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BEWARE OF PYRAMID SCHEMES, WARNS CONSUMER AFFAIRS

The Office of Consumer Affairs is issuing this reminder to the public to be vigilant and protect themselves against fraudulent financial schemes that target consumers, particularly 'pyramid schemes', which are a type of  scam that fraudsters often pitch as a legitimate business opportunity in the form of multi-level marketing programmes.

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SEVERAL DEFENDANTS APPEAR DURING DECEMBER ARRAIGNMENTS; MURDERER LEARNS SENTENCING DATE

A 53-year-old man will stand trial next year after he denied several drug-related charges during this morning’s monthly Arraignment Session in the Supreme Court.

It is alleged that Dwayne Gilbert possessed the controlled drug cocaine on August 12 last year. He was also charged with possessing heroin on the same date, and possessing cocaine again in a separate charge, on the date in question.

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UPDATE ON HAMILTON HEALTH CLINIC TO BE GIVEN TOMORROW

The Department of Health would like to advise the public that normal clinic services on the lower level of the Hamilton Health Centre, at 67 Victoria Street in Hamilton, were not able to resume as scheduled yesterday and an update will be given on Wednesday, December 2.

The Department apologises for any inconvenience caused. The closure is a temporary and precautionary measure resulting from an environmental investigation into an incident that occurred on Friday, November 27.  

Urgent services for infants and children will be provided at the Warwick Health Clinic from Monday to Wednesday. The operating times will be from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. and the public may call 332-8887 or 236 0649 for general inquiries.  

Clients may also see their primary physician.  People booked for the Travel Clinic will be contacted by Clinic staff and be given a rescheduled appointment. 

Please be advised that services held on the upper level of the Hamilton Health Centre for Dental, Maternal Health and Family Planning and the Communicable Disease Control Clinic will operate as usual. 

It is anticipated that normal services will resume later this week and an update will be given on Wednesday, December 2.

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