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'I'm pleased you were the Governor @ this time'- Hon Walwyn

- Commends Governor Jaspert @ one month anniversary for Hurricane Irma
Residents coming together to commemorate the one month passage of Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, Minister for Education and Culture disclosed during his remarks that he has not had the best relationships with Governors, but commends the recently appointed governor for a job well done. Photo: VINO
Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, Minister for Education and Culture disclosed during his remarks that he has not had the best relationships with Governors, but commends the recently appointed governor for a job well done. Photo: VINO
Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert commented that he is amazed with the resilience of the people of the territory on there hard work to rebuild the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert commented that he is amazed with the resilience of the people of the territory on there hard work to rebuild the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
The Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) stated that in order for persons to get back to normal operations, 'human contact' is needed. Photo: VINO
The Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) stated that in order for persons to get back to normal operations, 'human contact' is needed. Photo: VINO
Members of the United Kingdom military and overseas officers engaging in the commemoration ceremony held at the Queen Elizabeth II Park on Friday October 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
Members of the United Kingdom military and overseas officers engaging in the commemoration ceremony held at the Queen Elizabeth II Park on Friday October 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance with members of the UK and Overseas Territory officers. Photo: VINO
Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance with members of the UK and Overseas Territory officers. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Government officials, residents and religious leaders gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II Park yesterday, Friday October 6, 2017 to commemorate the one month anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Irma, the Category 5 hurricane that ripped through the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 leaving a path of destruction, homelessness and despair.

His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, during his remarks, stated that he is amazed how the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) came together to help rebuild the territory.

"I have been astound by the strength and the resilience of communities across the territory. I have seen in every community I have visited how people have helped each other. We have shown the world that the British Virgin Islands are not just paradise because of the beautiful scenery but a paradise because of the amazing people," said the governor.

"I haven't had the best relationship with Governors" - Hon Walwyn

While giving his remarks, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture commented that he has not had the best relationship with previous governors but commends Governor Jaspert on a job well done.

"I must confess that I haven't had the best relationship with governor's, but I am indeed very pleased that you were the governor of the Virgin Islands at this time," expressed Hon Walwyn.

Hon Walwyn, who has been at the forefront with calls for self-determination, did not enjoy the best of relationship with previous Governor John S. Duncan OBE, who ordered an investigation into the controversial wall built around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) just prior to the 2015 snap elections.

The controversial minister also thanked the Premier, Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), and commended him for having a "strong and resilient leadership and calmness," adding that is a charateristic that a leader must possess.

Premier Smith was actually criticised by many who felt he was reduced to making press statements without substance during the State of Emergency while the Governor and the Commissioner of Police took charge of the Territory.

"In times of disaster and in times of trouble, you need a calm person at the head and we have a calm leader in somebody who we love very much," Hon Walwyn said.

Meanwhile, Pastor Stanley Bernard, Gospel of Jesus Pentecostal Church said a prayer for the territory and Bishop Ishmael Charles, New Testament Church of God International Worship Center gave some words of encouragement.

Premier Smith, during his remarks, stated that "human contact" can assist persons in getting back to normalcy.

He said, "When you get together with friends and family, that is one of the greatest things. Gathering here today is one of those things because when we can all get together and listen, share and thank God for our survival. This will help us get back to where we were, back to normalcy."

22 Responses to “'I'm pleased you were the Governor @ this time'- Hon Walwyn”

  • lock um up (07/10/2017, 11:05) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    ha ha look politcks funny man tying to beg the governor to stop the investigation of the wall do not fall for it governor
  • west man (07/10/2017, 11:07) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    turn out was poor why? because no one wants to be close to the corrupt NDP gang
    • poor people (07/10/2017, 13:26) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      We got no representation landlord and employers doing what they want...
      • Elaborate (09/10/2017, 10:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Poor people

        please explain because if you are referring to land lords who rent as a business and own several apartments then maybe I can understand your struggles, but if you are referring to an individual who subsidize the cost of their mortgage by having one or two units that is different.
    • Lies (07/10/2017, 13:34) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
      The turn out was great. You obviously weren't there.
  • lara (07/10/2017, 11:18) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    Great news
    • @ Iara (07/10/2017, 13:48) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      myrun remains me of Archie with his crocodile tears at the House Thursday. We not buying it
  • james (07/10/2017, 12:19) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    No support. NDP must go.
  • jack (07/10/2017, 13:17) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    they waited last minute to announce every thing in this place. GIS needs new blood
  • Lord 0 (07/10/2017, 13:23) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    People aint feel represented... No voice to comfort the masses.. No Sturn warnings to Lanlord who failed to secure their apartments and left their tenants expose and vanurable...No sturn Warning to employers lay off only if u have to do not use the disaster as an excuse to lay people off...
  • Just Woke (07/10/2017, 13:34) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    No mention of Peter Island and Digicel.. 2 examples of Good companies..Who deserve greatness medals
  • farmer brown (07/10/2017, 13:46) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    wait until we get the moorings bill he will be thanking the tax payers too
  • F. M. (07/10/2017, 18:01) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was waiting to hear about the recovery plans. What about the economy, tourism, financial services, un employment , help for people with no insurance, the homeless etc


    But instead some silly talk about governor is right man. Set of oppressors tying to save themselves from jail
  • Road Map (07/10/2017, 18:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pleased you were the Governor aside, when is the Government going to get some kind of gravel, quarry waste or something on the potholes on the east end road. Wow that road is horrible and we the motoring and pedestrian public need some relief. And while you at it clear the debris from Hope Hill to Little Dix road.

    PS it has some sewerage water on the road between Kettle and Nibbs. Also by Treasure isle.
  • wize up (07/10/2017, 19:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pure political strategy but some of us might fall for it
  • Strupes (07/10/2017, 20:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was pure politics. All House of Assembly members from both sides should have been fully involved and at least one or two from both sides should have been allowed to participate. The ndp using cabinet to play politics and think that they fooling God.
    • @strupes (08/10/2017, 21:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I was saying the same thing. I also wonder why the backbenchers are never.allowed to talk to such events. Why does it always have to be the ministers hoging the mike?
  • Real Talk (10/10/2017, 08:20) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sadly we the people are not pleased that myron is the minister of education or even elected at this time!


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