ABUJA, March 11 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase in excise duties on tobacco and alcoholic beverages, the finance ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced the policy change in a tweet Thursday morning after Lisa Maric, owner of Distilled Beauty Bar and Social House in Marda Loop, found out last month that the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission had altered her licence so that clients could no longer a enjoy a drink while getting treatments.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will likely take the first step towards inclusion of alcohol in the GST during its meeting on Saturday.
Health Canada warns against mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol, but some pre-mixed alcoholic drinks containing caffeine are still sold in Canadian stores.
The country’s winemakers are being affected by the effect of the natural disaster hitting South Africa. Wine production, which in the past years has grown steadily and conquered new markets around the world, is down by 20 percent.
Ireland's alcohol bill could be found to be in breach of EU law. The proposed laws - which have been approved by the government - suggest minimum pricing, health labeling and stricter regulation on advertising and sponsorship of drink.
Alcohol-related diseases are behind the deaths of nearly 6,000 Australians each year, according to a new study.
Retailers are working to keep up with New Zealand's changing beer tastes. Data from Stats NZ shows New Zealanders had a third more high-strength beer, with alcohol volume above 5 per cent, available to consume last year.
Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health says he was taken aback when Halifax city councillors approved a motion to make it easier to drink in the streets — without even asking his opinion.