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Mosquitoes vs humans; the battle for Planet Earth

Mosquitoes vs humans; the battle for Planet Earth

As a new arrival in a totally different country, one thing you have to deal with – and this may sound trivial at first – is the wildlife. In the tropics that means mosquitoes. Back in the UK you might have a mosquito in your bedroom once or twice a year, and it’s such a novelty (though not in a […]

August 18, 2014 · Opinion
Portrait of an Honorary Consul

Portrait of an Honorary Consul

Chris Morvan meets Cees Dilweg When a country has a certain number of people living in another country, it is naturally concerned with their welfare and wants to have an official presence in the host country.  The term that springs to mind is ambassador. But what if there isn’t enough going on to justify having someone in the country full-time? […]

August 14, 2014 · Business, Human Interest, International

Couple to jail for pimping teenage girls

PARAMARIBO –  The court in Paramaribo has given stuff punishments to members of a criminal organization who were found guilty of exploiting under aged girls. Judge Sieglien Wijnhard on Tuesday sentenced main suspects Birju K. (47) en and his wife Nirmaladebie (40) to five years in prison each for human trafficking. They had been pimping several young girls from an […]

August 14, 2014 · Uncategorized

Amsterdam mayor: Zwarte Piet will be Sint’s CEO in four years

AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam Mayor Eberhart van der Laan has said the Zwarte Piet tradition will undergo drastic change over the next four years. The mayor said on Thursday that while the Sinterklaas tradition will remain untouched, the negative negroid stereotyping of Zwarte Piet will disappear. Piet will no longer have nappy hair, hoop earrings and thick red lips, but it’s […]

August 14, 2014 · Human Interest, News

Police warn of fake cops

PARAMARIBO – Police have urged residents to be cautious of fake officers, following a robbery committed earlier this week by three men who claimed to be members of the corps. According to a press release the robbery took place on Tuesday. The three men were dressed in civil clothing when they knocked on the door of the house in Tourtonne in […]

August 14, 2014 · Crime, News
Fitch Ratings upbeat about US$ 1B mining investment

Fitch Ratings upbeat about US$ 1B mining investment

LONDON/PARAMARIBO – Credit ratings bureau Fitch has said that the recent decision by American gold miner Newmont to invest US$ 1 billion in a mining operation in Suriname, “could be positive for Suriname’s sovereign credit profile.” It said the Merian mine in the Nassau area would support growth, employment, fiscal revenue and foreign exchange receipts. Colorado headquartered Newmont Mining Corp., […]

August 13, 2014 · Business, Government, International, News
Chinese aim for the region with prefab homes plant in Suriname

Chinese aim for the region with prefab homes plant in Suriname

  PARAMARIBO – China is investing heavily in an industrial plant at Smalkalden in District Para that will produce prefab homes for the local, South American and Caribbean markets. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Lackin on Monday signed declarations of intent with Chinese ambassador Yang Zigang and He Baoxiang, vice governor of the Hunan province, regarding the construction of the plant […]

August 13, 2014 · Business, Government, International, News
Books for LBO Hockeystraat

Books for LBO Hockeystraat

PARAMARIBO — Members of the Suriname America Alumni Association (SAAA) and the U.S. Embassy donated books to the LBO Hockeystraat on Wednesday.  Acting School director Rita Horton received the delegation and together with a number of students accepted the donation. LBO Hockeystraat has approximately 400 students, 25 teachers and two executives. U.S. Embassy Acting Public Affairs Officer Lorenzo New emphasized […]

August 13, 2014 · Education, Human Interest, International, News

Gold miners fight off robbers

PARAMARIBO — Police say they are on the hunt for a group of men –possibly Brazilians- who tried to rob a gold mine on Monday but ended up in a firefight with the gold miners. According to a press release there were five robbers in the gang that was out to hit the mine at Gran Creek in District Sipaliwni. […]

August 12, 2014 · Crime, News

Suriname-bound weed seized in Jamaica

KINGSTON/PARAMARIBO  -– Jamaica law enforcement authorities say they have seized more than US$ 24,000 worth of marijuana in a container that arrived here from Indonesia and was in transit to Suriname, Caribbean360.com has reported. The Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) said it had participated in a joint operation with the Jamaica Customs’ Contraband Enforcement Team in seizing the 1,751 […]

August 12, 2014 · International, News