Edition 2010, Volume 1

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Between 1650 and 1808, slaves were exported from West Africa to Suriname. The number is estimated to be between 215,000 and 350,000. Many slaves died during the transatlantic journey. The slaves that arrived alive in the colony were seen as commodities or 'things' of the plantation owners. Slavery was abolished in 1863....
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Eight Surinamese medicinal plants were assessed for their potential to reduce the increased peripheral vascular resistance associated with arterial hypertension. To this end, they were evaluated for their ability to relax isolated guinea pig aorta rings pre-constricted with the a1-adrenoreceptor agonist phenylephrine. The plants studied were Annona...
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De roep om de invoering van Engels in Suriname klinkt steeds luider. Direct na de onafhankelijkheid gingen er stemmen op om het Nederlands in Suriname te vervangen door het Engels. De Surinaamse overheid heeft niet naar deze stemmen geluisterd. De roep om Engels bestaat nog tot vandaag. Deze roep wordt versterkt door het algemeen beleid van de Suri...
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Decentralized rural electrification in the Brazilian Amazon

R. van Els | J. de Souza Vianna | A. Junior
This paper discusses the various efforts to promote decentralized electricity generation with renewable energy for rural electrification in the Brazilian Amazon over the last three decades. The preliminary results show that, besides the need to adjust the institutional framework of the electricity sector to permit this type of project, it is also n...
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The introduction of the zebrafish as a mass screening tool can be compared to the early days of the laboratory rat and more specific to the genetically knocked-out mice. Recently this model has found its application in a broad field of applications and is widely used by investigators in the disciplines of biological, medical, social and technologic...
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This article evaluates social research in Caribbean societies with a complex diversity, taking the example of Suriname. The argument is that a research method is always instrumental and consequently a context free methodology does not exist. The implication is that each method needs to be tested on its validity in the society that is being studied....
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In Parkinsonís disease, the neuronal cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine deteriorate. As a consequence, dopamine levels decline and symptoms appear. Treatment has traditionally involved dopamineís chemical precursor, L-dopa. Although widely used, this treatment is accompanied by unpleasant toxic effects and causes only symptomatic reli...
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Globally, it appears that those countries that rely more on the exploitation of their natural resources regarding their exports, also happen to be placed lower on human and economic development rankings....
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Caribbean plantation societies started out as economic projects that were structurally linked to slavery, with its own mode of production. The legal system during slavery was not a reflection or expression of moral solidarity of its population, but clearly served the interest of the dominant class in a Marxist sense. Between 1684 and 1842 numerous ...
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The Caribbean sub-region of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is divided into an English and Spanish speaking part. The Dutch speaking Republic of Suriname adheres to the first group. From 03 Ė 05 November 2009 the regional office of the FAO and the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (ECIAF) Campus of t...
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