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Corruption Perceptions

Corruptions Perceptions Index 2021

How does your country measure up? 180 countries – 180 scores The perceived levels of public sector corruptionin 180 countries/territories around the world. Executive Summary Two years into the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reveals that corruption levels have stagnated worldwide. Despite commitments on paper, 131 countries have made no significant…
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Eyes on Suriname 2021

Eyes On Suriname in 2021 and entering in 2022

Goodday, The last few years have been a crazy combination and trends: Reacting quickly to cascading crises and disruptions can leave you feeling frozen in your tracks when it comes to longer-term planning.  Looking back, we at eyesonsuriname are proud of what we have contributed to broader public understanding of our troubled but promising and hopeful country during these…
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Rudoph Elias Optimism

Optimism in Guyana and Suriname

Development Caution Required  Amsterdam, December 30th 2021– The South American neighbors of  Guyana and Suriname have emerged as the two most exciting oil-producing provinces of the Latin America and Caribbean region.  But with renewed calls for a quick transition to renewables given the troubling impacts of climate change over the last decade, a cloud of worry…
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Suriname Bank Interview

200 million dollars of Suriname’s cash reserve disappeared

Rudie Kagie and Steven Coutinho Steven Coutinho, director of the Bank of Suriname, made global headlines early this year with his observation that 200 million U.S. dollars had disappeared from his country’s Central Bank cash reserve. The New York Times recently called him a “philosopher-banker who’s shaking up a nation. ‘Money has been stolen from…
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Suriname partners Europe

Could and Would Suriname partner with the EU?

If so: how, why and when? Amsterdam, December 27th 2021– With over 400 million inhabitants and a large sales market, the European Union (EU) is known as an economic superpower. Now that autocratic leaders dominate the world stage and America has finally proven its instability, it is important that the EU also becomes a major…
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Investments in Suriname

Commentary

By Dennis Lapar Amsterdam, 26 December 2021– In the year In the year of 2021, ‘diaspora capital’ was the word of the year in Suriname.  The Surinamese population had drawn hope from the VHP words during the last election campaign. The people have been told that the diaspora from the Netherlands (Surinamese Dutch) will invest…
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Suriname Common Future

Reflections about our Common Future

An Eyes on Suriname Special Eyesonsuriname listens to scientist, media- and theaterproducers, authors, and philosophers about important contemporary personal and social questions. The Italian-American economist Mariana Mazzucato thinks and reflects over the question how to adjust our capitalist system.  Anton Foek Amsterdam, December 12, 2021–We ( sic ) have really big problems: lack of sense of…
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Dennis Lapar

Submitted

November 29, 2021 In recent days, various Surinamese and Surinamese Dutch have expressed their opinion about the independence of Suriname. Hereby my opinion on the desired cooperation between Suriname and the Netherlands.Kingdom of the Netherlands. From 1954 to 25 November 1975, Suriname, together with the Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles, was incorporated into the Kingdom…
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Apache Stock soars

Apache stock soars on Suriname discovery

Stock of Apache Corp. surged more than 25 percent Tuesday after the Houston energy firm confirmed it struck oil offshore of the small South American nation of Suriname. Just two weeks after Apache formed a joint venture with the French energy major Total, the two companies said they’ve made a significant oil discovery that could…
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Westwook Oil Rig

Westwood Global Energy Group: Appetite for finding oil not diminishing

Around the world the energy transition and extinction discussions and debates led the energy news  agendas in company boardrooms in 2019, but the impact on exploration drilling is not yet apparent, according to market research provider Westwood Global Energy Group. Westwood said on Thursday that the global high impact well count in 2019 was 91 wells,…
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