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APB- Calling out to “MusicManiac” of the former “Red Frog Beach Blogspot”

by James “JB” Bryson As PNO.com has been fielding calls and complaints from both readers and visitors alike to offer commentary about Bocas del Toro, and in particluar, the business tactics that some people have described as unsavory to downright intimidation and violent, I find myself looking to speak with the person …

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Venezuela crisis: How will it affect Panama?

by James “JB” Bryson In the midst of the upcoming elections, the situation in Venezuela in particular, as well as Nicaragua, should bring attention to all in Panama as to what affect it will have on the country. Below are the statistics that were reported PRIOR to the Maduro and …

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Bocas issues with RedFrogBeach and surrounding areas keep coming to light.

by James “JB” Bryson     Okie dokie, I will lay this out once to just say it. I HAVE NO DOG IN ANY FIGHT WITH RED FROG BEACH OR ITS OWNERS OR DEVELOPERS! Book it, print it, document it. That being said, I also NEVER INVESTED WITH BERNARD MADOFF, …

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EDITORIAL FOLLOW UP: Ex-Pats also to BEWARE of LOCAL “FIXERS”. FRAUD is a HANDS ON ISSUE

by James “JB” Bryson It bears mentioning that the “info@panamanowonline.com” email has been inundated with quite a few replies and questions surrounding the reader editorial that was posted this week. Also received was a call from, whom I now consider a friend, “Big Anthony”. You may remember him from an …

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EDITORIAL: How My Family was SCAMMED and SCREWED by RED FROG BEACH in BOCAS del TORO.

EDITORIAL COMMENT:  “JB” – PNO went to great lengths when this post was uploaded to preface the following. A) It was a long email reply from a reader to another reader.  B) It reflected opinions of one person concerning an individual that we looked into. The claims against that person …

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After a monumental weekend, PANAMA has much to be PROUD of.

by James “JB” Bryson Despite the fact that there was OVERWHELMING traffic near our home (which we more that planned for and expected), I feel that Panama shined brightly and successfully during this monumental Papal visit. As much was paraphrased in an article from La Prensa.   We are halfway …

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“So your Excellency, let me tell you how good I have been”

“Pardon me your Excellency, but I have to puke”. Please follow and like us:

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DISCRETIONARY SPENDING AUDIT FINALLY IN: $42 Million

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson Please refer to the PNO.com blog entry and article last week that mentioned the fact that Varela administration was delinquent and tardy in disclosing what “discretionary spending” was for the past quarter of his term. New article in La Prensa today states that the …

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Just Another Day in Paradise: Behind the Beauty of BOCAS DEL TORO

by James “JB” Bryson I am in the process of speaking with almost a dozen readers that have contacted me through PNO.com as a result of the blog entries we have done relating to Bocas del Toro, and the surrounding areas of Colon and Bastimentos. It is a fact finding …

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Ecuador to allocate seized ODEBRECHT monies to social security retirees….AGAIN…LEGAL CARTEL.

ODEBRECHT MISSION STATEMENT:  BRIBE, PAYOFF, SWINDLE, to get contracts. In the event of getting caught, start a long drawn out legal process, all the while still working and operating. ONCE we lose in COURT, simply PAY THE DAMAGES from the billions we received by operating illegally.  Ecuador will allocate 13.5 …

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BURNS MY ASS: Despite promises of transparency, Varela remains mum on discretionary spending.

by James “JB” Bryson Every now and again, I find myself being a bit above the bell curve in doing my posts. (Its does not happen often, as I am not Woodward and Bernstein). But attached link: http://panamanowonline.com/the-bill-is-in-o…arelas-euro-tour/ Is a PNO.com post that we put up months ago during the …

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WYD will be a litmus test of how Panama functions on the World Stage. (Hotels, Transportation, Security)

by James “JB” Bryson With well over a year of preparations under the belt, the Pope he is a coming. And bringing flocks of followers and congregations with him. World Youth Day is a HUGE event for this country. Perhaps the BIGGEST that has EVER occurred. I for one hope …

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Re-Visiting the DANGER of BOCAS del TORO.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson The more deeply we are helping our fellow ex-pats with real estate issues, legal wrangling, and other problems they got suckered into in and around the area of BOCAS DEL TORO, COLON, BOQUETE, etc, I feel it is our duty to remind those that are …

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EX-PAT Follow UP: Bocas Del Toro Property Scam; Ex-Pats WARNING Ex-Pats!!

by James “JB” Bryson As 2019 storms ahead, we find ourselves re-visiting an issue that PNO.com covered back in July when we went to Bocas del Toro to see how my friend and fellow ex-pat “Buddy” has people literally living on property that the Panamanian registry states is “TITLED” to …

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Hello 2019 PANAMA!!!

by James “JB” Bryson So in the spirit of giving, my visiting family did a bang up job of giving me the flu. So apologies for the stagnancy on the site over the past few days. I do however, love the fact that I can get everything I need with …

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End of 2018: Status of Varela in PANAMA.

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson As I bring 2018 to a close on the first year of being online with PANAMA NOW, I reflected on how much time and effort I placed into examining and let’s face it “criticizing” a Varela Administration that I honestly feel is flawed to …

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MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of the PNO.com Readers and Contributors

by James “JB” Bryson While we are not quite a mover and shaker in the world of the internet blogosphere at the moment, we are very thankful for the people that visit our site on a daily basis. We have a core group of followers or around 210, but when …

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Point of Interest: PUNTA CULEBRA NATURAL CENTER

by James “JB” Bryson Just noticed an nice story about a place I have actually visited upon settling in Panama. At the PUNTA CULEBRA NATURAL CENTER, you can visit a place that in conjunction with the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE brings attention to the natural beauty of Panama and all the things …

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BURNS MY ASS: The “CLASSIC dumb Gringo” Syndrome

by James “JB” Bryson I have been working a bit more than planned it seems over the past few months, in a capacity that take me a bit deeper into some issues than were originally planned when we started this site for ex-pats and to re-distribute pertinent news. Due to …

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La Prensa PODCAST: ALL should watch regarding Panama ENVIRONMENT

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson I wanted to hopefully extend the reach of this attached La Prensa podcast to any of the visitors of PNO.com, as I feel it is very informative and brings light to an issue that any of the readers of this site will know is …

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Following up on the PROPERTY SCAM issues PNO.com is involved in. Attached separate story.

by James “JB” Bryson I am preparing to update PNO.com on the two cases we have intervened with. The first in BOCAS del TORO, and the second in PEDASI. I am not breaking the ceiling in saying these issues are “new”, quite the contrary. People have been getting screwed with …

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To all PNO.com visitors both here and back in the States: HAPPY THANKSGIVING

by James “JB” Bryson So it has been quite a busy year since we first went “live” earlier in 2018. And while I personally have been quite pre-occupied with many of the things that are “wrong, askew, questionable, off” or downright “criminal” over here in Panama since making it my …

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PEDASI follow UP: Same story, different Gringo. More on Panamanian SCUMBAGS

by James “JB” Bryson So yesterday, VETERAN’S DAY in the US I might add, I was driving back from a weekend in Pedasi along with Peter AKA “Gustavo” and “Big” Anthony to gather up more due diligence of a real estate swindle that took in Peter. Post was back on …

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BURNS MY ASS: Varela is purported “Opus Dei”- some education versus evidence.

by James “JB” Bryson OK, by now anyone can see that I have a strong distaste for politics in general. I would be a hypocrite if I, as an American Ex-Pat, only pointed my daggers towards the current Panamanian administration. My country of birth is RIFE with hypocrisy, and as …

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READ this article- Then Re-READ PNO.com from weeks ago. JB just saying……..

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson One line- Can you see the forest between the trees?   The former president of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli was rushed to Santo Tomás Hospital, confirmed his spokesman Luis Eduardo Camacho. Earlier, Alejandro Pérez, one of Martinelli’s lawyers, announced through a voice note on …

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AS PROMISED- PNO.com follow up to EX-PATS GETTING SCREWED ON LAND DEALS IN PANAMA

by James “JB” Bryson In what is not so quickly, becoming the biggest not so hidden secret, is unless you actually work for the Public Registry, ANATI, or barbecue on the weekends with a judge, then quite simply…….DON’T BUY LAND IN PANAMA. Previously I covered and saw first hand with …

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Varela quite the Communist errand boy,,,,,after Russia, China, he is adding Cuba to his IPhone contacts.

By James “JB” Bryson I have not hid my underlying in some cases and outright blatant in others,  lack of approval of the Varela administration. Merely look back into the index of PNO.com since we started live and you will see a very apparent willingness that Varela shows to curry …

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Another Ex-Pat getting screwed story- this time in Pedasi

by James “JB” Bryson So after a long bout with bronchitis, I check the old INBOX, and see that PNO.com was contacted by a gentleman named Gustavo who is an American citizen that was looking for some land to retire in in Panama. (Sound familiar?) He said he read the …

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Been under the Weather.

by James “JB” Bryson I will get back to the email replies tomorrow friends. I came down with my once a year cold this past week and was out of commission. Much to report on as I have kept up to speed on the local political landscape. Back to full …

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BURNS MY ASS!!! Blue Apple, Punctures, and Odebrecht, …..Oh, my!!!! Let’s start being PROUD

by James “JB” Bryson I woke up this week and instead of perusing through La Prensa or La Estrella to read what would undoubtedly be a new indictment of issue involving. BRIBES, PAYOFFS, BLACKMAIL,BACKPACKS, MONEY LAUNDERING, BANK FRAUD, TITLING FRAUD, BOUGHT JUDGES, etc……I think it’s time we recognize the level …