I received the following for posting.
Chiriqui has an American Football League. Our Team would like to invite your readership to our next Pre-Season Game which will be held at the San Cristobal Stadium in David City on the 18th of April, 2015 @ 5:30 pm. Bring the family and enjoy the games. Full contact American football will be played. There will be a $1.00 (one dollar ticket fee).
Bulls Football Team
I received a request to post the following.
Chiriqui Singles will be gathering at The Oasis every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, beginning THIS FRIDAY, May 3rd. We want to invite “Adult Singles” of all ages to come mingle and make new friends.
Although we are meeting in Boquete, we hope that our friends from David and the surrounding Chiriqui region will also come join us in this weekly social gathering.
Please do not crash this event if you are not single. (You know who you are.)
If you have questions/comments, please see the discussion or event posting on http://boquete.ning.com
I received a request to post the following.
I wondered if you’d please post the following about an important meeting in Boquete tomorrow, April 16.
The subject is a planned 50-70 foot cell tower in the heart of El Santuario. If successful, this will be the second one pushed on our small community by outside interests.
The meeting will be at Villa Marita at 4:30 p.m. The agenda will be to discuss various options open to us to successfully oppose this project and to prepare for a meeting with the mayor and city council. We are circulating a petition and will have that available for people to sign. We will also have packets of information and an update on actions taken thus far.
We’re asking that people from all parts of Boquete attend this meeting. Although the current problem is in El Santuario and proximate neighborhoods, there is no limit to the number of other neighborhoods that may have to contend with this same problem in the future. Standing with El Santuario today will help all of Boquete tomorrow.
For more information, please contact Keith Cline at 720-2523, 6682-3030, or email@example.com
I am posting the following two emails, that I just received. I know nothing more than you will know after reading this email, as it is the first time I have seen it. While the first email said I can help, that would be difficult today, because my day is be pretty booked and I know nothing. However, if this is for a future event, I am available after I know more.
If you are aware of this new visa, feel free to leave a comment, but based on the email, today is the last day. However, that may be for the Bocas event.
I have sent an email to the US Embassy in Panama requesting more information on the 2 year visa, and will update when I learn more.
Saria / Jaun,
Following is copy of email sent to my Bocas List, including Americans and other foreigners, some single emails naming both husband and wife, totaling approximately 360 persons. I will have our BocasBreeze News send similar email to their List.
In a few weeks, I’ll info you number of qualified persons desiring the 2-Yr Visa, who did not get if on 30 April. If sufficient number, hopefully we can schedule a second Immigration event in Bocas.
In your planning of Immigration’s 2-Yr Visa event in David, if you have not done so, contact Don Ray Williams, David Warden for US Embassy Panama, at firstname.lastname@example.org , 6638 3372, or thru his David OnLine News www.chiriquichatter.net/blog . If you plan a Boquete visit, Don can assist you.
Bocas Warden, US Embassy Panama
757 9717 / 6621 1897 email@example.com
Better late than never, I am just now learning that there is a new Panama Immigration Law that may affect you.
The Law pertains to acquiring a new type Visa – good for two years. There are certain qualifications and conditions, but for many foreigners, residing long term as Tourists in Panama, the new Visa will be a valuable convenience.
This new Visa permits qualifying Tourists to remain continuously for two years in Panama. You will no longer need to exit/re-enter Panama every 90 days, applying for consecutive 90-day Visas (which are in fact an allowed nonconformance of Immigration Law). Next, two years from now, I’ll not speculate what Immigration Laws may prevail.
With the Two-Yr Visa, you may choose to exit Panama and re-enter, at any time(s) within the 2-yr period; but before exit, you must acquire from Immigration a Multi Exit/Entry Permit, stamped in your passport. If you hold a Resident Visa or a Pensionado Visa, you don’t (no longer) need this Multi Exit/Entry Permit.
The Two-Yr Visa will be granted to persons who are here with current Tourist Visas or expired Tourist Visas, if they meet the qualifications. To qualify for the Two-Yr Visa, you must present: Continue reading New 2 Year Visa?
I received the following request for Conversational English Event. If you can assist, pleas contact Patricia.
Hi Don! It’s me again! Just letting you know that I am having another activity with my students at the University Nueva Luz (Located in the Terronal-American School). I am in the afternoon now, and this group is not as advanced as the morning group. But I still want to see their interaction with native English speakers. This time the students will be offering a “brindis” of tipial Panamanian foods. The activity will begin around eleven thirty and last until about three. I want to try to involve both groups together this time. Mostly because one group is more advanced and maybe the others will see that they too will advance just as the others did. Anyone volunteers for this activity and will be greatly appreciated. It will take place on Saturday 10th. If any one has any questions they can contact me at 6455-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
I received a request to post the following announcement for Mother’s Day in Boquete.
Rio Cristal is the Bar and Restaurant located up at the Installations of the
Boquete Tree Trek.
There will be transport offered from the Boquete Tree Trek Office in Plaza
Los Establos. You can also drive if you wish to the Tree Trek by using the
Palo Alto Road.
Saturday evening I went to the Chiriquí mall to watch the modeling presentation that was being put on. I had been told that it would start around 6:00 PM. Of course, I forgot that that was Panama time and maybe I didn’t understand the correct starting time either.
This was how it looked when I arrived. As the crowd arrived, they had to bring in extra seating because they hadn’t set up enough.
Shortly after arriving the asked everyone to exit and enter though the main entrance to pay admission. It was $5 a person. I gave them a Chiriquí Chatter card and told them I was only there so I could take photos and post on the web. I guess it was a good thing I mentioned that, because they gave me a seat in the front row at the end of the runway. Lucky me!
At seven they apologized for starting late, but said it would be about another hour. The actual program got started close to 8:00 PM. By then, it was dark. They did have some spot lights illuminating the runway, but it was not sufficient to take photos without flash. My small flash didn’t do as good a job as I would have liked and I have had to discard a fair number of photos.
This was an experience for me as I have never watched a modeling session and certainly have never taken photos of one. The lighting as well as the constant movement provided challenges. I apologize to those whose photos I didn’t take well, but with Chiriquí Chatter, you get what you pay for. 🙂 Continue reading Chicos y Chicas modelos de 2009
I received the following request to post information on a benefit concert in Dolega.
From……: Gordon Brown
Good Evening Don,
We’re throwing a benefit concert this Saturday, November 29th, for a music camp for children from Hogar Trisker and Casa Esperanza: if you could you post the following that would be great.
Concert to Benefit Summer Music Camp for the children of Casa Hogar Trisker and Casa Esperanza
Date: November 29, 2008
Time: 3:00pm- 9:00pm
Place: FincAzul, Dolega
(TURN INTO DOLEGA AT THE BUS STOP (FROM DAVID TURN RIGHT, FROM BOQUETE TURN LEFT) GO ONE BLOCK AND TURN RIGHT DOWN THE MAIN ST. OF DOLEGA. PASS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND CENTRAL PARK ON YOUR RIGHT. GO LEFT AT THE 2ND INTERSECTION AFTER THE PARK (THERE ARE 2 SUPERMARKETS) STAY ON THIS ROAD FOR 1KM. AS IT FORKS RIGHT AND CURVES AROUND AND CROSSES 2 BRIDGES.
YOU WILL SEE FINCAZUL ON YOUR LEFT RIGHT AFTER THE BRIDGES. THERE’S A ROUND SIGN AND A GATE WITH TWO BIG BLUE POSTS. LOST? CALL ROB 6648-2839.Directions)
Program: Children presentations, Mickey and Squirt (US folk and rock), Taina (Panamanian typico), Rob Knox (US blues and rock), Gordon and Richelle Brown (US jazz and rock), Bruce and Steve (US rock), Natural Sound (Panamanian and Bossa Nova), Agua de Pipa (Panamanian fusion) Pepe Calavera (Panamanian rock), Decimo, Typico
Food and drink will be available. Tia Bell, the clown, will be FACE-painting and making balloon animals for the children,
Entrance fee: $5 – 100% goes to the camp (artists are performing free) Continue reading Dolega Benefit Concert – This coming Saturday