Monday 28th June 2021.

June 28, 2021

From 10:00 pm on Saturday, June 26 to 4:00 am on Monday, June 28, a total quarantine was in effect, without working hours or mobility, in the district of Colón, province of Colón. In this province, more than 30 people have been caught at police checkpoints, in breach of the total quarantine decree.

The Ombudsman’s Office reported that it opened a complaint after the recent landslide in stage 1 of the Cerro Patacón sanitary landfill, located in the Ancón district, which caused contamination in the Guabinoso and Cárdenas rivers. Eduardo Leblanc González, head of the Ombudsman’s Office, met this week with the general administrator of the Urban and Home Cleaning Authority (AAUD) to analyze possible solutions or alternatives to the environmental problem.

The Transit and Land Transportation Authority (ATTT) has contracted for a total amount of $ 805,427 for the rental of school buses that support the PanavaC-19 vaccination process. On Panama Compra there are 15 different contracts with a total of 7 companies.

PH Crystal

The collapse of a condominium tower in South Florida, United States, early Thursday, does not let Kathy McGrath, a resident of PH Crystal, in Bella Vista sleep at night . She fears something similar will happen in her building, where a penthouse was built on top, causing leaks and cracks in the slab of her apartment. There is a demolition order on the penthouse since 2014, which was issued by the Municipality of Panama and so far it has not been complied with. Meanwhile, since 2016, McGrath has lived with wooden shoring that was placed by the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), to prevent her roof slab from collapsing. “I fear for my life. Here my slab could collapse at any moment ”, she said, who denounced that termites and the passage of time deteriorate the wood and also its slab. The case of PH Crystal is closely followed by the Attorney General, Rigoberto González, who on March 19, 2021 sent a note to the mayor, José Luis Fábrega, in which he reiterated his “concern” regarding the “serious “Affect that still persists, on the people who inhabit the aforementioned property. For the engineer and former president of the Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects, Gustavo Bernal, resolutions on these types of cases must be complied with as soon as possible, taking into account that people’s lives are in danger. He explained that they are currently facing a legal situation, after the company Josephco, SA, owner of the penthouse, sued them.

The United States Embassy in Panama confirmed this Saturday, June 26, that the Vice Minister of Public Affairs of that nation, Victoria Nuland , will be visiting our country in the coming days and will meet with President Laurentino Cortizo .

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