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San José, Costa Rica, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 193

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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.

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• eFile returns: secure with faster refunds
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• 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


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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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   • Great network of realtors, to find your dream
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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
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* 10 minutes to Medical Facilities
* 25 minutes to the Liberia Hospital
* 5 minutes to Papagayo  Golf & Country Club
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Promotional photo mixes oranges, lemons and dancers.

Flamenco with literary theme next Tuesday

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Al Andalus flamenco dancers will tackle a literary theme Oct. 7 for the Teatro al Mediodía at the Teatro Nacional.

The dancers will perform excepts from “Naranjas y Limones,” based on the novel "The Orange Girl " by Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder.

The name of the show stems from a famous painting by Julio Romero de Torres. There also will be recitation of poetry written by Federico García Lorca, a victim of the Spanish civil war and a leading 20th century literary figure.

The Teatro al Mediodía, which begins at noon has been a big success for the Teatro Nacional. Admission is just 1,000 or 2,000 colons, about two to four dollars. The presentations are designed for the downtown office crowd on lunch hours, but many tourists also are attracted.

The Al Andalus group has performed the work with as many as 18 dancers.

Dry seasons expected to arrive early

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

There's good news for those sick of the rain.

The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that the end of  the rainy season will be between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1 in the northern Pacific.  The Central Valley will be moving out of the rainy season Nov. 7 to 11, the institute said.

These dates are about a month earlier than normal.

The Central Pacific will have to wait until Dec. 7 to 11 for the end of the season, and the southern pacific will see that happen from Dec. 22 to 26, said the institute.

This is good news for sun lovers and tourism operators, but the institute also said that the Central Valley will end up from 10 to 20 percent short of the average rainfall and that the deficit in the northern Pacific would be about 20 to 30 percent.  This is bad news for farmers and ranchers.

The weather institute said that the effects of El Niño and a colder Atlantic and Caribbean would advance the arrival of the dry season.

The institute also said that the southern Caribbean would have a significant deficit in rainfall in December.

Despite rainfall about 25 percent less than normal, the institutes said that precipitation in the northern Pacific still would be about double that of August.

This area is having a serious drought. The weather institute predicted that there will be enough rain for the planting of crops that have been delayed due to the wave of dry weather.

The weather institute also noted that Costa Rica has not been threatened yet this year by any cyclone activity in the Atlantic or Caribbean. Predictions were for a hurricane season in the Atlantic way below normal.

Court appeals freeze action on pensions

 By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The central government has been frustrated in its efforts to put a top on so-called luxury pensions.

The Ministerio de Hacienda revealed Monday that a Sala IV constitutional court case has been filed against Ley N° 7858 on which the government is relying to cut these pensions.

The ministry noted that its workers were required to stop their work on the pensions while the court case was being considered. The Sala IV has agreed to hear at least two appeals.

The government of Luis Guillermo Solís has been trying to reduce pensions that may be as much as 9 million colons a month in some cases. These all are pensions awarded to former top government officials. A pension of 9 million colons is about $16,500 a month. The law has been on the books but disregarded by those awarding lavish pensions.

Pensions of average workers are far below this level.

The magnitude of these government pensions were not common knowledge until the Solís administration decided to put a top on monthly payments. Officials said they worried about the stability of the pension system with monthly payments such as these.

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