Guyana: Violence in Conflict Resolution

Another well written entry in Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog. Rosaliene is a regular contributor on the Guyanese Online Blog. Thank you Rosealiene.

Three Worlds One Vision

Excessive Use of Force by Police – Guyana



Guyanese continue to use violence to resolve persistent political, socio-economic conflicts facing our nation. Roman Catholic Bishop Francis Alleyne, in an opinion column published in Demerara Waves on 17 October 2012, wrote: “There has to be another way…to address honestly the sharp disagreements and roiling controversies that plague (the nation).” He called on all Guyanese to “share in the uplifting and the progress of this nation of ours…in a spirit of genuine commitment and steadfast dedication…

The World Health Organization defines violence as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.”

I grew up and came to adulthood during a period…

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  • Elsie Yong  On 10/22/2012 at 10:48 am

    Power is a vital factor, the domination of one sector over another, driven by perhaps fear or distrust. Lest we forget domestic violence is also rampant, albeit excessive police violence in the “execution of their duty” has taken center . World wide we are witnessing a power struggle in all formats.

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 10/22/2012 at 4:50 pm

    Cyril, thanks for sharing my blog post with your readers. Always much appreciated.

    Elsie, I agree with you: domestic violence is also rampant. This could directly be related to the impotence our men experience in dealing with their struggles outside of the home.

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