Vol.18  No. 425 Published Wednesday,  April 25, 2018
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University of Costa Rica demands president veto
a law that could endanger medical quality

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Legislative Assembly approved the reform of the Organic Law of the Association of Physicians and Surgeons in March, but now university of Costa Rica authorities say the measure could endanger medical training, exercise and quality in Costa Rican.

Among the main proposed changes is an amendment to Article 7, which allows any person, regardless of the country of origin, to work as a medical professional just by submitting a copy of their degree to the association and without any firm information on that individual’s knowledge. University authorities state that this puts the lives of patients and the well-being of the population at risk.

In recent years,the university with the support of the National Council of Rectors has developed and applied tests as a parameter of professional excellence.

According to Lizbeth Salazar, director of the university’s School of Medicine, the evaluation seeks to ensure that "the medical professional trained abroad has all the capabilities required to perform medical procedures in the country without putting at risk the integrity of the person. With the reform, the suitability of the professional cannot be guaranteed.”

The legislature also reformed Article 39, which stated that to be a professor of sciences at any of the national universities it is essential to be registered as a member of the association.

As a result, the teaching practice is directly affected, as are the other professional associations in the health field, such as microbiology, pharmacy, nutrition, nursing, health technologies and public health.

"Article 39 is an interference with the other professional associations and violates university autonomy,” said Marjorie Jiménez. interim rector of the university.

She added that it is important to remember that professionals other than physicians teach in medical and health related fields.

The law also prohibits what is called schedule superposition or a professor seeing patients and as a teacher at the same time. Jiménez explained that its elimination directly affects the medical education of the country because almost all of the professors of medicine also work in different public hospitals.

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Foreigners with a valid degree and work permit may practice medicine, if the bill is not vetoed by President Solís.

"The teaching of medicine is done at the bedside of the patient along with the teachers. It is a learning process that is developed jointly. The student must see the evolution of the diseases in his or her patient and learn along with a tutor. It is not just a theoretical training, it means going to clinical areas. Students cannot be taught only with books, they require practice and specialized doctors to guide them," said Carlos Fonseca, dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

The proposed law was approved in the second vote in a legislative committee will full power, meaning the bill did not have to go through the full legislature. At the time, lawmakers did not analyze the appeals and no one represented the Costa Rican Social Security Fund or UCR's Faculty of Medicine during the discussion and debate.

The university requested Monday that President Solís exercise his veto power in order to protect the health of the Costa Rican population.

Immigration authorities analyze opening borders
to Nicaraguans whose lives are in danger

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Immigration officials are preparing for an eventual increase in the number of Nicaraguans who want to enter the country due to the political crisis in Nicaragua.

The director and staff members of the ministry are in the process of assessing the grounds upon which Nicaraguans would be allowed into Costa Rica due to safety concerns in their own country. “Regarding the situation, Costa Rica is committed to special protection systems," said Gisela Yockchen, director of immigration.

As of Tuesday, immigration authorities had not registered sharp changes in the figures of exit and entry to the country through the Peñas Blancas border. However, there was a drop in the number of people leaving the country for Nicaragua.

Bus companies have currently halted service between Costa Rica and Nicaragua and are waiting for the political conditions to improve.

"We always anticipate possible migratory situations generated by political situations in nearby countries," said Yockchen.

Today marks eight days of violent protests in Nicaragua. Figures from non-government organizations claim that about 100 people have been arrested and at least 26 are dead with another hundred people are hurt and 40 missing.

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Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica demonstrated against Daniel Ortega on Sunday.

The demonstrations started after a reform of the pension system approved by President Daniel Ortega. Although he reversed his decision Sunday, the unrest and marches are still being reported.

Officers plotted with murderers in 2017
triple homicide in Esparza

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Four raids Tuesday conducted in Alajuela and Sarapiquí by the Deputy Prosecutor's Office against Organized Crime, resulted in the capture of four suspects involved in the murder of a woman, her boyfriend and her younger brother. The crimes occurred last Aug. 12 in Guadalupe of Esparza, in the province of Puntarenas.

The Prosecutor’s Office linked the suspects to a plan to steal a large amount of money from a man they intercepted last Aug. 11 in Pueblo Nuevo de Alajuela while he was traveling in a car with two other persons.

Among the detainees are a former Alajuela police officer, a current officer from La Guácima de Alajuela and a man who, at the time, was the head of the Operational Support Group of the Public Force of Alajuela.

It is believed that, on that day of the murders, the suspects arrived in uniform in two vehicles, seized the victims and took them to another location. One victim was then forced to call a third person asking for ransom money.

When the ransom arrived, the victims were taken to Guadalupe de Esparza and shot to death.

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All suspects are being detained awaiting the determination of the Alajuela's criminal court.

The raids provided important evidence for the investigation such as cell phones, real and false firearms, police clothing, bulletproof vests and a vehicle, officials said.

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Vol.18  No.425 Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Second news page

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Home water consumption higher
than Central American average

By AM Costa Rica staff

Tico households register higher water consumption than households in other Central American countries, according to the Directorate of Environmental Quality Management of the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

National water consumption averages 196.8 cubic meter in Costa Rica while the average in the rest of Central America is 61.7 cubic meters

The research, "Practical guide for the efficient use of water," says the average daily consumption totals to about 200 liters of water per month, out of which 30 percent is used in toilets.

"In our country there is a before and after in the domestic consumption of water” when people switch to toilets with low water consumption, said Diego Cordero, project manager of the Institute of Technical Standards.

Cordero told consumers that using low-water consumption devices will not only have positive effects on the environment but will result in savings on the monthly bills.

The institute has developed standards that allow buyers to classify the toilets and urinals according to their water consumption with fixtures showing a difference of more than 50 percent in consumption.

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Vol.18  No.425 Published Wednesday,  April 25, 2018 Third news page
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For two years, some Osa Peninsula students
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Some 50 young people group participated in a workshop on critical thinking, problem solving, life project, creativity and innovation, communication, collaboration, life and career.

The workshop was carried out by the staff of Fundación Monge and involved students from the Osa Peninsula,  Liceo Finca Alajuela, CTP de Osa, Yimba Cajc Liceo, Boca de Sierpe Liceo Rural, Liceo Rural de Bahía Drake and South Pacific Liceo.

The activity was carried out in the SEC House, in Palmar Norte. It was highly interactive and revealing for the young people. "On this occasion, we worked in the category Ways to Live in the World, focusing mainly on personal and social responsibility," said Magda López, project coordinator of Fundación Monge and one of the facilitators of the workshop.

López added the goals were to encourage student's reflection on their own actions as they impact a more inclusive planet and get to know the Sustainable Development Goals issued by the United Nations.

The workshop made use of a virtual reality team with viewers and smartphones, which allowed young people to have a much more experiential educational process.

"We decided to use state-of-the-art technology so that the participants had the opportunity to transport themselves to other realities without having to move from the workroom. The idea is that they will experience sensations never before experienced and thus have the opportunity to understand much better the skills we work on and their impact on society and the environment,” said María José Monge, president of the Fundación Monge.

"What we are looking for is to give support to those young people so that they can be leaders and be part of a generation of change, but perhaps because of their economic or geographical condition, they remain anonymous and have little chance of accessing the benefits of the virtual era," added Monge.

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Virtual reality lenses were part of the tools used.

For two years, students will receive a monthly scholarship and follow-up by a support network composed of mentors, mainly counselors of the schools, and the professional team of Fundación Monge. They are trained in topics such as human rights, gender equity, technology, heritage, and sustainable development.

It is hoped that the young people will become multipliers of knowledge which they transmit to their families and communities.











Vol.18  No.425 Published Wednesday,  April 25, 2018 Fourth news page
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Trade unions will hold a strike today against tax reform
By A.M. Costa Rica staff

A one-day general strike is scheduled today by several unions as a protest against the tax reform measures currently being negotiated in the Legislative Assembly.

The reform measures have the goal of turning the 13 percent sales tax into a value-added tax of the same percentage. The measure seeks to expand the scope of products and services subject to taxes, a change which unions of the country reject.

Supporters believe the new resources will decrease the country's overall deficit, which has reached 6.2 percent of the gross domestic product.

"It is a strike against a tax proposal that we consider unfair, loaded with tax regressiveness, that's why we want is a great dialogue process," said Albino Vargas, the secretary of the National Association of Public and Private Employees.

The fiscal reform bill, whose official name is Legislative Bill to Strengthen Public Finances, also includes reductions in salary bonuses in the public sector, changes to income tax and capital gains income.

Unions are calling on all employees of the education, health, municipal, and central government departments to join the demonstration and are encouraging workers in the private sector and cooperatives to join the strike.

“The problem of the fiscal deficit is of such magnitude and severity that this fiscal package will not solve the problem of paying interest on the public debt of the country," Vargas said.

According to the union leader, the political authorities of Costa Rica have not given the unions enough room to talk because they believe that the only possible decision is the one they are trying to approve.

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Tax reform has been a source of conflict between government, workers, and the business sector.

"We have plenty proposals that we will release once the dialogue is open," said Vargas.

Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development urgently advised Costa Rica to approve tax reform. As of now, Costa Rica is in the process of becoming part of the organization.

If the demands of the trade union are not met, they plan a new march May 1 and others after it, said Vargas.

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Vol.18 No.425 Published Wednesday,  April 25, 2018 Fifth news page
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Workers need to improve digital skills
to meet the needs of current labor market

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The acquisition of digital skills is a large part of what employees need if they intend to enter the labor market today. This means that it is crucial for university classrooms to reinforce those skills so that students can take full advantage of new opportunities in technology.

The Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives said that some of the most requested skills in labor market are: teamwork, analytical thinking, communication skills, customer service, creativity, problem solving and detail orientation.

“Regarding digital skills, a professional is expected to know about data protection and digital identity, to have intercultural awareness, so that they can share and collaborate through digital tools," said Patricia Salas, director of engineering systems at the American University.

According to the latest Talent Scarcity Survey conducted by Manpower Group and in the study Sectoral Mapping of Digital Technologies unveiled by the Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies, professionals in digital technologies have a great opportunity, due to their work profile to place themselves in the positions with the greatest demand in the current market, such as software development, databases, applications support, cloud computing, virtualization and cyber-security.

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Cyber-security one of the fields where national
talent is most needed.

Salas added that surveys and studies done in Costa Rica indicate that there are not enough proficient individuals to fill the available vacancies in the digital technologies sector.

Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot
By the staff and contributors at A.M. Costa Rica & James J. Brodell
A.M. Costa Rica celebrates its 16th anniversary with a compilation of classic news reports geared to the needs of foreigners living here and those elsewhere with personal or business interests in this vacation paradise.
Read a sample and purchase the book Click Here

New World Meditation: Focusing Mindfulness Healing Awakening
By Lucinda Gray Ph.D.
You will be Free to Live, Love, Work and Play in the Full Creative Expression of Your Authentic Self. New World Meditation is easy to learn, easy to practice, and profoundly transformational.
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Bohemian Road Trip
By Paul Furlong
"Makin' it Real--a Road Trip," is basically three themes running concurrently: A motorcycle racer who betrays himself by quitting... who looks at his watch one day... and realizes he's thirty now... and if he was going to be a star, he would be by now. So he quits racing and takes a year long trip to see who else might be in his reflection.
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Writing a will ? Expecting an inheritance?
Most estate planning books focus on legal formalities. Pa$$ing On: What’s Fair in Family Inheritance? delves deeper, helping you avoid emotional minefields and create a will that’s fair to your survivors. Former Costa Rica resident Ruth Dixon-Mueller, Ph.D. brings a unique perspective to bear on inheritance practices in the United States. Published Sept. 2017; $14.00 plus shipping at Amazon. Click Here

Trapped In The Damas Cave, Costa Rica
A true story by author Dusty Pilot, who lived in Costa Rica for 11 years. Dusty tells his horrifying story of being trapped in the Damas Cave, near Quepos, for 26 hours. The book is available from Amazon in both digital and print format. Digital format will be on sale for $2.99. Visit Amazon to preview or purchase Click Here
The Dark Side of Pura Vida: Murder, Betrayal, Abduction and Revenge in the Vacation Paradise
By James J. Brodell
Retired baseball player Jack Patterson becomes suspicious after his younger sister dies in a Pacific Ocean rip tide while on vacation in Costa Rica. Jack has to go there to find answers to troubling questions.
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The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica: The official guide to relocation
By Christopher Howard
This guidebook was published to HELP people of all ages and budgets move to Costa Rica SUCCESSFULLY and make their dreams come true.
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Life is a Tropical Garden
By Victoria Torley
A quirky look at gardening in the tropics. What happens when a "Northern" gardener moves to Costa Rica? You have no idea.
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Make gifts from dollars or colones
Running out of gift ideas? Author Dusty Pilot has just released easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for turning bills (dollars or colones) of any denomination into unique gifts such as flowers: roses, daffodils, daisies and poinsettias; shirts and blouses, and birds with flapping wings. Preview or purchase at Amazon. Click Here

The Trouble with Cash
By John H Paterson
Greg and Liz must sell their property in Costa Rica to finance their retirement. They receive an offer for their full asking price of $1million, but it comes with one condition... the payment is to be in cash. They go for it. Things go wrong. The money is stolen.The local police are no help so Greg devises his own plan to get their money back. Buy the book on Amazon. Click Here

Vol.18 No.425
Published Wednesday,  April 25, 2018
Sixth news page
Real Estate
About Us

Costa Rica boasts about its experiences
in agroecology before the world

By A.M. Costa Rica staff
More than 760 people from all over the world learned about the way Costa Rican farmers produce their own bio-inputs, following the participation of an official of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in the Second International Symposium on Agroecology.

The symposium was organized by the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization and was held in Rome, from April 3 to 5.

The objective of the symposium was to initiate a debate on the contribution of agroecology to food security, the improvement of nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

It included representatives of 72 governments, 350 non-government organizations, and representatives of six agencies of the United Nations.

Rolando Tencio, an official of the eastern central regional directorate, was the nation’s representative and said the work being done by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to promote the use of bio-inputs in agricultural production can reduce costs by up to 60 percent, without affecting the yields.

As part of the process, the ministry trains producers in innovative techniques of organic and sustainable production and downplays the use of agrochemicals.

The concept promotes the use of forest land, insect repellent plants, crop residues, and animal manure in place of other materials.

A technical guide of bio-inputs was created to support the knowledge of the producers.

A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo
Costa Rica conducts research into of agroecology to support food security.

As a result of these training, the Municipality of Cartago was granted the ministry’s environmental awards in 2015. In addition, a free information website of the Latin American Sustainable Production and Organic Agriculture Network was created. It broadcasts videos, teaching guides and training images.

Costa Rica shared its experience with countries such as Iran, Zambia, China, India, Ecuador, Hungary, Italy, France, Senegal, Tanzania, Kyguistan, Mauritania, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and Switzerland.

Real Estate For Sale
(paid category)


Beautiful Balinese Style House


Beautiful villa of 120m2 with pool overlooking the sea and the valley of 5400m2. Magnificent house with charm in wood and refined marquetry, furnished, very beautiful Balinese style. With its two very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a mezzanine also very spacious that can accommodate another room and / or an office; A living-dining room with its American kitchen and its large wooden terrace of 70 m2, overlooking the pool and the green and tropical valley of 180 degrees, which ends with a view of the sea. To these is added a beautiful garden of 5400 m2 of tropical trees and decorated with Indonesian imported stone elements. Ideally located in terms of calm and serenity of the place. Finally, being in this heavenly environment, the property is less than 15 minutes from beaches and shops.

More information here

Contact Us:
Local Office Phone (506) 2777-3339
Phone Rentals: 1-800-381 3770
Real Estate: 1-800-346 9724
Email: richard@manuelantonioestates.com
Visit Our Contact Page http://www.palmaspacifica.com/

Colinas Del Sol


Fenced Gated Parcels for Sale
* Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project in a quiet area. * There are 88 clear titled parcels. * Mountain areas with great views.
* Gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit trees. * Quiet place to get away from the busy city and beach crowds. * All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each. * Parcels are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $50,000 USD * Located in Libertad, Guanacaste, northwest Pacific area of Costa Rica. * 20 minutes to the Liberia International Airport * 15 minutes to the Pacific Beaches * 10 minutes to Medical Facilities * 25 minutes to the Liberia Hospital * 5 minutes to Vista Ridge Golf Club

In Costa Rica, Jeffrey Sandi Murray: jsandimurray@colinasdelsolcr.com
In the USA and Canada contact Jim Day: jimday50@aol.com or call +517-484-3675
For more information: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
Code: 9342-090318

NALU Eco Development


14 titled lots from $21,999, lot/house combos from $68,720 Walk to the beach (800 meters), Gated with onsite caretaker. Communal Organic Gardens. No time limit to build. 2 hours from San Jose, halfway between Jaco and Manuel Antonio at Playa Palma. All services and new hospital just 5 minutes away. Absentee owner friendly. Great vacation rental potential, we can manage for you! Owner Financing Available !

More information click here
USA Toll Free 1 866 833 4005
CR Cell 011-506-8718-9891


Brand new Casa Palmera REDUCED from $389 000 to $349 000
This exquisite home is located within the EXCLUSIVE gated community. Casa Palmeras has 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, large BBQ area and a spectacular pool over 12m long. The gated community offers the perfect location for home buyers who are seeking true relaxation and peace, also offers 2 tennis courts, miles of hiking trails through primary and secondary rain forest, serenity and privacy! Casa Palmeras is a 5-minute drive from the town of Quepos and the new Marina and just short drive to Manuel Antonio Park and beach. More information here http://palmaspacifica.com/home-for-sale/by-owner-casa-pacifica-3br-2ba/

7 Apartments for Sale Price Reduced to $289,000 USD
7 Apt Building For Sale By Owner- PRICE: $299,000 * 2000 m2 of property with room for additional apartment construction in the future. * GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL $25K- 540K yearly income potential with live in caretaker! *7 furnished studio apartments with sunny and bright open sliding window doors. Minutes from Quepos and the new Marina and a short drive from Manuel Antonio National Park and beach. More information here http://palmaspacifica.com/home-for-sale/7-apt-building-for-sale-by-owner-299000

Casa Palmera II Price $299,000
Located within the EXCLUSIVE community , it has 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, situated on a 50,000 sq ft lot with large BBQ area, private pool and a huge backyard, ideal for pet owners. It is a 5- minute drive from the town of Quepos and the Marina and a short drive to Manuel Antonio Park and beach.The community offers 2 tennis courts , miles of hiking trails through primary and secondary rain-forest, serenity and privacy!
More information here

Contact Us:
Local Office Phone (506) 2777-3339
Phone Rentals: 1-800-381 3770
Real Estate: 1-800-346 9724
Email: richard@manuelantonioestates.com
Visit Our Contact Page http://www.palmaspacifica.com/

Jaco Beach - Fire Sale - Super Views


100' above sea level & one mile to beach. Safe & secure neighborhood. 3 bedroom and one bath, totally remodeled 3 years ago. Adding another bath right now. All new kitchen, windows, tile floors, AC, electrical, plumbing, yard for dogs and most importantly - very low electric, water, taxes and insurance bills. Possible financing. Owner has deposit on another property and needs to sell. $139,900
Call Glenn at (506) 6214-0056

Casa Bella Vista


Looking for a special property with amazing views? This is it! 2 Houses (main and guest), in ground pool, 3 acres (almost 100% usable) with Panoramic Ocean Views. 7 minutes off the coastal highway. 10 minutes from the beach (Playa Bejuco & Esterillos) 2 hours from San Jose. Furnished and turnkey. Must see to appreciate the view. Brokers Welcome $399,000 More information click here http://www.richcoastrealty.com/958-ocean-view

USA Toll Free 1 866 833 4005
CR Cell 011-506-8718-9891

Business For Sale
(paid category)

For Sale Versatile 2 Floors Building
in La Sabana


Completely remodeled building. 14 areas for residence and/or offices, call center, upscale storage. Transportation within 50 meters, commuter train, buses and taxis. In La Sabana, San Jose. School, park, gymnasium, tennis club and National soccer stadium walking distance. 24-hour security, many restaurants, clubs and social facilities nearby. Approximately 323 meter construction. Asking $295,000.
Contact Jim Holley
E-Mail: jimmy6902001@yahoo.com
Local CR phone: (506) 8912-5651

44 Lots For Sale In Gated Community Playa Avellana, Tamarindo, Guanacaste


Condominio Monte Donato II, is an unpretentious gated community, offering 44 lots at very accessible prices starting at only $19.995 and a monthly HOA fee of $28.

Located near Playa Avellanas and Hacienda Pinilla, at 3 miles from the beach. The project is located in a very quiet rural area. You will only hear sounds of birds and monkeys. Playa Avellanas is one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica and a Surfer’s paradise.

Common areas: Swimming pool, Rancho, shower, restroom, soccer field, play ground. Water: The project has its own well and a 13,200 Gallon storage tank. Security: Guard lives on the premises. Perimeter enclosure. Construction: No zoning plan. You can build when you want, what you want! Lot Sizes around 250m2 / 2700 sq. ft. For detailed information www.montedonato2.com/index

Cell: +506-8479-2384 - US Toll-Free: 1-888-263-2631

-English spoken
- Se habla español
- On parle français
- We spreken Nederlands

Three Cabins For Sale


In La Fortuna San Carlos. Price $145,000 USD
Three cabins for sale fully furnished with AC, hot water, micro waves, refrigerators, flat screen TV. three years old.Lot is 22 meters by 49 meters. fenced and gated with private drive.Fish and shrimp pond on property with several tropical plants as well as several fruit trees.Room for more new construction house or cabins. This property is in the country but close to Fortuna central.Cabins advertised on AirBnB. Good income property.
Call Harry +(506)-8682-9219 Email: lagringo2003@yahoo.com


Sport Fishing Boat, Tours and Real Estate Business For Sale


Sport Fishing boat and charters, Tours and a Real Estate Business for sale. Retiring from 15+ yr old businesses in the Flamingo / Potrero area in Guanacaste. I will make it a great opportunity to the right party. Las Brisas Fishing Charters and Capt. Tom's Tours are on Tripadvisor. Also check www.casitaoasis.com. $75k Call Capt. Tom USA phone: 1 800 360-9084 / CR phone: (506) 2654-7070 Email: capttom@casitaoasis.com
Code: 9328-04/15/18

Vol.18 No.425 Published Wednesday,  April 25, 2018 Seventh news page
Real Estate
About Us
Geothermal plant Las Pailas II is at 80 percent completion

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Las Pailas II Geothermal Project, located in Curubandé de Liberia, Guanacaste, has reached 80 percent completion.

The assembly of the turbine, one of the most important parts of the plant, is moving at an accelerated pace and is already ahead of schedule, according to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute.

The turbine, manufactured by the Japanese company Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, is designed to receive the steam of the geothermal field and turn it into electricity by means of the coupling with a generator.

Construction of the turbine began in March and will continue until May.

The installation of the lubrication system is also taking place.

"We also work on the assembly of the non-condensable gas system, steam pipes, neutralized water, brine drains, oil and fire control. In electrical installation, we continued with the baskets for cables and boards, " said Didier Ugalde, head of construction of the project.

Tasks such as the construction of the transmission line, the reinjection systems, the drilling of wells and the assembly of the cooling tower, the first of the country made of fiberglass, have already been completed.

A.M. Costa Rica wire services photo
Las Pailas II geothermal plant.

Other works, such as the electrical substation, the metal pipes and the separating stations show a sustained progress.

Preliminary tests should start in October and the system should be in commercial operation is the first quarter of 2019.

A.M. Costa Rica notice to expats (free category)

Democrats Abroad Costa Rica

Meeting on April 28th, 2018. In the spirit of Earth Day, Democrats Abroad has a very special treat for you… We will screen the BAFTA - nominated documentary :

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power by Al Gore.
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Renowned filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (Audrie & Daisy, 2016 Sundance Film Festival) have taken the baton from 2006 Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. What started then as a profound slide show lecture has become a gorgeously cinematic excursion. Our extraordinary former vice president invites us along on an inspirational journey across the globe that delivers the tools to heal our planet. The question is: Will WE choose to take the baton?

The film will be followed by moderated discussion… So don’t miss it!

(Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)
50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it.
TICKETS: ₡1,000 each
(money raised goes towards our Get Out The Vote efforts)
FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE: Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm. RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke: 8614-2622 or contact Maxine: 8828-3052 mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch You MUST reserve for a ride.
RSVP INFORMATION: For the time, directions, map, rideshare and full details. Click the link http://whoozin.com/KJQ-GDG-T663
You NEED to make a reservation for admission. This will be a sellout for sure. If you can't click on the link, email democratsabroadcostarica@gmail.com to make reservations.
CONTACT: If you have any questions or comments, please call Kathy Rothschild at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

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