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Suriname has a very interesting culture. Most people speak Dutch, however Sranan Tongo is the most common language used for informal conversations. Unlike in North America, the families do not sit down for dinner together. Instead, each member of the family eats whenever they are hungry. Suriname’s flag represents the unity of their diverse population. The music types that are most common in Suriname are kaseko (salyplo+salsa+zouk), hindi-pop (east Indian+traditional creole), and sranan bubbling (reggae). Other arts found in Suriname include theater, sculpture, and painting.
Suriname’s republic is very similar to the U.S.’s democracy. The president is the head of state and government. The fifty-one seat national assembly (DNA) is popularly elected. The DNA holds the responsibility of electing the nation’s president. Elections for president are held every five years. The voting age is eighteen. Many political parties consist of different ethnic groups. However, the membership is not exclusively limited. The president is currently Pres. Desi Bouterse. The capital of Suriname is Paramaribo.
1) Umbrella- 80% of Suriname is covered in tropical rainforests
2) HIking Boots- rain forests to hike in and lack of roads
3) Light Jacket- nights are slightly chilly unlike warm days
4) Moisturizing Sunscreen- half of the year is very dry and sunny
5) Camera- very interesting wild life and locations
6) Swim Suit- right off of the Atlantic Ocean (beaches)
7) Beach Towel- for the days at the beach
8) Musical Instrument- music is important to the culture
9) Men wear: T-shirts or button down shirts
10) Women wear: sleaveless tops, skirts, T-shirts, and button down shirts
More frequent history about Suriname is in1988 the prime minister was abolished. 2000 70% of inflammation raised. In May 2006 a huge and strong flood came to Suriname and left more than 20,000 homeless. In July 2007 there was arguing over the countries of Suriname and Guyana. in 2010 a Parliament the president of Suriname elected himself. Robert Ameerali was vice president ever since August 2010.
Ten things to do
1. Visit the Brownsberg Nature Park- It is Suriname's first and only national park.
2. Climb the Nassu Mountains- You can join a 560 meter up hill to see the beautiful view of Suriname at the top of the peak
3. See the White Beach- An artificial beach created on the Suriname River.
4. A trip down the Suriname River- Floating down beautiful river passing the rainforest.
5. Fort Zeelandia- Remains of Dutch settlers, but it was first a fort from the English.
6. Jodensauanna- Old Jewish site represents the Jewish people to the new world.
7. Brokopondo Lake- A calming lake area to relax.
8. Wegnaar Zee- A religious place where can learn about the Hindu religion.
9. Central Market- A good place to buy non-expensive goods, that are fresh.
10. Upper Suriname- Wild rapids making it look like an attraction in an amusement park.
Suriname has an interesting economy. The key resource for them is mining. The economy also consists of logging, food processing, along with oil drilling. Suriname has a richer life style of living than the neighboring countries do. Even though they have a better way of living, educated suriname people have to go to other countries to find work. While some people leave the country, others are employed by the Suriname goverment. The Suriname currency is the suriname dollar (srd). Suriname uses its many rivers to transport prducts throughout the country and internationally. They have many agricultural products, but rice is the major agricultural product. Metal processing is also important. All in all the economy of Suriname is unique.
This is the ten dollar bill in Suriname.
Jules ajodhia= politician, served 1998-1990 justice minister, served Vice President twice
Bram Behr= journalist, led hoxhaist communist party
Harry kisoensingh = educator, chairman of the union of progressive Surinamese
Paul samahardjo= politician, June 6 2005 appointed speaker of National Assembly
Ram sardjoe= politician, 2005-10 Vice President, member progressive reform party
Suriname is home to many famous people. Jules Ajodhia is one of the many. He is a politician who served as justice minister form 1998-1990, he also served as vice president for two terms. Bram Behr is a Suriname journalist. He led the hoxhaist communist party. Harry Kisoensingh was a very important Suriname person. He is an educator, but also the chairman of the union of progressive Surinamese. Paul Samahardjo is also a politician. He was appointed as speaker of the National Assembly on June 6, 2005. Ram Sardjoe is also another politician, who served as vice president from 2005-10. Sardjoe is also a member of the progressive reform party. All in all, Suriname is home to many famous politicians and journlists.