Daily Archives: May 29, 2012

Business leaders have chance to assess state of nation

Another report is due of the confidence and perceptions of the economy by business leaders. The triple Index that is produced by the national business chamber has shown vast improvement since scraping the bottom during 2009. Yet, most business people … Continue reading

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Guardacostas increasing its presence on both coasts

The Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas is beefing up its presence in the Pacific and in northeastern Costa Rica. The agency will have a new station in Tortuguero in the province of Limón and a stronger presence in Murciélago in La … Continue reading

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Consumer agency cracks down on Asian markets

The consumer police conducted another one of its sweeps last month, and the target was Chinese markets. Only two of the 10 markets received a passing grade. The biggest problem was listed as imported food that did not have a … Continue reading

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Service station quality said to be improvement

Of the 1,186 service stations inspected in 2011, four were found to be delivering short amounts and 21 had quality problems with the gasoline or diesel, according to the Authoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos. This is the same agency that … Continue reading

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New postal release features 11 famous scenes of the country

Correos de Costa Rica has another postcard deal for residents and tourists. The postal service has come out with a series of 11 postcards that show 11 of the major attractions of the country. Correos has printed 16,500 of these … Continue reading

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Sales tax forms will be online, but payment is to a bank

Business operators who pay sales tax will have to file their paperwork online via the special software provided by the Dirección General de Tributación next month. The deadline is June 15. This is the next step in putting much of … Continue reading

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Hurricane prediction for eastern Pacific also listed as normal

The latest prediction says that the eastern Pacific hurricane season will be normal, just as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted for the Atlantic. The agency’s Climate Prediction Center said that climate conditions point to a near-normal eastern Pacific … Continue reading

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New cyber threat, Flame, calls most sophisticated ever

A Russian Internet security company says it has discovered what it calls the most malicious cyber menace known to date. Kaspersky Labs says the computer program known as Flame is the most complex and sophisticated malware program it has ever … Continue reading

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Obama places a wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to the nation’s veterans and their families during the Memorial Day holiday, as communities across the country host their own festivities. President Obama joined his wife and top military commanders under the midday sun … Continue reading

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Lawmakers visit Caribbean and consider city status

Members of the legislature’s Comisión de Asuntos Agropecuarios went to the Caribbean coast over the weekend to see first-hand the situation in Cahuita and Puerto Viejo. There long-time residents are in danger of losing their homes because the properties are … Continue reading

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Quakes reported offshore in Caribbean near Limón

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake took place at 2:44 a.m. Monday in the Caribbean north and east of Matina, Limón. The quake was felt most intensely in Limón Centro. The Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica at the Universidad de Costa Rica said … Continue reading

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