Monday 21st October 2019. Environmental Governance Seminar and Subway feed the food bank.

October 21, 2019

In the second hour today our guests are the French Ambassador to the Republic of Panama Hon Brice Roquefeuil and here to talk at the Environmental Governance Seminar is Dr Birgit Muller.

“The environmental governance project falls within the framework of the university chair and the cooperation agreement that exists between the University of Panama and the French Embassy in Panama that seek to strengthen university cooperation in the social sciences sector. We will receive on this occasion 5 French researchers: Dr. Jean Foyer, Dr. Franck Poupeau, Dr. Claude Le Gouill, Dr. David Dumoulin, Dr. Birgit Muller.

The seminar is intended to establish a common Franco-Panamanian student training program, organize scientific meetings between French and Panamanian teachers and identify possible common research topics. In the long term, this project could be the first step in the revival of a master’s degree in environmental sociology at the University of Panama.”

In the last hour today it is a welcome back Ana Cristina Diaz Marketing Manager for Subway here in Panama. This coming 31st of October it is the second buy one and get one free event, for every 2-4-1 they will donate a meal to the Food Bank to help feed the 400,000 that are hungry in the Republic.

“In this version, 70 restaurants will be participating throughout the national territory (except the store located at the Airports of Tocumen and Paso Canoas) and consists in the fact that for the purchase of a sandwich the customer will take another free one, of equal or lesser price, and at in time, a meal will be donated to the Panama Food Bank Foundation, whose mission is to change hunger for hope and feed more Panamanians every day.”

The first block of changes to the Political Constitution that was discussed and approved in the first debate last week the  National Assembly continues to generate rejection.

The First Criminal Court of Colon called the former governor of the province of Coclé and former legal representative of Petaquilla Gold SA, Richard Fifer, to trial for the alleged commission of the crime against the environment related to the violation of the environmental impact study for the operation of the Molejón mining project in Donoso.

From July 20 to October 19, the Consumer Protection and Competition Defense Authority (Acodeco) has sanctioned 32 businesses for breaching Law 1 of January 19, 2018, which prohibits the use of Polyethylene plastic bags for the transport of merchandise in pharmacies, department stores, supermarkets and mini-supermarkets. The measure excludes restaurants and laundries.

The production of alcoholic beverages in the country has increased in recent months, although in the balance of the first 8 months of the year registered a decrease of 2.9%.

More articles