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In an unequal world, we need inclusive growth

In an unequal world, we need inclusive growth

By Jim Yong Kim For a very long time, the rich have known to some extent how the poor around the world live. What’s new in today’s world is that the best-kept secret from the poor, namely, how the rich live, is now out. Through  the village television, the Internet and hand-held instruments, which a rapidly increasing number of the […]

April 16, 2014 · International, Special columns
Rob Perrée on Dhiradj Ramsamoedj

Rob Perrée on Dhiradj Ramsamoedj

The people in the work of Dhiradj Ramsamoedj (Paramaribo, 1986) are strange creatures. In his paintings they scare you off with their large sculls and sagging faces.  He calls them ‘Ordinary People’, but adds to that the significant word ‘Reloaded’. He is apparently not much taken by them. They are too materialistic. He would prefer it if their brains would […]

April 15, 2014 · Art, Entertainment, Human Interest
MegaCombination boots Pertjajah Luhur

MegaCombination boots Pertjajah Luhur

PARAMARIBO — President Desi Bouterse has terminated the alliance with Paul Somohardjo, the leader of Pertjajah Luhur (PL), one of the parties in the MegaCombination Governing coalition. Bouterse said Somohardjo’s party was playing undefinable “blackmail politics”. The split in the coalition leaves the President with the backing of a scant majority in Parliament, but the President said in a press […]

April 14, 2014 · Government, News
Woman held with 317 gram coke ball in vagina

Woman held with 317 gram coke ball in vagina

PARAMARIBO — Police have arrested a 24-year-old a 24-year-old woman was arrested at the Johan Adolf Pengel Airport on Sunday, with a huge cocaine ball clamped inside her vagina. The ball weighed 317 grams, police say in a press release. The woman, identified as Suriname national Beverly E. was set to board a flight to Amsterdam when she was caught […]

April 14, 2014 · Crime, News
Staatsolie refinery expansion advances

Staatsolie refinery expansion advances

PARAMARIBO — The construction phase is progressing for a major expansion and efficiency project to double crude capacity at the Tout Lui Faut refining complex. The complex is located at about 12 miles south of Paramaribo. Precommissioning preparations have now been completed to start up some of the new systems related to the expansion, according to state oil firm Staatsolie. […]

April 14, 2014 · Business, International, News
Cat sterilization project gets underway today

Cat sterilization project gets underway today

PARAMARIBO — Today the Animal Protection Foundation Suriname begins with its first cat only sterilization project which will last five days. After the successful sixth sterilization project in March, in which 434 dogs and cats, from a specific area were sterilized or neutered, the focus is now on cats. Each year, with the help of the Foundation ‘Friends of the […]

April 14, 2014 · Human Interest
WHO issues guidelines for hepatitis C

WHO issues guidelines for hepatitis C

By Dr Couillard On 9 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C. These guidelines were released on the eve of the opening of the 2014 International Liver Congress, that will be attended by nearly 10 000 delegates in London. Hepatitis is a significant global concern due to the vast burden of illness, death […]

SLM’s first female Boeing Captain takes flight

SLM’s first female Boeing Captain takes flight

PARAMARIBO — Pictures of Suriname’s first female jet captain conducting her first flight instilled pride over the weekend. Captain Astrid Deira, Surinam Airways’ SLM first female Pilot-in-Command to fly a Boeing 737, captained flight 421 from Paramaribo to Miami with a stop in Georgetown on Saturday. A press release issued by the airline proudly attested to her abilities with assurance […]

April 13, 2014 · Business, History, Human Interest, News

Plan to scrap baby food subsidy reversed

PARAMARIBO – Government will no longer phase out subsidy of baby food, the President’s Cabinet has announced. “The decision by the President should be seen in light of the social contract Government had entered into with the people,” a press release said Thursday night. Government had landed much criticism when it announced two weeks ago that the subsidy for Nutrilon […]

April 11, 2014 · Government, Health, Human Interest, News

Unasur brokers dialogue in Venezuela, Suriname out of talks

PARAMARIBO–The Union of South American States Unasur says it has brokered a dialogue that should lead to a “restoration of calm, order and confidence” in Venezuela. But Suriname, which as Unasur’s chair played a decisive role in orchestrating its interference in the crisis, says it is closing off its initial involvement in the process. A press release from the Foreign […]

April 9, 2014 · Human Interest, International, News