Suriname

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Big Bang: Owru Yari (Old Year) celebrations in Suriname

End the year with a bang at Paramaribo’s Owru Yari celebrations.

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Marcel Pinas: the art of presence

Surinamese artist Marcel Pinas has won an international reputation for his works incorporating elements of traditional Maroon culture .

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Paramaribo for pleasure

This August, Suriname’s capital will host Carifesta XI, the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival. Good excuse for a visit, writes Philip Sander.

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Phagwah: Rites of spring

Photographer Evan Chung captures the colours of Phagwah, the Hindu spring festival, as celebrated by Caribbean immigrants in Queens .

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Paramaribo’s oasis of peace

Jonathan Ali on the European Jews who found refuge in Suriname four centuries ago.

Nyan Switi in Suriname

Nyan Switi in Suriname

In the melting-pot of Paramaribo, you’ll find the flavours of the world. Jonathan Ali sampled almost all of them.

A Sip of Suriname

In the Nov/Dec 2002 issue of Caribbean Beat Mark Meredith went on a tour of what was then, BWIA's newest Caribbean destination.

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Island Beat (September/October 1996)

News from around the islands .

Maria Merian: the Caterpillar lover

Maria Merian: the Caterpillar lover

Nicholas Laughlin tells the curious tale of how a middle-aged 17th-century German housewife and mother travelled to the tropics....

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Island Beat (Winter 1993)

A new transatlantic race for sailors, a new visitor attraction in Barbados, world championship golf in Jamaica, and Barbados artists shine at Carib Ar.

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