Monthly Archives: September 2015

Collaboration and Ongoing, Concerted Effort – The Way Forward


The most important outcome of the National Stakeholder’s Conference on Suicide and Related Issues, held on August 21, at Cara Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana, was the realization of an urgent need for collaboration and ongoing, concerted efforts on the social landscape … Continue reading

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The First Annual El Dorado Awards


Rated 10 out of 10 For the first time ever, activists, advocates and affirmation agents were lauded and recognized for their efforts to make a difference and bring about positive change in Guyana. Those so honored were: ➢ philanthropist, social … Continue reading

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The Cost of Suicide


The research does not seem to exist for Guyana, or if it does, is not easily accessible; but suicide does take a tremendous toll beyond the lives lost. Such costs are usually referred to as direct costs – costs associated … Continue reading

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Shri Lanka’s Hazard Reduction Model-Suicide Drops 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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Myths & Misinformation on Suicide


In the nine months since The Caribbean Voice launched its suicide prevention campaign, we have been appalled by the biases, prejudices, misinformation and disinformation that character attitudes towards suicide. In fact we have arrived at the distinct understanding that suicide … Continue reading

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The Ed Ahmad Lesson


By Annan Boodram He flew high, feeling unencumbered by the travails and battering of more ordinary folks. And somewhere between the acquisition of millions and the hobnobbing with VIPs he forgot that the law has a way of clipping wings … Continue reading

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The Caribbean Voice Takes Its Message to Berbice


The Caribbean Voice (TCV) once again broke new grounds by taking the discussion on suicide awareness and prevention to the airwaves in Berbice. On the evening of August 26, a panel discussion was held on NCN Berbice from 7 to … Continue reading

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