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Commission Formed to Negotiate Tecocos Law Project
Commission hopes legislators will vote in favor on November 1st

By Arianna McKinney

Representatives of the coastal communities, including Ostional, are pushing forward to pass the proposed Coastal Territories Law, known as Tecocos. Now a commission has been formed, including eight legislators and two community representatives, in order to negotiate the details of the proposed law with the hopes of getting the different party factions to approve the law.   

The commission was formed during a session of the legislative assembly on September 27th and all of the motions that had been presented for the TECOCOs law project were voted against. “This clears the path to work at the dialogue table on the necessary motions to improve it,” explained Marco Campos Campos of Samara, who attended the legislative session to support the coastal communities.
  
The two community representatives from Ostional who are participating in the commission are lawyer Wilmer Matarrita from the politica party Frente Amplio and Magdalena Vega Figueroa, president of the Ostional Integral Development Association.

 
Ostional Beach during the first arrival of hundred of turtles during the month of August

Vega said the commission is meeting every week in San Jose to revise the Tecocos law in such a way that no one will question it anymore and the majority of legislators will be willing to vote in favor of it. They hope to have it ready to be put to vote by the legislators on November 1st.

One of the details that still is being negotiated, according to Vega, is the number of years that concessions will be granted for land in the coastal territories. While representatives of the community want concessions of at least 50, if not 70 years, some legislators would prefer that the concessions be granted for periods of 15 years, after which they can be renewed. 

Realistically, Vega said they probably won’t be able to negotiate every aspect as they’d like to, but she is hopeful that the law will pass. If it doesn’t, however, she affirmed that the communities are organizing to shut down Puerto Caldera if necessary.

Gerardo Chaves Cordero, a member of CIMACO, the interinstitutional council of the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, said that a coastal territory community (TECOCO) is a protected area similar to a wildlife refuge.

 

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Restoration of Colonial Church Will Cost $200,000

One of the structures that suffered damage from the 7.6 magnitude earthquake was the colonial church of Nicoya, which was built in 1544. Plans for its restoration are now underway, according to Adrian Vindas, director of the Conservation Center of the Patrimonial Church. 

Development Association Asks for Urgent Intervention on Nosara-Zaragoza Route

On Thursday, October 25, the Nosara Integral Development Association (ADIN) submitted an “urgent” request to the Municipality of Nicoya and the National Emergency Commission for intervention on the Nosara-Zaragoza emergency route since “we are incredibly worried that due to climatic conditions we might end up isolated again,” like what happened in November of 2010.

Bridge Over Rio Montaña Has Foundation Problems

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From Yellow to Red to Yellow Again: Communities Remain on Alert

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Matapalo de Samara: Robbery Suspect Captured

For a TV and a fan, a young man is now facing the justice system. Garcia Obando, Nicaraguan, was arrested by the police at around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd and taken to Nicoya to the public attorney’s office. 

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Members of Communities Affected by Earthquake Help Victims

About a month after the September 5th earthquake hit, hundreds of families have still not been able to recover; however some are offering a helping hand. Neighbors, associations, local committees and even strangers have donated their time, money and physical labor so these families can overcome hardships. 

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