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Study: Binge drinking on the rise in Barbados

THE BARBADOS ADVOCATE Study: Binge drinking on the rise in Barbados 9/9/2015 Binge drinking is on the rise in Barbados. This was revealed by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Joy St. John, as she reported on the core findings of the Barbados Health of the Nation Survey, during the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade…

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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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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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Educator decries parents who encourage alcohol consumption

Educator decries parents who encourage alcohol consumption Dominica News Online – Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 8:59 AM   Some of the students who took part in the anti-alcohol consumption program Educator at the Goodwill Primary School, Julienne Martin, is lamenting the fact that some parents in Dominica think that it is alright for children…

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Women at higher risk of injury than men after more than three drinks – study

November 4, 2014 WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Tuesday November 4, 2014, CMC – A new study of emergency department patients in 18 countries, including Guyana, shows that the risk of injury caused by acute alcohol consumption is higher for women compared with men. While the risk of injury is similar for both men and women…

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Caribbean 360 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday October 31, 2014, CMC – A newspaper journalist will return to court on January 5, next year after refusing to take a breathalyser test and for failing to have proper control of a motor vehicle. Political reporter Anna Ramdass, 31, appeared before Senior Magistrate Rae Roopchand on the charges, but…

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WHO report reveals country with highest alcohol consumption in Caribbean

  ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday May 15, 2014, CMC – The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed Grenada as having the highest alcohol consumption per capita in the Caribbean. In its 2014 Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, the WHO said the island was given a 12.5 per cent rating, followed by St. Lucia…

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GUYANA CHRONICLE Drug and Alcohol Treatment agencies attend two-day seminar on standardised data collection

February 13, 2014 THE Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) in collaboration with the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), yesterday, concluded a two-day seminar on the implementation of a standardised data collection system for Drug and Alcohol Treatment agencies in the Caribbean.Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee opened…

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