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I received a request to post the following:

Dear Mr. Ray,

The Chiriqui Bulls Football Team would like to invite your readership to the Chiriqui State Football Championship Game (This is a Full Contact Game).

WHEN: Saturday – October 17, 2015



TICKET PRICES: $1.00 per person.


Thank you very much for your continued support. Any reader that mentions they saw this on Chiriqui Chatter will be allowed to take pictures with the Team on the Field at Half Time.

Sincerely Yours we remain,

Angel Quintero, President
Defensive End #92
Chiriqui Bulls Football Club
Full Contact American Football
Professional Level – Amateur
Recognized by PANDEPORTES

Corruption -Travesty – Robbed – Disappointment

If you are a sports advocate and watched the Panama vs. Mexico match last Night in the Gold Cup you should have felt sorry for Panama and the sport.

I have watched a lot of sporting events and have never watched officiating that absolutely determined the outcome of the game.

It started with a Panamanian player (Tejada) getting ejected with a red flag that at most should have been a yellow flag early in the game. A horrible call.

Panama played a man short for the remainder of the first half and still prevented Mexico from scoring.

In the second half, Panama scored and a well played goal.

Later in the half an foul was called resulting in a penalty kick which Mexico scored.

With about two minutes to go in the official half, another horrible call was made giving Mexico another penalty kick.

There is no question that Panama should have won the game and it was literally given to Mexico by the officials.

Mexico may very well win the Gold Cup and it is no prize because it was bought.

I like good sports and winning and losing is a part of sports, but unfortunately corruption won last night’s game.

Chiriquí – American Football League

I received the following for posting.

Dear Don,

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).


Anthony Bustamante
Bulls Football Team
David City


More English Classes With Dario

Dario gave me a call the other day and asked if I could help with some students he had in private classes.

The first group contained six students that work for Pesca Panama, which is a sport fishing company based out of the Pedregal Marina. This was an interesting group. Many, if not all, had had zero training in English before starting with Dario three months ago.

They had made a good bit of progress in such a short period of time. Obviously many of the clients for Pesca Panama are from outside Panama and being able to speak some English is very important. Continue reading More English Classes With Dario

2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies

If you did not watch the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics, you missed a tremendous ceremony. I believe I enjoyed it more than any I can remember. They really put on a great show.

They had James Bond escort the Queen in the Palace. They had Mr. Bean playing in the orchestra (what a riot he was). They had music across the years. And of course, they had the competitors marching into the stadium.

Muhammad Ali was even there. How special was that.

I couldn’t help but think, as I watched all the young athletes march in, that there are a lot of beautiful people in the world. All had bright smiling faces, bright sparkling eyes, and the hopes of each of their countries on their shoulders.

The raising of the Olympic flag was accompanied with music that would sooth a tortured sole.

Then there was the ceremony of the Olympic torch, which was carried into the stadium. It was used to light flames for each of the countries. Truly beautiful. Then the fireworks were amazing.

Sir Paul McCartney sang Hey Jude. There was something for everyone in the opening ceremony. I am glad I didn’t miss it.

I took a couple photos while I watched the TV. Of course for Lilliam, I had to take the following photo of Costa Rica’s participants. I took the photos with the iPhone, so the quality isn’t great.

Of course I had to get Panama’s Irving Saladino, and President Martinelli.

Let the games begin!