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PAID ADVERTORIAL: “Venezuela Denounces Continued Coup Attempt”

PAID ADVERTORIAL: “Venezuela Denounces Continued Coup Attempt”

At the request of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Paramaribo, we are running the following summary of the statement from the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs denouncing the continued coup attempt and the U.S. interference in the country’s internal affairs. Note: the following does not represent a reflection of the views of DevSur.  Statement’s summary: Venezuela is […]

March 3, 2015 · Opinion
Empowering Women: More Work To Be Done

Empowering Women: More Work To Be Done

By Natasha Stott Despoja  This year is a milestone International Women’s Day and a special year for the international women’s movement. Twenty years ago, an unprecedented 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists arrived in Beijing for the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women. They had a clear purpose: gender equality and the empowerment of women, everywhere. They produced the Beijing Declaration […]

March 4, 2015 · Human Interest, International, Opinion
Amsterdam criminal assassinated in Paramaribo Noord

Amsterdam criminal assassinated in Paramaribo Noord

PARAMARIBO –A man of Surinamese origin who has been identified as a criminal from Amsterdam was killed in a café in Paramaribo Noord in Suriname early this morning. Marchano Pocorni (37) who has been linked to the killing of Amsterdam drug criminal Najeb Bouhbouh in Antwerp in October 2012, was sitting in a bar dancing at the corner of Wolfram […]

March 2, 2015 · Crime, International, News

Telesur, YuppTV partner to offer Internet TV services

PARAMARIBO — Telecommunication company Telesur and YuppTV, a content player for South Asian Content, have signed an agreement to deliver OTT internet television services in Suriname. Through the partnership, YuppTV will provide a full turnkey technology solution to Telesur that will aggregate existing local, Dutch and foreign content from various ethnicities and also bring premier Bollywood content to audience in Suriname. […]

March 2, 2015 · Business, International, News

Offshore bid round draws lackluster response

PARAMARIBO – State oil company Staatsolie has reported that it has received two bids for its deep water offshore basin. The dramatic fall in oil prices is being blamed for the lack of interest shown by international oil companies. Suriname solicited bids for its deep water blocks in August 2014. Blocks 58, 59, and 60 are located lie east of […]

February 27, 2015 · Business, International, News
George Struikelblok’s ‘Wan Tranga Famiri’

George Struikelblok’s ‘Wan Tranga Famiri’

PARAMARIBO — Recently a ‘Giant Painting’ was installed in the departure hall of the Johan Adolf Pengel airport at Zanderij. Led by George Struikelblok (Paramaribo, 1973) – in his capacity as chairman of the Federation of Visual Artists in Suriname (FVAS) – 30 Surinamese artists contributed to this enormous painting. The result: a colorful jumble of images, which make it […]

February 26, 2015 · Art, News

TV documentary explores racism in Dutch society, football

AMSTERDAM –Dutch TV broadcaster NTR has produced a documentary in which it explores prejudice and discrimination in Dutch sport and society. The current affairs documentary, presented by Anousha Nzume constitutes of four 25-minute episodes; the first will air on March 1. Nzume questions politicians, employers and insurance companies and also talks to sportsmen, experts and social workers, to better understand […]

February 26, 2015 · Human Interest, News
Ocelot killing by police criticized

Ocelot killing by police criticized

PARAMARIBO — Police have come under fire for the merciless killing Monday of an ocelot that was spotted in a backyard of a family house at Martha straat in Paramaribo. Officers had rushed to the scene when the Ramkhelawan family reported that the wild cat was sitting in their mango tree. Officials from Paramaribo Zoo also went and they at […]

February 25, 2015 · Environment, News
US journalist to conduct election coverage workshops   

US journalist to conduct election coverage workshops  

PARAMARIBO — The US Embassy has arranged the visit of US journalist Patrick Butler, the Vice President of Programs for the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) to highlight the critical role election reporting plays in a healthy democracy.  Butler, who will be in Suriname from March 2 to 6, 2015 will conduct a training on fair, safe, and professional media […]

February 24, 2015 · Education, Government, International, News

Suspect held for murder in Paramaribo Noord

PARAMARIBO –Police have made an arrest in the investigation into the murder last Friday of Pawankoemar Poeran. The body of the 41-year-old man was found at his house at Kawileweg in northern Paramaribo. He had been stabbed to death. Police said their capital offenses department was carrying out the investigation. Steven N. alias Satish (33) was arrested on Saturday. It […]

February 24, 2015 · Crime, News