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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April was today proclaimed as Alcohol Awareness Month.

Chairman of anti-drinking and driving group, CADA Anthony Santucci said it was the fifth anniversary of the proclamation of Alcohol Awareness month.

“We have talked with a number of people in our community and posed three questions to them.

“We heard some wonderful responses which we will share with you on our Facebook page,” he added. The questions, and the answers, will be revealed on April 1.

Mr Santucci added: “On April 6 there will be an open house. This will be an opportunity for CADA to showcase our programs and share with attendees some of the successes we have had in the last year.”

The charity will also be holding a tag day on April 21 and 23 as well as a Know Alcohol Quiz in the last week of April.

Justice Minister Michael Scott said CADA has successfully lobbied to amend the Liquor License Act regarding a number of issues. CADA helped implement an amendment, which requires staff at bars to be certified in the responsible sale and service of alcoholic beverages. It also successfully lobbied for an amendment allowing police to close licenced premises for 24 hours in the event of serious disorder of threat to public safety.

Mr Scott added that CADA was urging Government to also implement changes to the Act, which would allow police to demand a breathalyzer from people they suspect of drunk driving.

Another amendment CADA is promoting would allow police to conduct random roadside breathalyzers and a third amendment would create an Alcohol Bureau of Control to promote a responsible culture of alcohol sale, service and consumption.

Related websites: www.cada.bm

Attorney General Michael Scott reads a proclamation announcing April as Alcohol Awareness month on the steps of City Hall

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Published March 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm (Updated March 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm)

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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