Conservation

Vulnerable PANAMANIAN species added to illegal poaching concern

Case of crime against wildlife of male Pavón in Tortí is clarified COURTESY MYENVIRONMENTThe male Curassow species while being captured. (Illustrative) Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 6:50 a.m. Ireland Sotillo irlanda.sotillo@elsiglo.com.pa MiAmbiente sends explanatory note about viral video about illegal hunting of the bird known as “Pavón macho”. The Ministry of …

Environmental

Lots of “Good News”. then why do things feel like a shit show?

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/secretaria-energia-siemens-energy-unen-para-impulsar-proyecto-hidrogeno-verde-panama/24210494?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http They signed a memorandum of understanding, this Thursday, September 29, at the eighth meeting of the National Energy Transition Council The National Energy Secretariat (SNE) and Siemens Energy signed a memorandum of understanding classified as “historic”, with the purpose of promoting the Green Hydrogen initiative in Panama. The signing …

Crime

PNO BOLO Alert: Children still missing and abducted as human trafficking in unpopulated areas rises.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/cronica-roja/pistas-sobre-aderlyn-cumple-17-dias-desaparecida/24210473?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http They investigate. Today marks 17 days since little Aderlyn Mailenis Llerena Saldaña, 9 years old, disappeared. They investigate. Today marks 17 days since little Aderlyn Mailenis Llerena Saldaña, 9 years old, disappeared. Yesterday the Minister of Security Juan Manuel Pino referred to this fact and when asked if the disappearance is …

Agriculture

At first sounds like a HORROR movie,,,,,,,,,,,then GENIUS.

When one considers the COST of death, and then what the AFFECT on the environment is, the proper and humane composting of the deceased makes incredible sense. ODD, DIFFERENT, but incredibly LOGICAL>    https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220927/abono-cadaveres-opcion-entierros-verdes?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Under the argument of reducing the carbon footprint, composting human remains is currently possible. California this …

Human Interest

So what exactly happened to almost an entire library of books that wound up in landfill.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220926/libros-instituto-terminaron-vertedero?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc El Señor Presidente , the novel by the Guatemalan Nobel Prize winner for Literature (1967), Miguel Ángel Asturias, published in 1946. El Canal Barato by Federico Tuñón. 467 Lotería magazines serialized from 1941 to 2012. Common birthplace of Rogelio Sinán, from 1963. Nalu Nega , by the late Panamanian author Alfredo Cantón. Conversation in the Cathedral , third novel by the …

Health

PNO info update: So what exactly is MONKEYPOX? And how is is affecting Panama?

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/response/2022/world-map.html Formal information from the CDC https://www.plenglish.com/news/2022/09/02/panama-reports-11-new-monkeypox-cases/ According to a report from the Epidemiology Directorate, traceability applied to this person found patient’s last close contact was on August 21 with another foreigner person. The report specified this person began with skin and vesicular lesions symptoms on August 27. Tests were …

"JB"

SUPERDOG of San Francisco. Puppy thrown from 6th floor survives. Now catch the MF’ers before I do.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/crueldad-lanzan-perro-desde-sexto-piso-edificio-carrasquilla/24209522?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http   Let it be known, I will ask around, pay a few poor people in this area, and take a day off in front of the laptop to find the pieces of shit.  Consider it a BOUNTY on you shitheads!!!!!!  He lived!!!  You suck at even killing puppies.  Let’s …

Art/Entertainment

Panama and DISNEY intersect on stage in surprisingly entertaining way.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/cafe-estrella/cultura/220915/moana-guerrera-llevada-teatro-aba?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The adventures of Moana Waialiki, one of the most seasoned princesses in the world of Walt Disney Animation Studios, have been brought to the Aba theater since last Sunday, under the direction of Agustín Clément and the production of Anina Horta. The plot of the play ‘Moana’ is very …

Human Interest

Cortizo signs Law 171, in a rebuke of the US stance on Roe v Wade.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220907/presidente-cortizo-firma-decreto-ejecutivo-reglamenta-ley-171-proteccion-integral-primera-infancia?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, signed the decree that regulates Law 171 of 2020 on Comprehensive Protection of Early Childhood and Early Childhood Development, which establishes the guidelines for the operation and operability of the Technical Secretariat for Comprehensive Care to Early Childhood. The legal document …

Human Interest

One of the more popular conventions in the world hits PANAMA. COMICON comes to our shores

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/cafe-estrella/cultura/220827/cultura-pop-maxima-expresion-comic-panama-2022?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Cosplay, gaming, hyperrealism and other expressions of pop and geek culture drew a crowd to Comic Con Panama 2022, the third edition of this event, which was paused for two years due to the pandemic. “My hobby is cosplay, I’m passionate about it… It’s a lifestyle,” Panamanian Yarisel confessed …

Food

Dim Sum in PANAMA? Some of the Best in the World…….How So?

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/tracing-the-roots-of-dim-sum-in-panama-city A friend and I bustle through the red-lacquered wooden doorway at Wah Kee right at 10:24 a.m., excited we made it in time for dim sum—that variety of Cantonese delicacies and dumplings traditionally served with tea—as the best dishes tend to run out by noon. A server immediately approaches our table …

Human Interest

Just what is Cortizo thinking? And when can we see Martinelli again. 122 and 314 are VITAL

https://www.userwalls.news/n/potential-repeal-tourism-investment-laws-puts-panamas-international-investment-grade-great-risk-3653133/ BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, August 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Panamas President Laurentino Cortizo ordered the repeal of laws 122 and 314 both tourism based incentives laws that seek foreign investment. These laws were approved twice over the last 2 years by an overwhelming majority at the National Assembly …

Food

More promising news. Recent issues shed light on Food Waste, and Ministry forced to take action plan.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220803/prohijan-anteproyecto-ley-28-establece-plan-nacional-reduccion-desperdicios-alimentos?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Agricultural Affairs Commission, chaired by Marcos Castillero, endorsed this Wednesday the preliminary draft of Law 28 that establishes the National Plan for the Reduction of Food Waste. The proposal, presented to the National Assembly on July 19, 2022, by the disputed Juan Diego Vásquez, Gabriel Silva and Zulay …

Human Interest

Another week, another show of dis-satisfaction. What is the driving force of anger?

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220727/crecen-protestas-e-incertidumbre-latinoamerica-costo-vida-combustible The high cost of fuel in Latin America has led food manufacturers, carriers and other people to demand a fair price from their governments so as not to turn off their engines that drive productivity and seek a solution to the high cost of gasoline. . On the one …

Human Interest

Important issue,,,,,but c’mon La Estrella “INVISIBLE”,,,,,,,,,,,,really??

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220728/ninas-trabajadoras-domesticas-realidad-invisible-latinoamerica Domestic worker girls: an invisible reality in Latin America Many of them, both from cities and rural areas, must prematurely assume the adult role in their own home or go to another home as domestic workers. Enjoying childhood or finishing school are still unattainable issues for millions of girls …

"JB"
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PNO OPINION: So what is REALLY happening in PANAMA, and when will it change???

It is hard for anyone Ex-Pat or National to deny that there is SIGNIFICANT tectoinic shifts in the running of PANAMA that goes back to the failed Varela years.  The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article touching on this subject. https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-panama-next-for-a-hard-left-turn-war-gapast few mes-venazuela-russia-china-iran-drones-special-operation-military-exercise-11658680168 Since the full turnover of the …

Crime

EX-PAT ALERT: Murder near Las Acacias

http://elsiglo.com.pa/cronica-roja/asesinato-rellenan-balas-dentro-auto/24204635 This Tuesday a man was killed by several shots in the Versailles sector, Las Acacias. He was inside his vehicle when he was surprised by two citizens on a motorcycle.  He was transferred to the Dr. José Joaquín Vallarino polyclinic, located in Juan Díaz, but minutes later he lost his …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT- COVID numbers still dangerously high.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220621/casos-activos-covid-19-suman-15-285-reportan-2-080-nuevos-contagios?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama reported a new death from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, but three deaths from previous dates are updated for 8,329 accumulated deaths and a lethality that remains at 0.9%, according to the Epidemiology Department of the Ministry of Health. (Minsa). The report indicates that 906,435 accumulated cases of …

Editorial Contribution
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ASK JOYCE: So, You’re Thinking of Becoming An Expat?

OP ED Contribution from the lovely Ms. Joyce Barr.     So, You’re Thinking of Becoming An Expat? When contemplating a move abroad for retirement, especially where you will go, it is also the time to decide if you are ready to take the plunge and step into the expat …

Conservation

Mysteries and Beauty of the COIBA preserve studied and shown to world.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/ciencia/220603/mirada-profunda-cordillera-coiba Using underwater strategies and near-surface video cameras, a pioneering international team documented the mountains of the marine reserve. Dr. Guzmán participated in all 11 dives. STRI Sharks, lobsters and abundant soft corals were some of the species that scientist Héctor Guzmán observed from a submarine, on the first scientific expedition …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: COVID rise for the week.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220531/panama-suma-27-994-casos-activos-covid-19-reportan-3-819-nuevos-contagios?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc At least 3,819 new positive cases of covid-19 were registered in Panama in the last 24 hours and no deaths were reported, but one from a previous date is updated for a cumulative of 8,255 deaths and a lethality of 1.0%. The report from the Department of Epidemiology of …

Food

I’ll drink to that,……..PANAMA sets up brewery run off solar energy. Leaving no carbon footprint.

  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220526/panama-cuenta-primera-cerveceria-region-operacion-energia-100-renovable   Cervecería Nacional, a subsidiary of AB InBev, signed this Wednesday an agreement with Avolta Energy and Banistmo for the installation of 33,809 solar panels, becoming the first brewery with operation and production of its 100% renewable portfolio in Central America and the Caribbean. The investment for the …

Food

Varela buddy Putin and his “INVASION” is affecting Food Supply Chain in Latin America.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220524/guerra-ucrania-agrava-inseguridad-alimentaria-latinoamerica The World Food Program (WFP) warned on Tuesday that the “domino effect” of the conflict in Ukraine aggravates the problems of the pandemic, worsens food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean and leads to the need for more resources to help vulnerable people in the region. The United …

Human Interest

7 Reasons Panama Is A Perfect Destination For Early Retirees

With me focussing on much about Panama that bothers me,,,it is refreshiong for me to re-post a view of another person that paints a different picture. This is a great article by a very informed author.    https://www.travelawaits.com/2753566/why-panama-is-perfect-destination-for-early-retirees/ I am an early retiree who chose Panama as my retirement destination, …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: COVID Weekly Update

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220516/panama-alcanza-24-129-casos-activos-covid-19-reporta-nueva-defuncion Panama reached 24,129 active cases of covid-19 this Monday, after 1,799 new positive cases were detected and 8,403 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, which translates into a positivity of 21.4%. Juan Díaz, Bethania, San Francisco, Rufina Alfaro and Penonomé are the areas that register the …

Human Interest

EX-PAT ALERT: Read Link on Missing Persons

https://cayman.loopnews.com/content/over-400-people-disappeared-panama-last-12-months

Human Interest

Here: the translated version notes from the New York prosecutor’s office to the judge in the Martinelli Linares case

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/aqui-la-version-traducida-al-espanol-de-las-notas-de-la-fiscalia-de-nueva-york-al-juez-del-caso-de-los-martinelli-linares/   In 10 days, the brothers Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares will know the sentence that corresponds to them, after having pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder $28 million in bribes from Odebrecht , using the US financial system. The United States calculates that the Martinelli Linares have laundered $58 million in …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: COVID increases continue to be seen. Stay vigilant.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220509/casos-activos-covid-19-panama-incrementan-13-732-reporta-1-fallecido?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama maintains 13,732 active cases of covid-19, after registering 1,359 new positive cases this Monday, May 9, so according to the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) positivity reaches 22.4%. In addition, the report detailed that in the last 24 hours there was a death due …

Health

Health official sees Panama entering a 5th stage of COVID amid recent spikes.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220503/eduardo-ortega-panama-inicio-quinta?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc With the increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, between 700 and 900, everything seems to indicate that Panama is at the beginning of a fifth wave, warned the secretary of the Eduardo Ortega, national secretary of the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Senacyt). Ortega explained, during …

Health

EX-PAT ALERT: Slight rise in New COVID infections

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220427/leve-aumento-nuevos-casos-covid?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama registered 744 new infections of covid-19 in the last 24 hours and total up to this Tuesday, April 26, 772,830 confirmed cases. For this Tuesday, one death is reported, for a cumulative of 8,183 deaths and a lethality of 1.1%. The number of people recovered from the disease amounts …