With the confirmed presence of methamphetamine or meth in Barbados, the Minister of Home Affairs and Information, Wilfred Abrahams wants Barbadians and the media to play a part in ensuring the drug does not gain a hold in the country.
During a press briefing where he was flanked by members of relevant drug prevention agencies including the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) and the Early Warning System, Mr. Abrahams described the development as serious and of great concern.
He notes that for years the Barbados Drug Information Network (BARDIN) reports have shown individuals, including young Barbadians, have presented to treatment facilities for non-traditional substances.
This, he says, has implications for the country’s future.
Minister Abrahams says meth misuse can threaten communities and Barbados intends to confront the matter head-on.