Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves is currently confined to his official residence, for rest and recuperation, nursing an injury to his ankle, a government spokesperson said on Thursday.
Communication Consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister Elson Crick said doctors have advised Gonsalves to rest his ankle, and as a result of this, has been working out of his official residence since Tuesday.
“This period of rest and recuperation will extend into the week end,” Crick said.
Consequently, Gonsalves has been forced to cancel his attendance at two events abroad, the Annual Norman Manley Law School lecture in Jamaica, where he was expected to deliver the keynote address tonight, and the rally on reparations organised by the Institute of Black World, slated for Chicago on Saturday.
In respect of the Jamaica event, Gonsalves will be represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Camillo Gonsalves, while Professor Sir Hilary Beckles will speak on his behalf at the Chicago event.