(ZIZ)– Former Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis, now host of Sugar City FM’s “Changing Times” Michael Powell, together with social commentator Clecton Phillip is today making fun of the health status of the country’s Education Minister, the Honourable Nigel Carty.
During the April 25th opening of the St. Paul’s Day Care Centre, Prime Minister the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas apologised for Minister Carty’s absence, stating that he was ill.
“The second apology that I have speaks to the absence of our distinguished Minister of Education the Honourable Nigel Carty. On Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon, he underwent emergency surgery and today, everything is in order. He is resting well. By the prayers of our people and by the goodness and kindness of Almighty God, Nigel Carty is well again,” Prime Minister Douglas said.
The Prime Minister, together with the audience’s applause, expressed hope that Minister Carty would soon recover from his illness and return to his ministry.
However, Powell and Phillip used today’s broadcast of “Changing Times” to make fun of the ailing minister.
“Carty say it was psychosomatic, it was in the teachers’ heads, they were seeing things, they crazy, you understand me? He say is crazy they crazy, nothing wrong with them. Now somebody argued the other day, he talking about people crazy, he was up di hospital with rhenium strenium. But somebody said that he read that report, that CARIRI report, before the people reach back here and as soon as he read the report he took sick again (laughter). I know he’s back in the hospital. They say as soon as he read the report and he realised what is coming down on him and Douglas his brain couldn’t handle it. He went off again. Back in the hospital again,” Powell and Phillip said to each other.
Michael Powell, who is a known supporter of the government’s political rivals, Team UNITY, served as Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis under the People’s Action Movement [PAM] Administration while Clecton Phillip is a frequent guest on radio programmes that oppose the Labour Administration.