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Sunday Guardian www.guardian.co.tt September 7, 2014
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY
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Career Opportunity (contract)
The Ministry of National Security, in its quest to promote positive youth development, has
embarked on a National Mentorship Programme. The Programme is designed to provide
support to youths in difficult circumstances by pairing them with role models and teaching
them fundamental life skills, civic responsibility and positive ways of relating to their peers.
In this regard, applications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and
Tobago to fill the following contract position in the Ministry of National Security.
Assistant Co-ordinator, Tobago
Role: Reporting to the Director, National Mentorship Programme, the incumbent will coor-
dinate and implement all aspects of the Tobago Mentorship Programme. The Assistant
Coordinator, Tobago is expected to take into consideration the cultural context of Tobago in
the development of programmes.
For further details on this position please visit
Applications including Curriculum Vitae giving details of qualifications and experience,
names and addresses of two (2) references should be sent to:
Temple Court 1
31-33 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain Trinidad West Indies
WE THANK ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS, BUT ADVISE THAT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE SHORTLISTED
WILL BE CONTACTED.
Two Caribbean Community countries have some
of the highest suicide rates in the world, according
to figures released by the World Health Organization
It said that in the Americas, the average estimated
suicide rate is 7.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is
lower than in other WHO regions and lower than
the global average of 11.4 per 100,000.
"However, Guyana has the highest estimated sui-
cide rate for 2012 in the world, and Suriname has
The WHO said that data from the Americas show
that suicide rates first peak among young people,
remain at the same level for other age groups, and
rise again among older men.
According to the WHO first global report on suicide
prevention published last Thursday, more than
800,000 people around the world die from suicide
every year---around one person every 40 seconds.
The WHO report titled Preventing Suicide: A
Global Imperative seeks to make suicide a top priority
on the global public health agenda.
It has been launched a few days before World Sui-
cide Prevention Day is observed on September 10.
The report noted that an estimated 75 per cent
of suicides occur in low- and middle-income coun-
"Unfortunately, suicide all too often fails to be
prioritised as a major public health problem," said
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.
"Despite an increase in research and knowledge
Guyana, Suriname suicide rates among world's highest
about suicide and its prevention, the taboo
and stigma surrounding suicide persist, and
often people do not seek help or are left
alone. And if they do seek help, many health
systems and services fail to provide timely
and effective help."
The report notes that, globally, rates of
suicide are highest in people aged 70 years
and over. In some countries, however, the
highest rates are found among the young.
The WHO noted that suicide is the sec-
ond-leading cause of death in 15-to 29-
In general, more men die by suicide than
women. In countries of the Americas, rates
range two to six times higher for men than
It said pesticide poisoning is one of the
most common methods of suicide, espe-
cially in low-and middle-income countries,
and accounts for one-third of cases glob-
"The relatively high proportion of suicides
by firearms in high-income countries is
primarily driven by high-income countries
in the Americas, where firearms account
for 46 per cent of all suicides; in high-
income countries outside the Americas,
firearms account for only 4.5 per cent of
"Evidence shows that limiting access to
the means of suicide can help prevent such
deaths, as can a commitment by national
governments to the establishment and
implementation of coordinated plans of
action," the Who reported.
The new WHO report identifies a series
of measures that can help prevent suicide,
including creating national strategies for
suicide prevention; restricting access to the
most common means of suicide, including
pesticides, firearms and certain medicines,
and providing medical follow-up for people
who have attempted suicide.
pressure in Jamaica
Gangsters from at least ten separate groups
operating in volatile communities in West-
moreland, Clarendon, St James and Kingston
have been slapped with charges under the
tough Criminal Justice (Suppression of Crim-
inal Organisations) Act, commonly referred
to as the anti-gang law.
"We have been using the tool quite well,
and there are certainly more arrests that we
are going to be making as we continue to
expand and build out our capabilities to use
the tool more effectively," Deputy Superin-
tendent of Police Samuel Blake of the Organised
Criminal Investigation Division said.
Blake reported that several people are now
before the courts to answer charges under the
anti-gang law since it took effect in April this
There has been a significant reduction in
gang-related murders up to July, this year,
when compared with the corresponding period
Statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary
Force (JCF) show that for the first seven months
of 2014, there were 307 gang-related murders.
This compares with 472 gang-related murders
for the similar period in 2013.
Commenting on whether the police have
made any major inroads in the activities of
the Spanish Town-based One Order and
Clansman gangs, and the Rat Bat gang in
Kingston, Blake said it required more detailed
investigative work for the force to break the
back of the sophisticated gangs in the coun-
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