U.S. Embassy awards grants to fight HIV/AIDS in Suriname

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is supporting HIV/AIDS testing and education to help improve and extend the lives of Surinamese carriers of the diseases.  The Embassy awarded HIV/AIDS-related grants to two organizations on Tuesday, September 17. “It is important for us all to remember that the global AIDS response is a shared responsibility, one that ... Read More»

Public notice of Request for quotation for two (2) Utility Vehicles

Public notice of Request for quotation PR8595394, for two (2) Utility Vehicles. The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, General Services Office (GSO) Contracting and Procurement, seeks a company; qualified, reliable, responsible and responsive with sufficient resources and work experience to provide a quotation for two (2) Utility Vehicles for the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo. In order for ... Read More»

Public notice of Request for quotation for an Electric Scissor Lift

Public notice of Request for quotation PR8601269, for an Electric Scissor Lift. The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, General Services Office (GSO) Contracting and Procurement, seeks a company; qualified, reliable, responsible and responsive with sufficient resources and work experience to provide a quotation for an Electric Scissor Lift for the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo. In order for ... Read More»

U.S. National Guard troops work with Surinamese partners to renovate school in Latour

Teachers and students at the Openbare School Mastklimmen in Latour will have better facilities to return to this fall thanks to a recent renovation coordinated by the U.S. Embassy and performed by the National Guard from the American state of South Dakota alongside their Surinamese partners. Over the past couple of weeks, about a dozen ... Read More»

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellowship Applications Opening 14 August

The U.S. Embassy Paramaribo is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program opens August 14.  Please see the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative website for details and application information. The deadline to apply is September 18. Since its launch in 2015, the U.S. State Department’s YLAI Professional Fellowship has ... Read More»

Alumni of US exchange programs gather to discuss job creation in economic uncertainty

Taking part in one of the exchange programs offered by the U.S. gives participants more than a trip to the U.S.  They return to Suriname with new skills, new ideas, and renewed passion to aid the continued development of their homeland. On Tuesday, August 6, about 50 alumni from various exchange programs offered by the ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador hosts latest cohort of exchange students headed to America

A dozen young students are about to have their lives changed forever thanks to their participation in exchange programs organized by the U.S. Embassy in Suriname. On Saturday, August 3, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Karen Lynn Williams met with students soon to head to the United States as participants in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and ... Read More»

Public notice of Request for quotation for the Chancery Walkway Pavement repair Project

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, General Services Office (GSO) Contracting and Procurement, is in need of a company that is qualified, reliable, and responsible with sufficient resources and work experience to provide a quote for the Chancery Walkway Pavement Repair project for the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo. In order for a company to be considered, the ... Read More»

Public notice of Request for quotation for an Articulating Boom Lift

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, General Services Office (GSO) Contracting and Procurement, is in need of a company with qualified reliable, responsible and responsive firms with sufficient resources and work experience to provide an Articulating Boom Lift for the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo. In order for a company to be considered, the company must be able ... Read More»

Ambassador Karen L. Williams’ July 4th Remarks

Your Excellency President Desire Delano Bouterse and First Lady Ingrid Bouterse,  — your presence is a great honor — distinguished ministers and officials of the Republic of Suriname; Members of the National Assembly; Fellow ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps; distinguished guests, friends and colleagues: Good evening and welcome to our celebration of the ... Read More»

No Interview Waiver Visas on March 20 and 27

To Whom It May Concern: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo’s Consular Section will not accept any Interview Waiver nonimmigrant visa cases on Wednesday, March 20 or Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Applicants may submit their applications when we resume accepting Interview Waiver cases on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, or may schedule any ... Read More»

YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

The Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean is a 3-week leadership exchange program in the United States for teenagers ages 15-18 and adult mentors. The program provides full scholarships for participants to take part in cultural and educational programming focused on civic engagement and social entrepreneurship. Youth Ambassadors is sponsored by the U.S. Department of ... Read More»

Presidential Message on International Women’s Day, 2019

On International Women’s Day, we honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities, families, governments, and businesses. We celebrate their vision, leadership, and courage, and we reaffirm our commitment to promoting equal opportunity for women everywhere. Through the efforts of remarkable women trailblazers in the United States and around the ... Read More»

Statement from the National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton on Venezuela

The United States strongly supports the democratic transition in Venezuela led by Interim President Juan Guaido and the National Assembly and is pursuing several new diplomatic and economic initiatives in support of that transition.  The United States is putting foreign financial institutions on notice that they will face sanctions for being involved in facilitating illegitimate ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at a UN Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

Thank you, Mr. President. The focus of the UN Security Council is to safeguard international peace and security. The former Maduro regime has oppressed its people for years, forcing millions of Venezuelans to flee the country merely to gain very basic access to food and water. This has overwhelmed the capacity of regional countries to ... Read More»

Updated Request for Notary Services

Paramaribo January 28, 2019 SUBJECT:  Request for Quotations Number 19NS5019Q0002 Notary services Dear Prospective Quoter: The Embassy of the United States of America invites you to submit a quotation for Notary services for a real estate transaction. Your proposal must be submitted via email to the Contracting Officer: Kory A. Strickland StrickandKA@state.gov , on or before ... Read More»

Ambassador Karen Lynn Williams presents her credentials to President Desiré Delano Bouterse

On Tuesday, 20 November 2018, Karen L. Williams officially began her tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname after presenting her Letter of Credence to His Excellency President Desiré Delano Bouterse. The ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace. The credentialing ceremony dates back to the eighteenth century and maintains traditions that have remained virtually the ... Read More»

U.S. Military Provides First Aid and Youth Resiliency Workshop

PARAMARIBO – The U.S. Army Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) of the Military Liaison Office at the U.S. Embassy in Suriname has provided training to 8 Suriname Nationaal Leger Medics. The training focused on resiliency, patient assessments, and first aid. This program was a “train-the-trainer course” meant to give Surinamese military medics skills that they ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your Vote Counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow ... Read More»

Suriname America Alumni Association Awarded 4 Grants to Its Members

PARAMARIBO – On Friday, 12 October 2018, the Suriname America Alumni Association (SAAA) held a networking event at Riet Petit during which it announced the winners of the SAAA Small Grants Program. The SAAA Small Grants Program is made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of State specifically for members of the SAAA. The ... Read More»

Peak Hurricane Season is Here!

Safety is the number one priority during hurricane season.  Here are some resources to help you stay informed and safe during hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center provides up to date information on hurricane activity on the Caribbean region.  Check them out at: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ , https://twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic , @NHC_Atlantic. U.S. Department of State regularly publishes storm season updates, ... Read More»

New Public Hours at the U.S. Embassy for American Citizen Services!

Beginning 14 September 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo will offer routine appointments for American citizens, including passport renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notary public services, exclusively on Fridays from 08:00 to 11:00 a.m.  To make an appointment, please visit: https://sr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/appointments/ . Please note that this web site is for American Citizen Services only.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: New Hours for American Citizen Services Appointments

Beginning September 14, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo will offer routine appointments for Americans, including passport renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notaries, exclusively on Fridays from 8-11 a.m.  To make an appointment, please visit our website at:  https://sr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/appointments/ . If you are a U.S. citizen and require an emergency passport or notary, we will ... Read More»

Suriname Ministry of Health Releases New Report on National Health Spending

Paramaribo- The Suriname Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance Project, hosted a meeting on August 21 to disseminate the results of a 2016 Health Accounts study analyzing the origin of funding for health in Suriname and where it is being ... Read More»

U.S. and Surinamese Soldiers renovate infrastructure O.S. Raka Raka

PARAMARIBO – From 20 to 28 August 2018, Soldiers from the United States South Dakota Army National Guard and from the Suriname Army worked together to renovate some of the infrastructure at the O.S. Raka Raka in Paramaribo.  This primary school serves approximately 400 students from the local area. This project is made possible through ... Read More»

U.S. Social Security Services and Other Federal Benefits Appointments

Representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Paramaribo to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. Individual consultations are available to the public on August 1, 2018. Sign up for an individual consultation by e-mailing caparamar@state.gov Beneficiaries residing in Suriname must complete their annual report ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan visits Suriname Coast Guard

The Surinamese Coast Guard hosted Ambassador Nolan for a tour of their facilities and vessels.  During the morning event Surinamese Coast Guard Director, Colonel Jerry Slijngard, briefed Ambassador Nolan on the organization’s history and capabilities.  The visit included a trip on board the Coast Guard’s 32M patrol craft which is propelled by steerable water jets.  ... Read More»

U.S. EMBASSY ACHIEVES LEED® SILVER CERTIFICATION

PARAMARIBO – The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo has become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Certified building in Suriname. The Embassy earned the silver level of LEED. LEED certification is an internationally recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. LEED-certified buildings are designed to lower operating costs while increasing asset value, reduce waste ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs is now accepting applications for a grant entitled: Abating Mercury Emissions Via Mobile Processing Units for Small-scale Gold Processing in Suriname. For more information about the grant and to review the complete Notice of Funding Opportunity, please visit  https://goo.gl/7p664R Please note that grant ... Read More»

Wreath Laying Ceremony Memorial of the Fallen

Ambassador Nolan placed a wreath at the Suriname War Monument during this morning’s ceremony to commemorate the Surinamese soldiers killed during World War II.  The Surinamese soldiers were part of the Dutch contingent of allied troops.  Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands.  Also taking part in the waterfront wreath laying ... Read More»

The release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – is now available.  The annual report covers internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the  Universal Declaration of Human Rights  and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member ... Read More»

2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Suriname is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The program is intended for experienced mid-career professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan Tours Kosmos Energy’s Drill ship

Ambassador Nolan recently toured Kosmos Energy’s oil drilling operations on board the Ultra Deepwater Drillship ENSCO DS-12. After a brief helicopter ride to the offshore location, the ship’s crew, along with Kosmos VP and Suriname Country Manager Tom Fauria, provided the Ambassador with briefings about the ship and drilling operations. Contracted by Dallas based Kosmos, ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan Delivers Opening Remarks at Training for Prosecutors and Police to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Ambassador Nolan delivered opening remarks during the first day of a training program designed to assist prosecutors and police in combatting human trafficking.  This program is a continuation of training conducted in 2016 and was hosted in collaboration with the UN Office for Drugs and Crime.  The training focused on equipping prosecutors and police officers ... Read More»

Bidding Announcement

The American Embassy Paramaribo, solicits for a firm to Perform Maintenance of Pools at the two residences. Click here for more info on the Maintenance of Pools. and The American Embassy Paramaribo, solicits for a firm to Perform Maintenance of the Generator system at the Embassy on Kristalstraat 165, Morgenstond. Click here for more info on the Maintenance of ... Read More»

Request For Quotation

Public notice of Request for quotation for Water pump spares and parts The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, General Services Office (GSO) Contracting and Procurement, is in need of a company with qualified reliable, responsible and responsive firms with sufficient resources and work experience to provide Water pump spares and parts for the U.S. Embassy in ... Read More»

Notice of Consular Closure

The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section will be closed to the public for all Consular services from Monday, February 26 – Friday, March 2, 2018. For emergencies you should contact the Embassy at (+597) 556 700 during normal working hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  or via email at caparamar@state.gov For emergencies for American Citizens outside normal ... Read More»

Bidding Announcement

The United States Embassy Paramaribo, solicits for an Architectural/Engineering firm to create a Landscape Design, containing; site drainage plan, soil type, earthwork/grading, hardscape, and plantings. This design should improve the current exterior grounds condition for the U.S. Embassy located at Kristalstraat 165, Morgenstond, Paramaribo If you are qualified, and are interested in bidding on this project, ... Read More»

Street Closures Near U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname (February 14, 2018) Location:  Streets near the U.S. Embassy Event:  On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Surinamese National Security Directorate will conduct a training exercise near the U.S. Embassy.  Several streets will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The U.S. Embassy will remain open for emergency ... Read More»

Bidding Announcement

The United States Embassy Paramaribo, solicits for an Architectural/Engineering firm to create a Landscape Design, containing; site drainage plan, soil type, earthwork/grading, hardscape, and plantings. This design should improve the current exterior grounds condition for the U.S. Embassy located at Kristalstraat 165, Morgenstond, Paramaribo If you are qualified, and are interested in bidding on this ... Read More»

Security Message: Planned Demonstration at the U.S. Embassy on December 17, 2017

A demonstration is expected to take place at the U.S. Embassy on Sunday, December 17.  The U.S. Embassy does not have information on the time and duration of the demonstration.  The group will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn ... Read More»

Short Notice Opportunity for Those Managing and Arts or Cultural Organization

The DeVos Institute’s Fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a four-week program in residence in Washington, D.C. each summer for three consecutive years. For more information please see the linked fellowship ... Read More»

New PEPFAR Results Reach Historic Highs in HIV Prevention and Treatment

Washington, D.C.—On the eve of World AIDS Day 2017, new results from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) released today show that the program has reached historic highs through its rapid acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment efforts, driven by transparent, accountable, and cost-effective investments. For more information, please visit  www.pepfar.gov Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces the 2017 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2017 cohort from Suriname for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  The YLAI program supports the United States’ commitment to increase trade and investment in the region and, in the words of Vice President Mike Pence, “bring even more of our business culture of entrepreneurship and innovation all across Latin America ... Read More»

South Dakota Army National Guard and Suriname Army collaborate on renovating infrastructure O.S. Majosteeg

PARAMARIBO – From 14 to 24 August 2017, Soldiers from the United States South Dakota Army National Guard and from the Suriname Army will work together to renovate some of the infrastructure at the O.S. Majosteeg in Wanica.  This primary school serves approximately 450 students from the local area. This project is made possible through ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Releases 2016 Religious Freedom Report

PARAMARIBO— Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2016 Report on International Religious Freedom during a public event at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. The Annual Report on International Religious Freedom covers government policies violating the religious beliefs and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, as well as U.S. policies to ... Read More»

The U.S. Embassy has a new phone number

The U.S. Embassy has a new phone number.  The new phone number, effective immediately, is (597) 556 700.  The old phone number, (597) 472 900, will be discontinued shortly. Please note that the after-hours emergency number remains (597) 710 11 12.  This after-hours emergency number is for American citizen emergencies only. Read More»

Ambassador Nolan’s July 4th Remarks

The following are the remarks delivered by Ambassador Nolan during the Embassy’s July 4th event.  These remarks are as drafted. Your Excellency Desiré Delano Bouterse and First Lady Ingrid Bouterse, distinguished ministers and officials of the Republic of Suriname; Members of the National Assembly; Fellow ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; ... Read More»

USAID / UNDP CariSECURE Project

Opening session of the CARICOM Advisory Group on Statistics, Regional Data Collection and Citizen Security Indicator Technical Review Meeting, a USAID / UNDP CariSECURE Project (CariSECURE – Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean) U.S. Ambassador Edwin R. Nolan June 19, 2017 As prepared for delivery Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. ... Read More»

Caribbean Entrepreneurs United in Kingston, Jamaica

Caribbean Entrepreneurs United in Kingston, Jamaica to Enhance Opportunities For Regional Growth   The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, in collaboration with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean, and Meridian International Center will host the “Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship,” to examine unique challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the ... Read More»

Language Instruction Services

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo Is seeking a contractor or firm to perform Language Instruction Services Services will consist of creating a program to instruct persons in Dutch and Sranan Tongo. If you have the expertise and are interested in bidding on this contract, please email the Embassy to obtain a solicitation package no later than ... Read More»

THE HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

A program for young and mid-career professionals sponsored by the U.S. Department of State 2018-2019 Academic Year The Program: The United States Embassy in Suriname is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Transfers Two Police Patrol Boats to Government of Suriname

March 21, 2017 This morning the Embassy of the United States transferred two 21.5 feet long aluminum boats, two 150 horsepower Mercury motors, two trailers, 25 life vests, to the Government of Suriname. Included in the transfer are a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and two scheduled maintenance checks. The ceremony took place at the Marinetrap. U.S. ... Read More»

2017 Youth Ambassadors Program

The application period for the 2017 Youth Ambassadors Program in now open. Deadline is April 4, 2017 The Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean offers a yearlong program beginning with a three-week leadership exchange in the U.S. for teenagers ages 15-18 and Adult Mentors from the Caribbean. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary in Honor of International Women’s Day

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2017   Statement from the Press Secretary in Honor of International Women’s Day   International Women’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon the meaningful progress women have made throughout society, while also acknowledging that there is still much ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

February 2, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air. The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations. You are receiving this message because Insel Air also flies to Suriname. On December 27, 2016, ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan Hosts Roundtable on Religious Freedom

On Wednesday January 25, Ambassador Edwin Nolan welcomed representatives of various faith traditions in Suriname to a roundtable on religious freedom.  Participants discussed Suriname’s tradition of religious tolerance and the importance of that tradition throughout Surinamese society.  The United States observes Religious Freedom Day on January 16, the anniversary of the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces the 2017 American Media Co-Op Program

The U.S. Embassy is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Media Co-Op program, formerly known as the TV/Radio Coop Program.  Media Co-ops are cooperative ventures, jointly developed by the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section and local media outlets in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Affairs’ Foreign Press Center. Media Co-Ops are a (maximum) two-week, ... Read More»

SOUTHCOM DEPUTY COMMANDER VISITS SURINAME

Lieutenant General Joseph DiSalvo, the Deputy Commander at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and Mr. Michael Droz, Deputy Director for Operations at SOUTHCOM recently traveled to Suriname to meet with Suriname’s Minister of Defense, the Acting Chief of Defense, and their respective staffs.  This was LTG DiSalvo’s and Mr. Droz’s first visit to Suriname and they ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy celebrates 5th Annual Film Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Suriname is organizing an ‘African American Equal Enjoyment’ Film Festival beginning January 20 and running through February 28, 2017.  Public viewings are scheduled for Friday evenings, beginning January 20 and running for six weeks through February 24.  For the first time, also included in the festival are two kids’ viewings on ... Read More»

President Obama’s Farewell Address

“America is not the project of any one person. Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We The People.’ ‘We Shall Overcome.’ ‘Yes, We Can.’” — PRESIDENT OBAMA President Obama delivered his Farewell Address in Chicago on January 10, 2017. Read More»

Trump’s prep work before Inauguration Day

The 45th president of the U.S. has a lot to do before being sworn in on January 20. Besides moving into the Oval Office, he’ll have to make more than 4,000 new political appointments, review the country’s budget, establish priorities for his presidency, receive intelligence briefings and more. Take a glimpse at the presidential to-do list ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is accepting project proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 Competition. Interested parties may submit proposals for projects to preserve cultural heritage in Suriname. The deadline for submitting proposals to the U.S. Embassy is January 16, 2017. Full implementation of the AFCP 2017 program is pending ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan signs MOA between TSA-CASAS

PARAMARIBO – U.S. Ambassador Edwin Nolan and Brian de Souza, Acting Director of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Suriname, signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. This ceremony is to formalize an agreement allowing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide support and assistance to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Suriname (CASAS).  ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan delivers INL-Funded Police Bicycles to Korps Politie Suriname

PARAMARIBO – U.S. Ambassador Edwin Nolan made a donation of 50 mountain bikes, along with 50 sets of gloves/helmets/bags/beacons, 50 sets of polarized eyewear, 50 sets of handcuffs and other items to the Korps Politie Suriname on Friday morning. The donation was funded through the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement ... Read More»

Celebrating 240 Years of Independence

Ambassador Nolan’s Remarks at U.S. Embassy 4th of July Reception (Monday, July 4, 2016) Acting President of the Republic of Suriname, His Excellency Michael Ashwin Adhin; Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ministers and Officials of the Republic of Suriname; Members of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; Distinguished guests, ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released the 16th annual trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

U.S. Department of State releases 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report; Suriname downgraded to Tier 3 PARAMARIBO— Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released the 16th annual trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in a public event at the State Department in Washington, D.C.  Suriname is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children ... Read More»

SD National Guard celebrates 10 years of partnership with Suriname

By Spc. Kristin Lichius – 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment RAPID CITY, S.D. – Members of the South Dakota National Guard and Suriname Defense Force celebrated 10 years of partnership as they gathered together to attend an anniversary ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Rapid, June 22. The event recognized the 10th anniversary of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy assists in repatriation of cultural artifacts from Jodensavanne

PARAMARIBO—On Tuesday, June 14, Ambassador Edwin R. Nolan handed over several boxes of artifacts to the board of the Jodensavanne Foundation and the Suriname Archaeological Service.  The artifacts date back to the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and include fragments of pottery, porcelain, and iron work that were uncovered by amateur archaeologists in the vicinity ... Read More»

Op-Ed: Our Oceans are Everyone’s Responsibility

By Edwin R. Nolan, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname PARAMARIBO – Covering more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface, oceans have a profound impact on our way of life.  Today, on World Oceans Day,  I join President Barack Obama’s and Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for all citizens of the world take action to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Welcomes Art in Embassies Exchange Artist Sibylle Szaggars-Redford

PARAMARIBO— The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Bureau of Overseas Building Operation’s Art in Embassies program is pleased to announce the visit of U.S. artist Sibylle Szaggars-Redford to Suriname.  Ms. Szaggars-Redford has been commissioned to create a series of pieces for the new U.S. Embassy which will open this fall. From May 3 to ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan’s Remarks on Earth Day at Anton de Kom University of Suriname

Good morning. Thank you, Dr. Abiamofo, for the introduction. And thank you to the Anton de Kom University of Suriname and the Public Administration faculty for the invitation to speak to your students this morning. This is my first visit to the university, and I’m impressed by the number of students studying International Relations.   I’ve ... Read More»

Kari Yu Graduates Eager to Put Vocational Skills to Work

PARAMARIBO— At-risk youth in Suriname are benefiting significantly from the United States Government’s USAID-funded Kari Yu Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Program, implemented by the Pan American Development Foundation.  Today, more than 100 youth graduated from the Kari Yu program, equipped with life skills and vocational training.  The new skills the graduates have acquired from ... Read More»

American Corner MOU renewed

U.S. Embassy and Cultural Center of Suriname renew Memorandum of Understanding; Open House to be held February 4, 2016 PARAMARIBO—U.S. Ambassador Edwin R. Nolan and Chair of the Board of the Cultural Center of Suriname Ms. Nadia Becker renewed the memorandum of understanding Tuesday morning, January 26, for the housing of the American Corner Paramaribo ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and American Corner to host Environmental Film Festival

PARAMARIBO—The U.S. Embassy in Suriname and the American Corner are organizing an Environmental Film Festival beginning January 28 and running through February 26, 2016.  Public viewings are scheduled for Friday evenings, beginning January 29 and running for five weeks though February 26.  Additionally, special school viewings for junior high school (VOJ) and high school (VOS) ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan’s Remarks at the New Year’s Reception

As Prepared Goeden avond, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of the Republic of Suriname;  District Commissioners and Members of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; Colleagues from the community of Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in Suriname; Members of the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement community ... Read More»

Grant Proposal Workshop January 21

The U.S. Embassy Paramaribo Public Affairs Section is pleased to announce that limited funding is available through the Public Affairs Small Grants program to support activities that promote U.S.-Suriname bilateral relations in the following four priority areas: Increase entrepreneurship and economic prosperity; maximize economic growth and bilateral trade, tourism, and investment, especially among youth and ... Read More»

Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens living and traveling in Suriname of a public health concern regarding the zika virus.  Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted virus recently identified in Suriname and spreading.  The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease (Zika) are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild ... Read More»

No SSA Cost of Living Adjustments in 2016

With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security benefits will not automatically increase in 2016. The Social Security Act provides for an automatic increase in Social Security benefits if there is an increase in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).  The period ... Read More»

Ambassador Nolan presents copy credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs

U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Edwin R. Nolan presented a copy of his credentials this morning to Minister of Foreign Affairs Niermala Badrising.  The two met for 30 minutes, accompanied by members of their staff, and both expressed their eagerness to cooperate on areas of mutual interest. The deposit of copy credentials with the Ministry of ... Read More»

Elimination of Visa Page Inserts – Effective January 1, 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, the Department will eliminate the consular service of supplemental 24-page Visa Page Inserts (VPIs) for passports as Consular Affairs fully converts to issuing the Next Generation Passport.  VPIs will only be available for current passports until December 31, 2015. Visa page inserts pose vulnerabilities to both the security of the ePassport ... Read More»

Relinquishments and Passport Fees

On September 15, 2015, the Department of State published an interim final rule that makes changes to the passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality. Relinquishment of Nationality Changes:  Effective November 9, 2015, the Department of State will adjust the processing fee for a Certificate of Loss of Nationality to all ... Read More»

SD National Guard, partner-nation Suriname share disaster response best practices

By 1st Lt. Chad Carlson, SDNG Public Affairs Office PARAMARIBO, Suriname – Three members of the South Dakota National Guard spent two days in Suriname, the state’s South American partner nation, Aug. 26-27, as part of a series of recent subject matter expert exchanges focusing on disaster response best practices. The Guardsmen met with leadership ... Read More»

Remarks by Mission Director Christopher Cushing at the Graduation of Kari Yu Participants

Good morning (Goedemorgen) and thank you for your warm welcome.  I am glad to be here today representing the United States Government in beautiful Suriname, definitely one of my favorite places on the continent.   I am particularly pleased this morning to honor the graduates of the Kari Yu program which is helping to deliver the ... Read More»

U.S. Small Boat Operations Coast Guard instructors visit Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname – In order to expand their capability to face transnational threats such as organized crime and illicit trafficking, Suriname military officials welcomed a group of United States Small Boat Operations Coast Guard instructors for a Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE), 10-21 August 2015. Operating from Marine Base BOXEL, 14 members of the Surinamese ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jay N. Anania at the PADF RAPP Accreditation Course Opening Ceremony

Good morning.  Commissioner Tjin Liep Shie, Officer Jones and Officer Wheat, representatives from the Pan American Development Foundation, program participants, and members of the media. I am pleased to join you today in the launch of this important community anti-violence program. PADF’s Resistance and Prevention Program– the RAPP Program.  RAPP directly supports the United States’ ... Read More»

Ambassador Anania’s Remarks as prepared for the 239th Independence Day Reception

Good evening, Goeden avond, Vice President Ameerali, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of the Republic of Suriname;  District Commissioners and Members of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; Colleagues from the community of Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in Suriname; Members of the Armed Forces and ... Read More»

Ambassador Anania’s Remarks at the USAID KARI YU! Graduation Ceremony

Good morning. Minister Adhin, special invitees, graduating youth, and members of the media. I am pleased to join you in recognizing the accomplishments of all the graduates here today. This occasion allows us to pause and appreciate an important milestone for you in your journey towards achieving your life goals. Throughout my time in Suriname, I was fortunate enough to ... Read More»

Op-Ed: Highlighting U.S.-Suriname public health partnerships on Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Jay N. Anania, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname As part of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we in the United States mark June 8 as Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  On this day, events are held in U.S. cities to encourage Caribbean-American and Caribbean-born individuals to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved.  It is also ... Read More»

Statement on Elections in Suriname

The U.S. Embassy congratulates the Surinamese people on completing the democratic voting process that we observed in yesterday’s elections.  It was heartening to witness the enthusiasm with which Surinamese voters participated in the electoral process which will ultimately choose their next government. The Independent Elections Bureau (OKB) did a credible job of ensuring Surinamese could ... Read More»

South Dakota National Guard, Suriname military conduct field leadership and hazmat exchange

Members of the South Dakota National Guard and Suriname military participated in a pair of subject matter expert exchanges in April to share information on best practices for field leadership and the handling of hazardous materials. Three members of the Suriname Defense Force met with more than a dozen SDNG Soldiers and Airmen in Rapid ... Read More»

The United States Celebrates Topping Out of New U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname

In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Suriname, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay N. Anania, participated in a topping out ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo today.  Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michiel Raafenberg, represented the Government of Suriname at the ceremony and helped christen the new ... Read More»

Ambassador Anania’s Remarks at the Topping Out Ceremony of the New Embassy Complex

Goede middag iedereen, Good afternoon. District Commissioner, Deputy Permanent Michiel Raafenberg Representatives of the Government of Suriname, Members of the diplomatic corps, Special guests, Members of business and industry, Thank you for joining us this afternoon, for making your way through the dust/mud and graciously leaving your cell phones behind. A little over a year ago, ... Read More»

Military Women Exchange Experiences During International Women’s Week

In honor of International Women’s Week, two members of the South Dakota National Guard (SDNG) conducted a subject matter expert exchange with 22 of their Surinamese counterparts on the challenges facing women in the military and new opportunities available to female soldiers.  Major Kathy Dirk and Master Sergeant Shelly Reeder of the SDNG held meetings ... Read More»

South Dakota National Guard Leads Exchange on PPE Protocol

Subject Matter Experts from the South Dakota National Guard traveled to Suriname to discuss infectious disease mitigation measures and the protocol for use of personal protective equipment – PPE – with local first responders, medical providers, and defense force personnel.  This exchange supported the donation of PPE in November 2014 to the National Coordination Center ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Donates Computer Equipment to Korps Politie Suriname

On Thursday, January 15, the U.S. Embassy donated laptops, iPads, and other computer equipment to the Suriname Police Force (KPS).  The equipment will be used by the Narcotics Interdiction Unit and the Forensics Unit to assist in criminal investigations. U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay Anania handed over the equipment to Chief of Police Tjin Liep ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

On January 14, the U.S. Secretary of State released the FY 2014 Fiscal Transparency Report.  The Report assesses whether governments that receive U.S. assistance meet minimum requirements of fiscal transparency.  The Department’s assessments evaluate the substantial completeness, reliability, and public availability of budget documents, as well as the transparency of natural resource extraction contracting and ... Read More»

Minamata Convention on Mercury Gets Boost from Mercury Program Officer’s Visit

Jane Dennison, the U.S. Department of State’s Mercury Program Officer, visited Suriname on December 15-19.  Dr. Dennison works in the Office of Environmental Quality and Trans-boundary Issues in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.  Jane was accompanied by Anil Sookdeo from the Global Environmental Facility, and Dr. Paul Cordy of the ... Read More»

U.S.-Suriname Open Skies Agreement Now In Force

On December 9, 2014, the U.S.-Suriname Open Skies Agreement entered into force.  This agreement has the potential to strengthen and expand trade and tourism links between the United States and Suriname to the benefit of businesses, tourists, and other travelers.  It will enable expanded air service, more choice to passengers, and encourage price competition by ... Read More»

Statement of Ambassador Jay N. Anania on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2014

Sixty-six years ago, on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a remarkable document:  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Drafted by many people with very different legal and cultural backgrounds, it outlined, for the first time in an international declaration, fundamental freedoms and human rights to be protected for “all members of ... Read More»

Op-Ed: Building a more democratic hemisphere

By John Kerry This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Summit of the Americas, hosted by President Clinton in Miami, a city that exemplifies the vital connections between the United States and its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere.  As we look toward the seventh Summit of the Americas next April in Panama, ... Read More»

Number of Surinamese studying at U.S. institutions up three percent

The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released Monday, finds the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by eight percent to a record high of 886,052 students in the 2013/14 academic year, confirming once again that the United States remains the destination of choice for higher ... Read More»

80 Surinamese Youth Graduate from U.S.-funded Kari Yu! Program

On Friday, November 14, 2014, 80 young men and women graduated from the Kari Yu! program, which is funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The graduation, which took place at the Olympic House, was the closing of a comprehensive basic life skills and pre-employment training program.  The Kari Yu! program provides ... Read More»

Ambassador Anania’s Remarks at USAID/PADF Kari Yu! Graduation Ceremony (Dutch Version))

Goede morgen: First Lady, Mevrouw Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring, Ministers en Direkteuren, leden van de private- en civil society sector, speciale genodigden, leden van de pers. Het is een eer voor mij om vandaag hier te zijn en de groeten van de Amerikaanse regering over te brengen aan jullie allemaal alsook de felicitaties aan de afgestudeerde jongeren. ... Read More»

Ambassador Anania’s Remarks at USAID/PADF Kari Yu! Graduation Ceremony

Good morning: First Lady, Mrs. Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring, Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of the government, members of the private and civil society sector, special invitees, members of the media. I am very pleased to be here today bringing greetings from the U.S. government to you all and extending congratulations to the graduating youth. Today, after receiving ... Read More»

SOUTHCOM Commander Kelly Highlights Bilateral Security Partnership During Visit

U.S. Marine General John Kelly, Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), concluded a two-day visit to Suriname on November 6 by visiting several Surinamese military installations and transferring a donation of 1,000 personal protective suits to the National Coordination Center for Disaster Response (NCCR).  The Commander’s visit highlights the ongoing cooperation and friendship between the ... Read More»

Chikungunya Virus in Suriname

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens living and traveling in Suriname of a public health concern regarding the chikungunya virus.  Chikungunya virus is a mosquito transmitted virus recently identified in Suriname and spreading.  Symptoms typically include fever and joint pain of the hands and feet that begin 3-7 days after being bitten by an infected ... Read More»

U.S. Government Delivers Disaster Response Supplies to National Coordination Center for Disaster Response

The United States Government, through the Department of Defense (DOD), recently delivered three shipping containers of supplies, valued at over $250,000, to the National Coordination Center for Disaster Response (NCCR).  The purpose of this delivery was to enhance the NCCR’s ability to respond to and mitigate the effects of natural and man-made disasters on the ... Read More»

Ambassador signs Memoranda of Understanding totaling more than $25,000 for the PEPFAR Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy Paramaribo held a signing ceremony on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 to award grants under the PEPFAR Small Grants Program. The recipients of the 2014 PEPFAR Small Grants were the Suriname Business Coalition Against HIV & AIDS, Medical Mission Primary Health Care Suriname, and Foundation Liefdevolle Handen. Ambassador Anania signed the agreements with ... Read More»

SD Guard shares knowledge with Suriname military on reserve force operations

By Spc. Donald Williams – 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota National Guard hosted three key leaders from the Suriname Armed Forces at Camp Rapid, July 10-14, to share information on the structure and operational processes of the National Guard as a reserve force. The purpose of the Surinamers’ ... Read More»

Suriname America Alumni Association Donates Books to VOJ Atjoni

Suriname America Alumni Association (SAAA) steering committee members and U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Virginia Elliott donated books to VOJ Atjoni on Tuesday, July 15.  School Director Dhr. Jozefzoon and Onderdirecteur Atipa received the delegation and accepted the donation on behalf of the school.  The school is the first organization to receive books from the ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Remarks at U.S. Independence Day Celebration 2014

His Excellency, Lamure Latour representing the President of the Republic of Suriname Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of the Republic of Suriname; District Commissioners and Members of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; Colleagues from the community of Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in Suriname; Members ... Read More»

South Dakota National Guard Women Join Suriname Women in Uniform For Leadership Conference

Seven South Dakota National Guard women joined Suriname’s Ministry of Defense Leadership conference for women in uniform May 12 -14.  They participated as part of the State Partnership Program Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE).  Their visit furthered the South Dakota National Guard’s efforts to work together with Suriname on areas of mutual concern to women ... Read More»

USAID Funded Youth development programs Kari Yu! and A Ganar Install Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

On May 7, 2014, representatives from government, private sector, youth, civil society partners and USAID/Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) Staff met to establish a technical advisory committee.  Ambassador Jay Anania, Minister of Labor Technological Development and Environment Michael Miskin, KARI YU! Program Director Carlo Arze, and former Managing Director of Staatsolie Eddy Jharap attended the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Cultural Center of Suriname Renew Memorandum of Understanding

In a signing ceremony on March 7, 2014, Charge d’Affaires Valerie Belon and Cultural Center of Suriname Chair Nadia Becker renewed the memorandum of understanding between the two organizations, which established the American Corner at CCS.  The ceremony took place in the American Corner, which is located at the Cultural Center of Suriname (above the ... Read More»

Raise Your Voice U.S. Embassy Announces visit of Photojournalist Bill Gentile

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the visit of expert journalist Bill Gentile to Suriname May 5 – 9, 2014.  Bill Gentile is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker teaching at American University in Washington, DC.  His career spans three decades, five continents and nearly every facet of journalism and mass communication, most especially ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces “Swit’ Sranan” Photo and Video Contest

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a photo and video contest in honor of expert journalist Bill Gentile’s visit to Suriname and World Press Freedom Day.  Bill Gentile is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker teaching at American University in Washington, DC.  His career spans three decades, five continents and nearly every facet of ... Read More»

Youth Participation in Elections U.S. Embassy and PROJEKTA Announce Visit of David Burstein

The U.S. Embassy and PROJEKTA are pleased to announce the visit of millennial writer, filmmaker, and storyteller, David Burstein from April 24-26, 2014.  Burstein will lead workshops and discussions with various youth organizations, young aspiring politicians, and youth participation mechanisms in Paramaribo to share his experience motivating young voters and his perspectives on civic engagement ... Read More»

American Police Officers lead “Ethics in Policing” training for KPS

On April 14, two Ohio State Police Officers kicked off the first of two, week-long courses on Ethics in Policing for five police instructors and 65 Korps Politie Suriname (KPS) police officers from all over Suriname.  The U.S. Embassy is funding the training through the Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. ... Read More»

Korps Politie Suriname (KPS) and U.S. Embassy Launch of Automated Fingerprint Identification System

U.S. Ambassador Jay N. Anania and Korps Politie Suriname (KPS) Chief Humphrey Tjin Liep Shie officially inaugurated the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) at the Nieuw Haven Police Station on April 8.  The system was funded by the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and is part of U.S. efforts to assist Suriname as it builds capacity ... Read More»

Remarks Given by Ambassador Anania at the Automated Fingerprint Information System (AFIS) Launch

Good morning.  I am very pleased to be with you today. I want to recognize Humphrey Tjin-Liep-Shie, Chief of Police, and the Head of the Forensics Unit Patrick Tjin Liep Shie. The United States is pleased to work with Suriname and other Caribbean nations to increase public safety and security, and strengthen law enforcement capacity. We ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces 2014 President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for the 2014 PEPFAR Small Grants Program.  The PEPFAR Small Grants Program (PSGP) is part of the Caribbean Regional Partnership Framework against HIV/AIDS and focuses on community based prevention activities to reduce the spread of HIV, reduce AIDS related stigma and discrimination, and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Cooperates with ADEKADEK’s Institute for Women and Gender Development Studies to host the film “Telling Amy’s Story”

In honor of International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy coordinated with the Institute for Women and Gender Development Studies and UNFPA to screen the film “Telling Amy’s Story” to Anton de Kom University students on March 27, 2014.  The film was followed by a discussion led by representatives from Stop Geweld Tegen Vrouwen and UNFPA. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy HAP Donates Equipment to Vereniging Van Rolstoelgebruikers

On Friday, March 14, 2014, at the WINGROEP facility in Nickerie, the U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) donated tools to Vereniging Van Rolstoelgebruikers (VRG).  The tools included power tools and other equipment useful in repairing and building wheelchairs.  VRG and WINGROEP will collaborate to bring awareness to the challenges that face the vulnerable, wheelchair-dependent ... Read More»

USAID KARI YU program supports Results-Based Monitoring within Government Ministries

On March 13, 2014, 20 mid and senior level members of five government ministries graduated after completing a five-month long Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training course provided by the USAID Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Program- Kari Yu! Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Ismanto Adna, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Valerie Belon, and Program Director ... Read More»

Suriname Prison Guards Complete Training in United States

Nine Surinamese prison guards traveled to Maryland at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy from March 3-7.  The group participated in an “Overview of Correctional Management Study Tour” conducted by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility in Sykesville, Maryland. The training is part of a long term project ... Read More»

Visit of Writer and Activist Ming Holden

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the visit of award-winning writer, development worker, activist, and artist, Ming Holden from March 10-14, 2014.  Holden will meet with local writers, civil society, youth and others in Paramaribo, Brokopondo and Nickerie to share her experience using writing as tool to empower, heal and transform communities.  Ms. Holden ... Read More»

The United States Celebrates Commencement of Construction of New U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname

In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Suriname, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay N. Anania, participated in a construction commencement ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo today.  Minister of Justice and Police, Edward Belfort, represented the Government of Suriname at the ceremony and laid one of the ceremonial bricks. The multi-building ... Read More»

Ambassador Anania’s Remarks Ceremonial Brick Laying Ceremony at New Embassy Complex

District Commissioner, Representatives of the Government of Suriname, Members of the diplomatic corps, Special guests, Members of business and industry, and Members of the media. Good morning. Thank you for joining us this morning, and for making your way through dust and dirt.  At a construction site, you expect a certain amount of mess.  It ... Read More»

Ambassador Anania’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Winston Lackin

In a meeting with Foreign Minister Winston Lackin on Monday, March 3, Ambassador Anania reaffirmed the shared commitment the United States and Suriname have to the fundamental values of democracy, including a commitment to free and fair elections. He also thanked the Minister for acknowledging that meetings with various election officials were part of normal ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy announces open competition for the Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States, Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Twenty outstanding scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and abroad will ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy announces the 2014 American TV/Radio Co-op Program

The U.S. Embassy is now accepting proposals for the 2014 TV/Radio Coop program. TV/Radio Co-ops are cooperative ventures in which the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs section, broadcast journalists from national, regional or independent TV and radio stations, and Washington’s Office of Broadcast Services (OBS) jointly develop program proposals for original production in the United States.  ... Read More»

U.S. Army Personnel Lead Field Training Exercise with Suriname Army

Five U.S. Army Engagement Branch advisors deployed to Suriname in February to conduct small unit tactics training with the Suriname Army.  The Engagement Branch was led by Captain Christopher Hudson and Master Sergeant Joseph Hissong, and supported by Sergeants First Class Ronald Burke, Jason Harrison and James Weaver, who served as advisors and trainers during ... Read More»

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Funded Program Launches Second Phase of Support for Youth Employment

The USAID supported A Ganar program, implemented by Partners of the Americas, initiated its second phase on February 10, 2014.  This program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides a second chance for school dropouts and other youth between the ages of 16-24 to gain skills that help them find salaried jobs ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jay N. Anania USAID/A Ganar Program launch – Round Two of Implementation

Representatives of the Government of Suriname, Special guests, Members of the private sector, Civil society partners, Youth attendees, and Members of the media. Good morning: I’m pleased that the A Ganar program is launching its second round of implementation. A Ganar will offer guidance, counselling, training, and job support for an additional 330 young men ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jay N. Anania USAID/A Ganar Program launch – Round Two of Implementation (Dutch version)

Vertegenwoordigers van de regering van Suriname, Speciale gasten, Leden van de particuliere sector, Maatschappelijke partners, Jonge gasten, en Leden van de media. Goedemorgen: Ik ben blij dat het A Ganar programma de tweede ronde lanceerd. A Ganar biedt begeleiding, adviesen, opleiding , en ondersteuning aan drie honderd dertig (33)0 extra jonge mannen en vrouwen.  Met ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Jay Anania at the opening of the Black History Month Film Festival

Thank you for joining us. Tonight, we kick off the United States Embassy’s Black History Month film festival. Our theme, “Reaching Back, Moving Forward,” commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  This Act set the tone and basis for equality in the United States. During this festival, you ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports Direct Passenger Flights between the United States and the Republic of Suriname once technical requirements are met

On June 21, 2013, the United States and the Republic of Suriname initialed the U.S.-Suriname Open Skies Agreement (“the Agreement”).  Once ratified by Suriname’s National Assembly, the Agreement could liberalize our bilateral aviation relationship. This agreement has the potential to strengthen and expand trade and tourism links between the United States and Suriname to the ... Read More»
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