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Group denounces the granting of
new permits for shrimp trawling

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

On Nov. 10, The Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Incopesca) apparently approved the delivery of new licenses that would allow shrimp trawling. This practice was banned by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court in 2013, according to the MarViva Foundation.

"Incopesca is acting as the Legislative Assembly when establishing new licenses through an agreement from the Board of Directors," said Jorge Jiménez, general director of the MarViva foundation. "According to the ruling of the Chamber, a legal reform backed with scientific and technological data is needed to grant those permits."

In ruling 10540-2013, the Constitutional Chamber outlawed some articles of the Fisheries Law related to permits and licenses for fishing shrimp with trawling nets.

Magistrates considered that allowing this type of fishing is contrary to the right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment, the nation’s obligation to protect its natural beauty, the food sovereignty of the country and a violation of the principle of democratic and preventive sustainable development.

"The Assembly has not approved any Law allowing it and, as of today, the National University and the Center for Research in Marine Sciences has confirmed the non-existence of such studies," added Jiménez.

Since 2013, Incopesca has been prohibited from granting or renewing permits, authorizations or new licenses, which are expired or inactive for shrimp fishing with trawling nets.


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Trawling has been the subject of intense debate over the years.

The Board of Directors, not endorsed by the scientific community of the country, granted itself the right of creating new permits, said Jiménez.

The Constitutional Chamber has pointed out that the method used in shrimp trawling, capturing all types of marine species, not only affects the interests of people engaged in artisanal shrimp fishing, but also the interests of all artisanal fishermen.

The MarViva Foundation said it calls on the government and the Board of Directors of INCOPESCA to change their decision on this issue and respect the finding of the Constitutional Chamber.

"More than four years after the sentence, the government has not managed to establish alternatives for fishermen, while stubbornly promoting an ill-conceived bill that does not have the support of most coastal communities nor the environmental sector," said Mar Viva on a press statement.

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Most of Costa Rican’s not interested
in environmental issues

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By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


For 90% of Costa Ricans, the environmental issues do not generate interest or the need for action, according to a research from the Estado de La Nación program (PEN).

The study also found that 73% of Ticos consider other nationals do not do anything to solve environmental problems, although they do care about them. 17% of them said environmental matters are not important at all.

When asked about who has the responsibility to protect the environment, interviewees said government and municipal authorities, private enterprises and citizens.

To gather this information, the PEN designed a 65 questionnaire. The data was collected by the company Unimer Centroamérica between June 24 and July 17, 2017, with 1,200 personal home interviews, 700 in the metropolitan area and 500 in the rest of the country.
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17% percent of the interviewees said environmental matters are not important.


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Ballots being readied ahead of the February election


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal has already begun the printing process of more than 6.6 million ballots that will be used in the presidential and legislative elections to be held on February 4, 2018.

The ballot for the election of the President and Vice Presidents of the Republic will be white and a total of 3,322,329 will be printed. The document to elect Legislators will be light blue and a total of 3,290,465 will be printed. In total, 6,612,794 ballots will be printed.

The company in charge of printing and packing electoral material is RR Donnelley S.A., located in Santo Domingo de Heredia.

The approximate cost of printing the ballots for these elections will be ¢171,380,095. If there is a second round of elections, the cost would reach ¢ 48,726,854.

The presidential ballot includes 13 political parties. The ones for lawmakers vary, depending on the province. For example, the one with the most names on it is San José, with 21, while Limón has 15 and the others have 14 each.


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The printing process of the ballots is kept safe by the state police, also known as Fuerza Pública.


A total of 35 officials of the TSE work on the printing of ballots, and work continues in three shifts of eight hours each, from Monday to Saturday. In order to guarantee security, members of the state police and six TSE security guards monitor this process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The institution expects the printing to be over by December 27.


Fake courier companies on the loose, authorities warn


By A.M. Costa Rica staff

The National Customs Service detected a group of parcel companies that carry out business as if they were legitimate courier companies. The companies are not registered or authorized to do so by the General Directorate of Customs.

This type of operation negatively impacts users of the parcel services, who usually report that the inconveniences are generated by "Customs", when the problem is the company itself.

These companies show inconsistencies in all documents supporting their operations. There are suspect courier manifests and merchandise invoices which do not show descriptions or indicate the quantity and nature of goods, their tariff classification and declared value for customs.

"This is done with the objective of avoiding taxes and non-tariff controls and getting the same benefits as the permits granted by the Ministry of finance," the statement said.

The Customs authorities have also strengthened controls on the arrival of purchases over the Internet, according to the various import modes and the significant income these goods represent.

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As Christmas approaches, the demand for purchases over the internet increase exponentially, customs authorities said.


As part of the actions, the Santamaría Customs Office plans to better supervise operations related to express delivery or courier mode, in order to verify compliance with the requirements of the customs legislation and its procedures.

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New aqueduct for Limón postponed


By A.M Costa Rica staff

The hopes of the Limón population of getting 1,500 liters of water per second as a result of a new aqueduct will have to wait until 2020.

The general manager of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), Manuel Salas, explained that even though it is one of the most important medium-term works scheduled, and has the feasibility studies, it lacks designs.

The project aims to take advantage of the Banano river basin to transfer water to the central canton of Limón.

The works will consist of a dam, sewage plants and pipelines.

Salas said that, during 2018, the bidding process to build what's been designed will take place and the construction itself is schedule to start until the end of 2019.

Salas explained that Limón does not have a shortage of water, nevertheless, the necessary works must be carried out to guarantee continuity in the future.

"Today, one cannot say Limón has water problems except for certain areas, however, the expansion in the development of Limón will be very limited if we do not provide the water supply that it requires, " Salas said.


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In two years, Limón will have a new
water supply source.


"The Guanacaste phenomena can happen to us, where one of the reasons for the financial crisis is the lack water, causing the province not fulling reaching its development potential," he added.

To fund the project, the AyA will get monetary aid from the KfW Bank of Germany and also funds from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration.
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The reality of the Costa Rican electorate

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By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

San José, Alajuela, Desamparados, Cartago and Pérez Zeledón cover a quarter of the entire electoral registry for the general elections of February 4, 2018. Those five cantons have the largest number of voters, as reported by the Supreme Court of Elections (TSE).

The five cantons together add up to 829,486 voters, 24.78 % of the total number of people authorized to decide who will be the next President of the Republic, as well as the legislators who will sit the Legislative Assembly for the next four years.

Three of the cantons are from San José, which consequently is the province with the most voters: 1,114,779.

The capital city is followed by Alajuela with 630,990 voters, Cartago with 387,905, Heredia with 332,859, Puntarenas with 310,662, Guanacaste with 240,637 and Limón with 272,633.

In total, there will be 3,290,465 people enrolled in the national territory.

The remaining 31,864 voters are authorized to cast their votes in one of the 52 authorized consulates in 42 countries. This is the second time in history that Costa Ricans can vote from abroad. From the total amount of voters living abroad, most of them are registered in New York (8,674), Los Angeles (3,545), Miami (3,408) and Atlanta (2,300).

The electorate increased by 7.93 percent compared to the previous elections, a 244,008 difference.

By February 4, 2018 there will be 138,096 new voters.

Among them, 184 young people will turn 18 years on election day. The list of citizens could have been even larger however, but 25,099 were excluded for not having completed their registration process.
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There are almost 250,000 new voters
when compared 2014 election.


In contrast, 633 voters are over 100 years old. The oldest elector is 117 years old.

People under 40 years of age make up 50 percent of the citizen list authorized to vote. The age group with the most voters, which is the 32-year-old with 80,888, is included in that range.

As in 2010 and 2014, the women are the majority among those registered for the 2018 elections, with 12,119 more voters. However, the trend is only reflected in San José, Heredia and Cartago.

The electoral authorities have registered 36,361 voters in indigenous territories, 9,575 in prisons, 2,448 in senior residences and 337 in mental health centers.

About half of the 61,668 naturalized electors are from Nicaragua, 13.1 percent from Colombia, 6.4 percent from El Salvador and 3.9 percent from Cuba.

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James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.
US Income Tax,  U.S. GAAP Accounting
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• Reporting foreign financial assets: FBAR and foreign corporations.
• Up-to-date FATCA news.
• All US Tax return preparation:
individual, business, estate and trust.
• eFile returns: secure with faster refunds.
• Business consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica.
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Real estate rentals (paid category)

Tropical Homes
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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
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Spectacular rentals are available for low weekly prices on SellMyTimeshareNow.com at resorts such as Bahia Turquesa Residences and Villas Sol Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. We have 
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9049-7/31/17


Real estate-related services (paid category)

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        Household Furnishings

FineFurniture

FFine Furniture of Sarchi - Sarchi, Costa Rica
All our handcrafted products are made in Sarchi with pride and quality by artisans who are dedicated to designing, crafting, and delivering our furniture to you. Please visit our website and send us a picture and specifications of what YOU like, or just send us pictures from anywhere you wish. We will quote you right back with a more than competitive price and an on-time delivery date. Delivery and set up available throughout Costa Rica. We have different Costa Rican woods from which you may choose. 
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Contact information:
Adolfo's Cell 506-8831-4306
 Tom in the USA 803-261-6000
Email: Info@FineFurnitureOfSarchi.com


Shipping services (paid category)

Shipping
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Psychotherapy


Dr. Gray
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Psychologist
International Practice

• Anxiety
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Psychiatric Services
SERVICE CONNECTED DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (FMP)
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PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Prescription Management

Send us your:
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Call me:  (506) 2246-3458
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4th floor at Hospital La Catolica, Guadalupe, San José
9234-12/1/17


                     Legal Services
Adrian Fernandez
Attorney & Notary
A Fernandez
Notary services and registrations. Collections and foreclosures. Real estate and litigation. Corporate Law. Immigration. Estate planning wills and testaments, probate.

I provide the highest professional standards. Official documentation and Notary deeds are always translated in English for better comprehension, client satisfaction and safety.

 Call me for advice
    Phone:  2280-9692 / 2253-3705
    Email: ajfernandez@racsa.co.cr
    Law Office is conveniently located near  Mall San Pedro, 350 meters south  from the Hyundai dealer, Los Yoses, San José.
9181-7/3/17

        Insurance professionals
The Garrett Insurance Group
Garrett
-Brokerage fully licensed by the
      government.
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-Represent all the best insurance
       companies in Costa Rica,
       BMI, Blue Cross, Blue
       Shield, ASSA, INS, etc.
-Correspondents of WILLIS.
-Connections in all of Central
       America.
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E-mail : info@garrettbrokers.com
More information HERE!
9165-5/22/17
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Rica
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Published November 21, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 207
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Fiscal benefits for electric cars could be voted soon

By
A.M. Costa Rica staff

A bill seeking to encourage drivers to own 100% electric vehicles in the country is on the verge of being approved by the Legislative Assembly.

The initiative is included in a list of proposals that have already reached consensus among the different parliamentary factions.

The legislators could vote on the bill at any time during this or next week, according to legislator Marcela Guerrero, from the Citizen Action Party (PAC), and promoter of the proposal.

The original text has undergone several modifications since it was first presented in the legislature. Some of the most important modifications include that tax exemptions and other fiscal benefits will only apply to 100% electric vehicles with zero emissions technologies and no combustion engines at all. This applies to new vehicles or used ones up to 12 months old.

It includes automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, minibuses and buses, trains and others.

Tax exemptions will be valid for five years once the law is published.

Electric vehicles will also be exempted from the payment of sales taxes.

The proposal will exempt the owners of the electric vehicles from the payment of the Marchamo for the first five years.

Some other tax exemptions will be applied to parts and spare parts for electric vehicles, previously approved by the specified by the Ministry of Environment and Energy. Fiscal benefits will also be granted to the construction of recharge centers.

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Some Costa Ricans are starting to lead by example
by using hybrid cars.


This type of technology will not be subject to vehicular restriction and will not pay parking meters, since they will be supposed to park in special spots called blue parking lots.

The Central Government and state institutions will have to schedule the renewal of their fleets by 10% with electric vehicles.

The importing companies must offer updated and recent models from the international market as well as providing the required maintenance.

The bus fleets will have to become electric eventually. To push this process, legislators have also stated in the bill that banks will have to implement credit lines for the purchase of electric vehicles with affordable installments, interest rates, guarantees and procedures.

Private companies replacing their fleet by at least 10% per year may lower the cost of their income tax.

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Brodell
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Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot

By the staff and contributors at A.M. Costa Rica
 (editor)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. Each seeks to tell something new or original about the vacation and retirement mecca.  
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Trapped in
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Trapped In The Damas Cave, Costa Rica

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Trouble
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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 $1 million, 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.  Review or buy the book on Amazon ON SALE FOR $0.99
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Money, Flowers and More

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. In Time For The Holiday -- Give Unique Gifts Of Dollars or Colones."

It will be available at the discounted price of $0.99 until Dec. 25.. It is available at all major online book stores. Preview or purchase at Amazon.com, or visit https://www.dustypilot.com/holiday-money.html  For more information Contact Dusty Pilot: Email dusty@dustypilot.com. Phone 001 440 796-4105
Life is a Tropical Garden

    Life is a Tropical Garden
By Victoria Torley 

   
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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. But soon he is hijacked by a gang of avengers led by an icy Costa Rican-American woman who carries twin pistols strapped to her chest. Jack soon helps uncover a web of corruption and greed . Read a sample and purchase the book HERE!

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Guide to Costa Rican Spanish
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This one-of-a-kind best-selling Costa Rica Spanish phrasebook will help anyone including older retirees master the basics of using Costa Rican Spanish in real-life situations. Retirees, expats and tourists will get the most out of Costa Rica, be able to communicate effectively with Costa Ricans and understand the local culture. A practical pronunciation will help you sound a like a native Spanish speaker.  The book is now available for sale on Amazon click here

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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.

The book is now available for sale CLICK HERE 


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Sixth News Page


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Costa Rican diplomat in India faces
health problems due to extreme pollution
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By AM Costa Rica staff

The high levels of pollution in New Delhi, the capital of India, caused the Costa Rican ambassador appointed to that country to move to another city.

The capital, one of the most populated cities in the world, with more than 22 million people in the metropolitan area, faces severe problems with air pollution

Mariela Cruz Álvarez, ambassador of Costa Rica in India, suffered a series of respiratory problems due to the pollution and finally made the decision to move from New Delhi to Bangalore. .

Bangalore is the fifth most populous city in India with more than 8 million inhabitants. However, its location in the south of the country means that it does not have pollution levels like those experienced in New Delhi.

Ambassador Cruz took advantage of a personal blog to narrate her situation.

"In recent weeks, pollution levels in Delhi reached impossible numbers. I had no idea of the consequences of breathing this air, until I arrived in Bangalore and my system collapsed.”

"My clean Costa Rican lungs do not know anything about the prognosis of air quality, on the particles of PM10 and their monitoring. The same as we do not know anything about extreme changes in temperature," she said.

"I am used to living in paradise and, suddenly, India has become a threat to my health and that of my friends and colleagues," the diplomat said.

Cruz's words were replicated by international media such as The Indian Express, Washington Post and India's News18.

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Wikipedia photo    
The city of New Delhi is going through
an air quality emergency.



The staff of the Embassy of Costa Rica in India is made up of Cruz; Eduardo Salgado Retana, Minister Counselor and Consul General and Magda Fernández Vargas, Counselor and Consul.


According to the Washington Post, other foreign diplomats have gone through similar situations due to pollution in the country's capital.

The situation also spills over to foreign professionals who moved to India for work reasons.

The Reuters news agency reported on Monday that "the toxic contamination in New Delhi exceeded 10 times the recommended limit, which has aggravated the environmental emergency declared in the city a week ago".
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Real estate for sale (paid category)

44 LOTS FOR SALE IN GATED COMMUNITY

PLAYA AVELLANA, TAMARINDO, GUANACASTE
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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

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-English spoken
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- On parle français
- We spreken Nederlands




CODE 9267-9/28/17


Business for sale or lease (paid category)

Fishing Lodge for sale in Panama

DanielPeavy

Fishing Lodge For Sale In Panama. To many assets to
 list all.  Restaurant, bar, pool, 12 cabins, two 1 bedroom duplex, 3 hectares on the beach, 4 boats, boat storage,
boat ramp, 22 foot panga and more.  Remote and
Beautiful location on the fishing grounds. Built in
clientele list and a turn key operation. For more information and asking price our email address:
aquaad@hawaii.rr.com   Visit the site www.hookedonpanama.com

9284-3/22/18   



Live the dream!
Several profitable businesses, including a regional radio station, are for sale in Costa Rica. Certain purchases can provide the new owner with residency as well as a great lifestyle. So live your dream while making a profit. Contact: manager@crbusiness.biz.

Real estate brokers and agents (paid category)
CENTURY 21 JACÓ BEACH
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or Toll Free: (877) 746-3868
Costa Rica phone number: (506) 2643-3356
Email: info@c21jaco.com
Web: www.c21jaco.com
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Remax Tamarindo
www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com The experts in buying property in Costa Rica, with more than 20 years experience and the largest networked team of agents in the country.  We can help you learn if investing in Costa Rica is right for you with our low-key, educational approach to sales. Our professional agents can tell you more about Costa Rica properties, including condos, homes, lots and & commercial real estate. Twelve (12) agents to serve you, from Playa Marbella to Playa Dante in the Guanacaste, through our Tamarindo and Flamingo offices. For more information, please contact our local phones: 506-2653-0073 Tamarindo / 506-2201-9056 Flamingo ~ Toll Free: 1-866-976-8898 or email:  info@remax-oceansurf-cr.com  or click here www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com
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Real estate for sale (paid category)

284-3/22/18   

Versatile 2 Floors Building for Sale
Holley ad
Completely remodeled building. 14 areas for residence and/or offices, call center, upscale storage. Transportation within 50 meters, commuter train, buses and taxis. 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. $295,000. Contact  Jim Holley, E-Mail: jimmy6902001@yahoo.com Local CR phone: (506) 8912-5651

9266-12/5/17


Charming country home in the mountains above San Ramon
Bril Cajar

Lot size is 500 square meters, total construction about 212 square meters, with living area of about 156 square meters. Three bedrooms (or two and an office), two and one half baths, shop/storage of about 30 square meters. Carport with space for two cars about 30 square meters. Completely fenced property. The area is peaceful and very secure.  For complete information click here

Contact Harv  in English and Spanish: Email cap@lightsurfer.com   Contact Marco in Costa Rica (Spanish) : Email- marvama05@gmail.com -Phone- +506-84608000 or +506-86672823.   Web page:  www.costarica-house.com Or CLICK HERE FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION
9274-11/30/17


Colinas del Sol
COLINAS DEL SOL Fenced Gated Lots for Sale

* Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project  in a quiet area.
* There are 88 clear titled lots.
* 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.
* Lots 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 call 517-484-3675

For more information Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
9261-3/2/18




Costa Rica Penthouse

Costa Rica Penthouse For Sale

 Enjoy the most spectacular views in the valley in this 5 -story Penthouse.  One of a kind property on top of the Corobici / Crowne Plaza Hotel in Sabana overlooking the Central Park and new Soccer Stadium in San José.  Excellent location provides you easy access to everywhere.  Other benefits include 24-hour security, 2 restaurants inside the hotel plus other businesses.  Large Living Room, Elevator goes directly inside Penthouse.  Private hot tub deck and Dance floor with Spectacular views!!!  All exterior walls are glass or have windows. Commercial license is in place.  Seller will consider owner financing.  Asking $695K U.S.  Also available for monthly rent for $3,500 per month on an annual basis.  This is a private condo residence and is Not associated with the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  

Go to www.ThePenthouseCostaRica.com  
U.S. contact: Carl Stratton, cell phone: 813 310-7402  Email crstratton@ymail.com
Costa Rica contact:  Dan Wise, phone numbers:  2232-4063 / 2232-8610  Email: danwisellawyer@yahoo.com
 CODE 9229-12/6/17


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Seventh News Page Business
Published November 21, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 207
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Country reaches 300 days of using
only renewable energy sources


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


According to data from the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE) as of Friday, November 17, Costa Rica reached the milestone of 300 days using electricity produced 100% with renewable sources.

Since May 1, the National Electric System (SEN) has not needed to resort to the backup system of fuels for energy production.

"The country accumulates 99.62% of electricity production with its five renewable sources, the highest proportion since 1987," the Institute said on a press release.

Electricity generation sources come from: water (78.26%), wind (10.29%), geothermal (10.23%), biomass and solar (0.84%), and hydrocarbon support: (0.38%).

"The optimization of the electrical grid has allowed us to take advantage of the high availability of water. The regulatory reservoirs offer us a guarantee to maximize the use of variable sources, mainly water and the wind, along with a contribution of geothermal energy," said Carlos Obregón, ICE's executive president.

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AM Costa Rica archive photo
1987 was the last year ICE achieved
the same result.



In 2015, the SEN registered 299 days of renewable electricity generation and in 2016 it accounted for 271 days. The country was recognized for that achievement worldwide. However, the transport sector continues to depend on high levels of fossil fuels.

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