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‘We need prayers this week’ – Hon Walwyn

- said desperation being witnessed now that election race is on homestretch
National Democratic Party (NDP) A Large candidate and Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn said the political atmosphere is being filled with desperation as the races enters the homestretch and prayers are needed to make sure that people do the right thing. Photo: VINO
NDP At Large candidates Archibald C. Christian and Myron V. Walwyn at the meeting last evening. Photo: VINO
NDP At Large candidates Archibald C. Christian and Myron V. Walwyn at the meeting last evening. Photo: VINO
A smiling NDP First District candidate Shaina M. Smith at the meeting. Photo: VINO
A smiling NDP First District candidate Shaina M. Smith at the meeting. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience in attendance last night. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience in attendance last night. Photo: VINO
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – The ever controversial and outspoken National Democratic Party (NDP) Territorial At Large candidate and Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, said the political atmosphere is being filled with desperation as the election race enters the homestretch and prayers are needed to make sure people do the right thing come election day, June 8, 2015.

He was speaking at a political rally in Capoon’s Bay last night June 1, 2015. The Rally was hosted by the NDP and featured that party’s First District Representative Shaina M. Smith who continued to lay out her plans for the District.

In his usual antagonistic style of delivery, Walwyn said the country will need prayers and called on church leaders to pray for the land in these times as people will become desperate and prayers are needed to make sure that people come to their senses by the time they get to the polling booth.

“I want to make [an] appeal to the churches, because we are going to need a lot of prayers this week, because a lot of things are going to be happening this week and you might have all sorts of things in the atmosphere that need to come down,” he said.

The embattled Education Minister, who has been accused by three Opposition Members of violating the Virgin Islands Constitution by allegedly receiving money from Government through two companies he is involved with without seeking permission from the House of Assembly, called for the churches to pray that the people have wisdom, understanding, and clarity of mind on election day in order to make the right decision.

Honourable Walwyn also blasted those calling for the NDP Government to go and said there was no good reason why the NDP should not remain in office.

“You have people out there who want to change the Government on the basis of rumours and ‘mele’ and gossip, none of which they can substantiate. Are we expected to change the Government which has been working so hard for us for people who just have ambitions for power and using anything that they can use, truthful or not, to get the Government out of office? That mek sense?” he asked.

Desperation setting in!

Walwyn, who according to reports may be in line for the premiership if the NDP is re-elected and Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith steps aside for health reasons, wanted people to keep their eyes and ears open because they are now on the homestretch towards Monday June 8, 2015 and people are going to become more desperate.

“And a lot of things are going to happen but you have to keep yourself focused. You see a lot of attempts being made, you see they trying to kill poor me. Going to the Governor several times saying oh I have something new on Myron today,” he said.

He referred to a member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party who he alleged was sending criminals to the homes of NDP persons.

“You see now that WhatsApp messages are being sent around saying disparaging things about the leaders of the country. I must say this as the Minister for Youth Affairs because WhatsApp users are predominantly young people…it is a good thing when our young people get involved in our political process as it sets them up for leadership. But when you are going to influence the young people to send out those nasty disparaging things which cannot be substantiated, and even if they can be substantiated they are just not things that you say,” he alleged.

Ordinary man & small man

Honourable Walwyn also accused political forces of trying to divide the people with their talk of small man and ordinary man.

“Why are we trying to make it look as if success is something that is bad?” he asked.

The politician, lawyer and businessman, said it should be expected that persons are successful after they would have attained scholarships to study but all of a sudden they are not ordinary anymore.

“We want leaders who can unite the country and bring out the best in all of our people.”

He urged that people are not fooled on election day. “Look at what the Government has done. Look at what is being promised to you now. Look at the track record of the persons making those promises,” he said.

Hon Walwyn urged that people delve into the professional background of candidates, including himself, and not personal history as “there will be things that we all are not proud of.”

He said leaders must bring the issues to the level of things affecting the country and not people’s personal business.

41 Responses to “‘We need prayers this week’ – Hon Walwyn”

  • Voter Too (02/06/2015, 09:02) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes the BVI needs Jesus now more than ever but to think of it why now that you are talking about prayers now it is election time. Prayer should be one of the first priority of the government and people of the BVI and if it is instilled from the start no need for it to be a priority now. Constant prayer and prayer without ceasing will definitely stamp out greed, corruption, desperation, etc. It also doesn't make sense for us to hide behind prayer and calling on the name of Jesus and we continue to do our works of bad and evil. Anyway Myron continue to pray and God will see you through as we have to pray for ourselves and also for others.
    • hello (02/06/2015, 10:49) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
      Religion and politics should not mix.
      Educate yourself before talking nonsense - have you even read your bible - all of it?
    • SVE (02/06/2015, 11:20) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Voter Too in a sense you are right but consider this I never read where anyone approached Jesus for help and he reprimanded them and asked them how come it was only when they were in trouble they needed him. He helped them without any condemnation. Shouldnt we do the same?
      • hello (02/06/2015, 13:31) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
        Who helped them? You have no idea what you are talking about

        #BANALLRELIGION
    • @Voter Too (03/06/2015, 09:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

      Prayers is really needed and someone needs prayer so he can stop the wrong and unethical practices he has been doing in this country for the past 3 1/2 years......

    • News (04/06/2015, 01:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      God is angry with the wicked every day. Prayer should be their first priority and not the last on their agenda. Seek he first the kingdom of God and all things will be added. THE NDP make it bad for themself. They lost the election already to the Vip. People of the Virgin islands Vengeance belong to God.
  • well saw (02/06/2015, 09:06) Like (49) Dislike (12) Reply

    The d*vil talking about prayer?....next

  • obear man (02/06/2015, 09:13) Like (45) Dislike (7) Reply
    Big joke look who talking about prayer
  • Yoright (02/06/2015, 09:31) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    we need pray for all the people who think the turn of rallies determine a victory
  • huh (02/06/2015, 09:41) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need prayer "this week" that statement is weak you need prayer all day everyday!
  • Hmmm (02/06/2015, 09:43) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
    @voter too I was thinking the same thing now we need prayers after all the witch craft and sacrifices that has been done but the blood of Jesus is again all of it the Lord is in control there is no greater power than God so if you want prayers than prayers you will get
    • I Quit (02/06/2015, 15:41) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      hmmmm---Prayers for what? If prayers was helping we would not be in this state we are in-----Politician just need to stop saying what they think people need to hear---people just need to do the right and Godly thing--Stop being selfish
  • That's the problem (02/06/2015, 09:45) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is the problem in our BVI, Jesus last. Some people only call on Jesus when they are desperate, But God don't slumber nor sleep. He already knows the outcome 'cause it's Him that puts up and Him that takes down. May the Good Lord continue to watch over the people of these Virgin Islands and lead us in the right path.
  • NDP heckler (02/06/2015, 09:50) Like (42) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where is their big bishop, still bashing Dancia and Dawson?
    • Valley Political Analyst (02/06/2015, 10:56) Like (28) Dislike (4) Reply
      No, he's on the talk show Cross Talk talking piddle with funny man. what a BIAS show!!!
      • cross talk (02/06/2015, 15:50) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        For NDPs only?
        • Youth (03/06/2015, 07:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Lord we really need prayer this week. Our people is angry with each other and the politicians are friends.
          Everyday they pass me by. I can see it in their eyes
          Empty people filled with care, Headed who knows where

          On they go through private pain. Living fear to fear
          Laughter hides their silent cries. Only Jesus hears

          People need the Lord, people need the Lord
          At the end of broken dreams, He's the open door
          People need the Lord, people need the Lord
          When will we realize people need the Lord?

          We are called to take His light To a world where wrong seems right
          What could be too great a cost! For sharing life with one who's lost?

          Through His love our hearts can feel. All the grief they bear
          They must hear the words of life Only we can share

          People need the Lord, people need the Lord
          At the end of broken dreams, He's the open door
          People need the Lord, people need the Lord
          When will we realize that we must give our lives?
          For people need the Lord, people need the Lord

  • I know who I am (02/06/2015, 10:00) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might….put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles (trickery) of the devil….for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places….wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand….stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness….and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace….above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench (put a stop to) all the fiery darts (tests, trials) of the wicked….and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God….praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:10-18
  • $40.00 (02/06/2015, 10:00) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Go pray that they vote for you after the food gate...pray for my tax payers dollars
  • Faithful (02/06/2015, 10:07) Like (55) Dislike (0) Reply
    Help us, O Lord, be like the Prophet Jonah when he finally surrendered to you and warned a wicked city and it’s King of their sins and upcoming destruction. Give us strength, boldness and resolve to be a witness for your Kingdom here in the Virgin Islands. Cause us to be restless and have no peace until we have prayed without ceasing for the leaders of our Territory to turn from their wicked ways and turn to you.
    • ... (03/06/2015, 06:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      In other words, the people need to do exactly what the Ninevites did!
  • vi ,we together (02/06/2015, 10:12) Like (5) Dislike (121) Reply
    Why a you guys so angry God is good he been good to us be appreciated non of us a saints come on and smile vi you know we Togeather
  • pat (02/06/2015, 10:13) Like (321) Dislike (5) Reply
    Is mvw for real? The man who divided the country for three long years and behave like a child in we house of assembly?
  • The blood of Jesus (02/06/2015, 10:30) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hon. Myron I cover u and the rest of the NDP Team under the blood of Jesus I cover you all. Whatever spiritual evilness has risen. I bound it in the name of Jesus. Whatever hedge they have planted I say in the name of Jesus you the devil is a footstool under Jesus. I command in the name of Jesus send your angels out and surround this entire country, cast down all evil planters exposed their wickedness. There will be a shift in the atmosphere. God will not allow the devil to devour you guys. I am lifting you all in my prayers.
    • problem (02/06/2015, 14:53) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
      And this is the reason/ example why we cannot have 4 more years of this party. There are 42 candidates running for office but you only seek to bless 13. All the rest are VIslanders but you only bless the NDP. These people have divided our country. If you're with the NDP then you are blessed and infallible but once you are not with them then you are wrong. A party is supposed unify the people not divide us. But this is what we have come to. Once you don't support the NDP you do not deserve to prosper
  • sad (02/06/2015, 10:46) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    It saddens me to see the trickery and lies that this party has done in the face of adversity. They have called a snap election to avoid stiff competition (which they still got because now they seeking prayer); they have rushed a ton of projects and left them unfinished in an attempt to fool people; they have given out bribe envelopes and petty contracts (they have taken away contracts from VIP supporters; they have tricked young people into voting for them by showing them the good but not allowing them to see the bad as well; they angered the fishermen and the population on the other islands; they have bragged about having RICH WHITE FRIENDS without so much as an apology; they have ranted and raved at rallies; they have spread lies about the opposition, trying to destroy their character; they fight amongst each other and tell lies about one another while campaigning trying to tear each other down for power/ministries; they still have not addressed the funds that have remained unaccounted for. etc. they are the ,asters of perception and they have fooled so many people into believing that they have made progress, while we still fight to put food on our table and pay our rent. They and their friends have built houses and bought cars in the past 3.5 years while we suffer. I am disgusted with this TEAM.
  • ooooo (02/06/2015, 11:21) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    them NDP obeah men came in from africa yet???
  • Hmmm (02/06/2015, 12:37) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    It's the man in oil nut bay
  • tell it like it is (02/06/2015, 13:05) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    James 5 1-6
    Come now you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you. Your riches have rotted and your clothes are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have rusted...and their rusi will be evidence against you, and it will eat up your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure for the last days. Listen..the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure: you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous one who does not resist you.
    Verse.9.......Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the door.
  • haiti (02/06/2015, 13:35) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    They got enough money this time so no obear needed
  • SMH (02/06/2015, 13:49) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    don't worry a lot of people will be praying that the people open their eyes and vote you guys out
  • weed (02/06/2015, 15:35) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    he better go pray for his sins
  • Art (02/06/2015, 17:04) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    King short shirt say even the devil does pray ha ha
  • My fair (02/06/2015, 19:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just want to see the good preacher and this no good health board be dismantled and health return to the ministry. To be manage by a Czar or an administrator who will give an account for the 47 million dollars budget--It won`t even be that much---We will get better results---As it is now, its like a private cash cow for some people.---My fear is Ronnie loyalty to this thing that isn`t working-. Ronnie is a listening man---Again, like I say--my fair is his loyalty to Cline and this board.
  • Yelr@ (02/06/2015, 19:31) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now, now my good friend; what am I to say here el? With all the fire branding that that mouth done do? With all the cussing and lack of proper conduct and decorum? Now you being the Min oe Education should have tempered your attitude, learn to suck up talk and do the work which you have shown you can do. But I dare say when the education, Culture minister acts and talk in such disrespectful manner drumming up dee resentment amongst colleagues then I say that's a formula for the lack of respect for kit and kindred. Why you of all people who has done a STELLA JOB behaves in such a manner is cause for concern. Finally as Min of Education and Culture you could have come out publicly and chastise or discipline Ms. parson since the Premier refused to do so. What are we the people to believe is the cause for the lack of civility even in the HOA when grown elected folkes howl and bark at everyone and anything. Is this the legacy that you intended to build or install for the future. My prayers today is that one will act, carry and speak with that touch that shows thou art the Minister of Education, culture and your conduct WILL REFLECT ON THE OFFICE YOU HOLD. blessed day.
  • Really! (02/06/2015, 22:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I saw him at world day of prayer and he was on his cell the entie time.
  • vex (03/06/2015, 02:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope dancia takes the final seat and funny man out on his head....
  • Well Sah (03/06/2015, 05:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder how much of them when to church in the last four years.........they usually have prayer breakfast for HOA ASK HOW MUCH OF THEM ACTUALLY GO.....
  • virginislander (03/06/2015, 07:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please for the love of God avoid recieving any prayer from that loud moth big foot woman from freebottom she to me is a fraud using christianity for her own selfish needs. check her background and character a prayer from her will go no where.
  • prayer (03/06/2015, 09:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord I pray for divine order. I pray that you will be done in this country. I pray that a remnant be risen up. Lord I pray for Mr. Myron by name that he is able to submit to your will in each and every situation in his life. Lord we know that you are above all and the is none other like you. We submit ourselves and this country to you to. Do you will Farther. Amen
  • ABC (03/06/2015, 11:20) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    What pisses me off is these people are seen in Churches only when there is a funeral. The Manchester lady said she goes once in a blue moon when she is seeking votes or attending a funeral. A God less bunch.


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