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61. Global Bank Building Not Meeting NFPA 101 Fire ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Back in 2006 the Republic of Panama started and effort to improve the safety and security of its high rise buildings, and adopted the standards established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code. When the fire occurred in the Global ...
62. Global Bank Building Evacuated Due To Fire
The iconic Global Bank Building, located on Calle 50 in downtown Panama City, was evacuated this morning when fire alarms activated. The Fire Department of Panama informed La Prensa that fire trucks arrived on scene. According to preliminary information, some transformers exploded in the building causing a lot of smoke. ...
63. ANOTHER Gas Explosion in the PH White Building ...
Staff of the Panama Fire Department confirmed an explosion has occurred in an apartment of the PH White building, located on Avenida Balboa. As a result of the explosion glass particles fell to the road.vFire department personnel have already responded to the scene.vSo far it has been reported that one ...
64. Home Piñata Factory Goes Up In Smoke
Panama City fire and emergency personnel responded to a house fire near Via Israel this morning. There was no one home at the time of the fire as the residents were in the interior of the country to celebrate carnival. They were using the house to make piñata's for children's ...
65. Stacks of Shipping Containers Cause Safety Concerns at ...
By MALEMA DE LEON for La Prensa - Empty shipping containers placed by the Panama Ports Company to heights not allowed, located right near the end of the runway of the Marcos A. Gelabert airport at Albrook, are affecting air operations at the site. The administrator of airfield, Capt. Carlos ...
66. Rodelag Warehouse in David Catches Fire
At 3:45 p.m. today a fire started in the Rodelag warehouse in the City of David. Employees were evacuated immediately and electricity was cut to the sector. Three fire trucks from the David Fire Department arrived on the scene. Firefighters have reported that there is not enough water pressure in ...
67. One Killed, 107 Left Homeless by El Chorrillo ...
The Mayor of Panama held this Monday, Feb. 20, a census of the people who were living in the wooden barracks No. 20-30, in the neighborhood of El Chorrillo in Panama City, which caught fire last night. One person was killed in the fire. In total, 107 people were left ...
68. Bodies Of Two Missing Young Men Recovered in ...
The sea gave up the dead bodies of two young men who were reported missing on Friday afternoon from the La Boquillas beach in Gorgona, after they were swept away by strong waves. At approximately 4:30 pm on Friday, friends of swimmers Eric Alberto García , 27, and Abdel Alonso ...
69. Crop Duster Crashes in Panama
A crop duster plane crashed today in Tanara, Chepo, and the pilot, the sole occupant, Juan Carlos Espino, was injured. The plane with registration number HP 1739 CE was being used to spray insecticide when it crashed into a rice paddy and was completely destroyed. According to the preliminary report, ...
70. Cerro Patacon - 30 Acres Of Garbage On ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The Cerro Patacon garbage dump in Panama City caught fire on Tuesday, 19 March 2013, and all this week I've been hearing differing reports on the size of the dump, so I decided to measure it myself. Using an image from Google Earth (below) ...
71. Couple dies poisoned with carbon monoxide in car
Pablo Marin Hernandez, 32, and Merilan Atencio, 26, were found dead yesterday morning, Thursday, in a Mercedes Benz. Presumably they died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Both were naked. According to some residents in the area, the car was seen at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, but it was not until yesterday ...
72. Two Americans Killed In Traffic Accident on Highway
Two people were killed and nine wounded as the result of two separate traffic accidents that occurred on the highway between Arraiján and La Chorrera near the bridge over the Perurena river. According to police reports, in the first accident a bus from the Panama - San Carlos route, a ...
73. Home Invasion Robbery in Bocas del Toro
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this evening via email: "I was recently robbed twice in one week--the thief came within inches of my head next to my bed! It is creepy to wake up to a dark shadow moving within inches of you at 4 am! We had ...
74. Update - A Good Friend Of Mine Was ...
#Panama - By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Go figure. It just so happens a good friend of mine - Brett Mikkelson - was aboard Continental Flight 1022 to Newark this morning - the aircraft that was involved in the bird strike and emergency landing at Tocumen. As I write ...
75. Fatal Accident on Pan American Highway in Chiriqui
One person was killed and five were wounded in a traffic accident yesterday afternoon on the Pan American highway, in the district of Tole, Chiriqui. The accident occurred at 3:30 pm. The fatality was Luis Carlos Armuelles, aged 52, who was a passenger in the grey double cabin pickup truck ...
76. Forest Fire Threatens Volcán Barú National Park in ...
Rangers of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM), together with members of the Fire Department from Bugaba and environmental volunteers, managed to control a forest fire in the Volcán Barú National Park in the province of Chiriquí. The forest fire occurred in a place called Cerro Pelota, in the town of ...
77. Update - Fire At Albrook Mall
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Just received updated information. Based on reports from security personnel at the scene, an electrical transformer room is what has caught on fire. The firemen are now on the scene and are awaiting the arrival of professional personnel from the electrical company to cut ...
78. "They Searched My House Without A Warrant"
Miniel Orlando Santos was in the bathroom when his wife Virginia Gonzalez called from the door for him to get dressed, because the police were raiding their house. He put on the first thing he found, shorts and a t-shirt, then went to ask about the problem that had formed ...
79. JP-4 Probably Used to Torch Courthouse
The fire in the Maritime Court of Panama was caused by a chemical expert who was in the Fourth Penal Court, according to a source who talked to the Panama America. According to the source, xylene was found at the scene of the fire, and was used by an expert ...
80. Are Home Invasion Robberies "Hate Crimes"?
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "I want to keep an open mind after reading about the Bugaba and Dorado crimes. My knee-jerk reaction is that our search will be focused on locating a home in gated communities, but these walls and gates are really ...
81. Fire in a Hangar at Tocumen Airport
La Critica - This morning a fire broke out in one of the hangers in the old part of the Tocumen airport. Military personnel from the United States and Argentina were the first to arrive at the scene of the fire, and they were there because they were participating in ...
82. Dump Truck Flips On Northern Corridor
A dump truck with license plate number 714284 overturned this morning on one of the entrance ramps to the Northern Corridor, near the sector of Ojo de Agua. This truck was carrying rocks used to make roadways (tosca), and according to reports the vehicle suffered a mechanical problem that caused ...
83. Panama City Cerro Patacon Garbage Dump Fire Causes ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I interviewed my father who is a retired fire chief in New York about the fire at the garbage dump in Cerro Patacon, the toxic smoke the fire is producing, and the challenges fire fighters are facing in their efforts to extinguish the fire. ...
84. Woman Expat Walking In Panama City - Fell ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received via email: "My husband and I are recent pensianados. Friends came to visit over New years for several days. Our last night with them was Tues. We went to El Trapiche for a nice Panamanian meal. Judy and I took a walk after ...
85. Man Dies - Electrocuted After Taking A Leak
Gerardo Alexis Quezada, 44, was electrocuted on Saturday night when he grabbed a high voltage power line. The incident occurred in the area known as the "Bajada de Tommy" in the city of David. Witnesses to the incident detailed that it happened at about 9:00 pm when the subject entered ...
86. The Albrook Mall Is On Fire (Again)
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I just got a phone call from a good friend who reported that the Albrook Mall is on fire, again. If you will remember last year sometime the warehouse of the Conway stores caught on fire and burned all of the contents. The report ...
87. Sodium Carbonate - Chemical Spill on Via Transistmica
Mario Ramirez, a chemist for the Fire Department, said the substance spilled on Via Transístmica is sodium carbonate, which although is not toxic to humans, is harmful to the environment. Ramirez reported that the granulated substance has to be cleaned up using brooms because it hardens when contacted by water. ...
88. Five Tourists Rescued From Summit of Volcán Barú ...
#Panama - Five tourists - two from Colon, two from Panama City, and a Colombian - were rescued from the summit of Volcán Barú in the province of Chiriquí, after one of them got "mountain sickness." The Colombian Jennifer Morales, 21, came down with a fever, low blood pressure, hypothermia, ...
89. IPA Students Evacuated - Possible Bomb Threat
This morning, students from the Instituto Panamericano (IPA) school, located in Las Sabanas, were evacuated from the building for reasons that have not yet been confirmed by authorities. Students ended up occupying part of a block, being watched by their teachers. Initially there was talk of a suspected outbreak of ...
90. Kid Shoots Himself Mishandling Firearm
Carlos del Río, 19, arrived at the Santo Tomas hospital in Panama City with a single gunshot wound to his left leg, after suffering an accident at his home in Brisas del Golf, San Miguelito. Apparently he was handling a firearm and the gun accidentally went off, striking him in ...
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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