Suriname is the third largest crude oil producer in the Caribbean after Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba, with a daily production above 16,000 barrels of oil per day (bbls/day). Domestic production of crude oil nearly reaches the domestic consumption, thus contributing to the country’s high level of primary energy self-sufficiency. In addition, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) … [Read more...] about Suriname, an undiscovered oil resource in the Caribbean
Photo Author Mariko Russel What tourist attraction comes to your mind when you hear about Suriname? If you are like me, in the beginning you would respond by “Suriname? Gee, I really cannot make any concrete images in my mind….” Then you go to your laptop to do some Internet search, coming up with ideas like “visiting nature resorts surrounded by virgin forests” or “take a … [Read more...] about Have You Seen Sea Turtles Laying Eggs in Suriname?
The Meerzorg–Albina Integration Corridor is 137.8 km long. Envisioned by the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America, this road is part of the integration corridor that connects Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana. In addition, the road connects Paramaribo (the capital) to the eastern part of the country, an area that was … [Read more...] about Healing by rebuilding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pj6EpGIcNA&feature=youtu.be Although Suriname has profited overall from consistent economic growth (averaging around 4.4% since 2008), the fact remains that there are several underserved areas in the country, which do not instantly benefit from all this growth. Especially the tribal and indigenous communities of the remote interior regions … [Read more...] about A Story of Change through perseverance
The IDB, the Government of Suriname (GOS) and the Foundation for Human Development (FHD) signed a Technical Cooperation (TC) on 30 October 2013 to kick-start implementation of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program in Suriname. Evidence has shown that if children are exposed early to comprehensive child development support services, learning outcomes are improved. The … [Read more...] about Suriname’s investment in ECD: A means to reap future benefits