KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves told reporters on Wednesday that he as not hospitalised in Barbados because of a heart attack.
“I’d heard that some were saying I had a heart attack. Just for the record, my heart is in good condition,” Gonsalves said on his return to St. Vincent after two week in Barbados, where he fell ill en route to the Middle East.
“I also heard that I had a prostate cancer and I want again to report that my prostate is in order. Both the PSA and the density; everything is in order,” said Gonsalves, who was treated for an abscess in Barbados.
“I am feeling good!” he said, adding, “I know that the public is concerned about my wellness and I have to report that I am feeling good.”
He said he was well cared for in Barbados and thanked Vincentians “for all their messages of comfort and I want to thank them for their prayers”.
Gonsalves said that while in Barbados he and his Cabinet worked on several national and regional matters, including the “the Chris Gayle saga” — the impasse between the West Indies cricketer and his employers.
Among the persons welcoming back at the airport were Acting Prime Minister Girlyn Miguel, Commissioner of Police Keith Miller and other members of the Cabinet.