Monthly Archives: February 2018

The movie Padmaavat glorifies suicide


Until recently, one of the factors that drove the suicide rate among Indians in Guyana was the Bollywood effect, the glorifying and norming of suicide in many, many movies from the Indian film industry up until the eighties or thereabouts. … Continue reading

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Guyanese support the establishment of sex offenders’ registry and raising the age of consent to 18.


An opinion survey commissioned by The Caribbean Voice (TCV) and conducted during the last week of January revealed that 73% of those surveyed felt that social problems like depression, anxiety, alcoholism and suicide would increase because of the closure of … Continue reading

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Mental health should be in the Guyana Youth Service curriculum


The media recently reported on the consolidation of key youth programmes and organizations into the Guyana Youth Service (GYS) and the subsequent offering of a standardised education and training curriculum as measures to significantly improve youths’ marketability and prospects for … Continue reading

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Attempted suicide should be decriminalised


While we await a meeting with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, to update him on our work on the ground, The Caribbean Voice appeals to the Minister to use his position and influence to help bring about the following: * … Continue reading

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The caribbean Voice is all inclusive


There are activist (those who do), advocated (those who talk and shed light or ask questions) and lobbyists (those who agitate for change or new measures). The Caribbean Voice is all three plus a purveyor of information and a builder … Continue reading

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Social activism is action for positive change.


Social activism is not about rhetoric and putting on a show, It is not about using others to promote oneself. It is about direct and sustained action to bring about the desired change. So no matter how many storms some … Continue reading

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Puzzled by Minister’s comment


We are grateful to Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan for recognising The Caribbean Voice (TCV) as a credible NGO. We are also thrilled with the Minister’s words, “I would support Caribbean Voice, they have done some work in Guyana”. … Continue reading

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