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Advocaat mag bij Nederlandse terreurverdachten Suriname

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Advocaat mag bij Nederlandse terreurverdachten Suriname


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Terreurverdachten Suriname blijven vast

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Terreurverdachten Suriname blijven vast


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Onduidelijkheid over terrorismezaak Suriname

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Onduidelijkheid over terrorismezaak Suriname


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Nieuwe Nederlandse ambassadeur kan niet naar Suriname

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Nieuwe Nederlandse ambassadeur kan niet naar Suriname


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Suriname : arrestations violentes lors des manifestations

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Suriname : arrestations violentes lors des manifestations


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Arrestaties in Suriname bij nieuwe protesten tegen Bouterse

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Arrestaties in Suriname bij nieuwe protesten tegen Bouterse


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Boxe, Tyson va ko in Suriname, non riesce a fare cantare un uccello

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Boxe, Tyson va ko in Suriname, non riesce a fare cantare un uccello


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DENK in Suriname: Nederland moet betalen
DENK is voor een vijfdaags bezoek in Suriname. Behalve bezoeken aan projecten die door Nederland gefinancierd zijn via het Twinning-project, heeft de fractie ook afspraken met het Surinaamse parlement en de Surinaamse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken. Volgens fractievoorzitter Tunahan Kuzu is het belangrijk zelf naar een land te gaan waar in de Tweede Kamer zoveel over gesproken wordt. „De band tussen Nederland en Suriname is heel bijzonder, maar ook pijnlijk en wordt veel besproken   Read More ...
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Work recommences to upgrade Suriname’s international airport
By Ray Chickrie. PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Johan Pengel International Airport, built by the United States during World War II, resumed work last week on expanding and upgrading the departure lounge after years of delays due to a long and protracted battle between the government of Suriname and state-owned Surinam Airways (SLM) over the ownership of the departure wing of the airport at Zandery   Read More ...
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Electricity system upgrade and expansion project launched in Suriname
PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the government of Suriname have partnered to deliver a more reliable, efficient and sustainable electricity supply in that country. The electricity system upgrade and expansion project, which will be implemented by utility company, NV EnergieBedrijven Suriname (EBS), was launched on Monday, September 25, 2017, in Paramaribo. Under the project, EBS will undertake the upgrade of 36   Read More ...
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Guyana and Suriname to participate in first Islamic science and technology summit in Kazakhstan
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Guyana and Suriname will participate in the first Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science and Technology Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, from September 7 to 11. The meeting will discuss scientific and technical issues and strategies for the next ten years. A three-member delegation will travel to Kazakhstan from Guyana to represent President David Granger. The names of the delegation members haven’t been finalized yet   Read More ...
Places: Caribbean |  Guyana |  Suriname |  Kazakhstan |  Astana | 
Surinamese accused of bringing meth into Barbados
Two Surinamese nationals will appear before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch today charged with possessing and importing methamphetamine into Barbados. Police says 26-year-old Astrando Guillermo Inge and 24-year-old Stefano Guillermo Inge arrived in the island by air from Suriname via Trinidad. They were interviewed by Customs personnel and the police were informed. They were then interviewed by personnel from the Drug Squad and subsequently referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where they allegedly passed out a number of packages   Read More ...
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’Broers verdacht van beramen aanslag Suriname’
PARAMARIBO - Justitie in Suriname verdenkt twee Surinaamse Nederlanders wel degelijk ook van het beramen van een aanslag op een vertegenwoordiger van een bevriende natie. Dat blijkt uit een vertrouwelijk document van het Surinaamse Openbaar Ministerie (OM) dat het ANP dinsdag heeft ingezien. De twee broers zitten al ruim twee weken vast op verdenking van deelname aan een terroristische organisatie.   Read More ...
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Advocaat mag bij Nederlandse terreurverdachten Suriname
PARAMARIBO - De twee Nederlanders die in Suriname verdacht worden van terroristische activiteiten, mogen eindelijk met hun advocaten praten. Het Openbaar Ministerie heeft het verbod op contact met de buitenwereld dinsdag opgeheven.   Read More ...
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Proposed Suriname defamation law setback for freedom of expression in the Caribbean | Caribbean News Now
By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In an effort to curb criticism on the government, and especially the president, the Suriname government has submitted a draft bill to parliament in which insulting the president on social media is punishable by either imprisonment or fines. During Thursday’s first debate on the draft bill ‘Electronic Legal Transactions’, member of parliament Stephen Tsang argued that “we will have to be more careful and be more polite against each other online”   Read More ...
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Terreurverdachten Suriname blijven vast
PARAMARIBO - De twee Surinaamse Nederlanders die in Suriname zijn opgepakt op verdenking van terrorisme, blijven voorlopig vastzitten. Surinaamse media meldden vrijdag dat de rechter-commissaris dat heeft besloten. Over de precieze verdenking tegen de twee heeft justitie nog nauwelijks iets losgelaten.   Read More ...
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Onduidelijkheid over terrorismezaak Suriname
Over de verdenkingen tegen de twee bestaat nog veel onduidelijkheid. Zelfs een van hun advocaten, Raoul Lobo, erkende „bitter weinig” te weten over de zaak. De mannen zitten in beperking en hadden de jurist tot vrijdag niet gesproken. De mannen zijn volgens lokale media broers die werkten in de islamitische slagerij van hun vader in Paramaribo. De autoriteiten brengen slechts mondjesmaat informatie naar buiten over de zaak   Read More ...
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IDB convenes Caribbean agricultural policy forum in Suriname | Caribbean News Now
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- On July 25, 2017, the ministers of agriculture of Suriname, Guyana, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, as well as representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of Jamaica, Belize, Barbados and The Bahamas participated in the Caribbean Agricultural Policy Forum organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The Caribbean Agricultural Policy Forum analyzed the agricultural policy strategies of the different countries of the Caribbean region and their impact on the performance of the sector, as well as the challenges they face, including: the vulnerability of small producers to price volatility in the global market and the impacts of climate change   Read More ...
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Terrorism suspects detained in Suriname | Caribbean News Now
By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Authorities in Suriname have confirmed that police have arrested several individuals suspected of being involved in terrorism activities. Among the five suspects, believed to be Muslim, who were detained on Sunday at several locations, are two Dutch nationals, reportedly two brothers. It is the first time ever that individuals have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist activities in Suriname   Read More ...
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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Wars |  Terrorism |  Detention | 
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Suriname police arrest terror suspects, two of them Dutch
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) — Police in Suriname have arrested several suspects in the capital Paramaribo including two Dutch nationals, authorities said yesterday, amid reports that they were involved in a plot against the US ambassador in the South American country. In a statement, police and the justice ministry said those arrested were suspected of planning to “carry out activities that are in violation of acts listed in the criminal code on terrorism”   Read More ...
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Suriname wil nu geen Nederlandse ambassadeur
De Surinaamse regering wil het op dit moment niet hebben dat Nederland in Suriname vertegenwoordigd is op het niveau van een ambassadeur. Daarom is het nu niet ‘opportuun’ om de door Nederland voorgedragen ambassadeur Anne van Leeuwen toestemming te geven naar Suriname te komen.   Read More ...
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Nieuwe Nederlandse ambassadeur kan niet naar Suriname
Anne van Leeuwen, de nieuwe Nederlandse ambassadeur in Suriname, kan niet naar Paramaribo afreizen. Volgens Starnieuws is zijn accreditatie ingetrokken door de Surinaamse regering.   Read More ...
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Suriname expands foreign policy frontier at Ivory Coast meeting
Foreign Ministers Mevlut Çavuşoğlu of Turkey and Yildiz Pollack-Beighle of Suriname By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire -- Foreign Minister Yildiz Pollack-Beighle of Suriname attended, the 44th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting in Côte d'Ivoire from July 10-11, and used the forum to press ahead with her country’s push to expand ties with non-traditional partners outside of the European Union, the United States and Canada   Read More ...
Places: Cote d'Ivoire |  Caribbean |  Suriname | 
Man doodde vriendin op vakantie in Suriname
LELYSTAD - Een 35-jarige man uit Almere wordt ervan beschuldigd dat hij zijn vriendin heeft gedood tijdens hun vakantie in Suriname. De vrouw verdronk in de Surinamerivier en kwam mogelijk door toedoen van de verdachte in het water terecht. Het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) wil hem vervolgen voor moord dan wel doodslag op de vrouw, zo maakt het dinsdag bekend.   Read More ...
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Suriname : le procès contre Bouterse se poursuit dans la tension
Après avoir tenté de faire obstacle à la justice, le président surinamais pourrait être prochainement condamné pour des assassinats d’opposants politiques, commis sous sa responsabilité, 35 ans après les faits. Au Suriname la tension a atteint un nouveau sommet. La semaine dernière, lors de son réquisitoire, l’avocat des victimes du 8 décembre 1982 a demandé une peine de 20 ans contre le président Desire Bouterse, suspecté de l'assassinat d'opposants politiques au fort Zeelandia   Read More ...
Places: French Guiana |  Suriname | 
Suriname to improve fiscal sustainability with IDB support
WASHINGTON, USA -- Suriname will receive a US$40 million investment loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to increase tax revenue and improve public spending and investment in order to reduce its budget deficit and improve its fiscal sustainability in the medium-term. The loan aims to support the country’s effort to balance its budget due to growing spending and decreased tax revenue stemming from a drop in commodity prices and a halt in alumina production   Read More ...
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Suriname President Bouterse hints at not recognising military court ruling
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — President Desi Bouterse has hinted at the possibility of not recognising the ruling of a military court hearing evidence in a trial in which he is accused of playing a “significant role” in the death of 15 people in the so-called “December murders” in 1982. When the trial resumed on Wednesday after several delays, prosecutor Roy Elgin, urged the court to impose a 20-year jail term on the former military leader of this Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) saying that that the murders had been premeditated   Read More ...
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Tags: Military | 
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bekijk de luiaard van dichtbij in Suriname (knuffelen mag helaas niet)
Weinig dieren zijn zo schattig als een luiaard. Je zou het niet denken als je het trage zoogdier aan een tak ziet hangen, maar zodra de luiaard je aankijkt - met zijn kraalogen en pandagrijns - dan smelt je. In de film Tuintje in mijn hart wordt dan ook stevig geknuffeld met een loiri (de Surinaamse naam). 'Ik weigerde daaraan mee te werken', zegt Monique Pool die luiaards opvangt en terugzet in d   Read More ...
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Guyana and Suriname foreign ministers to attend OIC meeting in Cote d'Ivoire | Caribbean News Now
Foreign Minister and Vice President of Guyana, Carl Greenidge By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The foreign minister and vice president of Guyana, Carl Greenidge, and his counterpart from neighbouring Suriname, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle, will travel to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to attend the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 45th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting, which begins on July 10 under the theme “Session of Youth, Peace and Development in a World of Solidarity”   Read More ...
Places: Cote d'Ivoire |  Caribbean |  Guyana |  Suriname | 
Strafeis Bouterse is teken van hoop voor Suriname
De strafeis van aanklager Elgin tegen president Desi Bouterse is een teken van hoop voor Suriname. Een mijlpaal in de Surinaamse geschiedenis. Zo mag de strafeis van aanklager Roy Elgin tegen president Desi Bouterse wegens zijn aandeel in de Decembermoorden wel worden genoemd. Elgin eiste 20 jaar gevangenisstraf tegen de voormalige legerleider voor de moord op vijftien tegenstanders van het milita   Read More ...
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Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname president
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A prosecutor on Wednesday recommended a 20-year prison sentence for President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in this South American country. Prosecutor Roy Elgin told a court in a summation of evidence from a trial that has dragged on for years that there is sufficient proof that Bouterse was present when troops under his command summarily executed opponents of his then-military dictatorship   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Prosecutors | 
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Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname president
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A prosecutor on Wednesday recommended a 20-year prison sentence for President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in this South American country. Prosecutor Roy Elgin told a court in a summation of evidence from a trial that has dragged on for years that there is sufficient proof that Bouterse was present when troops under his command summarily executed opponents of his then-military dictatorship   Read More ...
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Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname president
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A prosecutor on Wednesday recommended a 20-year prison sentence for President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in this South American country. Prosecutor Roy Elgin told a court in a summation of evidence from a trial that has dragged on for years that there is sufficient proof that Bouterse was present when troops under his command summarily executed opponents of his then-military dictatorship   Read More ...
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Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname president
PARAMARIBO, Suriname – A prosecutor is calling for a 20-year prison sentence for Suriname President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in the South American country. Prosecutor Roy Elgin says there is sufficient evidence that Bouterse was present in the colonial fort in the capital city of Paramaribo when troops under his command summarily executed opponents of his then-military dictatorship   Read More ...
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Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname president
A prosecutor is calling for a 20-year prison sentence for Suriname President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in the South American country. Prosecutor Roy Elgin says there is sufficient evidence that Bouterse was present in the colonial fort in the capital city of Paramaribo when troops under his command summarily executed opponents of his then-military dictatorship   Read More ...
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Murder trial of Suriname president to resume this week
President Desi Bouterse By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- A military court in Suriname is to resume the murder trial of President Desi Bouterse for his alleged role in the 1982 murders of 15 political opponents of his then military government. Resumption of the criminal proceedings is scheduled for Wednesday when Bouterse, along with 23 co-defendants, is to appear in court after an appeal by the prosecution was rejected by the Court of Justice last month   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Military |  Death & Dying |  Murder Crimes |  Murders |  Murder trials | 
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Clash at Canadian-owned mine in Suriname leaves 4 injured
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A gold mine in Suriname that is majority-owned by a Canadian company says four people were injured when independent miners tried to occupy a portion of its concession in the South American company. The Rosebel Gold Mine says about 100 independent miners occupied an area known as the Roma Pit for about four hours until they were dispersed by police and security guards who fired shots into the air   Read More ...
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The Qatar embargo: Guyana and Suriname can't take sides | Caribbean News Now
By Jansher Khan Guyana and Suriname can't take sides in the Sunni/Shia-Saudi led confrontation with Iran. Saudi Arabia is acting like the victim and exploiting the erratic leadership in Washington, DC, that wants to roll back most of Barack Obama’s foreign policy achievements, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) would like to see the Iran/EU/US nuclear agreement scrapped. It all has the blessings of the government in Tel Aviv, which is making progress in forging ties with the Sunni-sheikhdoms that are now looking to Israel to use its influence in DC to lobby on behalf of their interests   Read More ...
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Haitians flocking to Guyana to get to French Guiana and beyond via Suriname | Caribbean News Now
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Since the government of Suriname abruptly closed its consulate in Port-au- Prince for fear of “security” after it halted the visa free entrance of Haitians to Suriname, Guyana is now the destination of choice for Haitians looking to get to French Guiana, the USA and beyond. The government of Suriname had to bow to pressure from the EU and in particular France, to impose visa requirements on Haitians travelling to Suriname   Read More ...
Places: Caribbean |  Haiti |  French Guiana |  Guyana |  Suriname | 
Guyana and Suriname score medals at Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku | Caribbean News Now
Suriname’s Miguel Van-Assen on the podium (R) after winning a bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan Winston George of Guyana (R) with his 200m bronze medal By Ray Chickrie BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Guyana and Suriname each earned three medals – one silver and two bronze – at the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games, which concluded last week in Baku, Azerbaijan, thereby ranking joint 30th among the 55 countries competing   Read More ...
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Affordable housing In Suriname to benefit from US$35 million Islamic Bank loan | Caribbean News Now
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In a major boost to the housing sector of Suriname, the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) has approved a US$35 million loan to support the shortage of affordable housing in Suriname. It is an issue that has been at the forefront of President Desi Bouterse's campaign pledge. The loan was approved on Monday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where the 42nd meeting of the Islamic Bank governors is being attended by the finance minister of Suriname, Gilmore Hoefdraad, and alternative governor of Suriname to the Islamic Bank, Dr Anwar Lall Mohamed   Read More ...
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Tags: Housing |  Affordable housing | 
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Guyana and Suriname finance ministers to attend Islamic Bank meeting in Jeddah | Caribbean News Now
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- The finance ministers of Guyana and Suriname, Winston Jordan and Gilmore Hoefdraad, will lead their respective delegations to the 42nd Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) meeting, which begins Sunday, May 14 to 18 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The alternative governor of Suriname to the Islamic Bank, Dr Anwar Lall Mohamed, will also be part of the Surinamese delegation   Read More ...
Places: Caribbean |  Guyana |  Suriname |  Saudi Arabia |  Jeddah | 
32 000 œufs de tortue interceptés par la police surinamaise - Toute l'actualité de la Guyane sur Internet
SURINAME 32 000 œufs de tortue interceptés par la police surinamaise La police d'Albina a intercepté un bateau chargé d'environ 32 000 oeufs de tortue luth à Galibi, le village voisin d'Awala-Yalimapo. Samedi dernier, vers 1 h 00 du matin, la police surinamaise d’Albina a été prévenue qu'un bateau chargé d'œufs de tortue partait de Galibi, le village voisin d’Awala Yalimapo   Read More ...
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Guyana disappointed at 'sloth like pace' of IsDB approval process | Caribbean News Now
Suriname’s Minister of Finance, Gillmore Hoefdraad (R) and then President of the Islamic Development Bank, Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, shake hands after signing a loan agreement for the project 'Secondary and Technical Education Support in Suriname' at the 41st annual meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jakarta, Indonesia, in May 2016 By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Ahead of next month’s meeting of the 42nd annual governors meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Guyana has expressed concern at the “the sloth like pace at which programmes and projects are being technically evaluated and designed by officials of the bank, resulting in the Islamic Bank having non-tangible outcomes in Guyana   Read More ...
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Suriname : arrestations violentes lors des manifestations
La capitale du Suriname, Paramaribo a connu de vives tensions mardi et mercredi. À l’origine, une manifestation spontanée qui s’est soldée par l’arrestation de 3 syndicalistes. Des arrestations particulièrement violentes qui ont provoqué la colère des manifestants. Inspirées par le mouvement guyanais, d’importantes manifestations se sont récemment déroulées au Suriname. Des milliers de personnes sont descendus dans les rues avant le week-end de Pâques   Read More ...
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Police arrest demonstrators at anti-government protest in Suriname | Caribbean News Now
Union leader Wilgo Valies being detained by police officers Tuesday during an anti-government protest in Paramaribo By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Riot police in Suriname detained several individuals including a union leader during anti-government protests in the capital Paramaribo. During the fourth demonstration since April 6, participants called on the government to stop its “policies of destruction”   Read More ...
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Arrestaties in Suriname bij nieuwe protesten tegen Bouterse
Dinsdag waren er opnieuw protesten in Suriname tegen de regering Bouterse die voor het eerst gepaard gingen met arrestaties en hard optreden van de politie. Er waren enkele honderden mensen op de been. De zwaar bewapende Mobiele Eenheid, met traangas in de aanslag, probeerde de demonstratie te voorkomen, maar dat mislukte. Vier actievoerders, onder wie Wilgo Valies, voorzitter van de Bond van Leraren, werden hardhandig gearresteerd   Read More ...
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