PARAMARIBO — The Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Industry KKF has taken issue with Government’s sudden decision to declare a national holiday on Monday November 24 to mark “Sasi Sura”, Javanese New Year. “That government only announced this a mere few weeks ago is against the principles of good governance,” KKF said in a statement on Wednesday. Earlier the Association […]
PARAMARIBO – The Inter American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) has placed the amendment of Suriname’s amnesty law on its agenda. Local...
Art historian ob Perrée calls Sri Irodikromo’s Blauw Misi’ a striking canvas for several reasons. “When it comes to...
PARAMARIBO — Suriname has signed on to partner in the US$ 1 billion mine US-based Newmont Mining Corp is setting up in the country....
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PARAMARIBO – A committee of residents of the Indira Gandhi road has filed objections to the railway that Government announced plans for earlier this month. “The current concept of the railway is unacceptable,” the Committee Preservation Pleasurable Living Indira Gandhi Road West said in a statement on Monday. Its members fear traffic hinder, economic damage and loss of quality of […]
PARAMARIBO — On Friday, November 14, 2014, 80 young men and women graduated from the Kari Yu! program, which is funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The graduation, which took place at the Olympic House, was the closing of a comprehensive basic life skills and pre-employment training program. The Kari Yu! program provides a chance to […]
PARAMARIBO / AMSTERDAM — Suriname has refused entry to a Dutch crime journalist who last year helped “kidnap” a little boy back to his father in the Netherlands. John van den Heuvel was preparing for a flight to Suriname when he received an email earlier this week from KLM that it had been instructed to bar him from its flights. […]
Normally when a flight is delayed it is annoying. But when it means you don’t have to be at the airport at five in the morning after all, and you have received the news well in advance, it’s a mixed blessing. So when the airline phoned to tell us on Friday night that the early morning wasn’t going to be […]
PARAMARIBO — After 2.5 years of edgy diplomatic relations with the Netherlands, Suriname has approved an ambassador from its former colonizer in Paramaribo again. President Desi Bouterse on Wednesday accepted the credentials of Ernst Noorman, who since last year June has served as charge d ’affairs at the Dutch embassy. The ceremony during which Bouerse was presented a total of […]
AMSTERDAM –Within a mere few months after opponents of the Dutch Zwarte Piet tradition won a major victory in court against the embattled tradition, the appellate court of Amsterdam on Wednesday morning ruled in contrast to the initial court ruling. And on Wednesday afternoon, political party PVV announced that it would be submitting a draft pro-Zwarte Piet legislation. “The mayor […]
PARAMARIBO — China UnionPay International and De Surinaamsche Bank launched the first UnionPay prepaid card in Suriname and Latin America on October 29. De Surinaamsche Bank will issue the credit cards by the second quarter of 2015, according to a press release. According to an executive at China UnionPay the launch of its first official prepaid debit card in Latin […]
PARAMARIBO –A judge here has sentenced a woman and her daughter to eight months in prison each for attempting to smuggle drugs to the Netherlands. The women, both residents of the Netherlands, had been caught at the Johan Adolf Pengel (JAP) International Airport on August 2 with a combined total of 500 grams in cocaine balls inside their stomachs. The […]
NEW DELHI — A prelude to the Gender Equality conference that is being jointly organized by Iceland and Suriname, was launched at the UN symposium in New Delhi on the 12 November at the Habitat Centre. The “Barbershop” Conference was announced at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly by Iceland’s Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, […]