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"JB"
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Attn: Newspapers- Expect an incoming threat from Gmail. RFB mum while I am getting hammered.

______________________________________________________________________________ by James “JB” Bryson So let me start by saying I am not and will not have my site PNO get dragged through the mud as a shill for some 15 year old pissing war. (Yeah, I did my digging and I will NOT be the blogger that got …

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Bocas del Toro
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PanamaAmerica:RED FROG BEACH. (NOT from PNO.)

https://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/judicial/denuncian-red-frog-de-acaparar-tierras-en-isla-bastimentos-1140157 The Supreme Court of Justice and the National Land Administration Authority (Anati) put an end to a conflict of more than 10 years, where a purchase of 22 hectares of land on Bastimentos Island, in Bocas del Toro, where A five-star eco-luxe tourism project will be developed. With this decision, the Tres Cruces …

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Agriculture

WOW!! Ministry of Environment levies $600 fine for illegal Teak.

OP ED: Maybe it’s just me, but how about making the fine more than a fancy dinner and bottle of wine. I mean teak wood floors are like $14 per sq ft. Just a thought. “JB” https://www.prensa.com/provincias/Ministerio-Ambiente-decomisa-cargamento-Santos_0_5357464214.html The Ministry of Environment (Miambiente) confirmed on Wednesday the confiscation of a shipment …

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Environmental

Enough of “frog” talk. Bores me. Save some Monkeys.

AZUERO FORESTS ARE VITAL TO SPECIES. https://www.prensa.com/provincias/Investigadores-reiteran-Azuero-proteger-especies_0_5359713980.html After analyzing the results of a study, a group of researchers reiterated the importance of conserving forests in the Azuero Peninsula to protect two species of howler monkey. The report is from the Foundation for the Conservation of Panamanian Primates , in which …

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More RED FROG shit, but PNO remains idle.

by James “JB” Bryson So, TWO big pieces of news distributed in the papers about RED FROG BEACH RESORT. One was last week and another today. In BOTH, there are stories and issues brought to light that PANAMANOWONLINE has covered openly for the entirety of 2019. And in BOTH cases, …

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"JB"

Advantages to Venezuelans (US backed Guaido), contrast with those of Mexicans. Right or wrong?

The TPS is a migration program created in 1990 through which the United States grants extraordinary permits to citizens of affected countries. “Live without distress”…… http://laestrella.com.pa/venezuela/venezolanos-agradecen-aprobacion-medida-para-vivir-angustias-eeuu/24131617 Venezuelan exile organizations in Miami thanked Friday for approval in the US House of Representatives.of a bill that, if it receives a green light …

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Journalism

Porcell is waffling and LATE to the party. With Varela gone she now finds voice.

https://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/judicial/kenia-porcell-asegura-que-el-gobierno-de-juan-carlos-varela-tambien-es-investigado-por-caso The Attorney General of the Nation, Kenya Porcell, tried to defend herself against the accusations that exist against “selectivity of justice”, indicating that in the Odebrecht case all governments have been investigated, including that of former president Juan Carlos Varela .RELATED NEWS They denounce Juan Carlos Varela for receiving …

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"JB"

New VP putting Varela travel on front street.

OP ED: My post from the past…. http://panamanowonline.com/varela-no-stranger-to-travel-expenses-for-panama/ ‘Juan Carlos Varela was staying in rooms of $ 4,500 and used huge black limousine’ https://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/politica/juan-carlos-varela-se-hospedaba-en-habitaciones-de-4500-y-utilizaba-limusina-negra-enorme The Vice President of the Republic, José Gabriel Carrizo said that in the Government of former President Juan Carlos Varela there were inconceivable expenses both in …

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Local Culture

The Bryson’s are becoming socialites…..? Ballet on Sunday

by James “JB” Bryson So if you see a big guy at this event sitting with ear buds in his ear it may be me. LOL. In all actuality, I am sure it will be a nice event. My wife and her friends are quite into ballet. So if your …

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International Relations

Eyes on Puerto Rico. US protectorate amidst major turmoil.

http://laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/puerto-rico-vive-momento-cumbre-renuncia-gobernador-fuerza-popular/24131480 The institutional life of Puerto Rico is going through a milestone summit on Wednesday the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló after two and a half years in power, after the scandal unleashed by his participation and that of some of his advisors in a chat private in which political …

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Legal

No longer President,…..Varela not called by prosecution to testify. SHOCKER

OP ED: No shit. PNO showed you the guy at Houston heading to China last week. BOOM https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Expresidente-Varela-testificar-juicio-Martinelli_0_5357464290.html Former President Juan Carlos Varela was left without testifying in the trial that is also followed by ex-president Ricardo Martinelli for the punctures. David Cuevas, lawyer for Rosendo Rivera, one of the …

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Crime

Public Ministry loophole has Prosecution pissed in ODEBRECHT case.

The Odebrecht case, considered an emblem of corruption in recent years, was left without the expert of the Directorate of Judicial Investigation (DIJ) who was in charge of the financial report of the process. This, as a result of the new National Police authorities removing IDJ investigators who were assigned …

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Some people…. “fell into a burning ring of fire”. JEEZ is the heat coming fast and furious.

By James “JB” Bryson PNO is apparently now the new inter-pleader and sourcing platform for some pretty pissed off people concerning RED FROG BEACH RESORT.  Ever since I made some people aware, quite transparently, of a few shady contact and retraction requests made to me by people I could not verify. Then …

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"JB"

Varela Travel Advisory: NO…I’m not a psychic.

by James “JB” Bryson Look readers, I’ve had quite the couple of weeks taking a fair amount of shit from complete strangers that want to impose their will on my ability to do three things I enjoy doing . Reading Forming an “opinion” based on said reading. Sharing said “opinion” …

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EX PAT TIPS: This new thing called “BRUNCH”

by James “JB” Bryson So I managed to go through 51 years of life back in the US and can truly say that I NEVER really planned a “BRUNCH”. I mean I may have had a late breakfast or early lunch, but to my wife this brunch business is a …

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Environmental
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Fantastic law now into effect as PLASTIC BAG ban starts.

PANAMA is the first country in Central America to prohibit the use of plastic bags in commercial premises, a measure that will help reduce the volume of garbage that affects the oceans. https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Bolsas-plasticas-desaparecen-locales-venta_0_5352964738.html Consumers and retailers are aware that starting tomorrow – when Law No. 1 of January 2018 , …

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"JB"

Thanks Peter….and I will POST.

I did indeed check what you said,… and it does say…….. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wrightjthurston Founding Partner & Investor Red Frog Beach Resort & Spa 2006 – Present13 years Bocas del Toro, Panama*Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018>>Go to: www.RedFrogBeach.com Co-hosted a June 2015 Retreat at the …

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Air Travel

Nito appoints executives to oversee Tocumen.

President looks to oversee the expansion and cease the prostituting. https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Cortizo-designa-directivos-Tocumen-SA_0_5348465161.html The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo , appointed the Deputy Minister of the Presidency, Juan Antonio Ducruet , as president of the board of directors of Tocumen Airport, SA According to Law 23 of 2003, said board of …

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US News of note

Ex-Pats from the South have keen eye on Hurricane Barry.

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropical-storm-barry-saturday-2019-intl/index.html Barry made landfall this afternoon in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, before being downgraded into a tropical storm. The system is now crawling north-northwest at 7 mph, brining extended downfalls that could prompt heavy flooding to the area. Here’s what you need to know about the storm: Where …

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"JB"

Kudos to volunteers doing beach clean up in Pedasi.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/Voluntarios-recogen-desechos-isla-Iguana_0_5349215038.html Using trolleys, rakes, shovels and plastic bags, at least 100 volunteers cleaned up on Saturday, July 13, the vicinity of Isla Iguana, district of Pedasí, province of Los Santos. Miguel Batista, mayor of Pedasí and manager of the initiative, said that this is the first day of winter clean-up …

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Hey RED FROG BEACH CLUB ??,,,,,,I’m WOKE, and I HATE BULLIES and LIARS. DING-DING-,,,,bell is rung.

by James “JB” Bryson All I can say is “WOW“. I have dealt with some shady and insincere people in my life, but it is apparent to me clearly now how some people just don’t get or fathom the concept of FREE SPEECH, DEBATE, and SHARED OPINIONS. So,,,,,,welcome to my …

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"JB"
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My personal (soon to be public) message to those who want to muzzle free speech.

by James “JB” Bryson So this is what I LIVE for. I enjoy a good bully. I am ex Military and really don’t like being pushed around. Furthermore, although my affairs and business “require” the use of lawyers and attorneys, I generally don’t like them. I think they are spineless. …

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Crime

La Prensa BLOWING up on ODEBRECHT again. KUDOS

Mary Triny Zea Due to the expansion of the airport, more than 7 million were paid in bribes, a document reveals that the construction company prepared one of the addendums of the work. From the expansion of the Tocumen airport , Odebrecht paid about $ 7.2 million in bribes in …

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"JB"
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VISITOR OP ED: “JB, you are spot on about Varela. Only person online saying so”

by James “JB” Bryson– So, if you read past archives of post and news articles that we disseminated, I make it abundantly clear that in my time in Panama I have had issues with FORMER President VARELA. I really don’t give a shit if people agree with me or not, …

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"JB"

Hoping all US Ex-Pats had a HAPPY 4th!!!

by James “JB” Bryson Took the weekend off to spend it with visiting family for the 4th. I truly hope that all of the US residents of Panama and back at home enjoyed their holiday. An with special appreciation shown to the men and women of all US Armed Services.

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US News of note

Back in US: Trump intent of sabre rattling show of Military force for JULY 4th.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- Just saying, as noted in article, the United States is BY FAR the largest Military with largest arsenal on the planet. https://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp . The practice of showing Military might has always been left to the countries and leaders that feel the need to shoe perceived …

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Legal

Martinelli trial gets suspended for the day.

He takes opportunity to complain of excessive force during transfer from his home to Plaza Agora. http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/juicio-contra-martinelli-suspendio/24127985 The trial against the former president, Ricardo Martinelli, was suspended on Tuesday until tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. The measure is due to the fact that the trial judge, Arlene Caballero, could not attend …

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Politics

Trump sends message to Nito.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- I wonder if he added, “Oh by the way, forget about that whole TRUMP Ocean Club and Newland Group thing. You know?, the hotel and residence fiasco where I screwed people out of their deposits. By the way, I hope your like me and doing …

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Politics

Cortizo policy shift is a backhanded slap to the reign of the CD party.

No lying, no cheating, no stealing should be the behavior of the new government of Cortizo, who in his first speech listed the actions to reactivate the economy. He called for justice and advanced the projects that he will send to the Assembly http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/cortizo-instala-nuevo-codigo-conducta/24127973 Laurentino ‘Nito’ Cortizo approached the podium at …

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Crime

GUILTY AS SIN,,,,the prosecution of ODEBRECHT will still be challenging.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/desafios-procesales-nuevas-revelaciones-Odebrecht_0_5339466068.html The development of a complex investigation such as that of the Odebrecht case depends fundamentally on four aspects: the investigative capacity of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP), effective collaboration of some of the participants in the acts of corruption, diligent action by the Judicial Organ in the face of …

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