Archive for: September, 2016

Two die after van overturns

Published: Sascha Wilson Trinidad Guardian Monday, September 26, 2016 Two die after van overturns   A Guyanese national and his co-worker were killed when the van they were in struck another van and flipped several times along the highway near Chase Village Flyover on Saturday night. Rajendra Persad, 34, a Guyanese employed with Victoria Medical Laboratories in San…

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Driver records highest drunk reading

At the age of 26, a man of Ecclesville, Rio Claro not only chalked up his second drunk driving charge, but also gained the distinction of recording the highest ever breath sample taken locally when he failed his breathalyser test with a reading of 188 microgrammes. The minimum permitted while driving is 35 microgrammes of…

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90 fatal road accidents…so far

Wednesday, September 21 2016 FOR THE year so far, 90 persons have been killed in accidents along the nation’s roads. police said yesterday. In a press release, officers added that they arrested 23 persons for driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend during an exercise on the Southern Main road. Officers appealed to…

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Exercise May Lessen Some of the Bad Effects of Alcohol

by Alice Park   A study hints that exercise may offset some of the negative health effects of drinking   Drinking in moderation isn’t necessarily a bad thing; some research, especially in the area of heart disease, suggests that alcohol may even provide some benefits. But most studies on alcohol and health outcomes—like death from heart…

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September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day

Alcohol is now recognized as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States. Each year thousands of children are born with life-long disabilities because they were exposed to alcohol prenatally. On September 9th, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recognizes International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness…

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