Friday 22nd September 2017. You, Me and the Music.

September 22, 2017

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Plenty of your requests this morning and a rummage around the Internet… A few things to do when you are bored out of your mind.

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Coat_of_Arms_of_Panama.svgYesterday afternoon, the legal defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli sent a request to Judge Jose Ayú Prado to set a hearing date for the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) investigation regarding pardons granted by the former president.

Because the National Assembly has not provided the information required by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office requested a provisional dismissal of the indictments for the handling of donations and contracts for professional services in the Legislative Body.

The President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela met with his counterpart in Andorra, Antoni Martí, with whom he agreed to negotiate a legal agreement that would facilitate the recovery of money that is held in this jurisdiction, as a result of alleged bribes paid by Odebrecht.

The Budget Committee of the National Assembly approved on Wednesday, in the first debate, the original text of the 2018 Canal budget, amending its action from last Monday, when it had changed it.

In less than a month the repair of one of the beams of the vehicular bridge of Villa Lucre could be concluded, work that began last September 9th after a truck hit it.

Alejandro Garuz, former executive secretary of the National Security Council (CSN), was sentenced to five years in prison for personal injury offenses against journalist Filemón Medina.

The violent deaths of cyclists in recent years has caused concern among the deputies, and in the third debate an initiative was adopted that establishes rules to create spaces in order to protect their lives.

It also declares Bicycle Week in Panama at the end of the month of January, so the municipalities must carry out activities in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Pandeportes to promote this activity.


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