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'Politics is a jealous lover' - Myron V. Walwyn tells 'Real Talk'

- reflects on year of transition after brutal 2019 exit from VI political scene
Reflecting on his year of transition after a brutal 2019 exit from VI political scene, former Legislator Myron V. Walwyn said he learnt that politics was a jealous lover. Photo: Facebook
The highly anticipated episode of the 'Real Talk' show with host Ms Karia J. Christoper was released on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Photo: Facebook
The highly anticipated episode of the 'Real Talk' show with host Ms Karia J. Christoper was released on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Photo: Facebook
Myron V. Walwyn was recently under investigation for an alleged corrupt $1.6M wall project commissioned for the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) during his tenure as Education Minister and according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews, the investigation file is currently in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further action. Photo: VINO/File
Myron V. Walwyn was recently under investigation for an alleged corrupt $1.6M wall project commissioned for the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) during his tenure as Education Minister and according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews, the investigation file is currently in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further action. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In one of the most highly anticipated episodes of the 'Real Talk' show with host Ms Karia J. Christoper, former embattled legislator and Minister for Education, Myron V. Walwyn has broken his silence in a 'tell-all' since his brutal February 25, 2019 elections loss in the Virgin Islands (VI).

"When I reflected on it, I remember when I was being called to the bar... a young lady second my call and she said to me in open court, that law is a jealous lover, suggesting that you can't do anything else when you are doing law," he said on the Wednesday, March 18, 2020, edition of the show.  

'Respect the democratic process' 

"But I found out that wasn't true, the jealous love was politics," he said, noting that getting into politics and putting his all into it resulted in other parts of his personal life suffering from lack of time. 

"I am happy to return back even though yes, I wanted to serve, but you have to respect the democratic process. I did that and now I am back into my business, a year has passed [and] I think I have transitioned fairly well," he said. 

Regarding the removal of the Honourable title from his name now that he is no longer a member of the VI House of Assembly (HoA), Mr Walwyn told Mrs Christopher that even with the title he remained humble.

'Yes its an honour certainly to serve, but you can't let it get to you to the point that people who know you, your friends and so forth, feel as if they can't call you by your normal name," he said.

'It wasn't a shock' - Waywn on elections loss 

Turning his attention to his 2019 elections loss as Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Mr Walwyn revealed that it was no shock to see his performance dip brutally in the polls.

"I wouldn't say it was a shock... nothing is a will to anybody, its politics at the end of the day, its people's right to choose who they would like to serve them," he said.

Mr Walwyn spoke of the NDP imploding and splitting into with one faction headed by him, and the other a breakaway, Progressives Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), headed by Ronnie W. Skelton, "that, of course, tells you that would affect your overall support base and so," he said.

Accepting the Loss 

Since leaving politics, Mr Walwyn has taken to social media with a number of ramblings in which political pundits suspect is an attempt to re-win the hearts of Virgin Islanders after they rejected his alleged divisive and warlike ideologies in 2019.

On February 24, 2020, in a Facebook post to his online followers, the Ex-Chairman of the NDP reflected on past regrets noting that they could eventually set you on the course to greatness. Then, in January 2020, he urged Virgin Islanders to put envy and jealousy aside.

Mr Walwyn was recently under investigation for an alleged corrupt $1.6M wall project commissioned for the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) during his tenure as Education Minister and, according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews, the investigation file is currently in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further action.

Mr Walwyn said at the end of the day, he accepts the loss and took a gracious exit from the political scene, given that the people of the Virgin Islands decided that they no longer wanted him to serve.

"If it's personal, if you are there for other reasons besides service, I believe you might take it a bit harder," Mr Walwyn told host Mrs Christopher.

43 Responses to “'Politics is a jealous lover' - Myron V. Walwyn tells 'Real Talk'”

  • tola (20/03/2020, 14:36) Like (60) Dislike (16) Reply
    Myron is good man
    • Good morning naaah (20/03/2020, 15:51) Like (7) Dislike (20) Reply
      I use think he was a good man... I use to believe in him.. When I see how he and the NDP neglected oppressed and victimize workers after the hurricanes I see things differently... When I see Premier Fahie looking out for Island people and trying to regulate and update their status these same people who supported Myron and NDP and they allow Fahie to do something they should have done. I see things differently..Can't he change . Yes. Is he forgiven.. yes..
    • Young boys (20/03/2020, 19:35) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Good to keep far from
  • VI Realist (20/03/2020, 14:45) Like (11) Dislike (19) Reply
    funnyman... is the definition of sin kill steal and destroy the poor boy needs prayer lots of it
  • Baldhead (20/03/2020, 14:48) Like (10) Dislike (18) Reply
    Needs to pay for that wall.
  • ABC (20/03/2020, 14:48) Like (11) Dislike (16) Reply
    Chupps boy go from here with your lies
  • Enough of you (20/03/2020, 14:59) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    LOL @ the last pic.....
  • wall (20/03/2020, 15:45) Like (32) Dislike (8) Reply
    why everyone wants to crucify a man because he built a wall around a school to keep kids safe and secure, A wall was built in the second district during Alvin Christopher's time, one was built by Fraser and the list goes on. both government parties wasted lost of monies, water plants, planes,hospital, cruise ship pier etc. ppl in the bvi want change but don't want to take the necessary measures to bring about change. The place been at a stand still for years now with very little to show.
    • Ok but (20/03/2020, 22:44) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      Ok but did they spend 1.1 million or more on one wall? Let’s figure this out together.
  • asura (20/03/2020, 16:14) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
    He trying a comeback but our fingers wet waiting
  • My girl (20/03/2020, 16:20) Like (11) Dislike (17) Reply
    Bye Myron, we don't want to hear it.
  • Rubber Duck (20/03/2020, 17:02) Like (25) Dislike (22) Reply
    after messing up the country and being self righteous the devil trying to get back to power..He loves power, his motives are clear But like we said last election No island Man going be our Premier and take that to the bank
    • yoooo (22/03/2020, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Rubber Duck - Shout it out make them understand that................. (finish de tune)
  • My girl (20/03/2020, 17:04) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    The real jealous lover @ HMP
  • Eagle Eye (20/03/2020, 17:07) Like (14) Dislike (22) Reply
    After 8 years of this popups man he think we in the mood to hear he. He killed the education system, He killed our treasury, HE KIILED OUR Festival, he was anti-local and Killed many civils servants careers..go back to Antigua bossie
    • occasion (20/03/2020, 20:38) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      He born right here just like you , you all need to stop this kind of foolishness about who born here and who don't we all are from Africa
      • Yes he was (21/03/2020, 13:19) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
        He was born here but, he is treated like an outsider and a outcast because of who he married. They say if he had married a local, he would have been good. Another reason, they are not going to allow a outside woman to hold and carry the title of First Lady.
        • LCS (21/03/2020, 17:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Forgot Lorena?
        • @ yes he was (21/03/2020, 18:37) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
          We had one and the experience was horrible so no more expat First Lady
        • agreed (22/03/2020, 08:07) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
          No expat woman is going to be First Lady in this town. So you local men that is married to expat women and is thinking about running for a position in Government, forget about it.
          • VOTER OF THE SIX (23/03/2020, 16:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            YOU ARE VERY LATE BECAUSE THE LADT ONE IS FOR ANGUILLA. SO WHATS YOUR PROBLEM.
        • @yes he was (22/03/2020, 22:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Can you tell the man whom he should marry? Did you have a wife saving for him? Wow, that’s dumb!
    • Real Eagle Eye (21/03/2020, 08:49) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Get your own name you fake basterd
  • A Disgrace (20/03/2020, 17:10) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    YUCK! who want to hear Myrun?
  • uh (20/03/2020, 17:44) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Let Myron move his serry self that man is wolve in sheep clothings
  • I did 18vyrs and nothing (20/03/2020, 19:02) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    We need our severance pay nhi needs to pay and also social security
  • Just Checking (20/03/2020, 19:47) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    When you loose an election so badly one need to go hide themselves
  • Former teacher he transferred (20/03/2020, 23:43) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Good interview but a bunch of bs for thoes of us who worked with him. He was evil very wicked young man on how he treated people
  • l (21/03/2020, 00:46) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    he bring the st lucian at HMP to run locals. we watching to see if the premier going to bring he back
  • ndp (21/03/2020, 01:16) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    we have you covered next election
  • Diaspora (21/03/2020, 04:16) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Politics bears a close resemblance to the world’s oldest profession; indeed, it may be the oldest, for to be human is to be political and we are political animals. The animating force of politics is conflict; no conflict, no politics; it is war without bloodshed. It is an agreement to tolerate differences. Politics is indeed a jealous lover; it requires complete dedication to it. Politics is also addicting and once the power, status and influence of elected office is tasted, politicians will try to retain power by any means necessary. It transforms once humble, civil, trustworthy, unselfish and compassionate men and women to be pompous and boastful brutes. The following is quote by Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian philosopher, writer and author of the Prince:

    Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469 - 1527
    “A prince … cannot observe all those things for which men are held good, since he is often under a necessity, to maintain his state, of acting against faith, against charity, against humanity, against religion. And so he needs to … not depart from good, when possible, but know how to enter into evil, when forced by necessity.”
    —Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, Ch. XVIII.

    Moreover, though Myron Walwyn, former two term At Large winner, top vote getter in 2015 general election and MEC, purports to be at peace with his shocking and surprising lost at the polls on 25 Feb 2019 and having led the NDP to a shellacking in Feb 2019 general, clearly, though resigned from active politics, he seems to be on a redemption and forgiveness tour, a journey of political renewal and a renaissance of sorts. It should be all good but he may not admit it. Machiavelli supposedly says that a true leader must l....e. General Douglas MacArthur did say he will return to the Philippines and Arnold said “I will be back.” And Myron will be back in politics for politics is addicting.
    Diaspora
    • Disinterested (21/03/2020, 12:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is some deep s.....t!
    • ReX FeRal (21/03/2020, 19:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Diaspora......there is a symbiotic/parasitic relationship between politics and prostitution, local and foreign, NDP & VIP. The big question is WHO is the parasite?
  • Hmm (21/03/2020, 12:09) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    When he wasn't the head of the party you guys were fine with him; the minute he became the party leader all of a sudden hes a this and hes a that all because you view him as an island man. Smh at your thinking. I think Tolians hatred for 'down island' people scales higher than a racist.
  • Power Corrupts (21/03/2020, 12:21) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Possibly one of the most arrogant persons I have had the displeasure of knowing. Civil service was just a stepping stone for him to use gained connections to swindle as much as possible while leading by intimidation. There is nothing positive about him and the best thing that happened to him and the people of the BVI is his ousting. Good bloody riddance.
  • Maths teacher (21/03/2020, 12:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sir, like a loaf of bread there is a sell by date after which it becomes stale bread,
  • Real Eagle Eye (21/03/2020, 16:57) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Voters will never ever be fool again with the likes of Walwyn and Kedrick
  • Classic (21/03/2020, 21:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ”Since leaving politics, Mr Walwyn has taken to social media with a number of ramblings in which political pundits suspect is an attempt to re-win the hearts of Virgin Islanders after they rejected his alleged divisive and warlike ideologies in 2019.”

    Paragraph of the week...lol
  • No Myron (22/03/2020, 08:19) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please stay out of public office. You had your chance and due to your arrogance, we cannot take another chance with you. We are not going to allow a non local woman to be our First Lady. She have nothing in common with us.
  • Moving Right Along (22/03/2020, 08:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nexttttt........


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