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Peruvian Restaurant, David

This is a small restaurant. Very clean! Service is 4.5 on a 1-5 scale. Food is Excellent. The menu is Peruvian prepared seafood and beef. She had the seafood and I had to try the serloin strips. "Restaurant DondeEver" click on link for directions. it comes up in google maps for live directions when driving. it takes you right to the front door. https://goo.gl/maps/34Lnw535QnQ2  

Hil

Hil

 

World Animal Day!

Tomorrow is the
Get involved and show you care, each and every one of us can make a difference for animals 🐾🐾
Here you can check our wish list for DogCamp and thanks to Jardines y Mascotas Pet Store, you can get a 5% of discount for the supplies that you buy for DogCamp!!!
Make a difference and buy supplies for the animals!!!! Tomorrow is the day!!!!!
paypal.me/DogCamp  
 

Facebook hacked

Today, September 28th,  news sources are reporting that Facebook was hacked affecting 50 million accounts or more.   It is highly recommended that you log into Facebook and change your password at this time.   More information on the hack are available here:

https://mashable.com/article/facebook-50-million-accounts-hacked  
 

Hallelujah

This is a recent performance of Leonard Cohen's beautiful composition Hallelujah by friends Yella and Tom Werder, Yella's niece Samantha, and her boyfriend Seth Green    

Keith Woolford

Keith Woolford

 

Do you want to help animals in the Community but you don't know how??

Do you want to help animals in the Community but you don't know how?? Come to DOG CAMP and be part of our programs (FOSTER HOMES, VOLUNTEER, RESCUE, ADOPTIONS, SPONSOR, FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, NEW PROJECTS) DogCamp has 25 dogs and 15 foster homes eawith 17 animals (dogs and cats), so we are helping 46 animals!!! Wowwww IF YOU WANT ADOPT A DOG, COME TO VISIT US!!!! WE HAVE THE PERFECT DOG FOR YOU!!   IF YOU CAN NOT WORK WITH OUR PROGRAM BUT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, YOU CAN CONSIDER TO MAKE A DONATION TO DOG CAMP, YOU CAN DO IT USING PAYPAL paypal.me/DogCamp Contact us TODAY!!!! 65638686 / 69659423 dogcampboquete@gmail.com VID-20171214-WA0017.mp4    

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

Animals Need Your Help! Watch Video Please!

Yesterday, Sunday September 9th, DogCamp went to check a situation in Alto Jaramillo and donated a bag of dog food for 12 dogs, Maria Luisa Colon Navarro contacted us asking for help.
The owner of the dogs is Mr. Guillermo, he has 12 dogs (5 females and 7 males) that are needing to be spay and neuter, we will post pictures of all the dogs and we Will ask for sponsor for each dog. After the surgery all the dogs will be for adoption.
If you want to Help, please Contact us 65638686 / dogcampboquete@gmail.com
https://www.paypal.me/DogCamp   41322564_282639885671611_959663839936373226_n.mp4  

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

Dogs Need Your Help!!

DOGCAMP IS HELPING THESE DOGS AND NEED YOUR SUPPORT , THEY NEED DOG, VACCINES, BLOOD TEST AND MEDICINES.  PLEASE CONSIDER TO MAKE A DONATION OR YOU CAN SPONSOR ONE OF THE DOGS. CONTACT US: 65638686 / 69659423 / dogcampboquete@gmail.com https://www.paypal.me/DogCamp

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

Nutre Hogar Chiriqui needs your Help! =September 10 to September 15, 2018

Hola Boquetenos:   Nutre Hogar Chiriqui is a non-profit organization that treats 40 severely malnourished children who are transferred from the malnutrition ward at Hospital Materno Infantil Josè Domingo de Obaldia. Malnutrition is a severe problem that affects the poorest sectors of our province.  In Chiriquì 40% of the population lives in extreme poverty with the districts of San Lorenzo, San Felix, Remedios, and Tole being the ones with the highest incidence of malnutrition.   These facts place Chiriquì as the province with the highest poverty and malnutrition levels in Panama.   Our organization operates nationwide, but every Chapter is responsible for funding the operation costs of its Recovery Center.   Actually, the Recovery Center that we direct boards and feeds over 40 children daily, supplying ever child’s needs of medicines, dietary supplements and education…and MUCH  LOVE.   The main objective of Nutre Hogar is to save pre-school children (newborns up to 6  years of age) from severe malnutrition and the irreversible physical and intellectual damages that it causes in children.  A child`s stay at Nutre Hogar depends on the degree of malnutrition, but it usually ranges from 3 to 8 month The treatment of children suffering from malnutrition requires a specialized diet, adapted to the specific needs of each child.   At Nutre Hogar a medical team periodically supervises the children`s development, providing vitamins, medicines and other treatments until recovery is completed. Once the child is healthy and returns  home, we provide an educational program with the family.  This program helps in the prevention of other malnutrition cases and serves as a community awakening to other parents. To give you an understanding of the scope of our Mission…we need $25,000.00 a month to keep our center in operation.   Every year we have a campaign in which we ask for cash donations and for products needed at our Nutre Hogar –Chiriqui Center.   A.) September 10 to September 15 (Monday to Saturday) = from 10AM to 9PM…..we will be at “City Mall” (next to Costco)…….Cash registers by the parking lot.   B.) September 10 to September 15 (Monday to Saturday) we will also have  persons at Farmacia Arrocha..the one at Terronal Mall     We have hand picked products that are very  much needed at our center…so this makes it much easier for you.    This year`s campaign ends Saturday, September 15. That day we will be collecting cash in the main streets in David.   ALL DONATIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO NUTRE HOGAR VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE DULLY IDENTIFIED.   ONLY THROUGH THE TRUST AND SUPPORT OF ALL THE PEOPLE AND COMPANIES THAT BELIEVE IN OUR MISSION, CAN WE CONTINUE TO CARRY ON THIS LOVING WORK.  THIS IS WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR KIND DONATIONS.  HOPEFULLY NUTRE HOGAR CHIRIQUI WILL COUNT EVERY DAY WITH MORE HELPING HANDS.  PLEASE HELP US GIVE A “HOPE OF LIFE” TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN PANAMA THAT SUFFER FROM MALNUTRITION.  IN CASE YOU NEED ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL JUDY TOVAR AT 6617-4122 or YIRA DE ALVARADO AT 6676-0541.       IN THE NAME OF THE CHILDREN OF “NUTRE  HOGAR-CHIRIQUI”…WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND YOUR LOVE!      Tons of Blessings to you and your families     Nutre Hogar Chiriqui     Yira de Alvarado   President   judithtovar@hotmail.com                

Judith Tovar

Judith Tovar

 

DogCamp is looking for a new place!!

Hi, we are looking for a new place, because the neighboor who lives at our left is complaining now, after 2 and a half that we are here. He was caught stealing the money from the rent that we paid every month. He didnt paid complete or simply didnt pay to the owner. In the past an expat was living here and this guy, the neighboor, made the owner believe that the expat was still living here. The neighboor offered his help in translations to the owner, this is how he started to "help" the owner for charging the rent to the expat. When we found the place, the neighboor said he was the manager of the land and we trust him because he was know by one of our friend, then we sign a contract but now we know that he never showed it to the owner. One day the owner appear here saying why are you not paying the rent, but we show to him all the receipts and the contract, this is how the owner and us knew about the stealing. This guy never let the owner know about the New contract and also the owner was thinking that the old contract was finished, so he came to check gis property and that we me him. Because we discover that the neighboor was stealing the money, he took revenge complaining with Minsa, this institute said that everything is ok, but they can do nothing if just one neighboor is complaining. So they said we need to reduce the number of dogs asap or they can close the place. Now we are thinking that everything is for a reason so we are taking this as a posibility to be Big and better. It means we have a new challenge, find a better place for the dogs in Boquete, and start a new project with the experiencie you know we have. If two persons could create a shelter from nothing and help the animals from the community ,  we think a  community can join forces to help us to build a better project. Please let us know how if you know some locations... Thanks! 6563 8686 (Magaly) 6965 9423 (Javier). If you want to now the name of the neighbor, send to us a PM, thanks
 

Dog Camp Needs Your Help!

*DOG CAMP NEEDS YOUR HELP!*   *Dog Camp* is a place of rescue and rehabilitation of dogs here in Boquete, to later give them up for adoption and make their future families happy.   At this time due to the complaint of a neighbor who does not want the dogs to be there near him, DOG CAMP needs to find good homes for the rescued dogs.   Please share the following pictures of the puppies to help find them a temporary or permanent home.   **Any interested on helping, please contact Javier or Magaly at 65638686 / 69659423*   Thank you!!!!  
 

Oktoberfest 2018

Oktoberfest kickoff party, Thursday, September 13, 2018 at The Brewery in Boquete.  Starts at 5:00PM until ????.  Co-sponsors members from ACCBoquete and Club Rotary of Boquete will be there to sell advanced tickets for the BIG Oktoberfest event held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1pm-midnight.  Come to the kick-off party at the Brewery for a pre-event party.  Music, beer and food.                                                       For more information email  Linda Hart @ lhart249@hotmail.com or Ralph Day @ twodays2012@aol.com.

Linda

Linda

 

Viva Mexico =Overnight "Fiesta" in beautiful "Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort" = September 20 to September 21, 2018

Let`s have an overnight “Fiesta” surrounded by magical nature in beautiful  “Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort”.   September 20 (Thursday) to September 21, 2018 (Friday) = Celebrate Mexico`s Independence   Only 26 spaces available (we need a minimum of 20 persons) = Rooms are “Double” occupancy. (first come/first serve).                                                                                   Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music. = The Mexican Independence war begun on September 16, 1810 and ended on September 27, 1821.                                                                                  ITINERARY:           1.)   September 20 the Tree Trek Bus will leave Boquete at 3PM. Bus leaves from where Banco General/Kotowa is. We should arrive at “Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort” around 3:30PM.             2.)  A delicious Mexican dinner will be provided at 6PM. With dinner you will have a choice of a Mexican cocktail OR a Sangria.             3.)  You will be entertained for 3 hours by a couple who sing Mariachi songs and some songs in English.  We can sing and dance along with them and have a real “Fiesta”!!                4.)  September 21 you can have breakfast from 8AM to 10:30AM.   This is a Continental Breakfast…with extra “huevos rancheros”.                5.)  September 21 you can do whatever tour interests you.  Tours start at 8:30AM…and finish around 10:30AM. You will get a 15% discount on any tours you want to book. (you book your own tours when we get there on September 20)                6.)  September 21 bus leaves “Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort” at 11:30AM. We should be back in Boquete around 12 noon         This package includes: September 20 Overnight stay at Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort with breakfast included the following morning,  round bus trip to “Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort” to and from Boquete, Mexican dinner the day we arrive, 1 drink with dinner, live music for 3 hours, 15% discount on tours they offer.Extra drinks are on your own.   Total package: $125.00 per person…double occupancy Please contact: Judith Tovar - easytravel@cwpanama.net   OR   Linda Hart – lhart249@hotmail.com       

Judith Tovar

Judith Tovar

 

Why are anti-corruption success stories still the exception?

Corruption is a very noticeable issue here because most of it happens secretly but becomes a big deal when exposed.  In other countries it's more routine because it's thinly disguised as lobbying, consulting, and unlimited campaign contributions. This is a good article as to why efforts are failing to eliminate corruption. Why are anti-corruption success stories still the exception? After decades of fighting corruption, measured by hundreds of new (or renewed) commitments, institutions and laws, as well as by millions of euros spent, success stories are still the exception, not the norm. This raises the question, what does and does not work in fighting corruption? In their book Transition to Good Governance (2017), authors Muniu-Pippidi and Johnston analyse ten countries that successfully reduced corruption. Their conclusions could give anti-corruption campaigners sleepless nights, because anti-corruption measures are not necessarily what explain their success. For example, the authors found no evidence to support the widely held belief that placing restrictions on political party finance contributes to reducing corruption. More shockingly, the authors argue that some anti-corruption instruments “might even prompt more illegal practices or measures that can be applied everywhere”. The book concludes that structural aspects, such as political agency and modernisation of the state, play a significant role in determining whether anti-corruption efforts are successful or not. It seems the desire to abuse entrusted power for private gain is stronger than any governance system. A second piece of research undermines the argument that correlates decentralisation and reduced corruption. ‘Decentralisation, Multilevel Governance and Corruption’, developed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Nigeria, shows that local elections and forms of government do not necessarily imply less corruption. Not only is corruption a consequence of poor decentralisation implementation, it also shapes local forms of decentralisation. Two important conclusions can be drawn from these studies: corruption not only adapts to particular circumstances, but the circumstances may also adapt to established corruption dynamics; and measures that exclusively target corruption do not always make a difference. Is corruption an infinite game that we are playing with finite rules? In his latest work, Simon Sinek explains war and corporations in terms of a finite vs. infinite game, which can also apply to corruption. In a finite game there are fixed rules, an agreed objective, and winners and losers. In an infinite game, the rules may change, the objective is simply to perpetuate the game, and there are no clear winners or losers. The only thing that players can do in an infinite game is drop out — either when they run out of resources or lose the will to keep playing. Applying these concepts to corruption, it’s clear that corruption finds its way by changing the rules, overstepping them or taking new forms as the world evolves. Corrupt individuals do not necessarily set out to win against those opposed to them, but instead to perpetuate or to create a status quo to increase their privileges or financial gain. Corruption could be considered an infinite game. Anti-corruption as a finite strategy For mainstream anti-corruption programmes, corruption represents an enemy to defeat. The effectiveness of these programmes is usually measured by the extent to which corruption is reduced or eliminated. In practical terms, the dominant approach in the last few decades consists of making the cost of corruption higher than the benefits by strengthening laws, increasing the scrutiny capacity of institutions, reducing the discretion of public officials, and increasing institutional transparency and accountability. These factors are based on Klitgaard’s corruption formula: Corruption = Monopoly + Discretion — Accountability. These are indicators of a finite anti-corruption strategy with clear objectives to defeat corruption. Instability in the game Following Sinek’s approach, when a finite player plays against an infinite player, the game is unstable. In business, a finite player could represent a company driven by its desire to beat the competition. Conversely, an infinite player is a company motivated by its vision of the world and its interest in making better products or providing better services in order to achieve that vision, regardless of the competition. In this scenario, the infinite player cannot be defeated by a competitor because becoming better is an endless endeavour. This causes the constant frustration of competitors trying to beat them, who can only continue playing the game until they either run out of resources or lose the will to keep playing. Similar to corruption, in an infinite contest new players will always emerge. What can anti-corruption programmes do? The way to play an infinite game is to make decisions based on values — which are infinite — rather than solely based on interests — which are finite. Anti-corruption strategies that take an infinite approach not only advance concrete and necessary measures against corruption, but also focus on perpetuating the values opposite to what corruption represents. New approaches like promoting integrity and behavioural change suggest this direction. In these cases, corruption is not the root of the problem, but the consequence of having specific values and vision. The benefits of an infinite strategy An infinite strategy focuses on what we want (societies run ethically and with integrity) rather than on what we do not want (corruption). The infinite strategy is not about taking away the ‘benefits’ of corruption (for those who find benefits in it). Instead it is about giving legitimate alternatives to achieve what corrupt individuals ultimately want (a better life). In pursuing an infinite strategy and experiencing the benefits of this vision, corruption may not be defeated, but eventually it may run out of the will to keep playing the game. https://voices.transparency.org/why-are-anti-corruption-success-stories-still-the-exception-9a30e5f4cf39
 

And Now I Know — Blank Check Forms

Visited our secondary (back-up) bank yesterday. Surprised to learn this bank does not have beneficiaries for an account. However, the more important surprise came when we were told our book of blank checks were not valid and if we issued a check, the bank would not honor (cash) it. What to do? Order the current version of blank checks. P.S.  We talked to a gringo couple later in the day and explained our experience at the bank. Their story is when they returned to Panama after a long stay in the US, they wrote a check on “outdated blank check form” which the bank refused and then charged  no-funds fee against their account. Yes, they had money in their account, but their check was not honored. Their question to the bank personnel:  When were you going to tell us the bank had a new form for their checks? Just a suggestion.......checked with your bank recently?

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

 

Puerto Armuelles/Chiquita Banana

The old pier/dock. Very interesting to walk the old structure. The rail road track remains on part of the pier. The off loading facility still remains at the end of the dock. Nice sunday adventure.

Hil

Hil

 

Thank you so much to all our volunteers and friends!!!

Thank you so much to all our friends and volunteers who came to help at the Vaccine and adoption event!!! 
Thanks to Charlie's Pet Fashion!!!
27 dogs received their vaccines, thank you Nicolas Mellana for your help. 2 cats were adopted, 3 pre Adoption of dogs!!! Great day!!
In August our volunteers from Guadalupano and Benigno Schools, are planning THE DOG FESTIVAL IN TOWN!!! 
DogCamp and Angeles con Colita will be there!
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Tax Deductible Donations to Nutre Hogar Chiriqui from U.S. Citizens and Corporations

Hola Boquetenos:   Nutre Hogar Chiriqui is a non-profit organization that treats 40 severely malnourished children who are transferred from the malnutrition ward at Hospital Materno Infantil Josè Domingo de Obaldia. Malnutrition is a severe problem that affects the poorest sectors of our province.  In Chiriquì 40% of the population lives in extreme poverty with the districts of San Lorenzo, San Felix, Remedios, and Tole being the ones with the highest incidence of malnutrition.   These facts place Chiriquì as the province with the highest poverty and malnutrition levels in Panama.   The main objective of Nutre Hogar is to save pre-school children (newborns up to 6  years of age) from severe malnutrition and the irreversible physical and intellectual damages that it causes in children.  A child`s stay at Nutre Hogar depends on the degree of malnutrition, but it usually ranges from 3 to 8 months.   The treatment of children suffering from malnutrition requires a specialized diet, adapted to the specific needs of each child.   At Nutre Hogar a medical team periodically supervises the children`s development, providing vitamins, medicines and other treatments until recovery is completed.   Once the child is healthy and returns  home, we provide an educational program with the family.  This program helps in the prevention of other malnutrition cases and serves as a community awakening to other parents.   To give you an understanding of the scope of our Mission…we need $25,000.00 a month to keep our center in operation.   Please Click the Link Below to View Our Introduction to Nutre Hogar Chiriqui https://youtu.be/E7hT1P3YUw ONLY THROUGH THE TRUST AND SUPPORT OF ALL THE PEOPLE AND COMPANIES THAT BELIEVE IN OUR MISSION, CAN WE CONTINUE TO CARRY ON THIS LOVING WORK.  THIS IS WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR KIND DONATIONS.  HOPEFULLY NUTRE HOGAR CHIRIQUI WILL COUNT EVERY DAY WITH MORE HELPING HANDS.  PLEASE HELP US GIVE A “HOPE OF LIFE” TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN PANAMA THAT SUFFER FROM MALNUTRITION.    Donations from U.S. Citizens and Corporations Donations of $1,000 or more to Nutre Hogar Chiriqui from U.S. taxpayers can be made through our trusted partner, Friends of Amigos de Boquete, a U.S. 501(c)(3), so that the amount of your gift is tax-deductible under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.   To make your gift please email Philip McGuigan at ppmcguigan@outlook.com  with your preferred telephone number and he will call you to review next steps.        
 

Velvet And Her Four Babies! Need Your Help!

Velvet was dumped right before giving birth, despite having been someone’s well cared for pet. Kind people took her and her babies to foster for a few days, after that, our friend Judy Odom took the cats and gave them a lot of attention and love.
Now all the cats are ready for their forever homes.
Judy Odom spayed and neutered them, gave all the shots and she continues feeding them.
So now we would like to ask you for donations for these beautiful momma and kittens while they are waiting for their forever homes. Please consider to make a donation by PayPal with the subject "Velvet and kittens", we will appreciate all your help.
If people had not rescued her Velvet and her babies would have suffered terribly, maybe not survived - starvation or killed by dogs, or added to the feral cat population.
https://www.paypal.me/KirstenMiaQuimby…    
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