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Legal

Martinelli trial gets suspended for the day.

He takes opportunity to complain of excessive force during transfer from his home to Plaza Agora. http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/juicio-contra-martinelli-suspendio/24127985 The trial against the former president, Ricardo Martinelli, was suspended on Tuesday until tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. The measure is due to the fact that the trial judge, Arlene Caballero, could not attend …

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Politics

Trump sends message to Nito.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- I wonder if he added, “Oh by the way, forget about that whole TRUMP Ocean Club and Newland Group thing. You know?, the hotel and residence fiasco where I screwed people out of their deposits. By the way, I hope your like me and doing …

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Politics

Cortizo policy shift is a backhanded slap to the reign of the CD party.

No lying, no cheating, no stealing should be the behavior of the new government of Cortizo, who in his first speech listed the actions to reactivate the economy. He called for justice and advanced the projects that he will send to the Assembly http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/cortizo-instala-nuevo-codigo-conducta/24127973 Laurentino ‘Nito’ Cortizo approached the podium at …

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Crime

GUILTY AS SIN,,,,the prosecution of ODEBRECHT will still be challenging.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/desafios-procesales-nuevas-revelaciones-Odebrecht_0_5339466068.html The development of a complex investigation such as that of the Odebrecht case depends fundamentally on four aspects: the investigative capacity of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP), effective collaboration of some of the participants in the acts of corruption, diligent action by the Judicial Organ in the face of …

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Politics

Nito adds more to the new staff. Note new appointments.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/nombramientos_0_5337216294.html The elected president,  Laurentino Cortizo made new appointments for his government, this Thursday, June 27, in ministries, addresses, secretariats and authorities. As manager of Tocumen SA, he appointed Raffoul Arab Pinzón; The new general director of the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family (Senniaf) is Sara Rodríguez and …

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Economy

We look back at Varela as Nito era begins.

OP ED: Based on what we reported on during the year, thought this would be higher. I’m pissed I can’t rant a bit more. “JB” https://www.prensa.com/politica/millones-dolares-publicidad-gastaron-Varela_0_5339466030.html During the five years of administration of President Juan Carlos Varela , (2014-2019), the investment in advertising amounted to $ 26 million 447 thousand …

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"JB"

Back from the dead. Hello PNO.com

By James “JB” Bryson Sorry for the lag in topics, and to the emails, sorry for the lag in replying. Not only did I have some terrible internet and router issues this past weekend. The wife got a bit ill and I was on nurse patrol. We all have been …

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Politics

Fiery Zulay has Humbert and Odebrecht in her crosshairs.

The deputy Zulay Rodriguez presented, this morning, a complaint against the Comptroller General, Federico Humbert, against the prosecutor, Zuleika Moore, and three former directors of the Brazilian company Odebrecht. The complaint is based on the fact that the penalty agreement between the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Brazilian company, validated …

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Environmental

Global fishing industry cuts it’s own throat with thoughtless killing of sharks.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- These assholes that run and control international fishing entities continually go against decades worth of data and go on with the mindless slaughter of sharks on a yearly basis. Not only do they disrupt the natural order of things by decreasing an apex species at …

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"JB"

ODEBRECHT and Varela connections exposed even further.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– THANK YOU to Mary Triny Zea and the editors of La Prensa for wrapping up nicely an expose of what I have been opining on at PNO.com. ODEBRECHT did not merely enrich the coffers of “others”, but please notice who is in this picture………….. DIVISION …

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Crime

ODEBRECHT: Inside the anatomy of a corrupt enterprise.

*Great insightful expose of the investigation into Odebrecht. https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/ICIJ-filtraciones-revelan-Odebrecht-conto_0_5335716494.html THE DIVISION OF SOBORNOS ICIJ: leaks reveal that Odebrecht did not tell everything Although the Brazilian company undertook to cooperate, in practice there are proven facts that have not been revealed. The Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveals unpublished details. Results of …

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Legal

As I was saying…………read below.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Denuncian-Varela-Saint-Malo-radares_0_5335716501.html A few days before the installation of the National Assembly in the 2019-2024 period, a new complaint was presented yesterday at the Legislative General Secretariat against President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado . The appeal was filed by Alejandro Pérez , lawyer …

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"JB"

OP ED: Varela using his last week to continue hypocritical pursuit of Martinelli clan.

by James “JB” Bryson I have been fielding shrapnel from many on PNO.com for my opinions as it relates to the ongoing trial and prosecution of former President Ricardo Martinelli. Many have accused me of being a shill or apologist of the man, And in reading some of my past …

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Local Culture

Barrio decorates streets in striking colors for Corpus Christi celebrations.

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/cultura/villa-santos-viste-calles-colores-corpus-christi/24126338 The main avenue of the Villa de Los Santos, in the province of Los Santos, was colorful with works of art made on sawdust. They are paintings of different colors that mix religiosity, culture and that give beginning to the celebration of the festivities of Corpus Christi. The festivity that …

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Human Interest

US and Costa Rica have differing opinions of possible ISIS members that were in Panama.

https://www.critica.com.pa/sucesos/eeuu-alerta-presencia-de-isis-en-panama-551888 Three suspected members of the Islamic State (ISIS) were in Panama a few weeks ago for almost a month , warned the United States Department of Homeland Security (HSI).The HSI report details that the Egyptians Hibrahim Mohamed and Mohamed Eissa, along with the Iraqi Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Juburi, were detected during their visit …

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"JB"

PNO.com in front of the big boys on this one. TOCUMEN corruption.

We followed up on this Panamerica.com article on 5/21. I’m all over this shit. “JB” http://panamanowonline.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2986&action=edit https://m.panamaamerica.com.pa/economia/negociado-en-tocumen-se-impondria-ante-la-oaci-1135084 ______________________________________________________________________________ http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/contrato-entre-tocumen-aerojato-panama/24126970 During the government of Juan Carlos Varela (2014-2019), Dulcidio De La Guardia was appointed president of the Board of Directors of Tocumen International Airport, SA (Aitsa). At the same time, De La …

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"JB"

“Hey Nito?”. One request,…..look to end UNHOLY ALLIANCE between Panama and CRIMINAL ODEBRECHT.

by James “JB” Bryson For the love of Holy GOD, I am hopeful that after the July 1st Inauguration of the new President, he makes the crippling and embarrassing dependence on the PROVEN CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE OF ODEBRECHT come to an END. As Panama has continued to grow and expand into …

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Bocas del Toro

Moving around Bocas getting tough as agreement not reached with carriers.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/Continua-paro-transporte-Bocas-Toro_0_5335716383.html For the second consecutive day the stoppage of the transporters in Bocas del Toro continues , after failing to reach an agreement with the governor of the province, Esteban Chacón. Carriers in the provinces of Bocas del Toro are unemployed. The five borrowers operating in the province are paralyzed. …

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Editorial Contribution

El Nuevo Patron.

OP ED: PNO READER CONTRIBUTION A pocos dias del tan esperado cambio de Gobierno el En el Pais se respira un aire de esperanza ya que han sido 5 largos años de Persecucion Politica y Incapacidad. Tradicionalmente El Presidente de Panama tiene alguna persona o grupo economico que lo maneja …

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Politics

The end of the Varela rule will end in one week.

Article from CRITICA. Also uses my favorite Pic. https://www.critica.com.pa/opinion/el-triste-final-551800 The date was far away. Day by day we counted the minutes to arrive at the end of the nefarious government and sponsored by Varela’s power centers. There is jubilation and celebration in large sectors. Fear and desire to run in others. The refrain of …

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Bocas del Toro

Man finally sentenced for Bocas del Toro 2018 murder.

https://www.critica.com.pa/sucesos/condenado-pagar-17-anos-por-homicidio-en-bocas-del-toro-551411 A trial court in the province of Bocas del Toro after a hearing in which 28-year-old Norberto Baker was found guilty , sentenced him to 17 years in prison and five years of disqualification from public service for Jeremy Brown’s 18-year homicide. years, who died after receiving a puncture wound in the thorax. The sentence was handed down by the trial court …

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Human Interest

Bullshit photo op, as UN Human Rights wing meets with Maduro.

http://laestrella.com.pa/tag/internacional/4 On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro received the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, at the presidential palace in Miraflores on the occasion of his visit in the context of the crisis in the South American country. The meeting, which takes place in private, is Bachelet’s last …

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Environmental

Ever notice this site along the Correador Sur?? More companies joining “Bag Ban”.

https://impresa.prensa.com/economia/empresas-descargado-formulario-vender-reutilizables_0_5330466964.html With 30 days to go into effect the rule that prohibits shops in general deliver plastic bags to their customers, about 100 companies have downloaded the form that authorizes the sale of reusable bags. This law does not limit the use of plastic bags in the country, which is …

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Crime

ODEBRECHT case being revived. These scumbags are back front and center.

Desempolvan case linked to the complaint of the Ministry of Security by Odebrecht https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Reviven-querella-Odebrecht_0_5334216589.html A new chapter of the Odebrecht case is being written, now related to the complaint filed by the then Minister of Public Security, Alexis Bethancourt , in 2017 . Judge Óscar Carrasquilla endorses the State’s lawsuit …

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"JB"

PNO.com Exclusive Interview coming next week.

by James “JB” Bryson I am very happy to give a teaser announcement that PNO.com will be granted an exclusive interview in the upcoming week with a high ranking member of Panamanian Government. After some important communications, I am pleased to see this interview materializing. STAY TUNED for the announcement …

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International Relations

Royalty on the way. King of Spain confirmed for Cortizo inauguration.

La Estrella: The King of Spain will travel at the end of next week to Panama to attend the inauguration of the new president of the country, Laurentino Cortizo, and participate in the commemorative events of the V Centenary of the founding of the city of Panama. As reported Friday …

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Legal

Diaz implies of threats due to Martinelli prosecution.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/responsabilidad-Ricardo-Martinelli-Harry-Diaz_0_5331216870.html The magistrate of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) Harry Diaz , ex-prosecutor of the trial of Ricardo Martinelli for alleged political espionage, responded on Wednesday, June 19, to accusations that circulated in social networks that allegedly link him to the collection of a bribe of $ 13 million. …

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Human Interest

Mother’s of unjustly imprisoned in Nicaragua are the voices for their freedom.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Madres-recibieron-amnistia-liberacion-Nicaragua_0_5331216859.html Mothers of more than 80 detainees who were not covered by an amnesty in Nicaragua protested on Wednesday to demand the release of their children, while continuing the official siege against the opposition. Opposition single demands freedom of ‘all’ political prisoners Government declares that it has complied with the …

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US News of note

US news of note: Iran set on alert as tensions escalate with US.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Iran-alerta-Trump-marcha-bombardeos_0_5332716679.html Iran warned on Friday that it will defend its territory from any attack by the United States, after having shot down an American drone and after, according to the New York Times , President Donald Trump initially approved bombings to end up backing down. Iran says it has ‘irrefutable’ …

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Agriculture

Panama to receive $2M grant for Jaguar. (Nice start….but MUCH MORE needed)

OP ED by: James “JB” Bryson While I applaud the attention, and literally “anything” that is allocated to this important issue,……is it just me or does $2Million in 2019 to protect the only apex mammal indigenous to the entire country of Panama seem a bit on the “cheap as shit” …

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