Bay Bruiser, No you may not, I own Panama Big Game Club just across the water from PSFL, and my legally licensed, fully insured, fire dept authorised and secured refuelling station 10 meters from PSFL was nearly blown up, my GM's sister, "was blown up" and found bruised, crying and hesterical by my staff who raced to the rescue, I am here in Boca Chica, witnessed everything, have spoken to the fire inspector in person, who was at PSFL 1 or 2 hours before the fire investigating over 6 complains from local residents about the illegal storage of fuel, and then 1-2 hours later after the fire inspector had gone, John had a fuel truck come to fill up his illegal tanks when the fire started, the hose from the fuel truck was on fire and was left at the scene. This has been going on for over 6 years mate.
You are a disgrace,and part of the reason that people died and are still in hospital, there were foreign fishing journalists in the lodge at the time of the fire, and they have come to see us, wait and see what they are detirmined to publish abaout PSFL in there magazine and the Swedish press upon there return, it is not going to help the tourism for Panama or the great lodges that we have here that are properly run and take our clients safety very seriously...
I hope that you can sleep at night ?, "I can't", having had to witness the true horror of what unfolded the other night, and I am an Ex Royal Marine Commando, you say you cannot see fuel containers, look again the 50 gallon blue barrell's were full of petrol (John admitted this in his BD post, and the fire investigators confirmed it) look at the image of the huge Butane containers that did not explode thanks to the firemen (they are the 6 massive bottles marked butane). What you cannot see in the photos is the 4,000 gallon petrol tank that was being re-fueled (because John threw all of the journalists and TV crews off of the site before they could photograph it), it had been leaking for over a week and all staff and guests reported an increasing smell of petrol from a week ago untill the day of the fire, the trigger was a guy using an axle grinder, who was doing some maintenance work, and a white hot spark hit the petrol soaked ground, whilst they were about to refuel, and then the place just exploded.
This is what we have been told by the PSFL staff and guests, the official report will be published by the fire investigators after they have finished there investigation.
Why he is not in jail right now no one can understand, but John has been going around Bocca Chica telling everyone that he is friends with ministers in the Government and he can do whatever he wants, he is going to re-build (and actually is, he started today) and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
He is sadly mistaken, the american embassey personnel are arriving next week with the dead mans family, and they are not coming to check out how many fish he caught on his trip I assure you.
Now please have some respect for the family, and stop making excuses for a criminal remember we live here and every single person in Boca Chica knows why this happened and we have spoken to most of the staff who were there at the time and 2 of the guests.
or you can question the head of the fire department in Chiriqui, his comments are in all of the newspapers, he says Illegal storage of huge quantities of fuel.
Or You can question, Why he has no insurance whatsoever, but has been fishing 4 boats of clients (un-insured for the past 2 days) the man has no shame or regard for anything apart from his clients cash.
What more do you want to know ?