Monthly Archives: March 2012

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

Charming Casita in Boquete with stunning views, fully furnished.

I received the following for posting.

Charming Casita in Boquete with stunning views, fully furnished.

Custom designed and constructed, the space planning of this charming casita is lovingly graced with an open and airy ambiance.

Take the bedrooms for instance; the master is 15 feet by 20 feet with a walkout to the expansive view terrace.

The second bedroom is a man-sized 11 feet by 18 feet with floor to ceiling closet and a gorgeous garden vista. Large enough for a queen sized bed and an executive desk (installed) with a return for your computer peripherals and printer.

LOW, LOW UTILITY COSTS (electric and propane) – under $100 per month. Continue reading Charming Casita in Boquete with stunning views, fully furnished.

Message For U.S. Citizens – Foreign Service Officer’S Test (Fsot)


U.S. Department of State
Invites you to take action…
Your career starts by visiting our website at where you can explore who we are, what we’re about, and more.  It’s also where you can register for the next Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).

All registrations for the Foreign Service Officer Test must be completed online.  The link to online registration will be available at our website and the registration package must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the opening of the window.  The test will be offered quarterly, each year, and registration for the FSOT will be open on a continuous basis.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
Applicants must be at least 20 years old
Applicants must be available for worldwide assignment.
No specific level in a foreign language is required for applicants.
Next test at US Embassy Panama will be in June 6th, 2012

Reader Request

I received a request to post the following notice. As with all posts of this nature, it is the responsibility of anyone interested in such a venture to do their own due diligence. This should not be assumed to be an endorsement by Chiriqui Chatter.

Hello Don

I’m David, the former Restaurate Renegade. I was looking for some former customers of the restaurants on the Chiriquichatter, to propose a business, but can not find the phone book with some of them.

I need to invest $ 20,000.00 (40%) in society Fuerza Oceanica, SA, regardless of one person (1 member), or multiple parts (multiplepartners), minimum $ 2,000.00 (4%)

Offered “very high” benefits, and ability to work (working partners),

Interested can contact me for details.

David Recort
Phone: +507 6041-1164



Hola Don


Soy David, del antiguo Restaurate Renegado. Estaba buscando algunos antiguos clientes del restaurante a traves de Chiriquichatter, para proponerles un negocio, pero no encuentro la agenda con los teléfonos de algunos de ellos.


Necesito invertir $20.000,00 (40%) en la sociedad Fuerza Oceánica, S.A., no importa de una sola persona (1 socio); o varias partes (varios socios), minimo $2.000,00 (4%)


Se ofrecen “muy altos” beneficios, y posibilidad de trabajar (socios trabajadores)


Interesados pueden contactarme para mas detalles.


David Recort

Phone: +507 6041-1164


Another Healthcare Experience

For the past week I have been assisting a lady whose husband is in the Regional Hospital. He came to the Regional Hospital after spending time in the Mae Lewis hospital. I was told that the bill in Mae Lewis was $28,000 for two weeks.

The decision was made to enter the Regional Hospital to get costs under control. The plan is when the patient is stabilized to return to the U.S. for final treatment.

The lady, I am working with, is paying a private nurse $150 a week and the nurse is also acting as her Spanish/English translator. Continue reading Another Healthcare Experience

Out of Work or Unemployed

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 9%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 9%.

ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?

ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed.
You have to look for work to be unemployed.


ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.

COSTELLO: What point?

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.


ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer
in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment rolls, that would count as
less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?

COSTELLO: That would be frightening.

ABBOTT: Absolutely.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you.
That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an economist.

COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!.

I didn’t say it was your fault; I said I was blaming you.

Home Invasion Robbery in the Los Nances Development

The following was reported by the Alto al Crimen Hot Line in Boquete. I also entered it into the Chiriquí Watch Site, which is for monitoring such activities for the entire Chiriquí Province.

Last nignt, Tuesday, March 20, at about 8:40PM, a violent home invasion robbery occurred in the Los Nances development on the Caldera road near Montanas de Caldera. The MO was identical to another robbery that took place less than a week ago in the Emerald Drive subdivision and we believe is connected with another violent attack in Volcan two weeks ago and possibly others – Three armed intruders broke in through a window, tied up and pistol whipped the residents and robbed the house at their leisure. Continue reading Home Invasion Robbery in the Los Nances Development

Casiolandia Fails the Test

As I had mentioned in a previous post, I had a problem with my Casio EX-H20G camera. I sent it to Casiolandia, in Panama City, for repair and they said it would be repaired under warranty. After two separate tries in dealing with the company, both times, when they returned the camera, it was not fixed.

I have finally given up and Lilliam’s granddaughter now has herself a camera. It works fine except for the GPS. She will love it.

I am now in the market for a new Point and Shoot. I doubt if I will replace it with another Casio, because I loved the camera. My experience with Casiolandia is my sole deciding factor.

Two thumbs down on Casiolandia for product support.

New Real Estate Agent from Florida

The other day I met a Panamanian who had recently moved back to Panama from Florida. She has started a Real Estate practice in David and I told her that if she would sent me some information, I would post it for her. Let me introduce you to Maggie.

Magdageny Decker

license number 2062

I can help to find rental, land on farm, water front, houses, etc.

Contact information numbers 6553-7197 Maggie, 6540-2180 Rossana,
6252-8356 Robert, this is my team .

we can help you on translate if you need to be around here,we also
make tourist guide packet.