Guyana’s political parties sign an agreement pledging their commitment to children’s rights
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 29 November 2011— Earlier this month, Guyana’s presidential candidates and four major political parties signed an agreement which pledged their unequivocal support for children, ensuring that their rights are prioritized in policy making and their laws and policies are child-focussed and child-sensitive. They also agreed to promote children’s right to survival, development and protection from harm.
Troubled young people get a second chance in Guyana
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 9 July 2009 – Carletta is just 16, but she has already confronted many challenges and brutalities in life. She ran away from home several times and became involved in dangerous activities. Eventually, her father, a single parent, realized he was no longer able to cope with her behaviour.
Digital Diarist Bernice Akuamoah reports from 'Carifesta' in Guyana
NEW YORK, USA, 16 June 2009 – After enduring centuries of colonialism, slavery, and indentured servitude, the people of Latin America and the Caribbean emerged with one of the richest blends of cultures in the world. Throughout the region, Africans, Europeans, east and south Asians, and indigenous Americans are mixing the old ways with the new, creating a dynamic incubator for artists, dancers and musicians.
Youth journalists use video to urge action on child rights in the Caribbean
NEW YORK, USA, Guyana, 25 March 2008 – It’s time for action, not just talk: That was the message young journalists brought to the Caribbean Community’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) meeting, held last week in Georgetown, Guyana.
ICC top umpire and most experienced Match Referee call foul on AIDS stigma
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 13 April 2007 – Sport is a great leveller that allows people to take part in healthy, life-enhancing activities. But sadly, that is not the case for people living with HIV and AIDS – especially children. Each day young people with HIV suffer the stigma associated with the disease and are marginalized in all parts of their lives, including sports.
West Indies cricket team receives warm welcome from young cricket players in Guyana
TIMEHRI, Guyana, 3 April 2007 – Under banners proclaiming Unite for Children Unite against AIDS, young cricketers from across Guyana welcomed the West Indies cricket team as they arrived at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Timehri last week.
South African cricket team visits community health centre in Guyana
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 2 April 2007 – "Every wicket counts in cricket and it's the same with the fight against HIV and AIDS. Everybody's contribution makes a difference," said UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Guyana and Suriname, Dr. Ruben del Prado. He spoke during a visit by members of the South African cricket team to the Dorothy Bailey Health Centre in Georgetown.
ICC cricket mascot Mello tours Guyana to raise AIDS awareness
NEW YORK, USA, 9 March 2007 – Mello, the official mascot of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, arrived at Guyana’s Timehri International Airport recently, greeted by the sounds of traditional Caribbean steel drum music and a throng of young fans.
HIV counselling programme reaches out to mothers in Guyana
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 28 June 2006 – Incapable of speech and abandoned by her mother at an early age, Mary (not her real name) has faced many challenges in life. But none of her problems have been as challenging as the ones she faces now because of HIV. Mary, 32, her young son and his father are all living with HIV.
Children in danger as rainstorms flood Guyana
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 26 January 2005 - Tens of thousands of children in Guyana are in danger due to severe flooding caused by the worst downpours in living memory.