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PARAMARIBO – Suriname’s National selection is taking part in the ABCS Competition in Curacao, which starts on October 29th at the Ergilio Hato stadium.
Suriname’s first match will be against Bonaire; afterward they will meet Curacao and Aruba. The losing teams play each other on Sunday October 31st at 2.00pm for the third place in the competition. Finals start at 4.00pm.
The competition winner gets US$ 6,000, the runner up US$ 3,000, second runner up US$ 2,000 and fourth place US$ 1,000.
PARAMARIBO — Suriname and its southern neighbor Brazil on Monday October 26th, pledged to work together on a range of cooperation projects. At a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs minister Winston Lackin of Foreign Affairs and Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Simoes gave a report of the outcome of negotiations.
The countries agreed to double the rice export from Suriname to Brazil, from the annual quota of 100 to 20,000 tons. The countries are also considering the export of other projects from Suriname to Brazil, as well as a project that will see them cooperate on matters regarding technical cooperation, digital systems, agrarian sector, bio fuel and the road from Suriname to Brazil.
Minister Lackin said both countries will take full advantage of the opportunity to work together.
PARAMARIBO – Sunaina Jagroep is Miss India Suriname 2010. The beautiful 18 year old was crowned on Saturday October 23rd in the ballroom of the Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Paramaribo, at the end the Miss India pageant organized by the SurIndia Glamour organization
Jagroep also swept the Miss Performance title. Her win takes her to Dubai in April 7th 2011, where she will be representing Suriname in the Miss India World Wide 2011.
First runner up during last Saturday’s even t is Shalinie Dwarka, who also won the Miss Heart title. Sheila Kromodrono finished as second runner up; she won Miss Symphatica as well.
President Desi Bouterse and his wife Ingrid Bouterse- Waldring were among the many attendees at the event. The first couple congratulated the winning misses. The Miss India Suriname is now in its fifth year.
Suriname funny Wesje man returns to St. Maarten
By Marvin A.Hokstam
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten–Wesje is coming back. When the funniest man in Suriname performed in St. Maarten last year, he cracked up everybody lucky enough to get one of the coveted seats in the Cultural Center on Back Street. Now he’s returning to bring the house down in October. Twice the comedian, with twice as much in his repertoire, with a show that’s literally twice as much as last year. Wesje: “I have grown over the past year and St. Maarten will experience it.” Twice. The show will run on October 8 and 9.
By Marvin A. Hokstam
PARAMARIBO, Suriname–When The Back Lot (TBL) Cinemas opened its door on Thursday May 29th in Suriname, its management brought back a strong movie-going tradition that was lost after close to 30 years of onslaughts. And the technical advancement that place this cinema lonely at the top of cinemas in the region, coupled with the owners’ sheer passion and love for the industry, hint at the obvious intentions for the tradition to never get lost again. Success seems inevitable. During this interview with initiators Eddy Wijngaarde and Henna Draaibaar in the foyer of the futuristic building in Paramaribo, a mother walked up to them to congratulate them with their new venture. She had a cute little boy in tow, maybe six years of age. Henna turned and looked at him lovingly, the way only women can, and asked: “how was it honey?” For his first time ever in a cinema, the little boy had just watched Shrek Forever After, in 3D, on a gigantic screen, the biggest he had ever seen, and he was visibly impressed. “How was it, honey?” Henna asked again, but he was still catching his breath, lost for words. A non-verbal vote of confidence from one so innocent.
By Marvin A. Hokstam
Enjoying the twilight of his life, Suriname’s leading poet Shrinivasi is appealing to Dutch Caribbean writers to penetrate into the English speaking Caribbean. During an impromptu interview last Saturday in Curacao –his temporary home for about a year now- the aging poet who was bestowed with Suriname’s highest literary award, spoke of encounters that shaped his life, his pending book of poetry that relates these encounters and his wish for more unity.
By Marvin A. Hokstam
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands–Many will consider the country Suriname synonymous with impenetrable rainforests, a thriving rice industry and a kitchen that is as diverse as the ethnic blend of people that inhabit this vast South American country. A rapidly growing Surinamese winery is tirelessly adding “top-shelf wines” to what the mind’s eye should see when the name Suriname is mentioned. And according to them it’s worth the effort. “This is wine with nostalgia,” say husband and wife Steven and Marjorie Rhenardus who run soRena’s Winery like a tag-team; Steven being the quiet wine expert and Marjorie the aggressive driver who will talk a potential buyer into becoming an addicted return purchaser.