Daily Archives: February 10, 2017

Agreement encourages access to maritime jobs

The government has entered into an agreement that will support the Universidad de Costa Rica in offering a graduate course for those interested in a maritime career. The program will be offered at the university location on the Caribbean coast. … Continue reading

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ESL prof who had programs here dies

A retired University of Illinois professor, known in Costa Rica for setting up exchange programs, has died, He was Lawrence Bouton, 85, who died Feb. 1 in Urbana, Illinois. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at … Continue reading

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Environmentalists laud finning verdict

An environmental non-profit is reporting that a Puntarenas court convicted a businesswoman for shark finning. The woman had operated a firm that brought shark fins to port separated from the body, a practice illegal in Costa Rica, with intentions of … Continue reading

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High court backs environmental ministry in the case of the lion

The Sala Primera has backed the environmental ministry in the dispute with the Simón Bolívar zoo operator Fundazoo. The Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía has been trying to get rid of the zoo and turn the area into a garden, … Continue reading

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Country’s finances take another hit from a major rating agency

Another international rating agency has downgraded the country’s credit worthiness and maintained the negative outlook. This time the change came from Moody’s Investors Service, which categorized the country as Ba2 from Ba1. Unlike the Fitch rating services, Moody’s did not … Continue reading

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Protein-obesity link is discounted

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: Is this link between lack of protein and overweight women in San José the answer? I wonder how accurate this study is in regards to obesity.  When I arrived in Costa Rica, in 1989, there were … Continue reading

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Depósito Libre rebuilding wins approval

Lawmakers Thursday approved for the second and final time a bill that will allow the southern zone development agency to use a surplus to rebuild 14 stores at the Depósito Libre Comercial de Golfito. That were destroyed by fire. The … Continue reading

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The best advice for the weekend? Go fly a kite!

Another cold front is moving down from the north, and it is expected to augment the winds today and Saturday. Most expats are weary of counting, but the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional says this is cold front No. 18 for the … Continue reading

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Japan helping to popularize baseball to school kids

A meeting here to promote baseball in the public schools begins Sunday with –- what else? — a baseball game. Educators from five countries, including Costa Rica, are participating in the five-day seminar in Santo Domingo de Heredia. The game … Continue reading

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