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President orders a salary decrease
for general managers of all public banks

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

President Carlos Alvarado and the minister of Finance, Rocío Aguilar, issued an order Wednesday to reduce the salary of all the general managers of the state’s commercial banks.

The boards of the state’s commercial banks, Banco de Costa Rica and Banco Nacional as well as Banco Popular. were instructed to adjust the salary of general managers to that of the general manager of the Central Bank.

The monthly salary for the manager of the Central Bank is ¢9,541,569.70. Currently, the managers of public banking entities earn between ¢14.2 million and ¢16.7 million a month.

The public banks must apply measures as part of the austerity policies, just as the central government is doing to address the fiscal problem, explained Aguilar.

Tuesday the government issued an order that freezes the salaries of high-ranking officials, including the president, vice-presidents, ministers, deputy ministers and executive presidencies, managers and sub-managers of the decentralized sector.

Last week, Alvarado asked the leaders of the other three governmental branches to apply a policy of austerity in their budgets next year as part of a national call to face the fiscal deficit and avoid serious consequences for the country.

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All public bank general managers salaries should equal that of the Central Bank's head.

Wednesday afternoon, the minister of Finance, Rocío Aguilar, delivered a series of measures to halt public spending to the legislative plenary.

Finance minister delivers public
spending cuts plan before legislators

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The minister of Finance Rocío Aguilar,  delivered a list of items to lawmakers Wednesday specifying where the Alvarado government will save money in order to reduce the fiscal deficit. The public spending cuts plan is the first request legislators made to the government during the discussion of fiscal reform.

Listed below, there are the most relevant actions of the plan.

 Regarding salaries:

- The same fixed amount of salary increase will be decreed semiannually for each government official. It will be calculated as a result of applying the cost of living percentage to the lowest base salary. Impact: ¢12.6 billion, including social security contributions.

- As of Friday, the amount for each annuity will remain without growth. Impact: ¢96 billion, including social security contributions.

- A maximum of 25 percent of the vacancies can be used. Impact: ¢ 17.3 billion in the 2018 budget.

- New reassignments of posts will not be authorized. Impact: ¢ 2.5 billion.

- The institutions under budgetary authority but outside civil service will establish a single salary system in the case of new employees.

In regard to the 2018 budget:

- Reduction of extra hours by 50 percent. Impact: ¢ 3.3 billion in 2018, although the measure will be kept throughout the administration.

- Reduction of the advertising budget by 30 percent, except in the case of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. Impact: ¢ 173.5 million in 2018.

- Reduction by 30 percent in expenses when traveling outside the country with the exception of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Foreign Ministry and the Costa Rica Tourism Board: Impact: ¢173.2 million.

- Decrease of 50 percent in expenses for protocol and social activities, except Presidential House and the Foreign Ministry. Impact: ¢99.6 million.

- Reduction of the budget of economic and social services by 20 percent. Impact: ¢320.7 million.

In the budget for 2019

- ¢60 billion in surpluses will be used annually to pay debt.

Some other administrative actions:

- Administrative restructuring that implies an increase in expenses will not be authorized or will new rents be allowed.

- Work from home and the use of the digital signature will be encouraged.

- Renegotiation of collective bargains, where representatives of the Ministry of Finance will be included in the dialogue.


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The minister  Rocío Aguilar, said that the set of measures, a new tax plan and other adjustments, will reduce the financial deficit.

- The contribution of 200 luxury pensioners of the National Magisterium will be retained with an impact of ¢2 billion annually.

- Use of video-conferences for at least 15 percent of meetings, use of cloud computing solutions and agreements for the use of data centers with installed capacity.

Actions that will be sought from the legislature:

-To merge Banco de Crédito Agrícola with the Banco de Costa Rica, which would save ¢113 billion.

The minister said that the set of measures, in addition to the approval of  the proposed tax plan and a public employment law that will take effect in two years, will reduce the financial deficit by 3 percent of the gross domestic product.

The actions proposed by the presidency will be carried out through guidelines, decrees and administrative processes. Some will also require new legislation.

The government said these measures will not represent a reduction of the nominal salary currently received by public officials. In the same way, it is promised that it will not affect social programs.

Aguilar pointed out that although the law to Strengthen Public Finances is insufficient to combat the fiscal deficit, its approval is essential, and other efforts along the same line can be carried out later.

In addition to the measures announced by the Finance minister, Rocío Aguilar, the presidency previously announced other steps such as the freezing of salary increases of the government and the reduction of the salaries of managers of state banks so they all equal ¢9.5 million.


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Emilia Navas lays off prosecutors who
did not appeal the release of Casas Vita's manager

By AM Costa Rica staff

The prosecutor general, Emilia Navas, removed prosecutor Jorge Araya from the investigation that is supposed to be carried out against the real estate company Casas Vita and against its owner.

The decision was taken by the Navas when Araya did not appeal the decision of a judge who left a suspect free without any kind of precautionary measure, despite the fact that the Prosecutor's Office had requested preventive custody for the detainee, a judicial spokesperson said.

The company Casas Vita and its representative have been sued in civil and criminal courts involving a large number of people in the sale of houses and land. According to information from the Public Prosecutor's Office, the company received large sums of money from clients as down payments for the purchase of homes, but the properties were never delivered to the buyers. In addition, the Prosecutor's Office also said that Casas Vita Company put properties on sale that belonged to other owners or mortgagees.

Last week, the Office of the Prosecutor raided the company's headquarters, as well as houses and a law firm. At the hearing that same day, it requested preventive detention for the manager, but according to Mario Valverde, attorney representing the victims, the prosecutor Araya, who had to obtain the precautionary measure, did not provide proper justification correctly, so the judge had to reject it. In addition Araya did not appeal the decision of the court, which is why the manager is was free without any type of precautionary measure.

Preventive custody is the toughest measure of the court while a case is under investigation and is requested only in particular cases when there is a possibility that the accused will escape, when there is a danger that the accused may interfere in the investigation or when the accused may attempt influence parties and witnesses.

Araya, the prosecutor, had already been sanctioned 2011 when, as judge of a Heredia court, he had released an American man investigated for aggravated robbery. The man fled to his country.

At the 2011 hearing, Araya withdrew the injunction that had been imposed against the American, saying there was not enough evidence to link him to an aggravated robbery.


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The housing project managers are under investigation
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At the time, the auxiliary prosecutor of Heredia, Johel Garita, filed the complaint before the Supreme Court saying that Araya, as a judge, had made a serious error in the administration of justice by releasing the man.

Days after the American was released, he returned to his country.

In 2011, the full court agreed to sanction Araya with a two-month suspension without salary. It was attributed "serious and unjustified error in the administration of justice, which affects good public service and negatively the image of the Judiciary."

Sometime later, Araya was appointed as a deputy prosecutor.

The case against Casas Vita is now in the hands of fraud prosecutor Miguel Navarro, who will have to assign it to another official. Navas requested a report from Araya about the justifications for releasing Casas Vita manager.






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SINEM: 11 years delivering musical
training to the Costa Rican youth


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The National System of Music Education attached to the Ministry of Culture and Youth celebrates 11 years of social work through music today.

Equity, solidarity, cooperation, discipline, respect and human development are the transversal axes that the system promotes in each of the 4,000 students that now participate throughout the country, in its 22 locations.

The venues of Pavas, Acosta, La Libertad Park, Limón, San Ramón and Aguas Zarcas will offer simultaneous recitals today at 6 p.m. in their facilities.

In addition, throughout the month of June, there will be recitals in localities where there is a presence of system, such as Oreamuno, Coto Brus, Alajuela, Moravia, and even in the National Children's Hospital. The musical presentations are free and open to the public.

The music system was created in 2007 with the purpose of promoting the creation and development of music schools, orchestra programs and special programs to promote music throughout the country and to offer children and adolescents the opportunity to access music training programs.

The purpose was to use the process of musical training as a tool for human development in high-risk populations and to promote skills, mental abilities and attitudes that improve coexistence and interpersonal relationships.

"In 11 years, the system has managed to consolidate itself as a pioneer institution in the use of music and instruments in musical ensembles, with the aim of promoting the human development of children and teenagers. The best evidence of the importance of what system does is the huge number of requests from communities across the country that request a site opening every week,” said Ramiro Ramírez, director of the music system.


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Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Fourth news page
Ministry of Environment files judicial
complaint due to pollution in Limón rivers
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Environment and Energy filed a criminal complaint for an ecological crime due to the contamination of several rivers in the Batán area in Limón. The authorities are also investigating the complaint of residents of the Pacuare River Association.

Community groups informed the Conservation Area La Amistad Caribe about the presence of dead fish in the channels of the sector between Caño Chiquerón and Laguna Madre de Dios May 21. One day later, officials of the Environmental Control and Protection Unit of the Caribbean Friendship Conservation Area inspected the site.

The ministry said there were a lot of dead fish. The authorities proceeded to locate the affected areas through a geo-positioning system. Samples of water and animals were also taken for chemical analyzes. Photographs were taken to document the evidence.

The samples went to the Regional Institute of Studies on Toxic Substances of the National University for its analysis.

After the inspection, the Environmental Control and Protection Unit and the directorate filed a formal complaint before the Judicial Investigation Organization of Batán for ecological crimes.

In addition, the environmental ministry, together with the Caribbean Environmental Unit of the National Coast Guard Service, carried out inspections of banana plantations in the area of ​​influence of Caño Chiquerón, and requested logbooks on the use of agrochemicals.
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The ministry also monitors the surrounding channels by using drones.

Julio Knight, president of the Barra de Pacuare Development Association, said that since 2003 he has fought and denounced the contamination. According to the community, pollution is caused by the arrival of chemicals which are used in banana and pineapple farms in the area.


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Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Fifth news page
Tourism chamber defends reputation of companies

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Both the National Tourism Chamber and the Costa Rican Tourism Board are disavowing any links to a Facebook site that says it defends tourists.

The National Chamber of Tourism offered its support to 10 companies that have been accused of non-compliance on the Facebook page.

The Tourism Board also was unhappy with the Facebook page called Defensoría del Turista ICT, also referred to as the ICT Tourist Ombudsman.

“Although the developers of the informational page use images, logos, telephone numbers, lists of businesses, information and links related to ICT, they are not authorized to use our official information, to say nothing of our institutional image,” the tourism board said. ICT is the acronym of the board in Spanish.

The Facebook site uses a banner containing the logo Esential Costa Rica, the national tourism slogan.

The chamber said "At the request of a group of our affiliates, the chamber communicates that the information made available on social networks published on the Facebook page called 'ICT Tourist Ombudsman,' does not belong to an official account of the Costa Rican Tourism Board.”

The board had already denied having any link with the profile in question and asked the users of the network not to enter the website, to denounce it or to stop following it.

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Canatur raised awareness on how social media
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"The information is clearly intended to undermine the reputation and credibility of the companies mentioned," the chamber said in a statement.

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The website Wednesday featured a complaint by individuals who had been contacted by a tour company that appeared to be fraudulent.


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"Beyond All Religion"
In that book, author Samuel Butler agrees with the thrust of Paulkovich’s new book, revealing that Christianity was chosen by a vote at the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE over several other contending religions. Sample Sam’s book Click Here
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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

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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
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Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Sixth news page
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Indigenous community high-school rebuilds its infrastructure

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Seven months after having hit the headlines because of the total flooding of its facilities, the Yímba Cájc Indigenous School in Rey Curré de Buenos Aires has already improved its infrastructure.

Despite being built on stilts and located 200 meters from the banks of the Río Grande de Térraba, an overflow covered it completely during Tropical Storm Nate in 2017.

Today the green areas have a 70 percent recovery, the classrooms have been rebuilt 70 percent and the ornamental plants look 90 percent restored.

Also, the productive agricultural areas of this institution are already in the process of growing fruit trees and other products such as bananas, beans, yucca and rice, which are used for the consumption of the student community.

In addition, the school’s enigmatic pre-Columbian spheres preserved their physical integrity and the House of Culture is in the process of recovery.

The efforts continue in order to recover the entire natural and cultural landscape of this institution.

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Facilities were inaugurated on Aug. 31, 2013.

The school’s facilities were inaugurated on August 31, 2013. It has five pavilions of nine interconnected classrooms, a dining room, kitchen and a computer room.


House - Apartments For Rent
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Beautiful Fully Furnished Apartment
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San Jose Central 2-1/2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment on the 3rd floor, fully furnished American-style apartments with elevator in a secure building in Barrio Amon. Large balcony. Adult Bldg. Free Cable Tica cable with flat screen television in the living room and one in each of the two bedrooms, high speed internet,WiFi,fully equipped large kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, lots of utensils. Water included. Free laundry rooms on all floors. Convenient to Parque Morazon, 100 mts. North of downtown Holiday Inn, other hotels,restaurants, casinos, city government, National Registry. For a single individual it is $650 per month plus electric only. 1/2 mo. security deposit.

For personal inspection and more information contact:
Call Hilda at 7273-5699 (Spanish)
or Frank (English) at 506-7087-0916

Code:9375-060718

Cozy House in Heredia
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Beautiful house, surrounded by a wonderful nature, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath furnished house inside gated farm. Close to town. $650.00 Includes Electric, Internet, WiFi, Cable TV, water. Santa Barbara de Heredia. American owner lives onsite, quiet, secure.
For more information email: organicfarmhouserental@gmail.com

Code: 9378-062818
New Beautiful One Bedroom Home

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Palmares, Alajuela: This new beautiful large one bedroom home, fully furnished with views of the surrounding mountains from the living room and patio , is on a compound with 4 other homes with swimming pool and rancho with TV and barbecue.

The property is very secure and has fabulous gardens and a variety of fruit trees. The house rents for $650.00 a month which covers all the utilities cable TV and high speed internet.
One year lease required.

For more information email: rentals1@mac.com

Web page palmarescostarica.us

Code 9374-061118


Tropical
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Tropical Homes of Costa Rica is offering the best selection of vacation homes, condos and long-term rental homes in Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero and Playa Brasilito on the Pacific Gold Coast of Guanacaste. A wide selection of private residencies is providing an excellent choice for your stay in this beautiful part
of Costa Rica.We are offering homes for every budget and every need.
Please visit our Web page at www.tropicalhomesofcostarica.com or contact us at rentals@tropicalhomesofcostarica.com
or call at (506) 2654-5442
Code:9325-082618


Real Estate For Sale
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Jaco Oceanfront Furnished Condo
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Jaco Oceanfront Condo in excellent condition, completely furnished, with air conditioning, hot water, private parking, equipped gym, large pool and garden area, and 24 hour security.

Contains: large bedroom, bath with shower, living/dining area combined with kitchen, equipped with new refrigerator, TV, furniture and cooking equipment. Granite table and counter tops. Continuous cross-current ocean breezes.

Located at the south end of Jaco on quiet extensive beach away from noise, traffic and city tourism.

Monthly maintenance of $221 includes water, security, cable/internet and pool and garden maintenance. Asking price: $145,000.

Contact numbers: (506) 8820-9768 or (506) 2240-2240.

Code: xxxx- 090118
Beautiful Balinese Style House
Price $299,000

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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
http://www.bienesyraices-costarica.com/ES/en-venta-en-costarica-detalles.awp?P1=122

Contact Us:
Email: mariogendron93@yahoo.ca
CR cellphone: (506) 8360-6620

Visit Our Contact Page http://www.palmaspacifica.com/

Code:9358-070318


Colinas Del Sol
Fenced Gated
Parcels

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

Code: 9342-090318




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Vista Verde Del Mar
(Green View of the Sea)

* 4.4 hectares / 10.91 acres.
* All roads on property are complete on solid, original ground...
no "fill" areas.
* Four private 2+ acre parcels available within a ten acre property.
* 12 minutes to the Quepos airport or Quepos Hospital.
* 17 minutes to the new Marina Pez Vela in Quepos.
* Unsurpassed 360 degree vistas of ocean and mountains.
* All legal work to convey clean / clear / legal title is complete.
* NO PRE-SALE glitches, ready to build on !
* Price to sell $299,000 Brokers Protected.

Contact:
Mike Michael email: mikemichael@bellsouth.net
U.S.A. phone: 770-310-1351
More information Click Here
Code: 9350-050419


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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- * 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
http://palmaspacifica.com/home-for-sale/by-owner-casa-pacifica-3br-2ba/

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/

Code:9358-070318



Business For Sale
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Versatile 2 Floors Building
in La Sabana


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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
Code:9333-072318

Three Cabins in La Fortuna
San Carlos


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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
Code:9344-081518


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Published Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Seventh news page

Light airplane plummets to a landing strip in Limón
while carrying armed men, according to authorities


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

Wednesday police authorities reported the fall of a plane in Barra de Parismina, Limón.

Michael Soto, minister of Public Security, said that the alert entered through the 911 emergency service and officials were informed of an aircraft that rushed into a landing strip in the area.

The registration of the aircraft is TIRTA and that designation is not registered, so it would have been flying illegally, he added.

According to Soto, the neighbors told police officers that several men were traveling in the aircraft, apparently with firearms.

"What they say is that several men who apparently were armed were traveling. At the moment we are investigating because we do not have any evidence of drugs in the place," Soto said.

Soto added that, after an external review, the officers did not find any narcotics.


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Police are in search of the plane's crew.

Staff of Aerial Surveillance Department flew over the area carrying mountain tracking devices with the special unit of support, police and K9 units.