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Report Concludes Panama Needs More Skilled Labour

Report Concludes Panama Requires More Skilled Labour 12 Jul 2017 Catherine Perea 03.38pm A progress report on the 'Evolution, Situation and Prospects of Employment in Panama' concluded that the Panamanian economy generated 104,156 jobs between August 2014 and March 2017 and will continue to generate jobs, requiring more trained Panamanian human resource personnel. The Ministry of Labor and Social Development, MITRADEL, said that 39,230 people entered the labor market between March

Keith Woolford

Keith Woolford

Takin' Care of Business

During the last week, four expat fellows passed on in the community whom I didn't know personally. Bruce, Scott,  Bill, Allan. RIP A good personal reminder to be making sure I leave things in good order.  

Keith Woolford

Keith Woolford

Chiquita Banana

Nice visit to Puerto Armuelles today. Looks like Delmonte has a huge project ahead of them.

Hil

Hil

Inversion Table Wanted

I am looking for an inversion table.  If anyone in the Boquete or David area has one they would like to sell, please contact me at mic1951co@gmail.com or WhatsApp 6623 4860. Thanks!

Michael C

Michael C

Animal Cruelty

Never have I seen anything like this.  Thankfully, animal activist from all over the USA came in to resuce these beautiful dogs.  Hopefully this will not happen in Boquete. The concerned animal groups here in Boquete do a great job.  click on the link below; http://www.waltonsun.com/news/20170628/72-great-pyrenees-dogs-rescued-in-vernon-hoarding-case-photos

Hil

Hil

Water Buffalo

We traveled to Volcan for Mexican food again yesterday and had another real treat. We had seen two or three of the water buffalo in the orange groves on the short cut to Volcan before. But today we watched a heard of about 200 grazing and cleaning the underbrush from the orange trees. Nice drive, nice scenery and good food. Beats sitting  around the house comtemplating life.    

Hil

Hil

Your Passwords

As I write this, I am shaking my head.   Another site hacked, this time one that hold passwords for thousands of people.  What I am commenting on is a service called One Login.  It is a password manager service.   The idea is to keep all of your passwords in one place and have a program or app on your phone keep track of them so they can all be very long and different.   You only need to remember the one password for the service and the rest is done for you. Well, OneLogin was br

NATA, Panama

We stopped in this church yesterday on the way to Penonome. Religious or not it is truely amazing. It's the first pueblo the spaniards established according to the locals. In 1520 they landed there. You can't see the Pacific from town but it is very close. Most of the church and most things inside are original. The stone wagon wheels are the best things displayed to me. In three years the church will be 500 years old! There is a huge original bronze statue there also. We got there at noon, walke

Hil

Hil

Worldwide Ransomware Cyberattack

As predicted more than a year ago, we are seeing another expanded attack of "Ransomware"  (the encryption of your data and holding it for ransom).   The news reports are full of this, so I will not go over every detail yet again.   The basic questions everyone has are: 1.  Does it or will it affect me? Probably not but lets layout the details.   This particular malware/virus attacks older Windows XP,  Windows Vista and some unpatched Windows 7 installations.   It does not appear to att

Thank you, Boquete, from Art Café.

Daniel and I are announcing the closure of Art Café. We thank all of our patrons who have supported us over the years, many of whom have become close friends. For us, it has been an act of love to provide a beautiful environment for the enjoyment of great food, art and music over these many years. It is time for us to move on from the restaurant life and, to that end, we're excited to introduce you to the new owner of our previous location on calle principal, restaurateur Gis...elle Young. She i

Boquete Art Cafe

Boquete Art Cafe

Your thoughts on Local Music? Ex: Broadway & Standards Show in Lucero: Seasons Restaurant

So we are busy preparing for our show next Saturday May 6, and I was thinking about the types of music one can find at an assortment of great venues here. So, I just wanted to get some feedback from you all about the types of music you prefer: when dining at a restaurant? When attending a concert? When driving down the road or At home relaxing? When having a drink? When at a party with friends? So far I've noticed the music scene here near Boquete seems to be composed of

DeDeW

DeDeW

Trail Nature Walks & Hikes

"Off the Beaten Path Trekking"    Explore, Dream, Discover, on foot with the best pioneer nature trekking group in Boquete. We have explored over 40 trails in this vast and beautiful area throughout the years.  Join us every Wed. & Fri.  This Week - 8:30 A.M. WED. NATURE HIKING 3+hrs. for Intermediate to advanced hiker, nature lover, photographer. We love breathing fresh air and love being outside!  FRI. EZ NATURE WALK 1-1/2 HOUR for Begi

JM

JM

Local Artist

I really enjoy the local artist around Chiriqui. Most of them have never been to an art school. The little Panamanian restaurants have some great work. This one is past Dolega in the direction of David.

Hil

Hil

David Fair/Zoo

The lady of the house had a doctors appointment in David yesterday so after the pain and misery of waiting two hours for the doctor we visited the Fair in David yesterday afternoon. We went around 4pm and it was great. Very few people at that time and we seen some interesting culture and animals. For Panama, this is a good fair.

Hil

Hil

Chiriqui Baseball

Chiriqui Baseball team is using the Dolega field. I've been to a couple of the the games. They won last night beating Los Santos 3-1. Maybe the new stadium in David will be finished for next year. It's looking good too. Schedule and standings; http://www.rpctv.com/beisbolnacional/calendario.html

Hil

Hil

Seasons

Chef Craig Jacobs has been an integral part of our team at Seasons Restaurant and his leadership and spirit of culinary innovation has been supported by the Lucero team. Craig’s efforts in the kitchen have helped Seasons achieve success. Craig Jacobs has advised us that he will be moving to Panama city to create a new Thai Restaurant.  Chef Jacobs states that he "sincerely appreciates the opportunities and friendships" developed during his time at Lucero, adding that he wishes everyone

Sandeep Lal

Sandeep Lal

BCP Presents:Dixie Swim Club

Dixie Swim Club at the BCP "The set is looking great, the cast is well-rehearsed, sound effects are standing by – everything in service to the amazing script by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The Jones Hope Wooten team specialize in writing laugh-out-loud comedies and have been dubbed "America's Playwrights" largely due to their continued support of regional theatre. When Dixie Swim Club was proposed for the BCP, it was immediately recognized as a perfect fit for the fun-lo

Linda622

Linda622

Boquete Art Café Presents:“The Softer Side Of Andy Egert - An Evening With The Blues"  ~ This Friday, March 3rd ~

BOQUETE ART CAFÉ PRESENTS: “THE SOFTER SIDE OF ANDY EGERT - AN EVENING WITH THE BLUES"  ~ THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD ~ Dinner seating begins at 6:00PM/Showtime 7PM The Swiss troubadour who rocked the Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival performs solo with songs from Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, S.B. Williamson, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, Freddie King and many others.  Our Prix Fixe Concert Menu for Our Evening with Andy: Mixtus Salad Organic lettuce, tomatoes, v

Boquete Art Cafe

Boquete Art Cafe

Why Boquete?

WHY BOQUETE? People ask me all the time - Why Panama - and especially Why Boquete? Here's why: Two weeks ago at the Tuesday meeting the community was invited to a day of awareness (Heart in the Park) to learn how Boquete provides services for persons with disabilities.  I mentioned the great work done by the Fundacion (FPI)better known as the Handicap Foundation - where recently volunteers went on a home visit and found a severely disabled man, living alon

Linda622

Linda622

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