Sir John Compton, the Prime Minister, left St Lucia on May 1st, 2007 for New
The purpose of Sir Johnís trip among other things, was to carry out his annual
medical checkup that he had postponed for some time due to the election
campaign, the requirement to establish a new Administration and the process of
preparing the Budget.
Sir John had expected to be in New York for one week, but due to the scheduling
of the various medical tests, his stay had to be extended.
After reviewing the results of the medical tests the Prime Ministerís doctors
ordered additional tests that required Sir Johnís continued presence at the
hospital in New York. These medical tests have now been conducted and the
results are expected within the next few days.
He is taking the opportunity to get some well deserved rest but he is in good
spirit and is looking forward to coming home at the earliest possible time.
It should be pointed out that Sir John is at the same hospital that he has used
to carry out his tests for the last ten years and is under the care of the same
doctors that have conducted his medical examinations over the same period of
The nation will be informed of Sir Johnís medical condition as soon as a
definitive conclusion has been arrived at by his doctors.
Our prayers are with Sir John at this time as we look forward to his return and
to his resumption of duties at the earliest possible time.
May God bless you the people of Saint Lucia and the Prime Minister of our