PARAMARIBO/BRIDGETOWN — A Caribbean Cyber Security expert has said the region is increasingly vulnerable to attacks now that Microsoft has ended support for its Windows XP computer operating system. “Our region is lagging significantly in “all” matters related to Cyber Security and Crime hence why there has been a significant spike in cyber related criminal activities all across the Caribbean,” […]
PARAMARIBO — On April 14, two Ohio State Police Officers kicked off the first of two, week-long courses on Ethics in Policing...
PARAMARIBO – While the opposition was calling Monday’s split in the MegaCombination coalition a political crisis, President Desi...
PARAMARIBO — Justice Minister Edward Belfort has said that heads will roll over the botched construction of new headquarters...
By Jim Yong Kim For a very long time, the rich have known to some extent how the poor around the world live. What’s new in today’s world is that the best-kept secret from the poor, namely, how the rich live, is now out. Through the village television, the Internet and hand-held instruments, which a rapidly increasing number of the […]
The people in the work of Dhiradj Ramsamoedj (Paramaribo, 1986) are strange creatures. In his paintings they scare you off with their large sculls and sagging faces. He calls them ‘Ordinary People’, but adds to that the significant word ‘Reloaded’. He is apparently not much taken by them. They are too materialistic. He would prefer it if their brains would […]
PARAMARIBO — President Desi Bouterse has terminated the alliance with Paul Somohardjo, the leader of Pertjajah Luhur (PL), one of the parties in the MegaCombination Governing coalition. Bouterse said Somohardjo’s party was playing undefinable “blackmail politics”. The split in the coalition leaves the President with the backing of a scant majority in Parliament, but the President said in a press […]
PARAMARIBO — Police have arrested a 24-year-old a 24-year-old woman was arrested at the Johan Adolf Pengel Airport on Sunday, with a huge cocaine ball clamped inside her vagina. The ball weighed 317 grams, police say in a press release. The woman, identified as Suriname national Beverly E. was set to board a flight to Amsterdam when she was caught […]
PARAMARIBO — The construction phase is progressing for a major expansion and efficiency project to double crude capacity at the Tout Lui Faut refining complex. The complex is located at about 12 miles south of Paramaribo. Precommissioning preparations have now been completed to start up some of the new systems related to the expansion, according to state oil firm Staatsolie. […]
PARAMARIBO — Today the Animal Protection Foundation Suriname begins with its first cat only sterilization project which will last five days. After the successful sixth sterilization project in March, in which 434 dogs and cats, from a specific area were sterilized or neutered, the focus is now on cats. Each year, with the help of the Foundation ‘Friends of the […]
By Dr Couillard On 9 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C. These guidelines were released on the eve of the opening of the 2014 International Liver Congress, that will be attended by nearly 10 000 delegates in London. Hepatitis is a significant global concern due to the vast burden of illness, death […]
PARAMARIBO — Pictures of Suriname’s first female jet captain conducting her first flight instilled pride over the weekend. Captain Astrid Deira, Surinam Airways’ SLM first female Pilot-in-Command to fly a Boeing 737, captained flight 421 from Paramaribo to Miami with a stop in Georgetown on Saturday. A press release issued by the airline proudly attested to her abilities with assurance […]
PARAMARIBO – Government will no longer phase out subsidy of baby food, the President’s Cabinet has announced. “The decision by the President should be seen in light of the social contract Government had entered into with the people,” a press release said Thursday night. Government had landed much criticism when it announced two weeks ago that the subsidy for Nutrilon […]
PARAMARIBO–The Union of South American States Unasur says it has brokered a dialogue that should lead to a “restoration of calm, order and confidence” in Venezuela. But Suriname, which as Unasur’s chair played a decisive role in orchestrating its interference in the crisis, says it is closing off its initial involvement in the process. A press release from the Foreign […]