News from Suriname:
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.
May 26, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- President Desi Bouterse (69) and his National Democratic Party (NDP) won the general elections held on Monday in Suriname. With over 80 percent of the votes counted preliminary results indicate that NDP won 27 of the 51 seats in parliament.
May 25, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- If incumbent President Desi Bouterse wins Monday's general election in Suriname, the country could have its youngest vice president, the 35-year-old former education minister, Michael Ashwin Adhin, when Bouterse on Saturday evening surprised...
May 22, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Suriname will elect a new president and a 51-member national assembly on Monday when the country goes to the polls. Twenty-five political parties are registered to contest the election. Incumbent President Desi Bouterse is leading the poll and could easily capture a plurality...
May 22, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The chief of the electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) to Suriname, Irene Klinger, arrived on Tuesday in Paramaribo. Klinger, who was designated by Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, met on Wednesday with Vice President...
May 21, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is sending an electoral observer mission to monitor the general elections to be held in Suriname on Monday, 25 May, 2015. The mission will be headed by Ian Browne, the deputy chief elections officer in Barbados.
May 19, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Organization of American States (OAS) has begun the deployment of an electoral observation mission (OAS/EOM) to observe the general elections in Suriname on May 25, 2015. The delegation, headed by the Chilean economist and former director of the...
May 9, 2015
Since 1991, international demand for chocolate has been growing, causing cocoa prices to surge. Although the global market for chocolate may have peaked at around US$114 billion annually, it is clear that the Caribbean could do more to encourage the production of the growing premium price global...
May 5, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) will send an electoral observation mission to the general elections in Suriname that will take place on May 25, according to an agreement signed on Monday between the hemispheric institution and the government of the South American country.
May 5, 2015
This is so important that everyone in the Caribbean should view the video embedded above. This is the confirmation of what I have told you about Venezuela. The stories I have told you about my being there and witnessing the slaughter of Venezuelan students by Cuban special forces in civilian attire.
April 25, 2015
MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...
April 15, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Dilip Sarjoe, owner of Fly All Ways Airline of Suriname, a sister company of Suriname’s Blue Wing Airlines that has been blacklisted by the European Union, was promised lucrative concessions to make Guyana one of its hubs, according to people familiar with the development.
April 11, 2015
Amnesty International welcomes the holding of the VII Summit of the Americas as a regional forum to promote dialogue between the governments of the American continent. The organization believes that prioritizing the protection and promotion of human rights of all people...
April 10, 2015
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Guyana and Suriname have been invited by Kuwait’s first deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, to participate in the 42nd session of the Ministerial Council of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), scheduled for...
April 9, 2015
PANAMA city, Panama -- The seventh Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama City from April 10-11, is shaping up to be a historic event, and which will be attended by the leaders of Guyana, President Donald Ramotar, and Suriname, President Desi Bouterse, to witness the much anticipated...
April 6, 2015
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Suriname’s Central Bank Governor Gillmore Hoefdraad and his accompanying delegation met with the chairman of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali, on March 24 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to a press release.
April 2, 2015
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Republic Bank Limited (RBL) has announced plans to acquire RBC Royal Bank (Suriname) NV from RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited, through the purchase of Royal Overseas Holdings (St Lucia) Limited, at an estimated cost of US$39.8 million.
March 26, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The embassy of Canada held a three-day educational forum in Suriname to expose Surinamese students to educational opportunities for study in Canada. The initiative took the form of a mini education fair working with three pre-selected private schools over the course of three days.
March 18, 2015
ARAMARIBO, Suriname -- On March 13, 2015, the FHR Lim A Po School of Law in Paramaribo participated in the seventh annual Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) International Law Moot Competition in Trinidad and Tobago. Suriname finished third, bringing prestige to the FHR Lim A Po School of Law.
March 14, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- A top US general has warned that Caribbean countries are unable to track nationals that could return from fighting for ISIS in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. The war in Syria has attracted roughly 100 foreign fighters from the Caribbean.
March 13, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- Dino Bouterse, the son of Suriname’s president, Desi Bouterse, who assisted in the formation of that country’s counter-terrorism unit, was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court in New York City to 195 months in prison for attempting to provide material support...
March 5, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Police in Suriname have launched a massive manhunt after a 37-year-old alleged gangster was gunned down execution style early Monday morning in a nightclub just north of the capital Paramaribo. In a bid to get information from the public, police released security footage.
February 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HSBC in Switzerland.
January 28, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- On Monday, a delegation from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) was in Suriname and held meetings with the minister for regional development, Stanley Betterson, and Suriname's deputy governor to the IsDB, Dr Anwar Lall Mohammed, to explore areas of further financial...
January 22, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Communities across Suriname are vulnerable to heavy rainfall and strong winds, which can cause damage to homes and businesses. This carries a heavy human toll and impedes sustainable economic growth. The key factor in communities being able to respond to the...