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“It’s a challenge” – Hon Walwyn on leading NDP

-Says it’s not just about winning as reason for not having a full elections slate
Embattled Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP1), Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) says since taking up the leadership of the party, it has been a challenging role since now he has had to move the party into the new generation, given its 20-year existence. Photo: Facebook
In an interview on JTV’s The Big Story (TBS) election edition with Ms Cathy O. Richards, Hon Walwyn further revealed that his party in not having a full slate to contest the 2019 elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), is not in it just to win, rather to be best prepared and to have the best representation for the territory to move it forward. Photo: Facebook
In an interview on JTV’s The Big Story (TBS) election edition with Ms Cathy O. Richards, Hon Walwyn further revealed that his party in not having a full slate to contest the 2019 elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), is not in it just to win, rather to be best prepared and to have the best representation for the territory to move it forward. Photo: Facebook
In her report on the wall commissioned by embattled Co-Leader of Government, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Auditor General noted that there was “no value for money, workers being paid for work not done” and blatant violations of the law, in particular, the “Public Finance Management Regulations.” Photo: VINO/File
In her report on the wall commissioned by embattled Co-Leader of Government, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Auditor General noted that there was “no value for money, workers being paid for work not done” and blatant violations of the law, in particular, the “Public Finance Management Regulations.” Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Embattled Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP1), Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) says since taking up the leadership of the party, it has been a challenging role since now, he has to move the party into the new generation, given its 20-year existence.

In an interview on JTV’s The Big Story (TBS) Election Edition with Ms Cathy O. Richards, Hon Walwyn further revealed that his party in not having a full slate to contest the 2019 elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), is not in it just to win, rather to be best prepared and to have the best representation for the territory to move it forward.

Best team – Walwyn

“If you listen to the messages… and the rallies and the launches and so forth coming out, you would see that our team is the best-prepared team to take this country forward, you hear the various issues that our candidates continue to speak about and our focus is simply trying to make things better for the people of the Virgin Islands once elected,” he told Ms Richards on the Wednesday, February 13, 2019, edition of the show.

When questioned on how his leadership of the party has been going since taking over as Chairman, Hon Walwyn says he accepts the challenge and is looking to change the face of the NDP.

“It’s a challenge, because we’re now trying to take a 20-year-old organisation and make it more relevant to the needs of voters in the community, we went through a very important exercise right after I took the leadership and I started to gather new candidates,” he said.

No full slate

According to Hon Walwyn, while the NDP does not have a full slate, he has built a team that can make a difference in the territory, “It’s not just about winning for us… it’s not always about having a full slate, we want people who we know can make a difference to the lives of people, and people who subscribe fully to what we would like to see our organisation become to be able to make life better for people.”

Over the years, Political pundits and other party leaders in the VI have accused the NDP of lacking transparency, accountability and good governance.

Further, Hon Walwyn, no stranger to controversy, is currently being investigated for a wall he built around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) costing taxpayers some $1.6M in a project that was said to be corrupt and having no value for money according to the Attorney General.

Not Afraid

In expounding on his leadership, Hon Walwyn said, “It’s an exciting opportunity… There have been some challenges… I’ve been somebody who has never been afraid of challenges and with the help of God, I’ve overcame every single one of them and this election will be no different.”   

12 Responses to ““It’s a challenge” – Hon Walwyn on leading NDP”

  • Woo (15/02/2019, 12:14) Like (56) Dislike (38) Reply
    Thumbs up if VIP could be trusted for the next 4 years

    Thumbs down if NDP could be trusted for the next 4 years
  • Yes (15/02/2019, 12:19) Like (12) Dislike (11) Reply
    Tough campaign without Champagne. Lol
    • VIP Supporter (No Longer) (15/02/2019, 13:45) Like (9) Dislike (24) Reply
      NDP campaign has been more substance filled than the other teams candidates wilding-out on the stage.
    • @LOL (15/02/2019, 15:26) Like (18) Dislike (9) Reply
      Such a effing idiot
  • Hmmm (15/02/2019, 13:43) Like (32) Dislike (14) Reply
    This man is all about himself he’s too pumpose
  • ... (15/02/2019, 14:43) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    boy go sit down
  • mumu (15/02/2019, 15:44) Like (23) Dislike (11) Reply
    Where is the manifesto? In an interview days before the election, and can't produce the manifesto? Not a full slate of candidates? No accountability and no audited financial statements.
  • @Mumu (15/02/2019, 19:08) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply

    If he is such of a Mumu then what are the other leaders with no Manifesto currently and no plans to publish one. I would love to hear how you refer to them.

    • The Blue Wave (17/02/2019, 07:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you were not bias you would know that PVIM launched a business plan weeks ago.
  • Juicy (15/02/2019, 23:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    You rite it’s a big chalenge that a***** could take that long thing from u set ah **** man

  • ---------------- (16/02/2019, 11:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    with all kind of mo mo candidates, he pick up ***** it can be ruff and challenging



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