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“I don’t think I am being investigated” – Hon Walwyn on Wall Report @ RVIPF

Embattled Co-Leader of Government, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL). Photo: Youtube
Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert. Photo: VINO/File
Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert. Photo: VINO/File
In her report, the AG noted that there was “no value for money, workers being paid for which was not done,” and blatant violations of the law, in particular the “Public Finance Management Regulations.” Photo: VINO/File
In her report, the AG noted that there was “no value for money, workers being paid for which was not done,” and blatant violations of the law, in particular the “Public Finance Management Regulations.” Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Embattled Co-Leader of Government, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is speaking out yet again against Virgin Islands (VI) Governor, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert and his statement where he said he forwarded the Auditor General’s (AG), Ms Sonia M. Webster’s Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Wall Report to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

Hon Walwyn—in an interview with Jahphix Television (JTV) Journalist, Ms Cathy O. Richards, on Monday, December 17, 2018—said that the timing of the Governor’s statement was an issue of concern in addition to how vague it was. He says the public is still not clear about what exactly is going on.

In her original report, sent to the Governor, the AG had revealed that the wall commissioned by Mr Walwyn around ESHS—costing taxpayers some $1.6M—was corrupt and managed with little regard for public resources.

This led to Mr Walwyn breaking protocol and leaking the report, to which Gov Jaspert released a statement lambasting the actions of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Education and Culture Minister.

Not formally informed

The minister said that neither him, not his Permanent Secretary were formally informed that the matter was put into the hands of the Police, until he Walwyn, heard about it from the Governor. 

“The first time I was really hearing it in a formal way…. I heard it in the [governor’s] statement, and then I subsequently heard that it has been in the hands of the Police for several weeks,” he said in the interview.

My Walwyn continued, “I find that quite interesting, because at lease by then, if the statement was made by the Governor, at least something should have been said… as to exactly what the Police is looking into.”

Not being investigated

When questioned on if the RVIPF in an investigation is obligated to inform him as a Minister that an investigation is being conducted, Mr Walwyn responded, “First of all, I don’t think that I am being investigated, we need to really put that aside.”

He said that the responsibility that Ministers have in ministries are clear and known to all, “when I get up and speak, I don’t just speak on my behalf as a minister, I speak on behalf of the people who work in my ministry… persons who would not do anything that is dishonest,” Hon Walwyn uttered.  

Mr Waylwn in speaking out said that if he can’t speak for himself and the people who work for him, he would not be able to get up and speak for the people in his constituency when they have issues.

29 Responses to ““I don’t think I am being investigated” – Hon Walwyn on Wall Report @ RVIPF ”

  • Soo sad (24/12/2018, 12:51) Like (72) Dislike (14) Reply
    this man in complete denial.
  • juju (24/12/2018, 12:55) Like (52) Dislike (52) Reply
    Keep controlling the narrative Wayn; even in handcuffs, pleaseee don’t give up no names.
  • Can Can (24/12/2018, 12:57) Like (63) Dislike (5) Reply
    Give it a break now nah Myron. If you so innocent then why you forever in the news talking about this same thing. You failed to go through the proper channels and that's that. The others will get their turn so don't fret yourself.
  • Santa say (24/12/2018, 12:59) Like (46) Dislike (10) Reply
    Wall-Winn is on his way to the big mansion on the hill.
  • wize up (24/12/2018, 13:05) Like (30) Dislike (3) Reply
    just hold on: what don’t happen in a year, happens in a day...!!!!
  • @Santa say (24/12/2018, 13:05) Like (29) Dislike (3) Reply
    Do you mean our Belo Hotel?
  • the rock (24/12/2018, 13:06) Like (8) Dislike (22) Reply
    Why worry about them, while you can pray them off hon walywin?
    • @the rock (25/12/2018, 23:20) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      This sounds like some form of sorcery to me. Who is he praying too ‘demons’? You can’t pray to Jesus to escape justice. Jesus is not an outlaw. He wrote the law.
  • Trump (24/12/2018, 13:21) Like (39) Dislike (9) Reply
    That overprice wall will be needed at Balsam when wallwin arrives, and not around a school like our children are prisoners. Let him experience a taste of how it feels.
  • Expat (24/12/2018, 13:34) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
    No collusion!!!
    • belonger (24/12/2018, 14:37) Like (32) Dislike (5) Reply
      @Expat. I with you on this. Their rebranding efforts without anykind of rehabilitation for wrongdoing, seems like more collusion to cover up wrongdoings than anything else. I will not be voting for any of them with what I see going on right now in their party.
  • Hope he know (24/12/2018, 13:45) Like (37) Dislike (4) Reply
    The lil-man dem on the street talking.
  • tell us the truth (24/12/2018, 13:57) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
    Have you been a naughty boy?
  • Nutshell (24/12/2018, 14:14) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    In other words, you done nothing wrong. Those who are entrusted to make the rules are exempted from following them. How does it work exactly?
  • MW (24/12/2018, 14:19) Like (39) Dislike (6) Reply
    It’s Xmas time, give it a break; you really starting to sound guilty. Not my X this time around under these circumstances. Sorry.
  • Voting family (24/12/2018, 15:10) Like (30) Dislike (6) Reply
    This minister has become to suspected to vote for him and his party this time again.
  • q (24/12/2018, 15:19) Like (43) Dislike (11) Reply
    Something just don’t feel right about tis man.
  • Just Curious (24/12/2018, 15:57) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    The honourable minister have the audacity to suggest that that Accountant General report was vague and "the timing of the Governor’s statement was an issue of concern in addition to how vague it was. He says the public is still not clear about what exactly is going on". Who Myron think the public is pure dummies? Well Mr. Minister you again take the BVI people for some set of idiots. We know exactly what is going on so stop trying to control the narrative to suit you. You are there talking about vague. Let's us talk about vague and lack of transparency since you and the NDP government clearly have an issue with good governance and transparency. Let us talk about the pier park millions which your govt haven't accounted to the BVI citizens for. Let us talk about the 7.2 million dollars in BVI Airways. Let's us talk about the hospital and many more projects. Those are things that are "vague" that you should tell us the people about. Don't use the media and believe we are some dumb a**es who are gullible and stupid. Please do not insult our intelligence.
  • Outlaw (24/12/2018, 16:23) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
    If you sent a document to the Accountant General, ordering him/her to pay a set amount to X for work X has done, knowing fully well that X did not do the work, but X received payment. Isn’t that deception? Isn’t deception a criminal offense? Mr. Lawyer can you please answer those questions. Hon. Walwyn, the Governor is not mandated to inform you nor your PS that a criminal investigation is been conducted base on the outcome of the AG’s report. The Governor did the right thing when he forward it to the Police. The police will then come to you or whom ever and inform you of their investigation, caution you then asked you questions. Anything you say then under caution will be held against you in a court of law. This is how the system works and you as a lawyer of all persons should know that. The Governor don’t have to inform you or no other persons affiliated with the ESHS wall of anything.
    • wize up (25/12/2018, 11:15) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ outlaw: if you review the governors who presided over this territory over the years: the current governor have a totally different background(this one is well versed with lawful matters)...so I have to second your motion: D.G Cudmore can here around 1972( as a matter of fact Governor Cudmore was the first Governor) before him we had administrators(Thompson was the last one) the majority of governors came though the diplomatic core: I personally fell the current governor is on special missions: at the end of the crime and punishment goes hand-in-hand(do no crime if you can’t do some time)....this governor understands criminal proceedings: the pier park and other spending should be reviewed(if no fault found then all is well) other than that submit documents to the police: to the best of my understanding there no special provision for the politicians
  • hah (24/12/2018, 16:42) Like (31) Dislike (5) Reply
    It is NEVER procedure to advise suspects that they are being investigated. You are only advised when you are charged. Myron is a lawyer and should know this. Why would the auditor or police advise him about an investigation. To advise the suspect is a crime known as tipping off. Myron need to stop acting like it is impossible for him to do no wrong.
  • Strupes (24/12/2018, 17:06) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    He just need to shut up....Speak . /make his case when he is campaigning ...Until then let the issue rest until the police call you in for questioning ...
  • Corruption =Buying Votes (24/12/2018, 17:24) Like (26) Dislike (5) Reply
    His friend James will try to get him off the hook. We want a independent investigation. don't use the police and prosecutor from BVI
  • wize up (25/12/2018, 03:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Merry Christmas
  • Diaspora (25/12/2018, 07:14) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Hon Walwyn is behaving in a guilty manner; is he conflicted? If he is not being investigated why don’t he relax and let the RVIPF conduct its investigation? If the MEC truly did nothing wrong, the investigation should support the claim. It seems that the MEC is swamping the airwaves with denials, attacks......etc. It is a belief/tactic that if a population is blasted consistently with less than truthful information at some point the tide may turn and people may starting thinking that the faulty info is truth. A tactic used by the Trumpster. Some may call that propaganda, misinformation, disinformation.......etc.
  • st (25/12/2018, 07:31) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    The fAller going down
  • Manson (25/12/2018, 08:46) Like (28) Dislike (4) Reply
    "He says the public is still not clear about what exactly is going on."

    The public is not clear on you actions on that dam million dollar wall also. Get freakin real son.
  • legal team (25/12/2018, 12:25) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    A man is innocent,until proved guilty on a court..


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