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 …

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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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 …

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 …

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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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 …

Crime

What a crock of SHIT! Carrizo says Corruption cases not on the agenda…? I wonder why? # NITOISAPUSSY

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/proyectos-anticorrupcion-no-estan-en-el-radar-del-ejecutivo/ OP ED: “JB”- My biggest regret so far this year??? Having PNO vigorously throw support around this gutless pussy of a President that continues to “talk tough” about corruption . Who succeeded handsome Satan and Porcell, and who continues to let these punk power hungry young cabinet of his …

Riots

Just as Corona fears ease, US lit afire amid Racial Police murder.

OP ED: “JB:- As we were anxiously looking towards to 22nd and the possibility of visiting family. I had to watch the streets of Miami filled with tear gas and armored riot patrols as the US is bracing with yet another high profile and videotaped murder of a Black male …

Crime

Rotation of Moore from ODEBRECHT once again screams of BS right under our noses.

MORE ODEBRECHT BACKHANDED BULLSHIT https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/el-procurador-ulloa-retira-a-los-fiscales-de-los-casos-odebrecht-y-blue-apple/ The Attorney General of the Nation, Eduardo Ulloa , announced movements in various offices, among which stand out the rotations of Zuleyka Moore and Aurelio Vásquez , who until now had been in charge of the prosecutors who handle the cases of the Odebrecht and Blue Apple bribes. , respectively. In …

Legal

Assembly to review charges against our shiny hypocrite.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200525/querellas-envio-asamblea-seran-repartidas The package of complaints that the Credentials Commission of the National Assembly sent to the office of the Attorney General, Eduardo Ulloa, contains eight complaints against former President Juan Carlos Varela, two against former Vice President Isabel De Saint Malo, and three against both. The complaints cover alleged crimes …

Editorial Contribution

OP ED: Steven in South Florida. US taking strange steps to “new normal”.

OP ED: Steven for PNO Hello PNO readers and contributors. I wanted to take a minute to sort of reach out to JB and at the same time comment on what “our” family has experienced over the past 3 months being unable to get back and forth to Panama. Yesterday …

Health

Influential Panama business tycoon heads home after Covid death rumors.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200508/poderoso-empresario-hotelero-herman-bern-supero-covid-19 The images of videos filming on social networks showed Herman Bern, one of the country’s best-known businessmen, wearing pajamas, leaning on a walker, surrounded by a team of doctors, receiving the best news of his life: “the second test COVID-19 is negative, “said Lillian Tang, an intensivist. The 70-year-old …

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PNO still trying to stay “isolated”. Hoping for country to re-open.

by James “JB” Bryson As we all try to diligently navigate these strange and unprecedented times, I like I am sure the rest of you are hoping we are close to getting back to our families. The Ex-Pat as of life is great in many ways. Quality of life. Economic …

Air Travel

National airline COPA votes to hold dividends as they look to stem Corona impact.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/economia/copa-pospone-pago-de-dividendos-por-coronavirus/ Copa Holdings, an airline group that manages Copa Airlines and Wingo airlines , continues to take action to reduce the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) respiratory pandemic on its finances. Recovery in the airline sector will be slow and the industry is projected to return to pre-Covid-19 levels in late 2021 or mid-2022. Under this scenario and with …

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PNO continues to promote protection for Darien. These trees should be TOURISM and NOT LOGGING.

GREEN GIANTS could be a boon for ECO-TOURISM. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/vivir/los-gigantes-verdes-del-darien/ In the deep Darien are what are arguably the oldest and largest trees in the country, “green giants” embedded in the jungle, which have begun to be studied by a team of scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Stri) . After a …

Economy

Nito plans to fine tune reopening. ( Bad news for his underlings that are fleecing country)

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/200430/panama-afina-plan-reapertura-economica The Panamanian government refines plans for the gradual reopening of the country. The president, Laurentino Cortizo, said he has been working on the plan for the new normal and hopes that by tomorrow it will be “quite well tuned.” Cortizo said he hopes that the plan for the new normal …

Economy

Pay attention to your leaders in times of crisis PANAMA.

DIRTY POOL being PLAYED ABOUND https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/leyes-no-facilitan-despilfarro-de-fondos/ The pandemic crisis justified the granting of an exception within the Public Procurement Law to the Ministry of the Presidency , which has become some questionable contracts. The pressure to acquire urgent goods to attend to health problems and the speed of the state response face …

Financials

Even during Pandemic, Scumbags exist. I will hold Nito to his words.

Bullshit Purchase orders and invoices for Medical supplies that are never received. Special place in HELL for these people. https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/ministerio-publico-investigara-falsificacion-de-documentos-denunciada-por-el-viceministro-de-la-presidencia/ The Attorney General of the Nation, Eduardo Ulloa , announced the opening of an ex officio investigation after the statements of the new Deputy Minister of the Presidency, Carlos García , who denounced, on …

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PNO encourages readers and posters to share how they are dealing with COVID.

by James “JB” Bryson: I am receiving quite a few emails from some of the readers and Ex-pat contacts I have been acquainted to over the years. I take any email sent to me as confidential in nature, yet if any want to share how they are dealing with this …

World Events

Ex-Pats in Mexico are now about to face their peak point.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/mexico-eleva-nivel-de-alerta-ante-aumento-acelerado-de-casos-de-coronavirus/ Mexico raised the level of the health alert on Tuesday in the face of an accelerated increase in the spread of the new coronavirus , which fears a saturation of the hospital system, the government reported. “Today we want to start phase three of the Covid epidemic, remembering that we are …

Air Travel

Panama officially extends International travel ban another month to May 23.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/panama-extiende-la-prohibicion-de-vuelos-internacionales-hasta-el-23-de-mayo/ The Civil Aeronautical Authority (AAC) of Panama extended the suspension of international flights to the country until May 23. The airports have been closed since the early hours of Monday, March 23, as a sanitary measure due to the advance of the coronavirus. The measure was originally adopted for a …

Economy

Panama poised to rise after Corona subsides according to Moody’s.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/200416/panama-sera-pais-rico-america-latina-2021-calificadora-moody-s Risk rating agency Moody’s evaluated Panama rated the country’s investment grade in baa1 with a stable expectation and strong growth in the medium term, although in lower percentages than in the last decade. Said rating is subject to very specific factors that the firm trusts will be implemented in …

US News of note

Glimmer of hope in NY as cases are dropping. No easing of restrictions however.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-new-york/new-york-coronavirus-hospitalizations-keep-falling-shutdown-extended-idUSKBN21Y2NG (Reuters) – The number of people hospitalized for the novel coronavirus and related deaths in New York fell to their lowest levels in more than a week, adding to evidence that the hardest-hit state was controlling its spread, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.FIEL PHOTO: New York City Fire …

Health

Panama making progress as Emergency Hospital nears completion.

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/hospital-modular-para-pacientes-criticos-con-covid-19-tiene-un-98-de-avance/ The modular hospital that is being built in the Albrook sector to attend to critical cases of Covid-19 , is 98% complete, it was reported this Thursday, April 16. + info Gorgas Institute specialists analyze case of coronavirus in newbornSurprise due to suspension of classes in private schools and in CaipiPanamanian …

Environmental

With Global emissions halted, immediate reduction of pollutants.

General overall view of sparse traffic on the Interstate 710 freeway amid the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Los Angeles.Sports/Newscom/ZumaFor indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters. This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The …

US News of note

10 states in US that represent 38% of Economy plan for slow re-opening

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-states/ten-u-s-states-developing-reopening-plans-account-for-38-of-u-s-economy-idUSKCN21W1D6 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The ten U.S. states coordinating plans separately from the White House to reopen businesses shut by the coronavirus are responsible for an outsized proportion of the U.S. economy.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in …

Bocas del Toro

Bocas province is first to make masks mandatory.

JB: As I have covered in my visits to Isla Colon and Bocas Town, it is already a very messy place. Encouraging to see that those residents are being more intelligent than most city dwellers. https://www.prensa.com/provincias/municipio-de-changuinola-aprueba-el-uso-obligatorio-de-mascarillas/ The Municipality of Changuinola, Bocas del Toro province, became the first authority to make …

Energy/Infrastructure

Waste Management takes on new importance during Corona outbreak.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/manejo-de-residuos-en-tiempos-de-pandemia/ Caring for patients with Covid-19 and prevention actions – use of masks, gloves, antibacterial gel and other protective materials – to prevent new infections, cause more waste in hospital centers and, now, in so-called hospital hotels and in homes. How are these wastes from patients with Covid-19 handled in Panama? The Ministry of Health …

World Events

Chinese in Hong Kong violate gathering ban.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronvirus-easter-hongkong-cro/we-are-social-animals-hong-kong-residents-flout-virus-rules-to-throng-popular-sites-idUSKCN21U0G5 HONG KONG (Reuters) – People in Hong Kong thronged beaches, ferries and outlying islands on Sunday, many of them violating a ban on gatherings of more than four people aimed at containing the spread of the new coronavirus.People wearing face masks are seen at Cheung Chau island during Easter …