|File: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar with one of her sisters, Wattie Newton|
A media release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Friday said Persad-Bissessar is making this visit "to be at the bedside of her eldest sister, Sally, who has encountered a serious medical situation and is in hospital requiring surgery."
It added, "The Prime Minister is taking the time off on compassionate grounds to be close to her sister at a time of great need."
The OPM said Labour Minister Errol Mc Leod would act as Prime Minister while Persad-Bissessar is away.
|An older picture of Kamla and her three sisters. Sally is standing right behind Kamla, next to Wattie. |
Shirley is seated in the front row next to Kamla.