Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves returned to St. Vincent on Tuesday, after 10 days in Venezuela, 4 of which have been spent in hospital.
Gonsalves, who turns 76 in August, flew to Caracas on Easter Sunday, April 17, after complaining of a ache in his proper facet on Holy Thursday.
He returned to SVG on the primary flight to the nation by Conviasa, the flag provider and largest airline of Venezuela, which will probably be flying from Caracas to Argyle as soon as weekly.
Gonsalves stated his 4 days in hospital in Caracas have been spent doing “a battery of exams and having different therapy…
“I want to thank all the doctors and nurses and the government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for their kind assistance in helping me restore my health very much.”
Gonsalves additionally thanked Vincentians and other people the world over who expressed solidarity with him in “the time of my brief incapacitation” and for his or her prayers and their help.
“Equally, I am sorry to disappoint — or maybe I am pleased to disappoint those who don’t quite have my interest at heart and who had me dead. I am sure that you notice that the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. I am in good health. “The questions which my doctors in St. Vincent posed … were interrogated thoroughly in Venezuela and other queries about my health were interrogated and I am pleased to say they all have been answered favourably toward me. Those who anticipate that I am about to kick the bucket, I am around; very much around. Thank you, very much, almighty God.”
A query that may be lingering within the minds of Vincentians although, pertains to the explanation for what gave the impression to be a bandage on the prime minister’s left hand.
The prime minister stated nothing concerning the obvious bandage throughout his handle on the airport.