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Robbery Suspect Arrested, Guiones Residents Breathe Easy
Residents of Las Huacas will have hopefully rested more easily after this Friday January 20th following the arrest of a man who has allegedly been thieving from homes in the area for well over a year. The arrest came this morning after Francisco Chavarria Rodriguez, a security guard of the private company Securtiy Pacific, found the man sleeping in a hammock covered in leaves behind a residents house in a gully.
Man in Jail After Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend in Samara
The man who repeatedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend when she was leaving work at Villas Playa Samara on Wednesday, January 11th, was apprehended the following day and has been sentenced to three months of preventive imprisonment in Liberia, as verified by Ronald Alvarez, supervisor of the Public Force for Nicoya canton.
Flights take off from new air terminal in Liberia on Thursday
Good news for those who visit Nosara and Samara via the Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia: new installations are prepared to begin functioning this Thursday, January 12th, at 6:50 in the morning, when the first national flight from Nature Air with touch the runway and inaugurate the new facilities, as announced by Minister of Transportation Francisco Jimenez.
2012 Municipal Budget Held Up by Procedural Disputes
The 2012 Municipal budget for the Canton of Nicoya is being stalled due to disputes over the proper approval procedure, and the dispute is raging online on the Facebook page of the Alcaldia de Nicoya.
The Future of Tourism
Chambers of Tourism in Nosara, Samara and Carrillo Developing New Strategies
While tourism in Costa Rica is increasing in general, the coastal destinations of Nosara and Samara remain at the bottom of the list of tourist destinations in Guanacaste. According to data provided by CATURGUA, the Guanacaste Chamber of Tourism, only 1% of international tourists visit Nosara and 2% visit Samara.
More Cell Phone Towers Built in the Nicoya Canton
Debate Continues About Health Risks and Civil Rights
• Constitutional Court rules in favor of cell phone companies
• International concerns about health risks minimized
International concerns about health hazards and citizens' concerns about where cell phone towers are located were minimized by a recent ruling of the Costa Rican Constitutional Court. La Nación reports that the Court ruled in favor of allowing cell phone companies to erect towers where they see fit.
Council's President Under Investigation for Hiring Without Due Process
• The contract was for fireworks
Nicoya's Council's President, Juan Luis Aguirre Vidaurre, is being investigated by the Town Council for hiring the fireworks used on December 31st, 2010, without following due process. The fireworks display had a cost of $800 however, a year later, the owner of the company hired is still walking the halls of Nicoya's Municipalidad, bill in hand, looking for someone to pay him what he is owed.
Mystery shrouds the death of poisoned high school student
Four months have passed since the town of Nosara was shocked by the death of Hernandez, a 17-year-old high school student, after being poisoned by two alleged assailants while on his way to school. With a fire arm, the two obligated him to consume a herbicide after taking his cellular phone and 50,000 colones ($100).