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About caribvoice

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

Everybody’s Business – Suicide and Abuse Prevention


Last month the suicide by hanging of a fifty year old on the Corentyne made headlines. “Neighbours told law enforcement officials that the man seemed “down” lately but they thought nothing of it,” reported one media. Over and over and … Continue reading

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Love is not static and stagnant


Great love unaccompanied by any action creates nothing. It is the action generated by that love that creates miracles. In fact love does not exist unless it is displayed because love is not stagnant, static but active and catalytic.In effect … Continue reading

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Messenger Supersedes Message


One of the very very strange characteristic of facebook users is that the messenger rather than the message is given importance. Thus someone with status would sneeze and post it and hundreds, if not thousands would like, and gush over … Continue reading

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Action Brings About Change.


Education, in itself is never the solution for anything. Solution comes on stream when the education becomes the springboard for appropriate action. Those of us involved in social activism must grasp this essential point so that we realize that simply … Continue reading

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First Impressions Are Not Lasting


Contrary to what is considered conventional wisdom, first impressions are rarely ever lasting. Regardless whether it is based on what is natural or contrived, a first impression is hardly more than a peek and there is an entire world yet … Continue reading

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The suicide rate is not what WHO says it is


Recently The Caribbean Voice received the following message from Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, former PPP/C Minister of Health, “When I was Minister of Health, I openly disagreed with them (WHO) on suicide…We have averaged between 140 and 170 deaths in my … Continue reading

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Religion is action not rhetoric.


Extolling religion through rhetoric and verbiage is a mere academic exercise with no real world value. In fact you can know everything there is to know if that knowledge remains dormant then its useless. To make it transformative and dynamic … Continue reading

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