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‘Blame the Hon Julian Fraser STS B’ball League!’ – Walwyn

-Minister shifts blame for cancellation of the Virgin Gorda B’ball League Tourney from the unfinished facility to the just concluded Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League
Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has again stoked controversy, saying that the reason for the cancellation of the Virgin Gorda Basketball League’s annual ‘Summer Jam’ tournament was not the non-completion of the basketball facility being built, but the recently concluded Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed (STS) National Basketball League. Photo: VINO/File
In response to a member of the public who called into the show inquiring as to why the tournament was cancelled, the Minister said, “I think the reason from what I understand, I think the [Hon] Julian Fraser Save the Seed tournament that was taking place, I think the referees and some of the players who would have normally been in the Summer Jam were part of that particular league and that posed a problem for the formation of the [VG] League.” Photo: VINO/File
In response to a member of the public who called into the show inquiring as to why the tournament was cancelled, the Minister said, “I think the reason from what I understand, I think the [Hon] Julian Fraser Save the Seed tournament that was taking place, I think the referees and some of the players who would have normally been in the Summer Jam were part of that particular league and that posed a problem for the formation of the [VG] League.” Photo: VINO/File
“I heard the talk that it was because of the new facility but that is not true. Everybody who knows the Virgin Gorda community or the project would know that the existing facility is still there. We didn’t interfere with the facility at all,” said Hon Walwyn. Photo: VINO/File
“I heard the talk that it was because of the new facility but that is not true. Everybody who knows the Virgin Gorda community or the project would know that the existing facility is still there. We didn’t interfere with the facility at all,” said Hon Walwyn. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has again stoked controversy, saying that the reason for the cancellation of the Virgin Gorda Basketball League’s annual ‘Summer Jam’ tournament was not the non-completion of the basketball facility being built, but the recently concluded Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed (STS) National Basketball League.

The Minister who holds the responsibility for sports was speaking on National Democratic Party Radio on Monday night November 17, 2014.

The programme was broadcast on ZBVI 780 AM between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

In response to a member of the public who called into the show inquiring as to why the tournament was cancelled, the Minister said, “I think the reason from what I understand, I think the [Hon] Julian Fraser Save the Seed tournament that was taking place, I think the referees and some of the players who would have normally been in the Summer Jam were part of that particular league and that posed a problem for the formation of the [VG] League.”

“That’s what I understood from the Ministry because we did in fact called to find out what the problem was,” he said.

“I heard the talk that it was because of the new facility but that is not true. Everybody who knows the Virgin Gorda community or the project would know that the existing facility is still there. We didn’t interfere with the facility at all,” said Hon Walwyn.

“We are building a new gym on land that is adjacent to the existing facility,” said the Minister.

Speaking to this news site some days ago, Trevor ‘West’ Stevens, one of the organizers from the Virgin Gorda Basketball League Committee could not say when the League will begin as they are awaiting the completion of the facility. He said the League should have commenced in August 2014.

“We are waiting on the roof and the building to be completed. We haven’t had an update from the people for a while,” he said, referring the persons responsible for the construction of the facilities.

Project Manager for the construction of the facility Steve Augustine had told this news site that while they were aiming for the end of the year, there is no telling when the facility will complete due to delays caused by the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with regards to the shipping of materials.

Observers continue to complain that the facility being built does not look suited for a basketball court and that it appears to be too low.

24 Responses to “‘Blame the Hon Julian Fraser STS B’ball League!’ – Walwyn”

  • UMMM... (21/11/2014, 09:09) Like (34) Dislike (29) Reply
    ok would someone point out to me what is wrong with what he said??? if the old facility is there then them guys could have held the league still right, the new stadium had nothing to do with it. so exactly what is the problem??? if you ask me it seems them guys dont wanna be playing on no old court when they coupld play in AC gym....just my two cents
    • pat (21/11/2014, 10:59) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      sounds cheaper to fix the old gym than to build a completely new big facility unless it houses other things. How many basketball players are there anyway?
    • @ ummm (21/11/2014, 15:35) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
      Sb stop with the hogwash
  • Truth! (21/11/2014, 09:43) Like (18) Dislike (16) Reply
    This is true. I asked a few players from VG why VG League ain't start yet and I was told that too many of our players playing down Save The Seed.
  • wize up (21/11/2014, 09:52) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    the minister might be right; if the players of the basketball league are the ones doing the "construction" in virgin gorda....i understand he running in VG come 2015
  • zoe (21/11/2014, 10:05) Like (35) Dislike (27) Reply
    Poor Myron desperate to win
  • hog city (21/11/2014, 10:15) Like (24) Dislike (20) Reply
    It is crystal clear that the youth prefer fraser and his league.
  • B.S. (21/11/2014, 10:20) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    So I guess they opted for the Better Situation.
  • please (21/11/2014, 11:38) Like (13) Dislike (22) Reply
    Myron needs to stop. One thing doesn't have to do with the next. The Chinese gym was not the right size. Another set of NDP corruption.
  • fish (21/11/2014, 11:51) Like (11) Dislike (12) Reply
    Stop the lies Myron
  • tell the truth (21/11/2014, 12:21) Like (17) Dislike (17) Reply
    Mw and sb out early with their Poperganda check the first few comments shameful
  • Mountain Dove (21/11/2014, 12:23) Like (17) Dislike (7) Reply
    So he took up the people parking and the area where they sell their food and drinks to build a TABLE TENNIS COURT!

    He wants to win VG votes? NEVER???

    OUT WITH NDP!
  • virgin gorda (21/11/2014, 13:50) Like (10) Dislike (37) Reply
    He fooled us once it will never happen again never the league did not happen becuse of the gym and myron looking votes on vg now he has egg on his already urgly face
  • asura (21/11/2014, 15:37) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    He hard with lies on fb and what's up but we finger wet and waiting for him
  • farmer brown (21/11/2014, 17:40) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let's here what Bevis Sylvester who sponsor the VG league has to say and I trust that the esteem one will fire back at dem heap of untruth
    • long wait (22/11/2014, 17:07) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      both of them are his friends so do not look to hear anything....
  • VG Independance (21/11/2014, 20:05) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    The present Government aint doing nothing for youths or any infrasuctural needs. Basketball league canceal because of what! Myron PLEASE. We been playing on this court for years with the same dips and bumps. SAVE THE SEED. ASK anyone which is the BEST League in the BVI. VG Summer Jam. So i ask why you left out hundreds of youths to do what on the streets. SAD SAD. The district rep. also held titles like Cheif Minister and Premier and still its not better for VG. The reaction grounds where major sports happen espically track and feild where the conditions are sloping like they have heard, witnessed and still nothing is done to upgrade the grounds. Soccer is the thing now so going up or down a slope is no concern. Please Help we have 4th world conditions next door. No place to even play baseball. I must say we just got a children's play ground after 4 elections. SAD SAD. And the moneys sent could of also patch the holes in the same court. The youths was very much looking forward for the league there is nothing more exciting than Summer Jam, maybe Winter Jam. Finally if you Myron is the head of the ministry why are you saying had called the Ministry that you head for answers that you're fully aware of. It was only a concern when you was campaigning. SAD SAD
  • antigua (22/11/2014, 08:38) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Funny man go home!
  • Well Sir (22/11/2014, 15:53) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    You sound so stupid the ndp just construct a massive park in vg and yet you saying they have not done anything for the youths?
  • @ well sir (22/11/2014, 22:55) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    That park is a vip project Ralph did not Myron get the facts
  • vi (23/11/2014, 09:19) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    VIP project my Butt!!! VIP did not start one out of the 6 projects they talk about in VG. Where is the fisherman's dock that had ground breaking, where was the same gym that had ground breaking, where is the pool that had ground breaking, where is the medical complex and the project with the big fence in North Sound that had ground breaking? The NDP is not about talk they go in and get the job done for the people.
  • fact checked (23/11/2014, 22:42) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    set of lies and distrcation myron is now the disgraced minister
  • Jam (24/11/2014, 23:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    untruths to our kids....it hurts nonetheless


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