Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

Contest finds plenty of game fish

Sports fishing enthusiasts caught and released 20 blue marlin and 17 sailfish during the Presidential Papagayo Cup on the Guanacaste Pacific coast. The tournament is part of the  Presidential Challenge Conservation Series. The event benefits the  Billfish Foundation conservation projects … Continue reading

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Environmental fair starts Wednesday at the Antigua Aduana in San José

Some 110 stands will present products or services at the 2015 Feria del Ambiente that opens Wednesday at the Antique Aduana on Calle 23. The event runs through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition there are discussions … Continue reading

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Education ministry to include sustainability in school curriculum

The education ministry has unveiled a program of sustainable development. One aspect is the instruction of youngsters about sustainability. The Ministerio de Educación Pública also said that it would incorporate sustainability in its own internal practices, such as saving paper … Continue reading

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Rainfall in May sets records for the most in east and the least in west

May weather set records for being dry in the west and being wet in the east. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that the prior record for the least rainfall in Liberia was set in 1967, based on records dating from … Continue reading

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Traditional dance classes announced

The Taller Nacional de Danza plans classes in traditional Chorotega folkloric dances for the public. The series of 24 classes that run through August. Each month there is a charge of 15,000 colons or a bit less than $30, said … Continue reading

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Beer tasting planned in Heredia

The fourth annual exposition of Costa Rican beers takes place Saturday at the Petregal event center in Heredia. The hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is 12,000 colons, almost $24. The  Asociación de Cerveceros Artesanales de Costa … Continue reading

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Sex workers demand respect on their day

An organization of sex workers said Monday that they were demanding respect from those providing medical services and from police. The organization is  La Asociación La Sala, which presented grievances at the legislature. Sex workers face violence every day, and … Continue reading

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Escazú author wins a top fiction prize

Escazú resident and A.M. Costa Rica associate Lou Kilzer has been honored with a top book award for his first novel “Fatal Redemption.” Kilzer wrote the book along with Mark Boyden, a British national who also visits Costa Rica. Kilzer … Continue reading

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Solís is off to Europe this week for four-nation visit

President Luis Guillermo Solís is going to Europe this week along with key ministers. The main reason is a summit between the European Union and the  Comunidad Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños in Brussels, Beglium. But the officials also will visit … Continue reading

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Restoration finished at neo-Gothic church in Heredia

The neo-Gothic  San Rafael Arcángel church is ready to face another century after an extensive restoration paid for, in part, by the government. The church is in San Rafael, a canton in the province of Heredia. The church dates from … Continue reading

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