Costa Rica to Install Scuba Flippers on Finless Sharks

Government unveils creative solution to rectify shark finning dilemma and improve recycling PUNTARENAS – Costa Rica has launched an initiative to replace severed shark fins with scuba flippers, a move that will diminish the environmental calamity of finning and make the ocean beasts more aerodynamic, Environmental Minister Rene Castro said yesterday.    Shark finning, a…

Mae of the Week: April 21

This week’s M.O.T.W. is Esteban Montero. Born in 1968, the Bagaces native practically grew up on a horse. Montero, who describes himself as the “John Wayne of Guanacaste,” claims to have participated in every tope on the Nicoya Peninsula since 1971. When not drunkenly clinging to the reins, Esteban earns a living as a rodeo clown.…

Gringo ESL Teacher Known for Cultural Ignorance and Adjusting Pants, Students Say

Gringo instructor adamant class loves him HEREDIA – A business English language class at Intel Inc. unanimously agreed in a recent questionnaire that teacher Bryan McNutt’s two strongest abilities are being a painfully oblivious gringo and poor wardrobe choices. The group of six, who requested their names be withheld, filled-out the survey about their teacher after complaints were…

Lululemon Hot Yoga Pants to Replace Costa Rica’s Intel Plant

Yoga pants are the future, not technology, Chinchilla says HEREDIA – Days after Intel Corp. announced it would pull the majority of its operations from Costa Rica, the country inked a deal with Lululemon in an effort to become the world’s premier producer of unreasonably tight yoga pants, President Laura Chinchilla said. “Technology is a…

U.S. Woman Granted Costa Rican Residency in Record 9 Years

President congratulates Migration offices for exemplary efficiency SAN JOSE – Nine short years after applying for residency, Boston native Janice Bradford can finally leave and enter Costa Rica without having to show migration officials a wrinkled tramite paper from 2005. Bradford, who speaks flawless Spanish and has mothered four children in Costa Rica with her Tico husband,…

Costa Rican Man Miraculously Cooks Own Dinner

Suegra remains skeptical that he didn’t receive assistance LIBERIA – Costa Rica man Ramón Sosa Quesada stunned his friends and family last Saturday when he single-handedly cooked his own dinner after finding himself home alone with no prepared meal. Sosa, whose wife goes to choir practice on Saturday evenings, said he felt completely lost when he could only find…