Volcan Town Meeting Nov 9 at Valley of the Moon restaurant

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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2011 AT 10:00 AM TOWN MEETING MEETS AT THE VALLEY OF THE MOON RESTAURANT. DIRECTIONS – AS YOU ENTER VOLCAN FROM CONCEPCION YOU TURN LEFT AT THE FIRST GAS STATION AND PASS THE OCTANGULAR BUILDING AND TURN RIGHT AT THE CONCRETE WALL AND THEN BEAR TO THE LEFT TO THE RESTAURANT.  THE RESTAURANT IS HOLDING A BAKE SALE AT THE END OF THE TOWN MEETING AND IF YOU WISH TO BUY FRESH BAKED DELICACIES AND BREADS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT REASONABLE PRICES.  THE RESTAURANT TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 6936 5226 IF YOU WISH TO RESERVE AN ORDER

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IS COMMENCING AND APPROPRIATELY WE INVITED EXECUTIVES FROM NEW, LARGE  PANAFOTO STORE IN THE CONWAY-REY  MALL OF DAVID TO SPEAK.  THE STORE HAS THE LARGEST SELECTION OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES, APPLIANCES  AND OTHER ITEMS IN DAVID.   THE PRICES ARE ABOUT THE LOWEST IN DAVID WHEN YOU SHOP AND COMPARE.    FOR THOSE IN ATTENDANCE,   THE STORE IS HOLDING A RAFFLE FOR FREE GIFTS.  ALSO THE STORE WILL ISSUE  ATTENDEES A  CERTIFICATE FOR ADDITIONAL  DISCOUNTS BELOW THEIR EVERYDAY LOW PRICES,  ON PARTICULAR ITEMS SUCH AS BOSE SOUND EQUIPMENT, TOSHIBA LAP TOP COMPUTERS 5%, LG APPLIANCES 10%, SAMSUNG 10% FOR NOVEMBER PURCHASES. ETC TO HELP YOU WITH XMAS PURCHASES.   YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS PRIVATE COMPANY, THE VARIOUS PRODUCT LINES, NEW PRODUCTS BEING INTRODUCED, GUARANTEES, AND SALES AND RETURN POLICIES. 

 

A SECOND SPEAKER WILL BE THE DIRECTOR OF ANAN,  (AUTORIDAD NACIONAL DEL AMBIENTE) FOR CHIRIQUI PROVINCE.

 

ANAN IS THE PANAMA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND HAS A WIDE SCOPE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.  YOU PROBALY HAD TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FROM ANAN WHEN YOU WANTED TO CUT DOWN TREES ON YOUR PROPERTY.  ANAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING ILLEGAL LOGGING, AND ENCOURAGES REFORRESTATION.  ANAN MUST REVIEW ALL NEW BUILDING PLANS OF HOMES  TO CONSIDER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.  ANAN ALSO RUNS PANAMA NATIONAL PARKS.   THE AGENCY TRIES TO ENFORCE THE ILLEGAL USE OF CHEMICAL PESTICIDES AND HERBACIDES, AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THREE METER WILDERNESS  RULE AROUND STREAMS AND RIVERS.  THE PREVENTION OF  DUMPING OF GARBAGE IN THE RIVERS IS ANOTHER RESPONSIBILITY.  IN OTHER WORDS , ANAN IS RESPONSIBILE FOR THE CLEANLINESS OF AIR, LAND AND WATER.   

 

ANOTHER SPEAKER IS GUS HIEM, THE AMERICAN, WHILE SLEEPING IN HIS HOUSE, WAS RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS WITH  A BLUNT BLOW TO THE HEAD, STABBED SIX TIMES IN THE CHEST AND LEFT FOR DEAD AND LIVED, BECAUSE A NEIGHBOR HEARD HIS UNCONSCIOUS MOANING, INVESTIGATED AND RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE EXCELLENT MEDICAL ATTENTION SAVED HIS LIFE.   THERE WAS NO FORED ENTRANCE TO HIS HOUSE AND ONLY HIS PANAMANIAN WIFE WAS PRESENT.   GUS WILL REPORT IN HIS OPINION OF  AN UNSATISFACTORY ATTORNEY, EMBASSY AND POLICE RESOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM.   LET US HOPE THAT YOU ARE SAFER THAN GUS. 

 

FINALLY, WE WILL DISCUSS TWO LETTERS  PROPOSED  TO BE SENT OUT BY TOWN MEETING TO AID MEMBERS.

 

THE FIRST LETTER IS TO PRESIDENT MARTINELLI ASKING HIM FOR CONSULTATION ON HOW  PENSIONADOS WHO HAVE LIVED IN PANAMA FOR OVER 5 YEARS CAN  PAY A FEE TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPT. FOR CITIZENSHIP PROVIDING THEY MEET ALL THE OTHER CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS

THE SECOND LETTER IS IN SUPPORT OF RON MCGREW, CONVICTED OF MURDER BY A DAVID COURT, TO USA AMBASSADOR TO PANAMA,PHYLLIS POWER,  REQUESTING FULL SUPPORT OF THE  USA GOVERNMENT OF AN APPARENT INJUSTICE AND UNFAIRNESS OF A “HOUSE WATCHER”, MCGREW, PROTECTING HIS LIFE FROM AN APPARENT THREAT TO HIS LIFE FROM A CRIMINAL.

WE CANNOT SIT ON OUR HANDS.  WE CANNOT LET MCGREW ROT IN PRISON.  HELP FREE MCGREW

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