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Precision Wire Irish Medical Device Firm Could Bring Jobs to Costa Rica

A medical device outsourcing firm based in Galway, province of Connacht, has acquired the assets of a foreign firm operating in Costa Rica that could result in additional jobs for their manufacturing facility in Heredia, a municipality where outsourcing is a major industry. According to a recent news article by Gavin Daly of the Sunday Times of London, Creganna, a Galway-based medtech group, is li...

Source: Spirit Spirit Will Fly 4 Times a Week to Costa Rica in 2015

Source: Spirit One of the most successful discount airlines in the United States recently announced an increase in the frequency of its flights between Houston and Costa Rica starting on May 28, 2015. Earlier this year, Spirit Airlines made news when it repainted many of its aircraft in a bold and bright yellow pattern that makes their passenger jets look like big New York City taxis in the sk...

Al Dia Costa Rica: 2 News Dailies and 1 Magazine Stop Circulating

Grupo Nacion, the most powerful media group in Costa Rica, is restructuring its operations by shutting down two daily newspapers and a monthly magazine. Sports daily Al Dia will cease publishing in late November and home design magazine Su Casa will circulate for the last time in December. The other news daily being axed is Ahora, which was a trial newspaper that aimed to reach younger middle clas...

Chicken Rice The Chicken Rice Index: New Economic Indicator in Costa Rica

First there was the Big Mac Index, then the Casado Index and now the Arroz con Pollo (Chicken Rice) Index. Costa Rica has no shortage of innovative and highly informal methods of pointing out the numerous shortcomings of the national economy. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, our country is not as expensive as the Big Mac Index, created by The Economist, suggests. When it comes to pur...

inflation IMF Recommends Higher Taxes in Costa Rica

Following an official staff visit (known as a mission) by representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Costa Rica, the mission's preliminary findings have been published with the consent of our country's authorities on finance and economics. You can read the entire text of the Concluding Statement at the IMF website; The Costa Rica Star is pleased to bring you the following highli...

Tires Major Tire Industry Event in Costa Rica Next Year

Costa Rica is quickly becoming a hub for regional and international business conventions. For TyreExpo2015, organizers have even scheduled Hall of Fame Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz, whom we interviewed in 2011 about the up-and-coming aerospace industry in our country. TyreExpo is the preeminent international trade fair for the tire and accessories industry, bringing together suppliers and buyers ...

UN-Cruise Ship La Pinta Award-Winning Cruise Line Sailing to Costa Rica in 2016

UN-Cruise Ship La Pinta Un-Cruise Adventures is a specialty line of cruise ships that emphasize in luxury and adventure on smaller vessels. This unique cruise line is the recipient of the 2016 Reader's Choice Award by Porthole Cruise Magazine, and CEO Dan Blanchard took the opportunity to announce the inclusion of Costa Rica as a destination for the 2016 cruise season. Here's the official pres...

Brighstar Wireless Solutions Provider Unveils Ops Center in Costa Rica

Brightstar Corp. is exactly the type of major foreign direct investment (FDI) that President Luis Guillermo Solis has been trying to bring to Costa Rica. This global supply chain and retail solutions provider for the wireless industry is headquartered in Miami, and its new operations center, located in Barreal de Heredia near the CENADA, is creating 150 jobs. Here's the official press release by t...

Pineapple Global Pineapple Conference Underway in Costa Rica

The future of one of the most lucrative and controversial crops in Costa Rica is being discussed by major business and agricultural players at the Cariari Double Tree by Hilton near San Jose. The International Pineapple Organization (IPO) Global Pineapple Conference is the world's most important trade meeting on Ananas comosus, a fruit that has resulted in major profits for farmers in Costa Rica w...

london Costa Rica Seeks to Charm More British Tourists

With spa vacations and delicious traditional cuisine, officials from the National Tourism Board of Costa Rica (Spanish initials ICT) are currently in London along with 32 tour operators and hoteliers for the 2014 World Travel Market. In preparation for this event, the ICT contacted 25 important tourism business entities in the United Kingdom and key Eruopean markets for the purpose of making our c...

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