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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
FACTS & KEY INFORMATION on World Water Day, March 22, 2015

FACTS & KEY INFORMATION on World Water Day, March 22, 2015

A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare. Definition: The World Water Day is a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 1993, the United […]

March 20, 2015 · Human Interest, International

Suralco to become fully Surinamese

PARAMARIBO — Suriname is privatizing its bauxite industry. Government is acquiring all operations of aluminum refiner Suralco from its American parent company Alcoa as per July 1, it has been announced. But as the multinational is wrapping up its 99-year presence here, observers are warning Government to thread carefully. A presidential committee earlier this week reached agreement with the Pittsburg […]

March 19, 2015 · Business, International, News
Central Bank arranges currency swap with China

Central Bank arranges currency swap with China

PARAMARIBO — The Central Bank of Suriname CBvS and the People’s Bank of China (PBC) have signed a bilateral currency swap arrangement. In a press release issued by CBvS torday, Governor Gilmore Hoefdraad explains that the swap involves the provision of Surinamese SRD to the PBC and Chinese renminbi to CBvS. “The arrangement provides the CBvS with a total amount […]

March 18, 2015 · Business, International, News
Bouterse, Santokhi slander cases dismissed in court

Bouterse, Santokhi slander cases dismissed in court

PARAMARIBO — There were no winners on Tuesday when the verdict was read in the court battle between Suriname’s two leading politicians. In a verbal ruling Judge Ingrid Chhangur-Lachitjaran dismissed President Desi Bouterse’s demand that VHP leader Chan Santokhi apologized to him, but she also threw out Santokhi’s counter claim on Bouterse. The President had dragged Santokhi to court in […]

March 17, 2015 · Government, News

UN body commends Suriname with death penalty elimination

PARAMARIBO — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed hopes that more countries in the region would follow Suriname’s example and eliminate the death penalty from their criminal codes. “We hope that Suriname’s initiative will have a positive impact on the other countries in the region which have de facto moratoria, but still […]

March 16, 2015 · Crime, Government, Human Interest, News
Three Chetak helicopters for air force

Three Chetak helicopters for air force

PARAMARIBO – The air force since Friday has three helicopters at its disposal. The three HAL Chetak Helicopters were handed over by Indian ambassador to Suriname Mrs. M. Subashini, to Defense Minister Lamure Latour. “A memorable moment,” said Latour as he reflected that it took seven years of negotiations to get the helicopters to Suriname and operational. He said that […]

March 16, 2015 · Government, International, Military