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                                                                                MAY 2 0 0 7
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        REACH OVER 350,000                                                                                                                               Location, Location, INFORMATION!
                                                        LETTER FROM THE EDITOR                                                                           "DONE YOUR HOMEWORK?" WE HAVE.
        SUBSCRIBERS EVERY
        MONTH!                                                                                                                                             Our job is to provide to the foreign
                                                        HOT OFF THE PRESS                                                                                buyer concise information and analysis
        List your Property with us:                     Events, announcements and news                                                                           on How, Where, What,
                                                                                                                                                                and from whom to buy .
        on one of the web's top                         from around the region. Que Pasa?
        Caribbean Property Sites. Get
        your property SEEN!
                                                        C O U N T R Y F O C U S : YUCATAN
                                                          Mexico's Yucatans : Seventh Wonder
        Advertise on the FRONT
                                                        Mayan Markets : Mexican menus
        page of YOUR Country!
                                                          Mundo Maya : Macanche Retreat
        Reach your target market -
        people looking for property,                      Costa Maya : Making Gringo Moves
        information and opportunities
        in YOUR country.                                SPECIAL FEATURES
                                                         Antigua : World Cricket Was It?
        Place Your Banner Ad on                          Expats Expets : Pet Immigration
        our Site for Huge Traffic                        Grenada : Dont Stop the Windmill
        Volume! Click here to find out                   Extraordinary Living : Keyhole Bay
        how we can help you sell your                    Costa Rica : Sailing v. Sikaflex
        property, business,
                                                         Help in Haiti : An OASIS for Children
        opportunity, ebook or idea.
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                                                        PICK OF THE MONTH
        Full-Length Articles                             El Yunque Puerto Rico Green Resort
        Featuring YOUR Home or                           46 Acre Mountain Farm Costa Rica
        Business! Tell YOUR story and                    Saba El Momo Eco-Cottages For Sale
        get exposure! Sell your
        property or business (or
        business opportunity) through
        editorials and feature articles!
                                                                                                        CONTENTS
        Need Exposure for your
        Large Real Estate
                                                       LETTER FROM THE EDITOR :
        Development? Advertise your
                                                       For those of you (sad) people, who have never come across Marmite, its a by-
        project, your resort, your spa,                product of brewing beer. Only the english and the aussies developed an iron clad
        your condo's, your timeshare...                palate robust enough, to not only withstand the Marmite shock, but actually ...like
        whatever you're promoting - in                 it. No! More than that...for most of us weaned on it, its part of the life support kit,
        Caribpro.                                      along with the morning cup of Earl Grey. Without it, many of us just can't go on. ---
                                                       > Read More

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                                                       The Gli Gli sails again, Panama Celebrates, Mexico hope for a seventh wonder, the
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        We value your privacy
                                                       by Judy Abbott de Mier y Teran
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                                                       On the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula you will find the wonderful blue
                                                       tinted clear waters so famous in the Caribbean. You will also find the world’s second
        Visit our Archives! Click here
                                                       largest barrier reef which makes for fantastic scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing.
        to explore our archived                        Their renowned powdery white sand is another thing this area is famous for. --->
        articles.
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                                                       Mayan Markets : Mexican Menus
        to download the latest Edition                 Susan Stewart
        of Caribbean Property                          Like our farmer's markets of older times, the markets in Yucatan provide fruits and
        Magazine in PDF format.                        vegetables, meat and poultry, herbs and spices, flowers, and more. Shopping here
        Most computers will open PDF                   is an adventure and a pleasure - you’ll find the stall vendors very friendly and
        documents automatically, but                   helpful. However, if you do know some Spanish, they'll often pretend to only speak
        you may need to download                       Mayan! ---> Read More
        Adobe Reader.
        Download the reader here.                      Mundo Maya : Spatial Retreats at the Hotel Macan che
                                                       by Emily Navar
                                                       Emily and Alfred are the owners of Hotel Macan ché Bed & Breakfast. In September
                                                       2005 they moved to the Yucatán to operate the hotel in the colonial city of Izamal.
                                                       In addition to hosting guests at the hotel their vision is to create a space for
                                                       retreats and workshops where participants can explore their practice surrounded by
                                                       the ---> Read More




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                                                       Costa Maya : Making the Gringo Moves
        Tell Your Story! We want                       By Kevin Graham
        your articles, your stories, your              We decided to drive from Xcalak to Mahahual. That 60 kilometer trip, which is less
        experiences, your knowledge                    than an hours drive via the highway, took us a five long hours. It was worth every
        and your advice! Tell our                      hot and dusty minute. We saw one beautiful beach and cove after the next more
        readers what you've learned,                   beautiful beach and cove. It was hard to decide which area we liked the best. --->
        what you love and what you                     Read More
        think other people need to
        know about living, working,
        buying, selling, relocating and                                                      SPECIAL FEATURES
        retiring in the Caribbean.
                                                       Cricket in Antigua - World Cup Cricket Not for Local Consumption?
        Contact Us/Feedback Want                       by Penny Tyas
        to contact us? Make a                          Sir Vivian Richards, a true cricket hero, is reported as saying he believes the World
        comment? Want more info?                       Cup organisers are to blame for the low turnout for the super 8 matches in his
        Different info? We want you to                 native Antigua. Those of us who have played here know exactly what we are about,           Have you ever thought about
        be satisfied, so tell us what                  the excitement factor. Many Antiguans and Barbudans who used to bring musical              retiring in Mexico? How about
        you think...                                   instruments, banners, flags, coolers, drinks and food to add to the atmosphere --->        retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                                                                  retirement havens?
                                                       Read More
                                                                                                                                                  Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                                                                                                                  tells us that there are five major areas
                                                       Expats and their Expets : Expetriating to the Caribbean                                    where American and Canadian retirees
                                                       By Jennifer Miller                                                                         tend to congregate. While there may
                                                       Each Caribbean country has its own animal import rules and requirements, some              be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                       more stringent than others. It is important to check directly with the government of       dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                       the country you plan to enter before taking a pet with you. Policies can change- an        most Americans and Canadians settle
                                                       unpleasant surprise might await if you fail to do the necessary home work! Proper          in one of five locations: San Miguel de
        A comprehensive list of                        documentation of your pet’s health history and vaccination record must be on the           Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
        downloadable ebooks                            forms ---> Read More                                                                       Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
        available from Caribpro. Titles
                                                                                                                                                  Pearson visited all these areas before
        include:                                       Grenada's Energy Options : Don't Stop the Windmill                                         settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                       By James Post                                                                              sound and thoughtful advice on
        Costa Rica: Living There                       The Eastern Caribbean has the first utility-grade windmill! As in every technical          retirement in Mexico. Everything from
        The Golden Door to Retirement                  installation, there are always hurdles on the road. In Europe, small installation          how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                       issues such as tolerances and wrong materials can usually be corrected                     paperwork is covered. If you've ever
        Retirement Planning For                        instantaneously. Not so in the Caribbean, where these small issues grow into               considered retirement in Mexico please
        Offshore Living: Maintain and                  monsters that eat time ---> Read More                                                      read this report first. It has the
        Enhance your lifestyles                                                                                                                   information that would otherwise take
        spending less than 25% of                      Keyhole Bay on Roatan Island, You Land in Paradise and Turn Left                           you months of frustration to acquire.
        your monthly budget.                           By Carter Clews
                                                       If Keyhole Bay’s watershed waterworks is significant, it’s also symbolic. Because it       But why Mexico, you might ask? The
        Retire In Mexico: Live                         represents an obsession with perfection that extends to every element of the               reason so many Americans and
                                                       community’s development. “I know that some architects who want to build on                 Canadians choose Mexico is because
        Better For Less. Live in
                                                       Keyhole Bay’s estate lots get a little miffed at some of the quality controls and like     they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
        Mexico and join the many                                                                                                                  bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                       to refer to this as ‘Anal Acres,’” Dan Taylor muses. “But, I’d rather have it called
        other retires who have done                                                                                                               bargain compared to the USA and
                                                       that than ‘Meandering Mediocrity.”
        their homework, which                                                                                                                     Canada. But there are also a large
                                                       ---> Read More
        resulted in mexico where you                                                                                                              number of Europeans in Mexico.
        can live better for less.                                                                                                                 Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                       The real Costa Rica : Sailing v. Sikaflex
                                                       By Jenny Paton                                                                             culture, having perhaps a more
        Escape The Corporation :                                                                                                                  pronounced culture than any other
                                                       The inside still had a bit of tidying up to do, but you could see the potential. I liked
        How to live the life you've                                                                                                               nation in latin America with the
                                                       it. Her. The boat. I liked the crew too. Only first impressions but you usually get a
        always dreamed of - free from                                                                                                             exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                       feel for people and I thought they were all nice. You never know what mix you
        the corporate slog.                                                                                                                       Mexico has great food, great
                                                       might get all agreeing to sail together via the internet but we were all in the same
                                                       situation. We all had the time, desire for adventure and understood ---> Read More         architecture and many areas with an
                                                                                                                                                  excellent climate. Mexico is also
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                                                       Helping Haiti : An Appeal for an OASIS for Children                                     modern, with better highways than
        Belize: Living There How to                    The orphanage is home to eight girls and one boy. Luceanna had planned to make          many parts of latin America and an
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in                the orphanage all-girls, but a dying 6 month old boy, too weak to lift his head, was    infrastructure that allows foreigners to
        Belize.                                        enough for her to change her mind. OASIS, an acronym for Our Attempt at Saving          connect via telephone and internet to
                                                       Innocent Souls, is dedicated to saving the lives of the Haitian children by providing   the rest of the world. This level of
        Nicaragua: Real Estate                         a safe environment ---> Read More                                                       infrastructure isn't available in
        Property and land bargain                                                                                                              Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
        amidst colonial splendour.                     Clean Caribbean : Pollution Free and Organic?                                           is a very important determining factor
                                                       By Reg Block                                                                            for the retiree who doesn't want to be
        Plastic Surgery in The                         The Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP) aims to reduce             inconvenienced by inconveniences.
        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High                   barriers to the increased use of renewable energy thus reducing the dependence on
                                                       fossil fuels while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. If        For more information:
        Quality Cosmetic Surgery.
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                                                                                                                                               Listing Service! Trying to establish the
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                                                                                                                                               Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                                                                                                               themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                                                                                                               can freely call themselves a real estate
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                                                                                                                                                                     'broker'. They do not need any
                                                                                                                                                                     qualifications, training or experience to
                                                                                                                       Keyhole Bay in Roatan                         try and sell you real estate.
                                                                                                            includes single-family estate home sites and
                                                                                                            luxury condominiums in breathtaking                      What this means is that when you
                                                                                                            hillside and seaside settings.                           search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                                                                            The clubhouse is just steps away from your               may be one of the biggest investments
                                                                                                            front door and offers a restaurant, bar, pool            of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                                                                            and meeting facilities, all of which overlook            listen to expert advice coming from
                                                                                                            the beautiful Beach at Keyhole Bay, the                  someone with zero qualifications or
                                                                                                            heart of the community.                                  training in real estate, who is trying
                                                                                                                                                                     very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                                                                                                                                     selling you a property that could be
                                                                                                                                                                     overpriced.
                                                        Call it an “island paradise” … or a “sunlit Eden” … Call it “the most exclusive
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                                                        simply call it “Keyhole Bay”…                                                                                to you, it can be!

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                                                          LETTER FROM THE EDITOR


                                                          HOT OFF THE PRESS
                                                          Events, announcements and news
                                                          from around the region. Que Pasa?                                                              Location, Location, INFORMATION!
        REACH OVER 350,000
        SUBSCRIBERS EVERY                                                                                                                                "DONE YOUR HOMEWORK?" WE HAVE.
        MONTH!                                            C O U N T R Y F O C U S : YUCATAN                                                                Our job is to provide to the foreign
                                                            Mexico's Yucatans : Seventh Wonder                                                           buyer concise information and analysis
        List your Property with us:                         Mayan Markets : Mexican menus                                                                        on How, Where, What,
                                                                                                                                                                and from whom to buy .
        on one of the web's top                             Mundo Maya : Macanche Retreat
        Caribbean Property Sites. Get                       Costa Maya : Making Gringo Moves
        your property SEEN!

        Advertise on the FRONT                            SPECIAL FEATURES
        page of YOUR Country!                              Antigua : World Cricket Was It?
        Reach your target market -                         Expats Expets : Pet Immigration
        people looking for property,                       Grenada : Dont Stop the Windmill
        information and opportunities                      Extraordinary Living : Keyhole Bay
        in YOUR country.                                   Costa Rica : Sailing v. Sikaflex
                                                           Help in Haiti : An OASIS for Children
        Place Your Banner Ad on                            Eco-Caribbean : Bioprospecting
        our Site for Huge Traffic
        Volume! Click here to find out
                                                          PICK OF THE MONTH
        how we can help you sell your
                                                           El Yunque Puerto Rico Green Resort
        property, business,
        opportunity, ebook or idea.                        46 Acre Mountain Farm Costa Rica
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        Full-Length Articles                                                         LETTER FROM        THE   EDITOR
        Featuring YOUR Home or
        Business! Tell YOUR story and                    LETTER FROM THE EDITOR :
        get exposure! Sell your
        property or business (or                         When, on the rare times I cannot find a particularly necessary item here in the
        business opportunity) through                    Caribbean, I ask family or friends to bring it 'out' on their next visit.
        editorials and feature articles!
                                                         Then I always brace myself for the slightly irritating remarks that follow, for
        Need Exposure for your                           example ..."it must be so hard for you not being able to buy anything you want,
        Large Real Estate                                here in the 'real world' we can get anything we want, get things done when we want
        Development? Advertise your                      ", always said with a note of amused pity.
        project, your resort, your spa,
                                                         There are two things I really cannot get. One is The Sunday Times. Actually I can
        your condo's, your timeshare...
                                                         get it, but about a week later. And what's the point of that? You have to read it on
        whatever you're promoting - in
                                                         the Sunday it is published, otherwise it doesnt work! Everyone knows that.
        Caribpro.
                                                         And the second is Marmite. For those of you (sad) people, who have never come
                                                         across Marmite, its a by -product of brewing beer. Only the english and the aussies
                                                         developed an iron clad palate robust enough, to not only withstand the Marmite
                                                         shock, but actually ...like it. No! More than that...for most of us weaned on it, its
                                                         part of the life support kit, along with the morning cup of Earl Grey. Without it,
                                                         many of us just can't go on.

                                                         I arrived back to Dominica from my latest visit to Europe a few months ago, sans
                                                         luggage. This had been left behind in London, due to a British Airways, what shall I
        Subscribe FREE! Click here                       call it politely?... error!
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        Property ezine monthly - FREE!                   I was so happy to be back, that it was a little while before I remembered that my
        We value your privacy                            year's supply of Marmite was in that missing luggage. Four giant pots of viscous,
        (Unsubscribe anytime)                            black, yummy Marmite.

        Visit our Archives! Click here                   My attempts to trace my luggage through British Airways in Gatwick were
                                                         laughable. I spent hours and hours on the phone, talking to highly trained, efficient
        to explore our archived
                                                         operators who went home every night at exactly 5pm. They told me earnestly, 'I did
        articles.
                                                         try. You see the problem is they have no computerised baggage handling.'. None of
                                                         them could trace my luggage further than Barbados, where the points on the
           PDF Download : Click here
                                                         computer tracking system were switched to 'local carrier'. And our local caribbean
        to download the latest Edition                   airlines dont have computerised baggage systems. Well..not ones that work
        of Caribbean Property                            anyway.
        Magazine in PDF format.
        Most computers will open PDF                     That night I went down to see my neighbour who runs a tiny little shop and bar,
        documents automatically, but                     and there I told my sad tale over a beer with a couple of local guys. One of them,
        you may need to download                         Jeff said, 'Dont worry your luggage is here. It always gets here. I have a friend.      Have you ever thought about
        Adobe Reader.                                    He'll call you." I laughed hollowly, wondering what Marmite withdrawal was going to     retiring in Mexico? How about
        Download the reader here.                        be like. I bought him a well deserved Kubuli, and worried about my next call to         retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                         Gatwick in the morning. He was a nice guy trying to help out like this.                 retirement havens?
                                                                                                                                                 Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                         At 7.30am the next day, just after another long, fruitless call to London the phone     tells us that there are five major areas
                                                         rang, and a voice said. "Talk to me about your luggage, I a friend of Jeff's".          where American and Canadian retirees
                                                                                                                                                 tend to congregate. While there may
                                                         Startled I told him the story. "Gimme an hour." he said, a helpful stranger of few      be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                         words. And, it turned out, a stranger of his word. For he did me call me an hour        dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                         later, "Two black, one red and one green?' he said," I am standing next to them at      most Americans and Canadians settle
                                                         Canefield Airport. They are safe."                                                      in one of five locations: San Miguel de
                                                                                                                                                 Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
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                                                                                                                                                  Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
        Tell Your Story! We want                         And it was true. Through what seems to be an infallible non-computerised                 Pearson visited all these areas before
        your articles, your stories, your                communication system in the eastern Caribbean I had found my missing suitcases.          settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
        experiences, your knowledge                                                                                                               sound and thoughtful advice on
        and your advice! Tell our                                                                                                                 retirement in Mexico. Everything from
                                                         Unlike BA, we had got things done! Thats why I live here!
        readers what you've learned,                                                                                                              how to pick your location to Mexican
        what you love and what you                                                                                                                paperwork is covered. If you've ever
        think other people need to                       THIS MONTH                                                                               considered retirement in Mexico please
        know about living, working,                      our real estate tip takes us to the beautiful, uncommercial Bay Islands of Honduras.     read this report first. It has the
        buying, selling, relocating and                  Carter Clews of Keyhole Bay , an established residential resort in Roatan, tells the     information that would otherwise take
        retiring in the Caribbean.                       story of their extraordinary achievement and the investment success that is now          you months of frustration to acquire.
                                                         happening in Keyhole Bay.
        Contact Us/Feedback Want                                                                                                                  But why Mexico, you might ask? The
        to contact us? Make a                            Focussing on Mexico's Yucatan we found some wonderful stories from expats at             reason so many Americans and
        comment? Want more info?                         all stages of their lives, who had made the quantum leap to Central America and          Canadians choose Mexico is because
        Different info? We want you to                   started a new life. Each of them with a success story to tell. Judy who runs a tourist   they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
        be satisfied, so tell us what                    magazine and website and Susan, a Scotswoman, who owns a handicraft shop in              bigger reason is that Mexico is a
        you think...                                     Progresso. Emily and Alfred who renovated a beautiful old colonial building as their     bargain compared to the USA and
                                                         home and turned it into a Bed and Breakfast and a retreat for visitors. And by           Canada. But there are also a large
                                                         Kevin and his fiance who have made a new life selling real estate to expats.             number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                                                                                                                  Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                         World Cup Cricket came to the Caribbean but not in spirit it seems says Penny            culture, having perhaps a more
                                                                                                                                                  pronounced culture than any other
                                                         Tyas from Antigua, Jennifer Miller tells a tale of expets and their expats and of
                                                                                                                                                  nation in latin America with the
                                                         bringing Chester to Dominica and James Post gives us a blow by painful blow
                                                                                                                                                  exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                         account of erecting the first Utility size hi-tech windmill in the Eastern Caribbean.    Mexico has great food, great
        A comprehensive list of                          Jenny Paton continues her amazing stories of the Eternal Traveller , this time she       architecture and many areas with an
        downloadable ebooks                              gets covered in marine sealant and toys with mutiny, and Reg Block starts an Eco-        excellent climate. Mexico is also
        available from Caribpro. Titles                  Caribbean Series this month which will address many of the questions and options         modern, with better highways than
        include:                                         about eco-tourism and alternative energy in the region.                                  many parts of latin America and an
                                                                                                                                                  infrastructure that allows foreigners to
        Costa Rica: Living There                         When Luceanna Moore from the US, whose life is spent raising money for a small           connect via telephone and internet to
        The Golden Door to Retirement                    orphanage to help desperate children in Haiti, contacted us for help - we had to         the rest of the world. This level of
                                                         tell her story.                                                                          infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                                                                  Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
        Retirement Planning For
                                                                                                                                                  is a very important determining factor
        Offshore Living: Maintain and                    We have chosen some eco-style business and real estate opportunities this month.         for the retiree who doesn't want to be
        Enhance your lifestyles                          Two eco-style cottage resorts which are different yet whose focus is 'eco-tourism'       inconvenienced by inconveniences.
        spending less than 25% of                        and 'relaxation', one in the forests of Puerto Rico and the other on the tiny steep
        your monthly budget.                             little Dutch island of Saba. And for a complete alternative lifestyle what about a       For more information:
                                                         46 acre farm in Costa Rica overlooking Panama?                                             CLICK HERE
        Retire In Mexico: Live
        Better For Less. Live in
                                                         Many readers have asked us if we publish a printed version of our magazine. The
        Mexico and join the many
                                                         answer is no, we dont print a glossy magazine and mail it out by the thousands all
        other retires who have done
                                                         over the world. Nor do we have plans to at present. But you can print the pages you
        their homework, which
                                                         particularly want to enjoy, or indeed the whole magazine. You will find the 'print as
        resulted in mexico where you
                                                         a PDF' links underneath each article.
        can live better for less.
                                                         Over the next few months we will be doing a country Focus on Nevis, St. Kitts and
        Escape The Corporation :                         Honduras. If you are from those countries, contact us. Let us know your story or if
        How to live the life you've                      you have services and products which our readers need to know about, don't miss
        always dreamed of - free from                    the opportunity.
        the corporate slog.
                                                         I hope you enjoy reading this month's issue as much as we enjoyed putting it
                                                         together.
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        Belize: Living There How to
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in                  Happy reading.
        Belize.                                          May 2007
        Nicaragua: Real Estate
        Property and land bargain
        amidst colonial splendour.
                                                                                            Focus : Mexico's Yucatans
        Plastic Surgery in The
        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High
        Quality Cosmetic Surgery.

        Living & Investing: In
                                                                                                                   Keyhole Bay in Roatan
        Panama Find your dream in                                                                       includes single-family estate home sites and
        panama by enjoying an                                                                           luxury condominiums in breathtaking             Dominican Republic information
        affordable and comfortable                                                                      hillside and seaside settings.                  about real estate, retirement,
        setting.                                                                                        The clubhouse is just steps away from your      residency, relocation, banking,
                                                                                                        front door and offers a restaurant, bar, pool   investments
        The Portable Professional:                                                                      and meeting facilities, all of which overlook
        Using technology, log in from                                                                   the beautiful Beach at Keyhole Bay, the
        anywhere and earn a living.                                                                     heart of the community.                            CLICK HERE
        please yourself and make
        money doing it.                                                                                                                                 The Dominican Republic Report -
                                                          Call it an “island paradise” … or a “sunlit Eden” … Call it “the most exclusive               The Complete Report On The
        For a complete list of                            community – and best investment - in the beautiful Bay Islands … Or                           Dominican Republic.
        Caribbean e-books, click                          simply call it “Keyhole Bay”…
        here                                                                                                                                            There are many places you can go to in
                                                          But, best of all, for a fraction of what you’d expect to pay for such
                                                                                                                                                        the Caribbean, but there is only one
                                                          luxurious living in a tropical paradise, now you can call it “Home.”
                                                                                                                                                        spot that has been called "The Best
                                                          "Welcome to Keyhole Bay..."                                                                   Kept Secret".

                                                          A unique opportunity to acquire some of the most exquisite oceanfront                         That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                          condominiums you can find anywhere … in this Bay Islands paradise – at the                    and the time to find out about this
                                                          lowest pre-construction prices ever offered.                                                  investors paradise is sooner, not later!
                                                                                                                                                        You can find out about basic statistics
                                                          These luxury condominiums – there will be only 45 in all – are the final stage of a           from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                          private Caribbean community catering only to those who are accustomed to                      not the honest kind of perspective you
                                                          enjoying the finer things in life.                                                            are looking for. What is it really like to
                                                                                                                                                        live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                                                                 For more information:                                  How do I find the real estate or
                                                                                                       CLICK HERE                                       apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                                                                                                                        Internet access? What is the shopping
                                                                                                                                                        like? How about banking rates? Ask
                                                                                                                                                        most Americans about the Dominican
                                                                                                                                                        Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                                                                                                                        For those that have discovered it while
                                                                                                                                                        on vacation, many have decided to call
                                                                                                                                                        it home. Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                                                                        something different ~ like Santo
                                                                                                                                                        Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial
                                                                                                                                                        ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or
                                                                                                                                                        just a great Caribbean escape at an

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                                                                                                                                                                     affordable price - The Dominican
                                                                                                                                                                     Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                                                                                                                                     Investors are also starting to discover
                                                                                                                                                                     the country. Many are calling it the
                                                                                                                                                                     best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                                                                                                                     millennium. We could not agree more.

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                                                                                                                            Festival came         everything for potential retirees and
                                                                                                                            through.              residents - Expatriates, investors and
                                                                                                                                                  retirees are welcome in Panama. If you
                                                                                                                                                  choose Panama as an investment /
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                                                                                                                                                  country with a very welcoming attitude
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                                                         It was a day characterized by vibrant energy, rich culture, and sweltering heat,               of-a-kind "Living and Investing in
        Tell Your Story! We want
                                                         and one in which the entire history of the isthmus could be seen on one stretch of             Panama." offers invaluable assistance
        your articles, your stories, your                asphalt.                                                                                       to anyone looking for a safe, affordable
        experiences, your knowledge                                                                                                                     place to live outside of the United
        and your advice! Tell our                        The annual 1000 Polleras festival was organized by Panama's tourism institute                  States. This useful report contains all
        readers what you've learned,                     IPAT. It was a celebration of folkloric tradition in Panama that saw natives from              the ins and outs and dos and don'ts
        what you love and what you                       across the country flock to Calle like the seasonal migration of the Serengeti. The            and much more indispensable secret
        think other people need to                       heat in the city was not unlike that of a desert as well, highs reaching around 95             insider information about all areas of
        know about living, working,                      degrees.                                                                                       living in Panama. It guides you step by
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        retiring in the Caribbean.                       All of the provinces were represented in the parade, some more animated than                   budget; 100s of sure-fire tips, valuable
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        Contact Us/Feedback Want                         pulsating drum line complimented by mischievous spirit-looking costumes                        stay busy and happy; the best places
        to contact us? Make a                            dancing like Sean Paul and the Wu Tang Clan. The Nobe Bugle lineup though,                     to live in Panama; how to acquire
        comment? Want more info?                         more resembled a memorial service with their dark face paint and somber                        residency; time proven shortcuts for
        Different info? We want you to                   expressions as though someone's cat had just been run over.                                    learning Spanish; how take advantage
        be satisfied, so tell us what                                                                                                                   of the many tax savings for foreign
        you think...                                     Tourists and locals gathered alike to take photos of the picturesque parade-goers.
                                                                                                                                                        residents, how to make the break from
                                                         Smoked meats and fresh watermelons and mangos were available beside the
                                                                                                                                                        the rat race and start a new exciting
                                                         road for just nickels. And as the parade neared its end at Via Porras, its
                                                                                                                                                        life; and even how and where to find
                                                         spectators began to look forward to next year.
                                                                                                                                                        quality people for companionship.
                                                         For more information contact:
                                                         Matt Landau
                                                                                                                                                        Living & Investing In Panama
                                                             http://www.thepanamareport.com                                                                CLICK HERE


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                                                                                                        hillside and seaside settings.
        Retirement Planning For                                                                         The clubhouse is just steps away from your
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        Offshore Living: Maintain and
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        Enhance your lifestyles                                                                         the beautiful Beach at Keyhole Bay, the
        spending less than 25% of                                                                       heart of the community.
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        Belize: Living There How to                     Call it an “island paradise” … or a “sunlit Eden” … Call it “the most exclusive
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in                 community – and best investment - in the beautiful Bay Islands … Or
        Belize.                                         simply call it “Keyhole Bay”…

                                                        But, best of all, for a fraction of what you’d expect to pay for such
        Nicaragua: Real Estate
                                                        luxurious living in a tropical paradise, now you can call it “Home.”
        Property and land bargain
        amidst colonial splendour.                      "Welcome to Keyhole Bay..."

        Plastic Surgery in The                          A unique opportunity to acquire some of the most exquisite oceanfront
        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High                    condominiums you can find anywhere … in this Bay Islands paradise – at the
        Quality Cosmetic Surgery.                       lowest pre-construction prices ever offered.

                                                        These luxury condominiums – there will be only 45 in all – are the final stage of a
        Living & Investing: In                          private Caribbean community catering only to those who are accustomed to
        Panama Find your dream in                       enjoying the finer things in life.                                                       Have you ever thought about
        panama by enjoying an                                                                                                                    retiring in Mexico? How about
        affordable and comfortable                                                                                                               retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                 For more information:                           retirement havens?
        setting.
                                                                                                       CLICK HERE                                Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
        The Portable Professional:                                                                                                               tells us that there are five major areas
        Using technology, log in from                                                                                                            where American and Canadian retirees
        anywhere and earn a living.                                                                                                              tend to congregate. While there may
        please yourself and make                                                                                                                 be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                       THE NATURE CONSERVANCY LAND-USE PLAN                                                      dozen villages throughout Mexico,
        money doing it.                                Bocas del Toro Panama                                                                     most Americans and Canadians settle
        For a complete list of                                                                                                                   in one of five locations: San Miguel de
                                                                                                                                                 Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
        Caribbean e-books, click                                                                        The Nature Conservancy in partnership    Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
        here                                                                                            with the local government of Bocas del   Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                                                                        Toro is creating a LAND-USE plan that    settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                                                                        will preserve undeveloped areas of       sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                                                                        Bocas del Toro and protect the coral     retirement in Mexico. Everything from
                                                                                                        reef and mangrove systems.               how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                                                                                                                 paperwork is covered. If you've ever
                                                                                                                                                 considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                         Coral reefs often appear to divers as independent communities — symbiotic               read this report first. It has the
                                                         villages where fish, corals, crustaceans and shellfish seem to exist apart from the     information that would otherwise take
                                                         vast surrounding ocean, content to live within their own world of blazing color         you months of frustration to acquire.
                                                         and darting movement.
                                                                                                                                                 But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                         But reef systems are complex and fragile ecosystems, greatly dependent on what          reason so many Americans and
                                                         surrounds them. In Bocas del Toro, an archipelago on the northwest Caribbean            Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                         coastline of Panama, coral reefs are particularly reliant on the hundreds of            they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                         neighboring mangrove islands that are now being overrun by rapid development.           bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                                                                                                                 bargain compared to the USA and
                                                         Conservancy staff are working with local community groups to create sustainable
                                                                                                                                                 Canada. But there are also a large
                                                         fishing practices throughout the region that will balance the needs of people and
                                                                                                                                                 number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                         nature.
                                                                                                                                                 Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                         The development on Bocas del Toro and particularly around Bastimentos National          culture, having perhaps a more
                                                         Park (which dominates the archipelago) is largely driven by residential tourism —       pronounced culture than any other
                                                         which includes the construction of large second-home communities and the                nation in latin America with the
                                                         infrastructure that accompanies them.                                                   exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                                                                                                                 Mexico has great food, great
                                                         The residential tourism market has also encouraged overfishing around the               architecture and many areas with an
                                                         archipelago, particularly among the lobster and conch population. These species'        excellent climate. Mexico is also
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                                                         inability to range over moderate distances make them particularly vulnerable to      modern, with better highways than
                                                         overharvesting. As their numbers dwindle, lobster and conch are forced to travel     many parts of latin America and an
                                                         long distances across the sea floor to mate.                                         infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                                                                                              connect via telephone and internet to
                                                                                                                                              the rest of the world. This level of
                                                         The Conservancy is working with local partners in the archipelago to address
                                                                                                                                              infrastructure isn't available in
                                                         these problems. Lasa is working closely with Bocas del Toro Mayor Eligio Binns
                                                                                                                                              Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                         and the city council to draft a land-use plan for the entire archipelago — a plan
                                                                                                                                              is a very important determining factor
                                                         that will preserve undeveloped land and concentrate future development in areas
                                                                                                                                              for the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                         with existing infrastructure.
                                                                                                                                              inconvenienced by inconveniences.
                                                         For more information contact:
                                                                                                                                              For more information:
                                                             http://www.nature.org                                                              CLICK HERE




                                                       LI-GLI CARIB CANOE SAILS AGAIN


                                                         The current objective is to sail the Carib Canoe, “Gli Gli,” with a crew of 12
                                                         Dominican Caribs from Antigua to the Virgin Islands, via Nevis and St Kitts, St
                                                         Eustatia, St Barths, St Martin and Anguilla then across the Anegada passage to
                                                         Tortola.

                                                         The voyage is being undertaken to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Gli Gli’s
                                                         creation and to continue the mission of her 1997 expedition from Dominica to         "How To Buy Costa Rica Real
                                                         Guyana, by symbolically reuniting the Carib descendants of the Leeward Islands.      Estate Without Losing Your
                                                                                                                                              Camisa" was written by Scott Oliver
                                                         The expedition intends to draw attention to the role the Caribs have played in the   with the help of dozens of Costa Rica
                                                         region's history and culture. Throughout the expedition the crew will be             real estate experts and attorneys.
                                                         presenting slide and video shows about the Gli Gli Carib canoe project and
                                                         presenting traditional musical performances for schools and heritage groups.

                                                         Following in the spirit of the 1997 Gli Gli expedition , which was documented in
                                                         the BBC film “The Quest of the Carib Canoe”, the Leeward Island Expedition will
                                                         be recorded to produce a short documentary film for regional and global TV
                                                         markets.

                                                         The focus will be on the adventures of Gli Gli and her crew as she sails up the
                                                         island chain and an introduction to the history of the canoes and journeys of the
                                                         Carib tribe. The film will be produced under the guidance of David Fanning of PBS
                                                         and filmed by Mick Kollins from the Caribbean Design group and independent film      This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                         maker Travis Rummel.                                                                 Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                                                                                                              English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                                                                                                              Rica real estate.
                                                         For more information contact:                                                        Contrary to what some people may
                                                         Aragorn Dick-Read                                                                    have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                                                                                                              Listing Service! Trying to establish the
                                                             http://www.gliglicaribcanoe.com                                                  'value' of real estate is difficult.

                                                                                                                                              Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                                                                                                              themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                                                                                                              can freely call themselves a real estate
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                                                                                                                                             'broker'. They do not need any
                                                                                                                                             qualifications, training or experience to
                                                                                                                                             try and sell you real estate.
                                                       NEW REPORT FROM THE WORLD BANK
                                                       Released May 3rd 2007                                                                 What this means is that when you
                                                                                                                                             search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                                                                                                             may be one of the biggest investments
                                                                                                                   A new World Bank          of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                                                                                   Report published on       listen to expert advice coming from
                                                                                                                   3rd May 2007              someone with zero qualifications or
                                                                                                                   states..."High rates      training in real estate, who is trying
                                                                                                                   of crime and              very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                                                                                   violence in the           selling you a property that could be
                                                                                                                   Caribbean are             overpriced.
                                                                                                                   undermining growth,
                                                                                                                                             If this sounds like a recipe for disaster
                                                                                                                   threatening human
                                                                                                                                             to you, it can be!
                                                                                                                   welfare, and
                                                                                                                   impeding social
                                                                                                                   development,                 CLICK HERE to find out more
                                                                                                                   according to a new
                                                                                                                   report published
                                                                                                                   today by the World
                                                                                                                   Bank and the United
                                                                                                                   Nations Office on
                                                                                                                   Drugs and Crime
                                                                                                                   (UNODC)"

                                                        "Crime impacts business and is a major obstacle to investment. In many
                                                        countries, as crime increases, access to financing declines; spending on formal
                                                        and informal security measures increases; and worker productivity declines.
                                                        Estimates suggest that reducing the homicide rate in the Caribbean by one third
                                                        could more than double the region's rate of per capita economic growth.

                                                        According to the report "Crime, Violence, and Development: Trends, Costs, and
                                                        Policy Options in the Caribbean," murder rates in the Caribbean are higher than
                                                        in any other region of the world, and assault rates are significantly above the
                                                        world average. Narcotics trafficking is at the core of these high rates. Narcotics   Dominican Republic information
                                                        trafficking diverts criminal justice resources from other important activities,      about real estate, retirement,
                                                        increases and embeds violence, undermines social cohesion and contributes to         residency, relocation, banking,
                                                        the widespread availability of firearms in the region.                               investments

                                                        The World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),                CLICK HERE
                                                        report draws on input from governments, civil society organizations, and
                                                        Caribbean experts, and presents detailed analyses of crime and violence impacts
                                                        at the national and regional levels. The report also provides information on good    The Dominican Republic Report -
                                                        practice approaches from global experiences; and offers concrete actions and         The Complete Report On The
                                                        recommendations on crime prevention and crime reduction strategies.                  Dominican Republic.


                                                        In general, there is an over-reliance on the criminal justice system to reduce       There are many places you can go to in
                                                        crime in the region. At the same time, it must be recognized that some types of      the Caribbean, but there is only one
                                                        crime such as organized crime, drug and firearms trafficking are generally           spot that has been called "The Best
                                                        impervious to prevention initiatives; their control requires an efficient criminal   Kept Secret".
                                                        justice system. Urgent priorities for improving the criminal justice system in the
                                                        region include: the development of management information systems, tracking of       That place is the Dominican Republic,
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                                                        justice system performance; monitoring of reform programs and increased                 and the time to find out about this
                                                        accountability to citizens.                                                             investors paradise is sooner, not later!
                                                                                                                                                You can find out about basic statistics
                                                                                                                                                from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                        Several countries are increasingly investing in crime prevention - using
                                                                                                                                                not the honest kind of perspective you
                                                        approaches such as integrated citizen security programs, crime prevention
                                                                                                                                                are looking for. What is it really like to
                                                        through environmental design, and a public health approach that focuses on risk
                                                                                                                                                live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                        factors for violent behaviors. These alternative approaches have significant
                                                                                                                                                How do I find the real estate or
                                                        potential to generate decreases in both property crime and inter-personal
                                                                                                                                                apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                        violence.
                                                                                                                                                Internet access? What is the shopping
                                                                                                                                                like? How about banking rates? Ask
                                                        Youth violence is a particularly serious problem in the region, and youth homicide      most Americans about the Dominican
                                                        rates in several countries of the region are significantly above the world average.     Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                        To address issues of youth violence, Caribbean policymakers should invest in            For those that have discovered it while
                                                        programs that have been shown to be successful in careful evaluations such as:          on vacation, many have decided to call
                                                        i) early childhood development and mentoring programs; ii) interventions to keep        it home. Whether you are looking for
                                                        high risk youth in secondary schools; and iii) opening schools after hours and on       something different ~ like Santo
                                                        week-ends to offer additional activities and training."                                 Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial
                                                        To read the rest of the report and for more                                             ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or
                                                        information go to:                                                                      just a great Caribbean escape at an
                                                                                                                                                affordable price - The Dominican
                                                            World Bank Report                                                                   Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                                                                                                                Investors are also starting to discover
                                                                                                                                                the country. Many are calling it the
                                                                                                                                                best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                                                                                                millennium. We could not agree more.
                                                                         Letter from the Editor              Focus : Yucatan Overview
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                                                         In one of the places detailed in this report, gentle sea breezes keep the climate
                                                         nearly perfect, with mild temperatures year-round.

                                                         You'll find cliffs, hidden coves with secluded beaches, rolling hills, and high
                                                         mountains nearby dotted with picturesque villages.

                                                         In this place, a two storey, traditional house with five bedrooms on 2.5 acres,
                                                         with lots of fruit trees and a fresh water source, recently was sold to an
                                                         International Living reader for just over $60,000.

                                                         Or where you can rent a three-bedroom apartment for as little as $245 monthly
                                                         and your monthly electricity and water rates cost $27...where you can buy an
                                                         attractive two-bedroom house for less than $50,000. Where you can find seaside
                                                         apartments for less than $80,000, a beautifully restored stone house with lush
                                                         garden courtyard, and emerald green paint-work for $173,600..or an unrestored

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                                                         house for $74,500..A delicious three-course meal with wine, for two, costs $20,
                                                         and there are many options for becoming a resident.

                                                         In short, paradise does exist...where $1,000 a month will buy you a comfortable
                                                         home in a beautiful setting, pay for your food and utilities, a housekeeper, a
                                                         gardener, country-club dues...and even leave you with money left over for
                                                         entertainment and travel!

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                                                        HOT OFF THE PRESS
                                                        Events, announcements and news
                                                        from around the region. Que Pasa?                                                            Location, Location, INFORMATION!
        REACH OVER 350,000
        SUBSCRIBERS EVERY                                                                                                                            "DONE YOUR HOMEWORK?" WE HAVE.
        MONTH!                                          C O U N T R Y F O C U S : YUCATAN                                                              Our job is to provide to the foreign
                                                          Mexico's Yucatans : Seventh Wonder                                                         buyer concise information and analysis
        List your Property with us:                       Mayan Markets : Mexican menus                                                                      on How, Where, What,
                                                                                                                                                            and from whom to buy .
        on one of the web's top                           Mundo Maya : Macanche Retreat
        Caribbean Property Sites. Get                     Costa Maya : Making Gringo Moves
        your property SEEN!

        Advertise on the FRONT                          SPECIAL FEATURES
        page of YOUR Country!                            Antigua : World Cricket Was It?
        Reach your target market -                       Expats Expets : Pet Immigration
        people looking for property,                     Grenada : Dont Stop the Windmill
        information and opportunities                    Extraordinary Living : Keyhole Bay
        in YOUR country.                                 Costa Rica : Sailing v. Sikaflex
                                                         Help in Haiti : An OASIS for Children
        Place Your Banner Ad on                          Eco-Caribbean : Bioprospecting
        our Site for Huge Traffic
        Volume! Click here to find out
                                                        PICK OF THE MONTH
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        property, business,
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        Full-Length Articles                                                  COUNTRY                   F O C U S : YUCATAN MEXICO
        Featuring YOUR Home or
        Business! Tell YOUR story and                  The Mexican Caribbean -Mexico's Yucatans
        get exposure! Sell your                        by Judy Abbott de Mier y Teran
        property or business (or
        business opportunity) through                  Mexico’s Yucatans...
        editorials and feature articles!
                                                       First off, let’s get our geography straight on the Yucatan.
        Need Exposure for your
        Large Real Estate
                                                       There are two Yucatan’s – the Peninsula of Yucatan and the State of Yucatan.
        Development? Advertise your
        project, your resort, your spa,
        your condo's, your timeshare...                THE PENINSULA OF YUCATAN
        whatever you're promoting - in
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                                                            The peninsula of Yucatan is a north jutting peninsula that is bordered on the
                                                       east by the Mexican Caribbean, in a state named Quintana Roo and is where you
                                                       find Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cozumel
                                                       to mention a few coastal towns and beaches.

                                                       The north part of the peninsula faces the Gulf of Mexico, in the State of Yucatan,
                                                       and is where you find Merida, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Valladolid, Holbox, Rio
                                                       Lagartos, Progreso, Chicxulub, and Telchac Puerto among others.

        Subscribe FREE! Click here
        and subscribe to Caribbean                     To the west we have the State of Campeche which also faces the Gulf of Mexico
        Property ezine monthly - FREE!                 and the Bay of Campeche. This said, you can now talk intelligently about the
        We value your privacy                          Yucatan.
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                                                       On the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula you will find the wonderful blue
        Visit our Archives! Click here                 tinted clear waters so famous in the Caribbean. You will also find the world’s
        to explore our archived                        second largest barrier reef which makes for fantastic scuba diving, snorkeling
        articles.                                      and fishing. Their renowned powdery white sand is another thing this area is
                                                       famous for. And, of course, the wonderful tropical climate and the tropical
           PDF Download : Click here                   vegetation.
        to download the latest Edition                 Serviced by the Cancun airport (CUN), this area is easy to reach as there are
        of Caribbean Property                          hundreds of flights daily from all over the world whose destination is Cancun.
        Magazine in PDF format.                        Being such a busy airport, you will find flight costs accessible.
        Most computers will open PDF
        documents automatically, but
        you may need to download
        Adobe Reader.                                                                                                                       Have you ever thought about
        Download the reader here.                                                                                                           retiring in Mexico? How about
                                                                                                                                            retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                                                            retirement havens?
                                                                                                                                            Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                                                                                                            tells us that there are five major areas
                                                                                                                                            where American and Canadian retirees
                                                                                                                                            tend to congregate. While there may
                                                                                                                                            be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                                                                                                            dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                                                                                                            most Americans and Canadians settle
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                                                                                                                                            in one of five locations: San Miguel de
        Tell Your Story! We want
                                                                                                                                            Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
        your articles, your stories, your                                                                                                   Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
        experiences, your knowledge                                                                                                         Pearson visited all these areas before
        and your advice! Tell our                                                                                                           settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
        readers what you've learned,                                                                                                        sound and thoughtful advice on
        what you love and what you                                                                                                          retirement in Mexico. Everything from
        think other people need to                                                                                                          how to pick your location to Mexican
        know about living, working,                                                                                                         paperwork is covered. If you've ever
        buying, selling, relocating and                                                                                                     considered retirement in Mexico please
        retiring in the Caribbean.                                                                                                          read this report first. It has the
                                                                                                                                            information that would otherwise take
        Contact Us/Feedback Want                                                                                                            you months of frustration to acquire.
        to contact us? Make a
        comment? Want more info?                                                                                                            But why Mexico, you might ask? The
        Different info? We want you to                                                                                                      reason so many Americans and
        be satisfied, so tell us what                                                                                                       Canadians choose Mexico is because
        you think...                                                                                                                        they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                                                                                                            bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                                                                                                            bargain compared to the USA and
                                                                                                                                            Canada. But there are also a large
                                                                                                                                            number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                       NOW FOR THE THE STATE OF YUCATAN                                                     Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                                                                                                            culture, having perhaps a more
                                                                                                                                            pronounced culture than any other
                                                             To visit the State of Yucatan many say is to visit Mexico.                     nation in latin America with the
        A comprehensive list of                                                                                                             exception of Brazil and Argentina.
        downloadable ebooks                                                                                                                 Mexico has great food, great
                                                       We have beaches, Mayan ruins and colonial cities! Located in the heart of the
        available from Caribpro. Titles                                                                                                     architecture and many areas with an
                                                       land of the Maya, we boast hundreds of Mayan archeological sites, the most
        include:                                                                                                                            excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                       famous being Chichen Itza (now being considered in the New Seven Wonders of
                                                                                                                                            modern, with better highways than
                                                       the World contest www.new7wonders.com, Uxmal, Ek-Balam, Dziblchaltun,
        Costa Rica: Living There                                                                                                            many parts of latin America and an
                                                       Mayapan, Kabah, Sayil, Labna, etc.                                                   infrastructure that allows foreigners to
        The Golden Door to Retirement
                                                                                                                                            connect via telephone and internet to
                                                       While the Caribbean side of the Yucatan Peninsula is in Mexico, being so young       the rest of the world. This level of
        Retirement Planning For
                                                       (35 years) and with so much foreign influence, while you are in paradise, the        infrastructure isn't available in
        Offshore Living: Maintain and                                                                                                       Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                       feeling you get in the State of Yucatan is different in that it has 465+ years of
        Enhance your lifestyles                        history.                                                                             is a very important determining factor
        spending less than 25% of                                                                                                           for the retiree who doesn't want to be
        your monthly budget.                           Merida, the capital of the State is a 465 year old colonial city that has the true   inconvenienced by inconveniences.
                                                       Mexican Main Plaza with its imposing Cathedral, Governor’s Palace, and
        Retire In Mexico: Live                         Municipal Building, (there are FREE walking tours of the Main Plaza each             For more information:
        Better For Less. Live in                       morning at 9:30 AM.) For in depth info on what to do and where to go in Merida,        CLICK HERE
        Mexico and join the many                       visit www.yucatantoday.com
        other retires who have done
        their homework, which
                                                       Merida is a city for strolling or taking a horse drawn carriage ride. With a
        resulted in mexico where you
                                                       population of nearly a million, Merida is growing as it is now in the eyes of not
        can live better for less.
                                                       only people from other parts of Mexico who are seeking a safe, tranquil,
                                                       cosmopolitan city, but also many North Americans, Canadians and Europeans
        Escape The Corporation :                       who are buying up the old colonial mansions from the families who are moving
        How to live the life you've                    to the north part of town. This phenomenon is changing the downtown Centro
        always dreamed of - free from                  area in a positive way.
        the corporate slog.
                                                       These “colonials” were falling on hard times. With the new owners pouring cash,
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                                                       good taste and tender loving care into them, block after block of downtown
        Belize: Living There How to
                                                       Merida is getting a face lift.
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in
        Belize.                                        Another interesting phenomenon in this area is the coastal area where the
                                                       Yucatecan people have their summer homes that they only use during July and
        Nicaragua: Real Estate                         August and two weeks at Easter (Semana Santa.)
        Property and land bargain
        amidst colonial splendour.
                                                       FOR THE OTHER NINE MONTHS OF THE YEAR, THESE HOMES
        Plastic Surgery in The                         ARE NOW BEING OCCUPIED BY EXPATS.
        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High
        Quality Cosmetic Surgery.
                                                            For the other nine months of the year, these homes are now being occupied
        Living & Investing: In                         by our “snowbird” population. A home that rents in July and August for $3,000 -
        Panama Find your dream in                      $6,000 US can be rented off-season for $900 – $2000 depending on size and
                                                       location.
        panama by enjoying an
        affordable and comfortable                     A new market on the beach are the upscale villa complexes being constructed by      Dominican Republic information
        setting.                                       several different companies.                                                        about real estate, retirement,
                                                                                                                                           residency, relocation, banking,
        The Portable Professional:                     With so many natural resources in both the people (the Mayan Indian                 investments
        Using technology, log in from                  population) and the flora and fauna, the people of the area are realizing they
        anywhere and earn a living.                    have a wealth of natural resources and are starting to promote sustainable
        please yourself and make                       ecotourism options that bring in money and at the same time protect the area.          CLICK HERE
        money doing it.
                                                       The fishermen in the different port towns (Progreso, San Crisanto, Dzilam de        The Dominican Republic Report -
        For a complete list of                         Bravo, Chelem, Rio Largartos, San Felipe, Celestun) are cutting canals into the     The Complete Report On The
        Caribbean e-books, click                       mangroves and offering trips to the many fresh water springs hidden within.         Dominican Republic.
        here
                                                       On these trips you will see abundant bird species. Yucatan has 543 different bird   There are many places you can go to in
                                                       species www.yucatanbirds.org ), alligators, fish, dragon flies and the flora of     the Caribbean, but there is only one
                                                       the mangrove.                                                                       spot that has been called "The Best
                                                                                                                                           Kept Secret".

                                                                                                                                           That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                                 AUTHOR : Judy Abbott de Mier y Teràn (from Glen Rock, New                 and the time to find out about this
                                                                 Jersey) came to Merida on a college three-month study abroad              investors paradise is sooner, not later!
                                                                 program in 1971. She wanted to get away from the cold winter              You can find out about basic statistics
                                                                 months of Pella, Iowa where she studied at Central College. She           from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                                 was here one week when she met the man, Juan Manuel Mier y                not the honest kind of perspective you
                                                                 Teran,, that she is still wildly in love with 35 years later! He had      are looking for. What is it really like to
                                                                 studied Commercial Art in New York City just prior to their               live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                                 meeting.                                                                  How do I find the real estate or
                                                                                                                                           apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                                 To make a long story short, they started editing a tourist guide of       Internet access? What is the shopping
                                                                 Merida and Cancun in 1976. They sold it to a gent in Cancun in            like? How about banking rates? Ask
                                                                 1988 when they started Yucatan Today, the leading tourist guide           most Americans about the Dominican
                                                                 of the state of Yucatan. They had two goals in mind when they             Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                                 started Yucatan Today. One was to have their guide in the hands           For those that have discovered it while
                                                                 of not only the tourists, but for it to also be an information tool in    on vacation, many have decided to call
                                                                 the homes of the locals. And they wanted each tourist to feel as if       it home. Whether you are looking for
                                                                 they were taking them by the hand and showing them the state              something different ~ like Santo
                                                                 they both love so much.                                                   Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial

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                                                                                                                                                     ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or
                                                                 Judy and Juan Manuel have achieved these goals with their                           just a great Caribbean escape at an
                                                                 printed version of 15,000 magazines a month and the online                          affordable price - The Dominican
                                                                 version with more than 90,000 visits a month.                                       Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                                                                                                                     Investors are also starting to discover
                                                                 To have control of the entire process of creating a monthly                         the country. Many are calling it the
                                                                 magazine they started buying offset printing presses and now                        best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                 have a full-fledged printing company that prints the magazine                       millennium. We could not agree more.
                                                                 plus outside printing jobs. Dynamic Offset is a family run business
                                                                 as their daughter, Andrea, is now incorporated after studying                       Easy and instant download of this
                                                                 Graphic Design and a Master’s Degree in Markeing.                                   report in pdf.  CLICK HERE

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          CARIBBEAN REAL ESTATE                                               MAY 2 0 0 7
                                                                                    Issue 4
                SEARCH HERE

                                                        LETTER FROM THE EDITOR


                                                        HOT OFF THE PRESS
                                                        Events, announcements and news
                                                        from around the region. Que Pasa?                                                             Location, Location, INFORMATION!
        REACH OVER 350,000
        SUBSCRIBERS EVERY                                                                                                                             "DONE YOUR HOMEWORK?" WE HAVE.
        MONTH!                                          C O U N T R Y F O C U S : YUCATAN                                                               Our job is to provide to the foreign
                                                          Mexico's Yucatans : Seventh Wonder                                                          buyer concise information and analysis
        List your Property with us:                     Mayan Markets : Mexican menus                                                                         on How, Where, What,
                                                                                                                                                             and from whom to buy .
        on one of the web's top                           Mundo Maya : Macanche Retreat
        Caribbean Property Sites. Get                     Costa Maya : Making Gringo Moves
        your property SEEN!

        Advertise on the FRONT                          SPECIAL FEATURES
        page of YOUR Country!                            Antigua : World Cricket Was It?
        Reach your target market -                       Expats Expets : Pet Immigration
        people looking for property,                     Grenada : Dont Stop the Windmill
        information and opportunities                    Extraordinary Living : Keyhole Bay
        in YOUR country.                                 Costa Rica : Sailing v. Sikaflex
                                                         Help in Haiti : An OASIS for Children
        Place Your Banner Ad on                          Eco-Caribbean : Bioprospecting
        our Site for Huge Traffic
        Volume! Click here to find out
                                                        PICK OF THE MONTH
        how we can help you sell your
                                                         El Yunque Puerto Rico Green Resort
        property, business,
        opportunity, ebook or idea.                      46 Acre Mountain Farm Costa Rica
                                                         Saba El Momo Eco-Cottages For Sale

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        Full-Length Articles                                                   COUNTRY                 F O C U S : YUCATAN MEXICO
        Featuring YOUR Home or
        Business! Tell YOUR story and                  The Mexican Caribbean - Mayan Markets
        get exposure! Sell your                        by Susan Stewart
        property or business (or
        business opportunity) through                  Like our farmer’s markets of older times, the markets in Yucatan provide fruits
        editorials and feature articles!               and vegetables, meat and poultry, herbs and spices, flowers, and more.
                                                       Shopping here is an adventure and a pleasure - you’ll find the stall vendors very
        Need Exposure for your                         friendly and helpful. However, if you do know some Spanish, they’ll often
        Large Real Estate                              pretend to only speak Mayan!
        Development? Advertise your                    Most of the items are sold by the kilo – for 1 pound, ask for ‘medio kilo’; for half
        project, your resort, your spa,                a pound, ‘quarto kilo’. Be sure to bring shopping bags and plenty of small
        your condo's, your timeshare...                change – and, while at the market, you can buy the typical colorful shopping
        whatever you're promoting - in                 bags used by everyone locally – either of nylon or of henequen.
        Caribpro.
                                                       Besides the produce you’re accustomed to at home, you’ll find unique, regional
                                                       fruits and vegetables:

                                                                 Sour oranges – naranjas agrias – used as a meat marinade in
                                                                 Yucatecan and Caribbean cuisines.

                                                                 Achiote – the defining spice of Yucatecan food – found in
                                                                 Cochinita Pibil and Tikin Xik

        Subscribe FREE! Click here                               Pepitas - pumpkin seeds – in powder or paste form – used in
                                                                 papadzules and Ha’Si-Kil Pac, a dip for chips and crudites. See our
        and subscribe to Caribbean
                                                                 recipe below.
        Property ezine monthly - FREE!
        We value your privacy                                    Chaya – Mayan spinach – high in vitamins, minerals, and protein;
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        Visit our Archives! Click here                           Cebollinas – like a cross between spring onions and chives
        to explore our archived
        articles.                                                Banana leaves – used as wraps for tamales and other dishes,
                                                                 they are wiped clean before using. They impart a fresh, herbal
           PDF Download : Click here                             taste to the food.
        to download the latest Edition
        of Caribbean Property
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        be satisfied, so tell us what                                                                                                      retiring in Mexico? How about
        you think...                                                                                                                       retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                                                           retirement havens?
                                                                                                                                           Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                                                                                                           tells us that there are five major areas
                                                                                                                                           where American and Canadian retirees
                                                                                                                                           tend to congregate. While there may
                                                                                                                                           be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                                                                                                           dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                                                                                                           most Americans and Canadians settle
                                                                                                                                           in one of five locations: San Miguel de
        A comprehensive list of
                                                                                                                                           Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
        downloadable ebooks
                                                                                                                                           Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
        available from Caribpro. Titles
                                                                                                                                           Pearson visited all these areas before
        include:
                                                                                                                                           settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                       The butchers are generally clustered together in one area – chicken, turkey,        sound and thoughtful advice on
        Costa Rica: Living There                       pork, and beef are offered – often entire, and often including all organs and       retirement in Mexico. Everything from
        The Golden Door to Retirement                  parts North Americans usually never see.                                            how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                                                                                                           paperwork is covered. If you've ever
        Retirement Planning For                                                                                                            considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                       Cooked meats are also for sale – Cochinita Pibil, a roast pork with achiote
        Offshore Living: Maintain and                  marinade, is often offered, as are rotisserie chickens and barbequed meats.         read this report first. It has the
        Enhance your lifestyles                        Small vendors may require you to have your own containers, so be sure to bring      information that would otherwise take
        spending less than 25% of                      some plastic containers along. Local sausages, such as longaniza and chorizo,       you months of frustration to acquire.
        your monthly budget.                           make great breakfasts when cooked with eggs. They are on the spicy side, so
                                                       are also excellent for flavoring beans and stews.                                   But why Mexico, you might ask? The
        Retire In Mexico: Live                                                                                                             reason so many Americans and
                                                                                                                                           Canadians choose Mexico is because
        Better For Less. Live in                       Small stalls sell clothing, household items, hardware, etc.                         they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
        Mexico and join the many                                                                                                           bigger reason is that Mexico is a
        other retires who have done                                                                                                        bargain compared to the USA and
        their homework, which                          ONE SPECIALITY VENDOR IS THE DULCERIA
                                                                                                                                           Canada. But there are also a large
        resulted in mexico where you                   – the candy store. Coconuts, limes, and papayas are combined to make the
                                                                                                                                           number of Europeans in Mexico.
        can live better for less.                      most delicious sweets! Coconut brittle, candied limes or papayas filled with
                                                                                                                                           Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                       coconut paste, coconut pie, and empanaditas -small pastries - filled with coconut
                                                                                                                                           culture, having perhaps a more
        Escape The Corporation :                       or sweet potato are all tempting. The biggest market days are Saturdays, when
                                                                                                                                           pronounced culture than any other
        How to live the life you've                    many vendors come in from the surrounding ranchos to sell their products. It
                                                                                                                                           nation in latin America with the
        always dreamed of - free from                  can be a great day to buy a live turkey!
                                                                                                                                           exception of Brazil and Argentina.
        the corporate slog.                                                                                                                Mexico has great food, great
                                                       While in the market, be sure to pick up a bouquet of flowers for your table, and
                                                       freshly squeezed juices – watermelon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, jamaica,       architecture and many areas with an
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                                                       and many more varieties are available, changing with the seasons.                     excellent climate. Mexico is also
        Belize: Living There How to                                                                                                          modern, with better highways than
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in                                                                                                      many parts of latin America and an
        Belize.                                                                                                                              infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                                                                                             connect via telephone and internet to
        Nicaragua: Real Estate                                                                                                               the rest of the world. This level of
        Property and land bargain                                                                                                            infrastructure isn't available in
        amidst colonial splendour.                                                                                                           Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
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                                                       Besides the market, you’ll be able to find most of your shopping needs on the         real estate experts and attorneys.
                                                       town square. Liquor stores are generally only open Mondays through Fridays
                                                       from 11 to 6, and on Sundays from 11 to 3. Wine is not usually found outside of
                                                       the larger towns, but beer, tequila, and other spirits are readily available.At the
                                                       panaderia – bakery - pick up a tray and tongs at the counter and choose your
                                                       breads and pastries. Back at the counter they’ll bag and price them for you. Try
                                                       the bollitos de queso – sweet rolls filled with cream cheese that are great with
                                                       coffee. Pastelerias – cake stores – offer cakes for immediate purchase or they
                                                       may be ordered for special occassions. They also sell baking ingredients such as
                                                       yeast, baking powder, etc. Not every town will have a bank with an ATM, so if
                                                       you find one available, be sure you have sufficient cash on hand. For example,
                                                       here on the north coast of Yucatan, our only banks are in Progreso and Motul.

                                                       HERE ARE A FEW RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY                                                 This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                       with the great regional produce you’ve find in the market:                            Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                                                                                                             English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                                                                                                             Rica real estate.

                                                                      Ha’Si-Kil Pac                                                          Contrary to what some people may
                                                                 4 tomatoes, seeded and chopped                                              have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                                 1 small chile, seeded and ribs removed                                      Listing Service! Trying to establish the
                                                                 ¼ kilo pumpkin seed paste                                                   'value' of real estate is difficult.
                                                                 1 bunch cebollinas, chopped
                                                                 juice of 1 sour orange                                                      Half the population of Costa Rica call
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                                                                 small bunch of cilantro                                                 themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                                 1/2 tsp salt                                                            can freely call themselves a real estate
                                                                                                                                         'broker'. They do not need any
                                                                 Mix all ingredients and use as a dip for chips or crudites              qualifications, training or experience to
                                                                                                                                         try and sell you real estate.

                                                                                                                                         What this means is that when you
                                                                      Achiote Marinade
                                                                                                                                         search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                                 ¼ cup achiote paste
                                                                                                                                         may be one of the biggest investments
                                                                 2 cups sour orange juice
                                                                                                                                         of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                                 1 tsp garlic, chopped
                                                                                                                                         listen to expert advice coming from
                                                                 1 Tbsp. olive oil
                                                                                                                                         someone with zero qualifications or
                                                                 1 Tbsp. sugar
                                                                                                                                         training in real estate, who is trying
                                                                 1 pinch ground cumin
                                                                                                                                         very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                                 1 pinch oregano
                                                                                                                                         selling you a property that could be
                                                                 salt and pepper to taste
                                                                                                                                         overpriced.
                                                                 Combine all ingredients and use to marinate whole fish, meat, or
                                                                                                                                         If this sounds like a recipe for disaster
                                                                 poultry overnight. Grill and serve with tortillas, onions, and salsa.
                                                                                                                                         to you, it can be!

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                                                                    Arroz con Chaya
                                                                 Makes 4 side-dish servings

                                                                 1 cup water
                                                                 ½ tsp pepper
                                                                 1 tsp dried oregano
                                                                 1 tsp chicken stock granules
                                                                 1 lime
                                                                 ½ cup long-grain rice
                                                                 1 medium onion, chopped
                                                                 2 cloves garlic, minced
                                                                 ½ kilo chaya or spinach, steamed and chopped

                                                                 In saucepan, combine water, onion, garlic, oregano, chicken
                                                                 stock, and pepper. Bring to a boil; stir in rice, reduce heat, cover
                                                                 and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in cooked chaya. Cover and cook 5-
                                                                 10 minutes more until the rice is tender. Stir lightly with a fork
                                                                 and mix in lime juice.
                                                                 May be served hot or cold.                                              Dominican Republic information
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                                                                      Tikin Xik – Grilled Achiote Fish                                   investments
                                                                 2 whole fish, such as grouper(mero)
                                                                 olive oil                                                                  CLICK HERE
                                                                 achiote marinade(see recipe above)

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                                                                 and remove the back-bone. Spread the achiote marinade over the          The Complete Report On The
                                                                 flesh of the fish and let marinate a few hours or overnight.            Dominican Republic.

                                                                 On the serving day: brush the seasoned side of the fish with a
                                                                 little olive oil and cook it, seasoned side down, for 10 minutes        There are many places you can go to in
                                                                 over hot coals. Turn the fish over and cook for about 10 to 15          the Caribbean, but there is only one
                                                                 minutes more, until the flesh is cooked through.                        spot that has been called "The Best
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                                                                                                                                      Kept Secret".

                                                       Buen provecha!                                                                 That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                                                                                                      and the time to find out about this
                                                                                                                                      investors paradise is sooner, not later!
                                                                                                                                      You can find out about basic statistics
                                                                                                                                      from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                                                                                                      not the honest kind of perspective you
                                                                                                                                      are looking for. What is it really like to
                                                                                                                                      live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                                                                                                      How do I find the real estate or
                                                                                                                                      apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                                                                                                      Internet access? What is the shopping
                                                                                                                                      like? How about banking rates? Ask
                                                                                                                                      most Americans about the Dominican
                                                                                                                                      Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                                                                                                      For those that have discovered it while
                                                                                                                                      on vacation, many have decided to call
                                                                                                                                      it home. Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                                                      something different ~ like Santo
                                                                                                                                      Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial
                                                                                                                                      ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or
                                                                                                                                      just a great Caribbean escape at an
                                                                                                                                      affordable price - The Dominican
                                                                                                                                      Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                                                                                                      Investors are also starting to discover
                                                                                                                                      the country. Many are calling it the
                                                                 AUTHOR : Susan Stewart lives outside of a small fishing village      best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                 on the north coast of the Yucatan. She teaches English, sells real   millennium. We could not agree more.
                                                                 estate, writes travel and cooking articles, and owns a handcraft
                                                                 store in Progreso.                                                   Easy and instant download of this
                                                                                                                                      report in pdf.  CLICK HERE
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        be satisfied, so tell us what                                                                                                         retiring in Mexico? How about
        you think...                                                                                                                          retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                                                              retirement havens?
                                                                                                                                              Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                                                                                                              tells us that there are five major areas
                                                                                                                                              where American and Canadian retirees
                                                                                                                                              tend to congregate. While there may
                                                                                                                                              be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                                                                                                              dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                                                                                                              most Americans and Canadians settle
                                                       During our visit, we stayed in a lovely oasis of a bed and breakfast and got to
                                                                                                                                              in one of five locations: San Miguel de
        A comprehensive list of                        know the city a little better. There is tremendous history here. You can't walk
                                                                                                                                              Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
        downloadable ebooks                            anywhere in town without being reminded that Izamal was once a great Mayan
                                                                                                                                              Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
        available from Caribpro. Titles                city. The yellow painted streets, the presence of a huge Franciscan Monastery,
                                                                                                                                              Pearson visited all these areas before
        include:                                       and seven pyramids make it both a quaint and magical place. Izamal is also
                                                                                                                                              settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                       ideal for people who are looking for an antidote to big city living without giving
                                                                                                                                              sound and thoughtful advice on
        Costa Rica: Living There                       up all the amenities of a big city. We have great access to Merida (45 minutes
                                                                                                                                              retirement in Mexico. Everything from
        The Golden Door to Retirement                  by highway) and its cultural life without having to put up with the noise,
                                                                                                                                              how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                       pollution and crowds.
                                                                                                                                              paperwork is covered. If you've ever
        Retirement Planning For                                                                                                               considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                       There was nothing on the market at the time, but we kept Izamal in the back of
        Offshore Living: Maintain and                  our minds as we continued our search. Through monitoring real estate websites          read this report first. It has the
        Enhance your lifestyles                        in Mexico, involved planning and simply what we felt was a lucky break, we             information that would otherwise take
        spending less than 25% of                      found for sale Hotel Macan ché Bed and Breakfast in Izamal, the very same B &          you months of frustration to acquire.
        your monthly budget.                           B at which we had stayed during our visit. The opportunity to buy an established
                                                                                                                                              But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                       hotel in a growing tourist area (but not a “touristy” area) with existing facilities
        Retire In Mexico: Live                                                                                                                reason so many Americans and
                                                       for yoga and other types of retreats presented itself.
                                                                                                                                              Canadians choose Mexico is because
        Better For Less. Live in
                                                                                                                                              they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
        Mexico and join the many                       At that time, neither of us had direct experience in the accommodations                bigger reason is that Mexico is a
        other retires who have done                    business but we had both worked in service-oriented careers. Since we had both         bargain compared to the USA and
        their homework, which                          always worked independently from home, we knew that where we live is                   Canada. But there are also a large
        resulted in mexico where you                   important to us. The accommodations business allowed us to continue working            number of Europeans in Mexico.
        can live better for less.                      from home while entertaining guests, another thing we both loved to do.                Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                                                                                                              culture, having perhaps a more
        Escape The Corporation :                       BUYING MACAN CHE MEANT BUYING A JOB                                                    pronounced culture than any other
        How to live the life you've                                                                                                           nation in latin America with the
        always dreamed of - free from                                                                                                         exception of Brazil and Argentina.
        the corporate slog.                                                                                                                   Mexico has great food, great
                                                           We had a vision and got that and so much more. We host yoga and other
                                                                                                                                              architecture and many areas with an
                                                       group retreats as well as a myriad of guests from all over the world. Izamal
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                                                       seems to attract the European tourist even more than the North American             excellent climate. Mexico is also
        Belize: Living There How to                                                                                                        modern, with better highways than
                                                       although we are starting to see more Americans here. The type of tourist that is
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in                drawn to Izamal is the one that wants to avoid the big touristy cities and          many parts of latin America and an
        Belize.                                        experience history, culture, and a little bit of “old Mexico.”                      infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                                                                                           connect via telephone and internet to
        Nicaragua: Real Estate                                                                                                             the rest of the world. This level of
        Property and land bargain                                                                                                          infrastructure isn't available in
        amidst colonial splendour.                                                                                                         Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                                                                                                           is a very important determining factor
        Plastic Surgery in The                                                                                                             for the retiree who doesn't want to be
        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High                                                                                                       inconvenienced by inconveniences.
        Quality Cosmetic Surgery.
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                                                       It is really a mind opening experience to meet people from all over the world
                                                       that we would otherwise not have the chance to meet. We encounter folks who
                                                       are on vacation, so generally they are relaxed and open. We hear several
                                                       different languages daily and watch kids from different sides of the globe play
                                                       together. Of course, with the good comes the bad. You know what they say
                                                       about guests and fish. Imagine having houseguests for a living. But honestly, it
                                                       is a great challenge and a reward to observe so many cultures and interact with
                                                       so many different people. The more open minded we are, the richer the learning
                                                       experience.
                                                                                                                                           This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                       As a B & B owner we have a short list of frequently asked questions and             Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                       comments. It begins with “Where are you from?” to “What made you come               English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                       here?” and variations on that theme, and is generally followed by “Wow this         Rica real estate.
                                                       must be different!” The final comment always makes me stop and think. Clearly
                                                       it is different, but it is more different viewed from a distance. We are hands on   Contrary to what some people may
                                                       people so we live it daily. It has been an interesting study of the adage           have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                       “wherever you go, there you are.” Sure there are differences, and I mention         Listing Service! Trying to establish the
                                                       some. If I really get a hankering for a soy latte, there is no Starbucks on the     'value' of real estate is difficult.
                                                       corner. I don’t get the NY Times delivered to my door. But I have a fast internet
                                                                                                                                           Half the population of Costa Rica call
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                                                       connection (again fast is relative) and I can get good coffee from Chiapas,           themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                       Veracruz or at Costco in Merida!                                                      can freely call themselves a real estate
                                                                                                                                             'broker'. They do not need any
                                                                                                                                             qualifications, training or experience to
                                                                                                                                             try and sell you real estate.

                                                                                                                                             What this means is that when you
                                                                                                                                             search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                                                                                                             may be one of the biggest investments
                                                                                                                                             of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                                                                                                             listen to expert advice coming from
                                                                                                                                             someone with zero qualifications or
                                                                                                                                             training in real estate, who is trying
                                                                                                                                             very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                                                                                                             selling you a property that could be
                                                                                                                                             overpriced.
                                                       We came here for a new lifestyle, different pace, to learn a new language and
                                                       experience a new culture, and we have gotten all that and more. There is              If this sounds like a recipe for disaster
                                                       definitely a relaxed pace of life here. It doesn’t mean we are always relaxed,        to you, it can be!
                                                       given that running a B & B can be a lot of work, but in this climate (both literal
                                                       and cultural) you just can’t move that quickly. You can’t set out to accomplish
                                                       the same amount of “errands” you might in the US lifestyle. This can be                  CLICK HERE to find out more
                                                       frustrating and also very liberating.

                                                       BEING A DUENA IN THIS CULTURE CAN BE A CHALLENGE


                                                            I have always been my own boss, so to have employees is new to me, and
                                                       obviously there is a language barrier. The work ethic is different here for both
                                                       better and worse. Life is not entirely motivated by earning money and that is
                                                       refreshing in many ways, but forget the carrot approach to getting things done.

                                                       People are friendly and open here. As an outsider we feel a sense of acceptance.
                                                       For example, people speak to us in Spanish, giving us the benefit of the doubt.
                                                       We are not always made to feel like a tourist just because we are gringo. If you
                                                       take one step forward you are met with a smile.

                                                       By being flexible with our initial vision to open a retreat center, we were able to
                                                       do that and much more. We took over an established business, with some
                                                       clientele and lots of coverage in travel guide books, a fully cultivated garden (an   Dominican Republic information
                                                       asset we feel was overlooked at first) and a potential for strong growth (that        about real estate, retirement,
                                                       was the risk of course). We then set about making it our own. We have been            residency, relocation, banking,
                                                       able to expand and upgrade our accommodations.                                        investments


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                                                                                                                                           Kept Secret".

                                                                                                                                           That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                                                                                                           and the time to find out about this
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                                                                                                                                           You can find out about basic statistics
                                                                                                                                           from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                                                                                                           not the honest kind of perspective you
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                                                                                                                                           live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                                                                                                           How do I find the real estate or
                                                                                                                                           apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                                                                                                           Internet access? What is the shopping
                                                                                                                                           like? How about banking rates? Ask
                                                                                                                                           most Americans about the Dominican
                                                                                                                                           Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                                                                                                           For those that have discovered it while
                                                                                                                                           on vacation, many have decided to call
                                                                                                                                           it home. Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                                                           something different ~ like Santo
                                                                                                                                           Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial
                                                       We've opened up our dining area as a restaurant at dinnertime. And we've            ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or
                                                       hosted several retreats of different studies including yoga, watercolors, shaman,   just a great Caribbean escape at an
                                                       and academic.                                                                       affordable price - The Dominican
                                                                                                                                           Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                       I BELIEVE IN GOOD PLANNING AND A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK                                 Investors are also starting to discover
                                                                                                                                           the country. Many are calling it the
                                                                                                                                           best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                                                                                           millennium. We could not agree more.
                                                           You also have to be willing to take risks to make this kind of venture work.
                                                       We have so many people tell us, “Wow. I wish I could do something like that.”
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                                                       The reality is that you can.

                                                       If you find good people to work for you, (including a good accountant and              CHECK OUT THIS DOMINICA BLOG
                                                       lawyer), and have an attitude of openness and a willingness to learn, things will
                                                       go smoothly. They really have for us, from the moment we made the decision to
                                                       sell the house and car, and pack our belongings. There have been frustrations
                                                       along the way, but the lifestyle we set out to create for ourselves has made
                                                       them worth it.




                                                                 AUTHOR : Emily Navar and her husband Alfred are the owners
                                                                 of Hotel Macan ché Bed & Breakfast. (www.macanche.com) In
                                                                 September 2005 they moved to the Yucatán to operate the hotel
                                                                 in the colonial city of Izamal (near Mérida). In addition to hosting
                                                                 guests at the hotel their vision is to create a space for retreats
                                                                 and workshops where participants can explore their practice
                                                                 surrounded by the archeological wonders of the Mundo Maya
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                                                                 (Mayan World).

                                                                 Emily Navar
                                                                 Hotel Macan ché Bed and Breakfast
                                                                    www.macanche.com
                                                                 In Mexico 988-954-0287
                                                                 In U. S. 206-265-0704




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                                                       My fiancé and I were living in Dallas and we would watch for weekend getaway
        Need Exposure for your                         specials to Cozumel via charter companies.
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                                                           So along with our diving we added checking out the local real estate market
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                                                       Cozumel was a very established area and the real estate market was pretty
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                                                       Costa Maya and asked if we had ever been.                                          Canada, people from all walks of life
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        Most computers will open PDF                   Back in Dallas we started researching Costa Maya on the internet. There was        America's best-kept secrets, just might
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                                                       We decided to take a full week, fly to Cancun, rent a car and hit the road. We
                                                                                                                                          residents - Expatriates, investors and
                                                       arrived in Cancun midday and rented an open jeep so we could really see this
                                                                                                                                          retirees are welcome in Panama. If you
                                                       new area and get a feel for Costa Maya.
                                                                                                                                          choose Panama as an investment /
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                                                       Now I would definitely call that a true “gringo move” on our part. Who knew that
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        Using technology, log in from                                                                                                       Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
        anywhere and earn a living.                                                                                                         tells us that there are five major areas
        please yourself and make                                                                                                            where American and Canadian retirees
        money doing it.                                                                                                                     tend to congregate. While there may
                                                       When we arrived in Mahahual, we had the best and most welcomed cervesa
                                                                                                                                            be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                       ever. Needless to say, we took the highway back to Xcalak.
        For a complete list of                                                                                                              dozen villages throughout Mexico,
        Caribbean e-books, click                       We enjoyed our week in Costa Maya, diving and revisiting some of the different       most Americans and Canadians settle
                                                       areas that we thought to be the most beautiful along the coast. We felt              in one of five locations: San Miguel de
        here
                                                       welcomed by both the locals and the expats that we met during our stay.              Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
                                                                                                                                            Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                                                                                                            Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                       We were excited as we felt we had found “our piece of paradise”.                     settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                                                                                                            sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                       During our second trip to Costa Maya, we revisited our favorite beaches along        retirement in Mexico. Everything from
                                                       the coast and settled on property in an area called Xcayal. This transaction was     how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                       nothing like our experiences on Cozumel. Our offer was accepted, the price           paperwork is covered. If you've ever
                                                       didn’t change and everyone was happy.                                                considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                                                                                                            read this report first. It has the
                                                       NOW WE OWNED PROPERTY IN COSTA MAYA                                                  information that would otherwise take
                                                                                                                                            you months of frustration to acquire.

                                                            So the next item on our agenda was to figure out our plan to transition to      But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                       living in Mexico. One thing we felt during our property search was that there        reason so many Americans and
                                                       was a lack of information or guidance for someone who is new to purchasing           Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                       real estate in Mexico.                                                               they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                                                                                                            bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                                                                                                            bargain compared to the USA and
                                                       It is a very different process to our experience in the States. We had many          Canada. But there are also a large
                                                       questions and could not always find the answers easily. But now that we had          number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                       successfully completed that process, I felt that I could put my experience as well   Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                       as my background in business planning and project management to use by               culture, having perhaps a more
                                                       assisting others through the process.                                                pronounced culture than any other
                                                                                                                                            nation in latin America with the
                                                       My third “gringo move” was in December, two years ago.                               exception of Brazil and Argentina.
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                                                                                                                                             Mexico has great food, great
                                                       I packed up some things, loaded my car and headed south. Four days later I            architecture and many areas with an
                                                       was back in Costa Maya. I chose Mahahual as my new home as it was quickly             excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                       passing Xcalak in size, due to the new cruise ship port, Puerto Maya.                 modern, with better highways than
                                                                                                                                             many parts of latin America and an
                                                                                                                                             infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                                                                                             connect via telephone and internet to
                                                                                                                                             the rest of the world. This level of
                                                                                                                                             infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                                                             Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                                                                                                             is a very important determining factor
                                                                                                                                             for the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                                                                                                             inconvenienced by inconveniences.

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                                                                                                                                             "How To Buy Costa Rica Real
                                                       I had made arrangements to work with a real estate company based out of
                                                                                                                                             Estate Without Losing Your
                                                       Merida as their Costa Maya expert. Living in Costa Maya (Mahahual) I found a
                                                                                                                                             Camisa" was written by Scott Oliver
                                                       community comprised of people from around the world that welcomed me and I
                                                                                                                                             with the help of dozens of Costa Rica
                                                       quickly assimilated in to the local culture.
                                                                                                                                             real estate experts and attorneys.

                                                       After almost a year of working with that real estate company, I saw some things
                                                       that I wanted to do differently business and customer service wise and decided
                                                       to strike out on my own. My real estate company, Costa Maya Living was born.

                                                       If you visit Mahahual today, you will find a place much different than the town I
                                                       first visited a few years ago.


                                                       NEW BUSINESSES ARE POPPING UP ALMOST WEEKLY


                                                                                                                                             This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                           There are several new boutique hotels offering the same amenities as their
                                                                                                                                             Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                       counterparts in much larger cities.
                                                                                                                                             English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                                                                                                             Rica real estate.
                                                       The old narrow two lane highway from Playa del Carmen is quickly becoming a
                                                       safe and smooth four lane interstate. The government is on the task, providing        Contrary to what some people may
                                                       the infrastructure that any community relies upon; i.e., water, sewer, electricity,   have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                       and phone service.                                                                    Listing Service! Trying to establish the
                                                                                                                                             'value' of real estate is difficult.
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                                                       There are plans for a new airport in the Tulum area that will make accessing
                                                                                                                                          Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                       Costa Maya even easier.
                                                                                                                                          themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                                                                                                          can freely call themselves a real estate
                                                       I have had the opportunity to view the extensive and exciting plans for the        'broker'. They do not need any
                                                       development of the entire area. Much time and consideration was given to           qualifications, training or experience to
                                                       ensuring the success of the area, while protecting our natural resources.          try and sell you real estate.

                                                                                                                                          What this means is that when you
                                                                                                                                          search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                                                                                                          may be one of the biggest investments
                                                                                                                                          of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                                                                                                          listen to expert advice coming from
                                                                                                                                          someone with zero qualifications or
                                                                                                                                          training in real estate, who is trying
                                                                                                                                          very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                                                                                                          selling you a property that could be
                                                                                                                                          overpriced.

                                                                                                                                          If this sounds like a recipe for disaster
                                                                                                                                          to you, it can be!

                                                                                                                                             CLICK HERE to find out more




                                                       When you do visit our area we hope you will stop in and say hello. You will find
                                                       our office at the base of the lighthouse as you enter Mahahual.

                                                       Sometimes desire for change and a little bravery are all it takes to make a big
                                                       move.

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                                                       harsh criticism toward the West Indies team for their performance at the event.

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                                                           Sir Vivian Richards, a true cricket hero, is reported as saying he believes
                                                                                                                                           Canada, people from all walks of life
                                                       the World Cup organisers are to blame for the low turnout for the super 8
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        Costa Rica: Living There
        The Golden Door to Retirement
                                                       Having not one clue about the game itself, I can honestly say that some of my
                                                       most enjoyable moments in Antigua have been whilst attending a match at the
        Retirement Planning For
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        Better For Less. Live in                       at the new stadium that bears his name, Sir Vivian noted "It's a much larger
        Mexico and join the many                       venue; it is not as intimate as the Recreation Ground. But I personally believe
        other retires who have done                    we've had too many restrictions placed on us as Caribbean people.”
        their homework, which
        resulted in mexico where you                   The cost of a ticket, even at the cheapest end of the market, is above what
        can live better for less.                      many local people could afford to spend, let alone the added costs of buying
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                                                       Whenever I try to make comparisons in the cost of living between one country
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        Belize: Living There How to                    Tickets in the temporary stand in Antigua cost about double that, and there
                                                       were 8 games to watch. It does not take much to realize this is not a viable
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in
                                                       entertainment option for your average Antiguan.
        Belize.

        Nicaragua: Real Estate                         With this in mind, the LOC World Cup Antigua Inc held talks with the CWC and
        Property and land bargain                      agreed to distribute 1800 free tickets in an effort to generate higher spectator
        amidst colonial splendour.                     numbers for the March 31st game. George Goodwin Jn., Managing Director &
                                                       CEO of ICC CWC 2007, further informed that the LOC (Local Organizing
        Plastic Surgery in The                         Committee) is still in discussions with CWC in an effort to finalise several other
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        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High
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                                                       “We will look at for example, a buy two get one free cricket programme,
        Living & Investing: In                         introducing a half price ticket for people who are coming in only, say for the
        Panama Find your dream in                      second half of the match...details are still being finalised.” he said.
        panama by enjoying an
        affordable and comfortable                     Most Antiguans and Barbudans cannot take days off from work to watch the             Have you ever thought about
        setting.                                       cricket – for many of us, vacation days are dearly earned and wisely spent.          retiring in Mexico? How about
                                                                                                                                            retiring in one of its many lovely
        The Portable Professional:                     With this in mind, the government of Antigua and Barbuda declared the first          retirement havens?
        Using technology, log in from                  match day a public holiday.                                                          Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
        anywhere and earn a living.                                                                                                         tells us that there are five major areas
        please yourself and make                                                                                                            where American and Canadian retirees
                                                       I believe this was a last minute gesture to encourage the local populace to          tend to congregate. While there may
        money doing it.
                                                       support the home team in its match against Australia. As it turned out, the          be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                       majority of supporters, still bridled with the high ticket prices, took the          dozen villages throughout Mexico,
        For a complete list of
                                                       opportunity to have a free day off where possible or even better, to earn            most Americans and Canadians settle
        Caribbean e-books, click                       premium wages for working on a public holiday during the busiest season of the       in one of five locations: San Miguel de
        here                                           year.                                                                                Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
                                                                                                                                            Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                       The net result as I understand it was an increase in employer costs for a limited    Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                       increase in supporter presence.                                                      settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                                                                                                            sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                                                                                                            retirement in Mexico. Everything from
                                                       WHERE ARE THE TOURISTS?                                                              how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                                                                                                            paperwork is covered. If you've ever
                                                           The tourism authority for each country hosting the games in the Cricket          considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                       World Cup series have boasted about how many tourists are expected for the           read this report first. It has the
                                                       event and how their country will benefit from the added construction needed to       information that would otherwise take
                                                       accommodate the thousands of extra tourists this year.                               you months of frustration to acquire.

                                                                                                                                            But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                       Politics often requires a rather positive and less moderate estimate for
                                                                                                                                            reason so many Americans and
                                                       publicizing the benefits of their strategies, and it is not much of a surprise,
                                                                                                                                            Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                       therefore, that visitor figures should fall below posted expectations.
                                                                                                                                            they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                                                                                                            bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                       What did come as a surprise to some of us, however, was the introduction of a        bargain compared to the USA and
                                                       new Caricom Visa requirement. caricomvisa.com                                        Canada. But there are also a large
                                                                                                                                            number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                                                                                                            Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                       According to the CWC, ‘This Special Visa is a critical component of the security     culture, having perhaps a more
                                                       measures being introduced to safeguard both visitors to and residents of the         pronounced culture than any other
                                                       Region during CWC 2007. Holders of the Special Visa will be able to move freely      nation in latin America with the
                                                       between the ten host countries without further immigration formalities after         exception of Brazil and Argentina.
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                                                       they arrive at any one of the host countries.’                                     Mexico has great food, great
                                                                                                                                          architecture and many areas with an
                                                                                                                                          excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                       It has transpired that many potential visitors, even those who had perhaps
                                                                                                                                          modern, with better highways than
                                                       already bought their cricket tickets, now found themselves unable to visit the
                                                                                                                                          many parts of latin America and an
                                                       territory and without time to start proceedings for obtaining a visa.
                                                                                                                                          infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                                                                                          connect via telephone and internet to
                                                       I feel it is a great shame to have brought in this legislation which effectively   the rest of the world. This level of
                                                       banished supporters of the top teams from watching their heroes perform –          infrastructure isn't available in
                                                       countries in the visa restrictions include 3 of the four teams in the semi final   Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                       (Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka), and if the legislation was introduced to   is a very important determining factor
                                                       enhance security measures, it is ironic that it was Bob Woolmer, the coach of      for the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                       the Pakistani team, another restricted country, that was murdered at the           inconvenienced by inconveniences.
                                                       beginning of the series.
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                                                       Coupled with all the added bureaucracy of coming to Antigua, there was also
                                                       the inherent threat of suffocating crowds and limited accommodation.

                                                       In this respect the forecasts and predictions of the associated tourist boards
                                                       played against us. In English Harbour the number of visiting yachts diminished
                                                       significantly over previous years, and it was voiced that many yacht owners and
                                                       charters had opted to leave the area early to avoid the expected crowds.

                                                       TOO LITTLE TOO LATE

                                                            Official press releases by the ICC on Friday 6th April cricketworldcup.
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                                                                                                                                             Half the population of Costa Rica call
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                                                                                           Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

                                                       On April 16th the ICC released an official response to the non-stop criticism of
                                                       everything regarding the tournament tournament quoting statistics intended to
                                                       prove how successful the event is compared with the 2003 World Cup.

                                                       Simple mathematics show, however, that ticket prices are indeed too high for
                                                       the per capita income, and numbers are indeed down. Whatever the organizers
                                                       wish to publicize at this point, unfortunately it is all a little too late – this
                                                       tournament is more likely to go down in history for its failures off the field than
                                                       for its triumphs on the green.

                                                       SO LETS GIVE IT A GO…
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                                                            Having said all of the above, and despite the comments abounding about           about real estate, retirement,
                                                       the lack of atmosphere and supporters, I decided to give it a go myself.              residency, relocation, banking,
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                                                       Besides one should not really write about a subject without having first hand
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                                                       weekend and the Australia v England match was the final one of the Antiguan
                                                       Super 8 Series.                                                                       The Dominican Republic Report -
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                                                                                                                                             Dominican Republic.
                                                       As it was a short notice decision we decided not to forgo our morning plans and
                                                       just attend the afternoon session.
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                                                       After all, we could see from the TV coverage over our leisurely lunch that          the Caribbean, but there is only one
                                                       hundreds of seats were still empty so ticket availability ought not to be a         spot that has been called "The Best
                                                       problem. Rumour had it that tickets were going to be given away cheap to            Kept Secret".
                                                       Antiguan citizens that day – I packed my passport just in case.
                                                                                                                                           That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                       Still, when we reached the Park and Ride facility I spoke with the attendant, not   and the time to find out about this
                                                       wanting to pay for parking and bus unnecessarily, and asked if there were still     investors paradise is sooner, not later!
                                                       tickets available.                                                                  You can find out about basic statistics
                                                                                                                                           from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                                                                                                           not the honest kind of perspective you
                                                       PERHAPS I WAS SUPPOSED TO KNOW                                                      are looking for. What is it really like to
                                                                                                                                           live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                                                                                                           How do I find the real estate or
                                                           Perhaps I was supposed to know in this case, because I was not given an         apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                       answer.                                                                             Internet access? What is the shopping
                                                                                                                                           like? How about banking rates? Ask
                                                                                                                                           most Americans about the Dominican
                                                       Whilst hurrying to the bus, my eye was caught by very large signs declaring a       Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                       list of prohibited and restricted items allowed inside the stadium.                 For those that have discovered it while
                                                                                                                                           on vacation, many have decided to call
                                                       Perhaps I was also supposed to know what was on the list because I certainly        it home. Whether you are looking for
                                                       could not read the very small print on the very large sign without rummaging        something different ~ like Santo
                                                       through my bag for my glasses and potentially missing the bus to the stadium.       Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial
                                                                                                                                           ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or
                                                                                                                                           just a great Caribbean escape at an
                                                       I took a gamble and hurried on – after all I was not carrying drugs or weapons
                                                                                                                                           affordable price - The Dominican
                                                       so I reckoned I was OK.
                                                                                                                                           Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                                                                                                           Investors are also starting to discover
                                                       The bus dropped us at a main entrance and we were told we could buy tickets         the country. Many are calling it the
                                                       at the ticket office.                                                               best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                                                                                           millennium. We could not agree more.
                                                       Perhaps we were supposed to know where that was – there were certainly no
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                                                                            Sir Vivian Richards Stadium -Off the pitch fun.

                                                       The three of us, myself, my friend and my 7 year old son, presented ourselves
                                                       at the window full of enthusiasm for this world event only to be told that there
                                                       were only 2 tickets available, the last remaining tickets of all.

                                                       The conversation went something like this…

                                                       “But there are three of us, and there are plenty of seats” say I.

                                                       “Well if you take the two tickets, your son can go in free”

                                                       “Excellent – how much is that?”

                                                       “One hundred dollars”

                                                       “One hundred dollars? That’s outrageous for 2 tickets when it’s already 2:30 in
                                                       the afternoon!”

                                                       “One hundred dollars each”

                                                       “US or EC dollars?”

                                                       “Two hundred US dollars for 2 tickets - and the child goes in free”


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                                                       At this point I lost the plot rather and started ranting about the ICC, the CWC
                                                       organization, the media, the government, the lady behind the desk, and any
                                                       other possible person I could blame for my dilemma.

                                                       This was a lot of money to spend on one short afternoon entertainment.

                                                       My friend, ever the diplomat, reminded me that the lady behind the counter was
                                                       only doing her job and we should just go in and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

                                                       “Sorry about that, yes please we will have the tickets” I say rather sheepishly
                                                       getting out my cheque book.

                                                       “That will be two hundred dollars then please, and we don’t take cheques”

                                                       “It will have to be credit card then”

                                                       “Sorry we only take cash”

                                                       “I can’t believe it – you mean you don’t have the facility for credit cards?”

                                                       “No – this is only a temporary office and the credit card facilities have not been
                                                       set up here – they have the facilities at the ticket office inside”

                                                       “OK then, can we go and pay there?”

                                                       “No – you need a ticket to get inside”

                                                       Well at this point I had to step away from the desk. I was halfway between
                                                       speechless and convulsed with laughter at the idiocy of the situation.

                                                       The very last 2 remaining tickets (not sitting together I might add) for the
                                                       whole tournament not discounted by one iota despite the promises of George
                                                       Goodwin Jnr., at a stadium valued at US$55 million, without the facilities to
                                                       accept credit cards or local cheques!

                                                       I let my friend get the tickets and placate me whilst I stomped off round the
                                                       other half of the stadium to find our entrance gate.

                                                       The final insult was at the security desk - being relieved of a bottle of water
                                                       which, because it had a cap on, might have been used as a missile! And there
                                                       was I thinking I had no weapons in my bag!




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                                                                         Sir Vivian Richards Stadium - Lots of empty seats.

                                                       So who gets the blame for all the failures of the CWC? And equally, to whom
                                                       does the praise go?

                                                       Perhaps I am supposed to know…




                                                       Penny Tyas arrived in the Caribbean by boat in 1988, having left Englanto sail
                                                       around the world. To date Penny has crossed the Atlantic three times, but keeps
                                                       finding herself back in Antigua, where she now lives with her 7 year-old son.
                                                       Formerly a charter chef and sailor in the British Virgin Islands, Penny now runs
                                                       her own business, Paperworks, providing Accounting, Tax advice and Business
                                                       Services to local business owners including expats and Antiguans alike.



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                                                       No airline would take our “free” rescued dog from Puerto Rico to Dominica. They
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        The Golden Door to Retirement                  They can be left sweltering on the tarmac when delays occur: Not pet friendly
                                                       environments. And Pug dogs are known to be easily stressed by heat.
        Retirement Planning For
        Offshore Living: Maintain and                  CONTINENTAL AIRLINES HAS CARVED OUT A NICHE
        Enhance your lifestyles                        CATERING TO PET LOVERS.
        spending less than 25% of
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                                                       Continental Airlines has carved out a niche catering to pet lovers. Hiring
                                                       designated handlers for their living cargo, the animals are not left unattended.
        Retire In Mexico: Live                         Plus, they have special areas that are climate controlled! So, we had no concern
        Better For Less. Live in                       flying Continental with our pooch as far as Puerto Rico. But Continental didn’t fly
        Mexico and join the many                       into Dominica.
        other retires who have done
        their homework, which                          For a free dog, “Chesta” (as he is called by island folk) cost us a lot when we
        resulted in mexico where you                   had to charter a plane to get him to the island. Of course, it wasn’t a fancy
        can live better for less.                      plane; in fact it was a relic from some earlier aviation era. Still, chartering a
                                                       plane seemed mighty fancy to our Midwestern sensibilities.
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                                                       We discussed leaving our boy behind but realized that amid such life upheaval
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                                                       we really needed the comfort of having our pet with us. Also, because he looks
        always dreamed of - free from
                                                       very different from island dogs, our furry friend has made it easy for us to meet
        the corporate slog.
                                                       and chat with people everywhere we go.

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        Belize: Living There How to                    Children often recognize him as Frank from the movie “Men in Black”. One child
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in                shyly approached us, “Can he talk like the dog in the movie?” We still chuckle
        Belize.                                        about this, and these experiences make us glad we brought Mr. Pug.

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        Nicaragua: Real Estate                         luggage to the island, which was handy since we were making a permanent
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                                                       Dominica does not require immigrant critters to be quarantined, but some             living in the United States, Europe
                                                       Caribbean nations will place your companion in a tropical Ellis Island for up to     and Canada, people from all walks of
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                                                       friend in doggie jail.                                                               boomers and seniors - are searching
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                                                       SADLY PET IMMIGRATION DOESNT ALWAYS WORK OUT                                         retire without sacrificing their current
                                                                                                                                            lifestyles. Panama, one of Latin
                                                       I have an expat friend from Switzerland who wanted to move her turtle with her       America's best-kept secrets, just
                                                       to Dominica. She was given her pet as a small child and when, in her fifties, she    might be the country many people
                                                       planned to retire in Dominica she wanted her turtle to retire with her.              are seeking. Located only two and
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                                                       Checking with all the airlines, none would accept such an exotic pet and she had
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                                                       to leave her life-long friend behind in Switzerland. There is still grief when she
                                                                                                                                            investors and retirees are welcome in
                                                       speaks of her old buddy.
                                                                                                                                            Panama. If you choose Panama as an
                                                       Be aware that the usual pet products you buy at home may not be available on         investment / retirement haven, or as
                                                       your island.                                                                         a location for your business you will
                                                                                                                                            be moving to a country with a very
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                                                                                                                                            infrastructure.

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                                                       We brought a years supply of heartworm and flea and tick prevention, and have        how and where to find quality people
                                                       ordered replacements from up North as it runs out. Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes       for companionship.
                                                       abound in the tropics, so be sure to bring prevention for your pets.

                                                       After struggling to find a commercial food Chesta would eat, he now eats a           Living & Investing In Panama
                                                       homemade diet, which is probably better for him than store bought products              CLICK HERE
                                                       anyway. I know he likes it better. And it is less expensive to feed him lovely
                                                       chicken, or fresh tuna, and rice than to ship in Science Diet.

                                                       SO BE PREPARED TO RESEARCH IN DEPTH

                                                       So, be prepared to research in depth about your island’s animal import policies
                                                       (you can start with our handy links).

                                                       But also check carefully the rules of the carrier you plan to use to move your
                                                       pet. We found different airline employees have different answers to the same
                                                       question. Finding the “final answer” may take considerable time, so start early
                                                       in your planning to move with your pets.

                                                       In spite of all the hassles, I am very glad we brought our beast with us. He is a
                                                       link to our old life, and a joy in our new Caribbean Life! Expat life would not be
                                                       the same without our Expet.

                                                       Chester and I hope to see you “down island” with us soon.

                                                       In order to help you in your research I have set out below some references that
                                                       may help you with your research.



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                                                                ANGUILLA
                                                       Information is sketchy but check out the following links, here at Caribbean
                                                       Travel and a blog here .



                                                                                                                                          Have you ever thought about
                                                                ANTIGUA                                                                   retiring in Mexico? How about
                                                                                                                                          retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                       Embassy of Antigua
                                                                                                                                          retirement havens?
                                                       3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W.
                                                                                                                                          Dru Pearson, the author of this
                                                       Washington, DC 20016
                                                                                                                                          report, tells us that there are five
                                                       (202) 362-5122 or 5166
                                                                                                                                          major areas where American and
                                                       E-mail: info@interknowledge.com
                                                                                                                                          Canadian retirees tend to
                                                       Import Regulations: If your pet is not from an approved quarantined area, then     congregate. While there may be a
                                                       they must be quarantined for 6 months in the United Kingdom or another             few expatriates scattered in a dozen
                                                       designated port with a quarantine facility, Click for more information.            villages throughout Mexico, most
                                                                                                                                          Americans and Canadians settle in
                                                                                                                                          one of five locations: San Miguel de
                                                                                                                                          Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
                                                                                                                                          Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                                ARUBA                                                                     Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                       Pet dogs and cats are allowed in Aruba if the owner can produce valid rabies       settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                       and health certificates from a veterinarian. Pets from South and Central America   sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                       are not allowed.                                                                   retirement in Mexico. Everything
                                                       More information on importing pets to Aruba.                                       from how to pick your location to
                                                                                                                                          Mexican paperwork is covered. If
                                                                                                                                          you've ever considered retirement in
                                                                                                                                          Mexico please read this report first. It
                                                                                                                                          has the information that would
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                                                                                                                                          otherwise take you months of
                                                                                                                                          frustration to acquire.
                                                               BAHAMAS
                                                       Embassy of the Bahamas                                                             But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                       (202) 319-2660                                                                     reason so many Americans and
                                                       Fax: (202) 319-2668                                                                Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                       2220 Massachusetts Avenue, NW                                                      they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                       Washington, DC 20008                                                               bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                       An import permit is required from the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and           bargain compared to the USA and
                                                       Industry (Nassau) for all animals being brought into the Commonwealth of The       Canada. But there are also a large
                                                       Bahamas.                                                                           number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                       For the U.S. and Canada, the following are the main provisions of the import       Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                       permit as it applies to dogs and cats:                                             culture, having perhaps a more
                                                       • The animal must be 6 months of age or older.                                     pronounced culture than any other
                                                       • The animal must be accompanied by a valid certificate which substantiates        nation in latin America with the
                                                       that it has been vaccinated against rabies within not less than 1 month and not    exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                       more than 10 months prior to importation.                                          Mexico has great food, great
                                                       • The animal must be accompanied by a Veterinary Health Certificate presented      architecture and many areas with an
                                                       within 48 hours of arrival in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to a licensed        excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                       veterinarian for an examination.                                                   modern, with better highways than
                                                       THE PERMIT IS VALID FOR 90 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUE.                            many parts of latin America and an
                                                       Click here for more information .                                                  infrastructure that allows foreigners
                                                                                                                                          to connect via telephone and internet
                                                                                                                                          to the rest of the world. This level of
                                                                                                                                          infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                                                          Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and
                                                                BARBADOS                                                                  this is a very important determining
                                                       Embassy of Barbados                                                                factor for the retiree who doesn't
                                                       (202) 939-9200                                                                     want to be inconvenienced by
                                                       2144 Wyoming Ave., NW                                                              inconveniences.
                                                       Washington, DC 20008
                                                       The following guidelines must be followed when importing any animal into           For more information:
                                                       Barbados:                                                                            CLICK HERE
                                                       • An import permit must be obtained from the Chief Veterinary Officer before
                                                       the importation of all animals, reptiles and birds.
                                                       • A Veterinary Officer must examine the animal before it is allowed to leave the
                                                       customs area.
                                                       • Dogs and cats must be free of any communicable disease. These animals may
                                                       be imported by permit directly from the UK, Ireland, Jamaica, St.Kitts - Nevis,
                                                       Antigua, St.Lucia and St.Vincent.
                                                       • Cats and dogs originating from all other countries must undergo 6 months
                                                       quarantine in Britain after which time an import permit can be secured.
                                                       • For further inquiries, contact Veterinary Services at

                                                       Tel: (246) 427-5073 or Fax: (246) 420-8444 . 0Bermuda:
                                                       An Import Permit is required .




                                                                BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
                                                       Embassy of BVI
                                                       3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW
                                                       Washington, DC 20008

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                                                       (202) 588-6500
                                                       Fax: (202) 588-7870                                                                     "How To Buy Costa Rica Real
                                                                                                                                               Estate Without Losing Your
                                                       Pets entering the BVI are subject to the same restrictions and applicable six-          Camisa" was written by Scott Oliver
                                                       month quarantine period as those pets entering the U.K.                                 with the help of dozens of Costa Rica
                                                       Pets will not be admitted without prior clearance. For regulations on pets              real estate experts and attorneys.
                                                       entering the Territory, write well in advance to the Chief Agricultural Officer,
                                                       Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I., tel: (284) 495-2451 or call the Humane Society of
                                                       the B.V.I, tel: (284) 494-2284.




                                                                CAYMAN ISLANDS
                                                       Domestic pets entering Cuba must have a full set of vaccinations as defined by
                                                       your veterinarian. The rabies vaccine is especially recommended, as are shots
                                                       for distemper and hepatitis. All pets entering Cuba must have a certificate of
                                                       good health signed by a veterinarian and dated within 10 days of the animal’s
                                                       arrival in Cuba. It is not necessary that a State official sign the certificate. Your   This is not a book about living in
                                                       veterinarian’s signature is sufficient. Upon arrival in Cuba, a Cuban veterinarian      Costa Rica; it is a 140 page
                                                       at the airport will certify that your pet has received the proper vaccinations and      comprehensive English-language
                                                       that you have a health certificate. Cuba imposes a 15-day at-home quarantine            guide to buying Costa Rica real
                                                       on all arriving pets. Please notify USINT well in advance of any pets that you          estate.
                                                       plan to bring so that proper clearances can be arranged.
                                                                                                                                               Contrary to what some people may
                                                       More about importing pets to the Caymans.
                                                                                                                                               have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                                                                                                               Listing Service! Trying to establish
                                                                                                                                               the 'value' of real estate is difficult.

                                                                                                                                               Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                                                                                                               themselves 'brokers' because
                                                                CURACAO                                                                        anybody can freely call themselves a
                                                       Embassy of Curacao                                                                      real estate 'broker'. They do not need
                                                       4200 Linnean Avenue, NW                                                                 any qualifications, training or
                                                       Washington, DC 20008                                                                    experience to try and sell you real
                                                       (202) 244-5300                                                                          estate.
                                                       Fax: (202) 362-3430
                                                       Pets will need just a current Veterinarian Health Certificate to gain entrance.         What this means is that when you
                                                                                                                                               search for Costa Rica real estate,
                                                                                                                                               which may be one of the biggest
                                                                                                                                               investments of your life, more than
                                                                                                                                               likely, you will listen to expert advice
                                                                DOMINICA                                                                       coming from someone with zero
                                                       Consulate of the Commonwealth of Dominica                                               qualifications or training in real
                                                       820 Second Ave., Suite 900                                                              estate, who is trying very hard to
                                                       New York, NY 10017                                                                      earn a sales commission selling you a
                                                       (212) 599-8478                                                                          property that could be overpriced.

                                                       Animals may enter the country if accompanied by a valid Veterinary Health               If this sounds like a recipe for
                                                                                                                                               disaster to you, it can be!
                                                       Certificate plus an importation permit from the Veterinary Officer of the Ministry
                                                       of Agriculture, Botanical Gardens, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica.
                                                       Telephone: 767-448-0414.                                                                   CLICK HERE to find out more




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                                                                DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
                                                       Embassy of The Dominican Republic
                                                       1715 - 22nd Street, NW
                                                       Washington, DC 20008
                                                       (202) 332-6280
                                                       Fax: (202) 265-8057
                                                       Pets must have a health certificate issued and signed by a licensed veterinarian.
                                                       The certificate shall contain the name and address of the owner, and complete
                                                       identification of the animal (name, breed, sex, and age). The pet must also
                                                       have been examined within 30 days prior to departure and found to be free of
                                                       any infectious diseases. The pet must also have been vaccinated against rabies.
                                                       The rabies vaccination certificate (which should have been given between 1
                                                       month and 12 months prior to entry) should include the date of vaccination,
                                                       product name and serial number.
                                                                                                                                           Dominican Republic information
                                                                                                                                           about real estate, retirement,
                                                                                                                                           residency, relocation, banking,
                                                                                                                                           investments
                                                                GUADELOPE
                                                       Cats and dogs over three months old are admitted temporarily with certificates
                                                       of origin and good health (or anti-rabies inoculation), issued by a licensed           CLICK HERE
                                                       veterinarian from the country of shipment.
                                                                                                                                           The Dominican Republic Report -
                                                                                                                                           The Complete Report On The
                                                                                                                                           Dominican Republic.

                                                                GRENADA                                                                    There are many places you can go to
                                                       The procedure for the importation of animals in general (dogs and cats in
                                                                                                                                           in the Caribbean, but there is only
                                                       particular) is as follows:
                                                                                                                                           one spot that has been called "The
                                                       • A Veterinary officer or an officer of the Pest Management Unit of the Ministry
                                                                                                                                           Best Kept Secret".
                                                       of Agriculture must inspect the animals prior to entry.
                                                       • Any person intending to import or take these animals from their vessels,
                                                       whether permanent or temporary, must make an application sufficiently in            That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                       advance to any of the above agencies.                                               and the time to find out about this
                                                       • Such an application must be accompanied by a copy of a certificate from the       investors paradise is sooner, not
                                                       last place of residence certifying that the animal has been vaccinated against      later! You can find out about basic
                                                       diseases and is free from illnesses and infections.                                 statistics from any book-store travel
                                                       Cats and dogs that are imported permanently from outside of the CARICOM             guide, but not the honest kind of
                                                       region attract a 40% CET (Common External Tariff) and 5% CSC.                       perspective you are looking for. What
                                                       Embassy of Grenada                                                                  is it really like to live there? What is
                                                       (202) 265-2561                                                                      the cost of living? How do I find the
                                                       1701 New Hampshire Ave., NW                                                         real estate or apartment bargains?
                                                       Washington, DC 20009                                                                Can I find good Internet access?
                                                                                                                                           What is the shopping like? How about
                                                       Importation of animals is prohibited without an Import Permit. Proper               banking rates? Ask most Americans
                                                       Veterinary Health documents must be produced and the Government Veterinary          about the Dominican Republic, many
                                                       Officer must be notified of the port of entry and the expected time of arrival.     have not heard of it. For those that
                                                                                                                                           have discovered it while on vacation,
                                                                                                                                           many have decided to call it home.
                                                                                                                                           Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                                                           something different ~ like Santo
                                                                JAMAICA
                                                                                                                                           Domingo's 500 year old Zona
                                                       Embassy of Jamaica
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                                                       (202) 452-0660                                                                    Colonial ~ The Left Bank of the
                                                       Fax: (202) 452-0081                                                               Caribbean, or just a great Caribbean
                                                       1520 New Hampshire Avenue, NW                                                     escape at an affordable price - The
                                                       Washington, DC 20036                                                              Dominican Republic is the Place.
                                                       (202) 452-0660                                                                    Offshore Investors are also starting
                                                       Fax: (202) 452-0081                                                               to discover the country. Many are
                                                       E-mail: emjam@sysnet.net                                                          calling it the best investment
                                                       No dog or cat shall be imported into Jamaica except such an animal was born       opportunity of the new millennium.
                                                       and breed in Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. This     We could not agree more.
                                                       applies to Guide Dogs also. Dogs and Cats vaccinated against rabies are not
                                                       allowed entry into Jamaica .                                                      Easy and instant download of this
                                                                                                                                         report in pdf.  CLICK HERE



                                                                MARTINIQUE
                                                       Cats and dogs over three months old are admitted temporarily with certificates      CHECK OUT THIS DOMINICA BLOG
                                                       of origin and good health (or anti-rabies inoculation), issued by a licensed
                                                       veterinarian from the country of shipment.




                                                                MONTSERRAT
                                                       Montserrat Tourism

                                                       Pets must have Veterinary Health certificates and inoculations records and will
                                                       be quarantined between three to six months.




                                                                NEVIS AND ST. KITTS
                                                       Click her for more information
                                                       about bringing your pet to Nevis and St.Kitts




                                                               PUERTO RICO
                                                       The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a United States territory and requires that
                                                       pets come with a current Veterinary Health Certificate (with a list of
                                                       inoculations).




                                                                ST. BARTS
                                                       Cats and dogs over three months old are admitted temporarily with certificates
                                                       of origin and good health (or anti-rabies inoculation), issued by a licensed
                                                       veterinarian from the country of shipment.


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                                                                ST. LUCIA
                                                       Embassy of St. Lucia
                                                       3216 New Mexico Avenue, NW
                                                       Washington, DC 20016
                                                       (202) 364-6792
                                                       Fax: (202) 364-6723

                                                       Pets must have a Veterinary Import Permit before they may enter St. Lucia.
                                                       This may be arranged for by contacting the Ministry of Agriculture’s Veterinary
                                                       Department. They must also adhere to the following requirements:
                                                       • The cat/dog must be electronically identifiable by having had an acceptable
                                                       type of microchip implanted. Microchips must conform to ISO standard 11784.
                                                       • The cat/dog must be vaccinated against rabies at or over three months of age
                                                       using inactivated and adjuvant vaccine approved by the veterinary authority of
                                                       the exporting country.
                                                       • A blood test must be carried out not less than 30 days after the date the
                                                       vaccination was done.
                                                       • The blood sample must be sent to an approved laboratory facility. The
                                                       veterinary authority of the exporting country must accredit the laboratory. In
                                                       order to qualify for permission, the blood test must show rabies and antibody
                                                       trait equal or more than 0.5 IU/ml.
                                                       • Once permission has been granted, the cat/dog would be able to travel into St
                                                       Lucia, 180 days (6 months) after the date the blood sample was taken.
                                                       • The cat/dog must be treated no more than 48 hours before entry into St Lucia
                                                       with a preparation for the treatment of ticks and fleas and with an anthelmintic
                                                       preparation.




                                                                ST.MARTIN
                                                       Import Regulations: Pets are admitted if they have the following documentation:

                                                       1. A current health certificate (this needs to be dated less than 10 days prior to
                                                       departure)
                                                       2. The pet must have a rabies vaccination certificate that has been issued
                                                       between 1 month and 12 months before entering St. Martin.




                                                                ST. VINCENT
                                                       Summary of Requirements
                                                       The following protocols for exporting animals to St. Vincent are available
                                                       through the International Regulations Retrieval System (IRRS):
                                                       Direct shipment of pets, dogs and cats, from the US to St. Vincent and the
                                                       Grenadines is not permitted. Dogs and cats from the US first have to enter
                                                       legally into the U.K. Once in the U.K. the owner of the pet has to request
                                                       entrance into St. Vincent.

                                                       Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
                                                       3216 New Mexico Avenue, NW
                                                       Washington, DC 20016
                                                       (202) 364-6730
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                                                       Fax: (202) 364-6736

                                                       Pets from the UK, New Zealand and Australia are allowed into St. Vincent and
                                                       The Grenadines on presentation of a health certificate to the government
                                                       veterinary office. Pets from all other countries require a six-month quarantine.
                                                       Pets can enter Vincentian waters on yachts, but must remain onboard at all
                                                       times unless the above requirements are met.




                                                                TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
                                                       Click on these links for further information about bringing your pet into these
                                                       countries, Trinidad and Tobago




                                                                U.S VIRGIN ISLANDS
                                                       The US. Virgin Islands require a current Veterinary Health Certificate for your
                                                       pet.




                                                                 Jennifer Miller moved to Dominica with her husband of 30
                                                                 years, and a Pug dog, and 29 boxes of books. A former nurse
                                                                 from St. Louis who now writes about her experiences, Jen has
                                                                 never regretted her move to the tropics.

                                                                     www.livingdominica.com




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                                                       When James landed in the Eastern Caribbean island of Grenada in June 2000 after
                                                       a 30 year career in high tech electronics, the thought soon presented that wind
                                                       energy would be an excellent option in this region.

                                                       Electricity on Grenada is generated by diesel fuel, not the most effective solution,
                                                       and, of course, bad for the environment. Combined with the strong reliable
                                                       tradewinds this seemed to be a no-brainer.


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        to explore our archived                        citizen is obligated to use their services.                                             the 'ordinary tourist' is detailed,
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                                                       Discussions with the electricity company led to an agreement to supply excess           information anyone considering a
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                                                       But first James had to erect his windmill.
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                                                                                                                                                   q   what to bring in that move
                                                       As he says "Being first is not always the best as there is no previous experience. As       q   where to live on the island
                                                       they say in Holland - thrown into deep water".                                              q   how to negotiate the visa
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        readers what you've learned,                                                                                                          was gathered at the "School of
                                                       process, much time and energy was devoted to training a group of locals, from
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                                                       THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN                                                                  provides an important guide for
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                                                                 1. The electricity companies and/or the governments develop a wind
                                                                 park. In the Caribbean the maximum sizes for windmills are between
                                                                 250 kW and 900 kW, depending on location. Especially the larger
                                                                 windmills are real engineering projects that require long preparation
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        Property and land bargain                      Then James faced the limitations of cranes that were far less powerful than the
        amidst colonial splendour.                     owner's assured him they had. The project initiated many firsts for plant and
                                                       construction companies on Grenada, and lurched from one crisis to another.
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                                                       A compressor is used to excavate the positions in the rocky ground; this alone took
                                                                                                                                             life and all ages - including baby
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                                                                                                                                          infrastructure.

                                                                                                                                          The 2004-2006 1st edition of the one-
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                                                       In the centre of the foundation was a big stone, embedded deep in the ground
                                                       which proved to be so difficult to remove that we decided to make it part of the
                                                       foundation. The steel bars were inserted in deep drilled holes.




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                                                       3 weeks and 8 tons steel later the multi-layer steelwork was ready to receive the
                                                       concrete.




                                                                                                                                            Have you ever thought about
                                                                                                                                            retiring in Mexico? How about
                                                                                                                                            retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                                                            retirement havens?
                                                                                                                                            Dru Pearson, the author of this
                                                                                                                                            report, tells us that there are five
                                                                                                                                            major areas where American and
                                                                WINDMILL_CONSTRUCTION                                                       Canadian retirees tend to
                                                                                                                                            congregate. While there may be a
                                                                                                                                            few expatriates scattered in a dozen
                                                                                                                                            villages throughout Mexico, most
                                                                                                                                            Americans and Canadians settle in
                                                                                                                                            one of five locations: San Miguel de
                                                                                                                                            Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
                                                                                                                                            Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                                                                                                            Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                                                                                                            settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                                                                                                            sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                                                                                                            retirement in Mexico. Everything
                                                                                                                                            from how to pick your location to
                                                       The tower is to be connected to big steel bolts which are securely embedded in the
                                                                                                                                            Mexican paperwork is covered. If
                                                       steel construction.
                                                                                                                                            you've ever considered retirement in
                                                                                                                                            Mexico please read this report first. It
                                                                                                                                            has the information that would
                                                                                                                                            otherwise take you months of
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                                                                                                                                       frustration to acquire.

                                                                                                                                       But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                                                                                                       reason so many Americans and
                                                                                                                                       Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                                                                                                       they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                                                                                                       bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                                                                                                       bargain compared to the USA and
                                                                                                                                       Canada. But there are also a large
                                                                                                                                       number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                                                                                                       Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                                WINDMILL_CONSTRUCTION                                                  culture, having perhaps a more
                                                                                                                                       pronounced culture than any other
                                                                                                                                       nation in latin America with the
                                                                                                                                       exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                                                                                                       Mexico has great food, great
                                                                                                                                       architecture and many areas with an
                                                                                                                                       excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                                                                                                       modern, with better highways than
                                                                                                                                       many parts of latin America and an
                                                                                                                                       infrastructure that allows foreigners
                                                                                                                                       to connect via telephone and internet
                                                                                                                                       to the rest of the world. This level of
                                                                                                                                       infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                                                       Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and
                                                       Two mixers were used to cast 55 cubic yards (40 m3) in one day.                 this is a very important determining
                                                                                                                                       factor for the retiree who doesn't
                                                                                                                                       want to be inconvenienced by
                                                                                                                                       inconveniences.

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                                                       The next morning, curing compound is sprayed on the concrete to slow down the
                                                       curing for improved strength.

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                                                                                                                                        "How To Buy Costa Rica Real
                                                                                                                                        Estate Without Losing Your
                                                                                                                                        Camisa" was written by Scott Oliver
                                                                                                                                        with the help of dozens of Costa Rica
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                                                                                                                                        This is not a book about living in
                                                                                                                                        Costa Rica; it is a 140 page
                                                                                                                                        comprehensive English-language
                                                                                                                                        guide to buying Costa Rica real
                                                                                                                                        estate.

                                                                                                                                        Contrary to what some people may
                                                                                                                                        have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                       The tower and the crane arrive 4 weeks later when the concrete has reached the
                                                                                                                                        Listing Service! Trying to establish
                                                       specified strength.
                                                                                                                                        the 'value' of real estate is difficult.

                                                                                                                                        Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                                                                                                        themselves 'brokers' because
                                                                                                                                        anybody can freely call themselves a
                                                                                                                                        real estate 'broker'. They do not need
                                                                                                                                        any qualifications, training or
                                                                                                                                        experience to try and sell you real
                                                                                                                                        estate.

                                                                                                                                        What this means is that when you
                                                                                                                                        search for Costa Rica real estate,
                                                                                                                                        which may be one of the biggest
                                                                WINDMILL_CONSTRUCTION                                                   investments of your life, more than
                                                                                                                                        likely, you will listen to expert advice
                                                                                                                                        coming from someone with zero
                                                                                                                                        qualifications or training in real
                                                                                                                                        estate, who is trying very hard to
                                                                                                                                        earn a sales commission selling you a
                                                                                                                                        property that could be overpriced.

                                                                                                                                        If this sounds like a recipe for
                                                                                                                                        disaster to you, it can be!

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                                                       Three sections form the 10 ton conically shaped tower.

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                                                                                                                                         Dominican Republic information
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                                                       The removal from the container was quick but with lots of scratches.
                                                                                                                                         The Dominican Republic Report -
                                                                                                                                         The Complete Report On The
                                                                                                                                         Dominican Republic.

                                                                                                                                         There are many places you can go to
                                                                                                                                         in the Caribbean, but there is only
                                                                                                                                         one spot that has been called "The
                                                                                                                                         Best Kept Secret".

                                                                                                                                         That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                                WINDMILL_CONSTRUCTION                                                    and the time to find out about this
                                                                                                                                         investors paradise is sooner, not
                                                                                                                                         later! You can find out about basic
                                                                                                                                         statistics from any book-store travel
                                                                                                                                         guide, but not the honest kind of
                                                                                                                                         perspective you are looking for. What
                                                                                                                                         is it really like to live there? What is
                                                                                                                                         the cost of living? How do I find the
                                                                                                                                         real estate or apartment bargains?
                                                                                                                                         Can I find good Internet access?
                                                                                                                                         What is the shopping like? How about
                                                                                                                                         banking rates? Ask most Americans
                                                       That’s where the weekend came in handy: we sprayed the towers with fresh layers
                                                                                                                                         about the Dominican Republic, many
                                                       of paint.
                                                                                                                                         have not heard of it. For those that
                                                                                                                                         have discovered it while on vacation,
                                                                                                                                         many have decided to call it home.
                                                                                                                                         Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                                                         something different ~ like Santo
                                                                                                                                         Domingo's 500 year old Zona
                                                                                                                                         Colonial ~ The Left Bank of the
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                                                                                                          Caribbean, or just a great Caribbean
                                                                                                          escape at an affordable price - The
                                                                                                          Dominican Republic is the Place.
                                                                                                          Offshore Investors are also starting
                                                                                                          to discover the country. Many are
                                                                                                          calling it the best investment
                                                                                                          opportunity of the new millennium.
                                                                                                          We could not agree more.

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                                                       Not really an unnecessary luxury;…




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                                                       As it showed on the last minute that the crane was not strong enough to lift the
                                                       complete tower we had to lift them one by one and mount in the air. Hereto custom
                                                       mounting brackets were made in a local workshop.




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                                                       And is famous for their bread from these 100% recycle ovens. Honestly, the bread –
                                                       inserted on banana leaves- tasted great..




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                                                       Finally it’s lifting time: the first section is ready to be placed in position.




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                                                       Meanwhile, the construction of the generator/control room is in progress. As
                                                       ventilation blocks are “scarce” it is decided to create the same effect using
                                                       rainwater pipe, to be cast in concrete..
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                                                       It appears that the holes in the tower flange do not correspond with the bolt
                                                       positions in the foundation. Later it turned out that the dimensions were copied
                                                       from the manufacturer’s drawing. Not good enough in this case…




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                                                       After the sizes were taken the tower is placed back on the ground and the holes are
                                                       welded out. The freshly painted tower gets the scratches back again…


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                                                       It almost fits….but not quite. It now shows that accurate measuring balancing in the
                                                       air is not easy. As a consequence, some holes became too big, which requires
                                                       correction afterwards.




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                                                       The last welding takes place in the air and now it fits. The nuts are set to the
                                                       specified torque.


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                                                       The second part of the tower needs to be connected in the air and requires safety
                                                       harnesses.




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                                                       The second tower half is craned at the approximate position; the men in the tower
                                                       guide it to fit. The crane enjoys a hefty overtime.




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                                                       The blades have been mounted on the rotor and are pressure cleaned.




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                                                       The third tower section is the easiest of them all but requires alpine skills for the
                                                       crew.




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                                                       The communication with the crane driver goes by mobile phone. Ooops… battery
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                                                       empty!




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                                                       The final showpiece: placement of the wind turbine with the 60 ft wide blades. A
                                                       sigh of relief: we have made it through the difficult part, now just bolt down the
                                                       turbine.




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                                                       After the turbine is in position it turns out that the bolts are just too short. It took a
                                                       day to find the metric bolts in paradise, but the strength appeared to be inferior for
                                                       this demanding purpose. New bolts were couriered in.


                                                       The bolts will be replaced and the base of the tower reinforced with custom made
                                                       solutions.




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                                                       The windmill changed the skyline as seen from the ocean. A radio station called it
                                                       “the biggest erection in Grenada”.

                                                       Implementing an integration into the Grenada National Electricity Grid comes next.

                                                       PROVING THAT WIND ENERGY IN THE CARIBBEAN IS A
                                                       FEASIBLE REALITY.


                                                             With proper legislation and cooperation of all parties involved, it is by all
                                                       means possible to let wind energy be a significant contributor to the overall
                                                       electricity generation. When a substantial portion is delivered by wind energy, this
                                                       puts the brake on the continuously rising cost of electricity to the consumer. With
                                                       the low incomes in the Caribbean this is highly desirable. And as fossil fuel burning
                                                       is a significant contributor to global warming, the environment also benefits.

                                                       At first glance, it looks like a win-win-win situation for everybody. But will windmills
                                                       indeed become a major source of green energy in the Caribbean?

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                                                       There is another hurdle…. While almost everywhere in the world it is a breeze to
                                                       obtain financing for the erection of windmills that are interconnected to the mains
                                                       [and thus have guaranteed income] this is not as obvious in the Caribbean.

                                                       One project, where the savings were tremendous (around 30% for both the
                                                       electricity company and the developer) foundered for lack of financing.

                                                       The solutions for renewable energy sources in the Caribbean lie with changing
                                                       legislation first, and financing second. The rest will blow into place on the wind.


                                                       MANY REQUESTS ARE MADE TO SEE THE WINDMILL IN ACTION


                                                            Many requests come in to see the windmill in action from tourists. And even
                                                       more questions are asked by students, hoteliers, ECO organizations and of course
                                                       potential windmill developers.

                                                       To meet this demand James is offering scheduled visits to the facility every
                                                       Saturday throughout July and August.

                                                                 11:00 am arrival in La Tante, tour of the facilities
                                                                 11:30 am visit to the windmill
                                                                 12:00 pm [optional] lunch at Aloe Vera restaurant (special 3 course
                                                                 lunch 49 EC$) or 4-course Lobster gourmet lunch for EC$ 79. Both
                                                                 prices include drinks before, during and after lunch.
                                                                 1:30 pm presentation of the environmental, economical and practical
                                                                 issues of wind energy. Evaluation of other alternative energy sources.
                                                                 Discussion on the impact of green energy on global warming and the
                                                                 consequences hereof in general and for the region. Questions.


                                                       The program will end at approx. 3 pm. depending on the number of questions.
                                                       There is no charge for the presentation itself, only for food & beverages visitors
                                                       choose to order.

                                                       The times have been selected such that even visitors from other islands can come
                                                       on a morning flight and return the same evening. For those who wish to stay a little
                                                       longer other points of interest are suggested :

                                                                 • a nature walk, you can start right at the resort; this is one of the
                                                                 most beautiful parts of the island. You will meet a variety of
                                                                 landscapes, Robinson Crusoe type beaches, mangroves, rivers,
                                                                 rainforest, while you stroll from beach to beach.


                                                       If you come from outside Grenada you might want to stay longer and enjoy:

                                                                 * Carnival (12-14 August), which is a really nice experience.
                                                                 * an island tour. Grenada has much more to offer than nice beaches.
                                                                 Gorgeous rainforests with waterfalls, quaint villages, the heritage
                                                                 from centuries ago, the friendly local people and food.
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                                                                 Special accommodation rates are available. Inquiries: (473) 405-8888




                                                       AUTHOR : James Post built the Paradise Bay Villa Resort during the past years
                                                       with the first villas ready in April 2007. Owners may choose to live there full time or
                                                       part time, with the option to rent out during their absence against a guaranteed
                                                       yield. The nine 1000 SF 2-bedroom/2 bathroom villas are very competitively priced,
                                                       often as low as half the price compared to more developed islands. The 8 acre
                                                       resort is located amidst a vast nature area on one of the most gorgeous parts of the
                                                       island. All villas have ocean views. Owners have the advantage of sharing the
                                                       infrastructure, maintenance and security at extremely affordable conditions. Special
                                                       evaluation visit rates are available.

                                                       Contact Us Here
                                                         www.paradisebayresort.net




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                                                                                                              PARADISE BAY VILLAS Grenada

                                                                                                              A New Residential Resort powered by a
                                                                                                              Re-Newable Energy Source.

                                                                                                              :: Two Bedroomed Villas for Sale ::
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                                                        For now, that’s just the way expats, transpats, investors, and vacationers want it.
                                                        One day, in the not-too-distant future, Roatan will be discovered by the rest of the
                                                        world. Prices will rise, along with gleaming resorts. And the pristine beaches will be
                                                        peopled with tourists.




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                                                                                                                                                     q   how to move your household
                                                        THE HONDURAS BAY ISLANDS ARE THE TOP INTERNATIONAL                                           q   what to bring in that move
                                                        MARKETS FOR SECOND HOME BUYERS                                                               q   where to live on the island
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                                                        top international markets for second home buyers."                                             q   how to find a rental
        Tell Your Story! We want
        your articles, your stories, your               And that brings us to Keyhole Bay.
        experiences, your knowledge                                                                                                               This information, and much more,
        and your advice! Tell our                       Keyhole Bay … “A World Away from the Ordinary”                                            was gathered at the "School of
        readers what you've learned,                                                                                                              Experience" by the author and her
        what you love and what you                      Keyhole Bay, a spacious residential community, located in the prestigious West Bay        spouse, and is shared in detail along
        think other people need to                      Beach area of Roatan, is proudly billed as being “A World Away from the Ordinary.”        with key mistakes they made, which
        know about living, working,                                                                                                               you can hereby avoid! The book also
        buying, selling, relocating and                                                                                                           provides an important guide for
                                                        And, that may not be far from the truth for those who are looking for a second            visiting the island to check it out as a
        retiring in the Caribbean.                      home (or, even a permanent residence) someplace where the sun never sets on all           possible retirement spot.
                                                        the modern amenities in a breathtaking tropical setting.
        Contact Us/Feedback Want
        to contact us? Make a                           Be forewarned: it’s not perfect.                                                          Written with humor and love for the
        comment? Want more info?                                                                                                                  island, this ebook is the only material
        Different info? We want you to                                                                                                            available at this time about moving
                                                        The beach at Keyhole Bay is small, even intimate (just as one would expect for a
        be satisfied, so tell us what                                                                                                             to the Nature Island.
                                                        setting used in the lurid TV series Temptation Island). And there are mosquitoes.
        you think...                                    True, they are kept to a minimum by the prevailing easterly trade winds. But, when
                                                        it comes to mosquitoes, one is more than enough.                                             CLICK HERE

                                                        Still, when it comes to finding a place in the sun where your every need is not only
                                                        met, but anticipated, Keyhole Bay, set on gently rolling hills overlooking the cresting
                                                        Caribbean Sea, may be the closest thing to perfect that serious re-settlers and
                                                        “second-homers” are going to find.

                                                        And, there’s a good reason why.
        A comprehensive list of
        downloadable ebooks
                                                        KEYHOLE BAY EMERGED FROM THE FERTILE MIND OF AN
        available from Caribpro. Titles
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        Costa Rica: Living There                           For those who know the minds of engineers, that pretty much says it all when it
        The Golden Door to Retirement                   comes to the planning and development of this meticulous, avant-garde, and
                                                        extremely eco-friendly environment.
        Retirement Planning For
        Offshore Living: Maintain and                   For the less well-informed, engineers are proverbially known as the kind of people,
        Enhance your lifestyles                         who, when you ask them what time it is, tell you how the watch was made. And, if
        spending less than 25% of                       they don’t have a watch, they make one -- to perfection -- with lapidary skill.
        your monthly budget.
                                                        Hence, Keyhole Bay has the widest streets on Roatan, which will be lit from the
                                                        surface rather than from overhead -- so as to prevent light pollution.
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        Belize: Living There How to
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in
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        Nicaragua: Real Estate
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        amidst colonial splendour.

        Plastic Surgery in The
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        Living & Investing: In
        Panama Find your dream in
        panama by enjoying an
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        setting.

        The Portable Professional:
        Using technology, log in from
        anywhere and earn a living.                     It is the first community in all of Latin America with kiln-dried terra-cotta roof
        please yourself and make                        shingles glued, rather than nailed, into place, so that they are not only leak-proof,
        money doing it.                                 but torrential-wind resistant – meeting both Miami and San Diego building codes.

        For a complete list of                          At Keyhole Bay, more than 120 palm trees (slated for destruction on other
                                                        surrounding developments) have been replanted, rather than dug up.
        Caribbean e-books, click
        here                                                                                                                                     Live in Latin America's most
                                                        And only at Keyhole Bay – as nowhere else in Honduras -- will residents find fresh,      overlooked tropical paradise for
                                                        clean drinking water straight from the tap.                                              less than you dreamed possible,
                                                                                                                                                 live the good life and enjoy all of
                                                        And, to quote The Bard, “thereby hangs a tale.” The fact is, the drinking water at
                                                                                                                                                 the amenities of home.
                                                        Keyhole Bay is illustrative of the kind of lifestyle – and investment – Dan Taylor has
                                                        engineered” for the exclusive community’s residents and investors. Because, the
                                                        truth is: it’s not just the best tap water in all of Honduras -- it’s better than the    Confronted with the spiraling cost of
                                                        finest bottled water elsewhere else in the world.                                        living in the United States, Europe
                                                                                                                                                 and Canada, people from all walks of
                                                        When you understand why, you understand the very essence of how Keyhole Bay is           life and all ages - including baby
                                                        raising the bar for tomorrow’s Caribbean communities …                                   boomers and seniors - are searching
                                                                                                                                                 for an affordable place to live or
                                                        “Water, water everywhere” … and now, more than a drop to drink                           retire without sacrificing their current
                                                                                                                                                 lifestyles. Panama, one of Latin
                                                        “Believe it or not, when one of our laborers turned on this faucet,” Dan Taylor
                                                                                                                                                 America's best-kept secrets, just
                                                        explained, pointing to a bare pipe topped by a handle rising up out of the ground, “it
                                                                                                                                                 might be the country many people
                                                        was one of the proudest moments of my life. Because it signaled a new direction,
                                                                                                                                                 are seeking. Located only two and
                                                        not only for Keyhole Bay, but for Roatan.”
                                                                                                                                                 one-half hours by air from Florida,
                                                        An overstatement? Perhaps to some, but probably not.                                     Panama has everything for potential
                                                                                                                                                 retirees and residents - Expatriates,
                                                                                                                                                 investors and retirees are welcome in
                                                        FOR THIS FAUCET WAS THE FIRST OUTLET IN ALL OF                                           Panama. If you choose Panama as an
                                                        HONDURAS WHERE CLEAN WATER FLOWED FROM A TAP                                             investment / retirement haven, or as
                                                                                                                                                 a location for your business you will
                                                                                                                                                 be moving to a country with a very
                                                           Honduras has been an independent nation since 1821. It has been a thriving,           welcoming attitude and a modern
                                                        vibrant democracy for nearly 30 years.                                                   infrastructure.
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                                                        And now, at last, it has a pure, pristine wellspring to water the tree of liberty. But,
                                                        not without considerable care.                                                              The 2004-2006 1st edition of the one-
                                                                                                                                                    of-a-kind "Living and Investing in
                                                        Keyhole Bay’s cutting-edge water system utilizes an automated Programmable Logic            Panama." offers invaluable assistance
                                                        Control (PLC) system to draw water from one of four primary sources.                        to anyone looking for a safe,
                                                                                                                                                    affordable place to live outside of the
                                                                                                                                                    United States. This useful report
                                                        Pure rainwater stored in cisterns and fresh water wells are the primary two sources.
                                                                                                                                                    contains all the ins and outs and dos
                                                        Storm water runoff and seawater are the secondary systems. The PLC continually
                                                                                                                                                    and don'ts and much more
                                                        monitors the sources for optimum usage. And then, the purification begins, through
                                                                                                                                                    indispensable secret insider
                                                        one of two technologies.
                                                                                                                                                    information about all areas of living
                                                        Reasonably clean water goes through an ultra filtration system followed by                  in Panama. It guides you step by
                                                        ultraviolet (UV) and ozonation for bacterial eradication. Less clean water is routed        step and shows how to live on a
                                                        through a reverse osmosis system utilizing a .004 semi-permeable membrane filter            budget; 100s of sure-fire tips,
                                                        to remove even the most minute dissolved solids which is followed again by UV and           valuable contacts business resources;
                                                        ozonation. The result is water that’s fresher than when it fell from the heavens.           how to stay busy and happy; the
                                                                                                                                                    best places to live in Panama; how to
                                                        Then, to take its unprecedented, unparalleled water system a far step further,              acquire residency; time proven
                                                        Keyhole Bay runs it through a series of multi-stage, variable speed pumps to assure         shortcuts for learning Spanish; how
                                                        that all of this crystal clear water arrives at residents’ taps under consistent jet-       take advantage of the many tax
                                                        stream pressure.                                                                            savings for foreign residents, how to
                                                                                                                                                    make the break from the rat race and
                                                        Little wonder The Bay Islands Breeze magazine recently wrote of Keyhole Bay, “If            start a new exciting life; and even
                                                        the organization of this construction site results in a well-planned living                 how and where to find quality people
                                                        environment, Roatan has a roadmap to follow for its future developments.”                   for companionship.

                                                        What’s behind the wall ...
                                                                                                                                                    Living & Investing In Panama
                                                        IF KEYHOLE BAY'S WATERSHED WATERWORKS IS                                                       CLICK HERE
                                                        SIGNIFICANT, ITS ALSO SYMBOLIC

                                                            If Keyhole Bay’s watershed waterworks is significant, it’s also symbolic. Because
                                                        it represents an obsession with perfection that extends to every element of the
                                                        community’s development. Even to the amusement of some.

                                                        “I know that some architects who want to build on Keyhole Bay’s estate lots get a
                                                        little miffed at some of the quality controls and like to refer to this as ‘Anal Acres,’”
                                                        Dan Taylor muses. “But, I’d rather have it called that than ‘Meandering Mediocrity.”

                                                        Perhaps the effect of this obsession with perfection is best captured in an ad soon to
                                                        begin running in a Canadian publication called “Executive Life Styles Magazine.”

                                                        The ad features two pictures of a wall from one of the 45 luxury condominiums at
                                                        the gated community. Above a picture of a fully furnished living room, the headline
                                                        reads, “At Keyhole Bay, it’s not just the wall that helps you live the life of your
                                                        dreams …” Then, beneath an inset picture of the same room with exposed wires
                                                        from the pre-construction phase, it adds, “… it’s what’s behind the wall, as well.”

                                                        The ad’s body copy explains, “That’s because what’s behind the wall is the hidden
                                                        secret to a life of luxury. To the average eye, the bright blue cables, yellow wires,
                                                        and white pipes might look like nothing more than a mish-mash maze run amuck.

                                                        But, to the trained eye of an engineer like Keyhole Bay’s owner/ developer Dan
                                                        Taylor, they are the ‘stuff that dreams are made of.’

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                                                        “Your dreams. For all of the modern conveniences you enjoy in the plushest
                                                        accommodations on the face of the earth. They guarantee that when you throw a
                                                        switch, click a remote, hit ‘Send,’ or turn on a fresh-water faucet, nothing happens
                                                        – except, exactly what you want -- the second you want it.


                                                        FIRST WORLD AMENITIES - AT THIRD WORLD PRICES

                                                           Once completed, Keyhole Bay will have seven solid masonry, Mediterranean-
                                                        style residences, each housing five to seven luxury condominiums. The prices range
                                                        from $350,000 for a one-bedroom to $1.25 million for the penthouse suites.

                                                        To some that may seem high, and it is at the top of the scale for condominiums in
                                                        an emerging market. But, Dan Taylor makes no apologies.




                                                                                                                                                Have you ever thought about
                                                                                                                                                retiring in Mexico? How about
                                                                                                                                                retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                                                                retirement havens?
                                                                                                                                                Dru Pearson, the author of this
                                                                                                                                                report, tells us that there are five
                                                                                                                                                major areas where American and
                                                                                                                                                Canadian retirees tend to
                                                                                                                                                congregate. While there may be a
                                                        “Keyhole Bay is not a ‘resort community.’ It is an exclusive residential community      few expatriates scattered in a dozen
                                                        on a resort island. And there’s a difference. The people who purchase homes at          villages throughout Mexico, most
                                                        Keyhole Bay will be either coming here to live for three to six months at a time, or,   Americans and Canadians settle in
                                                        eventually, all year around.                                                            one of five locations: San Miguel de
                                                                                                                                                Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
                                                        They’re the type of highly accomplished individuals who value both their privacy and    Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                        peer interaction.                                                                       Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                                                                                                                settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                        “Or, they’ll be serious investors who understand market valuation. Those who invest     sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                        now, at the pre-construction stage, could easily realize an ROI of 100% within 12 to    retirement in Mexico. Everything
                                                        24 months. Possibly even more. Or, if they decide to rent, or lease, they’ll have a     from how to pick your location to
                                                        rental property management team available to help them see a positive cash flow         Mexican paperwork is covered. If
                                                        right from the start.”                                                                  you've ever considered retirement in
                                                                                                                                                Mexico please read this report first. It
                                                        Taylor points out that one of the seaside lots at Keyhole Bay originally sold for       has the information that would
                                                        $109,000 in June of 2005. Less than eight months later, it resold for $190,000. And     otherwise take you months of
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                                                        only three months after that, it brought a staggering $290,000.                             frustration to acquire.

                                                        “That’s a 264% increase in just less than two years,” Taylor notes. And he says it’s        But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                        indicative of where Roatan Island is heading in terms of property values and                reason so many Americans and
                                                        investment returns. To his thinking, Roatan is at the very inception of what’s known        Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                        as the “McLean Development Curve”:                                                          they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                                                                                                                    bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                        McLean Development Curve                                                                    bargain compared to the USA and
                                                                                                                                                    Canada. But there are also a large
                                                                                                                                                    number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                                                                                                                    Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                                                                                                                    culture, having perhaps a more
                                                                                                                                                    pronounced culture than any other
                                                                                                                                                    nation in latin America with the
                                                                                                                                                    exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                                                                                                                    Mexico has great food, great
                                                                                                                                                    architecture and many areas with an
                                                                                                                                                    excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                                                                                                                    modern, with better highways than
                                                                                                                                                    many parts of latin America and an
                                                                                                                                                    infrastructure that allows foreigners
                                                                                                                                                    to connect via telephone and internet
                                                                                                                                                    to the rest of the world. This level of
                                                                                                                                                    infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                                                                    Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and
                                                                                                                                                    this is a very important determining
                                                                                                                                                    factor for the retiree who doesn't
                                                                                                                                                    want to be inconvenienced by
                                                                                                                                                    inconveniences.

                                                                                                                                                    For more information:
                                                                                                                                                      CLICK HERE
                                                        Many Island financial analysts agree that unlike other major resort communities in
                                                        the U.S., and in the eastern Caribbean, that have already reached investment
                                                        maturity, Roatan is just beginning its ascendancy.

                                                        “Right now,” Taylor says, “the leading cruise ship companies are putting in two
                                                        more major docks. And the government of Honduras is putting in a new, modern
                                                        terminal because they expect the number of cruise ship visitors to increase from
                                                        300,000 last year to more than a million next year. When you see both government
                                                        and big business pouring money into an area, you know they are expecting a very
                                                        high return on investment.”

                                                        That fact is not lost on buyers at Keyhole Bay, where the 23 estate lots are already
                                                        sold out, and four of the seven luxury condominiums in The Seville, the first
                                                        condominium residence to be completed, have already been bought up.

                                                        Still, to some, the very fact that Roatan is still in its early stage of market
                                                        ascendancy is a cause for pause.


                                                        SIMPLY PUT, WHATS LACKING IS THE INFRASTRUCTURE

                                                            Unlike Panama City or even Tegucigalpa on the Honduran mainland, Roatan
                                                        sports no gleaming high rises, multiplex cinemas, huge historic museums, or major
                                                        cultural attractions. Its pristine beaches have no boardwalks. And, its lifestyle, if not

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                                                        laidback, is at least relaxed.
                                                                                                                                                  "How To Buy Costa Rica Real
                                                        The only “lightshow” visitors are likely to see is the star-studded sky, stretching       Estate Without Losing Your
                                                        forever into infinity. And the only concert most on the Island will ever witness is the   Camisa" was written by Scott Oliver
                                                        silent symphony of florescent colors shimmering off an underwater world of exotic         with the help of dozens of Costa Rica
                                                        fish weaving through the coral reefs.                                                     real estate experts and attorneys.

                                                        There are few fully paved roads on Roatan.

                                                        The most well-traveled encircles the west end of the island, treating the visitor to
                                                        panoramic views of mountain sweeps and ocean swells as near to natural as when
                                                        they were created. And even in passing through the quaint towns of Coxen Hole,
                                                        French Harbor, Mount Pleasant, and Oakridge, one is struck by the serenity of the
                                                        surroundings and the peaceful ambiance of a bygone day.




                                                                                                                                                  This is not a book about living in
                                                                                                                                                  Costa Rica; it is a 140 page
                                                                                                                                                  comprehensive English-language
                                                                                                                                                  guide to buying Costa Rica real
                                                                                                                                                  estate.

                                                                                                                                                  Contrary to what some people may
                                                                                                                                                  have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                                                                                                                  Listing Service! Trying to establish
                                                                                                                                                  the 'value' of real estate is difficult.

                                                                                                                                                  Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                                                                                                                  themselves 'brokers' because
                                                                                                                                                  anybody can freely call themselves a
                                                                                                                                                  real estate 'broker'. They do not need
                                                                                                                                                  any qualifications, training or
                                                                                                                                                  experience to try and sell you real
                                                                                                                                                  estate.

                                                                                                                                                  What this means is that when you
                                                                                                                                                  search for Costa Rica real estate,
                                                        But, for those who do prefer their “infra” to have a little more “structure,” relief is   which may be one of the biggest
                                                        on the way.                                                                               investments of your life, more than
                                                                                                                                                  likely, you will listen to expert advice
                                                                                                                                                  coming from someone with zero
                                                        FOR PERCHED JUST ABOVE KEYHOLE BAY WILL SOON BE                                           qualifications or training in real
                                                        ROATAN'S FIRST STATE-OF-THE-ART SHOPPING MALL,                                            estate, who is trying very hard to
                                                        KEYHOLE VILLAGE.                                                                          earn a sales commission selling you a
                                                                                                                                                  property that could be overpriced.

                                                           Featuring a wide array of top brand-name stores, fashionable boutiques, a              If this sounds like a recipe for
                                                        gourmet food court, and underground parking, Keyhole Village will offer shoppers all      disaster to you, it can be!
                                                        the amenities of America’s most modern gallerias.
                                                                                                                                                     CLICK HERE to find out more
                                                        And it’s 5,000 –square-foot-health spa and fitness facility will turn getting – and
                                                        staying – in shape as easy and enjoyable as taking a trip to the mall.

                                                        And, that’s just the beginning.

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                                                        At Keyhole Village, visitors will also find fully equipped doctors’ suites, business
                                                        centers, attorneys’ offices, and international banking services to meet their every
                                                        medical, legal, and financial need.

                                                        Whether for healthcare emergencies or routine check-ups … major transactions or
                                                        minor accounting … putting together a large deal or taking apart the small print,
                                                        visitors to Keyhole Village are never more than a few minutes away from staying in
                                                        the pink … and the black.

                                                        Directly adjacent to Keyhole Village, shoppers will soon find The Bay Islands’ first
                                                        major supermarket.

                                                        Here, the fruit will be as fresh as all outdoors, the vegetables vine ripened, and the
                                                        meats and dairy products of the same high standards consumers come to expect at
                                                        Europe’s and North America’s finest butcher shops and quality creameries.

                                                        So, whether they’re leisurely shopping for next week’s groceries … looking to relax      Dominican Republic information
                                                        over a steaming latte … stopping by the bank … checking up on their health …             about real estate, retirement,
                                                        checking out the latest fashions … or simply idling away some carefree moments out       residency, relocation, banking,
                                                        of the sun and in the flow, perhaps the mall’s slogan says it best, “You’ll find         investments
                                                        everything you need -- and more -- always and only at Keyhole Village.”
                                                                                                                                                    CLICK HERE
                                                        Says Carter Clews, Keyhole Bay’s Director of Marketing, “To me, the Village is the
                                                        frosting on the cake – not just for Keyhole Bay, but for the Island, as well. I was
                                                        raised in the inner city, so I love the hustle and bustle. When people say to me,        The Dominican Republic Report -
                                                        ‘Well, there’s just not enough infrastructure on Roatan,’ I tell them not to worry,      The Complete Report On The
                                                        Keyhole Village is the infrastructure.”                                                  Dominican Republic.

                                                                                                                                                 There are many places you can go to
                                                        I CAME TO VISIT, AND DECIDED TO STAY                                                     in the Caribbean, but there is only
                                                                                                                                                 one spot that has been called "The
                                                                                                                                                 Best Kept Secret".
                                                           “I came to visit, and decided to stay” concludes Carter.

                                                                                                                                                 That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                        More and more, with every passing day, Roatan, in The Bay Islands, of Honduras is
                                                                                                                                                 and the time to find out about this
                                                        becoming everything visitors, retirees, resettlers, and investors want – and less.
                                                                                                                                                 investors paradise is sooner, not
                                                                                                                                                 later! You can find out about basic
                                                        The less being the fact that property on Roatan can still be purchased for a quarter     statistics from any book-store travel
                                                        to a third of the price for similar homes on other, better known, though no more         guide, but not the honest kind of
                                                        idyllic, Caribbean getaways.                                                             perspective you are looking for. What
                                                                                                                                                 is it really like to live there? What is
                                                                                                                                                 the cost of living? How do I find the
                                                                                                                                                 real estate or apartment bargains?
                                                                                                                                                 Can I find good Internet access?
                                                                                                                                                 What is the shopping like? How about
                                                                                                                                                 banking rates? Ask most Americans
                                                                                                                                                 about the Dominican Republic, many
                                                                                                                                                 have not heard of it. For those that
                                                                                                                                                 have discovered it while on vacation,
                                                                                                                                                 many have decided to call it home.
                                                                                                                                                 Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                                                                 something different ~ like Santo
                                                                                                                                                 Domingo's 500 year old Zona
                                                                                                                                                 Colonial ~ The Left Bank of the
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                                                                                                                                                 Caribbean, or just a great Caribbean
                                                                                                                                                 escape at an affordable price - The
                                                                                                                                                 Dominican Republic is the Place.
                                                                                                                                                 Offshore Investors are also starting
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                                                        AUTHOR : Carter Clews began his career in marketing as Director of Public
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                                                       I followed them down inside, carefully via a thin metal ladder into the engine area
                                                       and shuffled bent over into the saloon. (The wooden steps into the saloon were
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         resulted in mexico where you                  boat needed some more work which would probably take another week or so, but
         can live better for less.                     least it would give me a chance to get to know them a bit more and learn
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                                                       They still had a few things to finish off that afternoon, so I insisted on being given a
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                                                       job and was promptly varnishing the woodwork in the bathroom....it did have a bath
         the corporate slog.
                                                       you see... so it was a proper bathroom. We finished when it got dark and they
                                                       directed me to their local pub. Latitude Ocho (8).

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                                                       This was a fun bar and seemed to be a local haunt for both travellers, ex Pats and
         Belize: Living There How to                   locals alike. Cervezas were cheap (about $1 a bottle), wine more expensive ($3 a
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                                                       The bar did not serve food, BUT, it had menus from all the local restaurants, so you
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         Property and land bargain                     meals that night, and it was delivered to you at the bar at no extra cost. What a fun
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         panama by enjoying an                         looking forward to helping out and feeling more part of the crew the following day.
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                                                       means “Pure Life” and is regularly quoted by the Ticos (local Costa Ricans) as their
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                                                                                                                                               Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                                                                                                               tells us that there are five major areas
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                                                                                                                                               tend to congregate. While there may
                                                                                                                                               be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                                                                                                               dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                                                                                                               most Americans and Canadians settle
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                                                       Getting supplies in Golfito was a bit of challenge. Luckily there were 2 ferreterias    paperwork is covered. If you've ever
                                                       and you could bounce between the two and get something similar to what you              considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                       wanted. Never exactly what you wanted and always twice the price. For example a         read this report first. It has the
                                                       small half litre can of white paint cost around $15. Expensive. The Captain also had    information that would otherwise take
                                                       to wait for epoxy glue for two weeks to be sent down from the capital San Hose (8       you months of frustration to acquire.
                                                       hours bus drive away). The stores tended to not buy in bulk so if they got

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                                                       something in you knew you would need a lot of, like Sikalex, you needed to buy the       But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                       lot as you never knew when they would get it in again!                                   reason so many Americans and
                                                                                                                                                Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                       It was something the expats who were living there seemed to have got used too            they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                       and accepted.                                                                            bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                                                                                                                bargain compared to the USA and
                                                       They smiled when we seemed stunned at the passage of time for the simplest of            Canada. But there are also a large
                                                       projects and gave us hints along the way (like…if you see it…buy it immediately…it       number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                       may not be there again for a week) or just to take it in our stride and grab another     Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                       cerveza. It wasn’t worth stressing out about.                                            culture, having perhaps a more
                                                                                                                                                pronounced culture than any other
                                                       I WAS PROUDLY PUT IN CHARGE OF PAINTING.                                                 nation in latin America with the
                                                                                                                                                exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                                                                                                                Mexico has great food, great
                                                                                                                                                architecture and many areas with an
                                                           We had the goal of finishing the inside that day. I started with the bathroom        excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                       and tackled all the awkward corners, pillars, posts and sides of the boat, behind the    modern, with better highways than
                                                       marine head; inhaling the fumes as I went. (No health and safety laws here it            many parts of latin America and an
                                                       seemed). It was hot work due to the humidity. When it rained, the other crew             infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                       members found jobs inside, and as both guys were keen smokers....the fumes got           connect via telephone and internet to
                                                       worse. Varnish, paint, cigarrettes. Lovely. Yep...that's why I chose to go sailing...    the rest of the world. This level of
                                                       something about fresh air....mmmmm                                                       infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                                                                Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                       We stopped for lunch at a convenient time and visited one of the local sodas             is a very important determining factor
                                                       (restaurant/ cafes) which were near the fish factories, down an alley.                   for the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                                                                                                                inconvenienced by inconveniences.
                                                       It was great. Everyone else was local and sat around in rubber boots coming
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                                                       would be fresh. Perfecto! I enjoyed these local experiences as no one spoke English
                                                       and it was always a challenge ordering and we always created a few laughs.

                                                       We would watch the local fishing boats pull right up to the restaurant and offer their
                                                       catch of the day. Huge Mahi Mahi would be walked through the soda already
                                                       headless and gutted.

                                                       Back to work. We had 2 work places. One was the boat of course, the other was the
                                                       mast workshop run by the German boat builder. Both masts were lyng down,
                                                       propped on concrete blocks at various stages of completion. We took turns doing
                                                       the different jobs depending on the skill or strength required.

                                                       I couldn't hide my delight when I was using a power grinder for the first time, going
                                                       up and down the mast, smoothing away the dried epoxy glue.

                                                       I must admit I was a little concerned that I was only wearing flip flops, shorts and
                                                       no gloves and felt slightly vulnerable if something went wrong as I had no
                                                       protection what so ever, but it felt great.


                                                       THE TICO MEN LOOKED CONFUSED


                                                           The Tico men looked confused. ‘Why was this Western woman doing this job...
                                                       when there are perfectly capable men around’? Or was it that I had a silly grin on
                                                       my face. They often just crouched down and just watched me, which was slightly off

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                                                       putting at first but I soon forgot about them as I grinded with my tongue sticking
                                                                                                                                                  "How To Buy Costa Rica Real
                                                       out. (kidding...I hope).
                                                                                                                                                  Estate Without Losing Your
                                                       When it got dark, we all got together again and went to our local pub, “Latitude           Camisa" was written by Scott Oliver
                                                       Ocho” again, for a few cervezas.                                                           with the help of dozens of Costa Rica
                                                                                                                                                  real estate experts and attorneys.

                                                       I felt on top of the world. Filthy, covered in paint, sweaty, but I felt like I had
                                                       achieved something and been exposed to a male environment of powertools I
                                                       hadn't experienced before. I had learnt lots too. Not in the sailing areas I thought I
                                                       would, but I was learning all the same.

                                                       Communicating boat parts to German and Dutch speakers was interesting. For
                                                       example, the smaller mizen mast of the ketch was called a bezen to them. Finding
                                                       simple tools like a flat head screw driver or thin longed nosed pliers created all sorts
                                                       of hand signals.

                                                       I had to brush up on my tool vocabulary and almost questioned myself on a few              This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                       things as I wasn't exactly sure what they were called in English. A spatula for            Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                       example was the only name I could come up with in English for a paint scraper to           English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                       remove wall paper and paint off things. They didn't seem convinced it was the              Rica real estate.
                                                       correct name. Neither was I.
                                                                                                                                                  Contrary to what some people may
                                                       Anyway, I decided that although it was not quite the sailing experience I wanted, I        have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                       was learning about putting a boat back together and also how to communicate with           Listing Service! Trying to establish the
                                                       Austrians, Dutch as well as in Latino Spanglish.                                           'value' of real estate is difficult.

                                                                                                                                                  Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                       Travelling is all about unique experiences and I was certainly having one.                 themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                                                                                                                  can freely call themselves a real estate
                                                       SIKAFLEX FOR EXAMPLE. AMAZING STUFF.                                                       'broker'. They do not need any
                                                                                                                                                  qualifications, training or experience to
                                                                                                                                                  try and sell you real estate.

                                                            Sikaflex for example. Amazing stuff. It became part of the team. I'd only seen        What this means is that when you
                                                       the similar silicone form in bathrooms to keep the joins of tiles to the bath              search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                       watertight, but this variety, distributed via a pump gun, seemed to be applied to          may be one of the biggest investments
                                                       everything!                                                                                of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                                                                                                                  listen to expert advice coming from
                                                                                                                                                  someone with zero qualifications or
                                                       On screws to make them seal better, under the various metal hardware for the               training in real estate, who is trying
                                                       boat, ie. rails for hoisting the sail, under cleats, beneath the pullies, blocks and       very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                       inside holes if the epoxy needed topping up. I also learnt it was hard to get off your     selling you a property that could be
                                                       skin and clothes.                                                                          overpriced.

                                                       We went through so many rubber gloves the farmacia was giving us strange looks. I          If this sounds like a recipe for disaster
                                                       still have some on my toe nails now...or it may be white paint. I tended to be the         to you, it can be!
                                                       official ‘wiper upper’ after sikaflex applications and tidied up the excess gobs with
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                                                       I was sick one day and didn't work and was very disappointed no-one had taken
                                                       over my wiping role as I critiqued the mess they had made in my absence. The
                                                       German boat builder (who was managing the mast repair project), and I, shared a
                                                       certain anal eye for detail and he made me feel very important.


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                                                       The days ticked along for a week or so and it was good fun. Hard work but good
                                                       fun.                                                                                      There are many places you can go to in
                                                                                                                                                 the Caribbean, but there is only one
                                                                                                                                                 spot that has been called "The Best
                                                       I forgot to mention though, that the other female team member had brought along
                                                                                                                                                 Kept Secret".
                                                       her aging father for what was supposed to be a short stint of sailing through the
                                                       Panama Canal, his life long dream.
                                                                                                                                                 That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                                                                                                                 and the time to find out about this
                                                       However, this poor man was working just as hard with us to get the boat out of
                                                                                                                                                 investors paradise is sooner, not later!
                                                       Golfito and up the coast to Panama as quickly as possible so he could accomplish
                                                                                                                                                 You can find out about basic statistics
                                                       his goal. He was jolly and did his bit, wrapping his arthritic wrists in special braces
                                                                                                                                                 from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                       and covered the braces with masking tape was a necessary daily ritual before he
                                                                                                                                                 not the honest kind of perspective you
                                                       worked.
                                                                                                                                                 are looking for. What is it really like to
                                                                                                                                                 live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                       We all felt bad for him and as expected, his patience began to run out as the days        How do I find the real estate or
                                                       extended. His sailing dream developed to a labour of love, then slowly onto what          apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                       felt like slave labour.                                                                   Internet access? What is the shopping
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                                                       Everyone had been going 2 weeks longer than me (as I was doing my Spanish                 most Americans about the Dominican
                                                       course) and I knew myself, after 10 days of hard work and no breaks, I was also           Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                       getting fatigued and frustrated that things seemed to be progressing so slowly and        For those that have discovered it while
                                                       we weren't sailing. They must have been feeling so much worse.                            on vacation, many have decided to call
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                                                                                                                                                affordable price - The Dominican
                                                           When you are on a boat, after you have bought basic food supplies, you are not       Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                       spending too much money. You are eating fresh fish you catch in the sea, coconuts        Investors are also starting to discover
                                                       and other fruit and vegetable you buy cheaply from locals en route etc and are           the country. Many are calling it the
                                                       sleeping on the boat so no accommodation costs.                                          best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                                                                                                millennium. We could not agree more.

                                                       Yet, due to the maintenance issues, I'd invested money in learning the basics of
                                                       Spanish and now I was paying accommodation costs (admitted only $10 a day for a          Easy and instant download of this
                                                       single room and en suite, but we are talking BASIC here) and 3 meals a day. ($3-4        report in pdf.  CLICK HERE
                                                       for breakfast, $4 – 6 for lunch $4 - $8 for dinner). I was working hard, not getting
                                                       paid, spending more that I had planned and had no free time. mmmmm
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                                                       Things began to get a little strained in the evenings and crew members drank
                                                       together less and less, needing space more than companionship while they
                                                       contemplated individually what was their next best move.

                                                       We were all individuals who had come together to sail and have fun....not to work
                                                       and spend money.

                                                       Possible dates for our departure were being thrown around and the pressure was
                                                       increasing to commit to a date. A date we all knew couldn't be achieved as things
                                                       take longer than you think in Costa Rica and even the rain was slowing us down
                                                       sometimes, which of course no one could control.

                                                       Another factor, which seems to happen regularly on boats is that things always go
                                                       wrong.

                                                       The masts were almost ready, then it was discovered the booms needed repairing
                                                       too.

                                                       The booms were nearly ready, then it was discovered water had got into the new
                                                       engine.

                                                       Then the propeller needed changing...then something else needed adjusting. It
                                                       seemed never ending.

                                                       Then...one memorable day we installed the mizzen.

                                                       We managed to secure a trailer and got a few additional bodies to help lug the mast
                                                       from the workshop onto the trailer. We then made an unusual spectacle of guiding
                                                       the mast along the road, waving traffic by as we made a procession down the street
                                                       towards the crane yard.

                                                       Two of the crew stayed with the mast and attached and secured the wire stays in
                                                       the correct order so they could be released when the mast was up.

                                                       The captain and myself went back to the boat to prepare the lines and fenders as
                                                       we were going to motor to the crane and position ourselves to receive the mast .

                                                       When we started the newly installed engine....the sick sputtering noises drew our
                                                       attention to the fact that all was not well. After several checks and second opinions,
                                                       it was decided that there was water in the oil.
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                                                       When I saw the face of the Captain, the strain and defeat, my own plans for the
                                                       Panama Canal didn't seem as important. Keeping his morale up was the priority. He
                                                       was after all spending a lot more money than the rest of us trying to get his dream
                                                       off the ground, or rather, off the dock and out to sea.

                                                       We managed to coordinate a local wooden boat with a large engine to tow us over
                                                       to the crane. A nice thing about Costa Rica, is that workmanship might not be by
                                                       the book, but there is always someone around willing to help out in some
                                                       unconventional way.

                                                       It wasn't as glamorous as we had hoped, being towed along rather than motoring
                                                       ourselves. But then we were still topless / mastless so we weren't that classy
                                                       anyway.

                                                       We made it to the area where the crane was precariously holding our beloved mast,
                                                       and secured our lines to various trees and junk on the shore.

                                                       The crane hoisted the mast into position. It was quite scary seeing it towering over
                                                       us and over the water, knowing that if it fell, it would be permanently damaged.. as
                                                       would we be.

                                                       Finally, in place, and we started to breathe again.


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                                                       We quickly released and tightened the wire stays in place. The crane slowly backed
                                                       off and we had a mast in place!! Hurray!!!! It looked magnificent.

                                                       We were very proud of ourselves and couldn't wait to get back and celebrate
                                                       together over a few beers. We released the lines....ready to be towed back to base,
                                                       but…..we didn't move.


                                                       WE WERE STUCK IN THE MUD. STRANDED BY THE TIDE.


                                                           We were stuck! Due to the delay with the engine not running, we were almost
                                                       2 hours behind schedule. This made a big difference with the tide. It was no longer
                                                       high. It was low. Our keel and rudder where stuck in the mud! We were not going
                                                       anyway for a few hours. humph.

                                                       OK. Cerveza run. There was nothing we could do but to wait it out. It was a sunny
                                                       afternoon for a change so we got some beers and played some music. Our Captain
                                                       had spent time in Russia and various middle eastern countries so the music was
                                                       always.....interesting..and attracted some bemused looks from the locals.

                                                       Some of our new local friends joined us and we all bonded over the mud. This
                                                       moment was special and I remember it well. Different cultures smiling together.
                                                       After a couple of hours, the tide was up again and we had to stop the party and get
                                                       back to business.

                                                       The 4 crew traveled back to the dock on the boat this time....being towed of course,
                                                       but WE HAD A MAST!

                                                       We smiled at each other and got a taste of what it could be like sailing together on
                                                       a boat. We waved at the other yachties watching up from their boats, sipping their
                                                       evening margaritas no doubt, and our various friends in the workshops and fish
                                                       factories. We had become part of the community and seemed to know lots of people
                                                       due to our various chores during the day. That was a happy day. Luckily, there were
                                                       more happy days as things were finally being completed and reinstalled.

                                                       However, before it was all ready, there was a mutiny…

                                                       The Dad's time and patience was running out. He was retired and supposed to be on
                                                       holiday. He had come to sail up the Panama canal and only had a week left. The
                                                       boat had already taken 4 weeks to get to this stage and it still looked like it would
                                                       be at least another 10 days before it would be ready to sail.

                                                       He had to go. His daughter of course couldn't just let him go on his own, so she
                                                       reluctantly yet sympathetically followed. She would be back. The captain
                                                       understood and apologized. He was thankful for the work they had both done. We
                                                       had a bon voyage party for them both so it all ended well.

                                                       Then there were 3 of us.

                                                       I didn't stay much longer though as I had prearranged to meet a friend for a 10 day
                                                       holiday around Costa Rica. When arranging this catch up, I thought I would have
                                                       been sailing for 5 weeks and it was a good opportunity to jump ship or have a break
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                                                       and assess how it was all going.

                                                       As it happened, it wasn't going at all.

                                                       So, a few days later, I also left and promised to be back as soon as I could. The
                                                       boys were left on their own again, as they were 6 weeks earlier when they first met
                                                       up to get the boat ready for our arrival.

                                                       It was sad to leave Golfito. We all almost disliked it for a while as we felt trapped
                                                       there, yet there was an authenticity about the place and our immersion into the
                                                       community was lovely. Not really on the tourist track it had some beautiful beaches
                                                       and some nice rainforest and a couple of waterfalls. A nice kept secret.

                                                       I had spent 3 weeks working hard and battling the lows of disappointment and
                                                       frustration but also the highs of learning and pride of achievement. I’d met some
                                                       special people too.

                                                       All unique characters brought together by a sense of adventure.

                                                       So off I went. To meet my buddy in San Jose for 10 days of fun. Doing the touristy
                                                       thing, sightseeing and exploring and being able to talk in my own language and be
                                                       understood!

                                                       I couldn't wait. The adventure continues......



                                                                 Born in Brisbane, Australia, Jenny was brought up in England with
                                                                 the rest of her family in Yorkshire. She visited Australia for her 18th
                                                                 birthday and decided to emigrate to the sun after graduating from
                                                                 University. After working in the corporate world for 6 years in Sydney
                                                                 in Sales & Marketing, she got itchy feet around her 30th birthday and
                                                                 decided to have a career break and 'live for the moment' . The plan
                                                                 was to travel around the world as a dive instructor. That was 5 years
                                                                 ago... Jenny's latest adventures in the Caribbean and Central America
                                                                 are documented here as they happen.


                                                                   To see more of Jenny's Articles - Search our Archives
                                                                 (bottom of page) for Costa Rica or Watersports.




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                                                       Today these kids are all doing extremely well. There is no doubt that they would   retirement havens?
                                                       have died if it were not for organizations like OASIS. Along with the orphanage,   Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                       OASIS also does mass feedings, helps pay tuition for students, and provide         tells us that there are five major areas
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                                                       The orphanage can accommodate up the 20 children. The long term goal is to
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                                                       take in four to five new orphans each year, while hoping that a similar number
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                                                                                                                                          in one of five locations: San Miguel de
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                                                            "I saw so many children on the streets, so many men and women out of          retirement in Mexico. Everything from
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                                                       means that country will die." she writes as part of her plea to raise money for    read this report first. It has the
                                                       2007 and 2008.                                                                     information that would otherwise take
                                                                                                                                          you months of frustration to acquire.

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                                                       In an underfunded project like this which hovers on the edge of desperation, its
                                                       hard to know where to start placing the meagre funds.                                 But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                                                                                                             reason so many Americans and
                                                                                                                                             Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                       Money is needed for the children’s tuition for the fall of 2007. There is an urgent   they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                       need of a generator so that the children do not have to live in total darkness at     bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                       nights.                                                                               bargain compared to the USA and
                                                                                                                                             Canada. But there are also a large
                                                                                                                                             number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                                                                                                             Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                                                                                                             culture, having perhaps a more
                                                                                                                                             pronounced culture than any other
                                                                                                                                             nation in latin America with the
                                                                                                                                             exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                                                                                                             Mexico has great food, great
                                                                                                                                             architecture and many areas with an
                                                                                                                                             excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                                                                                                             modern, with better highways than
                                                                                                                                             many parts of latin America and an
                                                                                                                                             infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                                                                                             connect via telephone and internet to
                                                                                                                                             the rest of the world. This level of
                                                                                                                                             infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                                                             Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                                                                                                             is a very important determining factor
                                                                                                                                             for the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                                                                                                             inconvenienced by inconveniences.

                                                                                                                                             For more information:
                                                                "Thank you God for the food we eat", dinner at the OASIS orphanage             CLICK HERE

                                                       "The children live in darkness every evening once the sun goes down which
                                                       poses a real safety issue for them and the staff." says Luceanna. In Haiti,
                                                       electricity is only provided for an average of 2-4 hours a day.

                                                       The children’s mattresses are in very bad shape and need to be replaced. At
                                                       present, the staff cook all the meals on a small charcoal grill because there is no
                                                       money to purchase a stove for the facility. Of course there is no refrigerator to
                                                       keep food fresh, and without a generator there is no possibility.

                                                       Luceanna is hunting for an experienced grant writer to apply for some of the
                                                       available grants that she knows could help.

                                                       These last few years have been very hard. There are days when she is
                                                       overcome with doubt and wonders if she will be able to continue to care for the
                                                       little children. "But when I go and see them with their big smiles on their litlte
                                                       faces and I hear them say to me “Mommy Luce, I missed you”, that certainly
                                                       makes everything worthwhile."

                                                       Amongst the peaceful, successful small nations of the Caribbean, Haiti is the
                                                       renegade. A lost soul. The country is plagued by violent battles between rival
                                                       gangs and political groups. The UN has described the human rights situation as
                                                       "catastrophic". And Haiti's greatest social problem, the huge wealth gap

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                                                       between the impoverished Creole-speaking black majority and the French-
                                                                                                                                           "How To Buy Costa Rica Real
                                                       speaking mulattos, 1% of whom own nearly half the country's wealth, continues
                                                                                                                                           Estate Without Losing Your
                                                       unabated.
                                                                                                                                           Camisa" was written by Scott Oliver
                                                                                                                                           with the help of dozens of Costa Rica
                                                       The most innocent of victims born into this violent country, are the children.      real estate experts and attorneys.
                                                       OASIS rescues some of the most deprived of these babies and gives them full
                                                       bellies, a reason to smile and the strength to laugh.




                                                                                                                                           This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                                                                                                           Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                                                                                                           English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                                                                                                           Rica real estate.

                                                                                                                                           Contrary to what some people may
                                                                                                                                           have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                                                                                                           Listing Service! Trying to establish the
                                                                                                                                           'value' of real estate is difficult.

                                                                                                                                           Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                                                                                                           themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                                                                                                           can freely call themselves a real estate
                                                                                                                                           'broker'. They do not need any
                                                                                                                                           qualifications, training or experience to
                                                                                                                                           try and sell you real estate.
                                                                 Smiles and laughter from 8 girls and 'the king' at OASIS orphanage
                                                                                                                                           What this means is that when you
                                                       Luceanne's current appeal is for funds to keep OASIS open for this year at least.   search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                       Saving one child at a time - one year at a time.                                    may be one of the biggest investments
                                                                                                                                           of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                                                                                                           listen to expert advice coming from
                                                       "With one small gesture you can change a child's life. In 30, 40, or 50 years       someone with zero qualifications or
                                                       from now it’s not going to matter what kind of car you drove or how big your        training in real estate, who is trying
                                                       house is. What’s going to matter is how many lives you changed in a positive        very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                       way. You can save these babies lives now. Please, please help."                     selling you a property that could be
                                                                                                                                           overpriced.

                                                                                                                                           If this sounds like a recipe for disaster
                                                                  Luceanna Moore is the President of Oasis for Children Inc. She           to you, it can be!
                                                                  can be contacted at:
                                                                                                                                              CLICK HERE to find out more
                                                                            Oasis for Children Inc
                                                                            P.O. Box 5231
                                                                            Somerset, NJ 08874-5231

                                                                            (908) 208-1311 tel
                                                                            (732) 277-0846 fax
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                                                          In the context of sustainability, this article will explore four main ideas that have the
                                                          potential to help improve life in the Caribbean and further develop viable export
                                                          trade relationships; they are organic/natural farming and value added products,
                                                          renewable energy projects, ecotourism and bioprospecting.
        A comprehensive list of
        downloadable ebooks
        available from Caribpro. Titles                      CARICOM
        include:                                          Briefly, before discussing individual countries and regions, it is beneficial to have a
                                                          basic understanding of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and its goals for the
        Costa Rica: Living There                          Caribbean as a whole. CARICOM seeks to develop a Caribbean Common Market,
        The Golden Door to Retirement                     thereby, in theory, improving economies, living conditions and encouraging the flow
                                                          of goods between countries in the region and to other parts of the world.
        Retirement Planning For
        Offshore Living: Maintain and                     Sustainability is a key component of the initiatives CARICOM sets forth, and in the
        Enhance your lifestyles                           context of this article, that will be my focus, rather than problems associated with
        spending less than 25% of                         establishing a Common Market in the Caribbean. However, if you are interested in
        your monthly budget.                              the pros and cons of a Caribbean single market, click here.

        Retire In Mexico: Live                            An important CARICOM initiative is The Caribbean Renewable Energy Development
        Better For Less. Live in                          Programme (CREDP), which currently has the support of 13 Caribbean nations: they
        Mexico and join the many                          include; The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana,
        other retires who have done                       Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname,
        their homework, which                             Trinidad & Tobago. Pending are Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat the British Virgin
        resulted in mexico where you                      Islands and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
        can live better for less.
                                                          The purpose of CREDP is "To reduce barriers to the increased use of renewable
        Escape The Corporation :                          energy thus reducing the dependence on fossil fuels while contributing to the               Live in Latin America's most
        How to live the life you've                       reduction of greenhouse gas emissions."                                                     overlooked tropical paradise for
        always dreamed of - free from                                                                                                                 less than you dreamed possible,
        the corporate slog.                               Eligible projects include wind, biomass, geothermal, landfill, hydro and
                                                                                                                                                      live the good life and enjoy all of
                                                          photovoltaics. These could be "small distributed water solar heaters and
                                                                                                                                                      the amenities of home.
                                                          photovoltaics, as well as larger grid connected projects.

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                                                                                                                                                 Confronted with the spiraling cost of
        Belize: Living There How to                       THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA                                                           living in the United States, Europe and
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in                                                                                                          Canada, people from all walks of life
        Belize.                                                                                                                                  and all ages - including baby boomers
                                                            Clean environment and organic agriculture
                                                                                                                                                 and seniors - are searching for an
        Nicaragua: Real Estate                            Among Caribbean countries, Dominica perhaps has the most exciting future for           affordable place to live or retire
        Property and land bargain                         people who value clean air, food, land and water. In 2006 Lloyd Pascal, Head of        without sacrificing their current
        amidst colonial splendour.                        Environmental Coordinating Unit (ECU) in Dominica said that a proposal is before       lifestyles. Panama, one of Latin
                                                          the government to make it the world's first organic country.                           America's best-kept secrets, just might
        Plastic Surgery in The                                                                                                                   be the country many people are
        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High                      This makes sense because of the small size of the island nation and the urgency to     seeking. Located only two and one-half
        Quality Cosmetic Surgery.                         protect its sensitive ecosystem.                                                       hours by air from Florida, Panama has
                                                                                                                                                 everything for potential retirees and
        Living & Investing: In                            NOT ONLY IS DOMINICA IDEALLY SUITED BECOME AN                                          residents - Expatriates, investors and
                                                                                                                                                 retirees are welcome in Panama. If you
        Panama Find your dream in                         ENVIRONMENTAL MODEL
                                                                                                                                                 choose Panama as an investment /
        panama by enjoying an
                                                                                                                                                 retirement haven, or as a location for
        affordable and comfortable
                                                          Not only is Dominica ideally suited to become an environmental model, but by doing     your business you will be moving to a
        setting.
                                                          so it will ensure that its abundant fresh water remains pure can be marketed           country with a very welcoming attitude
                                                          worldwide at a premium price. This, combined with organic farms producing both         and a modern infrastructure.
        The Portable Professional:                        fresh and value-added specialty natural foods, would open up additional business
        Using technology, log in from                     opportunities for islanders and those planning to invest and settle in Dominica.
        anywhere and earn a living.                                                                                                              The 2004-2006 1st edition of the one-
        please yourself and make                                                                                                                 of-a-kind "Living and Investing in
        money doing it.                                   (As I write this I learn that President Chavez of Venezuela plans to install an Oil    Panama." offers invaluable assistance
                                                          Refinery on the pristine shores of Dominica. Click here for More information.)         to anyone looking for a safe, affordable
        For a complete list of                                                                                                                   place to live outside of the United
                                                                                                                                                 States. This useful report contains all
        Caribbean e-books, click                          Despite the fact that Dominica is capable of producing all of it's own food,
                                                                                                                                                 the ins and outs and dos and don'ts
        here                                              approximately 40 percent is imported from the US. Because of this many believe
                                                                                                                                                 and much more indispensable secret
                                                          that there is potential for economic growth in the agricultural sector, both locally
                                                                                                                                                 insider information about all areas of
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                                                                                                                                                 living in Panama. It guides you step by
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                                                          BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

                                                            Food and agriculture                                                              Have you ever thought about
                                                                                                                                              retiring in Mexico? How about
                                                          Currently, growers and suppliers cannot meet the worldwide demand for natural       retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                          and certified organic products. Although Dominica does not have official organic    retirement havens?
                                                          certification, companies like Bello produce quality natural products that include   Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                          juices, concentrates, preserves, spices, coffee and sauces.                         tells us that there are five major areas
                                                                                                                                              where American and Canadian retirees
                                                                                                                                              tend to congregate. While there may
                                                          MOST FOODS PRODUCED IN DOMINICA ARE SUBSTANTIALLY                                   be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                          ORGANIC BY DEFAULT                                                                  dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                                                                                                              most Americans and Canadians settle
                                                                                                                                              in one of five locations: San Miguel de
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                                                          According to a www.dominican.net article written by Neal Nixon, MBA, sales and         Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
                                                          marketing director for Caribbean Supplies Inc., "Most foods produced in Dominica       Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                          are substantially organic by default, and have been so for decades, even though we     Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                          were unaware of the true value of the food we cultivated. Most farmers lacked the      settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                          means to purchase fertilizers or pesticides, and so depended instead on animal         sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                          waste and burnt shrubs."                                                               retirement in Mexico. Everything from
                                                                                                                                                 how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                          Acquiring organic certification is a process that can be accomplished in under three   paperwork is covered. If you've ever
                                                          years, depending upon what the land has been used for. This also, involves ongoing     considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                          reporting by the grower and quality standard monitoring by the certifier. It is a      read this report first. It has the
                                                          natural step for Dominica to begin instigating organic policies countrywide, and       information that would otherwise take
                                                          ensuring its land and products will meet international standards for certifications.   you months of frustration to acquire.
                                                          For more information on certification check out the website.
                                                                                                                                                 But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                                                                                                                 reason so many Americans and
                                                             Ecotourism
                                                                                                                                                 Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                          Dominica, and many other Caribbean countries are developing ecotourism industries
                                                                                                                                                 they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                          -for example Belize and Costa Rica are known world-wide for their small
                                                                                                                                                 bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                          environmentally friendly resorts that integrate with nature by practicing
                                                                                                                                                 bargain compared to the USA and
                                                          sustainability, recycling and other environmentally friendly practices.
                                                                                                                                                 Canada. But there are also a large
                                                          Dominica, though not as well known, is amazingly well-positioned to capitalize on      number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                          it's abundant flora and fauna (which I later describe), unusual topography and         Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                          diversity of climates -due mainly to the mountainous interior. Currently, land is      culture, having perhaps a more
                                                          affordable,                                                                            pronounced culture than any other
                                                                                                                                                 nation in latin America with the
                                                          Especially in the interior away from the ocean and there are a number of existing      exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                          ecotourism resorts already operating. For anyone looking to relocate in the            Mexico has great food, great
                                                          Caribbean, purchase property and invest in an environmentally friendly business,       architecture and many areas with an
                                                          Dominica should be given serious consideration. Find more information about land       excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                          in Dominica .                                                                          modern, with better highways than
                                                                                                                                                 many parts of latin America and an
                                                          and I also recommend you check out the resorts online : 3RiversEcoResort, a            infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                                                                                                 connect via telephone and internet to
                                                          Green Globe Certified eco-lodge, Papillote , Dominica's original eco-inn, Tamarind
                                                                                                                                                 the rest of the world. This level of
                                                          Tree , another Green Globe resort and Fort Young Hotel also a Green Globe hotel.       infrastructure isn't available in
                                                          This is a good starting place and will give you some idea of what is currently         Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                          happening with ecotourism on the island.                                               is a very important determining factor
                                                                                                                                                 for the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                                                                                                                 inconvenienced by inconveniences.

                                                                                                                                                 For more information:
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                                                                                                                                                    This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                                                                                                                    Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                    English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                                                                                                                    Rica real estate.

                                                                                                                                                    Contrary to what some people may
                                                                                                                                                    have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                                                                                                                    Listing Service! Trying to establish the
                                                                                                                                                    'value' of real estate is difficult.
                                                            Biodiversity, bioprospecting
                                                                                                                                                    Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                          Dominica is only 48 miles by 29 miles, but the flora, fauna and topography are
                                                                                                                                                    themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                          amazingly diverse compared to many other Caribbean islands.
                                                                                                                                                    can freely call themselves a real estate
                                                                                                                                                    'broker'. They do not need any
                                                          Unlike most, Dominica still has a rainforest that is home to hundreds of species,         qualifications, training or experience to
                                                          flowering plants, orchids, ferns, reptiles (non poisonous), insects and birds -some,      try and sell you real estate.
                                                          like the Imperial parrot and the Red-necked parrot are rare and indigenous to the
                                                          island. Also, over 55 butterfly species make their homes here, along with opossums,       What this means is that when you
                                                          land crabs, hummingbirds, hawks, owls and bats. Their survival, as with animals in        search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                          other parts of the world, is threatened by pollution and pesticides -many of which        may be one of the biggest investments
                                                          are illegal in developed countries, yet these poisons are sold to developing countries    of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                          the world over.                                                                           listen to expert advice coming from
                                                                                                                                                    someone with zero qualifications or
                                                          In light of Dominica's surprising biodiversity, biotechnology incorporating traditional   training in real estate, who is trying
                                                          knowledge and healing is being explored for the purpose of integrating economics          very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                          and conservation. At a workshop involving Clemson University in collaboration with        selling you a property that could be
                                                          the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) the following was      overpriced.
                                                          said,
                                                                                                                                                    If this sounds like a recipe for disaster
                                                          “This is a very exciting time to discuss the applications of biotechnology,               to you, it can be!
                                                          biodiversity prospecting and access to traditional knowledge and genetic resources”.
                                                                                                                                                       CLICK HERE to find out more
                                                          “As many of you know, developments in science, health and industry over the past
                                                          few decades have increased the value and importance of genetic resources – by
                                                          which the genetic information contained in the planet’s myriad wild and cultivated
                                                          species of plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms”.


                                                          PLANTS ARE NO LONGER JUST PLANTS, BUT A VAST GENETIC
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                                                          LIBRARY

                                                          Plants are no longer just plants, but rather the vessel within which lies a vast
                                                          genetic library that science is just beginning to explore and utilize, to create new
                                                          medicines and products of use to humankind”. This activity is commonly called
                                                          “bioprospecting."


                                                          The workshop, convened by request from the Government of Dominica, looked to
                                                          find ways to develop technological and economic partnerships with institutions and
                                                          technology-rich countries. Carried to fruition, this could provide excellent
                                                          opportunities, not only for corporations, but also for scientists, researchers and
                                                          healers looking to discover biochemical health properties of rare plants, many of
                                                          which have been used for generations by Dominica's traditional healers.


                                                                                                                                                  Dominican Republic information
                                                            Renewable energy
                                                                                                                                                  about real estate, retirement,
                                                          Dominica has amazing potential for all types of renewable energy, and there are
                                                                                                                                                  residency, relocation, banking,
                                                          some excellent articles, reports and resources which I will briefly summarize below.
                                                                                                                                                  investments
                                                          Check out, Dominica Sustainable Energy Plan , Draft, Nov 14, 2002.
                                                                                                                                                     CLICK HERE
                                                          The plan describes Dominica's energy problems and offers solutions, including
                                                          potential opportunities for establishing Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and           The Dominican Republic Report -
                                                          other types of private energy-based investments                                         The Complete Report On The
                                                                                                                                                  Dominican Republic.
                                                          For a fairly in-depth, widely applicable, exploration of sustainable energy options I
                                                          recommend James Post's article titled, Alternatively Energized, published in the        There are many places you can go to in
                                                          April edition of this magazine .                                                        the Caribbean, but there is only one
                                                                                                                                                  spot that has been called "The Best
                                                          The article discusses, among other things, Dominica's hydroelectric and geothermal      Kept Secret".
                                                          resources. James, a proponent of green energy, was an executive with a hi-tech
                                                          electronics company before he moved to the Caribbean.                                   That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                                                                                                                  and the time to find out about this
                                                          Are you interested in constructing your own micro-hydro plant? I suggest starting       investors paradise is sooner, not later!
                                                                                                                                                  You can find out about basic statistics
                                                          here.
                                                                                                                                                  from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                                                                                                                  not the honest kind of perspective you
                                                          The site is titled, Dominica Micro-Hydro Installation, by Alvin Chan and Adam Meil:     are looking for. What is it really like to
                                                          it describes the processes and costs associated with constructing a micro-hydro         live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                          plant for a guesthouse. The project is inspiring, as it was undertaken and completed    How do I find the real estate or
                                                          by a group of students.                                                                 apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                                                                                                                  Internet access? What is the shopping
                                                                                                                                                  like? How about banking rates? Ask
                                                          Also, google Dominica Yellow Pages and search Solar Energy Equipment and
                                                                                                                                                  most Americans about the Dominican
                                                          Systems to find solar energy companies like Marinor Enterprises Ltd. and Solar
                                                                                                                                                  Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                          Dynamics. Yellow Pages is in nearly every country, and it's a great place to research
                                                                                                                                                  For those that have discovered it while
                                                          businesses and services before planning a trip or a permanent move.
                                                                                                                                                  on vacation, many have decided to call
                                                                                                                                                  it home. Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                                                                  something different ~ like Santo
                                                                                                                                                  Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial
                                                                                                                                                  ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or
                                                            The organic movement                                                                  just a great Caribbean escape at an

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                                                          The Dominica Organic Agriculture Movement (DOAM) established 2006 involves              affordable price - The Dominican
                                                          stakeholders interested in organic agriculture and sustainable practices in Dominica.   Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                          The organization seeks to establish Dominican organic industry standards to meet        Investors are also starting to discover
                                                          international requirements.                                                             the country. Many are calling it the
                                                                                                                                                  best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                                                                                                  millennium. We could not agree more.
                                                          If Dominica is where you would like to live, it could be beneficial to contact DOAM.
                                                          Here is an email contact form.
                                                                                                                                                  Easy and instant download of this
                                                          CENTRAL AMERICA                                                                         report in pdf.  CLICK HERE

                                                            Overview
                                                          Central America is comprised of; Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador,              CHECK OUT THIS DOMINICA BLOG
                                                          Panama, Guatemala and Honduras.

                                                          Like Dominica, these fertile volcanic countries are blessed with vibrant rainforests
                                                          that are rich in flora and fauna, fresh water, rain and sunshine, making them ideally
                                                          suited for renewable energy projects, ecotourism and agriculture.

                                                          The region is widely recognized for its friendly people, biodiversity, beaches, surf
                                                          and marvelous coffee, bananas, cotton, sugar, cacao and various other food
                                                          products.

                                                          Central America has grown economically, especially during the 90s. But that,
                                                          coupled with an annual population growth of three percent, has contributed to rapid
                                                          environmental decline.

                                                          This is particularly alarming, as the region, though occupying only 0.5 percent of
                                                          the planet's land, is home to seven percent of the world's animal species, many of
                                                          which are on the endangered species list.




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                                                          Much of the environmental stress is a direct result of the population explosion. Many
                                                          families live below the poverty line in rural areas where land is often cleared to farm
                                                          and wood is burned for energy to the tune of 12 tons per year per family. Also, oil
                                                          exploration and road building has led to deforestation, which in turn has contributed
                                                          to significant erosion and soil loss, leaving some areas exposed to flooding and mud
                                                          slides -without the natural landscape to retain water.


                                                          DESPITE THE FACT THAT MOST OF CENTRAL AMERICA'S ENERGY
                                                          NEEDS ARE MET WITH OIL



                                                            Despite the fact that most of Central America's energy needs are met with oil, the
                                                          area is not a major contributor of greenhouse gases, and is not required to reduce
                                                          emissions. Emissions have remained stable since the 80s, partly because of the
                                                          development of hydroelectric in the region.

                                                          This, however, has not stopped many of the countries, particularly Costa Rica, from
                                                          adopting vehicle pollution reduction measures to curb the growth of emissions in
                                                          urban areas, where vehicles are responsible for 70 percent of pollution.

                                                          And Guatemala, where pollution-related respiratory disease is a common illness,
                                                          has signed an environmental accord with Mexico to combat urban air pollution and
                                                          illegal logging, among other environmental concerns.

                                                          Currently, Panama is the only Central American country that permits leaded gas.
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                                                          Although hydropower in the region has helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it
                                                          has also contributed to the loss of Central American forests and breeding grounds
                                                          for many species.

                                                          Furthermore, environmentalists question the rationale behind building dams in
                                                          areas where rainfall is extraordinarily high: the potential for breach is significant, as
                                                          was demonstrated in 1999 when, after two weeks of heavy rain, the Honduran
                                                          government ordered 100,000 people evacuated from around El Cajon dam.

                                                          Because of this, the future of large hydroelectric projects is questionable, despite
                                                          their importance as a primary energy source in the region.

                                                          Still, there are options.




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                                                          In addition to hydropower, biomass, solar and wind are being used for smaller
                                                          projects. For example, in northern Belize, a sugar mill in Orange Walk community,
                                                          once powered by diesel, is now powered by an 18-MW steam plant fueled with
                                                          sugarcane, wood waste and orange waste.

                                                          A similar project operates in Sava, Honduras, selling its electric power to Empresa
                                                          Nacional de Energia Electrica. Both projects contribute to significant reduction of
                                                          carbon emissions. Additionally, Costa Rica boasts the first private, commercial wind
                                                          project in Latin America.

                                                          Investors interested in renewable energy resources and projects in Central America
                                                          and other parts of the world can contact the Solar and Wind Energy Survey
                                                          Assessment (SWERA) at www.swera.unep.net. SWERA is part of United Nations
                                                          Environment Program (UNEP).

                                                          Environmental protection and natural resource management in Central America are
                                                          of utmost importance, as land degradation, loss of biodiversity and deforestation
                                                          continue to threaten sustainability in the region.

                                                          Fortunately, there is substantial monetary assistance available through the United
                                                          States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the US
                                                          government and non-governmental organizations. Also, various international
                                                          agreements and accords have been signed to protect the region's environment.

                                                          However, Central American governments are a long way from being able to
                                                          implement practical environmental regulatory structures.

                                                          Thus the onus, to some degree, falls on individuals, businesses and corporations to
                                                          promote awareness and, in fact, self-regulate, something many farms, eco-
                                                          conscious resorts and other businesses are already doing. (resource material from
                                                          www.eia.doe.gov )

                                                          PART TWO : Central America, to be continued as part of this series on
                                                          sustainability in the Caribbean)

                                                                              Photos : Courtesy of caribbeanlandandproperty




                                                                 Author: Reg Block lives in Vancouver, Canada with his eleven year-
                                                                 old daughter, Rachel. He is a freelance journalist with Canada's
                                                                 largest publisher, Canwest Global, where he writes for the
                                                                 Lowermainland Division and the Wellness section of the Surrey Now
                                                                 Newspaper. Prior, Reg was Special Projects Manager with Common
                                                                 Ground Magazine, Canada's oldest natural health and environment
                                                                 magazine. Reg plans to settle in the Caribbean when Rachel has
                                                                 finished school and accomplished her figure skating goals. Reg Block


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        include:                                       1/5 of that area is taken up by a bathroom with a hot-water shower, toilet and sink.      residency; time proven shortcuts for
                                                       This unit currently rents for $55/night in season, $45/night off-season.                  learning Spanish; how take advantage
        Costa Rica: Living There                                                                                                                 of the many tax savings for foreign
        The Golden Door to Retirement                  The owners' cottage has two small bedrooms and one larger bedroom. There is one           residents, how to make the break from
                                                       bathroom with a sizable shower, and a kitchen/living area. Approximately 2/3 of the       the rat race and start a new exciting
        Retirement Planning For                        perimeter of the owners' cottage is surrounded by a veranda in terrazzo tile. We've       life; and even how and where to find
                                                       been told that the house is "cracker-style" construction.                                 quality people for companionship.
        Offshore Living: Maintain and
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        spending less than 25% of                          Apart from the two rental units and the owners' cottage,                              Living & Investing In Panama
        your monthly budget.                                                                                                                        CLICK HERE
                                                       there are also three other structures on the property.
        Retire In Mexico: Live
        Better For Less. Live in                       "El Bohio" is a screened dining room/honor bar for the use of our guests. It has a
        Mexico and join the many                       table which seats ten, as well as four barstools at the bar. Breakfasts in El Bohio are
        other retires who have done                    $10 per guest; dinners are $25. We are beginning to serve dinners to guests from
        their homework, which                          other lodgings on the mountain as well as our own. Beside El Bohio is a free-
        resulted in mexico where you                   standing bathroom with shower.
        can live better for less.
                                                       The other structure is currently used as a toolshed, but could possibly be converted
        Escape The Corporation :                       into a sauna area or free-standing kitchen. Behind this structure is the 7-person
        How to live the life you've                    jacuzzi and massage area, looking out into the woods, a tiny stream running by.
        always dreamed of - free from
        the corporate slog.                            Our clients in the guest house are primarily well-educated, successful professionals,
                                                       entrepreneurs, academics, artists and their families, who enjoy going off the beaten
                                                       path to see new things and eat good food. Guests in Casita Z are younger versions

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                                                       of the guest house denizens; mostly couples, with at least one member of the
        Belize: Living There How to                    couple doing post-grad study in something or other. Interestingly, a
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in                disproportionate number of guests in the Casita are medical residents and their
        Belize.                                        significant others (highly educated folks on a temporarily tight budget).

        Nicaragua: Real Estate
                                                       The vast majority of our guests tend to dislike resorts and cruise vacations. Wi-Fi
        Property and land bargain                      internet access for their laptops is more important than air-conditioning to most of
        amidst colonial splendour.                     our clients (the guest house does have A/C).
        Plastic Surgery in The
        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High                      After Old San Juan (next door to the cruise ship piers) El
        Quality Cosmetic Surgery.                      Yunque is the #1 destination for tourists to Puerto Rico. El Yunque
                                                       rain forest is traversed, north to south, by PR Route 191. In the middle of the forest
        Living & Investing: In                         the road is permanently closed by landslides, making a trip through the rainforest
        Panama Find your dream in                      impossible. To get to one side from the other, one must drive clear around the east
        panama by enjoying an                          end of the island. The vast majority of visitors to the rainforest (1 million-plus,
        affordable and comfortable                     annually) take bus or car tours on the north side, as it is easier to reach from San
        setting.                                       Juan.

        The Portable Professional:                     There are a number of easy, paved trails for tourists on the northern side, as well as
        Using technology, log in from                  an architecturally gorgeous, intellectually repugnant visitors' center, where a million
        anywhere and earn a living.                    visitors gather to watch a film wherein Jimmy Smits lets them know that rain
        please yourself and make                       forests around the world are being cut down at an alarming rate.
        money doing it.
                                                       Wake up in the morning: "Christ, we forgot to get OJ at the store yesterday. I'm
        For a complete list of                         gonna have to walk all the way out the front door and another whole ten steps to
        Caribbean e-books, click                       pick starfruit, grapefruit, jackfruit, guava, mango, bananas, limes and coconut for
                                                       breakfast." What a bummer. Except for peak season (December through March,
        here
                                                       then June to August), we spend an entire day at the beach at least twice a week.
                                                       Peak season, it's more like once every two weeks. Our nine year-old knows how to
                                                       surf, snorkel and windsurf, and our two year-old is far more comfortable in the           Have you ever thought about
                                                       ocean than in a swimming pool.                                                            retiring in Mexico? How about
                                                                                                                                                 retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                                                                 retirement havens?
                                                           To successfully continue the path that we have laid out, the                          Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                       next owners of our property will need to possess or learn the                             tells us that there are five major areas
                                                                                                                                                 where American and Canadian retirees
                                                       following skills:
                                                                                                                                                 tend to congregate. While there may
                                                                                                                                                 be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                                 - Some degree of internet savvy. This is first and foremost an                  dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                                 internet business. Website maintenance, advertising, and e-mail are             most Americans and Canadians settle
                                                                 our lifeblood. With our current setup, no coding skills are needed for          in one of five locations: San Miguel de
                                                                 maintaining our websites or advertising pages. The important things             Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
                                                                 are the ability to write well, match pictures to text, and figure out           Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                                 where on the internet your customers are looking for you. Print                 Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                                 advertising is prohibitively expensive for such a small operation, and          settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                                 pretty much useless in today's internet environment. Our main                   sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                                 website and domain name are included in the asking price. A larger              retirement in Mexico. Everything from
                                                                 website dedicated to promoting lodgings and activities on our side of           how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                                 El Yunque is also included in the package. You can visit our satellite          paperwork is covered. If you've ever
                                                                 site (listed above) to see our business and find our main website's             considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                                 address (for what should be obvious reasons, we don't want a search             read this report first. It has the
                                                                 of our business name turning up "For Sale" results on Google).                  information that would otherwise take
                                                                                                                                                 you months of frustration to acquire.

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                                                                 - Cooking and cleaning. While we are an internet-dependent                 But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                                 business, it is absolutely vital to be able to deliver what is promised,   reason so many Americans and
                                                                 and more, to each and every set of guests. You can certainly hire          Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                                 these jobs out, but if you aren't willing to perform these tasks           they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                                 yourself when push comes to shove, you should consider another             bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                                 work-from-home path, such as stuffing envelopes. If you cook well          bargain compared to the USA and
                                                                 and clean well, your guests will do a bunch of your marketing for you.     Canada. But there are also a large
                                                                                                                                            number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                                                                                                            Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                                 - Basic, Harry and Henrietta Homeowner skills. Gardening,
                                                                                                                                            culture, having perhaps a more
                                                                 landscaping, plumbing, wiring, and painting. If you have to call a
                                                                                                                                            pronounced culture than any other
                                                                 boricua handyman every time that something stops working right, it
                                                                                                                                            nation in latin America with the
                                                                 will not be a profitable operation. Guaranteed. If you'd like to expand
                                                                                                                                            exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                                 the business (we think it is called for), some carpentry and masonry
                                                                                                                                            Mexico has great food, great
                                                                 skills would come in handy, in addition to the plumbing and electric.
                                                                                                                                            architecture and many areas with an
                                                                 Prior backhoe experience is a plus.
                                                                                                                                            excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                                 - People skills. Ask a lot of questions about what they do and how         modern, with better highways than
                                                                 they live. Find reasons to like every one of your guests. We have a        many parts of latin America and an
                                                                 hand-painted sign on our front door: "All our guests bring us              infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                 pleasure; many by coming, others by leaving." It's at least a hint to      connect via telephone and internet to
                                                                 the difficult guests. Reserve time after breakfast for giving directions   the rest of the world. This level of
                                                                 and advice.                                                                infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                                                            Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                                 -Botany. At the very least, learn the different trees and plants around    is a very important determining factor
                                                                 the farm that can make your food offerings better. Cacao. Lychee.          for the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                                 Starfruit. Rambutan. Red banana. Jackfruit. Wax Jambu. Pumpkin             inconvenienced by inconveniences.
                                                                 cheesecake fruit. Kids love caimito. A slice of pumpkin cheesecake
                                                                 fruit placed on top of your homemade Key Lime Pie, made with your          For more information:
                                                                 own organic, Caribbean sweet limes. Those same sweet limes go into           CLICK HERE
                                                                 our signature breakfast banana bread, along with our homegrown,
                                                                 organic Red Bananas ("rompe-culos"). Our recipes are included in the
                                                                 purchase price, but we reserve the right to publish a cookbook (in the
                                                                 works).

                                                                 -Learning a little Spanish never hurt anyone. Concentrate on nouns
                                                                 and verb conjugation. Watch TV and movies in Spanish. DVDs are
                                                                 great for this.


                                                       We're happy to spend weeks or even a month teaching the successful buyers how to
                                                       do these things. Spend another month in paradise? Hmmm .

                                                       There are a couple other really vital skills that you'll need to learn, but our
                                                       competition hasn't even figured out what they are, let alone how to do them well.
                                                       We're not going to touch them in this public space.

                                                       Talk to us.... "

                                                                 Phone: 1-787 874-3802


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                                                         stone house with lush garden courtyard, and emerald green paint-work for
                                                         $173,600..or an unrestored house for $74,500..A delicious three-course meal            Have you ever thought about
                                                         with wine, for two, costs $20, and there are many options for becoming a               retiring in Mexico? How about
                                                         resident.                                                                              retiring in one of its many lovely
                                                                                                                                                retirement havens?
                                                         In short, paradise does exist...where $1,000 a month will buy you a                    Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                         comfortable home in a beautiful setting, pay for your food and utilities, a            tells us that there are five major areas
                                                         housekeeper, a gardener, country-club dues...and even leave you with money             where American and Canadian retirees
                                                         left over for entertainment and travel!                                                tend to congregate. While there may
                                                                                                                                                be a few expatriates scattered in a
                                                         CLICK HERE for your FREE report                                                        dozen villages throughout Mexico,
                                                                                                                                                most Americans and Canadians settle
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                                                                                                        in one of five locations: San Miguel de
                                                                                                        Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca,
                                                                                                        Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                                                                        Pearson visited all these areas before
                                                                                                        settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives
                                                                                                        sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                                                                        retirement in Mexico. Everything from
                                                                                                        how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                                                                        paperwork is covered. If you've ever
                                                                                                        considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                                                                        read this report first. It has the
                                                                                                        information that would otherwise take
                                                                                                        you months of frustration to acquire.

                                                                                                        But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                                                                        reason so many Americans and
                                                                                                        Canadians choose Mexico is because
                                                                                                        they can drive to Mexico in a car. A
                                                                                                        bigger reason is that Mexico is a
                                                                                                        bargain compared to the USA and
                                                                                                        Canada. But there are also a large
                                                                                                        number of Europeans in Mexico.
                                                                                                        Mexico is rich with history, steeped in
                                                                                                        culture, having perhaps a more
                                                                                                        pronounced culture than any other
                                                                                                        nation in latin America with the
                                                                                                        exception of Brazil and Argentina.
                                                                                                        Mexico has great food, great
                                                                                                        architecture and many areas with an
                                                                                                        excellent climate. Mexico is also
                                                                                                        modern, with better highways than
                                                                                                        many parts of latin America and an
                                                                                                        infrastructure that allows foreigners to
                                                                                                        connect via telephone and internet to
                                                                                                        the rest of the world. This level of
                                                                                                        infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                        Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this
                                                                                                        is a very important determining factor
                                                                                                        for the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                                                                        inconvenienced by inconveniences.

                                                                                                        For more information:
                                                                                                          CLICK HERE




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                                                                                                        "How To Buy Costa Rica Real
                                                                                                        Estate Without Losing Your
                                                                                                        Camisa" was written by Scott Oliver
                                                                                                        with the help of dozens of Costa Rica
                                                                                                        real estate experts and attorneys.




                                                                                                        This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                                                                        Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                                                                        English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                                                                        Rica real estate.

                                                                                                        Contrary to what some people may
                                                                                                        have told you, there is no Multiple
                                                                                                        Listing Service! Trying to establish the
                                                                                                        'value' of real estate is difficult.

                                                                                                        Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                                                                        themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                                                                        can freely call themselves a real estate
                                                                                                        'broker'. They do not need any
                                                                                                        qualifications, training or experience to
                                                                                                        try and sell you real estate.

                                                                                                        What this means is that when you
                                                                                                        search for Costa Rica real estate, which
                                                                                                        may be one of the biggest investments
                                                                                                        of your life, more than likely, you will
                                                                                                        listen to expert advice coming from
                                                                                                        someone with zero qualifications or
                                                                                                        training in real estate, who is trying
                                                                                                        very hard to earn a sales commission
                                                                                                        selling you a property that could be
                                                                                                        overpriced.

                                                                                                        If this sounds like a recipe for disaster
                                                                                                        to you, it can be!

                                                                                                           CLICK HERE to find out more




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                                                                                                        residency, relocation, banking,
                                                                                                        investments


                                                                                                           CLICK HERE


                                                                                                        The Dominican Republic Report -
                                                                                                        The Complete Report On The
                                                                                                        Dominican Republic.

                                                                                                        There are many places you can go to in
                                                                                                        the Caribbean, but there is only one
                                                                                                        spot that has been called "The Best
                                                                                                        Kept Secret".

                                                                                                        That place is the Dominican Republic,
                                                                                                        and the time to find out about this
                                                                                                        investors paradise is sooner, not later!
                                                                                                        You can find out about basic statistics
                                                                                                        from any book-store travel guide, but
                                                                                                        not the honest kind of perspective you
                                                                                                        are looking for. What is it really like to
                                                                                                        live there? What is the cost of living?
                                                                                                        How do I find the real estate or
                                                                                                        apartment bargains? Can I find good
                                                                                                        Internet access? What is the shopping
                                                                                                        like? How about banking rates? Ask
                                                                                                        most Americans about the Dominican
                                                                                                        Republic, many have not heard of it.
                                                                                                        For those that have discovered it while
                                                                                                        on vacation, many have decided to call
                                                                                                        it home. Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                        something different ~ like Santo
                                                                                                        Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial
                                                                                                        ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or

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                                                                                                                                                                  just a great Caribbean escape at an
                                                                                                                                                                  affordable price - The Dominican
                                                                                                                                                                  Republic is the Place. Offshore
                                                                                                                                                                  Investors are also starting to discover
                                                                                                                                                                  the country. Many are calling it the
                                                                                                                                                                  best investment opportunity of the new
                                                                                                                                                                  millennium. We could not agree more.

                                                                                                                                                                  Easy and instant download of this
                                                                                                                                                                  report in pdf.  CLICK HERE


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        Full-Length Articles                                                             PICK            OF   THE   MONTH                                           A new ebook by
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                                                       the necessary equipment, full ownership of land, a vehicle, everything which
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        A comprehensive list of
        downloadable ebooks                            Originally we, Oliver and Angelika, are from Europe. Oliver is German, Angelika
        available from Caribpro. Titles                Italian, but grew up in Germany. Oliver studied politics at the University of
        include:                                       Berlin and worked in the concert business. Angelika was a surveyor and before
                                                       moving to the Caribbean she worked as shop manager in computer business.
        Costa Rica: Living There                       We met on a dive vacation on Bonaire in 1994, and stayed in the Caribbean.
        The Golden Door to Retirement

        Retirement Planning For
        Offshore Living: Maintain and
        Enhance your lifestyles
        spending less than 25% of
        your monthly budget.

        Retire In Mexico: Live
        Better For Less. Live in
        Mexico and join the many
        other retires who have done
        their homework, which
        resulted in mexico where you
        can live better for less.

        Escape The Corporation :
        How to live the life you've
        always dreamed of - free from
        the corporate slog.


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        Belize: Living There How to
        Live, Retire, Work of Invest in
        Belize.

        Nicaragua: Real Estate
        Property and land bargain
        amidst colonial splendour.

        Plastic Surgery in The
        Caribbean: Inexpensive, High
        Quality Cosmetic Surgery.

        Living & Investing: In
        Panama Find your dream in
        panama by enjoying an                                                                                                             Live in Latin America's most
        affordable and comfortable                                                                                                        overlooked tropical paradise for less
        setting.                                                                                                                          than you dreamed possible, live the
                                                                                                                                          good life and enjoy all of the
        The Portable Professional:                                                                                                        amenities of home.
        Using technology, log in from
        anywhere and earn a living.                                                                                                       Confronted with the spiraling cost of
        please yourself and make                                                                                                          living in the United States, Europe and
                                                       Since 1998 we own this little piece of paradise which for us is heaven on earth.
        money doing it.                                                                                                                   Canada, people from all walks of life and
                                                       We never felt better before in our life. The high horizon with far views is very
                                                       relaxing. The tropical garden and animals make us feel being part of nature.       all ages - including baby boomers and
        For a complete list of                                                                                                            seniors - are searching for an affordable
                                                       The peaceful silence and positive energy of this green rock frees our minds. We
        Caribbean e-books, click                       appreciate the absence of crime which unfortunately has become an extremely        place to live or retire without sacrificing
        here                                           rare gift in our world.                                                            their current lifestyles. Panama, one of
                                                                                                                                          Latin America's best-kept secrets, just
                                                                                                                                          might be the country many people are
                                                       Where else can you find keyless hotel rooms and car keys that never leave their
                                                                                                                                          seeking. Located only two and one-half
                                                       ignition lock?
                                                                                                                                          hours by air from Florida, Panama has
                                                                                                                                          everything for potential retirees and
                                                                                                                                          residents - Expatriates, investors and
                                                                                                                                          retirees are welcome in Panama. If you
                                                                                                                                          choose Panama as an investment /
                                                                                                                                          retirement haven, or as a location for
                                                                                                                                          your business you will be moving to a
                                                                                                                                          country with a very welcoming attitude
                                                                                                                                          and a modern infrastructure.

                                                                                                                                          The 2004-2006 1st edition of the one-of-
                                                                                                                                          a-kind "Living and Investing in Panama."
                                                                                                                                          offers invaluable assistance to anyone
                                                                                                                                          looking for a safe, affordable place to live
                                                                                                                                          outside of the United States. This useful
                                                                                                                                          report contains all the ins and outs and
                                                                                                                                          dos and don'ts and much more
                                                                                                                                          indispensable secret insider information
                                                                                                                                          about all areas of living in Panama. It
                                                                                                                                          guides you step by step and shows how
                                                                                                                                          to live on a budget; 100s of sure-fire tips,
                                                                                                                                          valuable contacts business resources;
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                                                       Our gorgeous daughter Laura war born January 2000 and became Saba's first             how to stay busy and happy; the best
                                                       millenium baby. Since June 2002 the "Momo family" has grown again and is              places to live in Panama; how to acquire
                                                       even happier than before. Laura has a little brother now by the name Luca             residency; time proven shortcuts for
                                                       Dylan. We are so happy and lucky!The owners of El Momo cottages along with            learning Spanish; how take advantage of
                                                       our two children have lived on this tropical paradise for the last ten years and      the many tax savings for foreign
                                                       that worked very well.                                                                residents, how to make the break from
                                                                                                                                             the rat race and start a new exciting life;
                                                                                                                                             and even how and where to find quality
                                                       Now, sadly, it is time for us to move on as our children are growing and they         people for companionship.
                                                       deserve to have the opportunity for the best education.

                                                       Saba is located next to St. Barths, Anguilla and St. Maarten. The island is           Living & Investing In Panama
                                                       magical and offers awesome hiking, fantastic diving, no crime and nice climate.          CLICK HERE
                                                       Saba is a green rock rising out steeply of the Caribbean Sea.




                                                       To be perfectly honest, it is easy for foreigners to get all the necessary papers
                                                       and documents and we would be there to help you with that.

                                                       If it sounds interesting to you to live and work on a little caribbean island (some
                                                       of the best divespots worldwide) this could be for you.

                                                       Are you looking for a healthy life style and don't mind climbing many steps?
                                                       Then you will love it!"

                                                                 For more information contact Angelika Hartlieb

                                                                 Phone: ++599-416 2265
                                                                 Fax: ++599-416 2265

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                                                                                                                   RETIRE OVERSEAS!
                                                                                                                 Learn about the world's
                                                                                                                    9 best places to
                                                                                                                      live or retire.
                                                                                                                                                 Have you ever thought about retiring
                                                                                                                                                 in Mexico? How about retiring in one
                                                                                                         Live well on $19 a Day.
                                                                                                                                                 of its many lovely retirement havens?
                                                                                                         Own a beachfront getaway for $35,000.
                                                                                                                                                 Dru Pearson, the author of this report,
                                                                                                         Enjoy dining/$7 per person.
                                                                                                                                                 tells us that there are five major areas
                                                                                                                                                 where American and Canadian retirees
                                                                                                               Details in your FREE report       tend to congregate. While there may be a
                                                                                                                                                 few expatriates scattered in a dozen
                                                         In one of the places detailed in this report, gentle sea breezes keep the               villages throughout Mexico, most
                                                         climate nearly perfect, with mild temperatures year-round.                              Americans and Canadians settle in one of
                                                                                                                                                 five locations: San Miguel de Allende,
                                                         You'll find cliffs, hidden coves with secluded beaches, rolling hills, and high         Mazatlan, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, or Lake
                                                         mountains nearby dotted with picturesque villages.                                      Chapala. Dru Pearson visited all these
                                                                                                                                                 areas before settling in Lake Chapala. Dru
                                                         In this place, a two storey, traditional house with five bedrooms on 2.5 acres,
                                                                                                                                                 gives sound and thoughtful advice on
                                                         with lots of fruit trees and a fresh water source, recently was sold to an
                                                                                                                                                 retirement in Mexico. Everything from
                                                         International Living reader for just over $60,000.
                                                                                                                                                 how to pick your location to Mexican
                                                         Or where you can rent a three-bedroom apartment for as little as $245                   paperwork is covered. If you've ever
                                                         monthly and your monthly electricity and water rates cost $27...where you               considered retirement in Mexico please
                                                         can buy an attractive two-bedroom house for less than $50,000. Where you                read this report first. It has the
                                                         can find seaside apartments for less than $80,000, a beautifully restored               information that would otherwise take
                                                         stone house with lush garden courtyard, and emerald green paint-work for                you months of frustration to acquire.
                                                         $173,600..or an unrestored house for $74,500..A delicious three-course meal
                                                                                                                                                 But why Mexico, you might ask? The
                                                         with wine, for two, costs $20, and there are many options for becoming a
                                                                                                                                                 reason so many Americans and
                                                         resident.
                                                                                                                                                 Canadians choose Mexico is because they
                                                         In short, paradise does exist...where $1,000 a month will buy you a                     can drive to Mexico in a car. A bigger
                                                         comfortable home in a beautiful setting, pay for your food and utilities, a             reason is that Mexico is a bargain
                                                         housekeeper, a gardener, country-club dues...and even leave you with money              compared to the USA and Canada. But
                                                         left over for entertainment and travel!                                                 there are also a large number of
                                                                                                                                                 Europeans in Mexico. Mexico is rich with
                                                         CLICK HERE for your FREE report                                                         history, steeped in culture, having
                                                                                                                                                 perhaps a more pronounced culture than
                                                                                                                                                 any other nation in latin America with the
                                                                                                                                                 exception of Brazil and Argentina. Mexico
                                                                                                                                                 has great food, great architecture and
                                                                                                                                                 many areas with an excellent climate.
                                                                                                                                                 Mexico is also modern, with better
                                                                                                                                                 highways than many parts of latin
                                                                                                                                                 America and an infrastructure that allows
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                                                                                                         foreigners to connect via telephone and
                                                                                                         internet to the rest of the world. This
                                                                                                         level of infrastructure isn't available in
                                                                                                         Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this is
                                                                                                         a very important determining factor for
                                                                                                         the retiree who doesn't want to be
                                                                                                         inconvenienced by inconveniences.

                                                                                                         For more information:
                                                                                                           CLICK HERE




                                                                                                         "How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate
                                                                                                         Without Losing Your Camisa" was
                                                                                                         written by Scott Oliver with the help of
                                                                                                         dozens of Costa Rica real estate experts
                                                                                                         and attorneys.




                                                                                                         This is not a book about living in Costa
                                                                                                         Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive
                                                                                                         English-language guide to buying Costa
                                                                                                         Rica real estate.

                                                                                                         Contrary to what some people may have
                                                                                                         told you, there is no Multiple Listing
                                                                                                         Service! Trying to establish the 'value' of
                                                                                                         real estate is difficult.

                                                                                                         Half the population of Costa Rica call
                                                                                                         themselves 'brokers' because anybody
                                                                                                         can freely call themselves a real estate
                                                                                                         'broker'. They do not need any
                                                                                                         qualifications, training or experience to
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                                                                                                         try and sell you real estate.

                                                                                                         What this means is that when you search
                                                                                                         for Costa Rica real estate, which may be
                                                                                                         one of the biggest investments of your
                                                                                                         life, more than likely, you will listen to
                                                                                                         expert advice coming from someone with
                                                                                                         zero qualifications or training in real
                                                                                                         estate, who is trying very hard to earn a
                                                                                                         sales commission selling you a property
                                                                                                         that could be overpriced.

                                                                                                         If this sounds like a recipe for disaster to
                                                                                                         you, it can be!

                                                                                                            CLICK HERE to find out more




                                                                                                         Dominican Republic information
                                                                                                         about real estate, retirement,
                                                                                                         residency, relocation, banking,
                                                                                                         investments


                                                                                                            CLICK HERE


                                                                                                         The Dominican Republic Report - The
                                                                                                         Complete Report On The Dominican
                                                                                                         Republic.

                                                                                                         There are many places you can go to in
                                                                                                         the Caribbean, but there is only one spot
                                                                                                         that has been called "The Best Kept
                                                                                                         Secret".

                                                                                                         That place is the Dominican Republic, and
                                                                                                         the time to find out about this investors
                                                                                                         paradise is sooner, not later! You can find
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                                                                                                                                                                   out about basic statistics from any book-
                                                                                                                                                                   store travel guide, but not the honest
                                                                                                                                                                   kind of perspective you are looking for.
                                                                                                                                                                   What is it really like to live there? What is
                                                                                                                                                                   the cost of living? How do I find the real
                                                                                                                                                                   estate or apartment bargains? Can I find
                                                                                                                                                                   good Internet access? What is the
                                                                                                                                                                   shopping like? How about banking rates?
                                                                                                                                                                   Ask most Americans about the Dominican
                                                                                                                                                                   Republic, many have not heard of it. For
                                                                                                                                                                   those that have discovered it while on
                                                                                                                                                                   vacation, many have decided to call it
                                                                                                                                                                   home. Whether you are looking for
                                                                                                                                                                   something different ~ like Santo
                                                                                                                                                                   Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial ~
                                                                                                                                                                   The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or just a
                                                                                                                                                                   great Caribbean escape at an affordable
                                                                                                                                                                   price - The Dominican Republic is the
                                                                                                                                                                   Place. Offshore Investors are also starting
                                                                                                                                                                   to discover the country. Many are calling
                                                                                                                                                                   it the best investment opportunity of the
                                                                                                                                                                   new millennium. We could not agree
                                                                                                                                                                   more.

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