"JB"

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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“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 …

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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Panama to receive $2M grant for Jaguar. (Nice start….but MUCH MORE needed)

OP ED by: James “JB” Bryson While I applaud the attention, and literally “anything” that is allocated to this important issue,……is it just me or does $2Million in 2019 to protect the only apex mammal indigenous to the entire country of Panama seem a bit on the “cheap as shit” …

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UPDATE on Coiba National Park.

The Environmental Advocacy Center (CIAM) , the Mar Viva Foundation and the Pro-Defense Committee of Coiba yesterday questioned the development proposals promoted by the Ministry of the Environment (Miambiente) for the Coiba National Park, in the province of Veraguas. The organizations rejected the project to build an airstrip in this …

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Plan to RESCUE mangroves as opposed to destroy them is a step in right direction.

A pilot plan to rescue the mangroves at the mouth of the Juan Díaz River is implemented between the Nature Foundation and the Municipality of Panama. Specifically, the project seeks to protect the coastline, so that the mangroves can withstand the forces of the waves. For this, dry mangrove trees …

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ALTRIA- (US company that owns MARLBORO) enters the Cannabis business.

One of the largest tobacco companies in the world has launched the cannabis market with an investment of $ 1.8 billion in Cronos Group , a Canadian medical and recreational marijuana company. Altria , which makes Marlboro cigarettes, is acquiring a 45% stake in Cronos. He added that the tobacco …

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More shameful expansion as PANAMA environment is prostituted yet again. Camino de Cruces threatened

The Camino de Cruces National Park, in the village of Ancón, has more than 4 thousand hectares of primary forests, which over time have been disappearing to make way for construction projects not only private, but also state. Its creation dates back to 1992 and constitutes one of the basic …

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Varela to meet with Dairy and Livestock farmers in Chitre’.

In the face of threats to resume the protests, a group of Panamanian producers will be treated this Wednesday, October 24, in the city of Chitré by President Juan Carlos Varela . Commission of breeders will have courtesy of room in the Cabinet After five hours of closure, producers reopen …

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LOGGING Update: Sincerely hope all of Panama reject logging in Darien!!

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson I encourage people visiting PNO.com to keep a keen eye on this story that La Prensa has been running. Part of the beauty of Panama is the indigenous flora and fauna that make the environment unique. Cutting and logging in the buffer zone of Darien …

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Impact of Coffee on Panamanian economy evaluated in study

The multiplier effect of the coffee industry on the added value of the Panamanian economy was estimated at $ 212.2 million in 2015, according to the study “Economic Impact of the Coffee Industry in Panama” presented on Wednesday, June 6. The greatest impact of this industry is generated through the …

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Coffee producers to grind and toast beans directly in Canal basin

The goal of marketing a coffee bean of the robusta variety under the Cuencafé brand is near for the members of the Association of Coffee Growers of the Ciri Grande and Trinidad Rivers Sub-basin of the Panama Canal (Acacpa) . This seal seeks to certify the qualities of the robust …

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Steps taken to combat illegal fishing operations

Technicians from institutions linked to the fishing sector of Panama gathered at a technical meeting to advance in the fight against illegal fishing and in the implementation of the Agreement on Port State Measures, the Global Registry of fishing vessels, transport, refrigerated and supply, and other international instruments. The country …

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$52.2 Million Bond started for Latin America Environmental progress

The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) announced the placement of the first green bond for an amount of $ 52.2 million, to finance various projects with high environmental and social impact in the region. The financing, which will be for a term of ten years and a coupon of …

Agriculture

44,000lbs of Shrimp exported to Costa Rica

The company Nutrición Animal SA will market 44,000 pounds of shrimp feed to Costa Rica, under the country brand Panama Exporta, reported the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA). The company has 22 years of being in the market in the Panamanian market and two years of exporting its products to …

Agriculture

Insect that ravages coffee harvest may have hope to being mitigated

When the rainy season begins, the insect of the coffee borer takes advantage to attack. The Hypotenemus hampei , also known as coffee borer, punches the mature grain and severely damages the quality and flavor of the product. Its effect is so devastating, that it reduces coffee production by 50% …