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Ambassador Anania Opens New Forensics Lab

Ambassador Anania cuts the ribbon at new forensics lab.- Photo by: State Dept.

Opening of the new forensics lab at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at the Academic Hospital.

The U.S. Embassy contributed furnishings at the opening of the New Forensics Lab at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at the Academic Hospital.

December 17 marked the opening of the new forensics lab at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at the Academic Hospital. The U.S. Embassy donated computers and furniture for the lab.  After cutting the ribbon to open the facility, Ambassador Anania toured the lab with other invited guests at the grand opening.  The U.S. Government and the Netherlands, in cooperation with the Suriname Ministry of Justice and Police, funded the lab.

The lab is part of the Ministry of Justice & Police’s effort to establish a Suriname Forensic Institute (SFI).   Introducing forensic investigations helps to professionalize the police force and gives them additional tools in solving crime.

The Institute for Biomedical Sciences will seek international accreditation for the lab, enabling Suriname to share DNA profiles with other eligible countries, such as the U.S., to catch transnational criminals and contribute to regional security.

The United States and Suriname are working together in the fight against transnational