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San José, Costa Rica, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 172

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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
8430-1/20/15

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
8468-9/10/14

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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
8365-5/12/15


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.
8467-2/26/14

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

President briefed on lion fish in Caribbean

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


President Luis Guillermo Solís pledged support for the campaign to eliminate the lion fish when he visited Puerto Viejo de Talamanca over the weekend.

The lion fish is the invasive predator that is ravaging the Caribbean coasts.

There was no indication what type of support would be forthcoming. Both the environmental ministry and local fishermen have been seeking to control the fish for several years.

However, Casa Presidencial did urge Costa Ricans to eat more lion fish to create a market for the local fishermen. The fish is tasty and easy to spear.

Solís also told residents that he would extend a moratorium on evictions that had been instituted by president Laura Chinchilla. The properties involved are those that are built in the maritime zone. Solís also said that he would extend the moratorium on evictions to other sections of the country where residents are in a similar fix.


Flamingo coast guardsmen detained

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Crew members of a Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas boat detained four men at a fishing vessel when it was within Parque Nacional Santa Rosa Thursday. The coast guard officers found a large quantity of fish and octopus.

Fishing in such an area is illegal, and the boat captain did not have up-to-date papers, said the security ministry.

The officers were supposed to destroy the bulk of the illegal catch and save just a sample for judicial procedures.

Instead, the Judicial Investigating Organization said that eight of the officers decided to share the catch and take it home.

Eight officers were detained as they left work in Flamingo Friday afternoon. Judicial agents said they received a tip.


Early Sunday rattles Pacific coast

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A seaquake estimated at 5.2 magnitude took place at 4:01 a.m. Sunday off the coast of the canton of Osa. There were two quakes that followed at 4:03 and 4:19 a.m. that were felt, said the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

No serious damage was reported, but coastal areas felt some shaking from the initial quake.

The cause was the subduction of the Coco tectonic plate under the Caribbean, the usual cause of such geological events in that area.


Argument ends in fatal shooting

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Men became involved in a verbal dispute in Hone Creek on the Caribbean coast early Sunday, but the argument was terminated by gunshots.

A participant identified by the last name of Morris, died from multiple wounds, and the gunman fled, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.


Our reader's opinion
He wants hospital to be improved

Dear A.M. Costa Rica:

On the 17th of  May,  2013, I was rushed to the hospital San Vincente de Paul in Heredia with chest and left arm pains. The staff was very good, and they did a great job of testing me after I asked them to please put me on the stress machine.  The doctor who tested me immediately said "Yes, you have a problem with blockages in your system which showed up on the cardiograph."

They then admitted me into the cardiac ward and said that I would be sent to the Hospital México for the operation but that I would have to wait for an appointment. A few days later, they came and told me that as soon as there was an opening I would have the procedure and there should be no problems.

Well the time came for me to be transferred to Hospital México, and I was told that due to an emergency my appointment was canceled to some other future date.  After more weeks of my stay, I was given another date and the procedure was successful.

I had 8 stents put in, and the last one was a problem, and I suffered a burst vessel and if it had not been for the quick work of the doctors I would have died on that operating room table.

The doctors called me the Miracle Man. Now I have to say that everybody involved were great people and did their very best to look after me.

Now the reason for my letter is why a first grade hospital like San Vincente de Paul does not have the room or the machines to do this very delicate heart surgery.  

Can something be done about this very serious situation? The facility at the Hospital México is taxed to the hilt. They are set up to do 7 to 10 of these operations a day but in actual fact they do 20 to 30 a day. This could be too much for these competent doctors.

What can we do to have this situation changed? Can we find the funds to pay for and build the rooms and have the machinery and staff to resolve this? Is there somebody out there that can help us with funding?   If so, then please let us know.

Albert Nobert

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