PARAMARIBO — A policeman was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday for committing a string of robberies. Judge Danielle Karamat Ali berated Murwin Vyent for misusing his service weapon, police techniques and identification papers to break the law he had sworn to uphold. She said the 25 year old policeman had knowingly tarnished the reputation of the police […]
PARAMARIBO – Police say they have arrested seven people on suspicion of copper theft; in a release announcing this on Wednesday they...
PARAMARIBO –Police here have arrested two of their own last week for tampering with traffic fines. Prior to their arrests the two...
Once every two weeks art critic Rob Perrée discusses a work of art from the collection of Readytex Art Gallery. This week the works‘I...
PARAMARIBO — “In the last couple of years we have seen a drop in the number of female members of parliament, from 25 percent to ten percent. There’s too few women in Government institutes and in our legislative body. That is not a good development,” parliament chair Jennifer Geerlings-Simons said on Friday. She was speaking at the opening of the […]
PARAMARIBO — Police in Paramaribo have confirmed that they will open an investigation into the murder allegations a major importer here has lodged against his competitor. Ramsoender Jhauw of Surishopping on Tuesday filed a formal complaint of attempted murder against Lall Dassasingh of NV Flex. At a press conference on Monday Jhauw claimed to have in his possession a taped […]
PARAMARIBO — Any effort to support young people who are in danger of going off the rails and failing to fulfil their potential has to be applauded, and there is an organization in Suriname dedicated to that. It’s called Kari Yu! and it calls itself a Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Program. With funding from USAID via the Pan American […]
PARAMARIBO – Suriname has issued a negative travel advice for its citizens regarding the West African states Sierra Leone, Guinee and Liberia that have been stricken by the Ebola epidemic. “Surinamese citizens and residents are advised not to travel to these countries in West Africa and to even avoid them,” the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on […]
By Chris Morvan Paramaribo might not be the most glamorous or sophisticated city in the world, but never let it be said there’s nowhere to eat. In fact there are restaurants all over the place; you just need to know where to look. In recent weeks I have had two very different experiences, and although I’m not going to name […]
Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference brought brilliance, intelligence, motivation, support
PARAMARIBO – More than 30 women from 13 countries and 18 organizations participated in a week-long capacity building conference as part of the second Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference staged in Paramaribo last week. Throughout the week participants explored areas as intimate as sexual health and as broad as United Nations mechanisms. The conference also served to gather data […]
AMSTERDAM — The National Ombudsman of the Netherlands has ruled said that the arrest of Zwarte Piet protestors Quinsy Gario and Jerry Afriyie were wrongful. The ombudsman said in a report that came out Friday that the two men were unjustly detained and that the police had used a disproportionate amount of violence during their arrests. Gario’s and Afriyie’s arrests […]
By Chris Morvan There will be no cars moving in central Paramaribo on Saturday 18 October. From 8am to 6pm the area bounded by Dr Sophie Redmondstraat, Zwartenhovebrugstraat, Keizerstraat and Waterkant will be closed to motorized vehicles except public transport. Car-free Day brings to Suriname a phenomenon first witnessed in the Netherlands and Belgium in 1956-7 when every Sunday from […]
PARAMARIBO — Members of the opposition in parliament have called for a public meeting of the National Assembly about the Ebola Virus and the threat it holds for public health in Suriname. In a letter dispatched on Thursday to National Assembly Chairlady Jennifer Geerlings, the Nieuw Front (NPS, VHP and SPA) MP’s point out that so far more than 10,000 […]
PARAMARIBO — A man who claimed he only had sex with his teenage daughter after he got aroused from catching her watching porn, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Joshua L. not only had sex with his daughter who was 13 at the time; he also fathered two children with her in 2011 and 2013. He was arrested […]