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Arrested prosecutor insists he is innocent

Arrested prosecutor insists he is innocent

PARAMARIBO – The Public Prosecutor who was arrested last week on corruption charges remains in custody, despite insisting that he is innocent. The government attorney who has been identified as Ryan Autar, allegedly accepted money from people whose driver’s licenses had been seized. A Government security officer who has also been charged in this case, is still in custody as […]

April 22, 2015 · Crime, News
Robbers drown while running from police

Robbers drown while running from police

PARAMARIBO – Police say they are “pretty sure” that the bodies of two men they found floating in the Saramacca canal last week, belonged to two men who ran away when they were caught red handed committing an armed robbery last week Monday.

April 22, 2015 · Crime, News

Suspected counterfeiter arrested

PARAMARIBO –Police have taken a Liberian national into custody, under suspicion of counterfeiting. The man, Gray U., was arrested in District Nickerie –at the border with Guyana-, after a tip reached authorities that he and another man were offering raw gold for sale; according to the reports the men also had false money in their property. Gray was tracked to […]

April 22, 2015 · Crime, News

Police: decision on Jamaican ISIS suspect was correct

PARAMARIBO – While relatives of the 16-year-old boy sent from Suriname last week insist that he is not an ISIS recruit, Suriname authorities maintain that they has ample reason to suspect him. The 16-year-old boy from Jamaica was held on Saturday after he arrived at Suriname’s international airport with plans to transit to the Netherlands. Authorities said he intended to […]

April 22, 2015 · Crime, Human Interest, International, News

Swiss company to export Suriname water

PARAMARIBO – Suriname has granted a Swiss company the rights to export fresh water from its rivers. Amazone Resources director Cor de Ruiter told journalists his company has been granted a concession for a period of 40 years, to tap an average of 8 percent of water flowing in Surinamese rivers. This amounts to 12 billion cubic meters, De Ruiter […]

April 22, 2015 · Business, International

Dutch pollster puts Bouterse in lead for elections

PARAMARIBO –Desi Bouterse has a 49 percent chance of returning as president after the May 25 elections, Dutch opinion pollster Maurice de Hond has concluded. De Hond, who carried out a poll from March 28 to April 4 in Districts Paramaribo, Wanica, Saramacca, Coronie, Nickerie and Para, has predicted that Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) will emerge as the biggest […]

April 22, 2015 · News

Jamaican teen who wanted to join ISIS stopped in Suriname 

PARAMARIBO — A 16-year-old boy from Jamaica was refused passage through Suriname this morning, when immigrations officers suspected that he was traveling to join terrorist organization ISIS in Turkey. Police said in a press release that the teenager arrived at the Johan Adolf Pengel Airport on a flight from Jamaica, intending to transit to the Netherlands, from where he would […]

April 11, 2015 · Crime, International, News

Grandpas arrested over coke find from Suriname in Rotterdam 

PARAMARIBO — Two men aged 79 and 70 have been arrested in the Netherlands this week in connection with the find of 165 kilograms of cocaine that had been shipped from Suriname to Rotterdam. Customs officers had discovered the coke on March 30 in the Rotterdam harbor. The drugs were hidden inside in a container shipment of soft drinks. Police […]

April 11, 2015 · Crime, International, News
Police “regrets” scuffle at Guyana embassy

Police “regrets” scuffle at Guyana embassy

PARAMARIBO — Management of the Corps Police Suriname KPS have reported that both Surinamese policemen that were involved in a scuffle at the Guyana embassy last week have been suspended. The fracas on Wednesday April 1 had left Guyana’s embassy with a torn shirt, prompting Guyana authorities to demand an explanation from Suriname. KPS said a thorough investigation of the […]

April 11, 2015 · Crime, Government, International, News
New US embassy construction reaches highest top

New US embassy construction reaches highest top

“In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Suriname, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay N. Anania, participated in a topping out ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo today.  Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michiel Raafenberg, represented the Government of Suriname at the ceremony and helped christen the new structure,” a press release from […]

April 3, 2015 · Government, International, News