News from Suriname:
October 7, 2015
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- On Monday, the board of executive directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), approved nearly US$895 million to contribute towards new development projects in IDB member countries. US$30.8 million will go to Suriname to support a secondary and technical education...
October 6, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The banana industry in Suriname is currently facing a serious threat from the so-called Moko disease, which has affected nearly a quarter of the country’s 2,000 hectares of commercial banana plantations. Meanwhile, authorities here have called in the assistance of...
September 25, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Suriname's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Henry MacDonald, advisor to AfricaConnectOnline, a new and the only internet based information network that plans to play a key role in promoting the economic and social development of Africa, has called...
September 19, 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (ILO) -- A series of national bipartite workshops, organized by the ILO in conjunction with the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL), will conclude over the coming weeks in the CARIFORUM member states of Barbados...
September 3, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- From all indications in Paramaribo and monitoring its online booking site, Surinam Airways (SLM) will end its trial run to Orlando, Florida, from Paramaribo via Georgetown, Guyana, on October 1, and recommence service on that route in December. SLM initiated the route as...
August 28, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- GOL Airlines of Brazil on Tuesday commenced twice-weekly Boeing 737-700 services to Paramaribo, Suriname, by introducing an all time low airfare of US$103 one-way to Belem, Brazil, which is expected to bring stiff competition to the route that was monopolized by...
August 28, 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, effective August 1, 2015. Coenjaerts joined the ILO in 1995 and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
August 27, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- On 14 July 2015, Netherlands and Suriname reached agreement on the extension to cover Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten of the treaty between the two countries on the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of legal judgments and authentic acts in civil cases. As a result...
August 26, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The newly installed Bouterse-Adhin administration plans to diversify the economy of Suriname and intends to place an emphasis on tourism. This was disclosed by President Desi Bouterse during his inauguration last week in Paramaribo. Suriname is blessed with an excellent...
August 13, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Desi Bouterse was sworn in Wednesday for a second consecutive term as president of Suriname. Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) won the May 25 general elections, claiming 26 seats in the country’s 51-seat National Assembly.
July 18, 2015
BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- Procolombia, the Colombian government agency that promotes international tourism, foreign investment, non-traditional exports and country brand, has been working closely with the health sector to best position Colombia as the world leader in highly complex medical services.
July 9, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Friday signed two historic agreements with the Caribbean Development Bank for projects to improve Suriname’s implementation of both the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the European Partnership Agreement.
July 7, 2015
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Luwellyn Landers, South Africa’s deputy minister of international relations and cooperation, arrived in Haiti on Monday after concluding a successful visit to Suriname. While in Suriname, Landers held bilateral discussion with the minister of foreign affairs, Winston Lackin.
July 6, 2015
ORLANDO, USA -- Surinam Airways officially launched service with an inaugural non-stop flight on July 2 between Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Georgetown, Guyana, and the Orlando Sanford International Airport. The return flight left on July 3 from Orlando Sanford to CJIA with continuing...
July 1, 2015
PRETORIA, South Africa -- South Africa's deputy minister of international relations and cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, began a high level official visit to five Caribbean nations on Monday. The visit will underscore the cordial relations South Africa enjoys with the governments and people of Guyana...
June 30, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In a move said to avoid a possible legislative vacuum, the president of Suriname on Sunday night dismissed acting speaker of the newly elected parliament. As the oldest elected legislator, Paul Somohardjo was sworn in last Friday by President Desi Bouterse.
June 30, 2015
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- LACNIC Caribbean on the Move - Suriname Edition will be held as an internet-themed track at the upcoming ICT Summit Paramaribo from July 3 to 4, 2015. LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, is an international non-government organization...
June 29, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- On August 25, Brazilian airline giant, GOL will commence twice weekly flights to Paramaribo, the capital of Dutch-speaking Suriname. On the other hand, reliable sources reveal that Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is exiting the Suriname market. In a press release, GOL said...
June 24, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on June 19 donated medical equipment and healthcare supplies to Suriname. The Suriname ministry of health was also provided with one ambulance, according to a press statement.
June 22, 2015
ABU DHABI, UAE -- The Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced its Ramadan programme for this year and for the first time includes two Caribbean Community countries – Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
June 12, 2015
ROME, Italy -- Suriname was recognized on June 7 for its efforts in achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve the proportion of hungry people by a 2015 deadline, or bring it below the five percent threshold, according to a press release from the United Nations Food and...
June 9, 2015
MAPUTO Mozambique -- Suriname is sending a strong delegation to participate in the 22nd Annual Board of Governors Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), in Mozambique, which begins on Wednesday in Maputo. Among the delegation are, Suriname's governor to the Islamic Bank...
June 5, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade (ICDT), an arm of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is financing a four-day workshop in Suriname that is meant to expand trading between the 57-member bloc of the OIC and Guyana and Suriname.
June 2, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- A brief ceremony at Camp Springfield, the home of the St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, launched Tradewinds 2015 on Sunday. Phase I of Tradewinds 2015, the maritime phase, will run from May 31 through June 9. The ceremony was attended by representatives...
May 30, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- Beginning Sunday, military and security forces from Caribbean nations will join the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Mexico, and the United Kingdom for maritime security and disaster response training at Camp Springfield in St Kitts as part of Exercise Tradewinds.
May 30, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- According to a preliminary statement by the CARICOM election observation mission (CEOM) to Suriname, the results of the activity on polling day on Monday, May 25, monitored by CEOM proved that the process was transparent, free and fair. Electors cast their vote without fear.
May 27, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) has congratulated the citizens of Suriname for their exemplary civic spirit and active participation in the electoral process, reflected in the voter turnout in Monday’s general elections.