Human Interest

US plans for the Martinelli brothers.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/guatemala-los-hermanos-martinelli-linares-estan-en-una-audiencia-para-conocer-los-motivos-de-su-extradicion-a-estados-unidos/ Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares , detained last Monday in Guatemala, were taken to a court on duty this Tuesday, to begin the process of their eventual extradition to the United States, where they are required for an alleged conspiracy to launder money. + info Guatemala captures two children of …

Human Interest

Saga continues for the Martinelli brood.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/ricardo-alberto-y-luis-enrique-martinelli-linares-tenian-salvoconducto-para-circular-en-la-pandemia/ Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares , detained since last Monday in Guatemala at the request of the United States, had a safe-conduct validated by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI) , which would have allowed them to move around the country, despite sanitary restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic . + info Ricardo Martinelli …

"JB"

Newly cemented “Pussy” of Panama changes the low hanging fruit in Cabinet. NOT the real problems.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- Ol’ Nito continued his empty rants of transparency and change, by firing the Minister of Health as a result of Covid. Another huge cop out on promises of change. This was a patsy move. The REAL changes on his cabinet are the slick US college …

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 …

Legal

Assembly to review charges against our shiny hypocrite.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200525/querellas-envio-asamblea-seran-repartidas The package of complaints that the Credentials Commission of the National Assembly sent to the office of the Attorney General, Eduardo Ulloa, contains eight complaints against former President Juan Carlos Varela, two against former Vice President Isabel De Saint Malo, and three against both. The complaints cover alleged crimes …

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 …

Economy

Pay attention to your leaders in times of crisis PANAMA.

DIRTY POOL being PLAYED ABOUND https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/leyes-no-facilitan-despilfarro-de-fondos/ The pandemic crisis justified the granting of an exception within the Public Procurement Law to the Ministry of the Presidency , which has become some questionable contracts. The pressure to acquire urgent goods to attend to health problems and the speed of the state response face …

Financials

Even during Pandemic, Scumbags exist. I will hold Nito to his words.

Bullshit Purchase orders and invoices for Medical supplies that are never received. Special place in HELL for these people. https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/ministerio-publico-investigara-falsificacion-de-documentos-denunciada-por-el-viceministro-de-la-presidencia/ The Attorney General of the Nation, Eduardo Ulloa , announced the opening of an ex officio investigation after the statements of the new Deputy Minister of the Presidency, Carlos García , who denounced, on …

Crime
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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 …

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 …

Politics

Nito Scorecard= His people still suck. His cabinet and ministry is infested with duplicity.

OP ED: James :JB” Bryson– Just to be clear, what exactly is a “sentimental” relatonship? Did they watch movies and cook together? More information please. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/200219/sheyla-grajales-renuncia-ministerio-gobierno The newly appointed Minister of Government, Sheyla Grajales would have resigned from the position, just two weeks after assuming the ministry.  Grajales, who previously …

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 , …

Energy/Infrastructure

Keep an eye on this “BULLSHIT”. Contract has $3.5 Million of FLUFF baked in.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/aaud-gastara-cerca-de-20-millones-en-contratos-directos/ Ten contracts drawn up in November 2019, by the Urban and Home Cleaning Authority (AAUD), for the rental of heavy equipment for the amount of $ 19.5 million, rest in the Comptroller General of the Republic pending endorsement. The contracts, whose endorsement was rejected in December last year by the then …

Politics

Roux and Martinelli battles continue as CD party fractures.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/200204/200203-martinellistas-anuncian-inscripcion-nuevo-partido The decision of the Board of Democratic Change (CD), to deny the convening of an Extraordinary National Convention, apparently ended up atomizing the collective founded by the former president of the Republic Ricardo Martinelli. The conventional CD, which collected the signatures to convene the Extraordinary National Convention to renew …

"JB"

Nito “triples down” on the actions of his administration.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/el-presidente-laurentino-cortizo-evalua-hoy-a-su-equipo-de-trabajo/ OP ED: James “JB” Bryson: My 3rd post on this, so obviously I am fascinated by the quotes coming from Cortizo. He’s backing himself into a corner and drawing a line in the sand with his insistence that all the bullshit of the past Political officials, Ministers, Comptrollers, Assembly …

Bocas del Toro
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PNO knew this and did NOT post: Legality of Red Frog Titles to be determined by Supreme Court.

OP ED: Steven– I have occasionally jumped on these issues for JB since the rhetoric and nasty comments from the “Bocas Brigade” ramped up. To be clear, PNO was aware of these issues from lawyers requesting information from us which was refused, and others contacting us from email. I am …

"JB"
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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 …

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 …

Crime

Nito’s “swamp cleaning” update. More cannibalism in Public Ministry.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200116/200115-cae-segundo-fiscal-ministerio-publico In a second case of alleged corruption in the Public Prosecutor’s Office, an official of the Office of the Specialized Prosecutor for Drug-related Crimes is investigated for the commission of the crime against public administration. The incident was reported through a statement from the Public Prosecutor’s Office in which …

Legal

Martinelli officially files complaints against Porcell and Varela

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/despues-de-la-posicion-de-eu-martinelli-pone-querellas/ After knowing that the United States Department of State will inform the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP) that the former president Ricardo Martinelli does not apply the principle of specialty and, therefore, other processes can be advanced, his lawyers filed complaints against the former head of MP Kenya Porcell, and …

Politics

“Transparency”……this is a steaming pile of BULL….!

OP ED- James”JB” Bryson- I wish I could read this type of press and have the slightest bit of confidence it will amount to ANYTHING. Even in the halcyon early days of Nito’s presidency, ( One that PNO openly campaigned for) we can already see that “Transparency” is a crock …

Politics

The yelling and finger pointing has Zulay facing criticism.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/piden-al-prd-y-a-la-asamblea-nacional-aplicar-el-codigo-de-etica-a-la-diputada-zulay-rodriguez/ A group of citizens urged both the official Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) and the president of the National Assembly, Marcos Castillero, to apply the corresponding Code of Ethics to the PRD deputy Zulay Rodríguez . + info Zulay Rodríguez does not clarify if she has the gold platesDeputy Zulay Rodríguez files a complaint …

Politics
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He won Mayor while in PRISON, he will win PRESIDENT in 2025.

Martinelli remains the choice of PANAMANIANS. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/martinellistas-dan-primer-paso-para-tratar-de-deponer-a-roux/ A group of conventions that fan the return of Ricardo Martinelli to the presidency of Democratic Change (CD) presented yesterday, at the headquarters of the party, one thousand 18 signatures so that the process of renewal of the current board of directors, which Rómulo Roux presides, begins . Almost two …

Politics

Disregard my “Positive” post. Panama never lets me down. Boy did PNO see this.

OP ED: Sorry. but throughout the election PNO did OP ED after OP ED, and even had CONTRIBUTIONS sent in that covered EXACTLY what they are covering here. Please use the search engine and go back and read some of the entries we blogged about as it relates to Roux’s …

Journalism

PNO Op ED: This is more smokescreen Bullshit. Charges appear against Zulay after she Tweets of Minister Corruption.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson: Talk about transparent,,,,,headlines bought and paid for to go after a PUBLIC servant, over a PRIVATE payment that occurred a DECADE ago. If she has not abused her responsibility to the people of Panama, and has ZERO ACCESS to Government funds, why is it a …

Politics

Nito starts 2020 with lofty aspirations. He needs to hold his Ministers “accountable”.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/en-su-primer-discurso-en-la-asamblea-cortizo-dijo-que-recibio-el-pais-hecho-un-desastre/ In his first report to the nation since the National Assembly as president of the Republic, Laurentino Nito Cortizo recounted what he found when he took control of the country. “In the last 10 years, Panama’s debt, that of all Panamanians tripled, from 11 billion to more than 30 billion. This amounts to a debt of 23 …