Guyana’s largest multi-principal distribution company, Massy Distributions Inc has collaborated with the Public Health and Education Ministries to host an awareness programme to prevent the social ill of “suicide”. First Lady Sandra Granger and Miss World Guyana 2018 Ambika Ramraj, along with several students and educators from various secondary schools and the University of Guyana, gathered at the National Cultural Centre to be a part of the activities to commemorate World Mental Health Day. As the globe celebrates World Mental Health Day, Massy Distributions is also celebrating its 50th anniversary in Guyana by hosting various events. Speaking at the event, Massy Distributions (Guyana) Inc Chief ExecutiveA scene from the theatrical presentation “Unbreakable” by award-winning actors at the National Cultural Centre on WednesdayOfficer (CEO) Navin Thakur urged those present to think positive since suicide was not the answer. Massy hosted a debate competition among four secondary schools that presented facts on suicide in students in Guyana. The final round of the debate is set to commence shortly, with Queen’s College and St Rose’s High to compete in a heated contest.The Education Ministry expressed gratitude to Massy for their essential collaboration to deal with suicide among students. A representative of the Education Ministry presented the remarks of Education Minister Nicolette Henry, who was not in attendance. In her message, she urged students to focus on the positive and to be strong while experiencing life challenges. The theatrical performance “Unbreakable”, which was showcased, is a testimony to the young students who are experiencing life challenges. The protagonist, Joy, is mentally drained as her mood throughout the play is one of frustration; however, she does not commit suicide. The message stands out: all is never lost and there is always hope. According to research conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Guyana’s suicide rate has dropped by 32 per cent to 30.2 suicides per 100,000 deaths. Meanwhile, the most recent statistics, released in April 2017, showed that Guyana has the third highest suicide rate in the world.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Hall of Fame was created in 2002 with eight inductees; four more were added in 2003. There are now 30 inductees, including Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, Sherry Lasagna – former aide to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, and Wayne Boudreau, who was recognized for his work with local charities. Palmdale High School is seeking nominations for inductees to its Alumni Hall of Fame. Nomination categories are education or science, community service, visual and performing arts, government service, and sports. The induction ceremony will be held in August during Back to School Night. Nominations are being accepted through May18. Application forms are on the school Web site, www.phsfalcons.org.
Tottenham fans quickly took to social media to congratulate their White Hart Lane hero.And some even joked that baby Kane could prove to be the club’s only arrival of the summer… 1 Kane with one-year-old daughter, Ivy Our beautiful addition to the family! Vivienne Jane Kane. 😍 So proud of @KateGoodlandx for having the most amazing water birth with no pain relief at all 💖💖💖 #mygirls #hypnobirthing pic.twitter.com/a6BM4CkFM1— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 8, 2018World Cup Golden Boot winner Kane already has one daughter, Ivy, born in 2017. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has announced the birth of his second child with fiancee Kate Goodland.The England captain shared the news of the arrival of baby daughter Vivienne Jane Kane on Twitter on Wednesday. And conducted considerably quicker in 9 months than a Levy addition— Duncan McKechnie (@spursdunc2712) August 8, 2018Spurs are still yet to make a single signing this summer and are rapidly running out of time to do business.The transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday.Kane has had a busy 48 hours after returning to pre-season training with Spurs on Monday following a three-week break after his exertions in Russia.The 25-year-old said that he would want to play in Saturday’s Premier League opener against Newcastle, but Mauricio Pochettino is likely to wait to see how he fares in training on Thursday and Friday.