Times of Suriname

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Times of Suriname
TypeNational newspaper
Owner(s) Rudi Dilip Sardjoe
PublisherRudisa Broadcasting Communications & Publications N.V.
Editor-in-chiefAlirio Polsbroek
Founded23 December 2003
Language Dutch and English
Headquarters Paramaribo
Circulation 40.000
Website http://www.surinametimes.com/

Times of Suriname is a national newspaper in Suriname. [1] The paper is published daily (except on Sundays) in a broadsheet format with a reported circulation of 35,000-40,000. [2] [3] The paper was founded in December 2003 by (at the time) rich business man and politician Rudi Dilip Sardjoe and claims to be a quality news paper and the largest and most-read paper of the country. [4]


The Times of Suriname is one of the main newspapers of the country, [5] and publishes news articles primarily in Dutch, while also publishing some articles in English (in 2005 it experimented with some articles in Portuguese). [6] [7] The paper contains news on Suriname, the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands. [6]

The paper is reported to have some 20 journalists under employment, most of them young. [1] [3]

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