Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, has said again that Minister Public Administration and Communications, Maxie Cuffie, is expected to return to the country in the not too distant future.

The La Horquetta/Talparo Member of Parliament is still recovering abroad after he fell ill last September.

The Prime Minister, speaking at a news briefing on Wednesday, said from information received from the family, Mr. Cuffie is making steady progress.

Dr. Rowley said the government has decided to cover part of the medical bill of Mr. Cuffie and the nation will be informed in the future as to the extent of the financial support.