Environmental

Past years HEAVY RAINS are expected to continue for forseeable future.

This year the climate is expected to be very similar to 2010, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2022; years where the rains left mourning and pain https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacionales/impactos-de-las-lluvias-que-podrian-repetirse-este-ano-NY7616942?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc RAINS A lot of rainfall is expected and there will be landslides, floods, etc. Panama is going through a prolonged drought and is in …

Conservation

Mulino posts head of the MOST problematic agencies. AIG, ASEP, and IDIAP.

Mentioned the massive failures and corruption within these broken agencies of the past. Very pivotal to the future of Ex-Pats and new development, especially in the outer areas of Panama.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/mulino-designa-a-viceministro-de-ambiente-y-a-directores-de-la-aig-asep-e-idiap-CY7607307 Also nominated as general administrator of the AIG, Adolfo José Fábrega, who until recently served as president of the …

Conservation

Rising sea levels seen first hand in Panama mandatory evacuation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/panama-prepares-evacuate-first-island-face-rising-sea-levels-rcna155076 On a tiny island off Panama’s Caribbean coast, about 300 families are packing their belongings in preparation for a dramatic change. Generations of Gunas who have grown up on Gardi Sugdub in a life dedicated to the sea and tourism will trade that next week for the mainland’s solid ground. They …

Energy/Infrastructure

Hold on,,,,,,,So ASEP does in fact have a “working office”???? Just not open to Ex-Pats I guess.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/contenido-patrocinado/eficiencia-energetica-para-la-industria-panamena-una-oportunidad-de-sostenibilidad-y-competitividad-con-erco-energia-XG7239275 Erco Energía presents itself as a strategic ally for companies in Panama that are looking for advice and solutions regarding energy efficiency for their production processes. Panama’s industrial sector has long been a key driver for the country’s economy and progress. However, the increase in energy and power rates, …

Conservation

Anyone who reads this blog, understands this is IMPORTANT as shit to me.

Scumbags always find slimy avenues of interpretation to skate past penalties imposed on illegal wildlife trafficking.   https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/mundo/en-el-mundo-se-trafican-mas-de-4000-especies-de-vida-silvestre-FE7350315?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc   Among the most affected species are rare orchids, succulents, reptiles, fish, birds and mammals, says the Cites report. Wildlife trafficking has not reduced substantially in two decades, reports the World Wildlife …

Bocas del Toro

EX-PAT/VISITOR ALERT- For those on Eco-Tours in jungle regions, remember word “Jungle”.

https://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/nacionales/cocodrilo-casi-le-arranca-el-pie-cuando-cruzaba-quebrada-en-veraguas-EA7332134 The scare of his life got a man who was attacked by a crocodile when he was crossing the La Toyoza ravine, in the district of Cañazas, province of Veraguas. The man managed to get away from the animal, but suffered serious injuries to one of his legs, so …

Environmental

Raging floods are pummeling Brazil.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/los-rios-aumentan-su-caudal-en-el-sur-de-brasil-arrasado-por-las-inundaciones-AE7314130   The historic floods in Rio Grande do Sul, caused by heavy rainfall since the last days of April, have affected more than two million people, leaving 143 dead, 806 injured and 131 missing. The torrential rains hitting southern Brazil increased river flows and created scenes of “chaos” in …

Environmental

MASSIVE Humanitarian effort underway next door with neighbor Brazil.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/mundo/operacion-de-guerra-en-el-sur-de-brasil-para-rescatar-a-las-victimas-de-las-inundaciones-MN7285196?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc With warships, cargo plans and field hospitals, the Brazilian Armed Forces deployed a huge operation to help the victims of the devastating floods in the south of the country, which have left at least 108 dead, 136 missing and entire cities under Water. The Army, the Navy and the …

Environmental

This is just a cool story and PIC.

Solar Orbiter footage shows an intriguing feature, which is glowing gas. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/vida-y-cultura/solar-orbiter-muestra-la-corona-del-sol-de-cerca-HA7211180 The European Solar Orbiter mission, which aims to study the Sun, filmed the transition between our star’s lower atmosphere and the outer corona, with images showing the glowing gas forming lace-like patterns, called coronal moss. The European Space …

Environmental

SAFETY tip for all visitors to the coastal waters of Panama. RIP CURRENTS/UNDERTOW= R.I.P

Courtesy:CNN On Good Friday 2017, Wyatt Werneth got a call from his wife, who had gone grocery shopping with their daughter: The car’s broken down. Please rescue us. Werneth hopped in his vehicle to assist, driving by Patrick Space Force Base near Cape Canaveral, Florida. From the A1A highway, Werneth …

Conservation

Politics aside- Rising GREENHOUSE temps are not make believe and sea levels will rise. PANAMA not exempt.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/vida-y-cultura/aumento-del-nivel-del-mar-impacto-en-los-poblados-costeros-de-panama-DK6963894?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc A report indicates that between 1909 and 1969, tide gauges showed a rise in sea level of 9.6 centimeters in the Pacific, and 6.8 centimeters in the Caribbean. In 1983, three scientists from the Institute of Ocean Sciences of Canada reported in an article published by the Intergovernmental Oceanigraphic …

Conservation

Scientists look to past to try to save marine future in Panama.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/vida-y-cultura/descubriendo-el-pasado-marino-XF6557365 Researchers at STRI’s O’Dea Laboratory focus on marine paleontology to understand the history of the oceans and provide valuable information for conservation and public policy. The Punta Culebra Natural Center of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), located on the Amador Causeway, receives visitors and students from Panama and …

Conservation

Confirmation of next “Extinction” level event on the horizon. Not unexpected.

To keep into context, since 1900, the population has depleted “70%” of LIFE on  Earth. That is “LIFE” defined as plants, land, animals, ocean life, etc. It does not take a genius to see that the status quo has failed and more is on the horizon.  https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/vida-y-cultura/nuevo-estudio-confirma-el-sexto-evento-de-extincion-masiva-MK6396842?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc According to this …

Energy/Infrastructure

Now this makes me HAPPY, cause Mi AMBIENTE sucks so royally!!! Outside visionairies

The environmental diversity of PANAMA has the potential to lead the way in the progress and pursuance of CLEAN energy for generations going forward. This forward thinking company is leading the way in LATAM. EnfraGen has become one of the largest renewable energy generators in the country with an operational …

"JB"

MINSA approves (7) legal licenses to produce cannabis derivatives.

“JB” This is actually to me “huge” news. PANAMA has been 10 steps behind on Medical and Legal Marijuana production it is a joke. Marijuana and Production of THC derivatives could be a HUGE economic BOON to the agricultural GDP export of PANAMA. PANAMA is still rooted in Judeo-Catholic beliefs …

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Who would sacrifice “God Given Natural Beauty” to make a buck?? Give you one hint……..

Op Ed: Well the holidays were fantastic. Got to see my Grandaughter ( my God is she growing!!) . She made the Dean’s List, and she is becoming John Legend on the piano. I truly hope everyone else’s was as rewarding as mine. Even got the wife to somehow chug …

Conservation

Beautiful area of PANAMA brings opportunity for REAL “EcoTourism” in the country for 2024.

This natural reserve offers the opportunity to promote ecotourism in the heart of the metropolis The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is in the final phase of the transfer of Cerro Ancón to the Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente). The transfer process, which began in June 2023, “is focused on …

"JB"

One in (4) Freshwater fish species are in danger of EXTINCTION.

These “meetings” that occur far to in-frequently (this one by COP28, CITES only meets every 2-3 Years), the lastest list of species that are facing irreversible extinction levels. On a personal level, it is important that groups that oversee the activities that lead to these numbers decreasing be adhered to. …

Conservation

Positive Environmental Decision gets kickback from short sighted fishermen.

DECISION OUTLAWS “TRAWLING”-   Please look it up.  IT “DESTROYS” THE OCEAN The new Executive Decree No. 14 of November 20, 2023, which modified Executive Decree 13 of November 1, 2023 and regulates Law 204 of 2021, which regulates fishing and aquaculture in the Republic of Panama and dictates other provisions, …

Agriculture

NEW RED FROG NEGLIEGIENCE and BULLSHIT: Get this to GREEN GLOBE ASAP. You will get what is coming to you for your abuse.

You have been made well aware of the feral dogs roaming around the property. Further making it dangerous for guests and residents alike. I’m sure people like walking with a cup of coffee to come up on the remains of a mutilated Two-Toed Sloth. Killed by these reckless un addressed …

Conservation

Infamous “Plastic Island” shows no sign of shrinking.

Recycle people and please don’t litter in the ocean.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/cultura/230929/isla-basura-afecta-fauna-marina The oceans cover more than 70% of the surface of planet Earth and are responsible for housing a wide variety of marine life. From tiny plankton to the largest whales, these creatures form an ecosystem that plays an important role in …

Environmental

Florida has to assess damage after Hurricane hits west coast of the state.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/230831/florida-evalua-danos-paso-idalia-avanza-sudeste-ee-uu My family luckily avoided a hit from this storm as it passed Southern part of the state. But every year fingers are crossed. To all PNO Ex-Pats that might have been affected, heres hoping all get back to normal soon.  Florida began this Thursday, August 31, to assess the …

Conservation

Panama, with Jamaica and Colombia to address sea pollution, some good news.

Have them start at a self proclaimed “Eco-Resort” in Bocas del Toro!!!!!!!!! Panama, Jamaica and Colombia launched the project ‘Reduce marine plastics and plastic pollution in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean’. The initiative created through a circular economy approach will be led by the United Nations Environment …

"JB"

Hello friends and Bocas Brigade,,,,,,Joe is currently avoiding a direct order.

Sorry for the lack of chatter the last few days. I have been concerned with family and a hurricane. NOT in Florida like I am used to for 40 years, but in California!!!!!! Anyone want to discuss climate change at the moment? On a different note, in my daily updates …

"JB"

More interesting tidbits clarified by GREEN GLOBE- CEO conversation

Editorial: “JB” Bryson So to just wrap up another Joe Haley lie and misleading both old and new investors, I wanted to add some quotes directly from GREEN GLOBE. In an effort to maintain full transparency and professionalism, I contacted Birte Pelayo to have a phone conversation. She is a …

"JB"

ATTN: RED FROG Owners and Potential Investors- GREEN GLOBE my ASS!!!!!

How about a little copywrite infringement with a sprinkle of false advertising and straight up BULLSHIT? I promised that I would be following up on my visit to RED FROG BEACH and I am. I am hopeful many read my last post about the Contract of Adhesion, that I went …

Conservation

Pope urges next generation to focus of climate change and health of the planet.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/230803/papa-recuerda-jovenes-urgencia-dramatica-crisis-climatica Pope Francis reminded young people Thursday of “the dramatic urgency” of global warming and advocated “integral ecology” on the second day of his visit to Lisbon to participate in World Youth Day (WYD). “We must recognize the dramatic urgency of taking charge of our common home. However, this cannot …

"JB"

PNO is working on a (3) part expose on the TRAGEDY that is RED FROG BEACH.

I mentioned to my loyal and regular group of readers both in the US and Panama, that I would be visiting Bocas del Toro. A group of (4) of us made the trip that culminated on Tuesday. However it became to be, I was thrust into this 5 years ago …

Chiriqui

As PNO stated…..”REAL” projects, attract “REAL” developers. With capital NOT “FrogCoins”

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/230710/puerto-logistica-verde-david-chiriqui Green logistics is part of Puerto Barú, as stated by its Project Manager, Nicolás Posada. With multiple environmental advantages and rigorous monitoring, Puerto Barú is 100% committed to sustainable development in the Gulf of Chiriquí according to those who are in charge of this project. “This is a project with …

Agriculture

Newly installed tower will monitor climate change in Coiba.

The first meteorological tower in the northeast of the Coiba National Park will allow to know the impact that the rains have on the organisms of the island, explained Edgardo Díaz-Ferguson, executive director of Coiba AIP. Coiba is a place where there is a lot of rainfall and “now we …