“RUN for EDUCATION”

  Run for Education is the slogan of the fundraiser promoted by the A. Jean Brugger Foundation in coordination with the Managua Runners. The purpose of this initiative is to raise funds for the project to deliver school supplies each year to children and adolescents in rural communities of the Municipality of San Juan del […]

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Around town with… Roof Dog

Princess Cruises “Island Princess” will be in port next Wednesday the 5th of November from 7am to 6pm. She will be here again on the 17th of November and these are the only two dates on the San Juan del Sur Cruise Ship calendar for November 2014. Comunidad Connect has moved to a new office […]


National & Regional News Briefs

By Kelvin Marshall GOYA, a name you Recognize – This popular food brand started by Hispanic immigrants to the USA is one of America’s fastest-growing food companies and is launching a $300 million expansion with four new warehouses in California, Texas, New Jersey and Georgia. America has a growing taste for Latino foods due to […]


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FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER HALLOWEEN PARTIES Big Wave Daves: The Original and now “Thirteenth Annual Halloween Party” 7pm. See P. 6 Casino Disco “Atlantic City”: Prizes, Drink Specials, DJ – SEE PAGE 18 for all the details. Cha Cha Cha: “Devils & Angels” Halloween Party starts at 7pm (adults only), Prizes etc. Corto Maltese Bar (at […]


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Cuenca 72

Speaking; Vice Mayor Randall Granja SJdS River Estuary Awareness Campaign María Silva – Del Sur News (Committee Member – Cuenca 72) October 25th was the launch of the awareness campaign for the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the water resources in the water shed known as “Cuenca 72” with the slogan “Save the Estuary”. […]


Roof Dog

  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 […]