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181. Two Young Adults Missing From Beach in Gorgona
Two young adults who disappeared yesterday from the La Boquilla beach in Gorgona are still missing. People went to the beaches yesterday despite warnings issued by the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) that the beaches along the Pacific coast of Panama would be experiencing extremely high tides of up to ...
182. Global Bank Building Evacuated Due To Toxic Funes
An emergency evacuation occurred today, Thursday May 31 in the PH Torre Global Bank on Calle 50, due to toxic fumes, believed to be paint thinner. The incident happened after maintenance work was being done using chemicals on the 23rd floor of the building, and these were cast into the ...
183. SINAPROC Launches "Operation Safe Summer"
The National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) today announced the start of their "Safe Summer 2014" plan as of 1 January, during which they will take charge of 27 swimming areas at beaches and rivers where many people go to swim. At a press conference at their Operations Center in Aguadulce, ...
184. One Killed, Four Injured In Azuero Traffic Accidents
One person was killed and four others inured after two traffic accidents that occurred in the Azuero region over the weekend. The first occurred in the community of La Colorada, on the road from Macaracas to La Villa de Los Santos, where 43 year old Manuel Corrales was struck and ...
185. Forest Fire in Volcan Baru National Park Under ...
This afternoon the forest fire that consumed more than 100 hectares of savannahs and forests within the boundaries of the Volcan Baru National Park in Cerro Punta, Chiriqui Highlands, was entirely controlled. Gonzalo Chang, Chief of the Fire Department in Bugaba, said the constantly changing and very strong winds caused ...
186. Fire Affects 21 Families in Colon
About 21 families were affected by a fire yesterday morning in an old wooden house, number 3026, located on 12th Street and Domingo Diaz in Colon. At 11:00 am residents saw smoke coming out of a room and raised the alarm, yelling "Fire! Fire! The house is on fire!" Luisa ...
187. Civil Aviation Director Responds To FAA Article
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This afternoon I received the following email from Mr. Rafael Barcenas, the Director of Panama's Civil Aviation Administration, in response to an earlier article about the missing Cessna aircraft that had been seized in a drug related case and grounded by the FAA: "Dear ...
188. Overheating Transformer Caused Global Bank Building Fire
After the alarm caused by an explosion in the Torre Global Bank, on Calle 50, possible causes of the incident have been identified. The company Union Fenosa (Edemet-Edechi), responsible for the distribution of electricity in this sector of Panama City, issued a press releases saying the incident was due to ...
189. Hotel Fire Extinguished After Two Days
After more than 20 hours of work, the Fire Department of Panama finally controlled the fire at the Bicsa Financial Center building on Avenida Balboa. Reports from the entity reveal the incident began at 5:30 pm on Wednesday. The fire originated in the second level of an underground parking garage ...
190. Police Officer Killed in Traffic Accident
One sergeant of the National Police, Jose Vasquez, was killed and eight other police officers were injured as the result of a traffic accident, in which the vehicle in which they were travelling, a patrol car #80455 collided with a utility pole and fell into a small lake in the ...
191. Senior Citizens On A Road Trip Escape Burning ...
A bus from the Santiago - Atalaya route caught fire in Via Tocumen at about 5 am today, Thursday. About 30 people (the driver and passengers) made it out in time, after one of the front wheels of the bus began to burn. The passengers, all members of an association ...
192. Man Injured in Bus Crash Will Need Ten ...
Even though he was sitting in the last seat in the back of the bus that crashed on the Coastal Strip on Sunday, 24 year-old Esteban Ortega was the most seriously injured. He was trapped for several hours under the twisted metal of the bus, losing part of the skin ...
193. Fire Destroys Restaurant at Decameron
At noon today a fire consumed one of the six restaurants of the Decameron hotel, located on the beach in Farallon. The fire in the restaurant Contiki caused no casualties or injuries, but extensive damage as the structure was built of wood with a thatched roof of palm fronds, was ...
194. Toxic Smoke From Cerro Patacon Garbage Dump Fire ...
At least nine older adults with chronic pre-existing conditions in the community of Mocambo Arriba, in Alcalde Diaz, were attended by health authorities yesterday, because their health was complicated by breathing smoke from the fire at the Cerro Patacón garbage dump. Algis Torres, director of Health for San Miguelito, Las ...
195. SINAPROC Looking For Missing Man in Bocas del ...
Personnel from the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) have activated search operations to locate Enrique Angulo Cerva, who has been missing since last Sunday. The search operation includes the area of the Sixaola River in the province of Bocas del Toro. His wife told authorities that Angulo Cerva has a ...
196. Fire On Via Porras This Afternoon
A fire occurred this afternoon at a store near Via Porras, causing the Fire Department of Panama to respond to the scene. At the firehouse Dario Vallarino reported the call came in at 4:15 pm. The amount of damage caused by the fire has not yet been determined. The flow ...
197. Security Guard Killed (To Get His Gun)
By Luis Carlos Rodríguez for La Crítica - Security guard Abdiel Menacho, 41 years old, was murdered yesterday while working to guard a warehouse of the company Industrial Courtyard, located in the Altos de Curundú. Menacho, who worked for the Millenium company, was shot in the chest by criminals who ...
198. Man Dies Due To Burns Sustained In Gas ...
Mr. Francisco Salazar, one of the four people who were injured in an gas explosion in the newly constructed "White" apartment building on Ave Balboa, died on Monday due to the severe burns he suffered on 25 January 2012. Salazar, who was hospitalized in the Burn Unit of the Santo ...
199. Crime and Security - Martinelli's #1 Priority
While insecurity in the country is still growing, politicians from the PRD political party and officials from the current administration exchanged barbs. The top leadership of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) says that while insecurity is taking over the country, the government is only concerned with seeing how National Assembly ...
200. Spill 'bunker' in the Atlantic terminal
An undetermined quantity of bunker fuel oil spilled last Sunday at the terminal operated by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) in the Atlantic, previously administered by the company Atlantic Pacific, SA. Although the AMP says to expect to complete the cleanup and to specify the amount of bunker spilled, oil ...
201. Five Rescued in Pacific After Boat Sinks
After several hours stranded at sea, a group of five people were rescued near Isla Melones in the waters of the Pacific Ocean near Panama, after the boat they were riding in suffered a mechanical breakdown, flipped over, and sank. One woman and four men were rescued and taken early ...
202. Missionary's body found after shipwreck in Darien
The body of the missionary Fulgencio David Alvarado was found this morning 500 meters upstream, the Director of Emergencies of the National Civil Protection System told Telemetro news. Fulgencio David Alvarado, 58, was a passenger in a boat that came departed from Piña Bay with a destination of Jaque (Darién ...
203. Unidentified Man Killed By Train in Paraiso
No one knows who he is. An unidentified man was hit yesterday by a train near Paraiso in the Canal area. Apparently the train's engineer spotted the man at a distance, and he blew the horn and tried to stop the train but the person did not move and it ...
204. Ceiling Collapses At New Tocumen Northern Concourse
Part of the roof of the new North Concourse of the Tocumen International Airport fell down this afternoon, Monday, 22 October 2012, confirmed the general manager Juan Carlos Pino. Pino said the incident occurred as they were installing a sound system, as part of the adjustments to the area, which ...
205. Many Swimmers At Beaches Ignoring SINAPROC Warnings
Despite the call from the National Civil Protection System for people to not use Pacific side beaches because of high tides and strong waves, this Good Friday there was a large number of bathers in the morning, in Gorgona, Montaner, Boquilla, Muelle, El Palmar, Canadian and Punta Barco, a total ...
206. Front Of The Banco Nacional Bank in Colon ...
The front part of the branch of the Banco Nacional bank in Colon, located on Avenida Bolivar and Calle 10 in the province of Colon, collapsed during the early morning hours today, Tuesday. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts ...
207. Feedback on Yesterday's AK-47 Article
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email - "Hey Don, I just read your article about the AK-47s in Panama. Good article. Crime does seem to be getting worse. We live in Calidonia, which has always been kind of a bad neighborhood, but a fun place to ...
208. The Misuse and Abuse of the 911 System ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Yesterday it was announced for every 100 calls made to the new Panamanian 911 system for medical emergencies, 98 have been either false alarms or pranks. I guess the administrators of the system failed to anticipate this level of abuse, and only now have ...
209. Panama Has Highest Rates of Fatal Accidents On ...
The rate of fatal accidents in Panama is higher than in the rest of Latin America and those of developed countries, according to statistics from the International Labor Organization as described on the Channel 2 TVN morning news by Jose Espino, of the Council for Occupational Safety and Health, who ...
210. SINAPROC Warns - Don't Go To The Beach ...
The National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) of Panama recommended yesterday, Tuesday, 3 April 2012, that people should be aware of pending high tides. On 6 April 2012, Good Friday, at 3:22 pm a high tide of 16.7 feet will be recorded along Panama's Pacific coast. The Director General of SINAPROC, ...
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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