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Warrish Walwyn wants Hon Fahie investigated

Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), right, was his usual self in the House of Assembly on March 21, 2017 as he sought to suggest that former Minister for Education and Culture and now Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) mismanaged public funds. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ever antagonistic Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) was his usual self in the House of Assembly on March 21, 2017 as he sought to suggest that former Minister for Education and Culture and now Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) mismanaged public funds.

The controversial Minister, who has been accused of wasting over a million dollars on a small wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in the lead up to the 2015 General Elections while schools were left lacking basic supplies, said he was going to ask the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to investigate certain spending under the then Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Fahie.

The House of Assembly was at the time debating the motion for the appointment of a Chairman to the Higher Education Licensing Board.

‘I didn’t spend a penny’

According to Hon Walwyn, who was challenged in the previous House of Assembly Sitting by Hon Fahie after he inappropriately attempted to defend BVI Airways, said the legislation now before the House came “without spending one penny” of the Government funds.

Further, he said when he came into the Ministry of Education the matter of medical schools and other issues was on the table and he met with the Committee in place and was told that they had given their advice already.

Hon Walwyn claimed that the committee told him that “what is being done now by the former Minister is unnecessary and should not be done because all that needed to be done was to put the legislation together.”

‘First time I am hearing this’

At this time Hon Fahie rose on a point of information, saying “This is the first time I hearing this. If I had a board in place that had concluded that and they didn’t bring it to me, then, Madam Speaker, I must be fast asleep.”

Further he said there was a reason his ministry did not go in the direction the current Minister is going.

“But I know the nature of the Minister. He wants to make sure that Fahie look like he spend $500,000 and nothing."

More in the mortar

Told by the Speaker of the House, Hon Ingrid A. Moses, to wrap up the debate, Hon Walwyn continued that there was a company called Effect Inc that walked away with $602,355.88 of the public’s money. “For something that I did for free, for something that could have been done for free, and I want people to look into who Effect Inc is because there is more in the mortar besides the pistle.

“I would be asking, Madam Speaker, the Public Accounts Committee to look into this matter because it is a very troubling matter.”

In response, Hon Fahie said he noted the Minister saying that he is asking the Public Accounts Committee to investigate this matter; however, the Minister knows better. “The Minister knows that he cannot direct the Public Accounts Committee, and this is his second consecutive term, but I understand what this is about, Madam Speaker.”

According to Hon Fahie he was not part of the tendering process. “There was a tendering process, Madam Speaker, competitive bidding, and there was a direction the Government was going…” Hon Fahie stated.

At one point of the debate, Hon Walwyn, who was constantly urged to wrap up the debate but was bent on attacking the Opposition Leader, had Section 30 of the Standing Orders read to him as, according to Hon Moses, she did not take kindly to the Member suggesting that other persons in the House were not speaking the truth.

50 Responses to “Warrish Walwyn wants Hon Fahie investigated”

  • Michael (22/03/2017, 08:40) Like (32) Dislike (39) Reply
    Walwyn is a sick man. He is in for a rude awakening come next election. In fact the NDP Government is. I am baffled by the stupidity of this Government.
  • ccc (22/03/2017, 08:41) Like (22) Dislike (157) Reply
    The bully hits again
  • wize up (22/03/2017, 08:41) Like (6) Dislike (29) Reply
    poor fahie got hot around the collar yesterday; looks like the ministry touch a nerve or mash Fahie's corn....650k and nothing to show for it; yet the same chap continues​ to stand to his feet during each sitting and harps about accountability(double standard)....Old folks often say(if you live in glass house don't throw stones)....I say the whole thing mash up now; because this drama will continue during each sitting until the next election
    • u need 2 wize up (22/03/2017, 13:38) Like (14) Dislike (255) Reply
      you got to be a crony. Dont you see the current Minister throwing a smoke screen so that he doesn't have to discuss the wall that was doubled in cost? $Miillion for an incomplete wall that should have costed no more than $500,000 completed? Check whats going on before you comment
      • wize up (22/03/2017, 18:04) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        @ u need 2 wize up: I agree with you(so i will assume you got your cut from the 650k)....I seriously wish the leadership of this territory (the 13 of them) will conduct themselves in a better manner(what example are they display for the youth of this territory)...It will be nice for these guys to understand that after an election the 13 of them are the administrators of this territory (after an election there is no more poltical party...You in the house to deal with the people's business)...We here defending who don't care about us(only when vote time come you see them)....Just for your info there is far more than that 650k(you will hear about it...But I assume you get you percentage)
  • humm (22/03/2017, 08:43) Like (23) Dislike (134) Reply
    why does the minister sounds like a spoil child and a bully
  • Lawd a merci (22/03/2017, 08:58) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    War else is there to say.
  • Lawd a merci (22/03/2017, 09:12) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    WAR else to say. That has always been WARWLN attitude: Drama, Divisiveness, and Conceitedness.
  • just wrong (22/03/2017, 09:19) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    Oh my. Why is that here in the BVI, just like in the U.S., governments just can't seem to stop the infighting and concentrate on issues of importance to the people they are supposed to represent? What a complete waist of time and energy this is.
  • True (22/03/2017, 09:23) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    this minister will only open his mouth in the House of Assembly as he knows that his words are protected from liable within the walls.
  • Kermit the BS Frog (22/03/2017, 09:32) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    If we could have the Entire NDP investigated that would be great ^_^
  • Speaker of the HOA (22/03/2017, 09:43) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please save NDP from themselves, especially your partner, warring wvm. Please counsel him and do what you can to save him from himself. Thank you in advance.
  • The Colony (22/03/2017, 09:54) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    Did anyone see Vino Cartoon? Keep up this war and see if we do not revert back to where we started from. It has been said.
  • Yawwnn (22/03/2017, 09:55) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fahie must be on to something with that wall why Myron now jumping.
  • egos (22/03/2017, 10:00) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    everybody is trying to be the best minister of education ever. we never had these problems when black, walters and parsons were there
  • tretretrete (22/03/2017, 10:01) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myron is in his second consecutive 4yr term & only now since his government is failing he wants to create a diversion. Oh please.
  • ALSO (22/03/2017, 10:03) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply

    Myron should as us to investigate his food contracts and legal contracts recieved from government

  • ayo better (22/03/2017, 10:06) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
  • i from here (22/03/2017, 10:18) Like (6) Dislike (17) Reply
    I want Fahie and that Company investigated! I have been asking for this for years!
  • Disgusted (22/03/2017, 10:32) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    The poet, Riley wrote and I quote, 'When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.' You can take Salem out of the country, but try as hard as you may, you can't take the country out of Salem.
    Respect has gone out of the House of Assembly, and just as in the case of the unfortunate murders in the Territory, this honorable house has now become the place where much character slaying takes place.
    Grow up!
  • take blows (22/03/2017, 11:16) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    fraser got to be smiling because fahie is in the hot seat now
  • police (22/03/2017, 11:39) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Myron looking company needs to be investigated for that wall that they say is only $300,000
  • Ya mr born (22/03/2017, 12:12) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    So Fahie is all of a sudden Mr Clean?
  • Looking company Walwyn? (22/03/2017, 12:19) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Walwyn looking attention Fahie. Please ignore him and continue to work for and with the people. It's a plot to rope you in their hot decisive corrupt disrespectful mess. Use your brain don't let this fake wicked boy get to you.
  • Fyah Rasta (22/03/2017, 12:47) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Chance (22/03/2017, 13:35) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fahie has nothing to fear. And no weapon form against him shall prosper.
  • hell no! (22/03/2017, 14:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Iz one ah dese ayo want to be leader of this country?
  • bad (22/03/2017, 14:57) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    U Lucky u can say what u want to say no weapon form against who...
  • cay (22/03/2017, 16:05) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Funny man again
  • Observer (22/03/2017, 17:05) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    At least we can see some kind of Wall..But people of the B weee I where is the Medical School??
  • Yes (22/03/2017, 17:14) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Run Forrest, run.
  • Snagg (22/03/2017, 18:56) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well I take my hat off to these NDP fellas with the ways they trying to be clever. Into his second term as minister of education and is now he making these claims, wow what a clever way to blow a smoke screen and try to divert the people's attention from the real issues at hand. Fahie, please do not be distracted. Don't mind the noise. These guys always coming with something to try and distract the people. Not clever enough Mr. Arrogant, wheel and come again, we will not be distracted.
  • My girl (22/03/2017, 21:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Corruption is rampant ...kick back under the table, inflated government contracts, cost over runs.....
  • 911 (22/03/2017, 21:46) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    All this wont work if the government is corrupt. Clean your back yard first.
  • one eye (22/03/2017, 23:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dark clouds hanging over the BVI parliament until the next elections
  • liz (22/03/2017, 23:22) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    These 2 terrorists are slowly destroying the VIP and the NDP
  • tell Myron (22/03/2017, 23:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is a difference between criminal activity and and spin
  • Judy (22/03/2017, 23:26) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Reading all these comments, it is clearer than ever: Walwyn is the boogey-man.
  • Listener (23/03/2017, 00:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This minister should not be a part of Virgin island politics in the first place. Who are his family ties as indigenous? The HOS has become a brawling ground. No more respect in the house. People from outside are listening. They want to know where we get two ministers from without Virgin island background in parentage. Set good examples for the youngsters.
    • wize up (23/03/2017, 08:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ listener: those operating dive shops: those operating trust companies: those operating real estate companies: those operating private charter companies: those operating private villas and those who prevent you for trespassing on the beach don't have any ingigenous relationship in this territory (just asking)
  • weed (23/03/2017, 23:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is amusing (darkly, to be sure) to watch the national democratic party implode right before our eyes.
  • Judy (23/03/2017, 23:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If Myron and Andrew were genuine leaders, they would extricate their parties from this shameful impasse
  • 911 (23/03/2017, 23:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Walwyn is interested in politics, not solutions. He's not going to take a loss like this without looking for an out that makes him look the best he can.
  • staff (24/03/2017, 20:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    MVW needs to learn that he can't bully in the HOA the way he could bully @ Marina Inn.
  • shelia (24/03/2017, 20:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They may have voted for him because of his "tough" talk. But that glow will be off soon.

  • time will tell (26/03/2017, 22:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i have commented several times that one of the BVI's major problem in moving the country in the direction of prosperity to the benefit of everyone is the dirty little word "corruption"
  • Rat (28/03/2017, 20:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    MVW; not so much. Just a bully.

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