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Elections 2019: Walwyn & Fahie to clash in heated debate

-Organisers say awaiting PVIM confirmation, PU declines
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) & National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Leader Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has consented to participate in the highly anticipated debate. Photo: VINO/File
In the first debate on Virgin Gorda, Dr the Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal represented the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP-1), Jose C. B. de Castro representing the breakaway group Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2) and Vincent O. Wheatley representing the Virgin Islands Party. Photo: File/Team of Reporters
In the first debate on Virgin Gorda, Dr the Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal represented the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP-1), Jose C. B. de Castro representing the breakaway group Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2) and Vincent O. Wheatley representing the Virgin Islands Party. Photo: File/Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are expecting fire and brimstone to fall when leaders of the main political parties meet in debate and respond to issues that matter to the development of the VI.

The challenge has been called and answered with the highly anticipated debate set for February 21, 2019, at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

In a recent release from the “debate committee,” they say the debate will give voters an opportunity to zero in on the ideologies of the political parties contesting the 2019 General Elections in the VI.

PVIM to confirm participation

While they await confirmation from the Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2), Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) and Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has consented to participate.

The Leader of Progressives United (PU) Hon Julian Fraser RA has out-rightly declined to participate according to the committee.

The organising group—this news site understands—comprises of persons from both Tortola and Virgin Gorda including leader of the ShowTime band, Eustace C. Freeman aka “Boss”, who is also a businessman and school teacher.

The debate is designed not only for the party’s leader, according to the organizing committee, but each party has the option of having at least three candidates including its Chairman.

High demand for debates

Following the first election debate held on Virgin Gorda last January 9, 2019, Hon Walwyn had repeatedly challenged his opponents to meet him at the podium in a debate. That first debate was organised by a group of youths from Virgin Gorda.

Hon Fahie had said that there should be a debate of all district candidates before the leaders meet. Subsequently, a group attempted to do the same for district three but their efforts were futile.

13 Responses to “Elections 2019: Walwyn & Fahie to clash in heated debate”

  • wize up (10/02/2019, 11:24) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    maybe this why the police preparing the riot squad.....
  • wize up (10/02/2019, 12:14) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    just a note: one chap wants to turn road town into a global platform: one chap want to preserve “natures little secret”......
  • sss (10/02/2019, 12:38) Like (22) Dislike (16) Reply
    do not debate him brox bummer unless he let alvra debate john
    • @sss (11/02/2019, 09:07) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      John is a clown of the town..... its surprising thou that the country is so brokes but the opposition have so much big plans... First of all that Marina John trying to develop there as he say (1) it's to close to the road...(2) the noise level will be a factor..(3) what revenue you expecting to gather from there after investing so much? An I can go on to mention alot more....
  • Skar (10/02/2019, 13:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Waste of momemts
  • Tafari Zharr (10/02/2019, 15:18) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I’m all about nature’s little secret WITH direction on minimizing jumping through hoops which is the secret that takes away from the finding of the nature - what’s the plan to cut out the middle countries who benefit advantageously before the tourist cab actually getaway and land in the BVI; is it that boats and ships are the simplest And the best vision; or can we have multiple realities for committed planning for actual start up for direct landings- it’s time to step the direct accessibility UP and forward- why can’t we become an entry to USA or UK? Can we discuss that too? The hardworking people of the VI deserve a choice; because having an flourishing airport can also benefit the sister islands whereby travelers can, for example, fly from Atlanta and connect to SXM, STT with an option to utilize ferries from BVI as an air/sea alternative that can generate
    Additional revenues whilst scoring benefits to local taxis, entertainment, and other businesses in a collateral damage associated with traveling! Natures little secret is a great rebranding idea in wake of Brexit and the fall of BVI and “negative “ disadvantages of offshore market! Go green locals take that back and some of the water industries and recreate a market of “authenticity and organic” that sells to the phrase that offers tourist such ideals and reasons that aid repeat visit; and a working System that support travelers that if and when they fall ill in the BVI that they will get best practices in terms of medical care- So maybe we can no longer look to Puerto Rico But we can step up to reassure and reframe the bad press about people for lack of a better phrasing can they out of he BVI dead or alive! Now having said that let the real debate begin!
  • I done tired (10/02/2019, 15:32) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Yall ain't tired of voting the same set of OLD faces that basically claim they gonna do stuff.(some actually do)BUT when something goes wrong they play the blame game. These same OLD faces making childish plays, I'm sick of it, I was born in 1998 and I am part of the "future generation" you continue to tarnish and mislead. All my life I've been learning these faces in school, I'm sick and tired of watching the same Faces ruin my country then play blame games after instead of accepting responsibility. I am going for a new team as I believe they WILL bring change. As their leader actually asked me what I wanted to be in life and after hearing my response, he told me "work hard to achieve it because this world isn't becoming easier, it gets harder by the second, dont forget my goal and no matter how hard it gets work hard to get to my dream". No political party has ever told a young boy or girl that. ALL THEY DO IS CONGRATULATE YOU WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING AND ACT LIKE IT WAS BECAUSE OF THEM AND ACT PROUD. I thank you Mr. Skelton, I dont care what they say about you, I will believe in you and your crew. I've met Myron once, "stay out of trouble" was his words to me as he waltz through the high school. Andrew also has a play in this, knowing that there are the children who live in poverty you decided to have the highschool fenced off and have the student buy from specific vendors, I was perfectly fine eating lunch with my mom but now we had to make ends meet in order for me to sustain myself in school as we couldn't leave until 3:15pm. I will post this comment in every political post on every bvi related news site in hopes that you guys see what you are dealing with and giving power to.
  • Eagle Eye (10/02/2019, 15:49) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why do sea cows bay people still support Fraser.I want either NDP or VIP torchure y'all after election when they win.y'all seems ignorant just like him.
  • Watchers (11/02/2019, 21:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any party that has no interest in the national security of a country needs to stand down. Especially when the governor actually has to prevent them from taking the police salary or having to put his hands in to help the police get the nessesary enquiptment to fight crime.enough said. I know who I’m voting for.


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