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Editorial Contribution

Nito reinforces “freedom of expression”. We shall see.

Nito want’s freedom of the press and “free expression”. Then let PNO freely express that his CABINET is LOADED with people on the TAKE. See VP and Minister. Nito claimed they would be expelled if proven. Look closer Nito, get eyes checked. Hope they all had a nice weekend……….#worstsecretinpanama. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201022/aumentan-acciones-judiciales-medios …

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Economy

Panama City crawling back to life as restaurants are up and operating.

With dividers and panels up…..dining sees an uptick in the city. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/economia/80-de-los-restaurantes-estan-operando-ventas-suben-10/ Four weeks after the restart of operations after being closed for more than 7 months, the Association of Restaurants and Related Products of Panama, reports that 80% of the stores are operating. Domingo de Obaldia, president of the …

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Agriculture

For JB: Environment agency opening protected areas.

Buenas Dias: Josito https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/miambiente-anuncia-reapertura-de-areas-protegidas-marinas/ The Ministry of the Environment (Miambiente) announced yesterday the reopening, as of next Monday, October 26, of a second group of natural areas under its protection. This time it is the reserves that include marine, aquatic and lake areas. Minsa makes official reactivation of new group of activities; walks to …

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Editorial Contribution
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EX-PATS LIVES MATTER

…..APPARENTLY TO EVERYONE BUT “EX-PATS”. SHIT, GET OFF THE POT, or at the very least STOP the GODDAMN WHINING without CONVICTION. OP ED: Steven via All of PNO.com FINAL EDITORIAL: STEVEN- FBO/ PanamaNowOnline Good afternoon PANAMANOWONLINE visitors and readers. I am extremely happy to say that as I am writing this my …

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Human Interest

As does rest of world, Panama facing hearing the voices of growing LGBT community on marriage rights.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201005/cidh-enciende-debate-matrimonio The debate on the right to equal marriage ignited in Panama after the hearing held last Friday at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) requested by the Fundación Iguales. At the hearing, the IACHR condemned that Panamanian legislation is discriminatory in the sense of not having adjusted it …

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Economy

With country open, new cases still will occur.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201004/panama-reporta-633-casos-nuevos-covid-19-9-nuevas-defunciones Panama reported 633 new cases of covid-19, for a cumulative total of 115,286. To date, 5,249 tests were applied, for a positivity percentage of 12.1% and 9 new deaths have been registered, totaling 2,423 accumulated and a fatality of 2.1%. Active cases total 21,054. In home isolation, 20,211 people are …

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Agriculture

Panama to open Protected parks today.

Para: Josito https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/estas-son-las-14-areas-protegidas-que-abriran-al-publico-a-partir-de-este-lunes/ The Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) reported that as part of the restart of activities in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic , a total of 14 terrestrial protected areas will open to the public starting this Monday, October 5. The Ministry of Health (Minsa) published on Friday in the Official Gazette the decree by …

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Infrastructure

Nito “attempting” to be tough and cut puppet strings of the past from ODEBRECHT.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/cortizo-sobre-caso-odebrecht-el-unico-acuerdo-que-queremos-que-cumplan-es-el-de-delacion-que-debieron-pagar-hace-tiempo/ The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, affirmed this Monday, September 28, that he recommends to the Judicial Organ not to reach any agreement with the Odebrecht company and that the payment established in the accusation agreement be complied with. TORRIJOS PLAYED. Odebrecht, which was fined for using the banking system to launder money, …

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"JB"

HOME SWEET HOME: Life after Ex-Pat Quarantine

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson For my many Ex-Pat friends and acquaintances, I can tell you stepping back foot on American soil after NOT being permitted to has been surreal. The feeling of landing into Miami International Airport last week pumped a huge blast of oxygen into my lungs. …

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Updated PNO business referral. PANASOLUTIONS GROUP LATAM

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– Amazing what some “away time ” can accomplish for anyone during this time of Covid. For many Ex-Pats that have been stuck here in what is supposed to be our “paradise”, we are chomping at the bit to go home. Jose “Josito” Zapata will be …

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Human Interest

UN rightly and openly condemns “Dictator” Maduro of Human Rights crimes.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/mision-de-la-onu-vincula-a-maduro-y-al-gobierno-venezolano-con-crimenes-de-lesa-humanidad/ Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the most important ministers of his government are linked to possible “crimes against humanity,” said a UN mission on Wednesday when presenting a report that seeks the systematic use of torture and extrajudicial executions in that country. “The Mission found reasonable grounds to believe that the Venezuelan authorities and …

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Health

Hospitals showing signs of progress as Panama rapidly approaches full open borders.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/mortalidad-de-pacientes-en-uci-disminuye-a-un-30/ After six months of the pandemic, doctors in Panama’s intensive care units have managed to reduce the mortality of patients with the Covid-19 disease who are admitted to intensive care units (ICU) by 30% . Julio Sandoval, advisor to the Ministry of Health (Minsa) on the subject of ICUs, assured that mortality went from 50% in …

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Economy

Something to look at for Ex-Pat owners of income properties.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/reforma-a-la-ley-sobre-arrendamientos-se-mantiene-en-consulta/ The Ministry of Housing and Land Management (Miviot) consults with various sectors to make changes to Law 93 of October 4, 1973, which dictates measures on leases in the country. The draft of a change proposal, which the Miviot sent to some unions on September 8, has raised criticism among …

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Crime
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This will NEVER lose attention on PNO.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- Josito mu amigo. It’s very important you ALWAYS maintain a hand up the ass of ODEBRECHT. This case is bigger than MOSSACK-FONSECA. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/caso-odebrecht-en-manos-de-marquinez/ The Odebrecht case, an iconic investigation that follows the trail of the millionaire bribes that the Brazilian construction company paid in Panama to award …

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Crime

Could Darien continue to grow into the drug funnel of Latin America?

OP ED: Coming from a Customs background……just saying this area screams as a conduit for illegal contraband. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200901/senafront-aprehende-dos-colombianos-e-incauta-785-paquetes-drogas-darien Units of the National Border Service (Senafront), through surveillance and verification work, apprehended two Colombian citizens after locating in the Playa Cocal sector in Darién, 15 sacks with 785 packages with alleged …

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Human Interest

Enough depressing shit…..Panamanians helping Panamanians. Enjoy

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/vivir/un-bocado-de-esperanza/ Cocinando y Donando (Cocydon ) is a social gastronomy initiative that was born in 2016, when Luis Fernando Norato cooked 12 dishes in the kitchen of his apartment to distribute them to people who were homeless. Some time later, this gesture of solidarity became a gastronomic movement made up of …

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Health

Panama bullish on COVID progress as country looks to re-open.

Panama maintains below 1 the effective reproductive number of cases (Rt) or average value of the contagion rate of the Covid-19 disease . https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/panama-cerca-de-lograr-el-control-de-la-epidemia/ This was reported by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) by detailing that the Rt of the last epidemiological week (August 23 to 29) was 0.96; the one reported in the previous epidemiological …

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"JB"

Meditation— I’m doing it, you should to.

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson– I can tell you that my wife would come unglued if I continued to blog or post about negative shit, and not post this article. She has “personally” re -Tweeted it and shared it with her cache of friends already. “Happy wife, Happy life” …

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Health

End of August shows some positive signs of Covid decline…..but not out of woods.

In recent days the impact of the new coronavirus has decreased and the figures for August project that they will be lower compared to July, which was the month where the virus hit the country the hardest. According to statistics from the Ministry of Health (Minsa) until yesterday’s report, Tuesday, August 25, …

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"JB"

Flights resuming at Tocumen as Panama slowly crawls back to life….”JB” soon out!

OP ED: By James “JB” Bryson After a major surge in infections after the first failed attempt at re-opening the country, flights are now beginning to bleed slowly out of the country as certain permissions have been granted for travel. As many have still contacted me via email and friends …

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Ex-Pat Struggles during COVID. One Opinion

by James “JB” Bryson So as we are approaching 5 MONTHS of essentially home imprisonment, the term EX PAT takes on a bit of a different meaning. After 12 YEARS, and being an AMERICAN citizen, being an EX PAT has always translated to a good thing. Being away from the …

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Crime

This HAS to be a movie one day. ODEBRECHT crime is as big as any story in US.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200727/convenio-odebrecht-acuerdo-premiado-e The MEF and the Public Ministry, entities that must provide information on the payment of the fines imposed on the construction company Odebrecht, do not do so or do not find the figure in their records. The company is inhibited from giving statements about it Neither the Ministry of Economy …

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"JB"

Varela goes back to prosecution for Odebrecht. AKA ” well they did it too” LOL.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/varela-acude-nuevamente-a-la-fiscalia-para-ampliar-declaracion-indagatoria-en-caso-odebrecht/ The former President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela , returned again this Monday, July 27, to the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. + info Varela must return to the prosecution next weekVarela claimed that he gave important information to the prosecution in the Odebrecht case This, in order to expand his …

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Human Interest

US plans for the Martinelli brothers.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/guatemala-los-hermanos-martinelli-linares-estan-en-una-audiencia-para-conocer-los-motivos-de-su-extradicion-a-estados-unidos/ Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares , detained last Monday in Guatemala, were taken to a court on duty this Tuesday, to begin the process of their eventual extradition to the United States, where they are required for an alleged conspiracy to launder money. + info Guatemala captures two children of …

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Human Interest

Saga continues for the Martinelli brood.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/ricardo-alberto-y-luis-enrique-martinelli-linares-tenian-salvoconducto-para-circular-en-la-pandemia/ Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares , detained since last Monday in Guatemala at the request of the United States, had a safe-conduct validated by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI) , which would have allowed them to move around the country, despite sanitary restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic . + info Ricardo Martinelli …

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"JB"

Newly cemented “Pussy” of Panama changes the low hanging fruit in Cabinet. NOT the real problems.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- Ol’ Nito continued his empty rants of transparency and change, by firing the Minister of Health as a result of Covid. Another huge cop out on promises of change. This was a patsy move. The REAL changes on his cabinet are the slick US college …

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Crime

Seems just like yesterday he was calling the shots. Varela and team fumble under scrutiny.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200625/defensa-varela-sufre-reves-audiencia The defenders of former President Juan Carlos Varela and former Housing Minister Carlos Dubois suffered a setback at the legality control hearing requested by the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office as part of an investigation that is being carried out for the alleged commission of the crime against economic order …

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Chiriqui

What is “Bojal’a” and what does it mean to Chiriqui?

ANSWER: Delicacy fish to be farmed responsibly with US corporation. https://www.martesfinanciero.com/portada/el-golfo-de-chiriqui-atrae-millonaria-inversion-en-acuicultura/ The US-owned company Forever Oceans Panama will plant bojalá in the Gulf of Chiriquí and its first production will be exported to the United States in 2021. In October 2020, a US investment group will begin planting bojalá on …

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PNO Wildlife Rant: South African proposal is short sighted and will send them all to Hell!!

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– I have forever been against the brain dead argument that sponsored BIG GAME and ENDANGERED SPECIES hunting as a means of conservation was utter BULLSHIT. It’s counter intuitive white elitist nonsense to justify pampered pussies to shoot and kill planter supporting food chain wildlife for …

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"JB"

Hurts to report that we have lost a second friend to the COVID-19 back in states.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson Every now and again when I can find a moment, PNO has been able to post upon some things during these unprecedented times. Like the “Young Scumbags” that are ruining the Republic right under the nose of Nito, who has in an an incredibly short …

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