I would like to thank the media workers who were present in front of the Prime Minister's Office during the difficult days of Wayne Kublalsingh's hunger strike. The fact that you were there was a constant source of strength for him. At first, I was very uncomfortable with the sight of the media hovering around him. However, I wish to take the opportunity to thank you all for bringing the event and its purpose to the attention of the national community.
I thank the priests, ministers and persons of different faiths who prayed for Wayne's welfare and for his cause. I thank those who, in solidarity with Wayne, set aside periods fast. I acknowledge those who apart from praying provided music and song; thanks also to those who offered thanksgiving masses and services for his benefit and for his cause. I thank the care providers, ambulance personnel and others who monitored Wayne's physical condition and who did this good-naturedly, with kindness and patience.
Thanks to C and R for their hospitality. These two extraordinary women were exemplars of benevolence, generosity and patience. Thanks to my neighbours, past and present students, acquaintances, friends and relatives who sent messages of support. My in-laws must be commended for their resilience, natural concern and immeasurable love and generosity. Vilma and Ray Kublalsingh, my parents-in-law, are truly blessed. Thanks to my UWI colleagues for their support. Appreciation is due to all those whom I meet in this busy pre-Christmas season and who ask for "him", and send messages of concern for his restoration to good health.