When The Panama News did a reader poll earlier this year, the most
requested new feature was classified ads. The problem was that the
amount of labor required bears no reasonable relationship to the
amount of money that can be made.
But now I have created a Yahoo group, on which just about anybody can
post an email ad, free of charge. You need not belong to read the
advertising messages posted, which you will reach by clicking on
the "Unclassified Ads" hyperlink starting with the next issue of The
Panama News. (If you are an early bird, whether or not you are fond
of worms, you can go there right now at
I won't have the time to closely monitor the list, but I will
periodically remove old ads and do my best to suppress fraudulent
messages and deny access to scam artists, people who use the list for
other than its intended purpose, saboteurs and trolls. I also don't
want to see any vices advertised, whether they be legal ones like
alcohol, tobacco, prostitution, gambling or pharmaceutical drugs, and
especially illegal ones like banned substances or pornography. Nor do
I want to see any vulgarity in the messages. Nor is this a site for
people looking for sex, love, or political or religious converts.
With those caveats, this service IS for people who have something to
buy or sell, to give away or find, or who are offering or seeking
employment. If you have an event to announce, better to send the
information to editor@...
so that it can be included in
The Panama News calendar (or if it's newsworthy enough, for inclusion
in our arts or community sections).
Do not abuse this service, and help me police the Unclassified Ads
board by letting me know if others break the rules. And please beware
and exercise due diligence, because I lack the time and resources to
check out, let alone vouch for, things that will be promoted in this
new feature of The Panama News.
free to use it. The button to connect with these ads won't be posted
on The Panama News until volume 10, issue 17 is uploaded, which will
be on or about the evening of September 5.
editor, The Panama News