Guatemala - Honduras Customs Lengthens Hours of Service

Authorities from both countries have agreed to extend the Corinto border office's opening hours from 12 to 24 hours per day.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gabriel García Ardón, governor of the Honduran port city of Cortés, indicated that the new service hours are expected to be in place from 31 August. reports comments from the mayor of Guatemalan port, Barrios: "This agreement will greatly help the development of both nations by making life easier for businesses and visitors".

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Guatemala-Mexico Custom Extends Schedule

May 2010

Custom authorities from both sides of the border decided to extend their opening hours.

The Guatemalan custom will open from 6.30 AM to 8.00 PM, while the Mexican office will open at 7.30 AM.

On Saturdays they will implement a pilot plan, which allows empty containers to pass between 6.30 and 8.00 AM, and full ones from 8.00 AM to 3.00PM.

Banks in Panama extend business hours

September 2008

The huge demand for services has forced banks to extend their business hours and are now working overtime at many of their branches.

Big banks such as Cuscatlán, General, Credicorp, Global Bank, HSBC-Banistmo, Bac International, Banvivienda and even the National
Bank of Panama, have extended their opening hours from 5pm to 6 pm, some are even opened until 7 pm.

Panama bureaucrats work six hours a day to save energy

May 2008

Panama's government offices have adopted a six-hour working day in an effort to confront an energy crisis.

President Martin Torrijos signed a decree that ordered bureaucrats to work from 7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., without any lunch break, until winter rains raise the level of hydroelectric dams.

Labor Flexibility Put into Practice

June 2009

Gessa employees in Costa Rica will work one day less per month and they will see their salary reduced proportionately.

The management and employees of the administrative and logistics sector company agreed not to work the third Friday of each month in an effort to cut costs and avoid personnel layoffs.

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