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We have turned into team of professional beggars - Hon Myron V. Walwyn

- Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) wins Recovery & Development Plan competition
Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, admitted to the students during the Recovery and Development Plan competition on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baugher's Bay that they will have to repay the loans that the government receives for the recovery efforts. Photo: VINO
Ninth District Representative Dr The Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal, left, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), centre, and Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), right, with the second place winners of $5,000, Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division. Photo: VINO
Ninth District Representative Dr The Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal, left, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), centre, and Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), right, with the second place winners of $5,000, Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division. Photo: VINO
Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, and Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, with winners of $10,000, Elmore Stoutt High School. Photo: VINO
Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, and Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, with winners of $10,000, Elmore Stoutt High School. Photo: VINO
Members of the audience after the winner of the Recovery and Development Plan competition was announced. Photo: VINO
Members of the audience after the winner of the Recovery and Development Plan competition was announced. Photo: VINO
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - As the Territory is in its recovery stage following the destructive hurricanes of September 2017, the government is receiving millions of dollars in loans, which the next generation will have to repay.

Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, admitted to the students during the Recovery and Development Plan competition on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre in Baughers Bay, Tortola, that they will have to repay the loans that the government receives for the recovery efforts.

He said, "The decisions that we are making now, whatever loans we might get to help with the recovery, we are getting old and y'all got to pay it back. So, I want you to have a say in it and do well in school so that you can pay back that money when the time comes."

The minister also stated that he wanted the voice of the young people to be heard because often times the lawmakers state that they are developing the country with the children in mind, so it was important to have the competition.

"We were deliberate in what we are doing. We want to ensure that you have a say in the recovery and development efforts that are being undertaken now," said Hon Walwyn.

"We have turned into a team of professional beggars"

Meanwhile, Hon Walwyn stated that his education team has turned into "professional beggars" because when they were seeking the prize money for the competition they begged so well that they received more than expected within just two days.

"Because of what happened in the territory, a lot of organisations have come forward to assist us with the recovery efforts in education and my ministry, we have turned into a team of professional beggers, we beg well and when we ask we get a lot," admitted the minister.

He said he told his team that he wanted to put on a Recovery and Development Plan competition and selected some persons to ask for donations, adding that within two days they received $8,000, so he decided to increase the amount to have a second place winner.

The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) won the competition and received $10,000 while the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division ( BFEC) was awarded $5,000 for second place.

The money will go towards a meaningful project that each school decides to undertake.

33 Responses to “We have turned into team of professional beggars - Hon Myron V. Walwyn”

  • 911 (21/02/2018, 11:20) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    Here who talking....
  • Tuh (21/02/2018, 11:22) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can we have lights back up by the college ? It is every dark and we as students have classes until 9 at night
  • cay (21/02/2018, 11:35) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
    this man is under investigation go take a seat
  • visionary (21/02/2018, 11:38) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply

    If our coffers were not being raided by our politicians and the like, we wouldn't have to borrow and put our children and grandchildren in debt.

  • ur ccorrect (21/02/2018, 12:03) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Compliments of the NDP
  • Really? (21/02/2018, 12:32) Like (42) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man says one thing in the public and does a completely different thing behind closed doors. He's the main one who turned the people into beggers.
    • LOL (21/02/2018, 14:42) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      ThT headline got you. You didnt read the article hahahaa
      • to LOL (21/02/2018, 17:37) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        We read the article and the headline but the people talking what needs to say about this opportunist.
  • what a pity (21/02/2018, 12:37) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is a good thing but clearly this and the public meetings to discuss the recovery plan are after thoughts. These are political stunts because the NDP is going to do whatever they want anyway.
  • fact (21/02/2018, 12:38) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    When you can't thief anymore you have to beg.
  • system (21/02/2018, 12:40) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    that's how our system is designed. there has been far too little investment in education and therefore our youth does not have the tools to compete or to display its potential. A few people can the control business (legal and illicit) and everyone else's existence involves begging for favours from them. This can be changed
  • Just saying (21/02/2018, 12:48) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    If we had the 1.6 m wall money who the he'll will be bagging?
  • Realt talk (21/02/2018, 12:54) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    The way things going you so sure is young people going to payback that loan .young dying faster than old read vino and bvi every other day and you will see .gun crime like mad that can wipe out little tortola in no time
  • Just Woke (21/02/2018, 12:57) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is a smart dude. He started his 2019 campaign.. The youths are always his strategy. His target. One Question Mr. Minister. Why u all turn you all back on you all biggest and brightest youth suporter. Sonil. . When staff say His boss terminated him. Unfairly.. These Canadians. Doing what they want in this place. Like they run the government... U all want people to fight for u all but u all aint fighting for people..U act like cowards whwn time for u all to fight..
    • Ummm (21/02/2018, 17:32) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      So what you want ndp to do? If he was fired unfairly he can get a Lawyer and complain to the Labour dept. If he was fired within the laws such is life. He would have tk seek other employment. So because you back the ruling party they become your personal tool?
      • The Watcher (21/02/2018, 18:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        If he was fired unfairly he can get a lawyer and complain to labour which flipping labour ? I had a case there up until this day the issue is not solved I just got fed up dealing with that VG woman and her lies every time I go there, I give the issue to God !
  • 007 (21/02/2018, 13:16) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    This statement sound like he is confirming NDP as a set of professional crooks.
  • oh boy (21/02/2018, 14:03) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    They must have to repay those loans when the wall around the ESHS cost $1,000,000. Dont you think that some of that should have been placed in the Disaster Funds. Also,that $7,000.000 that the Government can not give account of. Just imagine if we had $7,500,000 saved away for days like these.
  • Wall money (21/02/2018, 15:12) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Six years later not a man gone jail
  • garute (21/02/2018, 16:48) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    He trying to get in funny man go back antigua
  • Watch out for sons (21/02/2018, 17:33) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    I keeping my boy child close not talking any chances
  • My Take (21/02/2018, 17:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Elected officials private life should match their Public life. Failure of this means that you cannot be trusted.
  • SMH (21/02/2018, 19:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    How about we start by putting lights at the college where you know students have classes up until 9 but the place is dark so no one feels safe ? Use our tax payers money right... those students need light not because they grown don’t me we must leave them in that state
  • Full with child (21/02/2018, 22:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is she still ms 5th form?
  • Fraud (21/02/2018, 23:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    This idiot voted for those loans. He voted for the construction of his small wall around the schools. He also voted for the airport expansion, the quoted price of which continues to be increased, and now he's here pretending to be concerned for what those very same expenditures will cost the youth.

    Didn't he already tell us that he could no longer protect the people? Yet he's asking those same people to vote for him. Walwyn is nothing but a two timing fr++++who should not even be running for elected office.

    • wow (22/02/2018, 11:40) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      He is simply telling the youth that because whats happening now will affect them later on they should br more involved and not just think they can leave everything to govt. I swear to god you guys have a problem comprehending even the simplest things.
    • Fraud (22/02/2018, 21:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You people are frauds. If you are going to change the letters in a word to plus signs, why use more plus signs than required for the word? And why is that word so offensive?
  • no shame (22/02/2018, 13:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who made us into professional beggars- NDP. 7 million disappeared, million dollar wall.
    Should I go in.....
  • rio (22/02/2018, 15:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myeon! How much you think people know about how you feel, your behavior tells how much people actually know. Your inner circle is TAINTED,
  • fish (23/02/2018, 05:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dr Pickering and Delores warned us about this ball head impostor


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