15 de Ago de 2022

Nacional

ACROSS the isthmus

Cocle.Two drug dealers were arrested in El Valle de Anton on Saturday night after cocaine and laboratory equipment were found during hou...

Cocle.Two drug dealers were arrested in El Valle de Anton on Saturday night after cocaine and laboratory equipment were found during house searches carried out by the narcotics department of the DIJ and other anti-drug personnel.

Chame.Complaints about the $2 access fee charged by local councils to various beaches in Punta Barco, Gorgona and San Carlos continue with visitors arguing that it is illegal. The councils say the $2 fee is not a tax but to pay towards keeping the beache areas clean.

Panama.President Ricardo Martinelli says that he will “not give a cent” towards this years carnival and that those who wants to celebrate it should pay the costs and go and party in the interior. Last year $4.7 million was spent on carnival festivities in the capital.

NationwideTraffic wardens throughout Panama are keeping up the pressure on motorists and issuing more tickets. In Chilibre, wardens issued more than 70 tickets in half an hour, mostly for bald tires, u-turns, out of date licenses, driving without a seat belt and other minor infractions.

Panama.Investigations by the public prosecutor into corruption charges against ex-Minister of Education, Belgis Castro, were suspended Monday.