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‘Bertie’ cries foul, demands apology or he will sue!

-Accused Claude O. Skelton-Cline of making slanderous statements at VIP rally
One-term incumbent, Dr the Hon Hubert R. O’Neal (R9) has cried fou and he is demanding an apology over an alleged statement made by Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Member, Claude O. Skelton-Cline at the launching of the VIP ninth district candidate, Vincent O. Wheatley on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
Mr Vincent O. Wheatley during a recent campaign rally. Photo: Facebook
Mr Vincent O. Wheatley during a recent campaign rally. Photo: Facebook
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - One-term incumbent, Dr the Hon Hubert R. O’Neal (R9) has cried fou and he is demanding an apology over an alleged statement made by Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Member, Claude O. Skelton-Cline at the launching of the VIP ninth district candidate, Vincent O. Wheatley on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in North Sound, Virgin Gorda.

Does he have legal grounds?

Dr O’Neal is claiming that Mr Skelton-Cline suggested that he was bribing voters in the ninth district.

In a radio statement first heard yesterday, February 12, 2019, Dr. O’Neal who is battling to retain his seat after one term said, “I demand an apology to be made verbally on ZBVI and written on Facebook, from where these utterances were broadcasted to the public, by 12 noon on Nomination Day 14th February 2019.”

He also issued a threat that “Receiving no apology by the prescribed deadline will result in legal action for libel and slander.”

Long wait?

The first term member is also is demanding that the VIP candidate, Mr Wheatley also apologize, as according to Mr O'Neal, he did not denounce the alleged comments of Mr Skelton-Cline.

Neither Skelton-Cline nor Wheatley could be reached for comments, however, someone close to Mr Skelton-Cline said, "no apology should be expected.”

8 Responses to “‘Bertie’ cries foul, demands apology or he will sue! ”

  • Hmmmm (13/02/2019, 11:31) Like (22) Dislike (9) Reply
    Bertie please go take a seat. Ya embarrassing ya self.
  • 1 (13/02/2019, 11:57) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    he can't take the heat he needs to resign
  • wize up (13/02/2019, 12:13) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    he have enough funding to move forward with civil action; might have less to purchase voter but the fellow will be alright
  • Loque paso. (13/02/2019, 14:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    So if a statement was not denounced or refuted what are your grounds for suing? Investigate yourself like your gang does.
  • A Mess (13/02/2019, 15:34) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Claude should do better. He knows better. Bertie is correct. He should protect his name.
  • Charley Rose (13/02/2019, 16:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Politics is a tough game to win the hearts and minds of the electorates. If you cannot take the heat, you should get out of the kitchen and sit in a corner. The same should be said to the leader of the NDP. The voters are not accepting fooling any longer. For three and a half years the NDP abandon the voters and are returning in the Ninth hour to seek their support at the poll. Well the choice is clear, send them home to retire because we don't want to see them NOW.
  • Not2Sure (13/02/2019, 18:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    But where is funny man in all this?
    • wize up (13/02/2019, 19:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ not 2 sure: who is funny man!!! Is he really a funny man or what!!!!


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