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Rinaldo Klas’ ‘Mountains of Gold II’ exposes an environmental problem

Rinaldo Klas’ ‘Mountains of Gold II’ exposes an environmental problem

This week art critic Rob Perrée discusses the work ‘Mountains of Gold II’, acrylics on canvas, 130 cm wide x 100 cm high, 2012, from Rinaldo Klas. “The Nassau Mountains, in the east of Suriname, are also under threat of falling prey to the goldrush. The World Nature Fund, WWF Guianas, is sounding the alarm. Dozens of illegal gold miners […]

December 18, 2014 · Art

FAO: Suriname has met the MDG target for hunger

PARAMARIBO – Suriname is in the top four Caribbean nations that have achieved  progress in the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization has reported. The organisation has said in a recent report that 17 countries in the Caribbean/Latin American region have been able to reduce hunger from 15.3 percent in 1990-91 to 6.1 percent in 2012-14.  […]

December 15, 2014 · Human Interest, International, News

Policemen arrested after suspects escape from police station

PARAMARIBO – Two police men –a major and a brigadier (sergeant)- have been arrested in connection with the escape last week of six suspects from the police station in Latour. The six suspects who were in pre-detention awaiting trials for crimes like break-ins and robberies, broke out of their cells early in the morning of Saturday December. Confirming the arrests […]

December 15, 2014 · Crime, News
Russia 2018 dreams hit a snag, but don’t fall flat

Russia 2018 dreams hit a snag, but don’t fall flat

PARAMARIBO / AMSTERDAM –Several of the football players Suriname wants in its national team are not getting permission from the Dutch clubs they currently play for. FC Groningen for instance is not giving the green light to Jarchinio Antonia, Tjaronn Chery, Género Zeefuik and Lorenzo Davids to play in a friendly match for Suriname on December 26. The match is […]

December 12, 2014 · International, News, Sports

Police find new lead in cold murder case

PARAMARIBO — Police say new investigative technologies they are using have sparked new life in a cold case. The cold case, police report in a press release Thursday, regards a murder that was committed eight years ago. The victim, Lesly Wong Fo Sang, was found dead in a house at Wolfram straat in north Paramaribo. Police say that using its […]

December 11, 2014 · Crime, News
WWF, Fernandes clean up Albina beach

WWF, Fernandes clean up Albina beach

PARAMARIBO — WWF Guianas took 23 volunteers to Albina on December 6 for a beach cleanup. The activity was part of WWF’s sea turtle campaign “Krape? Nee!” that aims to create awareness about the harm that eating sea turtle eggs does to this animal’s survival. As the turtle does not visit Albina’s in December, WWF chose to give their habitat […]

December 11, 2014 · Environment, International, News

Suriname marks Human Rights Day

PARAMARIBO — The Organization for Justice and Peace OGV took to the monument for Human Rights at Doctor Sophie Redmond Straat in Paramaribo on Wednesday to reiterate its call for investigation, prosecution and sentencing of all who have committed human rights violations. The event, during which 150 names of known victims of human rights violations were read out at the […]

December 11, 2014 · History, Human Interest, News

Police: we are not the enemy

PARAMARIBO – An incident in Paramaribo last Friday during which a young man resisted arrest and started a brawl with a police officer has prompted police spokesman Humphrey Naarden to emphasize in the press that police are there to protect and serve. “People do not seem to realize enough that police are there for the safety of civilians and their […]

December 11, 2014 · Crime, News
On Human Rights Day: US Ambassador supports justice for December murders victims

On Human Rights Day: US Ambassador supports justice for December murders victims

PARAMARIBO — Jay Anania, the US ambassador in Suriname has said that his office stands beside the families of the victims of the 8 December murders in their quest for justice. In a statement released on the occasion of Human Rights Day –December 10- the ambassador said that the United States underscores the importance of accountability for past human rights […]

December 11, 2014 · Human Interest, International, News
Suriname announces dream team for Russia 2018

Suriname announces dream team for Russia 2018

PARAMARIBO/AMSTERDAM — Suriname is showing seriousness with its intentions to create a team of locally born football players that could go all the way to the world cup games of 2018 in Russia. Draft legislation to give dual nationality to Surinamese players that play internationally has been presented to the National Assembly and former international Dean Gorré has been approached […]

December 8, 2014 · International, News, Sports