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Walwyn wants VIP Gov't to implement Human Rights Commission in VI

- said matter was last addressed by NDP government
After his political party failed to do so after eight years in office, former Education Minister under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Myron V. Walwyn now wants the Andrew A. Fahie-led administration to put the Human Rights Commission in place. Photo: Facebook
This government has not made vaccinations compulsory for anyone in the territory but has said, that employers are free to implement whatever measures they feel is in the best interest of their business. Photo:
This government has not made vaccinations compulsory for anyone in the territory but has said, that employers are free to implement whatever measures they feel is in the best interest of their business. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After his political party failed to do so in their eight years in office, former Education Minister under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Myron V. Walwyn now wants the Andrew A. Fahie-led administration to put the Human Rights Commission in place.

In a Facebook post on Monday, December 6, 2021, Walwyn stated that he has “long” opined that “there are many other things that are important to creating a good quality of life for citizens other than money,” such as building the necessary institutions in a country that can provide redress for citizens who believe that their rights have been abrogated is extremely important. 

Mandatory Vaccinations a problem

This government has not made vaccinations compulsory for anyone in the territory but has said, that employers are free to implement whatever measures they feel is in the best interest of their business.

However, some business places have made vaccination compulsory for workers to keep their job.

Walwyn said currently in the territory, citizens are facing a very difficult time with the issue of mandatory vaccinations by their employers and their job security. 

“Where do these citizens go for redress? The issue may be mandatory vaccinations today but some other issue tomorrow. Please completely put aside your views on the issue of vaccinations. My point goes beyond that. The Human Rights Commission Bill was brought to the House of Assembly by the Attorney General about three times over the last decade and it failed to even make it to the committee stage of the House. Persons facing human rights breaches, whether mandatory vaccinations or otherwise, would have been able to get assistance, guidance and support from the Human Rights Commission.”

NDP last addressed issue- Walwyn

Walwyn, who has been seeking to make himself relevant in the public through various social media posts that often subtly criticise the sitting government, said he conducted his own research and he found that the matter was last before the House of Assembly in October 2018 during the NDP’s tenure in office.

He then noted that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government has not addressed the issue in the HoA.

“It has been three years now since then and nothing has happened. Listen to the contributions being made on this issue. Some of the points raised by some of our leaders were reasonable but I cannot say the same for others,” he said pointing to a clip he had attached to his post.

Walwyn then concluded his post by stating, “It is high time that the Human Rights Commission is put in place. It is important for investigating, promoting and protecting the human rights of all living within the Virgin Islands.”

19 Responses to “Walwyn wants VIP Gov't to implement Human Rights Commission in VI”

  • go back antigua (07/12/2021, 08:21) Like (15) Dislike (25) Reply
    Here who talking!!! NEXT
  • Sam (07/12/2021, 08:35) Like (25) Dislike (18) Reply
    it is truly amazing how myron, marlon, mitch now have so much knowledge how to run our country but had 2 back to back terms as the government of this territory
    • @Sam (07/12/2021, 09:34) Like (13) Dislike (13) Reply
      You need to start using the pea brain in your head before the pea dries up. It is about common sense and what is correct and truth. YOU NEED TO STEP OUT OF THE STUPIDITY SAUCE BEFORE YOU DROWN. IT IS NOT ABOUT THE ABOVE MENTIONED TRYING TO RUN THE COUNTRY, IT IS ABOUT EDUCATING DIMWITS LIKE YOURSELF.
      • @@@sam (07/12/2021, 12:46) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
        i agree with 100%

        and what is your point

        since you know so much
        where is the plane !!!

        maybe you got some of sewage project money!!!

        i do not have to defend anyone politically (run with that for now

        keep the faith
        calm down before you blow a fuse ?????
    • Cindy (07/12/2021, 09:56) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Sam Sam Sam .... no green eggs and ham Sam
  • miss (07/12/2021, 09:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow he gotten fat
  • Soursop Man (07/12/2021, 10:16) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    If Walwyn was Willock Attorney for the COI, he might have won his case. Just saying LOL LOL LOL

    Then they could have used the human rights take on the matter of infringement of the law by those illegal aliens. LOL LOL LOL LOL
  • myrun (07/12/2021, 10:16) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    "we can no longer pass laws to protect locals"
  • HAHA (07/12/2021, 10:23) Like (22) Dislike (8) Reply
    All these former members of NDP a all of a sudden want somebody else to do what they failed to do in 8 years when they had power.
    • @ HAHA (07/12/2021, 13:54) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      that's is why they have no credibility and we can see right through them. NDP MUST NEVER RULE THIS COUNTRY AGAIN BOSSIE
      • kool uot (07/12/2021, 18:07) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
        You sound so stupid. The NDP is the best for this country you and your Government is bull crap. Mr.myron Walwyn is the best politician in this country. you talking and you can see that you envy the man but the word is out from the people of this country that they putting this man back in power. So go fly a kite you big joke.
  • Ignorance is Bliss (07/12/2021, 10:35) Like (25) Dislike (12) Reply
    Why y'all want to jump out with these negative comments when the man is spot on. Anyone with half a brain should be able to realize that this issue is now more urgent than ever. Stop hating and shooting down good ideas just because of who bring them. You are keeping yourself and others in darkness...that's wickedness stop it.
  • Dancing in the sunshine (07/12/2021, 11:23) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Mr. Walyn wants to look relevant in this season. He is always coming out with some foolishness. We have a pandemic at hand to deal with and the government is doing an excellent job to keep the Territory safe. Those anti vaccinators are creating problems for those persons who are trying to safeguard the health of themselves and their families by refusing to take the vaccine. It is a Human Right problem, however, the World Health Organization is trying its best to prevent the spread of the different types of viruses that can result in death and disabilities to the human race.

    Under the quarantine regulation, if an individual knowingly cause the spread of a virus or a contagious disease to other persons, then that person can be persecuted for maliciously endangering the life of person or persons. Such offence is punishable by law. So while the Human Right is protecting a person liberty, under the International Law if a government is trying to protect the lives of its citizens as they should, they must be commended. For those persons who want to seek refuge under the Human Right Commission, they could be persecuted for their own negligence.
  • The watchdog (07/12/2021, 13:56) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    after 8 years of killing education, being anti-local and only helping some for a vote he hear chatting horse dropping!!!! boy get from here you will never be our premier
  • @ Dancing In the Sunshine (07/12/2021, 16:33) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mash a brakes right there.I aint gonna sit here and read you talking all this crap.Get your truthfull information right and find out who is creating the problem. The wicked Deep state Globalist plannned with Dr. Fauci and company is who started this plandemic. They were live on video admitting it and laughing at the population and that video was removed after having many views.Gain of function is the game that they played and they had the balls to warn us many years before it happened.Investigate the man who runs the World Health Organization back ground and you will know who he really is. They made remdesivir the authorize drug to be administered world wide and it killed people instead of saving them.So who is going to hold those people responsible for crimes against humanity? Millions of people are dieing and are sreiously injured by the vaccine and they are all quiet about it.
  • Good post (07/12/2021, 18:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    great points but his good friend that lives on the Macnamara Hill is strongly in favour of the Government mandating vacs ITS voices like hers that has giving support to the vac to divide the unvaccinated and the business to do exactly what she wanted to happen.. talk to your good friend and tell her keep her trap shut.. all those local doctors are onboard so they could milk the cow dry.. the vaccine is a money racket
  • VI Gyal (08/12/2021, 08:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    some of you do not understand politics and nor you have commonsense. Come on here talking fluff. THat is why we voted for this current team that is in and got us alllost. the best thing they have done was somewhat protect the territory but at the same time kill us.
  • RedStorm (09/12/2021, 07:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Silly, understand Human Rights before commenting on the subject. This government or any other that comes after can censor anyone for some of the most minute things, while infringing on your right. I hear a Caribbean news yesterday that says people in some one of those islands can now , stop search, in prisoned and take your DNA without your consent.
    These silly actions by different governments arms will Cause infringement on your rights The Universial Declaration of Human Rights article 11 (1,2) states “ Everyone charged with a penal (punishable) offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has All the guarantees necessary for his defense.
    “No one shall be held guilty of any penal offense on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offense ,under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one applicable at the time the Penal offense was committed” let me address the last part of (2) no judge can sentence an individual because of how he feels, putting a man away for 60 and seventy years behind bars has to be on the sentencing books. If it’s not , the man can walk free, by the argument of a Human Rights lawyer. Know your rights and stand up for it.

    If this country implement a Human Rights Commission it would mean that they are subject to see that unfair and unjust activities and events do not harm the citizens and foreigners residing in this country and can put this country as one that held a high place for the rights of people, the value and protection they deserve.
  • @ Dancing In the Sunshine (09/12/2021, 19:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your ignorance will make you a sitting duck for the government mandates.

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