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Bocas del Toro

EX-PAT ALERT: BOLO for another murderous scumbag……..probably headed to Chiriqui or Bocas.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/cronica-roja/desaparecido-buscan-nicaraguense-oscar-danilo-valverde/24198741?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http The complaint for the disappearance was filed by his sister, on April 10, 2022 The Primary Care Section of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office of San Miguelito maintains an investigation for the alleged commission of a crime against life and personal integrity, for the disappearance of citizen Óscar Danilo Valverde …

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Energy/Infrastructure

Completed plant will add 15 Million Clean Gallons per day.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220418/ampliacion-planta-potabilizadora-chilibre-presenta-94-avance?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc At 94% is the progress presented by the expansion works of the project «Study, Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the New Module for the purification of water in the Federico Guardia Conte de Chilibre treatment plant.  The work, which presents an investment of $36,973,504.78, will seek to increase …

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Politics
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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 …

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US News of note

Authorities CAPTURE lead SUSPECT in NYC SUBWAY SHOOTING. To be tried as TERRORIST

https://abcnews.go.com/US/live-updates/nyc-subway-shooting/?id=84075950 The New York City man accused of opening fire on a rush-hour subway train in Brooklyn is expected to make his initial court appearance Thursday. Frank Robert James, 62, was arrested in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said, more than 24 hours into an intense manhunt that began after 10 people were …

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Political FRAUD

Another EX Latin American Scumbag being extradited to US: Honduran President

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220413/expresidente-hondureno-hernandez-sera-extraditado-proxima-semana-eeuu Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández will be extradited next week to the United States, a country that accuses him of three charges associated with drug trafficking and the use of weapons, Honduran Security Minister Ramón Sabillón said on Wednesday. “We have planned to meet next week so that …

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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 …

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Conservation

Bio-Diversity Video: CUBA

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220414/video-cuba-protege-biodiversidad-principal-humedal-potencial-impacto-cambio-climatico    

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World Events

China refuses to waver in support of Russia, while teetering line on sanctions.

China (and Saudi Arabia) biggest scumbags on planet. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/220414/criticada-washington-china-defiende-postura-rusia China on Thursday defended its position on the conflict in Ukraine, saying it is “on the right side of history” after Washington warned that its refusal to sanction Russia could affect its relationship with other economies. The Chinese diplomatic spokesman, Zhao …

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Chiriqui

Chiriqui continues to be armpit of Panama. Trial of 13 year old “pregnant” murdered child to begin.

So some dirty fucking bastard gets a 13 year old pregnant and stabs her in the abdomen with a knife. They should bulldoze this entire region. The lawlessness simply continues.  http://elsiglo.com.pa/deportes/nina-tamara/24198399 Tamara was about three months pregnant, approximately. This afternoon, at 4:00 pm, a man allegedly linked to the murder …

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Health

Here’s a nice look……..PANAMA get your “shit together” literally!! Go play kids.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/aguas-servidas-basura-preocupa-usuarios-parque-brisas-golf/24198393 Orlando Pinzón pointed out that for almost 10 years they have been demanding better management of the park from the authorities.  In the township of Rufina Alfaro, district of San Miguelito, residents denounce the large amount of garbage in the surroundings of the Brisas del Golf Park, added to …

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World Events

Telecommunications giant NOKIA latest to cease operations in Russia.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220412/empresa-telecomunicaciones-finlandesa-nokia-retira-rusia Nokia will leave Russia and lay off some of its 2,000 employees in that country, the Finnish telecommunications company announced on Tuesday. The announcement by the Nordic giant that employs 90,000 people worldwide comes a day after its Swedish rival Ericsson decided to indefinitely suspend its activities in Russia. …

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Conservation

Just a quick PNO shout out to one of the few places catering to regional Wildlife.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/destinoestrella/220412/220413-conejo-pintado-granja-interactuar-naturaleza If you still haven’t defined a route for the days off for Easter , we have an option for you to take a tour of the Finca Ecoagroturistica Conejo Pintado , just 45 minutes from the capital city. A perfect getaway to share with family and friends, where you will disconnect from the …

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Bocas del Toro

Disease in Bocas shows sign of decreasing: EX-PAT ALERT

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/disminuyen-casos-leishmaniasis-bocas-toro/24198208 With everyone still worried and dealing with Covid and the fallout from all accompanied with the virus. Travelers and Ex-Pats in and around the biggest tourism area of Panama need to take notice of this disease that has indeed caused deaths, and is spread via mosquitoes ( or more …

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Bocas del Toro

Panama once again at crossroads of money V.S environment. 150 hectares of rainforest assigned.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220411/chiriqui-potencia-zona-maritima-auxiliar The Paridas Islands, located in the Gulf of Chiriquí, have a tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors, who arrive from boats or small cruise ships that leave the Pacific of Costa Rica. For several years, this movement of tourists has generated discontent in the western area of ​​the country, …

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Canal

How is Ukraine war affecting Panama supply chain?

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220315/220316-productos-panama-mas-importa-ucrania-verse-afectados-guerra Although in the trade balance the volume of trade between Ukraine and Panama is not as high compared to other countries in the world, there are certain productive sectors that could be affected by the Russian invasion and by the increase in fuel costs that is being generated in …

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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 …

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World Events

UN witnessing “Nazi” like atrocities in Ukraine…………in 2022.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Monday that she was “horrified” by the images of bodies discovered in the Ukrainian city of Bucha, after the withdrawal of Russian troops. “The information that is coming out of this area and others raises serious and worrying questions about possible war …

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Conservation

When I allow myself to feel good about conservationism,,,,,,,,,,I get gut punched.

The bird population in a protected tropical forest in Panama is suffering great declines. Scientists from the University of Illinois tracked bird species for 44 years in Soberania National Park to determine if populations had changed. Every two years between 1977 and 2020, the authors of the research published in the …

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Environmental

Welcome to the WET season. Navigating Panama is horrible during the rain.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/aguacero-inicia-transicion-estacion-seca-lluviosa-panama/24197695 The rainy season will be brought forward 10 days in Western Chiriquí, central Veraguas, Coclé and western Herrera and Los Santos This Tuesday, April 5, the city of Panama woke up with a downpour, which is part of the transition process from the dry to the rainy season in …

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Bocas del Toro

Zulay sets her sights on Bocas del Toro and “political irregularities”.

Poltical and judicial payoffs in BOCAS????  No way, seems impossible. LMFAO https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/politica/220330/denuncian-benicio-robinson-compra-votos-recursos-estatales The deputy of the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), Zulay Rodríguez, filed a complaint with the Electoral Prosecutor’s Office against her co-party member from Bocas del Toro, deputy Benicio Robinson; and two officials for the alleged purchase of delegates’ …

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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 …

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Crime

ODEBRECHT claws reach Ecuador via the US.

Steven caught this locally in Miami. Always nice to see ODEBRECHT getting bad press internationally.  https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article259896935.html A former senior Ecuadorean official who was convicted in his home country of extorting millions from Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht S.A. was arrested in Miami on Monday in a related federal money-laundering case. Carlos …

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Human Interest

UN issues warning of Venezuelan INFLUX into PANAMA. PNO covered 2 YEARS ago. See ARCHIVE

Even before COVID, myself and PNO, wanred EX-PATS ( in particular those along the border of Darien) on the increasing number of Venezuelans trying to enter the country illegally into Panama. Granted they are doing so to flee the autocratic and totalian rule of a fractured government, it remains a …

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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 …

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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 …

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"JB"

EX-PAT ALERT: Beware Crypto Currency offerings in Panama.

I just saw a very riveting documentary on NETFLIX entitled “Trust No One- The Hunt for the Crypto King” https://www.netflix.com/pa-en/title/81349029 I have ALWAYS been of the opinion that “Crypto” is nothing more than some dystopian millenial created bullshit!!  In like “Hey, we can’t go out and make REAL money, so why …

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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.  …

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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, …

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World Events

As cease fire talks intensify, Ukraine continues to expel Soviet aggression.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220329/ucrania-anuncia-liberacion-irpin-afueras Ukrainian forces “liberated” the town of Irpin, on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said in television remarks on Monday. “The armed forces are advancing, the police are advancing, and immediately there are full sweeps in the streets… So the city has been liberated, but it …

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Conservation
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“Mangroves”. I know a thing or two about the impact.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220329/manglares-panama-amenazado-resort-aves-migratorias-america With a vegetation that is almost impenetrable to the sun’s rays and food in abundance, thousands of birds have a vital resting point on their migratory route in the mangroves of Panama. But pollution and urban growth threaten their “resort”. In the Juan Díaz mangrove, a few kilometers from the …

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