I moved to Panama in April of 2003. This is the second time I have established a website for the purpose of recording my experiences while living as a pensionado/retiree in this beautiful country. My first experiences were in Boquete and I have since moved to the city of David in the province of Chiriqui.
Chiriquí Chatter is written in a journal format. It has items that I am interested in which include hobbies, items related to the Chiriquí Province, or maybe just something I want to comment on. This site is my personal website and has no financial ties or alignments with any business. It is free of advertisements. If you find any link that has become a dead link, I would appreciate it if you would let me know and I will correct it.
Any businesses that I recommend are because I have used them and found them to be trustworthy and fair in their business practices. If my personal experience, with any business that I have written favorable articles about, changes then the new experience will be reflected.
As I said before, I put this site up for my pleasure and it enables me to keep my finger in a little technology as well as allowing me to record my experiences in Panama. However, I also hope that it will provide some value and possibly some enjoyment to others that are considering Panama as a retirement option. I am not a journalist or a writer, so if you find the style that of a country boy, then my roots have been revealed.
Thanks for taking the time to look around and I hope you enjoy yourself.
By the way. There is a Creative Commons License listed in the sidebar under Chiriquí Chatter License. This provides the usage requirement for using any of the material in this blog.
UPDATE: Maybe I should add that I am the current Warden for David for the U.S. Embassy in Panama City. All U.S. Embassy notices that are sent to me by the American Citizens Services unit are posted under ACS in the TAG Cloud on the right side of the page.
A Warden is a private U.S. citizen who volunteers to assist the American Citizen Services section in communicating with Americans in Panama, preparing for disasters and alerting Americans to emergency situations. Warden Systems provide a reliable way to reach American citizens in the event of an emergency as well as facilitate the distribution of routine administrative information. Wardens provide updates on ongoing events to Americans in their district and organizations and assist in the enrollment of newcomers in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) program. In emergencies, Wardens may be called upon to help locate missing Americans, or visit an American citizen in a jail or hospital.
I should also indicate that all posts are the opinions of the author and my opinions should not be construed to reflect the U.S. Embassy’s opinion in Panama City.
Feel free to drop me an email if you have questions about something I might be able to answer. Just remove the spaces from the following address. donraycc @ gmail.com
Don Ray Williams