Suicide In The Context Of Guyana

Published on Aug 11 2016 // Blogs, Guyana
Suicide In The Context Of Guyana
 By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Fri. Aug. 12, 2016: By now the general consensus globally is that suicide prevention is a holistic endeavor and that any missing link in the chain will certainly significantly impede efforts to save lives. Within this context the work done in schools and,...

National Anti-Violence Vigil For Guyana

Published on Aug 04 2016 // Breaking News, Caribbean, Guyana, News
By NAN Contributor News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Aug. 5, 2016: A national vigil against violence in the Caricom South American nation of Guyana is set to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day this year. The “Voices Against Violence” vigil is currently being coordinated by The Caribbean...

Barrels Of Liquor At CPL Cricket Guyana – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Published on Jul 21 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, Guyana
Barrels Of Liquor At CPL Cricket Guyana – What’s Wrong With This Picture?
 By Annan Boodram News Americas, Georgetown, Guyana July 22, 2016: To say that we at The Caribbean Voice are aghast that barrels of liquor flowed at CPL matches at the National Stadium in Guyana recently would be an understatement. We do understand that the liquor companies are businesses that must...

Caribbean Voice Urges National Conversation Amidst Another Guyanese Suicide

Published on Nov 24 2015 // Guyana, News, Top Stories
News, Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Nov. 24, 2015: A US-Guyana-based organization formed to fight against suicide in Guyana is calling for the urgent implementation of concrete measures to battle the problem in the South American nation amidst the death of another national there. The Caribbean...

Light: Listen, Learn Love – The Essence of Diwali

Light: Listen, Learn Love – The Essence of Diwali
Hindus celebrate Diwali today. By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Tues. Nov. 10, 2015: Harking back to Diwali during childhood days in Guyana, one recalls a celebration that was about fostering community, camaraderie and caring relationships. These interactions were intertwined into the celebration...

Worshipping Of Man As God

Published on Nov 08 2015 // Blogs, United States
By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Mon. Nov. 9, 2015: Why is it that Hindus are so quick to deify and worship humans as God? The concept of avatarhood (God manifested) has been so abused and exploited as to become meaningless, as individual after individual are transformed into avatars after...

How About Transforming Outrage Into Action On Suicide In Guyana?

Published on Oct 29 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Guyana
By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Thurs. Oct. 29, 2015: There is/has been a great deal of outrage over the apparent suicide of Guyanese rights activist, Zenita Temali, and rightly so. But would that outrage still be there six months from now? Would those who are so outraged take even minimal...

Panditai Is Just A Job

Published on Sep 10 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean
Panditai Is Just A Job
By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Fri. Sept. 11, 2015: Panditai is just a job. One of the puzzling characteristics of Hindus, even those with quality academic credentials, critical thinkers, objective analysts and logicians of some repute, is this instinctive assumption that being a pandit,...

Caribbean Hindu Mandirs – Agreeing To Disagree

Published on Sep 09 2015 // Blogs, Top Stories, United States
Caribbean Hindu Mandirs – Agreeing To Disagree
 By Annan Boodram  News Americas, BRONX, NY, Thurs. Sept. 10, 2015: It is a trait that seems to have become systemic in the community – the capacity to take disagreements and create irrevocable schisms. Everyone is well aware of the fact that 60 plus Caribbean Hindu mandirs in New York City are the...

The Ed Ahmad Lesson

Published on Sep 08 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, United States
The Ed Ahmad Lesson
  Ed Ahmad. By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Weds. Sept. 9, 2015: He flew high, feeling unencumbered by the travails and battering of more ordinary folks. And somewhere between the acquisition of millions and the hobnobbing with VIPs he forgot that the law has a way of clipping wings sprung...