Herbalist  reported to DPP

Herbalist reported to DPP

Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard said he has received files from the Ministry of Health in relation to the activities and health advice solicited by herbalist Trevor Sayers.

Gaspard told Newsday when files reach his office, they can either be forwarded to the police, or attorneys will examine the facts and give their own legal advice. He said in this case his staff were still examining the files and doing their own internal inquiries.

“We are giving legal advice, and after that we’ll see how it goes. We don’t want to trigger the resources of the police unnecessarily, so we don’t automatically send something to the police that might be un-meritorious. We want to establish it first and then see what happens.”

He said there was no timeline, “But I would expect that before the end of next month, if it (the file) has to go to the police, it will.”

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said the last file was sent in October 2017 and the ministry would continue sending files. Deyalsingh also urged citizens to be wary and apply “good judgment” when taking medical advice and buying herbal remedies.