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
Suriname - BBC
Suriname - Timeline - BBC

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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: Desi Bouterse, a convicted murderer, seeks another term - Al Jazeera EnglishSuriname: Desi Bouterse, a convicted murderer, seeks another term  Al Jazeera English

Suriname election: Preliminary results show opposition winning - Al Jazeera EnglishSuriname election: Preliminary results show opposition winning  Al Jazeera English

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

Suriname now has 18 active COVID-19 cases - WIC NewsSuriname now has 18 active COVID-19 cases  WIC News

Suriname restructuring risks loom amid election battle - GlobalCapitalSuriname restructuring risks loom amid election battle  GlobalCapital

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

Dutch call for results in Controversial Suriname elections - NL TimesDutch call for results in Controversial Suriname elections  NL Times

12:09 Caricom calls elections in Suriname 'transparent' - Prensa Latina12:09 Caricom calls elections in Suriname 'transparent'  Prensa Latina

CARICOM gives Suriname elections clean bill of health `up to this point’ - Stabroek NewsCARICOM gives Suriname elections clean bill of health `up to this point’  Stabroek News

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

Suriname Leader Seeks Re-Election Despite Murder Conviction - BloombergSuriname Leader Seeks Re-Election Despite Murder Conviction  Bloomberg

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

Suriname: Coalition Formed to Dethrone Convicted President - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverSuriname: Coalition Formed to Dethrone Convicted President  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Suriname's May 2020 elections: Crossroads time? - Global AmericansSuriname's May 2020 elections: Crossroads time?  Global Americans

Suriname readies to vote despite virus - FRANCE 24Suriname readies to vote despite virus  FRANCE 24

A Philosopher-Banker Who’s Shaking Up a Nation - The New York TimesA Philosopher-Banker Who’s Shaking Up a Nation  The New York Times

Petronas sells 50% stake in Block 52 offshore Suriname to ExxonMobil - Offshore TechnologyPetronas sells 50% stake in Block 52 offshore Suriname to ExxonMobil  Offshore Technology

Petronas says completed 50% farm-down in offshore interests in Suriname - Financial PostPetronas says completed 50% farm-down in offshore interests in Suriname  Financial Post

LATIN AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana - Resource World MagazineLATIN AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana  Resource World Magazine

World Bank Supports COVID-19 Medical Response in Suriname - Suriname - ReliefWebWorld Bank Supports COVID-19 Medical Response in Suriname - Suriname  ReliefWeb

ExxonMobil joins Petronas in offshore Suriname block - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineExxonMobil joins Petronas in offshore Suriname block  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

MAN Energy Solutions expands power plant in Suriname - Power Engineering MagazineMAN Energy Solutions expands power plant in Suriname  Power Engineering Magazine

Apache spuds third well offshore Suriname - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineApache spuds third well offshore Suriname  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Expedition with Steve Backshall: Suriname - Ghost River - KCETExpedition with Steve Backshall: Suriname - Ghost River  KCET

United Arab Emirates Gazettes Decrees Ratifying DTAs, Protocols With Gabon, Suriname - Bloomberg TaxUnited Arab Emirates Gazettes Decrees Ratifying DTAs, Protocols With Gabon, Suriname  Bloomberg Tax

MAN Energy Solutions Further Expands Power Plant in Suriname - SteelGuruMAN Energy Solutions Further Expands Power Plant in Suriname  SteelGuru

Suriname stepping up clean energy efforts - BNamericasSuriname stepping up clean energy efforts  BNamericas

Suriname: No virus, plenty votes - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersSuriname: No virus, plenty votes  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers

Suriname authorities warn about 'corona vacationers' - The Daily HeraldSuriname authorities warn about 'corona vacationers'  The Daily Herald

Final lap as Suriname votes on Monday | News - Jamaica GleanerFinal lap as Suriname votes on Monday | News  Jamaica Gleaner

Caribbean News - Long Lines Mark Elections In A Pandemic In This CARICOM Nation - Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News AmericasCaribbean News - Long Lines Mark Elections In A Pandemic In This CARICOM Nation  Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News Americas

Suriname finds positive COVID-19 case after 44 days, provides lesson for Belize? - Breaking Belize NewsSuriname finds positive COVID-19 case after 44 days, provides lesson for Belize?  Breaking Belize News

CARICOM election observation mission to depart Suriname Tuesday - caribbeannewsservice.comCARICOM election observation mission to depart Suriname Tuesday  caribbeannewsservice.com

Suriname and the need for good governance - Global AmericansSuriname and the need for good governance  Global Americans

Four Guyanese arrested in Suriname for alleged drug possession - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaFour Guyanese arrested in Suriname for alleged drug possession  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

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

Suriname President Bouterse sentenced to 20 years for killings - Al Jazeera EnglishSuriname President Bouterse sentenced to 20 years for killings  Al Jazeera English

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

Suriname : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report - International Monetary FundSuriname : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report  International Monetary Fund

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

Suriname president convicted of murder - Mumbai MirrorSuriname president convicted of murder  Mumbai Mirror

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

Total and Apache tout ‘significant’ oil find in Suriname waters - Financial TimesTotal and Apache tout ‘significant’ oil find in Suriname waters  Financial Times

Convicted Suriname president says will seek re-election - FRANCE 24Convicted Suriname president says will seek re-election  FRANCE 24

Suriname Confirms First Coronavirus Case, Authorities Will Close Borders - U.S. News & World ReportSuriname Confirms First Coronavirus Case, Authorities Will Close Borders  U.S. News & World Report

Convicted in massacre, Suriname's leader hangs on tight - The Associated PressConvicted in massacre, Suriname's leader hangs on tight  The Associated Press

Suriname, Norway Submit 2020 NDCs | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD - IISD Reporting ServicesSuriname, Norway Submit 2020 NDCs | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD  IISD Reporting Services

Suriname country profile - BBC NewsSuriname country profile  BBC News

Total Enters Suriname With 50% Operated Stake in Exploration Block 58 - Business WireTotal Enters Suriname With 50% Operated Stake in Exploration Block 58  Business Wire

Offshore Suriname block needs further exploration to affirm resource potential - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineOffshore Suriname block needs further exploration to affirm resource potential  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Suriname scandal deepens as 'tainted' governor nominee withdraws - Central BankingSuriname scandal deepens as 'tainted' governor nominee withdraws  Central Banking

First coronavirus-associated death registered in Suriname - TASSFirst coronavirus-associated death registered in Suriname  TASS

Suriname backs decision to revoke J&K’s special status - The HinduSuriname backs decision to revoke J&K’s special status  The Hindu

SD leaders visit Suriname to bolster state partnership - United States ArmySD leaders visit Suriname to bolster state partnership  United States Army

China, Suriname establish strategic partnership of cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Suriname establish strategic partnership of cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Central Bank of Suriname governor resigns amid scandals - Central BankingCentral Bank of Suriname governor resigns amid scandals  Central Banking

Suriname notches structured deal to fund dam handover - GlobalCapitalSuriname notches structured deal to fund dam handover  GlobalCapital

Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway upgrade climate plans before Cop26 - Climate HomeMarshall Islands, Suriname, Norway upgrade climate plans before Cop26  Climate Home

China, Suriname vow to promote cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Suriname vow to promote cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Apache, Total make second discovery in Block 58 offshore Suriname - Offshore TechnologyApache, Total make second discovery in Block 58 offshore Suriname  Offshore Technology

How Important Is The Suriname Oil Discovery - OilPrice.comHow Important Is The Suriname Oil Discovery  OilPrice.com

EXIM Bank Extends LOC to Republic of Suriname for Hybrid PV Systems - SaurenergyEXIM Bank Extends LOC to Republic of Suriname for Hybrid PV Systems  Saurenergy

Oil exploration in Guyana-Suriname Basin heats up - S&P GlobalOil exploration in Guyana-Suriname Basin heats up  S&P Global

Suriname 26s edge tighter on dam financing - GlobalCapitalSuriname 26s edge tighter on dam financing  GlobalCapital

Suriname Power Market Outlook & Trends, 2019-2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireSuriname Power Market Outlook & Trends, 2019-2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Suriname's central bank misused state funds - Amsterdam NewsSuriname's central bank misused state funds  Amsterdam News

Total and Apache Make Significant Discovery in Block 58 in Suriname - SteelGuruTotal and Apache Make Significant Discovery in Block 58 in Suriname  SteelGuru

Apache Plunges on ‘Incredibly Thin’ Suriname Well Update - BloombergApache Plunges on ‘Incredibly Thin’ Suriname Well Update  Bloomberg

Apache To Deepen Suriname Exploration Well, Conduct Further Tests - Journal of Petroleum TechnologyApache To Deepen Suriname Exploration Well, Conduct Further Tests  Journal of Petroleum Technology

Apache drilling second exploration well offshore Suriname - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineApache drilling second exploration well offshore Suriname  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Exim Bank extends USD 35.80 mn line of credit to Suriname for rural electrification - Outlook IndiaExim Bank extends USD 35.80 mn line of credit to Suriname for rural electrification  Outlook India

Suriname: Total and Apache Corporation announce a second discovery in Block 58 - Oil & Gas TechnologySuriname: Total and Apache Corporation announce a second discovery in Block 58  Oil & Gas Technology

Apache makes breakthrough Suriname find - Petroleum EconomistApache makes breakthrough Suriname find  Petroleum Economist

Xi Jinping Holds Talks with President Desi Bouterse of Suriname - MFA ChinaXi Jinping Holds Talks with President Desi Bouterse of Suriname  MFA China

Sarnami: An Indian language born in South America, on the verge of becoming an endangered tongue - FirstpostSarnami: An Indian language born in South America, on the verge of becoming an endangered tongue  Firstpost

Suriname: The Next Big Oil Player? - The National Interest OnlineSuriname: The Next Big Oil Player?  The National Interest Online

Expedition | Suriname – Lost World | Episode 3 - PBSExpedition | Suriname – Lost World | Episode 3  PBS

The Battle For Suriname's Oil Is About To Begin - OilPrice.comThe Battle For Suriname's Oil Is About To Begin  OilPrice.com

Apache at crossroads as it pins hopes on Suriname offshore field - Houston ChronicleApache at crossroads as it pins hopes on Suriname offshore field  Houston Chronicle

Princeton native, family stranded in Suriname | News | pdclarion.com - pdclarion.comPrinceton native, family stranded in Suriname | News | pdclarion.com  pdclarion.com

Apache announces significant oil discovery offshore Suriname at Sapakara West-1 - EnerCom Inc.Apache announces significant oil discovery offshore Suriname at Sapakara West-1  EnerCom Inc.

Expedition | Admiring the Suriname River | Episode 3 - PBSExpedition | Admiring the Suriname River | Episode 3  PBS

Suriname threatens to sue Belgian fruit company - The Brussels TimesSuriname threatens to sue Belgian fruit company  The Brussels Times

Suriname national held with 2 kg of cocaine - Mumbai MirrorSuriname national held with 2 kg of cocaine  Mumbai Mirror

Suriname vice-president to chair LPU convocation - The TribuneSuriname vice-president to chair LPU convocation  The Tribune

How aquaculture can help protect Suriname's indigenous peoples - The Fish SiteHow aquaculture can help protect Suriname's indigenous peoples  The Fish Site

Suriname closes airport after first COVID-19 case; CAL impacted - Loop News BarbadosSuriname closes airport after first COVID-19 case; CAL impacted  Loop News Barbados

Total Announces a Second Discovery in Block 58 in Suriname - SteelGuruTotal Announces a Second Discovery in Block 58 in Suriname  SteelGuru

A debt and a verdict could put Alcoa's pullout from Suriname on hold - Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA debt and a verdict could put Alcoa's pullout from Suriname on hold  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Total buys 50% stake in Apache's Suriname block – Kallanish Energy News - Kallanish EnergyTotal buys 50% stake in Apache's Suriname block – Kallanish Energy News  Kallanish Energy

Suriname vice president confers degrees at LPU convocation - Times of IndiaSuriname vice president confers degrees at LPU convocation  Times of India

New Oil and Gas Discoveries Set to Fundamentally Transform the Economies of Guyana, Suriname and the Wider Caribbean Region - International BankerNew Oil and Gas Discoveries Set to Fundamentally Transform the Economies of Guyana, Suriname and the Wider Caribbean Region  International Banker

EXIM Bank Lends $35.8 Million for Solar DG Hybrid PV Systems in the Republic of Suriname - Mercom IndiaEXIM Bank Lends $35.8 Million for Solar DG Hybrid PV Systems in the Republic of Suriname  Mercom India

"Now that cargo flights from Suriname and the Dominican Republic to the Netherlands are scrapped, exotic vegetable prices are rising" - FreshPlaza.com"Now that cargo flights from Suriname and the Dominican Republic to the Netherlands are scrapped, exotic vegetable prices are rising"  FreshPlaza.com

70 Trinis return from Suriname - Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers70 Trinis return from Suriname  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers