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  1. 5 points
    Let me make a few comments... This is an obvious hoax and easy to detect based on a few items. First, the supposed source of this information is "According to IT colleagues of my daughter" and "reported on the BBC" without any link to the story or source. I am afraid that "Tricia's daughter's IT colleagues" are not much of a reliable news source unless you believe everything you read. It also states that it will happen in the future (tomorrow), so someone must be psychic if this is to be believed. The next thing is that a simple Google search easily confirms this to be a hoax in case a person is finding Tricia's Boquete News posting to be in any way believable. I can understand that the NewsLady can not vet every message that gets submitted. I would suggest that any message that appears to be a warning of something dangerous should get a second opinion before being posted. It only takes a moment to email a computer tech or to do a Google search. I would be happy to respond in a timely manner if something like this appears again and the Newslady or others have questions as to its legitimacy. An extra set of eyes often keeps one wise.
  2. 5 points
    This is always a timely topic, now matter where one lives in what might be considered developing areas. For those interested in getting involved in helping the local indigenous families as well as the poorer Panamanian families, with either money or time or efforts or all, one of the local opportunities is with Buenos Vecinos de Boquete -- http://www.buenosvecinosdeboquete.com/. If, after viewing the website, you decide to take part in a food packing day (next one this Thursday, 3/29) you'll get to see some of the nutritional foods given to 100 or so families each month. And if you then decide to take part in one of the many food delivery efforts later that day, you'll get to experience a slice of the life of these families (may entail hikes or drives into areas off the beaten path), who are so grateful for these small monthly gifts and the kids who have no idea that they are "poor". Hope you can join us sometime, and if you do, at least for the first few visits, it's best to leave your "shoulds and shouldn'ts" behind.
  3. 4 points
    Salvadores de Animals can assist you in these situations. We have bilingual volunteers who will help you navigate the system. We are familiar with the authorities and the laws protecting animals in Panama. Do not hesitate to contact us. We will determine if any laws are being broken. If no laws are being broken, we will work with the owners to try to make the situation better for the animal. Our goal is not to just take animals, but rather to educate owners and give them a chance to rectify the situation. Contact us at saldeapanama@gmail.com
  4. 4 points
    Returning for a moment to the original post, the one that initiated this discussion, I have never experienced what Marcelyn described. I'm sure there are isolated incidents of discourtesy, but I have found Panamanians to be almost universally polite and helpful in a way rarely experienced back home. There was the woman who chased me down in the parking lot of a grocery store in David to return the cedula I had left at checkout, and there was the driver who led me in his car to my destination all the way across David when I had simply asked for directions. The incident I recall most fondly is the young man who sprinted across the street from Melo, unbidden, to bodily remove my husband from our car and carry him into Dr. Chen's clinic when I was unable to do so. I don't doubt that expats and their financial resources have engendered a degree of resentment, but I have never seen it manifested in the behavior of Panamanians.
  5. 4 points
    Anybody who puts personal information anywhere on the internet and believes it will remain private is an idiot.
  6. 4 points
    Interesting discussion. I created a FB account some time ago, thinking to promote information about the spay/neuter clinics and the care of animals in general. I hesitate to give personal information on public forums, so I signed up as "Dottie Mae." Sometime later I thought to give my real last name (Atwater) but it was declined with a message something like "false last names are not allowed." I hardly even know how to use FB and didn't care to learn...it seemed that a lot of postings are about silly things like "what color of socks I wore today" (joke) with numerous responses. In creating that account, I didn't give my real birthday (still unwilling to post personal information on a public forum). Imagine my surprise when I received numerous "Happy Birthday" notices related to the fake birthday I gave. (Thanks to everyone, and I'll remember your well wishes for my real birthday!) I've posted almost nil on FB, and certainly nothing about my politics, friends, "enemies," and nothing about my trips (I never leave home anyway--I like it just where I am). So regardless of having very little privacy left in today's world, I do whatever I can to keep my personal life private from the world that spies on everyone.
  7. 3 points
    Having lived in Colombia for the past year and having visited the country often for the past 5 years, I see this topic come up often. There are two places that "might" ask you about this. The first is the airline you are using to fly to Colombia. The second is at immigration when entering the country. Airlines typically check requirements so they are not responsible for your return if you are not allowed entry. If the airline is not requiring it, it is highly unlikely that immigration in Colombia will ask for it. Also, understand that the requirement is different depending on which airport you are flying too. The larger airports do not have this requirement whereas some coastal towns and outlying airports do have this recommendation. Living in Colombia, the recommendation has been to have the Yellow Fever Vaccination if you will be travelling to the outlying areas, such as the Amazon, coastal or border towns. It is not needed for tourist coming to visit any of the big cities, such as Bogota and Medellin. As TwoSaliors pointed out, the Colombian Embassy will have the up-to-the-minute requirements. It is my understanding that if you decide to get the vaccination, it needs to be done at least 10 days prior to travel to be effective. Personally, I would recommend against it given what I know and have seen living here for the past year.
  8. 3 points
    Sorry, but I just don't see a change. Panamanians have been taking advantage of gringos at least since I arrived 11 years ago. They love having us here to take advantage of economically. Boquete now enjoys the same minimum wage as Panama City and David, so the locals clearly have benefited in this regard, as well as with increased employment opportunities. Panamanians I have spoken with are grateful for this. I'm inclined to attribute the isolated incidents of rudeness to bad apples and to expat misbehavior. And if the Panamanians are, in fact, becoming xenophobic, they certainly are not alone. At this moment it's a worldwide trend.
  9. 3 points
    Bud, I'm going to use your incident to make even more sure not to become the "ugly American", and have no problem asking a gringo to cut it out when they are being disrespectful to Panamanians. I think it just takes a few idiots to quickly make it bad for all of us here. The people who flipped you off may have just had dealings with a gringo that made mad at all of us. Not fair, but I know it can happen. Arguing with clerks, demanding someone "hurry up", bad road manners (even though locals can do that, I think we cannot), etc. are things that give us a bad name. We all need more patience here when dealing with individuals, it IS an asset in Panama. I think the Panamanians are very sweet, accepting people, in general. But, just like us, they have a few stinkers.
  10. 3 points
    Given all the dust from ongoing road projects combined with the dry season, everyone's vehicle is dirty and car washes and washers are working overtime. I wonder if any of the volunteer groups always beating the bushes to come up with ways to make money have given any thought to sponsoring a weekend car wash. It might be a challenge to find just the right location, with the requisite space and water supply, but, given wide advertising of the event, I can't help but think it would raise a decent amount of money. Back in the States, car washes are common fundraisers in the summer months, particularly by youth groups, and are very popular.
  11. 3 points
    Timing is everything. I recall in the late 70's/early 80's (if my memory is correct), houses were being snapped up in certain areas of California up despite very high mortgage interest rates. I lived in San Clemente, CA at the time. I traveled back through there perhaps 20 years ago. I was amazed that San Clemente was no longer a pleasant little beach town but had turned into a tourist destination. Also amazing was that small OLD condos, one story atop a second story, much like a motel, that sold for around $50,000 at that time were now selling for $250,000! When I left I sold an exquisite new 3BR, 3-bath residence on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with an almost 180-degree view of the ocean for $103,000. Probably today it would be "worth" a million or more. No matter. I've never regretted moving on from wherever I was at the time. I've "moved on" numerous times in my lifetime, but now I'm very happy with my life in Volcan, my relatively small property, my house, my dogs, my neighborhood, and my work with the spay/neuter clinics in Volcan. I've been here for almost 14 years, which is the longest time I'd previously lived in any one place, ever. I have at last found "home" and my purpose in life. This is where I will live the rest of my life and then die when my work is done here.
  12. 3 points
    Watch the birds. Turn up your sound, enjoy...
  13. 3 points
    According to the Terms & Rules, it states that: "If you wish to post content on Chiriqui Life, you.... ....Continue to own the content that you post, but grant Chiriqui Life an unlimited, non-exclusive, non-cancelable license to use and distribute your content." So in other words, you have agreed that you are giving Chiriqui Life a non-cancelable license to use and distribute the content you post. That would mean that even if you cancel your account, they have the right to display or use your content as posted. This is very standard in most Internet forums and is typically spelled out in the Terms of Service policy at the time of registration. Most forums find that erasing posted content changes the readability of a discussion and can be used to unfairly change the meaning of those that replied or commented. The Internet does not come with an eraser.
  14. 3 points
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  16. 3 points
    The Boquete Knitters and Quilters are pleased to announce the delivery of 33 blankets, 23 sweaters and 43 caps to the Clinic in Palmira, the Centro de Salud in Bajo Boquete and Nutre Hogar residential treatment facility for severely malnourished infants and children. Our members create hand-crafted quilts, blankets, caps and booties for our tiniest neighbors. If you knit, crochet or quilt -- or would like to learn how -- or even if you're just curious about our organization, please contact Brandy Gregory by replying to this notice.
  17. 2 points
    The wardens have received several requests lately about when the embassy may have an outreach in Chiriqui so as to be able to have their U.S. driver's licenses notarized and save them a trip to Panama City. There are two answers here, and I think they merit repeating and distributing via this forum. 1) The embassy generally announces community outreaches no more than a couple of weeks ahead, sometimes a week ahead. So the wardens know only that far ahead. Just as soon as I receive a notice from the embassy about an upcoming visit, I publish it on News Boquete, CL, Boquete News on Facebook, and Boquete Community Group on Facebook. Be sure you look at one or more of these sides regularly, even daily. 2) Obtaining a Panamanian driver's license cannot be accomplished without a trip to Panama City. The U.S. license can be notarized at an outreach, but the process also requires a trip to the Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Panama City for certification. The full instructions, available on the embassy website but difficult to find except via the Search function, are as follows: "To obtain your Panama driver’s license: Make an appointment online, bring your valid U.S. driver’s license and a copy of both sides to the American Citizen Services (ACS) section. Licenses that are expired will not be accepted by the Panamanian Authorities. The fee for this notarial service is $50. Consular regulations require us to charge $1.00 each for photocopies we have to make in connection with affidavits. Take your valid U.S. license and notarized documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for certification. The MFA is located at: Plaza Sun Tower on Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro (Tumba Muerto) by the National Bank of Panama. Telephone number: 511-4045 or 511-4046. Obtain proof of your blood type, if your driver’s license does not include that information. You must visit a lab certified by ATTT . Bring your residency documents, passport, valid license, notarized documents and proof of blood type to a SERTRACEN service center." Questions to the Boquete wardens about this or other matters should be addressed either to landis.boquete.warden@comcast.net or to me at ridgelandres@yahoo.com.
  18. 2 points
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Rife I'm thinking 100 years is enough time to have shown to be anything more than a pyramid sale of snake oil. I'd say to go ahead, it's harmless, except that it isn't harmless. I have a sister-in-law who thought holding teabags on her breast cancer would cure it, so didn't go through anything else. Sometimes what one "thinks" isn't as important as what the actual data shows. People's "miracle stories" are not "proof" in the least, it is not reproducible in any scientific way. People have said to be cured by sitting in the ocean, but that doesn't make it true. It is just an old wive's tale. Lots of people have sat in the ocean and not been cured of a darn thing. I suggest anyone doing this find someone who is doing it for free. There must be some humanitarian out there that wants to cure mankind of HIV and cancer and all ailments who would do it as a charity. That, I have never seen. People will say this is the "old" Rife, the "new" rife is different.... not so, as they say "New packaging, same great taste!!"
  19. 2 points
    I found the original licence from 2011. I got it renewed. All I needed was my current passort. A copy of my 2011 passport. My Cedula and 2011 licence. Cheers for the tips 😊
  20. 2 points
    Several year ago I had problems with PriceSmart getting answers for something I had ordered online which didn't come and didn't come and didn't come. I ended up calling their Corporate Office in San Diego. It took some perseverance to get to the right person but I eventually asked "Why the Delay/What is Their Solution/When I Would Receive the Item." I took the lady's name and said I would keep calling until I received what I had ordered. It worked, I picked up the item in PriceSmart the following week. Can't remember the lady's name but the phone number for the Corporate Office is 858-404-8800. It might be worth giving them a call to keep those doggies happy.The Corporate Office is open 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday Pacific Daylight Time.
  21. 2 points
    The parade is over (unless there's more than one) and they already set off fireworks. They had via Boquete closed between Los Establos Plaza and the church.
  22. 2 points
    Boquete Cabalgata Celebra 107 Años de Fundación 8 Abril 2018 NotSereyus
  23. 2 points
    Bud here. It seems to me that the underlying message of Marcelyn's initial posting in this topic is being lost. In the incidents originally mentioned I was the driver. Marcelyn has her license but prefers not to drive if it can be avoided. (Maybe it is a kind of "Driving Miss Daisy" thing? ) Note that I have been in Panama for 17+ years. I have many (as in MANY) stories I could tell about unsolicited acts of kindness on the part of the Panamanians. To me, it was very noticeable from the git-go because of the contrast between the US and Panama in this regard. Those acts of kindness continue to this day. Along the same line of thought is how many Panamanians will recall a person's name, without aid of a database lookup or accessing their cell phone address book. That is a characteristic that I find almost uniquely Panamanian. Only one example here for instance: many years ago while at MultiPlaza in PC I purchased a vacuum packing machine at a kitchen utensil store. I still have and use that machine on a frequent basis. Well, about a year later I went back to the same store in PC to purchase more supplies for that machine. As I walked in the store -- one year later, and having been in the store only one prior time -- the same lady behind behind the cash register saw me, smiled, and then immediately said, "Good afternoon Mr. Huber. How is your machine working and how can I help you?" I was stunned. That is not the only time that I have experienced such. Well, back now to the main reason for posting here. I have had only a few incidents as originally written about in Marcelyn's posting. And never before the finger treatment. I/we could be wrong, but the underlying issue is that we sense that the attitudes are changing, albeit slowly, but they are changing. We are not suggesting that this is a thoroughly documented and well-analyzed trend, but only that we sense things are slowly beginning to change. None of us individually cause this or can turn it around. We are simply putting on the table the thought that maybe we are witnessing the beginning of a "mega-trend", and in this case an undesirable one. Just my thoughts here about what we perceive as "something may be changing in the attitude towards expats". Look at the title that Marcelyn used for her posting.
  24. 2 points
    Totally agree! That's a bell you can't unring. Some of the prolific posters have put stuff out there that is particularly nasty, and will exist long after they are gone. What a legacy! Dropping the F bomb is particularly uncouth and uncalled for IMHO.
  25. 2 points
    Boquete is a desirable area in which to live and prices increase as a direct result. However, my observation (15 years worth) are that most middle class Panamanians can own their own home. I worked six days at the David Fair in the business expo area and at least 2/3 of the booths were for residential developments. These houses are priced in the 40k - 120k range and financing is easily available. Payments are made bi-monthly and are affordable. Also, it is my understanding that the Panamanian government subsidizes the first 10 years of a mortgage for citizens. I would be willing to wager that Panama has the highest per capita of home ownership of any Central American country.
  26. 2 points
    It's just my guess, but I suspect that there has been a net outflow of gringos from Chiriqui in the past 12 months, largely due to the end of "perpetual tourism". And, although construction material costs have skyrocketed in recent years, I'm not sure a gringo influx is to blame. Think of the mountain of concrete and steel going into Federal Mall in David.
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  29. 2 points
    For the sensitivity of the family and friends, unless you have words of condolences, nothing else needs to be said or questioned.
  30. 2 points
    Bringing joy is what I do... Happy Easter, Flossy the dog
  31. 2 points
    A Panamanian friend who lives in Boquete was drugged and robbed in David on Friday. Some years back there were reports of robberies in Chiriqui by people using a white powder (scopolamine) to drug victims. Although this sounds like an urban legend, it unfortunately is not. The effects are the same, and experienced by my friend. The victim is handed something with the powder on it, or it is blown in the face or put in a drink. It is not difficult to inflict a person with this drug. The victim experiences a total loss of memory for the time the drug is in effect. But he is lucid and functioning. My friend was taken to an ATM where he willingly withdrew money. They left him who knows where and took his car and all the groceries he had just bought at Price Mart. He was found by the police 2 days later wandering in David. He was completely disoriented, had no memory of anything, and had clearly been roughed up. The police later found his car (stripped of anything of value) in San Pablo. The last place he can remember is being in Price Mart. Clearly it was after shopping there. This drug comes from the very common variety of datura that grows in Boquete. The angel trumpet flower can be seen almost everywhere here. The tall shrub produces those lovely pink or white trumpet shaped flowers. The problem of scopolamine robbery (and worse) has been a scourge in Colombia for many years, but aside from a few cases (made public) it has not been in much use here up to now. PLEASE be aware of this method of victimization and be vigilant. Here is one link to information about it; there are many more (Borrachero tree, Devil's Breath) on the internet. https://www.biopsychiatry.com/scopolamine/borrachero.html
  32. 2 points
    The Director of IDAAN, is taking a lot of heat for his comments in the National Assembly yesterday when he blamed a water shortage on people who live in "marginal barrios" filling and emptying plastic swimming pools. Twitter is alive with retorts. Hashtag #SoyMarginal https://twitter.com/blavaso/status/976965462021099521 This one was passed on by Roger Bellido.
  33. 2 points
    We have moved into a world where technology has stripped alway our traditional expectations of privacy. In the industrialized countries, CCTV cameras are everywhere. Your license plate is routinely photographed and time stamped. Do you use Google location history? Even if you're not using your cellphone your location can be fairly precisely triangulated from cell towers. Technology exist to see what room in your house you are located with your doors and windows closed. As someone located outside the USA, every text phone call, internet posting of yours is captured by the NSA. As mentioned before, if you have brought in the Amazon Alexis or Google Home listening devices into your home, youve effectively bugged your house. On top of this, you gleefully joined Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, and shared your thoughts, your politics, your friends, and even your enemies. You announce your trips and actual locations. Even when you plan to return. Add the ever-increasing skills of hackers and criminal elements and it's hard to say if you have any privacy left. It's not the government powers of George Orwell 's 1984. It's everyone, including yourself.
  34. 2 points
    I guess I'd need to see this statistic from a recognized Public Health organization, no offense to your neighbor that teaches English. AIDS untreated (as most of these would be if it were in 50% of the population) leads to emaciation and death. I don't see a whole lot, certainly not 50%, of the Indigenous peoples walking around terribly thin, with open sores, tuberculosis etc, which goes along with AIDS.
  35. 2 points
    As of today, ARF will become Salvadores de Animales. This name change will allow us to better connect with the Panamanian community and present ourselves with a name that is both recognizable and identifiable. By rebranding ourselves as Salvadores de Animales we look forward to being able to increase our visibility within the local community, expand our outreach efforts and grow our volunteer base. In addition, this name change will coincide with a change of our organizational structure. To find out more about our changes and check out our new webpage please follow this link: http://www.saldea.org/news.html?lang=en Organizational Announcement SALDEA.pdf
  36. 2 points
    I too snapped a photo after the accident, looks like your photo is photo shopped.
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  38. 2 points
    We are striving to become more involved with the local community. Like we said in our announcement this will help us better connect with the Panamanian community and present ourselves with a name that is both recognizable and identifiable. We are attempting to operate more efficiently and hopefully be more visible. Of course the animals are now and will always be our highest priority.
  39. 2 points
    I have been working with several groups of medical missionaries this last month. Yesterday morning we picked up a group of ten doctors at the David airport in our large van (we have a school bus, a large touring bus, and vans). They asked to stop at a bank to cash traveler's checks and to exchange some foreign currencies. After leaving the bank, they went to Pricesmart to get supplies for their stay here. Around 1 p.m. our hired Panamanian bus driver, a professional who drives even our huge touring bus, was tapped on the back bumper by a car. When they opened the door to inspect the damage, their van was rushed by the passengers from the car that had just rear-ended them. Our doctors were robbed of $8,000 in cash and one passport. We were able to get a license number (photo), and vehicle description, and gave the police the information (a "mere" 4 hour process of paperwork/interviews). I hope they catch the thugs. Crime is indeed rising here, and I hate that. One bad experience like this hurts the reputation of the entire country. I hate to think it, but it is possible it was an "inside job" , that someone from the bank knew we had the cash. Or perhaps the thieves merely watched them go to the bank and took their chances that it might be an amount worth going after. Who knows? But, I will now not open my door if involved in an accident until I am in a safe area, or the police are present.
  40. 2 points
    Oh my. So for those of us old farts who never graduated to the smart phone with computer technology (and are a mere skip away from a dial phone with a party line) we are up **** creek when we have an emergency in the middle of nowhere. Oh wait...there's no phone reception there anyway...forget what I said.
  41. 2 points
    OK, FACTS. There are no blood banks ,yet, in Panama. This is NOT the US or Canada, so things are different here. There was a conference a few months ago about blood donation here in Panama, but no rules have changed, yet. Coronado MAY have one, because a physician there has decided to take the cause on. I know their rules are more realistic because of his work. The process of change is very slow in this country. I just wish they would follow the WHO or International Red Cross guidelines. But....we have to work with what we have. Regional Hospital has their own blood bank. They are now requiring ANYONE requiring anesthesia, no matter how minor, to donate a unit of blood. In the past, this blood has ONLY been used at Regional, until a few weeks ago, when they did lend blood to another hospital in David. This was a rare occurance, but MAYBE things are changing. Right now, if you need blood, no matter how desperate, someone has to find donors. Yes, we have had people die because we couldn’t find enough donors. Yes, you can get paid to donate blood in a need. I know we have had some police & paramedics charge about $150 a unit for blood. I’m not sure of the exact cost, can’t remember, but it was a lot. We have done this in the past. These donors are hard to find, too. And they have to be paid cash, right then, match or not. There is still a fear of giving blood in Panama, so it is difficult to find Panamanian donors. Younger people are more educated, but change cell phones a lot, and work, so it is difficult for them to give on short notice. For the guidelines in Panama for blood donation, please go to Boquetehealth.org, under “what we do” then blood donation. Many times in the private hospitals, we can get the age restriction lifted, and/or the out of the country rule relaxed, so that is why we have people over 65 on our donor list.
  42. 2 points
    I went to his site but couldn't find the survey. I did see a question in the lower right (a pop-down menu thing) about how much I would be willing to pay for "large organic shrimp", but when I clicked there it became a request for funding for the business. I don't have $2M laying around in petty cash, so I just shut down. Maye it is a website problem?
  43. 2 points
    When I was [much] younger and growing up in Texas, we had an expression: A “STOP” sign means Slight Tap On Pedal. Maybe “ALTO” means A Little Tap Only.
  44. 2 points
    Bonnie, thanks so much. The Embassy did call me an hour ago. They apologized for not answering the phone, said they have no idea what happened there. For anyone who is interested, the basic protocol in an emergency, such as this, is you do not need an appointment. Call the embassy (if you can), tell them the situation, and then proceed to the Embassy. They will issue an emergency passport within 24 hours or less. Our director is now in Panama, Maranatha arranged a taxi to pick him up and take him directly to the Embassy. Thanks for all you who were concerned, things are moving on as best as we can expect.
  45. 2 points
    That is one of the places they work, yes. I usually work helping the doctors, and haven't been to any of the construction sites. It is an organization called "Maranatha" that decides which volunteers go where. The local Maranatha group moves their coordinators/cooks/drivers about every 6-12 months throughout Central and South America. They are currently set up at Fundadores, and groups from all over the world pay for the privilege to come down and work in the blazing sun. There was a large group a month ago from Germany. Spring Break time in the U. S. brought a large groups of young people. Most of our doctors are graduates from Loma Linda Medical School. We have met some really interesting and fun new friends.
  46. 2 points
    I do have one good piece of news that I should have reported earlier. None of the medicines or free eyeglasses they brought were stolen. Another group last week, 3 doctors and 35 construction workers who built classrooms , saw 150-200 patients a day and gave out nearly 500 prescription eye-glasses. So, this mission can continue as far as the work they were doing. They had already purchased their food at PriceSmart, and pre-paid the hotel before the robbery. The money was to be used to purchase additional medicines and things for the local Panamanians, not the doctors themselves. We do pay a local doctor approximately $200 daily to oversee us, but the theft mostly hurt local citizens and the poor doctor who lost his passport. Doug and I have put up a few folks in our house to defray expenses. I guess I'm more embarrassed and afraid Panama will be thought of as a dangerous place. These people went to Rawanda and Kenya recently with no incidents.
  47. 2 points
    You're wrong on this. I have spent years working in virology research and your experience doesn't pass muster, I'm afraid. The odds are overwhelmingly in favor of the restaurant, based on your testimony.
  48. 2 points
    Just curious how long after you ate until you got "deathly ill". Do you know what the "Classic Salmonella" incubation rate period is? It's generallly 2-72 hours, but could be up to 6 weeks.... To be accurately identified the actually food should be cultured in the lab... I have a feeling you ate from lots and lots of sources during a 6 week period. Why pick on the last place you ate? Do you know it could be Shigella? Or Campylobacter? The symptoms from those 2 are more severe than Salmonella. Was there blood in your stools? Hot food is very, very unlikely to be the culprit, it is much more likely in unwashed vegetables/fruits. Undercooked meat yes, but otherwise proper cooking kills most pathogens. I think perhaps you should share your SYMPTOMS here, rather than just your "feelings" on what you have. And never point to "who" or "where" in a public forum, as this can get you into huge legal jeopardy. I suggest you take the time in this same forum to "unpoint" your finger and possibly undo some damages. A trip to a physician/lab would have helped all of us. I feel so badly for any restaurant to be blamed based on mere assumptions. People often invest their life savings into their restaurants and have a right to not be devastated over some wild guessing.
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    David Cabalgata: in a bird's eye 19 March 2018, David, Chiriqui NotSereyus
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