President Paula-Mae Weekes falls ill at Carifesta XIV launch
President Paula-Mae Weekes has reportedly fallen ill while attending the launch of Carifesta XIV at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre on Tuesday evening.
According to a release, the President describes the moment as a period of “cold sweating” and “bad feeling” which caused her to be escorted from the room. She has since recovered but believes her symptoms were as a result of a low blood sugar.
The President thanked Dr Monica Davis for her assistance during her moment of illness.
Dr Davis attended the launch in her capacity as the Dean of the Consular Corps but was pressed into medical service.
She also thanked Culture Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly for her caring and graciousness during the episode as well as Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus “who fanned me with the speed and dedication of a whirling dervish. She never stopped.”
In addition, President Weekes extended gratitude to all of the persons present for their expressions of concern and assures them that “I am well.”
She reportedly recovered well enough to return to the launch and deliver the short address she had been carded to give and is now at home resting comfortably.
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