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Myron V. Walwyn will not sow strife & divide the VI to return to power

- singling out VINO is a bizarre & desperate agenda to remain relevant
Myron V. Walwyn, who was rejected by voters in the February 2019 general elections, is now desperately trying to remain relevant. Photo: VINO/File
Since our humble beginnings in 2010, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) has built a community around fearless journalism out of a need to give Virgin Islanders a platform to voice their concerns, highlight their accomplishments and celebrate their victories. Photo: VINO
Since our humble beginnings in 2010, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) has built a community around fearless journalism out of a need to give Virgin Islanders a platform to voice their concerns, highlight their accomplishments and celebrate their victories. Photo: VINO
Former legislator Myron V. Walwyn is still the subject of a criminal investigation over a $1.6M small wall constructed around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), according to Police Commissioner, Michael B. Mathews. Photo: VINO/File
Former legislator Myron V. Walwyn is still the subject of a criminal investigation over a $1.6M small wall constructed around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), according to Police Commissioner, Michael B. Mathews. Photo: VINO/File
According to the Auditor General’s Report on the Elmore Stoutt High School wall, some $1.6M of public funds was taken in broad daylight from the public purse; monies that could have gone towards improving the lives of Virgin Islanders and those who now call the Territory home. Photo: VINO/File
According to the Auditor General’s Report on the Elmore Stoutt High School wall, some $1.6M of public funds was taken in broad daylight from the public purse; monies that could have gone towards improving the lives of Virgin Islanders and those who now call the Territory home. Photo: VINO/File
A screenshot of a local news article headline that appeared after the 2019 election results were announced. Myron V. Walwyn was the biggest loser. Photo: BVI News
A screenshot of a local news article headline that appeared after the 2019 election results were announced. Myron V. Walwyn was the biggest loser. Photo: BVI News
One of the most divisive politicians in the history of the Virgin Islands is ironically and hypocritically now accusing Virgin Islands News Online, which he constantly attacked while in the House of Assembly (HoA), of creating division. Photo of what was posted on Mr Walwyn's Facebook page. Photo: Facebook
One of the most divisive politicians in the history of the Virgin Islands is ironically and hypocritically now accusing Virgin Islands News Online, which he constantly attacked while in the House of Assembly (HoA), of creating division. Photo of what was posted on Mr Walwyn's Facebook page. Photo: Facebook
The controversial Myron V. Walwyn, a known hater of Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) and its Founder Hon Julian Willock, has been trying to drum up support on Facebook against VINO. Photo: Facebook
The controversial Myron V. Walwyn, a known hater of Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) and its Founder Hon Julian Willock, has been trying to drum up support on Facebook against VINO. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Since our humble beginnings in 2010, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) has built a community around fearless journalism out of a need to give Virgin Islanders a platform to voice their concerns, highlight their accomplishments and celebrate their victories.

Our mantra of documenting the lives of those indigenous and belonging to the Virgin Islands’ (VI) soil, as well of those who came to live among us, has led VINO on a journey of publishing literally thousands of articles that shone the spotlight on personalities like our sportsmen and women, politicians, business persons, public figures and on matters of public interest.

However, our journalism and innovative storytelling are not just limited to Virgin Islanders. Over the years, VINO has built a reputation of bringing awareness to important issues and giving a voice to the voiceless regardless of class, creed or race.

In the words of VINO Commentator and Bermuda MP, Thomas C. Famous, “websites come and go, yet VINO has stood the test of time, thus, giving people like myself, an Indigenous Virgin Islander, a steady voice in our great territory.”

Failed attacked on VINO

However, even as VINO continues to do its part in keeping the community informed and celebrating the accomplishments of local and regional residents, it is our understanding that one failed former politician, now seeking to remain relevant, has resorted to making personal attacks against VINO in his twisted agenda.

Beginning yesterday May 19, 2020, the VINO news centre was flooded with telephone calls, WhatsApp texts and Facebook messages about a social media posting from an ousted and divisive former politician named Myron V. Walwyn.

It should be noted that Walwyn is still the subject of a criminal investigation over a $1.6M small wall constructed around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), according to Police Commissioner, Michael B. Mathews.

That is some $1.6M of public funds taken (read the Auditor General report on the wall) in broad daylight from the public purse; monies that could have gone towards improving the lives of Virgin Islanders and those who now call the Territory home.

Further in his social media post, the ousted Walwyn claimed he was “seriously wondering if there are some individuals or establishments that are hell-bent on destroying the BVI,” and went on to post some of VINO’s recent headlines, where reporters were celebrating locals being installed in public sector positions.

Walwyn placed an emphasis on headlines with the word “local” and went on to imply that this news website was engaged in “visceral, that is deliberately being written… to destabilize the peaceful enjoyment of life.”

Walwyn an avid VINO reader?

While we are delighted that Mr Walwyn remains an avid reader of VINO, we believe his analysis and conclusion are erroneous and based on a mistaken belief.

He was quick to single out VINO in his claims, however, neither did he screenshot a recent May 16, 2020, article from BVI News entitled, “Scatliffe-Esprit now the first local to be appointed DPP,” nor did he screenshot a May 19, 2020, article by 284 Media entitled “Locals dominate leading roles in new appointments.”

BVI News had also in October 2018, published an article entitled, “Local appointed as new CEO of BVIHSA,” however, no mention of this was made in his social media post. It's clear his obsession with VINO and its esteemed founder.

Walwyn’s bizarre and fallacious argument is that VINO alone, by celebrating locals in top public service positions, is somehow destabilising the Territory. Could you believe this?

What is even more unbelievable; however, is that after some eight long years in office with nothing to show for it except the infamous wall project, according to the Auditor General report, Mr Walwyn has somehow mustered up the courage to call anyone out.

Walwyn is said to have allegedly destroyed the education system after 8 years as Education Minister, allegedly destroyed the careers of Virgin Islanders—three Chief Education Officers in 4 years—and have been part of a government with questionable spending on teachers dinners when local children were going to bed hungry.

Further, the now brazen Walwyn appears to have forgotten the wastage on consultants in his former Ministry and wasted money on some areas of festivals (2012-2018), even when there were no pay raises for teachers and when public school teachers all over the Territory had to take money from their pockets to purchase teaching aids.

Aim is the esteemed founder

We believe Myron's only aim with his reckless and baseless arguments is to get the attention of VINO’s esteemed founder the Hon Julian Willock, Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly.

This was a position he wanted after the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) won the 2007 General Elections. However, in a similar fashion to how he was sent packing when he wanted to be Premier of the Virgin Islands in 2019, Mr Walwyn was also brutally rejected by the VIP for the House Speaker's post.

One of his former colleagues and former National Democratic Party (NDP) founder Ronnie W. Skelton described Walwyn during the 2018-19 General Election campaign season as the most divisive politician in recent Virgin Islands (VI) history, pitting locals against expats, whites against blacks and our neighbours in the USVI against those here in the homeland.

Myron Walwyn in pain?

We could only imagine the tears in the blood-red eyes of Walwyn when he sees the Hon Willock in the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), restoring the dignity of the institution after he Walwyn made it a circus, spending eight long and dark years not on legislation to help the country, but campaigning to become the Premier, ‘Oh how radiant are the voters’.

He has left the HoA with a legacy of using his privilege under immunity to engage in what would normally be classified as libel and slander against Virgin Islanders, and local companies.

Walwyn’s behaviour and rants on Facebook are now that of a slick salesman, who is extremely thirsty for power, with his only aim being to get his hands back in political office to victimise and abuse those on his enemy list.

Isn’t this the same man who pushed so many Virgin Islanders out of their jobs in the public sector when he served as a Minister and said that there was nothing that can be done to protect Virgin Islanders?

Voters beware that when you see anyone so desperate and hungry for power, it is better to stay far from them, as their hearts are dark and evil and it is not about love for people and country, rather, could be for revenge and self-serving ambition.

Virgin Islanders and Belongers have already done their part to remove those who served no purpose in developing the Territory, hence paving the way for a government who represents the collective will of the people.

VINO is number 1

Advance Marketing and Professional Services, the parent company of VINO, continues to be thankful for its more than 30 thousand hits per day and having the most advertisers of any online news website in the VI.

It’s a vote of confidence because our stories are relevant, accurate and timely, resonates with our readers- regardless of status in society- and our sources are credible.

In his 8 years [2011-2019] of accomplishing nothing as a Legislator, Walwyn had tried desperately to attack VINO, hoping that it would turn our advertisers and readers against us; however, it did not work then and it will not work now.

Advance Marketing and Professional Services can report that over the many years when its employees parted company for whatever reason, they received all the benefits as per the VI Labour Code.

Long Live VINO, as we remain humbled, encouraged and inspired by our growing readership, positive feedback and long list of advertisers after 10 years and counting. In God we trust! Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands, VINO’s quality can never be denied!

48 Responses to “Myron V. Walwyn will not sow strife & divide the VI to return to power”

  • Reader (20/05/2020, 16:22) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

    wow, what a thing!

  • Hmm (20/05/2020, 16:26) Like (20) Dislike (31) Reply
    Myron will always be a target In the bvi people trusted him and he failed us him and his government with their lies. He will never be premier because his wife is not a local.
    • @hmm (20/05/2020, 22:26) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      Nope, if he was married to a local he would have stand a better chance of being Premier. Wife is not local, it ain’t happening.
  • Teuth (20/05/2020, 16:27) Like (14) Dislike (16) Reply
    Myron need to go sit down and run his businesses he trying to remain relevant all the time. If he take he will be elected 2023 he have a next thing coming
  • vi (20/05/2020, 16:28) Like (17) Dislike (23) Reply

    Mr walwyn aka f**** m*** was not for local people he was all about outsiders and he thought they could’ve save home around election time.

  • irene (20/05/2020, 16:29) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
    All we want to know is the truth about the wall.
  • reality (20/05/2020, 16:30) Like (18) Dislike (14) Reply
    Don’t be fooled by Myron tricks he is one of the main persons that does be commenting under these post Negatively about himself for sympathy
  • vip (20/05/2020, 16:31) Like (19) Dislike (8) Reply
    The best thing I’m 2019 was when funny man was unelected
  • wellness (20/05/2020, 16:31) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
    NEVER SHOULD WE ALLOWED THIS GUY TO ACCUPY ANY FORM OF GOVERNANCE NOT EVEN ON STATUTARY BOARDS .SOME PEOPLE WHILE SUCCESSSFUL IN THEIR OWN RIGHTS ARE NOT GOOD LEADERS. MAYBE HE IS A GOOD GUY BUT HIS IDEALOGY IS POOR.
  • snake (20/05/2020, 16:36) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    How all asunden u know as such intelligent and ambitious man ....hmmm. ...no u got a plan
  • mvw (20/05/2020, 16:43) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    I think your days done as the people ain’t giving you a break.
  • Silence (20/05/2020, 17:00) Like (28) Dislike (7) Reply
    Lawd who tell he trouble VINO and the esteemed
  • Dark or wonder Darkness (20/05/2020, 17:14) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    There is nothing, absolutely nothing evil about the Dark, a matter of fact Darkness is need to restore the body after expelling you life force in the light of day. Stop using the word Dark in such away especially knowing your skin tone is much closer to dark than light/white.
  • mercy (20/05/2020, 17:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a reading and a half, this is a scalping.
  • king (20/05/2020, 17:42) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    but why he gone to trouble vino Myron leave sleeping dog lie
  • Memory (20/05/2020, 17:46) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    His name will always be mentioned. As it is so it will be written.
  • Let’s see (20/05/2020, 18:20) Like (4) Dislike (21) Reply
    Myron is playing a game, he is playing the pity party. He might be born here, but he is not one of us. His alliance is with the Down Island people. Look who he married. It has been said and it will be said again. NO DOWN ISLAND WOMAN WILL HOLD THE TITLE OF FIRST LADY OVER A LOCAL WOMAN. Do you really think she is going to rein supreme or be on a higher level than a local woman? Heck to the never, not her.
    • SMH (21/05/2020, 11:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Our mindsets as BVIslanders are our biggest demise! We don't even realize how hateful we are. The mere fact that we refer to other islands as down island speaks volumes. What makes us high and mighty? Smh!
    • @let's see (21/05/2020, 11:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your comments have stirred me to continue a blog I started. As I stated, there is a hidden cast system here in the Territory. To save time I will not go over the whole system. Please see which one you fall under. Myron unfortunate fall in the cast you mentioned Although he was "born here" he is not considered "one of us" because his parents were ex-pats and as you noted he is married to a "Down Island woman". There are dozens of children in that same position here in the B.V.I who falls in this cast. They are denied scholarships, denied entry into the Government school system, and other opportunities. In fact, the previous Government was labeled as an "Island man Government" simply because one other person on the team who I will refer to as AC who was just as unfortunate to ex-pat parent(s). Another came allegedly was born in an ODP but came here as a young boy. The worst was the fourth whose opponent referred to her self as the " real you can pick a ring" if you are smart. In conclusion we have shot our self in the foot. In time to come, probably after our bones lay bleach in some grave or even in the twilight of our short stay on this land, "being born here" and other words related to it will be words rarely used. Here is why. Most of our women are going to the USA to give birth to their children (this to may cease). While they may retain the rights of their mother, most will eventually go to the States. Some may return when they are old. Others will be interned there. If this continues to happen only the children of local mothers who choose to "born their children here" will remain but they will be a minority. On the other hand, the majority of ex-pats mothers give birth to their children here. They will fall in the cast system as Myron. The changing factor here is that they will be in the majority and with changing laws and cultures "being born" will no longer be a "password" but rather a "past word". It is time we wake up.
      • @@Let's see correction (21/05/2020, 12:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        * ODT (Overseas Dependent Territory). Not ODP. Another allegedly came here as a small child.
    • cleo (21/05/2020, 12:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      The most esteemed First Lady of the VI to date is Mrs Lorna Smith.
      And,where was she born???
    • LCS (23/05/2020, 07:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What about Lorna Smith? It already happened. 1st Lady born in Anguilla.
  • Rabsatt (20/05/2020, 18:28) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Cool it down Vino ! We still sticking with you!
  • John (20/05/2020, 18:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you give these people your heart they will still 8 you no love
  • Funny male (20/05/2020, 19:03) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    LOL he vex he can't look publicity by showing up to funerals and acting all sad & worried when all he's looking is for people to give him praise LOL Don't come for me cause I witnessed him at funerals looking attention
  • Say wa ayo want (20/05/2020, 19:19) Like (27) Dislike (18) Reply
    Myron is one of the best politicians around here and is needed in the house to help run this country . Further more anyone one with a good knowledge of bill of quantities will know that that wall could cost in excess of 1 mil.
  • i from here (20/05/2020, 19:19) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply
    If none of your parents are from here you should not run for office
  • Listen (20/05/2020, 19:46) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    no love lost but mister man should be on vacation @ HMP. The court system recently went through a suspect telephone in an effort to file additional criminal charges and the chap was simply entering the country where he is from. Follow me; a legal and lawful report was submitted to the Governor & maybe the police associated with questionable spending of government money and to this day nothing but everyday man getting tased for walking in their own country.... Embezzlement is a crime so what is law enforcement or the judicial system doing. Politicians appear to be above regulations in the territory while everyday others residents gone HMP for a joint or violating curfew
  • the wall (20/05/2020, 20:33) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lock her up
  • free speech (20/05/2020, 20:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happen to Free speech for Vino, Myron, You, I, all of us.... We need to be respectful and respect free speech...
  • just asking... (20/05/2020, 20:49) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    why waste time on a politician who will not be able to run in 2023?
  • Anonymous (20/05/2020, 20:50) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hon Willock if I was you I will leave Myron to the Great God of the universe
  • pat (20/05/2020, 23:10) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    If this how mvw plan on making a comeback he off to a poor start
  • hi (21/05/2020, 03:49) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    Myron got to be a threat. The constant bashing of him to ensure that he does. Resurface. Hmmmm something ain’t right.
    • ccc (21/05/2020, 07:37) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      Why he so jealous of jw? the people have spoken in 2019 go back to Antigua mvw
      • @ccc (21/05/2020, 11:03) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        Yeah, he is jealous of JW real bad. I agree, step back to Antigua and take puss in boots with you.
    • @ hi (21/05/2020, 08:29) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      threat to whom the ball head man who jealous of Willock. Remember he pick a fight
  • Memory lol (21/05/2020, 04:07) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mention yes it will and always and more so as situation open up like the wall yes .his name will for ever mention for the impact he leave of him self in the political arena of politics..but under wat conditions ...hmmm .listen close u can hear it .dam disgrace to everyone and thing around him.and the country
  • u (21/05/2020, 06:52) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    It will not be long before other races begin running for politics in the British Virgin Islands and nothing said will prevent it
  • qc (21/05/2020, 07:40) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Just read the auditor general report on the wall in any other country some body would have been jailed
  • Attention Local men (21/05/2020, 08:26) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    If you want to be in the Political arena, make sure your wife is local. Non local wife, it ain’t happening.
  • Tonge Fu (21/05/2020, 08:28) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    One thing I agree with, Myron is desperate to get back in politics, he even back at the bars now, I saw the fool up at Rymer bar a day or so ago Poor faller
  • Not2Sure (21/05/2020, 10:42) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Myron sick to go pick a fight with the esteemed he out of power today because of that fight, so it seems like he wish to remain out of power
  • lol (21/05/2020, 11:23) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Them two is two pea in a pod, yea U know


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