Guyana: Death Announcement Ban?

Living Guyana reports that the President plans to ban the broadcast of death announcements because they “are too negative and make people unhappy”, yet MediaCritic notes: “There is still no proper strategy to fight the rampant exploding crime in Guyana.” GT…Keep It Real chimes in: “Presi trying to jack up the entire social life of our OLD people or what?”

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  • Carol London

    I remember as a young girl visiting Guyana before television was so popular or affordable, the family would sit and listen to the radio every night. I remember my Grandmother saying ‘oh that is cousin’ so and so, and we would wonder, how are we related to so many people. Well, as time went by we realised how many people we were related to and how large our family was on both sides. The announcements are a sad time but there is life and death to be appreciated and we shouldn’t ignore the importance of acknowledging the lives of our loved ones. I say, keep the announcements, it is a part of Guyanese history. When I tell people in England about it they are impressed and value the cultural differences. We don’t have to be the same as everyone else. Let’s continue to celebrate life and death!

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