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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.

Hearing Services

Dinamarca
Clínica Dinamarca Hearing Center
Audiometry – Impedance
Hearing aids
Batteries & accessories
Electronic laboratory
Earplugs: Loud noise & swimming
Cochlear implants
Bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA)
Free hearing tests for Senior Citizens on Wednesdays
We accept hearing aids prescriptions from C.C.S.S.
For the US veterans we can help with the procedures

Address: 250 meters south from KFC Paseo Colón, San José,
Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2221-4545
(506) 2221-4646
Web: www.clinicadinamarca.com
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8691-8/19/15
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Psychotherapy

Dr. Gray

Dr. Lucinda Gray

California Licensed
Psychologist
International Practice

www.LucindaGray.com
New World Meditation

CR (506) 2228-2041
8610-8/23/15

Insurance professionals

The Garrett Insurance Group
Garrett
-Brokerage fully licensed by the
      government.
-Experience since 1980.
-Bilingual English/Spanish.
-Represent all the best insurance
       companies in Costa Rica,
       BMI, Blue Cross, Blue
       Shield, ASSA, INS, etc.
-Correspondents of WILLIS.
-Connections in all of Central
       America.
-Superb communications.
-Prize-winning Web site.
-English policy extracts.
-Helps you settle your claims.
Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Local #125, San José, Costa Rica.    Phone:  ( 506 ) 2233-9520
E-mail : info@garrettbrokers.com
More information HERE!
4/12/15

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
8688-9/16/15

 Accountants

 
Ms. Summers
Marlene B. Summe
U.S. Income Tax Services
 
Marlene B. Summers
Tax Accountant
 
File your FBAR for current or past due years
 
File your past three years tax return under the
Streamlined  Procedure which mitigates penalties
 
File amended tax returns

Personalized service      Competitive rates
Phone (506) 2289-6590 or (506) 8750-2316
Email: marlene.summers@gmail.com
8724-9/19/15

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
8635-9/12/15

James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US Income Tax,  U.S. GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting
S
pecializing in all matters of concern to U.S. taxpayers residing abroad including:
Uncle Sam's
IRS filing requirements of foreign income tax exclusion (up to $100,800 for 2015).
Past-due tax returns: Taxpayers filing before an IRS notice do not face criminal sanctions.
Reporting foreign financial assets: FBAR and foreign corporations.
Up-to-date FACTA news.
All US Tax return preparation:
individual, business, estate and trust.
eFile returns: secure with faster refunds.
Business consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica.

Telephone 8305-3149 or 2256-8620
E-mail jrtb_1999@yahoo.com
9654-4/6/16


Fine art restoration and conservation
Gilbert Carmichael
Master Art Restorer, A.I.C. Certified
European and U.S. standards. USPAP.
Carmichael
For more information please contact Claudia Villegas at 8388-5328 or email HERE!
 • Paintings
• Sculptures
• Murals
• Porcelain and ceramic
        restoration
• Works on paper restoration
• Conservation curatorial
        services

• Art expert services
• Other restoration services
* Analysis for condition
        authenticity
• Art related insurance and
        damage evaluations
• Art collection consultation
Experts in fine art restoration and conservation for the tropics. We clean mildew, mold, etc; repair, restore and offer art expert and curatorial services.
8734-7/29/15

Legal services

Real Estate Closing Services
Lic Matta

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
Email: jpmata2000@gmail.com
8587-3/8/15


Land surveying services

René Sánchez Quirós
30+ years of experience in:

Mr. Sanchez
Survey (cadastral) maps
Subdivisions
Contours
Boundary markers
Calculations of terrain

Call me:
CR phone number:   +506-2290-4573
CR Cell phone number: +506-8383-0083
Email:  ojoche01@gmail.com       
6887-7/27/15


Real estate agents and services

Ms. Gonzalez
Noemy González
Real Estate Adviser
Bienes Inmuebles CR.com

 
We are a real estate company specializing in prompt & effective attention for you. English, Spanish & Italian spoken. Professionals in the sale of properties such as commercial premises, homes & apartments through our advertising & marketing services.
Vision: Making realty dreams a reality.
Mission: Your #1 property adviser with real value in a changing world.
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Address: Cariari, Heredia, Costa Rica.
Local phone (506) 2239-3883
Mobile (506) 8302-3883
E-mail : noe@bienesinmueblescr.com
Web: www.bienesinmueblescr.com
8680-8/6/15

CENTURY 21 JACÓ BEACH REALTY
Century
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A Name You Trust, Professionalism You Deserve
Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
Owner/Broker
in CR since 1979

Buying? Selling? Renting?
We Can Do It!
Let us help you live your dreams!
Beachfront, Views, Mountains,
Beaches, Houses, Condos,
Hotels, Restaurants, Projects,
Commercial, Investments and more

 Century 21 Jacó Beach Realty
Playa Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
U. S. A. phone numbers:  (213) 283-5168 
or Toll Free: (877) 746-3868
Costa Rica phone number: (506) 2643-3356
Email: info@c21jaco.com
Web: www.c21jaco.com
8569-1/14/16

CR Beach
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
 CR Beach Investment Real Estate Broker & INT’L NAR certified Realtor Jeff Fisher invites you to see why the time is TODAY, NOT 3 YEARS FROM NOW, to buy at discounted prices.
#1: SJO Int'l Airport & S.J. suburbs are little more than one hour away.
#2: The Jacó area has everything you need, from
 
Fisher
Jeff  Fisher
    HMO free to KFC, from zip lines, to $3 breakfast lines. from a movie house to a 1/2 priced art house.
#3: BUYERS' MARKET: Prices still dropping BUT sales are now happening!       
  
JACÓ AREA SUPER DEALS & DISCOUNT  
OR A HUGE PRICE DROP
  ON THIS COMMERCIAL LISTING,

Yes after 21 years,  we know Costa Rica and we still love most the Central Pacific! Member of the N.A.R., the Costa Rican Real Estate Board CRGAR and the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce.
SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:

www.CRbeach.com    info@crbeach.com
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119 or  2643-4334, 2643-3672
Over 9 years in  our JACÓ Office:
IL Galeone Center by BAC, #14, Costa Rica
8666-7/6/15

Costa Rica's first Realtor specialized
in eco properties, eco consulting and green living.

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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 2637-6285
cell: +506 8825-6556  

skype: ecorealtorscr  Facebook: ecorealtorscr
In front of Subway at Plaza Herradura, Jacó
Green NAR designee, member of the CCBR, CRGAR
8660-10/14/15

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

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* 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.
* 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
Email:  JimDay50@aol.com 
or Phone:  001 517 484-3675.
Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
8596-8/27/15

Del Rey

Ruta 32
Cuerpo de Bomberos photo            
  This is one reason Ruta 32 remains closed. Officials estimated that
  4,000 cubic meters of rock, mud and other debris blocked the route
  at Kilometer 29. This was one of several slides. Parts of the highway
  may be open today.


Caribbean awaits more rain later today

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A break in the rainy weather Monday allowed some flood victims to return to their homes and for rescue agencies to distribute food to communities that were cut off by landslides, damaged roads or both.

However, officials were keeping an eye on the weather for today because more rain is predicted.

The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that the Nicoya peninsula was battered by heavy rains late Monday and that the central and south Pacific coasts had more moderate rain.

The Pacific rains came from a tropical wave, a low pressure trough, that passed over the country Monday and also a weather system moving north from Panamá.

The weather institute predicted 30 to 60 millimeters, up to 2.5 inches, in the northern zone and along the Caribbean in today's early morning hours. About half that amount of rain was predicted for the Pacific coast in an 11 p.m. forecast.

The rain was variable, and the weather institute said that an area around Sarapiquí  got 100 millimeters through early Monday. That is about four inches.

The Río Colorado continues to run out of its banks near the country's northern border, according to the national emergency commission. So were the ríos Telire, Sixaola, Reventazón, Parismina, Pacuare and Sarapiquí
 
The Servicio Nacional de  Vigilancia Aérea made a number of flights Monday to supply communities that were cut off. The government of Panamá sent helicopters with two crews to assist. They also made deliveries, said the emergency commission.

The Cruz Roja also was active in making distributions.

The number of homes flooded was estimated at 1,585.  Some 18 schools also were flooded or being used as shelters. Some 23 highways suffered major damage as did 11 bridges. Nine roadways continue to be out of service.  Seven dikes failed as did three major water lines.

The major landslide on Ruta 32 took place within  Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, so road crews have restrictions on how they can dispose of the debris. The amount was estimated at 4,000 cubic meters, and most has to be trucked away instead of being dumped over the side of the highway as would happen in other locations.

Motorists who have to go to the northern zone or the Caribbean coast can use Ruta 127 through Vera Blanca and  Sarapiquí or Ruta 10 through Turrialba, said the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad.

Rain today would be the fourth system in a week.


U.S. women face Germany in key match

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

The first semifinal game of the Women's World Cup tournament in Canada will feature a showdown between the top two ranked soccer teams in the world, Germany and the United States.

The top-seeded Germans and the second-seeded Americans will square off Tuesday evening at Olympic Stadium in Montreal with each team bidding for its third World Cup championship.  Germany won in 2003 and 2007, while the U.S. did so in 1991 and 1999.

They enter Tuesday's match armed with two of the best goalies in the game, Germany's Nadine Angerer and the United States' Hope Solo.

Ms. Angerer, a former player of the year, allowed no goals during Germany's march to the 2007 World Cup championship.  She has nine saves in this year's tournament, with Germany allowing three goals.

Ms. Solo has been nearly perfect.  She has allowed only one goal in five games, which came in the first half of the group-stage opener against Australia.  She has since posted four straight shutouts, including a 1-0 win over No. 16 China in the quarterfinals, and leads all goalkeepers at the World Cup with 11 saves.

"Hope's absolutely world class," U.S. midfielder Heather O'Reilly said.  "We're proud of her for that accomplishment.  I know she has a big one in mind, and that's to win the World Cup."

Ms. Solo is part of a stingy U.S. defense that has yielded 13 shots on goal in the tournament and no goals in 423 straight minutes.  That unit will try to stop a German squad that has scored a World Cup-best 20 goals, though 10 came in one game, and is averaging 12 shots on goal per match.

U.S. striker Alex Morgan described Tuesday's game against Germany as almost like a World Cup final.

"It's the number one and the number two team," Ms. Morgan said.  "Germany has had a great run in this tournament. We've done pretty well and have been continuing to get better and better. It's going to be a great game for the fans. We've been watching Germany this tournament a lot, knowing that we could well meet them in the semi-final, and the day has come, tomorrow, and we'll be ready."

Germany, which is seeking to duplicate the feats of its men's team that won the World Cup in Brazil last year, is coming off a thrilling 5-4 penalty kick shootout victory against third-ranked France in the quarterfinals.

The U.S. and Germany have met on three previous occasions in World Cup play, the 1991 semifinal, 1999 quarterfinal and 2003 semifinal, with the winner of each game going on to win the tournament that year.

U.S. coach Jill Ellis described Germany as a tremendous team.

"It's going to be a physical battle on the ground and in the air," Ms. Ellis said.  "It's been a good test for our players to come through against Nigeria and Sweden and teams like this to be prepared for tomorrow.  It's a team that's powerful, they're competitive and combative, a team with a lot of personalities. They're a good team in every line."

In the other semifinal game on Wednesday, defending-champion and fourth-seeded Japan will take on sixth-seeded England in Edmonton.

The winners of the two semifinal games will clash in Vancouver on Sunday for the 2015 women's World Cup championship.


Pre-teen is no longer missing, judicial agency says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Judicial Investigating Organization said Monday that a 12-year-old girl, reported missing Friday, has returned home in Cinco Es­qui­na de Tibás. The agency gave no further information on the girl,  Laura Michelle Bravo Ren­te­ria.

Because of her age, reports of her disappearance were carried by most major news outlets.

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In the Spanish-language press

Today, June 29

Costa Rica: The fourth Latin American power in tourism

La República: The World Economics Forum ranks countries according to their business environment, hygiene, safety, health, infrastructure, price competitiveness and culture, among others. Expensive as it is, Costa Rica still is one of top options.


What is the Greek crisis? Could something similar happen in Costa Rica?

La Prensa Libre: What is happening in Greece is essentially a crisis of sovereign debt. Greek debt is more than 170 percent of its gross domestic product.  In other words, this country owes much more than it produces.


The Ministerio de Cultura is paying off its arts festival debt

CR Hoy: The ministry still has a pending bill of more than 148.7 million colones due to performers.


Number of nation's bridges is unknown

Diario Extra: The nation's road agency has signed an agreement to get an inventory and assessment of bridges which are characterized as being in intensive care.


Driver kills a man on a motorcycle and left him

Diario Extra: Despite the efforts of aid workers from the Red Cross, they failed on saving the motorcyclist's life. The accident was today on the Autopista General Cañas.

Compiled by Sylvia Quesada Hidalgo

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