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‘Investigation into ESHS Wall continues’- CoP Matthews

-Says probe will not halt despite Walwyn defeat at 2019 polls
Police Commissioner Michael B. Matthews says the investigation into the ESHS Wall commissioned by Myron V. Walwyn will not halt despite his recent defeat at 2019 VI polls. Photo: VINO/File
The Auditor General (AG) Ms Sonia M. Webster in a bombshell report on the ESHS wall had said that the wall project broke financial laws, there was no value for money and persons were paid and work not completed. She also listed a tail of corruption surrounding the entire project. Photo: VINO/File
The Auditor General (AG) Ms Sonia M. Webster in a bombshell report on the ESHS wall had said that the wall project broke financial laws, there was no value for money and persons were paid and work not completed. She also listed a tail of corruption surrounding the entire project. Photo: VINO/File
Meanwhile, there is also an ongoing audit over the $7.2 M that vanished over a BVI Airways deal—another National Democratic Party (NDP 1) scandal—where the Territory has no plane, no flights and no one accountable as to the status. Photo: VINO/File
Meanwhile, there is also an ongoing audit over the $7.2 M that vanished over a BVI Airways deal—another National Democratic Party (NDP 1) scandal—where the Territory has no plane, no flights and no one accountable as to the status. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his devastating defeat in the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), many are questioning what will happen to the investigation launched by the Police into the $1.6M Elmore Stoutt High School Wall (ESHS) commissioned by former Legislator, Myron V. Walwyn.

The Auditor General (AG) Ms Sonia M. Webster in a bombshell report on the ESHS wall had said that the wall project broke financial laws, there was no value for money and persons were paid and work not completed.  She also listed a tail of corruption surrounding the entire project.

In turn, Mr Walwyn broke protocol and leaked the AG’s report to the media in a failed attempt to defend himself, while bashing the Auditor General. He later met the wrath of Governor of the VI, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert who later demanded an apology and forwarded the report to the police for further investigation according to a statement released on Friday, December 14, 2018.

No stopping now

Police Commissioner Michael B. Matthews in confirming that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had the AG’s report said that they had started a “scoping excise.”  However, speaking to our newsroom yesterday Monday, March 4, 2019, when asked if the investigation will now end following the defeat of Mr Wawlyn, Mr Mathews responded, “any investigation by the police does not halt until it’s been fully investigated and resolved.”

When pressed as to the stage of the investigation and if an arrest or indictment was imminent the top CoP refused to comment further.

BVI Airways Audit launched

Meanwhile, there is also an ongoing audit over the $7.2 M that vanished over a BVI Airways deal—another National Democratic Party (NDP 1) scandal—where the Territory has no plane, no flights and no one accountable as to the status.  

17 Responses to “‘Investigation into ESHS Wall continues’- CoP Matthews”

  • Bull Dawg (05/03/2019, 10:58) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hmmmm.........
    What a thing.
    • the rock (05/03/2019, 21:22) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      That top cop needs to be investigated for him and his troops disappearance after hurricane Irma!
  • ALSO (05/03/2019, 11:20) Like (65) Dislike (6) Reply
    We need one on the over run of the Pier Park.
  • my yute (05/03/2019, 11:24) Like (18) Dislike (66) Reply
    Man give mvw a break it was not him
  • Joc (05/03/2019, 11:36) Like (49) Dislike (11) Reply
    Good its about time. Keep it coming!
  • Citizen (05/03/2019, 13:11) Like (35) Dislike (7) Reply
    It's quite ok for the commissioner of police to do his job. What I don't understand is the fact that 40 million is missing from the Pier Park project. 7.2 million is gone with air plane deal. 2 mansions is built on oil nut bay with no investigation.
    This was built with an average of 7 hundred thousand that means less than a million is unaccounted for. Let's do the maths. Can you compere with the above.
    Is the governor or the commissioner being compromised? Tom drunk but Tom ent no fool. Bribery in the making
  • Voters (05/03/2019, 13:17) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
    Lock them up
    • wize up (05/03/2019, 15:30) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ voters: brilliant...if dem were working in a private enterprise dem would have been charged with embezzlement(government in the sunshine)
  • fellow esteemed (05/03/2019, 14:14) Like (16) Dislike (25) Reply
    Willox your team buried Walwyn (now wal-lose) at the polls and in your cartoon. give the man a break, nuh. leave him with a lil dignity, please.
  • The TRUTH (05/03/2019, 20:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's why when dem come to me bout you ain't running...I does ask dem ...from who?
  • ghut boy (06/03/2019, 00:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jail was made for men
  • wize up (06/03/2019, 22:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    understand that documents missing associated with that pier park project: some of us want to see justice served; some body must paid the price for tampering with the treasury’s money: one defunct political associate have 2 paid in full private million villas on the sister island while exciting on a political monthly salary(the past 8 years were very amazing in this Virgin Islands)...how can the people of this territory in good faith vote a political party into public office and there is substantial speculation about missing millions of tax money among same folks within a party and the membership of the party simply ride off into the sunset scot free: where is the justice; corruption in public office have to be prosecuted
  • sooo (07/03/2019, 13:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So I guess we won't be reading any new comics since NDP lost. The current one is extremely distasteful


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