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Please get the facts


RECENTLY, on social media, former government minister Clement Rohee posited some misinformed views on suicide that need to be addressed. Mr. Rohee stated, “It is difficult to detect in advance someone who is prone to suicide. Somehow, prior to committing … Continue reading

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Sundries


The Caribbean Voice, like many Guyanese, is thrilled that elevators are being installed at the various overpasses on the EBD road, especially since such is critical for the elderly, disabled and sick, to enable them to use the overpass. We … Continue reading

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The Papageno Effect


WHILE it is well known that the manner in which the media reports suicide can lead to copycatting or the Werther Effect, thereby resulting in even more suicides, it has also been determined that media reporting can lead to the … Continue reading

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Suicide is neither a selfish nor cruel act


A recent article in the local media stated, “Suicide is one of the most selfish and cruel acts that any human being can commit…”. Nothing is further from the truth. Such a response reveals absolute ignorance about mental health problems. … Continue reading

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Paraquat should not be used, there are numerous effective alternatives


In a recent letter `Paraquat needs to be tightly regulated, not banned’ (SN May 20, 2018), former government minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy spoke out against banning of paraquat, which is used extensively in Guyana, through gramoxone. Stated Dr Ramsammy, “Banning … Continue reading

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Provocation is no justification for abuse


A domiciled Guyanese recently posted on Facebook that women should stop provoking men, since such provocation leads to domestic abuse. This victim-blaming is nothing new, but it is indeed astounding that there are still women who propagate such a view, … Continue reading

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Concrete follow up action needed to build on marches and rallies


Marches and rallies are great activities to build awareness about abuse. However, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) and many others have continuously pointed out that one cannot build awareness nationally by focusing only centrally. So we would like to urge all … Continue reading

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