Local news and opinion reaching the communities of nosara, samarA and Nicoya
Log in |
Return to homepage
home regional community sports entertainment surf nature health en Espaņol English
     
Archives
December 09
January 2010
February 2010
Water Edition
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 10
October 10
November 10
December 10
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 11
October 11
November 11
December 11
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 12
October 12
November 12
December 12
January 13
February 13
March 13
April 13
May 13
 
Media
Partners
  El Pais
  Inside Costa Rica
  Costa Spirit
  Q Costa Rica
  Today Costa Rica
  El Sabanero
connect
FaceBook
Twitter
 
CLASSIFIEDS
 
community
  Nosara Animal Care
   
  Nosara Info
   
Esquelita de Nosara
  Friends of Nosara
   
  Nosara Civic Association
  Nosara
Wildlife

Nicoya Mayor Elections UNED Debate
Candidates expounded proposals and put aside attacks

By Oliver Pérez

The plans to solve the problems of garbage, the cemetery and roadway improvements for the canton were the most interesting themes in the debate where all of the candidates promised honest and transparent management.


from left to right – Marvin Vargas (ML), Xinia Campos (PUSC), Jose Cabalceta (PASE), Aura Salas (PAC) y Marcos Jimenez (PLN)
 
The five candidates for mayor of Nicoya: Aura Salas (PAC), Marco Jiménez (PLN), José Manuel Cabalceta (PASE), Xinia Campos (PUSC) y Marvin Vargas (ML), participated in the debate organized by the Universidad Estatal a Distancia (State Distance University) on the evening of Friday, November 12 in the park of the colonial city of Nicoya.  Except for some isolated insinuations, they concentrated on expounding their visions of how to solve the problems that weigh most heavily on the canton.
Some had better luck than others with certain themes, but the five tried to respond to the questions written out by the public on slips that were passed out before the debate began. 

With regards to the fight against delinquency, the PASE candidate, José Manuel Cabalceta, indicated that he would like to create a municipal police force by means of which peace could be returned to the city park; he also proposed promoting an employment bureau and opening training with values to develop productive people.  

Aura Salas, of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (Citizen Action Party), suggested that the municipality needs a major surgery since it has been managed in total disorder, and she reproached the purchase made by the municipality of land for the garbage dump, next to the current site. There, according to her, they lost $335,000 in a property where there are five catchment areas, due to which it won’t work. Salas also intends to revive the defunct District Councils that have been silent for a long time.
    
One of those absent from the debate was the candidate of the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (Christian Social Unity Party), Ovidio Jiménez. In his place came the vice-mayor candidate, Xinia Campos, who justified his absence, saying that they work as a team and that they agreed that it would be her that would make the appearance; the slightly more than 100 people who attended griped about Jiménez’ lack of presence and didn’t accept the justification.

In the first stage of the debate, the five candidates had 10 minutes, which were controlled by the moderator Álvaro Hernández, functionary of the Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), in which they should give a summary of their proposals, and in the second part, the candidates had to answer the public’s questions. 

Xinia Campos, Jose Manuel Cabalceta, Aura Salas y Marvin Vargas at least succeeded in answering a few questions, and he that had the least luck was Marcos Jiménez, since they blasted him with slightly uncomfortable questions. The time of three minutes wasn’t enough to field the questions, and to make it uncomfortable for him, the public showed lack of respect, not letting him answer; with cries and whistles, they didn’t permit him to speak.

The meeting, where only Aura Salas, Xinia Campos y Marcos Jiménez dressed in their party colors, lasted an hour and a half. 

Questions included: How can the bad image that the PLN has from acts of corruption be changed? How will they make economic resources reach the communities? Why does the PUSC feel so sure that “it doesn’t have a tail to step on” (an expression that means nothing holds it back or it has nothing to hide from). These were some of the questions that were thrown at them, but not all responded to them.
As such, this was the first debate where all five candidates for mayor met; the next meeting will be Friday, the 19th at the Universidad Nacional (National University) at 9 a.m.

Elections for mayor, syndics and district councils are December 5th. Voters on this day will have the right to cast their vote secretly and can vote for the party or can break up their vote; that is to say, they can vote for the mayor of one party and select syndics and district council members from other parties.  

More Regional News

Nicoya Mayor Elections UNED Debate
Candidates expounded proposals and put aside attacks

The plans to solve the problems of garbage, the cemetery and roadway improvements for the canton were the most interesting themes in the debate where all of the candidates promised honest and transparent management. More >

Dengue Mosquitoes Active in Samara and Nicoya
Ministerio de Salud says increase in cases is due to lack of prevention at home

Dr. Oscar Mendez Campos, coordinator of Dengue for the Hospital de la Anexion in Nicoya, confirmed that there have been cases of dengue this year both in Nicoya and Samara, but he hasn’t seen any cases from Nosara so far. Though there haven’t been any deaths from dengue in the area this year, there have been few cases of hemorrhagic fever, the more severe form of dengue, in Nicoya. More >

Travel Between Nosara and Samara to be
Fully Restored

Decentralization Minister: Main bridges will be
ready by Wednesday

Since Monday, machinery and workers from the Ministry of Public Works (MOPT) have been working to restore the land connection between Puerto Carrillo and Samara. Last Wednesday, the Bailey bridge between these two communities collapsed. More >

Nosara Slowly Returns to Normal but Ostional Remains Cut Off

  • Marbella's bridge remains closed due to damages, cutting off San Juanillo
  • If good weather conditions continue, vehicle access over Río Frío might be restored

Although Rio Rosario is now low enough to be crossed, the mud that has piled up on its sides does not allow any vehicles to go through. Rolf Sommer, owner of Luna Azul Hotel, along with other entrepreneurs from San Juanillo, have organized themselves in order to hire a backhoe to rehabilitate the road. More + Video >

Providing food, medicine and gasoline

People in Nosara are stocking up on food and gasoline for the coming days in anticipation of a possible failure of the delivery of these products. VON communicated with the supermarkets in the area and everyone agrees that there has been an increase in purchases during the past two days. More >

Nosara, Ostional and Puerto Carrillo Isolated

Due to heavy rains that started on Monday November 1, these three communities are isolated. In Nosara, the bridge over river Frio collapsed this Wednesday. In Ostional, the Rosario River has being flooded since Monday, and the bridge that communicates the Torito community with Puerto Carrillo collapsed on Thursday. More >

Nicoya – Audit Report of the Maritime Terrestrial Zone
Mel Gibson Purchased Illegally Registered Property

• Due to the absence of a zoning plan, the concession was wrongfully granted
• Municipalidad must take over the beachfront strip in the Maritime Terrestrial Zone

Unfortunately, Mel Gibson’s troubles don’t end, even when he arrives in Costa Rica. Although he is trying to maintain a low profile while recovering from the recent scandals in which he has repeatedly threatened his ex-girlfriend and mother of his youngest child, documents from an internal audit done by Nicoya’s Municipalidad show that part of the property Gibson bought at Playa Barrigona was illegally registered. More >

Nicoya Mayoral Elections 2010
The Person Behind the Candidate
Five Candidates, Five Interviews

Usually, when referring to an election, the candidate’s promises are the only thing that gets published. In many cases, the media forgets to portray the person within.

In this issue, in preparation for the December 5th elections, the VON presents a series of “intimate” interviews with the five candidates. More >

How “Pura” is the “Vida” of Nosareños?: The Two Faces of Nosara

The effects of the global crisis on Nosara can be applied to an in-depth analysis of the area’s development. Many Nosareños, as did thousands of Guanacastecos, were forced to rapidly adapt to changes in both the job market as well as their lifestyle. The spotlight shifted from agriculture to tourism and the construction industry, which depend largely on foreign investment and where the well-paid jobs are few. More >

 

 

 

Contact us: NOSARA [email protected] / PUBLICITY and ADVERTISING [email protected]
Copyright 2012© The Voice of Nosara