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Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Bermuda breaks August rainfall record

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC):Almost an inch and a half of rain on the weekend helped Bermuda break its previous high for the wettest August on record. The 1.48 inches recorded by the Bermuda Weather Service on the last day of the month took the August total to 14.09 inches, easily surpassing the 13 inches of rain recorded in August 1997.

Sunday's downpours took the year's total to 44.77 inches, more than seven and a half inches above normal.

Bermuda's climate records date back to 1949.


Guyana seeking to deal with hike in suicide cases

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):The Guyana govern-ment says it has developed a "strategic partnership" with the Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) to heighten awareness on the need to prevent suicides in the country.

It said Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran met with the IAC, which presented their organisa-tion's initiative and explored the possibility of a meaningful collaboration.

Dr Ramsaran said that the Ministry of Health has been involved in several plans aimed at curbing suicides, including the training of persons.

Ramsaran said there was a need for all stakeholders to be involved in the fight against suicides, reitera-ting the ministry's commitment to working with organisations that have expressed an interest in dealing with social issues.

The IAC, in the past, had demonstrated its willingness to lead and support any intervention regarding this issue and, based on the magnitude of incidents, called for suicide to be declared a national priority.