Samara, 10.11.2014

Low earners clean the beach of Samara

The program Manos a la Obra (Hands to Work) of the Mixed Institute of Social Assistance (IMAS— Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social) operates in Costa Rica since 2012. The canton Nicoya offers projects in the communities of Nambi, Pozo de Agua, Santa Ana, Rosario, Caballito, Corralillo, San Lazaro, San Vicente, Caimital, Barra Honda, Acoyapa, Talolinga, La Mansion, Garcimuñoz, San Martin and now in Samara, too.

For the first time in October this year, 12 residents of Samara helped doing clean-up operations at the beach as well as dengue-prevention-programs. In return, they receive economical support of the IMAS. The idea for the initiative originates from the non-profit organization CREAR, which is known for their commitment to education and environmental protection. The central point is the thought to help poor people with difficult living conditions and give back to the community at the same time. For example, a single mom living in Torito with her seven children is working there. She was not able to find a place to work in the last four years and had to cope with the money her oldest son could give to her. For people like her such projects are a true blessing, however because of the lack of money these kinds of activity are just approved for a four months period.

 

 

San José 25.08.2014

The latest news about the petrol prices in Costa Rica.

Despite wars, oil prices have been declining for months, most recently they have fallen below $ 100. While the oil supply is stable despite the crises, the demand is finally dropped. Here are the current prices for Costa Rica:

Good news reached the owners of their vehicles last week. A discount of 36 ¢ per liter for premium gasoline and 30 ¢ for plus approved the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP). Nevertheless, diesel drops only 1 ¢ per litre.

The monthly adjustment of international fuel prices and the exchange rate of colones to the dollar is in accordance with the reduction. A decline in the last 15 days was reported during the dollars increased by 3 ¢.

In the future, the petrol prices are for super petrol 774 ¢, for Plus 752 ¢ and for diesel 666 ¢ per litre.

 

 

Nicoya, 08.04.2014

New public library in Nicoya, Guanacaste

Nicoya has a public library. All services are available now, including the lending of books, internet and more.

The two-story building, which has cost about 260 million ($ 520,000), was funded by the Ministry of Culture and has everything which is needed to provide access to all people.

The building has a modern elevator that fulfils the international safety regulations. It has internal audio features that for example can help blind people with the operation of the elevator and there are communication options if the elevator should be stuck. In addition, there are emergency power systems, emergency exits and an emergency plan.

In the first floor the circulation is located, a room for group work and a playroom for children with a patio. The room will be in multifunctional use. It is to be used for workshops, arts and crafts, lectures, discussions, theater, training and much more. On the second floor, there is a computer room with Internet access, desks and a reading corner.

The library has geographical maps, National Geographic and other magazines for scientific interested parties. There will be programs, such as "Soy bebé y me gusta leer" (I am a baby and I like to read), "Jóvenes a leer" (reading teenagers), "De la mano con la persona adulta" (hand in hand with adults) and "Huellas de Oro" (Gold Footprints - for seniors). These were organized as public library programs by the national libraries system (SINABI).

The whole community is invited to use the library. All services offered are free of charge.

 

 

San José, 30.10.2002

Falling prices for fuel

The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP) yesterday approved a reduction of 30 ¢ for premium gasoline, regular gasoline for 28 ¢, and 17 ¢ for diesel.

The decline in fuel costs is due to the situation of the international prices of each of the oils, and the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar.

With this reduction, a litre of premium gasoline is reduced from ¢ 721 to ¢ 691, from ¢ 702 to ¢ 674 for normal, and diesel, which currently costs 649 ¢ per litre is reduced to ¢ 632.

The cooking gas is also slightly cheaper.

The decision was published on Wednesday in the newspaper La Gaceta, and the new prices are in effect from midnight.

 

 

Samara, 08.10.2013

Turtle-nature-project on Playa Buena Vista

This turtle-nature-project Buena Vista tries to find new precautions against the danger for the nature of the turtles. The project is around 4 km in the north of Samara and was established on first of September 2005 on the beach.

They started the project to secure the eggs of the few turtle species. Four different kinds of turtle species come to this beach to leave their eggs there. In the last year, they collected 70.000 eggs and the babies were brought back to the sea.

Now turtles is high season again and you can watch the arriving turtles.

 

 

Nicoya, 23.08.2013

March for the Fatherland - Costa Rican fight against Nicaragua's territorial claims

The two Central American countries, Nicaragua and Costa Rica are in disagreement about the region of Guanacaste, in the northwest of the country. Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla accused the Nicaraguan government to have falsified border demarcation. Yesterday hundreds of Costa Ricans have demonstrated in a peaceful "March for the Fatherland" against the territorial claims of Nicaragua.

Mutual peace and respect

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega announced enforce sovereignty about the province before the International Court of Justice in Den Haag. The region which was demonstrated for was in the beginning of the 19th Century still part of Nicaragua. The demonstrators marched peacefully, accompanied by marimba music, in the streets of the town of Nicoya in Guanacaste province in the northwest of the country. "As president of this country I have to ask for the duty and the right that Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans can live in peace and mutual respect," says Head of State Laura Chinchilla. "We are all Guanacaste, and we will never divide."

 

 

Samara, 10. November 2014

Low earners clean the beach of Samara


The program Manos a la Obra (Hands to Work) of the Mixed Institute of Social Assistance (IMAS— Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social) oparates in Costa Rica since 2012. The canton Nicoya offers projects in the communities of Nambi, Pozo de Agua, Santa Ana, Rosario, Caballito, Corralillo, San Lazaro, San Vicente, Caimital, Barra Honda, Acoyapa, Talolinga, La Mansion, Garcimuñoz, San Martin and now in Samara, too.

For the first time in October this year, 12 residents of Samara helped doing clean-up operations at the beach as well as dengue-prevention-programs. In return they receive economical support of the IMAS. The idea for the initiative originates from the non-profit organization CREAR, that is known for their commitment to education and environmental protection. The central point is the thought to help poor people with difficult living conditions and give back to the community at the same time. For example a single mom living in Torito with her seven children is working there. She was not able to find a place to work in the last four years and had to cope with the money her oldest son could give to her. For people like her such projects are a true bleesing, however because of the lack of money these kinds of activity are just approved for a four months period.

 

San José, 14.06.2013

Black Sabbath live in concert

On the occasion of their Latin American tour with special guests Megadeath, the British rock band Black Sabbath will play their first concert in Costa Rica on October 22nd.

Since today, tickets for the concert in the National Stadium in San José are available in selected ticket agencies. Ticket prices start at ¢ 18,000 and climb up on ¢ 70,000 for a special VIP tickets. Earlier this week, Black Sabbath started selling their new album '13', the first album after 35 years.

 

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