Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 545-3572; ads call 440-6666                               Sittings from House of Assembly are carried live on 90.9 FM the Caribbean superstation or follow live online: www.cbnvirginislands.com

Hon Walwyn blames NDP for being slow to respond to allegations of corruption

-throws his party and Premier under the bus yet again
In a speech given a few days ago, in the NDP’s so-called ‘Drive Time,’ the Co-Leader again threw his own elected colleagues under the proverbial bus and blamed them for not defending themselves against the allegations of corruption that has stained the NDP. Photo: VINO/File
Recently elected NDP Chairman, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (at centre) with the new NDP Executive. Photo: VINO/File
Recently elected NDP Chairman, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (at centre) with the new NDP Executive. Photo: VINO/File
Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has admitted that the party’s ‘old guard’ had ‘dropped the ball,’ in defending itself against the corruption allegations bandied about by the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), and Opposition Leader Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie. Photo: VINO/File
Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has admitted that the party’s ‘old guard’ had ‘dropped the ball,’ in defending itself against the corruption allegations bandied about by the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), and Opposition Leader Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), and Co-Leader Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has admitted that the party’s ‘old guard’ had ‘dropped the ball,’ in defending itself against the corruption allegations made by several persons, including a former Governor, John S. Duncan OBE, the media, civil society and the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

In a speech given a few days ago, in the NDP’s so-called ‘Drive Time,’ the Co-Leader again threw his own elected colleagues under the proverbial bus and blamed them for not defending themselves against the allegations of corruption that has stained the NDP.

Unfounded

He also blamed the Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), who according to Walywn—was responsible for “a steady stream of unfounded accusations and destructive and divisive criticisms.”

The Government Minister for Education and Culture and now NDP Co-Leader said, “I find it reprehensible and irresponsible that the Leader of the Opposition would throw around the word corruption so loosely, at a time when the government seeks international aid and seeks to negotiate and secure loans to rebuild the country that was so severely impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria.”

Many social commentators and media houses however, have dismissed the credibility of Mr Walwyn’s assertion, as the Financial Secretary Glenroy A Forbes, has—late last week—dismissed outright that argument, saying the only reason loans and the UK guarantee are being affected, is because of the NDP’s “inability to provide audited financial statements.”

NDP Failed

Hon Walwyn in his message also took aim at the Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), saying, “…admittedly over the years the government has allowed claims of allegations of corruption to go un-refuted.”

While lashing out at  his own former Leader and Cabinet, the Co-Leader Walwyn, stated in his NDP’s ‘Drive Time’ speech,  “there are issues and events that we should have explained and misinformation that we should have corrected and did not.”

He now claims to be committed to—under his leadership—a different direction, saying as new “Leader of the NDP you have my solemn pledge and commitment that you will be properly informed and all misinformation will be corrected going forward.”   

Reckless Spending 

Former Governor John S. Duncan OBE has said publicly that there is corruption and reckless spending under the NDP Administration. 

There was also a House of Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee report which unearthed corruption on the Ports Project and this was backed up by the Auditor General’s own report, which found the same things.

A Project Manager, Hugh E. Darley, had also alleged corruption on the Ports Development Project and said the public did not receive, “no value for money”.

10 Responses to “Hon Walwyn blames NDP for being slow to respond to allegations of corruption ”

  • Don't worry (02/08/2018, 14:33) Like (3) Dislike (106) Reply
    They'll respond. When they get around to making something new up. What, you think they corrupt or something?
  • vex (02/08/2018, 14:42) Like (49) Dislike (218) Reply
    Myron go sit down Boss
  • Humoured (02/08/2018, 14:56) Like (31) Dislike (114) Reply
    I love when they get caught their web of lies he calls it misinformation
  • LOL (02/08/2018, 16:20) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
    How do you respond to the truth! These people only know how to deceive.
  • real lol (02/08/2018, 16:48) Like (17) Dislike (114) Reply
    Funny man at it again. He never explained about the million dollar wall. But he trying hold others accountable.

    Funny man. Go sit yourself down!!!
  • Horse Path (02/08/2018, 17:08) Like (17) Dislike (61) Reply
    I’m sick of this man now Myron go sit down for heaven sake
  • Observer (03/08/2018, 00:13) Like (13) Dislike (1002) Reply
    Myron you don't have any sense of shame or you are that blind and naïve . Irma might have been a disaster but showed the people and around the world that your Government not the VIP or the past governor and surely not the taxpayers cause this Government to be begging for financial help to get our country back in order. If your government was being responsible with our money the country would have been in this position. wake up man get real and be honest and just say people we the government drop the ball and maybe the people would understand. But for now we the people need a change we cant continue with your government and its fail attempts . Any one with common sense that listen to Andrew Fahie would realize everything he has said has come to past he warned you all you all tried to make him look like liar I guess now you would say the governor trying stir up confusion . I personally have nothing against you , you might win your next election but the NDP will not be the governing party to build back this country we a party that can take is over the mountain not deeper into the ground .
  • Charley Rose (03/08/2018, 07:52) Like (11) Dislike (1001) Reply
    More deceptions by Hon Walwyn. I found the statement by the minister to be irresponsible and incomprehensible. As election is approaching, the minister is trying to distance himself from the current Premier and blame him for lack of transparency and honesty. The people of the BVI are not foolish. It is the same minister who was defending the NDP when question were asked in the House of Assembly.

    With so much squandering of the government's money and no accountability to the people of the territory. The cruise ship pier over spent millions of dollars, BVI airways $9 million that will not fly and the list goes on. People of the BVI don't be fooled. I will ensure that none of my children who are illegible to vote, cast their for Myron. What you can do for the territory is to give Myron a ticket to return to Antigua.
  • Diaspora (03/08/2018, 14:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Hon Walwyn has a gift for gab but all of a sudden he seemed to find his voice on all the things the NDP did or didn’t do., after a long, convenience silence. Was he a team player and a loyal soldier not wanting to air dirty laundry in public? Well, if so where has the loyalty gone, why is he distancing himself from the team, why is he throwing the team under bus..........etc? Is this exemplary leadership, is this all about self interest, is trying to get to the front on the heads of other team members? Is this a precursor of and a window into how he will lead the territory at this critical juncture? Effective leadership equal loyalty, unity, teamwork .......etc. Not even a great talent can do it alone; it takes a team.
  • NDP Fan (03/08/2018, 15:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Myron let me be the first to tell you stop trying to defend bull Shi+++. We as supporter of the Party need both the NDP & VIP to come clean when they miss abuse the publics trust.
    We need you to come clean if you want to run this country. No cover up.
    That is why many persons left the VIP & many will leave the NDP in this election. The people needs ministers to be held accountable for their actions. Cut the Bull crap and get back to work.


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.