Panamanowonline.com was established to become the #1 news source in English in and around the Republic of Panama. Our goal is and will always be to provide the best possible up to date news and information in English geared at reporting on the issues that touch and effect the expat community in Panama. Through sharing relevant articles as reported in the local press as well as through contributing writers and affiliates this site was designed to share not just news and information but to provide a platform for our readership to tune in daily whether living, visiting or planning to relocate to Panama. Thank you for visiting our site, hasta la proxima vez!
Politics

Martinelli comes out firing to remind the press and the establishment why he remains a force/

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230807/ricardo-martinelli-gente-vota The former President of the Republic, and presidential candidate for the Realizing Goals (RM) party, Ricardo Martinelli made a brief analysis of the country’s political situation, in the midst of the electoral process leading to the general elections on May 5, 2024 and stated that probably, after the elections, …

Read More
"JB"

OGI Agreement from RED FROG BEACH wrong on a number of levels. Owners keep communicating.

In my last promised post of what I was being sent by various people against Joe Haley and what is attempting to be pushed through, I need to convey with some much smarter legal people than me. That is exactly what I did. We read the OGI Operating agreement and …

Read More
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 …

Read More
Politics

Martinelli opens up and fires into the judicial system that keeps coming at him.

On a seperate note, I’m prtty sure I cam up with the term “Varelaleaks”. Check my old archive when I was opining on his relations with China. Oh well, didn’t copywrite it.   JB   https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230803/martinelli-cuestiona-sistema-judicial-sugiere Confident and confident that he will win the Presidency of the Republic in the general …

Read More
Politics

Hollow victory for Spock over Abrego, as Martinelli character assassination continues.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230713/230802-jose-stoute-roux-le-gano The recent internal elections of Cambio Democrático (CD) further clear the panorama regarding the electoral offer for 2024. With 52% of the votes, the president of CD, Rómulo Roux, prevailed over his rival, deputy Yanibel Ábrego, who obtained 46%. This represents a new victory over former President Ricardo Martinelli, who …

Read More
Darien

Darien immigration issue has reached the attention of United Nations.

Several UN agencies called for increased international cooperation to stop the record number of migrants crossing the inhospitable Darien jungle, on the Panama-Colombia border, on their way to the United States. In a joint statement, the UN agencies for Refugees (Acnur) and for Migrations (IOM) asked the governments for “a …

Read More
Agriculture

Mining operations discover archeological history in Panama.

With the arrival of Minera Panama, interesting data has been obtained about the history of the Panamanian Central Caribbean region. Protecting and preserving cultural heritage is keeping alive the history of ancient civilizations. Currently, contributions have been made to the knowledge of the archaeological heritage of Panama, after important findings in …

Read More
ASK JOYCE

ASK JOYCE: Is Panama still an affordable choice for Ex-Pats???

Editorial contribution: Joyce Barr- How Affordable Is Panama’s Cost Of Living for Expats? The cost of living in Panama, specifically housing costs can be affordable- especially dependent on where you live. “Cost of living in Panama City these days?, not quite so much.  Panama City, like most city centers worldwide, …

Read More
Colón

EX-PAT ALERT: Drug raids and violence continue to make Colon a constant danger.

The Superior Prosecutor Specialized in Crimes of Illicit Association, Sofía Carreño, detailed on the morning of this Monday, July 31, that the “Jalisco” operation was designed to dismantle the gang known as “G4” or “Real Gánster For Life (RGFL)”, in the sector of Nuevo México, Sabanitas, province of Colón. Carreño …

Read More
Politics

Jose Stout: “Spocks” hollow victory may actually uncover the worst prize he could imagine.

The recent internal elections of Cambio Democrático (CD) further clear the panorama regarding the electoral offer for 2024. With 52% of the votes, the president of CD, Rómulo Roux, prevailed over his rival, deputy Yanibel Ábrego, who obtained 46%. This represents a new victory over former President Ricardo Martinelli, who was …

Read More
Darien

US Embassy offically classifies “Darien” as a war zone avoid at all costs.

The Embassy of the United States in Panama published on the morning of this Thursday, July 27, a new video with testimonies from irregular migrants, who narrate the dangers they experienced when crossing the Darien jungle. This video is part of his campaign, which began at the end of Title …

Read More
Political FRAUD

Start by removing his name……Carrizo, what a lying crock of shit!!!

The vice president of Panama thus referred to the trip that FATF will make next September to the Central American country The Vice President of Panama, José Gabriel Carrizo, was “sure” this Monday in Brussels that his country will be excluded from international lists that consider it a tax haven …

Read More
Journalism

Interesting commentary: Give it a read before elections. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/230704/saul-mendez-discurso-cortizo   After a year of the biggest social outbreak of the post-invasion era, the demands of popular organizations are still on the table. Saúl Méndez, general secretary of the Single Union of Construction and Similar Workers (Suntracs), said that the Executive …

Read More
Politics

Funny that a guy with Gaby Carrizo on his Administration can appear at this conference

At the opening ceremony of the “XLVII Meeting of Representatives and Working Groups of the Latin American Financial Action Group (Gafilat)” President Laurentino Cortizo reaffirmed Panama’s commitment to combat money laundering. Cortizo also reiterated Panama’s commitment to facilitate cooperation actions for international financial and fiscal transparency. The president welcomed the …

Read More
"JB"

RED FROG BEACH debcacle Part 2- “What we Heard”

In performing our continual follow up to get to the center of all the shit that the victims of JOE HALEY and RED FROG are dealing with, we have moved onto the next phase. We already covered the actual condition of the property. HONESTLY it smells like SHIT! There is …

Read More
"JB"
1

RED FROG BEACH: PART 1 ‘What We Saw”.— BEACH, LIES, and a lot of SHIT

Picture fits it: A Red Frog Covered in PUKE. Greetings to the readers and visitors that we have been corresponding with me and the site over the years. PNO endeavors to be a source of informtaion and news that can educate those new Ex-Pats that arrive each year. However, we …

Read More
"JB"

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 …

Read More
Political FRAUD

Cannibalisitic regime change now has Varela in it’s crosshairs. That’s Panama.

The Embassy of the United States announced on the afternoon of this Thursday, July 13, the designation of former Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela as ineligible, in general, to enter the United States. The diplomatic delegation distributed a statement from the State Department, in which it details the reasons for …

Read More
Political FRAUD

Varela and his camp are at the forefront of trying to prove transparency in court.

The actors in the distribution of decentralization money in the 2014-2019 five-year period came out to defend themselves. The $994 million were transferred in a “transparent and lawful” manner, each one raised separately. Former President of the Republic Juan Carlos Varela defended the management. He did so in a message posted …

Read More
Drugs

Meanwhile, in the other part of PANAMA. The shit still comes hard at less advantaged.

Authorities seized 1,632 drug packages throughout the country During the last 72 hours, the Security forces apprehended 630 people and seized 1,632 drug packages throughout the country.  Operation Beta  was developed at a national level; among the apprehensions: 325 were for trades, 209 for administrative offenses, 55 for flagrante delicto, 33 for …

Read More
Panama Tourism

Opening of new direct flights aimed at making the Cayman Islands a true vacation spot.

Landing in the Cayman Islands around noon, arriving at the hotel, checking in and enjoying a cocktail made with traditional local rum. Appreciate the sunset in front of the sea and then taste a delicious dinner. This is how the Minister of Tourism and Ports of the Cayman Islands, Kenneth Bryan, describes …

Read More
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 …

Read More
Politics

,,,,,,,,,,,,,and with that being said, Abrego is in solid position with RM.

The deputy and presidential candidate for Cambio Democrático (CD), Yanibel Ábrego, arrived accompanied by Ricardo Martinelli, presidential candidate for Realizando Metas (RM), to exercise her right to vote at the Federico Boyd bilingual school, in Capira, in the primary elections of that political group, to choose their electoral offer for …

Read More
Politics

“Spock” throws the hammer down on Abrego for election.

The presidential candidate of Cambio Democrático (CD), Rómulo Roux, assured this Monday, July 10, that he, as president of the Board of Directors of his collective, will not authorize deputy Yanibel Ábrego to run for a popularly elected position for another party. . Roux made it clear that he will …

Read More
Crime

EX-PAT and VISITORS: Behave at your own peril.

Right up there with Phillipines and Vietnam and Thailand, ….you do NOT want to get arrested in Panama. Long known for deplorable conditions, they are now sitting at over 50% in overpopulation. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/221121/230526-221120-tumba-vivos-calabozo-penitenciaria The prisoners sleep in makeshift hammocks and mats, due to a lack of beds. ceded “Whoever does not …

Read More
International Relations

Biden tour meant to send message toPutin for solidarity for Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden will begin a four-day tour of Europe this Sunday that will include the NATO summit in Lithuania, visits to the United Kingdom and Finland, as well as endless meetings with leaders from around the world. However, the person who will monopolize Biden’s attention will be someone …

Read More
Politics

Numbers grow for Realizando Metas.

At least 35 people who were part of the Movimiento Liberal República Nacionalista (Molirena) party, specifically from Jaime Ford Lara’s faction, joined the Realizando Metas (RM) party, and announced their support for Ricardo Martinelli’s presidential candidacy. In a symbolic act, the now adherents of Realizando Metas, announced that together with …

Read More
"JB"

Residents of forgotten areas are taking own steps to promote revenue streams.

Promoting commercial capacities, tourism and general well-being gives meaning to this mining activity that places the human being as the central axis Their lands are their greatest treasure, they give them life and also sustenance. Getting up every morning, drinking their own coffee, ‘La Ceiba’, and working on their farm to …

Read More
"JB"

Is it just me, or has Zulay lost some of her mojo?

Let me start by saying I am generally and have been a fan of Zulay in the foray of Panama politics. I view her as a disruptor to the status quo and that is a good thing, But as she has announced her plans for free application for the Presidency, …

Read More
"JB"

PNO’ers: Guess who is taking a trip again down to Bocas del Toro?

Made the decision before the 4th of July, feeling particularly Patriotic. I want to do some patriotic observance for my adopted country of Panama. A group of 4 will be going to see the new developments down there and check in on some of the “OLD” ones. Making the drive …

Read More