Monthly Archives: August 2012

U.S. Ambassador Farrar visits Bocas del Toro

I received the following message from the U.S. Embassy related to an up coming visit to Bocas del Toro

Attention U.S. citizens
U.S. Ambassador Farrar visits
Bocas del Toro
On Thursday, September 13, 2012

Itinerary (Both at Hotel Angela):
09:00 a.m. – Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Ambassador Farrar and U.S.
citizens in Bocas del Toro

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.– Consular Services (see list of services below)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Ambassador Farrar will hold a Town Hall meeting for American citizens in Bocas del Toro on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hotel Angela.

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An American Consul from the United States will also visit Bocas del Toro on that day to provide consular services to American citizens in the area during the following schedule: Thursday, September 13, 2012 – Bocas del Toro, Hotel Angela from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p. m.

1. Applications for U.S. passports.
2. Notarizations.
3. Registrations.
4. Voting registrations.
5. Applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA): for this service, only the child’s passport application, fee, and child’s photo will be accepted. A later appointment to submit the complete documentation in the Consular Section in Panama City should be scheduled by US Citizen parent transmitting the citizenship to the child.

No visa services will be provided. Services will be provided on first come – first serve basis.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
1. Please bring photocopies of all documents to be submitted.
2. Please bring the exact cash amount to pay for the service.
3. Please bring the completed form. Please access the following link for information on fees, and forms you need to download, complete and bring: http://panama.usembassy.gov/service.html

Thank you.
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U.S. Vice Consul visits to David and Boquete in September

This following announcement is about U.S. Vice Consul visits to the Hotel Nacional in David from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2012, and the Panamonte Hotel in Boquete, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Attention U.S. citizens
U.S. Vice Consul visits
David and Boquete, Chiriqui
On Tuesday September 11 and
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Itinerary (David): Hotel Nacional
2:00 p.m .– 5:00 p.m. – Consular Services (see list of services below)

Itinerary (Boquete): The Panamonte Inn
08:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.– Consular Services (see list of services below)

An American Consul from the United States will visit David and Boquete, Chiriqui to provide the following consular services to American citizens in the area:

1. Applications for U.S. passports.
2. Notarizations.
3. Registrations.
4. Voting registrations.
5. Applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA): for this service, only the child’s passport application, fee, and child’s photo will be accepted. A later appointment to submit the complete documentation in the Consular Section in Panama City should be scheduled by US Citizen parent transmitting the citizenship to the child.

No visa services will be provided. Services will be provided on first come – first serve basis.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
1. Please bring photocopies of all documents to be submitted.
2. Please bring the exact cash amount to pay for the service.
3. Please bring the completed form. Please access the following link for information on fees, and forms you need to download, complete and bring: http://panama.usembassy.gov/service.html

Thank you!

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Atención ciudadanos Americanos
Vice Cónsul visita
David y Boquete, Chiriqui
el martes 11 de septiembre y
miércoles, 12 de septiembre de 2012

Itinerario (David): Hotel Nacional
2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. – Servicios Consulares (ver lista de servicios adjunto)

Itinerary (Boquete): The Panamonte Inn
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.– Servicios Consulares (ver lista de servicios adjunto)

Un Cónsul de los Estados Unidos estará visitando las ciudades de David y Boquete, Chiriquí, para proporcionar los siguientes servicios consulares a los ciudadanos Americanos del área.

1. Solicitudes para pasaportes.
2. Notarizaciones.
3. Registro de ciudadanos norteamericanos.
4. Registro para votar en elecciones de los Estados Unidos
5. Solicitudes para reportes de nacimientos (CRBA): para este Servicio,solamente se aceptara el pago de la aplicación para el pasaporte del menor y la foto. Los padres deberán hacer una cita en el Consulado para completar la documentación requerida para dicho trámite.

No estaremos procesando visas de turismo. Se atenderá por orden de llegada.

NOTICIA IMPORTANTE
1. Favor de llevar fotocopias de los documentos a ser utilizados.
2 Favor de traer el dinero exacto para pagar el costo del servicio.
3. Favor de traer el formulario rellenado y acceda al siguiente enlace para información sobre costos y formularios necesarios para sus respectivos servicios consulares: http://panama.usembassy.gov/service.html

Gracias!

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For updated information on the security situation in Panama, please contact the American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy at (011)-507-317-5030. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in Clayton, Building 783, in the Clayton section of Panama. The Embassy web site is http://panama.usembassy.gov/ and e-mails should be addressed to Panama-ACS@state.gov. The after-hours and emergency phone number is (011)-507-317-5000.

For up-to-date information on security, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov. Further information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in Panama are encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). By enrolling, you make it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in case of an emergency.

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You know you’re getting old when you have too much room in the house and not enough in the medicine cabinet.

If You Want A VFW Post in the David area

I received the following to post.

Mr. Williams my name is Fred Middleton, we met briefly when the ambassador was in David, I was part of the VFW crew that was present.
I would like to request you post on this medium the interest of the VFW starting a Post in the David area, the entry should read : any american veteran of foreign wars interested in starting a VFW Post in the David area , please contact Fred Middleton at  frm1589@yahoo.com or 6677-2866.
Thank you for your assistance.
Respectfully,
Fred Middleton

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

Capital Bank – David

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of attending a press conference and a follow-on inauguration party at Hotel Ciudad de David, for a new bank that has opened its doors in David.

I was invited by two very nice ladies from 24-7, who were responsible for the promotion.

The news conference took place in the new David facilities in Plaza GERABER on Avenida Obaldia across from the new Casa Gala and to the left of Optic Metro.

As I mentioned, I got there early and had an opportunity to check out the “good eats” that were being provided. Obviously, my being a jubilado on a fixed budget, I supplement my Blogging income ($0/ month), with any free meals I can come up with. Grand openings like this are heaven to me. Continue reading Capital Bank – David

I don’t drink champagne anymore after a really bad experience. We had it at my wedding.

Yes, Officer. I did see the Speed Limit sign. I just didn’t see you.