Ank Kuipers

Suriname slams creditors for 'confrontational' attitude

Jun 22 2021

(This June 15 story corrects name to Greylock Capital in paragraph 2 in story from June 15)

Suriname's Staatsolie weighs farm-in to Total, Apache block after discovery

Aug 02 2020

PARAMARIBO Suriname's state-owned oil company Staatsolie is considering farming in to an offshore oil block where Apache Corp and France's Total SA have announced a third major discovery, an executive said on Sunday.

Suriname's president loses election, leaves economic chaos

Jun 16 2020

PARAMARIBO Surinamese President Desi Bouterse, a former military ruler who has dominated the country's politics in recent decades, lost last month's national election, the country's electoral authority said on Tuesday after three weeks verifying the vote.

Suriname's president seeks re-election after murder conviction

May 25 2020

PARAMARIBO Surinamese President Desi Bouterse, a former military ruler who has dominated the country's politics in recent decades, was seeking a third term in an election on Monday, about six months after a local court found him guilty of murder in absentia.

Suriname President Bouterse convicted of murder for 1982 executions

Nov 30 2019

(The Nov 29 story Corrects from "current consul" to "former consul" in paragraph 14)

Eyeing offshore discovery, Suriname's state oil company plans bond sale

Aug 15 2019

PARAMARIBO, Aug 15 Suriname's state-owned oil company is planning a bond sale next year to finance offshore oil exploration, its chief executive said on Thursday, as it seeks to capitalize on growing hype over neighboring Guyana's looming oil boom.

Russia's Lavrov says Venezuela dialogue should have 'no preconditions'

Jul 27 2019

PARAMARIBO Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday a dialogue to resolve Venezuela's political crisis should have "no preconditions," as he visited the small South American country of Suriname at the end of a multi-nation Latin American tour.

Suriname issues protest note over Dutch minister's 'failed state' comment

Jul 19 2018

PARAMARIBO Suriname issued a protest note to the Netherlands on Thursday after the Dutch foreign minister said the South American nation was a "failed state" because of its ethnic diversity.

Suriname leaders slam Dutch minister over 'failed state' comments

Jul 18 2018

PARAMARIBO/AMSTERDAM Suriname politicians on Wednesday slammed Holland's Foreign Minister Stef Blok for saying the former Dutch colony was a "failed state" as a result of its diverse ethnic makeup.

Pirate attack off Suriname leaves at least a dozen missing, feared dead

May 03 2018

GEORGETOWN/PARAMARIBO At least a dozen fishermen from Guyana are missing, feared dead, after a pirate attack off the coast of neighboring Suriname last week that Guyana's president called a "massacre" on Thursday.

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