PM Gonsalves discharged from hospital

This April 2011 file photo shows Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves as he addressed Vincentian in Taiwan. Gonsalves at the time used a cane and wore an orthopaedic stocking to cope with the flight to Taiwan because of a leg injury. He earlier this year that he began last July to take care of himself in a more focused way. Gonsalves was treated at a hospital in Barbados for an abscess on the weekend.

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was Monday night discharged from hospital in Barbados, where he spent the weekend receiving treatment for an abscess, Foreign Affairs Minister Sen. Douglas Slater said in a statement.

Gonsalves was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados where he was receiving treatment after falling ill en route to the Middle East for official duties overseas on Wednesday.

“He is recuperating satisfactorily and was assessed by his doctors to be well enough to continue his recovery out of the hospital. He will however continue to rest and receive any necessary follow-up medical care and hopes to return home in St Vincent by the weekend,” Slater, a physician, said in the statement.

“He again wishes to convey his sincerest gratitude to the many persons who have wished him well and have been praying for his speedy recovery,” the statement added.

Slater, in a statement Monday morning, said Gonsalves was admitted to hospital after initial test in his hotel room.

He was admitted to the health care facility “to make it more convenient to carry out the necessary investigations and also out of an abundance of caution to ensure that the best medical care was available with the least effort”.

The tests disclosed that there seemed to be “a focus of infection somewhere which was manifested as a persistent fever among other symptoms.

“It was subsequently discovered that there was a skin infection resulting in the formation of an abscess. The abscess has been drained and other necessary treatment initiated,” according to the statement Monday morning.

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17 thoughts on “PM Gonsalves discharged from hospital

  1. God blessed our beloved PM Gonsalves. WHO GOD BLESSED NO MAN CURSE.. .
    The people of blessed St.Vincent await your returnl home and to get some needed rest.
    I/WE Love you PM and may God blessed SVG.

    Posted by PHill | April 24, 2012, 01:34
  2. Wash, regularily, even if you need to get a chair bath.

    Posted by Peter | April 24, 2012, 07:58
  3. OMG, Ralph i think you should try loosing some weight as being that size can do you no good.

    Posted by marcus | April 24, 2012, 10:14
  4. Great news.GOD is Great!

    Posted by Jason | April 24, 2012, 11:34
  5. JASON, that is Gonsalves not God. Please don’t use Gods name in vain, and don’t worship false idols.

    Gonsalves is the man that said he only does Obeah for the Lord. The only lord that you can do Obeah for is the Lord of Darkness, Satan.

    Karl Marx encouraged his followers to pretend to be Christians, if it furthered Marxism.

    Posted by Peter | April 24, 2012, 17:48
  6. The PRAYS of our BLESSED NATION have been ANSWERED.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | April 24, 2012, 19:14
  7. Was gonsalves discharged from a physical hospital or a mental hospital?

    Posted by Jahu | April 24, 2012, 20:03
  8. Hurray, Lets sing the theme song Vincypowa “Komrade don’t touch her there,she will tell on you one day she swears,you’re supposed to be her prime minister”

    Posted by ulp forever | April 25, 2012, 04:05
  9. Sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea affects the brain.

    Posted by Peter | April 25, 2012, 09:11
  10. Like some other people I have come to the opinion about Gonsalves in Barbados. I believe he never intended going to Qatar. His son was already there, got there a day or two before Gonsalves flew to Barbados.

    I believe Gonsalves is in the bad books of both Cuba and Venezuela. They have come to the opinion he can’t be trusted with secrets. If you notice on the last couple of occasions Gonslaves went to Cuba he was only met by minor officials. Also when he has attended ALBA meetings, no more hug ups, he is discreetly pushed aside. I notice that in SVG Gonsalves is not attending Cuban and Venezuelan functions and celebrations. Why things have got to this stage we can only guess as something to do with what he said to the US ambassador in Barbados that got published in Wikileaks. Or they are pissed off with the stupidity of Francis taking a million US dollars in cash to the NCB bank and asking for them to be changed into EC dollars cash. Or they may be pissed off by family and friends and ULP hierarchy running around Kingstown with bundles of US dollars and openly banking them.

    I believe that is why Gonsalves needed to go through the elaborate play acting of feeling ill in Barbados and getting treatment there. He planned the hospitalization and treatment before he flew to Barbados.

    Of course being treated in SVG was never an option for him to consider, only the poor Vincentian fools should suffer our 5th rate hospital, not his Royal self.

    Its a shame that we need to work these things out for ourselves, we can’t rely on anything that Gonsalves or his cronies tell us, past and present lies by him and perpetuated by his people demand we never trust what we are told.


    Posted by Peter | April 28, 2012, 12:24
  11. VINCYPOWA’ what you previously said and our subsequent phone conversation, “The PRAYS [prayers] of our BLESSED NATION have been ANSWERED”. Its great that you have decided to turn, and lets hope what you posted is true that our answered prayers to rid us of this little Marxist Red Dwarf Gonsalves are coming to pass.

    fraternal wishes

    Posted by Peter | April 28, 2012, 12:33
  12. PHILL, do you know what a Marxist is? Do you know what Marxist policy is towards religion?

    Are you totally stupid Phil, or just misinformed?

    Posted by Peter | April 29, 2012, 09:14
  13. When will Gonsalves say where the abscess was located?The pm seat getting painful to sit in l.o.l

    Posted by Jahu | April 29, 2012, 13:54
  14. JAHU, We can only guess where the abscess was, because the nurse refused to suck the poison out.

    Remember Chavez original complaint was abscess, but turned out to be cancer from exposure to US cancer machine [his words not mine].

    Venezuela have been mining and shipping radio active materials to Iran. Because such materials are easy to detect, Iran started a weekly flight from Iran to Venezuela, which more than often has no passengers at all. But because it is a direct flight it can carry all sorts of items that are internationaly sanctioned and ilegal to supply, such as computers, aircraft parts and more specificaly uranium.

    Under the Unity Liars Party and that little fat Marxist scumbag Gonsalves the Red Dwarf we have become partners with Chavez and embrace Iran as a state that we support at the UN, support a country that kills Christians as part of its state policy. As a friend of both we must also take some responsability in the death of Iranian Christians and the uranium fiasco.


    Posted by Peter | May 1, 2012, 08:49



    And this is the man you all worship? brought up in a rum shop with a rum shop mentality, surrounded by bodyguards frightened of the slap.

    VINCYPOWA, if you can spend less time cottaging and more time on answering post’s we would be obliged.

    Posted by Peter | May 2, 2012, 08:48
  16. You nah mean the “LEEWARD” MAN SLAP ?

    Posted by STEVE _ HUGGINS | May 3, 2012, 04:00
  17. STEVE_HUGGINS, The slaps could fall like rain without the bodyguards,

    He would need the woman disguise again, in fact he could strike lucky if he dress’s right.

    Posted by PETER | May 6, 2012, 19:44

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