Talk show host Ian Alleyne in a Facebook post after being discharged from the Couva step-down facility.

Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant

Thirty-two days after warded and treated for the COVID-19 virus and hours after being placed at the step down facility in Couva, Crime Watch talk show host Ian Alleyne was discharged Thursday night and was all in smiles on Friday “after a relaxing day at home with his family.”

Alleyne, during a Facebook live post promised his followers that he would be back with his show in May.

The statement may have perhaps put to bed alleged rumours that his talk show that’s filmed out of his studio in Chaguanas and streamed live on social media was in jeopardy after news that some staff members have made the decision to tender their resignations.

Alleyne said he is currently observing the business aspect during the pandemic and will be back on air in May.

He also gave the assurance that he will continue to be the voice of the people and would not be “bashing the government.”

“It feels really good…I’m relaxed…its 6 I clock and I feel kind of jumpy…I’m just realising that I’m missing my people out there, I’m missing my crew…my dogs and them. Let me come out and just say hello,” Alleyne said.

“I just want you to know that when I’m coming out back…in May when I come back is mash up and just to let you know that I will not be am…I will be even better…my focus will not be on government because people feel I coming to mash up that one, I’m coming to do this, I’m coming to do that…no, no, no, no, no Im coming to be that voice…I’m coming to be your voice, ” he added.

Alleyne extended a heartfelt thanks to all his supporters who said prayers for him, including Central Trinidad’s pastor, Dr Winston Cuffie of Miracle Ministries International, who he said offered up prayers with him and for him upon his discharge and some time during the day on Friday.

Alleyne said he had a conference call with staff, who all indicated that they are “all waiting to come back.”

Speaking specifically on the coronavirus infections, Alleyne said he believes that there are “a lot more out there” and blamed the officials for “downplaying the statistics.”