Prayers, best wishes pour in for Patrick Manning

Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning

Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning

Prayers, best wishes pour in for Patrick Manning
POLITICIANS, both friends and rivals, yesterday expressed their shock at the stroke suffered by former Prime Minister Patrick Manning and offered their prayers for his speedy recovery.

Kamla: Spare no resources
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has advised Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan to ensure former prime minister Patrick Manning is well taken care of during his stay at the San Fernando General Hospital.

Fire Service took ex-PM to ‘Sando’
FORMER prime minister Patrick Manning was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital in a Fire Service ambulance.

MANNING STABLE
FORMER prime minister Patrick Manning remains warded in a stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital after he suffered, what his son Brian Manning described as “a mild stroke” on Monday night. The younger Manning yesterday called on the nation to keep his father in its prayers.

Hazel calls on nation to pray for husband

Khan: Manning is in unstable condition
Having a stroke on the right side of the body is not a good sign, especially if the patient has a pacemaker, as in the case of former prime Minister Patrick Manning. Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan said yesterday Manning, 65, who is warded at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the San Fernando General Hospital, is unable to speak or eat. “At this point Mr Manning’s condition is serious. He’s in a very unstable place. He cannot speak and he cannot eat. “He can remember things and he is conscious of things around him but he cannot move the right side of his body,” Khan said.

…A long history of health battles

Son: No Cuban doctors for ailing former PM
Cuban doctors will not be coming to T&T to attend to former prime minister Patrick Manning who is recovering from a stroke in the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

Tears, prayers for Manning’s recovery
THERE were tears and prayers for ailing former prime minister Patrick Manning yesterday as citizens woke up to news that he had suffered a debilitating stroke and was at the intensive care unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

‘The Patrick Manning we know’
Patrick Manning is a polemical political figure. He inspires emotions—be it the “good riddance” type of late or the respect earned after a lifetime of public service.

Panday visits Manning
Former prime minister Basdeo Panday paid a brief visit to his counterpart, former prime minister Patrick Manning at the San Fernando General Hospital around noon yesterday.

ROWLEY TURNED AWAY
Friends and foes visit Manning in hospital after ex-PM suffers stroke but…

Doctors stop Rowley
Political leader of the People’s National Movement Dr Keith Rowley was restricted from visiting former prime minister Patrick Manning when he went to the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday. Rowley said he was unable to see Manning as doctors felt it was not an appropriate time. However, he was able to speak to Manning’s family and got an update on his health.

Rowley calls on nation to pray for Manning
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley yesterday called on citizens to pray for the speedy recovery of former prime minister and sitting MP for San Fernando East Patrick Manning.

Ex-ministers rally around former leader

Colm and AG among Manning well-wishers
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Opposition MP Colm Imbert are expressing support for former prime minister Patrick Manning who suffered a stroke on Monday night

Orville empathises on behalf of the THA
Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London has extended best wishes for a speedy recovery to former Prime Minister and former political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Patrick Manning.

Ramadhar supports Manning family

SWRHA head: Sando Hospital equipped

SWRHA Chairman: Sando has expertise to treat Manning
Chairman of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) Dr Lackram Bodoe has given the assurance that all that is required to treat former prime minister Patrick Manning is available at the San Fernando General Hospital.

‘He’s being treated like everyone else’
Former prime minister Patrick Manning may be getting good medical care at the San Fernando General Hospital, but is not being treated any better than an ordinary citizen with no titles.

Best wishes, Mr Manning
The loss of a general election and of the party leadership has made the past two years extraordinarily challenging for former Prime Minister and PNM leader, Patrick Manning and it seems the rough and tumble of national politics has taken its toll on a man whose spirit has always been willing, but whose body has more often than not proven brittle.

8 Responses to “Prayers, best wishes pour in for Patrick Manning”


  • My family and I are praying for Patrick Manning and his family. We know this is a trying, painful, sad, confusing nerve racking time for him as well as his entire family. My father had a hemorrhagic stroke October 11th 2011. So I empathize with them. Right now all Mr. Manning needs is pray, faith in GOD from his family members because right now he may not be able to show the faith he has in GOD himself. He also needs love and caring. When visiting try to be strong and not cry but instead pray and read the bible for him. He is aware and hears everything that is going on around him so let know and show him that you all are routing for and believe that he can get through this. I know this is hard at this time because the family wants their time to worry for lack of a better word. But please pray this is all that will work because remember god knows and is in control of everything. Be faithful and strong. Do not doubt when u pray but believe it will happen.

    Deepest pray and love.

  • Minister: He’s slowly improving
    LESS than 48 hours after former prime minister Patrick Manning suffered a stroke, he has been taken out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the San Fernando General Hospital and has shown some signs he is on the road to recovery.

    Recovering slowly after stroke — Manning smiling
    FORMER Prime Minister Patrick Manning was yesterday moved from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the San Fernando General Hospital to the High Dependency Unit (HDU), with Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan saying that Manning acknowledged his presence with a smile.

    Brian knocks visits by politicians; praises Health Minister
    Brian Manning, son of former prime minister Patrick Manning, has lashed out at politicians, saying they are “seeking to score points” by visiting his ailing father.

    ‘Rowley was not turned away’
    San Fernando East protocol officer Wendy Lewis has denied reports that Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley was debarred from visiting former prime minister Patrick Manning on Tuesday evening.

    Fuad after visit to hospital: Manning showing positive signs
    Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has said that he got a “thumbs up” from former prime minister Patrick Manning when he visited him at the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday.

    PM ‘won’t challenge’ visit restrictions
    Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar does not intend to challenge the instructions given by doctors attending to San Fernando East MP Patrick Manning.

    …State ready to assist with medical care abroad

    Manning’s political future in the balance
    FOR YET another time in his career, former Prime Minister and San Fernando East MP Patrick Manning’s political future hangs in the balance as the country yesterday came to terms with the prospect of the possibility of a by-election to fill the San Fernando East seat in the event that Manning is unable to resume official duties.

    Get better soon, Mr Manning
    This newspaper joins with the family, friends and political PNM family of the former Prime Minister to wish him a speedy and full recovery.

  • i have the utmost respect for this gentleman . A proven statesman , an eloquent speaker , a man with a different version of the future . Thank you mr manning for giving me another chance to get a proper education . thank you . *tears* And i wonder how now the people who ridiculed you can turn around and not even say sorry , i pity them for they have not known your love .

  • What the hell politicaL future Manning had before this timely demise folks, can anyone say? Dey say ‘banana can’t bear plaintain ,’ and does Brian just prove with his idiotic responses , that there is some truism in that statement? Just maybe! Papa Manning called an election two years before it was due , and so the country today is saddled with de square pegs in round holes bunch ,and now Brian is lambasting people , left , right , and center ,as political opportunist ,for paying some visits to his ailing father. Should he and family not be grateful , that someone from the Ministry of Health not still perturb at decades of slight , not …, well fill in de blanks.
    Did this politically naive creature , learn anything from that German scholaship, his nepotistic papa, was able to invigle,on his behalf ,a few years ago, or is rumor correct, that he squandered it all, while running around Europe , pretending to be some phony playboy ,while instead , spreading his Manning oats- as opposed to learning?

  • Manning sits up, asking to go home
    Former prime minister Patrick Manning sat up for the first time yesterday, three days after he was enfeebled by a stroke, and asked about the nation’s plans.

    Manning defying odds, sitting up, eating
    Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonzalves arrives in Trinidad and Tobago today to visit his close friend, former prime minister Patrick Manning, who is hospitalised after suffering a stroke on Monday night.

    Grenada’s PM: We’re praying for Manning
    Prime Minister of Grenada Tillman Thomas says the people of Grenada are praying for the speedy recovery of former T&T prime minister Patrick Manning.

  • http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,154395.html

    Grenadian PM , praying for Patrick Manning, while Vincy PM crying in public , after an exaulted visit to his bedside, well I’ll be dar …,and what a sick tragedy indeed!
    In the interim , the head of his own political party ,Dr Rott/ De Mason Hall Kid, an old soldier,who stood loyaly at his side for decades , attempting to preserve the leegacy , by expanding their Papa Eric Williams brand,is not accorded some semblance of dignity , by being allowed to come within even 5000 feet of his hospital.
    Tell you what folks , though ,gratefully , I am no longer a member of the pagan faith call Christianity , I will for argument sake say , that a God exist out there in the Universe, and because he does , he has finally done a wonderful thing by removing this disgusting bunch from the grand T&T stage of political tribal reality , via this timely ,health gesture.
    Could this idiotic PR stunt be simply ,the result of political imaturity by his two clueless,phony playboy sons , or just undisguised vindictiveness ,of his loyal ,female sidekick pitbull wife, Hazel?
    Is she behaving as some spurned lover would ,in giving the middle finger to phantom enemies,past, present , and in her twisted soul?
    Does the party , and country, who tolerated her governmental incompetence ,and subpar ministerial forays, for too long,deserves better?
    I am prepared to hold my judgement , but won’t any longer , should I see Massa Queen Elizabeth de 2nd,Comrad Fidel Castro, or his fellow Christian ancestrial buddy,Nigeria’s President Goodluck Johnatan , walk out his hospital door , then proceed to give my desperate people the typical , over de top press conference, while claiming with an obvious desingenious twinkle in their eyes , about how great a guy Patois was , and how they are praying for his return to power.
    In case any of his naive, over zealous fans ,wish to know why I singled out these three creatures, tell them stay tune, as I will explain in detail, via my next commentary.
    Change huh? Oh what a confuse bunch , my usually comatose, don’t give a darm ,’if Good Friday falls on a Monday,’ people are! Almost certain at least 10 women , and kids, were either raped , or murdered in a certain , suddenly protected enclave , as well as the same amount of alleged criminals, shot ,along another tribal corridor ,all the while, as millions are stolen right before our eyes , by the old monied ,private golf club ,oligarchic , landed gentries, and yet ,this is front page news, for our corporate , compromised members of the 4th Estate .Go figure!
    We wish our fellow citizens well , as they endure these, and other post PNM distractions, yes? It’s a beautiful life.

  • Vincey PM cries for Patrick
    PRIME Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonzales couldn’t hold back his tears yesterday morning after visiting close friend former TT Prime Minister Patrick Manning who remains warded in stable condition at San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) after suffering a stroke last Monday.

    …Tears of joy for Manning

    No Manning in House
    FORMER Prime Minister Patrick Manning was granted leave from yesterday’s sitting of the House of Representatives only. House Speaker Wade Mark made this announcement as he joined the list of persons wishing the 65-year-old San Fernando East MP a speedy recovery from the mild stroke which he suffered on Monday night.

  • Best wishes, I hope you recover soon.

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