Archive for: July, 2015

TT loves alcohol

  CHEERS: A recent PAHO/WHO survey shows TT ranks very high in terms of the amount of alcohol consumed. … TRINIDAD and Tobago and two other CARICOM countries were identified in a Pan American/World Health Organisation report on alcohol use as having the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the Americas, and Health Minister Dr…

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PAHO/WHO issues warning as study shows high rates of harmful alcohol consumption in Caribbean

CARIBBEAN360JULY 22, 2015   WASHINGTON, United States, Wednesday July 22, 2015 – Three CARICOM nations have been identified as having the highest rates of harmful alcohol consumption in the Americas, and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is recommending that countries limit availability, restrict marketing and increase taxes on alcohol. Releasing its first…

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Students, most drivers on DUI charges

  By CAROL MATROO Thursday, July 16 2015   Drunk driving: A youth drinking while driving. TT police report students account for most DUI arrests…. Young drivers were more at risk of having a road vehicular accident, especially when they have been drinking and speeding. In fact, close to 50 percent of persons arrested for…

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Drunk driver on $10,000 bail

  By STACY MOORE Tuesday, July 14 2015 A MAN charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, told a magistrate that he was celebrating the news of the birth of his son when he was caught consuming alcohol and driving. Navindra Moonoo, 33, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Sherene Murray -Bailey in the San Fernando…

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Do more to help drunk drivers’

…Hefty fines not enough says Arrive Alive head Sharlene Rampersad Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 . Sharon Inglefield Although hefty fines are imposed by local courts for driving under the influence of alcohol, Arrive Alive president Sharon Inglefield says fines alone are not enough to deter errant drivers. However, Inglefield said a recent push to…

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Jamaica: Health Ministry to reduce harmful consumption of alcohol by 3%

Jamaica Observer July 7, 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Health, through the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of non-communicable diseases (2013-2018), plans to reduce the harmful consumption of alcohol by three per cent by 2018. The plan has been approved by Cabinet. This was stated by Health…

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4 drivers arrested in exercise

Published on Jul 12, 2015, 8:38 pm AST Four people were arrested during a police exercise in the Western Division yesterday morning for driving under the influence. The exercise was coordinated by Senior Superintendent Huggins together with members of the Western Division Task Force throughout several communities in Diego Martin and St James. The exercise…

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