Suriname

Country Suriname
Capital Paramaribo
Continent South America
Currency Surinamese dollar(SRD)
Languages Dutch, Sranan, Tongo, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani & Javanese

Paramaribo

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First explored by the Spaniards in the 16th century and then settled by the English in the mid-17th century, Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. With the abolition of slavery in 1863, workers were brought in from India and Java. Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a socialist republic. It continued to exert control through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1990, the military overthrew the civilian leadership, but a democratically elected government - a four-party New Front coalition - returned to power in 1991 and has ruled since; the coalition expanded to eight parties in 2005.

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Suriname - Wikipedia
Suriname - CIA World Fact Book
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In the land of ‘Sri Ram’: Why Indian indentured labourers in Suriname refused to come back - The Indian ExpressIn the land of ‘Sri Ram’: Why Indian indentured labourers in Suriname refused to come back  The Indian Express

Maersk Drilling awarded Suriname contracts by Total - Splash 247Maersk Drilling awarded Suriname contracts by Total  Splash 247

Suriname president proposes 'visa-free travel' between India and Suriname - HappytripsSuriname president proposes 'visa-free travel' between India and Suriname  Happytrips

Total logs fourth significant oil and gas discovery offshore Suriname - WorldOilTotal logs fourth significant oil and gas discovery offshore Suriname  WorldOil

Total, Apache make fourth oil, gas discovery off Suriname - S&P GlobalTotal, Apache make fourth oil, gas discovery off Suriname  S&P Global

Suriname President, Curacao PM, NZ minister among 30 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees - The HinduSuriname President, Curacao PM, NZ minister among 30 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees  The Hindu

PM Modi to inaugurate PBD Convention; Suriname Prez to be chief guest at event - MintPM Modi to inaugurate PBD Convention; Suriname Prez to be chief guest at event  Mint

A Battle of Singing Stars, With Wings and Feathers - The New York TimesA Battle of Singing Stars, With Wings and Feathers  The New York Times

GRSE bags $12.7 million deal to build ferry for Guyana - Times of IndiaGRSE bags $12.7 million deal to build ferry for Guyana  Times of India

Ronnie Brunswijk: Suriname Guerrilla Leader, Drug Baron … and Social Reformer? - The New York TimesRonnie Brunswijk: Suriname Guerrilla Leader, Drug Baron … and Social Reformer?  The New York Times

No Foreign Head of State to be Chief Guest at Republic Day Event This Year Due to Coronavirus, Says Centre - India.comNo Foreign Head of State to be Chief Guest at Republic Day Event This Year Due to Coronavirus, Says Centre  India.com

'Significant find': Total and Apache in fresh Suriname oil and gas discovery - Upstream Online'Significant find': Total and Apache in fresh Suriname oil and gas discovery  Upstream Online

Fourth oil, gas discovery made offshore Suriname - Jamaica ObserverFourth oil, gas discovery made offshore Suriname  Jamaica Observer

Guyana Says Vessel Ready but Situation in Suriname Delays Restart of Ferry Service - The Rio TimesGuyana Says Vessel Ready but Situation in Suriname Delays Restart of Ferry Service  The Rio Times

Rhyolite encouraged by exploration results at Suriname gold project - MINING.comRhyolite encouraged by exploration results at Suriname gold project  MINING.com

Resumption of Guyana/Suriname ferry to be discussed at diplomatic level - Jamaica ObserverResumption of Guyana/Suriname ferry to be discussed at diplomatic level  Jamaica Observer

Suriname: The Next Oil Superpower or Failed State? - The National InterestSuriname: The Next Oil Superpower or Failed State?  The National Interest

Dutch man arrested in Colombia for cocaine also wanted in Suriname for murder - NL TimesDutch man arrested in Colombia for cocaine also wanted in Suriname for murder  NL Times

Ramsamooj readjusting in Suriname to life out of jail - TT NewsdayRamsamooj readjusting in Suriname to life out of jail  TT Newsday

79North Inc.: First Sampling Results From the Nassau Gold Project, Suriname, Delineates 300 Metre Long Gold Zone With Rock Chip Samples Containing up to 8.76 Grams Gold per Tonne - Junior Mining Network79North Inc.: First Sampling Results From the Nassau Gold Project, Suriname, Delineates 300 Metre Long Gold Zone With Rock Chip Samples Containing up to 8.76 Grams Gold per Tonne  Junior Mining Network

MB Sandaka remains available for travel to Suriname – Edghill - Stabroek NewsMB Sandaka remains available for travel to Suriname – Edghill  Stabroek News

South American country Suriname elects Indian-origin President, ends dictatorial rule - ThePrintSouth American country Suriname elects Indian-origin President, ends dictatorial rule  ThePrint

India, Suriname vow to add new momentum to ties, expand cooperation in economic sphere - The New Indian ExpressIndia, Suriname vow to add new momentum to ties, expand cooperation in economic sphere  The New Indian Express

As the world watches… Guyana and Suriname seek collaboration in pursuit of oil fortunes - Stabroek NewsAs the world watches… Guyana and Suriname seek collaboration in pursuit of oil fortunes  Stabroek News

Suriname elects Indian-origin ‘Chan’ Santokhi as President - BusinessLineSuriname elects Indian-origin ‘Chan’ Santokhi as President  BusinessLine

ExxonMobil and Petronas discover hydrocarbons in Block 52 off Suriname - Offshore TechnologyExxonMobil and Petronas discover hydrocarbons in Block 52 off Suriname  Offshore Technology

ExxonMobil, PETRONAS discover hydrocarbons offshore Suriname - Green Car CongressExxonMobil, PETRONAS discover hydrocarbons offshore Suriname  Green Car Congress

Total taps Maersk Drilling for two-rig Suriname campaign - WorldOilTotal taps Maersk Drilling for two-rig Suriname campaign  WorldOil

Petronas awards key Suriname contract - Upstream OnlinePetronas awards key Suriname contract  Upstream Online

Cabinet approves MoU between India, Suriname on cooperation in health, medicine - BW BusinessworldCabinet approves MoU between India, Suriname on cooperation in health, medicine  BW Businessworld

Elections in Suriname; The rise of the PIOs - The Financial ExpressElections in Suriname; The rise of the PIOs  The Financial Express

Fitch Downgrades Suriname's Long-Term Foreign Currency Rating to 'RD' - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Suriname's Long-Term Foreign Currency Rating to 'RD'  Fitch Ratings

Fugro to provide positioning services for Petronas' Suriname drilling campaign - Offshore TechnologyFugro to provide positioning services for Petronas' Suriname drilling campaign  Offshore Technology

Fitch Upgrades Suriname's Long-Term Foreign-Currency IDR to 'C' - Fitch RatingsFitch Upgrades Suriname's Long-Term Foreign-Currency IDR to 'C'  Fitch Ratings

Early results in, Suriname opposition predicts election win - FRANCE 24Early results in, Suriname opposition predicts election win  FRANCE 24

Suriname Sovereign Credit Outlook - July 2020 - Fitch RatingsSuriname Sovereign Credit Outlook - July 2020  Fitch Ratings

In Suriname, Bouterse Is Out, But His Shadow Looms Large - World Politics ReviewIn Suriname, Bouterse Is Out, But His Shadow Looms Large  World Politics Review

Suriname Poised to Reach Deal With Bondholders After Default - BloombergQuintSuriname Poised to Reach Deal With Bondholders After Default  BloombergQuint

Travel from South American destinations, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde banned to prevent spread of new variant - GOV.UKTravel from South American destinations, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde banned to prevent spread of new variant  GOV.UK

Reunion Gold announces the inclusion of the NW Extension Project in Suriname in the Strategic Alliance with Barrick Gold and plans to conduct an airborne geophysical survey - GlobeNewswireReunion Gold announces the inclusion of the NW Extension Project in Suriname in the Strategic Alliance with Barrick Gold and plans to conduct an airborne geophysical survey  GlobeNewswire

Suriname Launches Strong Economic Package - PRNewswireSuriname Launches Strong Economic Package  PRNewswire

Suriname election: can pandemic help outlaw leader get away with murder? - The GuardianSuriname election: can pandemic help outlaw leader get away with murder?  The Guardian

Fitch Downgrades Suriname's Long-Term Foreign Currency IDR to 'C' - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Suriname's Long-Term Foreign Currency IDR to 'C'  Fitch Ratings

Suriname leader calls for recount after projected election defeat - DW (English)Suriname leader calls for recount after projected election defeat  DW (English)

Responding to COVID-19 boosts Suriname's health system - World Health OrganizationResponding to COVID-19 boosts Suriname's health system  World Health Organization

In Suriname, the Coronavirus Pandemic Dislodges a Once-Unmovable Strongman - World Politics ReviewIn Suriname, the Coronavirus Pandemic Dislodges a Once-Unmovable Strongman  World Politics Review

Suriname Announces New Bidding Round – 8 Shallow Water Blocks - Energy and Natural Resources - United States - Mondaq News AlertsSuriname Announces New Bidding Round – 8 Shallow Water Blocks - Energy and Natural Resources - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Dana Terminates Maersk Drilling Deal - Rigzone NewsDana Terminates Maersk Drilling Deal  Rigzone News

Suriname Offers 8 Blocks in Shallow Waters - Offshore EngineerSuriname Offers 8 Blocks in Shallow Waters  Offshore Engineer

ExxonMobil Discovers Hydrocarbons Offshore Suriname - Business WireExxonMobil Discovers Hydrocarbons Offshore Suriname  Business Wire

Maroons and Indigenous people in Suriname: the struggle for land rights - Global AmericansMaroons and Indigenous people in Suriname: the struggle for land rights  Global Americans

Suriname to miss coupon payment, engage IMF amid liquidity squeeze - GlobalCapitalSuriname to miss coupon payment, engage IMF amid liquidity squeeze  GlobalCapital

PM Modi congratulates new President of Suriname Chandrika Parasad Santokhi - BW BusinessworldPM Modi congratulates new President of Suriname Chandrika Parasad Santokhi  BW Businessworld

Republic of Suriname Announces Successful Results of Consent Solicitation - PRNewswireRepublic of Suriname Announces Successful Results of Consent Solicitation  PRNewswire

Suriname Drilling Pays Off and More - Rigzone NewsSuriname Drilling Pays Off and More  Rigzone News

Fitch Upgrades Suriname's LT-FC IDR to 'CC' - Fitch RatingsFitch Upgrades Suriname's LT-FC IDR to 'CC'  Fitch Ratings

Russia, Suriname leading in discovered oil and gas resources - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineRussia, Suriname leading in discovered oil and gas resources  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Suriname taps Lazard to advise on debt restructuring plan - ReutersSuriname taps Lazard to advise on debt restructuring plan  Reuters

Apache, Total make third oil discovery offshore Suriname - ReutersApache, Total make third oil discovery offshore Suriname  Reuters

Suriname seeks to defer payments on $675 million in debt - ReutersSuriname seeks to defer payments on $675 million in debt  Reuters

High Quality Plasma COVID-19 Treatment Procedure Developed by Suriname - Technology NetworksHigh Quality Plasma COVID-19 Treatment Procedure Developed by Suriname  Technology Networks

Suriname President Chandrikapersad Santokhi takes oath in Sanskrit holding Vedas in hand - Republic WorldSuriname President Chandrikapersad Santokhi takes oath in Sanskrit holding Vedas in hand  Republic World

Suriname bondholders approve debt holiday - GlobalCapitalSuriname bondholders approve debt holiday  GlobalCapital

Suriname stays in middle rank for Telecom Maturity Index - GlobeNewswireSuriname stays in middle rank for Telecom Maturity Index  GlobeNewswire

Apache and Total Find Hydrocarbons Off Suriname - Journal of Petroleum TechnologyApache and Total Find Hydrocarbons Off Suriname  Journal of Petroleum Technology

Suriname's president loses election, leaves economic chaos - ReutersSuriname's president loses election, leaves economic chaos  Reuters

Suriname launches shallow-water round promising link to 'golden lane' - Upstream OnlineSuriname launches shallow-water round promising link to 'golden lane'  Upstream Online

Fitch Downgrades Suriname's LT-FC IDR to 'RD' - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Suriname's LT-FC IDR to 'RD'  Fitch Ratings

Oil firms Apache and Total make second major oil discovery offshore Suriname - ReutersOil firms Apache and Total make second major oil discovery offshore Suriname  Reuters

Sloanea success: Petronas and ExxonMobil make their first discovery off Suriname - Upstream OnlineSloanea success: Petronas and ExxonMobil make their first discovery off Suriname  Upstream Online

Republic of Suriname Announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation - PRNewswireRepublic of Suriname Announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation  PRNewswire

Pompeo pitches US business over China in Suriname, Guyana - FRANCE 24Pompeo pitches US business over China in Suriname, Guyana  FRANCE 24

Suriname: After Three Discoveries, Apache Spuds Fourth Offshore - Offshore EngineerSuriname: After Three Discoveries, Apache Spuds Fourth Offshore  Offshore Engineer

Total, Apache to appraise offshore Suriname oil discoveries - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineTotal, Apache to appraise offshore Suriname oil discoveries  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Is good governance in Suriname a bridge too far? - Global AmericansIs good governance in Suriname a bridge too far?  Global Americans

Suriname says creditors extend bond payment deadline to Thursday - ReutersSuriname says creditors extend bond payment deadline to Thursday  Reuters

Chandrikapersad Santokhi, Suriname's Indian-origin President takes oath in Sanskrit - India TV NewsChandrikapersad Santokhi, Suriname's Indian-origin President takes oath in Sanskrit  India TV News

Apache drills next target prospect offshore Suriname - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineApache drills next target prospect offshore Suriname  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Suriname's Staatsolie weighs farm-in to Total, Apache block after discovery - ReutersSuriname's Staatsolie weighs farm-in to Total, Apache block after discovery  Reuters

UPDATE 1-Suriname wants to talk to creditors in upcoming Eurobond payment grace period - ReutersUPDATE 1-Suriname wants to talk to creditors in upcoming Eurobond payment grace period  Reuters

Offshore Suriname exploration gathers pace - Argus MediaOffshore Suriname exploration gathers pace  Argus Media

Mercury: The New Gold Rush Threatening the World's Greenest Country - Diálogo ChinoMercury: The New Gold Rush Threatening the World's Greenest Country  Diálogo Chino

PAHO and Direct Relief provide Suriname with essential COVID-19 supplies - PAHO/WHO - Pan American Health OrganizationPAHO and Direct Relief provide Suriname with essential COVID-19 supplies - PAHO/WHO  Pan American Health Organization

Suriname's climate promise, for a sustainable future - UN NewsSuriname's climate promise, for a sustainable future  UN News

Suriname creditors ask for more time to reply to deferral -statement - ReutersSuriname creditors ask for more time to reply to deferral -statement  Reuters

ExxonMobil’s South America Bonanza Grows With New Suriname Discovery - ForbesExxonMobil’s South America Bonanza Grows With New Suriname Discovery  Forbes

Mobilizing COVID-19 relief for transgender sex workers in Guyana and Suriname - UNAIDSMobilizing COVID-19 relief for transgender sex workers in Guyana and Suriname  UNAIDS

Suriname amends consent solicitation in quest to escape default - GlobalCapitalSuriname amends consent solicitation in quest to escape default  GlobalCapital

Elections in the Caribbean; Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad - The Financial ExpressElections in the Caribbean; Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad  The Financial Express

Economic Crisis Prompts a Showdown, and a Shutdown, in Suriname - The New York TimesEconomic Crisis Prompts a Showdown, and a Shutdown, in Suriname  The New York Times

Winds shifting in oil-rich Guyana, Suriname - Argus MediaWinds shifting in oil-rich Guyana, Suriname  Argus Media

Basking in deep-water success, Suriname set to launch shallow- water round - Upstream OnlineBasking in deep-water success, Suriname set to launch shallow- water round  Upstream Online

Democracy wins in Guyana and Suriname - The EconomistDemocracy wins in Guyana and Suriname  The Economist

Petronas commissions 3D seismic survey offshore Suriname - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazinePetronas commissions 3D seismic survey offshore Suriname  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Suriname Eurobond holders form creditor committee for debt talks - ReutersSuriname Eurobond holders form creditor committee for debt talks  Reuters

Suriname seeks breathing room for debt payments - LatinFinanceSuriname seeks breathing room for debt payments  LatinFinance

Suriname to assist hundreds of Cuban migrants stranded at ... - Thomson Reuters FoundationSuriname to assist hundreds of Cuban migrants stranded at ...  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Suriname's changing of the guard? - Global AmericansSuriname's changing of the guard?  Global Americans

Suriname president's future depends on legislative election - FRANCE 24Suriname president's future depends on legislative election  FRANCE 24

Suriname awaits new president, new oil policy - Argus MediaSuriname awaits new president, new oil policy  Argus Media