Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise. Including drunk driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse, and a multitude of diseases and disorders, alcohol causes one in 20 deaths globally every year,…

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Driver at wheel in car towed not driving drunk – freed

NEWSDAY Friday, April 25 2014 DRUNK drivers may have a way out to beat the breathalyser after a night out. Tow your car home, and, you can even sit in the driver’s seat while it is being towed. In a ruling handed down yesterday in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court, a man was freed on…

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Drinkers fatten State coffers

Tuesday 15, 2014 A TOTAL of $90,500 in fines were slapped on motorists charged for driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend, among them a female accountant and a man who told a magistrate that cough syrup accelerated alcohol levels in his blood. Clyde Alleyne, 59, appeared before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein in the…

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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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NEWSDAY – Drunkards Arrested

Monday, April 7 2014 FIFTEEN stone drunk drivers were among 63 persons arrested in a major weekend anti-crime initiative which saw officers from several police precincts in Southern Trinidad engage in stop and search procedures and raids at known crime dens. The exercise according to police sources, commenced at 8 am on Friday and ended…

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