Friday 19th August 2016. Pole dancing, recycling and things to do, the “Visitor”

August 19, 2016

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Aura Lee and Gerry

Keeping fit this morning, in the second hour Aura Lee  from PoleFit is with us and they will also be giving demonstrations at the Recycling fair this Sunday at the Cathedral Square in the old town on Sunday. Also PoleFit will be moving to a new location in the Sortis Hotel in Obarrio.


It is Friday, in the last hour Gabriel from the “Visitor” newspaper gets us up to speed on some of the things that we can be doing here in Panama.

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At approximately 9:00 am Gladys Quintero appeared before the Fifth Prosecutor, attorney representing ¬†former deputy minister of the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES), Zulema Sucre, accused of allegedly forcing her bodyguards to walk her dog named “Gucci”.

Lawyers for the company Pele System, Inc. have sought to dismiss a case filed against it for questionable payments linked to it as part of the contract it received during the last government from the Panama Maritime Authority.

The closure of the border with Colombia has not stopped the flow of transcontinental irregular migrants seeking to reach the United States.

The new administration of the University of Panama (UP), which takes office October 1st with Professor Eduardo Flores as rector, will have to face a financial commitment that was not covered in the 2017 budget.

The Government is developing 165 projects of the 100/0 Basic Health program which involves a $734 million investment. The projects are executed by the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems, the National Council for Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Health.

The National Assembly’s Economy and Finance Commission has approved a bill that allows Panama to take retaliatory measures in the event of discriminatory actions taken against Panama by other countries.

On Wednesday, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the Ministry of Environment (MiAmbiente) signed an interinstitutional cooperation agreement with the aim of promoting the development of joint work plans and the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.

Yesterday evening Panamanian runner Alonso Edward competed in one of the most anticipated events of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, giving a great performance for Panama, to have got so far is something for us all to be proud of.


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