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    Roger Bellido
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    In Panama, but not in Chiriqui
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  1. JudyS Everybody in Panama knows that corruption is bad and is aware of what it is doing. Look at the recent polls how people in Panama grade or rate this government in terms of transparency and trust. Less than 26%!!! It is extremely low. People dont trust our actual government. Who has the power to stop t?? Well the authorities and lawmakers. But they dont want to make laws that will hurt them in a future so we are not safe yet. People are asking to change a lot a laws that could make easier to investigate not only the low level government official but the big shots in high positions. They are involved in corruption because they know they can get away without any consecuences. Every new member of the National Assembly promise to make changes in the law and fight the corruption but when they are seated in power they suffer from amnesia and forget the promises. Everything remains the same. Nothing change.
  2. That is what I said. The Major is doing some kind of inspections to the job. Keep a constant communication with his office and send him all the concerns you have about this job. If you tell him that they should leave the roads in good condition and do the jobs according to the specs he will enforce this and will raise his voice to make the corrections needed.
  3. They should do a concrete type of structures at the pavement level. That is the specs. I do really think that it is great that you are always "supervising" those works. I do suggest that if you have any contact with Major office to inform them about those things that concern you and the community. He could later ask his people to talk with the contractor and the inspection to do any correction they should do before the government accept the works done and pay them for it.
  4. Grubs? Nematodes?

    Dottie Always at your service... You are welcome.
  5. Grubs? Nematodes?

    Dottie I will suggest to talk with the people of the MIDA or any other farmer about the best and healthy way to solve this problem you had. I could be possible to find those nematodes available locally. Bringing live stuff to Panama is very difficult and has a lot of paperwork to do in advance before importing them. You will have to go up and down stairs and office to get the approval. It is a mess. Talk to other "colleagues" that have crops similar to yours, visit government agricultural agencies for advise and also as a last chance visit some agricultural stores like MELO but tell them you dont want chemicals or something like that and that you are looking for healthy solutions.
  6. For its existence and recurrence bribery may need to things. A person who ask for a bribe.... and specially a person who is willing to pay the bribe. If for any reason you wanted to avoid the driving test and pay the bribe.... you are also guilty of the bribery sin. Dont feed the corrupt people.
  7. AS I SEE IT. Yes. There is corruption in our 3 powers in our state and government systems: Judicial, legislative and Executive. There are some people that not only crave for the political power but also crave more for the economical power. People wants money in an easy a quick way. They want to get rich not matter what. Why this is happening? What do we have to do to stop it? If everything starts from the government officials and they did it freely and without consecuences what will the normal population will think and do. If we are living in a place of pirates then you will be a fool if you dont act and become a pirate too. I have phrase that I use to illustrate this: When your song is not good, even to clean office, get him to be a politician. There he could make money fast, doesnt need to go to college and he could get rid of any legal consecuences. Our lawmakers usually makes laws to protect them from legal actions and investigations about corruption acts they could be involved. Recently in some countries in South America they did laws where corruptions crimes committed by any government official wont prescribe in time. They will be open until by any other circunstances should be closed. Of course our legislators or diputados (senators) reacted. People is pushing hard because they are tired of those people getting rich with our money. The other problem is law enforcement. Rich people and powerful politicians has economic resources, legal resources and a system that makes them to get away from legal actions against them. This should be stopped. But hey! This happens also in big and developed countries. The problem is that Panama is a very little country and is very noticeable all the cases that develops. It is a big scandal here... but what we can do. People can only protest and demand for justice. If they commit a crime they should pay for it as any normal citizen. This is not good for any country and a lot of people in Panama is fighting to end this bad practice. It will took some time. We don't want to have corrupt politicians. People are asking to not re-elect the actual diputados and for shure the political party of the actual president Varela wont have any chance to win next elections. People are for some amendments in our constitution. This president promised to do it but.... he wont shoot himself on his foot. So he hasn't done it yet.... and seems like he is not going to do that. We keep fighting. We keep trying to the best for our little country. It is a hard job but not impossible.
  8. If you bring this on your personal luggage there wont be any problem unless you bring an exagerate amount of products. When I travel to US I usually buy all the medicines, supplements and vitamins and bring them in mu luggage without any problem. It is enforced on items imported and received by the mailing services.
  9. It is very dramatic when you see a video of the accident that was taken by some surveillance cameras that were in the store in front of the bus stop where this tragic accident happened. That is correct. I saw the taxi at a very high speed impacting frontally with the pick up that was in the other side of the road.
  10. Also uploading the video or pictures in messages to the ATTT in tweeter also helps. Be sure to grab very clearly the license plate number. Also relevant pictures. Remember the lady dumping trash bags in the river. She was caught on video and sent via tweeter to ATTT and other authorities.
  11. Keith is already Panamanian. He is a person that is very interested in having real facts and correct information. He surely knows how to survive in Panama
  12. Their lawyers may have claim that the arrest process was not according to the law and because of that stupid things they will be released to only cautionary measures.
  13. A person took the video and immediatelly he posted it at social media/Twitter to the accounts of some authorities like the ATTT and also de Alcaldia de Panama. This post viralized and spread like fire. The person who took the video did a zoom to grab the car license plates. After a couple of hours and because the amount of people retweeting the post and asking authorities for actions the ATTT did a research in their data base for the license plate. They posted the photograph of the Transit Ticket of fine in the amount of $75.00. I am not sure where and who got the ID information of the lady and posted on Tweeter. It wasnt her cedula but information about her. I dont know if the ATTT revealed that information or someboby could have access to the database of the ATTT and grab the information. It is the driver information of the owner of the car with a license plate registered.
  14. Something about this. Our little towns in the Interior of Panama were peacefull, innocents, naive, etc. In some towns people didnt need to lock their doors. Neighbors were always at your side to help. But recently maleantes and criminals from the city of Panama, San Miguelito, Colon and Chorrera knew this weaknees of those small towns. Some of those people has seen those little towns as so naive that are easy for them to commit crimes. It is so sad. It is changing our little towns drastically.