Sir James says he may consider a return, if asked
September 14, 2007

Sir James says he may consider a return, if asked

In the Batman comic series, the residents of Gotham City just had to beam the bat signal and Batman came running, or rather, driving a fast car, to their rescue.

Now this country’s former prime minister of 16 years, Sir James Mitchell, says if the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines beam out their request for him, he would consider exchanging his Bermuda shorts for a jacket and tie.{{more}}

“I have given service. If the people feel that I have something to offer, some where down the line, and they come to me, I will give it some consideration,” Sir James said at a press conference last weekend.

When he spoke to SEARCHLIGHT earlier this week, Sir James again said that a return to politics for him will be largely up to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“I am not considering it really, but you don’t know what the future holds. It is up to the people, but it will have to be examined by me and my family fully,” Sir James said.

Sir James, 76, who has been retired since 2000, said that his health is fairly good, but a decision to come out of retirement will also have to include advice from his doctors.

“I have had several operations, and would stay close to my doctors and seek their advice on any thing like that,” Sir James told SEARCHLIGHT.

He was, however, quick to note that he was enjoying his retirement and was not anxious for a return to the political arena.

When asked about the possibility of a return by Sir James, Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace said that he would not comment on the matter. (KJ)