Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 October 2014

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 October 2014

  • Student suicide shocks WCD “Swami” school
  • No full compensation for flooded EBD communities
  • GWI offers “Free Pass for disconnected consumers
  • Granger continues call for Local Gov’t polls
  • AFC says gov’t stalling NO Confidence debate
  • Plaisance residents say Whittaker “stranger to the truth”
  • Sports
Student suicide shocks WCD “Swami” school   Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Dead is Alex Persaud of 18 Stewartville, West Coast Demerara. The boy bought Gramoxone at a shop nearby his home two Mondays ago and succumbed last Friday. The teenager was said to be involved with an 18-year-old Information Technology teacher at the Saraswati Vidya Niketan Secondary School at Cornelia Ida. Persaud was in his third […]
No full compensation for flooded EBD communities    Posted: 14 Oct 2014

Residents of Peter’s Hall last week as they questioned who will compensate them for their losses. However at a meeting on Monday, Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker told residents that Government will not fully compensate them for the damage suffered after a faulty koker door collapsed under pressure. The residents who met with Local Government […]
GWI offers “Free Pass for disconnected consumers   Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:07 PM PDT
Granger continues call for Local Gov’t polls     Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:06 PM PDT
AFC says gov’t stalling NO Confidence debate     Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:05 PM PDT

The Alliance for Change today said it is pushing for a sitting of the National Assembly to be called either on the 22 or 24 to address the ‘No Confidence Motion’ because of its importance. The party via a press release said it was disappointed that no effort was made to convene a sitting of […]
Plaisance residents say Whittaker “stranger to the truth   Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:04 PM PDT

The minister is backing his man for the post of overseer at Plaisance, but residents are keeping watch at the Industry/Plaisance neighbourhood democratic council to avoid the minister’s  appointee from being installed. The residents are backing the long serving overseer saying that she best suits the job and has the experience. The minister Norman Whitaker […]
Sports   Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:00 PM PDT


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  • compton de castro  On October 18, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Wow another suicide…..regardless of circumstances this is
    a tragedy…..surely government should protect students from
    ‘fear and intimidation’ in schools by appointing a weflare
    officer for visiting schools ….point my finger at the ministry of education and minister……this was a wasted life where all the evidence suggest it was a ‘school’ incident/s that drove the
    youngster to make the ultimate decision.
    That appointee will not only be monitoring behaviour in
    schools but will be accountable to the minister…
    Sad that this was avoidable !
    My sympathy to his friends and family.
    Come on minister .. this has occurred on your watch !
    What were you elected for ? Serve your people !

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On October 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Another suicide. A victim of bullying by those in authority? It’s unclear. Alex Persaud’s mother and grandmother are left in the dark about his reason for ending his life.

    Do those in power really care?

  • compton de castro  On October 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    My heart bleeds for that mother and grandmother as it would for my own. Words fail answer to your question NO !

  • Malcolm Heydorn  On October 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

    As a Certified Counselor/Psychotherapist, I think I can throw some light on this dark incident; I’ll be brief. The major causes of suicide stem from “within” and “without”. One’s genetic makeup will always be a factor in how one deals with perceived problems in one’s life, (“within”). Another major factor/s are environmental,(“without”). As far as the former consideration is concerned, we are dealing in blind man’s alley, and this makes it difficult to ascribe cause. With respect to the latter, one could possibly identify a number of factors that could have led to the incident, in this young man’s case. It is up to “Government” to at least try to put in place venues of help that individuals could access, in such circumstances of need. I suspect that these are not available on a meaningful scale, considering the perceived tardy state of affairs in that land. Unfortunately, I do not think, that in the light of the operative attitudinal state of mind in the land, that any opposition party could be trusted to do any better; this is a monumental task.

  • compton de castro  On October 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Monumental yes but not impossible.
    As per my suggestions above.
    Some one or some organisation government or private
    must do something.
    Malcolm ..if you are in GT why not approach the MOH
    with recommendations ….someone must be able to avoid these tragic waste of such a life. Come on !

  • Malcolm Heydorn  On October 21, 2014 at 2:45 pm


    On the subject of approaching the MOH, with recommendations, I think that this would be whipping a “dead” horse. I do recall that in the late 1960s, when the PNC was in power, and I was an undergrad in University, I penned the then government a request for financial support to help see me through the year, indicating my possible return to the country to be of service. The response I received from the then government was clear; “we can’t afford this kind of service at this time”. Well, you’ve got it in a nutshell.

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