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Costa Rica Moratorium on Exploitation of Basin

Costa Rica Moratorium on Exploitation of Basin

(QCOSTARICA) A bill proposes banning for 25 years the development of hydroelectric projects and concessions for extraction of mineral materials in the course of the Naranjo River in Puntarenas. Legislators who proposed the bill argue that it is necessary to establish this prohibition due to the damage and contamination observed in the Manuel Antonio National […]

Puntarenas Inaugurates Amphitheatre

Puntarenas Inaugurates Amphitheatre

QCOSTARICA – With the voice of Alondra Gutierrez, accompanied by the Banda de Conciertos de Puntarenas and the pounding waves of the ocean, the Pacific port city inaugurated its amphitheatre on Thursday. The infrastructure, called “Concha Acústica”, has concrete bleachers for capacity of 500 people at a cost of US$500,000 donated by the government of […]

Work On Paquera Road To Start Next Wednesday

Work On Paquera Road To Start Next Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) Following days of violent protests that included a confrontation with police, road blocks and burning of tires, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Carlos Segnini, on Friday said work on the 24 kilometre road between Paquera and Naranjo will start on Wednesday. The announcement came after a meeting between the Minister and […]

310 Homes Flooded in Puntarenas

310 Homes Flooded in Puntarenas

COSTA RICA NEWS — The heavy rains of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning  affected a number of areas around the country, the worst in Puntarenas where 310 homes were flooded, three badly damaged by a falling tree. The rains began late Tuesday afternoon, around 5:00PM, with continued intensity for hours at a time, ending around […]

Puntarenas Looking Towards A Mega-port and International Airport

Puntarenas Looking Towards A Mega-port and International Airport

By Henry Morales, VozdeGuanacaste – The new Urban Littoral Zone Law is stirring up the aspirations of people in Puntarenas and Guanacaste. For some, having a mega port and a modern international airport in Puntarenas is a dream come true, not only for the investment it could bring to cities, but also for the creation […]