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Suspending freedom of transit and assembly at sites with high COVID-19 cases would flatten the curve

(QCOSTARICA) Temporarily suspending freedom of transit and assembly to contain the expansion of the COVID-19 would flatten the contagion curve, according to Costa Rica's College of Physicians and Surgeons (Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos). The proposal resurfaces at a time when the country has had...

Increase in COVID-19 cases migrated from the Northern Zone to the GAM

(QCOSTARICA) The trend of increasing cases due to COVID-19 stopped concentrating in the Northern Zone and now, the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of  San José is the site with the highest incidence. Of the 139 new cases reported Monday, 27 were in the canton of...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: another record,169 new cases on Thursday

(QCOSTARICA) We have definitely left double-digit numbers behind in the daily COVID-19 case update. This Thursday, June 25, the Ministry of Health reported 169 new infections. The data surpassed the record of 119 new cases last Friday and the 147 new cases  Wednesday; with the...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 91 new cases; Pavas on orange alert for possible community transmission

(QCOSTARICA) No truce. The number of new cases of the coronavirus keep piling up. This Tuesday, June 23, 91 new cases of the COVID-19 were registered, bringing the accumulated total to 2,368 people, since March when it arrived in Costa Rica. In addition to a...

Take note of the crazy traffic changes in Pavas that went into effect Monday

Rico's TICO BULL - It took me some time to understand what was happening. I looked over the diagram, saw the videos. Repeated the process a few times before I could understand what some "mad engineer" had devised.   Can you imagine the surprise of drivers...

Pandemic, what pandemic? Despite an increase in cases, Costa Ricans take to the streets

On the first day of the relaxed measures of the national emergency, downtown San Jose and in many communities and in particular the ferias (markets), one could say, what pandemic? Despite still being in the midst of the health emergency due to COVID-19 and the...

Father Uses 10-year-old Son As Driver

An act of total irresponsibility. Officials of the Air Surveillance unit of the Fuerza Publica (national police), in the area of the Tobia Bolaños airport in Pavas, noticed a vehicle driven by a minor that turned to be 10 years old. Inside the vehicle were...

Studen Pilot Crashes In Tambor

At 11:24 am Friday, student pilot Diego Arrieta Rojas, 23, took off from Tambor, in Puntarenas, heading for Pavas, in San José. However, just six minutes later, Arrieta noticed that the plane, call letters TI-AGV, had power loss, so he alerted the control tower...

Pavas Fire Station Has Become The Drop Point For Victims of Area Shootings

The firefighters of the Pavas station have more than battling fires on their hands, they have to deal, on average two times a week, gunshot victims left at their doorstep that for the most part die in their hands while being treated. The director of...

Model wrote affectionate message to her dad hours before being killed in Pavas

The model, Angie Tenorio Villalta, 34, had posted an affectionate message on her Facebook page to her dad in celebration of Father's Day, hours before losing her life, hit by a bullet. She published the photo Sunday afternoon, thanking God for allowing her to be...

Pavas Fire Station Has Become A Drop-off Point For Shooting Victims

Typically fire stations are to house firefighters and their equipment. But the station in Pavas, San Jose, mainly has become a drop-off point for those injured in acts of violence, mainly from turf wars between rival gangs. Rather than firefighters rushing to an emergency, cars...

Small Plane Falls On Residential Street After Takeoff From Pavas Airport

A single-engine plane was fell shortly after takeoff from the Tobías Bolaños airport in Pavas this Friday morning. The pilot and his companion managed to leave by their own means after the plane fell in a residential area in Rohrmoser.   The occupants were identified as...

Police Declare War On Chepe’s Narcos

Don't be surprised or scared if one of these days, on your way home, to work, shopping, etc. you run into an 'army' of police, given that since yesterday (Wednesday) and for an indefinite time that will be a reality in San Jose, also...

Residents of Pavas & Rohrmoser Without Lights For Hours

Q COSTA RICA -  A heavy truck that took out five, count them five, light posts in Pavas, across from the U.S. Embassy, left thousands of residents of Pavas and Rohrmoser without electrical power for hours. The incident occurred around 7:00 pm Tuesday night, at...

The Bodies Keep Piling Up

Q COSTA RICA - Four men were killed on Thursday in a four-hour period in Pavas, Paso Ancho and Tibas, in what authorities believe is pay-back, acts of revenge, linked to organized crime and the illegal drug trade. In Paso Ancho, the bodies were 150...

San Jose Readying Its First Park of Dogs

Q COSTA RICA - Ramps, footbridges, labyrinths and areas for socialization and recreation are part of the plans for the very first two dog parks in the capital city of San Jose. The parks, Bella Vista in Pavas and Nacionalidad Costarricense in Sabana Sur, are...

Bus and Train In Early Monday Morning Crash in Pavas

QCOSTARICA - It's been days since we've had a collision with the commuter train, the streak ending this Monday morning, in Pavas, San Jose. The crash left two people injured, according to authorities. The injured were a passenger and the driver of the bus, both...

Costa Rica In Country Flights For Only ¢2.500 (plus taxes) One Way

QCOSTARICA - There is no better time to fly around the country than now. Considered the "low season", the national airline, Nature Air, will take you to anyone of it's 15 destinations across the country for as low ¢2.500 colones (US$5) plus taxes, for...

Are Fast Food Restaurants Being Targeted By Robbers?

QCOSTARICA - Fast food restaurants are being targeted by robbers, the proof of this is the number of robberies of fast food restaurants in the past five weeks: three. The most recent was on Sunday when two men hit at gunpoint the Papa John's in...

A Bloody Weekend: Four Dead and Four Wounded

QCOSTARICA - The second Sunday of the year left four dead and four wounded in separate incidents, in Goicoechea, San Rafael de Heredia, San José and Guácimo. The most bloody was in Ipis de Goicoechea (a highly conflictive area on the east side of San...

Young Couple Arrested For Death Of Their Two Month Old Baby

QCOSTARICA - A 19 year old and her 17 year old partner, were arrested Friday by OIJ agents, as suspects in the death of their two month old baby. The arrest of the couple occurred at 1:00pm FridaY, at the Children's Hospital (Hospital Nacional de...

Elderly Couple Surprised With New Fruit Stand Thanks To Corporate Generosity

QCOSTARICA - After 36 years of selling fruits from the same location in a "carretillo" in Pavas, across from the Sylvania plant, Bolívar García and Vicky Bermudez got a real fruit stand. The couple from Alajuelita, now in their 56th year of marriage, got a...

Police Fear “Picones” (Street Racers)

QCOSTARICA - "I'll explain something ...  those people (referring to the street racers) carry drugs; they are armed," Rafael Delgado, a traffic official (tránsito) in San José, replied to La Nacion when questioned why the traffic police (Policia de Tránsito) does not approach the...

Nature Air Announces San Jose – Limon Daily Flights Starting Dec. 1

COSTA RICA TRAVEL NEWS -- Nature Air announced the launch of a new direct flight from San José to Limón, starting December 1. The daily flight will leave the Juan Santamaría airport in San José at 5:50am and arrive in the Caribbean port city at...

MOPT Re-Opens Circunvalalción Only For Today

To alleviate the tremendous traffic congestion caused by today's protests, the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) to decided to open two of the four Bailey bridges on the Circunvalalción, to vehicular traffic. The opening was temporary and a last minute decision. Starting at 7:30am...

Traffic Congestion Began An Hour Earlier Today!

Today,  some 55.000 public sector employees started their day with their new hours, showing up at work at 7am instead of 8am.  Local television news Telenoticias gave us this morning a sneak preview of what will be for sometime, rather than diminishing, traffic congestion...

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