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Illegal Guyanese Immigrant Charged for Practicing Medicine Illegally

Tuesday 31st July, 2012. 

On Friday 20th July, 2012, Officers attached to the Major Crime Unit of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) launched an investigation into the operation of the Central Medical Complex located on Chausee road, Castries.

This investigation lead to the arrest of 46 year old Howard Earle, who is a Guyanese national, but, resided at Tapion, Castries.

On Monday 23rd July, 2012, Howard Earle was charged on the offences of practicing medicine without a license and practicing medicine without being a holder of a medical certificate.

He accused was taken before the court on Tuesday 24th July, 2012 to answer to the said charges. He was bailed in the sum of $5000.00 cash or suitable surety on each count.

 As part of his bail condition he was asked to report to the Beat and Patrol Department every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm.

 On Wednesday 25th July, 2012, addition charges were also laid on the accused, Howard Earl. The new charges are: The conspiracy to commit abortion, aiding and abetting abortion as well as overstaying in St. Lucia. He was also deemed a prohibited immigrant by the Immigration Department.

The accused, Howard Earle is expected to make a court appearance today (Thursday 26th July, 2012) to answer to the additional charges laid against him.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Raye Halley of St. Jude’s Highway, Vieux Fort, on Monday 24th July, 2012, while at the George F.L Charles Airport.
 Halley was a staff nurse previously attached to the Soufriere Hospital. He was on suspension from the said institution from 2008. Possible charges are expected to be laid on him later today.

The police are actively pursuing an investigation into all the matter.

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