Latest Suriname Stories

2008-06-19 06:00:25

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website PARAMARIBO, Surinam, CMC - Suriname officials have started talks with the United States-based Newmont Mining Corporation and Alcoa Inc. regarding the establishment of a second large-scale industrial gold mine in the country. Surgold, which is a subsidiary of joint-venture partners Newmont and Alcoa, has over the past four years been conducting exploration activities in the Nassau Mountains 120 kilometres, south of the...

2008-06-18 06:00:20

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website PARAMARIBO, Surinam, CMC - Surinam Airways (SLM) says it will resume direct flights to the United States in August, after a nearly 16-year break. "As of August 25 the SLM will operate direct flights to Miami, Florida in the US, with a stopover in Aruba", said company spokesman Rudy Westerborg. The airline said it would operate two flights weekly and that it would continue to service other destinations in Brazil, Trinidad...

2008-06-17 09:01:02

HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. today announced that its West Tapir exploration well on Block 30 offshore Suriname did not contain commercial hydrocarbons. Located in 300 feet of water, the well was drilled to a total depth of 12,700 feet. Noble Energy holds a non-operated 45 percent working interest in Block 30. Rodney Cook, Senior Vice President of International, said, "West Tapir is the first well to be drilled offshore Suriname in over 20 years and the...

2007-10-16 09:00:43

Hemisphere Gold Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HPGI), a gold exploration, property acquisition and mining development company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dennis LaPoint as Vice President of Exploration. Dr. LaPoint has over thirty years experience in mining including the initiation and management of programs for a variety of companies including Texasgulf and Cominco. From 2004 to early 2007 Dr. LaPoint was the Exploration Manager in Suriname for Cambior Inc., which is now called...

2007-06-04 10:34:03

PARAMARIBO Suriname (AP) - A frog with fluorescent purple markings and 12 kinds of dung beetles were among two dozen new species discovered in the remote plateaus of eastern Suriname, scientists said Monday. The expedition was sponsored by two mining companies hoping to excavate the area for bauxite, the raw material used to make aluminum, and it was unknown how the findings would affect their plans. Scientists discovered the species during a 2005 expedition led by the U.S.-based nonprofit...

2006-06-20 15:32:19

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (Reuters) - The United States has requested Suriname extradite a suspected top Guyanese drug smuggler charged with cocaine trafficking by a New York court earlier this year, a U.S. embassy official said on Tuesday. Shaheed Khan, named in a 2006 U.S. narcotics report as a known drug trafficker, was arrested last Thursday in Paramaribo, Suriname's capital, where authorities also seized more than 200 kilograms of cocaine and 12 other suspects. U.S. officials...

2005-10-22 15:52:22

By Ank Kuipers PARAMARIBO, Suriname (Reuters) - A parrot from Suriname that was infected with bird flu and died in quarantine in Britain, did not contract the disease in the South American country, a Suriname government official said on Saturday. British officials on Friday reported traces of the highly pathogenic H5 avian flu virus were found in the parrot imported from Suriname, which had been held with other birds from Taiwan. But the government of Suriname, a former Dutch colony...

Latest Suriname Reference Libraries

Surinam Toad, Pipa pipa
2014-08-05 09:29:54

The Surinam Toad or Star-Fingered Toad, Pipa pipa, is a species of frog belonging to the Pipidae family. It can be found in Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Suriname, Peru, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical swamps, freshwater marshes, swamps, and sporadic freshwater marshes. Loss of habitat is the main threat to this toad. This toad appears similar to a leaf....

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Ash-throated Crake, Porzana albicollis
2012-04-02 15:22:04

The Ash-throated Crake, (Porzana albicollis), is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps. The Ash-throated Crake is a small bird with a short bill. It has black and olive brown streaks on the back. The tail is black and the underparts are slate gray. The...

2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

2008-04-29 00:17:00

The Ashy-headed Greenlet (Hylophilus pectoralis), is a species of bird in the Vireonidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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