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    Mixed Feelings about Granting Haitians Work Permits

    by TCRN Staff The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked the Department of Migration to process work permits for Haitians living illegally in Costa...

    Turriabla calms but rumbles remain

    by TCRN Staff The Turrialba volcano is going back to its previous classification as "passive degassing", which is the state it was in before it...

    CNE warns of especially high Pacific tides

    by TCRN Staff The National Emergency Commission (CNE) yesterday established a green alert for the Pacific Ocean coast as there will be some of the...

    Ministry of Health will monitor voting booths

    by TCRN Staff The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) gave the go ahead for the Ministry of Health to carry out AH1N1 checking and monitoring on...

    De la Cruz will continue as Ambassador to Venezuela

    by TCRN Staff Vladimir de la Cruz withdrew his resignation as the Costa Rica ambassador to Venezuela and will continue in his position until the...

    As yet, no public transport on the new highway

    by TCRN Staff The new San José - Caldera highway lacks, for now, public transport services by bus. The 80-mile route is traveled in an hour...

    Caldera Highway Opens Tomorrow

    by TCRN Staff The San Jose to Caldera highway, that was first designed more than 30 years ago, is set to be inaugurated tomorrow morning...

    Earthquake Triology

    by TCRN Staff The third earthquake above 5.0-magnitude in the past two days, struck Costa Rica on Saturday morning however the quake and volcano observation...

    The hip hop matizaa San Jose

    by TCRN Staff From tomorrow until Saturday January 30th, the First Festival Urban Epicenter: Hip Hop and Urban Art for Peace will be held at...

    Road to San Carlos will be completed in 2012

    by TCRN Staff The announcement was made yesterday in San Carlos, located 23 kilometers north of Ciudad Quesada, by the Minister of Public Works, Marcos...

    Water shortages lead to rationing in several areas

    by TCRN Staff A recent analysis performed by AyA has led to the implementation of water rationing to some 140,000 people starting the second week...

    Costa Ricans donate to Haiti via text messages

    by TCRN Staff The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) said it has raised ¢ 125 million for Haitian relief through a donation program via cellular...

    Fast Food Chains Add to Economic Recovery

    by TCRN Staff The popular fast food chains McDonald's, KFC, Quiznos, Burger King, Church's Chicken, Papa John's, Campero, Taco Bell and Wendy's are planning on...

    Dos Pinos healthy despite economy

    by TCRN Staff Even during the existing economic crisis, Dos Pinos was and continues to plan ahead, investing $14 million in new projects in 2009...

    Costa Rican hotel surveys guests about medical tourism

    by TCRN Staff Ramada Plaza Herradura, will be using a research firm to ask thousands of hotel guests about their experiences and attitudes concerning medical...

    Run away and join the circus!

    by TCRN Staff The contemporary dance and circus arts troop, Metamorphosis, is seeking new members for its projects in 2010. Sun Carballo, director of the company,...

    EU Trade Commissioner Visiting Costa Rica

    by TCRN Staff The new trade commissioner of the European Union (EU), Benita Ferrero-Waldner, will visit three Central American countries next week to promote the...

    Singapore Free Trade Agreement Progresses

    by TCRN Staff At the close of negotiations last Friday regarding the proposed Free Trade Agreement with Singapore, it would appear that Costa Rica will...

    Designated Driver Program Kicks off this weekend

    by TCRN Staff A new service is now in place to help keep drunk drivers off the roads. The National Insurance Institute (INS) has set up...

    Flooding and Heavy Rains Strike Costa Rica

    by TCRN Staff Although the rain has subsided a bit resulting in a marked drop in the water height of the rivers, hundreds of homes...

    Arrival of AH1N1 flu vaccine suffers new delay

    by TCRN Staff The arrival of the consignment of vaccines against the AH1N1 virus suffered another delay, as acknowledged by the Health Minister Maria Luisa...

    New tax on airline tickets boosts tourism fund

    by TCRN Staff The $20 million collected via a new airline tax levied on tourists by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) will be used...

    Ticos current diet lacks nutrients from indigenous fruits

    by TCRN Staff Perhaps you have never heard of fruits like güiscoyol the olozapo, the Rukan, black sapote, the borojó or ocarí. All grow in Costa...

    Central Bank changes inflation marker

    by TCRN Staff The central bank will be using a different indicator to assess inflation, an measure called a truncated mean estimation. This estimate excludes products...

    AH1N1 vaccinations start next week

    by TCRN Staff Medical centers across the country next week will notify patients who have been selected to be the first to receive the vaccine...

    Arias and his cabinet promise to help volcano evacuees

    by TCRN Staff The President, Óscar Arias Sánchez, and much of his cabinet, pledged yesterday those displaced by the Turrialba eruptions that at the beginning...

    Costa Rica FTA with Singapore is expected to close next week

    by TCRN Staff Costa Rican negotiators hope to finalize the free trade agreement (FTA) with Singapore next week. Fernando Ocampo, chief negotiator for Costa Rica to...

    National Emergency Commission raises the threat level around Turriabla to yellow

    By TCRN Staff The National Emergency Commission (CNE) surveyed the area surrounding Turrialba yesterday afternoon and decided to raise the alert status of an eruption...

    Turrialba Rumbles and Spits Ash

    By TCRN STAFF A strong sediment eruption of Turrialba volcano yesterday afternoon forced the CNE to evacuate two villages close to the mountain and take...

    ARESEP raises rates on water, sewer, taxis, buses and more…

    By TCRN Staff The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep) has started the new year with cost increases for water, sewage systems, taxis, postal services...

    Caldera toll prices are to remain unchanged

    by TCRN Staff The company Highways of the Sun said yesterday that the amounts payable at each toll collection station will remain unchanged from any...

    Inflation could grow by as much as 131% in 2010

    by TCRN Staff If market inflation expectations become a reality next year like they have in the past, the indicator would have a 131% growth...

    New security rules in the U.S. affect food sales

    by TCRN Staff The Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer) announced that starting next year there will be a new safety standard in the United States (USA)...

    AH1N1 pandemic reinforces stewardship of the Ministry of Health

    by TCRN Staff 2009 was full of important challenges that served to strengthen the Ministry of Health in its role of stewardship in health-related issues,...

    National Stadium Progresses

    By TCRN Staff Construction of the new National Stadium, which will be able to comfortably seat over 35,000 fans, is right on track. Nine months after...

    End of the year travel is hitting its peak

    By TCRN Staff Thousands of Costa Ricans and foreign tourists continue to arrive at bus stations in San Jose to take the final week of...

    Chinese Lemons?

    By TCRN Staff 20 percent of the 200 patrol cars that the Chinese Government donated only a year before to the Ministry of Public Security...

    Economic Recovery ‘poco a poco’

    By TCRN Staff: A recent Deloitte study predicts that consumption in the country will grow sharply in 2010, due to signs of economic recovery worldwide...

    Happy Holidays from The Costa Rica News

    The Costa Rica News would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, contributors and advertisers for helping to make this...

    Some ICE Customers Intitled to Refund

    By TCRN Staff The ICE cell phone customers who paid a fee for their TDMA line greater than ¢ 12,500, are entitled to to a...
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