I was just looking at my “Links from an external page” statistics and I saw that I had a large number coming from The Noriegaville News. I clicked over to the site to see what was on Okke’s mind today. The following appeared on my screen.;
Sorry, but The Noriegaville News is closed and is not coming back. Some deeply disturbed people have a problem with investigative in-your-face journalism in Panama and have not just kept their hate campaigns online but also moved them into the real world. The benefits of publishing this site do no longer outweigh the threats against family, people showing up with stun guns at my house and the abuse of Panama’s legal system and its backward libel laws for pure harrassment. It’s a great disappointment having to conclude that Panama does not offer a safe environment for free speech and publishing online, and that foreign rogues take advantage of these circumstances, but there is little we can do about it.
I will remove its URL from the Chiriquí Chatter Link section.