Legal

U.S Judge authorizes transfer of Martinelli sons out of Brooklyn facility, to low security in Pennsylvania.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/autorizan-traslado-hermanos-martinelli-prision-pensilvania/24201798 The defense had requested a transfer to another penitentiary This Friday it was learned that federal judge Raymond J. Dearie authorized the transfer of Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli, sons of former President Ricardo Martinelli, to a low-security prison in Pennsylvania.   Both brothers are currently being held …

Colón

Cortizo finds his way to Colon. At present time, the armpit of Panama. Promises progress.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220527/presidente-cortizo-entrega-orden-proceder-construccion-nuevo-hospital-colon This Friday in the province of Colón, the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, gave the order to proceed for the construction of the new Manuel Amador Guerrero hospital, the construction of commercial premises for handicrafts in La Feria and Buena Vista, as well as the protocol to …

Politics

June 1st starts countdown to 2024 election.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/220525/1-junio-abre-proceso-electoral-2024-que-pasara-ese-momento Next Wednesday, June 1, the Electoral Court (TE) will convene and open the electoral process for May 5, 2024, which will conclude with the renewal of all elected authorities. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday and once the opening is made official, the calendar will begin …

Legal

Character assasination of Martinelli backfires: Brothers sentenced to 36 Months w/ Time Served

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/panamanian-intermediaries-each-sentenced-36-months-international-bribery-and-money Please feel free to state that PNO-  OPENLY SUPPORTS MARTINELLI.  He was the president when my wife and I decided to retire here, and in that time I saw MASSIVE growth and improvements in the quality of life for BOTH Ex-Pats and Panamanians alike. So for the past 7 …

Politics

Even after small drop and sons being sentenced in US, the PEOPLE still want Martinelli.

Carrizo is nothing more than a young, handsome, robot that leaves a snail trail of slime with anything he touches. Does anyone remember the money he stole at the beginning of COVID????   If not, look it up.    https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/220516/martinelli-cae-cortizo-sube-carrizo In the secret ballot simulation, if the presidential elections were held …

Legal

Pay attention- I’m gonna tear into Nito’s Cabinet if this passes.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220421/medios-gremios-panama-redactando-anteproyecto-ley-despenalice-delitos-calumnias-e-injurias?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc At the mid-year meeting of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), the report on the situation of the media and communicators in Panama was presented. During the debate and the approval of the reforms to the electoral law in the National Assembly, the journalistic unions claimed that there should be …

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Exoneration of Martinelli recognized. But Panama politics………we shall see.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/politica/220420/sentencia-absolutoria-ricardo-martinelli-ejecutoriada?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Judgment 225/TJ-J of November 24, 2021, highlighted by the Trial Court of the First Judicial Circuit of Panama, followed by Ricardo Martinelli, is duly executed. The information is established in a certification dated April 20 issued by the Accusatory Penal System. Martinelli was investigated for crimes of interception of …

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Control of PRD supposed to lead to changes in Cabinet. Let’s see Nito.

Changing of the cabinet?   Maybe move out the “Minister of Under the Table Payouts”, or the “VP of Lining Pockets and Utter Bullshit”.     https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/politica/220418/pugna-control-prd-motivaria-cambios?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc   A few months after completing his three years in office, the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, is analyzing the possibility of making …

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 …

Human Interest

Haters will always hate. Fruitless attacks on Martinelli will continue before he is elected.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/220330/corte-recibe-demanda-inconstitucionalidad-resolucion-favorece-martinelli The Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) received a claim of unconstitutionality against a ruling by the Electoral Court (TE), which favors Ricardo Martinelli. Linda Guevara González, acting on her behalf, filed the lawsuit in court and remained in the office of Judge Maribel Cornejo. Guevara González tries to have …

Labor

SUNTRACS due to meet with Nito.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220329/dirigentes-suntracs-reuniran-presidente-cortizo-abordar-conflicto-laboral-capac The general secretary of the Single Union of Construction and Similar Workers (Suntracs), Saúl Méndez announced that this Wednesday they will meet with the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen to address the conflict that exists with the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (Capac ), with whom they negotiate …

Bocas del Toro

Slowly and through a slog of political dogma……Political fariness on way to lawless Bocas and Changuinola.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/220329/avanza-segundo-debate-proyecto-ley-crea-distrito-especial-bastimentos The Municipal Affairs Commission of the National Assembly approved in the first debate Bill 796, which creates the special district of Batimentos, segregated from the district of Bocas del Toro and the districts of Bahía Honda, Quebrada de Sal, and Solarte, segregated from the district of Bastiments. According to …

Politics

After years of persecution……Next President MARTINELLI promises indifference and justice as opposed to revenge.

So what is up with our old friends Varela and Porcell?  Just wondering.    http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/presidencia-ricardo-martinelli-dijo-panama-sera-suiza/24197163 Meets with the National Bar Association  The former president of the Republic of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, said that Panama will be a “Switzerland” in matters of justice when he becomes president of the Republic again.  …

Financials

This news is like “Christmas Morning” in Panamanian politics.

Panama getting $100 Million  http://elsiglo.com.pa/economia/panama-tendra-acceso-100-millones-banco-mundial-para-reduccion-riesgo-desastres/24196328 “This loan represents a great advantage for Panama in advancing financial risk management,” said the Minister of Economy and Finance, Héctor Alexander  In order to support the actions of the Government of Panama to manage the risk of disasters resulting from the occurrence of natural …

Human Interest

Panama right down the middle on Nito going into 3rd year.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220321/situacion-actual-pais-mejor-2021 At least 51% of Panamanian citizens have a very good or good image of the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, while 41% believe that the situation in the country is better and much better than last year. This was the result of the Gismo Services, SA survey, …

Economy

Great article about the “Impunity” I have mentioned occurring in Panama. Global “Black List”

While the government is preparing for a face-to-face meeting with the Gafi in May and September, the World Compliance Association, a chapter in Panama, says that the first problem that Panama has to tackle is ‘to see the real problems as a country when it comes to to comply with …

Legal

More Panamanian “dirty dealings” reach the “crooked courts”.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220308/inicia-juicio-oral-hijo-ex-secretaria-ex-magistrado-oyden-ortega In the facilities of the Accusatory Penal System (SPA) of Plaza Ágora, the oral trial against Oyden Ortega Collado, son of the former magistrate of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) Oyden Ortega and against Claudia Purcait who was the secretary of the former magistrate, indicated for the alleged …

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 . …

Air Travel

Once back I will never stop on ODEBRECHT. Panama must cut the cord.

Listen to tape for audio: https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/tocumen-acusa-a-odebrecht-ante-el-tacp/ Tocumen SA accused the Odebrecht company of presenting false arguments and misrepresenting the airport’s position before the Administrative Court of Public Procurement (TACP). Tocumen asks the public procurement court to reject Odebrecht’s letter The Brazilian company presented a document to the TACP where it assures that …

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RED FROG: continues to illegally sell properties owned by Tres Cruces de Oro

JAMES BRYSON DID NOT WRITE THIS ARTICLE; this is merely an ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF “LA CRITICA” https://www.critica.com.pa/nacional/denuncia-red-frog-sigue-vendiendo-fincas-propiedad-de-tres-cruces-de-oro-606475     La Crítica 6/22/2021   The Tres Cruces de Oro group, a subsidiary of Six Diamonds Resorts International, denounced the fact that the Red Frog Beach group continues to sell lots and …

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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

Human Interest

Keep an eye on this SHIT ex-pats. Panama continues to be cozy with the wrong people.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/201208/nicolas-maduro-reune-delegacion-prd-panama The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduo, met with a delegation from the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) of Panama. At the meeting, which was held at the Miraflores Palace, seat of the Venezuelan Presidency, the PRD secretary, Pedro Miguel González; the Secretary of International Relations, Héctor Alemán; the Secretary for Community …

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Meet the newest patsies in the never ending quagmire that is BDT.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201205/bocas-toro-10-nuevos-corregimientos-ejecutivo-sanciona-ley-impulsada-benicio-robinson The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizar, sanctioned Law 172 of October 19, 2020, which created 10 new townships in the province of Bocas del Toro. Law 172, signed on October 19 by Cortizo and the Minister of Government, was promulgated in the Official Gazette. The new rule began to …

Crime

Martinelli brood still in the clink. Where’s Varela and Porcell?

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201206/hijos-expresidente-martinelli-cumplen-cinco-meses-presos-guatemala The brothers Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, sons of former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014), completed five months of arrest in Guatemala this Sunday, waiting to be extradited to the United States, where they are wanted for money laundering. . The children of the former Panamanian president …

International Relations

Guatemala calls on help from International Community to preserve “democracy” amid crisis.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/201123/presidente-guatemala-invoca-carta-democratica-interamericana-crisis-vive-pais The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, decided this Sunday to “invoke the Inter-American Democratic Charter” in the face of “the very serious events that have occurred in recent days” in the country, which is experiencing a crisis due to a massive protest on Saturday and the burning of Congress …

Human Interest

GUATEMALA: The shit is hitting the fan.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/manifestantes-incendian-sede-del-congreso-de-guatemala/ A group of people who participated, this Saturday, November 21, in a demonstration on the premises of the Guatemalan Congress broke some windows of the building and set fire without the police stationed in the place intervening. The protest was held to demand the resignation of the President of …

Editorial Contribution

Nito reinforces “freedom of expression”. We shall see.

Nito want’s freedom of the press and “free expression”. Then let PNO freely express that his CABINET is LOADED with people on the TAKE. See VP and Minister. Nito claimed they would be expelled if proven. Look closer Nito, get eyes checked. Hope they all had a nice weekend……….#worstsecretinpanama. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/201022/aumentan-acciones-judiciales-medios …

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 …

Infrastructure

Nito “attempting” to be tough and cut puppet strings of the past from ODEBRECHT.

https://www.prensa.com/judiciales/cortizo-sobre-caso-odebrecht-el-unico-acuerdo-que-queremos-que-cumplan-es-el-de-delacion-que-debieron-pagar-hace-tiempo/ The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, affirmed this Monday, September 28, that he recommends to the Judicial Organ not to reach any agreement with the Odebrecht company and that the payment established in the accusation agreement be complied with. TORRIJOS PLAYED. Odebrecht, which was fined for using the banking system to launder money, …

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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 …