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Attn: E-mailers and Contacts.PLEASE EXHALE

by James “JB” Bryson Gotta tell ya, as much as I love some of the interaction with many of the people that e-mail me, I feel some of you wake up with a cattle prod up your ass. I mean like a massive jolt of energy to continue a topic. …

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THIS is what I proposed to be organized in Bocas. Place is too beautiful to be filthy.

The call aims to join a large volunteer to undertake the adventure on August 25. http://laestrella.com.pa/tag/vida-cultura/8 OP ED: “JB”- I took some shrapnel when a few people thought that I was taking shots at Bocas del Toro with some of the posts I have had. I hope now that I …

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Environmental

So far so good Cortizo: Bill presented to define Pacora as ecological preserve.

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/planeta/ciam-presenta-denuncias-contaminacion-pacora/24135554 The Center for Environmental Incidence (CIAM) filed two administrative complaints for contamination in rivers and streams that flow into the Pacora River. “A bill was recently presented at the Assembly to declare the entire area of ​​basin 146 as an ecological reserve. However, from what we have seen, it …

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Crime

ODEBRECHT tentacles extend to Peru. GOOD

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Abren-proceso-exfiscal-Peru-Odebrecht_0_5379212029.html Peruvian justice opened a criminal proceeding on Wednesday to former Attorney General Pedro Gonzalo Chávarry, who is accused of the alleged crime of covering up in the corruption scandal unleashed by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. info Critics raining against prosecutor in Peru for removing investigators from the Odebrecht …

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Economy

Our neighbors have it very bad in tumultuous Venezuela.

http://laestrella.com.pa/venezuela/salario-venezolano-llega-punto-bajo-historia/24135210 To date, the price of the dollar is 14,483.54 bolivars – official value set by the Central Bank of Venezuela – a figure that has multiplied unstoppably since the beginning of the current year Venezuela’s minimum monthly salary has reached its lowest point in the country’s history, on Tuesday …

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Environmental
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Javier Bardem is vocal latino supporter of the environment.

OP ED: “JB”- After spending my weekend enjoying the beautiful waters of Panama, it was pleasant to read this story this morning. While in the states, Leonardo DiCaprio is at the forefront of a Hollywood led movement of bringing attention to the environment. ( He has both narrated and produced …

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Local Culture
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Back to the “brunch” thing. SIETE MARES. Thumbs Up.

by James “JB” Bryson OK, so there is not a damn thing to eat in Portobelo. At least not up to the standards of what my wife and her friends wanted to eat. So after literally spending the day swimming around and looking at fish, what a better way to …

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Quick note: Monday came and went……I’m walking away from the nonsense.

by James “JB” Bryson Title says it all. Monday was dedicated to people claiming I had some agenda or slant. People that were messaging me through e-mail and then “ghosting me” as my granddaughter defines it as. I had a great weekend in the water, which was much more enjoyable …

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MONDAY the 19th is RED FROG DAY.

by James “JB” Bryson In one of the more open platform and generous gestures of free speech I can imagine, I am dedicating my entire “shitty” little blog the entire day of MONDAY- AUGUST 19, 2019 to RED FROG BEACH. ALL of the DEFENDERS that claim I have some angle …

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The anatomy of RED FROG BULLSHIT broken down once again….Thanks to “Vinny”

by James “JB” Bryson Ever see that shitty 3rd adaptation of “The Godfather”??. The only memorable line was when an old “Michael” relents in his kitchen by saying “Every time I try to get out, they pull me back in“. This time by bar owner whom I affectionately refer to …

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PNO Stats: Just Because I feel like it.

by James “JB” Bryson– Some of my incoming mail lately has been filled with the recent uptick of people being a little butt hurt from my stance with some “people” in Bocas del Toro at a “certain” Resort. Don’t want to mention by name anymore because I realize I may …

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FINALLY a Frog I want to talk about! “F” Red Frog, I am concerned about Golden Frog.

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/planeta/rana-dorada-resignada-cautiverio/24134308 OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson– PNO has done entries about Spix Macaw, Sea Turtles, the Jaguar, and many other of the species that are vital to the Panama Eco-System. Probably none more precarious at the moment than the story printed below. ______________________________________________________________________________ The Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation …

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Economy

The National Assembly got who they wanted, now let’s see how he does.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Gerardo-Solis-electo-contralor-Republica_0_5372462726.html The lawyer Gerardo Solís , former electoral attorney and former magistrate of the Electoral Tribunal (TE) , was elected with 68 votes in favor and 2 abstentions by the plenary of the National Assembly , the afternoon of this August 13, as the Comptroller of the Republic, in replacement …

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Don’t think I just go after Varela. My dipshit Prez keeps pissing me off too.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-makes-changes-to-endangered-species-act-critics-say-changes-will-drive-more-creatures-to-extinction-2019-08-12 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes critics contend could speed extinction for some struggling plants …

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Legal

Lawyers against Martinelli will file a waste of time appeal.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– Talk about going through the motions,,,,, https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Querellantes-presentaran-Corte-Suprema-Justicia_0_5372462709.html The group of lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the case of punctures will present an appeal to the Supreme Court against the verdict of not guilty to former president Ricardo Martinelli . info Court rejects evidence and declares …

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Crime

Greed in politics is gender less. High ranking female Mexican accused of $300 Million in diverted funds.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Exministra-Enrique-Pena-Nieto-Mexico_0_5372462707.html Rosario Robles , former State Minister in the government of former President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) was arrested on Tuesday, August 13 and will remain in prison in a prison in Mexico City, accused of corruption for the diversion of more than 300 million dollars of public resources. The …

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Looking forward to Diving excursion in Portobelo.

by James “JB” Bryson For those that have not had the opportunity to really see one of the things that makes Panama so beautiful, please see if your one to catch the diving bug. I’ve always loved it. Panama just happens to have some of the BEST diving and snorkeling …

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Why did sick, racist, scumbags choose to shoot at Wal-Marts?

by James “JB” Bryson OP ED: Last week in the US, more senseless violence with an undertone of racist sentiment showed it’s face with mass shootings. One took place at a Wal-Mart, while another was stopped before it could happen at a separate Wal-Mart location. I then saw this article …

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US News of note

PNO does not support “conspiracy theories”,,,,,BUT, C’mon??. Epstein death reeks of foul play.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Muerte-Epstein-teorias-conspiracion-EU_0_5370962930.html The scandal grows in the United States after the death in prison of the financial millionaire Jeffrey Epstein , as many believe that this sexagenarian with numerous connections to power could have been killed instead of having committed suicide. The plot theories, resumed by President Donald Trump, and the …

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Legal

Prosecution still crying foul over judgment. They are missing “the” POINT.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/violacion-debido-proceso_0_5370962916.html The plenary of the Supreme Court said there was no violation of due process. This is how Judge Harry Díaz sums up how the verdict handed down last Friday by the trial court in the case of punctures is in contrast to what was decided by the highest justice …

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Bocas meeting for constitutional reform. 1st bullet point……clean the GD place up.

by James “JB” Bryson OK, finally I can blog about Bocas without talking about machete wielding security guards, and fake people contacting me. PNO is going to take the stance of ADVOCATING Bocas as the forgotten gem of Panama. I have come to discover that Bocas del Toro is actually …

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US News of note

Major Shit back Home: Epstein found dead before he can testify.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/10/politics/bill-barr-jeffrey-epstein-justice-department-investigation/index.html Washington (CNN)The Justice Department’s inspector general is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Attorney General William Barr announced on Saturday.The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Epstein’s death, saying he was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday at …

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Legal

Gladiator ” I will win the crowd”. Martinelli still has what Varela never could.

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson– Yesterday he was looking at 21 years, today he is looking at shits and slacks. While some are claiming that justice did not prevail, I say that “justice” was not the issue here. Panama still needs to forge ahead to become a respected country …

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Legal

Called It!!! Not Guilty on All Charges.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Tribunal-rechaza-pruebas-culpable-Martinelli_0_5370212926.html Not guilty of all charges. That was the verdict of Roberto Tejeira, Arlene Caballero and Raúl Vergara , the judges that make up the trial court of the case followed by Ricardo Martinelli for alleged political and peculated espionage. info These are the 4 crimes for which Martinelli would …

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PNO is your MARTINELLI WATCH headquarters!!!!!

by James “JB” Bryson OK, for a guy that as blogged about this case from Day 1, you have to see how I am on pins and needles here. YES- I am a Martinelli supporter. But don’t get that confused with being an APOLOGIST. I do not think he is …

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Legal

All ears pinned back for the end of today……

http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/llego-decisivo-para-martinelli/24133685 Today, former president Ricardo Martinelli will face his sentence. He will know if he is guilty or innocent of the four crimes accused by the Public Prosecutor: inviolability of secrecy and follow-up without judicial authorization, in addition to two crimes against public administration in the form of use and embezzlement. …

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Politics

Fiery Zulay in a major pissing contest.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Zulay-Rodriguez-Jorge-Quijano-inmunidad_0_5368713109.html The administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) , Jorge Luis Quijano , responded this Thursday, August 8, to the accusations of the PRD deputy Zulay Rodríguez and accused her of abusing her parliamentary “immunity” to denigrate him “with falsehoods and ravings in the session of the National Assembly. …

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Crime

Why deny Prosecution request for more time to investigate ODEBRECHT???

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– the answer is CLEAR. There are politicians, diplomats, judges, and a ton of people that this Brazilian MOB has paid off over the years. People are in heavy CYA mode. https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Ministerio-Publico-Odebrecht-notificacion-prorroga_0_5369463007.html The anti-corruption prosecutor Tania Sterling informed on Friday, August 9 that they already have …

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Crime

ODEBRECHT case finally seen as what it is…..the IMPUNITY of wealth.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Transparencia-Internacional-Odebrecht-impunidad-corrupcion_0_5369463012.html The Foundation for the Development of Citizen Freedom , a Panamanian chapter of Transparency International (IT) , ensures that the actions of the administration of justice, both in the investigation and prosecution function of the Public Prosecutor’s Office , as well as the resolution function of the Judicial Branch …

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Environmental

Scumbag filth egg poachers have their stash seized in Tonosi.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/operativo-Policia-decomisan-tortuga-Tonosi_0_5368713084.html A shipment with 898 turtle eggs and the apprehension of a person was the result of an operation carried out by the National Police in the district of Tonosí, province of Los Santos. This was confirmed this morning by Alfredo Icaza, Chief of the Los Santos Police Zone. Icaza …

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