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About caribvoice

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

Reggae artiste supports suicide prevention campaign


Reggae/dancehall artiste G Mac has joined Guyanese entity The Caribbean Voice (TCV) on its suicide-prevention campaign. The project aims to create awareness around the issue of suicide. According to the artiste, the growing suicide rate across the region has become … Continue reading

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J’can musical star Gmac Citylock joins local suicide prevention campaign


Jamaican reggae and dancehall star Garfield Mclean — known professionally as Gmac Citylock — has joined The Caribbean Voice’s (TCV) suicide prevention campaign as a spokesperson. Gmac joins a number of other media and entertainment stars on TCV’s team of … Continue reading

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Credit for decrease in suicides must go to NGOs


SOME media houses in Guyana continue to propagate the WHO suicide ‘stat’ of 2012, which placed Guyana at Number One in the world with a rate of 44.2, in spite of the fact that that figure is incorrect. TCV’s investigation … Continue reading

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Mindframe guidelines for media reporting on suicide


THE Caribbean Voice is thrilled that yet another training session on suicide reporting has been undertaken with the Guyana media, especially in view of the fact that the local media continue to sensationalise suicide, post pics of suicide victims, and … Continue reading

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Independent Investigations Needed


THE media recently reported that the Guyana Defence Force has launched an internal investigation into the “initiation beating of a number of new officers of the force who were recently commissioned. The initiation usually forms part of the ‘welcome into … Continue reading

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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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