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Jim Tosch

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    Jim Tosch
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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  1. China is moving rapidly to establish a powerful presence in Central and South America. It doesn't have to make total economic sense for them to support the concept.
  2. The Chinese are doing the feasibility study. The Chinese are likely to get the contract to build the train. Does anyone really doubt the study will approve the concept? As to how long it will take, the Chinese government is short of cash, you could get surprised!
  3. They have some transportation issues but try to open at noon. They are still getting adjusted but Hell, with cold beer for a dollar, the rest is just petty details.
  4. rainy season trip

    Lot of raw nerves out there.
  5. Boycott Super 99. Simple, effective, a message to the party going on in Miami. It's time for the people to show their power and their opinion.
  6. Bonnie, i have been to Medellin frequently. If you will call me at 67425204 I will share what I know. It will be much easier than e mail. Jim Tosch
  7. depends on how fast you were going and who you are. I got stopped by a motorcycle for going twelve kph too fast. I got out of the car and asked him how much it would cost. He said over 100, maybe 150 he responded while writing the ticket. About then my wife got out of the car. She is Panamanian. They talked for a few minutes, he smiled, completed the ticket and said it would cost me $20 in the Chiriqui Mall. And that is what I paid the next week.
  8. Boquete: Why Some Leave and Others Stay

    For those considering, as I am, continuing their journey South, this may be the perfect time. China's slowdown, the strength of the dollar and airfare wars have made South America as cheap as it is likely to be ever again.
  9. Thoughts about gringos selling vehicles

    I am flabbergasted. We live in a global economy. People and corporations are moving all over the world. Are they all hurting the locals or is it improving lives all over the world? More Mexicans are returning to Mexico than immigrating to the US. Think people. There were very few car sales here before and who is repairing those cars now?
  10. I took a copy of the news story to the Municipio and discussed it with the Representante for Alto Boquete and urged them to make the Policlinica available for the Tech University that has bought land in Alto and to try to take advantage of the Skypower opportunity.
  11. I don't think even now the magnitude of this project has sunk in. This very large company is capable of and intends to make some part of Panama the "Silcon Valley" of renewable energy. If this were in the US there would delegations from hundreds of cities begging and bribing Skypower to pick them.
  12. just keep this in mind. Politics rules. The power in David is downtown. Why did Campeon open downtown. We expats better sit back and watch. Where are the government offices. Stay tuned.
  13. Marcelyn, am so pleased that someone, you, have reacted. This is culture changing for Panama. Smart young people will see a new world. Please keep me posted about new info you gather. I wish it could be near Boquete but I can't seem to get anybody moving. David will need the energy and Boquete is a perfect college town. Good luck!