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Fishing Tournament Benefits Garza School

• 3-day activity won great local support and participation
• Respect for sustainable fisheries a condition for participating teams

By emiliana garcia

"Anyone could participate", says Gabriel Coronado Guardia, member of the organizing committee for the Second Annual Surfcasting Tournament held at Playa Garza. Because it required only fishing line, the activity brought together twenty-three teams of all ages, children, youth and seniors, who shared and competed on equal terms.

The goal of the tournament, held between January 14 and 16, was to raise funds for the Garza School. The organizing committee, consisting of the *Junta de Educacion* (Board of Education) and the Patronato Escolar (School Board of the local school), ended up satisfied with the results, because the event
fostered community integration. Residents of Nosara and Garza were present, and more than twenty local businesses contributed to the activity through donations.

The tournament began each day at 6 am and ended at 10 pm. During the 16 daily hours of the activity, teams had to catch the best fish to score points. The score was calculated based on quantity, quality and size, and all the fish were cooked at the bar "Barco del Amor” which opens its doors to the public
only for this annual event.

Contest rules required that all fish weighing less than half a kilo or which are considered endangered be returned to the sea. "This year sharks were not accepted," said Coronado Guardia.

The teams led by Fred Lopez Hernandez and by Napoleon Busto won the first place, winning 112,000 colones each. The second place team, led by Aaron Duarte Bra, won 50,000 colones.

 

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Coordination of Private Security and Tourist Police Thwart Robbery

Two men were arrested by Tourist Police on the morning of Saturday, January 22 on suspicion of theft. The joint response of the police along with a private security company, managed to break a string of robberies that had occurred in the “K Section” neighborhood over several weeks. More >

Red Cross Will Not Cover the Nosara Fiesta
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The Nosara Development Association (DNA), the organizing body of the January Fiesta, decided not to hire the Nosara Red Cross (NRC) for the fiesta which begins January 27. Instead, they have contracted with a private ambulance to provide emergency services during the 5 days of the event. More >

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“I promise not to betray the trust of the people who elected me”

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Elections Results Samara
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Nicoya Mayor Asks Business to Stop Running Jet Skis
Until Reviewed

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