Timothy back at work despite challenges

 Health Minister, Julius Timothy. * Photo credit: dominica.gov.dm
Health Minister, Julius Timothy. * Photo credit: dominica.gov.dm

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said that despite taking speech therapy Health Minister, Julius Timothy is back at work.

“He was in cabinet today … he is making his contribution,” Skerrit told reporters on Tuesday.

However, the prime minister pointed out that it is clear Timothy “is not out of the woods yet.”

“He is facing his own health challenges,” he noted.

Skerrit said that certain words were erased from Timothy’s memory “but as time goes by, he will get them back.”

He said the health minister is taking regular speech therapy.

“He is fine,” Skerrit stated. “God willing he will be his original self very soon.”

Timothy was airlifted to Martinique on May 1 after he suffered a stroke.

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43 Comments

  1. Docs girl
    June 27, 2013

    please for ddont force yourself for money sake your health is more important we need you to get well, we love you very much so rest yourself . You have contributed alot to dominica you have made your good name already. So please take your rest and leave work.

  2. T mama
    June 27, 2013

    Mr Timothy you want to play Hero…stop it…go home and retire, relax and take care of yourself…you can do simple things to keep occupied and happy..your welfare comes first..

  3. Morihei Ueshiba
    June 27, 2013

    Get well soon brother u will be forever remembered for leaving your mark on all the poor downtrodden women u helped in your ministry.

  4. intoxi
    June 27, 2013

    Lol so you back at work eh?? Bram!! Bram!! what are you really proving by going back to work? that you are healthy and fit for work? or you have un finish business that can only be done by you. Man don’t be an educated fool you have put in your contribution be satisfied. Give someone else a chance to contribute too. Oh what you thing the work will not continue if you are not there? Bram!! Bramm!!

  5. still waterz
    June 27, 2013

    Smh. … I’m happy thatt tim tim is doing good ..thank god! … How ever he’s still not 100 percent. Charles saverin had his share and now tim tim … When will these old politicians learn to walk away from the political office … Is it worth dyin over? Is it an addiction? …. Is not like tim tim brokes or doesn’t have other income … I think its time some of these older politicians to step down and allow mature young heads to take up the mantle …or maybe I could be wrong ,some ppl are not built for politics look @ edo, prevost ,and armbrose dem seniors in de business and stronger than ever

  6. taypumoh
    June 27, 2013

    Saw him yesterday looking casket sharp!

  7. taypumoh
    June 27, 2013

    Ready for de elections sir

  8. Justice and Truth
    June 27, 2013

    For the present he could work part-time as half days; not a full day. Minister Timothy, please do not overdo it. Take it easy, each day at a time and in strides. You
    have made a wise decision to return to work. You have some years ahead of you. My advice to you is, avoid any form of anxiety and stress. Observe proper nutrition. Also eat fish, fruits and vegetables including leafy greens as lettuce, spinach and the likes.
    Drink ample water which pumps the blood, to the heart and to the brain. Get ample rest in the evening and weekends.
    Most of all as you give God due homage, ask Him to heal you. May God restore you to the fullness of health. May his blessings be upon you.

  9. Frabo
    June 26, 2013

    He is the health minister? he should know better. Power is addicted.

  10. row
    June 26, 2013

    i believe some of the words that were erased from Timothy’s memory are United Workers Party

  11. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013

    That is what de PM want so he can put his ppl in, but we waiting for all u.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 27, 2013

      Do not be presumptuous. Hope you never get sick. You know not when and how.

  12. June 26, 2013

    I wish you well on your post,take it easy okay,god bless

  13. observer
    June 26, 2013

    Thanks for the service you provided to roseau north and dominica to extention, but its time for another person to make their contribution .

    • Justice and Truth
      June 27, 2013

      Utilize your common sense if you have any. If he is able, can walk and has some speech why should he remain home? Furthermore, being at work contributes to his therapy.

  14. I DIE NU
    June 26, 2013

    Is fraid They(uwp) fraid.The man is a grown and educated man and can make his own decision.Those that don’t want him back know why.Just take it easy Tim;your return is a form of theraphy.You will enteract and engage your drain.Don’t mind them hyprocrite!Election coming so they know what they up to.

  15. watching
    June 26, 2013

    So you mean all those health workers under Tim Tim not advising him …..man…leave this thing..and chill and do your therapy. Do a little physical exercise and some mental but don’t go back to Government work. Leave your business in the hands of competent people and manage from afar.
    If you die now..is just calls re sympathies, casket, state funeral and the likes…if you die …20 years from now..most likely you will get the same then.
    So play your cards right Tim Tim..play them right..

  16. Concern
    June 26, 2013

    Mr. Timothy i think you should be getting some well needed rest and concentrating on getting better.

    It is to early to be back at work. Dont play wit STROKE.

    Please think of it! My advice to you!!!!!!!!

  17. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013

    Seriously do not play with strokes esp at your age and the type of job

  18. Observer
    June 26, 2013

    Skerrit said that certain words were erased from Timothy’s memory “but as time goes by, he will get them back.”

    He said the health minister is taking regular speech therapy.
    Boisvo! Dr.Medard MD, MPH.
    If he recups(I hope he will)like your broad brush suggests he will be like the Medard economy.

    • T
      June 26, 2013

      You think Skerrit cares? Papa Bat!

    • anonymous2
      June 27, 2013

      Maybe things will come back and maybe they won’t. No more PM aspirations though.

  19. friend gwada
    June 26, 2013

    mister them working so long yet they do not want to stay home.

  20. Toma
    June 26, 2013

    Power is a hell of a thing, don’t even know when the signs are saying to quit.

  21. On my Knees
    June 26, 2013

    I admire Mr. Timothy, but it is amazing that he values POWER over his own health. Let it go….there’s a time for everything under heaven…A time to retire :-|

  22. Sugarcane
    June 26, 2013

    Tim Tim you have always been one of the very few politicians that I admire however, I thought you would call it quit, you don’t need that stress. I honestly think you should re-consider this decision to return to work and enjoy your retirement. Don’t be like Peirro. Relax! Relax! Relax and enjoy your retirement. We love you!

  23. Doc.love
    June 26, 2013

    Thank you for your contribution to the Goodwill constituency and Dominica by extension. However,the time has come when you must pass on the baton to Senator Danny Lugay.

    • Beef
      June 26, 2013

      Lugay running for which party??? Cya be UWP?

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      June 26, 2013

      We wish Tim well. We thank Tim for his contribution. However, for his own personal well-being, he should say good bye and take an honourable bow out of the political arena in the same way that Charles Saverin intends to do or will be forced to do following the next general elections.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

  24. %
    June 26, 2013

    VERY UNWISE MOVE INDEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. mee-me
    June 26, 2013

    Thank God he is getting better every new day. The man love his work come what may he will keep fighting. Tim just give it all to Jesus, put Him first in every thing you do. Jesus has been very good to you.

  26. June 26, 2013

    Hello. Well Mr Alexander probably don’t understand the seriousness of his medical condition. It seems to me he wants to die on his feet while in office. It’s people like him who don’t want to retire and give another person an opportunity to contribute to our Country. I wish him good health and lots of luck but I am tired of people like him who think that our Country can’t proceed without them.

    • B.E.B.
      June 26, 2013

      Hello, Hello! which Alexander are u referring too ? I think that they are discussing about Julius Timothy.

      • June 27, 2013

        Hello. You are absolutely correct I meant Mr Timothy. He should retire and try to enjoy the rest of his life.

    • anonymous2
      June 27, 2013

      I don’t think that it has to do with what is good for the country but rather what they want to do financially and power-wise. Some people never want to retire.

  27. *rolled my eyes*
    June 26, 2013

    i thought you done with that wii timothy…………..live d job u hv done your work already live it for some young person………god with u man retire its for ur own good *annoyed*

  28. vexness
    June 26, 2013

    Mister not tired, take a breather tim tim, stay home sn rest urself…stupes

  29. NOW
    June 26, 2013

    God will give you strength!

  30. Just Saying
    June 26, 2013

    Continue to get better Mr. Timothy.

  31. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013

    pm best advice timothy should be in therapy,dont play with strokes.he need to be concentrating on getting better.

  32. TRUEMAN
    June 26, 2013

    ***NOT A GOOD IDEA***

    Then why come back to work!!

    Stay home and take care of yourself.

    We thank you for your contribution to the nation BUT…..

    you should not put yourself back in such stressful position which will hinder your recovery!!

    -Thanks

  33. June 26, 2013

    tim tim its time to take a break to much stress on the brain what happen all of u want to die in office take a break also charlo

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