KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent: – This country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, is said to be recovering at home from fatigue.
Acting Prime Minister Mike Browne said during a press conference here on Tuesday that Gonsalves has been travelling extensively recently.
“He should have been going to London over the weekend but he had to postpone it because, essentially, fatigue.
“You know the prime minister. He goes non-stop and we have been asking him to take a vacation and I think it is at a point now where his body just simply needs a rest,” Browne said in response to a journalist’s question.
“It is nothing, as far as we are aware, graver than that. And I think he will be on his feet.”
Browne said that the prime minister had a speaking engagement at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday but was not sure if he would be able to make it.
“But it is not anything dramatic that we should be overly concerned about. And I think that the nation will be happy to know that he gets a little bit of a rest and a little bit of a time off.
“And I am sure that the media and the nation will be happy and we trust the media will not phone the house and will allow him to indeed enjoy a little respite, a little break.”
In May 2005 Dr. Gonsalves spent ten days of “spiritual reflection” among the monks at the Mt. St. Benedict monastery in Trinidad.
He said he had achieved “a sense of greater peace” with himself after the experience.