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211. Big Fire in Calidonia Early This Morning
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - There was a large fire early this morning effecting three stores in Calidonia. The fire was initially reported at 3:40 am, and spread to the Oca Loca, La Onda, and the Textiles Mundiales stores. By 6:30 am firemen had contained the fire but still ...
212. Buildings More Than Seven Stories Require A Fire ...
"There is a limitation from the physical point of view of a fire truck," said Horacio Robles, an engineer and the president of the Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA), who said the ladder of the fire trucks of the Fire Department of Panama only have the capacity to ...
213. Woman On A Bicycle Narrowly Escapes Getting Crushed ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received via email this morning: "Don, My cunada has a friend who works in the free zone. Yesterday when she went to lunch she was almost crushed by a semi truck. When she went to get on her bicycle after getting her food, a ...
214. Six Buildings Destroyed in Colon Fire
At least six buildings, mostly of wood, were a total loss, and four others were affected by a fire which occurred in the community of Rio Alejandro in the province of Colon. According to Rolando Espinoza no one was injured. The fire was put out by units of the Fire ...
215. Ban On Importation Of Firearms Expires Today
During the administration of the former Minister of Security Jose Raul Mulino, a budget was implemented which introduced a ban on the importation of firearms, a situation which remains in troublesome to businessmen who engaged in this activity, due to the economic loss it has caused them. (more) You've just ...
216. 98 Of Every 100 Calls to 911 System ...
By Kathyria Caicedo for Telemetro Reporta - There were many people who were criticizing the delays in the implementation of the new 911 system to report medical emergencies. And now that the system has been activated, of every 100 calls received 98 have turned out to be false alarms. The ...
217. Three Women Are Missing In The Cabobre River
Two Dominican women and one Panamanian woman who were bathing in the Cabobre river in Pacora were reported missing after they were dragged by the strong currents of the river, according to the director of the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC), Arturo Alvarado. The missing women are Yarelis Concepción, 38, ...
218. 68 Dead in Cuba Plane Crash
The 61 passengers and 7 crew were killed when a Cuban Aero Caribbean flight crashed in the central region of the country. The aircraft crashed in a rural area of Cuba, of difficult access in the province of Sancti Spiritus, about 400 kilometers east of the capital. In France, the ...
219. New Fire Department of Panama Chief Appointed
The Government of Panama announced the appointment of Pablo Enrique Tuńón Vejas as the new General Director of the Fire Department of Panama. He is currently a Capitan, a 35 year veteran in the fire department, and rescue specialist who is highly respected among the rank and file of the ...
220. Woman Crashes Her Car During Driving Test On ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Do you think she passed? This morning a woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed during her driving test with the Setracen on Albrook. Well done. She'll fit right in. Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you ...
221. Two Killed in Las Cumbres Traffic Accident
The driver of a taxi with license plate number 8T-19538 and his passenger died early Saturday morning after being hit by another vehicle with license plate number 380743, driven by a 17 year old minor. The accident occurred at the Chivo Chivo entrance to Las Cumbres, and a motorcycle was ...
222. Underground Explosion Injures Two on Via Israel
Two people were inured after an underground explosion blew a manhole cover into a vehicle on Via Israel, in front of the Justo Arosemena Institute, this Thursday, March 8. The System of Emergency Management 911 reported the two patients were taken initially to the Santo Tomas Hospital, but did not ...
223. Tropigas Lawyer Responds to Allegations
In response to the allegations made by the family of Abelardo Matos yesterday morning on Channel 2 Noticias against the company, the legal representative of Tropigas, Moisés Bartlett Quiel, today described the statements and allegations expressed by the Matos family as as inaccurate and untrue. Bartlett said Tropigas has been ...
224. SINAPROC Searching For Two In Separate Incidents
Officials from the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) continue the search operation, looking for an 18 year old who was reported missing since last Wednesday in the evening. The boy fell into the river while crossing the Sixaola bridge, located in the province of Bocas del Toro. Two people tried ...
225. Fire Was Reported At El Campeon Store In ...
A fire was reported at the Store El Campeon in Calidonia, Panama City. Units from the Fire Department of Panama went to the area to assist the emergency, which was specifically at the Home Department of the commercial establishment. The event didn’t cause any injured or material loss; the firemen ...
226. Cause Of Fire In Viejo Veranillo Unknown
"It's hard to watch as all of your belongings and appliances go up in flames," said Gloria Barba, one of the 16 people who were left homeless by the fire yesterday in Viejo Veranillo. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user ...
227. Elevator Fails and Plunges To The Ground In ...
An elevator inside of the Raenco store on Via Transistmica fell on Tuesday, injuring at least four people, among them three nuns. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can ...
228. Body Found From Missing Plane In The Darien
The Director of Panama's Civil Aviation Administration, Rafael Barcenas, said on Sunday, August 21, at a press conference, that search and rescue personnel looking for a small airplane missing in the Darien since last Friday have found the body of one of the six occupants. There is still no trace ...
229. Warehouse On Fire In Zona Libre
During the early hours this morning, Thursday, April 4th, there was a fire in a warehouse in the Colón Zona Libre, in the area of Coco Solito.
230. Two Men Drowned At Coronado Over The Weekend, ...
Despite the warnings issued by the National Civil Protection System about high tides for last weekend, many Panamanians went to the various Pacific beaches anyway, and one of them was the scene of a tragedy: the death of two men by drowning. The incident occurred on Coronado Beach where two ...
231. Metal Roof Over Parking Area Collapses, Crushes Cars
Many people where shocked and scared by the collapse of a metal roof over a parking area of an apartment building located on Calle 74 in the San Francisco neighborhood of Panama City this morning. Reports indicate that several plates of metal covered in foam insulation had been placed on ...
232. Carnival in Panama City Being Monitored By Surveillance ...
Police and security officers, working from their command center located at the Hotel Miramar, are monitoring the development of Carnival MetroCity using eight security cameras. Erli Miranda, a Subcommissioner of the National Police, said there have been no incidents during Carnival, in the coastal strip. He said they are using ...
233. Two Drowned in Chiriqui River
What began as an afternoon of fishing for two cousins turned into a family tragedy for the relatives of Abel Martínez, 32, and Eugenio González 22, who lost their lives in the waters of the Chiriqui River in the community of La Esperanza, Gualaca district in the province of Chiriqui. ...
234. Once Again - I Can't Take Anonymous Bitches ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Someone (anonymous) submitted an article for publication about the lack of a functioning fire sprinkler system in a newly constructed apartment building. They named the builder, but they failed to provide their own name and contact information. If you want to complain about something ...
235. Fire At The Super99 Supermarket
There was a fire in the Super99 supermarket located on Via Porras this morning. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only see this short introduction. If you would ...
236. Civil Air Authority Formally Ends Search For Missing ...
The Civil Aviation Authority reported yesterday they have officially ended the search for the bodies of five people who were on board the Cessna 210, registration N-8214M, which crashed in the Darien on 19 August 2011. The information was confirmed by family members, who met with the deputy director of ...
237. 11-Month Old Baby Dies After Steamroller Crushes House
An 11-month-old baby died after a steamroller of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) fell on it's his house, located in Santa Gertrudis, Ciudad Bolivar. The baby was sleeping in his crib when the incident occurred. According to a member of the Fire Department, the machine had not brakes, and ...
238. International Forces Join Search For Small Aircraft Missing ...
Patrol boats from Colombia, Honduras and the United States have joined the team from the Civil Aviation Authority, Sinaproc, and the Naval Air Service in the search for the small aircraft with registration number N8214M, missing since Friday morning when flying near the village of Garachiné in the Darien. In ...
239. Wooden House Catches Fire in Colon
A wooden house caught fire on Thursday night in Calle 14, Avenida Herrera, province of Colon. In this fire no one was injured. The couple, who owns the property, lost everything in the fire. Authorities are investigating whether it was a short circuit what could have caused the fire. (TVN ...
240. Gas Leak Causes Apartment Fire in Paitilla
There was a fire today, Monday, 16 January 2012, in apartment 1E of the Winston Churchill building in Paitilla. According to Lt. Iran Ponce of the Fire Investigation Division of the Fire Department, the fire occurred as a result of a gas connection that was left half open. He said ...
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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