Tuesday 9th August 2022.

August 9, 2022


The confirmed patient with the second case of monkeypox in Panama receives strict monitoring at his residence by the public health team of the metropolitan region, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported on Monday. Last Saturday the Department of Epidemiology of the Minsa confirmed the second case in Panama of monkeypox. This is a 33-year-old man. According to the epidemiological investigation that has been carried out, there is no close contact with this patient who has been detected with the disease, the Minsa said in a statement.

The Citizen Consultation Movement went this Monday morning, to the First Superior Court of Justice to request the definitive suspension of the construction project of the new seafood market in Calidonia. According to the members of the movement, the mayor of the capital, José Luis Fábrega , has been “defiant” in continuing with the project despite the fact that there is currently a temporary suspension order issued by the Eighteenth Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit. from Panama. In addition, the Third Administrative Litigation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) agreed to the provisional suspension of a resolution of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, which authorized Fábrega to use three fincas on the coastal strip to build this new market. .

The Vamos or let’s go coalition, which brings together independent candidates, presented its electoral offer on Monday, with a view to the general elections of May 2024. “These are 107 “true” independent candidates, who seek to occupy positions of deputies, representatives of townships and mayors”, said deputy Juan Diego Vásquez, one of the promoters of the coalition. Vásquez assured that these people “come to do good politics” and put the country’s interests above personal ones. “For Panama, let’s go,” chanted the independents on the steps of the main headquarters of the Tribunal Electoral, in Ancón. In this entity they delivered a document where they commit to renounce the electoral criminal jurisdiction. “As a team we are going to renounce the electoral criminal jurisdiction,” remarked Vásquez.

Although Ricardo Martinelli and his wife, Marta Linares de Martinelli, denied the publications of La Prensa in which it was reported that the General Directorate of Revenue (DGI) is investigating a group of companies linked to the former president’s family, his legal team has mounted a strategy to try to stop the investigation. Thus, Martinelli made use of two resources: to invoke criminal electoral jurisdiction before the DGI and to present before the Supreme Court of Justice a warning of unconstitutionality against the letter from the director of the DGI, Publio De Gracia, in which he communicates to the former president of the process , which seeks ” the real and true taxation ” of your company. Lawyers consulted by La Prensa, such as former magistrates of the Supreme Court, former comptrollers and experts in electoral law, point out that none of these resources have a basis, since the jurisdiction is only for natural persons – not legal entities – and that the DGI is empowered to audit any company.

The Single Union of Construction and Similar Workers (Suntracs) announced nationwide protest actions for this Wednesday, August 10. Saúl Méndez, general secretary of Suntracs, said that this is because the “Government has refused to give concrete answers to the demands of the Panamanian people.” He added that Suntracs, which is part of the so-called United People’s Alliance, and other organizations represented in the dialogue, have agreed to call several actions this Wednesday; those of the Suntracs will be in the morning hours.

A spacious and clean space, a comfortable living room set, with a rug and glass tables and two full-length mirrors. These are some of the requests made by Puerto Rican artist Marc Anthony, who will be in Panama as part of his “PallaVoyTour”. The famous artist, whose concert is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 9, also requested a bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila, Opus Wine 2003, two bottles of Silver Oak Cabernet Napa Valley, another of Gray Goose and Bud Light beer, as reported by sources of the Panamanian production company Magic Dreams.

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