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One dead, four injured in road accidents

PARAMARIBO — A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital following two separate, unrelated accidents Thursday afternoon, police have reported. Dead is 50-uear-old Ramlochansing Merai. The police PR department reported that the man was riding his motorcycle in Van Drimmelenpolder in District Nickerie Thursday afternoon, when he was mowed down by a car. He was transported to […]

April 3, 2015 · News
Trinidad’s RBL to acquire RBC Royal Bank Suriname

Trinidad’s RBL to acquire RBC Royal Bank Suriname

Port-of-Spain,TRINIDAD — Republic Bank Limited (RBL) has announced that it will be acquiring the Suriname operations of RBC Royal Bank RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited. The acquisition is part of RBL’s purchase of Royal Overseas Holdings (St. Lucia) Limited, at an estimated cost of US$39.8 Million. A Share Purchase Agreement, executed on Tuesday, signalled the commencement of a transaction that is […]

April 1, 2015 · Business, International, News
Surinamese author Nr.1 on Amazon

Surinamese author Nr.1 on Amazon

Brooklyn, NY — “Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair”, the book by author Drs. Mireille Liong-A-Kong ranks nr. 1 on amazon.com in the category “Hair Care and Styling”. Liong, a Social Entrepreneur who holds a Master Degree in Information Technology, started a digital revolution with her book and supporting website going-natural.com. At the time the concept […]

March 31, 2015 · Business, Fashion, International, News
Drug catch destroyed

Drug catch destroyed

PARAMARIBO — Police destroyed a large quantity of confiscated narcotics on Thursday. According to a press release from the PR department, it concerned 109 kilograms of cocaine, 14 liters of liquid cocaine, almost two kilograms of hash, 4,7 grams of heroin, 1,417 XTC  pills and 426.2 kilograms of marijuana. Among the marijuana they destroyed was 357 kilograms that were seized […]

March 26, 2015 · Crime, Government, News
Ban Ki-Moon: We must re-double our efforts to end modern slavery

Ban Ki-Moon: We must re-double our efforts to end modern slavery

“Women and Slavery” is the theme of the 2015 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (25 March).  This year’s commemoration remembers the “leadership and brave resistance” of the many women who endured the slave trade and life as slaves.  In his Message (below), the Secretary-General pays tribute to those women but also […]

March 25, 2015 · Human Interest, International, News, Opinion

Bouterse wants to hear Ruud Lubbers under oath

AMSTERDAM — If President Desi Bouterse has his way, former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers as well as several former ministers, top police and justice department officials from the Netherlands will be heard under oath, as he continues to appeal his drug sentence. This was announced on Tuesday by his Rotterdam based lawyer Inez Weski, ahead of a TV appearance […]

March 25, 2015 · Crime, Government, International, News
Canadian embassy holds educational roadshow

Canadian embassy holds educational roadshow

PARAMARIBO — The Embassy of Canada held a 3 day educational forum in Suriname to expose Surinamese students to educational opportunities for Study in Canada.  The initiative took the form of a mini Education Fair working with three pre-selected private schools over the course of three days.  The education sessions were targeted to capture the attention of students, teachers, parents […]

March 25, 2015 · Education, Government, International, News
National Security  Chief: No Surinamers in ISIS

National Security Chief: No Surinamers in ISIS

PARAMARIBO – A high ranking security official has disputed statements by an American general that there are Surinamers among terror organization ISIS. “There is absolutely no reason for panic. The threat of terrorism in our country remains low,” said Melvin Linscheer, Director of the Bureau for National Security BNV on Tuesday. Speaking to De Ware Tijd daily newspaper, Linscheer said […]

March 25, 2015 · Government, International, News
Twenty five parties for May elections

Twenty five parties for May elections

PARAMARIBO — No less than 25 parties have been postulated for the upcoming May 25 elections. Fifteen signed up as members of the four political combinations A Nyun Combinatie (the New Combination), V7, Mega Front and the Alternatieve Combinatie (Alternative Combination). Ten parties are entering the race individually. As registration was closed off on Saturday, Eugene Merkus, chairman of the […]

March 22, 2015 · Government, News
Military Women exchange experiences during International Women’s Week

Military Women exchange experiences during International Women’s Week

PARAMARIBO — In honor of International Women’s Week, two members of the South Dakota National Guard (SDNG) conducted a subject matter expert exchange with 22 of their Surinamese counterparts on the challenges facing women in the military and new opportunities available to female soldiers. Major Kathy Dirk and Master Sergeant Shelly Reeder of the SDNG held meetings on March 11 […]

March 20, 2015 · Human Interest, Military, News