Friday 9th December 2016. What’s happening with Gabriel.

December 9, 2016

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Back with us after a couple of weeks away, it is Gabriel from the “Visitor” newspaper. It is the Holiday season and we take a look at some of the many things that you can be doing on the lead up to Christmas.

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On Wednesday, the President in charge of Cambio Democratic (CD) party Alma Cortes pointed at the internal division within the party.

Yesterday, President Juan Carlos Varela said that the Minister of Economy and Finance (MEF) Dulcidio de la Guardia will make a formal request to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States to Grant an extension of the Type 3 License to Grupo Editorial El Siglo y La Estrella (GESE).

According to lawyer Ernesto Cedeño, the Comptroller General’s office lacks transparency by refusing to disclose the new appropriations guaranteed for the National Assembly.

First Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Tania Sterling has requested a judge to call 16 people to trial in the case involving a controversial loan granted by Caja de Ahorros (CA) to the contractor in charge of the Amador Convention Center project.

21 high profile cases investigated by the General Prosecutor’s Office related to alleged property crimes against the State, amount to more than $201.5 million.

On Wednesday, the Prosecutor’s Office named a municipal court judge in a corruption complaint presented to Supreme Court President Jose Ayu Prado. The complaint was based on a covert operation directed by Prosecutor Zuleika Moore.

The Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA) seized several products without sanitary and phytosanitary records in a warehouse located on Avenida la Paz, in Panama City.

Until October, the Transit and Land Transportation Authority (ATTT) had imposed more than $1.6 million in fines for transit in the North and South corridors without paying.

The body of the 13-year-old teenager who disappeared since Wednesday in the Curundú River, was found yesterday morning by the Joint Task Force (FTC). More than 100 FTC units participated in the search since 6:00 a.m.

Judge Erick Gonzalez ordered that police Major Alex Ivan Cedeño, who is facing charges related to drugs and crimes against public administration, be transferred to the headquarters of the border patrol agency Senafront.

The Panamanian group Rakas received their first Grammy nomination with their album Los Rakas, the sixth of their musical career.


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