Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night expressed deep concern upon learning of the sudden hospitalisation of former president, Arthur NR Robinson.
The former president was taken to the St Clair Medical Centre earlier yesterday for observation, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister.
"The Prime Minister sends her prayers and heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery to the former president and extends her full support to his family," the statement said.
Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar is currently in Jamaica for that country's Golden Jubilee of Independence celebrations, as a guest of the Jamaican Government, and returns home tomorrow.
In February 2010, Robinson was taken to the St Clair Medical Centre after collapsing during a funeral service in Maraval.
Robinson, 85, has suffered in the past from a number of ailments, including high blood pressure and glaucoma, and has had surgery to correct heart complications and prostate problems. He had been admitted to hospital a number of times over the past few years.