Plaza El Terronal was scheduled to open around December 15, 2005. Obviously that date has come and gone. However, that is not that uncommon for construction in Panama. A house completing within three months of the scheduled date, is pretty good. For a construction such as Plaza El Terronal, it will probably take more. Since the Christmas season is over, I could easily see this going into March before anything of substance is in and ready for business.
I heard of one man that came to Chiriqui (I don’t remember if it was in Boquete) and bought some land to build on. He then paid a builder to build his house while he returned to his home country. He returned six months later expecting to see his house almost complete. He found his land untouched and found that the person who had contracted to build his house had disappeared. In Panama you never pay up front for a project.