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San José, Costa Rica, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 166

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Professional Directory
A.M. Costa Rica's professional directory is where business people who wish to reach the English-speaking community may invite responses. If you are interested in being represented here, please contact the editor.


Psychotherapy
 
Lucinda Gray, Ph.D.
California Licensed Psychologist
International Practice via the Web
Lucinda Gray
 
   •  Transformational  
         Psychotherapy
 
   •  Depression
 
   •  Anxiety
 
   •  Relationship Issues
 
   •  New World Meditation
           Training & Support
www.DrLucindaGray.com
Email: lucinda@drlucindagray.com
U.S. Phone: 310-827-4241
Costa Rica: (506) 2228-2041
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Accountants

U.S. Tax International
Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and legal
 services. Over 15 years in Costa Rica

U.S. Tax rollover
(English spoken). Tamarindo office hours now available.  If you or anyone you know would like an appointment in Tamarindo, please call our San José office at 2288-2201 to make an appointment.
Contact Us:
 U.S 786-206-9473         CR 506-2288-2001
FAX: 506 2231-3300
E-mail: ustax@lawyer.com
Web page: www.ustaxinternational.com
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James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US Income Tax,  US GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting

Uncle
Sam's
• US Tax return preparation  for
individuals and businesses
• eFile returns: secure with faster refunds
• Assist with back reporting and other filing issues
• Take advantage of the Foreign
Income Tax Exclusion (up to $
99,200 in 2014}
• Business Consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica
• Accounting for US and International Financial Reporting
• Associate of David Housman

Telephone 8305-3149 or 2256-8620
E-mail jrtb_1999@yahoo.com
8719-4/3/15


Legal services

KEARNEY-LAWSON & Asoc.
Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.
Attorneys at Law and real estate brokers
Relocation services, Wedding Planning
Greg Kearney
 
*Investments  *Corporations
*Tax Shelters *Immigration
*Real Estate Sales in Costa Rica
*Name & Product registration
*Business procedures 
*Family and Labor Law
*Locate People   *Private Investigations
Phone: 7157-9092
7920-10/11/13

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Serving the English-speaking community for over a

decade with offices in San Jose, Alajuela and Jaco
     ☑REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS
     ☑ INCORPORATION AND
       CORPORATE LAW
    ☑ NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES
    ☑CIVIL LITIGATION
    ☑ OFFICIAL TRANSLATIONS
    ☑ FAMILY LAW PRACTICE
    ☑ CRIMINAL LAW PRACTICE
    ☑ RENTISTA AND PESIONADO
         RESIDENCY
    ☑ OFFICIAL TRANSLATION
         INTERPRETATION
    ☑ VEHICLE IMPORTATION AND TITLE
          TRANSFERS
You deserve to communicate fluently with your lawyer.
Visit our Web site:  www.CRTitle.com
Email:  lawyer@crtitle.com
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Dentistry

Marco Cavallini & Associates
Dental Implants and Crowns

Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and restored
DR. Cavallini
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini
over 17,000 dental implants since 1980. The Dr. Marco Muñoz Cavallini Dental Clinic, is recognized as one of the best practices in Dental Reconstruction, Dental Implant placement and Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Rica and the World. For more information, visit us today at: marcomunozcavallini.com
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Remodelling and Construction

architect
PROPERTY INSPECTIONS, PROFESSIONAL REMODEL AND CONSTRUCTION.

Are you looking to buy property in Costa Rica. I am a professional builder with over 30 years experience in the remodel and construction business in the U.S. and C.R. I can inspect any building new or old meticulously and fix, remodel, do additions, whatever it needs or you want to add. I am very knowledgeable of all phases of construction and my rates are competitive.  Fully bilingual. Rainy season discounts. Contact:  Rodolfo Jimenez, Phone (506) 7129-3622  or (506) 8802-2176  Email : rodostrat@gmail.com  
To see my work click HERE!
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Real estate agents and services

CR Beach
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
HEY BEACH LOVERS!
CR Beach Investment Real Estate Broker-Owner
Jeff Fisher invites you to see why this 20-year resident of Costa Rica believes the Central Pacific areas of Jacó Beach-Playa Hermosa-Los Suenos Marina & Golf and Esterillos-Bejuco Beaches are the best place to live and invest.
Fisher
Reason #1:  SJO Int’l Airport and S.J. suburbs are little more than one hour away.
#2: Jaco has everything you need, from tourist attractions to government offices.
#3: Amazingly, it’s still a BUYERS’ MARKET and our “brutally honest” agents will help you find your perfect property-
   PROPERTIES OFFERED AT SUPER DISCOUNTS
See why Jeff and Colin Miller (12 years here), Frances Winborne (more than 23 years), and Junior Diaz (Jacó born & bred) chose the Central Pacific!
SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:
info@crbeach.com

Member of the N.A.R., the Costa Rican Real Estate Board CRGAR and the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce.
www.CRbeach.com    info@crbeach.com
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119 OR  2643-4334, 2643-3672
Office: IL Galeone Center, Jacó Beach, Costa Rica
8381-10/2/14

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   • Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
   • Great network of realtors, to find your dream
          property
   • Homes, condominium & luxury homes
   • Eco lodges and Hotels
   • Green properties and waterfalls
   • Farms and developments
   • Sustainable and green living communities.
   • Property management in the Jacó area

www.ecorealtorscr.com    info@ecorealtorscr.com
Telephone: +506 2643-4065   
cell: +506 8825-6556   US:  626 548-3909
skype: ecorealtorscr  Facebook: ecorealtorscr
Office Las Monas, Jacó
Green NAR designee, member of the CCBR, CRGAR
8336-10/10/14

Colinas
Jim Day, representing Colinas del Sol
del Pacifico, S.A.

Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project  in a quiet area. There are 88 clear titled lots, some in mountain areas with great views and the rest on gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit tree orchards, or just a quiet place to get away from the busy city and beach crowds.  All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each lot, and all lots are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $35,000, and many can be combined for those wanting a larger area for their chosen passion be it a hobby horse farm or retirement haven.
You can see more on our Web site: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
 Libertad, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 15 minutes to Playa del Coco or Playa Hermosa
and 20 minutes to Liberia airport.
Please contact Jim Day at JimDay50@aol.com   or    Phone:  001 517 484-3675.
8251-8/27/14

Residency experts

Residency in Costa Rica
A full service immigration agency
U.S. and San José offices
Getting and authenticating documents can be a chore —

we know how to do it. Experienced with many nationalities. Up-to-date on
Costa Rica's evolving immigration law.
Pensionado and rentista. Your first stop for smooth, professional service and a positive experience. Javier Zavaleta javier@residencyincostarica.com
www.residencyincostarica.com
Tel: (323) 255-6116
8316-9/13/14

Foundation honors victim of amoebas

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The U.S. family of the 11-year-old boy who died after contracting a brain-devouring amoeba from a Costa Rican hot spring in June has set up a foundation for combating related infections in the future.

The Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness began in honor of young Jordan Smelski who died July 2 from the very rare primary amebic meningoencephalitis, according to the foundation's Web site. This infection stems from the naegleria fowleri, which is known as the “brain-eating amoeba” and is often found in freshwater sources and hot springs in warmer climates.

Doctors initially misdiagnosed the boy's symptoms of vomiting, headaches, and hallucinations as meningitis. Now the family is trying to spread the word of this rare disease so that it not only gets attention within the general public, but also within medical circles. According to the Centers for Disease Center, the nagleria fowleri commonly enters through the nose of someone who dips their head under a contaminated portion of warm freshwater.

Costa Rican health officials have not yet released information into which hot spring resort the Smelskis visited

Jordan was the only son of Shelly and Steve Smelski, who live in Sanford, Florida. Donation and volunteer opportunities can be found directly on the foundation Web page at jcsfoundation.com.

Big cats featured on new stamps

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Correos de Costa Rica will be honoring big cats on the verge of extinction with its new national parks stamp issue.

The stamp will be unveiled today at the Parque Zoológico y Jardín Botánico Nacional Simón Bolívar in north San José.

The two-stamp issue feature a puma and a jaguar. The stamp issue is part of a series honoring Costa Rican national parks. The park involved in this series is the  Parque Nacional Corcovado where many of the country's big cats are found. in fact, the park is home to five of the six cat species found in the country, noted Correos de Costa Rica.

The special cancelation for the first-day covers features other cat species, Correos said. The postal service is issuing 15,000 of each stamp, and they sell for  1,220 and 690 colons That is about $2.24 and $1.27.

Tourism  minister, Solís to meet on tax

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The tourism minster said Thursday that he has arranged a meeting with President Luis Guillermo Solís, Vice President  Helio Fallas and representatives of the country's tax authority.

The session will be next week, said the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo in a release.

The statement said that the minster, Wilhelm von Breymann, met Thursday with  Melvin Jiménez,  minister of the Presidencia, to arrange the meeting.

The topic, of course, is the effort by the Dirección General de Tributación, the tax agency, to assess sales tax and back taxes on a number of tourism operations.

The tax authorities, who are in the ministry controlled by Falls, are relying on a 2006 law that says sale tax should be charged at centros de recreo, "recreatiion centers," y simiilars, "and similar." As far as the tax authorities are concerned, everything is similar.

Tourism operators complained at a meeting Wednesday that just in the La Fortuna area businesses owe billions of colons in taxes and are likely to close if the law continues to be enforced.

Ailing Tico returned from Honduras

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A 72-year-old costa Rican man spent 22 days in a Honduran hospital with severe illnesses,and at the request of his family, the Costa Rican  Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea flew a craft to Tegucigalpa and retrieve him.

The man is  Justino Daniel Rodríguez Izquierdo, a professor. He suffered a what appears to be a stroke, but he also came down with pneumonia. He had gone to honduras for a conference on recycling, said the security ministry.

The air wing of the security ministry does a lot of ambulance flights but not often outside the country.

Former ambassador Todman dies

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Terence A. Todman, 88, once the U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, has died and the foreign ministry here has expressed its condolences.

Todman was ambassador here in 1974. He also served as an assistant secretary of State for Latin America. Under Jimmy Carter Todman helped reach an agreement with Panamá for turning over the canal.

He died in the Virgin Islands where he was born.


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