U.S. Embassy Taking Applications for Mid-Career Professional Exchange Program

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is opening the application process for the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) exchange program.  The SUSI exchange is a post-graduate level academic program for mid-career professionals who are scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators.  The purpose of the SUSI exchange is to strengthen curricula and to improve the teaching …

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U.S. Embassy Launches New Monthly Entrepreneurship Workshops

PARAMARIBO – On Saturday, October 2, around 30 entrepreneurs logged onto Zoom for the first of a series of monthly workshops for entrepreneurs organized by the U.S. Embassy and its American Corner, housed at the Cultural Center Suriname (CCS). The workshop, titled “Spice Up Your Brand,” gave insightful tips and skills to business owners and …

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U.S. Government Donates More Than 140,000 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to Suriname

On August 20, more than 140,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Suriname to help the people of Suriname protect themselves from COVID-19.  The delivery of these Pfizer vaccines is the result of very deliberative work involving hundreds of people and the attention of President Biden, his White House Staff, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control …

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Public notice, Request for Quotations

The Embassy of the United States of America, Paramaribo is seeking a contractor or firm to perform the following work at the Embassy at Kristalstraat 165, Morgenstond Paramaribo – Suriname. Restroom floor tile restoration work Restoration work of the CCAC decking and drainage Landscape-drainage improvement Project Restoration of the Shop and warehouse floor Concrete curb & walkway Repair Select each link to read all info and info on how to obtain a solicitation package. Important notices: All offerors and quoters are required to …

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Public notice, Request for Quotation: RFQ 19NS5021Q0002

The Embassy of the United States of America, Paramaribo is seeking a contractor or firm to perform garden and drainage rehabilitation at the Embassy at Kristalstraat 165, Morgenstond Paramaribo – Suriname. Currently, the landscape requires general work for improvement, the construction of a drainage and landscaping slope on the terrain. The contractor shall perform construction …

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Ambassador Karen L. Williams’ July 4th Remarks (as prepared)

Your Excellency President Santokhi, distinguished ministers. Marking 245 years of independence, in the United States, we gather to reflect on that decisive moment when our Founders declared our independence from the British Empire on the basis that its government was acting against a self-evident truth: “that all men are created equal, [and] that they are …

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U.S. Embassy Announces the 2021 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program

Paramaribo: The U.S. Embassy Paramaribo is proud to announce the 2021 cohort from Suriname for the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. This program will begin in January 2021 and close in April 2021, bringing together 263 young leaders from 37 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and …

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Statement by Ambassador Karen Lynn Williams

January 7, 2021 Last night, in a testament to the strength of our democracy and the courage of our elected representatives, the members of the United States Congress and Vice President Pence re-entered the Capitol chambers — chambers that had been violently trespassed by an unlawful mob.  Once returned, our representatives fulfilled their Constitutional duty to ceremonially …

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Public notice, Request for Quotation: RFQ 19NS5021Q0001

The Embassy of the United States of America, Paramaribo is seeking a contractor or firm to perform garden and drainage rehabilitation at the Embassy at Kristalstraat 165, Morgenstond Paramaribo – Suriname. Currently, the landscape requires general work for improvement, the construction of a drainage and landscaping slope on the terrain. The contractor shall perform topographic …

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CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation visits Suriname

As a follow up to last month’s historic visit to Suriname by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, the CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation , Mr. Adam Boehler, stopped in Suriname on October 12, 2020 for meetings with President Santokhi, government ministers, and Surinamese business leaders. Suriname was the first stop on a regional trip for the …

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Public notice of Request for Quotation, 19NS5020Q0005 for Five (5) Generators.

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 five (5) Generators for the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo. In order for a company to be considered, the company must be able to meet, satisfy, …

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

HUBERT HUMPHREY PROGRAM   Deadline for Application: July 23, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Surinamese time. The Embassy of the United States of America in Suriname is pleased to announce the Hubert Humphrey Program 2022 competition, for mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration …

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The United States Provides Assistance to Suriname to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Government, through the U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is coordinating with international humanitarian partners and other stakeholders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Suriname. The U.S. recently provided to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Suriname $185,000 to assist that organization with its efforts in …

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With Grant Program, U.S. Embassy Supports Exchange Program Alumni in Development Efforts

The U.S. Embassy is accepting applications from alumni of U.S. exchange programs for the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) grant competition.  The grant program is designed to support exchange program alumni to collaborate and develop public service projects that promote innovative solutions to global challenges. “Our exchange programs are not fun little vacations to America,” …

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Public notice of Request for quotation, for Five (5) Generators

November 8, 2019 Public notice of Request for quotation, for Five (5) Generators. 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 five (5) Generators for the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo. In order for …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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