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“I will continue to serve you” – NDP’s Myron V. Walwyn

-Says will not resign as Chairman of NDP; calls for anti-defamation laws
Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Mr Myron V. Walwyn, who lost his At-Large seat during the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), told his supporters that for him, the fight is not over. Photo: Facebook
Mr Walwyn said affirmatively, “I am not quitting,” during the NDP’s first press conference last Friday, March 1, 2019, after it lost the 2019 elections to the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP). Photo: Facebook
Mr Walwyn said affirmatively, “I am not quitting,” during the NDP’s first press conference last Friday, March 1, 2019, after it lost the 2019 elections to the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP). Photo: Facebook
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Mr Myron V. Walwyn, who lost his At-Large seat during the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), told his supporters that for him, the fight is not over.

Mr Walwyn said affirmatively, “I am not quitting,” during the NDP’s first press conference last Friday, March 1, 2019, after it lost the 2019 elections to the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP). 

I will serve – Walwyn

“I will continue to serve you and the territory that I love in a private capacity and will continue to help its people in the best way I can,” Mr Walwyn said. He also dispelled rumours that he will be resigning from the chairmanship of the NDP, “I will continue as the Chairman of the National Democratic Party,” he told those gathered at the press conference.

Further, Mr Walwyn expressed concerns about the personal attacks he had to endure during the campaign, “I have never seen any political candidate targeted so much like I was. I have never seen it coming from many different directions for many reasons that were personal.”

He continued, “That tells me that they see something in me. I am not quitting, they will have to deal with what they see in four years.”

Anti-defamation Laws

According to Walwyn, there is an urgent need for the implementation of anti-defamation laws in the Territory, “It is a matter that has to be looked at and it would certainly require us to revisit our defamation laws, taking into account the new reality that comes with the use of social media… The issue that you have is that you don’t know the origin of the WhatsApp messages,” he said.

The NDP Chairman firmly believes that the memes and messages targeted towards him during the 2019 elections season had a serious impact on the election, “When people see those things coming around, it operates on your mind…  It’s an additional matter that you have to now consider and it confuses you and it changes the issues, because you really want to run a campaign based on issues,” he said.

During the 2019 election season, Mr Walwyn was accused of running one of the most divisive political campaigns in the history of VI politics; putting locals against foreigners and even attacking close diplomatic neighbours like the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

43 Responses to ““I will continue to serve you” – NDP’s Myron V. Walwyn ”

  • ABC (04/03/2019, 12:00) Like (54) Dislike (77) Reply
    Tell Myron go back Antigua we do not want him here
    • Concerned (04/03/2019, 14:01) Like (34) Dislike (9) Reply
      I feel so sad for my children who were born in this country .I gave nearly 40 years of dedicated service to the terrority and from what you are saying they cannot aspire to be any thing .however the world is watching and God does not wear pajamas
    • @ABC (04/03/2019, 14:09) Like (54) Dislike (13) Reply
      The only place he can go back to is here... He was born here!
    • Annoyed (04/03/2019, 17:13) Like (76) Dislike (3) Reply
      I was born and raised in the BVI and I think that it’s time we stop with this foolishness towards our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Besides the fact that Myron is a BV Islander, it only makes us look ignorant especially considering that we like nothing more than to hop on a plane and go to the USA every chance we get. The Caribbean would be such a force to be reckoned with if only we stop with the divisiveness. United we stand divided we fall. One Caribbean!
      • bvi (05/03/2019, 05:48) Like (28) Dislike (22) Reply
        You don't pick trouble then cry foul when you get hit back. Bvilanders were living peacefully in this place until envious people started to downplay their rights, that's when they hit back. BVI has and continues to welcome people with open arms But if doing so mean that those people will seek to completely take advantage of BVI resourses and exclude BVI landers then let's the defenses Continue!
    • the rock (04/03/2019, 17:16) Like (28) Dislike (20) Reply
      A $$, THE MAN BORN HERE. Hon Walwyn for you to gather all those votes is remarkable under such extreme hate for an individual. God got you, thanks for everything you did and we will see u in 4 quick years,!
  • RealPol (04/03/2019, 12:02) Like (41) Dislike (19) Reply
    ““I will continue to serve you and the territory that I love in a private capacity and will continue to help its people in the best way I can,” Mr Walwyn said. He also dispelled rumours that he will be resigning from the chairmanship of the NDP, “I will continue as the Chairman of the National Democratic Party,” he told those gathered at the press conferen. Really!!!! I can remember a rant on the trail that went something like this I’m not into negative campaigning but if I were, I would bring up so and so about the leader in another party. Give me a damn break. Politics is a tough sport and has to give as well as take. Stop the crocodile tears and take some time to acquire some humility, civility.......etc going forward.
  • Music (04/03/2019, 12:04) Like (35) Dislike (22) Reply
    Is he letting himself down slowly? He needs to fade away from media to lick his wounds.
  • nope (04/03/2019, 12:07) Like (39) Dislike (22) Reply
    NDP needs a new face u will just fail them again
    Let Marlon do his job ...go make me a cup of tea
  • wize up (04/03/2019, 12:11) Like (33) Dislike (7) Reply
    we also need laws that will see politicians or former holders of political office being questioned by the police: What a joke(full payment handed out and major project still not finished): let have amendment to the current laws(7.2million paid in full and no merchandise(planes)...all those involved in the misappropriation of your tax money free to go home and enjoy Pension and maybe using the same unregulated funds to expand their family’s private establishment(talk that)....these set of jive talkers
  • Just saying (04/03/2019, 12:37) Like (52) Dislike (29) Reply
    They gonna talk a lot of things about you. The main problem with the bvi is that your parents and wife are not indigenous.
    I know for sure that there is no indigenous people in the bvi but let’s move on.
    Turn it over to Jesus and smile the rest of the way. I admire you a lot and pray for you so just leave everything to God
    • @Just Saying (04/03/2019, 14:29) Like (19) Dislike (8) Reply
      That type of behavior and thinking is why he lost. Black people are the most racist people
      • ndp (05/03/2019, 22:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Stop bringing down our people black and white or one there is nothing in this world that make us different.
    • wize up (04/03/2019, 14:41) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ just saying: calm down because this territory continue to be populated with persons from various nationalities: face the facts(over the past 8 years so much money unaccounted for: there is a new financial governing body in the British Virgin Islands called the RDA them here because NDP’s levels of financial mistrust while being the government of the day; have nothing to do with indigenous or none indigenous so stop making excuses on the behalf of crooked political affiliations: the wall not still not completed money gone: BVI Airways 7.2 million dollars; where the aeroplanes: over 40 million and the pier park not completed: 8 million dollars for sewage in Greenland, is that project completed: another few million dished out for consultation what are the results: most of we voted NDP into office for 2 consecutive(we put 11 of them to lead the territory) however their deplorable conduct caused their downfall in 2019(there is fine line between fact and fiction)...why it took all of 8 years to interject nationality into this issue
    • HAHA (04/03/2019, 14:42) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
      Ayo always with that crap. Of course a few people may have that stupid way of thinking but the majority of voters don't care where a candidate's parents are from. Mark is proof of that. Mark didn't do such a wonderful job in his district or as a minister but Mark is a people's person. Mark treat people well, he isn't fake and genuinely show interest to individuals and the people in his district keep voting for him.
      • True (04/03/2019, 17:18) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
      • Top Up (04/03/2019, 21:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        He need to wheel and come again though. ALL the people need representation.
  • nope (04/03/2019, 13:10) Like (17) Dislike (9) Reply
    No and thank you. BYEEEE!
  • i from here (04/03/2019, 13:10) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
  • Not from Here (04/03/2019, 14:07) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply
    I wish that all ou us can tomorrow decide not to show up for work and you will see the power of us but time is longer than twine just continue
    • SMH (04/03/2019, 17:38) Like (26) Dislike (5) Reply
      Go ahead and don't show up for work! You clearly demonstrating its only a Job (US$) You not here because you cares for the BVI. Myron crying and still passing blame because he lost. He is in denial of accepting the facts that he failed the BVI with his arrogant and worthless tactics. The People have spoken...They put him in and They took him Out!
    • @ not from here (05/03/2019, 03:39) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      Poor myrun the people kick him out they could not take a wicked selfish premier
    • Hurry Up! (05/03/2019, 08:55) Like (30) Dislike (7) Reply
      This statement right here is the problem! BVI welcomes all from every nation and creed. Expats work here, live here, make children here, build here, shit here and still find the time to disparage the BVI all day and every day. THAT is why BVI people react the way they do. Stop ayo shit man.

      You cannot come here and talk about us, and we are supposed to sit and be quiet. Threats to leave don't move us, they only let us know just what y'all think of us. Y'all make this argument of non-inclusion, but still talk piss about leaving and 'seeing what will happen'. You left your country. What happened? Stupes man. This talk about 'building' the BVI really is annoying. We thank you for your contributions, but those contributions were not for free. We PAID salaries and wages for the job of 'building' this country when most of you didn't stay to build your own countries.

      The above was not said to add fuel to the fire of the BVI/Expat argument. It was said to clear the air about this division that we so like to talk about. I know expats who live here and have more than the common BVIslander - businesses, apartment complexes, degrees, etc. Kudos to you! If you worked for it, I am more than happy to see you in your success. But this thing about BVI people not being able to say a word when others are talking down to and about us have to stop. Also this thing about BVI people not being the priority in their own country have to stop too. We cannot go to another country and expect to come first above the local and indigenous people there. WE cannot expect to take over top jobs, etc. We need to give persons their due respect in their own country!

      I would like to see us return to living in peace and harmony. So can we ALL just put down our 'guns', BVIslanders and Expats alike and try to get back to living in peace and harmony. That will only come if Expats stop thinking life will be over if they left BVI and that they are the reason we are still here. We welcomed you, even though you came here because of the US dollar, peace and tranquillity, economic stability and because we in the BVI welcome all to be a part of what we have to offer. Stop behaving like you came here because you felt an obligation to build us and we will stop being hostile towards you.

      We love persons from every nationality. We had children, made homes and continue to grow with same. But we should not be disrespected in our own place man. We are ALL still able to enjoy the BVI for one reason and that is by the GRACE OF GOD only. Not because you being here holds any sway. God for us all.
      • BVI Rise (05/03/2019, 09:27) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ Hurry Up!, I fully agree with you!!! We cannot allow anyone to silence us in our own country and at the same time, we welcome our brothers and sisters who come to live among us. I find when I listen to some 'expats', they seem to expect us here in the BVI to have an issue with them, they expect the worse from us towards them..i have had to correct some of them when they used derogatory terms to describe themselves! When questioned as to why they use such terms, they said that is what the people here call them...I asked when did someone said that to you...they said, never but I heard that is what they say...see the ignorance we have to put up we have to educate persons who come to live among us as to who we are...the Walwyn needs to stop all of his ignorant talks and allow democracy to take its course, because if the new government should launch an investigation into the 244M dollars that is unaccounted for, including that 1.6M wall that could have built 20 homes similar to the one that was built for $78K with change left over, he could very well end up in jail, just saying. So let the territory heal, let the new government and the coalition opposition work together to fix the mess we are in, granted 4 of the opposition members were apart of creating the mess. Let us move forward!!
  • Charley Rose (04/03/2019, 14:16) Like (43) Dislike (4) Reply
    It is amusing sometimes when you read some of the statements made by Hon, Myron Walwyn. I assume that he probably looking for sympathy. One has to remember when you are climbing a ladder the little man that you meet at the bottom of the ladder you should greet him because on your way down you will meet him again.

    Many persons were surprised at the outcome of the General Election because Hon. Walwyn did not anticipate a loss at the poll. However, God works in mysterious ways and His wonders to perform. The people are the most important factor in an election. Once the people are neglected during the legislative term and the elected official concentrate on themselves, then the ballots will determine the outcome. The NDP needs to examine themselves and see where they went wrong. Sure it was not Myron leadership the only factor, it was bad stewardship of the government's money.
  • Hello... (04/03/2019, 14:39) Like (36) Dislike (6) Reply
    I have to say. this was most embarrassing for Mr. Walwyn. I honestly believe his very arrogant base had a lot to do with his lost....
  • bvi (04/03/2019, 15:31) Like (35) Dislike (7) Reply
    It would do him well to take the next four years to really learning about the culture of the people of the BVI. Our customs, tradition, our cuisine, etc.

    Oh, speaking about food, a good bite of humble pie would do him well. Too often our meekness is mistaken for weakness but we are certainly not fools. Unfortunate that he had to learn the hard way.
  • please (04/03/2019, 17:30) Like (42) Dislike (2) Reply
    Oh give it a rest. Who has embraced persons from other countries more than the BVI. Insecurities and false perceptions have a lot of people joining the band wagon of “the BVI people don’t like us”. A few bad eggs don’t represent the majority of BVIslanders. Anywhere you go you have some haters. This come lately attempt at division has backfired.

    Myron has simply been rejected by the majority including some of his own supporters not because of where his parents are from but because of who he truly is and the major failures of his party.

    I thank all of my Caribbean people who have come here, made contributions here, tried to learn about here and get along and integrate regularly with the people here. And I also salute the BVI people the majority of which have embraced our Caribbean brothers and sisters, treated them well, married them and helped them in so many ways. A few stupid bloggers including those fraudsters pretending to be BVIslanders spewing hate will never defeat the reality that the BVI has really been good to our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Immigration department has issues but that’s the same all over the world. The passport issue for those born here is an issue for all OTs. Stop all the stupid divisive comments and actually try to unite. In some Caribbean countries skin colour still have its indigenous people divided - the dark skinned and the light skinned and all kinds of other infighting. Things aren’t that bad here so stop trying to give that impression. You have to also look at how you look at a country that you migrate to - if your sole aim is to make money to assist your family back home that will be your priority so truly integrating with the people and within the country will not be your priority - but somewhere along the lines some with this mentality find all kinds of reasons why the BVI is the problem. Please stop the madness.
  • facts (04/03/2019, 18:11) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    this is the end of funny man political career take that to the bank
  • guy hill (04/03/2019, 19:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • pat (04/03/2019, 21:01) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Who wants to see myron face ever again he is a no body now ha ha he he
  • Law Abiding citizen (04/03/2019, 21:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    There’s a lot of idiocy here.
  • liat 541 (05/03/2019, 03:41) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mehson get the message the people DONOT WANT YOU IN THEIR HOUSE SO KEEP OUT
  • My God (05/03/2019, 09:04) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lord have mercy on us....The hatred and predudice is so real in this little continent. Island people ayo keep out of the people them business
  • wize up (05/03/2019, 09:23) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    the discriminatory labels are usually pointed towards the negro race in this territory: the other races comes here and buys out our lands; take over our costal waters; our leaders gives them our prime real estate they then turns around and have our people mop their floors; cut their grass and mop the vomit: for over 60 years I have mixed and mingled with caribbean sons & daughters; as a matter of fact while attending school my teachers hailed from throughout the region: 2017(recently) following those hurricanes the indigenous and non-indigenous ran away from this territory; it was the people from the neighboring caribbean islands that came to this territory and some of them are still here contributing to the redevelopment of the British Virgin Islands....keep the faith black-man!!!!
  • Interested (05/03/2019, 14:18) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am a proud BVIslander,but do not have a problem with persons who come to live among us as long as they do so peacefully and respectfully.At the moment Myron is too toxic to lead the NDP.He should step aside for the time being, The party needs to be rebuilt,but not with him at the head.
  • Jessica Jones (05/03/2019, 16:22) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thanks VINO, but we will appreciate it if you just let MVW fade to black. Stop keeping him relevant unless it's to inform us he has be arrested for that wall or the Moorings have him in court for their money.
  • Not resigning??? (05/03/2019, 16:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Really?? The NDP as an organization is very weak. Myron not only did not bring home a Government but he lost his entire seat and you see nothing wrong with the picture that he continues to be Chairman. So he is to now lead the persons, who the people had confidence in enough to elect. What a predicament!! Fraser was removed from the VIP headship for less. At least he won his seat. Now look at where the VIP is. NDP might learn from that. It doesn't matter how you feel personally and your relationship/friendship/situationship. Some hard decisions need to be made as Myron has mashed a proverbial BVI corn and is not likely, unless he truly, truly humbles himself (no signs seen as yet), to recover from this. We are politically an immature territory and we are truly showing our age here indeed.

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