SRD 91,000 FOR SREfiDENSI CELEBRATION
The district commissioner of Commewijne, Remy Pollack, had reportedly received SRD 91,000 from the government to finance the celebration of 41st anniversary of the country’s Independence Day (Srefidensi) on November 25. DC Pollack who also attended the military parade at Tamanredjo told reporters that he tried to stick to the budget. Protestors also attended the military parade with signs. The protestors who criticized the fact that money was spent on the celebration also demanded attention for the anti-corruption bill. DC Pollack was reluctant to comment on the protest. He did point out, however, that there people who are angry at the government but that he is urging them to be patient. DC Pollack indicated that he was pleased with the turnout. It was the first time that the military parade was held in the Commewijne District. The majority of soldiers and police officers who participated in the parade this year were female. This year 3 army helicopters also made an appearance at the parade.