Chiriquí Watch

In a recent comment, I was made aware of a user driven public service Internet system.

It is intended to be used to record observations from the community related to all items that affect the community’s well being. Examples could be robberies, vandalism, suspicious observations, road conditions, etc.

It should not intended to post your neighbor’s daughter’s fifth birthday, even though I am sure that is important.

All of this is a part of Ushahid. “Ushahidi” means “testimony” in Swahili.

What I have activated for Chiriquí is a piece of the system called CROWDMAP.

With the advances in technology, we may be able to make Chiriquí a shining example of communities, in a province, joining together to provide the information to prevent crime, solve crime and raise the awareness of all involved.

As you will see, you are permitted to include a photo or video if it is appropriate.

I am learning the system as you are. Let’s call this a beta test. I invite you to join in.

Let me introduce you to Chiriquï Watch.

56 thoughts on “Chiriquí Watch

  1. There has been a rash of armed home invasions from Bugaba to Buena Vista in the last couple of weeks. They are hitting expats and Panamanians. They are hitting during the day, probably because people don’t lock doors in the daytime. You need to keep doors locked when in doors and be vigilant. Watch out for strangers on bicycles. Try not to keep a fixed schedule and don’t make it easy for others to know your schedule. If you are elderly or live alone you are at extra risk.

  2. I live in Boquete and have Cable Onda for cable tv, phone, and internet. Works good enough. There may be cheaper options. There are good things to know however and it would best to find a friend here to answer all the questions you might have. Where to purchase things that you have a hard time finding, How to get set up with utilities etc. You can call me at 730-5083 . My name is Ross Blankert 6838-0894 is my cell. I am at the bibliotecha (library) on Monday afternoons 2;30 to 4:30 for tutoring math to kids.

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