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Air Traffic At Juan Santamaria Airport Will Be Affected by Obama Visit
The landing of Air Force One, the airplane carrying U.S. President Barack Obama, will affect operations at the Juan Santamaría International (SJO) airport from May 3 to May 5.
Lagislators Correct "Gag Law" and Ensure Freedom of the Press
As if it were the end of a suspense novel, the correction to the computer crime law, known as the "gag law", has finally been approved at the second debate.
Tourism Recovers Says ICT
Tourism appears to have recovered nicely after the worldwide recession. Tourists are not only coming in greater numbers but they are spending more.
Dengue Epidemic Continues in Nicoya Due to Negligence
Communities have dropped their guard and now the aedes aegypti mosquitos that transmit dengue “are having a party”, according to Maria Eugenia Villalta, medical director of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), who reported a 300% increase in cases of dengue in the country compared to this same period in 2012.
Every Two Days a Home is Robbed in the Nicoya Canton
During the course of today and into tomorrow thieves will enter a Nicoyan property to steal its belongings.
Bailey Bridges Don’t Meet International Standards
Recently concerns have been raised about the safety of the Bailey bridges that have been used in many places around the country, including in the districts of Samara and Nosara.
Is a Coastal Canton Separate from Nicoya Possible?
“The fight for the coast’s canton has started and we need the support of everyone. Only united can we achieve it!!!”
Municipality Now Collecting Hospital’s Garbage
In early March, the Constitutional Court ordered that the Municipality of Nicoya should pick up the ordinary garbage generated by the La Anexion Hospital. This was because the municipality stopped collecting garbage from the medical center since they didn’t separate the ordinary garbage from the hospital wastes.
Muni Now Has Approval to Distribute Money to Families Affected by Earthquake
The Municipality of Nicoya now has the green light from the General Controller of the Republic and the Ministry of Finance to distribute the 568 million colones ($1,136,000) that will be granted to more than 400 families to repair their homes after the earthquake of last September 5.
Water Shortages Cause Hardships
After an abnormally dry rainy season, coming into the hottest and driest months of summer, many communities are being forced to ration water by shutting off water periodically, especially towns that already had problems with insufficient water supplies.
The $70 Million Promised for Pavement of Route 160 Doesn’t Exist
Luis Antonio Aiza, legislator of PLN (National Liberation Party) for Guanacaste, said that the $70,000,000 pertaining to the loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (BID) made in 2008 supposedly to be invested in route 160 “were false promises since this amount never existed.”
Pictures and News of the Month
The Voice of Nosara brings you a brief recap of March stories you might have missed.
No Dry Law, No Problem: Police Report Holy Week Calmer Than Normal
Every year during Easter Week, in addition to religious activities, going to the beach tops the list of ways to celebrate. This year, as usual, the beaches from Carrillo and Samara to Guiones and Pelada were filled with visitors, but with some notable differences.