Abeng Central

News and background stories on maroon communities in the Americas.

Suriname celebrates first National Maroon Day

Suriname marked its first national Maroon holiday yesterday, October 10 2011. Celebrations were held in Santigron, a multi-tribe village about an hour driving south from the capitol city of Paramaribo. … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Main road to Santigron being asphalted

The government of Suriname has started asphalting the 60 kilometers of main road between the northern capital of Paramaribo and the southern Maroon village of Santigron, which will cut down … Continue reading

February 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Santigron and Bigi Poika question issuance of land permits

People from the Saramaccan villages of Santigron and Bigi Poika in Suriname have sent a written request for an investigation into the issuance of landpermits to the Secretary for Territorial … Continue reading

October 8, 2009 · Leave a comment