About the Embassy
Welcome to the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname!
The histories of the United States of America and Suriname are intertwined and richly similar. First settled by the Amerindians, later by the British, and then by the Dutch, Suriname was ceded by the British to the Dutch in exchange for Nieuw Amsterdam, or what is now known as modern day Manhattan, in the Treaty of Breda in 1667. Descendants of slaves brought from Africa, contract laborers from India, Indonesia, and China, and immigrants from all around the world contribute to the ethnic mix that gives Suriname its nickname, “the Little United Nations.” the United States and Suriname enjoy a diplomatic relationship that stretches back to 1790 and the commissioning of the first American consul to the then-Dutch colony. Throughout the following centuries, the United States has maintained a positive presence that has enabled the Post to grow, becoming first a consular agency, and later a full embassy following Suriname’s independence in 1975.
The U.S. Embassy in
The U.S. Embassy is led by Ambassador Jay Anania, supported by the Deputy Chief of Mission. State Department offices include the Consular section, Management section, Political and Economic section, Public Affairs section, and Regional Security Office.
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Evidence of the long history between the United State and Suriname
Four American sea captains are buried in the Nieuw Oranjetuin cemetery in Paramaribo, Suriname from the period 1756-1766. Two are from Rhode Island, one from New London, New England and one from Middletown, Connecticut.
Capt. Nathaniel Angel
Capt. Nathaniel Angel of Providence In the Colony of Rhode Island in New England He Died Jan. 22 AD 1766
Capt. William Gardner Wanton
IN MEMORY Of Capt. William Gardner Wanton Of Rhode Island Who died July 15th 1756
Capt. William Barbut
In Memory of Capt. William Barbut of New London in New England Died March the 6th 1756
Capt. Michal Burnham
In Memory of Capt. Michal Burnham of Middletown in Connecticut who died November 29 1758