The Administration of the Colon Free Zone (ZOLICOL) achieved first position in the first assessment of 2013 by Transparency in Public Administration.
Transparency in Public Administration assessed the websites of public institutions for transparency and substance, a development considered beneficial to the ZOLICOL.
Calls were made to remain engaged in this initiative to promote and maintain the principle of public implementation of the Act, as each assessment reflecting positive results would continue to get 100% [...]
A master plan must be developed
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently organized workshops to identify potential areas for the development of a logistics infrastructure.
These working groups included representatives from the private and government sectors to determine priority actions needed to place projects on the National Agenda.
The IDB consultant, Marelia Martinez Rivas, said that in the discussions it was concluded that if the country [...]
The Canadian government has finally admitted that one of its ships, crewed by Canadian naval reservists participating in the US-led “war on drugs” last year, broke international maritime law by firing their weapons and intercepting fishing trawlers in Jamaican waters.
This was done without Jamaica’s permission.
The mistake was officially attributed to “bad maps”.
The incident occurred on March 27, 2012. The HMCS Goose Bay and the Kingston were patrolling south of Jamaica as part [...]
New Panama City bus system has teething problems
A visitor with a wry sense of humor once said there was no need for a doctor to give an electrocardiogram in Panama.
“Just take a ride on a ‘Red Devil’ bus for the length of Via España and you will know your heart condition,” he said.
As of March 15 this year the colorfully painted “Red Devils” – condemned US school buses resurrected in Panama with [...]
Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), in charge of the construction of the third set of locks of the Panama Canal, said the strike by workers from Saturday, April 6, on the Atlantic side, was raised with the mediation of the Government and the work will resume.
The strike was lifted and the work will continue, said the personnel chief of GUPC, Edgar Ochomovo, referring to the expansion works on the shores of Lake Gatun.