Timothy making steady progress

Health Minister Julius Timothy
Health Minister Julius Timothy

Dominica’s Health Minister, Julius Timothy, who was air lifted to Martinique a week ago after he collapsed at his home from a mild stroke, is said to be making steady progress and is expected back home soon to continue his recovery progress.

“All I can say to you is that he is making steady progress and we are all happy about that … he is very much aware of his surroundings but his speech has been affected and they (the hospital) are working towards that with him,” a source close to Timothy stated.

There were indications that Timothy was to be flown to Miami for further medical attention and treatment. However, a decision was taken to keep him in Martinique. “The hospital (in Martinique) is packed and he needed urgent help especially with his speech which has been affected and the hospital was saying that they would not have been able to help in that regard until May 7, 2013 but that decision was reversed and so he was allowed to remain there,” the source said.

The source also indicated that the health minister is expected to be back on island some time this week. “We expect him back on island soonest. Tim is upbeat about his recovery and we also expect him to make a full recovery on his return,” the source remarked.

Timothy is 61 years old.

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  1. May 7, 2013

    Like or Dislike: 2 0 Plagarism May 7, 2013
    @ Franciso ..”Here is what I know about strokes medically, and scientifically.”

    One of the reasons, people in Dominica takes people to court; and get them to pay hundreds of thousand of dollars for their tongue, is because of accusations such as you have made regarding me.

    In the first place, before you try to advise me, you need to get even a kindergarten education, before you try to deal with me because you are beneath me. In the first place you do not know how to spell a common name as Francisco, nor do you know how to spell plagiarism; so my advise to you is to keep your advise and use it to construct your mother’s burial, and yours also!

    You do not know me, and certainly I do not know you; how on earth can you write a statement stating that I have plagiarized someone words. Let me inform you that you have accused me of benign a thief, since plagiarism means to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own.

    In reality what you have done to me is know as libel in a court of law: I have every authority right now to sue you for the written defamatory statement, you made about me, or representation that conveys an unjustly unfavorable impression, damaging to my character, and reputation.

    If you want some lessons in Law, I can give them to you also, and where I cannot manage my younger sister Bernie Telemaque can accommodate you; you are like a little puppy chasing its tail!

    Who ever you are; if you had a name, I could not care where in the world you reside I would be there this very week to file law suite against you, and you had better take that seriously.

    And to the one who is talking all that crap, about if t I can afford a nurse and all, before you think I am a liar: I can refer you to the man who today became the manager of the Aid Bank, Julius, he met her, he knows her, we spent many hours in his home in Ajax outside of Toronto, he cooked for us, and entertained us in his home., so you can ask him if he knows Francisco Telemaque, and if he ever met an American nurse named Rendy Parker

    So you little rats do not have anything to say about me, read me and if you have nothing good say, just shut up, shut up!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  2. ja la plen
    May 7, 2013

    my ninety five year old uncle needs a head scan through a head injury and is unable to get the head scan. the scan is not operational. What a hospital

      May 7, 2013

      They say you can buy a printer with a scanner at courts. Ah malgre sa for we poor mal a way. Whose caring fo we? Caressa sang it well.

  3. Blessed
    May 7, 2013

    I pray for Mr. Timothy recovery. However, not all Dominicans can afford to be flown away in a helicoptor. Ministers of Government do something about our health care it is much more important than the 27,000,000 state house. this has nothing to do with politics people, its just a concern that has an impact on “us” the less fortunate.

  4. Anonymous
    May 7, 2013

    The source? Whats the secrecy? Who is the source? He is our Minister of Health and his progress is for public consumption.

    There should be official updates from a designated official to the press.

    stewps. Stupid government can’t even get health updates right.

  5. Muslim_Always
    May 7, 2013

    We pray the day we can have a hospital with all the modern facilities of any developed country. We must aim for that so that money stays in our country.

    Even if we may not always agree with some of China’s policy, we must be grateful for the good they have done in this country and we hope that the hospital I’ve heard they are embarking to build will be a ‘state of the art’ one God’s willing.

    • invalid
      May 7, 2013

      That should have taken precedence over the state malice.

    • Justice and Truth
      May 8, 2013

      Dominica is not self-sustaining. Where do you expect the money will come from? If enough people pay taxes, their fair share and assist the economy Dominica, this could be achieved in time.

      • Justice and Truth
        May 8, 2013

        I meant ‘financially -self-sustaining.’

      • May 8, 2013

        Hello. The Government need to make it easier for us who reside abroad to open a saving account. It takes two weeks to get an appointment at a bank to be interviewed. I brought my tax return and my pension statement but I still get a run around. I went St Thomas and it took me one hour the same day at Scotia Bank to open an account. That is part of the reason why they don’t have money to reinvest because they are preventing us from bring our money to Dominica.

  6. Abby
    May 7, 2013

    Mr. Timothy, Stay strong in mind and get up and out so that you can continue in the mission that God is allowing you to pursue. Some of us are wicked and ungrateful and cannot leave you alone. But there are others of us who pray for you everyday and ask God to heal you. Forgive us all and rise again that some will die (out of jealousy) because of your kindness.

  7. dfa strong
    May 7, 2013

    good luck timtim,wish you a full and speedy recovery.God be with you.

  8. Pondera
    May 7, 2013

    Minister Timothy has a very positive out-put of life. I expect him to recover fully. If I know my mentor politician well, he will be double careful now about his health. Grace and mercy be multiplied to Mr Timothy. The Lord our God has already perfected his healing on your life.

  9. Justice and Truth
    May 6, 2013

    I am pleased to hear that Mr. Timothy is making progress. I visualize that there will be a recuperation progress which will take time. Meanwhile he may have to undergo therapy and also for his speech. Let us all wish him well as some are genuinely doing and pray for his recovery. This is what I wish for him and that God will restore him to full health.

  10. Jbfox
    May 6, 2013

    Wish u a speedy recovery Tim,and for those of us who are injecting politics into a man falling sick,illness is for anyone at any time.

  11. Openeyes Observer
    May 6, 2013

    I wish Mr Timothy a full recovery. Hopefully, on his return back to his post he reviews the whole hospital, specialist and equipment crisis. It’s time for Dominica to wake up.

  12. Interest in humanity
    May 6, 2013

    I was saying that the man was slightly younger than Skerro. Timo head not even bald. He more looked like 41 and appeared as fit as a fiddle. Was he taking any fake Chinese tonic? I read a comment about eggs in China and another about black ants.
    I hope it is not the excitement of the upcoming elections and the making of the 100, 000 NIDC that has got to him.

  13. DA
    May 6, 2013

    did u know that younger people get stroke too? I have seen teenagers with stoke. What”s your point?

  14. Mamiez
    May 6, 2013

    I tired tell all you leave the viagra and black ant alone, look at me, all i doing is paint brush. and I well happy wee.

  15. Dorival John
    May 6, 2013

    My friend from St Maarten and I had a heated friendly discussion on Mr Timothy being taken to Martinique for further treatment.

    She said only in Dominica they taking people to other islands for treatment because the health system suck.

    There was a shooting in the Fish Day in St Maarten leaving one person dead and several others seriously injured. Some of the injured were air lifted to Guadeloupe for further treatment.

    So I called her and told her that maybe the health system in St Maarten suck since transporting patients to Guadeloupe for treatment and all she saying is ‘but but but.’

    Point is, that while the health system in Dominica suck…..it is not only in Dominica patients are taken to other countries for further treatment.

    • May 6, 2013

      As a doctor or doctors from any hospital–it the patient’s Life that they are concerned about–in Canada people are being airlifted or moved from one hospital to another, so to save the patient’s Life–if that can be done. So does that mean that the medical service in those various places in Canada sucks?

      Not only that, those who can afford it go to the United States, from Canada, expecting to get better service, but in most cases they still die–does that mean that Canada’s Medical Service sucks?

      Mr. Timothy is not a young man; a stroke at his age can be deadly–depending on it strength. Why can’t we understand that doctors in Dominica decided on what was best for the man’s Life at the time–instead of thinking so negative about our homeland and her people?

      It is sad to think that those such people are receiving commendations for their negative opinions.

    • May 7, 2013

      Dorival, people travels to other places for treatment, however it depends on the treatment, and sometimes they may require a specialist in certain field of medicine to treat their condition.

      Assuming someone got shot in their head, a general practitioner or an ordinary medical doctor may not have the skills to go into the brain, remove fragments of bullets, and repair that part of the brain which sustains damage.

      However a brain surgeon will be required, now which would be cheaper, bringing the brain surgeon to the patient, or taking the patient to the surgeon? The surgeon will not leave his base, because he may have dozens of patients to see each day until they are discharged from the hospital.

      The person who said Dominica medical system sucks is correct, and Timothy’s actions confirms that.

      I could elaborate more on strokes than what you saw in my submission on DNO, and I can tell you if we have to send someone out of the country to treat what appears to be a mild stroke, that tell me the our medical system is substandard.

      Look I have a nephew in Wesley, walking around with a withered arm, he fell off a truck, and sustained some injuries to his rotator cuff, as a result of not having someone specializing in orthopedics at home, my nephew has lived all of his life with a withered hand which could be corrected by any first year orthopedic surgeon.

      Dorival, many people life has been forted because of incompetent doctors, even our late Prime Minister Rosie Douglas

      I know people from Wesley who died from an over size heart; I have a nurse I pay to look after me full time, we travel all over the country, and up into Canada every Summer, she has an over-size heart, yet she lives an normal life.

      I am hyperglycemic (diabetic), so I keep her employed to ensure that I take my medications on time, eat on time, do my physical exercise and keep my doctors appointments; I never saw her breathless not one single day in the ten years or more she looked after me.

      And when it comes to dancing she can Rock-N-Roll, so when I hear people drop dead in Wesley from a condition that they could have survived is proof that our medical system sucks

      And you were correct, I meant Plato!

      I hope I got the name correct this time.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • /////////////////
        May 7, 2013

        So maybe Francisco Etienne-Dodds Telemacque since you are “bien bankay” that you can afford to have your own personal nurse, then is it disheartening to learn that you did not help when you could at the least the Wesley people who died. I can probably hold you responsible since you could have helped and you didnot and you knew that the “health system sucks”. My pardner I have always thought that you are high handed and a know it all. Instead of all those fancy speeches, you Mr Telemaque should try to do something for some of our persons who do not have the necessary “funds’ like you do. You need to do something over where you are and it is a shame, you did not help your Nephew with the withered hand.

        One thing I can tell you is that Mr Timothy is a man who personally helps persons for medical, etc. So Mr Timothy has worked all his life, has his own business and is forever helping persons so when is his turn, he will get help as well. “Give and it will return to you”. And to compound matters, the Gentleman has his sons who will do what is best for their father so you should not even speak about that … I am not even speaking about him being the Minister of Health yet.

        Now finally, since you seem to be versed in so many things (medical), why don’t you something on your end like colaborating with some medical personnel and creating a fund or gateway where you can assist Dominicans instead of criticising all the time.

        Just saying and I am not at war with you Bro!

    • hmm
      May 7, 2013

      the health system in Dominica doesnt suck as much as we may think my dear. do your research on countries with top health care systems and u may be surprised. we just need to work on our terciary health care system

    • Gospel
      May 7, 2013

      I agree with your conclusion…………..

      However when the Minister of Health (or parties concerning him) does not have sufficient confidence that the health sector in his country is capable of treatiing a stroke (A stroke found to be mild later on) then (in my opinion) we dominicans in the country should be very cautious about recieving treatment in the beautiful Nature Isle of the Caribbean. :-|

    • Muslim_Always
      May 7, 2013

      It is not an excuse to neglect the need for serious improvement.

  16. May 6, 2013

    Good news I pray he get better,He was airlifted for Martinique hospital if someone unable to afford for airlift to Martinique that individual will die Prince Margaret Hospital.We need special equipments and better doctors for these type of situation.

  17. AYE
    May 6, 2013


    • outspoken
      May 7, 2013

      what is in this comment to dislike? some people are just mean and have no common sense.

  18. May 6, 2013

    Here is what I know about strokes medically, and scientifically.

    Although, I maybe capable of elaborating extensively on the subject, I will be careful to be limited to “Stroke syndrome” which is a symptom complex caused by a disorder of the blood vessels serving the brain, with impaired blood supply, and ischemia.

    Called also stroke, cerebral vascular accident, and Cerebral Hemorrhage, or Cerebral Embolism accident.

    Types: there are four neurological events associated with strokes; transient ischemic attack (TIA), reversible ischemic neurologic deficit (RIND), stroke in evolution (SIE), and completed stroke (CS).

    TIAs are temporary attacks that come on suddenly, and last only a few minutes to not more than twenty-four (24) hours, although they often are not recognized as such, they are a warning that a completed stroke can occur.

    During the attack the person may feel a weakness or numbness on one side of the body, slurring of speech, or inability to talk, visual disturbances such as blindness, or double vision, and staggering, or uncoordinated walking. These symptoms are short-lived, and reversible; unless the person knows about them and their significance, the episode is often ignored.

    It is essential, that lay people be educated about a TIA because the probability of a completed stroke occurring at some time after a TIA is twenty-five to thirty-five per cent.

    RIND is an event similar to TIA except that the symptoms last for several days to a week; there is complete, or nearly complete recovery.

    Like TIA, RIND is an indication that the person is at high risk for a completed stroke. A person with a stroke in evolution (SIE) is confirmed when the progressive changes are witnessed by a physician.

    The person with a completed stroke (CS) exhibits symptoms associated with severe cerebral ischemia resulting from an interrupted blood supply to the brain. Persons most at risks for any of the four types of strokes includes those with hypertension, atherosclerosis, and heart disease, and other cardiovascular disorders.

    Obese persons, heavy smokers, and my kind, who are plagued with “diabetes mellitus, are at high risk.

    I will not go into: Cerebral Thrombosis Cerebral Embolism, nor Cerebral Hemorrhage. However because Timothy abandon PMH, and the doctors he appointed, for simple treatment as follows tells me that he has no confidence in the medical services he is providing to our people.

    Note: if one cannot prevent a stroke, the only way to treat it is with blood thinners and physical exorcize.


    For an ischemic stroke, medical professionals may give the patient anticoagulant medications, such as tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) or a variation of aspirin, to help dissolve the thrombus. Direct injections into the skull at the blockage site may help dissolve the clot in more serious episodes.

    In the case of a hemorrhagic stroke, treatment will vary based on the cause of the leakage as well as the extent of the already-inflicted damage.

    The physician will try to control and stop the bleeding within the brain by regulating other factors that may encourage leakage, such as blood pressure.

    In more serious cases, doctors may choose to drain the pooled blood in the skull by needles and catheters to relieve pressure, hopefully halting further tissue damage.

    If he had to go Martinique to get that, then we do not have doctors in Dominica.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2013

      This is what you know or what you got from Google.

      Why this long post when anybody can get the same info from a click of the mouse?

      • bwadiab
        May 6, 2013

        Francisco ONLY knows how to dish out mepwi. I agree; all that stuff he wrote is easily available online. So for him to suggest that he “knows” these things is disingenuous…AGAIN.

      • May 7, 2013

        Okay; then I challenge you to go on goggle; find what I wrote verbatim, and submit it on DNO, thus you will have your victory by countering me rather than talking crap.

        Expose me if you can!

        Get this when I was going through different educational institutions, and I mean institutions of higher learning you know like majoring in health science developing my mind, and educating myself, trying to become a medical doctor; where were you?

        I bet you were on some banana (fig field) plantation covered with fig stains, ripping grass from under the fig tree (and by the way that should be banana tree; since we do not have figs in Dominica: that is why you are so dumb!

        And let me inform you when I attempted med school, I had already been through a prestigious career, you know I had already completed my career in the field of Electronic, and Electrical Engineering; what is your profession; you dare not say, because you are a nobody without a name!


        You write so much nonsense which are not even funny

        Good night; I gone to bed now you dummy!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Thinking
      May 6, 2013

      While a lot of persons can source the info and make it available, only Mr Telemacque did. He may not be a doctor, but his posting is well written and factual. He was motivated to do this because as he acknowledges in his post, he is a diabetic. Maybe a doctor should have posted something like this, but I am happy Mr. Telemaque provided the info in the absence of a doctor’s.

      • Anonymous
        May 7, 2013

        Did anybody ask him? How you know we didnt google on our own? Not all of us use google to show off, some of us just use it for information and we post when someone asks. :mrgreen:

      • May 7, 2013

        Thinking: I do not concern myself with those stupid uneducated people; they would be happy if I was on the same level as they are. Fact is I have a sound medical background, the medical information I disseminate, are what I learnt in my medical training, that is in my head, and in the medical text books I used in college, and university.

        What I submit is text book material!

        Some of that came out of premed school.

        I went through it all human biology, anatomy, physiology, psychology, including abnormal psychology, and all that it takes to become a medical doctor so I do not worry about these simple can’t read stupid people you know.

        Dominicans are as such when they find people who are on the same low level, and lower than they are, they feel happy about it; I am sorry I have to disappoint them: some of us are endowed with an educational blessing, whereas some will forever yearn and wish they had one tenth of what I have in my head.

        I returned to Dominica on vacation at one time, someone who heard I was involved into electronics came to and ask me if I could help resolve a problem he was having with his TV, I told him I am happy to help him, an idiot he also ask me if I knew about the outside Antennas, and complained that they were sold in Dominica for just about more than the television set itself.

        At that time I operated a electronic business on the island of Antigua, I told the guy who died in Texas a few years ago, when I return to Antigua, I could send him an antenna, and it would cost him less than a hundred dollars East Caribbean dollars.

        Well when the idiot Cerrence St. Aimie heard that he went ballistic, calling me one liar to the next.

        Next thing you know he turn out to be a huckster, who traveled to Antigua, selling bananas and dashine, walked in front of my place of business one day, I saw the sucker bend his head to the ground, and could not face me.

        Meanwhile Francisco had his electronic business plus, a small cargo ship, anchored in the Port of St. Johns, and my shipping business, but that’s the way our people are, jealousy, and envy has no bounds, and it is because of their jealousy they are critiquing me.

        It matters not how they feel about me they cannot remove what I have learnt out of my brain!

        Not: do not be offended, nonetheless, there is no “C” in Telemaque.

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • mega
      May 6, 2013

      copy and paste

    • Interest in humanity
      May 6, 2013

      Thanks, that was an on the spot education. I would not have googles that in a hurry. Read it twice and was able to pass the info to others. That process, will help to save lives.

    • Hmmm
      May 7, 2013

      Did you just assume it as an ischemic stroke? So, how are you going to know, if it is and ischemic stroke or a haemorrhagic stroke to even start or continue treating him appropriately? There is no MRI and the CT Scan Machine is non functional.

      I would love a reply please, Mr Telemaque

    • Plagarism
      May 7, 2013

      @ Franciso ..”Here is what I know about strokes medically, and scientifically.”

      Word of advice, when you post other people’s work and this is NOT your own work, learn to give credit and acknowledgement. It’s deceptive to post this very informative piece with a deliberate heading like you did, knowing full well none of this is your own work. You need to stop it.

    • Hmmmm....
      May 7, 2013

      Thanks for making this information available via this medium…a post worth reading.

  19. mem
    May 6, 2013

    Good news. Thanks to God, our French Doctors, and D N O. I`m far away from home but I read DNO news every day sometimes, three times and more. You all are doing a very good job. He is in good hands. To God be the glory.

  20. May 6, 2013

    jah guide u bro i know goner be bark stronger live up big man one love :roll: :)

  21. LEGIT
    May 6, 2013

    Mr Timothy the lord is incharge you have the financial backing get urself repaired and continue to serve the people

  22. Da
    May 6, 2013

    I wish you all the best.

    First it was Saverin to fall sick Just like that! now it is poor Timmo.
    It seems like this DLP is making its ministers sick, because of the crap that they have seat and listen to.
    Those guys really want to move the country forward but the powers are holding their hands.
    leave Timmo its time to say good bye to politics.

    • Justice and Truth
      May 6, 2013

      How crude and rude! You lack compassion. Such an ignorant comment. How old are you? Do you know when you will get sick and how soon? You should know that illness has no preference. It does not pick and choose who will get sick or not. Pray to God that you will never get sick. However, someday you will if you do not die suddenly from whatever cause. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Everyone gets a turn at the wheel someday.

    • RightMind
      May 7, 2013

      Sad individual this is not the time to play politics with what happened to Tim Tim
      Leave it out, get well soon Tim!

      • St.Joe
        May 7, 2013

        Everything is politics in Dominica, Is not me that make it so but them

    • lypso
      May 7, 2013

      You are adding to ‘the true Dominica story’ as life rolls along. Ca cest la vie.

  23. May 6, 2013

    Good afternoon my people. I would like to wish Mr Timothy a full and speedy recovery but many of us know that he will have some lasting medical problems related to this stroke. He has done a lot for our people but its time that he put his health and well being first and I hope he retire because one human being can only do so much.

    • Justice and Truth
      May 6, 2013

      Why is it some of you cannot simply respond to the article and by wishing him well and refrain from offering advice? Who asked you for advice? You are wasting your time. His progress depends on his health. His doctors are the primary ones who will be monitoring his progress and will advise him accordingly. Of course, if he is not restored to full health, he will not be able to return to work and by no means immediately. Therefore, allow in that time to make this decision one way or the other. It is not for you to make. Your advice is unwarranted and obviously will never be heeded. Do you think that he and his doctor will pay heed to what you stated? Wish hiim well and pray for his recovery. This is an act of love which Christians should practice unfailingly.

      • May 7, 2013

        Justice and Truth.

        Hello. If you read my post properly you will understand that I am not giving Mr Timothy any advice. I wished him well and I gave my opinion. My brother suffered a minor stroke and he reside with me. If you look at him he seems normal until you have a conversation with him then you will notice that his long term morory is severely affected by this minor stroke. Again I want to wish Mr Timothy a full and speedy recovery. Anyway I gave you a thumbs up because we want the best for our people.

      • truth offends
        May 7, 2013

        @justice and truth, Why are you so double standard? You just responded to my post by saying that I should not expect everyone to agree, and if I did I am lacking maturity. Right now it is clear that you are upset with Tony for wishing the minister well and suggested that he should put his health and well being first, since he has served Dominica well? What’ wrong with a concerned citizen sharing his opinion which makes a lot of sense? While you want him to stay with the subject on article, you are running your mouth all over the place trying to correct everyone, as if you and you alone seem to have the answer. Take a break my friend and time out yourself until you have a clear understanding of what “Justice and Truth” really mean. You seem to be VERY FAR from both.

      • lypso
        May 7, 2013

        I am endorsing what @ truth offends said to you.

      • May 8, 2013

        truth offends May 7, 2013

        I agree with you are saying here. This woman disappears from DNO for a few weeks, and she suddenly appears–with all her personal ideas–which makes no sense either– and then she goes bossing and judging everyone of us who respond to the news article, I see a 100 comments and more than 50 belong to her–she makes me want to grind my teeth together until they break–Geeeeeeeeez!

        Unfortunately, for me, she would not know the pain and I need my teeth to smile pretty when the need arises. But that woman is really a pain in the neck–I wonder whom does she thinks she is?

    May 6, 2013

    Julius….my old class mate,may God be with you and get well soon my friend.

    May 6, 2013

    “Parl Rep ” that is how we call each other. I pray to God for your full and speedy recovery. You are one of the great pillars of Dominica. May the good God continue to guide the hands and minds and hearts of your Doctors and Nurses at home and overseas. The whole nation is solidly behind you especially your constituents and labourites, loved ones, your huge fan base and countless others.

  26. in good time and bad
    May 6, 2013

    thank you lord for helping him. come back quickly meine Liebe

  27. Doc. Love
    May 6, 2013

    It is alleged that you are financially strong.Therefore, I would advise you, at sixty one, to leave all that labor Government makaqui alone and enjoy the second life God has given you. I wish you a speedy recovery,God be with you.

  28. truth offends
    May 6, 2013

    Very good news and I am very happy for my friend Timo. I do hope he makes a full 100% recovery.
    The bad news though is if it had not been Timothy and his family was not able to send him to Martinique, we probably would be looking at a crippled man the rest of his life. This should be used as a wake up call for the government since Mr. Skerrit chose a State House Palace over a State of the art hospital. As of last week, Mr. the nation’s only hospital was without paracitamol, not even to mention surgical equipments. So while I am very happy they were able to fly Tim to Martinique, I am very concerned about the well being of those who are not as fortunate as the majority of us here are and the RED CLINIC is out of supply.

    • heart
      May 6, 2013

      Is this really the truth? Do a little research before typing crap.

      • truth offends
        May 7, 2013

        @heart, what exactly are you questioning? What crap do I have to research? Assuming that you are upset about me saying that Skerrit chose a State house Palace over a State of the art hospital, I stand by my word and I do not have anything to research. The $27 Million palace is not a free gift given to Dominica; We have to pay it back. At that same time, there was a need for a hospital and Skerrit acknowledged that and referenced the state of the art hospital. Yet Mr. Skerrit chose to invest $27 million on a state house, that will only serve a few of them, over a hospital that would serve ALL OF US! What about this fact that is crap? Come with facts before you post you crap my friend.

    • ()
      May 6, 2013

      @ truth offends This PM is so incompetent that he cannot prioritize what is going to bring the greatest good for the greatest number in this poor country. This ‘State Devil’ built with about $30 000 000.00 loan was a blatant disregard of the wish of the people. Health care was placed on the back burner and Skerrit was doing what he wanted. Can you ll remember ‘Go to Hell, it’s not your dam business’? Shame on him.
      HE DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT. He and his 17 pieces of plastics, has crippled the country, causing us to be the laughing stock of the Caribbean.
      PMH hardly has a funtional machine. Good for Tim Tim he could go to Martinique. Had it one of the poor Labourites,he fools every 5 years there,he/she would have died longtime.
      In a country with no vision, the people will surely perish.

    • truth offends
      May 6, 2013

      whaw, what did I say to get so many thumbs down? I know it cannot be because I wish him 100% recovery because we are all humans and we are not insulated from sickness and disease. There is no way it could be because I said that if it was not Timo maybe he would be crippled. I know we have allowed politics to blind us, but there is no way we would get so blind to the point that we cannot separate truth from wrong. Are we saying that whether it was Timothy or not he would not be crippled? If you think I am wrong then tell me how many Dominicans that are crippled as we speak because they could not go to Martinique. Or are you all mad because I said that Skerrit should have spent the $27million on a hospital than on a State House? Somebody would have to be blind, crazy, brainwash to disagree with me. At the end of the day when they get sick they will be air-lifted to anywhere in the world; but if we get the fever and do not have money to by parasetamol, crapo suck our pipe. So if you are like me as most of us in DA are, then you should give me a thumbs up.

      • Justice and Truth
        May 6, 2013

        People are not obligated to agree with you. Everyone has a different view since they possess their individual character and personality traits and do see things and think differently. Free to agree or disagree but amicably.
        Does it mean they are wrong because they disagree with you? If you feel so then you lack maturity and are in dire need of it and growing up.

      • truth offends
        May 7, 2013

        @justice and truth, You don’t think you deserve an answer, do you?

    • Just saying
      May 6, 2013

      Well said, my dear!!! You seem to be the only one with some sense. I was thinking the same, you just beat me to it. I agree with you 100%. I like your style. You just say it as it is.It’s good that Timo,MINISTER OF HEALTH had to experience the inconvenience of travelling abroad for medical attention just like the rest of us. Ironic isn’t it?This should be a wake up call for him and all the other ministers.

  29. Serious
    May 6, 2013

    Walk with him my Lord through his darkest night and brightest day. May Mr. Timothy be in all our prayers.

    Lord guide and protect him we pray.

  30. Marcus Hill
    May 6, 2013

    Good to hear! Get well soon my brother!!

  31. Bounty
    May 6, 2013

    Mr. Timothy,
    Be not dismyed. You have done a lot of good to many and have taken a lot of crap smiling. Come what may God is in control. Put yourself in His care and he will sustain you through it all. Dont let the crap stress you out. I look forwad to seeing you back in office working for the disadvantaged as usual.

    • Papa Dom
      May 7, 2013

      I’m glad u’re asking for him to put himself in God’s care and hope you mean it. Because you see if he truly does put himself in God’s care he will no longer feel the need to mislead the people.

  32. Anonymous
    May 6, 2013

    I wih you speedy recovery. You are in our prayers

  33. Anonymous
    May 6, 2013

    Thank God for answered prayers we have been waiting with wrapped attention to hear about Tim. Lots of prayers continue on your behalf.

  34. faceup
    May 6, 2013

    Thats cool his ok, to God be the glory all the time. But he should resign from his post as Minister of Health, for he no longer trust his own health system which in turn tells me, should i trust it too?? AND I SAY NO..

  35. paternnete
    May 6, 2013

    ” Timothy is 61 years old” What does this have to do with anything? Im just asking

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2013

      I had the same reaction once I got to that line.

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2013

      I knr. what does his age have to do with the price of eggs in China?

      • Bounty
        May 6, 2013

        Roro allu like. When it comes to health issues age is alwys a actor. SAs

      • music
        May 6, 2013

        at “Bounty” Yes age is always a factor, I have know people in their 20’s that have gotten stroke. I had a friend who was 18 when she got a stroke. So 61, 21, 18…. still what is the point of saying he is 61, there was no need to put that in. Its like they even forget to put.

    • MIA
      May 6, 2013

      ya….dey saying he 61 yrs old, as if de man gone. de man still alive wi!! jeez!

      • afan
        May 7, 2013

        thats why we are being left behind, some of us too foolish!!! yes you could get a stroke at any age, however your risk increases with age and with preconditions like hypertension, obesity etc… and besides, if they were talking about you, dont you think mentioning the age of the patient would give better insight to the person reading the info??? but i guess i already know your answer, stop being soft between the ears!!!

    • Jespen
      May 6, 2013

      You just had to say something, i guess

      May 6, 2013

      **lET’S ALL RELAX**

      If DNO had not given his age then there would have been many people wondering what his age was. The age was given as general information.

      I don’t think DNO had any “MALICE” in doing so.

      Let’s not be so sensitive.

      Best wishes Hon: Timothy


    • Peacock
      May 6, 2013

      I guess the Ants must have been creeping close to the surface, and that is why they mentioned his age. Maybe it was a close call. Thank God it was not Black Friday, otherwise the Ants would have been black too.

    • hmmmnn
      May 6, 2013

      Always have a critique, Like u could write a complete articles. just read and STFU!
      Know it all_____Not…..Fool!

    • PrettyS
      May 6, 2013

      smh. dominicans makes problems out of anything!

    • Anonymous
      May 7, 2013

      Your age is a deciding factor in the treatment and recovery of stroke. No wonder FET has to google for you all, idiots, stupes. :mrgreen:

  36. ya
    May 6, 2013

    there is an error in the post ,no way a young man like Mr timothy is 61.darn he looking good for his age

    • in good time and bad
      May 6, 2013

      i like it when people like you bring a smile to my face. he surely is a 50 year old in looks and 40 in attitude. lol

    • Peacock
      May 6, 2013

      61 is still young, if you take care of yourself, that is. IF at 61 and you are not looking like Timothy, the ba cour ban ..

  37. african queen
    May 6, 2013

    Dominicans we need to take heed it was savrine speech now is Tim. I pray for his full recovery and courage and strength for his family. Be strong, call upon on the Lord and He will help you. blessings to all

    • Anonymous
      May 6, 2013

      @Afican queen “Dominicans we need to take heed it was savrine speech now is Tim”

      What are u trying to say? Sickness knows no boundary. I hope u know that this can happen to anyone of us at any time.

      • Justice and Truth
        May 6, 2013

        Some of them act as if they will never get sick and are immune from illness and harm. This is the height of ignorance. They need to smarten up.

  38. concerned
    May 6, 2013

    maladie du siècle: AVC. he will make it God’s willing.

  39. ??????????????
    May 6, 2013

    To God give all the Glory! Great things he have done. Heavenly Father visit him and mold him to come closer to you so he can fulfil your purpose for his life. Guide and direct his path and Holy Spirit guide him along the way.

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