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 […]
PARAMARIBO — Two men aged 79 and 70 have been arrested in the Netherlands this week in connection with the find of 165 kilograms...
PARAMARIBO — Management of the Corps Police Suriname KPS have reported that both Surinamese policemen that were involved in a...
“In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Suriname, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay N. Anania, participated in...
PARAMARIBO — A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital following two separate, unrelated accidents Thursday afternoon, police have reported. Dead is 50-uear-old Ramlochansing Merai. The police PR department reported that the man was riding his motorcycle in Van Drimmelenpolder in District Nickerie Thursday afternoon, when he was mowed down by a car. He was transported to […]
Port-of-Spain,TRINIDAD — Republic Bank Limited (RBL) has announced that it will be acquiring the Suriname operations of RBC Royal Bank RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited. The acquisition is part of RBL’s purchase of Royal Overseas Holdings (St. Lucia) Limited, at an estimated cost of US$39.8 Million. A Share Purchase Agreement, executed on Tuesday, signalled the commencement of a transaction that is […]
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 department, it concerned 109 kilograms of cocaine, 14 liters of liquid cocaine, almost two kilograms of hash, 4,7 grams of heroin, 1,417 XTC pills and 426.2 kilograms of marijuana. Among the marijuana they destroyed was 357 kilograms that were seized […]
“Women and Slavery” is the theme of the 2015 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (25 March). This year’s commemoration remembers the “leadership and brave resistance” of the many women who endured the slave trade and life as slaves. In his Message (below), the Secretary-General pays tribute to those women but also […]
AMSTERDAM — If President Desi Bouterse has his way, former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers as well as several former ministers, top police and justice department officials from the Netherlands will be heard under oath, as he continues to appeal his drug sentence. This was announced on Tuesday by his Rotterdam based lawyer Inez Weski, ahead of a TV appearance […]
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 […]