News from Suriname:
March 8, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- US Ambassador to Suriname, Jay Anania, participated in a construction commencement ceremony for the new US Embassy in Paramaribo on Wednesday. The multi-building complex will be situated on an 8-acre site in the Morgenstond development.
March 6, 2014
NEW YORK, USA -- Now facing extinction, the Sephardic Jewish communities of the Caribbean were once so strong and influential that they helped fuel the success of the American Revolution, and finance the first synagogues in the United States, located in New York City and Rhode Island.
February 21, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Manorma Soeknandan is the new deputy secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. Soeknandan, a national of Suriname, assumed duties at the CARICOM Secretariat on February 1, 2014. She succeeds Lolita Applewhaite.
February 12, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- On the occasion of hosting the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) ninth meeting of the heads of Islamic Cultural Centers and Associations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Guyana joined ISESCO, further consolidating its ties with...
February 7, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- On Tuesday, at a grand gala event attended by Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dutch Postcode Lottery presented WWF Guianas with a 2.4 million euro donation. These funds will be used to build Suriname’s...
February 6, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The bridging of the Corentyne River that will link Guyana and Suriname remains a key area of focus for the governments of both countries, and at present the structure’s design is being formulated. The bridge will be funded by the Chinese government.
February 5, 2014
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- On Sunday, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) board of directors approved a $60-million loan for Suriname’s health sector, which was part of US$705.18 million of new financing focusing on infrastructure, and human development in member countries and...
January 25, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The government and people of Suriname continued to build on their relations with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in 2013 to expand opportunities for all and catalyse lasting reforms in key sectors -- main objectives of the Development Plan.
January 23, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Surinam Airways (SLM), which has been in the red for the past decade, will expand its long-haul fleet in 2015 to avert further financial losses by acquiring an additional Boeing 767 aircraft to ply the mid-Atlantic route. It will be a smaller aircraft than the sole Airbus 340...
January 22, 2014
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname NV, Suriname's state-owned oil company, will deploy a Honeywell manufacturing execution system (MES) as part of a major expansion and efficiency project at the Tout Lui Faut crude oil refinery complex.
January 17, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Anticorruption Mechanism of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold on-site visits in April to Belize, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname, in the framework of the fourth round of review of the mechanism.
January 9, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Suriname has responded to Saint Lucia’s call for assistance to deal with the effects of the Christmas Eve storm, which claimed six lives, left many homeless and damaged infrastructure. In a diplomatic note dated January 6, 2014, the ministry of foreign affairs...
December 24, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) St Kitts and Nevis is the wealthiest country in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and third wealthiest in the Caribbean region. According to the World Bank’s 2014 World Development Report, St. Kitts and Nevis is first among the OECS nations.
December 18, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- There has been no official word yet from the Suriname government in response to the revelation that Guyana has granted permission for a geological and geographical survey (PGGS) that includes a clause guaranting a Brazilian company, Muri Ventures...
December 18, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $15 million policy based loan (PBL) to boost Suriname’s agricultural productivity by improving services and enhancing farmers access to them. The agricultural sector is of particular importance.
December 16, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Suriname will participate in a high level regional forum of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Monday to Wednesday in an effort by the IsDB to establish open consultation and assessment with strategic stakeholders.
December 11, 2013
CONAKRY, Guinea -- Suriname, one of two countries in the Western Hemisphere belonging to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on Tuesday in Conakry, Guinea, where the 40th meeting of OIC foreign ministers is being held, acceded to the Statute of the Islamic Organisation...
December 9, 2013
CONAKRY, Guinea -- Guyana and Suriname are expected to participate in 40th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers meeting, which begins Monday in Conakry, Guinea, under the theme: Dialogue of Civilizations: Factor of Peace and Sustainable Development.
December 6, 2013
MUGLA, Turkey – Suriname’s quest to develop strong economic ties with Turkey and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) following intense diplomacy since the Bouterse administration took office in 2010, now seems to be bearing fruit. When Bouterse came to office, ties with the OIC...
November 28, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group has embarked on a two-year (2014 -2015) interim member country partnership strategy (MCPS) for Suriname. Under this interim strategy, the IsDB intends to contribute to the development priorities of...
November 16, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Judicial authorities in Suriname on Thursday ordered a probe into criminal charges brought by the United States government against Dino Bouterse, son of the country’s president, Desi Bouterse. Dino Bouterse allegedly trafficked 10 kilos of cocaine from Suriname.
November 15, 2013
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish President Abdullah Gül on Wednesday received the credentials of Suriname’s first ambassador to Turkey, Liakat Ali Errol Alibux, at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara. Alibux will continue to reside in Suriname, as a non-resident ambassador to Turkey. He is also advisor to the president of Suriname.
November 11, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Lawyers for drug trafficking suspect Dino Bouterse, who on Friday was slapped with additional charges linking him to an alleged terrorist plot against the US, have strenuously denied their client’s involvement in such activities. Dino Bouterse is the son of Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse.
November 11, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Police in Suriname say that they have rescued three underage teenage Guyanese girls who were kept as sex slaves in a brothel in a gold mining township in the Surinamese interior. During a raid of the brothel, three individuals, including a Guyanese woman...
November 8, 2013
The Taste of Suriname isn’t just another Surinamese cookbook. It is not only the first Surinamese cookbook especially written for English-speaking audiences, it also contains a unique collection of 100 currently popular, never published and long-forgotten recipes, seasoned with a good sprinkling of historical...
November 7, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $40 million to support Suriname’s power sector. The first loan totaling $30 million will support the country’s plans to improve the quality and reliability of the local electricity service.
November 4, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Leo Morpurgo, retired veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of Suriname’s de Ware Tijd newspaper, died here on Tuesday after a short illness. He was 89 years old. While Morpurgo in his latter days struggled with a frail health, his death came as a shock to the media fraternity.