Scroll to Top


Utility Poles In The Middle Of The Street, A Common Practice In The Land of Pura Via

Posted on: Aug 3 2015 - 12:27pm | Comments Off on Utility Poles In The Middle Of The Street, A Common Practice In The Land of Pura Via
In: Blogs, Costa Rica News, costarica, Rico's TICO BULL
Today News
onlycr-2

Not that this could happen only in Costa Rica, utility posts in the middle of the street, like this on in San Antonio de Escazú, it’s that in Costa Rica it has been elevated to an art form. In the paving of roads, municipalities are constantly confronted with two choices: wait around for the utility like the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL) – the power and light division of ICE, to get around moving the posts or just build the damn road and see what happens. The latter is the choice made most often, resulting in utility poles in the middle of the streets for years. Sometimes even forever. We see this a common occurrence. It has no barriers, in upper scale neighbourhoods and barrios alike. You see state institutions like the...

201507311200391.Correos-de-CR

Correos de Costa Rica Diversified Strategy Results In Growth

(qCOSTARICA) Despite the signigicant drop in Costa Rica in sending letters by mail, the Correos de Costa Rica (Post Office) has not thrown in the towel, to the contrary, implementing changes in strategy, leading to an 8% growth per semester. Through new services like home delivery, point of sale outlets and the addition of a Miami mailbox for internet purchases,...

Posted on: Aug 3 2015 - 12:27pm | Comments Off on Correos de Costa Rica Diversified Strategy Results In Growth
In: correos, Costa Rica News, costarica, internet purchases, News, post office
Today News
150th-3

“Bomberos” Celebrate Their 150th Birthday

Attired in their finest dress-blues, these fire fighters prepare to carry the colors to the dignitary’s stage (qCOSTARICA) By...

gadgets-ticos_LNCIMA20150715_0155_1

The Top 10 Gadgets of Ticos

(qCOSTARICA TECH) The La Nacion, in an article earlier this month, made list of the top 10 gadgets (technological devices) favoured...

Inside Costa Rica

11051750_790409577733918_4993507127595766001_n

Working Out The Problem (Photos)

Fotos from: Cariari Epicentro Facebook page Article first appeared on QCOSTARICA. Click here to go to the source...


Will The New Terminal Be A Den For Criminals In San Jose’s “Red Zone”?

Posted on: Aug 1 2015 - 2:37pm | Comments Off on Will The New Terminal Be A Den For Criminals In San Jose’s “Red Zone”?
In: bus terminal, costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, Headline, Journal, red zone, san jose, zona roja
Today News
terminalfull

Artist rendering of the new terminal (qCOSTARICA SPECIAL) – On Monday, August 3, the new bus terminal, “Terminal Central 7-10″, opens for business, bringing together under one roof six bus lines with regular daily service to the Pacific coast, Heredia and Nicaragua. Actual view from above. The new terminal, developed by Portafolio Inmobiliario, is located at the corner of Avenida 7 and Calle 10, diagonal to the old Libano cinema, on the north side of downtown San Jose. For those who are not familiar with the area, it is known as the “Zona Roja” (Red Zone) where drug addicts, alcoholics, indigents, street prostitutes, petty criminals, among others, call home. Some have called the area home for more than 20 years. The question...

New Name, Same Bureaucracy. MOPT Continues With Deficeincies in Roads Instrastructur

Posted on: Aug 1 2015 - 9:28am | Comments Off on New Name, Same Bureaucracy. MOPT Continues With Deficeincies in Roads Instrastructur
In: conavi, costa rica, Costa Rica News, Front Page, mopt, News, roads infrastructure
Today News
Conavi-San-Carlos-Sarapiqui

(qCOSTARICA) – INI, meeny, miney, moe … The new National Infrastructure Institute (Instituto Nacional de Infraestructura – INI) is to replace the worthless CONAVI agency according to a law under discussion...

Disaster Assessment Package Targets Policy Makers and Children in Costa Rica

(qCOSTARICA) Via 4Traders – ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America and disaster assessment package targets policy makers and children in Costa Rica Policy makers and children in Costa Rica will soon be better prepared to prevent and deal with disasters, as ECLAC Caribbean brings its disaster assessment package to the country. Officials from ECLAC Caribbean...

Posted on: Aug 1 2015 - 9:28am | Comments Off on Disaster Assessment Package Targets Policy Makers and Children in Costa Rica
In: costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, News
Today News

The “Romeria” Is On!

Posted on: Aug 1 2015 - 9:28am | Comments Off on The “Romeria” Is On!
In: Cartago, costa rica, Costa Rica News, costarica, News, pilgrimage, romeria
Today News
romeria-cartago3

Photo for illustrative purposes only (qCOSTARICA) Today is the BIG day in Costa Rica, as thousands on thousands make the annual walk to Cartago known as the “romeria”. For some it’s a tradition, for others it is a question of faith. Unlike previous years, officials at the Basilica de los Angeles are no longer providing estimates of the number of people naking the romeria, to visit the Patron Saint in Costa Rica, La Virgen de Los Angeles. In 2012 the number was more than two million. Ensuring a safe romeria, hundreds of uniformed police (national and local) and traffic officials will on hand, in addition to the hundreds of workers of the Cruz Roja (Red Cross), that include paramedics, providing first aid to all that need. Also on hand...

President Solis Fears Higher Unemployment, Accepts Some Of The Blame

Posted on: Aug 1 2015 - 9:28am | Comments Off on President Solis Fears Higher Unemployment, Accepts Some Of The Blame
In: Business, business services, central bank, costa rica, Costa Rica News, deficit, Economy, foreign investment, gross domestic poduct, News, Tourism, unemployment
Today News
Republica-Guillermo-Solis-CORTESIA-PRESIDENCIA

President Luis Guillermo Solis speaking to the business services sector on Friday. Photo Casa Presidencial (qCOSTARICA) A possible deterioration in employment opportunities, particularly among the poorest areas...

water-phone

Costa Rica Has 2.7 Million Registered Facebook Users

(qCOSTARICA) – Some 2.7 million people in Costa Rica have a Facebook account, according to a study by iLifebelt, which had been analyzing the use of the social media in the region for the last seven years. The study reveals that Panama and Costa Rica have the most users in proportion to its population. However, Costa Rica was the Central American country with...

Posted on: Aug 1 2015 - 9:28am | Comments Off on Costa Rica Has 2.7 Million Registered Facebook Users
In: Costa Rica News, Facebook, Inside Costa Rica, Tech
Today News