Deputy Premier, Dr Kedrick Pickering is now in charge of the government and along with it, temporary control of the territory’s finances.
Pickering will serve as both Acting Premier and Minister of Finance while Dr Smith is away on official business.
According to a press release, Premier Smith left the territory on Friday to attend a Caribbean Overseas Territories meeting, as well as tourism industry meetings in Miami and New York.
He is also expected to travel to London to attend official meetings there.
Premier Smith is expected to return to the territory November 4 to resume duties.
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