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Dengue Vaccine Approved in Costa Rica Standard

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Today, Sanofi Pasteur, Sanofi’s vaccine division, announced that the National Ministry of Public Health of Costa Rica has approved Sanofi Pasteur’s tetravalent dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia®, to protect individuals 9 to 45 years of age living in endemic areas against all four serotypes of dengue. This approval in Costa Rica is the fourth registration of the dengue vaccine in Latin America, and the fifth in the world. Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine has already been approved in Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador and the Philippines. “Dengue is a disease that is beginning to hit us hard as a result of increased mobility and…

Interest is Lighting Up for Major Cannabis Conference in Costa Rica Standard

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San Jose, Costa Rica will be the site of the Latin American Medical Cannabis Conference, July 28-29th at the Crown Plaza Hotel,. Top- level Cannabis industry speakers, from the U.S., Colombia, Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica will address topics related to the Medical Cannabis field. There will be full translation services offered to all attendees. The Conference will be inaugurated by the Minister of Health of Costa Rica, Dr. Fernando Lorca. The conference will provide education on the fast -growing Medical Cannabis Industry, and provide first- hand stories from people who have been helping patients using Medical Cannabis. In Latin…

Chinese Tech Giant Xiaomi Unveils Smart Bike Standard

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Chinese tech firm Xiaomi unveiled Thursday its first smart bicycle, an electric and foldable prototype that comes with its own navigation system, on social media. The “Mi QiCycle”, one of its most anticipated products, is priced at around $456 and has a 250-Watt, 36-Volt high speed motor; a navigation system that measures distance and speed and a Torque measurement method belonging to the Dutch firm IDBike, all of which is powered by Panasonic 2900mAh lithium-ion battery cells. Gear shifters from Japanese firm Shimano handled the mechanical aspect of the bicycle, which comes with a mobile application that can provide real-time…

Eco-Friendly Coffee Rust Fungicide Being Shipped to Costa Rica Standard


Phoenix, June 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioNovelus, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) is pleased to announce that four thousand (4,000) bottles of its biodegradable fungicide, CR-10, the answer to killing coffee rust, has been manufactured for delivery to Costa Rica. Mr. Jean Ekobo, President/CEO of BioNovelus, Inc., says, “This CR-10 allotment is slotted for ongoing tests with our partners, as well as to satisfy pre-orders. This represents a huge milestone for our Company and its shareholders, because it brings BioNovelus closer to Revenue Stage.” “Our tests have shown that one bottle of CR-10 will treat one hectare of a coffee plantation….

Medical Imaging Diagnostics App Gets Certified in Costa Rica Standard


CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)— Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating innovative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced that ResolutionMD® medical imaging software is registered by the Ministry of Health in Costa Rica for diagnosis using both web and mobile devices. The Costa Rican Ministry of Health regulates the healthcare industry and acts as the regulatory agency for medical devices, ensuring these products are up to standards. This certification enables medical practitioners in Costa Rica to provide a higher standard of care by gaining quick, secure mobile access to diagnostic images using ResolutionMD® through the web, iOS or…

Costa Rica Online Travel Engine Supports Turrialba Volcano Tourism Standard

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LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jun 6, 2016) – Pure Hospitality Solutions, Inc., parent Company of the Central American-Caribbean Online Travel Agency (OTA) Oveedia, announced today, that in continuing support of Central American tourism, Oveedia, upon multiple requests, has begun developing and sponsoring travel websites and resource pages for Central American tours, hotels and tourism organizations — looking to gain greater visibility. “We believe that our growth will be correlated with the increased visibility of various tourism-based businesses and organizations throughout this region,” stated Melvin Pereira, President and CEO of Pure Hospitality Solutions. “We’re not going to just sit around and…

Documentary About Controversial Costa Rica Clinic Gets Award Standard

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Mike Zapolin, best known as “Zappy”, recently won “best director award” for his documentary film The Reality Of Truth”. The acclaimed documentary features the beautiful Michelle Rodriguez of the Fast and Furious film franchise, Deepak Chopra, Joel Osteen, Dr. Drew, Ram Dass, Marianne Williamson, Foster Gamble, and many more. Zappy and his unique group of friends make a passionate pitch for everyone to take the time to go inside their own mind for answers and healing. In the film Zappy and Michelle Rodriguez travel to Peru with a group of friends to sit with a shaman and drink San Pedro…

U.S. Sex Offender Gets Unusual Perp Walk in Costa Rica Standard

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Even after a press conference, questions remain about the escape and subsequent capture of John Wesley Saatio, a registered sex offender from the United States who managed to escape from a detention cell in Costa Rica a couple of days ago. Mr. Saatio was taken into custody by Fuerza Publica officers on foot patrol in San Miguel of Desamparados, not far from the working-class Los Guido neighborhood. He was reportedly at a bus stop around 8:00 am when officers recognized him from his numerous tattoos. Mr. Saatio was given a highly unusual perpetrator’s (perp) walk, something that is commonly practiced…

Porn Star DJ Sasha Grey Enthralled EDM Fans in Costa Rica Standard

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Although Costa Rica has a fully developed and mature electronic dance music (EDM) scene that sees international artists perform regularly, the reception given to DJ Sasha Grey at Club Vertigo was quite enthusiastic for a very late Monday night. According to a news report filed by entertainment reporter Ariel Chaves Gonzalez of daily tabloid Diario Extra, Ms. Grey took the DJ booth at Club Vertigo well after 1:00 a.m. The crowd of more than a thousand pushed the capacity limits, and quite a few fans showed up for more than just her first EDM set at the Paseo Colon venue…

Mutilated Toucan Gets New Home in Costa Rica; Becomes Popular Standard

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A brightly colored male toucan that suffered a mutilated beak after being attacked by thuggish youths in Costa Rica is getting a new home in Alajuela. Wildlife rescue experts at Rescate Animal Zoo Ave, located in La Garita, recently announced that Grecia will be housed in a new enclosure where it will have plenty of room to fly around, climb branches, hide, enjoy the sun, feed, practice bird calls, etc. The enclosure will measure seven meters in height, ten meters across, and nine meters deep. The wildlife experts will build the enclosure around a tropical forest patch for the purpose…

Legal Advice from Costa Rica and the Birth of a Criminal Empire Standard

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One of the most mysterious and dangerous crime figures in the world is currently in the custody of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and his life of crime may have been encouraged by an attorney from Costa Rica. The life of Paul Calder Le Roux, a 43-year old Caucasian man born in the former African nation of Rhodesia, seems to have been envisioned by the late British author Ian Fleming as he chose cartoonishly evil nemeses for James Bond, Agent 007 of Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Paul Le Roux is suspected to have acted in a leadership position in…

Legendary Hawaiian Surfer Bruce Irons Will Compete in Costa Rica Standard

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Bruce Irons, a Hawaiian pro surfer who once defeated the legendary Kelly Slater at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, will be in Costa Rica next month for the Airborn Huck & Hack Tour. The surfing event will be a first for Costa Rica in terms of how the heats are scored. The venue will be Playa Hermosa, precisely on the breaks in front of Backyard Bar, a spot that is dubbed “Costa Rica’s National Surfing Stadium.” Playa Hermosa is not far from Jaco Beach. As its name suggests, Airborn is a surf brand devoted to the evolving world of surfing. Airborn…

Prison Break: Inside Job Suspected in Escape of U.S. Sex Offender Standard

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A slippery sex offender and fugitive from the United States is once again on the run in Costa Rica, and allegations of an inside job in this matter have not been answered. The fugitive is known as John Wesley Saatio. As reported by The Costa Rica Star on June 17, Mr. Saatio was arrested as the result of an investigation conducted by by a neighborhood watch group and police in the coastal community of Jaco Beach. Mr. Saatio was transported to the Temporary Detention Center for Immigrants with Irregular Status (Spanish acronym: CATECI), located in the populous Hatillo district of…

Costa Rica at the First Global Meetings Industry Day Standard

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Last year, Costa Rica received over one million North American visitors who arrived in the country by air, and over 13 percent of these directly associated to business related travel. In recognition of the key role that the meetings industry has on the country, Costa Rica joined hundreds of other nations around the world to support the first ever Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) earlier this year. GMID aims to showcase the impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions have on business and communities. “The meetings industry is of utmost importance to…

Sloth Institute Partners With Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica Standard


(Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica) – The Sloth Institute (TSI), located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica announces its collaboration with Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) to begin a Sloth Release and Education Program at TRR to enhance its Sloth Release and Education Program. TRR’s release site is located in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica, which is one-hour from their rescue center. This release site has 40 acres of rainforest where 16 sloths have already been released by TRR. TSI is excited to further this release program with the release of hand-raised orphaned sloths. The collaboration, in alignment with TSI’s mission of the conservation and well-being…

Costa Rica Beach Resort Will Celebrate International Day of Yoga Standard

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Online PR News – 18-June-2016 – Montezuma, Costa Rica – Ylang Ylang Beach Resort will join millions around the globe in celebrating the International Day of Yoga on Tuesday. The United Nations declared June 21 each year as the International Day of Yoga, with the aim of raising awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga. This is the second year the special day has been officially observed by the nation of Costa Rica. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and is now popular worldwide. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shared his thoughts on the…

U.S. Professor Recovering After Coma Episode in Costa Rica Standard

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Julie Lee Lambert, a highly esteemed science educator at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), is slowly recovering from a brain aneurysm that kept her hospitalized in Costa Rica for 49 days. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, Professor Lambert came to our country as an academic tourist to attend a conference. During her visit, she suffered a brain aneurysm that required various surgeries at Clinica Biblica in San Jose. She would later recover from a coma only to find herself stranded in Costa Rica. Alana Edwards, a fellow FAU staff member and close friend to Professor Lambert, recently issued…

Airport Exit Tax Will Not Increase in Costa Rica, For Now Standard

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Despite a Presidential Decree issued last week, the exit tax charged at Costa Rica airports for international travelers will remain at $29. The Decree seeks to increase the airport exit tax by $2, which will benefit the National Animal Welfare Service (Spanish acronym: SENASA), a government entity.   According to a news report by Fernando Muñoz of national radio station Monumental 93.5 FM, the Decree may or may not stand in the future. On Thursday, President Luis Guillermo Solis announced the decision by the Executive Branch to put the Decree on hold. The President explained that the increase needs to be…

Major Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility Opens in Costa Rica Standard


SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — CooperVision has opened a new, 100,000 square-foot, high-volume manufacturing facility at Coyol Industrial Park in Alajuela, Costa Rica, the company announced earlier this week. The Costa Rica plant is the company’s second site for clariti 1-day silicone hydrogel lens manufacturing, joining an existing facility in Budapest, Hungary. CooperVision also maintains high-volume manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico for its Biofinity, MyDay and other brands. “Our partnership with eyecare professionals around the world is leading the more rapid adoption of 1-day silicone hydrogel contact lenses, and our new facility near the capital city…

Jailbreak Fail: U.S. Sex Offender Tries to Bend Prison Bars in Costa Rica Standard

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A scene straight out of a circus strongman act unfolded in Costa Rica about 10 days ago. John Wesley Saatio, a citizen of the United States, tried to bend the prison bars of the cell he was thrown into after an investigation by a neighborhood watch group and police in the coastal community of Jaco Beach. According to an official press release issued by Fuerza Publica, the national police force of Costa Rica, Mr. Saatio is a registered sex offender and fugitive from Houghton County, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a pristine and frosty region of the U.S….

Costa Rica Liquor Market: Variety Increasing – Prices Remain Stable Standard

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Both mature and developing alcoholic drinks categories in Costa Rica experienced increased competition in 2015 – a development which, along with product innovation and changing consumer value expectations, were the main sales drivers within the area during 2015. Volume and value growth remained limited in 2015, with there being a clear trend towards modest pricing and an increase in the penetration of affordable products targeting the growing base of middle-income consumers. Sluggish economic growth in Costa Rica continues To impact demand for alcoholic drinks as companies continue to focus on innovation and different value propositions. Competition in the Costa Rica…

IRONMAN Endurance Race Moves to Guanacaste, Costa Rica Standard

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SAN JOSE, C.R./TAMPA Fla. (June 16, 2016) – IRONMAN announced today the addition of a new licensed race in Central America with IRONMAN® 70.3® Costa Rica. The inaugural event will take place on Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Playa del Coco, Guanacaste, located on the Pacific Coast. “With its beautiful natural landscape and indigenous flora and fauna, Costa Rica is the ideal place to host an IRONMAN 70.3 race,” said Wilber Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Miami Tri Events and Colombia Tri Events and licensee of this new race. “We are confident that this event will become a classic as participants cross the finish line in…

Huawei Chooses Costa Rica to Launch Groundbreaking Smartphone Standard

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China State Council Information Office – Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei launched Thursday its new dual-lens P9 smartphone in Costa Rica for the Latin American market. Huawei unveiled its new P9 at a shopping center in west San Jose, where potential buyers and the press also got a chance to view an exhibit of photographs taken with the smartphone’s innovative Leica-made camera. “Most people use their phone as a camera, that’s why we developed the Huawei P9, a high-performance smartphone with cutting-edge technology and outstanding design,” Andrea Corrales of Huawei Costa Rica said at the event, according to the daily La…

Costa Rica’s Zanate: A Very Smart and Problematic Bird Standard

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University of Cambridge Media Release – Have humans underestimated the intelligence of birds? A new study suggests one species of bird – the great-tailed grackle – may be able to learn to adapt its behaviour when faced by new challenges. The research, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal today, is the first to test the cognitive abilities of great-tailed grackles which are native to the Americas. In Colombia, the great-tailed grackle is the official bird of Cartagena de Indias and many Colombian monuments and artistic works have been created there in honour of its intelligence and adaptability. In…

TigoStar + Netflix = Prepaid Video Streaming in Costa Rica Standard

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STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Millicom, the telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa, today announced a strategic partnership with Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, that will bring Netflix app preloads to Android smartphones from TigoSmart and provide promotions to TigoStar and TigoSmart customers in Latin America. The partnership brings fresh innovation to the Latin America telecom industry in the way Tigo and TigoUNE customers will be able to easily find the Netflix app preloaded on their Android smartphones and discover a diverse selection of movies and TV shows on Netflix, including global hits such as…

Costa Rica’s Jungle River Sharks Swim to Discovery en Español Standard

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MIAMI, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The most ‘fintastic’ time of the year is back and making a huge splash! LA SEMANA DEL TIBURÓN (#semanadeltiburon) returns in its 28th anniversary and will keep viewers on the edge of their seat with all-new jaw-dropping and compelling stories about everyone’s favorite marine predator. Featuring new research from Mexico, Florida and Costa Rica, LA SEMANA DEL TIBURÓN will begin on Sunday, June 26 at 7PM E/4PM P and air through Saturday, July 2. Here are some of the specials included in this year’s LA SEMANA DEL TIBURÓN: TIBURÓN DE LA SELVA (Jungle Shark):…

U.S. Elections: Guns, Guns, Guns Standard

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By Britt Nelson Editor’s note: The views expressed by guest columnists are not necessarily those of The Costa Rica Star, its advertisers, or its staff The horrific Orlando murders are echoing and vibrating messages of love around the world like a stone thrown into a pond. Massive rallies are being held around the world in memory of those killed. United States President Barack Obama has spoken several times since a Muslim gunman early Sunday morning opened fire with an assault rifle inside a gay nightclub, killing 49 and wounding 53. So have all the candidates for President – every day…

UN Court to Investigate Google Maps Invasion of Costa Rica Standard

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THE HAGUE, June 2016. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, is to arrange for an expert opinion relating to the state of a portion of the Caribbean coast near the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, in the case concerning Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua). Longtime readers of The Costa Rica Star may remember that this case is essentially a continuation of the Google Maps Invasion of Costa Rica by Nicaragua in 2010, when Eden Pastora, an aging guerrilla fighter formerly known as Commander…

U.S. Firm Donates $20K to Soup Kitchen in Costa Rica Standard

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ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 2016 /PRNewswire/ — It only took six weeks for the nearly 200 team members of the Scheduling Institute to hit their goal of $20,000 to support an immediate need for the Soup Kitchen in La Carpio, Costa Rica, a far cry from the affluent town of Alpharetta, where the company’s headquarters are located. La Carpio is one of the poorest and most dangerous communities in Costa Rica. The town was established in the 1980s and 90s when thousands of Nicaraguan civil war refugees fled for safety. Over half of the rapidly increasing population lives below the poverty…

Costa Rica Firm Gets Award for Bottling Water to Make Coffee Standard

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COSTA RICA (PRWEB) JUNE 15, 2016 – Taza Agua, the world’s first to market bottled water company designed specifically for America’s $18 billion dollar annual coffee market, has confirmed today that it has been officially endorsed by an international multi-award winning certified coffee judge, Kattia Barrantes Zuñiga. The stamp of approval from the world recognized coffee expert is a major boost for the new company highlighting the many benefits of Costa Rica’s plentiful supply of natural volcanic spring water while guaranteeing that the highest environmental standards are upheld. “Taza Agua volcanic spring water is the perfect choice for use in home…

Massive, High-Tech Movie Theater Screen Arrives in Costa Rica Standard

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CYPRESS, CA (PRWEB) JUNE 15, 2016 – Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is proud to announce that its Christie Duo® projection system was installed in Nova ONE, Costa Rica’s biggest film screen. Nova ONE is the main screen at the Nova Cinemas multiplex the newly opened Plaza Real Alajuela shopping mall, not far from San José, the capital of Costa Rica. In fact located in, it is also the country’s first theater to use Dolby Atmos sound and dual projection (two simultaneous 4K projectors). The recently opened Plaza Real Alajuela shopping mall…

Animal Planet Presents Toucan Nation, Filmed in Costa Rica Standard

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(New York, NY) Animal Planet Presents will premiere TOUCAN NATION, the story of Grecia, the toucan in Costa Rica whose unconscionable abuse sparked international outrage and inspired a national animal welfare campaign, on August 2 at 10 PM ET /PT. Seeking to right a wrong and improve the life of this helpless bird after half of his beak was torn from his face, animal rescuers and veterinarians enlist a team of volunteer experts tasked with replacing Grecia’s beak as Costa Ricans rally to implement penalties for animal cruelty. Directed by Prime Time Emmy®-winning filmmaker Paula Heredia (‘In Memoriam: New York…

BlackBerry Video Calling Now Available in Costa Rica Standard

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On June 1st, Canadian tech giant BlackBerry launched a beta period of video calling through its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) platform in Costa Rica and across 26 countries in Latin America. According to an official blog post published by BlackBerry, video calling is almost ready for primetime; it was launched as a beta feature for Android and iOS, as part of the latest version of BBM. BlackBerry users in Latin America were the first to notice this upgrade. Users in the United States and Canada may have to update their BBM app. At this time, BlackBerry is monitoring performance and gathering…

Costa Rica Big Data Software Developer Expands to Florida Standard

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On May 25th, 2016 STL Marketing Group, Inc. (OTC: STLK), the “Company”, has created a new 51% owned subsidiary to handle the sale and commercialization of the Hound Software product that has been developed by Kinetos, S.A., a Costa Rican privately held corporation (“Kinetos”). Kinetos owns the remaining 49% of the subsidiary. This subsidiary, named Kinver Technologies, Inc. (“Kinver”), is a Florida corporation, in good standing. Kinetos has already deployed the various software solutions with clients in Costa Rica and has more than twenty-five years in business. The Company has secured a…

Copa America: Brazil Eliminated by Shocking Handball Goal Standard

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The celebrated National Football Team of Brazil has not been able to shake off its prolonged slump that started with the humiliating 1-7 loss against Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which the South American spiritual home of football hosted. At the impressive Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, Brazil faced off against Peru, a national team that until Sunday night had lost to the Selecao on every single match over three long decades. Brazil only needed to draw the match in order to advance to the next stage of the Copa America Centenario, but a victory was almost certain according…

New Job Opening at U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica Standard

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The United States Diplomatic Mission in San Jose is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Security Escort. This position is open only to United States citizens living in Costa Rica. The position is temporary and will not exceed one year from hire date. All applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration in Costa Rica. POSITION: Security Escort OPENING DATE: May 25, 2016 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled WORK HOURS: Part-time 20 hours/week SALARY: *Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-9 US$14,055.00 annual (Starting salary) * Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-5 ¢200,202.00 monthly (Starting salary) *Final…

New, Sustainable Food and Energy System Developed in Costa Rica Standard

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San Isidro, Costa Rica – PermaCube Revolution is possibly the most practical solution to address the world’s food and water needs. Jim Gale, an eco community developer in Costa Rica, and his team have created a truly revolutionary system that assists with self reliance and abundance. The Permacube Revolution is open source so you can build it yourself, just sign up on their website and ask for the plans. You can build a smaller version if you are limited in space or money and you can also scale up. PermaCube Revolution systems are priced to be very cost effective, and…

Australian Medical Device Firm Will Manufacture from Costa Rica Standard


PALO ALTO, Calif., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AirXpanders Inc. (ASX: AXP) (AirXpanders or Company) a medical device company focused on the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of the AeroForm® tissue expander, today announces that it has received commitments from sophisticated and professional investors to subscribe for 26,315,790 CHESS Depositary Interests (CDIs) (representing 8,771,930 shares of Class A Common Stock) at A$0.76 per CDI to raise A$20 Million (Placement). The Placement was significantly oversubscribed, with strong demand from existing and new institutional funds, both domestically and overseas. The funds raised from the Placement will be primarily used by the Company…

Costa Rica Exits Copa America With Sublime Goal Standard

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Striker Johan Venegas from Costa Rica scored the best goal thus far in the 100th anniversary of the world’s oldest football tournament at the federation level, but the victory against Colombia was hardly a cause for celebration. The National Men’s Football Team of Costa Rica, affectionately known as La Sele, obtained its sole victory at Copa America Centenario against one of the favorite teams to win the tournament; however, it was the final match. The fate of La Sele had already been defined with a victory by the United States over Paraguay the day before. Both national teams were relaxed…

Costa Rica Legislator Supports Reunification of Jerusalem Standard

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Washington, D.C. – 37 legislators from 19 countries, including Costa Rica, have delivered a letter to Yuli Edelstein, the Speaker of the Knesset, addressing to the people of Israel on Yom Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem Day, which is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. Jerusalem Day was celebrated on June 6. Signers include Chairmen, Members and supporters of the Israel Allies Caucuses in each of these capital cities. The letter begins by extending a congratulatory message “from our capitals to yours”…