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Oscar Arias in Nosara – His Visit Revealed
By Oliver Pérez

Arias with the students of Nosara’s Highschool.
Photo by Marvin Castillo
 

Arias Inaugurates Nosara and Nicoya Airfields

On Thursday April 22nd, the former president of the Republic, Oscar Arias, took scissors and went to cut the tapes at the inauguration of the airfields at Nicoya and Nosara.

In the middle of folk dances with the sun blazing at 32° C, the President, along with the vice Minister of Public Works, Pedro Castro, inaugurated the two local airports. Both landing strips have received ¢1,371 million in improvements.

Some Excerpts from Outgoing President Oscar Arias’s speech in Nosara

 

Opening the speech
“This could possibly be the last time that, at least as president, I will be with you. As of May 8th, as a Costa Rican citizen again, I am going to be with you many more times”

The Errors
“We may have committed many errors, but in spite of those errors we have not failed to show the people of Costa Rica a road on which to walk”

Photo by Marvin Castillo

Relationship with China
“China gave us an unforgettable gift, the only construction done quickly in this country, that is the National Stadium. Everything else takes longer than necessary”

Highways
“In 2005, each time I came to Guanacaste I said that we had built five star hotels on one star roads. That is no longer so. We multiplied the investment in roadwork by 5, and Guanacastecans see that everywhere”

"Avancemos" Program
“The only way to change the future generation so as to jumpstart development and live a much more decent life is having a better education. Education alone divides the human being from poverty”.

The Farewell
“All farewells are very difficult, they’re very nostalgic and one always comes to say good-bye with a knot in the heart”. “I just want to thank you all for your confidence and affection in these four years. I want you to know that you are always going to have an ally and a sincere friend in Mr. Oscar Arias “

 

More Regional News

Nosareños Will Spend the Winter Without a Retaining Dam

Each year the Nosareños are affected by the floods caused by the growth of the Nosara River and, since there won’t be a retaining wall, or dam, that will prevent the water from reaching many homes in the community, this year won’t be the exception. More >

Sámara Waterline Project At Standstill

The waterline amplification project that began in 2009 has come to a halt due to management and land ownership complications. According to Sámara ASADA Administrator Eduardo Arnáez, the endeavor was initiated last year because “the town has developed a lot and the demand for water is increasingly greater”. More >

Evictions in Garza – One Land. Many Owners.

6 families from Garza are holding a dispute with Luis Diego Franchesky Chacón, owner of the property on which they live and from which they have an eviction order that was pronounced by the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública. The order against one of the families was halted by the Sala Constitucional and, for the time being, the other five eviction orders have been paused by the Municipalidad. More>

Containers in Guiones: The Battle for Land In The Name Of Protection

After months of heated public debate and controversy regarding the placement and occupation of several storage containers in the Guiones area, The Voice of Nosara exclusively interviewed the two people representing both opposing sides of the story: Bobbi Johnson and Richmond Phipps. More >

Nicoya Cemetery out of Space City Hall Lacks Lot for New One

The local Nicoyan government continues to search in vain for an eligible site for a new cemetery in the canton, despite the fact that the current graveyard has been unusable for the last 20 years. More >

“Maybe the next government will do it”.
Arias passes the buck on Samara-Nosara’s paved road

Thursday April 22nd, the community of Nosara received a visit from the President of the Republic, Oscar Arias, to officially inaugurate the airfield. During his visit representatives of EBAIS, The Red Cross and other public entities delivered him letters that expressed their urgent need to receive improvements and aid. More >

Interview with Transportation Vice Minister Pablo Castro

“Up until ten minutes ago I did not know about this situation” (regarding closed River Frio Bridge)

VON: Why is the company MECO moving so slowly in its maintenance work of the Samara-Nosara route?
Castro: Last year we had problems with funding because of the way in which the contract (with MECO) was granted. We were paying for the specific project, and, because of the financial arrangements, things were getting more expensive. More >

High Season Shows Nosara Economy Overcoming Crisis

While the world economy continues to struggle with economic recovery, the pillars of Nosara’s economy, surfing, yoga and nature tourism, have helped it weather the turmoil. More >

Local Youth Killed For Motorcycle – Injustice Continues for Family of Murdered Nosareño

Some 15 teary-eyed family members join together to tell the story of their beloved son, grandson, brother, husband, cousin, nephew and father – Adrian Ruiz Chavarría. In the words of his grandfather Gregorio “he was a family man…for us he was the best grandson we had”. More >

 

 

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