Monthly Archives: June 2019

Boodram Hits The Mark with New Book


Book: Slices of Life Author: Annan Boodram Critic: Glenville Ashby, PhD Annan Boodram’s Slices of Life is masterful collection of philosophical narratives, avowedly independent, and well outside the confines of groupthink. ‘Forbidden,’ a literary tour de force is arguably Boodram’s … Continue reading

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Suicide and the Young


As in the Caribbean, suicide in Caribbean America is still seen as a family ‘shame’ that needs to be hidden. Some years ago a young man died in the streets. A sibling disclosed at the wake that the brother would … Continue reading

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Chief Justice calls for helplines to be featured in suicide stories


Given the high prevalence of suicide and other social ills in Guyana, acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George on Friday, during a workshop hosted for the media, underscored the need for helplines to be placed at the end of such reports … Continue reading

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Build shelters and safe houses in every region


Social Protection Minister Amna Ally and US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch were among those at the sod-turning exercise recently in Linden for the construction of two shelters. These projects are being undertaken by the United States Military Services, under the New … Continue reading

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Stakeholders must develop campaign against bus drivers, conductors who prey on young girls


Over the years there have been many cases brought before the courts with regards to teenaged schoolgirls being sexually abused and raped by minibus drivers and conductors. Only recently there have been at least two cases in which charges were … Continue reading

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Provocation is no justification for abuse


A domiciled Guyanese posted on Facebook that women should stop provoking men, since such provocation leads to domestic abuse. This victim-blaming is nothing new but it is indeed astounding that there are still women who propagate such a view, yet … Continue reading

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If You See Something do Something; Counseling Save Lives


48 eight year old, Shamwatie Loutan, a Guyanese American woman living in New York City, took her life recently following a period of depression. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the mother of three, who had … Continue reading

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