Oct 25, 2014
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Posts tagged: Suriname

Throwback Thursdays: When Ruud Gullit Was “Captain Dread”

Words by Iscious—

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The 2014 World Cup is off to an exciting and action-packed start in Brazil, and one of the biggest stories so far is surely the Netherlands 5-1 thrashing of the defending world champions Spain. Today we feature a fascinating piece of Dutch soccer history steeped in Caribbean roots, and an interesting reggae twist.

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Ten Caribbean Footballers At This Year’s World Cup

Words by Natalie Weiner—

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Wild Caribbean: The Caribbean’s Most Unusual Animals


Words by and Marcha M. Johnson, Jesse Serwer and Natalie Weiner—

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Meet The ‘Cocoa Frog’—And 60 Other New Species Just Found In Suriname

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Scientists conducting research in a region of southeastern Suriname with “virtually no human influence” recently returned with evidence of 60 species previously unknown to science. Among them were a chocolate-colored toad dubbed the “cocoa frog” (see above),  as well as 11 new species of fish, one new snake and five other types of frog. It’s not the only time in the last few years researchers from Conservation International have returned from Suriname with a list of new discoveries. A 2010 journey yielded 46 new species. A 2006 trek brought this stunning, fluorescent purple-hued frog to the scientists’—and the media’s—attention.

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Visual Culture: Caribbean Art Takes Over NYC

Words by Jesse Serwer—

New York City is the biggest melting pot for Caribbean culture there is, so it’s affirming to see the city’s cultural institutions finally put together an event that’s reflective of this. Spread out between three venues—El Museo del Barrio (through Jan. 6); Queens Museum of Art (through Jan. 6); and the Studio Museum in Harlem (through Oct. 21)— “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” is “the big art event of the summer season in New York,” The New York Times wrote, and “likely the most expansive art event of the summer,” according to ArtInfo.

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Fashion Fridays: Q+A with Atelier Doré’s Judith and Henk Uiterloo

Words by Debra Edwards—

After a great response to last week’s Fashion Fridays post on Suriname’s Atelier Doré jewelry, we decided to catch up with husband and wife designers Judith and Henk Uiterloo to find out who they are and what inspires them to make such stunning pieces of art.

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