Four of the ten members of the Pharmacy Board of Trinidad and Tobago, are seeking information about the board’s operations before they attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) due in February and are blindsided.
The four members, Ministry of Health-appointed Junia Walcott and Clinton Sahadeo and the Medical Board appointees Dr Aruna Singh and Dr Neil Singh, are requesting information from president Andrew Rahaman and have written a three-page letter.
However, Rahaman, in a GML report, claims he has been threatened by some members and this was one of the reasons he was yet to schedule a date for the AGM.
He said: “So, I would say publicly to hell with them with giving me deadlines. Who are they? I am the chairman of this board, I am the one with the legal knowledge, I am not letting non-elected members come and rule this thing, you know.”
Rahaman said he had made a report at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) about recent threats.
Appointed board member Sahadeo said it’s important that they get information about the board’s operations before they attend the AGM and are blindsided.
The group is also questioning Rahaman’s $10,000 consultancy fee and his holding the office for 20 years.
The latest issue stems from Rahaman’s failure to submit the practising certificate applications of pharmacists to the Ministry of Health on time.