Working on anti-drug plan
BY NEXT MONTH, Barbados should have a draft of its first comprehensive document detailing the national plan in the fight against drug abuse.
The National Council On Substance Abuse (NCSA) is currently finalising the Barbados National Anti-Drug Plan, chairman Laurence Clarke reported yesterday at a service for Drug Awareness Month at the Church of God, Chelsea Road, St Michael.
“This national policy will address several areas of concern in the illicit drug trade and would provide comprehensive response to the areas specified in the hemispheric plan of action on drugs 2011/2014,” he said.
Clarke said the plan would also act as a focus for the activities of the NCSA. After the service, the agency’s manager, Yolande Forde, told the Press that, while they were aiming to have the plan drafted within a month or so, it would still have to go through Cabinet. (CA)