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Parliament training women for legislative positions

PARAMARIBO — “In the last couple of years we have seen a drop in the number of female members of parliament, from 25 percent to ten percent. There’s too few women in Government institutes and in our legislative body. That is not a good development,” parliament chair Jennifer Geerlings-Simons said on Friday. She was speaking at the opening of the […]

October 24, 2014 · Government, News

Police to investigate murder accusations in businessmen’s feud

PARAMARIBO — Police in Paramaribo have confirmed that they will open an investigation into the murder allegations a major importer here has lodged against his competitor. Ramsoender Jhauw of Surishopping on Tuesday filed a formal complaint of attempted murder against Lall Dassasingh of NV Flex. At a press conference on Monday Jhauw claimed to have in his possession a taped […]

October 24, 2014 · Business, Crime, News
Kari Yu fights against social disorder by helping young people

Kari Yu fights against social disorder by helping young people

PARAMARIBO — Any  effort to support young people who are in danger of going off the rails and failing to fulfil their potential has to be applauded, and there is an organization in Suriname dedicated to that. It’s called Kari Yu! and  it calls itself a Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Program. With funding from USAID via the Pan American […]

October 24, 2014 · Features, Human Interest

Gov’t: do not travel to Ebola countries  

PARAMARIBO – Suriname has issued a negative travel advice for its citizens regarding the West African states Sierra Leone, Guinee and Liberia that have been stricken by the Ebola epidemic. “Surinamese citizens and residents are advised not to travel to these countries in West Africa and to even avoid them,” the statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on […]

October 21, 2014 · Government, Health, International, News

Parbo and banban: a gastronomic adventure

By Chris Morvan Paramaribo might not be the most glamorous or sophisticated city in the world, but never let it be said there’s nowhere to eat. In fact there are restaurants all over the place; you just need to know where to look. In recent weeks I have had two very different experiences, and although I’m not going to name […]

October 21, 2014 · Business, Features, Human Interest

Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference brought brilliance, intelligence, motivation, support

PARAMARIBO – More than 30 women from 13 countries and 18 organizations participated in a week-long capacity building conference as part of the second Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference staged in Paramaribo last week. Throughout the week participants explored areas as intimate as sexual health and as broad as United Nations mechanisms. The conference also served to gather data […]

October 20, 2014 · Human Interest, News

Arrests of Zwarte Piet protestors ruled wronful

AMSTERDAM — The National Ombudsman of the Netherlands has ruled said that the arrest of Zwarte Piet protestors Quinsy Gario and Jerry Afriyie were wrongful. The ombudsman said in a report that came out Friday that the two men were unjustly detained and that the police had used a disproportionate amount of violence during their arrests. Gario’s and Afriyie’s arrests […]

October 20, 2014 · Human Interest, International, News
Paramaribo car-free on Saturday

Paramaribo car-free on Saturday

By Chris Morvan There will be no cars moving in central Paramaribo on Saturday 18 October.  From 8am to 6pm the area bounded by Dr Sophie Redmondstraat, Zwartenhovebrugstraat, Keizerstraat and Waterkant will be closed to motorized vehicles except public transport. Car-free Day brings to Suriname a phenomenon first witnessed in the Netherlands and Belgium in 1956-7 when every Sunday from […]

October 17, 2014 · Business, Environment, News

MP’s want meeting on Ebola

PARAMARIBO — Members of the opposition in parliament have called for a public meeting of the National Assembly about the Ebola Virus and the threat it holds for public health in Suriname. In a letter dispatched on Thursday to National Assembly Chairlady Jennifer Geerlings, the Nieuw Front (NPS, VHP and SPA) MP’s point out that so far more than 10,000 […]

October 17, 2014 · Government, Health, International

Eight years for fathering children with daughter

PARAMARIBO — A man who claimed he only had sex with his teenage daughter after he got aroused from catching her watching porn, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Joshua L. not only had sex with his daughter who was 13 at the time; he also fathered two children with her in 2011 and 2013. He was arrested […]

October 17, 2014 · Crime, Human Interest, News