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Suriname Officially Joins Caribbean Development Bank

 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 …

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

 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 …

Haiti Foreign Minister Visits Suriname

 Above: the National Assembly of Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Foreign Minister Pierre-Richard Casimir’s South American tour included a visit to Suriname this week. The visit to Paramaribo included bilateral talks with Suriname Foreign Minister Winston Lackin on …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: CARIFESTA in 2006 By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname 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 …

 Above: Suriname’s National Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname 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 …

 Above: the Amazon River in Suriname By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly continued his South American tour with a visit to Suriname on Friday. Martelly met with Suriname President Desi Bouterse in Paramaribo, discussing agriculture, the free …

 Above: Albina, Suriname, on the border with French Guiana By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname will be receiving a $40 million loan to improve the country’s Meerzorg-Albina integration corridor, following approval by the Inter-American Development Bank. The road connects Suriname’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti, Suriname and the Dominican Republic will post the Caribbean’s highest GDP growth rates i 2012, according to quarterly projections released Monday in the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. Haiti is projected to grow …

 Above: construction work on Wharf Jeremy in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s economy is projected to grow 6 percent in 2012, followed by 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2013, according to the Economic Survey …

 Above: OAS SG Jose Miguel Insulza and Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and Suriname Foreign Minister Winston Lackin met with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in …

 Above: Suriname Ambassador to the OAS Niermela Hindori-Badrisingh (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname and the Organization of American States signed an agreement Tuesday for the donation of a firearms marking machine to the country. Suriname is …

 Above: Bridgetown, Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean needs “decisive reforms” to boost competitiveness and private sector investment in order to overcome low potential growth in the region. That was among the findings of a two-day …

 Above: Paramaribo (Photo: IDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ratings firm Moody’s has upgraded the foreign currency rating of the government of Suriname to Ba3 and raised the country’s economic outlook from stable to “positive.” The change came from several …

 Above: the Berbice River bridge in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and Suriname have stepped up anti-smuggling operations on the border between the two countries. The customs departments of both countries have instituted a new procedure requiring boat …