Monthly Archives: April 2018

An agent of positive change, Nazim S. Hussain is a ‘Special Person’


“I think more than anything we all need to display empathy when we are dealing with others…we may not understand what someone is going through to cause them to react in a particular way; so in empathising you just may … Continue reading

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Abuse prevention requires political will


Combating the brutal war against our womenfolk, as so many have pointed out over time, requires police capacity, necessary reforms, and political will. The current widespread perception that going to the Police is a waste of time is based on … Continue reading

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Tackling Pesticide Suicide


In January, an article in the local media stated, “The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB) continues to execute its mandate through the holistic and comprehensive management of pesticides and toxic chemicals in Guyana with key support at the … Continue reading

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Counselling must be mandatory for attempted suicide victims – Caribbean Voice Director


Although a situation may seem daunting and there may appear to be no way out, suicide should never be seen as a way out. “Suicide is preventable; it is not an option…it is totally preventable,” insists National Coordinating Director of … Continue reading

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Guyana has toll free helpline to suicide prevention


A toll free suicide helpline is currently available to persons who are in need of immediate counselling. The hotline number [592] 600-7896 is one made available by one of the two local telephone companies – Digicel Guyana. This means that … Continue reading

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“Awareness is a stepping stone to saving lives” – Advocate


Even as plans are being streamlined for a strategic workshop to prepare suicide prevention advocates to better help those struggling with core suicidal issues such as low self esteem, depression and substance abuse, other tactical programmes are ongoing aiming for … Continue reading

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Police Behaviour Uncalled For


The local media reported that, “A 58-year-old woman is accusing Police in New Amsterdam of causing her great shame after she was allegedly raped by a home intruder.” According to the woman, “the man broke into her home and raped … Continue reading

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