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Hon Walwyn challenges Hon Fahie in At-Large arena

-says why be elected by 400 people to call shots for 15,000
National Democratic Party, Leader and Chairman, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (pictured here), has challenged political opponent Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and First District Representative, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, to meet him at the upcoming polls, as an At Large Candidate in the General Election. Photo: Team of Reporters
NDP Executive Members prepare for the public meeting on Virgin Gorda last evening, January 16, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
NDP Executive Members prepare for the public meeting on Virgin Gorda last evening, January 16, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
Some of those gathered for the Virgin Gorda Public Meeting. Photo: Team of Reporters
Some of those gathered for the Virgin Gorda Public Meeting. Photo: Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – National Democratic Party, Leader and Chairman, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has challenged political opponent, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and First District Representative, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, to meet him at the upcoming polls, as an At Large Candidate in the General Election.

Hon Walwyn laid down the gauntlet on Wednesday evening, January 16, 2019, during a public meeting held on Virgin Gorda (VG).

According to the NDP Leader, “I strongly believe… Myron Walwyn, this is my view, you could tell me yours, whoever wants to be the Premier of the country should run At-Large, I believe that,” as he told supporters that is the only way he feels they could get good representation for all the islands.

“Why should you be elected by 400 hundred people and want to call the shots for 15,000?” he rhetorically questioned.

“So if you want accountability, if you want good governance, in your Premier, the Premier must be accountable to every single voter in the country.”

Challenge 

It was on this note the challenge was issued by Hon Walwyn, directly to Hon Fahie, when he said, “…I issue a challenge to my opponent tonight, put somebody to run in the First and meet me at that At-large arena.”

The NDP front runner also used the occasion to take further swipes at the former Opposition Leader during the course of his presentation.

He told those gathered, “…when people are looking promotions you have to look to see how they handled the responsibility they had before … and I could tell you his record is dismal compared to the work that I got my staff to do in the Ministry of Education.”

He further lashed out at Hon Fahie—himself a former eight-year, Education Minister—saying, “you can’t do marginal work and expect to get promotion…Promotion don’t work that way.”

Debate 

The election will be about leadership, insisted Hon Walwyn as he again questioned, “…which person is best positioned with their party to take this country forward.”

He once again also issued a challenged to candidates vying to becoming Premier, “to debate me.”

In an about-face however, after congratulating the VG Youths, for the debate they recently held, Hon Walwyn said, “a debate is not be-it-all, an end all in terms of the quality of a candidate because there are some people can talk a leg off a donkey but can’t do a thing.”

He conceded however, “it gives you a good indication as to the knowledge that the person might have and it gives you a window into their hearts.”

31 Responses to “Hon Walwyn challenges Hon Fahie in At-Large arena ”

  • Vg Concerned (17/01/2019, 09:46) Like (81) Dislike (21) Reply
    Mr. Walwyn you are out of place and too pompous for your own good!!!!!! Any candidate has a right to run for a district or at large, you have no say in that especially when it is not any of your yes-men. Furthermore, you need to explain to the public about all the mess your government has put the BVI in!!!!!!!! Stop trying to circumvent the real issues and try to play on people and treat the voters like fools!!! As a lawyer you know how to find loop holes to avoid the truth, but not this time...we sat and listened to you last night and laughed with you and enjoyed the envelopes received the other day but we are not voting for you and those you have with you...we will not forget the mess you guys put us in and the millions of dollars you have cost the taxpayers and held our country hostage!!!
    • right (17/01/2019, 11:12) Like (38) Dislike (9) Reply
      We need to get rid of that at large mess. It hasn't helped the BVI.
    • So Tru But (17/01/2019, 15:20) Like (6) Dislike (20) Reply
      There is a hand full of people sheltering Fahie every election. If he thinks he is so strong tell him to come out his comfort zone like Myron, Dr. Smith, Ronnie and be a man than hiding under his gang. Run At Large and man up!.
      • manioc (18/01/2019, 22:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        why don't you tell welwyn go run for the first district and come out of his comfort zone.
  • confused (17/01/2019, 09:58) Like (60) Dislike (10) Reply
    This so called aspirant for premier is a ball of confusion and I do not even think he is aware of what he is saying.

    How can you ask the 1st district rep to debate you at large when he is not running at large and you are not challenging leader of PVIM, who clearly is running as at large, neither are you challenging the PU leader to run at large and debate you. Seem to me you have a personal vendetta with the rep for the 1st.

    Secondly, you are saying debate is not all that because "there are some people can talk a leg off a donkey but can’t do a thing.” Are you referring to yourself??

    My advice to this double tongue talker is to wait his turn. You cannot change the rules now and challenge one person when there are four of you running as leader.

    But my greatest confusion is, this man is so full of himself that he is digging his own pit, beating his own drum and dancing to his own tune. Did he say and I quote "whoever wants to be the Premier of the country should run At-Large, I believe that,” as he told supporters that is the only way he feels they could get good representation for all the islands.
    “Why should you be elected by 400 hundred people and want to call the shots for 15,000?” he rhetorically questioned.
    “So if you want accountability, if you want good governance, in your Premier, the Premier must be accountable to every single voter in the country.” Did he really say and mean what he said? Is he forgetting so fast that we have a sitting premier who was elected at large?? I will say no more, except to say, somebody need to play back the tape so this man can listen to himself.
  • ??? (17/01/2019, 09:58) Like (39) Dislike (8) Reply
    MVW, you are stretching.
    BVI did well with leaders elected from the districts. That's an insult to them.
    You won the NDP election. Argue that your record was better than Ronnie's, but don't say Ronnie's work was dismal. That's an insult.
    You did good work as the Education Minister, so did Fahie. Argue that yours was better but not Fahie's was marginal. That's an insult.

  • Jaigon (17/01/2019, 09:58) Like (49) Dislike (23) Reply
    Boy don’t fool yourself. Fahie will beat you hands down atlarge.
    • @ jaigon (17/01/2019, 16:11) Like (3) Dislike (21) Reply
      When!? When pigs fly or when fowl Cock Grow teeth..
      • Jaigon (17/01/2019, 18:32) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
        @@jaigon, pigs will not fly and cock will not grow teeth, all you believe Myron is so strong? Watch this election and you will know how strong he is when he get his ass whipped. He depending on the island people votes but there is a rude awakening for his arrogant ass. He cannot beat Fahie atlarge and that’s a fact
  • Outlaw (17/01/2019, 10:07) Like (56) Dislike (6) Reply
    Myron, we had other premiers here who were all district candidates and they did fantastic jobs to take this country forward and they were all accountable to the people of this territory. The present premier is atlarge candidate but history will show he was the worst Premier in the history of these Virgin Islands. Your political spin will not work Myron and the people of the BVI are not that naive to make you our Premier. The best thing the people of this territory can do right now is to keep you and mark far away from the public’s purse
  • 123 (17/01/2019, 10:08) Like (44) Dislike (16) Reply
    this guy crazy crazy crazy crazy
  • wize up (17/01/2019, 10:16) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
    my personal concerns: where the questionable money and what are the plans for our country’s future....put down the jive talks: lets have
    Intellectual conversation
  • Not2Sure (17/01/2019, 10:18) Like (29) Dislike (6) Reply
    tell funny man come run in the third district
  • Damon (17/01/2019, 10:28) Like (47) Dislike (3) Reply
    You know instead of talking about you challenging fahie in debate y not tell us how u n the rest of your gang will pay us the tax payers back all the monies you and ur NDP Govt robbed from us with you all scheming n bad decision-making.. I am sick of the advantage u all take of us and no one is being held accountable .. Governor!! Somebody needs to be held accountable .. life here is already so hard and for these “players” to get off Scott free.. I blame Dr Smith for he is the head and that bs he fed us explaining about the monies .. all SHAMEFUL..
  • LOL (17/01/2019, 11:06) Like (36) Dislike (5) Reply
    Sounds like a desperate man.
  • Ah boy (17/01/2019, 11:07) Like (46) Dislike (6) Reply
    It is clear that Fahie is really under his skin
    • Jaigon (17/01/2019, 12:20) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ah boy. I totally agree. Remember he done established that the fight is between the VIP and NDP so here he is trying to drag Fahie into his dirty tactics. Stay focus Fahie, let the jackass continue to bray. Thought he was the man who called for clean campaign.
  • please (17/01/2019, 11:09) Like (29) Dislike (6) Reply
    This man At-Large and making a mockery out of our democracy and now requesting for things that he knows cannot happen now. You can tell when a man is drowning because he grasp at straws.
  • hah (17/01/2019, 11:16) Like (41) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dear Myron, Sticking to your strengths or knowing when to stick to your strengths is vital in everything in life. We would be in a far better position if your party applied this way of thinking. Having a Doctor running our finances with no experience and skill while others with the experience and skill acting as Minister for health is beyond stupidity. 3 doctors in the Government and none as Minister of Health is just stupid.
  • fact (17/01/2019, 11:17) Like (9) Dislike (39) Reply
    Truth is truth when Fahie was education minister 90% of the his district got first prefence for scholarships, and help in need. He never represented the whole territory well. He set of our children by provinding 95% past and when they go to the college level most of our students were not equip for that level of education. He was given a task and he failed.

    Myron was given a task as education minister and as an at large candidate level he represented the whole territory and his track record in the educational system was proven.

    BVI PEOPLE CANNOT DEAL WITH TRUTH!!!!!
  • got you (17/01/2019, 11:37) Like (12) Dislike (31) Reply
    He is right a leader should be an at large candidate.... only in the BVI we settle for anything, yes we have had district representatives as the leader but this is the time where things must be change. We can not be settling for less. No where in the world you find a district candidate as a leader.
    MVW I'm with you all the way.... you got this covered
  • Luvz (17/01/2019, 12:19) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Desperate people do desperate things. Well he has shown us his true colors. Not my at large vote.
  • Lb (17/01/2019, 12:51) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ain't it amazing that Frazer is in the same position like Andrew but this story made no mention of Myron calling out both Fraser and Fahie. Magically left Fraser out. Biased much???
  • Diaspora (17/01/2019, 14:59) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    The jury is still out on the value of the At Large system. That said a district representative is capable of being Premier and perform as effectively as an At Large representative. For example, every Chief Minister and Premier except one came from the district: HL Stout, Willard Wheatley, Cyril B. Romney, Ralph T. O’Neal; Dr Hon Premier D. Orlando Smith is only one was an At Large rep. Is the current Premier ranked at the top or even in the middle of the pack. The Hon Walwyn needs to stop dissing the district reps; is the Hon Walwyn aware (sure he does) that the same people that vote for district rep? The Hon Myron Walwyn (At Large) needs to leave well enough alone and focus on things that will improve the national quality of life and standard of living and advancing the progress of the territory.
  • fahie (17/01/2019, 15:27) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
    Can we ask 1st district rep where did he put the money he stole years ago? To loud mouth, where is the remaining money for the wall? #coalitiongovernment 2019
  • Myo (17/01/2019, 16:14) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    Myron sent out a challenge to all leaders or want to be leaders to a debate. None took him up on it..
  • God (17/01/2019, 16:37) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are you listening? Every resident in this BVI knows our issues. I have yet to hear the Politrickians speak about the solutions to these issues except to outrun each other in dirty tit for tat. Some really say BVI people are stupid, now these set of Jokers are really taking us for a ride. They are insulting our intelligence big time but no worries. You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool ALL of the people all of the time. only ThemAsses.
  • Put a Sock in It (18/01/2019, 08:19) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dis-honorable wal that cant win. Go stick a sock in it your quest to be a btch-as lier can never be premeir. You speak out the back of your neck about debate did you debate the stealing of our gv funds did to call out those you rode into our gv funds to rob "i think not " so sit your i think im smart idiot butt down. Confess the tings you and your team have done against our beloved bvi. All outsiders stay quit cause we cant dictate what go on in your country so dont try to correct or blasphemy at our and not your own.
  • Really (18/01/2019, 09:25) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    So you really feel that the BVI will put your Antiguan Island A$$ over our BVI own? SERIOUSLY?! Watch what ground you stomping on Myron. Don't get ahead of yourself. Please.


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