News from Suriname:
June 20, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In preparation of Suriname's chairmanship of UNASUR (Union of South American Nations), starting at the end of August 2013, a robust team from Suriname, consisting of 16 civil servants from various key ministries and institutions, has been sent to the UNASUR Secretariat in Ecuador.
June 11, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- A 21-year-old Dutch student has died in a car crash while on an internship in Suriname. Police officials here also confirmed that at least seven others were seriously injured, including three Dutch students. Reports indicate that the victims were part of a group...
June 8, 2013
ANTIGUA, Guatemala -- The representatives of the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Thursday finished expressing their points of view on the topic “For a Comprehensive Policy against the World Drug Problem in the Americas” during the third plenary session...
June 7, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Several thousand people, predominantly descendants of East Indian immigrants, attended festivities here on Wednesday as Suriname celebrated the historical arrival of East Indian immigrants 140 years ago in 1873.
June 5, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- A delegation of 15 Turkish-Dutch businessmen are expected to visit Suriname soon to discuss investing millions of Euros in this former Dutch colony in South America. For some years, these Turkish-Dutch businessmen in Holland have been exploring investing in...
June 5, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The management of Surinam Airways (SLM) has welcomed the arrival of the airline’s third Boeing 737 on Sunday, which they believe will eliminate delays and cancellations, and increase regional services. SLM expects short-term gains after the addition of...
May 31, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) concluded his four-day visit to Guyana and Suriname this week and encouraged the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members of the OIC to be more active and...
May 29, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- During his two-day visit to the Dutch-speaking Republic of Suriname, a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state on the northern coast of South America, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary general, Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, on Monday...
May 29, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu on Tuesday concluded the first visit by an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary general to Suriname with the announcement that Suriname has offered to host an OIC office in the region. After bilateral meetings with Suriname’s...
May 28, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, arrived on Sunday in Suriname for an historic two-day visit to get Suriname more involved in political and economic cooperation with the 57-member bloc.
May 24, 2013
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- The secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, will arrive in Suriname on Sunday for a historic first visit of its only two member states in the Americas -- Suriname and Guyana -- to bring them into the fold of cooperation under the...
May 22, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- A delegation of investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in Suriname to explore investment opportunities. According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Lackin, the UAE sees investment opportunities in Suriname. Their interest is mainly in mining...
May 16, 2013
BURSA, Turkey -- The consul general of Suriname to the Netherlands, Roy Erwin Lieuwasie, during a visit to Turkey, on Tuesday called on the governor general of Bursa, Shabettin Harput, and the mayor of Bursa, Recep Altepe, to build on various bilateral agreements especially in the field of economic...
May 13, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Foreign minister Ecuador, Ricardo Patino, visited Suriname last week and met with his Surinamese counterpart, Winston Lackin, to revise the joint working agenda, as well as looking at ways to expand bilateral relations. However, the main goal of...
May 13, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- As Suriname prepares to observe the 140th anniversary of the arrival of Hindustani contract labourers from India in 1873 this June, there is no let up in efforts to expose Holland’s colonial atrocities.
May 13, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- For a small nation, situated along the northeast coast of South America, the country of Suriname has a big plus – its own national airline. Surinam Airways (different spelling is old English) is celebrating 50 years of service
May 9, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Surinam Airways (SLM) is facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in claims by customers, especially in Holland, for delays and cancelled flights since European Union air passengers won new rights in 2005.
May 3, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, on Thursday presided over the donation of firearms marking equipment to the government of Suriname.
May 2, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Sean Dilrosun has his eyes on nature. In fact, that’s the name of his tour company – Eyes on Nature. Maybe it should be eyes and ears. He sees and hears what others do not. Dilrosun guides curious nature lovers...
April 29, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) has raised its outlook on Suriname from stable to positive, saying investments in the energy and mining sector could boost growth. “At the same time, we affirmed our 'BB-/B' foreign...
April 27, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Petronas, Malaysia’s multinational state oil company, is the latest entry in Suriname oil exploration, after signing a $25 million investment deal on Friday with Suriname State Oil Company (Staatsolie).
April 16, 2013
NEW YORK, USA -- Suriname last week at the United Nations in New York established formal relations with the Republics of Kazakhstan and Moldova. The permanent representative of Suriname, Ambassador Henry MacDonald signed the joint...
April 16, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Surinamese parliament on Saturday sanctioned the agreement that the government and the Toronto-based gold mining multinational Iamgold reached last November. The agreement will amend the existing...
April 15, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Writer of the book, “The Slave Ship Leusden,” Dr Balai from Suriname and archaeologist Jerzy Gawronski want to explore the wreck of the slave ship Leusden, which was one of the worst catastrophes of the trans-Atlantic...
April 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) International Transport Forum (ITF) have joined forces with Jamaica and the United Kingdom to...
April 2, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- Managing public investment is one of the most challenging jobs for governments, particularly in the developing world. For public investment to effectively generate development, countries must have the technical and...
March 27, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The board of directors of Surinam Airways (SLM) has approved the acquisition of an additional aircraft to SLM’s fleet to complement regional routes, according to chairman of SLM’s Supervisory Board Gerard Brunings.
March 25, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations with Suriname and offer diplomatic services to its nationals, Haiti will open a consulate in Suriname. Haitian President Michel Martelly informed his fellow countrymen...
March 21, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The United States has allotted and additional US$500,000 to train the Surinamese Army. This goes in effect June this year and includes the opportunity to do military training in America according to a US Embassy press release.
March 21, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Surinam Airways (SLM), in collaboration with Caricom Airways, in April will reintroduce domestic service to various destinations in Suriname using three aircraft belonging to Caricom Airways: two Islanders and a Cessna.
March 20, 2013
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- During the visit of Suriname’s foreign minister, Winston Lackin, to Indonesia, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday that commits the former Dutch colonies to boost people-to-people...
March 15, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (ACN) -- Culture ministers with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are gathering in the Surinamese capital Paramaribo during their first forum aimed at empowering regional integration.
March 13, 2013
RABAT, Morocco -- The Kingdom of Morocco, which has been affected very little by the Arab Spring, wants to expand ties with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and last week appointed two ambassadors to the region.
March 13, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Capitalizing on a successful visit by Suriname’s Vice President Robert Ameerali to Turkey last week, where he had meetings with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul...
March 8, 2013
ANKARA, Turkey -- On Thursday in Ankara, vice president of Suriname, Robert Ameerali, received an official welcoming ceremony equal to that of a head of state by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders then went into bilateral...
March 7, 2013
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A large trade delegation comprised of 25 Surinamese companies headed by Vice President Robert Ameerali of Suriname, a small South American country rich in minerals, oil and a pristine rainforest of untapped natural resources...
March 5, 2013
Guyana, a developing country with a vast interior, doesn’t have a national carrier and is spending about $200 million to modernize and extend the runway of its international airport. And without a realistic master plan, the country hopes to become an aviation hub.
February 26, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- At the invitation of the Turkish government, the vice president of Suriname, Robert Ameerali, will lead his country’s first high-level visit on March 7 to Turkey and hold bi-lateral talks with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
February 22, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota on Monday endorsed the incorporation of Suriname into the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), after a meeting with his counterpart from that country, Winston Lackin.
February 18, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Just over a year after Suriname and a United Arab Emirates company, Kaloti Jeweler, signed a joint venture to refine Suriname’s gold, construction of the mint has commenced, which will allow this South American nation...