The Minister had to be taken back to the US because of health issues
News was received yesterday, Wednesday, that the visit to Belize of the leader of the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan, who was scheduled to be in Belize today, Thursday, had to be postponed until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding Minister Farrakhan’s health.
Sources close to the Minister said that Farrakhan was suffering from dehydration and had to abort his Caribbean tour, in which Belize was to be the next stop on the charismatic leader’s agenda.
Preparations had already been made by the organizers of the event to host Minister Farrakhan, and planned activities had included meetings with Belizean heads of state and civil society, an interview on KREM radio, a youth rally, a public address, and a meeting with Amandala publisher Evan X Hyde.
Sources in the Nation of Islam say that the decision was made in Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, as Minister Farrakhan was scheduled to speak, and that the Minister experienced a change in his health and had to be taken back to the United States for medical attention.
Since his tour began, Minister Farrakhan has visited Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados and the Virgin Islands. He was to continue his Caribbean tour with a visit to Belize from December 6 to 9, before heading to the Bahamas, which would have been the last country on the tour.