Some reports indicate that Carty took ill recently and was hospitalized at the JNF Hospital and given the seriousness of his illness has had to be rushed out of the island to seek urgent medical attention overseas. No confirmation was given on exactly the nature of Carty’s ailment or where he has travelled for treatment.
A release from the Prime Minister’s Office simply stated that the Minister is presently off island for medical assistance.
The release went to say that Prime Minister of the federation, Dr. Denzil Douglas wishes to assure the public that the assignments under Mr. Carty’s portfolio will not be abandoned.
“The projects and priorities initiated by Minister Carty will, of course, continue to move forward in his absence as the minister is fortunate enough to have developed around him a highly capable and committed staff,” said the Prime Minister.
Dr. Douglas then wished the education minister a speedy recovery.
“I have been, and will remain, in touch with Minister Carty, and on behalf of his Cabinet colleagues and myself, take this opportunity to publicly wish him a speedy recovery,” said Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas on Sunday, 24th September, 2011.