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Economy

LA ESTRELLA reports on bleak outlook for Panama youth.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/190918/aguda-crisis-buscar-jovenes Panama faces the worst youth unemployment crisis of the last thirteen years. During the administration of Juan Carlos Varela, the population aged 15 to 29 increased by 64,511 people – 83% of them economically active -, which resulted in the increase of young people who neither study nor work …

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Crime

ODEBRECHT body count rising as ex Ministry head sentenced.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Carlos-Ho_0_5398710103.html The ex-head of Special Projects of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), Carlos Ho , signed a penalty agreement with the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor of the Odebrecht case, and was sentenced to 108 months in prison for committing crimes against public administration and money laundering of capitals. info Prosecutor asks …

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PNO- more than just a referee.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– To my loyal email assault list that prompt me to disseminate more information on Tres Cruces and RFB, I think I made it abundantly clear that I have heard from both sides. I DO INDEED, have a laptop and am aware that there was another …

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ALL readers make up your OWN MINDS……but this does seem like total BULLSHIT.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– In the process of an interview that is obviously posted on my blog, I was made aware of another website. www. panamainsights. org. I spelled with a break in between the words, to not even allow a link to be generated into this editorial. Whereas …

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TRES CRUCES: Questions answered regarding Bocas del Toro dispute.

Panama Now Online- Interview: September 9, 2019  10:57 AM ESTJB:  ( inaudible)- OK, Richard, I am apprising you that I am recording this chat and you are aware I am recording it, and that my son in law Steve is also listening on this call. You are allowing me to proceed.? RK: …

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TRES CRUCES replies to PNO request for answers. OPEN DISCLAIMER.

RE: INTERVIEW of Mr.RICHARD KIIBLER- Tres Cuces de Oro/ SDRI By James “JB” Bryson- Anyone who has read my blog over the past 19 months will know that I am not someone that professes to be some sleuth. I am not a reporter. In addition to me not being an …

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Editorial Contribution
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PNO Reader Editorial: El Renacer del Minero Estafador.

OP ED: Sr. Alberto Stanziola El Renacer del Minero Estafador Definitivamente que Panama es el Pais de las Maravillas. Ahora veo una noticia y una pagina pagada por Richard Fifer Carles, un hombre Encontrado Culpable de malversacion de Fondos cuando fue Gobernador de Cocle, Encontrado de uso y distribucion de …

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PNO is not asleep, just gathering information.

by James “JB” Bryson Over the past few weeks I have had to deal with two Hurricanes. The one of the weather variety that was scaring the shit out of my daughter and son in law in Florida, and the one that was occurring in my inbox over the dispute …

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PNO supports AWF. Please use link.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– I know we are in the midst of Oceans Month here in Panama, and I hope people are looking into my last post and link to help out. Since our readership and online presence has grown over the last 18 months, I wanted to add …

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PLEASE SUPPORT THIS.

by James “JB” Bryson– As mentioned the other day, SEPTEMBER is OCEANS MONTH in Panama. Please use this link and see if there is any way you can take time to get involved in this in your area of the country. _____________________________________________________________________________ https://playacommunity.com/panama-articles/panama-national-news/6156-september-is-ocean-month-in-panama.html This September is oceans month in Panama. …

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All tired of this shit yet? Pray for Cortizo.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– Read many of my posts and you will see I have a genuine bug up my ass for these types of stories. For a number of reasons. ONE (1) – Being the frequency. Every goddamn day you see that there was somebody new that was …

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Crime

IDB refuses to partner in future with corrupt ODEBRECHT.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Odebrecht-lista-BID-corrupcion_0_5388961136.html The construction company will not be able to participate in projects financed by the multilateral bank until 2024, after recognizing illegal payments in Brazil and Venezuela. Brazilian construction company Norberto Odebrecht (CNO) was disabled to participate in projects financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) until August 2024. info …

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Problem in Florida Everglades now coming to Panama. EXOTIC PET SPECIES

OP ED: “JB”- Seems as good a time as any to piggyback off this story. I have been looking at images of Florida all week due to the Hurricane Dorian. What some may not know is that Everglades, also known as “The River of Grass” from the famous author Marjory …

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Entertainment

Reputation of Panama takes a hit with new NETFLIX film.

OP ED: “JB”– A new movie that centers around “The Panama Papers” will be a PR challenge for the new Cortizo administration, as they look to recede from the sordid reputation that Panama has garnered for many years. I recall in previous movies, such as Ted Demme’s “BLOW” with Johnny …

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Editorial Contribution
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FANTASTIC EDITORIAL: La Estrella- Ricardo Arturo Ríos Torres

http://laestrella.com.pa/opinion/columnistas/apocalipsis-amazonico-darien/24137000 OP ED: A terrific piece of informative and important writing from someone much more recognized and appreciated than myself. “JB” ______________________________________________________________________________ Amazon and Darien apocalypse Nature works in a cosmic harmony, any imbalance in a part of the planet affects humanity. The universe is a systematic whole of related (positive …

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International Relations

Horrible story in Colombia, as young and aspiring politician is murdered.

OP ED: Makes me sick to my stomach. “JB” https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Asesinan-candidata-alcaldia-personas-Colombia_0_5387461213.html A candidate for the elections to be held in October in Colombia was killed along with five people in a “massacre” perpetrated in a municipality in the southwest of the country on Sunday night, authorities said Monday. The armored vehicle …

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Crime

Final Word: Acts were proven, Illegality was not. THE END

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/fiscalia-espionajes-ilegales-tribunal-Martinelli_0_5382961678.html The Public Ministry failed to prove its theory of the case , as a lot of reasonable doubts arose that forced the accused to acquit. info Court affirms that there were failures in puncture investigation That was the conclusion of judges Roberto Tejeira, Raúl Vergara and Arlene Caballero , …

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PNO offers overwhelming support of this initiative. MONTH of the OCEANS PANAMA!!!!

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson With my Hurricane bothers over, please note that SEPTEMBER is a HUGE month for PANAMA with 30 activities over 30 days to help in the cleaning and protection of our ocean. I IMPLORE anyone who has the time to contact the organizers and PLEASE get …

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Economy

Cortizo to finally appoint the new director of CSS (Social Security) Fund.

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/noche-sabra-nombre-director-CSS_0_5385961359.html The president of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , declared in El Espinal de Guararé, in Los Santos, that tonight he will announce the name of the new director of the Social Security Fund (CSS). info President Cortizo: in a month it will be known who will be the new …

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Don’t get me started on this Hurricane shit!!!!!

by James “JB” Bryson Let me begin by saying that I am very at ease in knowing that Hurricane Dorian has taken a northern approach and seems to be steering clear of Southern Florida where my daughter and son in law live. The past few days have been filled with …

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PNO assured an open forum. RED FROG has reached out.

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson– To PNO readers and visitors, over the past few months I have been having my issues with some people on the web that were taking shots at me for following up on some claims made originally about a person, and then about a development. …

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PNO focused on family as Hurricane strengthens.

OP ED: “JB” – We have family in both South Florida as well as the Bahamas, so my posts have been a bit lax the past few days. One of the major benefits we took into consideration when not following many friends to either Florida or other locations to retire, …

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Environmental

Commission set “yesterday” for logging crisis that has existed for YEARS.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Darien-diputados-crean-comision-investigar_0_5382961664.html The plenary session of the National Assembly yesterday approved the formation of a commission that will be in charge of investigating the problem of deforestation in Darien. info Darien loses 8.1 hectares per day The above, after that in the last 7 years that province has lost 20 thousand …

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Environmental
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Stay informed on what we are losing.

https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/lista-roja-especies-amenazadas_0_5382211759.html The negative news for the environment not only comes from the burning Amazon. The total number of animals and plants at risk of extinction increased from 26 thousand 197 in 2018 to 28 thousand 338 in 2019, according to the recent update of the Red List of Endangered Species …

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Entertainment

SEPT.5th starts Icarus Film Festival in Panama.

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/cine/festival-cine-icaro-panama-presentara-diez-peliculas-nacionales/24136090 From September 5, Panama will receive the 12th version of the Icarus Film Festival, with the aim of achieving recognition of Central American audiovisual expressions, within which Panamanians are an important part. “We are making cinematographic works that represent us as societies that have their own cultural identity and …

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ASSHOLES of the YEAR: HUMANS

by James “JB” Bryson I think we should all take a moment to give credit to the fact that HUMANS have managed to take one of the most amazing and recognized mammals ever to walk the face of the Earth, and reduce it to the point where we need to …

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Economy

#1 watchdog delivers another “F – You” to the Assembly. Panama will miss Humbert.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Diputados-beneficiaron-donaciones-Asamblea_0_5379212103.html Deputies and former deputies of different political parties in the country are mentioned in the audits delivered by the Comptroller to the Public Ministry (MP) on the management of contracts and donations from the National Assembly. info ‘That of the forms are guayabitas’: Tito Rodríguez Assembly again prevents the …

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Environmental

Related topic: Brazil claims France is hollow in claims to care about Amazon.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Bolsonaro-Macron-disfraza-intenciones-Amazonia_0_5382211732.html The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro , said Monday, August 26 that his French pair, Emmanuel Macron , “disguises his intentions” behind his calls to “save” the Amazon , an issue that has caused an escalation of tensions between several days ago Both countries. info G7 will unlock emergency aid …

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Agriculture

“THIS” topic is what Panamanians and Ex-Pats should focus on. Kudos to La Prensa. DARIEN

OP ED: La Prensa (more than any other Panamanian news source) are continually providing educational pieces on what is occurring right here in Panama as it relates to our own “deforestation”. Brazil has routinely been the focus of this topic, due to the importance of the Amazon basin to the …

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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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