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What will Boquete look like in three years?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Reny Oct 5, 2015. 47 Replies

Have any of you seen the impact of a Walmart on a small town? Frequently the downtown area turns into a ghost town while all the retail dollars shift to shopping area a few miles out of town. In the…Continue

Sea salt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Tosch Mar 14, 2015. 35 Replies

I keep seeing sea salt in markets. I hope anybody using this, especially older women know that this means they are not getting iodine or potassium iodide and are at risk for thyroid problems. If you…Continue

Sadistic, cowardly trolls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walter May 2, 2014. 29 Replies

I urge those interested in the sickness of pathetic trolls to google "internet troll pathology. It really explains the disgusting life of these passive-aggressive weasels who often use fake names and…Continue

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Jim Tosch replied to Hil's discussion EXTRADITED
"The first of many charges is that he took millions of dollars of government funds to buy exotic evesdropping equipment. He is accused of then using the equipment to spy on opponents and enemies in their bedrooms and elsewhere. Dozens of public…"
Aug 31, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Hil's discussion EXTRADITED
"Not sure Martinelli will get justice with all the corrupt judges in Panama with their hands out for his millions. If Anna Matilde Gómez is successful in her run for President I Will be more confident justice will prevail."
Aug 31, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Betty Gray's discussion Where is new Green Convention Center to be?
"The convention center will be a few miles past Los Molinos on the left side of the road. If you look to the left just before all the big banners for the new development there are the remains of a black rock house and that is where the center will be."
Aug 8, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to olga suarez's discussion Interesting new development in the Martinelli case puts CSJ Maginster Harry Diaz at risk of facing perjury charges in the US
"A warning for all who have strong opinions about Martinelli. The case took a huge turn this evening. There are billions of dollars at stake. I recommend caution in your public comments until you see which way this goes. Tomorrow will indicate where…"
Jul 10, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Mike Plant's discussion Thinking of retiring in Boquete from Canada
"Housing is not cheap here but you don't need heating or air conditioning. You can grow much of your food and shop at the farmers markets and keep your costs down. If you come down here and hang out with expats you will end up eating in more…"
Jul 6, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Keith Woolford's discussion Chaos in Martinelli's CD and the PRD
"A little speculation on a rainy day. The US has used extradition from Colombia and then tried corrupt politicos in the US, thus avoiding corrupt Colombian court system. Possibly the US is developing a case against Martinelli to try him there instead…"
Jul 6, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to olga suarez's discussion Ex President Martinelli's extradition case is in danger
"In a democracy, when someone is elected president, it is because they have promised to dedicate themselves totally to the best interests of the country. To suggest that if they do a good job they are entitled to engage in scandalous and corrupt…"
Jul 1, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Keith Woolford's discussion President of the U.S.A. Malicious Gossip in the group The Rant
"Trump Is making America young again. We all feel like we are in fifth grade!"
Jun 29, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to jim and nena's discussion Why Did You Leave Panama?
"You are correct Walter. But, it is very costly to move to New Zealand. So the question is if North Korea launches where would you rather be? New Zealand is probably not an option."
Jun 1, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Joanna McCarthy's discussion Restaurant for rent
"Raising rates to compensate for the jubilado discounts cuts off a huge portion of the public. Daily specials address the problem as they don't suffer the discount."
Jun 1, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to jim and nena's discussion Why Did You Leave Panama?
"There is now a new reason to move to Boquete and other small towns. So far I haven't seen it mentioned in International Living or elsewhere. North Korea may change all that. The new plus for Boquete is that it has no strategic value. Small…"
Jun 1, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Joanna McCarthy's discussion Restaurant for rent
"Be careful. There are sixty or seventy restaurants in Boquete. Several shopping centers are about to (theoretically) begin construction. If you are competitive on price you may survive."
May 31, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Joanna McCarthy's discussion Restaurant for rent
"I just heard a study that reported that fewer and fewer Americans are eating lunch. So testaurants are slashing prices to six or seven dollars for a complete lunch. Hope the restaurants in Boquete hear about this, especially the ones charging nine…"
May 31, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Sarah's discussion I have a problem with pigs!
"JS, my wife is a Panamanian from a rural area. She says to have pigs you have to have proper facilities. Try the Corregidor first. She has been my guide through Panamanian Politics for many years. I suffer much less in every aspect of my life…"
May 29, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to jim and nena's discussion Why Did You Leave Panama?
"I hate to bring this up but consider the average age of those who move here. Fifteen years ago I had a bus load of friends here but within a few years they had all returned to the US to die of one infirmity or another."
May 29, 2017
Jim Tosch replied to Anne Harper's discussion Boquete Canyon house rental reduced in the group Boquete Classifieds
"Your price offering could be a bit confusing."
May 29, 2017

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Boom in Alto Boquete

Posted on November 8, 2015 at 2:31pm 7 Comments

Looks like Alto Boquete is about to boom. Be careful what you sell and when. The next three years could be huge.

Fighting crime

Posted on October 11, 2015 at 4:27pm 0 Comments

I have been searching all weekend. Has anyone seen any publicity regarding the large turnout against crime here.

Iodine defciency

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:53pm 6 Comments

I recently discovered that iodine deficiencies in mountainous areas are a major cause of thyroid problems, particularly for post menopausal women. Chiriqui has a particularly high incidence of thyroid problems because heavy rain in the mountains erodes the iodine. Hence food produced here lacks iodine. That is why governments mandate the addition of iodine in salt. However much of the salt is not treated. This can be very dangerous. Morton salt sold in Panama states it does not have iodine. Sea… Continue

Risk Management Homes

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:27am 2 Comments

What if your boy friend wanted to stare at the mountains and you wanted to look at the ocean





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At 2:15pm on June 12, 2015, Marion Torgany said…
Jim I called Carol . She thinks the dog could belong to some of the workers there . We want to make sure before I get her and bring her to the foster home here.

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