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GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Competition Policy and Consumer Welfare will be the focus of a seminar scheduled for 13 July 2010 in Paramaribo, Suriname. The seminar is organized by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and funded by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF), Caribbean Integration Support Programme (CISP). It is one in a series of seminars on Competition Policy and Law facilitated throughout the region. Participants will hear from representatives of the Suriname Ministry of Trade and Industry, the CARICOM Competition…
By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Desi Bouterse, a former army commander and military dictator, was elected president here on Monday by the Surinamese parliament. His supporters cheered and waved party flags outside parliament as soon as the counting of ballots reached 34, the constitutionally required number of votes to win a presidential election. The former strongman went on to win by a margin of 23 votes: 36 against 13. There was one abstention. With the same numbers of votes,…
By Caribbean News Now Staff GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GNC) -- The English-speaking Caribbean’s largest newspaper, the Jamaica Gleaner, is being criticised for calling for the suspension/boycott of Suriname from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) because former dictator Desi Bouterse has been elected president of the former Dutch colony. Most of the critics are from Guyana, Suriname's neighbour, and they contend that a suspension/boycott would have an adverse effect. Bouterse was democratically elected and one critic asks, "Is the Gleaner calling the electorate…
By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- During an historic meeting here in Paramaribo, outgoing president of Suriname Ronald Venetiaan on Wednesday met with president-elect Desi Bouterse to discuss a smooth transfer of power on August 12.   For the first time in 18 years these two political rivals had a formal meeting. The last time was in 1992 when Venetiaan then in his first term as president of Suriname fired Bouterse, who at that time was the Commander of the Surinamese…
By Caribbean News Now Staff ARLINGTON, USA (GNC) – A US-based company, Haber, Inc., will be running gold extraction demonstrations in Suriname on sulfide gold ore utilising its environmentally friendly technology. According to a recent press release, the newly elected Surinamese government has run on a platform of “green” gold mining to eliminate the use of mercury as an initiative to solve the environmental problems plaguing the country and has solicited Haber to demonstrate its technology as a possible method…
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The governments of Guyana and Suriname are working towards obtaining fair trade status for their rice exports, which will guarantee stability in price for small farmers. A validation workshop is being conducted in Guyana to explore possibilities while ensuring there is fair label conditions. According to a study conducted by the World Bank, Guyana has close to 8,000 rice farmers, of which 59 percent are planting ten acres or more and are vulnerable to movement in the…

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