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Political vandalism? Or chickens coming home?

The billboard is located in West End on the main Island of Tortola where Vandals have peeled off half of the banner, however, the agent for the advertising company has restored the Billboard information a few days ago. Photo: Team of Reporters
Critics of Mr Walwyn have claimed that he has been running the most divisive campaign, putting locals and indigenous Virgin Islanders against those who were born in the other Caribbean Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Critics of Mr Walwyn have claimed that he has been running the most divisive campaign, putting locals and indigenous Virgin Islanders against those who were born in the other Caribbean Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
WEST END, Tortola, VI - A billboard belonging to the National Democratic Party 1, (NDP 1) led by Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has been vandalized.

The billboard is located in West End on the main Island of Tortola where Vandals have peeled off half of the banner, however, the agent for the advertising company has restored the Billboard information a few days ago.

Critics of Mr Walwyn have claimed that he has been running the most divisive campaign, putting locals and indigenous Virgin Islanders against those who were born in the other Caribbean Islands.

Chickens coming home?

Last month, Chairman of the BVI Christian Counsel, Bishop John I. Cline called him out, asking that it be stopped as we are “one BVI, and have always lived in harmony with our brothers and sisters from the other Islands.”

In addition, man of the cloth Claude O. Skelton-Cline has condemned the Minister for Education and Culture for the divisive campaigns.

Mr Skelton-Cline said on his radio show ‘Honesty Speaking’ in both October and November 2018 that “we can read the code of these dog whistle tactics by Mr Walwyn, putting locals against the people from the Caribbean… he needs to stop it, as we will not tolerate that kind of politics in the BVI.”

We need unity not division

However, besides Hon Walwyn’s divisive and dangerous political strategy, it still does not give anyone the right to vandalise his or any other party’s political banners, as billboards are a form of free speech and free expression guaranteed by the constitution.

Further, we trust that Mr Walwyn and others will set a positive and unifying tone for the 2019 General Election campaign that puts the people and county first and unite this small British Overseas Territory of less than 20 thousand residents, post-Irma and Maria.

21 Responses to “Political vandalism? Or chickens coming home?”

  • i from here (28/12/2018, 12:03) Like (24) Dislike (30) Reply
    Yes he running an island man campaign
  • wize up (28/12/2018, 12:58) Like (27) Dislike (10) Reply
    why the fussing: the recent high winds caused the little damage(stop the noise)...one of the small wall contractor will simply pay to have that poster replace within a few days(calm down, my people)
    • @wize up (28/12/2018, 14:08) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
      I have to agree with you 100%.....LOL
    • Really? (28/12/2018, 20:44) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      If you don't live in that area, stop talking piddle. That billboard was ripped down BEFORE the high winds occurred. From yesterday morning I witnessed that the billboard was destroyed. The high winds came in this morning. (by the way, I am not politically minded.)
  • WOWW (28/12/2018, 12:58) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    There’s more to come down..
  • humm (28/12/2018, 14:07) Like (23) Dislike (36) Reply
    That’s not true. I’m a BVIslander who is the product of two persons not from Tortola and so is most of the BVI. So let’s not start to label this man. One thing is for sure he seems to already have a lot of characteristics of a true leader
    • True BVI (28/12/2018, 16:23) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
      You do not speak for indigenous bvislanders. Like USA does let the truth be told that you are a FIRST GENERATION BVIslander. Just like a first generation college graduate from a family you will for decades be rooted in your Home country/customs. It is only when the rights that you/your children later seek to assert as a bvislander are sidelined that you will Begin to make full transition, but sadly it may be too late then since the bible is clear that what goes around comes around.
  • It wasn't me... (28/12/2018, 15:17) Like (34) Dislike (8) Reply
    But we don't want NDP down here.......WEST!!!
    • wize up (28/12/2018, 17:55) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ it wasn’t me: no National Democratic Party affiliate will ever rule on the west side(for sure) political banners don’t win an election(no matter how huge or how tiny....)
  • Telling it as it is (28/12/2018, 19:19) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Who is local and who is indigenous? Nobody have to put so call indigenous Virgin Islander against people born in other Caribbean islands, that been going on for decades.
  • one eye (28/12/2018, 20:01) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Myron is sick if that is his strategy
  • What!! (28/12/2018, 21:39) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Nothing that a crew of 8 contractors can not fix!
  • facts (28/12/2018, 22:05) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP totally neglected the First District.
    • wize up (29/12/2018, 06:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ facts: not to worry that will be corrected come 2019: as a people we must never give one political group more than one term in electoral office: I just want to remind us; the structure which was damaged in 2017 was erected as a temporary solution: a proper structure is needed at west end that port of entry is very active and provides a livelihood for a number of our people
  • Xxx (28/12/2018, 22:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    school children say the whole thing is gone now well sah
  • Xxx (28/12/2018, 22:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    school children say the whole thing is gone now well sah
    • loves boys (28/12/2018, 23:48) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am sure many of those who got paid for no work on his crooked wall will help him out with the billboards hehehehehhahahaha

      No funny man running my country
  • See (29/12/2018, 22:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We will all see who will be running the country in a few months.
  • For Those Who Love the VI (30/12/2018, 06:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You all better stop this tug o war game between local n foreign people. It's a parasitic and symbiotic relationship sewn in deceit. Love. Hate. Opportunity. Interdependence. Greed. Seems like there is a concentration on the people from the Caribbean but the other than Caribbean foreigners are increasing and no attention being paid to them. Some White people and Philippino and Jamaican bring some ugly attitudes to our shores but there is a deafening silence on that. Keep it up. Some locals have to check their attitudes as well.The relationship not guarded can become ugly and uglier if not dealt with. Does government care about this relationship except to exploit foreign people for votes by granting Belonger status to persons who have no real love or interest in developing the Virgin Islands? Some living here for years but can't tell you how many people make up the house of assembly or what was the first capital of the Virgin Islands. Other than paying or non paying of tax what is contributed?Not seeking to learn anything about the culture and history of the Virgin Islands. There has always been a foreign presence in the Virgin Islands. Some for good some for bad. The current Christmas season is Ok with people of ALL persuasion showing lots of love. The greetings hugs n kisses the well wishing. Wish the attitude will be continued for the rest of our lives but that's wishful thinking but good thinking. Please be civil and kind to each other if that's the least God asks of his people living in the Virgin Islands.
  • Lamblike Beast (30/12/2018, 06:52) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    ALL that is written on that sign is a BIG LIE. Let that set in for a bit.


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