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'I will not be bullied by you'- Hon Fahie to Walwyn

- The Minister for Education & Culture accused yet again of being a bully & not debating the Bill before the House of Assembly
Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1),left, stood up to the bully tactics of the ever controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), right, during the continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) today, March 14, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
Members of the House of Assembly were debating the International Tax Authority Act 2016/17 when Hon Myron V. Walwyn moved away from the Bill at hand and in his normal rant and anger, raised the unrelated issue of BVI Airways. Photo: VINO/Internet Source
Members of the House of Assembly were debating the International Tax Authority Act 2016/17 when Hon Myron V. Walwyn moved away from the Bill at hand and in his normal rant and anger, raised the unrelated issue of BVI Airways. Photo: VINO/Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ever controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is at it again. Labeled throughout out the Virgin Islands as a ‘bully’ and of attempting to intimidate his staff, for example his Director of Culture Luce Hodge-Smith who went public over her treatment by Walwyn, committees under his portfolio, his critics, private sector businesses and the media, now comes word that he is trying the same tactics on th

It was today March 14, 2017 during the continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) that Hon Fahie stood up to the reported bully.

It was at the time when the Members were debating the International Tax Authority Act 2016/17. Moving away from the Bill at hand and in his normal rant and anger, Mr Walwyn- the second term politician- raised the unrelated issue of BVI Airways.

Fahie to Walwyn: You can’t Bully me

Hon Walwyn told the HoA "we cannot in this body turn around and defame, and say the most terrible things, and unfounded things about a company because we have political ambition, and make sure we cost the government embarrassment and the people $7M because we use our mouth recklessly.”

In his usual throwing of words style, Mr Walwyn got the attention of the Leader of the Opposition Hon Fahie who jumped to his feet and asked him to stop the type of behaviour and stick to the Bill at hand and if he wanted to talk about BVI Airways and the government’s seven (7) million dollars pumped into it “bring it as a separate issue and let’s debate it….and I bet my bottom dollar I will win the debate,” Hon Fahie said with passion. 

Hon Walwyn, who the Speaker Hon Ingrid A. Moses asked to keep to the Bill at hand, claimed that he did not call any names, “I just throw some corn, I aint call no fowls.”

Hon Fahie accused Hon Walwyn of attempting to bully him, but warned he will not be bullied in this House. “Who send you?” the Opposition Leader asked.

During the debate of the bill, Minister Walwyn raised the issue of legislators using the House of Assembly to attack BVI Airways to gain political points.

Hypocrite Walwyn

Hon Walwyn, who has used his privilege of immunity in the HoA from 2011 to current, to attack ordinary citizens, businesses he does not like and commerce in general, was now accusing another Member of doing the same.

However, Hon Fahie told Parliament that Mr Walwyn has an “obviously divisive spirit…but I am not going to sit down here and hear the Minister come with no bully politics, intimidating me on what was said in this House. I came to defend the people; my aspirations are to defend the people of these Virgin Islands."

Hon Fahie asked again on a Point of Information “Where does the Member get off coming in the House to defend a company? Is he in the company? What that has to do with the International Tax Authority Act that we are here doing? If he wants to know whether what I say have facts or not we can have a separate debate for that."

He warned the controversial Minister that "Nobody is going to bully me in here. I respect everybody who come in here and give their opinion.” The Opposition Leader stood up to the “bully” Walwyn and told him “Maybe you live a life where everybody is afraid of you, but not I, Andrew Alturo Fahie."

The Hon Speaker, in order to keep peace, recessed the HoA for lunch.

When the HoA resumed, Hon Walwyn briefly attempted to defend his actions but did not continue to rant about criticisms directed at BVI Airways.

42 Responses to “'I will not be bullied by you'- Hon Fahie to Walwyn”

  • what a mess (14/03/2017, 19:04) Like (48) Dislike (1) Reply
    yes mr. Fahie continue to fight for your people don't back down
    • Nexus (14/03/2017, 19:55) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
      This is madness as many of the local companies are suffering and I never heard government fighting for them so publicly like they doing with bvi airways. MVW could have killed Fahie for BVI Airways SMH
      • mvw (15/03/2017, 10:11) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
        "we can no longer create laws to protect locals"
        • John (16/03/2017, 03:09) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
          If this man had any sense of pride or dignity, he would reseign. When David Cameron lost the brexit vote, he did the honorable thing and resigned because he knew that he would not be serving the people. If Walwyn can no longer protect locals, he must resign. Why ask for the people's vote if you know you can't protect them? Is he just going to protect antiguans?
          • wow (19/03/2017, 09:32) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
            You got it. It's an Antiguan thing, always was...... always will be .......and my annoyance is .....have you noticed.......check it out......most Antiguans got a stinking, rude, nasty, obnoxious attitude and behavior that is passed on to their offsprings and so, the ignorant, uncouth behavior continues...from generation to generation.....

            ....what a set of degenerate, despicable people....who think they're more intelligent than everyone else so they spend their time putting everyone else down to make themselves look big .........which only makes them look small ......but they are too ignorant, they can't even see it...bunch of losers
  • Boom (14/03/2017, 19:06) Like (42) Dislike (2) Reply
    Fahie is the right man fuh he...down with bullying
  • Christopher Columbus (14/03/2017, 19:37) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    Funnyman and his other NDP white-collar gang are the kind who are quick to sellout his people for a mess of pottage.
  • voter (14/03/2017, 19:38) Like (31) Dislike (4) Reply
    Myrun is bad news
  • conflict of interest again (14/03/2017, 19:49) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    i know now why he in bed with bvi airways check out who them went to for local public relation services
  • apple pie (14/03/2017, 19:51) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    Myron defending a foreign company more than he defends local companies. he must go!!!
  • messy, messy NDP (14/03/2017, 19:57) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    They are as messy as can be. Mvw stop acting like the biggest messy gussy, stop hoarding all the toilet tissues for our schools just to hide and clean the heavy mess from you'll deluxe.
    • @messy, messy NDP (15/03/2017, 07:50) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      What are you saying, NDP and naynaynay holding back all the toilet paper allotted for the schools for the heavy clean up of their political dealings messy deluge. Lol!!!
  • tears for my country (14/03/2017, 19:58) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have worked in the hotel industry for years and I know first hand we need the airlift, but we should not allow ourselves to be taken for a ride while trying to obtain it.
  • 1 (14/03/2017, 20:01) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    the ball hand man playing "bait and switch" to con the BVI to vote for the him and NDP again. NOT THIS TIME!!!!
  • Senseless (14/03/2017, 20:04) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Da mek sense? Bullying is something this Education Minister should be fighting against in our communities and schools. How come he behaving so. Elected members I'm asking you to please lead lead lead all you don't know how to lead? You don't need to be a bully to lead? You don't need to insult others to lead?
  • farmer brown (14/03/2017, 20:11) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    What's most striking to me about this guy walwyn is that it focuses like a laser on defending overseas companies and never one day defend VI Airlink
  • rude boy (14/03/2017, 20:17) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I trust y'all will forgive my cynicism, but I'm old enough to remember when the same Myron was beating out on VINO a local site but he here fighting for a forgin business
    • frustrated (15/03/2017, 07:08) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      TO rude boy. And. ALL others . I find it REAL unfair to come on blogging using other peoples " handle/name"
      I was using "concerned" you all used that
      I was using "affected". You all used that also
      Now after checking all the news sites and blogs I tried " rude boy " and bet your last penny , some small minded / low life/ coward is using this also ,
      Enjoy , from now on I will blog as SATAN
  • --------------------- (14/03/2017, 20:20) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The the Hon Minister should have the self-honesty to admit why he finds it necessary to defend BVI Airways.
  • sowada (14/03/2017, 20:24) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Given the number of long knives that are out for Andrew I don't blame him for wanting to defend himself!
  • FRUIT (14/03/2017, 20:28) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    This piece feels like a public airing of family secrets best kept secret.
  • Bandit (14/03/2017, 20:30) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ten years from now, having been a NDP Minister is going to be the equivalent of having a scarlet letter on your resume.
    • @Bandit (14/03/2017, 22:19) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      When I travel overseas I don't answer any question about our government just to avoid Mr. Google. This ndp administration is like the whole BVI wake up to a terrible nightmare. How the hell did so many voters get it so wrong? Everyday is from one thing to the next. Jesus Christ where the prayer warriors?
  • virgin gorda (14/03/2017, 20:31) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    As with all things about the garot, no surprise here! He just defies convention.
  • barnes pr (14/03/2017, 20:32) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nepotism is the lowest level of government, and this one is rock bottom.
  • vi (14/03/2017, 20:34) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    Of course the House of Assembly is now filled with some Members most of us would not want coming through our front door,
  • Welsah (14/03/2017, 20:55) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    Baldhead has no shame. There it is in display- exhibiting his special interest and self-interest Masonic order - without any regards for the interest of the people - baldhead what level of degree do you hold in the Masonic lodge again? He sure operating on the level.
  • wize up (14/03/2017, 21:11) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    pure talk !!!
  • Mehson (14/03/2017, 22:20) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wa wrong with tis funny wanaynie mehson? Why is he terrorizing and trying to bully everyone he around? Mehson go sit-down before someone lite some candles and bun that sage bush for real mehson.
  • wize up (15/03/2017, 06:27) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    a listed keenly as the opposition leader spoke during the sitting at house of assembly yesterday: the leader of the opposition make good arguments especially when he spoke about the local bank and property owners: most of what he pointed out should have been done many many years ago because the local bank have been foreclosing on locals and their properties before NDP took up office: the local banks were not reducing our interest rates long before NDP took up office....lots of the nonsense talk in house of assembly are over things that should have been corrected many many years ago(NDP and VIP same thing)
  • sell out for votes (15/03/2017, 06:34) Like (8) Dislike (16) Reply
    we still with Myron he does give us the $$$$$$$
  • facts man (15/03/2017, 09:17) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Leave mvw to god! The world is a circle
  • long look man (15/03/2017, 14:05) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    All this fussing and fighting about BVi Air Ways and Bvi air links and the Sewage in East End and Long look is getting worst forget about that damn airline fighting and fight to get the damn sewage fix..Premier and his brotherin law took 8 million $from the East End project and fix the Stinking Sewage in Town..Marlon BOO BOO Jack Penn is now crying like a baby for the Premier to borrow money to get the sewage fix ,what ah set of boo boo jacks lol lol..Mark is bragging about how much money he is making on the Dock and can't pay the 8 million$ back for the East End Project..Marlon and Kedrick let them take the money and now crying for it back, What kind of leadership is this?Fahie and Walloose please please help fix the sewage it make no sense bringing Tourist in on these airlines and when they drive through EAST End they driving in shit..So to the Premier and all your BOO BOO Jacks Fix your Infrastructure First in the East Because is the First Impression for the Tourist...Sewage First Then Airline Sewage First the Airline..Who ever Tek up the money from the East Sewage Project Bring it back since Ayo Don't Thief..
    • wize up (15/03/2017, 16:33) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ long look man: the residents and citizens of this territory have to take the back seat to the visitors
    • Comment (16/03/2017, 02:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you wanted the sewage fixed in East End the people of East End will have to collectively request this from your East End Rep. Or stop voting him in each election.
  • school children (16/03/2017, 23:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    When you are in the public space your life should be opened to more transparency.

    CORRUPTION strives in an environment of secrecy!
  • NDP heckler (19/03/2017, 19:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Corruption at the highest level taking the side of bvi airways against the people. It should be mandatory that ALL persons desirous to be in Governance or in the Public Service, a THOROUGH AND DETAILED background check should be done by a competent authority, a FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION done, be POLYGRAPHED and the findings made public before they are posted or elected in these positions.

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