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121. About A "Ton and a Half" of Sodium ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - La Estrella posted a video on YouTube of an interview with an employee of a company named Hercules at the scene of the chemical spill that occurred this morning on Via Transistmica. He explained their company is responsible for unloading the ships at Pier ...
122. Laundry explosion leaves three injured in La Chorrera
La Chorrera, Panama - Three employees of the Otero Laundry located in La Chorrera were seriously injured in an explosion which destroyed a large part of the building yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, 17 May 2011. Fire investigators from the Fire Department in La Chorrera are investigating the incident. It is suspected ...
123. Gas explosion occurs in Punta Paitilla building
ACCIDENT. At around 9:00 pm last night an explosion occurred as the result of a gas leak in an apartment building Villa Marina, located in the Punta Paitilla neighborhood of Panama City. The director of the Fire Department, Pablo Tuńón, said the accident - probably caused by some plumbing work ...
124. Huge Fire Destroys Old Wooden Building - Burning ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - There's a huge fire burning somewhere in Pueblo Nuevo, possibly near Via Transistmica and the intersection with 12 de Octubre, maybe near the Kiener plant. The fire was burning free and putting up a massive column of black smoke visible from practically anywhere in ...
125. Playing With My New Security Dash Cam from ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I'm one of those guys who likes electronic gizmos and gadgets of all kinds - the cooler the better. One of my advertisers is www.panaguard.com, and they recently gave me a new toy to play with. It's a high definition "dash cam" for your ...
126. SINAPROC and Fire Department Agree - Panama Is ...
By Rafael Luna Noguera and Urania Cecilia Molina for La Prensa - Authorities of the National Civil Defense System (SINAPROC) and the Fire Department agree that Panama is making efforts to equip and train their rescue personnel, but they also notice that those efforts would be insufficient if a significant ...
127. Q: Is There An Increase in Violent Crime?
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hi Don: Love your guide and I refer it to anyone that has an interest in Panama. Am I imagining this but is there more both petty crime and serious crime that is occurring in the past 4 to 6 ...
128. Welding Causes Fire At Construction Site
Welding at a construction site located on Ave. Aquilino de La Guardia, caused a fire, sparking alarm among the workers. About 150 construction workers were forced to evacuate the building because of the heavy smoke pouring out of the structure. The foreman told Channel 13 Telemetro Reporta the fire was ...
129. Missing Man Found Dead In River
Bernardo Quintero Pimentel, 47 years old, was found dead by a relative in the Sabalo river in the sector of El Barrito de Atalaya, Veraguas. Officials of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), in coordination with the police, arrived at the scene to begin investigations into the cause of death ...
130. SINAPROC Launches "Operation Safe Summer"
The National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) will be conducting operations on the beaches and rivers with their employees and volunteers, to provide security during the summer season which coincides with the holiday season. SINAPROC Director Arturo Alvarado, said: "Our staff and volunteers of the National Civil Protection System will be ...
131. Fire in Calidonia Flares Back Up - Firemen ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Firemen in Panama City are still working to contain a huge fire in Caldonia this morning. The fire was originally reported at 3:40 am, located in the warehouses of three stores - the Oca Loca, La Onda, and Textiles Mundiales. I saw the progress ...
132. LPG Tanker Fire - I Had It Right ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I went to a meeting with the fire department's office of Safety and Inspection this morning to deliver the photos and video I had taken, and to update them on what I had learned independently. Let's just say that my earlier article, LPG Tanker ...
133. Do You Live In A High-Rise?
What is a high-rise building? A high-rise building is any structure beyond the reach of available fire fighting equipment. Tall buildings remove two important fire fighting strategies from firemen; victims cannot be rescued by ladder and the fire cannot be extinguished by an outside stream. The only strategy for a ...
134. Law 56 of 27 May 2011 on Private ...
President Ricardo Martinelli talked today, Tuesday, 29 May 2012, about the law governing private security companies in Panama and he said "I think it has to be withdrawn." "This law was created to favor the security companies and that was not the purpose," Martinelli said. He added they will have ...
135. Grass Fire Causes Nighttime Panic in Ancon
Panic seized the residents of the community of San Francisco in Guna Nega, Ancon on Monday night when there was a large grass fire nearby. According to residents, the incident occurred at about 9:00 pm, the fire spread to a residential area adjacent to the sector. They immediately called the ...
136. Bocas Information for November 24th
Hola - My name is Don King of the non-profit org Soluciones Biotecnologicas Tropicales (SBT) (www.solareef.com) located in Bocas del Toro. We have been monitoring radio news and getting updates from government agencies on the mainland around Almirante and Changuinola. We are producing and distributing Information sheets here in Bocas. ...
137. Has The Panamanian Government Closed The Darien Province?
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hello Don, I frequently drive down to the Darien to volunteer in the Embera/ Wounaan Comarca (and have done so for the last 4 years). Recently at least 2 bus loads of volunteers have been turned back by the police ...
138. Taiwan Donates 40 Vehicles To Panama For Security ...
(Source)Panama's National Police Friday took delivery of 40 specially equipped vehicles from Taiwan intended to target increasing crime and security problems on the country's borders and within the country. Rolando Mirones, director of the uniformed police, confirmed the gift at a ceremony with Taiwanese officials. The vehicles have special lights ...
139. House Fire in Bethania
La Estrella - A large fire was reported in the area of Bethania today, specifically in the area know as the "400" next to the Super 99 supermarket. There were no reported fatalities. The large fire completely destroyed the four rooms of the house, until eventually firemen were able to ...
140. Girl Falls 15' Down Uncovered Manhole
The lack of foresight and replacement of manhole covers nearly caused the death yesterday of Yaneth Trotman, 26, who went deep into a sewer. The woman was walking along the sidewalk of the road in an area near Bolivar at the entrance to San Miguelito at about 1:00 am when ...
141. Fire in Colon Free Zone Warehouse
A fire broke out today in the warehouse of the Multitek company of the Colon Free Zone, causing alarm among the commercial sector. Members of the Panama Fire Department rushed to the scene, however their efforts were hampered by low water pressure and heavy smoke accumulated inside of the warehouse. ...
142. Fire in Saigon, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro
A fire occurred early today in the Saigon area, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, wherein at least about four huts were burned and 10 people were affected. In fact, about four who people suffered first degree burns were treated by medical personnel. Eduardo Cobard, Carlos Wilson, Emiliano Lorenzo and Jonatan ...
143. Balcony Collapse in Colon
The balcony of an old house located on 9th Street with Central Avenue and Melendez in Colon collapsed this morning, but no injuries were reported despite the fact that more than 100 people live in the building. The residents in the building closed the street, protesting, waiting for the authorities ...
144. Body Of Drowned American Tourist Found
SINAPROC this morning found the lifeless body of an American tourist, Anderson Junior Walter, after a search operation. U.S. citizen, who came from Maryland, went swimming in the ocean at 10:00 pm the night before and was not seen again. The Director of Panama's National Civil Protection System Arturo Alvarado ...
145. Woman And Child Hit and Killed on Ave ...
A 24 year old woman and a child were hit and killed by a car last night on the Coastal Strip near Ave. Balboa. Early reports indicate the victims were crossing the road when they were hit by a car with license plate number 517711. The woman died at the ...
146. Construction Worker Falls from 38th to 31st Floor
By Leadimiro González C. for El Siglo - Construction worker Leonidas Nieto has been added to the interminable list of workers who have injured themselves so far this year in the various construction projects in the country. Nieto suffered severe blows when he slipped yesterday afternoon while building a wall, ...
147. Incorrect Anchor Points Caused Fatal Construction Accident
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The incorrect installation of anchorage points for a cargo construction elevator being used as part of the project to build the "Metro Mall" could have been the cause of the accident that resulted in the death of 18 year-old José Manuel Cantoral, according to ...
148. 17,500 Private Security Guards in Panama
According to data held in Panama, in physical security (people and goods), the security-related companies in Panama billed as a whole $18 million per month and there are 17,500 people working as private security guards. Today there will be a press conference during which they will provide details of the ...
149. Truck Crashes Through Wall at Construction Site - ...
By Denise Lara for Telemetro - A truck full of construction materials crashed into a wall of a building under construction in the area of San Francisco, ending up balancing on the edge of the slab floor with the cab hanging out into space, several floors up. Part of the ...
150. US Embassy Security Message For American Citizens in ...
From: Panama, ACS Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 3:42 PM Subject: SECURITY MESSAGE FOR US CITIZENS Due to the September 11th anniversary and ongoing incidents of violence worldwide, U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. On ...
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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