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A.M. Costa Rica's
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San José, Costa Rica, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 185

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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.

Lucinda Gray, Ph.D.
California Licensed Psychologist
International Practice via the Web
Lucinda Gray
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   •  Relationship Issues
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Costa Rica: (506) 2228-2041


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US Income Tax,  US GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting

• 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

Legal services

Real Estate Closing Services
Pablo Mata

Lic. Pablo Mata Ferreto, MBA.

Legal – Financial Adviser

Real Estate and Business Transactions

Avoid Real Estate scams, get independent advice and have due diligence performed before signing or making a deposit.

Phone number: (506) 8853-0000


Marco Cavallini & Associates
Dental Implants and Crowns

Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and restored
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Remodelling and Construction

Real estate agents and services

CR Beach
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
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.
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-
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!

Member of the N.A.R., the Costa Rican Real Estate Board CRGAR and the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce.
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119 OR  2643-4334, 2643-3672
Office: IL Galeone Center, Jacó Beach, Costa Rica

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   • Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
   • Great network of realtors, to find your dream
   • 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
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

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.
* Mountain areas with great views.
* Gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit tree orchards.
* Quiet place to get away from the busy city and beach crowds.
* All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each.
* Lots are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $39,000 USD , and many can be combined for those wanting a larger area for their chosen passion, be it a hobby horse farm or retirement haven.
* Located in Libertad, Guanacaste, Northwest Pacific area of Costa Rica.
* Electricity and water to each of 79 clear0titled lots.
* 20 minutes to the Liberia International Airport
* 15 minutes to the Pacific Beaches
* 10 minutes to Medical Facilities
* 25 minutes to the Liberia Hospital
* 5 minutes to Papagayo  Golf & Country Club
Contact Jim Day
or Phone:  001 517 484-3675.
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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
Tel: (323) 255-6116

New manual gives coastal dos and don'ts

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The nation's environmental tribunal wants coastal residents to be on the same page with its efforts at protecting the coastline and the seas. So it has produced a manual
that gives some 70 separate pieces of advice to protect the areas.

The  Tribunal Ambiental Administrativo is the organization that conducts sweeps and levies fines for violations. Many of the investigations involve coastal areas including, mangroves, illegal building, management of ditches and obstruction of natural waterways.

The manual also includes copies of selected laws and decrees relating to the coast. The 45-page work is a combination of efforts by many government agencies and also non-profit organizations like The Nature Conservancy and the Programa
coastal manual
Restaruación de Tiburones y Tortugas Marinas.

José Lino Chaves, tribunal president, noted that the marine area is 10 times larger than the continental area of Costa Rica. So the oceans, fishing, scuba diving also are referenced in the manual, along with protection of sea creatures, such as turtles and whales.

American football game is Friday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Panamá national football team will battle the national team of Costa Rica Friday night for the Central American championship. The game is at 8 p.m. in Estadio
Cuty Monge (Olympic Village), Desamparados, San Jose.

Panamá beat Costa Rica 54-13 last September at the inaugural Central America Bowl in El Salvador.

The game is American football and not to be confused with fútbol as Costa Ricans call soccer.  The American Football Federation of Costa Rica is organizing the event.

American football is gradually gaining a hold in Costa Rica, and there are at least seven teams of Costa Rican players.
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Paso Ancho circle restrictions begin

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Driving on the already hectic Circunvalación will become more hectic today.  The  Consejo Nacional de Vialidad said that the multiple-lane highway is being reduced so that construction can begin on a new overpass.

Motorists have lived through other closures in the past when two other overpasses were built. The woes are expected to last for 14 months.

Restrictions will be in force 24 hours a day.

The Circunvalación is the highway that loops around south of the San José center and heads north through San Pedro. There are plans to continue the route along the north side of the city that are unrelated to the overpass work.

The new overpass will be at Paso Ancho, better known as the Guacamaya traffic circle because of the presence of the big vehicle supply and repair firm by that name. This is a $10 million job being financed by the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.

Encounter with traffic police is fatal

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Two motorcycle bandits made a big mistake when they decided to rob a motorist and a traffic policeman.

One of the bandits died of a bullet wound to the head and the second was detained while being treated for a gunshot wound to the back, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The incident played out early Tuesday when two traffic police officers stopped to help a motorist having vehicle trouble in León XIII. One officer stayed in the vehicle while the other dismounted.  That is when the two bandits pulled up, apparently unaware that there were two and not one traffic police officer.

As they stripped belongings of the motorist and the policeman accompanying him, the second officer realized what was going on and opened fire.

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