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13 Year Old Divides Her Time Between Being A Full Time Student And Mother

Posted on: Feb 27 2015 - 5:26am | Comments Off
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QCOSTARICA – At 13 years of age, María Fernanda divides her time between being a full time student and a full time mother to her two month old baby. María Fernanda and her baby live in Aguas Zarcas de San Carlos, in Costa Rica’s lowlands. In sixth grade, María Fernanda gets help from her aunt with whom she has lived with for the last four years and teachers at school. The aunt cares for the baby while María Fernanda is at school, while teachers are understanding of her situation and help out with milk and at times other necessities. Milk is one of her greatest needs, given that she cannot produce breast milk. “They (the teachers) sometimes give me milk cans, what I need most, diapers and clothing (…) the baby cries day and night,...

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Sloth Kong Takes over Juan Santamaría Airport

QCOSTARICA – Sloth Kong has taken over Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José airport – SJO) to wish our visitors a good trip home – and a quick return – after their stays in Costa Rica. Once passengers have checked their bags,  they are encouraged to take a photo with Sloth Kong and share it with the world on Facebook (www.facebook.com/slothkong)...

Posted on: Feb 27 2015 - 5:26am | Comments Off
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INAMU Invites All To Dance In Respect For Women

QCOSTARIA – The National Institute for Women (Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres – INAMU) invites everyone to join the movement...

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Will Smith’s Costa Rica Film Bust Left His Mind “Broken”

Will Smith with son Jaden Smith COSTA RICA EXTRA – Until recently, all earthly evidence has suggested that Will Smith is superhuman....

Jack’s To Transfer 50% of Its Production Outside Costa Rica

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Jack’s is located in the industrial area of Pavas, 200 metres south of the US Embassy San Jose QCOSTARICA – Alimentos Jack’s, a 100% Costa Rican owned and operated company, has decided to continue its expansion out of Costa Rica and will be transferring 50% of operations in the next five years, to the United States, El Salvador and Nicaragua. “Our plan is to increase manufacturing...

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Sloth Kong Takes over Juan Santamaría Airport

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QCOSTARICA – Sloth Kong has taken over Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José airport – SJO) to wish our visitors a good trip home – and a quick return – after their stays in Costa Rica. Once passengers...

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QToons: The Cost of the Ruta 32 …

Minister  of Transport recognizes that we could end paying more for the expansion of the Ruta 32; Leglislators approved...


Cost of Electricity in Costa Rica: It Never Rains But it Pours

Posted on: Feb 26 2015 - 9:16am | Comments Off
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QCOSTARICA – Industrialists have pointed to the fallacy of a report issued by the state power company detailing how their rates have dropped in the last year, and to which it was added that the next increase has already been scheduled for March. From a statement issued by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica – ICRC): The Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica has expressed concern about the information provided by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad over the weekend, about how the “Electricity rates fell by 9%” when in reality in March 2015 consumers will have to pay 12.5% ​​more for electricity than they did a year ago or 9.8% on top of what they paid in February 2015. Enrique Egloff,...

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Since The Opening of Chinatown Two Years Ago, 25 Business Have Closed

QCOSTARICA – Since the opening of Chinatown (Barrio Chino in Spanish) two years ago in the heart of San José, some 25 businesses have closed, as the idea of creating a shopping district to attract visitors to the capital never materialized. At a cost of ¢800 million colones (US$1.6 million dollars), of which ¢500 million was donated by the government of China,...

Posted on: Feb 26 2015 - 9:16am | Comments Off
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Police Fear “Picones” (Street Racers)

Posted on: Feb 26 2015 - 9:16am | Comments Off
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On the night of February 19, some 25 vehicles known to be involved in street racing gathered in the area of Pavas, near the Delta gasoline station, La Nacion reports that the traffic police and regular police were present but never acted. Photo LUIS NAVARRO, La Nacion QCOSTARICA – “I’ll explain something …  those people (referring to the street racers) carry drugs; they are armed,” Rafael Delgado, a traffic official (tránsito) in San José, replied to La Nacion when questioned why the traffic police (Policia de Tránsito) does not approach the street racers (“Picones” in Spanish) in the area of the Delta gasoline station, in Pavas, on February 19. On that night, the La Nacion reports that the officials where on scene from...

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Costa Rica Authorities Investigate Possible Suicide On Passenger Plane

QCOSTARICA – The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) is investigating a case of possible suicide of a passenger on an Avianca flight from Bogota, Colombia to San José, Costa Rica. The judicial police confirmed the body of the man was found in the rear bathroom of the aircraft. According to the airport police (Policía Aeroportuaria) and Aeris Holding Costa...

Posted on: Feb 25 2015 - 11:16pm | Comments Off
In: avianca, costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, News, san jose airport
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