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What were you doing while the forests were burning and the city was drowning?

eyesonsuriname John Goedschalk is the Nature Based Solutions pioneer with over a decade of experience in climate finance, carbon credit development and climate and conservation program design  Amsterdam, June 2, 2024 –In march of 2011, I learnt that climate change was going to make the city of Paramaribo I loved virtually uninhabitable due to increased temperatures…
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VLT Carioca

From Rio to Paramaribo

A VLT Inspiration for Revitalizing the Heart of Suriname Suriname’s capital, Paramaribo, is a vibrant city steeped in history and cultural charm. Yet, like many urban centers, it faces challenges in revitalizing its downtown and port areas. Could Rio de Janeiro’s VLT Carioca, a light rail system credited with breathing new life into its historic…
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Suriname Prosperity

New Oil Discoveries Bring Hope of Prosperity to Suriname

eyesonsuriname PARAMARIBO, Suriname – Suriname is riding a wave of excitement as major new offshore oil discoveries promise to bring an economic windfall to this small South American nation. With billions of barrels waiting to be tapped, experts say Suriname is poised to join the ranks of oil-rich countries. “Suriname has hit the jackpot with…
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Petronas: Suriname has a major oil discovery at the Roystonea-1 exploration well in block 52

Petronas: Suriname has a major oil discovery at the Roystonea-1 exploration well in block 52

The successful drilling, carried out in an offshore location about 185 kilometers from the coast and at a water depth of 904 meters, has revealed several oil-bearing campanian sandstone reservoir packages, the company announced on November 2.  The Roystonea-1 well reached a total depth of 5,315 meters. Petronas said that the discovery is poised to…
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Suriname: Why are Javanese foods such as soto and pecel so popular and accepted in Suriname

Why are Javanese foods such as soto and pecel so popular and accepted in Suriname?

BBC NEWS INDONESIA Sellers of fried rice, fried noodles, spring rolls, soto, and ice dawet at Saoenah Market, Paramaribo, Suriname. This market is also known as Java Market. Saoenah Market (sometimes written Saoena) in Paramaribo, Suriname, has another name: Java Market. As the name implies, every Sunday the market becomes a meeting place for Javanese…
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Suriname riots take after Brazil

Suriname riots take after Brazil

eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 20 Feb. 2023– The Brazilian government of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Siva condemned during the weekend Friday’s events in Paramaribo, Suriname, where scores of rioters stormed the Congress building in an episode that somehow echoed the Jan. 8 events in Brasilia. “Brazil hopes that dialogue prevails, in the framework of the democratic…
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A Just Energy Transition

A Just Energy Transition

The Beauty of the Scandinavian Model eyesonsuriname / rystad energy Amsterdam, January 28th 2023 — Hopefully we can all agree that the end of the hydrocarbon age, when it inevitably arrives, will not be brought about by the world running out of coal, oil and gas.  The move from higher to lower emitting energy sources will…
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Suriname may be able to ride along and profit

Suriname may be able to ride along and profit

Brazil could teach Paramaribo eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 24 january 2023–Brazilian Vice-President Geraldo Alckmin currently acting as President while Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is in Argentina for the CELAC meeting, met in Brasilia with the Executive Vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.  He addressed deepening of bilateral relations, in the framework of the 2007 strategic…
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Suriname Block 58

Block 58

Suriname oil finds eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, Jan 20 th 2023 – Suriname’s recent oil finds in Block 58 put the South American nation’s recoverable resource count at over five billion oil-equivalent barrels.  But that number is merely a fraction of what is believed to be held in the Suriname basin. There should be much, much more. Seismic…
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