My name is Lisa Prashad of the Ministry of Health, Lot 1 Brickdam, Georgetown. This is to confirm that I did not commit suicide as irresponsibly published in the November 12, 2009, edition of the Stabroek newspaper. I would like to publicly note that the photograph published on page 12 of the Stabroek News is ‘false’ and the story has nothing to do with me as its evident that I am still alive and am writing this press release.
Stabroek News did not contact any of my relatives or colleagues to confirm the story before it was published. The published picture was taken from my FaceBook profile and I have a physical copy of same.
This is most irresponsible, misleading and holds heavy repercussions for me, as I am the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Manager of the Ministry of Health.
I have since sought legal advice and am considering taking legal action against Stabroek News.