Edition 2015, Volume 6

ARTICLES IN THIS EDITION
A large whale, accompanied by a calf, was seen in the shallow coastal waters of Suriname on 20 April 2013. Digital images confirmed the species identification as humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae. This is the first confirmed record of humpback whales in Suriname. The observation was made at the extreme southern limit of the North Atlantic popul...
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Child maltreatment still is primarily considered to be a public health problem and an issue of harm to vulnerable individuals, not so much as a violation of children’s human rights. It is discussed that ratification of the Convention of the Rights of the Child however should explicitly lead to a rights-based approach. After discussing some theoreti...
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Voorlopige cijfers van het Suryamodel indiceren dat het groeitempo van het bruto binnenlandse product is afgezwakt van gemiddeld 4,5% in voorgaande jaren tot 3,1% in 2014. De tegenvallende wereldmarktprijzen voor onze belangrijkste exportproducten liggen aan deze afvlakking ten grondslag. Zij hebben een materiële impact op de productie en de staats...
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The laudatio to professor Edward Dew adresses the three demensions in his work: The scholar, the promotor of research and the academic who analysed the Surinamese political and social system, the so-called consociational democracy. In my critics I argue that consociational cemocracy is to narrow to understand the dynamics of the politics in the S...
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After getting permission from the Dutch colonial authorities, German-speaking Moravian missionaries arrived in 1735 as settlers in Suriname with the intention “…to see if alongside the regular work there was something to win for the Savior among the Savages and Moors”. It took almost 30 years to get permission to missionize among the Maroons and on...
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Since the 1980’th small-scale gold mining is on the increase in Suriname. Most mining occurs in the eastern part of the country. In the small-scale gold mining the gold is usually amalgamated to mercury. An estimated 1 kg of mercury enters the environment for every kg of gold extracted, which means at least 10,000 kg of mercury released annually in...
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Het Tapajai-waterkrachtproject is één van de meest besproken energieprojecten geweest uit de recente geschiedenis, waarbij de nadruk voornamelijk enerzijds kwam te liggen op de extra energie-opbrengsten met een verwaarloosbare toename in footprint, en anderzijds op de grondenrechten van de binnenlandsbewoners die getroffen zouden worden bij met de ...
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This paper aims to achieve three principal objectives: first, to examine the concept of susainable development as related to the international contexts second, to review the current goals, structure and focus of teacher education in Suriname and, lastly, to highlight the challenges posed by education for sustainable development for teacher educatio...
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This article is the full text of a communication made during the 3rd International Congress on Biodiversity in the Guiana Shield held at Paramaribo in August 2013. It is an overview, a kind of 'mini-review' of all the work done to date on the spontaneous cacao trees of French Guiana....
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