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News Suriname » History: A Foreboding Similarity in Today’s Oceans and a 94-Million-Year-Old Catastrophe

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Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

So by studying the ratio of heavy to light thallium in the ancient Suriname mud, the group was able to reconstruct ... dwindled in an ancient ocean shrouded by 94 million years of history. When Nielsen described this forensic legerdemain to me in his ...

News Suriname » History: Maria Sibylla Merian: The Suriname Expedition 1699-1701

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Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

Her artistic work changed the course of natural history illustration and left a lasting legacy of curiosity, knowledge, and beauty. See reproductions of her hand-colored engravings and some of the tropical plants she studied in Suriname up close in the ...

News Suriname » History: Costa Rican officials refuse to approve first same-sex wedding just a day before ceremony

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Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Roberth Castillo and Mario Arias were set to make history as the first same-sex couple to be married ... Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname are legally compelled to introduce same-sex marriage into their nations.

News Suriname » History: Discovering Suriname's Jewish past - and present

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Publication date: Friday 18 February 2011

Much of Suriname's economy was built on the fruits of the Jodensavanne, and the Jews grew wealthy, establishing the Beracha ve Shalom ("Blessing and Peace") synagogue, a ritual bath and a cemetery. I'd read about Jodensavanne in a history book in grade school.

News Suriname » History: China's Stake In Suriname: Why Is Beijing Interested In This Small South American Country?

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Publication date: Friday 31 May 2013

the old Dutch colony has stayed largely quiet and under the radar throughout some of the most turbulent episodes of recent Latin American history. But it has certainly attracted the attention of natural-resource-hungry China. Suriname is blessed with ...

News Suriname » History: Prime Suspect

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Publication date: Friday 18 December 2015

Save for a few hardy and grand plantation houses that have survived the onslaught of floods and termites, Suriname’s history as a major producer of sugar, cotton, and coffee is a distant memory. The plantation economy was responsible for several waves of ...

News Suriname » History: Paramaribo, Suriname: Tropical paradise

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Publication date: Sunday 20 July 2008

Sitting by the Suriname river at sunset, sipping a cool Parbo beer as the commuters of Paramaribo head for home in fleets of motorised pirogues, it seems appropriate to ponder the twists of history. Back in 1667, when English settlers from Barbados were ...

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: Welcome to the Jewish Jungle of Suriname

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Publication date: onday 24 August 2015

As I prepared to visit a friend who had gotten a job in Suriname, I read up on the history of the country. I was surprised to learn that Suriname has four centuries of Jewish history. In the early 1600s, when the Jews were kicked out of Europe by the Dutch ...