Amory had food reaction, in good health, doctors say

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Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory (file photo)

By Observer Reporter

The Honourable Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister in the Federal Government is expected to arrive this weekend at his home in Nevis following week-long meetings in Canada.

Amory, who is expected to seek re-election to the Nevis Island Assembly in 2018, often represents the Prime Minister abroad, and on several occasions has acted as Prime Minister and Minister Of Finance when the Prime Minister was absent from the Federation.

During The Premier’s visit, he addressed The Association of Anguilla, Nevis and St. Kitts (ANSAR) in Montreal. The Premier’s presentation was on “Moving mountains through education to strengthen our youth and nation in the future.” He also spoke in a town hall meeting in Toronto.

While in Canada, the Premier ate something that made him sick. As a precaution, Canadian officials had the Premier rushed to the hospital. Doctors examined the Premier, diagnosed him with a food reaction and kept for observation overnight. The Premier was released the following morning with a clean bill of health.

Speaking to The Observer from his Canadian hotel, The Premier told us, “I am pleased with the outpouring of support and good wishes, but if a little more time was taken to ascertain the true picture, the unnecessary hype could have been avoided.” He commented that stomach reactions to certain foods is normal, most people have them from time to time.

Following the hospital visit the Premier and Senior Minister continued his busy engagements in Canada. He expects to return home on Sunday.

The Nevis doctor who regularly examines Mr. Amory confirmed to The Observer late Thursday that he recently examined the Premier and found him to be in excellent health.