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Suriname Officially Joins Caribbean Development Bank

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

Suriname Officially Joins Caribbean Development Bank

Above: Suriname takes its seat at the CDB Board of Directors meetingBy the Caribbean Journal staffSuriname 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

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

Above: SurinameBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe 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

Son of Suriname President Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Above: Dino BouterseBy the Caribbean Journal staffDino 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

Suriname Celebrates CARIFESTA

Above: the CARIFESTA opening ceremonyBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe 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

CARIFESTA: 30 Countries Expected to Participate in Suriname

Above: CARIFESTA in 2009By the Caribbean Journal staffThis 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

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

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

Guyana, Suriname Join MERCOSUR as Associate Members

Above: Guyana President Donald RamotarBy the Caribbean Journal staffMore 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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Suriname Readies For CARIFESTA

July 12, 2013 | 9:27 am | 0 Comment

Suriname Readies For CARIFESTA

Above: CARIFESTA in 2006By the Caribbean Journal staffSuriname has six weeks until its hosts the long-awaited return of the CARIFESTA regional arts festival.Last week, Suriname officially signed its host country agreement for the festival, which sets out the legal and operational framework for CARIFESTA's management.This year's festival, which will be held more...

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Suriname to Receive $100 Million in Loans From IDB, China

June 24, 2013 | 7:53 am | 0 Comment

Suriname to Receive $100 Million in Loans From IDB, China

Above: Suriname's National AssemblyBy the Caribbean Journal staffSuriname will be receiving a pair of $50 million loans from the Inter-American Development Bank and the China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean.The funding is part of a series of loans aimed at supporting the financial sector reform agenda of Suriname's government. The first more...

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World Bank: Haiti’s Economy to Grow 6 Percent, Lead Caribbean in 2013

January 15, 2013 | 8:45 pm | 0 Comment

World Bank: Haiti’s Economy to Grow 6 Percent, Lead Caribbean in 2013

Above: Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti)By the Caribbean Journal staffHaiti will lead the Caribbean in economic growth in 2013, according to a forecast in the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects report released Tuesday.That matches a projection by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean released in December.The World Bank more...

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