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Politics

This FAKE, CORRUPT (allegedly) POS shpuld spend weekends at his mannsion.

The presidential candidate, José Gabriel Carrizo, toured along with supporters, candidates and authorities some streets of the populous district. To the sound of the music, with the enthusiasm and affection that only the people of the townships of Victoriano Lorenzo and Mateo Iturralde, in the district of San Miguelito, know …

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Neighbor Tourism

Costa Rica recovers to Pre-Covid levels for Tourism

The Juan Santamaría international airport, the most important in Costa Rica, exceeded the passenger traffic registered before the covid-19 pandemic, which the authorities celebrated this Friday as proof of the recovery of tourism, reported this Friday. According to the report by AERIS, the concessionaire company of the terminal, during the …

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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 …

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Sport

Former BARCA legend playing in Mexico lands in HOT water. Accused of RAPE

In the last appearance, the soccer player admitted for the first time that he vaginally penetrated the victim. Dani Alves, a former Barça player,   asked the judge who is investigating him for the alleged rape of a young woman at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona to release him on provisional release, and has insisted that …

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Politics

Cortizo openly supports movement for Fifth part ballot to be accepted.

Nothing like trying to dillute votes for Martinelli.  The President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo visited the Grupo Editorial El Siglo & La Estrella (GESE), this Wednesday as a guest of the renewed editorial board that includes professionals from different disciplines who participate ad honorem, within the framework of the 174 years …

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"JB"

More shenanigans coming in as I type for the “Bocas Brigade”. Panama’s Novela

As soon as I vet some more of the people contacting me —“NOW” after all the rancor my family has already suffered, more to come about our friendly neighborhood group of criminals in Bocas. Amazing in looking back, I was told a banker, tennis pro, and chiropractor were the “bad …

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International Relations

Putin and Kremlin announce main objective in NATO not recognizing Ukraine.

One of the objectives of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine is to prevent that country’s entry into NATO, the Kremlin stressed today, commenting on the visit of the Secretary General of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, this Thursday to Kiev. “Otherwise, this would represent a serious threat to the …

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Human Interest

Chavez’s nurse and her husband heading to the clink.

In addition, they must restitute 136 million dollars and pay a fine of 75,000 dollars each. The former national treasurer of Venezuela Claudia Patricia Díaz Guillén and her husband, Adrián José Velásquez Figueroa, were sentenced this Wednesday in the US to 15 years in prison and three years of probation …

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Energy/Infrastructure

Panama looking to lead the way on GREEN efforts going forward

On April 28, the National Secretariat of Energy (SNE) will present the draft of the National Green Hydrogen Strategy (2030-2040-2050) for public consultation. This was confirmed by Jorge Rivera Staff, Secretary of Energy of Panama, this Tuesday, during his participation in the Renewable Energy forum, organized by the European Union …

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Energy/Infrastructure

As US braces for Hurricane, Gas on rise in Panama also

The National Secretariat of Energy (SNE) reported this Wednesday, April 19, that as of April 22, 95-octane gasoline will increase by 10 hundredths. This announcement is known days before the state subsidy for 95 octane gasoline expires, which will be in force until April 21. On the other hand, the …

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Politics

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Yet another Martinelli pothole hits snag.

One of the defense lawyers in the New Bussines case filed a challenge against Judge Baloisa Marquínez, Second Liquidator of Criminal Cases, for which the hearing was postponed. In addition, the defense filed an appeal against the non-admission of a series of evidence that would be used during the trial …

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Infrastructure

LOCAL: Fire erupts in central Panama.

The Panama Fire Department tries to put out a fire in some warehouses and workshops on Monday afternoon, April 17, on Seventh Street, in Río Abajo. At 1:37 pm, the fire started on Seventh Street in Río Abajo, in a tire sales location, confirmed the Fire Department. Subsequently, the fire …

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Education

The task of educating the bulk of Panama- the indigenous poor.

Only with the vigor and impatience that children can show, they eagerly await in their classrooms the call of the teachers to receive their snack for the day. At Quebrada Hacha, the food of knowledge is combined with nutrition to guarantee that students have a future of greater opportunities. From early …

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Conservation

Serpentarium celebrates 20 years of education on Panama’s vast serpent residents.

Twenty years ago, biologist Mario Urriola started the Maravillas Naturales serpentarium, an animal conservation and research project that sought to teach about the importance of preserving snakes in El Valle de Antón and the rest of the country. The beginnings were not easy, Urriola confesses, due to the stigma attached …

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Human Interest

What is “Asset Forfeiture”? What you should know in Panama.

The asset forfeiture law in Panama will not cover crimes against the public administration, if the Executive wants the Legislative to approve it this pre-election year. In a recent Tink Tank Trinka forum, three experts linked to this debate explained what is going on within the technical discussion tables and …

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Agriculture

Panamanian forests attaining allies for conversation

Planting trees is a way of giving life in all its forms, since they have the ability to reduce greenhouse gases through two processes related to the carbon cycle, the fixation or capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. and the reduction of emissions due to deforestation and forest …

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Politics

Powers that be intend to make it tough on Martinelli

Judge Baloisa Marquínez, of the Second Criminal Case Settlement Court, flatly rejected a request from the defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli, in which he raised respect for his electoral criminal jurisdiction. According to a statement from the Judicial Branch, the document invoking electoral criminal jurisdiction was presented by Alejandro …

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Agriculture

Panama looking to become “agricultural hub” of Latin America.

The construction of the Panama-Israel Horticultural Center of Excellence for Agricultural Innovation will turn the country into an agricultural hub for Latin America. This was verified by the Minister of Agricultural Development, Augusto Valderrama, during his tour of the El Ejido experimental station, in Los Santos, headquarters of this project. …

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International Relations

No more “Tweeting”, no more “Tweets”. Musk re-branding TWITTER

A word that has become part of the “ethos” and “pop culture” of the world will be no more. Since the beginning of this year Twitter has gone through monumental changes from the purchase of the app and the imposition of a new CEO to structural changes within the platform. However, …

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Economy

Better and cheaper housing options available from US to address Low Income in Panama.

These house look like Goddamn tool sheds!!! The National Government has assigned a starting transfer for $3,394,687 million to finish the Nuevo Cartí urbanization project, which aims to accommodate 300 families who currently live in danger of flooding and overcrowding on the Gardí Sugdub island, in Guna Yala. With the …

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Agriculture

Local fisherman will celebrate the temporary lift of Lobster ban.

Fishermen from Bocas del Toro and the Ngäbe-Buglé region will have 51 days, a special period, to catch the Caribbean spiny lobster ( Panulirus argus ), based on Resolution No. 017 of the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (Arap). The authorization published in the Official Gazette 29757-A grants a special authorization for the capture …

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Politics

The mud slinging begins: Shots taken at Abrego

The general secretary of the National Land Administration Authority (ANATI), Víctor Vergara, explained that the deputy Yanibel Ábrego did not buy 18.4 hectares in the village of Cirí Grande, Capira district, from the State but from a private citizen. What ANATI did, Vergara added, was the titling process, after the purchase-sale …

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I teased, I’m telling. The END of Red Frog and Haley is at hand. Victims FINALLY see light.

Contributed by JB and Reader Editorial from Red Frog Victims RFB loses Enjoy Group. Staff of criminals appear on CCTV, theft and break ins caught on camera and an infrastructure in tatters, undelivered units, and even poor old Joe stating he will resign “ yet again”, cause it’s too hot …

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Politics

“Realizing goals” demonstrates democracy within Party.

Former President Ricardo Martinelli is not the only presidential candidate for the Realizando Metas (RM) party primaries, which will take place on June 4, 2023, ahead of the May 5, 2024 elections. There are three more figures that will go to this electoral contest within this political group: David Ochy, …

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Church

Expelled Panamanian Priest confirms he was punished by Ortega party.

The Panamanian priest Donaciano Alarcón confirmed that he was expelled from Nicaragua after the police authorities of that country accused him of preaching in favor of the Nicaraguan bishop Rolando Álvarez, who was sentenced to more than 26 years for crimes considered “treason”. “On (Holy) Monday we had the Chrism …

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International Relations

War of Religion takes root in Ortega’s Nicaragua

Colon priest Donaciano Alarcón affirms that he is safe and sound, and that he is awaiting the assignment of a new parish in charge of the Claretian congregation in a Central American country, after he was expelled from Nicaragua on Monday. “Yesterday (Monday, April 3, 2023) in the morning, when …

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"JB"

More coming in on Red Frog: PNO is doing our due diligence

As I teased into the other day, there has been quite a bit of incoming e-mails and chatter about the actions of one “Joe Haley” in particular and his treatment of the owners of Red Frog Beach.  We bowed out after presenting more proof than what got TRUMP indicted, only …

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Politics

Abrego makes it “official” for candidacy. I still feel an Abrego/Martinelli ticket.

Deputy Yanibel Ábrego and leader of the “El Cambio Es Ya” payroll, made official her presidential candidacy of the Cambio Democrático (CD) party, ahead of the elections on May 5, 2024. Accompanied by co-partisans and colleagues, she ran for the primaries of the political collective. Ábrego, who is in a …

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US News of note

Back in the states: TRUMP getting the MARTINELLI treatment

The former president of the United States Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the 34 charges in relation to irregular payments to the porn actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign, so that she would not make public a sexual relationship between the two. Former US President …

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"JB"

STAY in TOUCH: New update for the “Bocas Brigade” COMING SOON.

Just a little teaser into the fact that it seems people are “FINALLY” getting REAL and ORGANIZED to not allow PNO to be the lone site shining a light into the darkness that is RFB and Bocas.

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