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Truck Knocks Down Phone poles, Crushes Motorcyclist

By Emiliana Garcia

A truck knocked down three telephone poles in Playa Garza on Monday 14 February. The accident occurred around noon in front of Alexis fish market.

One of the poles knocked down by the truck fell on a U.S. citizen man named James Daniel Shadwick, who was driving a motorcycle in the direction of Nosara in front of the truck at the time of the accident.

Shadwick had wounded in the stomach and chest so the Nosara Red Cross took him to the EBAIS clinic. The resident doctor ordered the patient's transfer to hospital in Nicoya, but Shadwick requested he be transferred to San Jose in a private helicopter.

The truck driver, Mora Solano, a Costa Rican, was not under the influence of alcohol or any type of substance. According to the Tourist Police officer, Raul Obando, the incident was an accident due to bad road.

 

More Regional News

Municipality of Nicoya Inaugurates New Mayor

Beginning Monday, February 7, Marcos Jiménez, officially took office as Mayor of the Municipality of Nicoya. The solemn ceremony for the change of leadership started at 2 p.m. in the city’s Central Park. Over the next five years, Jimenez will be responsible for the management of the Council budget which currently totals more than ¢2,500 million colones ($5 million). More >

Samara scrambles to keep police in town

On January 14th, the Nicoya Ministry of Health issued a notice to the Samara delegation of the Public Force to move out of the Samara police facility by February 2. Although the public force requested a 3-month extension to remain in the current Samara Facility, the Ministry of Health decided not to grant the extension, leaving people scrambling to figure out how to keep police presence in Samara. More >

Neighbors Take on Vice Mayor
over Burning at Buena Vista Beach

On Friday, January 14, neighbors of Esterones of Samara were frightened as flames flared up along Buena Vista Beach. Davina Pritchard, who lives near the beach, received a frantic phone call from neighbor Elizabeth Jenkins informing her that the beach was on fire. More >

Nosara’s Autonomy at a Crossroads

Although the Contraloría General de la República ordered that, starting July 1st, 2011, all income from district councils must go to the Municipalidades, elected representative, Marco Ávila, insists that Nosara must become an autonomous district that can manage itself. More >

Asada Playas de Nosara Water Board Must Cut $5000 per Month to Meet Crisis
• Workers Agree to Pay Cuts

The water company for the American Project (ASADA) has asked its six employees to take a pay cut 25% of their salary beginning in February. The move is part of the ASADA’s effort to manage with decreased revenues while seeking regulatory approval for a higher rate schedule and impact fees for new project water hookups. More >

School Year for Nicoya Students Starts with School Closure
• Ministry of Health recommends demolition
• Students will take classes at University of San Jose

On February 10, when the first day of classes begins for this school year, the nearly 1,000 students of Leonidas Briceño Baltodano School of Nicoya will find their school building closed. The Constitutional Court has ordered the Ministries of Health and Education to take measures to protect the safety of the student community. More >

Change in Nosara District Police Headquarters
Tourist Police Turn Lead Over to Nicoya

On Thursday, January 13th, the Nosara district police headquarters were turned over to Nicoya’s Fuerza Publica, no longer being a part of Guiones’ Tourist Police, as it had been since November, 2009. More >

Tourists at beaches will continue without public bathrooms
• Constitutional Court indicated that municipalities should satisfy needs
• Ministry of Decentralization argues that there isn’t space for construction along maritime shoreline

The beaches of Guanacaste that tend to receive thousands of visitors at the end and beginning of the year don’t have sanitary toilets or public bathrooms. The municipalities of the cantons that have coastline such as Carillo, Nicoya, Nandayure and Hojancha have not resolved this lack of infrastructure. More >

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