Brooklyn, NY — “Going Natural, How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair”, the book by author Drs. Mireille Liong-A-Kong ranks nr. 1 on amazon.com in the category “Hair Care and Styling”. Liong, a Social Entrepreneur who holds a Master Degree in Information Technology, started a digital revolution with her book and supporting website going-natural.com. At the time the concept […]
PARAMARIBO — Police destroyed a large quantity of confiscated narcotics on Thursday. According to a press release from the PR...
“Women and Slavery” is the theme of the 2015 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic...
AMSTERDAM — If President Desi Bouterse has his way, former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers as well as several former ministers,...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]