Panama bureaucrats work six hours a day to save energy

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

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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.
The measure aims to make savings during the peak hours for energy consumption in Panama, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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The textile industry has proposed that the government implement labor schemes with flexible hours, allowing plants to operate on shifts of up to 14 and 16 hours.

The proposal involves establishing modern labor schemes, as implemented in other markets, said Patricia Figueroa, executive director of the Chamber of the Textiles, Clothing and Free Zones of El Salvador.

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.

Energy Rationing Program in Nicaragua

May 2008

The rationing program will leave no service to over 600 thousand Fenosa customers in five time periods and zones.

"It will be kept as long as there is shortage of energy and I do not know how many days it will last"; said Jorge Katina, Communications Manager at Fenosa.

Energy Rationing Program in Nicaragua

May 2008

The rationing program will leave no service to over 600 thousand Fenosa customers in five time periods and zones.

"It will be kept as long as there is shortage of energy and I do not know how many days it will last"; said Jorge Katina, Communications Manager at Fenosa.

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