Daily Archives: June 29, 2015

Tiny tax proposed for electrical generating

Representatives of industry are not pleased by a proposal to assess a one centavo tax on each kilowatt of power generated by public and private entities. The measure was proposed by lawmaker Jorge Rodríguez Araya who said in a summary … Continue reading

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Go nuts for that shady spot under the tree

Here it is, next week already and we are talking about shady spots. You decided on a grass for your lawn and prepared and fertilized the soil. Now your grass seed has taken root and rewarded you with a light … Continue reading

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Caribbean coast hit with heavy damage from another tropical wave

A third wave of flooding covered much more of the Caribbean coast and the northern zone. The losses to agriculture are in the millions. President Luis Guillermo Solís declared a national emergency Sunday, and this will allow moving government funds … Continue reading

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Suspects captured after delivery robbery

Judicial agents have been following a gang of robbers for some time. So Saturday morning when a delivery driver was held up at an Heredia commercial center, agents were able to stop four suspects in  San Antonio de Belén. Agents … Continue reading

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Turtle volunteers report attack by poachers

The Sea Shepherd  Conservation Society said that two of its volunteers were attacked by poachers on Playa Pacuare Thursday night. A guard protecting the volunteers fired eight warning shots and then became a target of poachers who returned fire, the … Continue reading

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Pre-teen reported missing from Tibás

Investigators are seeking a 12 year old girl who has been reported missing after leaving her home in  Cinco Es­qui­na de Tibás Friday afternoon. She is  Laura Mi­che­lle Bravo Ren­te­ria, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. Information can be telephoned to … Continue reading

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U.S. citizen dies while swimming

A U.S. citizen has died in the Pacific just off Flamingo in the vicinity of the Isla Pata. The reason for the death was not clear. The  Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas said that its crew members were told that the … Continue reading

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Shooting victims include man in wheelchair

Four individual died by gunfire Friday, including one victim who was confined to a wheelchair. Shootings continued through the weekend. The disabled victim had the last name of Obando and was 33, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. He was found … Continue reading

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Solís seeks a regional climate change meeting here

President  Luis Guillermo Solís wants to set up a climate meeting in San José. He issued an invitation to leaders of Central American countries and those of Colombia and Mexico. Solís sent the message to the leaders who were gathered … Continue reading

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Proposed law would formalize medical tourism

Lawmakers have received a bill that would create another layer of bureaucracy in the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo specifically for medical tourism. The measure also would install the private medical tourism promotional company known as Promed into a committee with … Continue reading

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