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Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 08, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 08 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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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: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

GINA logoGuyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

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

Guyana – Capitol TV New Videos – 05 February 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV New Videos – 05 February 2016

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

ballot boxPosted by: Jomo Paul – Demerara Waves – February 5, 2016

The Guyana Elections Commission Friday said all systems are go for 523,831 eligible registered voters to cast their ballots in Local Government Elections slated for March 18, 2016.  The total number of valid votes cast at the May 11, 2015 general elections are 412,012 or 72 percent of the 570,708 then eligible voters for the entire country.

For the first time ballots would be cast for Councils in new towns-  Bartica, Lethem and Mabaruma. They join the list of the other towns- Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam, Anna Regina, Rose Hall and Corriverton.   Continue reading

Voices of Our Toronto: Craig Wong – CBC Player

Voices of Our Toronto: Craig Wong – CBC Player

Our new series, Voices of Our Toronto, begins with a local chef who’s

background couldn’t be any more Toronto. Craig Wong is the chef and

owner of Patois – a wildly popular restaurant that’s inspired by Wong’s

Chinese, Jamaican and Canadian background.

Guyana Government News Brief – February 5, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – February 5, 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 04 February 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 04 February 2016

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