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Suicide rate has significantly decreased – Public Health official


Admitting that The Caribbean Voice does not have access to statistics, the Director complained that for some reason, the Government is quiet on figures relating to social ills, as many analyses are sometimes not even conducted or shared so that those ills can be addressed. Continue reading

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A commendable initiative on the part of the MoE


IN the first-ever training of its kind, teachers from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) recently received training to equip them with skills to handle domestic violence cases in their schools. The Caribbean Voice (TCV) applauds the Ministry of Education (MoE) … Continue reading

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Govt should do more for DV victims – Caribbean Voice


“When you tell a victim, leave your husband and this victim has five kids, she depends on the abuser, how would she cope? That is where her coping skills can lead her to become suicidal. She can go into depression,” the Director explained. Continue reading

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Govt ignores social problems


Guyanese feel alcoholism, domestic abuse, and dysfunctional relationships have the greatest impact on mental health. This is one of a number of findings of The Caribbean Voice’s fifth poll conducted last December. Alcoholism, in particular, has a deleterious effect on … Continue reading

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Abusers must face stiffer penalties


In a recent ruling, the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court levied a fine of $200,000 with an alternative of one year in jail to Troyden Evans called “Tuckey”, 42 who pleaded guilty to a charge of Inflicting grievous bodily harm on … Continue reading

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Mobile counseling units cannot service schools with the urgency needed


A letter writer recently called upon Guyanese to ‘say yes to life, not suicide’. We know that this person means well but if it were that easy then there would be no suicide deaths at all. The simple fact is … Continue reading

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