Residents of the Amerindian community of Tapakuma, Essequibo welcomed the completion of their access road.The Hill Top Road was done after the intervention of Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson who visited the area and listened to the complaints of residents.Residents are very thankful for the work done by the Regional Administration. Small business owners in the community told Guyana Times that in the past, they had no other choice but to discharge their goods at the Hill Top and fetch them into the Village. Now, taxis and minibuses are operating in the area which is much more convenient for them.Tapakuma can be promoted as a tourist destination in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), but owing to the condition of the roadway, visitors preferred places with easier access.The village of about 400 residents sits on the bank of the Tapakuma Lake, which is about 10 miles from the Anna Regina Public Road.
Global recruitment organisation Ambition held its annual wellbeing week this month, to promote wellness in the workplace for its 35 UK-based employees.The wellbeing week, which ran between Monday 18 June and Friday 22 June 2018, was designed to incorporate various wellness elements, such as fitness, mental health, eating well and general wellbeing.The wellbeing week included a lunchtime yoga class led by a professional yoga and meditation teacher, which was attended by 18 employees, an hour-long bootcamp class featuring sprints, push-ups and squats that 15 staff members participated in and a DIY rice paper roll bar, where staff could make their own rice paper rolls using vegetables and dipping sauces. All employees attended this session.All of Ambition’s UK employees were also able to have a private massage, which was performed by a professional masseuse in one of the organisation’s meeting rooms. Around 14 employees took part in an after-work game of football, and 30 staff attended an early-finish day on Friday 22 June, where employees headed to Hyde Park for a game of rounders.Ambition also provided a breakfast bar for the whole week, which allowed employees to choose from healthy foods such as cereals, fruits, yoghurts and eggs on toast.The wellbeing week was communicated to staff using internal emails. The organisation also placed a specific wellbeing week board in its kitchen to enable employees to sign up for the available activities and see pictures of the various planned events.Nicky Acuna Ocana, managing director at Ambition UK, said: “It is fantastic to see what a success our annual wellbeing week has been once again. At Ambition, we take employee wellbeing very seriously and hope this will encourage our staff to continue to make positive changes [while] having fun.”