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'Walwyn does not want me talk because he got a lot to hide'- Hugh E. Darley

- says if Hon Walwyn wants him to shut up then he should pay up
Former developer of the Cruise Port Development Project Hugh E. Darley has reacted to the statements in the House of Assembly against him by Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, saying that if anyone knows of the contribution that he made in the early days of the controversial project it would be Honourable Walwyn. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Darley was reacting to disparaging statements that the Minister made about him on Monday January 25, 2016 during the Sixth Sitting of the First Session of the Third House of Assembly. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Darley was reacting to disparaging statements that the Minister made about him on Monday January 25, 2016 during the Sixth Sitting of the First Session of the Third House of Assembly. Photo: VINO/File
In addition to alleging that the Government still owes him for the designs that they used, Darley alleged that there is no value for money in the project and that substandard building methods were employed. He said too that he is not surprised about the recent structural damage suffered by the cruise pier as this happened because the materials used were less than the correct specification. Photo: VINO/File
In addition to alleging that the Government still owes him for the designs that they used, Darley alleged that there is no value for money in the project and that substandard building methods were employed. He said too that he is not surprised about the recent structural damage suffered by the cruise pier as this happened because the materials used were less than the correct specification. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former developer of the Cruise Port Development Project Hugh E. Darley has reacted to the statements in the House of Assembly against him by Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, saying that if anyone knows of the contribution that he made in the early days of the controversial project it would be Honourable Walwyn.

Mr Darley was reacting to disparaging statements the Minister made about him on Monday January 25, 2016 during the Sixth Sitting of the First Session of the Third House of Assembly.

The Minister had said thus, “While we hear all the talk from a man who said he will save us and he is so concerned about the people and so on, a cherry without a nut...and I have a view you know...my view is a funny view because I know in certain countries in the Caribbean that man could not go down there running his mouth. And then he comes on our shores...I don’t know if he is a visitor or he has a work permit or what and he could come into our country and say the nastiest things and then sometimes some of our own people listen to the foolishness,” said the Minister, who has been criticised by members of the public and civil servants of being despotic.

While he did not address Hugh E. Darley by name it was clear that this is the person the Minister had been referring to. He went on to say that if the man has issues he needs to go to the court.

“If the Government of the Virgin Islands owes you money carry the Government to the court house. That is how you deal with those matters...but to be up and down on the radio talking nyah nyah nyah nyah all over the place and our people listen to the foolishness...it bothers me,” said Honourable Walwyn, in his usual antagonistic style of presentation in the House of Assembly.

Minister knows me well 

Speaking to this news site yesterday March 28, 2016, Darley said in the early days even before he met Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Minister Walwyn was part of the team negotiating the terms of the deals and agreements of the proposed project.

“I saw the Minister every day,” said Darley, saying that he was a regular customer at the Minister’s business establishment - the Mariner’s Inn. “He attended so many of the caucus meetings at the very beginning,” said Darley.

Tell him to pay me!

Mr Darley said if the Education and Culture Minister wants him to ‘shut up’ then he should pay up.

“[If he doesn’t want me talking then] tell him to pay me...he knows I created everything...he saw the whole process. He knows me very well. I am the one to introduce him to Disney to bring the Disney Institute for Education...these are things that I brought…,” said Darley.

He said he does not know why the Minister would speak badly of him when he was a frequent customer of his. “I had a very good rapport with him. He doesn’t want me talking but if the press asks me a question why not answer them? I have nothing to hide,” he said. “Maybe he does not want to talk to the press because he has got a lot to hide,” said Darley of Minister Walwyn.

Hopeful to meet the Premier

Darley said that through his new lawyers - his third law firm in the VI that he has hired - he hopes to set up a meeting with Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith with the hope of bringing the issue to some kind of resolution.

“We are hoping to set up a meeting with Dr Smith because Dr Smith said in the media that he would be willing to meet with us,” said Darley.

In addition to alleging that the Government still owes him for the designs that they used, Darley alleged that there is no value for money in the project and that substandard building methods were employed. He said too he is not surprised about the recent structural damage suffered by the cruise pier as this happened because the materials used were less than the correct specification.

Mr Darley, however, is not the only one crying to be paid for services rendered to Government. For months musicians, contractors, and other local vendors went unpaid, even while Government keeps insisting it is not broke.

46 Responses to “'Walwyn does not want me talk because he got a lot to hide'- Hugh E. Darley”

  • still not a man gone jail (29/03/2016, 08:19) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
    ahhhh even Myron got business out of Darley the whole story coming out
    • HMPH (aka "Socal Comantatar" (29/03/2016, 09:19) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
      Me herin lot o threat from Darly and now anothar law company - but him all talking wid no trosars - me no hear so much foolishness and stupidness afore
      him makin less sense of Donald an Edmond an dat sayin somting
    • Ohh (31/03/2016, 04:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Quite frankly, I could care less whether NDP, VIP, PPP, or any other party gets in power. They are all a bunch of crooks and thieves. I do not care to vote EVER again. I am disillusioned by them all. But, I have one concern about darley. Why anyone have to pay him to shut up? He should just talk. Tallk everything you know! Someone who suppossedly has a large company like yourself should not be blackmailing on this forum for money. Just spill the beans, it should cost more to discredit him with the truth than to shut him up. If somebody has to pay him to shut up, I honestly don't think there is much fire there but to ignite this kind of reaction from bloggers. If this is not the case, then just spill the beans, FAST! Any attempt to blackmail anyone for anything is not good character. Darley, in my opinion dutty, just like the politicians!
  • pat (29/03/2016, 08:26) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    ha ha so he ate at the moorings so you see why he defended Mark...building self not country
  • STALE NEWS (29/03/2016, 08:26) Like (13) Dislike (32) Reply
    Dude got sit down! You a joker! We don't want to hear no more from you! We done realize you a fraud!
  • What? (29/03/2016, 08:34) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    I keep hearing that M & M got rich through this project but I couldn't believe it but now it is obvious.
  • wize up (29/03/2016, 08:49) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    wlecome to the Virgin Isles; I have never heard so much confusion in one administration til now.....
  • Boxer.... (29/03/2016, 09:19) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    It looks like the infamous H.E.D is back. Seems like he has a dangerous left/right hook combination, it's only a matter of time before he knocks someone out with it
  • The Reaper (29/03/2016, 09:33) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Tell Me ? who that Mega _____For.. Nice ! Quick people Quick Tell Me
  • Truth a come out ! (29/03/2016, 09:48) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    One of the (5) five ! ...
  • welox (29/03/2016, 10:21) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    so Myron also eat of Daley and he want to talk about standards
  • ..... (29/03/2016, 10:44) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
    If this stupid man has something to say, say it. You really think we believe you care about us please this is all about the money as you clearly said "pay you your money". Darnley you are like the herpes when you think your in the clear there you are.
    Most annoying person in the world goes to HUGH DARLEY !!!!!!!
  • lil boys (29/03/2016, 11:15) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    the man month open in the pic we all know to received what hehehehehe
  • it is legal now anyways (29/03/2016, 11:18) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    I wonder if Darley is in that nastiness with those boys too????
  • the garrut way (29/03/2016, 11:27) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just like back home in Antigua he wants to prevent the man from coming here? The man said to "pay he he money" and he will say no more. He also said that he used a certain restaurant to hold meetings. So is that restaurant is a staging area for certain governmental deals??
  • B Savage (29/03/2016, 11:30) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh I get it we should only listen to your chosen EDOMITE. If not cleared by you then they lying? Ok Django.
  • dog (29/03/2016, 12:56) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    for all the talk, there is always and element of truth somewhere. The problem at getting darley paid is that it would open the doors to HOW the pier park was handled at large, and be ripe for an investigation or inquiry. The ministers don't want to go there with a potential inquiry. It is all related. They are stuck. in the meantime, many connected made extra money. Has anyone noticed who made ALL the lights for the Pier Park village? Great contract indeed!
  • Xxx (29/03/2016, 13:23) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Myrun gone go troble willock and darley now story open more to come
    • Rat (29/03/2016, 14:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      He think he obeah alone going help him
      • Boo (29/03/2016, 22:25) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        You can practice as much voodoo as you like, it will back fire on you. So let him continue to dirty his hands. When he start running down the street like a madman that is when the voodoo backfire.
  • Seminole (29/03/2016, 13:37) Like (8) Dislike (17) Reply
    Surely Darley can see by now that the government has called his bluff? On the other hand, the foolishness of these bloggers who apparently support him is sickening.
    • Scary Mary (29/03/2016, 15:52) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      The government hasn't called anyone's bluff. If they had, they would be suing Mr. Darley for defamation, making false or fraudulent statements or any number of other legal manoeuvres. So far, government has made no such move. All they have done is try to discredit "some unnamed man" by making rude and disparaging statements, without naming names. It's a cowardly approach.

      The problem Mr. Darley is facing is that none of the lawyers here want to represent him because they are afraid of a government backlash. It's pathetic. The law firms who have turned him down should be ashamed of themselves. Everyone, be they right wrong or indifferent, has a right to legal council.

      Obviously, there is a fundamental disagreement here. The only thing that Mr. Walwyn said (which I agree with) is that Mr. Darley certainly should take the government to court if he believes he is truly owed the monies. He should hire a lawyer from outside and just get it done. Assuming one side is guilty and another is on the side of right BEFORE the matter goes to court is somewhat useless. They can both make whatever claims they wish but the law has ways of making the truth come out.

    • Bees nest (30/03/2016, 13:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Seminole, so who the bloggers should support? Your friend Myron who is doing a whole bunch of s??t? Myron knows everything and when he is challenged he, want to sue. Myron is not above the law.
  • Youth (29/03/2016, 16:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We all kniw what myrun is hiding
  • LilyAnn (29/03/2016, 18:53) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    At this point Darley is WORST than a bee ... buzzing and annoyinggggg day in day out
  • Just saying.... (29/03/2016, 19:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myron needs to get lost
  • True (29/03/2016, 22:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Exactly, the law firms here is afraid. All Darley have to do is hire some big firm
    Lawyers from the US. They are not afraid and they will get him the result he needs. Myron suggest take it to court because he knows the law firms here is afraid. Tortola is sinking in a sea of shame and corrupt. Everyone on the outside is reading and watching. Soon the tourist is going to walk away from this place.
    • A Parent (30/03/2016, 08:57) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      Myron need to step down and go back to his Country and act like the bully over there. Myron, you have to start from the inside first,instead of fixing up the inside of the school and make it the best high school in the BVI you put a damn wall.
      • X-Man (30/03/2016, 22:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Could of put A/c unit in the schools better windows or even put in a lunch hall instead of the kid buying all that fry food from those venders. Damn school look like we are in a third world country..
  • qc (29/03/2016, 23:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    set of thief all made out big on the ports project
  • affected (29/03/2016, 23:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    lol...what a bunch of jokers?? corrupt from top down....but then,,look at the governor he turn a bline eye
  • Hmmmmm (30/03/2016, 00:05) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    i thought walwyn would be a good edu minister...

    nope.
  • canary (30/03/2016, 14:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @dog, hell yeah, you are so correct. Those lights indeed. Those lights. Wow.
  • canary (30/03/2016, 16:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @dog, hell yeah, you are so correct. Those lights indeed. Those lights. Wow.
  • TurtheDove (30/03/2016, 23:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wlawyn has become What a joke!
  • Boo (31/03/2016, 07:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets see if Huge Barley can play rough and tumble with the likes of My run. Let's get ready to ruuuumbbble! In the left corner we have Huge Barley and in the right Wall Win! Get the popcorn out folks and get ready to be entertained!
  • HUNKYBROKE (31/03/2016, 16:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who is this Mr. Darley f*iging kracker who doesn't have anything to put in his cracker, coming to the BVI and stirring up trouble in our country and on our people? Myron was right to say what he said in the House
    'bout he, and he can't do him shitty squatt. He got protection that Darley will never get. The minute Darley opened his negative mouth, his stay should have been cancelled in this Territory and put on a boat out of here. You got to send message to these people who want to come in our country to muzzle us. This is just the beginning of these people who want to dangle the Willie Lynch letter in our faces. Darley's company was not accepted and he is acting like we owe him something. We don't owe him anything. Go and find honest work and you will get honest pay. The tables have turned on you, Darley, we are not begging for no crumbs from your table, plus your table has no crumbs that's why you down here begging, but not even the crumbs good enough for you and your likes. We know people just like you and you had planned to pull wool over our people's eyes. But we standing up and rising up and not afraid to tell you, Darley, when you trying to intimidate our leaders and disrespect them, you have disrespected the masses of scales-off-the eyes Virgin Islanders.
    Go long, Bwoi Darley. Hush your poo-poo; we don't want to hear nothing from you, yuh Ole Woodslave-self.
  • Watchin' (04/04/2016, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This american man is the hero in this movie or what? He seems to be calm, cool and collective, standing around stroking his beard, calculation the entire situation; smiling on one side of his mouth (meanwhile his legal team in the states preparing an ironclad case), even though legislation has been passed prohibiting them from practicing in the islands, waiting for a local legal team to grow some balls and bite the bullet. There is a whole lot in this mortar than the pestle. Look Out!


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