"JB"

Change the name, doesn’t change the game!! Watch your back at Red Frog. Are you safe???

Well I was debating and debating with myself whether I would ever write about the Bocas del Toro debacle that is Red Frog Beach.   After spending the last 8 days in Bocas del Toro I’ve made some promises and can’t hold back any longer.   The promise I made myself and …

"JB"

Bocas de Toro offers HUGE benefits under right leadership. HIDDEN diamond of Panama.

There is something amiss is Bocas del Toro. I call them my “Bocas Brigade”. Being run by in my opinion opportunistic fraudsters that move the goalposts, rife with crime, a dirty shithole, and an airport that is embarrassing. But wrapped around all this shit is some of the most beautiful …

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 …

Bocas del Toro

EX-PAT ALERT: Violent crimes on the rise in high draw tourism area of Panama.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/delitos-violacion-sexual-aumento-bocas/24209002?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http There have been 192 accusations registered for the crime of rape in the province of Bocas del Toro alone. Police. Two people aged 29 and 31 respectively, were apprehended this Thursday by police officers in Bocas del Toro, for the alleged crime of rape. According to data from the Judicial …

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The Boys are Back in Town: RED FROG BEACH seeks to raise $37 MILLION in CRYPTOCURRENCY. LOL

Yes, indeed. Those massive piles of duplicitous bastards are back at it in good ol’ BOCAS DEL TORO.  Besides a glitzy website, RED FROG BEACH is nothing more than a massive pile of dogshit and debt. Love your addresses to the troops though, you still have a shitload of “Heaven’s …

Panama Tourism

Opinion of FOTUR is a slap of “reality” to the opinions of Nito.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/empresarios-buscan-incentivar-inversion-turismo/24208078?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http Exhibitors at FOTUR 2022 agreed that Law 314 on incentives for investment in tourism is essential to attract investment Under the motto, “Tourism: The road to regional reactivation”, the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede) held the Tourism Forum, FOTUR 2022. During the event in which lawyers, businessmen and …

Bocas del Toro

Money to be spent in Bocas and Pedasi. AMAZING

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/cafe-estrella/destinoestrella/220827/renovaran-centro-visitantes-bocas-toro?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc In order to provide national and international tourists with a quality experience, Iván Eskildsen, administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), gave the order to proceed to the company RCContractors, Inc. to begin the remodeling works of the visitor centers of the districts of Boquete, Bocas del Toro and …

Panama Tourism

Cortizo talks out of both sides of his mouth.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220825/presidente-cortizo-reune-inversionistas-exploran-instalarse-panama?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen met this Thursday with the CEO of the AXON company, Rick Smith, which is exploring the possibility of investing in Panama. The AXON company is analyzing establishing a manufacturing and logistics operation for its products for Latin America in Panama. In …

Local Culture

International Book Fair reveals Panama reads ,ore than one would think. Great Interest

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/cafe-estrella/cultura/220822/feria-internacional-libro-demostro-panama?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc ‘Panama does read’, one of the slogans of the 2022 International Book Fair (FIL), was demonstrated with a full house during the five days of the event. After two years of being done virtually, it returned in its face-to-face format to a new home, the Megapolis convention center. The attendees …

Conservation

They should be working for PNO- I’ve have been saying this for years. Start with the BAY upon arrival.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/promocion-turistica-genera-impacto-economico-700-millones/24207513?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http PROMTUR Panama reported that the goal of the economic impact at the end of 2022 is estimated at $1.5 billion  A total of $752.6 million is the economic benefit that has been generated for the country, from January to June 2022, as a result of the strategy in charge …

Environmental

PNO has been clammoring for 6 years to invest is exactly what they are destroying.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/panama-potencial-para-turismo-nautico/24207022?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http Activities around nautical tourism could be generating $100,000 to $200,000 in revenue The secretary of the Nautical Tourism Association (ATN), Alessandro Risi, assured that Panama has the potential to continue developing nautical tourism, whose activity has the capacity to permeate the entire value chain of the industry. For the …

Panama Tourism

Surfing and ECO-Sports continue to be under appreciated BOON to Panama Economy.

  https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220817/cycling-challenge-panamericano-surf-generaron-3-5-millones-panamena?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc   International sporting events such as the Gran Fondo Cycling Challenge and the Panamericano de Surf generated income of $3.5 million to the Panamanian economy, after registering an amount of $1.5 million and $2 million respectively. The tourist areas benefited were Boquete and Pedasí with hotel occupancies of …

Panama Tourism
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Exigen reglamentación de Ley de inversión turística, pero no su derogación PNO: OP ED

PNO READER EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTION: Exigen reglamentación de Ley de inversión turística, pero no su derogaciónContribuido por:  Ismael PérezAl enterarse inversionistas de estadounidense que el  presidente panameño, Laurentino Cortizo, había mandado a la Asamblea un proyecto para derogar la ley 122 y 314 que busca incentivar la inversión extranjera en hoteles …

Panama Tourism

Repeal of controversial rulings spark intense debate for Tourism.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220811/empresarios-asamblea-analizan-futuro-industria-turistica?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc With the modality of the televised public hearing, the president of the National Assembly, Crispiano Adames Navarro, met with a group of businessmen and promoters from the private sector concerned about the appeal of Law 122 of 2019 and 314 of 2022, which dictate regulations of incentives to tourist …

Panama Tourism

As Cortizo is dismantling and crippling tourism, inner agencies are trying new avenues. DOWN TO NITO

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220810/panama-potencial-seguir-desarrollando-turismo-nautico?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The secretary of the Nautical Tourism Association (ATN), Alessandro Risi, affirmed that Panama has the potential to continue developing nautical tourism, an activity that has the capacity to permeate the entire value chain of the industry. Live the experience of transiting through the Panama Canal, diving and practicing water …

Panama Tourism

Setbacks of IDB loan affect tourism and hoteliers. Cortizo is losing it in the economy.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220811/lenta-ejecucion-prestamo-bid-preocupa?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Of the $100 million approved for the Tourism Authority, which corresponds to the Comprehensive Urban Development Program for Cities with a Tourist Vocation, of which six destinations and the historic center of the capital are part, only 2.5% has been executed. The purpose of the credit is to promote and …

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 …

Panama Tourism

Even amidst local shitshow, Panama retains appeal from outside looking in.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/27/why-panama-is-becoming-central-americas-hottest-getaway/ His name is Fernando, and he is the most interesting man in the world. Well, maybe just in Panama, but still, the mere mention of his first name — which isn’t exactly uncommon in this part of the globe — and everyone instantly knows who you’re talking about. He’s …

Air Travel

The (ODEBRECHT) T2 Terminal at Tocumen formally opens.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220622/nueva-t2-principal-aeropuerto-panama-comienza-formalmente-operaciones?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Tocumen International Airport, the main one in Panama, put into operation this Wednesday the new terminal two (T2), a work of 917 million dollars that triples the operational capacity of this important regional connection center. With the new terminal, boarding gates and 12 remote aircraft parking positions at …

Conservation

Panama with another HUGE step in conservation,….but why then allow fishing exceptions in protected areas?

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220616/comienza-panama-reunion-interamericana-proteger-tortugas-marinas?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles (COP 10 CIT) began this Wednesday a three-day meeting in Panama with the presence of almost twenty countries and the objective of deepening efforts to protect these endangered species. “Today this important COP for the region begins, with …

Local Culture

EX-PATS and Locals alike: Take advantage of MUSEUM MONTH in Panama.

I personally have visited both “Rainforest Doscovery Center” and “Biomuseo”. Had a great time at both. https://club.prensa.com/mes-de-los-museos/ Museum Month: Museums tell stories In the month of May we celebrate the month of the Museums and we have organized together with the Network of Museums and Visitor Centers of Panama a special tour:  Museums …

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, …

Chiriqui

EX-PAT ALERT: Chiriqui remains a hotbed of lawlessness against women.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/cronica-roja/achacan-desaparicion-tres-mujeres-chiriqui/24199926?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http José Atencio was apprehended on November 25, 2021, in Guacá Arriba in David José Alberto Atencio, 47 years old, arrested for his alleged involvement in the crimes of robbery and deprivation of liberty to the detriment of Viviana Lisneth Gallardo, 17, will also be blamed for the disappearances of …

Human Interest

Panama dips it’s toe into touting HORSESHIT quasi-religion of SCIENTOLOGY

What a crock of SHIT! The balls of the Government to allocate funds and a workforce to shill for a religion under FALSE PRETENSES is ridiculously hollow and transparent.  EX-PATS and incoming TRAVELERS, please wipe your ass with these upon receipt.    https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220412/gobierno-panama-reparte-polemico-folleto-cienciologia-rescate-valores The Government of Panama admitted on Tuesday …

Bocas del Toro
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OK, Peter….”How My Family got Screwed by Red Frog Beach- Part 2″ THE VINDICATION

Peter—- After weeks, ,,,,even months of you sending information, I have relented to allowing you to GLOAT.  To other PNO readers ( almost impossible to be one without being aware of the interaction with Joseph Haley and Red Frog Beach aka Bastimentos Holdings), it was the editorial of Peter that …

Air Travel

Panama continues to revel in shiny, improved TOCUMEN.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220329/nuevo-centro-control-coloca-aeropuerto-tocumen-avanzados-region Tocumen International Airport is preparing to put its new Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC) into operation, starting next May, when Terminal 2 is scheduled to open. The general manager of the Tocumen Airport, Raffoul Arab, explained that it is a space provided with high-tech tools where multiple operational processes, …

Panama Tourism

Tourism EXPO aimed at jumpstarting post-Covid economy.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220325/expo-turismo-internacional-panama-abre-puertas-oportunidad-reactivar-industria The eleventh version of the International Tourism Expo, organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap), was inaugurated this Friday, March 25, with the firm objective of promoting Panama as a tourist destination par excellence and the industry as an engine for economic recovery. Within …

Economy

Panamanian “Staycations” are boon to economy during Carnival.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/200-millones-genero-turismo-interno-durante-dias-asueto-carnavales/24195549?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http The average cost per person between food, transportation and recreational activities is around 200 balboas An economic impact of approximately 234 million balboas in internal tourism was generated during the holidays due to the celebration of the Carnival party, according to the Statistics Department of the Panama Tourism Authority …

Conservation

BAYANO- region holds environmental marvels and prosperous commerce.

The dawn embraces the port of Bayano. The landing is covered by fishing boats crammed with tilapia. From the bow of his boat, Elíseo Morales talks with the tour guide Dimas Núñez. [Video] The Cave of Pueblo Nuevo “A part of the fish is sold for local consumption, another part, to the …

Panama Tourism

Panama promoting Urban locales as must see for Tourism

Panama residents and ex-pats alike are well aware that the tropical beauty that surrounds Panama, does exactly that. “It SURROUNDS Panama”. As in Bocas, Contadora, etc. Panama City for the most part is a urban skyline that attracts the casino crowd. But beyond the pool areas at the better hotels, …