Photos by Keno George The start of the consideration of the estimates of the revenue and expenditure for 2018 descended into chaos yesterday when opposition MPs faced off against police over a bid to physically remove member Juan Edghill from the parliament chamber and PPP/C members claim they were assaulted in the ensuing melee.
The Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) is not doing enough in terms of ensuring that children who are removed from abusive situations are not returned to the same environment and further abused, according to head of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha Dr Vindhya Persaud.
“About a year or two ago I actually started being vocal and stuff.
The recent allegations against a teacher of the Bishops’ High School, who is accused of sexually grooming and preying on students, present an opportunity for Guyana to improve the system of dealing with sexual abuse of children, according to social and public policy specialist Roxanne Myers.
Living with HIV for more than seven years has caused a mother and wife in her 50s to see many a dark day, but as she reflects on her life’s journey after being diagnosed she believes that the diagnosis has been a blessing in disguise as it has seen her become empowered as a woman and an individual.
Last Tuesday at midday a few women assembled in front of the Bishops’ High School calling for the removal of the school’s head Winifred Ellis.
After losing her mother to cervical cancer, Bibi Sheonarine thought she took all the necessary preventative actions to ensure her surviving parent was healthy.
“I does sit down in the yard all day. I don’t mix or nothing but I does just sit down in the yard because I don’t have nothing to do.” The words of a 21-year-old mother of one who lives in a depressed community in Georgetown.
Debra Rostron was just 17 when she departed Guyana to study in Canada.
“I have been married for 14 years and before, we had some good times.
For months Penny Glen, a mother of three, struggled with emotional issues which she could not have described, all of which came to bare when she realized that she could no longer communicate with her eldest daughter who moved from being a normal child to a withdrawn teenager.
“I grow up on the market, since I was a child. Me mother had 14 children and it was really hard because since we growing we sleeping on the market.
Wil Campbell always knew he wanted to help humanity and he thought the best way to do this was to become a medical doctor but as fate would have it he became a teacher and the service he provided to the most vulnerable (children) propelled him into finding his niche – professional counselling.
“It is very hard for the younger policewomen in the force now because to me it is getting worse.
Weeks shy of her sixtieth birthday, Ena Persaud was diagnosed with breast cancer and almost three years and a double mastectomy later she is a tower of strength and a woman who is not shy about sharing here experience as she believes that the more women and men talk about cancer more persons would be motivated to take the necessary precautions.
After more than two decades, members of the public service now have recourse in matters of appointments, dismissals or other forms of disciplinary action with the appointment of the Registrar of the Public Service Appellate Tribunal (PSAT) Newly accepted member of the bar Amoura Giddings was appointed Registrar of the tribunal by President David Granger last week and the young attorney said her new position is right up her alley as she always wanted to work in an area that offers assistance to people who may be struggling.
“This is me business, I been selling like this for years, you know how long.
In 2009, Amina Hassan passed her hand over one of her breasts and felt a lump, she immediately became alert and in the process a wave of fear washed over her.
Mental health treatment in Guyana is being practiced by non-professionals and this is very dangerous, according to Ingrid Goodman, who has worked in the area in various countries.
Three years after Mavis (not her real name) fled the only home she knew in a desperate attempt to escape an abusive partner, a new live-in partner died after a bout of illness and she later found out that she was HIV positive.
Four-year-old Samuel Campbell is a very hyper child; on the day of this interview he ran around a section of the Stabroek News’ office, engaging employees and boldly stating his preferences.
He stood for what seemed like hours, but may have just been a few minutes, tightly holding the glass doors to his home together as the wind roared outside.
With some shoppers noticing that their vegetables have been much more perishable than usual, Chief Executive Officer of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) Dr Oudho Homenauth says it could be as a result of farmers using too much nitrogen fertiliser.