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JohnF13 last won the day on March 3

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    John P. Ferguson
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
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  1. Supposedly a 6.0 or 6.1. Very strong in Potrerillos, water splashing out of my reserve tanks. Apart from that, no problems here, hope everyone else is safe
  2. Same bank told me that they would charge $300 to cash a cheque from my Canadian Scotiabank, even if I wrote it from my U.S. funds account. They are not making it easy, folks!
  3. Priorities, Keith, Priorities. A cynical mind would think that a wall and fence are tangible, seeable things while text books are not, especially this close to an election
  4. $17,500 2013 Kubota diesel loader backhoe, BX 25D. 4 wheel drive, 143 hours currently. Bought this when I came to Panama, but not using it now, so time to move it on. Regular oil changes, greased every 10-20 hours. Excellent original condition, all equipment is OEM except for front tires - Kubota cheaped out on them so I replaced them. Always stored under cover. I don’t need to sell this, so no ridiculous low ball offers. Johnferguson1301@gmail.com
  5. i just checked flight costs to Canada. COPA in some cases is nearly double the cost of Air Canada. I would prefer to fly COPA but not at such a premium. I would guess that it is the same coming to Panama.
  6. My apologies for not being clearer. Yes, they are out of bandwidth, perhaps things have changed in the last couple of months but I don't think wireless is a priority for them.
  7. The problem in Potrerillos appears to be a full spectrum on the El Banco repeater. Friends of mine tried to get service but was told it is not available. When I was with them, my minimal 4meg would slow considerably at times of heavy use. I tried to move up to a blazing 6meg, they took my money but never provided the increased speed. Again, the excuse was no extra bandwidth at El Banco.
  8. And us country folk are stuck with 4-6 mega for $90. Ah well, I like the Country.
  9. Yes, it does. Especially if the lake has a larger surface area now. I'm just not sure about climate change being blamed for everything. It is an easy and convenient excuse for a lot of folks and organisations.
  10. And yet, how about the simple explanation - the new locks use a remendous amount of water but lake Gatun was not increased in size to provide it....
  11. Not that I get to Boquete often, but I have not seen an appreciable drop in tourist numbers. I can understand how businesses are suffering, but IMHO a lot of that may have to do with the physical number of eateries in the town. Realistically, the local population cannot support that many and the tendency of some places to charge Paris prices for average food doesn’t help. Having said that, it is also obvious that the road works took longer than reasonably expected, but this is Panama and that is the norm. It is the way things are here, work around it.
  12. I think self serve is maybe 1/2 cent/litre cheaper. I usually compare the price at the Terpel in Dolega and the one on the Interamerican going towards Pricesmart. Sometimes a cent or a bit more cheaper in David. The Delta station in Dolega is always a bit more than the Terpel, but they pump your fuel there.
  13. IIRC, Mr. Ruiz was the CD candidate in the last election and lost after a revote by about 200 votes.
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