Monthly Archives: December 2019

Myths and misinformation on suicide


In our work on suicide prevention, The Caribbean Voice has received a lot of comments to do with God, religion, and temples. Yes, faith-based counselors and individuals with deep religious convictions do believe that faith in God can help. In … Continue reading

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Words take on a life of their own


Words matter, and often can and do take on a life of their own. Thus The Caribbean Voice (TCV) is happy that so many were critical of the words of the Minister of Education, Dr Nicolette Henry, who implied that … Continue reading

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What does ‘Activism Against’ Entail?


At a panel discussion to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (November 25 to December 10 annually), Trinidad & Tobago’s Pres­by­ter­ian priest, Rev Joy Ab­dul-Mo­han expressed the belief that re­li­gious scrip­ture should be re­assessed as a means … Continue reading

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There is no ‘ethnic impetus’ with regard to domestic abuse


With respect to a recent letter in the local media, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) categorically and emphatically states that there is no ‘ethnic impetus’ for domestic violence. There never has been and anyone familiar with the literature will know that … Continue reading

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Fast track rape cases


A RECENT media report which revealed that four men were acquitted of rape after the complainants could not be located, failed to mention the length of time between the alleged acts and the start of the trials. Past experiences indicate … Continue reading

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Try Mindfulness


“It’s easy to stop noticing the world around us. It’s also easy to lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling and to end up living ‘in our heads’ – caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice … Continue reading

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TCV commends IPED for its mental-health initiatives


THE Caribbean Voice commends the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED) “for ensuring that all managers and leaders completed sessions on emotional intelligence, as part of an ongoing effort by the company to secure employees’ mental health for their own … Continue reading

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