Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Tourism firms urged to comply with new rules

Adventure tourism firms have been put on notice that they must now comply with a year-old decree that addresses sanitation and security issues. The Cámara Nacional de Turismo reminded its members that the regulations went into effect Jan. 6, a … Continue reading

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Public school begins the year with nearly a million students

Classes started Monday for 947,000 public school students, and education officials said that even those buildings damaged by Hurricane Otto were in service. Officials said there were 176 schools in the areas hit by the hurricane in November. Seven in … Continue reading

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Port concession at Caldera bought out by a firm from Chile

The controlling interest of the concessionaire that runs the Puerto Caldera has been transferred to a Chilean firm. The new owner is SAAM Operadora de Puertos de Estiba y Desestiba Costa Rica S.A. The parent firm has 50 years of … Continue reading

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Finance minister tells lawmakers new taxes are not the solution

The finance minister told lawmakers Monday that proposed increases in taxes would not solve the country’s unsustainable financial problems but that new levies would give some breathing space for more permanent action. The minister, Helio Fallas, who also is first … Continue reading

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Water outages due in three locations

The state water company said it would interrupt service in Escazú, Desamparados and Moravia for maintenance today. In Escazú it said about 2,500 persons would be affected in Barrio Corazón de Jesús, Alto Carrizal and Alto Raicero. The outage is … Continue reading

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Barrio Lujan project to last to March 20

Repairs of the sanitary sewer line along what is known as Diagonal 10 will mean that a section of the two-way street in Barrio Lujan will be closed until March 20, said the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados. The … Continue reading

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Plastic bag bill approaches passage

A bill to prohibit the free use of plastic bags at stores is among the priority measures on the legislative agenda. But proponents fear that the bill is being stalled by Movimiento Libertario, which has proposed a number of amendments. … Continue reading

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Scientists will try to find cause of whale beachings

U.S. scientists say they will try to find out if solar storms cause whales, dolphins and  porpoises to lose their orientation and beach themselves around the world. These beachings happen several times a year in Costa Rica, mainly on the … Continue reading

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