Suriname Through A Camera Lens

March 25, 2020

I was only 2 years old when I left Suriname. An age where you would think memories could not have been formed yet. But from the moment I set foot back on Suriname soil, I knew otherwise.

The First Radio Station

March 20, 2020

My father John R. de Bye was born on 5 February 1907. He started his career with the Lands Radio Service of Suriname as a telegraph operator at the age of 17. When he retired in 1960, he held the post of Deputy Director of the Lands Telegraaf and Telefoondienst (National Telegraph and Telephone Service) … Read More

The Healing Power of The Amazon

March 17, 2020

The Amazon rainforest is the greenest and one of the most biodiverse places on our planet. It spreads across nine countries namely Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guyana and Suriname covering 6.000.000 square kilometers

Erwin Lives On Through His Art

March 14, 2020

Erwin de Vries would have turned 90 on December 21 st, 2019. To commemorate this special day, his wife Lilian and two daughters Gudrun and Sabine organized a one-day exhibition.

Suriname The Movie

March 8, 2020

In February 2020, the feature film SURINAME premiered in Suriname and in the Netherlands. The crime drama is the first movie of cinema giant Pathé in the Netherlands.

International Women’s Day

March 5, 2020

8 March was proclaimed and recognized as International Women’s Day. A historical milestone in the fight for recognition of women’s rights. A day that is commemorated annually where women focus on their women’s rights such as: their right to vote and to being elected; their right to paid work; their right to a life free … Read More

Festival of Colours

March 3, 2020

On the 9th of March Hindus all over the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours. The festival has gained tremendous popularity over the years and is widely celebrated in Suriname by people of all religion, ethnicity, age and gender. It conforms to what the essence and message of Holi really is: A celebration of … Read More