PARAMARIBO — The Central Bank of Suriname CBvS has announced an arrangement to settle imports from China directly in the Chinese national currency Renminbi or the yuan, instead of the U.S. dollar. CBvS didn’t disclose when it would start the move, but explained that importers of goods and services from China can file their forex (RMB) requirements with the Southern […]
PARAMARIBO — A 64-year-old woman died Wednesday morning, after she and her husband fell victim to a band of robbers in their...
PARAMARIBO – Police are saying that they are still hunting the men who gunned down an Amsterdam man Monday morning, even while it...
PARAMARIBO — The forestry service LBB since last week Thursday has two drones at its disposal to monitor the protected area in...
At the request of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Paramaribo, we are running the following summary of the statement from the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs denouncing the continued coup attempt and the U.S. interference in the country’s internal affairs. Note: the following does not represent a reflection of the views of DevSur. Statement’s summary: Venezuela is […]
By Natasha Stott Despoja This year is a milestone International Women’s Day and a special year for the international women’s movement. Twenty years ago, an unprecedented 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists arrived in Beijing for the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women. They had a clear purpose: gender equality and the empowerment of women, everywhere. They produced the Beijing Declaration […]
PARAMARIBO –A man of Surinamese origin who has been identified as a criminal from Amsterdam was killed in a café in Paramaribo Noord in Suriname early this morning. Marchano Pocorni (37) who has been linked to the killing of Amsterdam drug criminal Najeb Bouhbouh in Antwerp in October 2012, was sitting in a bar dancing at the corner of Wolfram […]
PARAMARIBO — Telecommunication company Telesur and YuppTV, a content player for South Asian Content, have signed an agreement to deliver OTT internet television services in Suriname. Through the partnership, YuppTV will provide a full turnkey technology solution to Telesur that will aggregate existing local, Dutch and foreign content from various ethnicities and also bring premier Bollywood content to audience in Suriname. […]
PARAMARIBO – State oil company Staatsolie has reported that it has received two bids for its deep water offshore basin. The dramatic fall in oil prices is being blamed for the lack of interest shown by international oil companies. Suriname solicited bids for its deep water blocks in August 2014. Blocks 58, 59, and 60 are located lie east of […]
PARAMARIBO — Recently a ‘Giant Painting’ was installed in the departure hall of the Johan Adolf Pengel airport at Zanderij. Led by George Struikelblok (Paramaribo, 1973) – in his capacity as chairman of the Federation of Visual Artists in Suriname (FVAS) – 30 Surinamese artists contributed to this enormous painting. The result: a colorful jumble of images, which make it […]
AMSTERDAM –Dutch TV broadcaster NTR has produced a documentary in which it explores prejudice and discrimination in Dutch sport and society. The current affairs documentary, presented by Anousha Nzume constitutes of four 25-minute episodes; the first will air on March 1. Nzume questions politicians, employers and insurance companies and also talks to sportsmen, experts and social workers, to better understand […]
PARAMARIBO — Police have come under fire for the merciless killing Monday of an ocelot that was spotted in a backyard of a family house at Martha straat in Paramaribo. Officers had rushed to the scene when the Ramkhelawan family reported that the wild cat was sitting in their mango tree. Officials from Paramaribo Zoo also went and they at […]
PARAMARIBO — The US Embassy has arranged the visit of US journalist Patrick Butler, the Vice President of Programs for the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) to highlight the critical role election reporting plays in a healthy democracy. Butler, who will be in Suriname from March 2 to 6, 2015 will conduct a training on fair, safe, and professional media […]
PARAMARIBO –Police have made an arrest in the investigation into the murder last Friday of Pawankoemar Poeran. The body of the 41-year-old man was found at his house at Kawileweg in northern Paramaribo. He had been stabbed to death. Police said their capital offenses department was carrying out the investigation. Steven N. alias Satish (33) was arrested on Saturday. It […]