Daily Archives: May 29, 2016

Guyana: TCV workshops focus on suicide awareness and prevention

TCV Launches Community Outreach and Students’ Self Esteem Workshops

  • focus on suicide awareness and prevention Caribbean Voice

Georgetown, May 9, 2016: In its continuing efforts at suicide prevention, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) launched its community outreach and students’ self esteem workshop in Demerara in April.

The community outreach is geared towards reaching out to communities from where suicide emanates and within which suicide potential is potent and investing in sessions that enable such communities to voice their fears, concerns, experiences and suggestions. Additionally, the outreach provides the communities with strategies and information that will help them to be proactive first responders for their respective communities.  Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – May 29, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 29 May 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

JUBILATING UNDER A WATCHING MOON – by Francis Quamina Farrier + 2 videos

JUBILATING UNDER A WATCHING MOON 

by Francis Quamina Farrier

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

If the word ‘jubilating’ is strange to you, so it was to me when I first heard it as I was on my way to the Jubilee Park on Wednesday night May 25, to enjoy the Flag Raising Ceremony of Guyana’s Golden Jubilee, May 26, 2016. I also over-heard the statement, “This is Jubilee, not stupidee.” The streets approaching the Jubilee Park were over-run with vehicles. It was grid-lock of the worst order. Drivers were impatiently honking their horns as though they were driving out Ole Higue. It was chaotic. (Please say the word the way it was popularized so long ago by one of our hero policemen; “chow-tic”).

It was so different a situation fifty years ago when I went to the then Queen Elizabeth Park – now the National Park – to witness the lowering of the Union Jack and the raising of the new National Flag of Guyana, the Golden Arrowhead. There were certainly not so many vehicles on our roads back then. Fifty years make a difference – a big difference – as it should, and I am about to relate just a few of those differences between the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Park in Georgetown in May 1966 and that which occurred some fifty years later in May 2016.   Continue reading

Barbados ready to assist Guyana in the Tourism Sector – video

BARBADOS READY TO ASSIST GUYANA TO BOOST TOURISM SECTOR

Suriname Lands $478M IMF Loan To Boost Economic Reform Plan

Suriname Lands $478M IMF Loan To Boost Economic Reform Plan

Suriname mapMay 28, 2016 – Caribbean News Service.

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, May 28 2016 – Suriname has landed a $478 million loan from the International Monetary Fund to boost an economic reform programme amid a drop in commodity prices, becoming the second South American country to seek such a bailout in nearly a decade.

The IMF said it will immediately disburse $81 million as part of a two-year deal announced Friday that has been met with protests.   Continue reading

Crime: The Babita Sarjou story – commentary

Crime: The Babita Sarjou story

Opinion - commentary -analysisTHE Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force was able to unearth Babita Sarjou’s body in a three-foot grave aback her reputed husband’s house. (Here is a “cold case” dating back to 2010  that was solved. see video below)

The police have reported that Sarjou’s reputed husband Sharadananda Narine, called ‘Anand’, and his alleged accomplice Darel Pronton, called ‘Yankee’, who led them to the grave, were interrogated and held in connection with the crime.

The CID claims the skeletal remain are that of Sarjou, but will do a DNA test to establish 100 percent certainty.   Continue reading