Catholic Church have been effective, because according to John Hoger, ...
1031. The Riot Police Confronted Nursing Technicians At The ...
A group of nursing technicians from the Social Security Fund were protesting in the Transistmica to demand the authorities to pay their overtime. The nursing technicians sent a message to the administration of the hospital stating they will continue working for all of the insured citizens even though they are ...
1032. Teachers Declared They Will Go On Strike For ...
After a meeting celebrated on Saturday afternoon, the Association of Teachers of the Republic of Panama decided to start an indefinite strike on Monday. The leader of the Association of Teachers of the Republic of Panama, Andrés Rodríguez, said the Minister of Education has not accepted to sign the settlement ...
1033. Martinelli Says The Strike Organized By Doctors Is ...
President Ricardo Martinelli questioned the strike organized by different medical unions who reject the Law 611, which he believes is unfair with the patients. Martinelli said through Twitter that before they went on strike they should’ve read the law. "Before paralyzing medical service, please read the law because what your ...
1034. The Doctors Blocked The Transistmica As A Protest ...
The medical associations of interns and residents of the Social Security Fund decided to close the four lanes of the Transístmica, because they are demanding to receive their paychecks, besides the extra hours they worked, regardless of the 34 days of strike. Several riot police units from the National Police ...
1035. Another Blocked Road By Dissatisfied Metro Bus Users
For the third time, a group of Metro Bus users closed a road, demanding a better service. The area of the San Miguelito vehicular bridge in front of the Super 99 was the one closed this time, the road was blocked despite the rain that fell in the area. Yesterday, ...
1036. Over 20 Students From The National Institute Were ...
At least 25 students from the National Institute were arrested during a riot on Wednesday by the streets in Avenida Los Mártires. Earlier in the day, riot police units from the National Police confronted the students who arrived and started causing material damage in commercial establishments and vandalizing vehicles near ...
1037. Residents In Paitilla Will Protest Against The Zoning ...
The construction of two 40-story buildings in Via Italia, Paitilla, in San Francisco, has caused uneasiness among the residents of this area who say these projects will affect traffic in the area which is already pretty bad. "No to the zoning change, no more,” was the slogan of the 50 ...
1038. A Group Of Tourism Drivers Were Protesting Outside ...
A group of Tourism drivers were protesting in front of the Colon Free Zone, after they were not allowed to enter the Zone. According to the information we received, these drivers were not allowed in the Free Zone, therefore they had to go and protest. However, authorities from the Free ...
1039. Protest At The Vasco Nuñez De Balboa Monument
Yesterday, Wednesday September 25th, a group of indigenous protesters showed at the Vasco Nuñez de Balboa monument, protesting against the celebration of Balboa's first arrival to Panama. According to the protesters, an indian massacre occurred when Balboa arrived to Panama. They demanded for their story to be written in the ...
1040. Nurses Plan On Sueing The CSS
Members of the National Nurses Association of Panama (ANEP) will make stoppages or demands against the Social Security Fund (CSS). This is because the discounts which were applied for participation in the four-day strike held from 23 to 26 April. According to Elydia Espinosa, president of the ANEP, this entity ...
1041. 37 Students From The Arte Y Oficios Were ...
The authorities said 37 students from the Artes y Oficios, among them 4 adults, were arrested for participating in demonstrations during the afternoon. The arrested students were taken to the Police in San Cristobal to wait for their parents to pick them up. According to the report, the teachers and ...
1042. Teachers Declared They Would Go On Strike For ...
The teachers’ unions declared they would go on strike for 48 hours at the official schools after a general assembly in which they decided to take this measure. They will go on strike starting today. They reported this measure is indefinite. EARLIER IN THE DAY The strike organized by the ...
1043. Specialist Doctor's Strike Continues
Today, The doctor's strike continued despite the announcement made yesterday by President Ricardo Martinelli about increasing the salary for national specialist physicians working in remote areas. Yesterday, the president ratified the draft bill 611, allowing the recruitment of foreign doctors to cover a shortage of specialists in the country's interior. ...
1044. Students Of The Instituto Nacional Made Another Protest
Today, students of the Instituto Nacional made a protest while wearing masks, demanding the resignation of the school's rector, for the Minister Lucy Molinar to show up to the school and for the authorities to drop the charges made against the expelled students. In the morning an inspector of the ...
1045. Peasants From Veraguas Protest
A group of peasants from Cañazas in Veraguas, began a march through the town, after completing a public forum. This is a group rejecting the construction of mines and dams in the province. Later, in the province, Ney Castillo reported the march heads towards the input of the hydroelectric project, ...
1046. Via Bolivar Closed By Residents Of Calle 14 ...
A group of Residents of the Bambu area in calle 14 of Colon closed via Bolivar in protest for the installation of sensors in the area. The residents said they will be the ones removing the sensors if the company who placed them doesn't, according to them these sensors are ...
1047. Teachers Marched To The Presidency
Following their strike, teachers began a march from the República de Venezuela School to the Presidency of the Republic. The march began at 4pm, educators from the West of Panama also joined the march, they're demanding to speak to members of the Government. On Friday, August 2nd, the teacher's union ...
1048. Medical Unions Were Protesting In Transistmica
On Monday, medical unions were protesting at Via Transístmica, where they were expressing they didn’t want to dialogue, they were demanding to have Law 69 repealed and to have a meeting with President Ricardo Martinelli. This is the twelfth day in which the health professionals are protesting, who said they ...
1049. Residents From Punta Paitilla Request The Authorities To ...
A group of residents from Punta Paitilla in San Francisco requested the City Council to suspend zoning changes currently being planned for the residential area. The residents were carrying signs with messages rejecting the changes. They hope the council members listen to their request. The Mayor, Roxana Méndez, said this ...
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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