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House of Assembly to meet on October 13, 2016

- Hon Myron V. Walwyn boasted he is not 'hand to mouth'
The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) is slated to meet on October 13, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie (left) has scoffed at assertions by Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (right) that he (Hon Walwyn) is being singled out for criticism. Photo: Provided
First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie (left) has scoffed at assertions by Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (right) that he (Hon Walwyn) is being singled out for criticism. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI:- The Virgin Islands’ Parliament, known as the House of Assembly (HoA), will meet again on Thursday October 13, 2016, according to a senior National Democratic Party (NDP) source.

Speaking to our newsroom today, October 5, 2016 about the dilemma on the Anegada water shut down, the source confirmed that the HoA will meet again next week, as some bills are to get their first and second readings.

The Order Paper was not ready for release as of publication time.

The HoA last met on September 22-23, 2016 where the Opposition Members Hons Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Andrew A. Fahie (R1) fired off many questions to the Government front bench on many topical issues.

Also at the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of assembly, many Members used the Other Business Section on the Order Paper to speak about issues in the Territory.

I am not broke- Walwyn

However, one Member- the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn, an At Large Member- used his time under Other Business not to fight for residents and address their issues but to talk about himself.

He boasted in the HoA on September 23, 2016 that he is “not hand to mouth”, meaning he is not broke, however, he failed to say the source of his new found wealth.

The Minister, who often used the HoA to go after residents, businesses and other Members he does not like, also claimed that persons in the media had offered his “staff money to write things about him”. However, he also failed to elaborate or give any details.

In his usual rant at the last Sitting, Hon Walwyn also said that it seems like there is a bounty on his head because “I am working for the people” and it seems like those who do not work and stay in their corner are left alone.

Walwyn the Bully looking pity; not here-Hon Fahie

However, First District Representative Hon Fahie scoffed at the assertion and blasted the Minister for his bullying tactics and told the HoA that there are people who are afraid of Hon Walwyn because of his intimidating style.

Hon Fahie also warned the controversial Minister not to come to the HoA looking for sympathy and pulling “the pity card” as it would not work, as the public knows better.

16 Responses to “House of Assembly to meet on October 13, 2016”

  • poor falla (05/10/2016, 12:59) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Funny man better go sit down
    • Tallfat (06/10/2016, 18:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Which one is the funny man? Were they telling jokes? they they show up as bozo in clown suits. Do they talk funny with high pitch voices? What funny thing have they done? i've been trying to get the full story but it's becoming ridiculous and it is surely becoming funny now.
  • hands in the money jar (05/10/2016, 13:03) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    • GRACIUOS (05/10/2016, 13:23) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      He is not hand to mouth OK .Let me tell ball Head that is an insult to the voters especially those that vote for you. Where is your common sense . Dogs always want bone. Anyway we see your true colors.
  • eshs wall & mold (05/10/2016, 13:27) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    You expect him to be broke?
  • money man (05/10/2016, 16:10) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    What is myrun trying to say?
    • Outspoken (05/10/2016, 21:26) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Money man, he is simply saying or letting us know that he have money, he don't have to depend on anyone for anything. Remember by next year he will complete his sixth year mark as a legislator to secure his pension, so in other words, to hell with the people, they don't have to reelect him.
  • Boo (05/10/2016, 17:02) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    None of the Ministers broke in fact they are flourishing. Go figure
  • wize up (05/10/2016, 17:19) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    My advise to all young vi landers is to seek political office; it is better than investing in the stock market: some of them entered the political arena broke unto death BUT within 5 years listen to the talk on public radio(the same fellow & his business partners secured almost 5 million dollars through a government associated project) going jail for weed while white-colar crime rampant in high places and nothing happening DONT take my word call His Exellency and ask him
  • since the cruise pier debacle (05/10/2016, 18:47) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Several got rich since that pier park was built
  • in the last 5 years (05/10/2016, 18:53) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some politicians bought several properties, some built houses, some businesses took off and some are flashing and running women all over the place.
  • jonah (05/10/2016, 19:04) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sar, You don`t even know what to believe:

    Them say that they gat 15 m $ from CDB for roads, plus what them had in the budjet for roads. Them also gave a previous report on the money spent on roads so far to be over 5 m$, now some body say in the house that they n got no money for roads and that they going to have to manufacture money for road and guts etc. But what about the 10 m $ that you have not yet spent on the roads. The by-word today is (no money) -crying more than haiti that
    got so much problem. and it make you wander if this is all genuine or also part of a ploy to justify their imposing further measures on the populace to help their wasteful spending and mis- appropriations and create more hardship which
  • way to go! (05/10/2016, 19:54) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seems the same set of ballhead thugs assasins travelling around the world on we tax dollars now saying he naa broke.
    • Long before (06/10/2016, 14:59) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      Ballhead was traveling around the world long before your tax money. That is, if you pay any taxes at all.
  • rattie (05/10/2016, 20:47) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    One day they might just be broke
  • THE ACCOUNTANT (06/10/2016, 15:16) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    How pathetic. The Minister for Health informed us that, "in or out of the House he is OK." On the heals of this statement this Minister informs us that "he is not broke." Do you understand why they all had one request? "Give us just four more years." You now have the answer.

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