Tag: History


Chandrikapersad Santokhi


Peter M. Woff – eyesonsuriname Since taking office as president of Suriname,  president Chandrikapersad Santokhi has failed time after time and again during his foreign state visits, except in his own country. His first state visit to the Netherlands in September 2021 was an unmitigated nightmare, culminating in an angry mob that primitively rejected his…
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Nelson mandela

Nelson Mandela’s Experience in a Restaurant

Nelson Mandela: “After I became president, I asked one day some members of my close protection to stroll with me in the city, have lunch at one of its restaurants. We sat in one of the downtown restaurants and all of us asked for some sort of food.” “After a while, the waiter brought us…
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Suriname in the Picture

Auction in New York eyesonsuriname Three documents that cleared the way for the British to take New Amsterdam in exchange for Suriname from the Dutch in the 17th century. If you bought the 1664 deed — officially, a charter laying claim to a great deal of land — you would not own Manhattan. If you…
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Suriname proud of Multiculturalism

Suriname is Proud of Multiculturalism in the Country

Only a swampy coast with a wild hinterland left Spaniards and Portuguese in South America to the Dutch. The smallest country on the continent is still clearly marked by its traces. “Surreyham” was the name Baron Willoughby of Parham called the middle country of the South American Guyanas, for him it was the Garden of…
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