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  El Menú is the name of a new eatery being built on the side road that goes from Villa Isabella up to the Pelican Eyes main entrance. The style is natural and healthy Nicaraguan food. Next door will be a surf shop of a different sort. More as it happens. Two big weekends coming […]


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SJdS Birthday Celebrations/Cumpleaños

  Saturday, October 25th – 10:00 am: At the Plaza del Puente Colgante (Footbridge). Day of awareness of the mangroves. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER 2014 4:30 am: A “Diana” (Reveille, Wake Up Call!) through the main streets of the city. 9:00 am: Catholic Mass 10:00 am: Proclamation 10:30 am: Cutting the Cake, Marimba Music […]


National & Regional News Briefs

By Kelvin Marshall Canal Census – The work of some 400 Chinese specialists and technicians as well as Nicaraguan police and military was acknowledged during a ceremony last week in Managua. The Development Commission of the Interoceanic Canal Project recognized the difficult task they undertook in conducting a two month property to property check of […]


Music & Entertainment Guide

FRIDAY 24th 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. Pelican Eyes: JAZZ & BLUES NIGHT 7pm 2 x1 Selected wine & Cocktails SATURDAY 25th October Big Wave Daves – Farmers Market 9am-12 Noon Black […]


Chronological History of San Juan del Sur

  San Juan del Sur in the 60’s   Between 800AD to 1200AD the ethnic groups Chorotega and Nicaraos settled on the Isthmus of Rivas ad were the last dominant group before the arrival of the Spanish ‘Conquistadors’. 1522 – the bay is discovered by the Spanish explorer Andrés Niño during a search for a […]

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# 72 Watershed Forum (Rio Brito to Sapoa)

PRESS RELEASE The municipalities of San Juan del Sur, Tola, and Cardenas, together with the # 72 Watershed Committee and in coordination with the national water authority, will hold the next Water Forum, under the theme: United for a sustainable management of the water! Date: Friday, October 31st, 2014. Times: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm […]


Evaluation of the Emergency Plan in San Juan del Sur

Pabloplaguna@hotmail.com The Committee of Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters in the Municipality of San Juan del Sur (COMUPRED) met in full at the Civic Center on October 14th with the objective of evaluating the evacuation plan carried out during the recent emergency caused by the 7.3 degree earthquake opposite the Gulf of Fonseca on […]


CASINO DISCO “ATLANTIC CITY”

Publirreportaje LA MEJOR FIESTA de HALLOWEEN EN EL ATLANTIC CITY La mejor fiesta de HALLOWEEN de toda la ciudad se llevará a cabo la noche del viernes 31 de Octubre en el CASINO DISCO “ATLANTIC CITY” de San Juan del Sur, frente a la portuaria. Todos están invitados a venir y disfrutar del mejor ambiente […]


International Volleyball

Princeton Men’s Volleyball Team is coming town to next week. They will play 2 matches in San Juan del Sur at the Sports Park. If it rains the matches will be played at the Centro Civico. The 1st match will be against the local SJDS team (the guys who usually play at the beach) at […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]