Roof Dog

City Hall was “Shaking” as the Miss Nicaragua Candidates met with the Mayor, thumb Vice Mayor and City Officials in SJdS last Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey officially recorded the mild earthquake a Magnitude 5.1 (on the Richter scale) on Friday January 21st at 11:18:19 AM SJdS time. The under ocean location was at a depth of 81.1 kilometers and was 50 km south west of Granada and 50 km west north west of Rivas. It was enough to cause everyone to take the precaution of going outside of the building and that made for a good photo opportunity.

Roof dog was in the street at the time and can report that he would not have known anything had the 3 people on the step of Sylvia Sanchez not stood up and told him what was going on. The average announcement from the passing special event truck causes more of a shaker.

A more obvious result of the shaker was that Movistar cell phone service was jammed up for over an hour as users called their families and friends causing the network to be saturated. Teenagers were showing signs of anxiety but fingers and thumbs were glad of the break from their usual high speed text messaging.


‘Las Tablas’

The buzz on the street is that the multi storey twin tower project ‘Las Tablas’ is a ‘Go’ and pre-selling will start soon. As you face it, patient the left had tower will sit on the old Police Station lot and the right had tower will be on the large lot across the street (that leads up into Barrio Planta). Plans show a covered parking level, nine floors of condominiums and a roof terrace. The building will be a joint project of the ISSDHU (Institute of Social Security and Human Development) and Policia Nacional Inversiones y Desorollos de Negocios S.A.  This is similar to the Army Pension fund that built La Talanguera at the north end of the beach.

Jimmy’s Coffee is a new venue that will offer high-quality organic coffee (Arabica) grown in northern Nicaragua and shipped to San Juan del Sur to be served at ‘Jimmy’s Coffee’ a small but comfortable restaurant (located in front of Azul Beauty & Spa) which will also serve fast food and what Jimmy says are “The best smoothies in the area”.

Jimmy is a Canadian Agricultural Engineer and Nicaraguan coffee farmer who loves good coffee and knows how to grow it. He now wants local and foreigners to enjoy the best coffee at an affordable price and so will be opening his new location to the public in the coming weeks and says he is looking forward to serving you.

Jimmy’s Coffee es un nuevo espacio que ofrecerá café orgánico de alta calidad (Arábica) obtenidas en el norte de Nicaragua y enviadas a San Juan del Sur para ser servidas en un restaurante pequeño pero confortable “Jimmy’s Coffee” (ubicado justo enfrente de Azul Beauty & Spa), también servirá comida rápida y lo que Jimmy dice que son “Los mejores batidos en la zona”.

Jimmy es un canadiense agricultor e Ingeniero Agrónomo así como un indiscutible fan del café nicaragüense, ya que le gusta el buen café y sabe cómo cultivarlo. Ahora quiere que locales y extranjeros disfruten el mejor café a un precio asequible y así será también en la apertura de su nuevo local para el público en las próximas semanas y ha dicho que él espera poder servirles.