PARAMARIBO – Suriname has issued a negative travel advice for its citizens regarding the West African states Sierra Leone, Guinee and Liberia that have been stricken by the Ebola epidemic. “Surinamese citizens and residents are advised not to travel to these countries in West Africa and to even avoid them,” the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on […]
By Chris Morvan Paramaribo might not be the most glamorous or sophisticated city in the world, but never let it be said there’s nowhere...
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AMSTERDAM — The National Ombudsman of the Netherlands has ruled said that the arrest of Zwarte Piet protestors Quinsy Gario and...
By Chris Morvan There will be no cars moving in central Paramaribo on Saturday 18 October. From 8am to 6pm the area bounded by Dr Sophie Redmondstraat, Zwartenhovebrugstraat, Keizerstraat and Waterkant will be closed to motorized vehicles except public transport. Car-free Day brings to Suriname a phenomenon first witnessed in the Netherlands and Belgium in 1956-7 when every Sunday from […]
PARAMARIBO — Members of the opposition in parliament have called for a public meeting of the National Assembly about the Ebola Virus and the threat it holds for public health in Suriname. In a letter dispatched on Thursday to National Assembly Chairlady Jennifer Geerlings, the Nieuw Front (NPS, VHP and SPA) MP’s point out that so far more than 10,000 […]
PARAMARIBO — A man who claimed he only had sex with his teenage daughter after he got aroused from catching her watching porn, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Joshua L. not only had sex with his daughter who was 13 at the time; he also fathered two children with her in 2011 and 2013. He was arrested […]
PARAMARIBO – Suriname is closing its borders to people from “Ebola countries”. Health Department official Martelise Eersel told Times of Suriname daily that Suriname wants to prevent the epidemy that has so far killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa, to reach here. “It concerns people who have spent 21 days or more in Ebola areas and who want […]
PARAMARIBO – Aero Paraguana, a tiny airline based in Paraguana, Venezuela will start conducting flights to Suriname, it has been reported. The flights, part of tourism agreements between Venezuela and Suriname, will commence on November 27 according to the manager of the airline, Venancio Polanco. Polanco said that Suriname is a unique destination with a good tourism product; hotels, food […]
A space traveller from a planet far away across the universe takes advantage of a special deal to visit Earth. “It’s perfectly safe,” the man in the shop says. “You’ll definitely get to Earth, but the software isn’t perfect yet, so we don’t know exactly where you will land.” The traveler, an adventurous type, isn’t worried. He chooses the three-trip […]
PARAMARIBO — Justice and Police Minister Edward Belfort is facing criticism over his reversal of a decision by the Chief of Police to fire recruits who lied on their application forms about their criminal past. Tjin Liep Sjie recently fired seven recruits after corps management learned that they had lied during their application process. “They had denied ever having been […]
AMSTERDAM — As this year’s Sinterklaas season nears, new research is showing that the number of people in the Netherlands who want a change to the Zwarte Piet character has increased from eight to 13 percent in one year. An overwhelming number of people in the country however are still against any changes to their beloved blackfaced tradition. The research […]
By Chris Morvan PARAMARIBO — The multi-ethnic nature of Suriname means that many people’s story involves more than one country, and that is certainly true of Louisa and Angelique Tjon. Interviewing two people at once is n ever straightforward, and ironically, in this case, when I meet them out of business hours on a supposed ‘day off’, it is complicated […]
Once every two weeks art critic Rob Perrée discusses a work of art from the collection of Readytex Art Gallery. This week the work ‘Untitled I’, mixed media, 56 cm wide x 42 cm high, 2013 by Kenneth Flijders. Many artists hesitate to give their work titles. I can well imagine so. A title can easily come across as an […]