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Toursim comes to Rebecca's Back Yard...Bummer Eh?


Well, more like SBall's back yard but that headline was weaker.

Jinotega Ecotourism soon to open a door in the "City of Mists".

The community of Sisle, located 22 kilometers north of Jinotega will premier the Apanás Lake Boardwalk (Malecon). The project will be operational no later than Easter (which starts on March 24), according to Oscar González Casco the local Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) Delegate in Jinotega.

New Tax Law Memo


Rentas de actividades económicas/Income from economic activity

Operaciones con paraísos fiscales - Pay 17%

I read that as any work/business with income paid to you here by another country that is tax free in that country (paraísos fiscales) is 17% here.

Then there is the "Other economic activities" @15%

We need the Tiffer version of a Tax Lawyer on here.

Index of Economic Freedom 2013


Nicaragua is 110 of 177 countries, three down from the previous report.

In Latin America, Nicaragua is ranked 21 of 29 countries and its overall score is below the world average.

Chinese company will enter the mobile phone market

The Asian telecommunications company Xinwei will have national coverage and will initially invest $ 700 million

Xinwei, telecommunications company from China was authorized to operate in Nicaragua in the field of mobile telephones and the Internet, said Orlando Castillo, president of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Telcor.

According to information provided by official media, a concession was granted to the new Chinese company to operate in the field of telecommunications in the country and begin installing equipment which will take a year.

Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal (September 23, 1924 – January 10, 1978)

Pedro Joaquín was a Nicaraguan journalist and Editor of La Prensa, which at the time of his death, provided the only real alternative national news to that which was circulated by the Somoza family.

Time for a Smoke Break....you guys are all getting weekend cabin fever or something


The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2012

Flor de las Antillas Toro, by My Father Cigars S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The story of Cigar Aficionado’s 2012 Cigar of the Year begins in Cuba, the island home of José “Pepin” Garcia, his son Jaime and daughter, Janny. Pepin began rolling cigars at the age of 11 in his hometown of Baez. He rose to prominence in Cuba as a talented cigarmaker, but yearned for freedom and opportunity. One by one the Garcias left, eventually making their way to Miami where they began producing cigars.

Private Wildlife Reserves now total 62


Click on the map graphic to enlarge it.

Private Wildlife Reserves in Nicaragua rose to 62 in this 2012, equaling the number of reserves in state hands, according to the president of the Network of Private Reserves of Nicaragua, Freddy Cruz Cortés, who held that 48 of these territories in nature conservation , are catching 39,000 tons of carbon per year, which represents a major contribution to environmental preservation.

Christmas Holidays


Government and Institutional Offices will be closed from the 24th of December to the 6th of January 2013 inclusive.

They will reopen on the 7th of January 2013.

Statutory Holidays (paid days off) or ‘Feriados Nacionales’ will be Christmas Day the 25th of December 2012 and the 1st day of January 2013.

Seaside Mariana Spa & Golf Resort - Wyndham Hotel Group and Nicklaus Design pull out of project


Very good story by Tim Rogers...

"It is what it is"... and he describes it very well.

ANID Conference Notice (Association of Nicaraguan Investors and Developers)


I don't know if the link will work so here is a cut and paste:


New Tax Rules Have Hidden Traps

Do you own a condo or timeshare outside the US? If so, you need to read on.

Cows Milk...the stuff that gets delivered by horse and cart...

Here is a post that won't cause any arguments...

How do YOU make it safe to use?

I would say 10 minutes on rolling boil is enough.

More Lewis Black on Milk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8_JxdE8aHE

Mukul, Nicaragua's First Luxury Beach Resort, Opening February 2013


Opening rates at Mukul will start at $550 per double per night, including breakfast, lunch, domestic premium open bar during the day and private ground transportation to/from Managua International Airport.


I was about ready to split the word into two when our resident Spanish language teacher sent us this weeks tip.


Throughout Latin America this phrase has a variety of meanings in colloquial language. The form nomás is never used in Spain.

¿Dónde está el hospital? –En la esquina nomás. /Where is the hospital? – Right on the corner.

Nomás que venga (en cuanto venga) – As soon as she/he arrives.

Démelo así nomás, sin envolver. – Don't bother wrapping it, I'll take it as it is.

Déjelo aquí nomás. – Just leave it here.

Aguinaldo - Christmas Box or Bonus

The thirteenth month payment, also known as a bonus, is a right under the Constitution and the Labor Code and must be paid no later than the 10th of December.

Employers must pay a pro rata or proportion of the bonus for employees with less than 1 year of service.

Lake Managua increases by more than 40 square kilometers


The yellow outline around certain areas of Lake Managua are areas of increased over 2 years adding more than 40 square kilometers.

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