Around Town With… Roof Dog   Recently updated !

The local authorities are working on the Summer Plan 2015, a major part of which is Semana Santa (Holy Week or Easter Week) which this year is Saturday March 28th to Sunday April 5th (Easter Sunday). The plan aims to ensure that families and tourists can participate in and enjoy their activities with a high […]


Peregrinando hacia el Santuario de Jesús del Rescate Invitamos a toda nuestra feligresía, a vivir el eje de comunión, con las 17 parroquias de la zona pastoral de Rivas, peregrinando hacia el Santuario de Jesús del Rescate en Popoyuapa. Sábado 07 de marzo lugar de salida parroquia, San Juan Bautista, a la 6:00 am con […]

National and Regional News Briefs   Recently updated !

Kelvin Marshall – Del Sur News Economic Outlook 2015 – The main message from this economic forum (held last week in Managua) was that the US economy was doing well, therefore as our biggest trading partner, that’s good news for Nicaragua. 2014 export figures show that out of US$2.743 billion of Nicaraguan exports, US $815 […]


National Police – San Juan del Sur   Recently updated !

María Auxiliadora Silva – Del Sur News Last February 20th was the first meeting of the year with the departmental delegation of the National Police which also included, local authorities, institutions and community representatives from many of the sectors in San Juan del Sur. Higher Commissioner Carlos Mora (Second in Command of the Department of […]

Child Development Center Tender Meeting   Recently updated !

Child Development Center Tender Meeting On Wednesday February 18th, bidders and officials visited the site where the first CDI or Center for Child Development will built. Prior to the physical tour of the area, the local authorities explained the most important aspects, the scope of each of the items to be constructed, equipment and security. […]

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Vocational/Trade School   Recently updated ! This year, more than 200 students are expected to enroll in Augusto Calderón Sandino Vocational School in San Juan del Sur confirmed Ing. Héctor Díaz, Director of Local Development for the Municipal Council. Díaz said that the new school year (2015) starts on March 7th and although over two hundred students are expected to […]

Theft from Tourists, Six in Custody   Recently updated ! Six subjects (four male and two female) engaged in stealing from tourists and citizens of San Juan del Sur were captured by the National Police in the Municipal Market on Thursday February 19th after allegedly stealing property from two citizens of Canada. The Canadians, named Saba Safdar and Rees Lewis said the men grabbed […]

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Around Town With Roof Dog

Ya Viene! – The Coffee and Donut shop we spoke of a while back is coming along and all will be revealed early March with a grand opening. This Friday 20th February, La Porteña Cervecería Artesanal is having a tasting of their well-crafted selection of beers with “Paired” with some appropriate food from the kitchen […]

National and Regional News Briefs

Home Base – Russian Defense Minister Serguéi Shoigu and the Head of the Nicaragua Military (Army, Navy and Air Force) General Julio César Avilés signed an agreement last week that will allow a more general entry to Nicaragua waters by ships of the Russian Navy. This means that individual visits don’t have to go through […]


Friends from Germany

A chance introduction by Kerstin Kunde (from Nica Property Management) between Klaus Steup and Brigitte Knoop (part time residents of SJdS) from Buseck, Germany and Doctor Markus Arhold (married to a Nicaraguan from Rivas) has led to the donation of a mobile ultrasound machine for the Central de Salud Gaspar Garcia Laviana. The funds for […]

National Police School Plan High Commissioner Enrique Antonio Salazar Alemán, Departmental Chief of the National Police in Rivas reported that the institution of public order is ensuring school safety for over 35,000 who started their school year on February 9th. Salazar said that the police deployed officers to 231 schools located throughout the Department of Rivas (225 are […]

Update on Chris Berry

Kelvin Marshall – Del Sur News Further to our recent report on Robert Alan “Chris” Berry being arrested in Spain, we can report that Berry has now been brought back to the USA and has had one preliminary hearing in Houston, Texas. His appearance was almost one year to the day after a federal judge […]

Municipal Labor Committee of San Juan del Sur The Ministry of Labour (MITRAB) Rivas Delegation held the first (2015) working session of the Municipal Labor Committee on February 11th in San Juan del Sur. The session was attended by business representatives, area trade union leaders, Carlos Iván González – the Departmental MITRAB Delegate and Anielka Narváez – Head of the Office of […]

Rural Education in San Juan del Sur

María Silva – Del Sur News The Rural Institute Gaspar García Laviana for Secondary Distance Learning was created to cater to children in the countryside who have no access to secondary education. The school operates on Saturdays from 8am – 3pm, in the communities of Tortuga (south) and in Bernardino Díaz Ochoa (north) and is […]

Costa Rica and Guatemala Dominate Pre Olympic Volleyball

  San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. February 15th, 2015 – Costa Rica dominated the women’s tournament, winning the final for “Golden set” 15-7 to Guatemala. Nicaragua took third place beating El Salvador 15-7. The Costa Rica pair of Natalia Alfaro/Karen Cope beat the Orellana sisters (María José and María Andrea) 15-7 in the ”Golden Set”. […]

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General Law on National Waters (Ley 620) and Water Use Concessions

María Auxiliadora Silva – Del Sur News Last 6th of February the first meeting was held involving owners of commercial wells drilled in San Juan del Sur and Ing. Luis Angel Montenegro the Minister of the National Water Authority (ANA by its acronym in Spanish). The meeting was coordinated by the local chapter of the […]