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tbirds7 posted freight forwarder on the Nicaragua forum on July 23, 2014:
I'm going to be moving to Nica in April 2015 & have seen several old postings, regarding a freight forwarder that handles all the customs issues. I'll be shipping a truck from Long Beach, Ca. port to Managua. I've seen a posting from Nicaman that stated he used a guy who offered all these services. I have sent several private emails, but have not heard back from anyone on this matter. If anyone knows the contact info for this freight/ customs guy, please let me know.
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majicjack replied to the thread Residency on the Nicaragua forum on July 22, 2014:
majicjack initially posted:
We have a future expat visiting with us. His lady friend lives in Granada and has been here for ten years. She is very good at helping people obtain their residency at a very good price. Her mail is,
majicjack replied 8 hours ago with:
I screwed up. The lady is Nadine Holmes. However I mistyped the email address. The correct address is Not .com Sorry but this should get you in contact with her.
majicjack replied on July 22, 2014 with:
The email address was put on there for a purpose. The purpose was so you can contact this person and ask these questions.
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wanewbee replied to the thread The Canal on the Nicaragua forum on July 21, 2014:
majicjack initially posted:
I have worked in China. China has what could be more or less a slash and burn policy when it comes to any type construction. The only difference between working for the Chinese and slavery is you do get small salary. There will probably be no top management positions other than a figure head and bought by some rich individual. The Nicaraguense will be used for labor only and paid the bare minimum required by law. I have spoken with people that work in the Zona Franca in Tipitapa and their opinion of the Chinese is not very high but they say the have to have jobs. Environment wise Lake Nicaragua is in the top ten I believe as far as natural lakes. So many people depend on this lake for their lively hood. I have a boat and have fished on this lake and myself and friends have had some very relaxing times. I wonder what the damage is going to be to this lake? I think don't that any damage done to the environment will be repaired buy the Chinese. They will not make an effort to restore the outlying areas near the canal. If it would be a boom to the people of Nicaragua and it could improve the life of the Nicaraguense then good. But I think this will be a short lived boom to most. They have been debating this for years and I am sincerely hoping that the debate will continue for many more. It is pretty tough to go out and raise 60 billion dollars. Drawing a map and digging the hole are two different things.
wanewbee replied on July 21, 2014 with:
I also believe the Russian military are going to be providing the security forces for the protection on the project. Bet that is going to go over like gang busters in DC, not to mention what will happen if they are forced to shoot some local citizens for trespassing, etc.
Salsera replied on July 19, 2014 with:
In addition to the environmental disaster: I cannot imagine the US government will keep quiet looking at a Chinese passway just in front of their doorstep...
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iguanalover replied to the thread after the party on the Nicaragua forum on July 21, 2014:
iguanalover initially posted:
There is a very interesting article in this morning's Nicaragua Dispatch (on line)about what happened after yesterday's party was over in Managua and everyone was going home.
iguanalover replied on July 21, 2014 with:
Both papers and the Nicaragua Dispatch have details about who is claiming responsibility. We saw the chief of the national police and she looked rattled. She usually looks very cool and collected, but you could tell it was a very bad day for everyone involved.
majicjack replied on July 21, 2014 with:
I don't care what the party affiliation is, this was nothing more than cold blooded murder. If you claim to be a freedom fighter( I don't know if this is the deal) but you do not murder civilians to get your point across. I can see this happening in the middle east but not here. Does anyone have the real story or motive?
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senormike posted dominican republic info on the Nicaragua forum on July 21, 2014:
theres a gated community near Puerto plata called costambar, I spent the last 2 winters there and loved in. look at their site.
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iguanalover replied to the thread ?moving from honduras to nicaragua ?? on the Nicaragua forum on July 18, 2014:
BOBNYC initially posted:
currently living in la ceiba, Honduras I love it here but the crime and gang problems are threw the roof.can I find a 3 bedroom rental housel for under $500 a month in san juan del sur.
iguanalover replied on July 18, 2014 with:
There have been some rentals advertised on the expats on SJDS facebook page. This is a good time of the year to look.
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majicjack replied to the thread Organic food, not fluoride water on the Nicaragua forum on July 18, 2014:
everest initially posted:
Is Nicaragua under Moncanto regulations? How about pesticides and herbicides on land? What kind of water is safe to drink?
majicjack replied on July 18, 2014 with:
We collect all the soda bottle and small water bottles and place them in a trash bag and give them to the garbage collectors. They in turn sell them to help supplement their income. If you are going to live here and do buy 5 gallon water bottles? Buy the water from a distributor and if you buy 5 or more at a time you wont need to pay a deposit on the bottles. There is also a small simple rack that you can buy from the distributor to set your water bottle on. It is also much cheaper from the distributor.
iguanalover replied on July 18, 2014 with:
Small plastic water bottles are a very big source of pollution in much of the world. They have banned them at Machu Puchu. We carry a portable water filter - from Amazon - that filters out almost everything including guardia. Please don't buy small plastic water bottles to throw away.
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iguanalover posted July 19 on the Nicaragua forum on July 17, 2014:
This day is a big public holiday in Nicaragua. BIG. It is a political holiday. We were in Managua yesterday and they are preparing for a major event. It will not be a good day to go any where, especially Managua and the day before will be very busy, especially the roads. Everywhere we went in Managua was very crowded. PriceSmart was jammed. There were rockets and fireworks most of the night. Nicas really celebrate, big crowds and lots of loud music. Families travel from afar to be together. This year is the 35th anniversary of the revolution and the celebration is BIG.
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zivile replied to the thread the big move on the Nicaragua forum on July 17, 2014:
zivile initially posted:
Hello I'm new to this forum and am impressed with the amounts of information generously shared here. However I am quite lost in finding specific information that I need. Well first of all we are trying to move to nicaragua (me, my husband and our dog) permanently late sprint or early fall of 2015. our plan is to rent for about a year and find a piece of property to purchase on the pacific side of the country. there are about a million questions we have about the move to nicaragua, but some of the first and main would be lawyer. can anyone recommend a good, reliable lawyer in nicaragua? the one who deals with international real estate purchase. we have been recommended to go through the embassy. we are making a move from usa and we are not retired or even close to that. I would love to start a conversation with expats from usa that went through the whole process of immigrating to the country, bringing their pet over, property purchase, aquiring a residency status etc. thank you Zivile
zivile replied on July 17, 2014 with:
Thank you everyone for your thorrow responses and very valuable information. I will be finding more time next week to respond and communicate with each one of you more next week. Work has taken me away this week, so my apologies. I did and do read all of your messages every day. Thank you thank you. I am looking forward to chatting with each one of you more. Zivile
lonnie22653 replied on July 17, 2014 with:
yes majicjak, everything has been done properly. thanks for checking. and i'm all set with someone living in the house until I move and have good property managemen.
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