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NDP says it stands by Walwyn amidst recent charge & arrest

-says it expects matters surrounding ESHS wall project & Walwyn's claims of innocence will be vindicated by VI courts
Former Minister for Education under the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration Myron V. Walwyn has become the third person charged in relation to criminal investigations into the Elmore Stoutt High School Wall Project. Photo: VINO/File
In a statement reportedly sent to select media houses today, November 24, 2022, in the Virgin Islands (VI) the NDP says while it has the utmost respect for the justice system, it does not wish to prejudice the ongoing legal matter, however, it stands by Walwyn. Photo: NDP/Facebook
In a statement reportedly sent to select media houses today, November 24, 2022, in the Virgin Islands (VI) the NDP says while it has the utmost respect for the justice system, it does not wish to prejudice the ongoing legal matter, however, it stands by Walwyn. Photo: NDP/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the National Democratic Party (NDP) has decided to stand by its former Chairman Myron V. Walwyn, amidst a recent charge and arrest connected to the Virgin Islands (VI) CoI reports.

Walwyn, who is a former Minister for Education under the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, was the third person charged in relation to criminal investigations into the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Wall Project.

Mr Walwyn disclosed on November 1, 2022, that he was arrested and charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

In a statement reportedly sent to selected media houses today, November 24, 2022,  the NDP said while it has the utmost respect for the justice system, it does not wish to prejudice the ongoing legal matter, however, it stands by Walwyn. 

NDP says stands by Walwyn 

“Nonetheless, the National Democratic Party wishes to make it clear that we stand by the significant contributions made by former Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, towards the development of the Virgin Islands, and in particular, within our Education and Culture sectors.”

The NDP then went on to describe Walwyn as a 'proven leader' and one that is an outspoken and active advocate for VI's youth, thier national pride, and for democratic principles and policies.

"In that vein, he has worked diligently to advance our education system, and develop our culture, and our national pride and awareness," the NDP added. 

“Walwyn also worked alongside various experts to develop special education within the Territory, as he believes that every child should be afforded the opportunity to learn and thrive. He has made the right to a quality education a reality for all Virgin Islanders and has championed and prioritized safety in the school environment.”

Walwyn committed to VI - NDP 

The NDP statement related that Walwyn's attention to vision and commitment to the Virgin Islands have been evident even before taking up elected office, as he has made valuable contributions to the tourism sector through his businesses and his service as Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board.

The party added that is fully expects that in the matters surrounding the ESHS wall project and Walwyn's claims of innocence that he will be vindicated by the courts.

"We also look forward to, should he so choose, welcoming him back as a party candidate, to contest the next general elections,”  the NDP added.

Two others charged  

My Walwyn was the third person charged in connection with the wall project. Mr Kelvin Thomas, 55, of Chalwell Estate, Tortola was the first person charged in June 2022 with Obtaining property by deception; Making a false statement to a public officer; and Possession of the proceeds of criminal conduct.

Public Officer Lorna Stevens was arrested and charged on October 20, 2022, and was subsequently granted bail.

22 Responses to “NDP says it stands by Walwyn amidst recent charge & arrest”

  • funny man (24/11/2022, 14:22) Like (21) Dislike (11) Reply
    Funny man going down for this one.
    • Rubber Duck (24/11/2022, 23:24) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      They must be crazy. Walwyn is a vote loser, Fraser and Malone too.
  • Hoomemie (24/11/2022, 14:23) Like (10) Dislike (19) Reply
    I also stand with myron. Alot of people are standing with him.He didn't do anything wrong. It just a culture of the bvi where we spread the wealth give everyone a piece of the pie. What is wrong with that? The only person I am voting for is myron. Let's go Myron. We together
    • @ hoomemie (24/11/2022, 15:44) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
      I will never risk my vote for a man who can end up in jail Myron needs to follow Andrew and do the decent thing and resign
  • We will see... (24/11/2022, 14:31) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Time will tell us how much they stand by Myron and believe in him..There will come a time when there words Will have to back their actions....We will be patiently waiting...Will Marlon be the new NDP leader. ?
  • Bree (24/11/2022, 14:31) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is what greed will do to you. Just yesterday, I, past by and still can't comprehend how that wall could cost so much. They really when in for an overkill. Greed is a very dangerous thing to any society and to its people. I thought better of Mr. Walwyn and some of the other participants. Shows you should judge a book by its covers.
    • Bree (24/11/2022, 16:47) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Meant to Say
      You should never judge a book by it cover
    • @Ms.Bree (24/11/2022, 17:46) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      But Bree you as well have some type of greed in your linen closet.It just hasn’t been exposed as yet.
      • Bree (25/11/2022, 11:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @MS. BREE
        You are so right. I do have some type of greed in me. It was call out last night at the dinner table. Had more than I should eat and now it's telling on me.
  • that's all i have to say (24/11/2022, 14:33) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Birds of a feather flock together
  • lol (24/11/2022, 14:33) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    MyRUN WALLwyn
  • asking for a friend (24/11/2022, 14:40) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    So because they stand by him means what again? Let justice prevail
  • Who r dey (24/11/2022, 14:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who is the NDP at this time, name them.
  • Youth (24/11/2022, 15:26) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    This man is never wrong even when his hand is caught in the cookie jar.
  • Xxx (24/11/2022, 15:27) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    I know the ndp loves corruption but they not going get my vote for a man who can end up in jail
  • I am as well (24/11/2022, 15:51) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    People can say what they like, Myron have not done the worst of the worst. This is a all out witch hunt on one of their own.Let he who is without sin cast the first BOULDER YOU SET OF STINKING DIRTY HYPOCRITES.
  • Piece of Pie (24/11/2022, 16:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don’t see what’s wrong with spreading the wealth, unless he was collecting ‘under the table’
  • asking for a friend (24/11/2022, 16:40) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    The question is who is the ndp it cannot be smurf, sandy, shaq, akeem, aaron and the ball head girl from town who dont talk to people?
  • Digging a pit (24/11/2022, 19:33) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Andrew tried to dig a pit for Myron … others are still doing … Be careful
  • FACIAL EXPRESSION (24/11/2022, 20:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is saying )> ah know dey trying ah ting on me , but ah going SUE their ASzs
  • musa (25/11/2022, 07:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    please do not look at the wall may be the foundaction


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