Elviera Sandie, Suriname’s new Permanent Secretary for Culture is properly prepared and ready

Elviera Sandie

By Marvin Hokstam

PARAMARIBO — Elviera Sandie is the new Permanent Secretary for Culture at Suriname’s Ministry of Education; entrusted with the department than charts a path for cultural expressions in a country with a diverse ethnic mix, she said she is ready to do what was hers in coming. “The way I see it; everything I did prior to getting here was part of the ripening process for this job. That’s the way it is in life: everything you do comes back to you, so it’s best to do good. I was chosen for this job because the people who do the choosing knew me,” she said.

She was sitting down at a “tropical restaurant” in Amsterdam for an interview with The Daily Herald, wrapping up her extended vacation in the Netherlands, just a few days before her appointment. “I am excited about this next challenge in my life.”

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