Monthly Archives: April 2019

This is The Caribbean Voice


Three years ago The Caribbean Voice, in collaboration with a groups of NGOs and activists in Guyana, launched a National Anti-Violence Candlelight Vigil to mark World Suicide Prevention day, observed on September 10 each year. This year will see the … Continue reading

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Counselors to suicidal persons must be licenced


Last month, a young lady died by suicide. Her father had paid a ‘counselor’ to counsel his daughter, having recognized that the young lady was suicidal. Yet, the daughter took her life while under the care of the counselor. As … Continue reading

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Saying ‘no’ happens only when the empowerment tools are provided


A letter writer recently called upon Guyanese to ‘say yes to life, not suicide’. We know that this person means well but if it were that easy then there would be no suicide deaths at all. The simple fact is … Continue reading

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Find jobs for youths – Caribbean Voice appeals to Youth Department


In light of the recent revelation that just about 40 per cent of the country’s youths are unemployed and many are now becoming depressed and even suicidal, The Caribbean Voice is lobbying for the Department of Youth to help young … Continue reading

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Justice Patterson re-victimising female victims


GECOM Chairman, Justice (retired) James Patterson in a recent letter to the media on the crisis of domestic violence and femicide, stated, “Our women folk must bear some responsibility. It is not wise to be cute and clueless. Women must … Continue reading

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More funding needed to develop youth businesses – The Caribbean Voice


Despite miniature strides to develop youth businesses, The Caribbean Voice believes that the Government needs to do more to help young people develop their businesses as the lack of employment opportunities are making youths suicidal. This is according to a … Continue reading

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Youths need jobs and training to stave off mental health issues


According to media reports, the Department of Youth plans to launch a ‘job readiness training’ initiative for youths to better ease them into the workforce. While the reasons given for such an initiative have merit, The Caribbean Voice would like … Continue reading

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