Tuesday 20th December 2016. Violinist Melanie Taylor.

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Melanie Taylor & Gerry

Joining me on today’s show in the second hour is violinist Melanie Taylor. We chat to Melanie about her training and her direction in to more contemporary works like her Christmas release Navidad Chillout.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”50″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsY2kA75f5I”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The News:

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President of the Popular Party (PP), Milton Henriquez, a political ally of the government of Juan Carlos Varela, is about to leave his charge.

Yesterday, the National Council of Private Enterprise (CoNEP), the top Panamanian business union, expressed concern about what it considers to be US interference in Panama’s internal affairs.

Yesterday, the vice president and chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado sent a letter to her counterpart in the United States, John Kerry.

The Electoral Tribunal (TE) has a bank of lost c├ędulas about 12,606 personal identity documents, according to a statistical report provided by the National Census Bureau.

Better controls of notaries are being required due to a high number of fraud cases currently pending involving documents in the Public Registry.

A report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance indicates that the basic food basket cost $308.91 in September, an increase of 1.5% compared to January.

Yesterday morning, the rice producers met at Balboa Avenue and began a march to the Presidency of the Republic of Panama, to ask the government for more support to the agricultural sector and to stop the importation of rice.

To finance its investment in new projects, the state-owned electrical transmission company Etesa will raise its debt to $763.7 million by 2020.

Youth is the population group that most feels the effects of the economic slowdown, concludes the report “Labor Outlook of Panama 2016, Overview of the Situation and Challenges of Rural Employment in the Long Term” prepared by the Panama Labor Foundation.

The University of Panama’s authorities decided to include in their curriculum the diploma in Indigenous Law by request of the National Coordinator of Indigenous Peoples (Conapip).


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