Word just reaching our news centre is that controversial former Government Minister Myron V. Walwyn will enter the political race and will contest the Sixth District seat with the National Democratic Party (NDP).
He will come up against the incumbent Representative and Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Member Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines, who is also the Junior Minister for Tourism. Ms Maduro-Caines was first elected in 2011, defeating former VIP strongman Omar W. Hodge.
Mr Walwyn was defeated in 2019 as head of the NDP but spent two terms (2011-2019) as At Large elected Member and the Minister for Education and Culture. He has had a controversial past, most often clashing with other Members of his team, the Opposition and the media.
Pros & Con for Walwyn
Many have accused him of victimisation, allegedly forcing many public officers out of their jobs, especially under his Ministry. Others have credited Mr Walwyn with helping many residents via his assistant grants programme and moving the Territory forward in areas of culture. This included getting a national dress and song, which are still used today.
The former Minister hit a low point when he said a few years ago that there was nothing that could be done to help locals in a competitive economy. Recently, he has denied saying this, but it was carried wide in both regular and social media.
Many believe Mr Walwyn is now caught up in the UK witch-hunt where he is
before the courts after being arrested and charged for Breach of Trust
over a $1.2 Million wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS).
Myron V. Walwyn (inset) was for Breach
of Trust, in relation to criminal investigations into the Elmore Stoutt
High School Wall Project.
The UK has allegedly tagged many residents they do not like and who are outspoken and have deployed over 30 Caucasian UK police Offices to harass residents and allegedly destabilise the country.
Mr Walwyn said he did nothing wrong and has moved to have the trial sped up before the election.
Efforts to reach Mr Walwyn were futile, up to the time of publication.
Our news centre will bring more details as this story develops.