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Airport II: the wrath of Pengel

Airport II: the wrath of Pengel

Sitting for 20 minutes on a roundabout on the outskirts of Paramaribo, in stationary traffic as far as the eye can see, the thought occurs to me (not for the first time) that there are too many people in the world. And yes, under a system of last-in, first-out I would be one of the candidates for removal from Suriname, […]

July 29, 2014 · Opinion

Man dies while speeding from cops

PARAMARIBO — One man died on Saturday while the car he was speeding away from police with, crashed into a ditch. Dead is Guyana born Widjai Persaud (34). Police say Persaud had gone to a house in District Commewijne with two other men, where an argument erupted. Someone called police and when officers arrived on the scene, the three men […]

July 27, 2014 · Crime, News

Dead body found in sea

PARAMARIBO — Police here suspect that a body of a man that was found floating off the coast of District Nickerie may be that of one of the Guyanese fishermen who were attacked and thrown overboard by pirates two weeks ago. The Coast Guard fished the corpse out of the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of the Coppename River on […]

July 27, 2014 · Crime, News
International traveling exhibition Circus Terminal Worldwide in Suriname

International traveling exhibition Circus Terminal Worldwide in Suriname

PARAMARIBO — From July 23 until July 27, Readytex Art Gallery presents an interesting international collaborative exhibition in De Hal, Grote Combéweg 45. This exhibition Circus Terminal Worldwide Suriname, is the last stop of an artist-led collaborative traveling art project which launched in London in 2012. “Since then Circus Terminal Worldwide has traveled to Spain,, France, Thailand, USA, Holland, New […]

July 26, 2014 · Art, Entertainment, News

Suriname lauded for gender equality in nationality legislation

PARAMARIBO — Suriname has received high praise from UN refugee agency UNHCR for its recent decision to amend the 1975 Law on Nationality and Residence, which will allow mothers to pass on nationality to their children. The new legislation that was passed unanimously on July 2014 by the National Assembly arranged a host of matters regarding the Surinamese nationality; a […]

July 25, 2014 · Uncategorized

Police officers start savings account for slain colleague’s child

PARAMARIBO – Police officers have started a fund for the daughter of one of their colleagues who was shot and killed by her partner earlier this month. “Colleagues with whom Officer Patricia Fikki worked at the station in Santo Dorp took the initiative to open a savings bank account for the two year-old child and then other officers joined in. […]

July 25, 2014 · Crime, Human Interest, Military, News
Chinese credit ratings bureau Dagong enters region with BB+ for Suriname

Chinese credit ratings bureau Dagong enters region with BB+ for Suriname

PARAMARIBO — As it made its debut in the Latin American/Caribbean sovereign credit rating market, Chinese credit rating bureau Dagong Global Credit Rating co has assigned the local and foreign currency sovereign credit ratings of BB+ to Suriname. The Bureau said in a press release that Suriname’s outlook is stable with gradually improving political stability and level of governance, but […]

July 23, 2014 · Business, Government, International, News
Departing German ambassador enjoyed his Caribbean tenure

Departing German ambassador enjoyed his Caribbean tenure

PARAMARIBO — The German ambassador for the region, Stefan Schluter, made his final appearance in Suriname this week to sign a document pledging the German government’s financial support for the “Awareness of the Suriname youth regarding mangrove” initiative. Herr Schluter took up his post in August 2010, and it is unusual in that he covers not one but 10 countries. […]

Paramaribo retains spot on World Heritage Site List

Paramaribo retains spot on World Heritage Site List

PARAMARIBO – Suriname is retaining its spot on the World Heritage Site list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); for now at least. At its 38th session in late June, the World Heritage Committee of the UN body agreed that it “welcomes the emergency action Plan and (other) efforts being made by Suriname to address conservation […]

July 22, 2014 · Government, History, Human Interest, News
Curacao artist Yubi Kirindongo awakens art within delinquents

Curacao artist Yubi Kirindongo awakens art within delinquents

By Chris Morvan PARAMARIBO — Identity, independence and respect: that is the motto of a new program aimed at ‘re-socialising’ young dropouts and helping them to rebuild their lives in a more constructive way. Young prisoners and single mothers are among the target groups. The figurehead is the Curacao-based artist Yubi Kirindongo, who is himself a reformed character who climbed […]

July 21, 2014 · Art, Crime, Human Interest, International, News