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Ousted legislator Myron V. Walwyn returns to courtroom

- His client Dwight Callwood fined for criminal damage
Former legislator Mr Myron V. Walwyn (in blue suit) leaves the Magistrate's Court with his client Dwight Callwood on December 10, 2019. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The former controversial Education Minister under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, Myron V. Walwyn who went from being one of the biggest election winners to the biggest loser at the polls, was spotted in the Magistrate’s Court today Tuesday, December 10, 2019, in his capacity as a defense attorney.

The former At Large Representative and ex Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) was representing Dwight Callwood, who was charged for criminal damage after breaking a vehicle’s rear windshield on March 27, 2019.

Prosecutors said the defendant hurled a bottle at the vehicle because the owner passed too close to him and the driver responded by giving him the middle finger.

'He is not a violent man'- Walwyn pleads

Mr Walwyn pleaded with the court for leniency for his client, who he said was not a violent man unless provoked.

He said in this case, Callwood was in fear when the incident occurred because the vehicle was driving at a fast rate and passed near to him.

Mr Walwyn told the court his client is the sole breadwinner of his seven children and is asking the court to be merciful when handing down its sentence.

Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo fined Callwood $1500 for the offence. He was told to pay the fine by January 30, 2020 or risk spending four months at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut.

Callwood was also ordered to immediately pay $814 for the windscreen or spend two months in prison.

Election defeat

Mr Walwyn became Chairman of the NDP on June 24, 2018 after a nasty fight with former Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton, who subsequently left the party to form his own group.

At the helm of the NDP, Mr Walwyn’s team was overwhelmingly defeated at the February 25, 2019 General Elections.

He lost his own seat as an At Large Representative.

23 Responses to “Ousted legislator Myron V. Walwyn returns to courtroom”

  • Wait (10/12/2019, 18:24) Like (120) Dislike (5) Reply
    Election is over VINO get over it.
    • @ Wait (10/12/2019, 20:33) Like (5) Dislike (37) Reply
      and funny man trying to make a election come back ?
    • Really? (13/12/2019, 14:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That bathroom is becoming a growing menace to the people in Hunthum's Ghut. It is harboring criminal minds who now feels it is normal to hang out there and conduct business in the open. And yet our police department and the ministers are doing nothing about it? The question is why? Who’s benefitting from it
  • Jack Daniels (10/12/2019, 18:38) Like (11) Dislike (38) Reply

    “Mr Walwyn told the court his client is the sole breadwinner of his seven children and is asking the court to be merciful when handing down its sentence”. Well this statement is interesting. MVW did you really realize you was address the court, do you not know that it’s the same court that have to issue warrants all the time for ppl because they not paying the money into court to support their children.  By the way, school children wants to know was is really up with you and this dude that you always to his rescue. Please tell school children because this is one thing they don’t know.

  • rolling eyes (10/12/2019, 20:31) Like (34) Dislike (2) Reply
    ViNO you’re obviously still in political mode...surely he’s making more money on one case than A politician paycheck and perks.
  • birds of a feather (10/12/2019, 20:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not dealing with no bush layers I getting My run
    • To birds of a feather (10/12/2019, 22:50) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      LOL you couldn't come up with your own name? Lol you are so lame for using someone else's name off the other website
      • Repky (10/12/2019, 23:35) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        Ha ha i see him on bvi news blogging on himself ...poor fella boss go away
  • ... (10/12/2019, 20:37) Like (16) Dislike (21) Reply
    The people did the right thing in voting him out of the HOA… Hopefully he NEVER RETURNS
  • lol (10/12/2019, 20:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    tell us jack!
  • Hmmm (10/12/2019, 21:27) Like (14) Dislike (13) Reply
    I hope his client is by his side when Myron end up in court for that ESHS wall, we ain’t done with him.
  • lol (11/12/2019, 00:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    from the seat to the street......easy sada
  • Dulce (11/12/2019, 04:53) Like (26) Dislike (7) Reply
    Personally I think MWalwyn is an asset to the BVI political arena .
    From my observation he is intelligent,an astute entrepreneur and delete made,well rounded. personable and forward thinking He is evidently envied by many. A non born here who is sincere in his loyalty to the VI.
    Good to see him.

  • lol (11/12/2019, 12:30) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is very petty and immature VINO. Political season is over. Grow up!

    As for Mr Call wood not being violent come on! He is a nuisance and he is raising his sons just same. That bottle could have hit someone innocent. 1500 is to weak a message. These man got big power boat and race cars and don't work nowhere. 1500 is joke.
  • Myrna (12/12/2019, 07:43) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    I have great respect for MR MYRON WAWLYN and nothing or anything anyone says on these blogs can change my mind about him .He is a descent human being. We have to learn to love one another and to forgive each other.Why all this hate and bitterness.Some of you hiding behind theses blogs are so taughtless,heartles and evil. But they killed Jesus an innocent man without sin who had done them nothing,and today people are still the same.Remember we pay right here on earth no matter how long it takes and some of you have children.

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