Crime

Former thieves provide the best tips to avoid being victim.

When in doubt, ask a former scumbag out.  https://www.247mirror.com/es/avoid-getting-robbed?ly=native_one&abtv=e5cce607-dfc8-45d4-94ca-fc3b994be19f Do you think your neighborhood is safe? Unfortunately, in the US alone there are more than 2.5 million robberies a year, which means that a robbery occurs every 26 seconds. Thieves will most likely laugh out loud at the common “one …

Crime

The cost of pursuing freedom MUCH HIGHER and DANGEROUS for women.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/mujeres-migrantes-victimas-de-robos-violaciones-y-con-sus-hijos-a-cuestas-MX7213817 So far this year, some 130,000 people have crossed the Darién jungle, of which 104,000 are adults, and of this figure around 35% are women. Migration has long ceased to be a man’s thing. Women alone, with children or with their partners leave their homes behind, having to go …

Crime

ODEBRECHT,”Mossack/Fonseca”,PANAMA PAPERS- Trial finally underway.

https://apnews.com/article/panama-papers-odebrecht-trial-50e8e62ae2021c417e49751d7cfe0331 PANAMA CITY (AP) — Eight years after 11 million leaked secret financial documents revealed how some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth, more than two dozen defendants are on trial in Panama for their alleged roles. The repercussions of the leaks were far-ranging, prompting the resignation of …

Crime

60 year old gets (6) years for robbing national hero Duran. “More than some murders in US”

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/cronica-roja/robo-en-la-casa-de-roberto-duran-el-delincuente-a-la-chirola-CJ6920646?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Judge of Guarantees of the First Judicial Circuit of Panama, Meylin Jaén, validated the sentencing agreement agreed upon between the prosecution and the defense, and sanctioned a 60-year-old citizen to 72 months in prison (six years) as the author of the crime against economic assets in the form …

Crime

“Lorena Bobbit” shows up in Spain. “Let’s cut to the chase.”

https://elsiglo.com.pa/curiosidades/ruleta/mujer-es-condenada-a-siete-anos-de-prision-por-cortar-el-pene-a-su-expareja-CX6918949   A woman, accused of cutting off the penis of her ex-partner and boss in the bar where she worked, accepted this Tuesday seven years in prison and the payment of compensation of 250,000 euros to the victim for the physical and psychological consequences caused. In a trial held in the Barcelona Court, …

Crime

Can you believe the “Panama Papers” case is STILL NOT ADJUDICATED YET? They made a GD movie!

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/se-inicia-juicio-por-el-caso-panama-papers-FK6914052?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The scandal involving the defunct law firm Mossack & Fonseca was uncovered eight years ago Eight years after the publication of the “Panama Papers” by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which revealed that a Panamanian law firm structured offshore companies to hide money and assets, a trial began …

Crime

“Escobar” like volume of narcotics seized in 1st Quarter of 2024.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/decomiso-de-drogas-supera-las-315-toneladas-en-los-tres-primeros-meses-del-2024-ED6720644 So far in the current administration of the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, 573.4 tons of drugs have been seized, surpassing the last two administrations. So far this year, public security forces have seized more than 31.5 tons of drugs throughout the national territory in more than …

Energy/Infrastructure

300 million in LATAM do not have access to clean sewage and water.

I hope this includes the group of people living in RFB……….. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/mundo/el-3-de-la-poblacion-en-latinoamerica-y-caribe-carece-de-acceso-al-agua-LB6560782 A total of 300 million people in cities do not have sewage systems In the Latin American and Caribbean region, 17 million people, 3% of the population, have limited basic access to water or consume it from unsuitable …

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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 …

Economy

“Costa del Este” forming into the Monaco of LATAM real estate in terms of pricing.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/costa-del-este-el-barrio-mas-caro-de-america-central-CB5672602 An investigation carried out by three real estate portals places Costa del Este as one of the places where it is most expensive to buy apartments Buying an apartment in the exclusive neighborhood of Costa del Este, in the town of Juan Díaz, in Panama City, is more expensive …

Economy

Bleak job outlook for “young” Gen-Z Panamanians

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/231204/jovenes-representan-54-desempleados-pais   The recent results of the Labor Market Survey as of August 2023, carried out by the Institute of Statistics and Census (Inec), which collects the evolution of employment, marked a strong trend of the crisis experienced by Panamanian youth employment. In the reference month of the survey, the …

Human Interest

I woke up a little late this morning. Chaos in the streets

My wife, whom we always seem to coordinate things together took it upon herself to run a few errands. I then get my cell ringing, and the background is like she’s in the middle of a war zone. Indeed, the issues with the Mining workers and the government is reaching …

Crime

The only company with a DIVISION for BRIBES continues to stain Panama: ODEBRECHT

Graciela Dixón, former judge of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and consultant for the Norberto Odebrecht Construction Company (CNO), assured that the Public Contracting Court ignores the arbitration law and the Political Constitution of Panama in the conflict that exists between the company and the Tocumen International Airport (Aitsa) …

Bocas del Toro

Attn: GREEN GLOBE- Defiant RED FROG REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR LACK OF ENDORSEMENT

In what  has become normal for Joe Haley and his denial of the TRUTH. RED FROG BEACH & RESORT continues to adverstise and promote signage that they are GREEN GLOBE CERTIFIED, despite the fact communication has been shared with the highest levels of GREEN GLOBE and they have denounced any …

Bocas del Toro

In 7 Years of running PNO- I have never seen more literature about legally selling power.

From day 1, this snake oil salesman has NOT BEEN IN COMPLIANCE. Shame on ASEP and internal checks and balances for allowing this strong armed “take it or leave it” rackateering to exist for 20 years within the legal boundaries of the Republic.  An unqualified, unregsitered, unrecognized, non-concession compliant, running …

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RED FROG Update: Question before BIG Bullshit Session tomorrow.

Op Ed:  James “JB” Bryson For all my friends both old and new, found a lovely little nugget today about a lovely character you have all had the pleasure to meet. Seems like you can’t teach an old CONVICTED CRIMINAL new tricks as FORMER RED FROG HEAD of SECURITY, Cecilio …

Crime

Credicorp removed from ODEBRECHT case as defendants.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230911/gobierno-retira-demanda-credicorp-bank The Panamanian State, through the Minister of Public Security, Juan Manuel Pino, withdrew the civil lawsuit against Credicorp Bank, SA For its part, the banking entity indicated at noon this Monday that “this morning the civil action that mentions our institution, in relation to the case against the construction …

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Purchaser, Partner, or Pirate: Who is STEVEN BOLTON? The man behind the green curtain at RED FROG.

Editorial: James “JB” BrysonFor the duration of my eyes being opened, and my continuous issues with RED FROG BEACH and OGI, and the way they treat the owners and prospective new buyers, I have always focussed on JOE HALEY. It is for the simple reason that I have had MULTIPLE …

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Thank You Edmund Burke- You can’t unring this RED FROG bell. Redemption is coming.

EDMUND BURKE “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph in the world is that good men do nothing.”  The only change I would make to this great quote from Burke is sub “People” for “Men”. As that is what is happening. “People” are contacting ME completely unsolicited……..and I am …

Crime

ODEBRECHT: Still up to their neck in shit. Is progress really happening?

http://elsiglo.com.pa/internacional/fiscalia-colombiana-imputa-cargos-10-exfuncionarios-corrupcion-odebrecht/24233815 On August 17, they announced that they would charge more than 50 people The Colombian prosecutor’s office charged ten former officials of the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI), implicated in alleged irregularities in a contract with the Brazilian company Odebrecht for the construction of the Ruta del Sol II highway, as announced two …

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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 …

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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 …

Crime

EX-PAT and VISITORS: Behave at your own peril.

Right up there with Phillipines and Vietnam and Thailand, ….you do NOT want to get arrested in Panama. Long known for deplorable conditions, they are now sitting at over 50% in overpopulation. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/221121/230526-221120-tumba-vivos-calabozo-penitenciaria The prisoners sleep in makeshift hammocks and mats, due to a lack of beds. ceded “Whoever does not …

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The time has come to cease these SHADOW GAMES with RED FROG BEACH “SCAM”

Quite frankly,,,,,I’m tired of it. While major publications are speaking of the emerging interest from REAL groups, `there remains the 20 YEAR stain left on Bocas del Toro and the victims that purchased at RED FROG by Joe Haley et al.  And somehow, 5 years ago I let myself get …

Economy

PRD puppet Carrizo pounds chest on jobs report.

  Carrizo nabs credit for 101,976 jobs. Almost as much as the sq,footage of his new home.   The Panamanian economy continues to be strong and until April of this year, it managed to generate more than 101,976 new jobs in a formal way, the presidential candidate for the Democratic …

Infrastructure

Massive highway project to be done by end of 2023,

The Panama-Arraiján highway expansion project is only a few months away from completion. The project that began with an order to proceed on September 22, 2017, includes a construction of 11 kilometers of highway, with eight lanes on the main trunk, distributed in four towards the capital city and four towards …

Energy/Infrastructure

Intra-country mass transit a talking point for next election.

The campaign in the various political parties started and with this various proposals have begun to emerge from the candidates for the Presidency of the Republic who promise to fulfill their victory in the 2024 presidential elections. One of the proposals that has resurfaced is the construction of the Panama-David …

Economy

The one group of immigrants PANAMA “does” want to come over. Digital Nomads

The rise of remote or remote work, pushed by the covid-19 pandemic, opened the door to digital nomads. So much so that today it is one of the most frequently heard terms when talking about work trends and lifestyles in the world. A digital nomad is a person who uses the …

Crime

Former BARCA star to remain in prison amidst rape charge.

The judge investigating the former Brazilian FC Barcelona player Dani Alves for allegedly raping a young woman at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona has agreed to keep him in prison, where he was admitted on January 20, after questioning his latest exculpatory version and concluding that he persists the risk …