As a critical thinker, I started as a junior reporter for a local newspaper in the Netherlands at the age of 15 before moving to international spheres. With a strong academic foundation, I continued and volunteered for several international companies and organizations using my skills to work towards social change — special focus on herstory and Caribbean affairs.
🌴Diving into my mixed heritage and will publish a book on Caribbean history and its melting pot through food recipes in 2023 – the year of commemorating 150 years of Hindostani migration and the colonial past of Suriname.
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Suriname's Keti Koti is celebrated annually to mark the abolition of slavery. The July 1, 2023 commemoration was special, however, as it marked the beginning of the Dutch Slavery Memorial Year.
With over 160,000 Indian Caribbeans in The Netherlands, they have become an indispensable population group. They have made a long journey, marked every year on June 5, as Prawas Din, or Immigration Day.
Suriname, a tiny country in South America and a member of CARICOM, has been in uproar due to economic instability and corruption. Amidst the mayhem, racial tensions are growing.
Former Surinamese president Dési Bouterse convicted of murder for the second time—but will he go to prison?
If Bouterse is not imprisoned after this second conviction, it will not sit well with many Surinamese who view him first and foremost as a murderer.
After Dutch Literary Prize winner says Suriname ‘needed’ former president Bouterse, organisers cancel her award ceremony
In 2019, Dési Bouterse, who first came to power in a coup, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was convicted for the execution 15 dissidents in 1982.
'Interreligious dialogue cannot the solve social, political and economic causes underlying hostilities towards Muslims. But it can, most importantly, contribute religious ideas to a more peaceful and just coexistence.'
New generations of Caribbean Muslims are being born and raised in the diaspora, creating a type of religious hybrid that sometimes puts traditional approaches under strain.
"I can’t even start describing the number of women, mainly women with a migration background, who have received the wrong information regarding their fertility"