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10:30 in the BCP Theater
 
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Tuesday January 24 -- Alvaro Almengor of Hatstone Lawyers, a boutique law firm with five partners across four offices (Jersey, London, Panama and South Africa) will speak.  They are primarily a corporate and private law firm, and work regularly on cross border structures for international clients. They regularly advise international banks, financial services business, foreign corporations, local business, public and private companies, directors, shareholders, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. In Panama, in particular, they have expertise in corporations and foundations, construction and property, employment, immigration, taxation, succession planning and asset protection. Their talk will focus on:
New accounting rules for Panamanian offshore entities
Application of FATCA in Panama
Common Reporting Standard for Panama
General labor law issues matter
 FREE ADMISSION
 
Tuesday January 31 – Milagros Sanchez Pinzón is the premiere historian for Chiriqui Province and Boquete in particular. She authored the book Boquete, Rasgos de su Historia in 2001 and Boquete: Valley of the eternal rainbow in 2006 -- research and photos illustrating the rich history of Boquete and its founding families. Luz Graciela Joly Adames, Tenured Professor of Anthology, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Autonomous University of Chiriqui, will translate.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Lloyd Cripe “the weatherman talks about the micro-climates and weather in the Boquete area and how it has changed.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Robert Bezeu, founder and developer of the “Plastic Bottle Village” development on Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro, will speak about his labor of love on Valentines Day. This eco-residential community will eventually consist of 120 homes built out of recycled plastic bottles. Robert will tell us what motivated him to undertake such an ambitious project, how he utilizes the bottles, why this is an affordable and efficient building method, and how he hopes to save the earth one bottle at a time.  http://www.plasticbottlevillage.com
 
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Boquete Optical SETI Observatory. Marlin (Ben) and Joan Schuetz retired in 1997 and subsequently cruised the Caribbean for nearly 10 years in their trawler. In 2006 they found and settled in Boquete. With a degree in physics, Ben’s career included engineering, physics and management, but he always maintained a lingering interest in astronomy. In 2008 he constructed the Boquete Optical SETI Observatory which has since been in a constant state of development. The observatory’s objective is to search for pulsed laser signals originating from worlds that may be deliberately targeting earth. Come and learn more about Ben’s search for ET.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 28 – What is that creepy, crawly creature? Wes Campana will first describe the local  insects with the most dangerous bites and stings and how to avoid them and what to do if bitten. He has three display cases with the examples. He also has a couple of power point slide and video clip presentations of those bugs and others. Terminating with a question and answer period.
 
Tuesday, March 7 -- Allison Tilluma will speak about detoxification of the body, how the body naturally detoxifies, why it is necessary, and what we can do to support it in a nourishing and natural way. Allison is a local massage therapist, herbalist, and yoga teacher. She has been specializing in alternative medicine for the past 10 years after realizing Western medicine was not effectively treating her issues.
 
Tuesday, March 14 David MacKenzie will speak on “Diseases Are Your Friends” and are messages from your body (and God).  Medicines are unnatural and toxic and just kill the messenger. David believes the great majority of diseases are caused by diet and lifestyle and we all need to know the biologically correct diet.
 
Tuesday, March 21 – “Saving Your Brain” by local resident Ted Harrison, MD. Dr. Ted will tell us how to help avoid Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, etc. as you grow older.
 
Tuesday, March 28 – Kevin Fisher aka “Sparky” will give a talk/demonstration on cutting edge light based wellness technology. These products are used for appetite control, cell repair, detoxification, sleep, pain relief, energy, stress, and inflammation control. FREE ADMISSION
 
Tuesday, April 4 – Mike Petersen (BS Mathamatics and BS Information Technology) presents “The Universe, Q&A”.  He will entertain questions about the Universe, regardless of content. Mike has made a life-long study of Cosmology and associated topics, and know that a Q&A on this subject would garner many, many questions.  Many will not be answerable, but that is one of the points.
 
Tuesday, April 11 Four Boquete authors present their works:
Gabrielle Reynolds - Fiction (in progress)
 
Tuesday, April 18 – Scott Yates will speak about the attributes and use of treated bamboo in construction of affordable kit houses already built and available here in Boquete. These are lightweight, ultra strong, energy efficient, quiet homes that are ultra low waste with natural light and beauty. Designs are available in ultra low cost 400 sq ft to luxurious 1800 sq ft homes.  FREE ADMISSION
 
Tuesday, April 25 – Jim Kavney will tell us about snakes in Panama – the good, the bad and the ugly. Jim’s love of Reptiles began when he was a youngster in New York and he became a Herper for life. He’s collected and studied snakes ever since and even worked a summer job with Ross Allen, one of the best-known herpetologist in the U.S. in the fifties. Jim’s goal is to teach us to identify and to not automatically kill the snakes we find in our yards and fields.
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To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings please email BCP Tuesday Meeting
 
To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, email facilitymanagerbcp@gmail.com
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