Author Archives: caribvoice

About caribvoice

Free lance journalist, educator and community activist. Guyana born New York based.

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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Awful Choice of Words


In a recent news report by Newsroom, Chairman of the Guyana Power and Light, Rawle Lucas, in reference to the blackouts, stated, “This is one child we must kill, I know people don’t like to murder but that one we … Continue reading

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Urgent Intervention Needed


Two days before the media carried stories of paranormal activities at the Police Training Center, Pandit Deodat Persaud, ERC Commissioner and Youth Liaison of The Caribbean Voice, wrote on his Facebook page, “On my way home from Georgetown tonight, I … Continue reading

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Whither the Mobile Psychosocial Unit?


After the initial hullabaloo we have hardly heard anything about the Ministry of Education’s Mobile Psychosocial Unit (MPU)? So we ask is this unit only servicing students in school settings or all students wherever they may be? For example the … Continue reading

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Suicide & Abuse Kill


A 2014 report entitled Broken Silence: A Call for Churches to Speak Out, based on a survey of 1,000 U.S. Protestant pastors concluded that faith leaders seriously underestimate the prevalence of sexual and domestic violence experienced by people within their … Continue reading

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