Monthly Archives: February 2015

Shri Lanka’s Hazard Reduction Model: Suicide Drop by 50%


According to Guyana’s Chief Medical Health Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud, the Ministry of Health will set up Poison Control Centers throughout the country to provide immediate, free and expert treatment, advice and assistance over the telephone in case of … Continue reading

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Voices Against Violence: National Anti-violence Candlelight Vigil – March 27


In an attempt to get communities across Guyana involved in anti-violence, The Caribbean Voice is exploring initiatives that are inexpensive and that bring communities together. “Voices Against Violence”, the March 27, anti-violence candle light vigil fits the bill; each participant … Continue reading

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Guyanese willing to engage in suicide prevention but hesitant to intervene in domestic violence


  A recent poll, commissioned by The Caribbean Voice, found that almost everyone interviewed knew of someone who had committed or attempted suicide.  Also, almost everyone said they believe suicide can be prevented with timely intervention. Asked if they think … Continue reading

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The Five Ws of TCV By Annan Boodram In an email discussion on suicide and suicide prevention, one of the recipients asked about the credentials and capacity of The Caribbean Voice. Given that we launched our suicide prevention campaign about … Continue reading

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Religious leaders must break their silence


On July 24th last year the Baltimore Sun carried a commentary, which stated, “Gender violence causes more death and disability among women ages 15 to 44 in the U.S. than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war. Currently our military and … Continue reading

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Guyanese stars, politicians should take example from Katy Perry, Barack Obama


American singing star, Katy Perry, used the stage at the Grammys to make a huge statement against domestic violence, with a survivor introducing the performer and President Barack Obama speaking against domestic violence and rape afterward. Brooke Axtell, 34, introduced … Continue reading

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Gone Too Soon: Two Unique Guyanese


By Annan Boodram They came from different backgrounds and traveled different pathways but what they had in common was a fervent patriotism and a burning desire to see the land of their birth develop into a society that fostered the … Continue reading

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