Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

Often a surprise awaits around the bend

Around the bend and down the road, you can see the most amazing things. Sometimes it’s one of the great trees with a trunk so grand that five people could stand around it, arms outstretched, and their fingertips would barely … Continue reading

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Former expat and wife set up campagn to get computers for school kids

Like a lot of North Americans, Scott Tucker sees a way to help the Costa Rican schools. The former resident has an advantage in that his wife, Ana, is Costa Rican. They live now in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Government … Continue reading

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Volcán Turrialba fails to conform to proposed theory on eruptions

A.M. Costa Rica predicted another thrilling eruption from the Volcán Turrialba between June 2 and 9. Instead, the mountain went back to sleep after a June 1 eruption. The May 26 prediction were based partly on some reader comments that … Continue reading

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Illegal fishing crackdown nets 10

Patrols from the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas captured 10 fishermen and three boats over the weekend as officials enforced the moratorium in the Gulf of Nicoya. The moratorium is to allow marine species to recover, and the government provides payments … Continue reading

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Arsenal discovered in Los Anonos, Escazú

Five adults and three juveniles were shooting up the Los Anonos section of Escazú early Sunday. The celebration drew the attention of police, who collared the eight and confiscated an arsenal. In addition to three riot guns. police reported they … Continue reading

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Municipality acts against illegal project

Sometimes the old Costa Rica rule just does not work. The rule is that it is easier to ask forgiveness instead of asking permission. An apartment developer has found that out the hard way. The Municipalidad de Desamparados reported Friday … Continue reading

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Economic doomsday message has surprising source

Subscribers to a mailing list that promotes overseas living got a different type of message over the weekend. Instead of touting azure blue skies, beach dwellings and cheap overseas living, the message predicted the collapse of the U.S. economy. The … Continue reading

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Ham radio decree still recognizes foreign licenses

The telecom agency has posted a proposed decree covering those who would use citizen band and amateur radio transmitters here. The proposed decree in on the Web site of the Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones under a pull-down menu … Continue reading

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