The COVID-19 brigade is praised by KPS leadership

The COVID-19 brigade is praised by KPS leadership

The administrators of the Suriname Police Corps thanked the Corps of Penitentiary Officers, Labor Inspectorate the National Army and the Economic Control Service on Tuesday, June 14th. According to the Surinamese police, these partners have made a significant contribution to the execution of the COVID-19 measures via the COVID-19 brigade. The representatives of these chain…

Floods continue to wreak havoc on Suriname’s food and health security

Floods continue to wreak havoc on Suriname’s food and health security

Since early this year, flooding has afflicted areas of the Marowijn and Brokopondo regions. The Red Cross estimated 15,000 residents impacted and 2,000 persons dislocated due to floods in both areas in April. According to the Red Cross, several regions were drenched under 4 to 6 metres of floodwater. Incessant rainfall and rising river levels…

Suriname to conduct their first kidney transplant

Suriname to conduct their first kidney transplant

Suriname’s health authorities are planning the country’s first kidney transplant this week.The procedures will be carried out by a team from the Netherlands led by Dr Mirza Idu and Professor Dr Frederike Bemelman, with certain other medical professionals from the Academic Hospital Paramaribo assisting them (AZP). Amar Ramadhin, the Minister of Health, recently signed a…

Three people were sent to prison after being caught exporting baby formula worth $200M

Three people were sent to prison after being caught exporting baby formula worth $200M

A trio of Florida residents was recently sentenced to federal prison for their part in a $200 million fraud for a 9-year conspiracy relating to baby powder before the current shortage of supply. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Roy K. Altman sentenced South Florida residents  Raoul Doekhie, 53, Johnny Grobman, 48 and Sherida Nabi,…