Monthly Archives: April 2011

Phase One of Operation Juggler is Complete

Phase One of Operation Juggler is complete. The U.S. Citizen (known to many in David as The Juggler) that was missing and later found needing an operation to remove a tumor, has made the first leg of his trip back to the U.S. and is currently across the hall from me in Hotel Milan in Panama City.

The most difficult part of the trip was getting him on and off the small Air Panama aircraft. Getting him off the plane was the most difficult taking 20 minutes, after all other passengers had exited.

I would like to thank my friend John Clement, in David, for all of his help getting The Juggler from his apartment to the David airport this morning. A good friend of The Juggler had come down to Panama to escort The Juggler back to the U.S. John also provided a place for The Juggler’s friend to stay for his one night in David.

I would like to thank my friend Omar for helping The Juggler’s friend with transportation from Tocumen to the Milan Hotel, and the next day to Albrook for his flight to David. Today Omar met all of us at Albrook and took The Juggler and his friend to the Milan hotel.

Omar had asked the hotel if they had a wheelchair and while they didn’t, the receptionist loaned her desk chair to roll The Juggler to his room. Thank you Hotel Milan.

I also would like to thank The Juggler’s angel, without which, I am quite confident that today’s trip would never have happened. Had she not insisted that I come see him, he might not have gotten checked to find the problem. After that she was beside his side caring for him until he departed the David airport this morning.

The fact that the U.S. Embassy was able to arrange an emergency passport for The Juggler’s friend and the fact that we were able to line up transportation on one of the most difficult traveling times in Panama still amazes me. Thanks to the U.S. Embassy or the passport help and to the Man upstairs who must have helped allowing the flight arrangements to be made.

Phase Two of Operation Juggler will begin at 10:30A.M. tomorrow, when Omar will return and deliver the pair to Tocumen for their flight to Houston. I will help until they leave the hotel and then Lilliam and I will head to Colon, to begin our trip.

I am assuming that tomorrow’s transportation will be a little easier for The Juggler, with larger airplanes and no stairs to negotiate.

I will stay in contact with The Juggler’s family in the U.S. and will try to let his friends know how he is doing.

All of the Chiriquí Chatter readers, that have a good relationship with the Man upstairs are requested to put in a good word for The Juggler.

Lets all hope that Phase Three of Operation Juggler (recovery from surgery) goes as well as Phase one and the upcoming Phase Two.

The Beginning

Today is the beginning of the long awaited trip. This morning Lilliam and I will fly to Panama City and will spend the night in the Milan hotel.

Tomorrow we will be picked up at the hotel and taken to Colon to board the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas for what I expect to be a wonderful trip.

As I have mentioned before, I will try to keep up with emails, but I can’t promise more then that.

I have made arrangements to have any U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services notices posted if they are issued.

Remember that today is the first day of the rest of your life. Enjoy it to the fullest and know that Lilliam and I will be doing the same.

1999 Chevrolet Silverado For Sale

I received a request to post the following:

This truck has an extended cab, 4X4, 5 speed overdrive manual transmission, 6 liter VorTec engine, long bed with heavy duty construction rack, tool boxes optional. She has 96,000 miles and has been registered in Dolega (just North of David) the last 4 years.

No accidents, maintenance maintained from day 1 with AmsOil in all gear boxes, 14,000 miles on new engine (lost fuel regulator coming down from the states) and HD Michelin Load Range E tires (17,000).

Factory Installed:
Heavy Duty 4 Wheel Disk Brakes
Power Doors, Windows & Mirrors
Wide Access Third Door
Gauge Package with Tachometer
Additional Power Outlets
Tow Package
Front Recovery Hooks
3.73 Ratio Rear Axle
Locking Rear Axle
Front Bucket Seats
Off-Road Skid Plate

Headers with Cat-Back System
AirAid Air Induction Box
Taylor HP Wires w/ Pulstar Plugs
PowerAid Helix Bore Spacer
Sony MP3 Player w/Bass Box
8″ Channel Steel Rear Bumper

Located in David, $10,000 sale price, for more information contact Jeff @ 6486-4551

Super Replica Customer Asks For Help

Everyday, I get hits because of old posts I did about Super Replicas in David. Super Replicas promised to show me a car many times and never delivered on the promise. I finally gave up and quit asking to see one.

Because I was getting so many hits, I sent an email to Super Replica asking if Tony Sinclair still was involved with the company.

I received a reply back from Tony saying he is still here and still involved. The only replica I ever saw was shown in this old post. Tony told me he didn’t want me to take closeups photos because he said it was not up to final quality.

The Super Replica shop is across the street from Da- Li restaurant. I have been to the Da-Li restaurant several times and have not seen anyone entering, leaving or any cars. I still could not say if this location is involved with a replica business or not.  If you go to Da-Li, you might want to go across the street and ask to see some of their work.

The other locations that Tony had shown me for the early posts are do not appear to be associated with SR anymore. I really don’t know the status of this company, but if it were me, I would go to the assembly plant and ask to see examples of finished products before I blindly sent money.

I say this because I just received the following request for help from a client of Super Replica. At his request, I am posting his email.

From……: Ricardo

Hello, my name is Ricardo Amorim. I’m talking from Brazil. I’m contacting you because, you’re from the same city of the one company that I look for. The name is Super Replica. Could you help me with any information would already be very kind. I’m thinking that I was curled. I sent money to this people and they simply disappeared. Can you help me with anything that you have? Any information, any personal judgment. Will help very much. I’m talking from Brasília, Brazil – capital of Brazil.

Thanks I will waiting for you answer.