Energy/Infrastructure

Now this makes me HAPPY, cause Mi AMBIENTE sucks so royally!!! Outside visionairies

The environmental diversity of PANAMA has the potential to lead the way in the progress and pursuance of CLEAN energy for generations going forward. This forward thinking company is leading the way in LATAM. EnfraGen has become one of the largest renewable energy generators in the country with an operational …

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MINSA approves (7) legal licenses to produce cannabis derivatives.

“JB” This is actually to me “huge” news. PANAMA has been 10 steps behind on Medical and Legal Marijuana production it is a joke. Marijuana and Production of THC derivatives could be a HUGE economic BOON to the agricultural GDP export of PANAMA. PANAMA is still rooted in Judeo-Catholic beliefs …

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Who would sacrifice “God Given Natural Beauty” to make a buck?? Give you one hint……..

Op Ed: Well the holidays were fantastic. Got to see my Grandaughter ( my God is she growing!!) . She made the Dean’s List, and she is becoming John Legend on the piano. I truly hope everyone else’s was as rewarding as mine. Even got the wife to somehow chug …

Conservation

Beautiful area of PANAMA brings opportunity for REAL “EcoTourism” in the country for 2024.

This natural reserve offers the opportunity to promote ecotourism in the heart of the metropolis The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is in the final phase of the transfer of Cerro Ancón to the Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente). The transfer process, which began in June 2023, “is focused on …

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One in (4) Freshwater fish species are in danger of EXTINCTION.

These “meetings” that occur far to in-frequently (this one by COP28, CITES only meets every 2-3 Years), the lastest list of species that are facing irreversible extinction levels. On a personal level, it is important that groups that oversee the activities that lead to these numbers decreasing be adhered to. …

Conservation

Positive Environmental Decision gets kickback from short sighted fishermen.

DECISION OUTLAWS “TRAWLING”-   Please look it up.  IT “DESTROYS” THE OCEAN The new Executive Decree No. 14 of November 20, 2023, which modified Executive Decree 13 of November 1, 2023 and regulates Law 204 of 2021, which regulates fishing and aquaculture in the Republic of Panama and dictates other provisions, …

Agriculture

NEW RED FROG NEGLIEGIENCE and BULLSHIT: Get this to GREEN GLOBE ASAP. You will get what is coming to you for your abuse.

You have been made well aware of the feral dogs roaming around the property. Further making it dangerous for guests and residents alike. I’m sure people like walking with a cup of coffee to come up on the remains of a mutilated Two-Toed Sloth. Killed by these reckless un addressed …

Conservation

Infamous “Plastic Island” shows no sign of shrinking.

Recycle people and please don’t litter in the ocean.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/cultura/230929/isla-basura-afecta-fauna-marina The oceans cover more than 70% of the surface of planet Earth and are responsible for housing a wide variety of marine life. From tiny plankton to the largest whales, these creatures form an ecosystem that plays an important role in …

Environmental

Florida has to assess damage after Hurricane hits west coast of the state.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/230831/florida-evalua-danos-paso-idalia-avanza-sudeste-ee-uu My family luckily avoided a hit from this storm as it passed Southern part of the state. But every year fingers are crossed. To all PNO Ex-Pats that might have been affected, heres hoping all get back to normal soon.  Florida began this Thursday, August 31, to assess the …

Conservation

Panama, with Jamaica and Colombia to address sea pollution, some good news.

Have them start at a self proclaimed “Eco-Resort” in Bocas del Toro!!!!!!!!! Panama, Jamaica and Colombia launched the project ‘Reduce marine plastics and plastic pollution in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean’. The initiative created through a circular economy approach will be led by the United Nations Environment …

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Hello friends and Bocas Brigade,,,,,,Joe is currently avoiding a direct order.

Sorry for the lack of chatter the last few days. I have been concerned with family and a hurricane. NOT in Florida like I am used to for 40 years, but in California!!!!!! Anyone want to discuss climate change at the moment? On a different note, in my daily updates …

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More interesting tidbits clarified by GREEN GLOBE- CEO conversation

Editorial: “JB” Bryson So to just wrap up another Joe Haley lie and misleading both old and new investors, I wanted to add some quotes directly from GREEN GLOBE. In an effort to maintain full transparency and professionalism, I contacted Birte Pelayo to have a phone conversation. She is a …

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ATTN: RED FROG Owners and Potential Investors- GREEN GLOBE my ASS!!!!!

How about a little copywrite infringement with a sprinkle of false advertising and straight up BULLSHIT? I promised that I would be following up on my visit to RED FROG BEACH and I am. I am hopeful many read my last post about the Contract of Adhesion, that I went …

Conservation

Pope urges next generation to focus of climate change and health of the planet.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/230803/papa-recuerda-jovenes-urgencia-dramatica-crisis-climatica Pope Francis reminded young people Thursday of “the dramatic urgency” of global warming and advocated “integral ecology” on the second day of his visit to Lisbon to participate in World Youth Day (WYD). “We must recognize the dramatic urgency of taking charge of our common home. However, this cannot …

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PNO is working on a (3) part expose on the TRAGEDY that is RED FROG BEACH.

I mentioned to my loyal and regular group of readers both in the US and Panama, that I would be visiting Bocas del Toro. A group of (4) of us made the trip that culminated on Tuesday. However it became to be, I was thrust into this 5 years ago …

Chiriqui

As PNO stated…..”REAL” projects, attract “REAL” developers. With capital NOT “FrogCoins”

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/230710/puerto-logistica-verde-david-chiriqui Green logistics is part of Puerto Barú, as stated by its Project Manager, Nicolás Posada. With multiple environmental advantages and rigorous monitoring, Puerto Barú is 100% committed to sustainable development in the Gulf of Chiriquí according to those who are in charge of this project. “This is a project with …

Agriculture

Newly installed tower will monitor climate change in Coiba.

The first meteorological tower in the northeast of the Coiba National Park will allow to know the impact that the rains have on the organisms of the island, explained Edgardo Díaz-Ferguson, executive director of Coiba AIP. Coiba is a place where there is a lot of rainfall and “now we …

Chiriqui

Five hectares of Chirqui still affected by blaze.

The firefighters confirmed that they have controlled 85% of the fire that is developing for the fourth consecutive day on Punta hill, Tierras Altas district, in Chiriquí, and that so far it has consumed some five hectares of the La Amistad International Park (PILA), reported this Saturday, May 13, the …

Conservation

As I always cover,PANAMA is stepping up for what makes them money. Now clean up Bocas.

The World Bank (WB) decided to approve a $150 million loan to promote green and sustainable growth and increase climate resilience in Panama. This is the first loan in a programmatic series of two operations for development policies that seek to support green growth, resilience, and an inclusive development model …

Conservation

READER CONTRIBUTION: Pharma Pollution threatens beautiful Juan Diaz River

Steps being taken by conservationists to clean river with odd (yet effective)  contraption. Introduction The Juan Díaz River watershed extends nearly 322 square kilometers and is composed of several medium- and small-sized rivers within the Panama and San Miguelito Districts. Before emptying into Panama Bay, the river flows through mudflats …

Conservation

Coiba National Park: History of fishing in protected area

On several of the beaches of the Coiba National Park, the presence of linear rock structures that long ago were used to catch fish and other marine species stands out. They are fishing corrals with a lot of history, presumably pre-Hispanic, a theory that seeks to confirm the Arqueomar Coiba scientific …

Conservation

Meeting ends with numerous new compliance laws for Marine Wildlife

The eighth Our Ocean world conference closed with 341 commitment agreements for an estimated amount of $19.978 million to safeguard the oceans.The totality of agreements was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, Janaina Tewaney Mencomo, who thanked the support of the participants and the Panamanian Government, NGOs …

Environmental

Trash and Garbage continue to be blight on Panama

Various stores, inns, informal stalls and other types of shops mark the route that begins in the 5 de Mayo square and ends in the Santa Ana park.Between Avenida B and the popular street known as Salsipuedes (13th Street), is La Peatonal de la Avenida Central, which since its creation …

Conservation

COIBA receives international recognition as nature preserve

Three marine protected areas won Blue Park Awards for outstanding marine wildlife conservation at the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) the Marine Conservation Institute announced on February 5. ).The three areas awarded this year are: Pitcairn Islands Marine Protected Area (Pitcairn Islands, United Kingdom), the Cordillera de Coiba …

Environmental

Panamanians and EX-Pats should know more about IDAAN. Quality of H20 and Quality of septic.

The National Government will not promote changes to the law of the Institute of National Aqueducts and Sewers (Idaan), but it is advancing in a process of transformation of the entity, which according to its director Juan Antonio Ducruet, is already in operation and its results, he assures, will be …

Environmental

50 countries come together for Natural Disaster plans.

The number of recorded disasters has increased fivefold – partly due to climate change caused by human activities and the multiplication of extreme weather events – and everything indicates that this trend will continue. Half of the world’s countries do not have early warning systems, and even fewer have regulatory …

Conservation

Panama assuming lead in organizing COP on Endangered Species

Representatives from 183 countries will participate between November 14 and 25 in Panama at the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites). More than 2,500 attendees are expected from the 183 countries that have signed the …

Conservation

The Natural environment of Panama can be pivotal for entire Planet.

I constantly pound the drum that we live in a very unique and diverse region of the globe. There are things in Panama that are distinct and relegated to our republic and should be protected at all costs. As PNO covered the logging in Darien, coastline cleanup, over fishing, among …

Environmental

CONGRATULATIONS. Panama recognizes infrastructure and Waste Management as Massive problem.

All it takes is a set of eyes. PNO has outlined in the past the trash heap that is Isla Colon, the coastline which is essentially a bay of shit, Darien, which is an out of control dangerous place, and Panama has not addressed. Maybe Varela could not get the …

Agriculture

Just when my day was going OK. I read this shit.

The laws are present, the penalties need to be harsher…..like DEATH. In a comprehensive analysis of the general state of nature, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released its latest Global Living Planet Index 2022, which shows an average 69% decline in the relative population abundance of animal species …