Jeanna Pearson

Guyana cited for high rates of suicide, violence, underage drinking

-draws attention at regional public health conference

By Jeanna Pearson in Grenada   Guyana was placed under the microscope yesterday at the opening of the 60th Caribbean Public Health Agency Research Conference in Grenada, when several health researchers who presented on the prevalence of violence and injury in the Caribbean, ranked this country as one of the top distressed countries.

Eastville bridge destroyed by truck

A main bridge leading into the Eastville Housing Scheme at Annandale, East Coast Demerara yesterday morning collapsed under the weight of a heavy-duty truck transporting sand to build the access road into the neighbourhood.

Chase’s Indigent Home in terrible state

-four women living in poor conditions

At 92-years-old, Beryl Austin expected to be living in a nice retirement home with clean rooms and freshly washed sheets as she watched re-runs of the Matlock show; never did she imagine she would be fetching buckets of water from a faeces-surrounded pipe to flush a dirty out-of-order toilet.

Better Hope

Story and photos by Jeanna Pearson   Sandwiched between the Plaisance and Vryheid’s Lust communities, Better Hope is a beacon of togetherness with its friendly villagers and rustic homes.

Gov’ts told to be transparent on Chikungunya

– head of regional health agency

Governments of the region have been advised to be transparent with their people about the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus and have been told that as fast as new information surfaces it should be disclosed, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Executive Director Dr.