Editors Note: May 2016

Instead of a note from the editor, this month we’re going to go with a note written from Earl Meck to Julio Cotes Surgeon (of Hotel Vista Mar) about his stay in the hospital. The health care on the island is a topic that comes up frequently. Well, Earl had a great experience in Isla Colon’s hospital and he’s eager to share with us:


As you know I was in the hospital here beginning Feb 1 and ending Feb 11. I think it is human nature to complain when things do not go right. I think it is also normal for people not to give credit when credit is deserved and due. I wish to thank all the doctors who attended me, Doctora Lue, Dr. Henry Hogdsen, and Doctora Soledad Herrera, all the nurses, IV therapists, kitchen and all others who provided me a comfortable hospital stay, with no negatives. My care and follow up was excellent. Sometimes you just have to say thank you to the ones who make a difference.

Excellent and adequate health care is not just brick and mortar. It resides in the heart of the people who care.

Mervin Earl Meck

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Nicholas Corea is the editor of the Bocas Breeze. He wasn't born in Bocas, though he got there as fast as he could. He is just one of the many foreigners who became enamored with the islands. His mission is to provide the community with news that unites and inspires, while sharing with the world the magic that is Bocas del Toro. Mr. Corea likes to extend his gratitude to everyone who makes The Bocas Breeze possible- starting with YOU (the reader).

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