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About caribvoice

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

Children should be the most critical reason not to stay in an abusive relationship


Very often victims of gender-based abuse say that they choose not to walk away because of the children. The fact is that staying in an abusive relationship because of the children will cause the children to be scarred for life … Continue reading

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Different strokes for different folks?


A recent article in the media mentioned that a certain NGO has received permission from the Ministry of Education to go to all schools in Guyana to deliver training with respect to drugs and alcohol use. That is indeed highly … Continue reading

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Mental health and restorative practices


The Caribbean Voice (TCV) is a full volunteer-driven, not for profit, NGO, engaged in suicide and abuse prevention. We launched our campaign in Guyana in 2014, where we have played a significant role, in collaboration with other stakeholders, to significantly … Continue reading

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Urgent, extensive need for help


In an interview with NCN’s Access Health programme on September 29, The Caribbean Voice’s (TCV) Managing Director for Guyana, Bibi Ahamad, shared contact info for TCV, the Suicide Helpline, and a number of other NGOs, so those needing help for … Continue reading

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Basket of measures needed for suicide prevention


The Caribbean Voice (www.caribvoice.org), a US and Guyana registered volunteer-driven, not for profit NGO focused on suicide and all forms of abuse prevention in Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica and St Vincent & the Grenadines (in partnership with sister … Continue reading

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Use of technology to improve mental health care


According to the World Health Organization (WHO) one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. In fact nearly two billion people suffer from mental illnesses every year. … Continue reading

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What are the protocols pertaining to minors?


A RECENT article in the media stated that, “…a 15-year-old girl who attempted to take her own life has been placed in the National Psychiatric Hospital…She was reportedly placed there with only a piece of sponge to sleep on, which … Continue reading

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