Estwick absent from swearing-in
GOVERNMENT Member of Parliament Dr David Estwick was glaringly absent from today’s swearing-in of Cabinet, but Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told the country he was ill and would either be sworn in tomorrow or Monday.
After Estwick’s name had been called about half-hour after the scheduled 10 a.m. event, Cabinet was not sworn in until 11:09, minus the St Philip West representative, who had been named as Minister of Agriculture the previous night.
Asked what was going on, the Prime Minister told the media afterwards that Estwick’s voice was gone.
“He indicated to me that he did not feel that he could do it this morning based on how he was feeling and he would be prepared, as long as he’s feeling better, to make himself available tomorrow morning,” said
Stuart, adding that he had been in touch with Estwick a few hours before.
Stating that it was “fashionable to try to weave mythologies around Dr Estwick’s behaviour”, Stuart gave the assurance that his Government was united.
Full story in tomorrow’s Saturday Sun