Saturday, April 21, 2012

Medical Update on The PM

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, April, 19, CMC – Doctors attending to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will determine over the weekend whether or not he is well enough to travel back home, the state-owned National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) said Friday.

 Gonsalves, 65, had been complaining of feeling unwell during his stopover in Barbados on Wednesday on his trip to Qatar  and is receiving medical attention in that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. NBC said that doctors met with the Prime Minister on Friday and that a decision was taken that he could not travel to the Middle East. It said Gonsalves will be joined by his wife, Eloise.

“A decision as to when he will return to Kingstown will be made over the weekend,” the state-owned media house said.

Opposition leader Arnhim Eustace in a brief statement said he wished the Prime Minister a speedy recovery.

Gonsalves was due to lead a three-member delegation to Qatar for the World Investment Forum that began on Friday to be followed by a UN conference of trade and development (UNCTAD) ministers on Saturday. Ambassador to the United Nations Camillo Gonsalves, the prime minister’s son, who is also part of the delegation, is already in Kuwait for the meeting. The World Investment Forum (WIF) is a high-level, biennial, multi-stakeholder gathering to foster dialogue and action on the world’s key emerging investment-related challenges.