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About MarieElaine

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    Marie McMahon
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    Outside of Panama
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  1. I had the pleasure of meeting him when he was in Boquete. A very intelligent and informed individual whose dedication was evident I think to everyone in the room. I wish him the best.
  2. VIDEO - Boca Chica: in a bird's eye

    Beautiful!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Are prescription drugs still being held up by customs in Panama? I had trouble getting my blood pressure medication because of their scrutiny for "fake drugs" when I lived there. Is this still an ongoing issue?
  4. Drones in Boquete

    Some drones do not contain cameras. I bought one for my Grandson. Real estate companies are now using drones to video properties for sale from the air as well. The big question is, how does one tell if the drone is harmless or is scoping out your property for a break in?
  5. Mission Statements

    From another front, I learned of these alleged abuses through my work with Casa Esperanza. Those Panamanians who work closely with these children are well aware of this man's actions and the allegations made against him in Panama. The Panamanian police have done nothing and the abuse continued because of their inaction! As in most child abuse cases, fear is the controlling factor the abuser uses to keep the victim from talking. Loss of employment by the families was a major player in this persons play book as I understand it. While there are those that say this kind of abuse is a societal issue among the indigenous, no child should ever be subjected to this kind of torture and any person committing crimes against children should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in my opinion.
  6. Is this the doctor that runs the mission clinic in Volcancito?
  7. I agree Uncle D. I believe Colorado has increased tax revenue significantly after legalizing marijuana. Also, the quality is controlled so that nothing harmful finds it's way into anyones body. Now, if they would only start taxing and controlling the worlds "oldest profession" we would reap in more tax dollars I am sure. LOL
  8. Like Judi and JIm, I too cut out meat (I still sometimes eat poultry and fish) for health reasons. Doctors wanted me to control my colitis with steroids and inflammation controlling drugs but I wanted to find a better method. I experimented with food and found that I felt much better not eating red meat and eating more veggies. While I do occasionally still have a flareups based on more emotional issues, I am so much better and do not take any drugs. While I am not sure about Panama's red meat, meat in the U.S. is full of antibiotics, hormones and steroids which I think contribute to a lot of digestive issues.
  9. Does towing the deluge out to sea actually solve anything? I hope they come up with a better solution for the pollution. Glad somebody is doing something though.
  10. Big Daddy's also has a veggie burger that is quite good and you can get veggie pizza anywhere they serve pizza. I like La Posadas.
  11. Panama is a little behind the times on this one as most of the rest of the world has legalized it for medical purposes. It is about time. I know my late husbands chemo would have been much more horrible without it.
  12. My temporary home in Medellin (airbnb) is next to a university and it is noisy. When a university comes to town so do bars with loud music which I deal with almost nightly here. While the progress is wonderful, be prepared for an influx of young people.
  13. Funny, I live in Medellin and found the quality of the shoes to be much better than Panama. I think the leather goods come from Argentina. Because the quality is better, the price is higher. There are Payless stores here if one wants cheaper shoes and the prices to me seem comparable to Panama. Just my take on this subject.
  14. Microclimates and pests

    I swear by boric acid as well. You can buy the food grade by the bag full at the Finca Marta table at the Tuesday Market. Just sprinkle a line around your house/garden/patio and the ants are gone in an hour or so.