Antiguan and Barbudan students are reportedly among those taking part in a global drinking craze that has already been blamed for a number of deaths worldwide.
The game is known as neknominate. It involves participants filming themselves downing alcohol, nominating someone to continue the game, and posting the video on social media.
Often with each nomination the participants attempt something more daring and extreme in an attempt to outdo each other.
The death of twenty-year-old Bradley Eames in the UK over the weekend was the fourth being blamed on the drinking craze.
The salesman filmed himself downing two pint glasses of gin and posted the video online, telling his friends he had to “show who is boss.”
It is estimated he consumed almost 30 shots of the alcohol in the two-minute video before challenging friends to outdo him.
He poured himself a pint and drank it, stopping half-way through to gag. Then he immediately poured another, while his hands violently shook and quickly downed it. He died just days after the stunt.
British MP’s have been calling for steps to stop the game.
Several Antiguan and Barbudans students have told Observer Media they are concerned as their colleagues are getting involved.
They say they are increasingly seeing their Antiguan and Barbudan friends posting videos of the game on Facebook.
They say the majority of the cases are of local students studying abroad in countries like the USA and UK where the game has caught on.
One student challenged her friends online asking why they were putting their lives at risk for a game.