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Fostering natural pesticides can reduce pesticide suicide


The Caribbean Voice (TCV) is thrilled that natural pesticides are being encouraged in the agri sector. While we are aware that the purpose of this initiative is to foster healthy lifestyles and healthy eating and to get farmers to stay … Continue reading

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No optimal health without good mental health


By Annan Boodram In 1984 the World Health Organization (WHO) defined optimal health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Last year the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and … Continue reading

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Stress management basics


Stress is a normal reaction to the demands of life.  A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. But multiple daily challenges can push you beyond your ability to cope. The brain comes hard-wired with … Continue reading

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Empathetic communication: A viable tool to avoid conflict


A pregnant teenager had an argument with her mother. As the mother proceeded to verbally abuse her daughter, the daughter angrily exclaimed ‘Me feel like tekking a dose a poison”. The mother responded, just as angrily, ‘Wait deh me go … Continue reading

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Myths and misinformation on suicide


In our work on suicide prevention, The Caribbean Voice has received a lot of comments to do with God, religion, and temples. Yes, faith-based counselors and individuals with deep religious convictions do believe that faith in God can help. In … Continue reading

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Words take on a life of their own


Words matter, and often can and do take on a life of their own. Thus The Caribbean Voice (TCV) is happy that so many were critical of the words of the Minister of Education, Dr Nicolette Henry, who implied that … Continue reading

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What does ‘Activism Against’ Entail?


At a panel discussion to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (November 25 to December 10 annually), Trinidad & Tobago’s Pres­by­ter­ian priest, Rev Joy Ab­dul-Mo­han expressed the belief that re­li­gious scrip­ture should be re­assessed as a means … Continue reading

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