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San José, Costa Rica, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 210

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Remodelling and Construction

Real estate agents and services

CR Beach
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CR Beach Investment Real Estate Broker & INT’L
NAR certified Realtor Jeff Fisher is famous for being “Brutally Honest.”
See why he still believes only the 100% titled land of the Jaco beach & Central Pacific areas of Playa Hermosa/ Jaco-Los Suenos Marina & Golf and the Esterillos-Bejuco beaches are the best places to live, invest and enjoy. 
Reason #1:  SJO Int’l Airport and S.J. suburbs are little more than one hour away.
#2: The Jaco area has everything you need, from KFC to Gourmet Organic;  from zip lines to bank lines, from a movie house to a fire sale house…. 
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           *$179,900 Hermosa Beachfront Community with Ocean Views !
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* 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 tree orchards.
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* All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each.
* Lots are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $39,000 USD , and many can be combined for those wanting a larger area for their chosen passion, be it a hobby horse farm or retirement haven.
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* 20 minutes to the Liberia International Airport
* 15 minutes to the Pacific Beaches
* 10 minutes to Medical Facilities
* 25 minutes to the Liberia Hospital
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'Tis the season to enjoy the Gordo

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The chances of winning are remote, but the tradition is to sit in front of the television on a December evening watching the balls fall that give the numbers for the Gordo, the fat Christmas lottery.

Then the tradition is to crumble up the lottery tickets and have another beer.

Statisticians will do belly laughs when they figure the chances of winning and the payback from the Gordo. Sure, four or more persons next Dec. 14 will win 1.4 billion colons. That's about $2.6 million and  the Internal Revenue Service may never know. Lottery winnings are not taxed in Costa Rica.

The catch is that to win the big money, a lottery player has to buy a full sheet or entero of 40 ticket pieces. That's 70,000 colons this year. Most Costa Ricans have a handful of pieces, each worth 1,750 colons,  bearing various numbers when the drawing is held. Sometimes communities share in the winnings. Many have their special number. The tickets went on sale Wednesday.

The Junta de Proteción Social, which puts on the lottery, takes a large chunk off the top for various social programs. So a gambler has better odds at the local casino or with the illegal lotteries that can be found in many areas of the country. The winner of the Gordo has to have five numbers correctly distributed as a three-digit serial and two additional digits.

Tourism chamber says bill will hurt sector

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The national tourism chamber is raising the alarm about a proposed law that would cut in half the money available to promote the country.

The  Cámara Nacional de Turismo said that a bill is in the legislative hopper that would give half the money raised by a tax on airline tickets to the Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación, Right now, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo gets the full $15 levied on air tickets purchased outside the county.

The chamber said it wanted the legislative Comisión de Ambiente  to dump the measure, which is No. 18.251. If the bill passes, the  Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación would be instructed to use its share of the money for purchasing or expropriating land for national parks.

Agents detain eight in prostitution case

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Eight men and a woman have been detained in a  case involving prostitution of minors.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said the men range in age from 54 to 72. The arrests were in the community of Los Santos.

The woman, 27, was arrested last week on the allegation that she was pimping a girl, 14, and another, 16, who lived in her home. Agents then began rounding up the customers, who paid from 10,000 to 20,000 colons for the sexual services, agents said. That's about $18.50 to $37.

Little Theatre Group plans mystery dinner

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Little Theatre Group plans a mystery evening Nov. 1. The group said that the upcoming Halloween event, “Come Dine On Me,” is "an interactive murder mystery featuring well known psychopath, Hannibal Spectre."

The 6:30 p.m. event is limited to 60 persons, and they are invited to come as their favorite Halloween character. Tickets are 16,000 colons a person and this includes dinner at a local restaurant.

Reservations can be made at 8858-1446  or by contact the group's Web page:

Train kills female pedestrian

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Judicial investigators said that a 41-year-old woman with the last name of  Fonseca died in Hospital Calderón Guardia after being struck by a Heredia-San José train about 3 p.m. Tuesday in Barrio Aranjuez. The woman is believed to live in one of the homes along the tracks and was walking on the right-of-way.

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