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The key to success

The key to success

Suriname is a place where small businesses can thrive. If you’re prepared to put in long hours and charge not very much, there is money to be made, and the Chinese and Hindustani elements of the community are conspicuous in this respect. A few weeks ago we sang the praises of a small carwash operation. Cars fight a losing battle […]

July 21, 2014 · Opinion

Bouterse sends condolences to the Netherlands

PARAMARIBO – President Desi Bouterse has said that his Government would on Monday send a formal note of condolences to the Netherlands regarding the Malaysia Air crash of last week Thursday that killed almost 200 Dutch nationals. Bouterse announced this at a press conference Saturday upon his return from Brazil where he had attended a summit of the BRICS countries, […]

Books for Atjoni school

Books for Atjoni school

PARAMARIBO — Members of the Suriname America Alumni Association (SAAA) were joined US embassy Public Affairs Officer Virginia Elliott in Atjoni on Tuesday July 15 at the handing over of books to the Secondary School VOJ of Atjoni. The books, collected during a drive at the embassy in the week of April 13 to 19, were presented to principal Jozefzoon and vice […]

July 16, 2014 · Human Interest, News

Suriname condemns NSA spy certificate

PARAMARIBO — Reports that US National Security Agency (NSA) has been granted far reaching authorizations to spy on foreign nations have caused concern among the “BRICS” countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) currently meeting in the city of Fortaleza in north-east Brazil, Suriname’s Foreign Minister Winston Lackin has reported. Lackin, who is attending the sixth BRICS summit with […]

July 16, 2014 · Government, International, News

Son kills dad, stabs mom, burns house

PARAMARIBO — The quiet residential neighborhood of Livorno in southern Paramaribo was the scene of mayhem Wednesday afternoon, when a son killed his father, stabbed his mother and then set their house on fire. Police say it is not clear yet what prompted the rage that caused the son of mr. and mrs. Khedar of Warakoe street in Livorno to […]

July 16, 2014 · Crime, News
Gyms, perspiration and the arrogance of youth

Gyms, perspiration and the arrogance of youth

Fitness: we’re always being urged to take it seriously. In a cool climate one answer is walking, but of course in this part of the world no one walks anywhere because if you do you’re likely to get at best sweaty and at worst hit by a car. So what are the alternatives? On a Caribbean island (but not, sadly, […]

July 15, 2014 · Opinion
Cuba honors Dobru with a statue

Cuba honors Dobru with a statue

PARAMARIBO — At the close of its “Fiesta del Fuego” last week, Cuba honored noted poet Dobru with a bronze bust. The statue of Dobru, whose real name was Robin Raveles was unveiled in Santiago de Cuba. Dobru meant a lot for Cuba, said Raul Fornes, Mayor of Santiago. “He is from Suriname, he is from Santiago de Cuba, he […]

World Cup: the fever is over

World Cup: the fever is over

By Chris Morvan PARAMARIBO — Suriname’s football supporters didn’t allow the country’s non-participation in the World Cup finals in Brazil to spoil their enjoyment of the tournament. They simply switched their allegiance to other countries. In the early stages of the month-long event, Brazilian flags were everywhere as a country that likes to think of itself as part of the […]

July 14, 2014 · Human Interest, International, News, Sports

Woman kept mom’s dead body at home for days

PARAMARIBO – After her 75-year-old mother passed away, a troubled woman kept her body at home for several days. She propped the elderly lady’s body up in a chair in the living room and as it decomposed, she went about her business in the house as if nothing had happened. It took a team of police officers a full three […]

July 13, 2014 · Human Interest, News
Football federation wants Suriname in next World Cup with dual nationality law

Football federation wants Suriname in next World Cup with dual nationality law

PARAMARIBO — Intending to bank on the abundance of Surinamese football talent playing abroad, the Suriname Football Federation SVB has drafted legislation that –if approved- might lead to a spot in the next World Cup. SVB Chairman John Krishnadath presented the legislative initiative on Friday to the speaker of the National Assembly, Jennifer Geerlings-Simons. The draft legislation came as a […]