Tue | Sep 18, 2018

Concerns raised about accessibility of drugs to minors, shopkeepers to be educated about dangers

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 10:05 AM

Shopkeepers and other retailers are among a number of stakeholders, that the National Council on Drug Abuse, intends to target, amid concerns that illegal substances are too accessible to minors.

Director of client services at the Council, Collette Kirlew, notes that the agency is currently engaging the police to see what strategies can be implemented to enforce laws.

She says one of the suggestions from stakeholders brought together to discuss the problem is for the Council to talk to shopkeepers get them not to sell substances to minors.

She says the data also shows that the products are available near schools, which should be a protected space.

She has singled out Red Stripe and commended them for their efforts in informing the public about drinking responsibly while pleading with other companies to join in the fight.