Caste – Divine Gift Or Human Instrument Of Exploitation?

Published on Apr 12 2015 // Blogs
Caste – Divine Gift Or Human Instrument Of Exploitation?
By Annan Boodram  News Americas, BRONX, NY, Sun. April 12, 2015: According to the great Hindu saint/philosopher Adi Shankaracharya, when one, observing the moral codes of conduct applicable to one’s station in life and society, performs actions for enjoyment and acquisition of wealth (kama and...

Myths & Misinformation On Suicide

Published on Mar 24 2015 // Blogs, Guyana, United States
Myths & Misinformation On Suicide
By Annan Boodram News Americas, Georgetown, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 25, 2014: In the nine months since The Caribbean Voice launched its suicide prevention campaign, we have been appalled by the biases, prejudices, misinformation and disinformation that character attitudes towards suicide. In fact we have...

Petition to the President of Guyana – Please establish a registry of sex offenders!

Published on Mar 05 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Guyana, Top Stories
By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Fri. Mar. 6, 2015: Up to date figures are not readily available for Guyana, but over the last three years or so there have been at least eight reported cases of elderly women found murdered, almost all of them after being raped. The latest such victim, was a...

Voices Against Violence National Anti-Violence Candlelight Vigil Set For March 27th

Published on Feb 23 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Guyana, United States
By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Mon. Feb. 23, 2015: In an attempt to get communities across Guyana involved in anti-violence, The Caribbean Voice is exploring initiatives that are inexpensive and that bring communities together. “Voices Against Violence” an anti-violence candle light vigil...

Gone Too Soon: Two Unique Guyanese

Published on Feb 14 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Guyana, United States
Gone Too Soon: Two Unique Guyanese
The late Lionel Peters at l. By Annan Boodram News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 13, 215: They came from different backgrounds and traveled different pathways but what they had in common was a fervent patriotism and a burning desire to see the land of their birth develop into a society that fostered...

Collaboration And Inclusion Essential To Tackle Violence

Published on Feb 08 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Guyana, United States
By Annan Boodram News Americas, Mon. Feb. 9, 2015: “A cluster crisis” developing into a ‘cluster syndrome.” This how The Caribbean Voice’s Norkah Carter has termed the accelerating suicide rate in Guyana, as suicide now seems to happen in clusters over any given time period, with increasing...

Acharya Arun Gossai Lives His Message

Published on Jan 22 2015 // Guyana, Travel and Lifestyle, United States
Acharya Arun Gossai Lives His Message
Acharya Arun Gossai By Annan Boodram News Americas, Weds. Jan. 21, 2015: Born in Guyana and raised in New York City, he embodies simplicity and humility and exhibits a refreshing open-mindedness that is the very antithesis of the mindsets of traditional religionists. This may be partly because Acharya...

Let’s Cherish Our Elderly

Published on Jan 20 2015 // Blogs, Caribbean, Guyana
Let’s Cherish Our Elderly
By Annan Boodram News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 21, 2015: Under a Facebook post of an elderly Guyanese woman, who committed suicide at Golden Fleece on the Essequibo Coast, another Essequiban asked ‘Where is Annan Boodram?.” This question saddened us tremendously if only because it seems...

Happiness And All That Jazz

Published on Jan 01 2015 // Blogs, United States
Happiness And All That Jazz
By Annan Boodram News Americas, BRONX, NY, Thurs. Jan. 1, 2014: Happiness is on the rise globally, according to an end-of-year survey of 64,000 people in 65 countries. Conducted by the market research and polling organization WIN/Gallup found, the survey found that 70% of respondents were content with...

The Five Ws of TCV

Published on Dec 30 2014 // Blogs
The Five Ws of TCV
By Annan Boodram News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 26, 2014: About a week or so ago, in an email discussion on suicide and suicide prevention, one of the recipients asked about the credentials and capacity of The Caribbean Voice as it relates to suicide prevention.  Given that we launched our suicide...