I was born in Paramaribo, Suriname in the year of the rat Sunny Suriname is a republic, located on the northeast coast of South America.
My native language is Dutch,
but we speak our own language (lingua franca) as well: Sranang Tongo.
The Dutch prefer to call it: “taki-taki”, probably because it sounds like that ☺
In the seventies I attended the Mr. Dr. J.C. de Miranda Lyceum and in the eighties I studied Business Economics (HEAO).
(Profiled in a Surinamese teen-magazine “Hi-Time,” at age 16)
Communication has always been my first love.
From my early days on, my path always crossed those of media people,
and while doing research for one of my term papers in highschool,
I was requested to take a voice-test at the SRS
(Stichting Radio Omroep Suriname/ Foundation Radio Announcement Suriname)
That’s where my career started.