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July 2012 Blog Posts (5)

She has been found safe

This e-mail is to inform you that Paula Richardson has been found in Sweden and is safe. Thanks to all of you in efforts to assist in trying to locate this American.  In particular, I want to acknowledge and thank the Swedish Police who have done an outstanding job in this case. I also want to thank the local Oakland Police for their cooperation in this effort. This is one of the success stories, and I realize that there are so many hundreds of cases that do not have a welcome…


Added by Gwen Richardson on July 19, 2012 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Cruise Victims Got Minimal Compensation Under International Law

Check out this story about the Costa Concordia disaster. And, if you're going on a cruise, make sure to read the fine print on your agreement that limits your right to sue.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 10, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Investing in Real Estate or retiring in Roatan, Honduras

One may come off a cruise ship and think this is paradise, or stay for a short vacation and believe this is a perfect place to live, retire, invest in Real Estate, have a business ect. but the truth is that this is far from paradise. It is common practice here on the Bay Islands to purchase property and months, sometimes years pass, only to find out that someone paid off a public official and now they own your home or business!! It is also common practice here on the Bay Islands that if you…


Added by Cindy Crim on July 9, 2012 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Piracy Off the Coast of Honduras

This story is about a month old -- wish I'd learned about it sooner. Reproduced below, it is a letter from the victims of the attack to the U.S. Ambassador in Tegucigalpa. Please remember if you travel in that part of the world that you have entered a lawless realm without legal recourse -- and, if you are an American, this fact is likely to hurt you more than…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 9, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

If You're Thinking About Visiting, Investing In, Retiring To the Island of Roatan.... might want to spend some time with this FaceBook group consisting of expats living there.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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