The purpose of this forum is to raise public awareness of the artistic, creative, and intellectual resources in the area by (a) providing a channel in which to store and display created works, and (b) to provide contact information and links to the talent's websites, etc. This forum is to be non-commercial, meaning not to be used for selling or buying of creative works. The creative works might include but is not limited to tangible items such as artwork, writings, photographs, movies, sculpture, music, wood carvings, knitting, research papers, books, jewelry, etc.
To minimize concerns about possible abuse within this forum and regarding donations in general, it is strongly suggested that postings be specific as to who the intended recipient is (by name and a general location of their residence), why they need help (e.g., accident, health crises, earthquake, flood, etc.), what kind of help is needed (e.g., food, clothing, blood, money, furniture, etc.), how and where to deliver the donations/funds, and who and how to contact in case of questions.
Use this forum to inquire about where and how things 'work' or get done in Chiriqui, or for an information source/resource. For example, where to get keys made, where to find Thai food, where to get oriental rugs cleaned, etc. Use this forum for "one off" questions for which you need a resource or quick answer (as opposed to a discussion); use the Miscellaneous forum at the bottom of this forum category for more general topics in which a discussion is more appropriate, as opposed to a quick answer.
This forum is intended for postings of inquiries about things that one ultimately and typically would pay for or engage, and not for advice or general help questions (which more appropriately belong in one of the other topical forums).
Use this forum to post about government ministries and agencies, personal licensing, foundations and corporations (S.A.s), births, deaths, denuncias (legal filings against an entity), lawsuits, legal processes, filings with various governmental ministries/agencies/departments, identity documentation, wills, powers-of-attorney, sanctions, resources, etc. Included here are matters related to consumer protection (ACODECO), and government oversight of common carriers and public utilities (ASEP and IDAAN, etc.).
This is the forum to use to inquire about rumors and unverified bits of information and "news", aka bochinche to the locals. Topics posted here specifically must be related to life in the Chiriquí Province; use the Idle Chatter / Personal Musings forum for non-Chiriquí related topics.