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Four cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

Four of Costa Rica’s 82 municipalities have confirmed that they will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy Week.

In Costa Rica, companies make social and environmental commitments

More and more consumers are looking for products from companies certified for their commitment to an inclusive and environmental agenda.

Textiles for change: La Carpio enterprise sews with a purpose

What began as a series of workshops is now a small business.

Costa Rican student creates buffalo burger, sausage company

This young executive made her first buffalo sausages as a student at the National Technical University (UTN) in Balsa de Atenas, and turned her project into a company.

Renovation of Hotel Costa Rica sparks criticism

The Culture Ministry on Wednesday evening issued a statement saying that the only visible change at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica will be its color.

Tourism entrepreneurs oppose license, royalty payments to canopy patent holder

The patent holder wants the owners of all canopy businesses operating in Costa Rica to apply for a license. He plans to collect royalties from canopy tours of $15 for every foreign tourist and $10 for locals.

Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement

Industrial entrepreneurs consider the country's high electricity tariffs as the main factor affecting their companies’ competitiveness, as well as costs of social security, high fuel prices, bad road infrastructure, unfair competition from informal businesses, and high taxes.

Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

Business owners who disobey the dry law will face fines of up to 10 base salaries, or ₡4.2 million (some $7,500).

Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week

Those who fail to submit informative returns before the extended deadline are exposed to fines ranging from 10 to 100 base salaries, equivalent to ₡4.2-₡42 million ($7,475-74,750).

10 Ticos selected for President Obama’s Young Leaders Initiative

Participants during five weeks will visit companies or non-government organisations where they will work jointly on a venture action plan to be implemented here upon their return.
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