PM not speaking to media on his return today; country awaits explanation on health condition

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 14:30

The Office of the Prime has confirmed that an expected media briefing that was to take place on the prime minister's return to the country today, will not take place. 

In a break from tradition, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will not speak to the media upon arriving at Piarco International Airport. 

The prime minister's return flight was scheduled for just before 5pm and he was expected to answer questions about his medical condition. 

The prime minister is now expected to speak at this week’s post-Cabinet news briefing. 

The prime minister’s health has been on the front burner for quite some time after he told the nation that his doctors had recommended he be hospitalized for a week to undergo medical tests.