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Culture Minister endorses VIF&FC Chairman Blyden

Reports should take maximum of six weeks – Blyden
Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn has expressed confidence in the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden. Photo: VINO/File
Chairman of the VI Festival & Fairs Committe, Marvin Blyden felt that Festival reports should take no more than six weeks to be completed. Photo: VINO/File
Chairman of the VI Festival & Fairs Committe, Marvin Blyden felt that Festival reports should take no more than six weeks to be completed. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn has expressed confidence in the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden.

“Mr Blyden as I said today, and I’ve said it before, did a wonderful job in my opinion as the Chairman,” was the statement made by Hon. Walwyn at a press conference held on March 12, 2013. 

The Culture Minister felt that there was an increase in accountability and transparency and was pleased that the previous Committee report had been laid in the House of Assembly within such a short space of time.

Chairman Blyden had earlier expressed that reports should take no longer than six weeks to be completed once Festivals are finished and said he was very pleased with the hard work that the current VG Festival Committee was putting in.

Controversy erupted last September after the Chairman had laid the festival report in the House of Assembly and was frank in his assessment of the performance of various committees and their members. Last year’s report had led to the subsequent resignation of the Committee’s PRO, Mr Rhodni Skelton.

According to Hon. Walwyn, “Yes, there is controversy in anything, but I believe Mr Blyden wrote what he believed was the truth [in his last report] and he has my support as Minister.”

Hon. Walwyn described the festival celebrations as a time of significant social and economic activity and said he understood both the value of the fairs to the economy as well as to the preservation of the history and culture of the Virgin Islands.

“As we progress as a society, I believe that these fairs and festivals become even more vital in grounding us in our identity as a people,” the Culture Minister stated. “As a government,” he said “we remain committed to ensuring the preservation of Virgin Islanders’ identity at every opportunity given.”

The Minister expressed that festivals provide an opportunity for persons in the arts to showcase their talents and skill to the wider community.

20 Responses to “Culture Minister endorses VIF&FC Chairman Blyden”

  • BREAKING NEWS (15/03/2013, 08:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He got no other choice he cannot mess or bully MB like he does his staff and others…MB keep remindin them you aint need dem
    • the rock (15/03/2013, 19:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      trust me..mb would not mess with hon myron..trust me on that..and about needing..who doeas get more contract from the government than mb
  • south sea (15/03/2013, 08:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every time Myron opens his mouth, my bull shhht alarm goes off
    • NDP voter (15/03/2013, 09:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Personally I just can't bear to hear him bray on TV! The mute button is king!
  • Yes (15/03/2013, 09:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kermit like to be in the news sah
  • ooooo (15/03/2013, 09:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    no wonder he gave MB that contract to install the lights on the softball field????uuuummmmm!!!!!
  • my two cents (15/03/2013, 09:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am still wating to hear put forward well-thought-out, sensible ideas to manage all the festivals in the BVI
    • mother hen (15/03/2013, 10:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      well Myron can start with a more democratic way in his style of Governance
      • @ mother hen (15/03/2013, 10:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        mother hen you forgot Listening to the people and respecting their wishes!!!!!
    • go slow (15/03/2013, 10:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      That unprofessional attitude in the house of council/ behavior is a big part of My...'s problem...

  • BLESS ONE (15/03/2013, 09:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    VERY GOOD, MR Blyden JOB well done its not about u our HON Myron.The people need to known wear there TAXS money is going and u are ONE of the FRIST CHAIRMAN to bring it to the table KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ...................................MAY GOD BLESS U
  • links (15/03/2013, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hey, I always look forward to the Myron bashing on this site. It didn't work last election and it won't work for the next one LOL. This is one man that is proven to be working for the people and ya'll hate him. How ya'll don't bash Kedrick? Oops..say no more.. :-) :-)....
  • talk shop (15/03/2013, 10:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I support Marvin my @ss!! what else can he say???
    • kids (17/03/2013, 07:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

      that child Myr.. should never be allowed near a public body again.

  • Shara Parlin (15/03/2013, 11:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The parties have divided us like they have in my Jamaica, and other places like Trinidad, St. Vincent and St. Kitts.

    Please BVI do not go down that road, get off now.
  • shara (15/03/2013, 11:45) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    nicely said.


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