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Thursday, August 5, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The governments of Guyana and Suriname are working towards obtaining fair trade status for their rice exports, which will guarantee stability in price for small farmers. A validation workshop is being conducted in Guyana to explore possibilities while ensuring there is fair label conditions. read more...



Friday, July 30, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- During an historic meeting here in Paramaribo, outgoing president of Suriname Ronald Venetiaan on Wednesday met with president-elect Desi Bouterse to discuss a smooth transfer of power on August 12. For the first time in 18 years these two political rivals had a formal meeting. read more...



Thursday, July 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) -- The United States said on Tuesday it would press former dictator Desi Bouterse's new government in Suriname to "stand firm" against corruption and respect for democratic principles. Bouterse has twice seized power by coups in the South American nation. read more...



Monday, July 19, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) -- Former military dictator Desi Bouterse appeared set on Sunday to become president of Suriname after striking an 11th-hour deal with a key bloc of lawmakers. The 50 members of the country's National Assembly will choose on Monday a new president and vice-president. read more...



Saturday, July 17, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) -- Former Suriname dictator Desi Bouterse, who is on trial on charges of summary execution, hopes to take back the reins of power this time as president when lawmakers elect new leaders on Monday. Bouterse, 64, is head of the National Democratic Party (NDP) which is part of... read more...



Saturday, July 10, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Competition Policy and Consumer Welfare will be the focus of a seminar scheduled for 13 July 2010 in Paramaribo, Suriname. The seminar is organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and funded by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF). read more...



Friday, July 2, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (Reuters) -- A member of former military dictator Desi Bouterse's party was elected to head Suriname's parliament on Thursday in a move that supporters of the former strongman said brings him a step closer to the presidency. Despite jubilation among Bouterse backers... read more...



Monday, June 28, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Former Surinamese dictator Desi Bouterse (64) received stinging blows over the weekend in his bid to form a new goverment after the May 25th general elections. The 'A Combination' bloc (AC) of his former military foe Ronnie Brunswijk broke ranks with Bouterse on Saturday. read more...



Friday, June 25, 2010

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Suriname is being represented at the 35th Annual Governor’s meeting of the Islamic Development Bank taking place in Azerbaijan by Acting Governor, Dr John Harold Kolader, head of the International Relations Department of the Central Bank of Suriname and economist, Malkel Soekhnandan. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Surinamese Association of Journalists (SVJ) and the Author's Group '77 (Schrijvers Groep '77) in separate statements have condemned the physical attack on Armand Snijders, editor-in-chief of the monthly publication Parbode. Snijders, who on the night of June 6 was riding his motorcycle...  read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana will host the second leg of the Inter-Guiana Games, with intense competition among youths from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana in October. The games have been a major unifying event among the three adjoining nations and will include volleyball, basket ball and cycling. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

PARAMARIBO, June 3, 2010 (AFP) - A Suriname guerrilla leader who fought dictator Desi Bouterse in the 1980s has joined a political coalition led by the former strongman, Bouterse announced on Thursday. Bouterse signed a declaration of intent with Ronny Brunswijk, who worked as Bouterse's bodyguard. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

When people around the world think of whale-hunting nations, the Caribbean is the last place that crosses their minds. Yet, the governments of Suriname and the six independent members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are in a pivotal position to end or continue a moratorium. read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) -- Suriname's former dictator Desi Bouterse said Tuesday he is ready to serve as the country's next president with backing from a coalition. "Bouterse will be on behalf of the Mega Combination delegated as president," Bouterse said, while participating in a local radio show. read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) -- Suriname voters appeared to have returned former dictator Desi Bouterse to power, giving his party the most seats in parliamentary elections, according to unofficial results released on Wednesday. Bouterse's National Democratic Party, won 23 of 51 seats. read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) that accompanied the general and local elections in Suriname highlighted the civility, professionalism and democratic commitment that characterized Tuesday’s Electoral Day in Suriname. read more...



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) -- Voters in Suriname cast ballots on Tuesday in parliamentary elections paving the way for the likely return of former dictator Desi Bouterse, who currently is on trial for the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents. Bouterse, 64, is chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP). read more...



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) on Tuesday observed the general and local elections in Suriname. The OAS deployed 26 observers in the 10 electoral districts of the country, who reported normalcy on Election Day. read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the general elections to be held on Tuesday in Suriname began this weekend with the deployment of observers and the conducting of numerous activities in the Caribbean country. read more...



Monday, May 24, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) - Suriname's former dictator Desi Bouterse is set to make a comeback in parliamentary elections in the South American nation on Tuesday, even as he is on trial for murder. Bouterse is chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) is part of a four-member political bloc. read more...



Friday, May 21, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been invited by the incumbent governments of Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname to monitor their countries’ general elections, which both take place next week. The teams began arriving on 19-20 May to begin their observations. read more...



Monday, May 17, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) -- At least eight people were killed Saturday when a Russian-built airplane on a domestic flight crashed in Suriname, near the border with French Guiana, Mohammed Sherief Saboerali, deputy head of the Aviation Authority, confirmed on Sunday. "All eight are dead", he said. read more...



Thursday, May 13, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Celsius Waterberg, Public Health Minister of Suriname, thanked Cuba for cooperating with his country in this sector, by way of the Medical Brigade and Operation Miracle. The Surinamese minister met with Elis Alberto Gonzalez, director of the Central Unit of Cuba’s Medical Cooperation. read more...



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Chief of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Suriname, Irene Klinger, met on Monday with the Minister of Home Affairs, Maurits Hassankhan; the Director, Adjaykoemar Moensi; and the Chair of the Independent Electoral Commission, Jennifer van Dijk to sign an Agreement. read more...



Saturday, April 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Representative of Suriname to the Organization, Ambassador Jacques RC Kross, signed on Friday an agreement on the privileges and immunities for the OAS observers that will... read more...



Thursday, April 1, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In a bid to boost bilateral relations with Cuba, the Suriname government has appointed an ambassador to the communist nation. Ike Antonius (37), a career diplomat, was sworn in on Tuesday by President Ronald Venetiaan during a brief ceremony in Paramaribo. read more...



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development on Agriculture held in Paramaribo, Suriname on Friday marked a critical landmark in the development of the agriculture sector in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Edwin Carrington said. read more...



Monday, March 22, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Twenty political parties have registered to contest the May 25 general elections in Suriname. Over the weekend 18 political organizations submitted documents to the Central Polling Bureau (CHS), while two others registered earlier on Wednesday and Friday. read more...



Saturday, March 20, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Communication among Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and coordination among national and regional bodies, the private sector and consumers are critical to the success of the Caribbean, Kermechend Raghoebarsing, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry... read more...



Saturday, March 20, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The agency upon which the Region will depend to strengthen agricultural health and food safety and ensure the highest standards for trade in agricultural products, was launched Thursday afternoon in Paramaribo, Suriname. The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency... read more...



Thursday, March 18, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) wrapped up their two-day Intersessional Meeting in Roseau, Dominica on Friday 12 March with agreement on the establishment of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) in Suriname. read more...



Saturday, March 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Caribbean Conference on Higher Education will take place in Paramaribo, Suriname, from 11 to 13 April, 2010, bringing together policy makers, educators, and experts, who will examine the current situation of tertiary education in the Caribbean. The formal opening will be on the evening of April 11. read more...



Friday, March 12, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- President Ronald Venetiaan on Thursday swore in the Central Polling Bureau (CHS) 74 days ahead of the upcoming general elections. The CHS is the institution which oversees registration of political parties and determines which candidates are elected to legislative bodies. read more...



Friday, March 12, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee and Suriname’s Minister of Justice and Police, Chandrikapersaud Santokhi on Tuesday evening expressed similar sentiments on the drug trade that both countries are plagued with. They were at the time speaking with the press. read more...



Friday, March 12, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Health workers in Suriname returned to work on Thursday after they reached an agreement with hospitals and the government, union leaders confirmed. Strike action at several public hospitals, which crippled most of the sector, began mid-February after the government had stalled... read more...



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The authorities of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours on Tuesday, opened bilateral talks in Georgetown, Guyana, to assess their progress in tacking trans-national crimes since the signing of the bilateral agreement “the New Nikerie” between the two nations in May 2008. read more...



Saturday, March 6, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- While two unions decided to end strike action at several public hospitals in Suriname, effective from next week Monday, industrial actions at the country's largest hospital are continuing. The union at the Academic Hospital Paramaribo, ABPLAZ, and the General Nurses Union in Suriname... read more...



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- An already precarious situation in public hospitals in Suriname came under even more pressure on Tuesday, when nurses affiliated with the General Nurses Union in Suriname (ABVS), joined strike action at the health institutions. Workers from three public hospitals went on strike on February 18. read more...



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In order to help rebuild Haiti’s economy which was shattered by a strong earthquake on January 12, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is seeking favorable US trade facilities for this member state, Suriname’s minister of Trade and Industry disclosed. read more...



Monday, March 1, 2010

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- At least one of three public hospitals in Suriname, which are being seriously affected by strike actions, is considering legal action against the union an official at the Lands Hospital has confirmed. Operations at three of Suriname’s four public hospitals are being hit by a wage dispute. read more...



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