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With the thrust toward healthy living and efforts to reduce the incidents of non communicable diseases here questions are being raised about whether or not higher taxes should be applied to unhealthy foods.

Health officials here have welcomed the idea and are lending their voices to the conversation.

In promoting physical activity among individuals to prevent diseases such as diabetes and cancers, Principal Nursing Officer in the Ministry of Health Anne Margaret Henry has lamented the high cost of foods which have healthy nutritional content.

Meanwhile, moves to alleviate the strain on Victoria Hospital continue with the reopening of the Babonneau Health Centre later today.

Nurse Henry has encouraged residents of Babonneau to utilize the services of the wellness centre for medical care and treatment before opting to visit the island main hospital.

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