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'Thank God for Rotary' - Hon Myron V. Walwyn

Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn speaking at the 24th Annual Kiddies Fiesta held yesterday July 29, 2017. Photo: VINO
President of Rotary Club of Road Town (left) Geraldeen Johnson speaking at Kiddies Fiesta 2017. Photo: VINO
President of Rotary Club of Road Town (left) Geraldeen Johnson speaking at Kiddies Fiesta 2017. Photo: VINO
Kiddies Fiesta attracted many parents who took the time to spend time with their children. What was particularly noticeable was the fathers that were present. Photo: VINO
Kiddies Fiesta attracted many parents who took the time to spend time with their children. What was particularly noticeable was the fathers that were present. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "I want to thank you again for taking pressure off the politicians because we often have to fill the gap to help our citizens who are less fortunate, thank God for Rotary," Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) said to the large gathering of children and adults at the Annual Kiddies Fiesta.

The event which is put on by the Rotary Club of Road Town is in its 24th year and was held on July 29, 2017 at the E. Walwyn Brewley Soft Ball Field.

The Minister, who holds the portfolio for culture, commended the role the Rotary and its various arms played in molding youths of the Territory. "I am particularly pleased to see the role rotary is playing in helping us to develop good citizens in the country because certainly we want to ensure that the young people among us understand that with the privileges that they get as being citizens of this country there are also responsibilities, as well as, to ensure that they give back to the country and Rotary is a very good vehicle for this to happen."

Developing National Pride

According to the Minister, there has been thrust put on the education system of the Territory as part of a move to develop a sense of national pride. This has resulted in the a programme which sees Grade 6 Six students having to do 30 hours of community service before they can advance to secondary school while 11th and 12th graders must complete 120 hours before they can graduate from high school.

"I have been able to speak with the Rotaract Club and they have given a commitment to work very closely with the night school to help the students to work on meaningful projects to get the 120 hours that they require."

The Rotaract Club joined forces this year with Rotary in ensuring the success of the 2017 edition of the Kiddies Fiesta.

They were visible assisting with the distribution of the 300 backpacks that were gifted to the children who attended the event yesterday. They were also a big part of manning and assisting at the food, drinks and ticket booths.

18 Responses to “'Thank God for Rotary' - Hon Myron V. Walwyn”

  • class system (30/07/2017, 09:09) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
    No wonder the rotary club was given their own license plates in secrecy
  • pat (30/07/2017, 09:45) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
    We the people thank god for governor duncan!
  • guy hill (30/07/2017, 10:47) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank God for God.
  • Truth be told. (30/07/2017, 14:07) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I can't believe with this investigation going on he .................... wow only in BVI. Any way children these days are very smart
  • Make the dog sick (30/07/2017, 14:23) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    There are so many members from our community who find nothing good to do or say. Everything always has to be negative about every situation. No wonder our community is slowly going to the dogs! People, stop you are eroding your minds and bodies with your negative energy. Rotary does so much good for our community and still you can't come on here and be positive? No wonder there are so many miserable people around only wishing bad on everything.
    • @ make the dog sick (30/07/2017, 22:32) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      So we must allow the NDP to win the battle but lost the war in their fight against our good governance?
  • Really!! (30/07/2017, 14:37) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    Hon. Walwyn, are you serious? The stuff in the backpacks cannot be used in schools!!! The notebooks are not copy books, and they're flimsy paper that tear easily.
    • Ears / Eyes (01/08/2017, 11:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Be grateful! Concentrate on doing things to help yourself.
      Stop being negative about everything.
  • The million dollar wall (30/07/2017, 16:55) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    When duncan done with him
  • Wet spot (30/07/2017, 18:19) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    He also wet his shirt to?
  • tola (30/07/2017, 22:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you to Governor John Duncan for showing BVI strength and resolve, and protecting our public purse and system of government.
  • Not hand to mouth anymore (31/07/2017, 09:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    THANK GOD TOO FOR GETTING ELECTED
  • wet (31/07/2017, 22:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't trust anybody who stands to gain through conflict of interest
  • Da juice (01/08/2017, 23:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is no abysmal low to which he can fall in his power grab & hold.


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