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PARAMARIBO–Suriname on Friday morning woke to the customary loud booms that mimicked the canons fired on November 25th 1975, when the country gained independence from the Netherlands. The 36th Independence Day celebrations ignited on Thursday night already, with parties all over the country and an official reception hosted by President Desi Bouterse at the Presidential Palace. The celebrations continue throughout the day with a reception in the palace garden that is open to the community, and with activities throughout the nation.
Meanwhile, in the Netherlands where a few hundred-thousand Surinamers live, the Independence Day celebrations were centered at the Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, where Suriname consul-general Roy Lieuw A Sie formally opened the tourist card counter. A milestone for the Bouterse cabinet, Suriname on Friday officially did away with the visa restrictions for Dutch tourists. Holland citizens who want to visit Suriname can now apply for a tourist card at the airport, when they check in for their flight.
PARAMARIBO/WASHINGTON–As Suriname is gearing up for the celebration of its 36th Independence Day on Friday November 25th, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wished “all Surinamese a peaceful holiday celebration and a prosperous year.”
Clinton said Suriname is a valued partner in both countries’ efforts to advance key priorities. “Together we are promoting democracy and standing up for human rights. Our partnership through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative is enhancing the security and prosperity of the region, and through our youth empowerment initiatives we are building a stronger and brighter future for all our people,” she stated.
Clinton: “As you gather to enjoy festivals and celebrate your rich history, I on behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, am delighted to send to the people of Suriname on the 36th anniversary of your independence this November 25.”
PARAMARIBO- The “Smoke Squadron” of the Brasilian airforce will give an airshow on Suriname’s Independence Day, November 25th, the Brazilian embassy has reported. The squadron, which consists of nine aircraft, arrived at the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport on Tuesday.
The pilots, whose team is revered for their acrobatics, promised the Surinamese community a marvelous show. Suriname on November 25th celebrates the 35th anniversary of its Independence, gained in 1975 from former colonizer The Netherlands. The country has planned an elaborate celebration, albeit dimmed by the recent catastrophe in east Suriname, where seven miners died when their mine collapsed.
PARAMARIBO – Nothing seems to stand in the way anymore of a decent celebration of 35 years independence on November 25th.
The Surinamese community has come out strong and donated almost two million Surinamese dollars (SRD) (more than US$ 570,000) online news medium GFC News has reported. A deficit that threatened to shortchange the country on a proper festivity, now seems to have been averted.
Ivan Graanoogst who chairs the committee in charge of the festivities said that preparations are heading in the right direction. He expressed gratitude to telecommunications companies Telesur, Digicel, Surinam Airways (SLM), the State Oil Company Staatsolie, heavy equipment operators Hauces and telecoms contractor UCC, who have made sizable contributions.
Suriname gained independence from The Netherlands on November 25th 1975. The country has planned an elaborate commemoration of this historic day that’s widely dubbed Srefidensi (self governance) .