KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — The Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture Thursday congratulated Vincentian social worker Earl “Ole George” Daniel “on attaining the Guinness World Record for his historic six days of non-stop dancing”.

Daniel earlier this month danced for six days to call attention to the high suicide rate among Inuits in northern Canada.

“We wish to commend him on his courage and selflessness in bringing attention to the high suicide rate that plagues the Inuit people. He is indeed a worthy role model and has set a fine example for the young children of the Inuit community and for those at home,” the Ministry said in a press statement.

“There is no doubt that his recent achievements will be spoken of for some time to come and that the high regard for his accomplishments is felt by all of us within the industry as well as the general public,” the statement further said.

According to the statement, Tourism Sports and Culture Minister Cecil “Ces” McKie contacted Daniel to congratulate him on his achievement, as McKie was also part of his contingent in 2008, when Daniel walked in an effort to raise funds for a hospital in the USA.

“Once again we congratulate him on his success and wish him even greater achievements in the future. Mr. Daniel has indeed made the Ministry and St. Vincent and the Grenadines proud,” the statement said.

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