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Feeling The Cold?

Feeling The Cold?

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – The Tropical Storm, that turned to a Tropical Depression and later today to become a Hurricane that promises more rain in Costa Rica, brought a drop in temperatures, mainly in the lower parts of the Central Valley. The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) reports temperatures from 4°C […]

Costa Rica Issues “Green Alert” For Caribbean and South Pacific For Hurricane Matthew

Costa Rica Issues “Green Alert” For Caribbean and South Pacific For Hurricane Matthew

(QCOSTARICA) The National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias – CNE) issued a “green alert” for the province of Limon and the South Pacific for possible high waves and heavy rains, as a result of a indirect impact of Hurricane Matthew. According to a press released by the CNE, the alert is preventative. The University […]

30 Year-Old Man Convicted For Touching Breasts of Minor

30 Year-Old Man Convicted For Touching Breasts of Minor

QCOSTARICA – Touching a minor’s breasts landed a Pococí, Limon man a 30 month conviction. The Pococí flagrancy court found man a 30 year-old man, Isaías García Guzmán, a Nicaraguan national, guilty of touching the breasts of a 14-year-old last Sunday in downtown Guapiles. Three witnesses observed the fact and held the man until police […]

A Mega Port With No Access

A Mega Port With No Access

QCOSTARICA – Delays in the  Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) is threatening the Moin container terminal port in Limon. The Dutch company, APM Terminals, says the Terminal de Contenedores de Moín (TCM) could be ready by January 2018, but the failure on the government to build the 2.8 kilometre access road, will not […]

The Rain Will Not Let Up in Limón

The Rain Will Not Let Up in Limón

(QCOSTARICA) – The country is in a state of emergency over heavy rainfall and flooding in the Caribbean coast. The ministro de la Presidencia (Chief of Staff) said  the government is close to declaring of national emergency, that would be mainly for the reconstruction, and, allow greater flexibility in financing and administrative processes. National Emergency […]

China Cranes Costly

China Cranes Costly

(QCOSTARICA) Two cranes donated by the People’s Republic of China to Costa Rica in 2009 are rarely used in the Limón port, and cost the government $400,000 per year to maintain. Each crane is worth US$6 million dollars, and they have not been put to use because of a lack of necessary infrastructure.  The cranes […]

MOPT Says Bridge Over Chirripo River Is OK, Contradicting Last Year’s “Almost Falling”

MOPT Says Bridge Over Chirripo River Is OK, Contradicting Last Year’s “Almost Falling”

(QCOSTARICA) – The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes  – MOPT) , said this week the bridge over the Chirripo river on the Ruta 32 is sound, totally contradicting the statement of last year, when it said the bridge in bad shape. Based on the MOPT statement, in the […]

Heavy Weekend Rain Flooded 120 Homes In Caribbean

Heavy Weekend Rain Flooded 120 Homes In Caribbean

(QCOSTARICA) The downpoursbetween Saturday and Sunday in the Caribbean and northern area of the country caused the flooding of at least 120 homes in the province of Limon. According to the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) – national emergency commission – they responded to 24 incidents: 13 in Pococi, two in Guacimo, two in Siquirres, […]

It’s Time Limón To Awaken!

It’s Time Limón To Awaken!

QCOSTARICA – A free zone (Zona Franca), two hotel developments and a condominium estimated at US$185 million and US$30 million are part of the works that private entrepreneurs have planned for the Atlantic province of Limón, Costa Rica. Moldy buildings are the memory of Limón’s last economic disappointment, at the hands of Limón businessman, Carlos […]

International Airport Proposed for Limón, Costa Rica

International Airport Proposed for Limón, Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA (Crhoy.com) A US group has offered the Costa Rican government financing for the construction of an international airport on the Caribbean coast with an investment of US$700 million. The firm Mel Group has submitted a proposal to finance construction of a new international airport, which includes a 4 kilometer long runway and a 30 […]

Floods in Guácimo Up To Two Metres High

Floods in Guácimo Up To Two Metres High

The communities of Escoica, La Lucha, Santa Rosa and Camarones, in the province of Limón, were the most affected by the rains that started late Wednesday night. The Parismina and Platanar rivers overflowed their banks, causing floods in various communities, with water levels up to two metres (six feet) high. The rains subsided Thursday afternoon, […]