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2012, year of action and achievements


Desiré Delano Bouterse, President of Suriname

A Pivotal Catalyst for Unity in the Caricom Region Aug 28, 2012

Industry & Trade | South America | Suriname


Bringing the world closer together


Leaders from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) meet annually to strengthen regional alliances

As a member of both UNASUR and Caricom, Suriname is committed to encouraging deeper regional ties Aug 28, 2012

Industry & Trade | South America | Suriname


'Our regional integration policy is based on economic diplomacy'


Winston Lackin, Minister of Foreign Affairs

The government used its six-month chairmanship of Caricom to spur further economic and commercial unity in the region and highlight Suriname's accessibility... Aug 28, 2012

Industry & Trade | South America | Suriname


Open to foreign partners in financing the path to sustainable growth


Adelien Wijnerman, Suriname’s Minister of Finance (left) and Gillmore Hoefdraad, Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname (right)

Suriname enjoys social and economic stability, and boasts one of the lowest public debt profiles in the region, which is fortunate, as financing the national... Aug 27, 2012

Finance | South America | Suriname


Suriname's solid monetary policy: fostering an optimal business climate




Ratings agencies praise astute fiscal policies that have stabilized the economy and foreign exchange rates, boosted reserves, raised industrial production,... Aug 27, 2012

Finance | South America | Suriname


Suriname welcomes junior exploration companies


Jim Hok Minister of Natural Resources

Minister of Natural Resources Jim Hok speaks about the significance of Suriname's minerals Aug 27, 2012

Energy | South America | Suriname


Invest in Suriname's untapped natural resources


West Africa and north-east South America were joined for much of their history and share the same Proterozoic greenstone geology

After the Spanish discovery of America, many Europeans were attracted to Suriname, the land where, according to legend, the city of gold known as 'El Dorado'... Aug 27, 2012

Energy | South America | Suriname


Can you dig it?


Henk Druiventak, Director of Hedi Infra Inc.

Hedi Infra Inc., a 100% Surinamese company, has emerged as the partner of choice for Latin American and North American companies interested in horizontal... Aug 27, 2012

Energy | South America | Suriname


Suriname the next oil and gas giant




Suriname's state oil company aims to beat its 2011 record profit Aug 27, 2012

Energy | South America | Suriname


Exploring the hydrocarbon potential




Offshore Suriname is unexploited, with only 25 wells drilled in an area of 150,000 km2 Aug 27, 2012

Energy | South America | Suriname


Discovering Staatsolie's ambitious expansion plan




he company's new refinery should be operational by 2014 Aug 27, 2012

Energy | South America | Suriname


Staatsolie reinvests its profits in education




A Masters in Petroleum Geology is available from Faculty of Technological Sciences Aug 27, 2012

Education | South America | Suriname


The Land of Vast Resources

Subhas Mungra
Ambassador of the Republic of Suriname to the United States of America

United World interviewed Ambassador of the Republic of Suriname to the United States, Subhas... Oct 27, 2014


“Suriname’s economic strength in the region can boost CARICOM integration”

Subhas Chandra Mungra
Ambassador of Suriname

Suriname benefitted from the strong tailwinds of increased revenues from commodity prices during... May 27, 2013


Connecting CARICOM and beyond

Ewald Henshuijs
President and CEO of Surinam Airways

Ewald Henshuijs, President and CEO of Surinam Airways, discusses with Business & Investment... Jul 23, 2012


Getting the job done

Arie van den Adel
Project Manager with Royal Boskalis Westminster

Arie van den Adel, Project Manager with Royal Boskalis Westminster, discusses the business... Feb 20, 2012


The vital links to international trade and future development

Eugene H. Profijt
CEO of Traymore Suriname

Eugene H. Profijt, CEO of Traymore Suriname, discusses the importance of the country’s ports... Feb 20, 2012


Building a future

Rolf G.A. de Jong
Prosur

Rolf G.A. de Jong of Prosur discusses past, present and future developments in Suriname’s... Feb 16, 2012


View from the top

Robert Ameerali
Vice-President of Suriname

United World talks to Robert Ameerali, Vice-President of Suriname Jan 26, 2012


An "amazing experience" built on tolerance and respect

Subhas Mungra
Suriname's Ambassador to the U.S.

Subhas Mungra, Suriname's Ambassador to the U.S., outlines the close relationship and shared... Jan 26, 2012


Ready to rise to the challenge

Falisie Pinas
Falisie Pinas, Minister of Transport, Communication & Tourism

United World talks to Falisie Pinas, Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism, about... Jan 26, 2012


An informed view of Suriname's past, present and future

Michael Miskin
Minister for Trade and Industry

United World talks to Michael Miskin, Minister for Trade and Industry Jan 26, 2012


Developing the country for the benefit of all citizens

Ginmardo B. Kromosoeto
Minister of Labor, Technological Development and Environment

United World talks to Ginmardo B. Kromosoeto, Minister of Labor, Technological Development... Jan 26, 2012


Falisie Pinas, Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism

Falisie Pinas
Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism

Suriname is strategically located, and therefore, provides a lot... Nov 21, 2011


Robert Leo Antonius Ameraali, Vice President of the Republic of Suriname

Robert Leo Antonius Ameraali
Vice President of the Republic of Suriname

"We want to create the kind of economy that brings rewards to those who are hardworking and... Oct 25, 2011


Winston Lackin, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Winston Lackin
Minister of Foreign Affairs

"Suriname should be developed in the first place on the basis of its natural resources... Oct 24, 2011


Gillmore Hoefdraad, Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname

Gillmore Hoefdraad
Governor of the Central Bank of Suriname

"The Central Bank of Suriname places a very high emphasis on stabilizing the economy, ... Oct 24, 2011


Rahid Doekhie, President of ASFA

Rahid Doekhie
President of ASFA

ASFA is committed to boost the production in Suriname, and to foster the development of the... Oct 18, 2011


Siglien Burleson, Former President - Suriname Business Forum

Siglien Burleson
Former President - Suriname Business Forum

Suriname is seeing growth, as well as witnessing a very large enthusiasm both in the government... Oct 13, 2011


Minister Jim Hok, Ministry of Natural Resources of Suriname

Minister Jim Hok
Ministry of Natural Resources

It is our aim to develop the more sustainable sectors, like agriculture, tourism, forestry,... Oct 13, 2011


Ginmardo Kromosoeto, Minister of Labor, Environment & Technological Development of Suriname

Ginmardo Kromosoeto
Minister of Labor, Environment & Technological Development of Suriname

Suriname has come a long way in the past decade... Oct 11, 2011


Adelien Wijnerman, Ministry of Finance of Suriname

Adelien Wijnerman
Ministry of Finance of Suriname

The Ministry of Finance is currently providing funding for major... Oct 11, 2011



LOCATION:   

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana

 

AREA:   

total: 163,820 sq km

 

CLIMATE:   

tropical; moderated by trade winds

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore

 

LANGUAGES:   

Dutch update paises set descripcion = official; English update paises set descripcion = widely spoken; Sranang Tongo update paises set descripcion = Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others; Caribbean Hindustani update paises set descripcion = a dialect of Hindi; Javanese

 

RELIGIONS:   

Hindu 27.4%, Protestant 25.2% update paises set descripcion = predominantly Moravian; Roman Catholic 22.8%, Muslim 19.6%, indigenous beliefs 5%

 

POPULATION:   

491,989 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

country comparison to the world: 173 

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

constitutional democracy

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Paramaribo

 

INDEPENDENCE:   

25 November 1975 update paises set descripcion = from the Netherlands)

 

LEGAL SYSTEM:   

civil law system influenced by Dutch civil law; note - the Commissie Nieuw Surinaamse Burgerlijk Wetboek completed drafting a new civil code in February 2009

 

GDP update paises set descripcion = official exchange rate):   

$3.682 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

 

GDP - composition by sector:   

agriculture: 10.8%

industry: 24.4%

services: 64.8% update paises set descripcion = 2005 est.)

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

paddy rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts; beef, chickens; shrimp; forest products

 

INDUSTRIES:   

bauxite and gold mining, alumina production; oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing

 

EXPORTS:   

$1.477 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

 

IMPORTS:   

$1.334 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

 

AIRPORTS:   

51 update paises set descripcion = 2010)

 

PORTS AND TERMINALS:   

Paramaribo, Wageningen






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