Tuesday 7th November 2017. Back after the long weekend, my guest the Dutch Ambassador to Panama.
November 7, 2017
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After a long weekend we are back. My special guest in the second hour of this mornings program is H.E. Dirk Janssen the Dutch Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. We chat about the meaning of the “Netherlands,” Hollands trade in Panama, we even touch on Shhhhh Brexit! But we also chat a bit about music with a couple of requests from the ambassador and a track called “Again” by the band Splendid, a member of which is the ambassadors brother.
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The Second Superior Court revoked two dismissals -one provisional and one final- that had been issued by the Sixteenth Criminal Court in favor of the former Minister of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Authority (Ampyme) Giselle Burillo, and consequently opened a criminal case against her regarding those two processes, both for the alleged commission of the crime of embezzlement.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is evaluating Panama in its whole context, so the decisions of the Supreme Court of Justice in regard to the Odebrecht case will have an impact on the country.
Of the 2,683 complaints received by the Public Services Authority (Asep), regarding electricity between January 1 and October 27, 2017, , 1,750 or 65% were due to poor electricity service.
The independent bands closed a spectacular day of parades in honor of Panama on November 4. In front of the Presidency of the Republic, student delegations, institutional delegations and, finally, independent bands went around.
The National Assembly in use of its constitutional faculties made the decision to change by law the Day of the Flag, which is celebrated on November 4 of each year, to the Day of the National Symbols.
Finding a parking lot in the Casco Antiguo area, for domestic and foreign tourists, is like looking for a needle in a haystack. For pedestrians, walking around without bumping into an illegally parked car is almost impossible.
The historical Wilcox house in Colon will be restored to become a cultural center.
This is what President Juan Carlos Varela promised on Sunday, in the midst of the celebration in the Caribbean city of the separation of Panama from Colombia.