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, …

Conservation

Plastic reduction calls for action and less meetings. This is old topic getting worse.

The one thing all of the retirement destinations have in common, is the massive shithole that shows itself as plastic all over the shores. I have seen it in Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220223/urge-nuevo-tratado-internacional-contaminacion-plasticos   The oceans have become huge sinks for plastic waste. The recycling panacea was a mirage. Contamination …

Panama Tourism
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Pedasi looking to become part of the tourism pie.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220222/gabinete-turistico-pedasi-invierte-24-5-millones-ejecucion-proyectos   With the aim of raising the region’s tourism potential and the population’s quality of life, the Tourism Office in Pedasí has ​​invested $24,573,244.83 for the execution of projects. According to the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), to date, they already have progress and completion in the following works, such …

Air Travel

The FAA of Panama seeks to ease restrictions with Covid decreasing.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which encompasses a large part of the world’s airlines, renewed its call to eliminate barriers to air travel, at a time when COVID-19 cases are falling by the greatest number. part of the regions and many countries are reducing those restrictions. In a statement, …

Economy

Interesting look into Panama bay growth.

A visible retrospective of Panamanian growth over the years. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220219/transformacion-frente-costero-ciudad-panama   The vertiginous process of transformation of the sea front of Panama City has been characterized by legal controversies, regarding the legality or not of transferring as private property, the filling of areas such as the seabed, mangroves and beaches. …

Bocas del Toro

18 months on sidelines, and Bocas still a MESS.

An unprecedented crisis is experienced by the Municipality of Changuinola, in Bocas del Toro, as a result of the fact that the municipality has been closed for 26 days in protest because the eight representatives of the Democratic Revolutionary Party refuse to ratify the treasurer appointed by the mayor Yesica Romero . …

"JB"

Ex-Pat Lifeline: The raft has been afloat for awhile.

I have expressed my thanks to those that have stayed in contact long after Covid and my time in the hospital. Not a army of people, but I am thankful that PNO and the ExPat Exchange has allowed me to meet some great people. I have been a huge proponent …

"JB"

To the “sleepers” that have sent in like 85 e-mails………YES, it has been read.

First and foremost, we hope that all are having a SAFE summer. We hope that people realize that COVID is still a threat and to not be footloose and fancy free and remain diligent. Secondly, JB is recovering well in Illinois and is far away from all this Haley/Bolton bullshit. …

"JB"
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JOE HALEY: “Red Frog – The Land, The Myths, and the 18 Year Scam that just keeps going”

HOW A GROUP FROM MINNESOTA, USA HAS MANAGED TO LIE, MANIPULATE,
MISINFORM, AND PROFIT FROM THE INVESTMENT OF EX-PATS INTO A MIRAGE
OF TROPICAL LIFE THAT WILL NEVER BE DELIVERED,,,,,,FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS

"JB"

ANATI delivers TITLES to “well deserved” in Veraguas. So why haven’t EX-PATS got theirs in 12 years from developers?????

He has his TITLE…….where is YOURS EX-PATS??? OP ED: by “JB”– In a sign of good charity and humanity, ANATI, the final word on land ownership in Panama has awarded legal title of property to 70 families in need, and a Health Center in Veraguas. Good news indeed. So why …

"JB"

Just like Panama…..it takes Covid for them to realize the importance of nature to the economy.

JB: “Green Tourism” on a beautiful island, WOW what a tremendous fucking idea. https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://elsiglo.com.pa/economia/miambiente-activan-turismo-verde-conservacion-panama/24168240&usg=ALkJrhix1DY-zTrYWqRgJM2GI3ee4-xvdQ “We plan to increase the protected areas on the maritime surface by 2021 from 10% to 30%” The Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), the Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) and the Fundación Caminando Panamá held a working …

Economy

David sees the opening of first major US Hotel chain as tourism seeks 2021 rebound.

https://www.prensa.com/resena-digital/hampton-by-hilton-abre-sus-puertas-en-david-el-primer-hotel-de-bandera-internacional-de-la-ciudad/ The opening of the hotel responds to the economic growth of Chiriquí and to the new demands of the market. David is the main commercial center of the province and from there commercial activities related to agricultural and livestock production are developed, the main lines on which the Chirican economy …

Economy

Panama City crawling back to life as restaurants are up and operating.

With dividers and panels up…..dining sees an uptick in the city. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/economia/80-de-los-restaurantes-estan-operando-ventas-suben-10/ Four weeks after the restart of operations after being closed for more than 7 months, the Association of Restaurants and Related Products of Panama, reports that 80% of the stores are operating. Domingo de Obaldia, president of the …

Editorial Contribution
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EX-PATS LIVES MATTER

…..APPARENTLY TO EVERYONE BUT “EX-PATS”. SHIT, GET OFF THE POT, or at the very least STOP the GODDAMN WHINING without CONVICTION. OP ED: Steven via All of PNO.com FINAL EDITORIAL: STEVEN- FBO/ PanamaNowOnline Good afternoon PANAMANOWONLINE visitors and readers. I am extremely happy to say that as I am writing this my …

Human Interest

As does rest of world, Panama facing hearing the voices of growing LGBT community on marriage rights.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201005/cidh-enciende-debate-matrimonio The debate on the right to equal marriage ignited in Panama after the hearing held last Friday at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) requested by the Fundación Iguales. At the hearing, the IACHR condemned that Panamanian legislation is discriminatory in the sense of not having adjusted it …

"JB"
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Updated PNO business referral. PANASOLUTIONS GROUP LATAM

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– Amazing what some “away time ” can accomplish for anyone during this time of Covid. For many Ex-Pats that have been stuck here in what is supposed to be our “paradise”, we are chomping at the bit to go home. Jose “Josito” Zapata will be …

"JB"

PNO continues to promote protection for Darien. These trees should be TOURISM and NOT LOGGING.

GREEN GIANTS could be a boon for ECO-TOURISM. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/vivir/los-gigantes-verdes-del-darien/ In the deep Darien are what are arguably the oldest and largest trees in the country, “green giants” embedded in the jungle, which have begun to be studied by a team of scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Stri) . After a …

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 …

Air Travel

Panama officially extends International travel ban another month to May 23.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/panama-extiende-la-prohibicion-de-vuelos-internacionales-hasta-el-23-de-mayo/ The Civil Aeronautical Authority (AAC) of Panama extended the suspension of international flights to the country until May 23. The airports have been closed since the early hours of Monday, March 23, as a sanitary measure due to the advance of the coronavirus. The measure was originally adopted for a …