JIS News

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh has wished a speedy recovery for former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and Chairman of the Jamaican Diaspora Foundation, Professor Rex Nettleford who fell ill this morning (Thursday) in Washington.
Professor Nettleford was rushed to a hospital and placed in intensive care. Jamaica’s Ambassador to the US, HE Anthony Johnson paid him a brief visit while Minister Baugh spoke with a member of the medical team assigned to him.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. the Hon. Ronald Robinson who chairs the Special Committee of Parliament on Diaspora Affairs, informed the Committee’s sitting at Gordon House this morning (Thursday) of Professor Nettleford’s illness.
In wishing him a speedy recovery, Dr. Baugh said Professor Nettleford will be foremost in our prayers at this time.