Former St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Sir James Mitchell, who remains in stable condition, sends a special message from his hospital bed in Barbados for the citizens of the nation he once governed.
“Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina”, Sir James said.
The song was made famous by the American singer-songwriter Madonna.
Dwight “Bing” Joseph, the son-in-law of Sir James, who spoke with News784 on Friday, said that the former SVG pm kept repeating the phrase over and over “, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”.
“He kept saying, please, don’t cry for me Argentina, don’t cry for me Argentina, and every time he wants to hear it, he taps his finger. He kept requesting to hear it from YouTube”.
The song (Don’t Cry For Me Argentina) was composed to appear at the opening and near the end of the show, initially, as the spirit of the dead Eva encouraging the people of Argentina not to mourn her, and finally, during Eva’s speech from the balcony of Casa Rosada.
Joseph says he has been getting the best care and stated that the doctors and nurses in Barbados have been more than professional.
Sir James was Hospitalized at the Port Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday before being rushed via Coast Guard to the mainland. He was flown to Barbados on Wednesday.
The state covered the cost to have the former Prime Minister flown to Barbados for advanced medical treatment.
The former Prime Minister, who is 90 years of age, lives on the Northern Grenadine island of Bequia.