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Stories about Suriname

Caribbean denounces Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on terrorism list; hopes for a reversal with Biden

Some expect the Biden/Harris administration to re-establish a working relationship with the island; other Cuban commentators find that unlikely. Either way, CARICOM wants Cuba taken off the US' terrorism list.

The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part III

Reparatory justice can play an important role in dealing with challenges like disease, climate change and COVID-19, all of which pose existential threats to the region.

The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part II

"We transformed these broken colonies into functional democracies without any support […] and now we have this debt crisis because we were abandoned by those who plundered our wealth."

The Caribbean's case for reparations: Part I

"When a wrong has been committed, it must be repaired. If you recognise that colonization has been a source of massive crimes against humanity, then reparations are legitimate."

Is the Caribbean winning the fight against COVID-19?

Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave?

Divided they stand: Caribbean nations take sides on Venezuela

Maduro reportedly told members of the diplomatic corps that he had spoken to CARICOM leaders and was "open to mediation talks in 'Trinidad and Tobago or wherever'. . .

Sharing a passion for permaculture in Suriname

An interview with Alex Yakaumo, a permaculturalist who spends his time lecturing and running workshops about self-sustaining agricultural ecosystems in his community in Commewijne.

A Surinamese Non-Profit Becomes the Voice for Animals Losing Their Habitats

"This is what we want to promote — that wild animals belong in the wild."

New Database Aims to Track Rights Violations of Caribbean's Most Vulnerable Communities

The Caribbean has just launched its first online database aimed at tracking human rights violations and providing data to assist advocacy work.

The Caribbean Prepares Itself for ‘Zik-V’ Virus Threat

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is advising people to protect themselves and even plans to launch a mobile game called Zap-a-‘quito to educate the public.

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

Art & Education in Suriname

Referring to English art critic Sir Herbert Read‘s book Education Through Art, Carmen Dragman, via Srananart's Blog, looks at the value of art in education, suggesting that the current Caribbean...

Footballers with Caribbean Roots at FIFA World Cup

No Caribbean nation is represented at the World Cup this year, but Repeating Islands takes note of quite a few players with regional roots.

The Launch of Rising Voices Amazonia Microgrants

Are you a community working for, from, or in the Amazon and need funding and support for an idea of how participatory media can help tell your story? Keep reading!

Suriname: The Faces of Inspiration

During exhibitions I often ask myself to what extent the location or the surroundings influence my perception. Srananart's Blog attends an art exhibit “about religion, rituals and death”.

Suriname Gets “An Eye For Art”

Srananart's Blog highlights an exciting new initiative, An Eye For Art: Every fortnight, an esteemed art critic discusses a piece of work from a Surinamese gallery's collection.

The Challenges of Family Healthcare in Apatou, French Guiana

Henri Dumoulin, Global Voices contributor, recalls his stay in Apatou, French Guiana, located in the heart of the Amazon Forest. He explains how, as the physician of Mother and Child...

Suriname: Trinidad Artist Wins 2013 Prince Claus Award

Srananart's Blog celebrates Trinidadian artist Christopher Cozier's winning of the 2013 Prince Claus Award, which “honors individuals and organizations reflecting a progressive and contemporary approach to the themes of culture...

Blogging Contest Focuses on Child Development

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced its first contest for bloggers, which will focus on issues related to child development.

Amazon: Improving Public’s Perception of the Forest

InfoAmazonia is a platform that brings together organizations and journalists from nine countries of one of the most biodiverse areas in the world to freely provide news and reports of...

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