Started the day by sleeping in. Finally left my CouchSurfing host around 2:30 PM to seek insurance. No dice. The company I tried does not sell motorcycle insurance for French Guiana... The nice lady called another company, no joy. The third company was closed for the day at 3:00 PM (things run differently down here.)
A new strategy emerged. Call the people that make the rules, the good folks at the French Embassy in Paramaribo. With any kind of luck they will be able to steer me in the right direction. Either I can get the insurance before entering French Guiana or I can only get it there. Hopefully they will know an insurance company and can hit the road and "Escape from Paramaribo" (a feature film coming to theaters summer 2013.