Kenny Anthony denies cancer rumour
CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has sought to dispel widespread rumours here that he is receiving treatment for cancer.
“I am lost at to how the rumour started, but I first heard of it after last general elections. I am not sure why someone would have started this, but that is not so, I am fine and in good health,” he said on local television recently during an interview highlighting his administration’s first 100 days in office.
Following last November 28 general election there have been widespread rumours that Anthony, who led his St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) back into office after a five year stint in opposition, was suffering from prostate cancer after former foreign affairs minister Rufus Bousquet admitted publically that he was suffering from the disorder.
“I am 61 (years) and trying to look after myself, trying to eat better, trying to avoid certain things because you know once you have reached my age one has to make certain adjustments,” said a jovial Anthony.
He said that with age, adjustments would naturally include proper diet and exercise adding that like everyone else he needed to have regular general check-ups.
“Just as a little note I am fully aware that the window is closing, it’s a term that I use as I get older, adjustment has to be made and despite the duties of ministerial office, I want to try and enjoy every living day like every other person.
“So I am in good health, I am fine as of now, I don’t have cancer as people are claiming, there is no doctor who has ever diagnosed cancer, that’s not so I don’t know where that rumour came from.
“But like everybody else I can’t speak for the future and we don’t know what lies down the road,” he told his television audience.
Anthony said he is looking forward to spending his twig light years with his family, his wife and three children. (CMC)