1 dead after fight at Psychiatric Hospital

first_imgThe gates locked to keep the media outBy: Andrew CarmichaelA fight at the National Psychiatric Hospital in Berbice on Monday has left one man dead and another facing a murder charge. The dead man has been identified as 28-year-old Stephon Francis of Kitty, Georgetown.Based on information received, the fight reportedly took place shortly before midnight on Sunday after the suspect and other inmates attempted to take away some items belonging to the now dead man.Francis reportedly celebrated his birthday on Sunday and his mother travelled to Berbice to take snacks and other eatables. However, it was while protecting his belongings that he fell and hit his head.He was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Stevens confirmed that there was a fight during which Francis fell and hit his head.“We at Regional regret this incident very much and we will work close with the police and other staff to find out why an incident of this nature did occur and to ensure that this is a one-time thing and does not happen again,” the Director said.He noted that Francis was a substance abuse patient and not a patient who has mental health issues.“It is unfortunate that these cases are sent to us on a regular basis. Forty per cent of our patients are substance abuse patients and another high percentage of them are persons coming through the court system and have remand dates but we have to take care of them because the Court Order states that they must be sent to the National Psychiatric Hospital. All together it poses a challenge to our healthcare service. In most cases, we find that these persons who come through the court system and the substance abusers have a tendency of becoming violent,” Stephens added. However, he could not say whether Francis was a violent patient.The Health Service Director noted that many of the patients that come through the court system would form themselves into gangs thus resulting in many fights.“I think this aided in what happened last evening. We do regret what happened and we are awaiting on the police to give us a thorough report.”Meanwhile, Administrator of the National Psychiatric Hospital Luann Sulker instructed the guards on duty to ask the media to leave the compound after which the gates were locked.Addressing the matter, the Health Services Director admitted that the National Psychiatric Hospital is a public facility and the media should not have been locked out.“I want to apologise to the members of the media. All our services are public services and we are opened to the media at any time. I personally have an open-door policy when it comes to the media and I will ensure that my staff and even the guard company is reminded of that.”Meanwhile, the suspect was taken into custody as Police continue to investigate. The suspect is also said to be a substance abuse patient and was taken to the institution about a week ago.Information coming out of the National Psychiatric Hospital indicate that it was not the first time that Francis or the suspect were involved in fights at the institution. Several reports were lodged at the New Amsterdam Police Station pertaining to fights involving the now dead man and the suspect.Chalet Four at the National Psychiatric Hospital where the incident occurredDead: Stephon Francislast_img read more

Sharks compete for 40 minutes, unravel in ‘unacceptable’ third period

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. — Despite being down three goals, the Sharks were not upset at the way they competed in the first two periods of Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.After the Lightning scored their fourth goal early in the third period, though, that compete level took a nosedive.The Sharks allowed four goals in the final 20 minutes to the Lightning — and once again couldn’t buy a goal on the power play — in a 7-1 drubbing at Amalie Arena, San Jose’s most lopsided loss of the season. …last_img read more

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iPhones Share Data with SwapKit Protocol

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The People Responsible for Your Failures

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There are people whose politics you find deeply offensive. You are consumed with these people, and spend your time posting about them on Facebook to make sure that everyone knows that these people are why you can’t get ahead in life or be happy. You argue with people who profess that the people whose politics you  support are really to blame for the circumstances of their lives. These people are the source of your problems.You have to deal with some challenging people at work. These people do things that make it more difficult for you to do your job well. You gripe and complain about them to anyone who will listen. You spend a bunch of time complaining to yourself. You believe these people are responsible for your unhappiness at work, as well as your lack of performance.And then there are those clients. You know the ones. They are always complaining, even though most of their problems are of their own making. They’re never satisfied, even when the work you do for them is as good as the work you do for the rest of your clients. Worse still, they make their complaints personal, like you’re not trying to help them in any way. These people are responsible for your lack of fulfillment.Your competitors sell on price alone. They only win because they are willing to go where no one else can follow when it comes to pricing. They lie and promise the companies that should be your clients that they can give them the supernatural value proposition that is better, faster, and cheaper. If it weren’t for these salespeople and their sketchy companies, you’d have more clients. They are the source of your poor results and your lack of income.Vote for the candidate you support, give them your money and volunteer to work to elect them. But know that there is no political outcome that is going to change your life for the better. That’s up to you.There are challenging personalities in every workplace, and yours is no different. They inconvenience you for sure. Your work, however, is your own. Your complaining only deepens your negative state. Changing jobs will only bring you new challenging people.Unreasonable and demanding customers are not why you aren’t fulfilled at work. Their complaints have very little to do with it, and personal attacks are evidence of someone with little ability to improve their own circumstances.You don’t lose deals because your competitor has a lower price. You lose because you didn’t create a compelling reason for your client to pay more or you didn’t recognize and disqualify a buyer who only cares about price.None of these people or groups of people are your real enemy. Your real enemy is the voice that tells you they are. None of these people or groups have anything to do with your current state. It’s your belief that someone or something outside of you is responsible for what you want to change that keeps you from what you want.Rohn said, “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Motivation Is Your Problem

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Governor-General Hails Contribution of JAS

first_img Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has lauded the 123-year-old Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) for its contribution to advancing the country’s agricultural industry. Story Highlights He noted that the entity has been playing its part in increasing food security, expanding exports and modernising agricultural practices in Jamaica. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has lauded the 123-year-old Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) for its contribution to advancing the country’s agricultural industry.He noted that the entity has been playing its part in increasing food security, expanding exports and modernising agricultural practices in Jamaica.“The JAS has created space for innovation and value-added product development and encouraged broad acceptance of the need for responsible environmental protection,” he said.The Governor-General was delivering the main address on day two of the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on Sunday (August 5).He noted that the JAS had given voice to its members – from small farmers to large landowners, young student members to experienced producers – and embraced opportunities to promote the linkages that enhance productivity and profit.“The multiplier effect of your work has positively impacted the fabric of our nation, and I hope that you continue to advance the agenda of ‘Grow What We eat, Eat What We Grow,’” he said.The Governor-General, who is patron for Denbigh, saluted outgoing JAS President, Norman Grant, for providing effective leadership.He said that the future of agriculture is in the hands of the nation’s creative young people, such as 15-year-old livestock farmer from Clarendon, Matthew Thomas, whose 1,740-lb Jamaican Brahman bull was judged champion in the bull/other beef breeds category at Denbigh, and the students from the Ebony Park HEART Academy.Mr. Grant, in his address, said that the value of the Denbigh product has grown from approximately $7 million in 2003 to $75 million today, generating economic activity worth $1 billion.He noted that the JAS’s ‘Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow’ campaign has been game-changing, saving the economy some US$500 million over its 14-year history.“Domestic crop production has moved from 491,000 metric tons in 2003 to 668,000 metric tons in 2016. We have become self-sufficient in table eggs, poultry and pork,” he said.Meanwhile, Mr. Grant said that the JAS is positioning farmers to capitalise on the opportunities that exist in the mutton industry.He informed that Jamaica now imports some $800 million worth of mutton and lamb annually because the sector can only satisfy 25 per cent of local demand. He said that Jamaica needs to increase goat and sheep production significantly from 750,000 to four million heads in order to make the island self-sufficient.Mr. Grant further pointed to the need to address praedial larceny, which costs the sector some $6 billion annually; increase access to low-interest credit for farmers; funding to improve farm roads; and to put more idle lands in the hands of farmers.Agriculture contributes more than seven and a half per cent to gross domestic product (GDP), providing jobs for 20 per cent of the labour force. “The JAS has created space for innovation and value-added product development and encouraged broad acceptance of the need for responsible environmental protection,” he said. last_img read more