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Bahamas Golf Vacation

Grand Bahamas Island is popularly known as Golfers Paradise. Seeing the beauty of the places many people consider Bahamas Golf Vacation the best one. The lush green locales, good climatic condition make this place an ideal golf destination. Places li...
by eTravelTrips on Sep 3, 2013

Ancient Wild Bahamas Discovered In Blue Holes Cave Diving

Sawmill Sink, Blue Hole in the Bahamas I recently watched an amazing special on Cave Diving in the Bahamas.  It showcased some absolutely stunning prehistoric scientific discoveries of extinct animals.  A truly wonderful program that even shows th...
by Troubled Biologist on Jun 25, 2013

Ancient Wild Bahamas Discovered In Blue Holes Cave Diving

Sawmill Sink, Blue Hole in the Bahamas I recently watched an amazing special on Cave Diving in the Bahamas.  It showcased some absolutely stunning prehistoric scientific discoveries of extinct animals.  A truly wonderful program that even shows th...
by Troubled Biologist on Jun 25, 2013

Abaco Island Spots

The Abaco Islands is one of BahamasIsland group. The island is situated in the northern which are have two main islands Great Abaco and Little Abaco Bahamas Island. Both of them is famous as the best for is sailing, fishing and diving. The Elbow Cay,...
by Tourismareas on Jan 25, 2013

DA GUBMENT OF THE PEOPLE

Prime Minister Christie's recent decision to hold the Cabinet meeting of the Bahamas in North Abaco evoked a myriad of emotions and responses ranging from salutariness to skepticism. The Free National Movement echoed the sentiments of many persons wh...
by PureFawkery on Oct 10, 2012

An open letter to Mr. Greg Gomez

I am certain that, by now, many of you have had an opportunity to hear the now infamous telephone interview of Mr. Greg Gomez by Guardian Editor Candia Dames. After listening to the carnage exposed in that interview, many believe that was final death...
by PureFawkery on Oct 4, 2012

Karen Brown of the No Spin Zone: STOP TIEFIN!!!!!!!!

This morning I wrote a post entitled an "Open Letter to Mr. Greg Gomez", see link here.  A link to my blog was placed in the Facebook Group called the No Spin Zone which is an admittingly FNM leaning group. Shortly after placing my link in that...
by PureFawkery on Oct 4, 2012

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Src: Carolinesmode, COTTDS, Stockholmstreetstyle Confession: during the holidays I have a slight obsession with other people’s way of managing to pack their suitcases. Like almost every other woman out there, I always tend to pack wayyy too muc...
by Six Feet From The Edge on Aug 1, 2012

Disentangling Spain’s new medical prescription co-payment process

Now that Spain's new co-payment system for medications and prescription charges has come into effect we are beginning to see what the process looks like. There has been a lot of anxiety among residents of all nationalities about what the implications...
by Iberosphere on Jul 17, 2012

New co-payment scheme for Spanish medical prescriptions

The Spanish health service is under pressure. One of the ways in which it is hoping to increase revenue is through prescription charges. But announcements about the increase in the cost of prescriptions have caused both consternation and confusion.
by Iberosphere on Jul 5, 2012

Embassies and consulates in Spain

If you own a property in Spain it is likely that at some time or another you will have contact with your national consulate or embassy. In Spain, different countries have an embassy in Madrid and consulates in other Spanish cities. In your own countr...
by Iberosphere on May 24, 2012

From abroad or in Spain? Obtaining a foreigner’s identification number

There are many frustrating aspects of bureaucracy in Spain, but none more so than when one official categorically tells you one thing and another states the opposite. Unfortunately, this isn’t as rare as you might think and the last example that’...
by Iberosphere on May 15, 2012

Buying a home in Spain: Dealing with new property defects

Sometimes new property is not all that we hoped for. There can be teething troubles as the new build settles in. These might just be to do with the finish or, more worryingly, they might on occasion be structural. Either way, the good news is that th...
by Iberosphere on May 4, 2012

Refurbishing your Spanish property

'Doing up' your property can be a good alternative to selling. Rather than spending money on upsizing or downsizing, you put extra capital into making your existing premises more suitable. However, you should be aware that even minor adjustments to y...
by Iberosphere on Apr 19, 2012

How to complain in Spain

Did you know that every business or retail premises in Spain must have a consumer complaints form? It’s called the ‘hoja de reclamaciones’ and is required by law. Even just asking for it can see the object of your complaint addressed as they re...
by Iberosphere on Apr 13, 2012

Spanish property auctions

With the current sluggishness in the Spanish real estate market, people are turning to house auctions as one means of moving their property more quickly. Equally, for those looking for a bargain they can guarantee that those placing their house for s...
by Iberosphere on Apr 5, 2012

Who’s who in the Spanish property buying minefield

The problems that some expats have had with buying homes in Spain continue to make headlines. The Spanish legal and fiscal system can be a minefield for those who don’t understand it. In fact, it can be a minefield for those who do.
by Iberosphere on Mar 22, 2012

An important decision – making your will

The need to make a will is obvious to most people. The decision to get up and do it is often harder to achieve. When you make that decision to make a will in Spain, make sure you have done your research. Inheritance tax is a much bigger issue here th...
by Iberosphere on Mar 15, 2012

Avoiding double taxation in Spain

Must of us aren’t too keen on paying tax once, let alone twice. So it's a good thing that Spain has a double taxation agreement with many countries. This means that two countries agree that you only have to pay tax in one of them. But when should y...
by Iberosphere on Mar 9, 2012

Proving you’re a fiscal resident in Spain

Most people are pretty good at getting their civil residency from the National Police when they settle in Spain as a resident. However, not everyone is aware that there is more to residency than a green residency certificate.
by Iberosphere on Mar 2, 2012


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