Friday 15th October 2021.

October 15, 2021

Covid update. US and Panama has another security meeting. Luis Enrique extradition to the US. MOP cancels tender for Guna road project.

Thursday 14th October 2021.

October 14, 2021

Third dose recommended for Cov-19. Martinelli trial suspended until Friday. Electoral Reforms and concern over increasing corruption.

Wednesday 13th October 2021.

October 13, 2021

Covid update, third dose from Pfizer for over 55’s. Date set for school next year. Panama income started to pick up.

Tuesday 12th October 2021.

October 12, 2021

Covid maintains progress in its regression. Martinelli and Popi Varela get into a confrontation. Panama Canal zero emissions by 2030.

Monday 11th October 2021.

October 11, 2021

Panama Covid update. Urgent need to restart employment. $1.5 mill heist of used notes.. Health insurers fearful of non exclusion of preconditions.

Friday 8th October 2021.

October 8, 2021

Covid update from PAHO. Financial moratorium extended. UK has Panama on Covid travel Red list. Panama housing shortage.

Wednesday 6th October 2021.

October 6, 2021

Covid update. New batch of Pfizer vaccines. Panama on EU Grey list. Weather warning for rest of the week.

Tuesday 5th October 2021.

October 5, 2021

Covid daily update. Pandora Papers, Electoral Reforms and electricity subsidies extended to December.

Monday 4th October 2021.

October 4, 2021

Covid continues to improve. Panama companies and Presidents named in Pandora Papers. Metro strikes out on study for Cable Car.

Friday 1st October 2021.

October 1, 2021

Covid update. More schools to be ready for classes. Transparency International criticizes Panama. More surveillance cameras. No parades in November.

Wednesday 29th September 2021.

September 29, 2021

Covid update. Minister under the spotlight for holes in the roads. Tocumen airport fires contractor for non compliance, but new terminal will open as scheduled.

Tuesday 28th September 2021.

September 28, 2021

Covid, first day of no quarantine. Minera Panama discussion continue. Mayors and some District Representatives getting double pay. Hole in the road delays drive into city.

Monday 27th September 2021.

September 27, 2021

Covid update. We buy gourmet food for the Assembly. New body to fight scandals. Canal wants to diversify but Supreme Courts says water comes first.

Friday 24th September 2021.

September 24, 2021

Updates, Covid, electoral reforms, assembly budget, Martinelli trial, gas prices for the next two weeks.

Thursday 23rd September 2021.

September 23, 2021

Protests against government and demand to punish corruption. Panama Canal makes and new record as does Panama’s Coffee, best in the world!

Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

September 22, 2021

Covid update. Ministry of Public Works puts us in a bit of a hole. Mass arrests in Panama/Costa Rica migrant smugglers operation.

Tuesday 21st September 2021

September 21, 2021

Covid news, TE table gets off to a good start. Siemens corruption trial, 21-22 cruise season starts. Tocumen breathing again financially.

Monday 20th September 2021.

September 20, 2021

Covid and another week of declining numbers. Tribunal Electoral table set up for today to discuss reforms. An Foreign minister addresses migration.

Friday 17th September 2021.

September 17, 2021

Covid update, Panama implements Covid Red list countries. New political party and Canadian Pacific takes Kansas City railroad holding in Panama railway.

Thursday 16th September 2021.

September 16, 2021

Covid update, Eu accepts Panama digital vac certificate. Electoral reform update and Cable and Wireless takes over Claro.

Wednesday 15th September 2021.

September 15, 2021

Covid update, RT 0.82. Thousands protest against electoral reforms and corruption. Ex Minister of Economy and Finance sentenced to 5 years in Prison.

Tuesday 14th September 2021.

September 14, 2021

Covid update still showing positive signs. Electoral reforms could have a new approace. Panama still badly rated on money laundering.

Monday 13th September 2021.

September 13, 2021

Covid update. Now Legislature is trying to restrict the ability of Independent Candidates to be accepted by reducing time to secure signatures.

Friday 10th September 2021.

September 10, 2021

Covid update.. Journalistic unions join call out of Legislature on Electoral reforms. Despite street gang violence apparently there is no insecurity.

Thursday 9th September 2021.

September 9, 2021

Covid continues improvement, Cortizo steps in on Eletoral reforms, Zuly Rodriquez rally’s against the media.

Wednesday 8th September 2021.

September 8, 2021

Covid curfew relaxed, RT number down. Electoral reform performance by legislative causing dismay. Report on Crime statistics.

Tuesday 7th September 2021.

September 7, 2021

Covid update as infection rates continue a decline. Legislature disrespects Tribunal Electoral. Attempted bank robbery in Paitilla.

Monday 6th September 2021.

September 6, 2021

Covid Update… State budged hiked up by $400 mil. Economy improvement in Banking and Car Sales.

Friday 3rd September 2021.

September 3, 2021

Covid relaxations are being evaluated but cautiously. If vaccinated and verified no tests or quarantine. Electoral reforms

Thursday 2nd September 2021.

September 2, 2021

Covid continues improvement. Work table for renegotiation of Minera Panama contract formed. Martinelli brothers extradition a step closer.

Wednesday 1st September 2021.

September 1, 2021

Covid numbers continue downward trend. Temp check at commercial establishments no longer required. Update on various judicial matters.

Tuesday 31st August 2021.

August 31, 2021

Covid cases remain stable. Panama relaxes rules for entry to the country. Crime report and Panamanian Cyclist’s success.

Monday 30th August 2021.

August 30, 2021

Covid number continue a downward trend, Hospital hotels awaiting behind payments. Medicinal Cannabis likely to pass 3rd debate. Gang warfare.

Friday 27th August 2021.

August 27, 2021

Covid numbers continue to decline, Nacional Assembly gets a thumps down, medicinal marihuana gets thumbs up in second debate and fuel prices decline today.

Thursday 26th August 2021.

August 26, 2021

Covid update. Cruise ships to make a gradual return. Altercation in the Assembly and arrests for kidnapping and extortion.

Wednesday 25th August 2021.

August 25, 2021

Decreasing covid numbers, 75% of hospitalized and 94.1% of deaths non-vaccinated. H&M open in Panama at the weekend.

Tuesday 24th August 2021.

August 24, 2021

Covid update, Costa Rica to take Panama to WTO, the way is clear for the extradition to the US of Luis Enrique Martinelli.

Monday 23rd August 2021.

August 23, 2021

Vaccinations going ahead at full speed! Young people queueing for their jab. Government payroll just keeps going up. 1 hour to report environmental accidents.

Friday 20th August 2021.

August 20, 2021

Covid 80% could be fully vaccinated by November. Budget time and that includes the Tourism sector.

Thursday 19th August 2021.

August 19, 2021

Covid, inoculations proceeding at a good pace. Martinelli tries for another annulment. To watch Panama play their Qatar qualifiers you will need to prove vaccination.

Wednesday 18th August 2021.

August 18, 2021

Main Covid update for the week. Another large shipment of Pfizer and curfew adjustments.

Tuesday 17th August 2021.

August 17, 2021

Covid update, Panama has enough vaccines on order to inoculate the entire population. Pan-American highway blocked again.

Monday 16th August 2021.

August 16, 2021

Covid cases on a plateau, but weekend numbers down. Aid for Haiti. And the Panama Canals contributions to the government.

Friday 13th August 2021.

August 13, 2021

Covid Panama reaches a plateau? Minsa looks into a party and a Panama registered ship breaks in two.

Thursday 12th August 2021.

August 12, 2021

Covid update. Vaccinations surging ahead. Pork caught at Tocumen Airport and Fuel prices up again.

Wednesday 11th August 2021.

August 11, 2021

Covid, main weekly update. More cases of the Delta Variant. Local trial calls for extradition to Panama of Martinelli Brothers. that’s OK says the US Embassy, you can have them after us.

Tuesday 10th August 2021.

August 10, 2021

Covid cases updates and vaccination progresses. One case progresses the other delayed due to covid. World Bank chooses Panama.

Monday 9th August 2021.

August 9, 2021

Covid update, Astra Zeneca – more vaccines arrive, Coffee winner, Car sales improve and Police Checkpoints sanction people after holding them up for hours.

Friday 6th August 2021.

August 6, 2021

Covid, fears about Delta. Court cases get going. Migratory crisis discussed with regional governments.

Thursday 5th August 2021.

August 5, 2021

Covid ICU patients back under 100. Court cases and Panama Jazz Festival dates for 2022 set.

Wednesday 4th August 2021.

August 4, 2021

Weekly main Covid update, Conflict of Interest bill in the Legislature. Alonso Edward unable finish 200 meter dash.

Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

August 3, 2021

Covid update, numbers static. Gianna Woodruff in the 400 mtrs final. CD party infighting.

Monday 2nd August 2021.

August 2, 2021

Covid update as vaccination program advances. Illegal immigration to be resolved with Colombia. Acodeco and expired food being sold.

Friday 30th July 2021.

July 30, 2021

Covid update, intensive care numbers decline. PAHO monthly report. Martinelli trial and Ricardo Lombana and PPC contract

Thursday 29th July 2021.

July 29, 2021

Covid, the young queueing for vaccination. Martinelli trial continues and Miraflores Locks reopen in August.

Wednesday 28th July 2021.

July 28, 2021

Covid vaccinations in hyperdrive. Looking at Curfew reduction on progress of vaccination program. CD Party owes money CSS from time of Martinelli

Tuesday 27th July 2021.

July 27, 2021

Covid 19 update, showing slight decrease. Trials and judges.

Monday 26th July 2021.

July 26, 2021

Covid update. Hospitals to join vaccination centers. Flooding in Bocas del Toro. Panama has cheapest gasoline in the area.

Friday 23rd July 2021.

July 23, 2021

Covid mass vaccination. Wiretapping trial recess denied. AAUD the entity collecting garbage owed $85 million by the public.

Thursday 22nd July 2021.

July 22, 2021

Covid update, vaccinated pass for restaurants? Martinelli back in court. Did the earth move for you? Earthquake registered.

Wednesday 21st July 2021.

July 21, 2021

Weekly main Covid update, nearly a million vaccines to arrive this week.

Tuesday 20th July 2021.

July 20, 2021

Nearly half a million vaccines due to arrive, GDP down, air traffic increasing, blood donations doing well.

Monday 19th July 2021.

July 19, 2021

Covid increase in ICU patients. CCIAP statement and links with Florida State University. Balboa Port offers open today.

Friday 16th July 2021

July 16, 2021

Covid update. Martinelli will go to trial, Ken Karasawa murder one charged. Crime top of citizen’s concerns.

Thursday 15th July 2021.

July 15, 2021

Main weekly Covid update. Kick back on the banning of vapor smoking devices, anti smoking associations want the President to Veto.

Wednesday 14th July 2021.

July 14, 2021

Covid update, US warns against travel to Panama. And Panama’s world acclaimed coffee getting ready for this years judging.

Tuesday 13th July 2021.

July 13, 2021

Covid update and renting of land under PPC concession.

Monday 12th July 2021.

July 12, 2021

Covid update, new quarantine restrictions effective today. New Children’s hospital initial work commences.

Friday 9th July 2021.

July 9, 2021

Covid update, and banning of all types of electronic smoking apparatus.

Thursday 8th July 2021.

July 8, 2021

Covid update as cases continue their rise. Group of Legislators ask Executive to get involved in Martinelli sons extradition case in Guatemala,

Wednesday 7th July 2021.

July 7, 2021

Covid weekly update numbers rising. Conato leaves CSS table and plenty more including 102,000 speeding tickets this year.

Tuesday 6th July 2021.

July 6, 2021

Covid update, vaccinations schedule. Nothing more important than banning e-vaporizers? 63 tons of drugs seized this year.

Monday 5th July 2021.

July 5, 2021

Covid update. Two ex ministers of MOP to go to trial. $100 million for tourism.

Friday 2nd July 2021.

July 2, 2021

Covid update. President gives his address to the country. Martinelli trial will go ahead 21st July. While Martinelli Brothers contemplate escape from Guatemala.

Thursday 1st July 2021.

July 1, 2021

Covid daily update. More Pfizer vaccines arrive. Martinelli trial delayed yet again.

Wednesday 30th June 2021.

June 30, 2021

Weekly main Covid update. More quarantines as numbers increase. Court rejects another Martinelli appeal. Acodeco places fines.

Tuesday 29th June 2021.

June 29, 2021

Covid update. Martinelli will go to trial. Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported that it reformulated the tender model for the water program.

Monday 28th June 2021.

June 28, 2021

Covid update, case of Cerro Patacon landslide. PH Crystal, at risk of collapse?

Friday 25th June 2021.

June 25, 2021

Covid getting a hold. Martinelli check on. Five members of the board of Human Rights Museum quit.

Thursday 24th June 2021.

June 24, 2021

Covid update, Martinelli tries another appeal, Essential to negotiate with banks on loans and Panama Ports concession renewed.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

June 23, 2021

Covid daily cases over 1000. Martinelli retrial, a national embarrassment.

Tuesday 22nd June 2021.

June 22, 2021

Covid cases increasing. Solidario scheme now requires community work or studying to be eligible.

Monday 21st June 2021.

June 21, 2021

Covid update and good news “The 26 best chess players in Panama advanced to the second stage of the 2021 National Chess Championship”

Friday 18th June 2021!

June 18, 2021

Covid wave getting a grip, as infections go up. Good news Panama Coffee!!

Thursday 17th June 2021.

June 17, 2021

Covid numbers increase 200 in one day. Martinelli another challenge. Panama Canal increased Neopanamax permissible length.

Wednesday 16th June 2021.

June 16, 2021

Covid update, Ministry of Culture investigated. New head of the Council of Reporters in Panama.

Tuesday 15th June 2021.

June 15, 2021

Covid update. Stolen Panama Solidario food bags. Clandestine vaccinations case.

Monday 14th June 2021.

June 14, 2021

Covid update. Arrests for abuse of Solidario food bags and for clandestine vaccination center.

Friday 11th June 2021.

June 11, 2021

Covid update, Costa Rican vessel fined $250,000. Canal increases draft to 50′ due to sufficient water.

Thursday 10th June 2021.

June 10, 2021

Covid update, no knowledge where clandestine vaccinations originated. Mexico to Guatemala power line fault, minor outage in Panama.

Wednesday 9th June 2021.

June 9, 2021

Mainly Covid, Panama anticipating third wave and a clandestine vaccination center discovered.

Tuesday 8th June 2021.

June 8, 2021

Covid update, Port concession owes government money. Panama slips on corruption index.

Monday 7th June 2021.

June 7, 2021

Covid curfews back in place, to the chagrin of restaurants. Car sales are up so far this year.

Friday 4th June 2021.

June 4, 2021

Covid update. Panama in line to received some of the Covid vaccine from the USA.

Thursday 3rd June 2021.

June 3, 2021

Covid update, as numbers rise a curfew is reinstated in the metropolitan area. Ruben Blades to be honored with Person of the year at the Latin Grammy’s

Wednesday 2nd June 2021.

June 2, 2021

Weekly major Covid update as cases increase. Call for two judges for the Supreme Court.

Tuesday 1st June 2021.

June 1, 2021

Covid latest. Blended schooling starts. Odebrecht 50 to be tried including three ex-ministers.

Monday 31st May 2021.

May 31, 2021

Covid update. Some schools will not open in the blended modality., FATF Panama not meeting its committments.

Friday 28th May 2021.

May 28, 2021

Covid, mining and bribes scandals picks up pace in the U.S.

Thursday 27th May 2023.

May 27, 2021

Covid update as numbers continue to move upwards. Metro line 1 extension work to start. Concerns over the Molejon mine.

Wednesday 26th May 2021.

May 26, 2021

Main weekly Covid update. Luis Enrique Martinelli to be extradited to US by Guatemala. Former Presidents Martinelli and Varela called to trial.

Tuesday 25th May 2021.

May 25, 2021

Covid – Deaths spike. CSS running out of funds by 2025. Martinelli another appeal. Movie Just Cause to show on Netflix.

Monday 24th May 2021.

May 24, 2021

Covid update. Legislators jump the vaccination line. Most wanted criminal arrested.

Friday 21st May 2021.

May 21, 2021

Covid update. Molirena own members looking for investigation of party finances. Teleworking tourist law sanctioned.

Thursday 20th May 2021.

May 20, 2021

Deaths from Covid returns, more vaccines arrive in the country. Tribunal Electoral gives go ahead to Panama Decide to collect signatures for a parallel constituent.

Wednesday 19th May 2021.

May 19, 2021

Covid update.. Court rejects Martinelli appeal. Petaquilla Mine, new company getting in on the act.

Tuesday 18th May 2021.

May 18, 2021

Covid, day two without a covid death. Change in arrivals in Panama? Irregularities in the National Lottery.

Monday 17th May 2021.

May 17, 2021

Covid update, first time zero deaths from Covid. DGI bringing in Electronic invoicing. Taxi system needs completely overhauling.

Friday 14th May 2021.

May 14, 2021

Covid update. Political parties starting a new constituent. Amador convention center a 9th addendum.

Thursday 13th May 2021.

May 13, 2021

Covid update, Executive budget cuts. Balboa Shipyard on tender.

Wednesday 12th May 2021.

May 12, 2021

Covid update, Panama Decide to convene a parallel constituent.

Tuesday 11th May 2021.

May 11, 2021

Covid update, new surveillance cameras with face recognition. Taxi drivers moaning again.

Monday 10th May 2021.

May 10, 2021

Covid report figures rising. Tourism in dire need of reactivation!

Friday 7th May 2021.

May 7, 2021

Covid showing a slight upturn in metro area. Supreme Court rules employee protection constitutional.

Thursday 6th May 2021.

May 6, 2021

Covid, Chiriqui becomes the center of infections. Transport can take more passengers from 17th, but not talking!

Tuesday 4th May 2021.

May 4, 2021

Covid update, Luis Enrique Martinelli does not get hospitalized. Hope for tourism?

Monday 3rd May 2021.

May 3, 2021

Covid updates, new rules for people arriving in Panama. Child abuse by father. Taxing digital transactions.

Friday 30th April 2021.

April 30, 2021

Covid numbers remain stable. CCIAP new president scorns the Justice System.

Thursday 29th April 2021.

April 29, 2021

Covid update. Luis Enrique Marinelli wants hospitalization. Electric transmission endangered by Legislature.

Wednesday 28th April 2021.

April 28, 2021

Covid update, Martinelli brother loses appeal. And Xenophobia in the Legislature?

Tuesday 27th April 2021.

April 27, 2021

Covid update. Justice too slow in Panama. Banks report improvement on loans negotiations.

Monday 26th April 2021.

April 26, 2021

Covid update. Date of delayed census? Not yet.

Friday 23rd April 2021.

April 23, 2021

Covid update and fuel prices go up again with effect from today.

Thursday 22nd April 2021.

April 22, 2021

Covid update and complaint lodged “Prosecutor and Judge are brothers!”

Wednesday 21st April 2021.

April 21, 2021

Weekly main Covid update. Panama presents complaints to press association.

Tuesday 20th April 2021.

April 20, 2021

Covid remains stable. Non ratifications of extradition with Italy keeps suspect free.

Monday 19th April 2021.

April 19, 2021

Covid update with just one death reported on Sunday. Outcry at Supreme Court ruling.

Friday 16th April 2021.

April 16, 2021

Covid update positivity rate drops to 2.8%… Bad weather hits Chirqui.

Thursday 15th April 2021.

April 15, 2021

Covid update as vaccinations continue to be rolled out.. Good news rescued Ocelot in Chiriqui and other animals saved.

Wednesday 14th April 2021.

April 14, 2021

Main weekly Covid update. Questions to be asked in the Legislature Copa’s airport monopoly?

Tuesday 13th April 2021.

April 13, 2021

Covid number remaining low…. Unemployment numbers high.

Monday 12th April 2021

April 12, 2021

Covid 19 update, Executive ignoring Transparency Law… Electric company improving service

Friday 9th April 2021.

April 9, 2021

Covid numbers updated and Adolfo Chichi Obarrio arrested in Milan.

Thursday 8th April 2021.

April 8, 2021

Covid update. IMF believes Panama’s recovery could be 12%.

Wednesday 7th April 2021.

April 7, 2021

Best positivity percentage of Covid infections. Pfizer vaccines increase during 2nd quarter.

Tuesday 6th April 2021.

April 6, 2021

Covid cases continue to decline but spike expected because of Easter. Legislative passes anti bullying legislation.

Monday 5th April 2021.

April 5, 2021

Latest Covid update, weekend report from the Security Ministry and passing of Panamanian Trumpeter Vitin Paz.

Thursday 1st April 2021.

April 1, 2021

Covid, Numbers down but fear as Brazilian strain detected. 25,000 employed to ensure safe Easter.

Wednesday 31st March 2021.

March 31, 2021

Colvid update…. Suspect arrested for the murder of Diogenes Vergara.

Tuesday 30th March 2021.

March 30, 2021

Covid update two deaths reported, good news. Saturday the city will be without water.

Monday 29th March 2021.

March 29, 2021

Covid update as Brazilian mutation found in Panama, Turnkey projects to help economy to recover.

Friday 26th March 2021.

March 26, 2021

Covid update and facts on Children’s contagion. Municipality passed plan for Panama City without consultation.

Thursday 25th March 2021.

March 25, 2021

Covid update and Panama Maritime Authority sends investigator to Suez vessel blocking canal Panama Registered.

Wednesday 24th March 2021.

March 24, 2021

Weekly main Covid update AstraZenaca vaccine safe, says the Ministry of Health.

Tuesday 23rd March 2021.

March 23, 2021

Covid update, no lockdown for Easter. Beaches seeing people return.

Friday 19th March 2021.

March 19, 2021

Covid update and 25 called to trial for the New Business Case.

Thursday 18th March 2021.

March 18, 2021

Covid update, and Municipal Council meets to decide 10 year urban plac.

Wednesday 17th March 2021.

March 17, 2021

Covid deaths just 3 in the last 24 hours and contagion improving. Odebrecht not paying agreed fines.

Tuesday 16th March 2021.

March 16, 2021

Covid continues to improve, US Embassy donates field hospitals to Panama

Monday 15th March 2021.

March 15, 2021

Covid update as figures continue to improve. Government hope to stimulate the economy with many road proiects.

Friday 12th March 2021.

March 12, 2021

Covid update as infections come down and vaccinations go up. Policia Nacional officer taken to court.

Thursday 11th March 2021.

March 11, 2021

Covid update as circuit 8-8 gets vaccinated and the banks, $23,000 million in modified loans.

Wednesday 10th March 2021.

March 10, 2021

Covid update as vaccinations program progresses. Repeal law changing qualification requirements for medical university place.

Tuesday 9th March 2021.

March 9, 2021

Covid-19 update. Arrests in shelters probe. President puts forward legislation regarding violence against women.

Monday 8th March 2021.

March 8, 2021

Covid update as figures maintain a downward trend. Inoculation movies into circuit 8-8 this week.

Friday 5th March 23021.

March 5, 2021

Covid update, as we have first weekend without lock down. Fake kidnapping gang arrested.

Thursday 4th March 2021.

March 4, 2021

Covid, Phase 2 vaccinations starts today in San Miguelito. Drug gangs delivers with motorbike delivery.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

March 3, 2021

Principal update of Covid as new vaccines continue to arrive.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

March 2, 2021

Covid update, Martinelli’s plane grounded in Guatemala, Balboa Shipyard goes for tender.

Monday 1st March 2021.

March 1, 2021

Covid, entering into Phase 2, new vaccines ordered. Panama’s failed justice system.

Friday 26th February 2021.

February 26, 2021

Covid update, some cheating the vaccination queue. Panama exports increased in 2020.

Thursday 25th February 2021.

February 25, 2021

Covid update, more vaccines arrive and phase 2 to start next week. Public Prosecutor resigns.

Wednesday 24th February 2021.

February 24, 2021

Covid update, latest batch of vaccine arrives and large drug bust at Atlantic port.

Tuesday 23rd February 2021.

February 23, 2021

Covid update, continuing decline. And EU keep Panama on its Blacklist.

Monday 22nd February 2021.

February 22, 2021

Covid update, cases still in decline and more openings effective today. Constructions starts on Metro line 3.

Friday 19th February 2021.

February 19, 2021

Covid, Panama City has another weekend lock down. FATF meets next week to determine it Panama comes off the Grey list.

Thursday 18th February 2021.

February 18, 2021

Covid update, and government to payout tomorrow 13th Month!

Wednesday 17th February 2021.

February 17, 2021

Covid update, second batch of vaccines arrive. Ministry have problems communicating.

Friday 12th February 2021.

February 12, 2021

Covid cases update and Felix B Maduro restructuring debt.

Thursday 11th February 2021.

February 11, 2021

Covid update, as improvements continue. From Bridge to Tunnel Line 3 over/under the Canal.

Wednesday 10th February 2021.

February 10, 2021

Covid main weekly update. CSS discussions start on Pension plan deficit.

Tuesday 9th February 2021.

February 9, 2021

Covid update, over 1000 cases caught at the airport. President signs law promoting agriparks.

Monday 8th January 2021.

February 8, 2021

Covid update, infection rate drops below 10%. Sanitary fences remain in place.

Friday 5th February 2021.

February 5, 2021

Covid update, more beds being made available. The Panama Canal breaks records on LNG transits.

Thursday 4th February 2021.

February 4, 2021

Covid, more vaccines next week. Panama’s rating downgraded.

Wednesday 3rd February 2021.

February 3, 2021

Major Covid update, restaurants and beaches open 15 Feb. Mental health law gets through 2nd depate.

Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

February 2, 2021

Covid update, programing for next batch of Vaccines.

Monday 1st February 2021.

February 1, 2021

Covid update. Public sector not pulling its weigh in savings. Don Bosco celebrations go virtual.

Friday 29th January 2021.

January 29, 2021

Covid update. Happily numbers continue to decline. Dentists want to be considered front line workers.

Thursday 28th January 2021.

January 28, 2021

Covid update and numbers continue to improve… Panama seizes 3.1 tons of drugs for far this year.

Wednesday 27th January 2021.

January 27, 2021

Covid update slight easing. Restaurant associations and CCIAP ask for soonest opening.

Tuesday 26th January 2021.

January 26, 2021

Covid update, improving numbers. New police chief, Bridge of Americas closes for the weekend.

Monday 25th January 2021.

January 25, 2021

Covid-19 update, complaints over vaccines. Tourism budget cut.

Friday 22nd January 2021.

January 22, 2021

Covid inoculations start rolling out. Corporations will have chance to reorganize.

Thursday 21st January 2021.

January 21, 2021

First vaccinations against Covid-19 in Panama.

Wednesday 20th January 2021.

January 20, 2021

Covid-19 figures declining, first vaccines arrived but reduced quantity.

Tuesday 19th January 2021.

January 19, 2021

Covid-19 update and flights between Panama and Venezuela to resurme.

Monday 18th January 2021.

January 18, 2021

Covid update. National parks schedule for opening.

Friday 15th January 2021.

January 15, 2021

Covid-19 highest number in the ICU’s. Panama Metro line extension starts.

Thursday 14th January 2021.

January 14, 2021

Covid, some restrictions lifted from today. Tourism authority looks to promote with its 2021 budget.

Wednesday 13th January 2021.

January 13, 2021

Covid update, slight loosening of restrictions and Martinelli tries to overturn his retrial for wiretapping.

Tuesday 12th January 2021.

January 12, 2021

Covid update. Police report on gangs in Panama.

Monday 11th January 2021.

January 11, 2021

Second week of Lock Down. Latest Covid report. Changes to laws on access to information?

Friday 8th January 2021.

January 8, 2021

Covid. RT rate down but cases up. Pandeportes & COP under the microscope.

Thursday 7th January 2021.

January 7, 2021

Covid: most daily cases. The World Bank publishes latest report.

Wednesday 6th January 2021.

January 6, 2021

Covid vaccine update, Rt rate drops to 0.88 from 1.10. Odebrecht someone took their eye off the ball!!

Tuesday 5th January 2021.

January 5, 2021

Covid deaths increase and good news on vaccine arrival.

Monday 4th January 2021.

January 4, 2021

Covid-19 cases increasing alarmingly, as Panama and West Panama go into full lockdown.

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

December 23, 2020

Covid round up on restrictions and transport schedules. Secrecy on Airport Covid test companies.

Tuesday 22nd December 2020.

December 22, 2020

It’s all about Covid, UK travelers banned from Panama.

Monday 21st December 2020.

December 21, 2020

Covid, taking a grip… Keep fireworks away from children!

Friday 18th December 2020.

December 18, 2020

Covid worst numbers yet. Police actions questioned by society.

Thursday 17th December 2020.

December 17, 2020

Covid update and fuel goes up for New Year.

Wednesday 16th December 2020.

December 16, 2020

Holiday season lockdown and 7pm to 5am curfew from Friday.

Tuesday 15th December 2020.

December 15, 2020

Covid-19 takes full stage today with anticipated restrictions being announced today.

Monday 14th December 2020.

December 14, 2020

Covid cases update, the aeronautical authorities shut down Venezuela flights.

Friday 11th December 2020.

December 11, 2020

Covid update, Assembly OK payments for Covid. Another BoB, to catch rubbish in another river.

Thursday 10th December 2020.

December 10, 2020

Covid tests 1 in 4 positive. Children’s hospital go ahead. Immigration turns away over 5000.

Wednesday 9th December 2020.

December 9, 2020

Covid update as new curfew comes into force. Metro system meeting required biosecurity.

Monday 7th December 2020.

December 7, 2020

Covid cases increasing, vaccine due in the first months of 2020.

Friday 4th December 2020.

December 4, 2020

Covid update and President signs law on single use plastics.

Thursday 3rd December 2020.

December 3, 2020

Covid cases rising rapidly, lockdown coming? First extraordinary lottery draw 13th December.

Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

December 2, 2020

Covid weekly review. News from the courts and Panama Ship Registry success.

Tuesday 1st December 2020.

December 1, 2020

Covid update. Covid cases on the rise caution needed. Education restart 2021.

Monday 30th November 2020.

November 30, 2020

Covid, Bicentennial suggestions coming in, and Kurt Elling & Danilo Perez nominated for a Grammy

Friday 27th November 2020

November 27, 2020

Covid update. $29M worth of complaints from consumers. 1M rubber gloves missing.

Thursday 26th November 2020.

November 26, 2020

Covid update, government looks to the holidays. Panama rating BBB.

Wednesday 25th November 2020.

November 25, 2020

Major weekly update on Covid-19. Claims of wrongdoing in the Solidario program.

Tuesday 24th November 2020.

November 24, 2020

Covid update, Bid to stop payment of National Assembly form 072. Drug trafficking unabated.

23rd November 2020.

November 23, 2020

Covid-19 update, two legal entities looking at Ricardo Martinelli and Panama hands over WYD to Portugal.

Friday 20th November 2020.

November 20, 2020

Covid update, nurses paid and increase in online purchase scams.

Thursday 19th November 2020.

November 19, 2020

Today’s roundup of some of the happenings in Panama.

Wednesday 19th November 2020.

November 18, 2020

Main weekly Covid-19 update. Private Business association to take lead on re-generation.

Tuesday 17th November 2020.

November 17, 2020

Covid-19 update. Panama’s loss of income over the pandemic, and Panama’s surfer extrodinaire.

Monday 16th November 2020.

November 16, 2020

Covid update, Hurricane Iota heading for Nicaragua, President hesitates signing of Mental Health law.

Friday 13th November 2020.

November 13, 2020

Covid update, Assembly behind closed doors. Taxis block streets again.

Thursday 12th November 2020.

November 12, 2020

Covid 19 Ministry of Health issues warning of increasing contagion. Assembly discusses form 002 budget behind closed doors.

Wednesday 11th November 2020.

November 11, 2020

Covid could mean new lockdowns. Grillo de los Santos muted celebrations.

Monday 9th November 2020.

November 9, 2020

Covid cases up, Eta brings destruction to Chiriqui.

Friday 6th November 2020.

November 6, 2020

Update on Covid, horrendous weather hits interior, and Biomuseo reopens.

Monday 2nd November 2020.

November 2, 2020

COvid update. Association of bars and restaurants etc come to agreement to negotiate leases.

Friday 30th October 2020.

October 30, 2020

Covid update, National Assembly finishes session & Metro Line 3 contract signed.

Thursday 29th October 2020.

October 29, 2020

2021 Budget agreed and forth bridge over the Canal set back due to budget constraints.

Wednesday 28th October 2020.

October 28, 2020

Weekly main Covid report. Traffickers using cattle auctions to launder?

Tuesday 27th October 2020.

October 27, 2020

Covid update. Guna Yala votes to not wear masks. November celebrations covid style.

Monday 26th October 2020.

October 26, 2020

Covid, beaches open up, and the 10th International Festival of Arts.

Friday 23rd October 2020.

October 23, 2020

Covid update. Metro restarts on Sunday’s after lifting of lock-down

Thursday 22nd October 2020.

October 22, 2020

Covid update. President Cortizo signs the Declaration of Chapultepec.

Wednesday 21st October 2020.

October 21, 2020

Sunday lock-down and use of the beaches, Covid changes. Moody’ evaluates Panama.

Tuesday 20th October 2020.

October 20, 2020

Covid update. Air Europa restarts flights to Panama in December for the holidays.

Monday 19th October 2020.

October 19, 2020

Covid numbers holding steady and a new shelter for rescued animals.

Friday 16th October 2020.

October 16, 2020

Covid levels staying stable. American Airlines resumes flights to Panama.

Thursday 15th October 2020.

October 15, 2020

Covid-19 daily update. President Cortizo to sign Declaration of Chapultepec on freedom of the press and expression.

Wednesday 14th October 2020.

October 14, 2020

Weekly main Covid report. Pushing for the beaches to reopen to support tourism drive.

Tuesday 13th October 2020.

October 13, 2020

Controversy over beach and Sunday lockdown when trying to open up tourism and Tocumen up and running.

Monday 12th October 2020.

October 12, 2020

More openings especially in the tourism sector, but with controversial restrictions.

Friday 9th October 2020.

October 9, 2020

Ministry of Health renegades on lock down relief and National Parks deforestation.

Thursday 8th October 2020.

October 8, 2020

Supreme Court declares ATTT must provide info on Taxi quotas. Also number plates are now valid for five years, but tax to be paid annually.

Wednesday 6th October 2020.

October 7, 2020

Weekly main Covid report. Changes to Horizontal Property law.

Tuesday 6th October 2020.

October 6, 2020

Covid-19 update. In the times of Covid Panama Canal does well.

Monday 5th October 2020.

October 5, 2020

New openings for this Monday, and banks see 48 percent drop in business.

Friday 2nd October 2020.

October 2, 2020

Covid-19 Update. Metropolitan Park to reopen on 12th October by reservation.

Thursday 1st October 2020.

October 1, 2020

Covid-19 latest update. Tocumen gears up for testing arriving passengers when taking international flights from Oct 12th.

Wednesday 30th September 2020.

September 30, 2020

Covid-19 weekly update. Court admits claim by Waked’s against National Bank.

Tuesday 29th September 2020

September 29, 2020

Covid-19 event cancellations, over a million use number portability

Monday 28th September 2020.

September 28, 2020

COvid-19, New openings today Malls Retail). Proposal to promote urban gardening.

Friday 25th September 2020.

September 25, 2020

Covid-19 update, rules for air passengers, Cortizo prompted to sign Mental Health bill.

Thursday 24th September 2020.

September 24, 2020

Getting ready for more openings next week and International Flights Oct 12th

Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

September 23, 2020

Covid-19 maintaining improvement, people out of work-government pays itself bonus’s. Lottery adapts for Oct reopening.

Tuesday 22nd September 2020.

September 22, 2020

Cicud-19 review. CAPAC 2020 virtually. Mi Bus passengers not keeping to isolation requirement.

Monday 21st September 2020.

September 21, 2020

Covid-19 update and Fishermen presented with their licenses.

Friday 18th September 2020

September 18, 2020

Covid-19 update and the Panama Savings Fund makes second loan the the government.

Thursday 17th September 2020.

September 17, 2020

Governor of Guna Yala processed for drug trafficking. Covid continues to improve.

Wednesday 16th September 2020.

September 16, 2020

Covid-19 continues downward trend and Parque Norte controversy continues.

Tuesday 15th September 2020.

September 15, 2020

First day of Covid-19 restriction easing. Panama offers facilities and safe mooring to Cruise lines.

Monday 14th September 2020.

September 14, 2020

Lock-down relaxed allowing free movement. Tourism sector will take a long time to recover.

Friday 11th September 2020.

September 11, 2020

Covid-19 report from the PAHO. Change the lock names?

Thursday 10th September 2020.

September 10, 2020

Covid-19 update and they want the new parque Norte to be handed to the Ministry of Education

Wednesday 9th September 2020.

September 9, 2020

Covid-19 maintaining a improvemet. Concacaf delays qualifying for 2020 World Cup until the spring of 2021..

Tuesday 8th September 2020.

September 8, 2020

FCC the builders of the City of Health in front of the Legislative.

Monday 7th September 2020.

September 7, 2020

Some more lock-down easing… And the legislative seems to forget who they work for.

Friday 4th September 2020.

September 4, 2020

Covid-19 update and Wisy gets Google support.

Thursday 3rd September 2020.

September 3, 2020

Scientific community calls for control of misinformation.

Wednesday 2nd September 2020.

September 2, 2020

Covid-19 continues on a decline. World Bank guarantees Panama money.

Tuesday 1st September 2020.

September 1, 2020

Covid-19 continues decline. Martinelli brothers extradition case can proceed.

Monday 31st August 2020.

August 31, 2020

Covid-19 round-up of the last week. Moody’s takes a look at Panama’s economy.

Friday 28th AUgust 2020.

August 28, 2020

Bill being discussed to regulate circulation of traffic. Cinta Costera-Amador link offers received.

Thursday 27th August 2020

August 27, 2020

Transport, Taxis want back to circulation control and 30th Sept to get licences and license plates.

Wednesday 26th August 2020.

August 26, 2020

Covid-19 improvement continues and government draws up specific reopening plans and dates.

Tuesday 25th August 2020.

August 25, 2020

Likely more restrictions lifted in announcement today. Metro lines move ahead.

Monday 24th August 2020.

August 24, 2020

Covid-19 figures continue to improve. Vaccine trials hopefully to start in Sept. Two national team footballers infected with corona-virus.

Friday 21st August 2020.

August 21, 2020

Big improvement in numbers tested and results. No time to waste on opening up economy.

Wednesday 19th August 2020.

August 19, 2020

Lock down eases from next Monday. How lock down can affect children with anxiety.

Tuesday 18th August 2020

August 18, 2020

A Covid-19 improvement? Copa airlines prepares for bio-security as some flights resume.

Monday 17th August 2020.

August 17, 2020

Covid-19 figures remaining high without improvement for nearly four months.

Friday 14th August 2020.

August 14, 2020

Covid-19, from Monday retail opens for collection, sales must be online.

Wednesday 12th August 2020.

August 12, 2020

RT number coming down. Beauty saloon and other openings.

Tuesday 11th August 2020.

August 11, 2020

Covid-19 update, court rejects appeal, report on passenger figures.

Monday 10th August 2020.

August 10, 2020

Covid figures don’t improve. lives lost and property destroyed due to rains. Panamanian Cyclist in Milan San-Remo race.

Friday 7th August 2020.

August 7, 2020

Covid-19 update, Colon murders third charged, no specialty says the US.

Wednesday 5th August 2020.

August 5, 2020

Main Covid-19 report. Second person arrested for Colon massacre. BNP $1 billion bond issue.

Tuesday 4th August 2020.

August 4, 2020

Covid-19 update, Mayor sanctioned for breaking quarantine, Martinelli fighting court cases.

Monday 3rd August 2020.

August 3, 2020

Today’s news dominated by Covid-19 as case numbers fail to improve.

Friday 31st July 2020.

July 31, 2020

Guatemalan attorney general wades in on Parlacen. Finance and Panama’s ratings.

Wednesday 29th July 2020.

July 29, 2020

Covid-19 weekly full report, Parlacen decried on impunity. Uber now takes Clave.

Tuesday 28th July 2020.

July 28, 2020

Covid-19 update. Panama bench at Parlacen will not swear in Martinelli sons. Credicorp gets good ratings

Monday 27th July 2020.

July 27, 2020

Covid testing reaches 4000 per day goal, Matinelli family saga continues, will covid threaten the coffee harvest.

Friday 24th July 2020.

July 24, 2020

Famously referred to as a Den of Thieves by Ricardo Martinelli. Sons want to be sworn in to PARLACEN.

Wednesday 22nd July 2020.

July 22, 2020

Weekly full Covid-19 report. Martinelli Brothers FBI extends extradition cause.

21st July 2020.

July 21, 2020

Covid-19, Colon murders, and banks generate deposits.

Monday 20th July 2020.

July 20, 2020

Covid-19 Report. Suspect apprehended in the murder of 7 youth’s in Colon. Ministry of Health at last looks into Hospital Hotels sanitary contract.

Friday 17th July 2020.

July 17, 2020

President decrees Friday 17th a Day of Reflection in light of 1000 deaths from Covid-19

Wednesday 15th July 2020.

July 15, 2020

Back to full weekend lock down, as Ministry unable to control the contagion.

Tuesday 14th July 2020.

July 14, 2020

Covid-19 1540 new cases, Martinelli saga continues with 60 day incapacity & the 2020 games gets their mascot.

Monday 13th July 2020.

July 13, 2020

Covid-19 records broken daily. Martinelli sons case in Guatemala &600 Trucks used to move containers after bridge damage.

Friday 10th July 2020.

July 10, 2020

No relief from Covid-19 as cases near 1000 again. Kenia Porcell sequestered by Martinelli.

Thursday 9th July 2020.

July 9, 2020

Coronavirus no respite, Martinelli sons pending court appearance and Santa Librada muted celebrations

Wednesday 8th July 2020.

July 8, 2020

Epidemiologist Lourdes Moreno in isolation. Martinelli Brothers held in jail.

Tuesday 7th July 2020.

July 7, 2020

Ex presidents two sons detained in Guatemala. Covid cases continue to rise.

Monday 6th July 2020.

July 6, 2020

Corprensa, court orders sequestration on behalf of Ex President.

Friday 3rd July 2020.

July 3, 2020

Two ex Presidents attend the prosecutors office. Highest deaths in one day due to Covid-19

News Thursday 2nd July 2020.

July 2, 2020

The President of the Republic address the assembly on his first year in office.

The News Wednesday 1st July 2020.

July 1, 2020

Covid-19 report and economic preparations for the “New Normal”.

The News Tuesday 30th June 2020.

June 30, 2020

Covid-19 cases reach new high! Two Ex Presidents under the spotlight.

Monday 29th June 2020.

June 29, 2020

1028 new cases of Covid-19 in a day, a record. Moratoriums with the banks and utility companies – restructure.

Friday 26th June 2020.

June 26, 2020

New Covid-19 cases in one day 1007. Health advisory council and judicial cases.

Thursday 25th June 2020.

June 25, 2020

Francisco Sucre replaces Rosario Turner as Minister of Health.

Wednesday 24th June 2020.

June 24, 2020

Ship collides with rail bridge in the Canal. 15 more die from Covid-19.

Tuesday 23rd une 2020.

June 23, 2020

Panama’s stock market down due to corona-virus. 20 more deaths.

Monday 22nd June 2020.

June 22, 2020

Covid-19 update. PRD and Jimmy’s restaurant fined after protests.

Friday 19th June 2020.

June 19, 2020

Convalescent transfusions for Covid-19. Judiciary goes back to work.

Thursday 18th June 2020.

June 18, 2020

13 more deaths and 635 new cases. DOT in the US fines COPA half a million.

Wednesday 17th June 2020.

June 17, 2020

Coronavirus update. IATA warns on Latin American airline future.

Tuesday 16th June 2020.

June 16, 2020

Covid crisis continues. Endangered species rescued.

Monday 15th June 2020.

June 15, 2020

627 new cases of Covid-19. CSS ads new ICU beds.

Friday 12th June 2020.

June 12, 2020

First patients for modular hospital. President increases bonus to $100. Legal challenge of unconstitutionality.

News Thursday 11th June 2020.

June 11, 2020

Covid cases increase! and comptroller does not sign off Solidario Hospital.

News Wednesday 10th June 2020.

June 10, 2020

Cars turned away at Sanitary check points _ DGI suspends time limits.

Tuesday 9th June 2020

June 9, 2020

Justice set back until later in the month due to Lock-down. New Covid cases still too high.

Monday 8th June 2020

June 8, 2020

Panama goes back to full lock-down an Beauty salons told to get ready to open.

Friday 4th June 2020.

June 5, 2020

Gorgas Institute on testing and weekend movement restrictions.

News 4th June 2020

June 4, 2020

New Covid-19 Cases double and Solidario hospital under the magnifying glass.

News 3rd June 2020.

June 3, 2020

President Cortizo looking at cabinet changes. Mask wearing compulsory by law.

News 2nd June 2020

June 2, 2020

After the first day of phase 2 & flying will not be the same for some time.

The news Monday 1st June 2020.

June 1, 2020

Covid-19 cases rising as we enter into next phase of “New Normal”

The news Friday 29th May 2020.

May 29, 2020

Tribunal Electoral extends validity of ID to 15 years. Lock-down eases Monday.

The news Thursday 28th May 2020.

May 28, 2020

Five day run of high contagion, Acodeco checks on sanitary prices.

The news Wednesday 27th May 2020.

May 27, 2020

Lock down eases and hydroxychloroquine  removed as treatment for Covid-19

The news Tuesday 26th May 2020.

May 26, 2020

Covid case numbers still going up. Courts way behind in cases.

Monday 25th May 2020.

May 25, 2020

Frustration on new normal opening and counterfeit money bust.

Friday 22nd May 2020.

May 22, 2020

Covid-19 update, truckers stuck at the border with Costa RIca get a means of passage.

Thursday 21st May 2020.

May 21, 2020

CSS under pressure. Airlines in for a hard time.

Wednesday 20th May 2020.

May 20, 2020

Trucks stuck at Panama/Costa Rica border.

The news from the Republic of Panama Monday 18th May 2020.

May 18, 2020

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May 14, 2020

Panama has the strictest lock-down in the Americas, more fatalities and Airlines wait to restart operations

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May 14, 2020

Our daily look at some of the things relevant to us here in the Republic of Panama.