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Unproven ‘Corruption’ talks will hurt the VI –Hon Myron V. Walwyn

-tells Pep rally Hon Skelton’s success claims in fact belong to then NDP Leader
Unproven ‘Corruption’ talks will hurt the VI –Hon Myron V. Walwyn. Photo: Team of Reporters
The rally was held at the Road Town Market Square, with a sizable number of supporters turning out. Photo: Team of Reporters
The rally was held at the Road Town Market Square, with a sizable number of supporters turning out. Photo: Team of Reporters
(Left to right) At-Large candidates, Henry O. Creque, Sandy M. Underhill and Myron V. Walwyn. Photo: Facebook
(Left to right) At-Large candidates, Henry O. Creque, Sandy M. Underhill and Myron V. Walwyn. Photo: Facebook
(Left to right) Candidates Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines for District 6, Elvis J. Harrigan aka 'Juggy' for District 5 & Mr Aaron F. Parillon for District 3. Photo: Facebook
(Left to right) Candidates Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines for District 6, Elvis J. Harrigan aka 'Juggy' for District 5 & Mr Aaron F. Parillon for District 3. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has expressed concerns that political ramblings which continues to see opponents accusing government of ‘corruption’ may very well result in unnecessary scrutiny of the Territory and lead to the exodus of money that should remain in the Virgin Islands (VI).

This was a charge made last night January 12, 2019, when the NDP staged their first public rally as they launched their 2019 campaign spree.

The rally was held at the Road Town Market Square, with a sizable number of supporters turning out.

No Proof

Confident that they have the majority support of voters on their side, the NDP leader expressed serious concerns that the constant talk of corruption in the VI Government, has the potentials to do serious harm.

“There is a talk about corruption in the air…I have warned the persons speaking about corruption privately, I have warned them publicly, to stop it, stop it, it hurts our country”

According the Walwyn, “at this time when we are negotiating loans for our country’s recovery and development, you cannot be out there as a leader speaking about corruption. You will hamper the progress of the same country you are trying to run.”

Hon Walwyn posited there is no proof to the claims of corruption, “you haven’t provided one iota of proof except flapping your lips.”

He said “when you go out speaking about corruption, you create over regulation… because you have so many eyes on you on top of the regulation's community and they come with all kind of rules.”

He said “when they come with all them fancy rules, the money gone overseas and our people here can’t get a cent.”

Not So it Go

In turning a direct attack on Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), the NDP Chairman recalled a recent radio message saying, “somebody who was with us before taking credit for some things.

They increase salary to civil servants, they give ten thousand dollars on salary tax free, they give free tuition to HLSCC (H. Lavity Stoutt Community College) they start NHI (National Health Insurance) they complete the Peebles Hospital, they start the hospital on Virgin Gorda and they do constitution reform.”

But bringing it down to the rawest creole, Hon Walwyn said, “Nothing tall go so, is not so he go, is not so it go.”

He said “when you work with a government, what you do under that government, the credit belongs to that government, that credit belongs to the leader of the government, the Honourable Dr D. Orlando Smith (Premier and Minister of Finance).”

Own Straws

According to Hon Walwyn, “if you fly out of our nest you can’t walk with our straws, you have to look for your own straws.”

He said, based on talks with persons, it’s being said that the race for the majority seats in upcoming General Election is between two parties, NDP and VIP.

“Now I have my views , I believe that anything that starts bad… persons lost an election, if their intentions were to work for you, you could work from the front, you could work from the back, you could work from the middle, once you working for the people , you working for the people.”

Accusations of Corruption

Within the past eight years, there have however been multiple reports of corruption against the current NDP Government.

These include the Ports Development Project called the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) which was constructed with a $40M dollar cost overrun and the construction of a wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School with a price tag of some $1.6M.

Other officials, including the House of Assembly’s (HoA) Public Accounts Committee, the Auditor General and a TPP Project Manager, Huge E. Darley have also blatantly accused the NDP administration of corruption, mismanagement of government funds, conflict of interests and reckless spending.

It was also in 2017 when former Governor John S. Duncan, OBE, pointedly referred to the NDP government as corrupt with no priorities in its spending.

He said too, the administration had failed in its promise to bring the people a Consumer Protection Bill.

Additionally, former Opposition Leader Hon. Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he was vindicated in calling the current NDP administration the most corrupt in the history of the VI as was evidenced in answers provided to the HoA over the years by the NDP Government.

27 Responses to “Unproven ‘Corruption’ talks will hurt the VI –Hon Myron V. Walwyn ”

  • Eagle Eye (13/01/2019, 08:48) Like (3) Dislike (16) Reply
    Tell pvim supporters (NSIG) Not So It Go.
  • Legal tender (13/01/2019, 08:51) Like (90) Dislike (7) Reply
    The harm has already done. With you as a sitting minister facing possible criminal investigations for an over priced wall around a high school, with 7.2 million dollars gone from our treasury to an alleged airline operatives, with over $40 million overspent on a Pier Park, with no proper accountability for $16 barrowed from Social Security for road reconstruction, Millons spent on consultancies for airport development and many many more under your “spotless” party, the damage of corruption already tarnished this territory. Who to blame? Blame no one else but the NDP. You guys really think people are fools to go to the polls and vote you guys back in power, talking about new NDP, nothing new here Myron, absolutely nothing new. I pray that the people will do the right thing and get rid of all of you.
  • chad (13/01/2019, 09:01) Like (76) Dislike (7) Reply
    This Johnny come lately is dangerous to this country. Don’t feel no comfort Walwyn in the number of the people that was out. We were out looking news. You and Mark going down.
    • the rock (13/01/2019, 13:54) Like (6) Dislike (40) Reply
      NdP will dominate once again; check vg tuesdsy night!
      • Dat so? (13/01/2019, 17:41) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
        You really think Hubert O'Neal is going to get re-elected? The man who came to tell VG residents to their face that the govt could offer them NO help post Irma. Were you at the debate? Did you see it live? Tell us why you think VG people going to vote him back in. Strupes
        • Vg man (14/01/2019, 00:37) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
          Amen to the above post.
        • The Hooded Claw (14/01/2019, 08:57) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
          Maybe because he has done more in VG as a district rep in 4 years than Uncle Ralph being the premier and minister of finance did in decades. I dare you to disagree!
    • 2 grand (13/01/2019, 16:39) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ wow same ting I was saying to myself numbers in your meeting don't mean we wid you WE LOOKING NEWS LMOA
  • Walwyn (13/01/2019, 09:42) Like (51) Dislike (5) Reply
    Go sit down! You guys are corrupted. Everyone knows that. Coalition government 2019.
  • thief they are (13/01/2019, 09:58) Like (55) Dislike (2) Reply
    So much solid proof of corruption so boss go from here
  • hello! (13/01/2019, 10:07) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    The bribes started on the campaign trail last Friday as you and your running mate were about town ’and if you don't know, now you know’.
  • pat (13/01/2019, 10:16) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    I love the last part where vino detailed the corruption now go spoke that
  • Hope (13/01/2019, 12:14) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
    I really hope that the good people of the BVI do not vote back into power this government. Do not be fooled by their promises and tactics. They are very manipulative politicians( I know all politicians are but this government is particularly good at it in terms of selling a sweet dream).I am waiting to hear from the other parties before I decide who will be best fit to lead this country forward. This I can garantee for sure, NDP will not be geeting my vote or my families votes. We the people have suffered for far to long. It is time for a change. Let us make the right one together. n
    • @hope (13/01/2019, 15:26) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
      Don’t get discouraged help is on the way with the new Ndp

      No one should suffer under a government when you have health and a brain.

      We were born alone with our mother and god said by the sweat of your brow you eat bed.

      Start doing that and you will receive your blessings
  • stupps (13/01/2019, 12:17) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
    While your supporters may want to hear this most of us out here havie bigger issues for the country that needs addressing. This style shows exactly the type of leader you are which is exactly what this country does not need right now nor never.
  • WHAT!!! (13/01/2019, 12:59) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    “Unproven” as of now.
  • 2 grand (13/01/2019, 13:10) Like (40) Dislike (7) Reply

    This guy just won't shut his mouth the more you talk u sink deeper in the pit of corruption. We donot want you running our country. Move from here wid your brain washing not fooling all ah we this time . Those that dislike this all are one the same. Move up!!!

  • NDP heckler (13/01/2019, 13:24) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
    Accusations of Corruption

    "Within the past eight years, there have however been multiple reports of corruption against the current NDP Government.
    These include the Ports Development Project called the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) which was constructed with a $40M dollar cost overrun and the construction of a wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School with a price tag of some $1.6M.
    Other officials, including the House of Assembly’s (HoA) Public Accounts Committee, the Auditor General and a TPP Project Manager, Huge E. Darley have also blatantly accused the NDP administration of corruption, mismanagement of government funds, conflict of interests and reckless spending.
    It was also in 2017 when former Governor John S. Duncan, OBE, pointedly referred to the NDP government as corrupt with no priorities in its spending.
    He said too, the administration had failed in its promise to bring the people a Consumer Protection Bill.
    Additionally, former Opposition Leader Hon. Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he was vindicated in calling the current NDP administration the most corrupt in the history of the VI as was evidenced in answers provided to the HoA over the years by the NDP Government."


    thanks VINO you are like CNN always must fact check funny man
  • Jessica Jones (13/01/2019, 13:24) Like (74) Dislike (7) Reply
    Please, pkease, pkease. All who is reading this I'm begging, please DO NOT vote for the NDP. If you all think we are in trouble now if they get it we are all dead.
  • chad (13/01/2019, 13:32) Like (10) Dislike (54) Reply
    Myron don't mind the noise when ever u running they always seems to have an issue with u because they know your a winner in with u all the way
  • asking for a friend (13/01/2019, 13:39) Like (38) Dislike (3) Reply
    what to you call the dental trade license that had to be recalled?
  • Lamblike Beast (14/01/2019, 01:30) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    In my free and conscious mind I cannot vote for this Government. Not this or any other time to come.
  • we the people (14/01/2019, 14:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP YOU WANT TO WIN. SIMPLE. TELL US: WHERE THE 7.2 MILLION REALLY GONE, WHO ARE THE REAL PARTNERS IN BI-WATER, HOW YOU ALL SPLIT UP THE $40 MILLION OVER-RUN AT PIER PARK - WHO GET HOW MUCH. HOW REALLY OWN THE BANK OF ASIA - BVI, EXPLAIN HOW YOU GOT US IN THIS FINANCIAL HOLE. REMOVE GRANT FROM BEING PORT AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN AND STILL HAVE HIM RUNNING FOR OFFICE. SHOW US YOUR PLAN ON FIXING THE MESS YOU ALL GOT US IN. TELL US THE TRUTH ON HOW YOU GIVE YOUR PEOPLE BIG CONTRACTS SO THEY CAN FEED YOUR CAMPAIGN EVERY 4 YEARS. TELL US ABOUT THE DENTIST LICENSE TO INSURANCE MAN. COME CLEAN ON ALL THIS AND WE WILL GIVE CONSIDERATION TO PUTTING ONE OR TWO BACK IN. WE WAITING!
  • Smile (14/01/2019, 15:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The reporters always find these photos that make people look like animals on the attack? Why
  • BVI (15/01/2019, 13:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    YOU ALL CAN TYPE ALL YOU WANT ELECTION DAY WILL TELL.THE BLOGGERS CANNOT TELL PEOPLE WHO TO VOTE FOR I AM SURE BY NOW VOTERS ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MINDS SO SAVE YOU ALL STRENGHTH THEY WONT CHANGE BECAUSE OF THE NONSENSE YOU ALL SAYING
  • Windy (17/01/2019, 12:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just because you say it’s not proven doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. You should be smart enough to know that. Apparently you aren’t.


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