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AG stands 100% by Wall report; Calls Walwyn dangerous!

-Says recent press statements made by Hon Walwyn are “incorrect and misleading”
- In a bombshell press release issued this afternoon, Monday, December 17, 2018, by the Auditor General (AG), Ms Sonia M. Webster, she sought to defend her office and the report on the small wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), commissioned by Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), by standing 100% behind the findings. Photo: VINO/File
On Friday, December 14, 2018, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) (Right), Augustus J. U. Jespert noted that the report on Hon Welwyn’s ESHS wall was sent to the Police for further action. Photo: VINO/File
On Friday, December 14, 2018, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) (Right), Augustus J. U. Jespert noted that the report on Hon Welwyn’s ESHS wall was sent to the Police for further action. Photo: VINO/File
The Education and Culture Minister, Mr Walwyn, who is also Co-Leader of Government, came out swinging against Mr Jaspert and Ms Webster, claiming that as recent as December 12, 2018—during a Cabinet meeting—he Walwyn, presented evidence to show there was no corruption in the ESHS wall project and that the Governor ignored the new information. Photo: VINO/File
The Education and Culture Minister, Mr Walwyn, who is also Co-Leader of Government, came out swinging against Mr Jaspert and Ms Webster, claiming that as recent as December 12, 2018—during a Cabinet meeting—he Walwyn, presented evidence to show there was no corruption in the ESHS wall project and that the Governor ignored the new information. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a bombshell press release issued this afternoon, Monday, December 17, 2018, by the Auditor General (AG), Ms Sonia M. Webster, she sought to defend her office and the report on the small wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), by standing 100% behind the findings.

The wall, commissioned by Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), was said to be overpriced and corrupt according to the report, costing taxpayers some $1.6M.

Furthermore, on Friday, December 14, 2018, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), Augustus J. U. Jespert noted that the report on Hon Walwyn’s ESHS wall was sent to the Police for further action.

Following that announcement, Mr Walwyn immediately went on a rant, lambasting both the Governor and AG to dispute the report and even claiming that the Governor was interfering with the politics of the VI.

Report now properly made Public – Ms Webster

In her statement today, Ms Webster noted that she was, “pleased that the audit report on the ESHS Perimeter Wall has now been properly made public and is available for all to examine and consider.” 

In referencing to the overpriced wall built by Mr Walwyn—where many were paid but no work done—the AG stated, “I am concerned, firstly that government projects are allowed to be managed with so little regard for public resources, but more acutely because the response coming out of the Ministry [of Education and Culture] does nothing to convey confidence that steps will be taken to secure improvements in the implementation and management of future public projects.”

On Friday, following Governor Jespert’s announcement that the report was now with the Police, Mr Walwyn immediately criticized the Governor and AG over the findings, in a war of words.

However, in her statement today, December 17, 2018, Ms Webster fired back saying, “Reports of this office go through several vetting processes to ensure that they are factual and supported.”

“When the institutions that support public transparency and good governance are attacked and undermined at will, and government regulations and parliamentary procedures are deliberately disregarded, we risk becoming a society where the rules that affect democracy and fairness are eroded,” she said.

The AG further states, that if allowed, those rules can be, “rewritten in plain sight and public servants accede to questionable activity for fear of political reprisals. This is a dangerous place to be,” she notes, “and [it] cannot be the society that we want the BVI to descend into.”  

Dangerous actions

In essence, she was referring to the actions of Hon Walwyn as dangerous not only to democracy, but to the very foundation of good governance, accountability and public transparency.

She stated, “Government officers and members of the general public must continue to ask for accountability in government and insist on better management of public funds, regardless of political affiliation."  

"To do otherwise is to consent to the wasting of limited public resources and the erosion of national integrity, both of which are essential for the development of the territory and prosperity of future generations,” Ms Webster noted.

The AG warned that the statements made by Hon Myron V. Walwyn in interviews and elsewhere in the press are both “incorrect and misleading,” and that the contents of the report are clear.

“As Auditor General I stand behind the contents of the Report and I fully support the members of my staff who work on the public’s behalf to promote improved public accountability and transparency,” she said.

See Fact Check report below

Minister’s Assertions

(As presented in his Statement and as Reported in 284-News Interview)

 

Finding

Auditor General’s Response

1. PWD was not consulted during the audit process.

FALSE

PWD was contacted for this audit. The auditor visited the PWD and conferred with both the current and former Directors (together in person).

PWD was asked to provide a costing for the wall but the then director declined indicating that they were not involved in the planning and execution of the Elmore Stoutt Perimeter Wall.

2. Audit Report valued the wall at $372,000.

FALSE

The Audit Report does not provide any valuation of the wall. It benchmarks the quantity surveying rates used by SA Architect for this project against PWD rates used on similar projects in 2015.

Nowhere in the Audit Report is there a valuation of $372,000 (or $371,007.72).

The amount appears to be an incomplete computation which is being presented by the Minister that is based on the PWD benchmark used in the Audit report.

This apparent incomplete computation includes only the works for “Block Wall Construction” (discussed on page 10 of the Report) but does not include the amount for “Rail installation and Painting” and for “Other Works”( such as Demolition works and the addition of a Bus Drop-off area).

The benchmark is not intended to be used to cost the project but to provide a comparison with other public projects.

No benchmarking was done for rail works as there was insufficient information in the PWD 2015 petty contracts to reasonably drawn on.

However based on the Ministry’s data the omitted costs would increase the estimate by an additional $412,256.51* for Rail Installation/Painting and $124,413 for Other Works.

The amount of $372,000 (or $371,007.72) presented by the Minister is therefore both incorrect and misleading. (*actual payments plus amount requested for completion of rail works)

3. Ministry’s procedures satisfied Government requirements for payment.

FALSE

The Ministry circumvented the public service payment procedures by sending documents which falsely certified that the work was done and payments were due.

Payments were made based on these false certifications which the Ministry accompanied with purchase orders and vouchers.

The payment process relies on senior government officers to do their part to ensure that government’s resources are protected. The officers of the Treasury cannot be expected to examine the wall to determine which contractors completed the works. They must rely on the integrity of the persons submitting the completion certificates.

Accounting Officers who submit false payment requests may be subject to surcharge by the Financial Secretary.

4. There are no quantity surveyors in the Auditor General office.

TRUE

The Audit office does not provide quantity serving services nor does it claim to.

5. The Auditor General has requested more resources for staff and training

TRUE

More resources would allow the office to perform a greater number of Value For Money Audits and Special Audits on Government Projects and provide greater transparency on government’s operations.

Additional training is required for Auditors as the Treasury prepares to move from GAAP accounting standards to IPSAS accounting standards for the preparation of financial statements. This transition should be fully on stream by 2020.

The Office’s resources were more than adequate to perform an examination of a wall.

6. Attached to the Audit Report should have been a PWD valuation.

FALSE

The Minister does not determine what goes into, or is attached to, an Audit Report.

 

 

 

 

81 Responses to “AG stands 100% by Wall report; Calls Walwyn dangerous! ”

  • roof (17/12/2018, 20:54) Like (139) Dislike (21) Reply
    Those who were wondering why this matter in the police hands there you have it people. Falsely certified among other things. Prayers going up to get rid of these dam NDP conmen. Do you job fine lady.
    • Finally (18/12/2018, 02:35) Like (58) Dislike (2) Reply
      We now see what all his push-back was about. But then again he himself didn’t even know. What kind of advisor(s) does/do he really have who would advise him to publicly force the governor to reveal what exactly he is investigating? This minister is really dangerously, I fully agree.
      • Stupidity is dangerous (18/12/2018, 07:34) Like (10) Dislike (56) Reply
        You sound silly! Anyone who wants to hide something would leak it to the press? It don't get any more transparent to me than giving the public the report. So the AG is saying that only now that the Gov laid the report the information good.

        Our elected officials were elected by the public snd they must report to the public!
        • Guest (18/12/2018, 08:35) Like (39) Dislike (3) Reply
          She is saying it because of an interview the Minister laid online and it was one sided at times almost making her and her department the scapegoats...
        • OZYMANDIAS (19/12/2018, 05:25) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
          You must be the little fairy fast food worker from stt with the job in the Ministry? It’s called trying to control the narrative. Sleaze bag lawyers and politicians know this. The people or sodomites he put on that wall project were so intellectually challenged they couldn’t even produce false records to muddy the waters. Mrs Webster discovered the fraud in a deep sleep. That is how easy it was.
  • Now we talking (17/12/2018, 21:03) Like (107) Dislike (8) Reply
    Who does Myron think he is. Ms Auditor General,
    This man don’t know who he playing with. Great Job.
  • next (17/12/2018, 21:18) Like (86) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hope she uses that same drive for the Pier Park and Airplane. I’m sure if what was found on the wall there is much more with the Pier Park and Airplane.
  • thank you (17/12/2018, 21:20) Like (76) Dislike (8) Reply
    FINALLY, this man has met his match.
  • Wall-wind (17/12/2018, 21:25) Like (63) Dislike (5) Reply
    All those supporters who are there pumping you up to keep fighting- none- will be there for you if you end up in jail- here or overseas. Only your immediate family will be there for you. Enough already. Stop burning all these bridges; it will not end well. Been there done that.
    • VIVI (18/12/2018, 09:27) Like (38) Dislike (5) Reply
      Since he is under investigation he should not be running in the coming election he called our dear former leader a MORON that was very shamed when he said that to a man like MR you know who I mean . Well he is a damn ///// from the /////////. And to add to that he talking in independent he should go live where he can get independent. The leader of this place should have get rid of this moron instead he is leaving him to destroy what we have let people open your eyes we have to get him out of our politics . He have no respect for our QUEEN representative and he over education what can he tell the students. Again I blame the sleeping leader.
  • wize up (17/12/2018, 21:39) Like (35) Dislike (7) Reply
    if mr man had kept his mout shut most of we will never knew about that report....some of us will simply see what 2019 brings
  • Welsah (17/12/2018, 21:42) Like (39) Dislike (8) Reply
    Look how walwy setting himself up to take the fall for all the others.
  • Findings (17/12/2018, 21:54) Like (98) Dislike (7) Reply
    So some of the bloggers were right all along, this dishonorable is a real narcissist for real.
  • jail bird (17/12/2018, 21:55) Like (55) Dislike (3) Reply
    Poor fella the same man who say he was protecting institutions.

    What a disgrace
  • Virgin Islander (17/12/2018, 22:00) Like (76) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations to the Auditor General on her response.
  • two cents (17/12/2018, 22:04) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was a stupid looking wall from beginning. The design should have been in uniform with the other public schools' wall.
  • YESSSSSSS! (17/12/2018, 22:21) Like (66) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wall Win Camp super quiet boy!! ehh-lassss!!!

    Humble Him AG! Let's Go POPO we counting on you to pen the hog!

    We don't want to hear no more excuse, You Wall win hand picked the fake contractors! You Wall Win hand picked the man to sign off these fake certificates!! and You Wall Win continue to teach the youths how to steal, be bold and don't accept responsibility for their actions!!!!! Send the Minister and the man who signed off these fake contracts to ballo!!! and let the youths do community service and repay the debt owed to the country!!! and if Finance minister jump in there to try and cover things up send him up the camp to!!! his children need a good a$$ whooping!!!

    All of you who aided in this misconduct watch and see how your lives will be affected, because of one man greed and need for power!!!! Wake Up!!!!

    Shame on You Wall Win!!!
  • Respect yourself (17/12/2018, 22:22) Like (44) Dislike (6) Reply
    Myrun. It was a campaign wall, and we all know it. Your own people now throwing you under the bus and more to come. Doc (well, maybe not doc, doc need help himself, but someone else in your camp) better advise you now because this is a train wreck in the making.
  • HeHe (17/12/2018, 22:26) Like (43) Dislike (4) Reply
    Pumpkin in waiting.
  • ‘Tis man (17/12/2018, 22:28) Like (46) Dislike (2) Reply
    is a total disgrace to democracy, and some Tarking independence. For who?
  • wowww (17/12/2018, 22:32) Like (51) Dislike (19) Reply
    Y’all still wan this man be Premier??

    Ndp out!!!!!!!

    VIP ALL WAY!!
  • Hmmm (17/12/2018, 22:34) Like (43) Dislike (9) Reply
    Thumbs up if y’all wan Andrew be the next premier

    Thumbs down if y’all want Myron be the next premier
  • Just saying double (17/12/2018, 22:37) Like (43) Dislike (7) Reply
    Remove him from public office immediately; he is a threat to our civil servants. How dear he threatenen the wheels of transparency and good governance. Sad outcome indeed for our little territory. Will we ever realize any change with his behavior. I am soo sore our children have to witness this from their moe.
  • WHY? (17/12/2018, 22:46) Like (32) Dislike (10) Reply
    Why walwyn? Why you have to behave like this? Is power that so important to you? My family and I are soo disappointed in how you are handling this situation. How can we vote for you again this time around with how you are behaving? We know how BVI work with treasury; this is not a secret. Humble yourself and allow others to help you out now before you sink yourself in prison. We do not want to see this for you with all your potential.
  • NDP1 (17/12/2018, 23:00) Like (37) Dislike (3) Reply
    is done. If the fish head is rotten....well you know the rest....
  • Cheezumbred! (17/12/2018, 23:05) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
    This sure don’t look good in the public square for the original NDP team and especially, for the new chairman.
  • me (17/12/2018, 23:32) Like (38) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ok Tall Boy, Your mouth is like a drill. The more you open it the deeper you dig. SHUT UP!
  • Not good (17/12/2018, 23:40) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wakeky the writing on the wall; you going down for the rest of the team.
  • virginislander (17/12/2018, 23:49) Like (29) Dislike (4) Reply
    tell funny man tek dat he think he could con the entire bvi with government funds.... lets see soon who hand to mouth.
  • jail (17/12/2018, 23:49) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply
    Him for blatant disregard for the same laws and protocol they agreed to. If we can’t hold our leaders accountable, release all our other prisoners, especially for the natural herb plant. Cocaine not included, fake commercial drug.
  • Liars (17/12/2018, 23:57) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply
    Power, power, liars, liars, power, but not necessarily in any order. NDP a bunch of power hunger Leeeiars.
  • GOV (17/12/2018, 23:59) Like (32) Dislike (9) Reply
    Dissolve this government now- for the greater good.
  • Had hope (18/12/2018, 00:02) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    for walwyn, what a disappointment! Sad.
  • Womens’ Lib (18/12/2018, 00:13) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why he pick on her? Is it because she appears to be weak? Would he have pick on mark if he was in the same position? Obviously she don’t need the MOE to tell her about her department challenges. Very sure the last one that left as the head presented her challenges that she face; he couldn’t even last before the hurricane hit. If this department was fully equipped, most, if not all of you’ll would be calling another tune.
  • Hmmm (18/12/2018, 00:19) Like (8) Dislike (32) Reply
    People did worst than you but she never did a press release. Not the first her office critized and it won’t be the last. So why this report wasn’t sent to PAC for an inquiry. Greenhouse, pier park. Sea cows bay, Claude and Andrew after school programme, Peebles etc etc. millions of dollars spent. You gave the money to the small man in the community and the police got called?

    You tried to give some crooks work they took the money and didnt even pound a nail. Call the names of the contractors that took the money and did nothing, list their name so we can see
    • Guest (18/12/2018, 08:54) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Others may not have done online interviews which allegedly came across as an attack on the lady and her departments capabilities
    • 411411 (18/12/2018, 09:52) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
      Wall Wind isn't a punk and he is not going to give up any names. Law enforcement better hit the streets to learn how to sting a tug in Tola.
  • youthman (18/12/2018, 00:25) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
    So these people choose who succeed in our country and who fails; this is not fair at all, at all...
  • clue (18/12/2018, 00:28) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    Is SA the cover?
  • Student, HS (18/12/2018, 00:36) Like (30) Dislike (5) Reply
    Really Minister. I expected better from you?
  • Student HS (18/12/2018, 00:46) Like (24) Dislike (6) Reply
    Moreover, after studying all night and trying to relax, searching our news, this was not what I was expecting. All this needs to be shut-down soon. Depressing. How dear you betray your virtues to us in the education system; who can we trust?
  • parent (18/12/2018, 00:58) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
    All i’m saying, I wish he had put all that money into our education system; there would be no need for a wall because our children would know better about themselves and their potentials and possibilities, and know how to chose between productive activity other than the spiral trend that we are witnessing from soo many. We are responsible for all our children, and we have to meet them at the circumstances they face at present. Not all are born with our VI silver spoons. Time to look out for all; meet them at the stage they are at and have the patience to pull them through. Never posted before, just sharing my experience and observations.
  • So true (18/12/2018, 01:16) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    Corruption cripples a nation and brings with it great poverty. Maybe this is the Ministry’s great master agenda. Why should the BVI strive when others have not? What makes the BVI so special? Why should this nation be so blessed? Why is the UK protecting this nation’s resources? They don’t respect me... I don’t respect them, their Governor, their laws or their money. I will do as I please and no one can stop me!
  • stay strong (18/12/2018, 01:23) Like (41) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ms. Webster, Ole school who have experienced much more than what it takes to challenge this bunch. They have persons who would come across as friends just to get info to pass on. Be on your alert always; they run deep.

    The side of karma and justice always eventually prevails however, universal and natural order. Blessed. Again, Stay strong.
  • Guessing (18/12/2018, 01:32) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    Trefor and others would not be smiling right now with their blatant and disrespectful behavior of their “lord” anointed leader.
  • two words (18/12/2018, 01:33) Like (30) Dislike (9) Reply
    JAIL HIM!
  • !!!!!!! (18/12/2018, 01:41) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    Please set precedent gov; first politician to be jailed; we have suffered under the NDP like no other.
  • We got you ms brewley (18/12/2018, 01:56) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    These crooks not getting away this time. Thanks for the work your department is doing. We all know you need help with all this “alleged” curruption, we don’t need this one to tell us.
  • TIT FOR TAT (18/12/2018, 02:01) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mr. Walwyn please allow due process. If I were you I would not even comment. It is in the police hands ...let it be. Let justice take its toll. If you are right it will be will known the end. If you are wrong...we will know that too. Don't try to show your hands or prove your point. just know the truth and watch justice prevail.
  • Unbelievable (18/12/2018, 02:03) Like (23) Dislike (6) Reply
    It is amazing how these NDP members love to come up with “their own paid” evaluation. Hope this one was not paid with our tax money; Kong’s already took most of that budget for the pier park audit, should that be relied on.....in our environment.? COI Independent audit are the only reliable source at this stage.
  • One word (18/12/2018, 02:08) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    FRAUD!
  • question? (18/12/2018, 02:13) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why is this man still in an official capacity still acting the fool? Our country don’t need this right now, too much at stake for this guy destructive antics.
  • time will tell all (18/12/2018, 02:15) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
    Now this is a story with a twist. this is the kind of journalism we need in the BVI. ...FACT CHECKING... VINO...the CNN of the BVI. only time will tell if you are right or wrong.
  • Welmaiboy (18/12/2018, 02:18) Like (25) Dislike (5) Reply
    Myrun has now mash the tiger’s tale. My bet? He will lose in disgrace.
  • Remove him (18/12/2018, 02:40) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    Now! Until after the investigation if he so deserve. Had enough of this current government. They turned out to be a total disgrace, still can’t believed we voted for them.
  • A (18/12/2018, 02:45) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    Heavy dark cloud will be looming over our BVI before this election move to its apex. Look for it on the arisen.
  • Comedy (18/12/2018, 03:09) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    Yeah!!! We just figuring out NDP party are “allegedly” engage in curruption. Wow!!! Who all new?
  • HAHA!! (18/12/2018, 03:49) Like (20) Dislike (11) Reply
    Tell them Dominican girls work their obeah on this one. Time longer than twine.
  • Noni (18/12/2018, 03:57) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    NDP1 is hemorrhage, another trump has been compromised. Help!
  • and (18/12/2018, 06:21) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The current Director don’t have a clue. He does as he’s told.
  • Lamblike Beast. (18/12/2018, 07:18) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is something about manufacturing the truth and the MEC. Needs to be reeled in like slippery eel.
  • The Hooded Claw (18/12/2018, 07:22) Like (17) Dislike (26) Reply
    The AG wrote: The Audit Report does not provide any valuation of the wall. It benchmarks the quantity surveying rates used by SA Architect for this project against PWD rates used on similar projects in 2015

    Why didn't the audit report provide a valuation of the wall? How can you ascertain overspending if you haven't found out the true value of the wall?

    Is that another way of saying they made a guess of the cost and value of the wall. I am not an accountant but this can not be the way an audit is conducted when seeking an accurate account of how public monies were spent. I stand to be corrected if im wrong.
    • @The Hooded Claw (18/12/2018, 10:02) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
      How will she procure it when PWD said they won't help. PWD is her quantify surveyor. And the value of the wall is not the only thing in issue here. It is the procedures which have mostly if not altogether been breached. 80 contractors, all paid without work completed, no good standings etc. Come on!!... I too would like to know the true value of the wall as if a (block) wall can cost a million dollars to construct, then we are in more trouble than I thought.
    • HMMMM>>> (18/12/2018, 10:42) Like (21) Dislike (8) Reply
      Please don't come on here with no nonsense!!! As I am starting to question, those of you who claim you went off to school & returned home with these fabulous degrees and we are in more of a rot than we have ever been before!

      Wall Wind is a LAWYER by profession!!!!! DON'T EVER 4Get THAT!!! He knew exactly what he was doing and he knew all the cronies who aided in stealing from tax-payers!!! This is another reason why he frequents these bars and solicit the young men who own equipments and fully well know they are not certified architects, contractors or engineers!!!! Gets them to do a $50,000 job, but sells it to them as a $15,000 contract! while the man who signs off on the fake certificates to state that the job was completed in order to have treasury pay out money!!!! $35,000 unknown to the lil man is shared between him and his corrupt colleagues!!! The Youths on the street talking as no one wants to go to jail!!! (To the Youths when it boils down to it, TELL THE TRUTH!!!! DON'T TAKE THE FALL!!! LET WALL WIN GO BALLO) out here selling fake dreams and giving false hopes to the youths, while yelling how much you care about them!!! NONSENSE!!!!!!!

      His brain was on all!!!! as he himself looked at the benchmarks himself, and marked up the project himself!!!! "As no consultation was done with PWD consultants, contractors or engineers" A BOLD FACE LIE!!!!

      and all of you, who continue to support and condone this behavior, we already know that you're a recipient of stolen tax payers money!!!! The writings are clear on the wall!!!

      We need to be rid of the NDP!!!
      • Pathetic (18/12/2018, 14:43) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
        If making up stories the only way to defeat Hon Walwyn at the polls its a sad day in BVI Politics.
        • @Pathetic (18/12/2018, 17:26) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
          I wonder how much of the stolen tax payers money you have received???? or maybe your in bed with the Devil himself!!!!

          You’re sooo Pathetic!!!!!!
  • HMP (18/12/2018, 07:46) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    Poor mvw fight on boy
  • Jaigon (18/12/2018, 07:55) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    Thank you very much Mrs. Webster for standing strong and defending your staff and the report. As I always say, this minister always feels that when he comes with his innuendos, they we the people must just swallow it up and call it truth. He swiftly made his statement and as usual in his very disrespectful and arrogant manner bashed the Governor and yourself, let’s hear another statement from him defending this latest development.
  • Chubble (18/12/2018, 08:29) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hmmm; the BeeeWeeeeEyeee hot up. The fiasco behind this wall getting deeper by the second. At the end of it all; lets hope those in authority learn and do better. If any mis appropriation is found at the end of the investigation, the punishment measures the crime for all involved.
  • Yes (18/12/2018, 08:41) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply

    Lock his a** up

  • wize up (18/12/2018, 09:16) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    the wall in question is small potatoes:-
    1. East End Sewage
    2. BVI Airways
    3. Tortola Pier Park Project

    When will the above matters become official public knowledge like the small wall project

    Fair is fair; and it only righteous to bring all the darkness into the glorious light(let the people say it’s about time)....send message to our political leadership(do not take the public treasury and turn into their personal bank account) it have been going on for far to long
  • ccc (18/12/2018, 09:24) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Meshon myron back off
  • This is a dangerous statement... (18/12/2018, 09:59) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    The AG further states, that if allowed, those rules can be, “rewritten in plain sight and public servants accede to questionable activity for fear of political reprisals. This is a dangerous place to be,” she notes, “and [it] cannot be the society that we want the BVI to descend into.”

    All those NDP candidates who are sitting down watching this nightmare unfold for them thinking this is a Myron issue, can remain quiet like zebras in the wild. This will take all of you down if you are not careful. Somebody in that camp with common sense and logic, better advise MWM quickly. It seems like the leader is in trouble and his followers can help him so they will follow him in trouble.
  • OJ (18/12/2018, 10:08) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Bar Association which is designed to regulate ethics in the legal profession is silent and mouth taped on this case. Lawyers in other jurisdiction were disbarred for less unethical behavior than is being displayed here in this case.
  • Feel n Sad (18/12/2018, 11:13) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    This over cost expensive wall is unfinished still need about another hundred grand to finish .why is NDP 2 trying to run away from the mess they created ..
    • NDP 1 and NDP 2 (18/12/2018, 12:16) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
      Right there together as themselves now and their former selves. It's this mess Ronnie was trying to fix when they cheated the election and that's why he has separated himself. You cannot build a party with integrity if most of your players have none. This is all coming to the light of day. Good for you Ronnie to get out of that place once you saw that they would not accept change in any shape or form from a leader who could take the party to a better place.
  • Observer (18/12/2018, 12:08) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    So based on the Report, what is the estimated cost of the wall?. Is it $372,000 for block wall construction + $412,256 for rails and $124,313 for other works, giving a total of $908,669. Can someone please help me out here.
    • @observer (18/12/2018, 15:28) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Nobody really knows. Based on the report something has gone wrong and instead of the Minister keep trying to poke holes in the auditor general's report, he should simply let us know what went wrong.


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