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Samara ASADA Will Continue Without Fiscal 

By Arianna McKinney

On Saturday, November 26th, Samara's ASADA hosted its annual assembly in the community hall to elect members of the board of directors, but no one wanted to take on the role of fiscal, a post which has been vacant since early 2011 when Ronny Briceño resigned.

The fiscal is the person who ensures that projects are being developed well, explained ASADA's administrator Eduardo Arnáez, and the role sometimes involves accusing others or getting involved in disputes. Without a fiscal, ASADA continues meeting as normal, but they have to continue to look for someone willing to fill the important role and then hold an extraordinary public meeting to approve the election.

One person present at the meeting, Alvaro Teran Sauter, was willing to be fiscal but was informed he didn't qualify since he wasn't yet associated with ASADA. The fiscal must be an enrolled member for at least one year.

The current board members will continue in their respective roles: Carlos Esquivel, president; Alba Castillo, vice president; Deborah Nezil, secretary; Emilce Steller Ramirez, treasurer; Ramon Lopez, first vocal; Daniela Retana, second vocal; and Marta Rodriguez, third vocal.


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• City Hall paid $8000 for study

Nicoya's City Hall is investigating an attorney, whose last name is Bravo and who was hired by them last year, in order to determine if he plagiarized a report issued by the National Comptroller's Office (Contraloría General de la República) in regards to the Maritime Land Zone (MLZ), which he presented as his own work.

Multi-force operatives focus on Samara and Nicoya

On Sunday, November 20th, an operative was conducted in Nicoya canton by officials of immigration, the municipality, MINAE, Incopesca, transit and the public force, including 15 officials and two vehicles, according to Nicoya Public Force chief Adriana Cordoba. "We're going to be doing more operatives," she promised.

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On August 27th, Mario Zamora, Minister of Public Safety, signed a cooperation agreement with the Nosara Development Association (Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Nosara - ADIN), establishing that the police would receive two vehicles to patrol the area.

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