Monthly Archives: May 2017

Cartago to play host to internationally-led symposium and concert

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Banda de Conciertos de Cartago is playing host to a symposium of professional training by international directors, according to the cultural ministry. Specialist workshops are bringing Thomas Verrier, a professor at the Blair … Continue reading

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Quality of fuel improves, report says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The quality of fuel has improved and the hope is that, with less dirty fuel exhausts, then the better chance of improving air quality as well, according to the latest report on the subject. … Continue reading

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Embassy offering consular services

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The consular section of the U.S. Embassy is providing an outreach event to U.S. expats and tourists at San Ramón de Alajuela this Wednesday. According to a statement provided by the embassy, staff members … Continue reading

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Costa Rica ranks third in cellular lines

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff In 2006, there were just 33 cell phones lines for every 100 people. Ten years later there are 170 lines per every 100 people, according to data released by the vice-ministry of telecommunications. The … Continue reading

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Canton creates program against suicide

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff Jorge Roldán is a physician who has lived and worked in Santa María de Dota for the last 18 years. He’s always known firsthand that this is one of the places … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s EMT’s recognized despite challenges

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The emergency medical team of Costa Rica’s social security fund became the first country in the Americas to receive verification from the World Health Organization as part of its emergency medical treatment, or EMT, … Continue reading

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Garabito mayor fined for violating a court order

By AM Costa Rica staff A court of law fined the mayor of Garabito for going ahead with the construction of a boulevard despite a judicial order that halted the works. According to resolution 16-001381-CA-4, issued by the Tribunal Contencioso … Continue reading

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Fair becomes fight between minister and legislators

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff After some controversy led to a sparring match between members of the legislative assembly and the justice ministry, a craft and culture fair was moved from the Bulevar de Asamblea Legislativa to the Centro … Continue reading

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Only 45 percent trust judicial system, report says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The goal to provide a better justice system is still a work in progress in Costa Rica, despite higher investments and higher amounts of recruiting, according to the second Estado de la Justicia report. … Continue reading

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Police discover plane wreck in Osa

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Officials from the Fuerza Pública confirmed Sunday morning the discovery of a downed plane at Finca 18 in Palmar Norte, which is located within the Osa canton. According to a report, authorities tracked the … Continue reading

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Inter-American highway gets some road maintenance over weekend

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The Inter-American highway received some repair work by the public works ministry over the weekend. According to the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes, a total investment of around $6.12 million in colons was … Continue reading

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Website shows environmental viability

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff The environmental ministry released a new website this past Friday detailing information related to the impact that forests, water and energy has on the economy. This website uses data and collects all the information … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day reflection

Dear A.M. Costa Rica: This past Memorial Day weekend, along with honoring all of our fallen heroes, let us remember the 147 U.S. women and Native American Indian and Alaskan fallen heroes who have been killed in the War on … Continue reading

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Costa Ricans off to compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championship

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff A group of six Costa Ricans are going to Long Beach, California, this Thursday to compete in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. The competition will last over a period of four days and include … Continue reading

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Tobacco use declines following legal and social strategy, survey says

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Seven years after the approval of the Ley 9028, which sought to diminish tobacco consumption among the general population, the results show a decline in the amount of consumers from all ages, according to … Continue reading

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Gas problems are on decline, report says, but prices still remain high

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Every year since 2014, the average amount of gas stations that fill up less gasoline to customers has remained at 28 cases, according to recent data provided by the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios … Continue reading

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Homeland Security ponders banning laptops as carry-ons

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services The U.S. Homeland Security chief says he’s considering banning laptop computers from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. John Kelly says there are signs of a … Continue reading

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Getting re-acquainted with flowers not grown in Costa Rica

There comes a time in the life of every expat in Costa Rica when you yearn to go “on holiday” as the Brits say. Appropriate, as our holiday was to the British Isles. One isle actually, since England and Wales … Continue reading

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