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By Edition On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Suriname wants no interference from the Netherlands

PARAMARIBO - Suriname does not appreciate interference from the Netherlands and other countries, Surinamese president Desi Bouterse said in the Surinamese parliament on Tuesday afternoon. “The Surinamese government More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Proposed Suriname defamation law setback for freedom of expression in the Caribbean

PARAMARIBO - 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 More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Prosecutor wants Suriname President locked away for 20 years for killing political opponents

PARAMARIBO - Suriname’s military prosecutor Roy Elgin is proposing a tough prison sentence for President Desi Bouterse for his alleged role in the killing of 15 of his political opponents back in December 1982. Elgin More...

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By Edition On Monday, September 26th, 2016
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Suriname not withdrawing from IMF loan agreement, says president

PARAMARIBO - The Suriname government has refuted claims made in an article published by the Associated Press (AP) that the country may move to withdraw from a multi-million dollar loan agreement signed earlier this More...

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By Edition On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Desi Bouterse officially sworn-in, promising a more diversified economy for Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname – Former military ruler Desi Bouterse officially began a second consecutive five-year term in office after being sworn in yesterday, promising to diversify the country’s economy and make More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Suriname president fires acting House speaker

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- In a move said to avoid a possible legislative vacuum, the president of Suriname on Sunday night dismissed acting speaker of the newly elected parliament. As the oldest elected legislator, More...