PM not concerned about Timothy’s political future

Health Minister Julius Timothy
Health Minister Julius Timothy

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has brushed aside questions about the political future of ailing health minister, Julius Timothy, saying he was more concerned about Timothy’s health at the moment.

Timothy was recently airlifted to Martinique after suffering a stroke. He is said to be recovering well but still requires some attention with his speech.

With elections constitutionally due in just over a year, there is some speculation about whether Timothy will be well enough to contest the next general election.

There were reports that the DLP has been eyeing former Elite Umpire Billy Doctrove to contest the Roseau North Constituency, a rumour which he has denied.

Doctrove told state-owned DBS that he has been approached to contest on several occasions by all three major political parties over the years, but has given everybody the same answer, “I have no political ambitions. I have no interest in running for political office.”

When Prime Minister Skerrit was asked this week about Timothy’s political future, he brushed aside the matter saying swiftly, “My preoccupation about Timothy is his health. Elections and whether he will run is a matter for another time. It has not crossed my mind. He is the minister for health, the member of parliament for the Roseau North constituency.”

About Timothy’s health, PM Skerrit said, “He is fully energised. The only impediment is in effect to some words. He can speak. He can communicate by text messaging, email, he can speak on the phone…he knows people, he knows voices…he is seeking professional help for his voice….”

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45 Comments

  1. Inquirer
    June 3, 2013

    I think it would be in the best interest of Mr. Tim, Tim to retire from the political areana and focus on his health and his other business interest. You have served your country now serve the best interest of your health, Life and Family.

  2. unbias
    June 3, 2013

    Take a break with dem youngsters let your heart rest!

  3. Anonymous1
    June 3, 2013

    Timothy pack up and leave that would be the best thing for you and also slow down on the extra curricular activities.

  4. Roseau North
    June 3, 2013

    Timm, dont let Skerro decide your future.You are your ow man fully capable of making your own decisions.
    So now you and all the other ministers should take this example from Skerro and see that he does not care about none of you. He is only concerned about staying in power at you all expense.

    • Moi
      June 3, 2013

      Well well, English is really a difficult subject for some of you. The man clearly states that his preoccupation or what is firstly concerned about is the man’s health and there you are talking rubbish! Boy it is really ashamed that simple English cannot be understood!

  5. Desmond
    June 3, 2013

    surely I wish him well and a full recovery he is a good man, may God guide him thru this and once again the PM is right abt his appropriate response

  6. listener
    June 3, 2013

    Blues will stop at nothing eh when it comes to politics will even use illness to score points but so sorry mines will not be counted :mrgreen: .

    • JoJo
      June 3, 2013

      Blues will stop at nothing, even crossing the floor and join their adversary. Maybe that is what makes people ill?

  7. Justice and Truth
    June 3, 2013

    Minister Timothy, I wish you a full recovery. Take your time to recuperate. Have no anxiety over this. God is in control.

  8. o.
    June 2, 2013

    Correction: 100% recovery.

  9. Anonymous
    June 2, 2013

    Shameless people alone that will use a man’s illness to score political goals or cause political divide, all of us own coming doh fraid. This is a new low in trying to score.

  10. Enuff
    June 2, 2013

    Tim Tim Boy, my advise to you is “come back home where you belong” Workarssssss….

  11. Tail Spin
    June 2, 2013

    Mr. Timothy, fight it. You will overcome as always, but take care of your health.

  12. Tail Spin
    June 2, 2013

    It is good the way the PM rallies for his people. It shows good team spirit.

  13. Anonymous
    June 2, 2013

    god bless dominica ,a nation with god is a rock for ever , i love my contry, dominica has come a long way an today we can stand with our heads up high an say thank u lord for your blessing , keep up the good work pm , best of health timothy god bless you sir ,.

  14. FIL
    June 2, 2013

    The man’s health comes first that’s waht matters.

  15. RAVISANKAR
    June 2, 2013

    //“my preoccupation about Timothy is his health. Elections and whether he will run is a matter for another time. It has not crossed my mind. He is the minister for health, the member of parliament for the Roseau North constituency.”//
    WELL SAID.GOD BLESS TIMOTHY WITH FAST RECOVERY TO SERVE DOMINICA WELL.
    RAVISANKAR

  16. healthy
    June 2, 2013

    Mr Timothy, you are not super man, your health is more important right now. You could always be replaced. Retire, and enjoy the rest of years the creator has for you. This is a wake up call. I work with people who have suffered strokes and heart attacks. Its is only time when another one or more comes, and generally ends in death.

    Take it easy, pray, enjoy the natural foods in the country, take your medications, love your family, keep them close, and write a will. It sounds harsh, but this is the reality of this medical situation, and you know that as minister of health. God blessings and improved health.

  17. Frabo
    June 1, 2013

    Know when to hold it, know when to fold it.

  18. BRAIN DAMAGE
    June 1, 2013

    It is said that so many politicians get sick in their voice box. Is it because they tell too many red lies?

  19. hmmm
    June 1, 2013

    The name of the article is misleading. Come again

  20. unbias
    June 1, 2013

    U put too much on your account garcon

    • MET YO
      June 2, 2013

      way too much. cross floor to get back at UWP for not giving you leadership. Join Labour Camp…the next level madness..putting pressure on yourself working with a bunch of idiots who doh know their butts to their elbow. Economy dying, you seeing it dying…you know it can do better…yet still..u want DLP to survive for UWP to get more “blows”…see today…you on sick bed. Edison alive and well on his farm in Marigot.

      • disgusted
        June 3, 2013

        I hope you will never sick and will remain on your farm like Edison too

    • tradewinds
      June 2, 2013

      If I knew crossing the floor could have cost your life; I would have advised you to relax and enjoy what you has worked so hard for. Skerrit well alright; look now he is married but his wife is lonely. What happen to you guys. Struuupes.

  21. TW
    June 1, 2013

    Savarin was out for months and cost the state more than a quarter million in medical bills

    Leave Timothy in peace and harmony

  22. %
    June 1, 2013

    I wish the gentleman well, and would advice him to call it a day as far as politics is concerned. He was part of the worst government ever to govern this country, and he got the signal to quit.He should listen. I dearly hope that he pays heed, for the sake of his own self, his family and off course Dominica.
    Tim Tim before i quit,these questions needs answering though:
    Were you ever trusted in there?
    Were you comfortable among such a greedy, lazy and incompetent team?
    Were you pleased with your portfolio?
    Did you ever think of getting out of the mess?
    Did you have friends in there?
    Were you being listened to?
    Did you regret the move you took to join this team?

    • June 2, 2013

      Why are we Dominicans so determined to politicise everything? The man is sick! The human person is sick! Do the honourable thing, pray for him. It could happen to any one of us anytime.

    • ??????????????
      June 2, 2013

      What is your problem? No place for this kind of comments. This is just about me, myself and I. Isn’t a man free to join what and whoever he wants? Now if you so love the Gentleman as you would like to show, wish him well full recovery and live your ugly comments outside of this forum. Now is the time to pray for Mr. Timothy’s recovery.

      On another note, if there is a mess, why not write constructively on how to fix the mess Mr Fix up?

    • piti woche
      June 2, 2013

      @%, Your view is that of a small % of Dominicans but you are entitled to it..

  23. EYE on D/ca
    June 1, 2013

    i wish u speedy recovery MR Timothy,,but what is it with these guys and there speech it was Chalo now is tim tim is that a sign or what?,,God help Dominica..these Guys tell sooo much lies on a daily basis…

  24. say it loud
    June 1, 2013

    He needs a speech therapist to help him. If that’s all that is wrong with him right now.

  25. me
    June 1, 2013

    neither am I

  26. jah guide
    June 1, 2013

    Skero!Skero! Skero!!! That’s all I will say on this one

  27. stehen
    June 1, 2013

    mr health minister would you now advocate to update equipment at the hospital? or dont have influience?

  28. Doc Love
    June 1, 2013

    If Skerrit Labor Party is not concerned about Mr. Timothy,why would they contact Mr. Doctrove. Even before his illness,it was remored that his job was in trouble. Dont be fooled Mr. Timothy,where their is smoke their is a lot of fire.I wish you good health, be prepared.

    • Jail-corrupt-leaders
      June 1, 2013

      Aye las after all Timothy did for them, aye las how Skerro sleeping.

      • Top cop
        June 2, 2013

        What goes around comes around what u sow is what u reap Tim Tim u did your best for this country both politically and other ways so give it up and serve god and enjoy life freely

  29. olive Garden
    June 1, 2013

    Timothy< a word of advise, Your health is more important. Go relax and take care of yourself. Serve God and enjoy the few years you have left.

  30. NOW
    June 1, 2013

    KEEP ON GETTING WELL

  31. Truth be told
    June 1, 2013

    With all due respect to the Commonwealth of Dominica, and with all due sympathies and well wishes for the distinguished business man and good personal friend – in the interest of the development and effective governance of the country, the Minister of Health, Hon Julius Timothy should do the right thing and resign. At this moment you certainly cannot take care of the nation’s health, your businesses health and your personal health under those trying circumstances. We will always love you, your ambitions and accomplishments but right now you all are joking with Dominica’s future! Too many unhealthy ministers having to worry about their health rather than running the hard race for the country’s development – you are unhealthy and sickly it is time to go home and nap! Let Krazy-T run (LOL).

    • cocoNUTS
      June 1, 2013

      i voting krazy tee, once he red… is laba time all the way. tim-tim maarlad feh place pour krazy tee all the way :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Malgraysa
      June 1, 2013

      Yes Mr. Timothy, do so with your pride intact and before you are unceremoniously dumped to make way for aa new candidate in time for the general election. You, more than most know how ruthless politics can be. The VIP visitor from Barbados was not here for nothing last week. Enough said.

      • malgraysa buddy
        June 2, 2013

        Malgrasa is a mess. Malgra whereis ur friend Jaime Astaphan?Will Tim follow?

    • Justice and Truth
      June 1, 2013

      Truth be told, watch your words. They have a way of returning to hunt you. You think that you will never get sick and live forever? What you sow you will reap someday. Be compassionate. You never know when your turn will come be it in another manner, sooner than you expect.

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