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Category: Digital

Whistleblower's Day

Wistleblowers Day Globally Celebrated

Suriname // Hakinbank eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 21st 2022–With World Whistleblowers Day just around the corner, we take a moment to recognise the crucial role that whistleblowers play in the fight for a more just world. Whistleblowers have exposed wrongdoing and fraud, uncovered the theft of public funds and helped save millions of taxpayers’ money.  The…
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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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Unified South Amerian Currency

Lula’s advisors: unified currency for Latin America

And Suriname ? eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 3d 2022–Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and his economic team would push for a unified regional currency like the Euro to end South America’s inclination to the US dollar should he win the Oct. 2 elections over the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, it was reported Monday. We…
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Artificial Intelligence in Suriname

Human control on artificial intelligence

The Digital Society Challenge for Suriname eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, April 12th,  2022– Artificial or artificial (Ai) intelligence is a collective term for science that tries to imitate or even surpass human intelligence with computers. Devices are becoming self-learning and self-organizing so that they can make decisions without human intervention. Where and how is Suriname able to apply…
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Robotisering Nederlands Landmacht

Robotics in the Dutch Army

HCSS | The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), in cooperation with the Dutch Army, has developed a documentary that explains the phenomenon of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS), how the Army is experimenting with them, what applications (can) be used in practice, and the dilemmas and ethical issues…
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Change for Development

eyesonsuriname.com Amsterdam, February 8, 2022– Since I received one of the most beautiful assignments of my lavish and excessively rich entrepreneurial and journalistic career from the then-Governor of the CBvS, Gilmore Hoefdraad in August 2013, I have been visiting Estonia on a very regular basis.  I feel at home there, especially because I can satisfy…
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Iris Flower

Of Flowers and Data

A metaphor really H. Timmerman, Risk and Compliance Platform Europe Amsterdam, February 8, 2022– A flower is rooted in the earth through its stem. In its life, the flower grows on sturdy green stems or stems that have partly become wood.  Underneath grows a root system, large enough to provide the plant with sufficient water…
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Learning to develop games

Learning and studying for a better Life

Beating the Odds Viva Sranang Anton JieSamFoek / Max Westerman Amsterdam/ Rio de Janeiro, January 28th 2022— Listening to this team of Dutch game designers about their work in one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, is an absolute delight and pleasure. It also makes your day or whatever time you listen to their stories. They have been teaching…
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Digital Connecting

Connecting: Understanding/Accepting Each Other

Surviving in a healthy Suriname eyesonsuriname.com Amsterdam, January 20, 2022– That we cannot just and simply understand and understand each other well will not really surprise anyone who thinks about it a bit. This is not only the case in politics and our political system, but also on the football pitch, in the field of culture or…
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