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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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Statistics and names of ethnic cleansing during the PPP’s reign – By Freddie Kissoon

Statistics and names of ethnic cleansing during the PPP’s reign 

 AUGUST 24, 2015 | BY KNEWS | COLUMNISTS, FREDDIE KISSOON

The talk coming out of the mouth of the Indian dominated PPP and its affiliate organizations, particularly the Indian Arrival Committee, now the Indian Action Committee, is that there is ethnic cleansing against East Indians by the APNU-AFC Government. The IAC has latched on to certain dismissals in the public sector.

This same IAC was on another planet when African Guyanese were supplanted in the same public sector and in scholarship awards.  Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr., Walter Rodney and Guyanese East Indians

This article mentions an article by Moses Bhagwan.  Here it is:   Being Indian in Guyana- The challenges – Moses Bhagwan   < click

Martin Luther King Jr., Walter Rodney and Guyanese East Indians

SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 | BY  | FREDDIE KISSOON 

The week just gone has marked the 50th anniversary of the famous speech of Martin Luther King Jr. that has been given the title, “I Have a Dream.” The world got to see the video as the US celebrated the 50th anniversary of the march and speech. What was clear for all eyes to see was the multi-racial attendance when King spoke. There were lots of white folks in attendance.

Part of the problem Martin Luther King Jr. had with the Black Panther Party was over that same issue. He never gave up hope that white folks would come around one day to accepting that there was white racism in America and the US must confront it as a united people. In multi-racial nations, groups discriminated against run the risk of alienating large sections of the population if they succumb to the dogma that it is their struggle and their struggle is best left for them to see it through.    Continue reading

Indentureship – Guyana Sugar Burning

May is East Indian Indentureship month:

Indentureship – Guyana Sugar Burning

On May 5th, 1838, after the abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean, the first group of East Indians set foot in the Americas arriving on the Whitby, a British ship, where 244 Indians set foot in Guyana.

The journey to the New World begun on January 13th 1838, from the Calcutta port with 249 Indians, and lasted 5 long months, traveling half way around the world, from the Indian Ocean, around Africa and then up into the Atlantic Ocean and then to the waters of Guyana. The long voyage across the oceans brought seasick, hunger and diseases to the Indians on board the ship, where 5 people had died and only 5 females arrived alive.            Continue reading

Some Unique Words of Guyana By Dmitri Allicock

SOME UNIQUE WORDS OF GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock  –  for Guyanese Online

In a country originally occupied by native tribes, (aboriginal tribes now called “Amerindians”), speaking several distinct tongues and conquered by Dutch, French and Englishmen who in turn brought the Africans, East Indians, Chinese and Portuguese, it is only reasonable to expect a survival of many strange words, which by degrees will become obsolete and unknown.

Many words used for hundreds of years have survived in various degrees depending on geography and travel. Some words are spelled and pronounced a little different but continue to convey the same meaning. Many of these words are unique to Guyana however some of them are also well known in the West Indian Islands.                  Continue reading

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