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Director of the Barbados Drug Service, Maryam Hinds (left), perusing documents taken from SureWay Clinic with employees. Station Sergeant Mark White of the Fraud Squad placing some documents taken from the clinic in the trunk of a police vehicle. (Pictures by Maria Bradshaw.)

By by Maria Bradshaw | Tue, December 04, 2012 - 12:10 AM

AUTHORITIES moved in on a weight loss clinic yesterday and took possession of packages of drugs and documents for analysis.

Police and health officials swooped down on the SureWay clinic at Emperor’s Court, Worthing, Christ Church, after receiving a distress telephone call from an employee.

Three employees were taken into police custody for questioning.

Director of the Barbados Drug Service Maryam Hinds, who was on the scene with a team of officials, told the DAILY NATION: “We have been monitoring this clinic for some time now.”

Last night Minister of Health Donville Inniss reported that the ministry had received complaints about the operations at SureWay, which opened its office in Barbados a year ago.

Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 11 months ago
Kudos to the relevant authorities, for taking action (notably, against "non-nationals"!). What should also be a concern, is Bajan's who are sold on the idea that in order to live a healthy life, they should consume vast amounts of "health supplements" ( All or most imported) with a pill-a-day for "clear skin", another for "good eye-sight", and several other pills for everything else under God's sun. The one pill-a-day NOT yet being touted and thrust on the un-wary, is a pill to enhance common-sense. But our own "locally-grown the snake-oil purveyors" are coming very close to the line where qualified medical professionals should be the only ones dispensing proper health advice, services, and products. Effin you doan believe me, try over-dosing on vitamins, or scrape the lining off your bowels, with a "colon-cleanser" or summuch. How cum, common-sense asks, our fore-fathers managed to live and enjoy good health, by eating sensibly and taking plenty physical exercise, and with the only "supplement" a spoonfull of castor-oil, or shark-liver oil, dispensed to a loudly-protesting child? And the money thereby saved, rested peacefully on their bank-accounts, or was used to buy something worthwhile-like land or a house.

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Posted by Allison Walker 1 year, 11 months ago
Well said Tony Webster.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 10 months ago
The clinic opened a year ago, but according to the Director of the Drug Service: 'we were monitoring it for some time'. I wonder what was their reference mark at the time of registration and how this surveillance was being conducted, since the article suggest a distress call to have sparked some hair raising.

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