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News Suriname » History: Linguistic time capsule in South America sheds light on human migration

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Publication date: Wednesday 14 March 2018

This real-world Babel, in a country of fewer than 600,000 people, is a relic of Suriname’s colonial history. The language that enables everyone to communicate is Sranan. It's a creole that serves as a linguistic time capsule, capturing Suriname’s brief ...

News Suriname » History: In Suriname, an endless refrain: boom, bust, and Bouterse

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Publication date: uesday 30 May 2017

Rosemarijn Hofte has received funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to study the history of twentieth-century Suriname. Recent street protests in Suriname haven’t made many international headlines. Only newspapers in ...

News Suriname » History: Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname president

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Publication date: Wednesday 28 June 2017

activists and journalists inside a colonial fort in the capital city of Paramaribo are referred to in Suriname as the “December killings,” and are considered one of the most significant political events in the country’s modern history. Bouterse has ...

News Suriname » History: Suriname country profile

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Publication date: hursday 13 July 2017

Suriname, once known as Dutch Guiana, is one of South America's smallest countries. It enjoys a relatively high standard of living but also faces serious political and economic challenges. Since independence from the Netherlands in 1975 Suriname has ...

News Suriname » History: New Species of Cottontail Rabbit Identified: Sylvilagus parentum

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Publication date: Wednesday 14 June 2017

A new species of cottontail rabbit (genus Sylvilagus) has been described from the lowlands of western Suriname by Portland State University Professor Luis Ruedas. Prof. Ruedas made the discovery after studying rabbit specimens at the Naturalis Biodiversity ...

News Suriname » History: Yellow fever – Suriname

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Publication date: onday 27 March 2017

This is the first reported case of yellow fever in Suriname since 1972. This report of a yellow fever case in the Netherlands with travel history to Suriname has triggered further investigations. Following this event, health authorities in Suriname have ...

News Suriname » History: Ancestor rice of Suriname Maroons traced back to its African origin

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Publication date: onday 03 October 2016

It also shows that the history of Suriname can be found on the fields of the Maroons. The scientists believe that the white rice, bananas, beans and tubers grown on these farmlands today still have many more stories to tell.

News Suriname » History: A special day for Suriname

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Publication date: hursday 26 January 2017

Glory days in the distance Despite a great many roadblocks, including a population of just over half a million, Suriname have a relatively proud history in the Caribbean sub-region, having won an early incarnation of the Caribbean Cup in 1977. They also ...

News Suriname » History: Suriname withdrawal was sparked by Vanuatu appeal

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Publication date: Friday 04 March 2016

Suriname beat Vanuatu in a semi-final of the WCL Division 6 in September 2015. © ICC/Nick Wood Suriname's withdrawal from the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 due to violations of player-eligibility guidelines was the culmination of a five-month ...