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High Suicide Rate among Young Indo-Guyanese: Political Pessimism? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Suicide by Poison - Guyana

Poison preferred method of suicide in Guyana
Photo Credit: Guyana Chronicle

In his article, “Guyana’s breakdown is connected to our high suicide rate,” published in Kaieteur News on February 6, 2016, Freddie Kissoon posits that an underlying cause of Guyana’s alarming suicide rate is “the political pessimism that has dogged this country since Independence.” Bear in mind that the controversial columnist, a former social science university lecturer, has been highly critical of the former ruling East Indian left-wing political party (1992-2015).

A small developing Caribbean nation with a declining population of less than 750,000 people (Census 2012), Guyana topped the chart of the World Health Organization’s 2014 report on suicide worldwide, based on data for the year 2012. With a suicide rate of 44.2 per 100,000 persons, Guyana beat South Korea (28.9) and Sri Lanka (28.8). At the time, Guyana’s health authority claimed a much lower rate…

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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 07, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 07 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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Guyana: This week with the President – January 30-February 5, 2016

GINA logoGuyana: This week with the President – January 30-February 5, 2016

Using Clean Power To Get Off The Grid 

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Source: Using Clean Power To Get Off The Grid | The Energy Collective |

Clean energy is now more of a reality than ever before and there are so many options out there for people looking to go green. So, we thought we’d create some great green alternative energy tips for you to use to make your home a more eco-friendly one.

1.  Begin by switching over to green power

To switch over to green energy, the easiest way is to usually contact your current provider to see if they have an alternative to offer you.  More and more companies are offering them these days, by harnessing renewable sources such as solar and wind power to offer their markets with electric service.  For the consumer it costs more, since you will be paying a premium in order to offset the costs that are involved in offering an alternative source of…

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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 03, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 03 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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“The Pedagogy of Steel” by Brazilian Poet Pedro Tierra

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Memorial of Massacre of Eldorado dos Carajas - 17 April 1996

Memorial of Massacre of Eldorado dos Carajás – Pará – Brazil
Photo Credit: Globo (Glauco Araújo)
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My Poetry Corner February 2016 features the poem “The Pedagogy of Steel” (A Pedagogia dos Aços) by Brazilian poet Pedro Tierra, pen name of Hamilton Pereira da Silva, a politician and Secretary of Culture in the Federal District.

Born in 1948 in Porto Nacional (Tocantins), Pedro Tierra abandoned his studies to join the resistance movement to overthrow the military dictatorship (1964-1985). In 1972, he was arrested and tortured for his subversive activities. During the five years he spent in prison, he lost several of his companions.

To survive and maintain his sanity, he began writing poetry. Adapting a Spanish pen name deterred exposure. He smuggled his poems to friends outside the prison, keeping them informed of life in captivity.

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Guyana – This week with the President – January 23-30, 2016

GINA logoGuyana – This week with the President – January 23-30, 2016

Guyana – Government News Brief – January 28, 2016

GINA logoGuyana – Government News Brief – January 28, 2016

Government News Brief – January 27, 2016

GINA logoGovernment News Brief – January 27, 2016

Guyana Government News Brief – January 26, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – January 26, 2016

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