Identify the security features: (1) The red security band. (2) The signatures of the BCCR’s new president and new manager. (3) Update from A to B in the bill’s serial number. (4) Date of approval of the changes: Sept. 12, 2012.
(Via the Central Bank)
The BCCR is asking people to “touch, watch and turn” the bills to look for the security measures that show a bill is not a counterfeit.
Only 25.8 percent of companies in the industrial sector are considering to hire more employees this year.
(Courtesy of Panifresh for illustrative purposes)
Industrial entrepreneurs consider the country’s high electricity tariffs as the main factor affecting their companies’ competitiveness, as well as costs of social security, high fuel prices, bad road infrastructure, unfair competition from informal businesses, and high taxes.
Venezuelan lawmaker Dinorah Figuera responds on Apr. 24 to questions at a press conference at the Legislative Assembly in San José, accompanied by Costa Rican lawmakers from five parties.
(Via Asamblea Legislativa)
Broad Front Party lawmaker Ligia Fallas responded to the Venezuelan lawmaker, saying many Ticos eat from the garbage too.
President Luis Guillermo Solís and First Lady Mercedes Peñas visited shops and other tourism businesses in the Poás area on April 23.
(Via President Luis Guillermo Solís’ Facebook)
An explosion on Saturday night hurled incandescent rocks and gases that damaged a Poás National Park’s office and also solar panels, a tower and a webcam from OVSICORI.
APM Terminals reported that the construction of the Moín Cargo Terminal is 73 percent complete, but newly discovered problems will delay the project.
(Via APM Terminal)
APM Terminals said it will announce a new delivery date for the Moín cargo terminal project in 30 days, and pay all related fines for the delay.
President Luis Guillermo Solís, center right, cut the ribbon for the Golfito Marina Village.
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Phase I includes a 50-slip marinas for 40- to 140-foot yachts, plus one for a gigayacht.
Eduardo Li of Costa Rica, leaves the Court of the Eastern District in Brooklyn, New York following a preliminary hearing in the FIFA scandal last year. FIFA announced Friday that Li, the ex-president of the Costa Rican Football Federation, will be suspended for life for his involvement in the racketeering scheme.
A FIFA panel decided Friday to ban Eduardo Li for life for his role in the widespread bribery and corruption scandal.
The Costa Rican Coast Guard came to the aid of a U.S. family of four Thursday on the Pacific Ocean when their kayak went adrift.
(Courtesy of MSP/Facebook)
A family of four from the U.S. was rescued while adrift in the sea on their kayak in the Pacific Ocean near Playa Flamingo.
Researchers found that the percentage of overweight Costa Ricans rose from 24.9 percent to 36.1 percent.
Alberto Font/The Tico Times
The Social Security System has launched a new campaign seeking to change Ticos’ eating habits in order to stem a tide of increasing obesity.
The Discovery Ranch will span a 880-hectare property in Liberia, Guanacaste.
(Via Discovery Costa Rica)
Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez confirmed the Discovery Costa Rica project already has all environmental permits, and said it will supply water with its own wells.