Education Minister Nigel Carty underwent emergency surgery in Miami

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Education and Information, Hon. Nigel Carty.

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 27TH 2011 (CUOPM) – Minister of Education and Information, Sen. the Hon. Nigel Carty, has had emergency surgery at a Miami Hospital on Monday.

“When I spoke with him after surgery, he was in very, very good spirits, high spirits. I spoke to him last night and he has asked me to convey thanks, not only to those who assisted him while he was at our hospital, his doctors, the nursing staff and Administration and all who assisted him in getting out to Miami and he ask that I extend thanks to those who have been praying for him, his heartfelt thanks and appreciation,” Prime Minister Douglas said Tuesday during his weekly radio call in programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”

Dr. Douglas, who returned to the Federation on Sunday was in New York and Washington, D. C. on official business and had spoken to Mr. Carty several times while in the United States.

“I made arrangements to travel, working closely with his doctors at the Joseph N. France General Hospital, the Nursing Staff and with the (Hospital) Administration and we were very pleased with the support that has been given and eventually he left on Sunday. He had emergency surgery yesterday (Monday) in Miami,” Prime Minister Douglas disclosed.Dr. Douglas informed the Federation that Minister Carty took ill two Wednesday’s ago during the visit of the Cabinet Ministers to high schools in St. Kitts and Nevis to distribute personal laptops to fourth and fifth formers.

“He made the fourth stop at the Cayon High School and there he reported that he was not feeling well. He indicated to me that he wanted to leave and he went to the nearby Cayon Health Centre, then to his personal physician and then to the hospital and went home. He was hospitalized a week before last Saturday and eventually had to go to Miami on Sunday afternoon,” said Dr. Douglas.

During Mr. Carty’s absence, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Hon. Patrice Nisbett, is Acting Minister of Education and Information.

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