The Sun reported last week that Health Minister Julius Timothy who was airlifted by air ambulance to Martinique after suffering from stroke.

In a radio news story on the state-owned DBS, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit confirmed that Timothy had been flown to Martinique for medical treatment. Timothy collapsed at his home on Wednesday May 1, 2013.

After returning home last Monday Timothy, the Parliamentary Representative the Roseau North wrote the following message to his constituents.

"As you are aware, last week Wednesday, I was faced with a health situation which required me to be hospitalized both here in Dominica and Martinique.

"I must report that I am recovering well from my ordeal, and expect by God's grace to make a full recovery.

"Currently I have some challenges with speech but my doctors believe that I will be able to overcome these challenges in good time.

"I know that many of you have been concerned and expressed those concerns through offerings of prayer and good wishes, and so to you all my fellow Dominicans and particularly the Roseau North Constituents I say thank you.

"I wish to say thank you to Dr. Daniel for his timely intervention and Dr. Burton for being present and assisting in getting me to the hospital. Also, to Dr. Marie for the intervention at the hospital.

"My thanks to the Honourable Prime Minister and my Cabinet colleagues for being there for me from day one.

"Thanks to the Permanent Secretary, Chief Medical Officer and staff of the Ministry of Health and Princess Margaret Hospital. The care and support I continue to receive means much to me.

"To my family, many relatives, friends, staff at ACS who have enquired about my health and prayed for me, let me say your prayers have been answered and I thank the Lord for you."

Timothy, was a founding member of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) but he crossed the floor to join Prime Minister Skerrit's Dominica Labour Party (DLP) after the May 5, 2005 general election. The parliamentary representative for Roseau North is 61 years old. He is a former president of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce. He became a parliamentarian since the mid-Eighties.