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PM Simpson Miller contracts laryngitis, cancels speaking engagements

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 10:35 PM

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has cancelled a number of speaking engagements scheduled for this week.

A release from the Office of the Prime Minister stated that the Simpson Miller has contracting laryngitis.

It says a hectic schedule including weeks of public speaking activities has led to an irritation of her vocal cords.

As a result, Simpson Miller has been advised by her doctor to rest her voice.

It further says while she remains on the job, she will not be in attendance at several events at which she was scheduled to be the keynote speaker.

The Prime Minister has extended to the organisers of those activities her apologies for any inconvenience caused and has made arrangements, where possible, for other Ministers of Government to represent her.