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    Penelope Barrett
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
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  1. He's coming home to a jail cell today, Monday, June 11
  2. Penny

    A story about a life in Panama

    You can drop off donated items at the Handicap Foundation center in Alto Boquete -- just north of the unfinished polyclinic and across the street from Chopsticks Chinese restaurant. Also, people have asked how to make money donations. If you're local you can drop off your donation in an envelope with Celia's name on it. If you're not local, I'm taking donations through my paypal account -- pjbarrett@aol.com Check the box that says you're sending money to friends and/or family and there won't be any fee. Thanks to all who want to help.
  3. It's not for me; it's for my friend with the broken leg who is staying with me. She's miserable enough with the broken leg. I don't need her going through nicotine withdrawal at the same time. I've concluded it's not available anywhere in David. Went to 7 pharmacies. Only the big Revilla on Olbaldia knew what I was talking about. The rest just gave me the blank stare or tried to sell me herbs. I quit my 2.5 pack-a-day habit about 15 years ago. Chewed Nicorette for about 6 months and then broke that habit also. My friend has been chewing it for 5+ years.
  4. Does anybody know where in David to buy nicorette gum?
  5. Daisy Quiel has reduced the rent to $550/month. A good deal.
  6. Penny

    Writers Workshop

  7. Several people have asked me to post the Law (Ley 6) concerning jubilado discounts in Panama. This will be a summary of the law in English rather than an exact word for word translation. First of all the discount law applies to anyone: a) With a pensionado visa as long as the person is over 18 years old unless the age requirements are spelled out in the specific provision. b) Any legal resident of Panama who has attained the age of 55 (if female) or 60 (if male) c) The law does not apply to tourists or anybody who does not have some kind of residency visa. Discount of 50% of the admission price for recreational and entertainment activities such as movies, sporting events, and other public shows. The discount is not applicable to charitable activities and fundraising events. Discount on public transportation (other than inter-urban) a) 30% for buses b) 30% for trains c) 30% for boats d) 25% for airplanes These transportations must originate in the country of Panama in order to receive the discount. The discount does not apply to the portion of the ticket for fuel surcharge or taxes. Discount on hotels, motels, and hostels: a) 50% from Monday through Thursday b) 30% from Friday through Sunday c) In hotels that sell "all inclusive" packages there is a 20% discount applied Monday to Thursday, and a 12% discount applied from Friday to Sunday. Discount of 25% on food consumed in non-fast food restaurants a) Doesn’t apply to fondas that don’t need a commercial operating license. b) The discount applies only to the qualifying persons, not everyone at the table. c) The discount applies only for a meal consumed on the premises; it doesn’t apply if the diner only orders a beverage or a dessert. d) If a restaurant is offering a special price for a meal, the diner has the option of paying the special price or obtaining the discount off of the regular price. e) The discount applies to all food except alcohol and sodas Discount of 15% in fast food restaurants a) This is for places like McDonalds, Burger King, Food Courts and franchises. b) The diner has the option of paying a special promotion price or the regular price with the discount. · Editor’s note – both McDonalds and the cafeteria at Price Smart give 25% discount although they are not required by the law to do so. Discount of 15% off the total bill for services at hospitals and private clinics. Discount of 20% off of all medicines purchased in a pharmacy. a) If the medicine is offered at a special sales price, the buyer has the option of accepting the price or paying the regular price minus the discount.\ Discount off the following medical services: a) 20% off the consultation fee for general practitioners, medical specialists, and surgeons. b) 15% off the fee for dental services c) 15% off the fee for optometrists Discount for health insurance policies must adjust their premiums to reflect the discount for jubilados. · Editor’s note – the law doesn’t say what the percentage discount should be. Discount of 20% of the charge for technical and/or professional services. a) Technical services include electricians, plumbers, building contractors, wood-workers, etc. b) Professional services include accountants, economists, lawyers, engineers, architects, etc. Discount of 20% on the price of prosthetics and other handicap aids (crutches, wheel chairs, etc) Discount of 50% on the fees and commissions for obtaining either a personal or a commercial loan. Discount on the surcharge or encumbrances from a personal or commercial loan. Discount of 15% off the interest charged by banks, financial institutions, credit institutions, etc on a personal or commercial loan. Discount of 1% off the interest charged on a mortgage. The freezing of the property tax on your primary residence that is in your name (not in a corporation or foundation). Discount of 50% off the charge for a passport (Panamanian passport) Discount of 25% on your monthly electrical bill (up to 600kwh). Discount of 50% off the Airport taxes (usually included in your ticket) Discount of 25% off the flat-rate monthly telephone contract bill when: a) The telephone bill is in your name b) The telephone bill is for residential usage c) The telephone bill is for a single phone Discount of 25% of your water bill (whether from a public or private water company) a) The bill must not be more than $30 b) The bill must be in your name c) The bill must be for a residence and be your primary residence Exoneration of 100% in the Public Registry for paying registration and judicial fees for new organizations for retirees. Discount of 20% for purchase of coffins and urns and for funeral services when the deceased qualified for the discount.
  8. Nut job. We have more than our fair share of those here. You sometimes have to have thick skin and a short memory.
  9. What reason would your neighbors have for saying she got what she deserved???? Because she was a lawyer??? I ask all of you to look around in this community and you will find many retired lawyers doing very good things for this community.
  10. The Handicap foundation has these 3 donated monitors, a sub-woofer, and a scanner for sale. All work well and are guaranteed for 30 days. Email pjbarrett@aol.com for information or to purchase. Dell Monitor - E173FP- 17 inch -- REDUCED TO $45 more information athttp://www.chiriqui.life/topic/9188-dell-monitor-e173fp-17-inch-reduced-to-45/ KDS 900P 19" LCD Flat Screen Monitor -- Reduced to $30 more information at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/8946-kds-900p-19-lcd-flat-screen-monitor-reduced-to-30/ LG Flatiron 15" Monitor -- $40 more information at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/9391-lg-flatiron-15-monitor-40/ Canon LIDE 110 Photo Scanner -- REDUCED TO $25 more information at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/8928-canon-lide-110-photo-scanner-reduced-to-25/ Panasonic SB-WA350 Active Subwoofer 290 Watts -- REDUCED to $25 more information at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/8801-panasonic-sb-wa350-active-subwoofer-290-watts-reduced-to-25/
  11. The Handicap Foundation has 4 of these 50 watt ceiling or wall fixtures. They are manufactured by General Lighting and can be mounted to either a ceiling or a wall. They have swivel mounting brackets and all electrical fittings are included. These are guaranteed for 30 days by us. You can purchase one for $25 or all 4 for $80 Email pjbarrett@aol.com to purchase.
  12. I remember going on a cruise on the Norwegian ship named "The Norway" which (at the time) was the biggest passenger cruise ship in the world. It held 2000 passengers and the thought was that they would never build a bigger ship. Now, we have one that carries 5000 passengers. Twice the size of the town I grew up in. Amazing !!!
  13. This is horrible news. Leyda is/was the lawyer for the Amigos de Animales in Boquete and also did some work for the BCP. I pray they find the killers.
  14. Nexgrill 820-0015 2 Burner Table Top Gas Grill with Tank Regulator 2 - 10,000 btu stainlesss steel burners 247 square inch total cooking area Equipped with liquid propane hose and regulator for use with 20-pound liquid propane tank (lp tank not included) This is a "like-new" grill. It cost over $100 new. The Handicap Foundation will guarantee it for 30 days and only charge you $50. Email pjbarrett@aol.com to purchase.
  15. Charming Fully Furnished 2 bed, 1 bath with Garden Sitting Room for rent in Los Naranjos. Gourmet Kitchen with 2 refrigerators, Work Island, Pantry, 6 burner gas stove, quality pots and pans, flatware, dishes, drinking glasses, Overhead cabinets and under counter drawer storage.. Bedroom has King size Memory Foam mattress & pillows, sheets & pillow cases. Carpeted Garden Sitting Room has large windows with view of yard and hillside. Bird watching standard with your morning coffee. 40" LED TV with HDMI cable hookup for computer. Custom gate-leg table seats 2 to 8 persons. Washer and gas dryer. Covered outside patio eating area. Available June 1 Bring your clothes and toothbrush and move in. Rent $550.00 usd and $ 250.00 usd deposit. Monthly includes first $15 of electricity. If interested call Daisy at 6553-2384 or Ralph and Clare at 6887-6083.