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Education Minister “messed with certain people”, says Fraser

- Says more will be heard on Minister’s “shadowing” statement
Hon. Fraser stated that more will be heard about the Minister's shadow statement. Photo:
Hon. Fraser.
Hon. Fraser.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn “messed with certain people” when he uttered some remarks in the House of Assembly (HOA) recently about non-elected officials shadowing his every move.

This is according to 3rd District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA in an interview with this news agency on the assertion that was made in the HOA by the Minister during the budget debate on March 23, 2012.

Hon. Walwyn had pointed out that non-elected members, who were former Government Ministers, were allegedly being included to speak on programmes in a Government capacity.

“The person contributed from the Government caucus, lost the elections, and ended up on the programme...the point I am making, Madam Speaker, is that we are getting trip up and my legs are long,” Hon. Walwyn had bluntly stated.

However, when asked to comment on the issue, the 3rd District Representative in a diplomatic response said, “I don’t think I am in a position to speak intelligently on the topic...the matter that took place [in the House of Assembly] caught me by surprise. I did not know what he was talking about [at the time], but I would assure you though that you will be hearing more about that."

Hon. Fraser added, “You don’t mess with certain people, and I think he has been able to do just that – mess with certain people. You will be hearing more about that since it’s an issue and you want clarity on, you will hear more about that."

Tense moment in HOA

Hon. Walwyn had stated in the HOA that his very first press conference he was surprised to see “somebody speaking there who was not elected, who lost the elections” and was speaking in a Government capacity.

He also made reference to an event in the 8th District, where he alleged that a non-elected member was included to speak on a programme. According to him, it looked like some individuals don’t remember that November 7, 2011 happened, adding “They don’t have respect for the people.”

According to him, the former opposition members, which would have been the National Democratic Party now in power, never interfered because they allowed the Government to do its work.

At that point, the Former Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Andrew Fahie got up and stated that he was concerned about Minister Walwyn’s statement. “If they were on the programme, Madam Speaker, are we saying that in this country that unless you elected you cannot be on a programme to speak, even if you lost an election? Because this is the tenor in which I hear coming out, Madam Speaker, I don’t believe we reach to this point in our country. I want the Minister to clear that up for me to make sure that he is not saying that.”

To this end, Hon. Walwyn retorted, "Everywhere I turn is like I have a shadow behind of me. I had to check the itinerary before somebody sneak themselves on to it.”

The argument was then broken up by the Speaker of the House, Ingrid Scatliffe-Moses as the members begun responding to each other.

19 Responses to “Education Minister “messed with certain people”, says Fraser”

  • ooooo (03/04/2012, 07:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is a loose cannon...first he talked down ralph now he's messing with dancia...hope he remember what happened to claude after calling down dancia....he lost badly
  • hi (03/04/2012, 08:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    WALWYN is up to arudy awaking and i hope that this own shadow do not trip him up..... he is full of nonsense if someone is ask to speak at a function so let it be not because they are not in office anymore hog wash ..... I love my VIP................
    • Shining Star (03/04/2012, 08:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You need to love your country right now and get over your ignorance with this party bull
  • Brap (03/04/2012, 08:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh yes, it was so petty of him. How about some people chose to put country above self and status to just go out and show support? How about that Mr. Walwyn? I'm getting sick and tired of this politicking, Elections is over for crying out loud. I wish we could look past the small stuff and put our energies into the matters that are pressing to our territory.
  • DADDY FRIDAY (03/04/2012, 08:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    a child came here from Antigua and want to tell we who could speak in we own country. Pll you see wah happening to me lil lil Tola?
    • Online Now Now (03/04/2012, 13:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I know I read about this ignorance daily but it never ceases to amaze me. Most of the rest of the world is moving forward with muti racial and multi culturalism and some people here are still as backward as you. Pathetic.
  • Alowisus (03/04/2012, 09:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Man you'll need to hold it down and run this get over this petty stuff Fraser..the country is more important than anything now...
  • Notes...... (03/04/2012, 09:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The elected representatives and those on the oposistion were ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE the one with the most numbers far as i am concern they they are all Government Officials....
    • mm (03/04/2012, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not that it matters to me at all but the statement was referring to those that lost all together (so they would not be in the opposition either).
      • know your friends (03/04/2012, 11:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        but what is wrong with a former Duputy Governor or district rep speaking?? does the 8th district belong to Marlon? Dancia got votes to, so I guest Bevis and Dicky can never speak in that distict for the next four years? such hogwsh and crap!...the world is a circle Myron and Malone
    • loveann (03/04/2012, 14:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am glad you said that . They are all government officials.
  • Supporter (03/04/2012, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stupssss. Nonsense! I'm turning the page...
  • Real Talk (03/04/2012, 10:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LMAO!!! The man touch a button hahahahahaha!!!!
  • Hmm (03/04/2012, 11:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon. Walwyn feel he has arrived. I despise his tone in HOA and his lack of respect. Hop his bubble don't get burst soon and he falls back to earth.
  • school children (03/04/2012, 15:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    can some one please tell Myron the election is over and he won??? he must stop behaving like a two year old child as he is the Misniter not the boy in the school yard! shooots
  • shara parlin (03/04/2012, 15:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I heard Myron on the zbvi news with this nonsense in the house. Who the hell he think he is to come in a man county and trying to tell Dancia where she can speak and Andrew where he can go. Both Dancia and Fahie are indigenous Virgin Islanders…third and fourth generation. Myron out of place and dam forward. Does he know Dancia and Fahie born here??? How dear he????? Old power hungry snake…. But let he continue the old people done say pot does be boiling for you and you do not know it!!!
  • justice (03/04/2012, 17:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the real Myron own shadow will be his down fall!
  • help wanted (04/04/2012, 02:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    VIP and none elected persons you need not apply!
  • Strupes (05/04/2012, 06:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It wasn't even a Government function; someone go interview the committee please. but you going hear more. hon. premier tell myron back off dancia, we will not continue to watch him disrespect her too long. control them fast. Try put delores, alvera or delores in that ministry. put someone who going have more respect.

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