Friday 30th September 2016. BizFit Panama 2016 and the “Visitor”

September 30, 2016

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Carolina Orantes is with us this morning to talk about the latest (the 8th) BizFit Panama event put on by the Panama Chamber of Technology and Communication. A great aray of speakers including Professor Bernard Roth from Stanford University and writer of the book “The Achievement Habit.”  Find out more and register on line at their Website.


In the last hour on a Friday it is time for Gabriel from the Visitor to come in and get us up to speed on what we can be doing in the coming week…  Not bad, Beer, Chocolate, wine and Pole dancing!

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The extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli is not simply a matter of delivering the request to American authorities, and it will require the allocation of substantial resources to ensure the process if completed.

The panameñista party already has a candidate for the Electoral Tribunal, Alfredo Junca Wendehake.

Minister of Security Alexis Bethancourt reported yesterday that the government is developing a strategic plan to deal with the possible consequences from the peace agreement signed between Colombia and revolutionary groups operating in the border areas with Panama.

The Ministry of Education (Meduca) has finally paid 7 months of salary to 505 of the 1,132 educators that hadn’t been paid since they began working for the entity.

It has been almost two months since the Cabinet Council approved the recruitment of the American advertising agency VML, INC to handle an international campaign promoting Panama as a tourism destination, but the company still has not signed the contract.

In the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Central America appears to have serious issues with reducing excessive bureaucracy, corruption and insecurity, factors that undermine development.

Nobel laureate in economics Joseph Stiglitz has said in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine that Panama is avoiding making changes in the wake of the scandal surrounding the leak of the internal documents of the firm Mossack Fonseca.

With the aim of helping children and young people to develop the habit of reading and art, the Municipality of Panama inaugurated on Tuesday, “The First City Fair of Books, Art and Culture,” which takes place on the ground floor of the Hatillo building from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


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