Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS – New IRS Form for Overseas Taxpayers

U.S. Embassy Panama

March 6, 2012


Dear Wardens:  Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your area.  Thank you.




The Form 8938 (Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets) should be filed by taxpayers with specific types and amounts of foreign financial assets or foreign accounts.  It is important for taxpayers to determine whether they are subject to this new requirement because the law imposes significant penalties for failing to comply.

Form 8938, the instructions, regulations implementing this new foreign asset report, and other information to help taxpayers determine if they are required to file Form 8938 is available
on the web at: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/corporations/article/0,,id=236667,00.html .

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

Chiriquí Storage is on the Prowl

Hi Don,
Can you please post this message for us on Chiriqui Chatter?  –  Thank you!
WE’RE ON THE PROWL…..for Consignments!  Once again Chiriqui Storage has a furniture and household goods (including appliances and all kinds of stuff) consignment shop.  In order for this to be successful for the community we need YOUR used sofas, chairs, tables, refrigerators, etc.  WHEN WE HAVE ITEMS WE SELL THEM!!  If you have a piece of furniture you’re looking to replace please give us a chance to sell it for you.
Linda Pedersen 6714-2487

Mosto Bistro Has Moved

Lilliam and I got to try out the new and improved Mosto Bistro thanks to Jason. To get to it, turn off the InterAmerican highway at the traffic light and go south on Miguel A. Brenes (the street in front of Supper 99, Nissan and the Mitsubishi dealer). Turn right at the corner of the La Tipica Chinese restaurant. At the end of the block, on the left side, you will find Mosto Bistro.

Here are the GPS Coords (8.421774,-82.431105) and a Google map.

While I didn’t think to take a photo outside, I did take a couple photos inside, which follow:

Continue reading Mosto Bistro Has Moved

Sometimes Justice Prevails

This morning, the following information was posted on the David Gringos Yahoo Group.

I recently heard about the outcome of the accident that happened a couple of years ago near Price Smart that caused Paul and Jenny of Paradise Gardens to leave Panama.

I am not sure if they know and if someone has their email, perhaps they could pass it along. 

This is a quote from a friend who was recently involved in a car accident.

“My attorney, Betsy Carrera, represented ASSA Insurance CO in the fatal accident that occurred near Price Mart in which your friend who cared for your birds was involved. The case went to trail a few months ago and ASSA prevailed.
She was able to prove by the distance that the bird mans car was moved by the impact that the other driver was speeding well in excess of the 40 KPH limit, possibly as fast as 90 KPH. In spite of the lying witnesses she obtained other witnesses that testified that car was driving without lights. The car was black.

The judge ruled that the Panamanian driver was at fault. The brother of the Panamanian driver was in the front passenger seat and was killed. The driver was sentenced to 3 years in prison.”



I forwarded the information to Paul And Jenny and received a nice thank you note from Jenny.

For those of you that don’t know this case. Paul and Jenny owned Paradise Gardens (one of my favorite places). It was a major attraction for the Boquete area. They were involved in a fatal accident in front of PriceSmart.

Witnesses game out after the accident swearing that it was Paul’s fault. I am happy to see that once in a while the court system actually does it job even if it wasn’t soon enough to keep Paradise Gardens open.

Congratulations Paul and Jenny. Better late than never. Others have not been so lucky.

The strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone. by Thomas Huxley