Monthly Archives: July 2011

I’m Cold!

It rained all night and looks like it will rain all day. I have turned off all fans and am still cold. I bet Boquete and Volcan are REALLY cold

Looking at the heat wave in the central US, I would like to send a little of this rain their way.

Such a peaceful time and a gentle rain. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

Blood Platelets Needed Today

I just received the following emergency request.

Blood platelets needed from 6 persons today; for surgery for Lee Colligan. He had a swimming accident and is paralyzed. Telephone Sheryl Colligan 6452 1472. Hospital Chiriqui.

UPDATE July 29

OK just got an update. They got 7 platelet donors, three family members and 4 Panamanians. The surgery was postponed until today. He just went under. They flew in a surgeon from PC.

Just Sharing

The Internet helps me keep up with my grandchildren. My granddaughter Lindsay, in Austin, recently had corrective surgery on her foot to fix problems caused previously by another doctor. People who worry about healthcare in panama, just remember that all is not perfect in the US either.

Here is Lindsay getting ready for surgery. Some people are beautiful in any garb.

Here is a photo of her latest badge of growing up. This is after the cast was removed. She will have to put up with this for another 6 weeks. Continue reading if you have a strong stomach. Continue reading Just Sharing

Message For U.S. Citizens – New On-Line Appointment System Mandatory For Passport And Notary Services Starting August 15, 2011

Here is the latest ACS message.


DATE: 28 JULY 2011


The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a new on-line appointment system to manage passport and notary services provided by the Consular Section. This new system will reduce wait times for service and assist applicants by clarifying all needed documentation before appointments are scheduled.

As of August 15, 2011, the following services will be provided by appointment only:

ROUTINE PASSPORT SERVICES (please access the following link for information):

NOTARY SERVICES (please access the following link for information):

(please access the following link for information):

Appointments will be available as of July 29, 2011.

Services for emergencies, generally defined as having life or death implications, will still be handled on a walk-in basis during normal service hours.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in Clayton, Building 783, in the Clayton section of Panama. The Consular Section telephone number is 207-7000, fax is 207-7303. The Embassy web site is

Boquete Comes to David

The Boquete Tuesday venders meeting is coming to David on Wednesdays. Last week was a disaster because of the road construction, so yesterday was the first real event.

Hopefully next Wednesday will have an even larger number of venders.

I stopped by so Lilliam could stock up on the Finca Santa Marta organic vegetables.   Keep up with what is happening with the Finca Marta Blog.

Place your order for next Wednesday and they will bring it.

Elizabeth Worley had the following display. Continue reading Boquete Comes to David

Celebrate with us the 97th Anniversary of the Panama Canal

I received this today. I would love to go, but don’t think I can make it. If you go, tell them you read about it on Chiriquí Chatter.

Celebrate with us the 97th Anniversary of the Panama Canal


Alonso and Carmela Gobern

The Editors of the Panama Cyberspace News

 invite you to

 Join our partial transit of the Panama Canal

 Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 7 a.m.

Continue reading Celebrate with us the 97th Anniversary of the Panama Canal