Ivan Fernald

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Ivan Fernald visiting the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) in October 2007

Ivan Christiaan Fernald (born 7 December 1955) is a Surinamese politician, currently serving as the Minister of Defence since 1 September 2005.[1]

Previously Fernald was director of the Institute for Economic Administrative Secondary Education (IMEAO).[2]

As Defence Minister Fernald sent the military into the interior to assist with flooding in 2006,[3] and was involved with planning a Jungle Warfare School in Suriname for foreign military services.[4]


  1. ^ "President Venetiaan roept nieuwe ministers op waakzaam te zijnPresident Venetiaan roept nieuwe ministers op waakzaam te zijn" (in Dutch). Dagblad Suriname. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Ivan Fernald verlaat Imeao met gemengde gevoelens" (in Dutch). Dagblad Suriname. 22 August 2005. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Floods deluge Suriname villages". BBC Caribbean. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Suriname Jungle Warfare School". BBC Caribbean. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 

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