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‘Vote wisely’ - Walwyn urges VI Citizens in 2019 Elections

-Says uncertainty lies ahead and NDP has experience to navigate challenges
Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) in his final campaign address at the party’s praise and worship rally, yesterday Sunday, February 24, 2019, told supporters and others present to beware of the importance of their vote. Photo: Facebook
Hon Walwyn made his comments at the NDP Praise and Worship Rally. Photo: Facebook
Hon Walwyn made his comments at the NDP Praise and Worship Rally. Photo: Facebook
Further, there has been a $40M overrun on the port development project and $7.2M on the BVI Airways project that never left the ground. Former Governor of the Virgin Islands, Governor John S. Duncan stated publically the NDP 1 government had no spending priorities. Photo: VINO/File
Further, there has been a $40M overrun on the port development project and $7.2M on the BVI Airways project that never left the ground. Former Governor of the Virgin Islands, Governor John S. Duncan stated publically the NDP 1 government had no spending priorities. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ahead of today’s General Election in the Virgin Islands (VI), residents were urged to vote wisely especially as the territory is at a critical juncture—like other British Overseas territories—since the United Kingdom is having to impose pressure on key issues like same sex marriages.

Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) in his final campaign address at the party’s praise and worship rally, yesterday Sunday, February 24, 2019, told supporters and others present to beware of the importance of their vote.

Uncertainty

According to Hon Walwyn, “This general election is also taking place as the United Kingdom… just recently, is proposing controversial changes in its relationship with the BVI and other overseas territories.”

He said that this obviously means some uncertainty lies ahead, “In times of uncertainty, experience is your greatest asset… the most experienced team contesting the 2019 general elections is the National Democratic Party. This is the team that you can depend on to take us through the challenging times ahead,” he siad.

According to Hon Walwyn, residents can take comfort from the fact that the territory is rapidly bouncing back from the ravages of 2017 and the significant disruption to lives.

2.3% Growth - CDB

The strongest confirmation of the rebound to date, he said, has come from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), “This regional institution, in an assessment of the region’s economic performance in 2018, found that real GDP in the BVI expanded by 2.3 percent. Our GDP or gross domestic product measures a country’s total output of goods and services over a year in this instance.”

“To have posted 2.3% growth, one year after two Category 5 hurricanes, is nothing short of a miracle. Of course, credit for this display of resilience has to be given to the efforts of your National Democratic Party (NDP) government,” he said.

However, even with this alleged growth, it is unclear why the government still had to borrow money to facilitate its operating costs.

No Transparency

According to Mr Walwyn, “Over the past 8 years, it was the financial discipline of the National Democratic Party,” that has bolstered the territory’s growth, even as critics say the opposite about the party.

The NDP, in its eight years of office has been accused of lacking accountability & transparency, they have refused to pay Civil Servants their increments instead promising it once elected in 2019 and have wasted tax payers money on the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) wall, a project that Hon Walwyn is currently being investigated for.

Further, there has been a $40M overrun on the port development project and $7.2M on the BVI Airways project that never left the ground. Former Governor of the Virgin Islands, Governor John S. Duncan stated publically the NDP 1 government had no spending priorities.

9 Responses to “‘Vote wisely’ - Walwyn urges VI Citizens in 2019 Elections ”

  • ... (25/02/2019, 09:18) Like (43) Dislike (23) Reply
    say no to corruption, VOTE VIP
    • Smith/lettsome/Rabsatt/lennard (25/02/2019, 10:37) Like (10) Dislike (18) Reply
      Evéry team said NO to CORRUPTIION except your team sir.
  • Damon (25/02/2019, 09:24) Like (32) Dislike (12) Reply
    According to Mr Walwyn, “Over the past 8 years, it was the financial discipline of the National Democratic Party,” that has bolstered the territory’s growth, even as critics say the opposite about the party. Your forgetting to add that it was ur government that also squandered millions of our taxpayers monies without any accountability to date..e.g 7.2 million for planes that we still can’t see landing or taking off!!!..
  • Interested (25/02/2019, 09:53) Like (43) Dislike (17) Reply
    He said vote wisely.I did so early this morning and he would be surprised how wisely.nuff said
    • wize up (25/02/2019, 16:36) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      @intrested: Mark already said that they are Guilty!!!!!
    • kk (26/02/2019, 16:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I’m here for the comments and I’m dying thank you all, for writing wisely.
  • Hmmm (25/02/2019, 12:38) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    He said vote wisely!! Lol
  • Mr muck (25/02/2019, 16:10) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply

    For what for youll to keep financing ***** no a*** you’ll got to go today



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