Cut out the noise, colonial Antigua tells boisterous bars

Authorities in the colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala – a Unesco World Heritage Center – are considering measures to protect residential neighborhood against noisy businesses.

Friday, May 30, 2008

"All we're doing is making sure that businesses abide by the rules of their agreements, in terms of category and opening hours, because some businesses that have a restaurant license are operating as bars," said Silvia Soto, the Antigua municipality's development coordinator.

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Panama: Restrictions on Commercial Use of Public Spaces

March 2016

Fines for obstructing traffic on sidewalks with tables, chairs, vehicles or service counters without municipal authorization range from $500 to $2,000.

From a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Panama:

The Municipality of Panama has established rules on the use of public space for parking through Municipal Agreement No. 24 of January 19, 2016 published in the Official Newspaper, La Gaceta 27988-A.

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