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New location for Samara police building remains uncertain

By Ashley Steyaert
  Nicoya Mayor Eduardo Gutierrez met with members of CASATUR and the Integral Development Association in Sámara on June 22nd, during which time “various points regarding the situation in Sámara were taken in to account”, however “there are still many things that are not well defined” Carolina Alvarez C. tells VON. She says the Mayor “didn’t give us a clear answer” in regards to which lot will be allocated to the Police and Red Cross of Sámara, and for this reason Mayor Gutierrez, President of CASATUR Marco Carmona, and President of the Integral Development Association of Sámara Luis Umberto Acosta Fajardo, are scheduled to meet once again.

Why is it necessary to relocate the Police Station?
In the words of CASATUR Secretary Carolina Alvarez, “the reasons to move the Police Station are many.” She adds that “with the development Sámara has had, the move is inevitable. The police really need an adequate place so they can step up and have greater control.”

CASATUR Representative Lavae Aldrich declares, “it’s CASATUR’s feeling that the [current police] building is not worth putting any further investments in to because it’s not big enough for any growth.” Sámara Police Officer Fernando Briones agrees, saying the building “is in rater problematic conditions, there are problems with leaks and the septic tank, and the current station does not have conditions (such as separate bathrooms and sleeping areas) so that a woman could work here”

At a public meeting held in Sámara’s Community Hall on June 8th, the vast majority of the attendees voted for a lot located behind Super Sámara and Villas Kalimba in downtown Sámara, but it seems as though the site may not be available to use for this purpose. Mayor Gutierrez told Luis Fajardo that particular lot was not his to give because pertains to the Costa Rican Chamber of Tourism for the purpose of building a park.

More Regional News

"My dream is to begin an art movement” says artist Fernando Matamoros

Nosara – During the month of August Fernando Matamoros, a well-known professional artist, will teach a course in Tradicinal Costa Rican painting. The course will be held at the Fucan and will entail eight classes of two hour each of them. The price for the classes is $120 and all materials will be supplied. More >

New Cell Phone Tower – Pros and Cons for Nosara

On Tuesday, June 8th, ICE installed a new telecommunications tower providing coverage across a circumference of 3 kilometers from its base on Las Huacas mountain overlooking Playa Guiones, expanding 3G service from as far as Barco Quebrado to Downtown Nosara.

For the first time, mobile phone service is available to many areas, including in Guiones and Pelada, but those with phones using older technology will have to upgrade. More >

Interview with Eliécer Rojas Flores, Rojas Castro Manager – “The pricing system was made by people sitting at desks.”

Eliécer Rojas, mechanical engineer for 30 years and soon-to-be first time father, assumed the general management of Rojas Castro Shipping Company, better known as Traroc, in January of 2010. A kind and open character, he was happy to respond to users’ complaints in the public meeting held in Samara on June 8th, and he also commented on the irregularities of buses that travel to Nosara. More >

Nosara Buses Might be Failing to Comply with the MOPT’s Regulations

According to the Manual Operativo (Operations Manual) of the Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP), the buses that provide service to Nosara should be medium-sized, long-distance units and not urban or city units, like the ones that are currently coming into town. More >

Reprimand for Local Buses“We have to use umbrellas so we don’t get wet inside the bus” according to Samara Passengers.

•The company’s manager feels ashamed and threatens to fire bus drivers that mistreat passengers

During the public hearing called by ARESEP, which was held on June 8th in Samara, several bus passengers declared their opposition to a raise in the bus fares. Teresa Arriaga explained that the service provided is not accessible for the handicapped, that the buses are filthy and that their tires are dangerously worn out. More >

Nosara’s urban roads will receive maintenance – Bad Weather has Restricted the Arrival of Machinery

The strong rains at the end of May destroyed Nosara’s main roads but, according to the Mayor of Nicoya, Luis Eduardo Gutiérrez Rosales, the Municipalidad is already working on their repair and maintenance. He mentioned that the Los Arenales area has already been inspected and that, according to this year’s budget, ¢800,000 colones will be assigned to it. More >

Father’s Day Murder-Suicide Shakes Quiet Community of Las Delicias

The people of Las Delicias are mourning the loss of two of young people who grew up together in the small village tucked behind Garza Beach, after an ongoing quarrel between them that ended in a harrowing murder-suicide on Sunday, June 20th, 2010. More >

Family Protection takes the form of Man’s Best Friend?

Ask any parent what comes first in their lives and most will say it is the safety of their family, and living in Costa Rica that can be an even a higher concern because of the added dangers that living in the jungle present. However, some local families and individuals are discovering their peace of mind for protection comes in the form of man’s best friend. More >

 

 

 

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