PARAMARIBO – Suriname is retaining its spot on the World Heritage Site list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); for now at least. At its 38th session in late June, the World Heritage Committee of the UN body agreed that it “welcomes the emergency action Plan and (other) efforts being made by Suriname to address conservation […]
By Chris Morvan PARAMARIBO — Identity, independence and respect: that is the motto of a new program aimed at ‘re-socialising’...
PARAMARIBO –Government and aluminum producer Suralco are “reviewing strategic options about the company’s mining and refinery...
PARAMARIBO — A police officer shot and killed a man on Sunday morning, who reportedly was pouring gasoline on a police station...
Suriname is a place where small businesses can thrive. If you’re prepared to put in long hours and charge not very much, there is money to be made, and the Chinese and Hindustani elements of the community are conspicuous in this respect. A few weeks ago we sang the praises of a small carwash operation. Cars fight a losing battle […]
PARAMARIBO – President Desi Bouterse has said that his Government would on Monday send a formal note of condolences to the Netherlands regarding the Malaysia Air crash of last week Thursday that killed almost 200 Dutch nationals. Bouterse announced this at a press conference Saturday upon his return from Brazil where he had attended a summit of the BRICS countries, […]
PARAMARIBO — Members of the Suriname America Alumni Association (SAAA) were joined US embassy Public Affairs Officer Virginia Elliott in Atjoni on Tuesday July 15 at the handing over of books to the Secondary School VOJ of Atjoni. The books, collected during a drive at the embassy in the week of April 13 to 19, were presented to principal Jozefzoon and vice […]
PARAMARIBO — The quiet residential neighborhood of Livorno in southern Paramaribo was the scene of mayhem Wednesday afternoon, when a son killed his father, stabbed his mother and then set their house on fire. Police say it is not clear yet what prompted the rage that caused the son of mr. and mrs. Khedar of Warakoe street in Livorno to […]
Fitness: we’re always being urged to take it seriously. In a cool climate one answer is walking, but of course in this part of the world no one walks anywhere because if you do you’re likely to get at best sweaty and at worst hit by a car. So what are the alternatives? On a Caribbean island (but not, sadly, […]
PARAMARIBO — At the close of its “Fiesta del Fuego” last week, Cuba honored noted poet Dobru with a bronze bust. The statue of Dobru, whose real name was Robin Raveles was unveiled in Santiago de Cuba. Dobru meant a lot for Cuba, said Raul Fornes, Mayor of Santiago. “He is from Suriname, he is from Santiago de Cuba, he […]
By Chris Morvan PARAMARIBO — Suriname’s football supporters didn’t allow the country’s non-participation in the World Cup finals in Brazil to spoil their enjoyment of the tournament. They simply switched their allegiance to other countries. In the early stages of the month-long event, Brazilian flags were everywhere as a country that likes to think of itself as part of the […]
PARAMARIBO – After her 75-year-old mother passed away, a troubled woman kept her body at home for several days. She propped the elderly lady’s body up in a chair in the living room and as it decomposed, she went about her business in the house as if nothing had happened. It took a team of police officers a full three […]
PARAMARIBO — Intending to bank on the abundance of Surinamese football talent playing abroad, the Suriname Football Federation SVB has drafted legislation that –if approved- might lead to a spot in the next World Cup. SVB Chairman John Krishnadath presented the legislative initiative on Friday to the speaker of the National Assembly, Jennifer Geerlings-Simons. The draft legislation came as a […]