Category Archives: Suriname News

SURINAME: Politics: Protest gets grimmer; protesters want to storm Cabinet

Huge crows outside the Office of the President – Paramaribo. Suriname

July 18, 2022

(Suriname Herald) Protests against the policies of the Santokhi government are getting grim. At the Office of the President, protesters just tried to enter the grounds of the Office of the President. They were stopped by presidential security.

There is a huge crowd at both the Office of the President and the Independence Square. The people are very heated. One chants “Down with Chan!”.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Oil, Water, and Climate Change in the Guyana-Suriname Basin – By Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith

Image: Waves batter a section of Guyana’s “Sea Wall” during a high-spring tide in 2019. Source: Loop News.

“Oil don’t ‘spoil!” So once declared Eric Williams, one-time long-standing Prime Minister of oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago. This assertion is undoubtedly true. But the distinguished scholar-statesman did not contemplate a circumstance where a dangerous mix of oil and water in the context of climate change dangers could spoil lives and livelihoods within the societies blessed with oil and gas resources.

Such is the situation with the two nations in the Guyana-Suriname Basin (GSB). Technically, the GSB includes the coastal plains of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and eastern Venezuela.[1] However, the focus here is on Guyana and Suriname, the Caribbean’s emerging petro-powers.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Bolsonaro says will encourage and incentivise Brazilian businesses to invest in Guyana

As Bolsonaro addressed members of the press in Georgetown during his one-day visit on Friday, he promised that on his return to Brasília, he will not only encourage, but he will incentivise members of the Brazilian business community to bring their businesses here.

“My visit here has been promising for our countries and people,” he said during brief comments at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC).    Continue reading

GUYANA-SURINAME: US$2M contract signed for design of Corentyne River Bridge

An artist’s impression of what the Corentyne River Bridge

A US$2 million contract was inked on Wednesday in Suriname for the feasibility study and design of the Corentyne River Bridge.

Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill and his Surinamese counterpart Riad Nurmohamed signed the contract with WSP Caribbean Limited.

The contract will last for seven months and the project is expected to be awarded by early 2023.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Guyanese in Suriname updated on massive economic opportunities

Map of Suriname – click to enlarge

April 10 2022 – BPI Guyana

─ during meeting with Agriculture Minister, Foreign Secretary

Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha and Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Robert Persaud met Saturday with Guyanese living in Dutch-speaking Republic of Suriname.

With some 25,000 Guyanese living in the neighboring South American nation since the 1970’s who work in the agriculture, fishing, construction and even the oil and gas sectors, Foreign Secretary Persaud said the intention of the outreach was to update the diaspora of the countless opportunities that exist in Guyana.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Brazil; Suriname to cooperate on local content and renewable energy opportunities

ByOilNOW – January 21, 2022

OilNOW is an online-based Information and Resource Centre.

The historic meeting on Thursday between Heads of State for South America’s oil and gas producers, specifically President of the Republic of Suriname, H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi and President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, H.E. Jair Messias Bolsonaro, has resulted in an agreement for analysis and cooperation on several matters, including opportunities in energy and oil and gas.

GUYANA: President Ali to hold discussions with Presidents Bolsonaro and Santokhi

His Excellency President of Guyana Dr. Irfaan Ali is scheduled to make a working visit to Paramaribo on Thursday January 20, 2022 to meet with the President of the Republic of Suriname, H.E Chandrikapersad Santokhi, and the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, H.E Jair Bolsonaro.

The leaders are expected to discuss the formation of an energy corridor, oil and gas and other natural resources opportunities, among areas of common interest.

On Friday January 21, President Bolsonaro and a team of officials are expected to travel to Georgetown for a one-day official visit with President Ali and his team of Ministers.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Local Content Bill: Guyana Playing Wrong And Strong!


Jan 16, 2022 – Kaieteur News – The local private sector is being myopic when it comes to the conflict between Guyana’s local content policies and law and the country’s obligations under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). Those representative private sector organisations which have railed against criticisms of Guyana’s local content laws have failed to appreciate the importance of regional integration towards local firms’ participation through local content policies.

Isabelle Ramdoo, a Senior Investment and Linkages Advisor at the African Minerals Development Centre, has expounded on the importance of a regional approach to the success of local content policies. While noting that many local content policies stand in conflict with goals of regional integration, she said that was in the main because such policies focused on national interests.          Continue reading

Guyana: “Strategic discussions” on regional energy corridor set for January 2022 – President Ali

President Infaan Ali

(DPI- Guyana. December 04. 2021)

Guyana, Suriname, Brazil and French Guyana regarding the regional energy corridor are set to happen in January, 2022. The President shared this in his key note address to the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association’s (GMSA) 25th annual presentation and award ceremony, held at the Princess Hotel on Friday December 4, 2021.

The Head of State also shared that the French Republic has asked to be a part of these discussions.

He went on to add that the development of the Corentyne River Bridge that Guyana and Suriname are pursuing makes way for massive opportunities. Already, the Guyana and Suriname governments have taken steps to procure a sophisticated contractor to construct this crossing.

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GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 6th October 2021

GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 6th October 2021

Top Stories: showing timeline on the video

  • Guyana’s economy grows by 14.5% during first six months of 2021.. @ 00.28 min
  • Moruka teenager dies after receiving Covid-19 vaccination. – Massive brain bleed @ 8.00 min
  • Over 1000 new Covid-19 cases in 5 days @ 9.00 min
  • Oxygen Plant being established at Covid-19 Hospital -@ 9.50 min
  • Police Stands by Brickdam Fire Confession @12.22 min
  • More reports of corruption in Farmers Cash Grant -@ 13.58 min
  • Guyana- Suriname Ferry to start regular service. @ 15.15 min
  • Nicaragua to receive Covid-19 Vaccines from Cuba @ 19.26 min
  • USA pauses non-immigrant visa issuance in Barbados @ 20.35 min
  • World’s first malaria vaccine given approval for rollout @ 21.30 min
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