The authorities are reportedly investigating a woman who faked documentation while filing an application to operate as a pharmacist in Antigua and Barbuda.
The documents were turned over to the police after the Pharmacy Council found them to be questionable.
The President of the Pharmacy Council, Algernon Roberts, told OBSERVER media that the authenticity of the documents is under the investigative microscope.
He said it is the Council’s duty to ensure the safety of all citizens, especially where their health is concerned.
“The Pharmacy Council has an obligation to protect public health. Anyone who thinks that they can just hand over documents to use and endanger public health, we are telling them that we will hand over their documents to the police,” he said.
Roberts noted that for someone to practice as a pharmacist in Antigua and Barbuda, the necessary registration forms with specific requirements must be completed.
“They have to submit proof that they have been to a university recognized by the Pharmacy Council. We must be able to validate that the university exists,” he explained.
The rule applies to anyone who wants to practice as a pharmacist in Antigua and Barbuda, including foreign nationals.
The police have confirmed that the matter is being investigated.
However, no one has been arrested to date in connection with this alarming development.