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Being fit at an older age

Being fit at an older age

By Tanya Frijmersum                                                                                                                   […]

November 18, 2014 · Features, Human Interest
Train track plan faces opposition

Train track plan faces opposition

PARAMARIBO – A committee of residents of the Indira Gandhi road has filed objections to the railway that Government announced plans for earlier this month. “The current concept of the railway is unacceptable,” the Committee Preservation Pleasurable Living Indira Gandhi Road West said in a statement on Monday. Its members fear traffic hinder, economic damage and loss of quality of […]

November 18, 2014 · Business, News
80 youth graduate Kari Yu! Program

80 youth graduate Kari Yu! Program

PARAMARIBO — On Friday, November 14, 2014, 80 young men and women graduated from the Kari Yu! program, which is funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The graduation, which took place at the Olympic House, was the closing of a comprehensive basic life skills and pre-employment training program.  The Kari Yu! program provides a chance to […]

November 18, 2014 · Education, International, News
Suriname bars Dutch crime journalist

Suriname bars Dutch crime journalist

PARAMARIBO / AMSTERDAM — Suriname has refused entry to a Dutch crime journalist who last year helped “kidnap” a little boy back to his father in the Netherlands. John van den Heuvel was preparing for a flight to Suriname when he received an email earlier this week from KLM that it had been instructed to bar him from its flights. […]

November 14, 2014 · Human Interest, International, News
A white-knuckle night flight

A white-knuckle night flight

Normally when a flight is delayed it is annoying. But when it means you don’t have to be at the airport at five in the morning after all, and you have received the news well in advance, it’s a mixed blessing. So when the airline phoned to tell us on Friday night that the early morning wasn’t going to be […]

November 14, 2014 · Opinion
Ernst Noorman accredited as Dutch ambassador

Ernst Noorman accredited as Dutch ambassador

PARAMARIBO — After 2.5 years of edgy diplomatic relations with the Netherlands, Suriname has approved an ambassador from its former colonizer in Paramaribo again. President Desi Bouterse on Wednesday accepted the credentials of Ernst Noorman, who since last year June has served as charge d ’affairs at the Dutch embassy. The ceremony during which Bouerse was presented a total of […]

November 14, 2014 · International, News

Zwarte Piet ruling reversed

AMSTERDAM –Within a mere few months after opponents of the Dutch Zwarte Piet tradition won a major victory in court against the embattled tradition, the appellate court of Amsterdam on Wednesday morning  ruled in contrast to the initial court ruling. And on Wednesday afternoon, political party PVV announced that it would be submitting a draft pro-Zwarte Piet legislation.  “The mayor […]

November 12, 2014 · Human Interest, International, News
China UnionPay enters Suriname

China UnionPay enters Suriname

PARAMARIBO — China UnionPay International and De Surinaamsche Bank launched the first UnionPay prepaid card in Suriname and Latin America on October 29. De Surinaamsche Bank will issue the credit cards by the second quarter of 2015, according to a press release. According to an executive at China UnionPay the launch of its first official prepaid debit card in Latin […]

November 12, 2014 · Uncategorized

Mother, daughter drug mule duo gets jail sentence

PARAMARIBO –A judge here has sentenced a woman and her daughter to eight months in prison each for attempting to smuggle drugs to the Netherlands. The women, both residents of the Netherlands, had been caught at the Johan Adolf Pengel (JAP) International Airport on August 2 with a combined total of 500 grams in cocaine balls inside their stomachs. The […]

November 12, 2014 · Crime, News
Men Only conference promoted in India

Men Only conference promoted in India

NEW DELHI — A prelude to the Gender Equality conference that is being jointly organized by Iceland and Suriname, was launched at the UN symposium in New Delhi on the 12 November at the Habitat Centre. The “Barbershop” Conference was announced at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly by Iceland’s Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, […]

November 12, 2014 · Government, Human Interest, International, News