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Guyana wants meet with Suriname on bus drivers

Guyana wants meet with Suriname on bus drivers

PARAMARIBO — The Foreign affairs Ministry of Guyana is at odds with a statement from Suriname that Guyanese bus drivers need proper licenses to operate on Surinamese soil. “This requirement (is) inconsistent with the Cross Border Protocol of October 22, 1998,” the Ministry wrote in a press release. It said the requirement impedes the growing tourism travel between the two […]

January 18, 2015 · Business, Government, International, News

Teenager killed in police action, family angry

PARAMARIBO — A teenager died Friday evening, after quick police response to a car theft. Another young man was injured and a third has been arrested. Relatives of the deceased boy are now demanding answers for what they say was unwarranted deadly force by officers of the law. Dead is 16-year-old Dominio Hiwat. It all started when the teenager and […]

January 18, 2015 · Crime, Human Interest, News

Dutchman, German still in custody over 400K coke find

PARAMARIBO — The drug bust of last Friday in southern Paramaribo concerned no less than 400 kilograms of cocaine paste, police spokesman Humphrey Naarden has said. Two of the five men who were arrested in the case, remain incarcerated: A.S. (49), a Dutch national and G.J. (68), a German. The three others, one Dutchman and two Surinamers, were released after […]

January 18, 2015 · Crime, News
Huge drug bust in Paramaribo, four men arrested

Huge drug bust in Paramaribo, four men arrested

PARAMARIBO –Police made a sizeable catch of cocaine at an industrial area in Paramaribo Friday afternoon. Four men have been arrested, a press release from police spokesman Humphrey Naarden reported. The release did not give an exact weight of the narcotics, but made mention of 367 bales with cocaine paste. Sources suggest that it concerns more than 300 kilograms of […]

January 16, 2015 · Crime, News

Merian “crucial” to Newmont

PARAMARIBO — Analysts are saying that the US$ 1 billion gold mine that Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) is building in southeastern Suriname, is “very crucial” for the US-based gold-mining giant. In an “investor’s guide” released on January 13, marketrealist.com writes that the Merian is likely to represent 7 to 10% of Newmont’s production in 2017 and that it will offset […]

January 16, 2015 · Business, International, News
US embassy donates equipment to police

US embassy donates equipment to police

PARAMARIBO — The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo has donated laptops, iPads and other computer equipment to the Suriname Police Force KPS. U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay Anania presented the donation to Chief of Police Tjin Liep Shie on Thursday, January 15.  The equipment will be used by the Narcotics Interdiction Unit and the Forensics Unit to assist in criminal investigations.  It was […]

January 15, 2015 · International, News
Suspect held for corpse in burning car

Suspect held for corpse in burning car

PARAMARIBO — Police have confirmed the arrest of a soldier in connection with the charred body of a female that was found on Saturday in a burning car. The 35-year-old man has been charged with murder and manslaughter. It is not clear what his relationship was with woman, who has been identified as 28-year-old Equindia Fernandes. She lived not far […]

January 14, 2015 · Crime, News
Rob Perrée discusses ‘Untitled 11’ by Kurt Nahar

Rob Perrée discusses ‘Untitled 11’ by Kurt Nahar

This week art critic Rob Perrée discusses the work ‘Untitled 11’, 2011, by Kurt Nahar. Perrée reviews one work of art from the collection at Readytex Art Gallery, every other week. This (mixed media collage on paper, 20 cm wide x 29 cm high) is a collage by Kurt Nahar (Paramaribo, 1972). Such work is also called a photomontage. Existing photos are manipulated. […]

January 14, 2015 · Art, Opinion

US fiscal transparency report critical of Suriname

PARAMARIBO — The FY 2014 Fiscal Transparency Report that was released on January 14 by the US state Department frowns upon Suriname’s performance on fiscal transparency, a press release from the US embassy in Paramaribo has hinted. The release quotes from the report: “Suriname was one of 50 countries that did not meet the Department’s minimum requirements of fiscal transparency […]

January 14, 2015 · Government, International, News

Supreme Court upholds Desi Bouterse’s drug sentence

PARAMARIBO — The Supreme Court of the Netherlands has denied a request from President Desi Bouterse to have his drug conviction quashed. The President’s attorney had appealed the 11-year sentence in May 2014, but the Court ruled on Wednesday that the appeal was lacking substance. Bouterse will instructed his lawyers to take his case to the European Court for Human […]

January 13, 2015 · Human Interest, News