Inside, avoiding the unseasonal downpour – it is only after you’ve lived in the tropics that you know what rainfall can be…

Today is a public holiday, Martyrs Day, commemorating the death of a number of Panamanian students in 1964. We had workmen here today (at least until it got just too wet to work outside – rain, even warm rain, is still wet and makes working outside impossible, at least when in Panamanian proportions) and had to ask one turn off their radio this morning. The sale of alcohol is banned today, and the playing of loud music is not supposed to take place, the mood is supposed to be sombre. I guess he forgot what day it was, and we didn’t want compliants from the neighbours, or a visit from the police (there is a police station around the corner).


9 JANUARY 2023


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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