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“Somebody vex because they lost an election” – Hon Walwyn on Skelton leaving NDP

- Says a clean sweep of Hon Ronnie W. Skelton made him quit the party
Controversial Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), took a harsh swipe at breakaway member, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton accusing him of leaving the NDP solely because he lost the party’s internal elections earlier this year. Photo: VINO
Hon Walwayn–who is also the territory’s Education and Culture Minister–made the emphatic statements last evening, December 11, 2018 when he and the party’s Deputy– who was also appointed Minister of Health and Social Development–Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), released the NDP’s new ‘Commitment of Service.’ Photo: VINO
Hon Walwayn–who is also the territory’s Education and Culture Minister–made the emphatic statements last evening, December 11, 2018 when he and the party’s Deputy– who was also appointed Minister of Health and Social Development–Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), released the NDP’s new ‘Commitment of Service.’ Photo: VINO
One scandal under the NDP includes the 1.6M ‘small wall’ commissioned for the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) by Hon Walwyn through a no-bid contract. Photo: VINO/File
One scandal under the NDP includes the 1.6M ‘small wall’ commissioned for the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) by Hon Walwyn through a no-bid contract. Photo: VINO/File
WICKHAMS CAY, Tortola, VI - Controversial Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), took a harsh swipe at breakaway member, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton(AL) accusing him of leaving the NDP solely because he lost the party’s internal elections earlier this year.

Hon Walwyn—who is also the territory’s Education and Culture Minister—made the emphatic statement last evening, December 10, 2018 when he and party Deputy—who was also appointed Minister of Health and Social Development—Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), released the NDP’s new ‘Commitment of Service.’  

Principles eroded

Recently, Hon Skelton had publicly stated that the core values and principals of the NDP have been eroded under its current leadership, however, according to Hon Walwyn, “what I would safely say, I don’t share those views… what somebody lost was an election.”

He insisted that he was disappointed by the way in which the matter was handled, which resulted in some of the party’s founding members choosing to resign and to form a new party.

“If the elections had gone the opposite direction, I would have been there, I know Marlon would have been there working with those persons,” Hon Walwyn said.

He went on further to say, “some of the same people who are touting for leadership now, won elections on our [NDP] back… because some of us came in and re-invigorated the party, just as the younger ones are coming in to reinvigorate the party now.”

According to Hon Walwyn, when he joined forces with the NDP in 2011, he was the first candidate to declare himself, “because after looking at the party closer I saw the ideals were good ideals. There were some miss-steps before but the founding principles, the core principal were good,” he said.

“I came, Honourable Penn came, Honourable Caines [Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6)], Junior Minister for Trade and Promotion Investment came to the NDP when it was at its lowest… we stuck with the party,” asserted Hon Walwyn.

Dissapointed 

 “I am disappointed that at a time when we went through a democratic election… even after meeting some of them and asking them what role they want to play… waiting for a response only to hear they formed a new party. I am disappointed, I am very disappointed.”

Responding to claims that he said that he cannot protect locals, he said, “those claims are malicious claims from persons who are very scared to meet me at the election polls,” Hon Walwyn uttered.

Describing the newly composed NDP, Hon Walwyn said the group is ready to take on the 2019 General Elections, “we are saying the former generation took the country from one point to the next and is now handing over leadership to a younger generation.”

 “This new NDP, we are shifting the gear to make sure that this party, maintaining the core values, still respond to the needs of a new and emerging community.”

The Bad and the Good 

He noted that the NDP has done a lot of good things, “I only hear people pick out three or four things and use that to define the record. That is not true… When you are judging somebody… you write down the bad and the good. When the bad outweigh the good you in problems."

“I can tell you today … we have done far more good,” Hon Walwyn noted.

On the party's facebook page, the NDP boasts of increasing minimum wage from $4 to $6 per hour in 2016, however, over its rule, the the party been accused of lacking principles, transparency and accountability in governance, with a number of high-profile scandals under its hat.

One such scandal includes the 1.6M poorly constructed ‘small wall’ commissioned for the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) by Hon Walwyn through a no-bid contract.

Then, the same company, SA Architect, was again given another no-bid contract for the sum of $132,142.45, for restoration works on the ESHS L shaped building.

25 Responses to ““Somebody vex because they lost an election” – Hon Walwyn on Skelton leaving NDP ”

  • voter (11/12/2018, 09:51) Like (72) Dislike (38) Reply

    we don't want nothing to do with NDP bottom line

  • HAHAHA (11/12/2018, 10:11) Like (37) Dislike (12) Reply

    Truth . Myron got more talks and more substance than them.. Shareen will be VIP Pit Bull. It will be Myron Vs Shareen. Next year the show down start. Much Drama...Its a show down between NDP N VIP. Those new parties ain't stand a chance ....
    • BVI UNITY (11/12/2018, 11:27) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
      It ain't about talking it's about working and accomplishing what needs to be done for the people. Shereen is a worker and gets things done. Girl dont entertain them with their nonsense bashing one another. I know you will come with facts and solutions.
  • ... (11/12/2018, 10:21) Like (53) Dislike (24) Reply
    funny man doesn’t like anyone who tries to hold him accountable, for what he has done with public funds. Everyone has a story and his is no different to anyone else BAM. He is a dictator and a divider. BVI do not go no where with this man
  • wowww (11/12/2018, 10:32) Like (45) Dislike (41) Reply
    Majority don’t wan NDP or PVIM

    VIP now!!
  • bad (11/12/2018, 10:47) Like (19) Dislike (29) Reply
    @ wowww, wrong, a who,e group of us want PVIM.
  • BV Islander (11/12/2018, 10:53) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Listen in tired of the bashring of parties against each other , come election day no one party going to get the majoritu of votes to form the Goverment, So u all better start getting a Long n put ur differences. aside to Tale this country forward
  • U vex (11/12/2018, 11:02) Like (55) Dislike (9) Reply
    Somebody vex because nobody who really understands what’s going on wants you to be the chairman! Dictator! All those fancy words mean nothing if your intentions are for YOURSELF, just look at your at large candidates, all who can be controlled by you! Yet, you want to make others look bad. Too pompous. Majority of this HATE on the blogging comes from your camp and pretty sure some VIP, so don’t try to look like the HERO now bout New NDP! STUPES, All Parties are basically new with some old, LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE and stop with the mudslinging. You will reap what you sow.
  • one eye (11/12/2018, 11:35) Like (34) Dislike (6) Reply
    the question should be how MVW won the election
    • Buy out (11/12/2018, 13:03) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
      When you really want something to happen and you have enough influence and power to persuade people with promises, positions and money, anything is possible. I say be FAIR, one shouldn’t have to manipulate the thoughts or actions of voters through bribery to WIN! If that is how this election will be WE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE! We already spiraling down the wrong path, it’s FAIR GAME, Present your plans etc and focus on why you? What makes you better? Too much time is being spent on personal attacks, ‘tis who really VEX? Lol
    • The Press... (11/12/2018, 15:21) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
      The press is comprised of mostly if not all non-BVIslanders. They are Myron's friends and sympathize with him. They will never ask him the hard questions, especially Zhan, but the time till come when those questions will need to be answered, not to worry.
  • NICK (11/12/2018, 11:52) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can’t speak for nobody but me but vip ndp pvim an pup I have no choice but I have to mix it up so if I going wrong ayo help me
    • SMH (11/12/2018, 12:42) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      You going right! Mix it up in order to prevent the Territory from going totally under.
    • Ning (11/12/2018, 15:11) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Unless we are choosing mature candidates who are truly there for country and not self, who are committed to working together to achieve the very best for the people and country mixing it up could be a bigger problem than what we have already. Much thought must go in to our selections. We do not need a house where nothing can get done because they can't agree with each other.
  • its real (11/12/2018, 12:02) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    the NDP civil war continues VINO stay far from it bossie
  • Israel'S Deliverance (11/12/2018, 15:18) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    WHEN THE LORD WANTED TO DELIVER ISRAEL, HE CHOSE MOSES. MOSES COULD NOT SPEAK WELL. BUT THE LORD CHOSE HIM TO DELIVER HIS PEOPLE. ELOQUENCE IS NOT THE ONLY OR MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THIS NEXT ELECTION. IT WILL BE COMPETENCE, INTEGRITY, FINANCIAL PROWESS AND TRUST. SO TO ALL THOSE COMPARING PLATFORM SPEECHES AND PRESS CONFERENCES, REMEMBER GOD USUALLY WANTS THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN IMPERFECTIONSO THAT HE CAN USE THEM AND ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE TO HELP THEM TO BE USED.

    • Don't make reference (12/12/2018, 04:41) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply

      You the so called British virgin islander are a set of ungodly people self serving.  Hurricanes dont not change your minds no fair of GOD!!!!!! Material thing is what you woship.  Seek God with your heart and STOP USE THE LIVING WORD OF GOD FOR YOUR OWN POLITICAL GAIN

  • HELLO!! (11/12/2018, 15:41) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Israel's Deliverance, Myron has all that. Why mix up GOD in ayo S@!%. When we using God as a buffet @ a party picking out what we like and want to hear. As far as i'm concerned the better man win.
  • the rock (11/12/2018, 17:35) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
    NDP for life!
  • wize up (11/12/2018, 19:50) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    question: why the set of them exhibiting this kindergarten behaviour a bunch of he say she say while some of us love the drama; others have a vested interest and concerns in this country: some of we prefer hearing what will be done to move our people; our generation and the country forward into 2040: big men acting like clowns simply to prove a point(and the point is pointless) all of them are directly responsible for the condition of this territory(bad management and poor political leadership)....church out!!!
  • Charley Rose (12/12/2018, 07:42) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am tired of hearing Myron trying to fool the people. I have a few questions for Myron. (1) Where was he when the NDP dole out 7 million dollars to start an airline that will never fly. (2) How will the government be refunded with the money. (3) Where was he when the Pier Park wasted over 30 million dollars. They have neglected the people for so many years and are coming NOW as the new NDP. That is a New Dose of Poison.

    I do hope that the electorates are not blind, deft or dumb to make the mistake this time around as they did some years ago. They should ensure that NONE of them win a seat in the National Assembly. It is time for them to go. Done with the NDP. We are wiser now and his sweet talk will not influence me to vote for the NDP. I cannot wait for next year to vote them out.
  • Time for a Change (12/12/2018, 09:57) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    VIP all the way! NDP has gotten so many chances to prove themselves. Its time for a change of leadership in the BVI, the country is suffering. Where there is no vision the people will perish. Give Andrew Fahie and his leadership team a chance.
  • Truth (15/12/2018, 10:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Same result... No matter who win these fools always choose to go backwards istead of forward everytime never have the ppl best interest don't even recognize it's true virgin islanders but will let Richard Branson to Ron the government behind the curtain sell out all these joker's is no progress no moving forward mentality still carring out oppression laws and behaviors our former slave Masters have thought them well how to divide us this is one place and people is so lost and think they know everything nothing for the youth the next generation man all these policies an no progress all the laws and no progress all this beckering no forward movement total waste


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