Suriname: United Nations “Welcomes” Changes to Nationality Law

July 26, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees is hailing a decision by Suriname's National Assembly to enable mothers to pass on nationality to their children. The law, an amendment to the country's 1975 Law on Nationality and Residence, ensure gender equality in nationality laws and brings them into compliance more...

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Suriname Delegation Visits Martinique

June 25, 2014 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment


Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy with the delegation from Suriname (Photo: Region Martinique) By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy hosted a visit from a delegation from Suriname on Tuesday. The visit was the latest part of a move by Martinique's top official to increase the French more...

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Caribbean Cookbook: A Rum Baba Recipe From Suriname

May 18, 2014 | 10:32 am | 0 Comment


Above: Jethro Wirht's rum baba (Photos by Victuals Photography) THE LATEST Caribbean Cookbook comes from Jethro Wirht, who is representing Suriname at the upcoming Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition in Miami. Jethro has offered his recipe for Rum Baba to Caribbean Cookbook, and we've shared it here. Rum Baba Ingredients: 200 grams flour 2 more...

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Suriname Officially Joins Caribbean Development Bank

December 13, 2013 | 5:42 am | 0 Comment


Above: Suriname takes its seat at the CDB Board of Directors meeting By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname has officially taken its seat as a full member of the Caribbean Development Bank. The South American country joined the CDB as a full member at the 259th Meeting of the Board of Directors of the bank on Thursday. Suriname is the 27th member of the more...

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Suriname: IDB Approves $40M in Loans For Electricity Sector

November 7, 2013 | 5:40 am | 0 Comment


Above: Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a pair of loans totaling $40 million to boost the electricity sector in Suriname. The loans, which were approved under the IDB's Flexible Financing Facility, both have 20-year terms. The first loan, which totals $30 million, will help bring 24-hour electricity more...

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Son of Suriname President Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

August 31, 2013 | 8:48 am | 0 Comment


Above: Dino Bouterse By the Caribbean Journal staff Dino Bouterse, the 40-year-old son of current Suriname President Desi Bouterse, has been arrested on drug trafficking charges in Panama, according to Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bouterse was arrested in Panama on Thursday and turned over to US authorities to more...

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Suriname Celebrates CARIFESTA

August 20, 2013 | 12:46 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the CARIFESTA opening ceremony By the Caribbean Journal staff The 11th edition of the CARIFESTA regional cultural festival is officially underway in Suriname. It is the first time the Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture has been held since 2008, when it was staged in Guyana. This year's festival sees contributions from more than 30 countries, with more...

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CARIFESTA: 30 Countries Expected to Participate in Suriname

July 19, 2013 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: CARIFESTA in 2009 By the Caribbean Journal staff This year's CARIFESTA will see the participation of 30 countries, according to Ivan Graanoogst, chairman of the host country committee. Officials in Suriname say 24 countries have already confirmed their attendance at the Caribbean cultural festival, which begins next month. Participants will be hailing more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: Suriname’s Royal Torarica Hotel

July 14, 2013 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment


SURINAME is a bit off the radar for travelers to the Caribbean, but that may not be the case for long. The country is one of just three CARICOM countries that are not islands, along with Belize and Guyana. And the Dutch-influenced South American outpost, the continent's smallest sovereign state, is a fascinating mix of cultures — from Dutch and South Asian cuisine to more...

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Guyana, Suriname Join MERCOSUR as Associate Members

July 13, 2013 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment


Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more Caribbean countries are looking to deepen their ties with regional neighbours in both Central and South America. In the latest such step, Guyana and Suriname have joined the MERCOSUR Latin American trade bloc as associate members. Guyana President Donald Ramotar attended the more...

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