Thursday 15th December 2016. The Isthmus, a photo journal of Panama.

December 15, 2016

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Andrew Kaufman & Gerry

My guest this morning is Andrew Kaufman who after a 10 year labor of love has produced “The Isthmus” a photo journal of the Panama Canal expansion and the interior of the country. Find out about the production process and the work with local Panamanians.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The News:

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The three judges of the Electoral Tribunal (TE) cited the Board of the Democratic Change Party (CD) to a meeting at the institution’s headquarters.

The Third-Anticorruption Prosecutor has charged former Minister of Economy and Finance Frank De Lima and former Gaming Control Board Director Giselle Brea with fraud as part of the investigation into irregularities in the awarding of a contract for the Buko Millonario televised bingo to the company Global Investment Group (GIM).

President Juan Carlos Varela will propose to the National Assembly to use the money from corruption cases to pay the debt with public employees who worked from 1972 to 1983, as mandated by the draft law 92.

Yesterday, the sale of products at the Christmas fairs of the Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IMA) began at 9 a.m. At Pan de Azúcar, San Miguelito, people who had started lining up at 2 a.m. began pushing and screaming to be among the first to acquire a ham.

The president of the Panameñista Party, José Luis Varela, asked the United States ambassador and his government to analyze well the situation of the newspaper La Estrella de Panamá and El Siglo, after companies of its owner were included in the Clinton List.

Yesterday, a group of five criminals robbed the Caja de Ahorros branch located within the University of Panama.

The Latin American Development Bank (CAF) approved a $150 million loan to Panama for the construction, structuring and start-up of the first ITSE.

The Panama Stock Exchange suspended the trading of common shares of the company Istmo Compañía de Reaseguros (Istmo Re) hours after the company was intervened by the Superintendency of Insurance and Reinsurance of Panama. It was the third company in the sector that has been intervened by the authorities.

With an investment of $500,000, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced the launch of a pilot project for wastewater treatment in the district of La Chorrera, which will help conserve the Martin Sanchez River and the environment of the inhabitants of that area of ​​West Panama.


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