Two Costa Rican agencies said they do not have legal competence to block UBER or any other mobile app.
ARESEP stated that not even its Telecommunications Superintendency has the legal competence to halt the operation of a mobile app in Costa Rica.
The CNFL asked for a 26.6 percent hike that would apply from July and a 13.75 percent starting in January.
The Ombudsman’s Office called the hike petition excessive and said it would affect both households and businesses.
On June 7, crews were busy discarding debris from the demolished fifth floor of the hotel.
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The Culture Ministry on Wednesday evening issued a statement saying that the only visible change at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica will be its color.
National Tourism Chamber leaders say there are more than 100 companies offering ziplining —canopy— tours here, and that the court ruling will hurt Costa Rica’s image as an adventure tourism destination.
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The patent holder wants the owners of all canopy businesses operating in Costa Rica to apply for a license. He plans to collect royalties from canopy tours of $15 for every foreign tourist and $10 for locals.
Workers’ unions demonstrated against the 1 percent raise in their monthly salary deduction on June 1. Later the same day, the Caja’s Board of Directors voted to uphold the hike.
Union leaders demanded that President Luis Guillermo Solís ensure the immediate dismissal of Caja Executive President María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal.
A consulting firm projects a demand of 7.8 million passengers for the first year of operation and of 50 million by the end of the century.
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The project spans 1,500-hectares, representing almost eight times the area of the SJO airport.
MOPT crews will paint lines and repair bumps along a 30-kilometer stretch of Route 32.
Traffic Police officials will completely close off a stretch of Route 32 between San José and Río Frío.
On Thursday, May 25, the dollar price fell ₡7.36 in the MONEX exchange and ₡4 on average at public and private banks.
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The selling price of the dollar at the country’s banks on Thursday fell ₡4 from ₡598.49 to ₡594.47. The average purchase price closed at ₡581.71.
All six lanes of the bridge were opened shortly after noon on Wednesday.
Repairs to La Platina bridge have cost taxpayers a total of ¢9.4 billion ($16.2 million) since 2009.
Workers from various public agencies gathered in front of the Social Security System building in downtown San José and blocked the vehicle passage from 7-11 a.m. on May 22.
Caja Pension Manager Jaime Barrantes said they will evaluate the unions’ petition along with others that they have received from other groups in recent days.