Suicide, crime, alcohol consumption increased after closure

  • Published on: Jun 10, 2021 - 2:54 PM
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Suicide, crime, alcohol consumption increased after closure By Vishani Ragobeer A study by the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (UN ILO) has pointed to an increase in suicide, crime, and alcohol consumption after the closure of four sugar estates by the former APNU+AFC Government; the current government says the data in the report will help chart the way forward as it manages the reopening of the estates. Between 2016 to 2017, the sugar estates at Wales, Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon were closed due to the poor performance of the sugar industry. During that period, a total of 5,160 workers of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) we …
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