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Voters rate Walwyn as best-performing minister, says survey

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Education and Culture Minister Myron Walwyn is the best performing minister in government, according to a survey by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES).

Compared to the other government ministers, Walwyn scored highest for residents from all the various political demographics in the territory.

Walwyn’s average performance rating for residents is 5.8 out of 10.

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith and Health Minister Ronnie Skelton both followed with a 5.2 rating.

Works Minister Mark Vanterpool trailed closely with a 5.1 out of 10 rating.

According to the survey, residents rated Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering as the poorest performing minister. He was given a 4.4 out of 10 rating.

In a more focused look at the survey, National Democratic Party supporters gave ministers higher ratings than Virgin Islands Party supporters.

Notably, ratings from the ‘uncertain voters’ demographic seem to reflect the average opinion of respondents overall.

by CADRES

Dismal ratings for security and agriculture

Meanwhile, Walwyn’s commanding rating also reflected in how respondents viewed his ministry’s performance.

Overall, residents gave the Walwyn-led education sector a 6 out of 10 performance rating.

The Skelton-led health sector received a 5.7 rating, followed by the Premier Smith-led tourism sector with 5.6.

Crime and agriculture had the poorest recorded performance of 3.7 and 2.7 out of 10, respectively.

Governor Augustus Jaspert has responsibility for the local police force, which manages security and crime, while Dr Pickering is responsible for agriculture.

While releasing the report, surveyors from CADRES gave some insight on the findings.

“It is noteworthy that respondents seemed to offer higher scores for the minister than the sector in some instances; suggesting that there might be some opportunity to discuss factors that have mitigated against the performance of various sectors.”

“It is also important to note that the sector often impacts on the popularity of the minister managing it; with education tending to be one of the better-performing sectors in the Caribbean, and agriculture one of the worst-performing,” CADRES explained.

Less than 700 respondents participated in the survey, which had a margin of error of plus or minus five percent.

The Caribbean Development Research Services, which is also called CADRES, is a research organisation based in Barbados. Over the years, it has conducted polls in several countries across the region.

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  1. BVI High School says:

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 57 Thumb down 58

    Idk, i think this report might be on to something – just think about it. He definitely aint get it right all the time for sure but the man knows how to work

    • Clearly says:

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      He does more public relations than the others but I don’t think he does more work or is more effective than some of the other Ministers. Afterall his PR team gets alot of ——- money to try to always make him look good.

      • PR you say? says:

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        • Another good one says:

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        • voiceofthevoiceless says:

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          @PR you say

          I like debunking myths.

          I do it for the love not for the likes.

          Let us look at MVW’s achievements:

          1. New technical school- Good initiative. Hopefully in time the stigma is removed. The school like many others is not properly funded.

          2. Territorial song- A song that fails to embrace unity among all but appears to be self indulgent and boastful. Good initiative but it needs a rewrite.

          3. Territorial wear etc- Good initiative.

          4. Additional 12th grade program- The roll out was a disaster. Hard to determine its results until years from now. Also Private schools have produced similar results in 5 years and it appears that the 6th year may well be an unnecessary effort and extra financial burden when money is scarce. Did not listen to the people. Poor initiative and even poorer implementation.

          5. Mandatory CXC program- Excellent initiative.

          6. Financial services being taught in schools-excellent initiative.

          7. Abolition of primary five exams and implementation of key stage testing- Await to see the fruits of this. The extra grade should have been at this level.

          8. New basketball arena in VG- Good project. Is it still standing?

          9. Walters recreational Park in VG-Recreational park is under his ministry? If so good initiative.

          10. He negotiated for our entertainers to play in the USVI- True but the performance is limited to cultural exchange during carnival. A start but a lot of work to be done. Oh btw when will local artistes and vendors get paid for last festival? That is budgeted money that was passed in the HOA?

          11. Removal of the different levels in the high school and implemented the student support services program- Stretching here.

          13. Scholarship program for differently abled children – we have a number of students away at vanguard school doing extremely well. Good initiative but numbers would be helpful. Just don’t say something because it sounds good but put numbers to back it up. PR anyone?

          14. Implementation of the education program at the prison- Good initiative. If he is going to take credit for this initiative at the prison what about the prison break when he declared that no dangerous prisoners escaped only for us to find out that an alleged murderer, a drug smuggler and a gun toter were and two are still on the loose. One is now dead. This is a serious betrayal of the people’s trust.

          15. Youth employment services program- Good initiative but can we get some statistics on how many youths were employed under this program. Also some overall employment statistics. Stats please. Cadres?

          16, Youth Parliament- Good initiative. A good experience for the youths.
          17. Youth Policy- Policy is good, how it is implemented is more important.
          18. Emerging Fellows Awards- Good initiative.

          No mention of HLSCC as it appears that tertiary education is not a priority. Staff yet to be paid for 6 weeks. Underfunded schools all throughout the territory. 1.2 million on a wall..That money could have been used to finance materials.

          In blind man country, one eye man is king. Yes he maybe the best performing but look at his competition.

          • Thank You. says:

            Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 38 Thumb down 0

            I thought it was just me that find that Territorial song somehow inappropriate…I turn off my radio whenever it comes on (ater listening to it before to hear what is actually being said.
            It is lacking something crucial to the BVI true culture, and has no humility about it, no gratitude to the God of our Fathers. It is a disappointment, although it is an achievement for those who made it what it is right now.

      • Smh says:

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        You sound soo silly with what you just said. I can’t believe some people.

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    • Bossman says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 57 Thumb down 35

      The results are clear, complete FAILURE. Failed the people straight across the board. The ‘dream team’ turned out to be a nightmare.

  2. School Chilren says:

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  3. Hmm says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 48 Thumb down 0

    How can I get in on doing these surveys? Is there a link?

  4. Oh please... says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 46 Thumb down 42

    Is the same way the polls were showing Hillary Clinton was ahead of Donald Trump and look who won…don’t study the polls. Myron need to be a backbencher if he get elected next time.

    • @ oh please says:

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      • Hmmm says:

        Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 63 Thumb down 38

        I wonder how he would Rank in terms of honesty and integrity?

        • I am Sam says:

          Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 56 Thumb down 38

          Exactly Zero! Obviously teachers were not included on the survey. The legacy – Million Dollar Wall, Ridiculous Territorial Song, Even more Ridiculous Territorial Wear (insult to actual culture), Teachers Bankquet and plenty of Public Relations…

          • @ I am Sam says:

            Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 45 Thumb down 39

            The word is BANQUET not “BANKQUET”…I could see how made that error though. Phonetically it’s sounds that way. Keep trying though!

          • I am Sam says:

            Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 49 Thumb down 36

            Deliberately misspelt – follow the money!

    • Unbelievable says:

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    • Jealousy worse than cancer says:

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  5. Island man says:

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  6. Mess says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 63 Thumb down 5

    Watch election day ..NDP out ..

  7. Eagle eye says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 57 Thumb down 1

    This will be a different election for sure

  8. NB says:

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    Well i needed the laugh….

  9. Right Sed Fred says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 53 Thumb down 29

    Fake news de man. Fake news.

  10. Talk the truth says:

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  11. NO FAIR says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 69 Thumb down 4

    Hon. Fahie is the most effective senator in the opposition and we need him there to put pressure on them NDP ministers. And thats a fact!

  12. My 2 cents says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 59 Thumb down 26

    … better hope he can run after the investigation

    • We see you says:

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  13. We must be stupid says:

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  14. Ehem says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 52 Thumb down 0

    Was this survey done by random selection?? And how many persons took part?? It’s nice to know the results but the method by which they went about to achieve these results are just as important.

  15. TO me says:

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 9 Thumb down 9

    In the last 20yrs Myron and Fahie gas been the two of the best Ministers of Education in the BVI. No one can dispute that.

  16. Question says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 63 Thumb down 1

    Who was rank the top most corrupt NDP minister?

  17. 1st District Voter says:

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    5.8 out of 10? If it was a school course he and the rest of the ministers would have flunked.

    • Horse Man says:

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      Yep, 5.8, they all failed, he failed too, they have failed the people…

  18. I'm keeping it real says:

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    • I'm keeping it real says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 44 Thumb down 22

      Well I am keeping it real and I am telling you that BVI Airways will fly before this — man becomes leader of the BVI.

      • TajNahal says:

        Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 23 Thumb down 3

        Right before he is elected .Totally agree with your prediction. Great minds think alike

  19. VG love Myron! says:

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  20. Love Myron says:

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  21. Voter says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 46 Thumb down 21

    This is fake news, the only person worse in government than m– is m–, both havr wasted our money

  22. voiceofthevoiceless says:

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    I am really surprised at Cadres in the way that they have allowed this Poll to get out there without producing the sample method they used. Like how many persons polled were NDP/VIP/Independent? How many were likely/unlikely voters etc.

    As a politician MVW is one of the best at marketing himself and to a lesser extent his agenda. He has a great marketing team and machine to support him that works hard at giving the perception that he is the man of action. Post Irmaria, I helped with the cleanup process at ESHS and while we were at work down came MVW with his BVI News Cameraman/Reporter taking photos of himself and doing interviews while the volunteers worked. Not at one point did I see him lift a shovel. Job accomplished for him. BTW i understand that he did not even organize that effort it was 88 and his crew who called people to action. Now I am not saying that he has not accomplished anything in his tenure but most times it is just marketing gimmicks.

    Back to this poll based on the way the polling is being sold it appears that this poll may have well been ordered by you guess who … Right now Doc and his Deputy are being severely damaged by this poll in an attempt to raise up …Hmmm. Think about it who would stand the most to gain from this poll? 51% want a new leader for the NDP, MVW is the front man in terms of alternatives for the next leader then MVW is the best performing Minister.

    Ok then…Follow the trail…I might be wrong…

  23. Visitor says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 56 Thumb down 0

    LOL, ok – sorry – if you compare to the other low cards
    But – promises, promises … Slow performance.

  24. true says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 47 Thumb down 31

    well at least we know now who paid for the survey

  25. VG love Myron! says:

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  26. Flip says:

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    • To Flip says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 50 Thumb down 30

      This is not about hatred. This man has d——- alot of i—- people just for p—r. In addition he has d—– the NDP just for p—r. These are not signs of a ….

  27. vilander says:

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  28. Same shite... says:

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