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  1. The transfer of US dollars to Scotia Bank will become considerably more expensive as of February 1st. Deposit checks written on US bank accounts will no longer be accepted but will require formal Wire Transfers (at a Scotia fee of $30 on top of a $50 originating bank fee). Instead of waiting 21 days for funds (a form of 'kiting') they will become available 'next day' - - - little comfort for those who saw Scotia as welcoming bank to expats.
  2. Children's Christmas Party 31 December 2018
  3. https://youtu.be/aT2gBM1m0w8
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    New photos

    This is what you get when you push the COLOR up (saturation) in almost any photo editing program. Dramatic but not very real.
  5. Will continue with my once-a-day 81 mg Aspirin. My judgement is that the benefit outweighs the risk. Can't be afraid of every headline or article. Otherwise I'd live in bubblewrap.
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    Farewell to Ken & Becky Campeau

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    197th Dia de Independencia Celebrations

    Yesterday turned into a long day for a lot of people. The very sad spectator death occurred around the time the Gran Cabalgata finally started at about 4:30 and added a further delay to the parade. By the end of the day I had to lead a group of riders returning home up Volcancito Road in the dark with a vehicle & flashing caution lights.
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    197th Dia de Independencia Celebrations

    Went into Boquete this afternoon to film the Gran Cabalgata scheduled for a 2:00 start (always a moving target). This year's horse parade included several Presidential candidates who wanted to 'meet and greet' the locals. Apparently too much 'glad-handing' occurred in Dolega which was the cause of our delay and by 4:00 the light levels were pretty much gone so I packed up. Still no start at 4:15 - - - a great sunny day lost. T I P
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    Sim Card

    No, you'll have to buy it upon arrival in those countries.
  10. Anybody know why construction appears to have stopped? Only a few cars at the main gate and workers parking across the street.
  11. Recent delivery interruptions from Fenosa and Cable Onda show a disregard for paying customers offering no prior warnings or post explanations and with no apparent consequences from regulating authorities.
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    Corporate Arrogance Or Incompetence?

    Bonnie, (From Investopedia) - An impaired asset is a company's asset that has a market price less than the value listed on the company's balance sheet. Accounts that are likely to be written down are the company's goodwill, accounts receivable and long-term assets because the carrying value has a longer span of time for impairment. Upon adjusting an impaired asset’s carrying value, the loss is recognized on the company’s income statement. --------------------------------- "Conventional Generation" means an asset using conventional methods to generate electricity, i.e gas or coal
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    Corporate Arrogance Or Incompetence?

    Continuing to reward mediocre performance is a surefire way for organizations to remain "emerging" and if dealing with near-monopolies lower the standards a few more notches.
  14. Yes, I believe they are related.
  15. ARTIST LINEUP ARTIST LINEUP Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival 21~24 February 2019 NotSereyus
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    t's HERE!!! The year's Biggest Venta de Patio

    VIDEO from today's VENTA DE PATIO
  17. Power on finally in Volcancito. Part of Naturgy's (gasNatural fenosa) new global strategy to show sympathy for the people of the Carolinas (but without actually being there).
  18. Don't know of anybody in Boquete who can make a new Toyota key but your best bet is Gustavo Aruz in David Alarmas Gustavo 6672-8408 774-5017 gustavoarauzdelcid@hotmail.com http://www.alarmasgustavo.net Son, Eduardo, speaks English