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Hon Maduro-Caines accuses Walwyn of 'stifling' her plans for D6

-After Walwyn hurls accusations of Hon Maduro-Caines plagiarising his ideas for the district
Sixth District Legislator, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines and 2023 National Democratic Party (NDP) Candidate for D6, Myron V. Walwyn are now at loggerheads over a number of project ideas for the sixth electoral district. Photo: Facebook/File
Overlooking Baughers Bay, Tortola, in the Sixth Electoral District. Photo: VINO/File
Overlooking Baughers Bay, Tortola, in the Sixth Electoral District. Photo: VINO/File
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has been drawn into an exchange of words with the man labeled as one of the most divisive legislators to ever enter the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Myron V. Walwyn.

This is after Walwyn accused Hon Maduro-Caines of plagiarising his ideas for the Sixth District in her campaign launch speech on March 26, 2023.

Walwyn, who was in November 2022, arrested and charged for Breach of Trust by a Public Officer in relation to the controversial $1.6M Elmore Stoutt High School Wall Project, arrogantly stated in a Facebook post on March 26, 2023, that "The incumbent was so inspired by our plans that she borrowed them! Our candidate is already making a change and he is not even elected yet. Even the incumbent trusts his plans.”

Ideas not new- Hon Maduro-Caines 

Hon Maduro-Caines, in her response to Mr Walwyn's accusations; however, said the ideas presented to her district are not entirely new.

“A beautification and cleaning project is a continuous part of my district plan, and you can imagine that after the hurricanes of 2017, we have even more work to do as debris and derelict vehicles continue to appear. Especially when lands are being cut and pruned, it exposes even more rubbish. It’s a problem that the entire country faces,” she said.

As it pertains to a monitoring programme for students to ensure the graduation rate increases, Hon Maduro-Caines said that is her purest response through love.

"Earlier this year about eight students found themselves on the harsh side of the EPE [Exit Proficiency Exam] which they must complete to graduate. It’s a haphazard examination and programme instituted by the same former Minister of Education that has had many disastrous results for many of our students.”

Walwyn never supported district he now wants to represent- Hon Maduro-Caines

Ms Maduro-Caines then went on to state that Mr Walwyn also never supported her plans for the district when they were both colleagues under the NDP and as Minister he had the calls for most of her plans for the district.

In fact, Hon Maduro-Caines believes Walwyn, in his election bid, is now presenting these same plans he stifled as Minister.

“I could belabour the point and continue to demonstrate how the plans I presented and the plans of any candidate vying for the same space will bear some similarities. But while there’s unnecessary banter about “plagiarizm”, what I know for sure is that when Mr Walwyn and I worked together, I presented the Youth Empowerment Programme to him on the same day that I went to meet with key stakeholders. He acted like he was supportive, but later showed no interest.”

Ms Maduro-Caines said over the years, several projects within the district faced no support from Walwyn including plans to advance local businesses.

“When I presented him the idea to cover the basketball court in Purcell, I was met with NO support. The very business that sits on the basketball court now was met [with] the hardest opposition to get approval from the then minister, who insulted the young people who were trying to make an honest dollar and needed a recreational space,” she added.

Does Walwyn see easy way back to HoA?

Mr Walwyn, after being rejected by the Virgin Islands electorate in the 2019 elections, has switched from being an At Large Representative to a district candidate.

Many believe Walwyn thinks his status as a lawyer and former Minister will cause the Sixth District to turn away from their female representative of 12 years.

Mr Walwyn claimed a group of persons in the district want him to represent them.

22 Responses to “Hon Maduro-Caines accuses Walwyn of 'stifling' her plans for D6”

  • Sickening (28/03/2023, 11:47) Like (42) Dislike (7) Reply
    This tit for tat situation is disgusting. Both of you just need to stop. Alvera and Myron are both NDP to the core, just kiss and make up.
  • Concerned (28/03/2023, 12:14) Like (58) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hear all the Mrs. Maduro-Caines is saying, but Mr. Walwyn has been out of parliament for four years. Was Mrs. Maduro-Caines able to get her projects approved and off the ground in that time? What are her plans going forward?
    I just wish that candidates on all sides would stop with the old-time politics of bashing others and thinking that creating divisiveness will work. Give us something to assess you on other than pulling down each other! It seems unlikely that one party will win an outright victory which means that it is in the best interest of those standing for election to show us how they can work together to take us out of this mess we're currently in and chart a new way forward. I have to admit that I'm not seeing that.
    • @ concerned (28/03/2023, 14:39) Like (7) Dislike (11) Reply
      … you do know that is what it is all about?? Can you name me one political race(here or abroad ) that was run on a good clean campaign??? I will sit back and wait. You are asking for something that isn’t the norm when it comes to these political race. Look at it as a harsh way to bring to light what all parties have been doing wrong or haven’t done at all. It’s got to come to light some how….
  • Hush your MS (28/03/2023, 12:32) Like (50) Dislike (1) Reply
    My gurl you neglected Belle Vue for too d@mn long now. And you and the tall one are no different from each other, y'all does ONLY help who y'all choose and that's facts.
  • night and day (28/03/2023, 12:34) Like (38) Dislike (14) Reply
    This short lady with the bag aint in tall boy class
    • @ night and day (28/03/2023, 13:10) Like (18) Dislike (38) Reply
      I would hope not. He has no class or integrity, why would she want to be in that lack of class?
  • WOW (28/03/2023, 12:40) Like (32) Dislike (13) Reply
    She’s intimidated …..
  • Sue (28/03/2023, 12:40) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Please stop borh of you
    • SIX DIStrict (28/03/2023, 15:38) Like (8) Dislike (32) Reply
      funny man is a very colassless individual he is running broke and now looking to use the 6th district to pull him out of his debts his supporters need to be aware COI reallocated all the funds so he cannot give it away as is his wants so you guys cannot or will not continue to feed on the VI breast know this....
  • Petty (28/03/2023, 13:35) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hear the petty foolishness the so-call legislators going on with. BVI don't belong to NDP or VIP and 6 district don't belong to Walwyn nor Alvera. BVI in some deep sh.t and no one that's running seem to have even basic common sense or fortitude to help get us on a good footing. Not one.

    The politics is distasteful and extremely embarrassing. I'll say, it look like we doom.

  • Pressure! (28/03/2023, 13:41) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    I loving this race!! My run not walking. He running fastttt
  • again (28/03/2023, 14:16) Like (36) Dislike (4) Reply
    I love Ms.A but to honest when she join with that party I loose some respect because we put you there not Head coach and crew.That cause to think you are one of them
  • Bald Head W (28/03/2023, 14:49) Like (13) Dislike (42) Reply
    What more do you want? Greed is a Sin. Stay retired. Concentrate of clearing your name. You are acting just like "DUMP"
  • Zone6 Resident (28/03/2023, 15:11) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    At Alvera, please stop it! How can Myron stifle your plans? You have been in HOA for the last 3 terms. The first on Myron list was to open a district office. Then you jump up about a district office. He could not stifle this initiative. This was Alvera-achievable. I live Free Bottom and have yet to see you coming in there. Just stop it. You have not done anything for the District.
  • leave (28/03/2023, 15:22) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    Misson leave that woman alone God smiling on that woman she has an alabaster box of ointment and is washing his feet with her prayers every moment. He is a God of love and a God who sees your tears. A just God I beg you leave that servant alone.

    I do not believe this woman have any remorse for her opponent. If we want to harbor hatred in our hearts that's up to us but she is bigger than that. Like you don't know your representative.
  • grasshopper (28/03/2023, 16:04) Like (28) Dislike (15) Reply
    If you had any sense of loyalty you would not have jumped at the first opportunity like grasshoppers.
    Fickle minded and gullible ..
    You join the greedy team . You will sink with them . In your heart you know you have not done the right thing .
    People like you can be easily BOUGHT
    A plate of rice, red beans and chicken is not enough to represent your people .. Are my people so shallow?
  • Josiahsbay (28/03/2023, 16:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Attention all politicians and candidates if you are elected or appointed be forewarned that any plan or ideas that you submit, begin within your capacity as an official belongs to the district, ministry, or the Virgin Island. The Government can't plagiarize itself.
  • Grass Hopper (28/03/2023, 19:09) Like (20) Dislike (11) Reply
    She jump to vip as if the sixth wanted vip. Then now looking the sixth support. Wall-Win will win you by 6 digits.
  • hmm! (28/03/2023, 19:29) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    What a time to be alive in the BVI.
    How did we get here?
    Ms Maduro Caines tried her best for years now a giant is trying to eat her up, as far as I can see none of them did anything and in time like these nothing will be done . So please let us stop the fussing and fighting over things we can't control.
  • Wait a minute (28/03/2023, 22:57) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    But look how long Myron challenge Alvera to a debate. If she has sooo much to say, why she not jumping at the first opportunity to a debate? Something not adding up.
  • @ wait a minute (29/03/2023, 15:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    She does not need a debate. Heaven have the answer to her debate. My good friend knows she will not debate with him. Lol

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