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About caribvoice

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

Suicide prevention is so much more than just sharing a helpline number


SINCE its launch in 2015, mention has often been made about the Suicide Helpline, although stats are hard to come by even though releasing them could be an incentive for others to use the helpline. In any case, saving a … Continue reading

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Regulations governing NGOs need to be simplified


According to a recent letter in the local media, “people of questionable character are forming NGOs and going around the world under false pretence, professing to be doing all kinds of good service in Guyana when in reality no one … Continue reading

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US$32,000 suicide prevention programme to come on stream next year


Areas that are known to have the highest suicide rates will be among the key targets for a strategic programme slated to be implemented next year. The lay counsellor programme which will ensure high-burden areas within Regions Two, Five and … Continue reading

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TCV begins countrywide mental health, suicide workshops


Several workshops were conducted by the Caribbean Voice (TCV) as that non-governmental organisation (NGO) continued its efforts to eradicate suicide and mental health issues. Two sessions were recently held with youths from Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and Five (Mahaica-Berbice) in the … Continue reading

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Carib Beer must go beyond public apology for ad


The Caribbean Voice (TCV) (www.caribvoice.org) joins with other NGOs and Women’s Rights Organizations in calling upon Carib Beer to go beyond a public apology in expressing their contrition for the awful ad that was both offensive and insensitive to women … Continue reading

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Third annual candlelight vigil against violence set


The third Annual National Candlelight Vigil was officially launched at a press conference in Georgetown on August 10. In attendance was this year’s vigil patron, Dr. George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, Youth, Sports and Culture. Voices Against Violence (the … Continue reading

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Champion of the vulnerable… Leslyn Holder is a ‘Special Person’


“Now that I am into domestic violence awareness, I have come to realise that abuse is a form of control, and for some reason, many women go along with it because they are convinced that they do not have the … Continue reading

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