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"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 …

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International Relations

Got my eye on these young kids, as Colombia goes to shit.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/colombia/200131/200130-continua-reclutamiento-menores-colombia More than 7,400 children and adolescents were victims of the recruitment of illegal armed groups in Colombia between 1985 and 2019, a “generalized and systematic practice” that adapts to the new dynamics of the conflict in the country, a report presented Thursday said. After the signing of the peace …

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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 …

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"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 …

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Environmental

Environmental exhibition up to raise awareness in Panama.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/vivir/una-ciudad-en-resiliencia/ Global warming and its consequences are undeniable, bringing with it a climate crisis from which Panama does not escape. That is why, in search of finding and promoting actions that help the isthmus in its fight against these effects, the Biomuseo inaugurated its new temporary room “Your new city: how to …

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Sport
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UPDATE: Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant dies at 41.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28572984/helicopter-carrying-kobe-bryant-made-climbing-turn-rapid-dive NBA legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters were among nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant was 41. Bryant was on his way to a youth basketball game with his daughter Gianna Bryant, who was 13, when …

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"JB"

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 …

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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 …

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"JB"
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Apparent thief in lawless Bocas. Help me “OUT” this piece of SHIT.

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson Over the course of this past year, I have been able to meet and correspond with quite a few locals in Bocas del Toro. Of course it was generally not talking over a good subject, but some of the people (“some”) have been pretty …

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World Events

Rain brings both help and harm for Australia fires.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/16/australia/australia-weather-intl-hnk/index.html Severe thunderstorms are pelting some regions of Australia suffering from historic wildfires with powerful rain and large hail.The storms could bring some much-needed relief to the firefighters battling some of the worst blazes the country has seen in decades. But forecasters say it’s not yet clear if the rain will fall where …

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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 …

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Conservation

Help coming to aid pollution in Costa del Este.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/marea-verde-recibira-fondos-internacionales-para-proyecto/ An initiative of the Green Tide Foundation, which will integrate a mechanical device equipped with artificial intelligence to the garbage container barrier (BOB) that since the beginning of 2019 was installed at the mouth of the Matías Hernández river, in Costa del Este, was chosen as the most outstanding …

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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 …

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Bocas del Toro

Emails quiet as a church mouse from the “Brigade” on this.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/fiscal-confirma-hallazgo-de-cadaveres-en-una-fosa-de-la-comunidad-el-terron-comarca-ngabe-bugle/ The superior prosecutor of Bocas del Toro, Rafael Baloyes , confirmed this Thursday, January 16, the discovery of seven bodies in a grave in the community of El Terrón , in the Ngäbe Buglé region . + info National Police confirms grave finding after capture of sect members in the Ngäbe Buglé region These are victims …

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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 …

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Energy/Infrastructure

Dialogue renews over the City (Shitty) coastline of Panama.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200113/200112-playas-ciudad-deben-acondicionarse A peaceful demonstration, on the outskirts of the Municipality of Panama, on January 15, 2019, has proposed those who are against the construction of artificial beaches in the Bay of Panama. On the subject, the architect, environmentalist and former mayor, Raisa Balfield believes that instead of building artificial beaches, …

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"JB"

World should be WOKE to tragedy in Australia. Hoping all can help.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson: Of all the shitty things that happened in a shitty week, it is this horrible event that has me the most upset. Australia is literally going through an extinction level event with these wildfires. A country so unique with an abundance of animals and fauna …

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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 …

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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 …

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Crime

Will “NITO” and new AG ULLOA help or squash the prosecution of the biggest thieves in the history of PANAMA.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/moore-gana-amparo-pesquisa-de-odebrecht-tiene-5-meses-mas/ In a kilometer unanimous ruling of 38 pages, the three magistrates of the First Superior Court of the First Judicial District decided, on January 3, to grant the superior anticorruption prosecutor Zuleyka Moore the protection of constitutional guarantees that interposed in the Odebrecht case. + info Odebrecht, a case in limbo, three …

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"JB"

United States UPDATE: Recent Trump statement implies de-escalation.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- If some of the military Ex-Pats over here have not stayed in immediate attention, the 12 land based missiles that hit US appropriated military installations in Iraq resulted in ZERO casualties. This is being universally viewed as a coordinated saving of face in light of …

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Conservation

Need some good news for my Environmental pals.

25 Year old Foundation showing great conservation progress in Brazil, which translates throughout region. The Foundation, which has turned 25 this year, has added the pechigrís parakeet to the list of species it has managed to save from extinction with its ‘in situ’ and ‘ex situ’ work. This year, as …

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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 …

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"JB"

Back from the Holidays! PNO trying to stay positive for 2020.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– So my first “official” post for 2020 is going to try to be positive. 2019 ended,,,,well in a word “stressed” for me. The time spent in Florida whether on a boat, on the links, or playing chess with my granddaughter was appreciated and needed beyond …

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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 …

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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 …

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Economy

Official handoff to new Comptroller.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/191230/humbert-entrega-llaves-despacho-nuevo-contralor-gerardo-solis Federico Humbert made the official delivery of the keys of the superior office to the new comptroller, Gerardo Solís, marking the end of the transition process. Solís will begin his duties next Thursday, January 2, 2020. The symbolic delivery of the keys occurred in parallel to a tour of …

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World Events

Good Ol’ Saudis- Throw a RAVE to take mind off murdered journalist, then arrest people for indecency.

Read this link first: Would be less funny of it were not true. Insane misdirection by the media. https://www.thedailybeast.com/saudis-put-jamal-khashoggis-murder-behind-them-with-death-sentences-and-three-day-rave-party https://www.prensa.com/mundo/centenares-de-detenciones-en-arabia-saudita-por-indecencia-y-acoso/ More than 200 people were arrested in recent days in Saudi Arabia for “indecency” or “harassment”, in a first such campaign since the opening of reforms in terms of social …

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Legal

So far, No good Nito. This is some Quid pro Quo Bullshit.

So much for his big speech. This lady was as dirty as the day is long. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/procuraduria-no-admite-querella-contra-porcell-por-asunto-laboral/ The Office of the Public Prosecutor dismissed a complaint against the Attorney General of the Nation, Kenya Porcell, filed by a former Public Ministry (MP) official for alleged abuse of authority and violation of the duties of …

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Bocas del Toro
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To the “Bocas Brigade” both PRO and CON. PNO not driving the boat.

OP ED: Steven- To the loyal contributors that seemingly keep sending stuff to “JB” (even during the holidays), I must say your resolve is admirable. In light of the fact that I, even more than he have stated, are not interested in being the new “Bocasleaks“. Already we have done …

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