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My Thanksgiving gift to fellow Ex-Pats……Common Sense.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson Ex-Pat Denial:As I am away from Panama City and staying in the US until after holidays, I am realizing why I felt the need to start PNO, and why I was destined to meet Marcell and Big A. Ex-Pat Denial. Specifically AMERICAN Ex-Pat Denial.I see it at …

Health

Frontline nurses in ER march to protest lack of support from Nito.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201125/enfermeras-marchan-presidencia-pedirle-cortizo-les-atienda-peticiones Today, November 25, a group of nurses carries out a symbolic march, representing the 6,500 in the country, to demand that the President of the Republic Laurentino Cortizo attend to them because they have not yet found an answer to their request that they do comply with the law …

Economy

SUNTRACS unhapy with progress of resumption of projects.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201116/suntracs-reporta-reincorporacion-13-mil-obreros-puestos The general secretary of the Single Union of Construction and Similar Workers (Suntracs), Saúl Méndez affirmed that as of Monday, November 16, 14 thousand workers have been reinstated to their jobs. This he said is important because the figures in March of suspended contracts were 23 thousand workers, that …

Economy

Panama chooses Astra-Zeneca as multiple vaccines on verge of approval.

The Government of Panama approved this Wednesday in the Cabinet Council, Cabinet Resolution 93-20, which authorizes the Ministry of Health (Minsa), to proceed with the purchase of one million 92 thousand doses of the vaccine to prevent covid-19, from the British pharmaceutical AstraZeneca UK Limited, in association with Oxford University, …

Health

Covid is un-relenting. Every step forward sees spikes globally.

The number of new cases of Covid-19 in Panama, in the last hours, was 1,112, reported the Ministry of Health (Minsa) in the epidemiological report of this Wednesday, November 18. With this figure, the country accumulates 149, 833 confirmed cases since the pandemic reached the country last March. Of this total, 129,755 recovered patients are …

Infrastructure

Nito “attempting” to be tough and cut puppet strings of the past from ODEBRECHT.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/cortizo-sobre-caso-odebrecht-el-unico-acuerdo-que-queremos-que-cumplan-es-el-de-delacion-que-debieron-pagar-hace-tiempo/ The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, affirmed this Monday, September 28, that he recommends to the Judicial Organ not to reach any agreement with the Odebrecht company and that the payment established in the accusation agreement be complied with. TORRIJOS PLAYED. Odebrecht, which was fined for using the banking system to launder money, …

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Updated PNO business referral. PANASOLUTIONS GROUP LATAM

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– Amazing what some “away time ” can accomplish for anyone during this time of Covid. For many Ex-Pats that have been stuck here in what is supposed to be our “paradise”, we are chomping at the bit to go home. Jose “Josito” Zapata will be …

Economy

Something to look at for Ex-Pat owners of income properties.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/reforma-a-la-ley-sobre-arrendamientos-se-mantiene-en-consulta/ The Ministry of Housing and Land Management (Miviot) consults with various sectors to make changes to Law 93 of October 4, 1973, which dictates measures on leases in the country. The draft of a change proposal, which the Miviot sent to some unions on September 8, has raised criticism among …

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This will NEVER lose attention on PNO.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- Josito mu amigo. It’s very important you ALWAYS maintain a hand up the ass of ODEBRECHT. This case is bigger than MOSSACK-FONSECA. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/caso-odebrecht-en-manos-de-marquinez/ The Odebrecht case, an iconic investigation that follows the trail of the millionaire bribes that the Brazilian construction company paid in Panama to award …

Crime

Could Darien continue to grow into the drug funnel of Latin America?

OP ED: Coming from a Customs background……just saying this area screams as a conduit for illegal contraband. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200901/senafront-aprehende-dos-colombianos-e-incauta-785-paquetes-drogas-darien Units of the National Border Service (Senafront), through surveillance and verification work, apprehended two Colombian citizens after locating in the Playa Cocal sector in Darién, 15 sacks with 785 packages with alleged …

Crime

This HAS to be a movie one day. ODEBRECHT crime is as big as any story in US.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200727/convenio-odebrecht-acuerdo-premiado-e The MEF and the Public Ministry, entities that must provide information on the payment of the fines imposed on the construction company Odebrecht, do not do so or do not find the figure in their records. The company is inhibited from giving statements about it Neither the Ministry of Economy …

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Varela goes back to prosecution for Odebrecht. AKA ” well they did it too” LOL.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/varela-acude-nuevamente-a-la-fiscalia-para-ampliar-declaracion-indagatoria-en-caso-odebrecht/ The former President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela , returned again this Monday, July 27, to the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. + info Varela must return to the prosecution next weekVarela claimed that he gave important information to the prosecution in the Odebrecht case This, in order to expand his …

Crime

Seems just like yesterday he was calling the shots. Varela and team fumble under scrutiny.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200625/defensa-varela-sufre-reves-audiencia The defenders of former President Juan Carlos Varela and former Housing Minister Carlos Dubois suffered a setback at the legality control hearing requested by the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office as part of an investigation that is being carried out for the alleged commission of the crime against economic order …

Crime

What a crock of SHIT! Carrizo says Corruption cases not on the agenda…? I wonder why? # NITOISAPUSSY

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/proyectos-anticorrupcion-no-estan-en-el-radar-del-ejecutivo/ OP ED: “JB”- My biggest regret so far this year??? Having PNO vigorously throw support around this gutless pussy of a President that continues to “talk tough” about corruption . Who succeeded handsome Satan and Porcell, and who continues to let these punk power hungry young cabinet of his …

Crime

Rotation of Moore from ODEBRECHT once again screams of BS right under our noses.

MORE ODEBRECHT BACKHANDED BULLSHIT https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/el-procurador-ulloa-retira-a-los-fiscales-de-los-casos-odebrecht-y-blue-apple/ The Attorney General of the Nation, Eduardo Ulloa , announced movements in various offices, among which stand out the rotations of Zuleyka Moore and Aurelio Vásquez , who until now had been in charge of the prosecutors who handle the cases of the Odebrecht and Blue Apple bribes. , respectively. In …

Economy

Nito plans to fine tune reopening. ( Bad news for his underlings that are fleecing country)

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/200430/panama-afina-plan-reapertura-economica The Panamanian government refines plans for the gradual reopening of the country. The president, Laurentino Cortizo, said he has been working on the plan for the new normal and hopes that by tomorrow it will be “quite well tuned.” Cortizo said he hopes that the plan for the new normal …

Health

Panama making progress as Emergency Hospital nears completion.

https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/hospital-modular-para-pacientes-criticos-con-covid-19-tiene-un-98-de-avance/ The modular hospital that is being built in the Albrook sector to attend to critical cases of Covid-19 , is 98% complete, it was reported this Thursday, April 16. + info Gorgas Institute specialists analyze case of coronavirus in newbornSurprise due to suspension of classes in private schools and in CaipiPanamanian …

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ODEBRECHT update: So now nobody knows where all the GD money went. LOL

Never gets old and never stops pissing me off. https://www.prensa.com/politica/cual-fue-el-destino-del-dinero-que-dio-odebrecht-al-partido-panamenista-blandon-dice-que-el-te-les-certifico-que-no-se-reportaron-esos-fondos/ “The Panamanian Party in its report of 2009, 2014, and 2019, said it had not received money from Odebrecht, nor from any of the Odebrecht-related companies, such as the International Construction Company of the South.” The phrase is from José …

Economy

PNO revisiting topic of Panama beachfront. Crucial vote forthcoming.

I/E: Don’t F- – K this up people!! https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/semana-crucial-para-el-futuro-del-proyecto-de-recuperacion-de-playas-en-la-ciudad-de-panama/ Amid a controversial debate about whether it is necessary to invest about 120 million dollars in the project to recover beaches in Panama City, this week defines the future of this initiative that drives the City Hall. Voices for and against …

Crime

Varela and buddies got “fat” on the take under Martinelli rule, and then went full hypocrite.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/un-nuevo-aire-para-el-caso-odebrecht/ The Odebrecht case took a new momentum this week with the decision of the Public Ministry (MP) to investigate figures close to former President Juan Carlos Varela , including the detention of former Panamanian deputy Jorge Alberto Rosas. + info Prosecutor orders the arrest of former deputy Jorge Alberto RosasProsecutor’s office investigates former deputy …

Conservation

Panama finally addressing “waterfront” hotels of water that can’t be used.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200224/bahia-panama-estaria-saneada-ano The waters of the Bay of Panama would be clean by 2050. Although, the administration of the Sanitation of Panama explained that there have been significant improvements in the quality of the bodies of water (streams, rivers and the Bay of Panama) in those sectors Having been intervened by …

Crime

First US “conviction” is handed down from massive “Panama Papers” scam.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/excliente-de-mossack-fonseca-se-declara-culpable-en-eu-se-expone-a-75-anos-de-prision/ Before a US federal court, Harald Joachim von der Goltz pleaded guilty this February 18 to having participated in conspiracies to evade taxes and launder money, in addition to not properly informing the US authorities of his finances and making false statements to the authorities Americans The secret of 50 million …

Crime

SHOCKER! Questionable transfers from Foundation to Varela. The Opus Dei hypocrite that persecuted Martinelli.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200219/transferencias-fundacion-don-james-familia Between 2009 and 2013 from the Don James Foundation account, multiple bank transfers, management checks and cash payments were made to members of the Varela family. In total, the intelligence reports to which La Estrella de Panamá has had access reveal that from the Don James Foundation expenditures were made …

Crime

Of course I’m back on ODEBRECHT. New faces every week.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200217/continuan-hoy-indagatoria-jaime-lasso-caso-odebrecht The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP) resumed on Monday morning the inquiry followed by the former ambassador of Panama in South Korea, Jaime Lasso, in relation to the Odebrecht case. Lasso, alleged to have received bribes from the Brazilian construction company, showed up at the …

Crime

VOTE FOR THIS: Proposal before Assembly looks to remove cushy punishments for those on the TAKE!!!

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/proponen-impedir-la-sustitucion-de-penas-en-casos-de-corrupcion/ That persons who commit a crime against the public administration are excluded from the benefit of substitute penalties for house arrest and community work. This is one of the proposals raised in a preliminary bill submitted to the plenary of the National Assembly. The initiative, promoted by the independent deputy Gabriel Silva , …

Economy

WOW, a massive contract that Odebrecht did not win. Pinch me.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/metro-de-panama-adjudico-hoy-a-consorcio-hph-joint-venture-diseno-y-financiamiento-de-la-linea-3/ The Panama Metro awarded the HPH Joint Venture Consortium on Tuesday, February 4, the design, construction of civil works and financing of the third line of the transportation system. The HPH Consortium is made up of the Korean Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Posco E&C. The ACPC Consortium, formed by the Spanish Acciona …

Crime

Charges levied against those involved in massive prison massacre.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/200203/doce-imputados-masacre-joyita The crimes are: aggravated intentional homicide and aggravated intentional homicide for the 13 dead and 14 wounded, resulting in the killing in hall 14 of the prison. Prosecutor David Mendoza says he has the evidence supporting his accusations The Superior Prosecutor of Homicide Prosecutor, David Mendoza, got the Guarantees Judge, …

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This should be STUNNING!! C’mon Nito….Open Your Eyes!!

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson: I hope all my readers and any visitors to PNO.com can take the time to go back in our archives and see what a STAUNCH supporter of Nito Cortizo we were during the past year. OPENLY supporting him. I am not foolish enough to imply …

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Indigenous of Panama: Native inhabitants fall victim to religious “Bubba Miseh”

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- As my readers know, I am not a member of the Jewish faith, yet my granddaughter is being raised between two faiths, as her father is Jewish. That is how I first learned of the Yiddish term of Slavic origin above. “Bubba Miseh”, as I …

Crime

Will Supreme Court grant additional term to prosecute Odebrecht?? Or will people continue to CYA?

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/caso-odebrecht-queda-en-manos-de-la-corte/ The Odebrecht case was now in the hands of the Supreme Court of Justice. This court must decide whether or not to grant an additional term to the investigation carried out by the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor to continue investigating bribes paid by the construction company in Panama. The process remained …