KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace on Friday said that he hopes that ailing Prime Minister Dr. Rlaph Gonsalves gets well soon ” so that the nation’s business can be dealt with on an on-going basis”.
Gonsalves o complained about feeling unwell on Wednesday during a stop over in Barbados en route to Qatar for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
He has since postponed the trip, which would have also taken him to Kuwait.
The Office of the Prime Minister said Friday that Gonsalves had seen a doctors in Barbados and was resting at a hotel and would decide on the weekend when to return to St. Vincent.
“I want to join you in saying to Prime Minister Gonsalves that we wish him well,” Eustace said in a call to a New Democratic Party (NDP) radio programme on Friday, hosted by Central Kingstown representative St. Clair Leacock, an NDP vice-president.
“Illness is not something that we should have political fights over. Illness hits us whether we are NDP, ULP (Unity Labour Party), Green Party or whatever. So, I want to wish the Prime Minister well. I hope that whatever is ailing — because what I have heard is from the news — h him a speedy recovery so that the nation’s business can be dealt with on an on-going basis,” Eustace further stated. ¨
The Prime Minister’s wife, Eloise Gonsalves, was expected to join him in Barbados on Friday, according to Elson Crick, communications consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister.