PM Gonsalves delays Qatar trip after feeling unwell in Barbados

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves (File photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has delayed his trip to Qatar after complaining of feeling unwell during his stopover in Barbados Wednesday.

Elson Crick, communication consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister, said in an email to the media Thursday morning that Gonsalves is seeing a doctor in Bridgetown and will decide later in the day whether to continue with the trip or return to Kingstown.

Jimmy Prince, director of the Agency for Public Information, and Cleo Jones-Huggins of Invest SVG are proceeding to Qatar as planned, for the UNCTAD meeting, Crick said.

New York based Ambassador to the United Nations Camillo Gonsalves, who is also part of the delegation, is now in Kuwait.

The World Investment Forum (WIF) is a high-level, biennial, multi-stakeholder gathering that is designed to facilitate dialogue and action on the world’s key emerging investment-related challenges.

WIF 2012 is organized by UNCTAD in partnership with Government of Qatar from April 20-23 in conjunction with UNCTAD XIII Ministerial Conference April 21-26 in Doha, Qatar.

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40 thoughts on “PM Gonsalves delays Qatar trip after feeling unwell in Barbados

  1. Praying for a speedy recovery. God bless!

    Posted by JIJJ | April 19, 2012, 10:49
  2. God doesn’t sleep. Man can do as much as he likes………..

    Posted by L Sutton | April 19, 2012, 11:48
  3. L. Sutton, yes, GOD doesn’t SLEEP…your TIME will come for all the NONSENSE you SPREAD on this BLOG.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 19, 2012, 12:57
  4. I hope the BEST PRIME MINISTER that the nation called St. Vincent and the Grenadines has ever had, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, has a SPEEDY RECOVERY.

    I hope he can still make it to QATAR.

    If he cannot, I hope he gets much needed rest and care.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 19, 2012, 13:00
    • Bet you vincypowa, one of these days you will swallow your tongue.

      Posted by justice | April 19, 2012, 16:39
    • Best PM SVG ever had, what world u live in? U too need to wake up and in hail some coffee

      Posted by prince | April 19, 2012, 18:17
      • PRINCE, I live in the REAL WORLD, unlike you.

        If you want to put the accomplishments of any other PRIME MINISTER and their government up against that of Dr. Gonsalves and this current government, which will prove that my statement is incorrect, feel free to do so.

        I know you CANNOT, so I am not going to WASTE my TIME EXPECTING a response from you. But then again, you might PROVE me WRONG, so here is your OPPORTUNITY to make the CASE.

        Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 20, 2012, 14:30
  5. We all should wish the PM a speedy recovery. This is an important forum for investiment that any developing country
    @ L Sutton: Nobody who really belives in God speaks like this about Gods children. Please!!

    Posted by Dexter E.M. Rose | April 19, 2012, 14:50
  6. This is an important forum for investment that any developing country should want to be represented at. For the good of ALL Vincentians.

    Posted by Dexter E.M. Rose | April 19, 2012, 14:55
  7. GOD bless you our beloved PM and Comrade.And for those of you that wish him bad,GOD will deal with you all.Trust me.

    Posted by Jason | April 19, 2012, 15:03
  8. I know my PM if he can he will go, but please PM don’t force it! there will be much more opportunities for you to help our Nation, please ignore the badmind hypocrites, THEY SAY GOD DON’T WEAR PYJAMAS, What goes around comes around! Just look at what is happening to those who wishes you harm!!!

    Posted by Caddy King | April 19, 2012, 15:23
  9. While he is recovering I hope that he will realise that he cannot do everything. Vincy Powa, why doesn’t he ask you sometimes?

    Posted by justice | April 19, 2012, 16:36
  10. Oh lordee,if sumpn happen to de comrade way we go do,Comrade,Comrade oyyy,don’t dead comrade

    Posted by ulp forever | April 19, 2012, 16:48
  11. He probably got delayed,some people used to spending their lives in the air travelling,get land sick when they’re on land too long.90% of his time in office was probably spent in the air or in another country.If anything happens to him Girlin miguel becomes prme minister.

    Posted by Joe | April 19, 2012, 16:53
  12. feel better sir…no matter what can you dislike a being so much that in sickness you find joy…please don`t call god name in your mess…L.sutton you are a sicko!

    Posted by latoya | April 19, 2012, 16:55
  13. “Is Brutus sick, and is it physical To walk unbraced and suck up the humors Of the dank morning? What, is Brutus sick, And will he steal out of his wholesome bed To dare the vile contagion of the night, And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air, To add unto his sickness?”

    “He had a fever when he was in Spain, And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake. ‘Tis true, this god did shake. His coward lips did from their color fly, And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his luster.”
    [William Shakespeare]

    Posted by Saadiss | April 19, 2012, 17:15
  14. Communists don’t believe in GOD jason,besides which GOD is on Michelle Andrews’ side

    Posted by Jahu | April 19, 2012, 18:08
  15. What a bunch of esra hole creepers some of you are. What was Gonsalves doing overnighting in Barbados, more money wasted.

    We are fortunate he was feelling unwell and not someone else.

    Lets have another rape rally, the last one was such fun.

    Don’t send him to Cuba, he’s not welcome at the moment. And the Venezuelens are still pi..ed off about the lie he told on them about the Cuban wages.

    Its always a problem when a liar calls wolf, we just don’t know, we need to see a doctors certificate.

    Our undiplomatic diplomat, our very own American grown idiot boy is already in Kuwait. My advice to him is “don’t move any barriers and show your ID when asked”

    Posted by Peter | April 19, 2012, 18:43

    Posted by Peter | April 19, 2012, 18:45
  17. “During his stopover in Barbados Wednesday”. Stopover my foot, the guy got sick and boarded a plan to Barbados, it’s a short ride to Barbados, so your trying to tell me he didn’t realize he was feeling sick before then. . Go down to our hospital Gunzy and get the same treatment that every other Vincentian has to endure, they would threat you good down their, your not an ordinary black boy.But walk with your own toilet paper and good luck getting your blood screened and getting “sticking plaster”, you might even have to walk with our own bed from the way things are going.

    Posted by blane | April 19, 2012, 19:03
  18. My prayers and best wishes go out to Mrime Minister Gonsalves on this occassion of his illness. I hope that he has a speedy recovery and that his physical health be restored to optimum condition.

    Posted by DWells | April 19, 2012, 20:35
  19. Correction: “Mrime” be corrected to”Prime”

    Posted by DWells | April 19, 2012, 20:36
  20. My prayers and best wishes go out to the Prime Minister as he seeks treatment for his illness. I wish you a speedy recovery as you attempt to teturn to optimum physical health.

    Posted by DWells | April 20, 2012, 03:46
  21. The man is ill,say things to cheer him up. Some people are just terrible,they have no heart. Come on guys put politics aside.We wish our PM
    a speedy recovery and I hope he will be able to continue his trip on our behalf not his. Just another reason why he always needs his wife to travel with him.Get well soon PM. Go out there and continue the good work. God bless you and God bless SVG!

    Posted by albert | April 20, 2012, 06:58
  22. Read your bibles folks GOD punishes the unjust all the time,maybe the pm will repent one of these days,but in the meantime he might want to consider eating less,losing some weight and not trying to look like King Henry VIII

    Posted by Joe | April 20, 2012, 08:23

    Posted by Eric Williams | April 20, 2012, 09:26
  24. I was in Qata three weeks ago. Dined at the Diplomatic Club at Al Baraha Gardens in Doha. The Red Dwarf missed an eating experience, some of the best Indian and Thai restaurants are in Doha and also Pearl Island. Plenty of young girls, Russian etc.

    This is the place to get a William Wise experience in the Middle East, great food and anything else you may lust for.

    I had hoped to get an audience with his Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Unfortunaly he could not make time to see me, I was with one of his eminent cousins. I sent a note to his Highness and got back a very nice reply, and a promise to take special note of what I disclosed to him.

    Posted by Peter | April 20, 2012, 14:02
  25. JAHU, if Communists do not believe in God, are you saying that James Mitchell is a COMMUNIST and that the party that he founded, the NDP, PRINCIPLES are UNGODLY?

    In case you’re LOST, which is always the case, wasn’t JAMES MITCHELL the same fella who said he doesn’t TRUST JESUS CHRIST on an NDP PLATFORM during the 2010 GENERAL ELECTIONS?

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 20, 2012, 14:38
  26. VINCYPOWA, why not tell us what Gonsalves wrote on the school blackboard whilst teaching at Georgetown.

    Why not tell us what his idol KARL MARX wrote, and in the light of that Gonsalves has followed his teachings.

    You see the curse of the Christian blood is coming to pass.

    Posted by Peter | April 20, 2012, 16:37
  27. I live and learn everyday but i never knew my own people so heartless… I wish My Pm a swift recovery illness is nothing i wish on no man we must all remember no man is an island we all have family who depend on us and no matter how u feel about someone we must always remember that they have people who love them get back to our roots people remember we are a Christian nation and we must stand by those said principles…Love

    Posted by Shan B | April 21, 2012, 00:06
  28. SHAN B, It is a fact Gonsalves has Christian blood on his hands, it is for him to apologise to the Iranian Christians and other people who are repressed and murdered by their Governments with help of this man. If you want to see heartless take a hard look at Gonsalves and his policies.

    Posted by Peter | April 21, 2012, 07:33
  29. I must take this opportunity to wish the prime minister well. I hope that as soon as he recovers he takes steps to repair all the wounds of hate and division that he has hatche and nourished in this country. Get well soon sir

    Posted by junko | April 22, 2012, 09:26
  30. GONSALVES, when in that big heavy duty bed, remember not to talk to bush, Mammy always told us “Bushes have ears”, always wondered what that meant.

    Posted by Peter | April 22, 2012, 17:59
  31. Your real prime minister Dr. Kenny Anthony is alive and well not to worry fellow Vinlucians,he will be back to make sure you reelect Gonsalves s we can colonize you even more

    Posted by Vinlucian | April 23, 2012, 00:55
  32. Don’t trouble the nurses,they might lock you up over there

    Posted by Joe | April 23, 2012, 00:56
  33. VINLUCIAN, I thought Anthony is also a dick head. And Gonsalves told us about that brown boy Chastenet, he doesn’t like him, but he likes how he runs supermarkets, especially if they can inflict serious damage to the Greaves boys.

    Keep you eye out on behalf of St.Lucia, VINLEC and CWSA will be for sale shortly, Gonsalves would also like to sell outright one or two Grenadines islands.

    Everything is for sale, at fire sale prices. That includes the Financial Centre and all the filing cabinets.

    Posted by Peter | April 24, 2012, 18:07
  34. No Cuban doctors in Barbados.

    Posted by Peter | April 24, 2012, 18:08
  35. I think Gonsalves frightened to go Cuba, he see how they just about finish off Chavez.

    He Gonsalves not welcome there since WIKILEAKS episode.


    Posted by Peter | April 25, 2012, 13:57

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