Beautiful Virgin Islands

Walwyn dismayed at Premier’s belated ‘greedy bill’ admission

Walwyn dismayed at Premier’s belated ‘greedy bill’ admission

Former legislator Myron Walwyn has expressed dismay at Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley’s belated admission that the contentious ‘greedy bill’ passed by his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government was a mistake.
The so-called ‘greedy bill’ is a reference to the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Services) Amendment Act, 2021, a law passed by the Premier’s Virgin Islands Party (VIP) that has received intense backlash from residents over its excesses doled out to lawmakers in a highly suspicious pension scheme.

Walwyn, while speaking with ZBVI radio in an interview yesterday, called Dr Wheatley’s admission “a day late and a dollar short”.

“The real mistake here for [Wheatley] is that the public is now fully aware of the contents of the bill, and have expressed their disdain for what was done,” Walwyn asserted.

According to Walwyn, the VIP administration passed the law and was fully aware of its contents, its effects, and its intention when they passed it.

Several protests greeted the passage of the bill when it was first made public, but the VIP, which had a political majority in the House of Assembly at the time, was unmoved over the public backlash.

Walwyn expressed satisfaction that in bringing awareness to what he described as a “troubling matter“, two other political parties have since pledged to repeal the Act if they are given a chance to govern.

In the meantime, the former Education Minister also expressed abhorrence over the Premier’s conduct after the contents of the Act were “fully brought to the attention of the public”.

“[The premier] indicated that I should not have gone there,” Walwyn argued, “meaning I should not have said anything, which suggests that he clearly did not want the public to know what was contained in the Act.”

He further contended that Dr Wheatley broke Cabinet confidentiality as well as his fiduciary responsibilities as Minister of Finance in providing information that he received in the course of his duties and used it for political purposes.

“This clearly was to cause embarrassment to me for revealing what I saw as an injustice in the second part of the Act,” Walwyn claimed.

Related Articles

Beautiful Virgin Islands
Hello and welcome back. Here are today's top stories from around the world, you don't want to miss:
UK PM Sunak and the Election Betting Scandal
Climate Activists Target Taylor Swift's Private Jet in UK
United States Bans Kaspersky Antivirus
US to Supply Taiwan with Suicide Drones Amid Rising Tensions with China
Bodyguard of UK Prime Minister Arrested for Alleged Election Betting
Global Displacement Crisis: Record Numbers in 2023
Muslim Community Leader Criticizes Nigel Farage for Undermining Muslims
Melinda Gates Discusses 'Horrible' Divorce from Bill Gates
Child Obesity Surge in England: A Deep Concern
U.S. Sues Adobe Over Hard-to-Cancel Subscriptions
Deadly Heat Wave Claims Dozens of Lives During Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca
Here are today's top worldwide stories you don’t want to miss:.
World’s Largest Pilot Union Calls to Eliminate Terms Like ‘Cockpit’ and ‘Manpower’ for Equity
Woman Suing UK Intel Services Denies China Spy Allegations
Iran Sentences Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi to 1-Year Prison Term for Propaganda
News roundup
Good day, everyone! We've got some gripping stories for you today, spanning from the Middle East to Europe, and even a touch of Hollywood.
Britain’s Refugee Visa Rules Stranding Children in War Zones
UK Elections Predict ‘Electoral Extinction’ for PM Sunak’s Conservative Party
Italian Activist Ilaria Salis Returns Home After Election to European Parliament
Good morning!
England Faces Serbia in Euro Opener with Defensive Concerns
Dermatologist Warns Against Sunbed Usage
Fake Pro-Reform UK Social Accounts and Their Influence on Elections
UK Man Jailed for Non-Consensual Condom Removal
Reform UK Surpasses Conservatives in Historic Poll
US, Britain, Canada Accuse Russia of Interference in Moldova’s Election
Taylor Swift Fans Create Seismic Activity in Edinburgh
Sunak Aide Under Investigation for Election Bet
Labour Leader Starmer Focuses on Wealth Creation for Upcoming UK Elections
G7 to Use Frozen Russian Assets for $50 Billion Ukraine Aid
Anti-Israel Irish MEP Clare Daly LOST her seat in the EU Election
Johnson & Johnson Settles Talc Safety Claims for $700 Million
EU Urged to Welcome Skilled Russians to Weaken Putin
EU Elections Overview: Far-Right Gains and Major Political Shifts
Israel Rescues Four Hostages from Gaza
Emmanuel Macron Calls for Snap Election
Jordan Bardella: Young Far-Right Leader Poised for Future Political Influence in France
World's Oldest Privately Owned Book Auctioned for $3.8 Million
Animal Rights Activists Deface King Charles' Portrait in Protest
Dutch Military Intel Uncovers Extensive Chinese Cyber Espionage
Turkish Student Arrested for Using AI to Cheat in University Exam
Rise in Dengue and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Europe Due to Climate Change
EU Elections Overview: Far-Right Gains and Major Political Shifts
Far-Right National Rally Dominates France's EU Vote
Macron Calls Snap Legislative Elections After Far-Right Victory
Far-Right Gains Significantly in EU Election
UK Job Market Shows Signs of Recovery
Orban’s Fidesz Party Wins Majority in Hungary’s EU Elections as New Challenger Emerges