Archive for January, 2012
Posted on 31. Jan, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
Gran Pacifica, a Nicaraguan subsidiary of ECI Development, recently completed a transaction with Roger Keeling and the TKG Group. This deal transferred the rights to operate the Pacifica Golf Course and develop select Nicaraguan real estate around the golf course and in Phase I. It also added another sub-development group that can sell and [...]
Posted on 26. Jan, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
As with most things in business, there are cycles and right now it looks like the cycle for textile manufacturing is swinging back in favor of Central America. Incredibly, China dropped 3% in textile exports while Central America picked up by 2.6% last year. Time lines for shipping is one factor, but cost of production [...]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
Great news. Nicaragua’s Ministry of Tourism has reworked it’s English version website and it looks spectacular. http://nicaraguatourism.us/ In addition to the things you’d expect like tours, places to see, history etc… you also get a section of travel specials. One section I especially like is the section on “What People are Saying About Us” which is [...]
Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
It’s great to know movers and shakers. Until now, I never knew anyone who’d been in National Geographic. But to my surprise a couple weeks ago, there was my friend José Urteaga on the pages talking about the Olive Ridley Turtles. Jose and his team at Flora and Fauna have been doing some great [...]
Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
Gran Pacifica is “Green Pacifica” with nearly half its power coming from renewable resources off of Nicaragua’s grid. The nation’s green energy production is now 48% of total demand. Nicaragua is proving its dedication to build a renewable energy basis and the results are impressive. As new hydro and geothermal come on line, that percentage [...]
Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by Gran Pacifica.
The Center for Export Procedures (CETREX, for its acronym in Spanish) recently stated in a preliminary report that Nicaraguan exports reached US$2,130.3 million in the first eleven months of 2011, surpassing total sales in 2010 and reaching record figures. This amount exceeds the US$1,920 million in total exports reached in 2010, which had been the [...]
Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by Gran Pacifica.
Mike Cobb 1st LIVE show – Jan 3rd, 2012 Mark your calendar and stay tuned with Mike Cobb at “Mike’s Gringo Life” on the Overseas Radio Network LIVE every Tuesday at 6PM EST time. You can hear the show on the archives files when you subscribe to the show on overseasradio.com. And you can even [...]