PARAMARIBO — National carrier Surinam Airways is launching a new service to Orlando this summer it has been announced. According to a press release from the Orlando Sanford International Airport, the flights will commence on July 2; it will have a stopover at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana and continue to Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport in Paramaribo, […]
PARAMARIBO –Three members of the Suriname National Army took part in a series of subject matter expert exchanges with the South...
PARAMARIBO – Two women were arrested last week at the Johan Adolf Pengel airport with drugs in their possession. The last arrest...
PARAMARIBO – The Public Prosecutor who was arrested last week on corruption charges remains in custody, despite insisting that he is innocent. The government attorney who has been identified as Ryan Autar, allegedly accepted money from people whose driver’s licenses had been seized. A Government security officer who has also been charged in this case, is still in custody as […]
PARAMARIBO – Police say they are “pretty sure” that the bodies of two men they found floating in the Saramacca canal last week, belonged to two men who ran away when they were caught red handed committing an armed robbery last week Monday.
PARAMARIBO –Police have taken a Liberian national into custody, under suspicion of counterfeiting. The man, Gray U., was arrested in District Nickerie –at the border with Guyana-, after a tip reached authorities that he and another man were offering raw gold for sale; according to the reports the men also had false money in their property. Gray was tracked to […]
PARAMARIBO – While relatives of the 16-year-old boy sent from Suriname last week insist that he is not an ISIS recruit, Suriname authorities maintain that they has ample reason to suspect him. The 16-year-old boy from Jamaica was held on Saturday after he arrived at Suriname’s international airport with plans to transit to the Netherlands. Authorities said he intended to […]
PARAMARIBO – Suriname has granted a Swiss company the rights to export fresh water from its rivers. Amazone Resources director Cor de Ruiter told journalists his company has been granted a concession for a period of 40 years, to tap an average of 8 percent of water flowing in Surinamese rivers. This amounts to 12 billion cubic meters, De Ruiter […]
PARAMARIBO –Desi Bouterse has a 49 percent chance of returning as president after the May 25 elections, Dutch opinion pollster Maurice de Hond has concluded. De Hond, who carried out a poll from March 28 to April 4 in Districts Paramaribo, Wanica, Saramacca, Coronie, Nickerie and Para, has predicted that Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) will emerge as the biggest […]
PARAMARIBO — A 16-year-old boy from Jamaica was refused passage through Suriname this morning, when immigrations officers suspected that he was traveling to join terrorist organization ISIS in Turkey. Police said in a press release that the teenager arrived at the Johan Adolf Pengel Airport on a flight from Jamaica, intending to transit to the Netherlands, from where he would […]
PARAMARIBO — Two men aged 79 and 70 have been arrested in the Netherlands this week in connection with the find of 165 kilograms of cocaine that had been shipped from Suriname to Rotterdam. Customs officers had discovered the coke on March 30 in the Rotterdam harbor. The drugs were hidden inside in a container shipment of soft drinks. Police […]
PARAMARIBO — Management of the Corps Police Suriname KPS have reported that both Surinamese policemen that were involved in a scuffle at the Guyana embassy last week have been suspended. The fracas on Wednesday April 1 had left Guyana’s embassy with a torn shirt, prompting Guyana authorities to demand an explanation from Suriname. KPS said a thorough investigation of the […]
“In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Suriname, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay N. Anania, participated in a topping out ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo today. Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michiel Raafenberg, represented the Government of Suriname at the ceremony and helped christen the new structure,” a press release from […]