Originally scheduled for October 2014, the inauguration of the expanded Panama Canal is going to be delayed “due to problems in the quality of concrete utilized, among other reasons,” as stated in official sources.
Jorge Luis Quijano, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), has confirmed that construction of the third set of locks on the waterway will conclude in April 2015, undoubtedly due to the delays the public works has suffered.
After several weeks of preparation, the long-awaited Miss Panama beauty pageant has reached its final stretch. Ilka Ender, one of the pageant organizers, commented that it has been a very difficult process to select the candidates, as they had to choose only 19 girls out of the 97 who registered for the competition.
The preliminary round is programmed for this coming March 4 at 8:00 p.m. in the Hotel Riu, where 12 contestants will be selected for the grand final, which will take place on April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Anayansi Theater.