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Community Hustles to Reopen Nosara Police Station
Nosara Development Association invests another $1000

By Arianna McKinney

At the same time that the Samara police were rejoicing and moving back into their police station, the Nosara police suddenly found themselves with their hands tied when the Ministry of Health shut their station down on Thursday, April 14 and restricted them from receiving anyone in the building. This left the police without any way to attend to the public or anywhere to detain prisoners.

In the week that followed, community leaders hustled to address the issues identified by the Ministry of Health in order to reopen the station, basically completing the work by Wednesday, April 20, just before the Semana Santa weekend. Marcos Avila, president of the Nosara Association of Development, estimated that an additional 500,000 to 600,000 colones ($1000-$1200) was invested in the project by the Development Association.

The sidewalk was leveled, the main entrance widened, and a ramp and handrails were added to permit handicap access. Also a toilet needed to be installed where the cells are and lids needed to be put on the trash cans. At the same time, with help from the Liberia police force, a new kitchen is being added to the police station, according to Avila. The old kitchen is going to be converted into a dormitory, providing more space for the police.

About six months ago, the Ministry of Health gave the police an agenda of 24 points that needed to be addressed in the Nosara facility. Through community support and private donations, more than 2 million colones (more than $4000) was invested in improving the station's infrastructure. To address drainage problems, the septic tank was cleaned and plumbing and drainage was improved. Also, the station was painted, a dining area was added and a drop ceiling (cielo raso) and room divisions were installed.

 

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Voice of Nosara's Editor Meets with New York Times Editor Mary Ann Giordano

In late April, the Voice of Nosara's editor Emiliana Garcia spent five weeks on sabbatical in New York City, NY, US, studying current journalism methods, particularly community-based news organizations that focus on local news and opinions.

Parenting Today: How Can I Help My Child Discover And Learn

A child and his dad walk down the street towards the beach. The dad walks in a straight, purposeful line. The child teeters on the edge of the sidewalk, arms stretched out, pretending to be balanced on a high wire. The child jumps down, suddenly and inspects something crawling on the ground, while the father continues walking, only to pause briefly to tell his child to hurry along. The dad doesn’t understand why it takes so long to simply walk for one point to another. What the dad doesn’t know is that twenty-five years earlier, this exact scene played out with himself and his father!

The fantasy world of stories invaded Samara and Nosara
• Storytelling Ana Coralia Fernandez, won the hearts of children and adults

Some children came with their mother, others with their father, and some came on their own to sit and listen enthralled as professional storyteller Ana Coralia Fernandez told them about Don Chancho’s attempts to impress his girlfriend by putting on a lion’s mane, a fox’s tale and a zebra’s stripes, only to scare his girlfriend by his monstrous appearance. In the end, he learned that she loved him but she wanted him as he was.

Opinion
The Closure of Our Dump

Costa Rica is described as a "Developing Nation". Nosara is proof that developing doesn't always occurr in an equitable, rational or responsible manner. The road to development is often full of political potholes so deep that some communities move backwards rather than forwards. Nosara has a new pothole that will set us back considerably.

Samara Police Move Into Renovated
Police Station

• Community contributed $1700

On Saturday, April 16, the police rejoiced as they moved back into the renovated Samara police station, more than 2 months after the facility was closed by the Ministry of Health. On January 14th, the Ministry of Health issued an order to the Samara Public Force to move out of the facility, and renovations began on Thursday, February 10.

Nicoya's Airfield
Lack of illumination Puts Night Flights in Danger

Even though Civil Aviation completed 900 million colones ($1.8 million) worth of improvements to the airfield in Nicoya. The airport renovation project, as described before it was begun included construction of the runway, asphalt, demarcaion and illumination.

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