[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The CBU 45th Annual General Assembly will start on Monday, August 18, and will end on Thursday, August 21, 2014. On Friday August 22, participants will have the opportunity to travel to the Bergendal River Resort in the district of Brokopondo during the Fun Day activity. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”Location & Facilities” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]Suriname’s capital, Paramaribo is approximately one hour’s drive away from the International Airport.

Hotel facilities are accessible to wheelchairs. Fully adapted accommodation for disabled persons is limited. For any special needs – including dietary requirements – please inform the Hotel accordingly.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Accommodation & Meals” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]The Secretariat has made a tentative block reservation at the Royal Torarica and Torarica Casino for all participants. The preferential rate for registered participants inclusive of breakfast and service charge is US$ 120 (single/ double occupancy) and US$ 155 (triple occupancy) at the Royal Torarica.  While at the Hotel Torarica and Casino the per night room rate is US$ 125 (single/ double occupancy) and US$ 145 (triple occupancy).

The preferential room rate is dependent on availability and cannot be guaranteed for reservations made after July 16, 2014.

Participants should send their completed registration form to

Check in is from 17:00 hrs. and check-out is before 13:00hrs.

In case you have special requirements please let the Hotel know, so that availability of appropriate facilities can be checked.

All CBU AGA delegates will receive:

  • Complimentary breakfast (buffet)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Complimentary use of the resort facilities on the premises of Hotel Torarica
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet in all rooms

[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Visa” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]It is important that participants check passport and visa requirements for Suriname in due time before departure.

CARICOM holders are NOT subject to the visa obligations to enter Suriname, with no limit on the number of days on the planned stay.

Non CARICOM passport holders Participants who are NOT CARICOM passport holders may be subject to visa obligations.  We strongly advise you to send a scanned copy of your national passport to for preparation of an invitation letter to ease your visa release process.

Please view this page for further information on countries whose citizens require visas[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Useful Information” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]For any further assistance regarding administrative and logistical arrangements for this workshop, please contact:

CBU Secretariat
Tel: 1 246 4301007
Fax: 246 2289524

Annual General Assembly Local Organising Committee Secretariat
The LOC Secretariat will begin operation as of August 11, 2014.  Contact information will be provided closer to that date.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”Venue Information” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]Conference sessions will be held in the Royal Ballroom of the Royal Torarica Hotel.

The hotel address is: Mr. Rietbergplein No. 1

Telephone: +597 471500


Website:[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Travel Arrangements” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]You should plan your travel to arrive in Paramaribo in time for the Opening Ceremony which starts at 9.00 am on Monday August 18, 2014.

Airlines travelling to Paramaribo include:

  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Suriname Airways

[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Transfers on Arrival & Departure” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]Transportation from the airport to the hotel is provided by the Torarica Hotel free of cost.


Arriving in Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) or commonly called Paramaribo-Zanderij International Airport:

Hotel shuttles will be available in front of the arrival area for all registered and confirmed participants. In case of need upon arrival, the Torarica Hotel Information Desk at the airport will be able to assist you.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][widgets_on_pages id=”AGA 5″][/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Tipping” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]Tipping in Suriname is generally not required, but it is appreciated in restaurants and cafés.

Taxis: Are widely available[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Business Hours” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]Shops: Monday thru Friday from 8hrs to 17hrs; mostly closed on Sundays.

Banks: Monday thru Friday from 8h00 to 13h30; closed on week-ends. However DSB Bank & GODO Bank are available at weekends

ATMs / CAMBIO: widely available.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Weather & Time Zone” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]Suriname has tropical weather.  Temperatures are uniformly high as is the relative humidity.  The average early morning minimum is X C and the afternoon maximum X C.  Kindly note however that meeting rooms are air conditioned and colder.

Suriname is located in the time zone (GMT/UTC-03:00).  Suriname observes UTC – 3 Standard Time year round.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Meeting Attire” title_align=”separator_align_right” color=”orange”][vc_column_text]Business wear suitable for a tropical climate is appropriate. However, conference rooms will be air-conditioned and delegates should dress appropriately for these sessions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]