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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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Pilot suspended after failing alcohol test moments before departure

Gavin Haines 22 AUGUST 2016 • 11:26AM   The pilot failed a breath test moments before taking off from Frankfurt.   A SriLankan Airlines pilot failed an alcohol test in Frankfurt moments before he was due to take off with 274 passengers and crew on board.   The crew of flight UL554, which was scheduled…

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KESHORN MADE ME DRINK

By AZARD ALI Tuesday, August 23 2016 KESHORN WALCOTT’s bronze medal on Saturday in Brazil at the 2016 Olympics in the javelin- throwing competition, cost a motorist in Trinidad $6,000 when he opted to celebrate the occasion by drinking too many beers. Shane Ramcharan, 46, appeared before Magistrate Taramatee Ramdass in the San Fernando Magistrates’…

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Driver to pay $15,000 for drinking ‘a good bit’

Published on Aug 22, 2016, 9:38 pm AST By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin   A $15,000 fine was yesterday imposed on a labourer who was found driving while four times over the legal alcohol limit. Suraj Borilal, 28, who appeared before the court on a similar charge months ago, also had his driver’s permit forfeited for two years. On…

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6 Of The Most Dangerous Drug And Alcohol Cocktails

Aug 15, 2016 03:49 PM By Samantha Olson   More than half of American adults have had alcohol in the past month, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. But how many of them paused to think about the medications or drugs they had taken and wondered what it could do to their bodies? Despite…

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Drunk driver promises to seek help

By Cecily Asson Tuesday, August 9 2016 HAVING chalked up his second drunk driving offence in the space of two months, a 23-year-old Rousillac labourer has promised to seek help after admitting to the court that he has a drinking problem. He was fined $4000 and disqualified from driving for one month when he appeared…

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Should Hair Salons Be Allowed to Serve Free Alcohol?

by Whitney Filloon Aug 15, 2016, 10:57a @whitneyfilloon   A battle is currently being waged in the California legislature   Thanks to the 21st Amendment, adults are largely free to consume alcohol as they damn well please, provided it doesn’t interfere with operating heavy machinery or, you know, teaching a kindergarten class. Sipping a gratis mimosa while getting a…

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Doctor granted $10,000 bail

TRINIDAD EXPRESS HEAD of the Neurological Surgery Department at the Port of Spain General Hospital, Dr Shastri Sookhai, was yesterday granted $10,000 bail when he appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol. Sookhai appeared before Magistrate Marissa Gomez in the Sixth Magistrates’ Court charged with “attempting…

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