Daily Archives: March 7, 2017

With new smart meters, readers may lose jobs

Add meter reader to the list of jobs that are about to vanish. The state power company reported Monday that it will install 158,000 of what are called smart meters. The electrical devices keep track of a customer’s power usage … Continue reading

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Gastronomy group wants Costa Rica as top destination for foodies

Beyond the trees, birds, monkeys and green marketing, a group of Costa Ricans are also trying to turn their country into a top foodie and gastronomy aficionado destination. According to Alfredo Echeverría, president of the Club de la Gastronomía association, … Continue reading

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Response to Mr. Dan Gibson’s letter

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: If anti-establishment means that it is acceptable to: 1) Lie about revealing your tax returns. 2) Lie about you and your family’s contact with Russia. 3) Lie about you dealings with Wall Street. 4) Lie about … Continue reading

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Unskilled labor unnecessary traffic woe

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: The traffic that commuters have to endure in Costa Rica is criminal.  I am sure there is a lack of management of the transit police but why not give businesses a tax incentive to hire local … Continue reading

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Teenager caught with revolvers and drugs

Police authorities caught a 15-year old teenager who happened to possess two revolvers as well as over 155 doses of crack-cocaine and eight packs of marijuana. The arrest took place in Las Lomas de Granadilla, in the province of San … Continue reading

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Alligator receives last rites from police

Amidst a feeling of pity and anger, several police officers from San Carlos decided to bury a dead alligator who lost its life in the hands of hunters looking to sell its meat and skin. The alligator was shot on … Continue reading

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Environmental group is wary of wetlands policy

The central government outlined Monday what it calls a national policy of wetlands. The announcement covers permanent and temporary wetlands, as well as natural and artificial ones. The announcement was greeted with skepticism by a major environmental organization, which said … Continue reading

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Refugee deal still put on hold after eight months

A deal that would allow up to 200 Central Americans to flee from the violence in their countries, be hosted in Costa Rica and then resettled in the United States, Canada or Australia is still on hold almost eight months … Continue reading

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