Timothy responds to criticism over Cuba Ebola summit

Timothy said he has work to do in his constituency
Timothy said he has work to do in his constituency

Health minister, Julius Timothy, has responded to criticism over why he is not leading a delegation to Cuba to discuss the Ebola crisis.

According to Timothy, he has work to do in his constituency.

The meeting in Cuba was convened by Venezuela’s president, Nicholas Maduro, for ALBA countries to take a look at the Ebola situation.

Agriculture minister, Matthew Walter, was chosen to lead Dominica’s delegation. He is accompanied by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson and National Epidemiologist, Dr. Paul Ricketts.

Timothy has been heavily criticized for not leading the delegation as minister of health.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Timothy said Walter was chosen because he has more time.

“The truth is the minister of agriculture is not contesting elections again and he has more time,” Timothy said. “I just came from St. Vincent, I have to do my own work in my constituency, so that is why he is heading the team.”

Timothy is contesting the Roseau North Constituency for the Dominica Labour Party against Danny Lugay of the United Workers Party in the upcoming general election.

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  1. Poorpity Timothy
    October 27, 2014

    I thought Mr Timothy said that Danny Lugar was not a factor. Poorpity Timothy.

  2. dafriend
    October 23, 2014

    All this just about sums the DLP up. Preparation for the election and lobbying in the constituency is at that moment in time much more import than Dominica itself. I mean, what kind of a Health Minster would not attend such an important meeting about such a dangerous disease? That’s about as much as the DLP cares about Dominica. Worse even, some of us are stilling going to vote for them…

  3. Mexican
    October 23, 2014

    Tim-Tim, so you saying you would prefer Ebola eradicate every single Dominican? As long as you get your ‘stupid’ seat, that is all you care? Wow!, what boldface honesty. Dominicans must be really foolish to get this gross insult(and kick to the face) and still vote you in.

    We all know that the PM directed that you not go to Cuba. The crying agri minister was sent to appease him over the recent scandal over the sole graduation of his offspring from huge wooding law school.

  4. Francisco Telemaque
    October 23, 2014

    “Cuba is now the biggest single provider of healthcare workers to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, more than the Red Cross or richer nations, the World Health Organization says.

    “Cuba has provided the numbers and the people,” said Jose Luis Di Fabio, the WHO representative on the Caribbean island.”

    Where and when did this so called World Health Organization official spoke to you, and gave you all the information you disclosed. Are you people not tired of lying!, I think you are liar!

    First of all what special expertise the Cubans have in treating Ebola, when there are no reliable way to treat one infected with the virus, except to keep the patient hydrated!

    The only medication used right now in an effort to treat Ebola is an experimental one, it worked for about six people thus far, do you Mr, liar, whatever fictitious name you call yourself, have you, and the Cubans manufacture a drudge in Cuba, and used it to cure all the Ebola, which has not yet arrived in Cuba, nor the Caribbean, and have so much of it that now you have decided to export it to Africa, with your host of doctors, and Ebola curing crew.

    You are lira!

    As for Timothy, the man is half dead, what sort of work can this man do in his so called constituency, that makes him so busy that he as head of the medical establishment in Dominica could not travel to Cuba. He just return from his trip where he got his piece out of the treasury, I bet you of the money he got to pay his expenses, he will contend he used it all, and when ask to present recipes for his hotel room and the food he eat. All the man will do is pretend he is searching in his briefcase, and his pocked, his hands will appear empty, and he will declare, Oooooooooooopppppppppppsssssssssss, I lost all of my receipts, and some of them where I spend de money, they doh give receipt there nu!


    That is what they do. So, it is now the Minister of Agriculture time to get his hands into the Cooke jar, when he returns from Cuba, he also will declare somebody thief my briefcase in Cuba, with all de receipt in it you man, dat is why I doh have dem eh!

    You people need to stop telling all these lies, what the more can Cubans do in Africa, that more developed nations can do? Half dead who can barely walk and talk going to do work in constituency my balled head!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • October 23, 2014

      You are lira! isn’t that the Italian money FET?
      FET U are in California right? Isn’t the first place proposition what ever to legalize Marijuna for recreation & Medical use began ?
      Deduction FET is on it for whatever purpose lol Calling Liar Lira you remind me of Groovy Bat back in the day when he was reading 1:15 news the man use to make one set of bloopers he has come a looong way (still haven’t & will never perfect the art) as he got in there well late. Is like a man or woman learning to drive after 40 they will never get the hang of it.
      FET what do U use to smoke ur herb?

      • ti-pappa
        October 24, 2014

        What ignorance is that..”. Is like a man or woman learning to drive after 40 they will never get the hang of it.”???? in 2014 you are busy calling out FETE and making and arse of yourself. Get a HANG OF COMMONSENSE and SPEAKING THE TRUTH..

      • Francisco Telemaque
        October 24, 2014

        I do not understand your rhetoric; I don not understand what language you are speaking!

        Yes, I reside in Los Angeles, a city with fifteen million people, or more. What does the legalization of Marijuana for medicinal purposes in the State of California have to do with me? I have never used a single leaf of Marijuana in my entire life, never mind smoking a joint. I do not smoke cigaret’s.

        So, what are you talking about, would you prefer indulging in your nonsense and tell lies that Cuba is sending thousands of medical professional to Africa, along with their cure for Ebola when they have never treated a single, patient, not even a rat, or dog with the virus in Cuba; and all of a sudden they have become experts on the treatment of Ebola?

        Trust me I am not an idiot, I am too intelligent to indulge or support the lies many of you Dominicans spread all over the place.

        Can’t you se that you are an outrageous liar, lying for no absolute reason, and then you call me a liar? Again : Note, there is no specific drudge, or medication manufactured as of yet which any medical establishment can identify as a cure for Ebola. The only drudge that is not even available in lager amounts, is actually unavailable, it is an experimental drugs, in a developing stage here in the United States. It has not gotten any approval from the food and drudge administration yet, they do not know of any long term effect it may have or not have on the people who they administer it to.

        Shut you mouth fool! I know what I am talking about you see, they only way, and the most effected way to deal with the virus right now is by simply keeping the patient hydrated, ensuring that they do not loose all of their body fluids.

        Even in Germany last week the sole Ebola patient found there survived, doctors do not know how, they have yet to conform the treatment the patient obtained. Scum like you jump on computer; can’t use a real name because you talk so much lie, and crap, then you want to declare war on me. (Thing), since you do not have a name, which renders you a nobody, be informed, any comment I make; whatever I say can be verified, and substantiated, that is why I do not lie, and have not found the need to lie as of yet!

        Next thing you will do is come on DNO and lie and say you and Timothy have a cure for Ebola, and gave the formula to the Cubans, and why you chose to focus on the legalization of Marijuana, could it be because you are a damn drudge addicted idiot. Well, be advised Federal Law in the United States said Marijuana is an illegal, drudge, and it is illegal to sell marijuana here, so if you come here and believe you can’t get you butt locked up in jail for smoking your joint in public, or caught buying it, come try, and tell the police Francisco lie to you, and say it is okay for you to use dope, see what happen.

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  5. .
    October 23, 2014

    The DLP government can send whoever they see fit for whatever to the summit. It is a Labour Party decision.

    October 23, 2014

    Why the Minister of Agriculture cannot lead a delegation to a health summit with two heath professional ?Mr.Timothy has been leading with information on the EBOLA issue.Mr.Matthew is capable to attend this meeting.You all are too disrespectful.

  7. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    Shame on you Hon.Timothy. After having said that Danny Lugay is a non factor in the upcoming elections, and you have been the parl. rep. for sufficient time that your work should be visible to speak for you against a non factor,wouldn’t you agree. Also as minister of health for all of D/ca you clearly don’t understand your responsibility to D/ca nor the seriousness of this disease. You are also telling us that elections are very close and you should be voted out in favor Mr Lugay who cares.

    • va resident
      October 24, 2014

      I am concerned Julius that you only see it fit to work in your constituency at this crucial period, when Dominica and the OECS needs all the information on this deadly virus. As head of the health ministry this should be your primary focus not your constituency that you have neglected since your narrow victory against D.Lugay. in the last general election.You are not spending your money,but that of the heavy burdened tax payers of Dominica. ; ALL FOR EACH AND EACH FOR ALL;

  8. sookooyah
    October 23, 2014

    If Tim Tim say we are ready for Ebola and the big man came right after and embarrassed him so loud in a press conference. Common people Tim Tim has shame…he would never go to Cuba……I would never go to Mr. P. M.

  9. October 23, 2014

    The Honorable Minister Julius Timothy has stated his case correctly and to the point. The fact is that information from the Cuban Summit could be gleaned by any member of the Administration and does not specifically require Mr. Timothy’s presence. There is indeed work here to do at home as the Divine Labor Party is at war with a scourge of ruthless men and women who will stop at nothing in their quest for power. This war is being fought for the minds and hearts of the few less-enlightened ones who fell victim to the senseless rantings and ravings of the Novice and his gang of misfits. Mr. Timothy and other important ministers must remain on the front line to fight back this Satanic brainwashing that is continuously being imposed on the good God-Fearing Citizens of Dominica! It is the battle to gain all 21 seats this election and to send these Devilish Trouble Makers back to hell! Thank You! :mrgreen:

    October 23, 2014

    Cuba has sent a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak.

    The 83 doctors and nurses will treat Ebola patients in Liberia and Guinea.

    Another contingent of 165 Cuban healthcare professionals travelled to Sierra Leone a few weeks ago.

    Cuba is now the biggest single provider of healthcare workers to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, more than the Red Cross or richer nations, the World Health Organization says.

    “Cuba has provided the numbers and the people,” said Jose Luis Di Fabio, the WHO representative on the Caribbean island.

    “There are more human resources from Cuba than from many, many NGOs [non-governmental organisations] put together.”

    The epidemic has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa.

    ‘We must act’

    The Red Cross, which is trying to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone, has said the scale of the outbreak is so bad that it is having to retrieve more than 100 corpses a day.

    “We cannot see our brothers from Africa in difficult times and remain there with our arms folded,” the Cuban Ambassador to Liberia, Jorge Lefebre Nicolas, told Reuters news agency.

    A jet from the national airline Cubana carrying 51 medical personnel touched down on Wednesday morning at the Roberts International Airport outside the Liberian capital, Monrovia, Reuters reports.

    Cuba has been praised for its response to the Ebola crisis, including by the United States.

    Despite America’s frosty relations with the Communist island, US Secretary of State John Kerry cited Cuba as an example of a small nation which sent more than larger, richer states.

    Its response has also won plaudits from humanitarian workers who say the international community’s reaction has been lacking.

    The BBC’s Will Grant in Cuba says that, for President Raul Castro, this has also been an opportunity to build on the island’s long-standing tradition of humanitarian aid to Africa.

    The president shook the hands and embraced the 83 doctors and nurses who waved Cuban flags as they boarded the plane for West Africa, our correspondent adds.

    More Cuban medics have been trained to travel there.
    More on This Story

    • shaka zulu
      October 23, 2014

      This is outstanding from Cuba without a doubt. With all the doctors they train and give free school they have to put them to use. Dominica should send a few doctors also so we can boast of dominica active and direct involvement and we can show we acting and not talking about other countries. That will help us get first hand experience on treating the disease so those who return can train our staff.

      I must add this. Communism still sucks and I can only imagine what Cuba could be if there human imagination and expression were not limited by a backward political system. I say to Raul give his people the freedom they deserve and bury communism.

  11. justsaying
    October 23, 2014

    Am I to deduce from Mr. Timothy’s comment that the Ministers sole/main responsibility is to their constituency hence the fact that Mr. Walter has more time on his hands than Mr. Timothy? I was of the impression that their main focus is the ministerial duties they were assigned which will lead to the development of the country on a whole and everything else will fall in line. Mr. Timothy in my honest opinion it is best if you had said nothing on the matter because we all know by next week a new story would break and everyone would have forgotten you were not the one who attended the Ebola meeting.

    • Ma Moses
      October 23, 2014

      No Minister needed to go. We had two leading doctors going already so we could have saved some money and keep mr. Walter here.

  12. Marcus Hill
    October 23, 2014

    I am sorry, but you are mixing government business with Labour party politics.

  13. Realist
    October 23, 2014

    What do you expect from one of the founding members of the UWP and a political prostitute. I really don’t care for this man.
    Showing his TRUE colors like a Chameleon.

  14. Jack The Ripper
    October 23, 2014

    None of the bloggers here are from Roseau North. Some are Mathew Walters Supporters and the majorityt from Vielle Case.

  15. What?
    October 23, 2014

    The minister is really funny

  16. Taytay on belly
    October 23, 2014

    Your excuse makes no sense. Are you saying that the many times that you have travelled before, you ha no work to do in the constituency? Man, give me a break. With regards to Mathew Walters, what message are you sending to the Public servants, are you saying that if one is going to retire in one years time, they should let the work sit there and play idle. One more time give me a break. If you can give Mathew to do your work for you, then you need to retire from gov’t work.
    Stay in Dominica and do what! To buy votes, whilst conditions are worsening at P.M Hospital. It is a disgrace to the name of Princess Margaret. Best you all say Prime Minister because it is just sickening.

  17. commando
    October 23, 2014

    you have not been doing anything of significance in the constituency for fthe past four years and ten months,all of a sudden you have work to do in your constituency?ebola is an epidemic crisis timothy,in fact the united states recently declared martial law in a few states so as to protect its citizens from this deadly outbreak and you as minister of health talking about you have work in constituency,are you serious man?Ebola for your information is now mutating.Dominicans wake up,and vote these jokers out of office.you have work to do in your constituency,boy look nonsense,stupppeeesssss

  18. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014

    The simply and logical rational in all of this is this, the minister of agriculture performed miserable and killed agriculture, so Ebola being so deadly someone believes if he attends Ebola will also be dead. Therefore, it would be safer to have him deal will this disease

  19. Aunty
    October 23, 2014

    If he needs time off to concentrate on his political campaign he should be granted vacation leave and another member of the governing party should be appointed to act Minister and to attend to the business of the Health Ministry and contribute to the work of the Cabinet,if any :?: !!

  20. belle
    October 23, 2014

    if the election votes were to be counted based on dominica news online comments, comments from people on the streets, comments on the popular radio stations, and comments, sad but true, from children all over the island, labour is OUT.
    in all of their years, this is the stupidest they have been. the things they say and do, i wonder if they think first. timothy, renaming of the airport, etc etc. where on earth are these guys getting these stupid ideas?
    labour has to go. labour is going to bring us down to the gutter. chinese have to go as well. taiwanese were here with uwp and they never take up all our store space in dominica. too many chinese. they hate us. i have experienced it over and over again.
    get labour out. get majority of chinese out. fix our standards, policies, and laws. change the crooked employees.
    treat civil servants like people and not animals. bring back agriculture and affordable products for the farmers.
    labour must go.
    u hear me

  21. Hay Hey! Look Beff!
    October 23, 2014

    Well look it. First, Danny was not an issue in Roseau north. So why is it so important to run and do work in your community now? Five years past, elections coming, is now you realize work have to do in the community? If you were so comfortable with your victory, why didn’t you go to Cuba? Oh Matthew have time? You do not have time for Dominica? Ebola is not your concern; Dominica safety is not your concern; is winning your sit that is your concern! Well look it! Let me see how much more Dominicans need to open their eyes.

  22. mujahardin
    October 22, 2014

    The government is on an extended vacation. They are accompanied by all the public servants contesting elections for the DLP. The government is on auto pilot. Ministers are busy campaigning while our crops are decimated by diseases and our bodies are weakened and killed by diseases. Ebola is knocking at our door but our government is busy campaigning. While blatantly neglecting their responsibilities, the continue to receive salaries for non performance. Additional they rob the treasury to enrich themselves. A NATION SWIMMING IN PROBLEMS OF CRIMES, HEALTH THREATS, AND ALL KINDS OF ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, BUT THE DLP GOVERNMENT IS CAMPAIGNING.

  23. Question
    October 22, 2014

    Mr Minister, you should not have opened your mouth on this matter. You tried to tell the truth, and now it is sounding like your seat is more important than the health of the nation…You as the minister of health should send a different message on this matter…please go back on the radio or talk to DNO and give a different reason for not attending this meeting…and for heaven sake, don’t sound like you and your party more important than the nation and the region.

  24. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    If we told our bosses that we have no time to do our work guess what would happen?

  25. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    People take note!
    Timothy is saying he has no time for this Ebola thing.
    Can you believe it?

  26. tatiana
    October 22, 2014

    But why would you send a man who is not going up for election again and will have no place in Government; is Ebola an agricultural disease like black sikatoka; amazing

    Tim Tim should tell the truth – they not interested in him anymore but so be it

    • Osanna Mowanga
      October 22, 2014

      so, Timothy is telling us he winning the election is more important than the lives of all the people in the country? This clearly shows the stupidity of our people in government and where their priorities are. Their pocket.

  27. October 22, 2014

    the writing is really on the wall. they are in denial but the shock will be hard on them.

  28. Nac Vibes
    October 22, 2014

    Well sir, Mr timothy, you like the rest of your colleagues once again proves that the lot of you as a Government is not fit for purpose.

    Here it is the entire country, in fact the world, is seriously concerned about a deadly disease that threatens the most advanced countries, let alone a small island state with meager resources, who cannot even control a much less dangerous epidemic like chikungunya and rather than worrying about the welfare of your fellow citizens, whom your swore to serve and protect as a member of Parliament and Health Minister by attending a very important conference to show true leadership of your department and country, your first thought was for yourself and for this gross misconduct and dereliction of duty in the face of the enemy (Ebola), I call on you to resign, immediately.

    • Osanna Mowanga
      October 22, 2014

      He needs to resign. People of Roseau north,please do not vote this man again. He is not worthy of your vote.

    • dafriend
      October 23, 2014

      I second that!!! And don’t forget to take Skerrit with you.

  29. Channel 1
    October 22, 2014

    By the way, it is a good thing the UWP did not make Julius Timothy its leader.

    Just look at the man now nuh; just look at the kind of things he is saying.

    So sad……..SO SHAMEFUL!!!

    • Anonymous
      October 23, 2014

      At last there are persons who agree that the decision not to make Timothy the leader of UWP was a correct one. Can you imagine what would have happened to the party had he been made leader? Skerritt and his gang would be having the time of their lives right now. There would be no opposition and if you think skerritt is out of control now, even with a credible opposition just consider how much worse it would be. The guy was always a member of the Labour Party and would kill the party just like saverin did to freedom party.

    • Stamos
      October 23, 2014

      Is that old UWP quality that reappear in him so. He responded just like Lennox would have.

      • rosa parks
        October 24, 2014

        Not at all… his character has been corrupted by those around… Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.

  30. Lovely Sisserou
    October 22, 2014

    These fellas do not know the difference between matters of the state and Labour party matters. Matters of the state must take precedence over party matters, Tim. All the time and every time. All you using state funds to run labour party business, state funds to compaign and buy votes and the state business is suspended or cancelled? Hospital have no medicine, schools have no supplies, portholes all over even in Roseau while all you fellas taking the country money to make sure all you stay in office. Domnichen ouver ziey zor, change is coming!!! Imagine that Timothy have work to do in his constituency. Change must come and change is a must!!!!!

  31. October 22, 2014

    Thank you so much minister ti-ma-ti. I am elated that you finally told the Dominican public the truth. And for that you will not get my vote. Election campaigning cannot be more important than gaining valuable and relevant information on an Ebola crisis which is affecting the world.

  32. truth is truth
    October 22, 2014

    :-D :-D :-D as young person i cant believe you actually gave that as an excuse ……not even a child would……… ????lol smh sooooo are you now saying/admitting there are idle members among your crew? wining your constituency which you said (lugay is NOT a factor ) is more important than this ebola crisis?

  33. watchman
    October 22, 2014

    Timothy you get paid to do health ministry work staying out of work to campaign; in my opinion is theft.

    So along the other allegations you are now being describe as a Vo….le`

  34. Oh No
    October 22, 2014

    That’s just koshoni politics and poor management.

  35. krazy
    October 22, 2014

    Thats what the Labour party intend of doing, working and taking care of themselves instead of gathering all the information about this deadly disease for the safety of the people of their country…. what a shame and disgrace on you Timothy….you do not deserve to be health minister, by all means you should resign, you are worthless in that field…

    Hope the Labour supporters sees and feel how their leaders reacts and treat their health and safety….. sad :(

  36. Question
    October 22, 2014

    Did they call elections? Tim Tim sounding like election has been called…
    But I have the same question: If DA gets hit with 5 to 10 Ebola cases, will Tim Tim and Skerro stick with the people or will they move out of state ASAP? I want the electorate to pose that question.

  37. joy
    October 22, 2014

    wrong words MrTimothy!! you could have said you just came back from an EBOLA meting in st Vincent with two qualified doctors ,so in an effort to get all the ministers involved ,the minister of agriculture was sent. End of story.!!!!

    • observer
      October 22, 2014

      He spoke the truth.

    • October 22, 2014

      @ Joy. Yes I You playing spin doctor. Let them politician dig their graves. Dominicans had 14 years of lies it is high time these politicians speak the truth and reveal their hidden and wicked intentions.

    • October 23, 2014

      Tim U read what Joy said? She said nothing about Autism.

  38. Itassi Too
    October 22, 2014

    And Skerrit says nothing and does nothing? Further proof that you and the DLP put winning an election ahead of keeping people safe. You have just confirmed the DLP motto which to me is, “To hell with Dominica as long as we win.” Such motto is seen in everything you all do.

  39. Bee
    October 22, 2014

    Mouth Open, story jump out! Campaigning in Roseau South more important than a national threat like ebola? The other one not running in Paix Bouche so he have nothing to do? never mind he getting a salary for being the Minister of Agriculture? Leaves me to wonder what happening in all those ministries that ministers getting paid to lead while they out campaigning…..
    Skerrit set God’s people free and call the election.

  40. Help us Lord!
    October 22, 2014

    “The truth is the minister of agriculture is not contesting elections again and he has more time,” Timothy said. “I just came from St. Vincent, I have to do my own work in my constituency, so that is why he is heading the team.”

    So Mr. Timothy and indeed the DLP are telling us that the Ebola crisis is on their back burner as something not important? For the Minister of Health to tell the nation and the world that Matthew Walter who is no longer contesting the election and has more time than him is pure reckless and careless by both the minister and the DLP. After all, Mr. Timothy has been in office for 10 yrs now and did not have enough time to work in his constituency? How could Dominicans allow Timothy and the DLP to get away with this? Man, president Obama last week had to cancel a trip just to deal with that Ebola crisis. Mr. Timothy, Ebola concerns ALL of us and with us hosting such an important event come this weekend, where persons from all over will be in attendance, you cannot tell me that it is more important for you to go and campaign now than to go show the people that you are doing all you can to keep them safe. In another country sir you would be fired forthwith!

  41. Yes sa
    October 22, 2014

    I thought d man was leading as minister for agriculture seeing that EBOLA started with animals wi…….yessaaaa!!!!

  42. Anonymous
    October 22, 2014

    No wonder mervin use to say Timothy oui pa las matee for sure u not getting my vote this election de pm better look for some one else or my vote goes to Danny Lugay me and my three children so u loosing 4votes already so start poo pooing on you

  43. Xcuse me?
    October 22, 2014

    TimTim, your health seems to be worse than I thought. It was just yesterday you said Danny Lugay is NOT a factor in the Roseau North constituency. 24 hrs. later you are telling the nation that your reason as Minister of health for not leading the Ebola team to Cuba is because you have work to do in the constituency? If Danny is not a factor and is only two of you going up against each other, why worry about doing work? You twisting your town my very good friend. Furthermore, what is more important than ensuring that the Minister himself has led a team to find solutions and be able to deal with Ebola? That’s what wise voters looking for sir. They need to see leadership and that you denying to Dominicans at the moment.

  44. doh good
    October 22, 2014

    wo tim tim ya seat to you is alot more important that the threat ebola poses to us in dominica. Wow i always knew that is the way you guys think. all of you labourites milking the bull not the cow the bull!!!!!

  45. real possie
    October 22, 2014

    Damn hand over my eyes, is no way Tim, Tim said that. You’re being paid to do your work boss just say anyone could’ve done it so he went knowing you was just getting back from SVG. Damn you sound like LL lately papa.

  46. Blog
    October 22, 2014

    This explanation is so pathetic it beggers belief. Heads don’t role in Dominica because of poor leadership because this man should be fired for making such a idiotic statement. He should be gagged at least.

  47. sweet roses
    October 22, 2014

    How sweet it is to read the utterances of the Heath minister as he continues to re-enforce what the citizens of the country already know. Staying in power is more important than the crucial interests of the people, their health.

    Once again, we are experiencing a government prone to make mistakes in words and deeds. Certainly, they are totally disconnected with reality and believes everything is honky dory with the people.

  48. Doc. Love
    October 22, 2014

    According to a prominent radio personality, ” it is better to remain a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubts.” We have seen the lack of creative thinking and leadership qualities from Skeritt all the time. Their is a medical doctor and qualified nurse in the cabinet, why Walters. The banana industry is facing a disaster, black sigatoka is rampant and the man comes with this flimsy excuse about more time. Your Government has been in power for approximately fifteen years, at the eve of an election, what can you do now, that you haven’t done before, which could prevent you from attending a three day meeting, shame.

    • mujahardin
      October 22, 2014

      You made the point that there is a very highly trained nurse in the cabinet in the person of justina charles and a qualified medical doctor in the person of kenneth darroux and neither of them were chosen to replace Timothy. Both kenneth and justina are running in the upcoming elections, so at least ti-mati spoke the truth this time when he explained that DLP ministers contesting elections must put their political campaigns before their ministerial responsibilities for which they are paid for. His excuse therefore is neither flimsy or weak, but rather an honest exposure of the selfish and self-serving nature of the leadership of the DLP. It explains why we are forced to accept mediocrity in Dominica. The words which proceeded from the mouth of Judas Ti-mati were directed by the Holy Spirit, that we may know the truth. Thank God.

  49. uk Dominican
    October 22, 2014

    well well well look ting in this little country of ours pure madness.

  50. Anthony P. Ismael
    October 22, 2014

    Well Tim Tim, some maybe shocked or confused by your honesty, but I’m in the minority. You promised that we would receive a new Princess Margaret Hospital as part of the MOU with the People’s Republic of China years ago and that never materialized.
    You have been “Moo-Moo” for months now and all of a sudden you can’t stop talking foolishness. So campaigning for election is more important than attending the summit on such a devastating disease.
    You guys kicked Danny out of parliament and I’m hoping that he beats the pants of you during the next election.
    Go back to your mansion in Centre Roma and continue drinking your rum. It’s time to move on. We the people of Goodwill had enough of your foolishness for the last fifteen years.

  51. Proud Dominican
    October 22, 2014

    Punch of JOKERS in this administration. They are all over the place. That’s why election can not be call this year because its not like before. Dominicans have waken up, :-P they are listening and they are asking Questions Its not just i will vote for you any more those days are over. The UWP have them spinning lol.

  52. Tri State-Beauty
    October 22, 2014

    ..”Timothy said Walter was chosen because he has more time…” :lol: Oh so if you go to Cuba as Minister of Health on an EBOLA summit it will take away from your time CAMPAIGNING in your constituency, so send Walters because he idle…

    Winning an election is more important to you than getting valuable information on the Ebola crisis to save the lives of the very prospective voters? Your priorities are really well placed sir. Timothy please stop answering questions. Go take a few sea-baths, chill by Swansea and eat your broth with your Scotch & coconut water. Leave Politics alone, because you keep embarrassing yourself.

    • Anthony Ismael
      October 22, 2014

      It’s high time to retire Tim Tim and his brand of foolishness. :-x

    • October 22, 2014

      These guys are something else doesn’t Walter have work to do in his constituency, what or who those guys believe they are speaking too, , but for year they have been throwing garbage and the people took it in as a drug , but now I believe they are saying enough is enough we want and are going to make changes because they are thinking of their children in years to come and that’s good they cannot just sit by and do nothing the power is in their hands they are going to use it on election day good for them.

  53. October 22, 2014

    its not my fault mr timothy you just put the nail to your coffin we a waiting for the election date to buried you and your labor party change is coming people lets do it this time :lol: :cry: :oops: :) :-D

  54. October 22, 2014

    HAHAHAHA boy look kix. almost 15 years in government and now u want to do work.Tim u doh tired make pple laugh at u boy..alas best u had just kept quiet on the matter mr timothy cuz u just came her and made a fool of yourself. weh weh weh.if the pple of Roseau north vote u back in office they worst than u.

  55. pusss
    October 22, 2014

    Bull. So Walters do not have work to do in his constituency.

    • Bee
      October 22, 2014

      nope. Remember he not running again. is de R.P lady that used to be on the national trail that running. so whatever government paying her to do now she not doing because she busy campaigning.

  56. Mamizoo
    October 22, 2014

    If this dumb excuse does not reveal exactly why these sorry cabinet members would not answer questions from the people unless election is near then I am not what will. I was shock to hear this coming from Timothy of all the cabinet members. Can we imagine the kind of responses that we would be getting if election was every year.
    My oh my after 10 years of representing the constituency he cannot even depend on his track record.
    But then again who can trust or believe these chronic liars.

  57. ?????????
    October 22, 2014

    Ohhh my god!!!! If it was one time it was ok to lie was that time…. :-D …. i cannot believe the man actually admitted that getting elected was more important than a potential health emergency… this goes to show where this governments priorities are… they only care about staying power.

  58. Lang Mama
    October 22, 2014

    Are you kidding me. That is the answer. Ohhhh lard have mercy. A clear indication that these guys are really taking Dominicans as mules. So Mathew is not contesting and so let Jim go just show up at a meeting where the Ebola epidemic is the issue.
    Timothy we are very much use to the blatant lies from you and the rest of the cabinet and so you should have kept to the script. Lies lies and more lies. I do believe that you presented part of truth. But then again one hslf of the reputation of politicians us destroyed by lies and the other part is destroyed by the truth.
    So let us hear from Ian Douglas as to why he was not in Langkawi cause Portmouth is a sure sit or maybe Emmanuel Nanthan with the assistance of Alick Lawrence Could Have Been DOING Election WORK IN Portmouth while Ian doing the people’s work in Langkawi.

    Just a question Tim. If Danny Lugay is a non factor why are we getting that excuse.

  59. Channel 1
    October 22, 2014

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ………………..all you, the comedy the show from these ministers continues. Earlier it was Ambrose now Julius AGAIN.

    I thought Julius said just de other day that Danny Lugay of the UWP was not a factor. Now Julius realizing he has work to do eh.

    And with such an important matter as Ebola, dem fellas sending an agricultural minister to a health summit? Boy look a backward government….

  60. October 22, 2014

    what a shame timothy you a not ready yet you should be fired :-D

  61. October 22, 2014

    what a shame timothy you a not ready yet you should be fired :lol: :lol: :lol:

  62. October 22, 2014

    mr timothy i think you a going senile you a the health minister now you want to work in your constituency :lol: i think you should start packing up an make space for danny change is a must not an option :cry:

  63. hmmmm
    October 22, 2014

    eh so ammmm that more important than ebola ? oh ok…..
    welll soon u will have lots of time on ur hands…..

  64. Ms. Educator
    October 22, 2014

    Hmm…I didn’t even read all…”he has more time”…

    Not only because he’s (Hon. Matthew Walter) not contesting his seat again, but because he’s a complete failure as the Minister for Agriculture.

    A big, fat, red F on his report card.

  65. louisanne
    October 22, 2014

    I call that dereliction of duty. Roseau North should vote him out.

  66. BUll Crap
    October 22, 2014

    What a bunch of nonsense.. so because Walter has more time, he leads a delegation to discuss a matter the could be an epidemic and you as the mister of health talking about you have work to do in your constituency cause Walter no contending a election..
    I thought you said Lugay was not a factor?
    This guy day after day makes him self look even more idiotic…

  67. shaka zulu
    October 22, 2014

    So Mr. Timothy the health minister does not have time to do his work because he has to campaign. Are you taking a pay cut or no salary during your campaign sir? What then is the minister of agriculture worth if he is leaving? You guys make me sick at the level of stupidity this government operates. At least come up with a better excuse. If you had said my health, I would accept and tell you its time to move on. Why are you putting campaign before your duties if your dear leader has not yet called elections? There are people who could be on the ground in your place.
    I guess you guys are so ready for Ebola you can send a minister of agri who does not know the difference between a banana tree and a mango tree. That’s how serious you take this.

  68. Andy
    October 22, 2014

    Are we serious in this country? Recently at a ground breaking ceremony in Wesley the PM asked whether the govt. should stop working becausing election is around the corner? He anwered his own question by saying that the govt. must continue to work election or no election. Here is a minister of health who recently projected a 20-1 victory, saying that he could not attend an important meeting on ebola because he had work to do in his constituency. Mr. Timothy, we are in festive season, where we are expecting huge crowds, such as creole festival, Independence, carnival, and the ebola crisis is still an international issue. Are you saying to Dominicans that winning your constituency is more important that the welfare of the nation. You stated that Mr. Walter has more time , are you saying that a man who very shortly will not be in parliament is more appropriate to obtain such vital information, which directly impacts the entire nation?
    We continue to have square pegs in wrong holes, which accounts for our present condition.

  69. Proud Dominican
    October 22, 2014

    Mr. Timothy you said you’ve got work to do in your constituency really after 14 years and now you’ve got work to do, are you serious or your brain is just fried. Please sir if the people knows what’s really good for them they will vote you out by a landslide victory. It’s time for a big Change in Dominica. Every single one of you ministers needs to voted out. Thank God that EBOLA has not reach our shores.

    • Proud Dominican
      October 22, 2014

      by a landslide victory for the Uwp candidate my typepo earlier.

      • Ou ja konnet
        October 22, 2014

        really. You cannot do the work you are being PAID to do by the Tax Payers of this country, of which I am one. You prefer taking our time (paid for by us) to campaign. How silly can you be to make a statement like that. Clearly not a wise statement. Try to hide nah

  70. solution2dispolute
    October 22, 2014

    so tim tim which is more important to DOMINICA..ure work in your constituency or EBOLA?????

  71. October 22, 2014

    But I thought you said Mr. Timothy that your constituency will return LABAR now it looks like Danny Lugay seem to give you some work to do.

  72. October 22, 2014

    I just came from St. Vincent, I have to do my work with my son by returning to St.Vincent ,Ebola, Chickengunia, Autism, lavie Sodom, Politics is taking a toll on my aging body battered by a long bad life said Timothy.”

    • October 22, 2014

      8 likes no dislikes! I hope is Roseau North people that like lol!
      I thought I was one of the very few who knew about the Autism issue he ignored for 25 plus/ odd years.
      He ignored the situation here and by divine intervention he had to travel to st.Vincent where the son returned. I wonder why he did not decline that time and did for the Cuban trip? something does not add up.

      • October 22, 2014

        hey people! this guy is no good man if that is true.
        I have heard even he himself talk about his slaughter house when no one asked the question on a radio show .
        he recently had a stroke now he wants to go campaign!
        be careful Tim be very ,very careful. You ought to have walked out when you were able to despite opinions on ur private life.

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