Daily Archives: May 31, 2017

Millennials are the majority in tech workforce

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The chamber for information technology came out with a new study displaying that over 66 percent of the workforce for the sector are members of the Millennial generation and it is an industry specializing … Continue reading

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22 trained and certified for canine ops

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The canine unit with the Policía Penitenciaria trained around 22 officers from the different security forces in the country as canine instructors and guides. According to a statement from the Ministerio de Justicia y … Continue reading

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Costa Rica gets new tools in Zika fight

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Costa Rican health ministry received a welcome donation from the Turkish government in the country’s fight against the Zika virus. 20 thermo-fogging machines, laboratory equipment and some recording kits were among the goods … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs criticized for Venezuela bond deal

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services The head of Venezuela’s opposition-led congress on Monday blasted U.S.-based bank Goldman Sachs for a financial transaction that he said would prop up his country’s unpopular socialist government while exacerbating difficulties for ordinary … Continue reading

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A digital village to spring up at Museo de Los Niños this weekend

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A trip to a digital village is what the Museo de Los Niños and telecommunication company Claro have arranged this weekend for all the grown-up and soon-to-be geeks in Costa Rica. From Friday to … Continue reading

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Music institute celebrates its 45th anniversary with performances

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff More than 500 musicians of various ages will be performing in celebration of 45 years of existence for the Instituto Nacional de la Música. The anniversary celebrations will be held a Teatro Popular Melico … Continue reading

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Sustainable shipping is the goal for new cargo freight company

By Conor Golden, News Editor for A.M. Costa Rica Just north of Puntarenas in the area around Punta Morales, a group of shipwrights is hoping to build a cargo freighter. The difference with this one, however, is that this vessel … Continue reading

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Meeting finalizes ocean commitments

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Authorities in Costa Rica convened a national consultation last Thursday discussing a series of over 20 voluntary commitments that the country accepted for the conservation of marine resources. According to a statement by the … Continue reading

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Portuguese being considered by schools

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A pilot project from Ministerio de Educación Pública seeks to include the Portuguese language as a new option for students in some high schools. The objective is to evaluate its viability to become  part … Continue reading

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Three new cases of respiratory viruses recorded every minute, Caja says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Three new cases of respiratory viruses are recorded each minute by the small, local clinics of the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, according to a statement by the group. Data from the Área de … Continue reading

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Municipality muted on demolitions

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff After a four week follow up, the Municipalidad de Carrillo in Guanacaste has not yet delivered the information of what developments are at risk of imminent demolition. Despite several calls and … Continue reading

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Doctors walk out on hospitals in temporary protest

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Health workers have also joined the protests against the raise of contributions to the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social. On Tuesday, 80 percent of services provided by Hospital México were stopped … Continue reading

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Vandalized tower repaired while still energized

By Conor Golden, News Editor for A.M. Costa Rica The Costa Rican electricity institute had to apply the method of external reinforcement to one of its transmission towers in Siquirres following damage caused by the theft of around 50 pieces … Continue reading

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