Abeng Central

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New book: Rainforest Warriors by Richard Price

Rainforest Warriors (release date: December 2010) is a historical, ethnographic, and documentary account of a people, their threatened rainforest, and their successful attempt to harness international human rights law in … Continue reading

June 8, 2010

Saramaccan authorities rally against delayed implementation of verdict

The Association of Sarammacas Dignitaries (VSG, Vereniging van Saramaccaanse Gezagsdragers) organized a rally in Laduwani this week against the Suriname government and its delayed implementation of the verdict by the … Continue reading

November 16, 2009

Earl Witter urges Jamaican Maroons to enter rights charter debate

Source: Paul H. Williams, Gleaner Writer Photo: Earl Witter UNDER A makeshift tent, propped up by bamboo, patrons and residents of Moore Town listened intently to Public Defender Earl Witter … Continue reading

October 24, 2009

Nieuw Koffie Kamp protests against upcoming electricity bill

Captain Ludwich Wijnerman of  Nieuw Koffie Kamp has informed the Suriname government that his town will not pay for the supply of electrical energy. The dignitary argues that his people … Continue reading

August 18, 2009

Krutu on demarcation of Saramaccan living areas

A ‘gran krutu’ was held on July 10 and 11 at the village of Abenaston, in Suriname, concerning the legal demarcation and mapping of Saramaccan living areas. Captains of Brownsberg … Continue reading

July 11, 2009

Ndyuka Maroons undermine rights of Amerindians

Amerindians and Maroon inhabitants of the village of  Bigi Ston have been arguing over their rights to the land. Although Bigi Ston is originally an Amerindian settlement, the people share … Continue reading

July 7, 2009

Suriname embarks on journey towards legalizing tribal rights

A two day conference was held in Paramaribo today to mark the start of a judicial process towards anchoring tribal rights into the Constitution of Suriname. The government of Suriname, … Continue reading

July 2, 2009