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

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


Marcel Pinas: the art of presence

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


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.


Phagwah: Rites of spring

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


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.

Island Beat – Eastertime (March/April 1999)

Island Beat – Eastertime (March/April 1999)

What's hot and happening in the islands this Easter.


Island Beat (November/December 1996)

Events people in the news around the islands .

Island Beat (May/June 1999)

Island Beat (May/June 1999)

What's hot and happening in the islands.


Island Beat (March/April 1996)

People events in the news around the islands .