Former Education Minister and Attorney-at-Law, Myron Walwyn has challenged Premier and Minister for Finance Hon. Andrew Fahie to present proof that he was dishonest in his handling of the infamous $1 million Elmore Stoutt High School perimeter wall.
“It is time to put up or shut up! Hon. Premier, if you or anyone else have proof of dishonesty with the wall around ESHS, you need to bring it forward. It has been four years of talking about this. Bring what you have!” Walwyn wrote on his social media page earlier today, October 8.
He continued: “I will not allow my reputation or that of any other person who worked with me to be dragged for any longer. It’s time for us to stop this silly and destructive way of politics in the country.”
Walwyn’s comments were made following statements by Premier and Minister for Finance Andrew Fahie that the territory is struggling today because of the $30 million in bills left by the former National Democratic Party (NDP) regime.
As part of Premier’s statement, he mentioned several bills, including the infamous ESHS wall.
It is noteworthy to inform, however, that approximately a year after a probe commenced into the perimeter wall project, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force handed their findings to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for consideration.
Commissioner Michael Matthew had confirmed that the findings were handed over. The status of the investigation is unknown at this time.
The investigation started officially after a report from the Office of the Auditor General, which indicated that the Ministry of Education under the leadership of Walwyn, did not comply with the government’s Public Finance Regulations.
The Auditor General also mentioned in her report that the ministry produced false information to the Government’s Treasury pertaining to the project, a claim that Walwyn has always denied.