ANOTHER leave of absence from the Parliament has been granted to former prime minister Patrick Manning.
Deputy House Speak-
er Nela Khan announced yesterday that communication was received from Manning requesting 42 days’ leave, from August 18.
She said medical certificates from the specialist medical officer who has been assigned as the healthcare provider for Manning were also received.
While Manning, the representative for San Fernando East, is not physically present in Parliament, he shares his opinions on national issues via social media site Facebook.
On the heels of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, Manning posted on his Facebook page: “My thoughts on the latest Cabinet Rumple: Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...Kamla it is time for you to Go!!”
Manning suffered a stroke at his home on January 23, 2012. Since then, he has not been present in Parliament.
The former political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) sought medical treatment in the United States and returned home in July last year.
He celebrated his 67th birthday on August 17.