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1. Donate, Subscribe, or Send Me Stuff... (sheepish grin)
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Over the course of the last few days I've run into several people on the street, people who are regular readers of this website. It's weird when people recognize me in public, and everyone is always very nice. And it still amazes me every ...
2. Does My Credit Card Cover Insurance For A ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hello from Calgary, We are wondering if our Mastercard Gold will be ok when we rent a car. They tell me that it covers the car insurance in the Panama country but whenever we rent in Panama we always buy ...
3. FAQ: Are Stun Guns Legal in Panama, And ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "Good Morning Don - I am a daily reader of the "Guide" and I appreciate the good work you do on behalf of the English speaking community living in Panama. I know you have a family background in the ...
4. Should I Import My Used Car to Panama ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received via email this afternoon: "Don, I have to commend you on this wonderful site! The voluminous amounts of helpful information is staggering! I'm retiring to Boquete, Panama, in early 2012 but I will initially be living on a tourist visa since I'm years ...
5. Does "Construction Costs" Include Land Purchase?
#Panama - By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "Don - Re: Costs of Construction: When you are quoting “per square meter” construction costs in your articles, does that include proporationate land costs, or not ? Thanks. R" No, that does not include the cost of ...
6. Moved to Panama, Got Beer, Need Guns... (urp)
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received via email: "Hi Don, Recently arrived to live in Panama and found the American gun store. All chek arms and no Glocks or other choices. Can you advise where there are any other stores here in the city. Awaiting our pensioned so cannot ...
7. "Is see you've got your fists out. Now ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "i don`t know how you could say all the backpacking boats are connected to the drug trade . i have been here in cartagena 6 months . i do not do backpacking trips but i only see 1 spanish ...
8. Four Killed In Spy Plane Crash
The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died February 18 when their U-28 aircraft was involved in an accident near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Killed were: Capt. Ryan P. Hall, 30, ...
9. Questions About Small Plane Rental and Aviation
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "Wow! What a great web site for someone like myself who is considering moving to Panama upon retirement, which will be sooner than later. As an aviator I am interested in flying small airplanes and would love to see ...
10. "Please Don't Give Up, Please Keep Going..."
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "Dear Don, we are occasional readers, but we want to let you know that you have a Fan Club as far as Russia. Your enthusiasm and your sacrifice of your personal time and energy dedicated to help people just ...
11. "Ley Zanahoria" Comes From Colombian Slang For Healthy ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this afternoon via email: "Hi Don, I was reading your article about the Ley Zanahoria and I am not surprised noboby can tell you why it is called like that. Its quite a long story and it started in Colombia not Panama. I ...
12. Panama's Most Influential Foreigners - An Article By ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Anyone serving in the US military knows they can't give you a bonus for hard work or professional success like private companies do in the real world, so instead they hand out "trinkets" - officially known as "awards and decorations" in the Air Force. ...
13. "Thanks For The Recommendation - AC Express"
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "Got in touch with AC Express last week and they were amazing. Professional response, appointment made, workers showed up on time, courteous, cleaned up after themselves. Just the best service ever. Thanks for your recommendation! Patricia" Nothing but the ...
14. Feedback - Reporting on Murder of Jean Pierre ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received his morning via email: "Dear Don Winner, I am writing to tell you how much I appreciate your work regarding the case of the murder of my grand father Jean Pierre Bouhard (just for the record, his last name is spelled "Bouhard" and ...
15. Would You Like To Subscribe To Panama-Guide.com? Quick ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I've got a proposition for you. All new content posted to this website will be behind a "pay wall." As a result the general public will have access to the more than 19,000 articles published before 1 December 2012, but only paying subscribers will ...
16. Back In The Saddle After Yvonne Baldelli Investigation
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I flew to Bocas del Toro on Thursday, 19 April 2012, to start my investigation into the disappearance of the American woman from Southern California who went missing from Isla Carenero, Yvonne Baldelli. On that day the plan was to spend one day in ...
17. "How Can I Get A Gig As A ...
#Panama - By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "Don -- I've been reading your posts on Panama-Guide and enjoy them a great deal. I wanted to contact you about the winter trip my girlfriend and I are planning to Panama in Feb. 2012. We plan ...
18. "What's The Status On The Ferry Between Colon ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "HEY DON! I enjoy your guide immensely. Thanks for all the news!! Do you have any current info please on the proposed ferry service to Cartagena? Yesterday, I went to the Port Authority in Colon, and was told that it's ...
19. How Will The Bilateral Free Trade Agreement Between ...
#Panama - By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "I get that this agreement will allow the US to export lots of goods to Panama duty free but can you give us a hint about how this will help Panama since Panama has no manufacturing base?" ...
20. "You're Wrong About Unemployment in Panama..."
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this afternoon via email: "Hi, I was reading the article "Why Panama? The US Dollar is the local currency" I noticed that at the end you mentioned that unemployment is still high. This detail is false and you may want to correct it. ...
21. Panama Guide Will Be Switching To A Paid ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Well, I finally made a decision I've been putting off for years. I've decided to change to a paid subscription format for the Panama-Guide.com website. The cost will be $20 per year (cheap). Payment can be made via credit card by clicking on the ...
22. "What ever happened to those two American pilots?"
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "You always report more interesting news than the stuff I see on CNN, etc. Can you tell me what has become of the Houston pilots (Chonoski & Moody) who were arrested in Panama in May?" This question is in ...
23. The Julian S. Scholten Memorial Fund
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I received the following via email this afternoon: "From: Atkins, Matthew D LtCol USAF AFISRA 25 IS/CC, Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:13 PM, To: 25 IS Intelligence Sq All Personnel (Distribution List); AFSOC, AFISRA, Subject: The Julian S. Scholten Memorial Fund. Colleagues, In ...
24. "Smelly Bill, Stinks Again..."
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this afternoon from a rather ripe smelling Bill in Panama - "Don, Thanks, for your many informative articles in the Panama Guide. I especially liked your response to the Panama born College student who is attending College in the USA and accused you ...
25. "Where Can We Send The Water To Get ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Don, Thanks for the information re the current quality of the water here in the city (and for all the other information and news you provide). We moved her over 5 years ago and we live in Punta Pacifica. When ...
26. FAQ: Can I Vote At The US Embassy ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this afternoon via email: "Hey Don, I think i know this but, just wanted to ask to make should. Can i go to the U.S. Embassy to vote in the coming Preidental election? Thanks. LE." Editor's Comment: No, you cannot cast your vote ...
27. Hey! Very Cool! Panama-Guide Taxi Ad on Promo-Panama
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Tony Busse is a friend of mine here in Panama who is starting up a new business, putting advertising signs on the tops of taxi cabs. We're basically doing a service exchange - I'm running his banner on my website, and he put a ...
28. To All New Panama Guide Readers - Welcome ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - After the CBS 48 Hours Mystery show aired last Saturday night, traffic to my website has more than doubled. I expected a brief and large spike followed by a trailing off, with about a 15% increase on the other side - mostly because that's ...
29. "The Director Of The IDAAN Should Be Fired ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hi Don, I read your Panama Guide, today 01/13/2011, and see that the Panama Government may soon fire IDAAN's Director and senior Staff for highly apparent poor performance doing their highly important to the Panama public jobs of providing extremely ...
30. Any Follow-Up on the Sandra Mallon Case?
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received this morning via email: "Hello Don, I was just inquiering about the status of the canadian Sandra Mallon imprisonned in Panama. Has she faced a tribunal? was she found guilty? If you have any news on her I would very much appreciate an ...
Current Tides for BalboaClick Here for a very nice real-time visual representation of the current tides at Balboa, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The small "cross" marks the current tide level.
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