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in being represented here, please contact the editor.
Audiometry – Impedance
Batteries & accessories
Earplugs: Loud noise & swimming
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,
Phone: (506) 2221-4545
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Garrett Insurance Group
licensed by the
-Experience since 1980.
-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
-Prize-winning Web site.
-English policy extracts.
-Helps you settle your claims.
Comercial El Pueblo, Local #125, San José, Costa
Rica. Phone: ( 506 ) 2233-9520
E-mail : email@example.com
More information HERE!
Residency in Costa Rica
A full service
U.S. and San
Getting and authenticating documents can be a
Pensionado and rentista.
Your first stop for smooth, professional service and a positive
experience. Javier Zavaleta firstname.lastname@example.org
to do it. Experienced with many
nationalities. Up-to-date on
Rica's evolving immigration law.
Tel: (323) 255-6116
Marlene B. Summe
U.S. Income Tax
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
U.S. Tax International
Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and
services. Over 15 years in Costa Rica
(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.
FAX: 506 2231-3300
C.P.A. & M.B.A.
Income Tax, U.S. GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting
Specializing in all matters of concern to U.S. taxpayers residing
• 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:
business, estate and trust.
• eFile returns: secure with faster
• Business consulting to facilitate
working in Costa Rica.
Fine art restoration and conservation
Art Restorer, A.I.C. Certified
and U.S. standards. USPAP.
For more information please contact Claudia
Villegas at 8388-5328 or email HERE!
| • Paintings
Porcelain and ceramic
on paper restoration
* Analysis for condition
• Art related insurance and
• Art collection consultation
in fine art restoration and conservation for the tropics. We clean
mildew, mold, etc; repair, restore and offer art expert and curatorial
Real Estate Closing Services
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.
Land surveying services
30+ years of experience in:
Calculations of terrain
CR phone number: +506-2290-4573
CR Cell phone number: +506-8383-0083
Real estate agents and services
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
Your #1 property adviser with real value in a changing world.
Cariari, Heredia, Costa Rica.
Local phone (506) 2239-3883
Mobile (506) 8302-3883
E-mail : email@example.com
21 JACÓ BEACH REALTY
Name You Trust, Professionalism You Deserve
Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
in CR since 1979
We Can Do It!
Let us help you live
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
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
HMO free to KFC, from zip lines, to $3 breakfast lines. from a movie
house to a 1/2 priced art house.
Beach Investment Real Estate Broker & INT’L NAR certified Realtor
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.
The Jacó area has
you need, from
BUYERS' MARKET: Prices still dropping BUT sales are now
JACÓ AREA SUPER DEALS & DISCOUNT
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:
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119 or 2643-4334, 2643-3672
Over 9 years in our
IL Galeone Center by BAC, #14, Costa Rica
Costa Rica's first Realtor specialized
• Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
in eco properties, eco consulting and green living.
• 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 2637-6285
cell: +506 8825-6556
skype: ecorealtorscr Facebook: ecorealtorscr
In front of Subway at Plaza Herradura, Jacó
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
* 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
* 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
or Phone: 001 517 484-3675.
Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
This is one reason Ruta 32
remains closed. Officials estimated that
4,000 cubic meters of rock, mud and other debris blocked the
at Kilometer 29. This was one of several slides. Parts of the
may be open today.
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
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
in this year's tournament, with Germany allowing three goals.
Ms. Solo has been nearly perfect. She has allowed only one goal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
|Have you seen these stories?
From A.M. Costa Rica
From our retirement
In the Spanish-language press
Today, June 29
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.
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.
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.
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.
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