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Hon Walwyn blasts media & critics of VG b/ball facility

- rebuked by fellow NDP Gov’t Ministers
In what was regarded as yet another “distasteful” attack directed at certain media houses, Minster for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn accused media houses of causing mischief for criticising the construction of the Jeffrey Caines Sports Arena in Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO
Hon Walwyn has come under fire from members of the public for his loud onslaught of the media and critics of the construction of the Jeffrey Caines Sports Arena while in the presence of many youth of Virgin Gorda. The National Democratic Party (NDP) is already under fire for allegedly cultivating a culture of disrespect and Hon Walwyn's recent rants in front of many children will do little to counter that image. Photo: VINO
Hon Walwyn has come under fire from members of the public for his loud onslaught of the media and critics of the construction of the Jeffrey Caines Sports Arena while in the presence of many youth of Virgin Gorda. The National Democratic Party (NDP) is already under fire for allegedly cultivating a culture of disrespect and Hon Walwyn's recent rants in front of many children will do little to counter that image. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – In what was regarded as yet another “distasteful” attack directed at certain media houses, Minster for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn accused media houses of causing mischief for criticising the construction of the Jeffrey Caines Sports Arena in Virgin Gorda.

“No man this man (Hon Myron V. Walwyn) is out of place, what example is he being, he continuing to spread a culture of disrespect man, totally uncalled for,” said one member of the audience following the ceremony.

“It is the politician he is to attack not the media. Just like yall going to report what he said there just now same way media reports what others say. He wrong and Premier should make him apologise for his behavior,” said another person in complete disappointment at Hon Walwyn’s behaviour.

At the time of hurling the remarks at some members of the media, Hon Walwyn was speaking of the work done to the new basketball facility which was officially opened last evening, May 27, 2015 on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

Walwyn’s critics get a blasting

Hon Walwyn blared over the microphone, “despite all of this, the message, including some members of the media, including some present, are busy causing mischief, spreading lies and even saying the roof of the facility is too low.”

Having put it to the audience asking if in their view the roof of the facility is too low, he further attacked the media with fury in his eyes and aggression in his voice, saying, “But I believe what happen there are some people, including some of the media who are here, are jealous of what is happening for the people of Virgin Gorda.”

He continued to cast aspersions as he noted that a number of additions will be done to the facility, including a volleyball court. “They say the basketball roof is too low, they might say the volleyball court is too high.”

Usual behaviour

This Minister’s behaviour came as no surprise to this news site and many others, some of who described him as a ‘disgrace’. “This man (Myron V. Walwyn) is a disgrace. I tell you he is not humbling himself. He taking government business and treating it like he campaigning. One thing they (NDP Govt) ain't manage to teach him is how to be humble, when you dealing with the country’s youths they need someone that leads by example not somebody that behave in the manner he did just now and mind you they are so so so many children here,” said a disturbed resident.

Hon Walwyn rebuked by own NDP members

Hon Walwyn’s behaviour was so outrageous while dealing with the people and the Government’s business that it took the constant loud rebuke of the more mature Ministers, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering to the greater extent and Hon Ronnie W. Skelton, both of whom were in the front row of the audience, to remind him of where he was.

“Calm down, calm down Myron, calm down this is Government business you are not campaigning, calm down now,” Hon Pickering rebuked. Similar words also came from Hon Skelton.

At the time of being rebuked, Hon Walwyn was ranting and raging about allegations that a basketball league did not come off because of the incompletion of the basketball facility.

Honourable Walwyn’s temperament as a government minister continues to come into question as he has consistently shown he is unable to accept criticisms from anyone opposed to his policies. He has spent much time in the House of Assembly attacking the media, in particular Virgin Islands News Online, and using other Government events to express his disdain for the media.

59 Responses to “Hon Walwyn blasts media & critics of VG b/ball facility”

  • jack (28/05/2015, 09:36) Like (67) Dislike (42) Reply
    Myron has the only successful Minister this past term but his attitude has started to overshadow his work. It is interesting that you have not seen this side of him until the election period. I hate to say it but he seems power-hungry and militant. He already has some of the youth in a cult-like organization, that it is scary what they may do for him to remain in power. He clearly cannot take criticism, which is essential to your role as a policymaker.
    • Hmm (28/05/2015, 10:53) Like (50) Dislike (41) Reply
      Totally agree with you Jack!! he has no self control and yes the Youths for Myron Group is a cultlike group that sees some youths are mesmerized and they shed the same attitude to their parents and Im wondering if these youths know what their children are in to. In fact it is to the point of scary...these children do not think for themselves,,,It is a scary situation and Im frightened for what kinda youths they are and will be for the little ones coming up..
      • HAHA (28/05/2015, 13:32) Like (37) Dislike (24) Reply
        You are jealous! Name one person on VIP that has done as much as Walwyn has done for youth and the BVI. You cannot! He loves his country and has proven his worth! Go sit down! WE TOGETHER!
        • ok (28/05/2015, 23:39) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
          No one has. Those before Walwyn time are all moo moos including you. Education had nothing to give to anybody until Walwyn took over. The work of everyone else is worthless. The work has no meaning. Yes, WE "STILL" TOGETHER! Hello!!!
    • on a real (28/05/2015, 12:00) Like (36) Dislike (29) Reply
      Say what you want Oneal is rolling with Myron do you think he is stupid? The man can see for himself this is not Fraser's time.
      • Worrisome (28/05/2015, 17:40) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
        Stupid Oneal is rep for VG so he has to be there because he was the one pushing and talking about that same court in the house
    • Worrisome (28/05/2015, 16:44) Like (28) Dislike (10) Reply
      I have to agree with you on that he's too pompous and like to show of himself too much he has done well but it's his attitude that bothers me he just turns me off
  • cay (28/05/2015, 09:49) Like (53) Dislike (33) Reply
    Poor falla he half crazy
  • 4th district (28/05/2015, 09:54) Like (50) Dislike (30) Reply


  • Huh? (28/05/2015, 10:10) Like (28) Dislike (28) Reply
    What is so out of place there? I see nothing disrespectful. And that was not rebuke from Ronnie or Picko, that was them poking fun at the Chap. They heckle each other when the speak at every event. You didn't hear them when they mash up Picko at Mark's launch? And every speech doesn't have to be all somber and stuck up; you can crack jokes and poke fun - "British" is only in our country's name.
    • . (28/05/2015, 22:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Speak for yourself. We are proud of our British status and rights. If you want to live in an independent country, why don't you go back where you (or your parents) came from.
  • Media Good (28/05/2015, 10:16) Like (50) Dislike (6) Reply
    Not like that was a "blast", but the media does need a reality check from insulting our country's leaders (every Wednesday). They are elected by the people as well, like it or not. Media has become institutions constantly pushing all the negatives about our tourism/ investment driven islands. One needs to be mindful that more than BVI residents read the online papers. Some things are best left unsaid - country above self. We have a social responsibility that trumps any personal agendas, party agendas or news agendas. All news isn't good news.
    • Scary Mary (28/05/2015, 11:31) Like (19) Dislike (73) Reply
      The truth can be embarrassing sometimes. One needs to be mindful that because "more than BVI residents read the online papers" that we should all strive to clean up our acts and stop behaving badly - particularly in public. The minister was clearly out of control and members of the public and the media are bound to talk about things like that. Deal with it!

      Public figures put themselves in the public eye and as such must understand that when people are not pleased, they will say whatever they are going to say. It is their right to do so, good, bad or indifferent. Any attempt to CONTROL freedom of speech is an affront to democracy and freedom. THIS IS NOT CHINA my friend!

      Some things are NOT best left unsaid. Some things need to be screamed as loudly and as openly as possible - and to as many people as possible. Asking questions, demanding answers and holding people accountable is the social responsibility of all FREE people!

      FREEDOM reigns supreme above all else.

      If I had to rank the things I hold dear in order of importance, they would be as follows:

      Personal Freedom
      Freedom of Speech
      Freedom of the Press
      Political Freedom
      Religious Freedom
      The 10 commandments

      None of it means much without our freedoms, so please stop trying to take them away by using the old chestnut "country above self".
      • Read BEFORE you Disagree (28/05/2015, 12:48) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
        Your rant has no bearing on the point. The discourse was not about freedom of speech, but one of responsibility. But since you defer, here's another "chestnut" for you, this one from the greatest freedom fighter of all time:

        "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others - Nelson Mandela"

        There you have it. be responsible - even if the media has a problem with national occurrences (speeches, bounced checks, rich white friends, streetlights on the roundabout) our BVI culture was never one to cut off the nose to spite the face. The media outlets are instead choosing to embrace degradation, and further adjudge occurrences with a skew portraying things that aren't, as if they were - THAT MAKES SENSE?
        • Semantics (29/05/2015, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
          To Read BEFORE you Disagree and Schups

          I believe she was responding to the post above hers and commenting on that persons comments. Maybe is you who need to read and understand hmmmm?
          • Media Good (30/05/2015, 08:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
            Hello!!.. I'm the author of both the original post and response to the rant; replies to a post are obviously INDENTED. Mary's comments were baseless and off topic. I can assume therefore you ALSO are a product of the "good to great" educational system. Another barely functioning illiterate.
      • Schups (28/05/2015, 14:28) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply

        Scary Mary you always with these long posts trying to sound bright and talking pure "£$%. Get away man. You post these long blogs basically saying nothing. You are upset with the NDP for whatever reason and realize VIP are a waste, so you don't know what you want to do. Keep that £$%^^ to yourself. WE voting BVI by voting NDP! Best hope!

    • A Peterson (28/05/2015, 15:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      especialy ooooo and the hog city gang they change there name now
    • Lily Ann (28/05/2015, 18:59) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      The man must get riled up because everything he do and do diligently gets frowned upon !!! Its frustrating maaan!!!
  • VG (28/05/2015, 10:21) Like (80) Dislike (31) Reply
    Why you dont shut uo if you dont have nothing to say we vg people will put he back he is agood young man leave him alone jealous
  • .... (28/05/2015, 10:23) Like (27) Dislike (72) Reply
    Funny man need to get on a plane back to antigua
    • the block (28/05/2015, 11:56) Like (46) Dislike (8) Reply
      were will you send the rosan girl
      • Yes (28/05/2015, 22:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        To the mental ward
      • HaHa! (29/05/2015, 08:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        The block, you are killing me. You would wish you had the rights and family lineage the Rosan girl have in the BVI. Go pick up a book and study your history and heritage. That's if you can read and comprehend. Get off the "block" and do something constructive for "your" BVI.
  • VG Resident (28/05/2015, 10:29) Like (34) Dislike (15) Reply
    I think the Hon minister was on point with what he was saying because prior to this article the article about the Jeffery Cains Complex was aired on more than one news site about the Roof of the facility was too low but the minister and his Developing team are professional and have a long term plan to developing this Beautiful Territory God bless the Government
  • I AND I (28/05/2015, 10:33) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
    Keep calm Walwyn keep calm
  • tell the truth (28/05/2015, 10:51) Like (36) Dislike (20) Reply
    Tell the truth man he does this all time in his home on his job this letting you know asactly who the man is a leopard can't change his spot no matter how hard he tries, Apply more pressure and you will see how will be have .....Dr. Pickering wait until he turn on you man. When the premier ship is handed down you better learn to defend your self ..remember Myron almost give you a chair in you all meeting thank god someone step in .. This is not news they want to cover up his behavior ,thank god it is out in the open ...and they want 41/2 years from us hell no it's time for us the people of the Bvi to wake up
  • passion (28/05/2015, 11:06) Like (27) Dislike (22) Reply
    The man is passionate in his job and for good reason. Nice facility. Great Job... keep up the good work Hon. Walwyn
  • rojo (28/05/2015, 11:12) Like (26) Dislike (35) Reply
    I don't see why they rush to open the facility and it is not fully finished
    • @ rojo (28/05/2015, 13:01) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply
      Are you a Virgin Gordian???? You need to relax yourself because he who feels it knows it.....we needed the coverd court. Wire bend story end.....get over yourself.
    • lmao (28/05/2015, 13:51) Like (27) Dislike (20) Reply
      You ever see people attend or people play full games of basketball on an unfinished court? LMAO!!!!!! You ever see a big cruise ship dock at an unfinished port? I wonder if VIP people does think before they speak? If they want to see what unfinished looks like they need to check the Green Houses and the Roger Hodge park in sea cows bay.
      • @lmao (28/05/2015, 14:57) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        actually yes I have seen those things.
      • @lmao (28/05/2015, 18:35) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
        At least the VIP in the past hasn't conduct ceremonies and fireworks for unfinished projects. All these functions are election gimmicks. You're too blindsided.
        • Lily Ann (28/05/2015, 19:08) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
          If VIP even HAD projects HALFWAY to begin with, I wouldn't mind --- But if they don't HAVE no Completed or half completed projects .... then Fireworks wont be necessary !!! 40 years and Nothing to show for it ??? I rather settle for VARIOUS completed or 90% Completed projects WITH Fireworks. Atleast I know we are headed SOMEWHERE ... further than stuck in the 1960's !!!
          • VG Realist (28/05/2015, 21:49) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
            That's a lie Lily Ann! I would agree that this Territory could have been further ahead but please stop the ignorance of VIP being in power for 40 years. They weren't and we have made some strides with BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES! Stop the damn noise and try to think objectively.
    • Notonmywatch (28/05/2015, 13:59) Like (19) Dislike (29) Reply
      Everything is being rushed then being presented to the people as projects done in the last three years. It appears to me that suddenly they remember that they are elected by the people and must somehow account for the time and money spent but we are stupid fools with short memories so they will do all in two months and we will never notice and think oh what an awesome job. Theeeennn after June 8th you will go to the supermarket and realize you still can't buy a can of corn beef, still can't pay your rent and still being fenced out, pushed out, and locked out of your country.
      • Lily Ann (28/05/2015, 19:12) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
        First of all go to college, get a degree in order to get a proper paying Job which will run your lifestyle smoothly -------- If you cant do that, STOP putting in weave every month, making countless babies for different man, going clubbing every weekend !!! Live within your means!!! Stop blame Government for being BROKE !!!!
  • Iatollah (28/05/2015, 13:15) Like (26) Dislike (19) Reply
    I understand that funny man missed three shots for the net in VG at last nights function. I hope he realises that three strikes and he's out which we will do on June 8th
  • Sue (28/05/2015, 13:50) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply

    why all the fus and flurish you are working hard to unseat Dr.Pickering from being Premier everybody can see that ACTION IN THE BULL PENN TROUBLE IN THE ARENA you fully well know that you does not get along with PICKe bbut you trying a thing to cover face Dr.Pico it is time you leave NDP beecause you know who you are up against Myron is going to turn on you like a tornado so you bettet come out now because Doc will not be there to save you he done say that Myron will be the premier so dr pico stop there with your denial. Dr, smith is not telling you the truth regarding your position and as for Ronnie i would not even talk NDp full of croks within themselves.

    • I hate this (31/05/2015, 07:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Sue stop lying you know none of what you post not true why are you guys continue to spread lies this will not work people not foolish
  • @notonmywatch (28/05/2015, 14:30) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    NDP have been telling the people how they spent their money for the last few years and showing them the benefits. Ask VIP what they spent over ONE BILLION US DOLLARS on 2007-2011. Ask them that and get back to me.
    • No (28/05/2015, 19:44) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      We wanted to see the financial statements. Where them? We know for sure $21. million of the ONE BILLION US DOLLARS on 2007-2011 went towards one high bill left by the NDP in 2006. Where did that $21 million come from? You are where the records are bring the information forth and while you are coming bring forth yours too as well as the financial statements.
  • TOLA MASSIVE (28/05/2015, 14:44) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Boy Myron, politicians never win battles against the media houses. To be a successful politician, one has to be articulate enough to be friend the media so they will work with you.
    Weather it's asia,europe,africa, caribbean or south America. Media houses always win battles with politicians.
  • Vi fools (28/05/2015, 14:55) Like (1) Dislike (26) Reply
    Ayo just proving how ignorant these bloggers on this
    site is. Go put it in a pipe and smoke it. Andrew came out here
    with a fancy plan and never look back
  • ponssy (28/05/2015, 15:09) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    well well, you all remember broke woman with the bag , Omar Hodge didnt win, Dr Pickering , talking about rich white friends , now myron blasting the VIP so much. To ran for politics you need to have faith and courage, u would hear all sort of words throwing to each other from one party to the other, some are true and some are not , yes you have to defend yrself, but in a better manner, the simple thing that myron and Dr Pickering are saying at the last moment before eletion can go against them and make they get defeated, they need to watch what they are saying, not power and hype would elect them it s the people( its a slim chance myron and Dr pickering winning)
  • dem say (28/05/2015, 15:23) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
  • Mama`s boy (28/05/2015, 17:10) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    You are a Politician the people`s servant, the people has the rights to criticize you and all politicians--you all are not always right, learn to listen, stop being thin skin
  • facts man (28/05/2015, 17:30) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    after 3 long year of doing nothing for the people but himself, he come back here with his hate against the local media...fool he ah fool
  • The eyes have it (28/05/2015, 21:17) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    People open your eyes…most of the media houses show bias ness ….some are just like the Fox News channel…taking snip bits from the campaign trail and putting it out there, for those who are not on the trail, we depend on the news site for proper broadcasting so we can air our views…but all I am seeing so far is that campaign is turning into a back and forth thing…I wonder who is to blame…One Small Vote Can make a BIG Difference..
  • oh father help (28/05/2015, 22:45) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is now evident why the snap election came about. If this campaign was any longer i believe the NDP would crumble. Myron you are a man that I love but you continue to display your true colors of disrespect. You have to calm down you're hurting this country. Hon. D.O.Smith please talk to this brother. Thank you Hon. Pickering and Skelton for keeping this brother in check at this event.
  • fat man (28/05/2015, 23:47) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    When u got someting to hide u will always hate the press
  • Chris (29/05/2015, 16:31) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We must remember the very first Political meeting that was held at the Market square and by which Party. That was the Political meeting with the lowest standard ever held in the B V.Is. After threeyears in Power The NDP should have spent the first meeting out lining their achievement but instead the time was spent calling names saying who character is questionable and being disrespectful but today they are crying for people to apologize. Dr. Smith can never be a better Leader than Fraser not in this life. Fraser is a decision maker and stands by it and is man enough to admit if he is wrong but Dr. Smith is a follower.It is said that if V.I.P is returned to Power the People will be recycling but the N.D.P was recycled. The same Minister of Finance that messed up the country under N.D.P was back as minister for Health and now crisis in the Hospital. The second District is not Willed to any one Family like some of you think.Claude Skleton Clyne and Mitch is the same thing. Don't switch to Mitch instead put MITCH IN A DITCH. The NDP Government is trying to fool the people. Can they show what they have done in three years? NO. Just look at what they are trying to fool people with to win the Election Fixing Roads. After three years, now that Election is close I guess is only now they see the roads need to be Fixed. We can not afford another fours years of Famine under this Government. Again, same thing they accuse the VIP for they doing, worse. God help us! Pastor Ram wait for yours next week.
  • Vg woman (29/05/2015, 16:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The basketball court look awesome!!! #thanksWalwyn
  • Ayo Crazy (30/05/2015, 10:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Back the Tola was full of money everybody was eating under the VIP people on Tola never bin so broke till now. NDP for the self only the getting rich and buying out everything while the people running brokers.
  • VG (31/05/2015, 07:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The vg people was so against Ralph Oneal saying he did nothing for vg. So what did the ndp did they had the chance to prove them self to us and show us what they were made of we had the four at large canidates and only Myron did a great job with education and the basketball court and vg got nothing else. The people of the bvi open your eyes and see get on your knees and pray because it's not all about what party you love it's all about the best interest of the bvi I normally spit my votes but not this time I will vote all the way stop the name calling and pulling each other down and pay attention people I command in the name of Jesus that your spiritual and physical eyes are open up now and you will see clearly see what you have to do in Jesus name Amen.
  • VG Resident (01/06/2015, 20:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was another one of the NDP's election gimmicks. The court is tooooooooo low and wasn't the purpose of the roof to keep out water from coming onto the court when it rains so that the kids can still enjoy it? There are still openings in the front and the back. It is a wonderful facility but it is not going to serve its purpose.

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