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  1. HEALTH CARE REFERRAL LIST "Mary Lynah's Health Care Resource List" (May 2017) PLEASE DELETE ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THIS LIST. THERE ARE ALWAYS ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS. These practitioners have been recommended to me, but I am not guaranteeing satisfaction. Email MHLynah@gmail.com to give feedback, suggestions for inclusions or deletions. To add someone to the list, I need name, specialty, location, and phone number. There are two emergency assistance services in Chiriqui Province: Alto al Crimen Hotline at 6477-6662, for help in getting an ambulance or other emergency assistance in English. Rodny Direct emergency service: email info@rodnydirect.com for subscription to his service. There is a group for attending to emergencies that can be solved or stabilized here in Boquete, on/off hours, on weekends, holidays, and weekdays at night. The service activates by calling BOQUETE MEDICAL AND ASSOCIATES (BMA) at 6619-7911. You will be attended in the Alfa Clinic by a local physician and paramedic (Dr. Yanko Guillen, Dra. Nelly Quiroz, or Dra. Sue King Loo). All of them speak English. BOQUETE CLINICS Dr Chen, Boquete, 6676-7132 General practice. Will make house calls and has an off hours bell to his residence. Office across the street from Melo. He practices at the Caja de Seguro Social until 3 PM daily, then in his office. Usually no waiting, speaks very good English. Also has a very good doctor in practice with him now, Dr Gomez, but his partners change from time to time. Dra Sue King Loo Chung and Dr Alfonso Mou, 720-2434. Her cell is 6949-5998, and she speaks English. Boquete, General practice. Clinica Alta, next to La Reyna on the main street. 8:30 - 12 and 1 - 5:30. Clinica Valle Boquete, private clinic, no phone. General practice. Across from the back of the fire station. 7 AM - 7 PM or maybe 9 PM. Several doctors there at various times, some of whom speak English. Dr Yanko Guillen, especially recommended, M-Tu mornings, Th-F aft and eves. Appts are $7.50, $6 jubilado. Ministry of Health Clinic, Mon - Fri, 7 am - 7 pm, next to Romero. Dra Boya, family medicine, office in clinic across from Mike’s Global Grill. 6728-3098. Dra Digna Virginia Diaz, Specialist internal medicine and aesthetic medicine. Can certify good health for over 70 driver’s license. Patients by appointment only, 6615-6740. For appointment, call between 12pm - 7pm, all days. Home visits are available. Very good English spoken. Available days in Boquete: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays after 1pm. She sees patients in several locations, so she will tell you where your appointment will be. PRIVATE HOSPITALS Hospital Chiriqui, David 774-0128 Centro Medico Mae Lewis, David 775-4616, small hospital, 10 rooms. PUBLIC HOSPITALS (for Panamanians or auto accidents if they don’t know where to take you) Regional Hospital (also called the Social Security Hospital ) adults: 775-2162 Hospital José Domingo de Obaldia, for obstetrics and children: 775-4222 PHYSICIANS AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS BY SPECIALTY ALLERGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr Manuel Espinoza Goldman, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X2245 . ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, GYNECOLOGY, THERMOGRAMS: Dr Maximo Pinzon, Panama City, 263-7910, cell 6672-1901 CARDIOLOGY: Dr Alexander Adames, Chiriqui Hospital, 777-8016. 6674-1477. Need appt. Also has privileges at Punta Pacifica Hospital in Panama City Dr Norberto Javier Calzada, Cardiologos Associados Panama City, 204-8395, 269-0566, ncalzada@psi.net.pa Dr Domingo Correa, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 2024 Dr Franklin Anguizola, Mae Lewis, 774-2453 CARDIOVASCULAR, ENDOVASCULAR, AND THORACIC SURGERY Dr Jorge Che, Hospital Chiriqui Consultorios #309, Angiograms and Vascular surgery for arteries, veins and lymph. Speaks English.774-0128 X3226, cell 6429-1243. email jorgeche1971@hotmail.com Dr Pedro Escheverria, cardiovascular and endovascular surgery,Hospital Punta Pacific and Clinica Hospital San Fernando,204-8538 office, cell 6670-3335, email pedroemd@gmail.com Dr Chi Shing Man Wan, Hospital Chiriqui, Clinic CINAM 774-1435. Speaks English DENTISTS: Dra Monica Sanjur, Boquete, 720-1152, cell 6748-0006 Dra Luz Barria-Cruz, Boquete, next to Machu Picchu restaurant, 720-1735 or 6643-5490. Dr Guillermo Arosema, David, 775-1301, implants, root canals, crowns Dra Magalys Luz, David, 777-4887, 6611-1939, across from Revilla Farmacia about 100 yards past Rodelag Dr Franklin Halphen, David, 775-3344, cell 6673-3563, root canals, periodontics, crowns, etc. Good English. Dr Alfredo Spiegel, David, 775-2683, cell 6614-9087. Dr Karina Granada, David, 6675-9025, near Tambu (Tamurelli) Restaurant Dra Vanessa Lambiz, 6676-5704., Chiriqui Hospital. 774-0124 X2412. Fair English Dr Charly Garcia, Avenida Balboa, Panama City. 264-4380 Dr Juan Carlo Ortiz Hugues, endodontist, across from Emergency at Chiriqui Hospital. Odonto Advance Clinica, 730-7169, good English Dr Ana Ventura, 6076-2284 implants, crowns, Odonton Advance Clinica, good English DERMATOLOGY: Dra Deyla Rodriguez de Vergara, Chiriqui Hospital #111, 774-0124 X3056. Can freeze age spots. Skin, hair, nails, facial enhancement 6266-8899. Some English. Dr Armando Mocci, Panama City, dermaclinica@psi.net.pa 269-5222 Dra Karen Zapata Montenegro, Hospital Chiriqui 774-0128, X3225, karenzapata@clinicaflordepiel.com Dr Hipolito Gonzales, Panama City, Patilla Hospital, 269-5222, 263-7977 central lines to the hospital. Ask for his clinic. EAR NOSE AND THROAT (ENT): Dr Alvaro Candanedo, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8011, 774-0128 X2024. Walk in starting at 3:00PM. Dr Carlos A Beitia, Centro Medico Paitilla, Panama City, 6614-6448 cabeitia@hotmail.com, 269-3387, 206-2458, 264-5155/811 (Beeper) ENDOCRINOLOGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr Alvaro Panchon Burgos, Mae Lewis, 775-4176, cell 6615-2440 or 6714-7784. Dr Enrique Mendoza, San Fernando Hospital Clinic, Via España, Panama City, Phone 308-6300 (central number) Speaks English and French. drenriquemendoza@gmail.com Dr Álvaro Pachon, diabetes specialist and internist, office in Mae Lewis. Cell phone 6615-2440. Speaks good English. GASTROENTEROLOGY: Dr Carlos Abadia, Chiriqui Hospital, 1st floor, 774-0128 X3056 or 3085, cell 6616-8406, specializes in Colon/procto problems, laproscopy, good English. carlosabadia17@hotmail.com Dr Enrique Fernandez, Mae Lewis Hospital, Asillo verde #10, Mon – Fri- 3:30 pm to 6 PM, in order of arrival, Speaks some English, 775-5566, 775-4616 Dra Velkys Betia, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616, cell 6690-2236. Also liver specialist. Make sure she understands that she has to handle the insurance forms Dr Jose Mendez, Consultorios Medicos Patilla, Pimer Piso, No 118, Panama City. 263-7977, 269-5222, direct 206-2594*** GENERAL MEDICINE: Dr Rimsky Sucre, Clinica Einstein, Panama City, 264-7110, Via Argentina, El Edificio Einstein #57 GERONTOLOGIST: Dra Luz Vizuette, Chiriqui and Mae Lewis Hospitals, 775-4616 X298, cell 6612-4293. 2D Mae Lewis Hospital, lucyvizuette24@hotmail.com See also Dr Tobon, Internist. HEMATOLOGIST: Dr Carlos Montero, Chiriqui Hospital, 774-0128 X2245. Dr Luis Harris Zamora, Mae Lewis Hospital, hematology and internal medicine, after 3:30 pm in order of arrival, Mon,Wed, Fri only. 775-4616, cell 6674-2499. INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND GENERAL PRACTICE: Dr Cesar de Gracia, 775-6666, Hospital Cooperativo in David Dr Nestor Sosa, infectious disease expert and director of Hospital Gorgas in Panama City. INTERNAL MEDICINE: Dr Diaz, 6615-6740, see first page. Dr Alcibiades Arosemena, Internal Medicine and Respiratory Disease. Hospital Chiriqui, 2nd floor, Consultorio #4, 774-0128 X3126, cell 6124-2035 Dr Llerana, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616. Dr Julio Osorio, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Intensive Care, Chiriqui Hospital, Clinic CINAM 774-1435, cell 6693-4642 Dra Ligia Gonzales, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Mae Lewis Hospital, 775-4616 X315, cell 774-5515. She can certify you to get a driver’s license at the age of 70 GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS: Dra Rubis Perez, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8076, cell 6614-8332, laparoscopy, very good English, **** Dra Yosiy Montes, 774-0128. Some English, Hospital Chiriqui in the tower. Dra Ida Sam Rojas, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X3085, 6561-1022. Spanish only but has English speaking assistant. Dr Ariel Guerra, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 3062 Dr Tomas Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 777-8024 Dra Roxana Salcedo Montiel (speaks English) 777-8019, Hosp. Chiriqui, hours 3-6 pm NEPHROLOGY: Dr Marion Giron, Hospital Chiriqui, office hours from 3PM, 774-0128. He speaks English, but the receptionist does not. Also certified in internal medicine, but practice is nephrology. NEUROLOGY: Dr Eimir Perez, Hospital Chiriqui and Panama City, 774-0128, cell 6619-4223. Neurosurgeon. Dr Valderrama A, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X 2200, 777-8080, cell 6450-4735. Dra Evelia Gomez Wong, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurophysiology, Clinica San Fernando Norte, Panama City, 305-6355 ONCOLOGY: Dr José Fabrega, excellent English, Hospital Paitilla Consultorios Medicos, next to Multicentro Mall, 263-7977, 269.5222, also 263-7977 ext 2358 or 2359 OPTHAMOLOGY: Dr Adriano Young Leon, Hospital Mae Lewis, 777-2324 or 775-4616, specializes in cataract surgery. Comes to David twice a month. Dr Augosto Arosemena, Patilla Hospital, PC, office 206-2424, speaks English www.eyedoctorpanama.com Dr Marino Rivera, 774-6600, Spanish only. Dr Miguel Wong, 229-2967, 6729-7060, comes to David on weekends. Dra Sonia Gordon, Mae Lewis, 777-4171, 775-4616 X 319 or 317. Dra Mitzi Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128. Dr Roberto Vasquez, Consultorios Medicos Paitilla, 6th Floor, Panama City, 206-2569 (Direct), 269-5222 (Central) Dra Ana Victoria Paz, Retinal Specialist, Consultarios San Fernando, PC, 6618-4337 cell, 264-5155 office, 261-9440 fax Dr Edith Perez de Lopez, Hospital Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Retinal Specialist, 204-8434 or 203-6086, cell 6612-2453. She speaks English, staff not so much. Has retinal CT scanner. retinayvitreo2020@hotmail.com Clinica Yee, a family of opthalmogists who specialize in surgery, retinology, cataracts, 230-0005, Panama City Dr Ruben Orillac, Opthamologist in Panama City. His partner is Dr. Ernesto Calvo. Clinica De Ojos Orillac-Calvo, Balboa Plaza 201-202, phone 269-7475; 269-7476; 269-7477 Dr Miguel A. Molina, eye surgeon in Chiriqui Hospital. 6670-2121, 774-0128 drmiguelmolinavega@gmail.com Dr Juan Petrocelli, Chiriqui Hospital, Tower 3, Office 4, speaks English, Appts 6876-5556, 6568-3335. ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMA: Dr Eric Tortosa, Chiriqui Hospital, etortosa@yahoo.com, 6612-6484. Very good English. Dr Arkel Gonzales, Ortho and trauma, specialist in feet and ankles. Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128, direct line to office774-4500. Also at Patilla Hospital Consultorios Medicos, in PC. Speaks English. Dr Donaldo Baez. Speaks some English. Trauma, orthopedics, arthroscopy, joint replacement, knee surgery. Hospital Chiriqui 777-8085 or 774-0128, Centro Medico Mae Lewis 774-4600 Cell: 6618-7534, dabaez@hotmail.com Dr Victor Rivera Man, Consultorio #6, Chiriqui Hospital, 777-8037, 6619-7497, personal cell 6618-4010. Good English. Dr Martin Solis Giron, alternatives to surgery, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X3125 Dr Heraclio Barria, Hospital Chiriqui, office across the side street from Chiriqui Hospital, 774-0128 X2110, cell 6671-4444. Also practices at Paitilla Hospital in Panama City 269-5222. Very good English Dr José Moreno, specializes in feet and ankles. Swiss trained, excellent English. 204-8587 Punta Pacifica Hospital in Panama City Dr Pretto, shoulder specialist, alternatives to surgery, 6616-7042, Chiriqui Hospital PALLIATIVE CARE: Dr Luz Vizuette. Specializes in geriatric care and can prescribe narcotic pain relievers 6612-4293, Mae Lewis Hospital. Speaks excellent English. Dr Bruna C. Chin at Mae Lewis and Regional Hospital. 775-4616. PHYSICAL THERAPY: René Estribí, 6983-3914 Social Security Clinic in Boquete and private practice. rene.estribi@gmail.com Johana Pitti, House calls in Boquete, teaches Physical Therapy and works for MINSA. johapitti@hotmail.com 6469 6434 Jennifer Jimenez, speaks English, 720-3174, 6281-4827 email: chiriquivalleypt@gmail.com. Licensed Physical Therapist: Practices in patients' homes or local area gym. Post stroke neurological recuperation and Aqua Therapy. Jessica Bell, physiotherapy and rehab, 6211-7011, Alto Boquete across from KM35 restaurant, jessbellg26@gmail.com. House calls. PLASTIC, ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY: Dr Roberto Tribaldos, Patilla Hospital in Panama City, phone 206-2594, cell 6613-4410. Also practices in David at Chiriqui by special arrangement. Dr Luis Crespo, Punta Pacifica Hospital, 1st floor, Room #163, excellent English, does reconstructive surgery, breast surgery, highly recommended. 204-8481 or 204-8552 PSYCHIATRY: Dr Vejarano, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0218. Dr Ramon de Aguilar Alvarado, Mae Lewis, 775-4616 X 316, cell 6674-6141. Dr Waldemar Oliveros, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X3224, 775-5155 PULMONOLOGY (LUNG): Dra Xiomara Nunez, 774-2453 Dr Rafael Rodriguez, Chiriqui, 774-0128, respiratory and internal medicine. 774-1435 or 774-0128 X2245 Cell 6614-8590. Speaks very good English. RADIOLOGY: Dr Jamie Bravo, Sonogram and X ray. RHEUMATOLOGY: Dr Generoso Guerra, Calle 53 in Panama City 340-9977 or 9978, 263-3283 fax X2000, 2003, 263-3464 SPEECH THERAPY: Betty Landis, 6540-7016 SURGERY: Dr Samuel Cattan, surgery and internal medicine, 775-4616, Mae Lewis Hospital. Dra Jossary Prieto, general surgery, Chiriqui Hospital 6151-7808 Dr Erick Miranda Rivera, 775-4616 X257, surgery and coloproctology UROLOGY: Dr Arias, Hospital Chiriqui, 774-0128 X2035 Dr Marta Sanchez, 777-2588. Speaks English. Chiriqui Hospital. 777-2588 or 774-0128 X3134 Dr Enrique Aleman, Consultorios Medicos Paitilla 3rd Floor, Panama City 263-2795, 206-2477 (appointments) HEARING AND HEARING AID SERVICES AND PRODUCTS Calasa, Licda. Zuleymis Ortega; Calle 3 era Oeste, Ave H/I Norte, Barrio Manuel Quintero Villa Real, Detrás del Nuevo Banco Nacional de Panamá; Telefax: 774-7101, info@calasapanama.com, zuleymis.ortega@calasapanama.com, http://www.calasapanama.com/index.html Clinica Hospital Cattan, Dr. Diogenes Cattan; Centro Auditivo Widex Clínica Cattan, Frente al antiguo Hospital Jose Domingo Obaldía, 2do Piso, 1er Consultorio a la derecha, David, 775-7099, 775-3553, 6408-3145 Hear4You, brands carried include Alera 5, Crisp, Enzo, Verso 7, Linx 7, Enzo 7, Verso 9, Linx 9, Enzo 9; Hospital Chiriqui, Local #305 y #306, 777-8022, 775-2603, 777-8021; www.hear4upanama.com, www.resound.com, http://saludch.wixsite.com/salud-chiriqui/hear4u HELPFUL PEOPLE INTERPRETER: Lola Braxton, David, $8 per hour, good medical translation skills, 6607-9423 CHIRIQUI HOSPITAL: Maribel Malbonado, Administration Finance, 774-0128 or 6679-0059 MAE LEWIS HOSPITAL: Elsa Herrera, Patient Assistant, 775-4616. She speaks English. KEEP IT SIMPLE: Irma Smith, assists in the coordination of medical issues in David; 6716-2843, 6705-9845, infokeepitsimplepanama@gmail.com; $25/hour; the first hour is free (If you are a Rodny Direct member she charges $15/hour). ASK GEOVANA: Geovana Caballero, an advisor, coordinator, information resource, problem solver; 6675-3667, sweetpeppers28@gmail.com, askgeovana.weebly.com PUNTA PACIFICA HOSPITAL: The contact person at Hospital Punta Pacifica now is Brenda Warner de Gibbs. Her direct phone line is 204-8246, e-mail bwarner@hpp.com.pa. She speaks English well and is very helpful.
  2. News Boquete - What It Is and How to Subscribe News Boquete is a free community news service. Anyone with a valid email address can ask to have their name added to the subscriber database at no cost. To request that you be added to the subscriber database, please send an email to news.boquete@gmail.com and include your first and last name. The full name is important for the subscription to be processed.
  3. We are a bit puzzled also, Keith. CL management is of the opinion that the Animales organization would be more successful if they were to post their activities (not just the sterilization clinics) on the CL calendar, with over 1,300 sets of eyeballs seeing the events. There is a secondary benefit for the entire community in that other organizations planning activities can schedule their events so as not to conflict with the Animales activities. With more prompting, maybe they will come on-board and post their activities here on CL for all to be better informed.
  4. Alison, CL is ahead of the curve here. A forum dedicated to culture already exists. See: http://www.chiriqui.life/forum/19-culture-history-traditions/ P.S., please pardon my obvious plug for CL here.
  5. Chiriqui.Life (CL) has many "nice-to-have" features built into it. One of them is to show the location of an event that has been posted on CL's calendar, using the Google Maps geographical map panel within an event. Because Panama is not as well documented as many other regions of the world, use of the Google Maps is at times difficult to configure properly. The purpose of this Q&A is to document what the more popular location configuration parameters are for various places in the Chiriquí highlands. As an aside, one of the things that the CL staff has been doing over the past several months is to edit the Google Maps application database so that more of the Boquete area locations are configured in its database. Anyone is free to do that, but it can be somewhat daunting to sign up, sign in, and then do it. But if you are so motivated, we would encourage you to do so. Please take note: it doesn't matter what the "official name" of an entity might be, nor what you think the address might be; the important concept here is that Google Maps is controlled by Google, and Google decides how things are called, or what their address might be. What is provided below is what works with Google Maps. If you do not agree with their names or the associated location data, then it is incumbent upon you to take the matter up with Google. We've tried, and failed repeatedly. What follows in the replies to this question in our Q&A forum are the correct parameters to enter for the Google Maps data fields while posting (or editing) an event on the CL calendar. These replies will be added as new locations become configured by Google Maps. CL members can also add replies with these configuration parameters in case we have overlooked something of importance.
  6. Restaurante Mar de Grau Note: either version shown here will work properly.
  7. At the request of several CL members, this topic is being locked (closed).
  8. Dottie, I think I now see why you are having a problem. You were not referring to content being deleted from CL, but rather ion the BPWTR website. Sorry about my confusion. Go to the link that Bonnie referenced. Then scroll to the bottom left where you will see two digits indicating pages 1 and 2 of that topic. The posting you seek is on page 2, and is the 8th of 8 postings, and written by Mark Hurt on August 10, 2014.
  9. Dottie, it is not clear to me what you are not finding. Things only rarely are deleted from CL, and I mean only extremely rarely. As I look at Bonnie's posts (plural) I have no difficulty finding everything that she refers to. Can you be more specific as to what you are not finding?
  10. Hotel El Oasis and Oasis Restaurant These two entries point to the same place, but you may prefer one over the other based on where in the hotel you wish to focus attention.
  11. The health care resource listing was updated today to incorporate two "Helpful People" (at the very bottom of the listing), including Keep It Simple and Ask Geovana.
  12. Several postings in this topic have been split off into a new topic. The subject transitioned into a discussion of health care resources that might accept direct payments from insurance companies. Those postings are more appropriately placed in the Insurance forum, and therefore may be found at:
  13. The health care resource listing was updated today to incorporate services and products related to hearing and hearing aids.
  14. If someone can provide more specific information about hearing aid services (anywhere in Panama), then please either post here or send a PM to @Admin_01 so that this information can be added to this health care resource listing. By "more specific information" I am referring to name of the business, contact information, website (if any), hours of operation, location, etc.
  15. This is the second time that this subject of disabling the reputation reporting system functionality has come up in CL's life. What we write here is NOT meant as a final decision, but rather continuing the discussion to be sure that we all truly understand all of the issues and goals. One of the underlying goals of CL is to provide a non-confrontational social medium addressing life in the Chiriqui Province. The reputation system is basically a tool to facilitate "self moderation" by the members. Several "tools" exist to assist in achieving this goal, and reputations are just one such tool. We have seen several instances where reputations have resulted in members "moderating" their words. In some cases, some of those who received negative reputation have left CL and moved on to other venues that allow them unfettered negativity. We wish them well in those other websites that permit them fulfill their need to post caustic words. One of the side benefits of reputations was beginning to be surfaced in Bonnie's posting that starts out with: I am curious how many of our users are aware of or actually view what is called the "leaderboard". Please visit http://www.chiriqui.life/leaderboard/. From the current reputation levels, you hopefully can see that Roger B and Bonnie, and etc., are valuable and respected members of CL. The leaderboard is a dynamic display that changes all the time. The leaderboard allows users to "drill down" and form their own opinion as to who provides valuable content. Note that the leaderboard does not allow one to "drill up" from the least favorite direction. There is value in knowing whom others view as providing valuable information. Are we as the owners/administrators able to shut down the reputation system? Yes. We currently are not strongly motivated to do that because there is value in this self-moderation tool. However, we always do listen to our members and try to provide a resource that is used, supported, and favored. At the same time we definitely do understand that receiving a negative reputation oftentimes is not a pleasant experience. (I have received negatives in my "Bud" persona; management accounts cannot receive reputations.) Next, addressing an aspect highlighted by JohnF13, referring to the monitoring of use (abuse) of the reputation system. Monitoring is done on an ongoing basis. We cannot and do not assess use of the reputation system based on their "validity". Everyone has their own mindset about what a reputation means to them, and their own value reference scale. Monitoring means that we watch how many reputations are given by any member (only registered members can give reputations; members cannot give themselves reputation) during a time frame. Current thresholds are three or more reputations within a short period of time. Once we see three or more reputations in a short period of time, we then look at the full picture and make an admittedly subjective decision regarding abuse or not. If there is an issue that needs to be pursued further, then we do that in private with the involved member. What the owners/administrators are asking now is for those with an interest in this topic to look at the leaderboard, and provide their additional feedback with that knowledge and experience of the leaderboard behind them, coupled with a rethinking of the concept of self-moderation tools. We listen to our members, but have a different viewing portal from regular members because we have the advantage of all of the [both supportive and opposing] feedback from all members, coupled with the experience of the results of a fairly good self-moderating tool. We look forward to hearing additional feedback and comments here in this thread (for all to see). Thanks.
  16. Your feedback and recommendation are noted. Thank you. Going a bit further, please note that you are asserting something that is not correct, referring to "There is no policing or it...". All activity on CL is routinely monitored. Sometimes the monitoring is delayed, but eventually completed, typically within 24 hours. We suggest that you revisit Rule #7 at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/6-terms-rules/.
  17. http://www.prensa.com/in_english/Imputan-cargos-SPI-turista-estadounidense_21_4748735083.html
  18. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rexdlso84b70s0/Screenshot%202017-05-03%2020.32.14.png?dl=0
  19. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/three-panama-patients-await-heart-transplants