National Hero Sir Lester Bird is resting comfortably at home.
According to the former Prime Minister who had to make an early exit from the re-commissioning ceremony for the expanded Heritage Quay yesterday, his leave was attributed to excessive exposure to the sun during the afternoon activities to welcome the Anthem of the Seas.
“They put us all in the sun which was really not such a bright thing to do and each of us had to move two to three times but I insisted on sitting there because I did not want to disrupt the operation. The sun burned through everything i had on and i had a terrible sun burn,” he said
Sir Lester told ZDK News that despite other reports, him seeking medical attention was not associated with his diabetic condition.
“It has nothing to do with any other sickness that I might have had and I am looking to call the Dermatologist right now to take a look at it because it’s really bad,” he said
The 78 year old said that the necessary preparations were not made to better position the attendees including top government officials.
“They had no provisions for those of us including the Prime Minister so it was really not a bright thing to do,” the former PM said.
The MP for St. John’s Rural East was carried while seated on his chair, into a black SUV, which haltingly met with an ambulance awaiting at the pier.