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Jetty and Tourist Center Project to Start This Month

  pabloplaguna@hotmail.com On October 8th, The National Port Authority (EPN), the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR) along with construction companies and project supervisors took part in a tour of the site where the jetty and tourist center will be built in the Port City of San Juan del Sur. After the tour, a working session […]


National & Regional News Briefs

By Kelvin Marshall Growth Rate 2014 – The revised International Monetary Fund (IMF) numbers show that Nicaragua will be a little better than most on the region but still only has the country’s growth pegged at 4% for both 2014 and 2015, second to Panama at 6.6% in 2014 and 6.4 in 2015. They also […]


Construction Training

pabloplaguna@hotmail.com Eng. Architect Ramon Bustos, Professor from the San Juan del Sur Trade School confirmed that some 40 bricklayers, rebar workers and assistants from the construction industry began training in construction techniques. Bustos reported that bricklayers are learning to read construction drawings during a five week course which includes the study of architectural projections or […]


San Juan del Sur Reforestation Campaign

pabloplaguna@hotmail.com Some 5,000 trees of different species will be planted in the Municipality of San Juan del Sur in the communities of El Capulín, La Libertad, Escamequita, Tortuga, El Pochote and La Rejega confirmed Eng. Fabiola Padilla, Director of the Environmental Office at City Hall. Padilla said “The reforestation campaign started on October 6th in […]


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Water Basin #72 Management Workshop

María Silva – Del Sur News The workshop was held on the 13th and 14th of October and was under the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) theme covering the management and planning of the Cuenca (Watershed) #72 which covers and area from the Brito River (Pacific) to the Sapoa River (near CR). It was held […]


South Tourist Route

María Silva – Del Sur News On October 5th, the municipal government partnered with businessmen from San Juan del Sur to hold the third familiarization tour of the South Tourist Route with a panga tour to the south beaches with local captains David Mora and Víctor Flores from Arrecife Marine Tours. Lic. Ninozca García Paz […]

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New Rivas Police Chief

pabloplaguna@hotmail.com The FSLN Political Secretary for the Department of Rivas; Alexander Cardoza, introduced the new Head of the National Police for the Department of Rivas; High Commissioner Enrique Salazar during the working session of COMUPRED (Municipal Disaster Prevention Commission) last Wednesday 1st of October. Salazar replaces High Commissioner Sergio Gutiérrez who has been promoted to […]


Around Town with; Roof Dog

It’s October and Canada is already cold. This can only mean one thing; Carolina Franks will be back soon with more Adult English Classes. This time there will be three levels. Sign up and first class dates plus all the other details are on page 18 next to the sports. Car Rental made Easy! Coming […]


National & Regional News Briefs

By Kelvin Marshall Bitter Sweet Success – Nicaragua is making a name for itself in the footwear industry with recognizable brand names such as Clarks, Tosca and Ecco being made in Zona Francas (tax free zones) here in Nicaragua. However, the recognition comes with the reputation of having the “most competitive” (cheapest) labor rates in […]


Music & Entertainment Guide

FRIDAY 10th October Black Whale: LIVE MUSIC Los Pobrecitos Crazy Crab – Karaoke Dorado’s Sports Bar: DJ Dance party Howler: Mystery Promotions Night @ 6pm. Top Karaoke @ 8 pm. O’SHEA’S – Classic 70’s Rock – DJ from Texas 7pm to 11pm Pelican Eyes: JAZZ & BLUES NIGHT 7pm 2 x1 Selected wine & Cocktails […]

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Panga Fishing Tournament FAQ’s

Panga Tournament 2006 What is a Panga? A panga is a type of boat, commissioned by the World Bank who wanted to design an affordable, efficient and durable fishing boat that could be used by small scale fishermen around the world. Yamaha designed the boat and it’s the most used small boat in the world. […]


Town Hall Meeting

María Silva – Del Sur News Last Friday the 3rd of October 2014, the Municipal Government of San Juan del Sur held a “Cabildo Informativo” (Town Hall Meeting) which included a presentation of the progress in the implementation of projects in relation to the 2014 budget. Projects included health, education, water, sanitation, streets and roads, […]

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Adult English Classes

Clases de inglés para adultos En el periodo de octubre-diciembre se impartirán tres niveles de Inglés Básico, Principiantes (continuación) Intermedio y Avanzado, dirigido a adultos mayores de 18 años. Valor por 8 semanas de clases: C$150 córdobas. Las Inscripción para nuevos y antiguos estudiantes: en la Casa de Promoción, en frente de la Iglesia : […]


Message For U.S. Citizens MENSAJE PARA CIUDADANOS ESTADOUNIDENSES

Important Information about U.S. Citizen Services American Citizen and Federal Benefits (Social Security) Services – By appointment ONLY effective October 6, 2014 To better serve our customers, effective October 6, 2014, the American Citizen Services Unit, including the Federal Benefits Unit (Social Security), will implement a single appointment-only system for all services. This will help […]

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Ayudemos a David

Invitación al pueblo Sanjuaneño y a sus visitantes a ayudar a un sanjuaneño de 36 años y padre de cuatro niños David Ernesto Lezama Ibarra (arriba), el necesita de tu donación para finalizar tratamiento de sesiones de quimioterapias. Podes llamar a su celular 8554-3564 o visitarlo en su casa de habitación contiguo a las oficinas […]


Socio-Economic Study – Brito

pabloplaguna@hotmail.com On Saturday, September 27th, about 34 students of Business Management at the Autonomous University UNAN held an investigative socio-economic session in Brito, the place where the construction of the mega project Grand Inter-Oceanic Nicaragua Canal is due to start. Mirely Ruiz Noguera, a student from the Multidisciplinary Regional Faculty (SINACAM) in Carazo spoke to […]

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Lic. Gloria Libertad Romero the delegate from INTUR. (The Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism) has announced that with funding from the IDB (BID), the Inter-American Development Bank, they will begin the construction of the new San Juan del Sur new tourist center and boat dock at the end of October. It will go where the old […]