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China’s Greater Amazon Footprint

And in Suriname China has become a major stakeholder in the Amazon region’s infrastructure and exports. Its new domestic orientation to ‘ecological civilisation’ brings some hope of greening the trade partnership. Sarita Reed, Lulu Ning Hui/ Anton JieSamFoek Amsterdam, May 17 2022– Chinese investment in Brazil reflects “a marriage of interests”, according to Tulio Cariello, research…
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Monique Pool

Suriname: Economic Development and Wildlife Conservation

Monique Pool – Funder of Green Fund Heritage Suriname Here is my chat with Monique Pool, the founder of Green Heritage Fund Suriname. We talked about everything from economic development to how urbanization is affecting the country’s wildlife. Monique told me that Suriname is one of the 3 carbon negative countries (along with Butan and…
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Hope for Suriname

IMF Visits Suriname

Satisfaction for whom ? eyesonsuriname Washington DC/ Paramaribo/Amsterdam, May 14th 2022–As part of the second review of the agreed Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program between Suriname and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a mission of this multilateral organization led by Mr. Ding Ding, visited Suriname from 9 to 13 May 2022.  During this mission, discussions…
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Suriname Paris

Suriname in Paris

Marcel Pinas Marronage – The art of breaking your chains Objects and photographs from the collections of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac; Art (tembe), contemporary painting and photography, textiles. Iconography. Curators: Geneviève Wiels and Thomas Mouzard. Artists and photographers presented: Sherley Abakamofou, Carlos Adaoudé, Franky Amete, Wani Amoedang, Antoine Dinguiou, Karl Joseph,…
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Luiz Inacio da Silva

Lula x Bolsonaro

Brazil, Brazil eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 11th 2022–Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva warned the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro that the latter’s days as head of state were “numbered.” The leftist leader said those words during a speech in Belo Horizonte, which was already a part of the Workers’ Party candidate’s campaign. Bolsonaro, your days…
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Estonian President Alar Karis

Estonian President Alar Karis

Make green thinking and resilience a guiding, digital principle  eyesonsuriname Tallinn/Amsterdam, 11 May 2022–The President of Estonia Alar Karis emphasized the need to keep resilience and green thinking in mind, addressing international digital leaders at the e-Governance Conference in Tallinn on 11 May 2022. According to President Karis, the examples from Ukraine and Tonga should…
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Suriname Pantano

Publishing the image of Suriname not enough

Much more needs to be done ves/eyesonsuriname commentary Paramaribo/ Amsterdam, May 7, 2022 — Suriname just doesn’t work, given the beautiful promising future.  A lousy image from a recent past, it seems that it can not be screwed up no matter how good the intentions are.  But only good intentions don’t work.  Never. Ever. As a country, we…
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Big Oil Delays Response to Climate Change

How the Big Oil Industry delays the Response to Climate Change

Part Three examines how the fossil fuel industry worked to delay the transition to renewable energy sources — including by promoting natural gas as a cleaner alternative. More about Big Oil and the Environmental Impact Part One charts the fossil fuel industry’s early research on climate change and investigates industry efforts to sow seeds of…
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Albert Einstein's Mistake

Albert Einstein’s Mistake

Smartest Person on Earth eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 4, 2022 — One day Albert Einstein wrote on the blackboard: 9 x 1 = 099 x 2 = 189 x 3 = 279 x 4 = 369 x 5 = 459 x 6 = 549 x 7 = 639 x 8 = 729 x 9 = 819 x…
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Irfaan Ali President Guyana

The Oil Curse

Stark Warning Guyana President Goes for Suriname as well Financial Times/ eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 4th 2022–The president of Guyana, the world’s fastest-growing economy, is inviting investors to back his ambitious vision to transform the small South American country into a regional health, education and transport hub with the help of burgeoning oil wealth. We’re investing tremendously…
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