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Costa Rica News - 11/29/2014
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11/28/2014 -  Fledgling volunteer lifeguard program is born and other happenings in Tamarindo - 12:46 PM

November 28th, 2014 Last week, eleven new lifeguard graduates joined the fifteen that graduated in October with a vow to protect and serve the Tamarindo community. While there is now trained personnel in the area, there remains a lack of resources and equipment required to keep the beach safe.

11/28/2014 -  The life of a Latino startup founder in Silicon Valley - 07:31 AM

Alex Murillo leans forward in his seat, sipping coffee from a shot glass and waving his hands as he talks. He points to the screen of his MacBook Pro, explaining the genius behind Audive, the mobile application he is developing that allows users to record cover songs and mix tracks with music enthusiasts around the world.

11/27/2014 -  Flagrancy courts see record number of cases in 2014 - 09:49 AM

November 27th, 2014 Costa Rica's flagrancy courts, which prosecute cases against criminals caught in the act of committing an offense, have seen a record number of cases in 2014, even with the year not quite over. According to a Ministry of Public Security press release, the flagrancy courts have seen 257 more cases so far in 2014 than the whole of 2013.

11/27/2014 -  Costa Rican consumer confidence erodes for second straight quarter - 05:45 AM

November 27th, 2014 The Consumer Confidence Index continues its downward trend, according to data released by the Research Institute of Economic Sciences of the University of Costa Rica Wednesday morning. Consumer confidence fell from 49.8 points in May to 43.7 points in August and 40.8 points in November, a loss of nine points for the most recent quarter.

11/24/2014 -  Nature Air to begin direct flights between San Jose and Limon - 10:33 AM

November 24th, 2014 Costa Rican air carrier Nature Air has announced the launch of a new direct daily route connecting San Jose and Limon in just 30 minutes. The route is expected to begin operating in December, pending governmental approval.

11/24/2014 -  Research and Markets: Costa Rica Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications... - 09:30 AM

Costa Rica: LTE auction will help to balance spectrum distribution among operators, boosting competition in the mobile market,' a new Country Intelligence Report, offers a precise, incisive profile of Costa Rica's mobile and fixed telecommunications and pay-TV markets based on comprehensive proprietary data and insights from our research in the Costa Rica market. The Costa Rican telecom and pay-TV market generated an estimated $1.2bn in service revenue in 2013, up 17.6% from the previous year.

11/24/2014 -  Airdrie Academy pupils counting down to Central American adventure - 02:57 AM

SEVEN pupils from S4 and S5 are off to Costa Rica through World Challenge, an organisation which arranges trips across the globe for young people. Seven pupils from S4 and S5 at Airdrie Academy are off to Costa Rica next June through World Challenge, an organisation who arrange trips across the globe for young people.

11/24/2014 -  Matt Llano Wins Big In Costa Rica - 01:58 AM

Matt Llano leads Abdi Abdirahman and Ryan Hall in the early miles of the Gatorade San Jose Half Marathon. Photo: Courtesy of Gatorade San Jose Half Marathon On Sunday, Matt Llano of Flagstaff, Ariz., showed why he is on track to become one of the next great American road racers, winning the second annual Gatorade San Jose Half Marathon in Costa Rica over U.S Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman.

11/22/2014 -  Con artist gets 15 to 30 for Chesco scam - 01:53 AM

An international con artist who stole $260,000 from an elderly East Caln man was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison Friday in Chester County. Jack Mayer, a 43-year-old Italian man who says he is a French citizen, stole nearly half a million dollars from elderly Americans in 2010 through a complex scheme that convinced victims they had won $3.5 million in a sweepstakes.

11/21/2014 -  Beachnuts Theatre presents The Chocolate Factory and new businesses open their doors in Tamarindo - 09:43 PM

November 21st, 2014 Beachnuts Theatre Company present The Chocolate Factory from Thursday November 20th to Sunday November 23rd at The Village on the road to Brasilito - the shopping plaza at the entrance to CRIA . The production, based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, is directed by Paul Belanger and performed by children from the community.

11/21/2014 -  Costa Rica: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Offering Adventure and Nature Passes - 05:29 PM

Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are found at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. The dilemma actually is trying to decide what to do, since there is so much from which to choose.

11/21/2014 -  Interest payments on government debt grew 177% in October - 02:19 PM

November 21st, 2014 Interest payments on the government's foreign and domestic debts grew 177% in October versus the same month last year, according to information released by the Ministry of Finance. Meanwhile, government revenues for October grew by 7.3% versus the same month last year while expenses grew by 10.4%.

11/21/2014 -  Skinfatuated with VMV - 10:14 AM

GROWING up with sensitive skin, there was only one local brand that helped me survive my teenage years -- VMV Hypoallergenics. Now, as a mom, I still continue to use various VMV products to look my best.

11/20/2014 -  Hatboro-Horsham Senior Launches Effort to Help Costa Rican Students - 10:21 AM

A Hatboro-Horsham High School senior has made it her goal to ensure the Costa Rican students she met last summer have what they need to succeed in school. For her senior project, Jordan Plummer is raising money to send supplies to two schools in remote Costa Rica.

11/20/2014 -  Now Available: Central America Telecommunications Report Q4 2014 - 09:16 AM

Regional market leader Tigo has been most active in launching its range of mobile financial services , which are seeing rapid take up. Pay-TV is increasingly on the radar of operators in the region, although the market potential remains small.

11/20/2014 -  Africa: Urban Sustainability Should Look Outside The Cities - 05:07 AM

Developing countries do not escape the global urbanisation trend. For example, in South America, 75 per cent of the population lives in cities, and that figure rises to 90 per cent if we consider only the countries in the 'southern Cone' where megacities like Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires house most of the population.

11/20/2014 -  visit-from-img|article-5905192|river-40373-1col-hp-16|1 - 12:58 AM

The Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne, Australia, began life in 1938 as a warehouse, became a boutique hotel in 1993 and underwent a dessert-themed renovation in 2014. The Amadeus Silver II's maiden voyage will be the Tulip Serenade, a weeklong cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium, departing April 16. Tunisia's island of Djerba has become home to a permanent exhibition of street art in the Er Riadh district.


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