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Suriname and US military build bonds through training exchange

September 22, 2014
Suriname and US military build bonds through training exchange PARAMARIBO, Suriname - Located on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America, Suriname’s security forces are charged with defending its borders and more than 240 miles of coastline. Bordered by French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the West and Brazil to the south, Suriname is a nation...

OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Suriname

September 22, 2014
OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Suriname WASHINGTON, USA -- The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the Suriname report on the implementation of this treaty in the framework of...

Surinam Airways flights to Aruba to be banned if government fails to comply with ultimatum

September 20, 2014
Surinam Airways flights to Aruba to be banned if government fails to comply with ultimatum ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- According to a report from Noticiacla.com in Aruba, the government of Suriname has five days to respond to the situation of Insel Air Aruba. If they fail to comply, then Aruba will stop all the flights from Surinam Airways to the island for a period of six months.

Suriname secures rice export deal with Venezuela

September 15, 2014
Suriname secures rice export deal with Venezuela PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Suriname and Venezuela are one step closer to signing a long-term rice export deal that ultimately could result in a boost for Suriname’s struggling rice industry, the ministry of foreign affairs in Paramaribo confirmed. The breakthrough came on Thursday in Caracas.

Suriname president's son pleads guilty to drug trafficking and terrorism charges

August 30, 2014
Suriname president's son pleads guilty to drug trafficking and terrorism charges PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Dino Bouterse (41), son of the president of Suriname, Desi Bouterse, has pleaded guilty in US federal court to charges of attempting to smuggle cocaine to the US and aiding Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization, international media reports indicated.

Suriname claims triple jump gold at Youth Olympics

August 26, 2014
Suriname claims triple jump gold at Youth Olympics NANJING, China -- Suriname athlete Miquel van Assen claimed gold in the men’s triple jump on Monday at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. On Friday, the Surinamese youngster became the favourite to cop the gold medal when he qualified for the finals with a 16.29 meters jump.

Suriname seeks confrontation with Aruba and Curacao, says airline

August 23, 2014
Suriname seeks confrontation with Aruba and Curacao, says airline WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- According to Edward Herenveen, the director of international affairs of the Curacao aviation company Insel Air, Suriname is seeking a confrontation with Aruba and Curacao over air routes. He made this statement in an interview with De Ware Tijd.

Suriname refuses Aruba airline landing permission

August 21, 2014
Suriname refuses Aruba airline landing permission ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Insel Air Aruba may not land in Suriname after the Surinamese aviation authority refused to authorize direct flights between Aruba and Paramaribo, the Aruban website Noticiacla.com reported. On Monday, an Insel Air Aruba aircraft had to make a detour via Curacao.

Mercosur summit begins, Paraguay questions Guyana and Suriname association

July 30, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela -- "The Paraguayan government will present its objections on six of the 183 resolutions adopted by the Mercosur during its absence from the bloc," said deputy foreign minister Federico González on Monday, after participating in the farewell ceremony of...

Suriname and US ambassadors to the United Nations hold bilateral talks

July 16, 2014
Suriname and US ambassadors to the United Nations hold bilateral talks NEW YORK, USA -- Samantha Power, United States permanent representative to the United Nations, on Monday visited the mission of Suriname to the UN, and exchanged views on international affairs with Suriname’s permanent representative, Henry MacDonald. Power and MacDonald discussed a...

Guyana, Suriname seeks stronger BRICS ties; presidents to attend special meeting

July 11, 2014
Guyana, Suriname seeks stronger BRICS ties; presidents to attend special meeting GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana and Suriname are keen to cultivate stronger ties with Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) countries, especially that the group is set to launch the New Development Bank (NDB) as an alternative to the World Bank and the IMF.

Guyana and Suriname leaders invited to meet BRICS leaders in Brazil

July 8, 2014
BRASILIA, Brazil -- The leaders of Guyana and Suriname, Presidents Donald Ramotar and Desi Bouterse, are among other South American heads of government invited by Brazilian President Dilma Roussef to attend the seventh Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit.

Islamic financing 'Sukuk' launched in Suriname

July 8, 2014
Islamic financing 'Sukuk' launched in Suriname PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Jim Rasam, CEO of Intermed Group, has launched a new form of investment for Suriname -- “Sukuk” -- which replaces interest bearing bank loans for joint-venture capital. This form of financing allows Muslims and others to keep their capital and fulfill their Islamic obligations.

Surinamese investors eye Guyana, but face corruption and bureaucracy

July 7, 2014
Surinamese investors eye Guyana, but face corruption and bureaucracy PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- According to Paramaribo’s Waterkant News, Surinamese investors have their eyes set on neighbouring Guyana, where they are discovering more and more investment opportunities; however, they are very disappointed in the corruption and the bureaucracy they face there.

Cuba dedicates Festival of Fire to Suriname

July 4, 2014
Cuba dedicates Festival of Fire to Suriname SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba -- Cuba has dedicated the 34th Fiesta del Fuego (Festival of Fire) in honour of Suriname, a unique and exotic country in the Americas that has put on display its rich ethnic and cultural expressions that derive from Africans, Amerindians, Dutch, Hindustanis, Javanese, Jews, and...

Suriname and Iceland join forces to promote Beijing Declaration

July 4, 2014
Suriname and Iceland join forces to promote Beijing Declaration NEW YORK, USA -- After two years of preparation, on Wednesday Suriname and Iceland finally launched the United Nations Friends Group to promote the implementation of the Beijing Declaration globally. The ceremony and working lunch meeting was attended by the ambassadors of China...

Leaders extend Ramadan greetings in the Caribbean

July 3, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Leaders in Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago greeted Muslims at the onset of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, which began on Sunday in the Caribbean. Ramadan coverage in Muslim strongholds in the Caribbean...

Suriname seeks to bridge Islamic Bank, South America and Caribbean

June 30, 2014
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- At the just concluded 39th governors’ meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last Thursday, Suriname called for expansion of ties with the bank and to position itself as the “bridge” between the IsDB, South America and the Caribbean.

Suriname confirms 17 cases of chikungunya

June 27, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Bureau of Public Health (BOG) has confirmed 17 cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya-virus in Suriname. At a press conference on Wednesday evening, officials from BOG, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan-American...

Suriname to participate in Islamic Bank Meeting in Saudi Arabia

June 20, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Suriname’s governor to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Gillmore Hoefdraad, will attend the 39th Annual Meeting of the IsDB Group, which will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from June 22 – 26, and will coincide, this year, with the celebration of...

Suriname to host ACP heads of government summit

June 14, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Suriname is on track to welcome the largest gathering of heads of state in its history from November 6 to 7, when it hosts the eighth African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States Summit of heads of state and government under the theme...

Guyana and Suriname to attend OIC meeting in Saudi Arabia

June 14, 2014
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- The two-only Latin American and Caribbean members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Suriname and Guyana, will participate in the upcoming OIC 41st foreign ministers meeting (CFM) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 18-19 June 2014.

Suriname urges NAM to re-examine Millennium Development Goals

June 2, 2014
Suriname urges NAM to re-examine Millennium Development Goals ALGIERS, Algeria -- At the just concluded 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) foreign ministers meeting in Algeria, Suriname urged member states to re-examine the Millennium Development Goals to include prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, human rights, especially as it relates...

CARICOM countries participate in Non-Aligned Movement meeting

May 29, 2014
ALGIERS, Algeria – Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname are participating in the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) foreign ministers meeting that is taking place in Algeria. Guyana and Suriname’s ambassadors to the United Nations, Henry MacDonald and George Talbot, are in Algiers.

Indian business and trade delegation visits Suriname

May 26, 2014
Indian business and trade delegation visits Suriname PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- A delegation from Bangalore, the silicon capital of India, visited Suriname last week against the backdrop of opening the honourary consulate office In Bangalore consolidating trade relations between the two countries following a new BJP-led government in the country.

Suriname fisherfolk participate in governance workshop

May 20, 2014
Suriname fisherfolk participate in governance workshop PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Fisherfolk leaders from the fisherfolk organisations Vissers Collectief and the recently formed Visco, along with representatives from the Fisheries Division and the private sector participated in a national fisherfolk workshop in Suriname, from May 5 - 6, 2014.

Suriname's credit rating affirmed at 'BB-'; outlook stable

May 14, 2014
NEW YORK, USA -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Suriname's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings (IDRs) at 'BB-'. Fitch has also affirmed the issue ratings on Suriname's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds are at 'BB-'.

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