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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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Economy

Assembly preparing 20 questions for outgoing Humbert. They hate the guy that calls out their SHIT.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Asamblea-cuestionario-preguntas-contralor-Humbert_0_5368713091.html The second vice president of the National Assembly , the deputy of Molirena Tito Rodríguez , reported this Thursday, August 8, that they prepare a questionnaire of about 20 questions for the comptroller of the Republic, Federico Humbert . info Assembly again prevents the entry of auditors from the …

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Legal
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Nearing the end, Prosecution seeking 21 years! I predict all charges thrown out.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/Juicio-Martinelli-tribunal-escucha-alegatos_0_5368713087.html The phase of allegations in the oral trial followed by former president Ricardo Martinelli , for alleged political and peculated espionage, began this Thursday, August 8, with almost an hour late. info The Martinelli trial will not be transmitted; the court rejected the prosecutor’s request Ricardo Martinelli trial, in …

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Still no reply from RFB about contact request.

by James “JB” Bryson Just an FYI, that I have yet to receive my request for a verifiable email or contact number after my “sketchy” contact purported to be from Mr.Joe Haley of RED FROG BEACH. To be honest, I’m kinda over this bullshit. The more I hear and am …

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Human Interest

5K Run competed to support Plastic Ban.

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson– If I wasn’t too big with shot knees, I would have loved to partake in this great cause. If they can arrange one for fishing or poker, I’m all in. http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/dicen-chao-plasticos-corriendo/24133115 The MarViva Foundation announced that 200 people participated in the # ChaoPlásticoDesechable 5K …

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International Relations

US backed Guaido in favor of Trump blockade.

http://laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/guaido-dice-bloqueo-eeuu-busca-proteger-venezolanos/24133252 The head of the Venezuelan Parliament, Juan Guaidó, recognized as the interim president of the country by more than 50 nations, said that the total blockade of Venezuelan state assets in US territory announced by the Donald Trump Administration “seeks to protect Venezuelans.” “This action seeks to protect Venezuelans,” …

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Legal

Novela to end Friday- “Le Carnivale de Martinelli”

http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/viernes-sabra-martinelli-culpable-inocente/24133236 This Friday, August 9, Ricardo Martinelli will know if he is innocent or guilty of four charges charged by the prosecution: against the inviolability of secrecy and the right to privacy, or interception of telecommunications without judicial authorization; monitoring, persecution and surveillance without judicial authorization. To this are added two crimes …

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Environmental

Climate Change Denial Club: UPDATE. Get your scuba tank ready!!

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/planeta/calor-dispara-temperaturas-acelera-deshielo-groenlandia/24133099 The heat wave coming to the Arctic after its passage through Europe has caused record temperatures and an acceleration of the thaw in Greenland in recent days, a phenomenon that experts relate to climatic oscillations.  The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) station at Summit, in the center of the permanent …

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Crime

La Prensa article nails it: The ruling reeks of elitism.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Fallo-Odebrecht-envia-mensaje-impunidad_0_5365713422.html Former presidential candidate Ricardo Lombana said he is not surprised by the decision of the Second Court of Justice not to grant an extension to investigate the Odebrecht case , since in this case the Judicial Branch has always tried to avoid investigations. info Failure would prevent prosecutors from …

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The Good Ol’ Days: Before $1 Million was paid to secure extradition. Sounds like a bounty to me.

https://www.critica.com.pa/nacional/varela-se-gasto-casi-1-millon-para-extraditar-el-loco-554868 The government of Juan Carlos Varela hired a firm that represented Chavismo and the Sandinistas and paid him about $ 1 million to manage the extradition of ex-president Ricardo Martinelli who had requested the Judicial Branch and was managed by Ambassador Emanuel González Revilla before the US Department of …

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International Relations

Kinda a big deal. 32 year old Cold War Nuclear pact ENDS between US and Russia.

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Unidos-Rusia-tratado-desarme-INF_0_5364213527.html&xid=17259,15700023,15700186,15700190,15700256,15700259,15700262,15700265&usg=ALkJrhimgEcFv4aVhm2IhjeRMk9ElGiMZA The United States and Russia ended the INF nuclear disarmament treaty on Friday, signed at the end of the Cold War, in a decision that rekindles the fear of an arms race between world powers. The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Weapons (INF) treaty limited the use of intermediate-range missiles (500 …

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Environmental

San Francisco International Airport is supporting bottle ban. GREAT NEWS

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– near and dear to my heart this initiative. Time for the entire PLANET to catch on. https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Aeropuerto-San-Francisco-prohibira-botellas_0_5364963517.html San Francisco International Airport will ban single-use plastic bottles and ask passengers to buy refillable bottles if they don’t have them, US media reported. The rule will be …

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US News of note

US News: Horrible day in the states as TWO mass shootings occur.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/tiroteos-dejan-muertos-pocas-Unidos_0_5365713376.html The United States lived one of its worst weekends due to violence with firearms, after two attacks carried out in less than 24 hours resulted in 29 deaths and fifty wounded. info They confirm 20 dead and 26 wounded after shooting in Texas The first of the shootings, recorded …

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Editorial Contribution

Did ODEBRECHT pay bribes during Torrijos and Varela terms? Hmmmmmm

OP ED: “JB”- While I love any expose’ on Odebrecht, the content is pretty funny to me. Superior Court is keeping these time frames out of prosecution and is looking squarely at the Martinelli years. YGBFKM!!! Of course these criminal bastards were paying those administrations. What, they took those years …

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Please support and fund the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

by James “JB” Bryson Just a quick plea and shout out to any of the readers and visitors of the site. Whereas the vast majority of my philanthropy and charitable efforts are focused on wildlife and the environment, I do have one exception. WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT is about as important …

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PNO was contacted “apparently” by Red Frog Beach.

by James “JB” Bryson Taking a break from my new role as ref in a 13 year old Hatfield and McCoy’s like dispute, ( I did some fishing yesterday in what was one of the hottest damn days of the year. Fresh sushi on the boat, can’t beat it) and …

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Now “La Estrella”?? Maybe when “American Greed” does an episode RFB can stop picking on PNO.

by James “JB” Bryson http://laestrella.com.pa/economia/tres-cruces-gana-disputa-legal-contra-frog/24132310 OP ED: (as in EDITORIAL, as in MY OPINION, …as in EAT S–T ) I wake up to yet another news agency running the story on RED FROG BEACH. I really, really, really, want to know if Carmen Vicente at GMAIL is contacting them like …

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