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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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