What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

There's a small but rather tight-knit expat community. If you get out regularly to events, you'll start running into the same people over and over. Morale varies greatly. Some people love it and some people are counting the days to leave. - Feb 2020

Small. The Embassy is under 25 direct hires. As the gold mining industry declines, the size the English speaking expat community decreases also. The size of the diplomatic corps here is also small with 13 embassies/consulates located in Paramaribo. - Jun 2017

Small. Dogged. - May 2016

Very small. Maybe a few hundred in the whole country. Morale fluctuates widely depending on who is at post. - Dec 2014

It's a small community and morale varied a lot depending on who was currently at post. It was pretty bad when we first arrived, but by the end of our tour people had really come together and morale was quite high. - Jul 2014

Pretty decent. Former Dutch colony and so there are Dutch tourists around. It's a small place (500,000 people in total in the country) so pretty big of course is relative, but I never had any problems finding people to hang out with and have fun with. - Sep 2013

Small, but lots of Dutch tourists and stagieres (interns). - Nov 2010

Pretty small - Feb 2010

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