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“Don’t mess with my family!” – Hon O’Neal

-Says blood is thicker than water, however niece fires back and stands by endorsement of Mr Wheatley
National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Candidate for the Ninth District, Dr Hubert R. O’Neal was almost brought to tears last evening, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, during his campaign launch in North Sound when he pointed to what happened at a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) launching, in putting his own niece against him. Photo: Facebook
An emotional O’Neal—before reeling out his plans and reflecting on his accomplishments as the ninth district representative—said the VIP is “stooping low” with regards to the action taken by his opponent, Mr Vincent O. Wheatley during a recent campaign rally. Photo: Team of Reporters
An emotional O’Neal—before reeling out his plans and reflecting on his accomplishments as the ninth district representative—said the VIP is “stooping low” with regards to the action taken by his opponent, Mr Vincent O. Wheatley during a recent campaign rally. Photo: Team of Reporters
However, the niece that went on stage, Dr Cassander P. Titley O’Neal, fired back today, February 13, 2019, in a Facebook post. She stated, referring to her Uncle comments last night “I, Dr Cassander Titley-O'Neal, daughter of the late Amos Jerome O'Neal and the late Barbara Hyacinth Titley, state emphatically and for the record, that these comments are unfounded!!!” Photo: Facebook
However, the niece that went on stage, Dr Cassander P. Titley O’Neal, fired back today, February 13, 2019, in a Facebook post. She stated, referring to her Uncle comments last night “I, Dr Cassander Titley-O'Neal, daughter of the late Amos Jerome O'Neal and the late Barbara Hyacinth Titley, state emphatically and for the record, that these comments are unfounded!!!” Photo: Facebook
NORTH SOUND, Tortola, VI – National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Candidate for the Ninth District, Dr Hubert R. O’Neal was almost brought to tears last evening, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, during his campaign launch in North Sound when he pointed to what happened at a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) launch, in putting his own niece against him.

An emotional O’Neal—before reeling out his plans and reflecting on his accomplishments as the ninth district representative—said the VIP is “stooping low” with regards to the action taken by his opponent, Mr Vincent O. Wheatley during a recent campaign rally.

Disheartening

“It was so disheartening to have heard of my opponent’s launch just this last Sunday evening, right here in North Sound, when my opponent plunged headlong into the gutter of politics with a barrage of attacks on me, trying to besmirch my character and degrade my performance as your representative,” he told those gathered at the rally.

This was further aggravated he said, when Mr Wheatley, “Even went so far as to recruit my niece [Cassander P. Titley-O'Neal], to speak on his behalf on his rostrum, at that rally... I was a gasped! I could not believe that my opponent, whom I thought possessed high ethical standards, would have stooped so low to encourage my niece, whom I love dearly, to publicly appear on his rostrum to say anything negative about her uncle!”

Blood is thicker

Hon O’Neal warned, “Blood is thicker than water. No matter the family differences, my friend, don’t get in between me and my family… I am normally a quiet, humble, tolerant and unassuming person, but don’t get me riled up, for you will see the Robbie OʼNeal come out in me. Don’t mess with my family!”

However, the niece that went on stage, Dr Cassander P. Titley O’Neal, fired back today, February 13, 2019, in a Facebook post.

She stated, referring to her Uncle comments last night “I, Dr Cassander  Titley-O'Neal, daughter of the late Amos Jerome O'Neal and the late Barbara Hyacinth Titley, state emphatically and for the record, that these comments are unfounded!!!”

Cassander is with Vincent

The Environmentalist stated “The Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Ninth Electoral District is not a puppet master and I am definitely NOT a puppet. In my speech, I clearly stated that I had seven family members running in the 2019 General Elections, and three of whom were running in the 9th."

"We are all aware that politics is one of those topic areas that cause divides. So let me also emphatically state that it is my constitutional right to choose five candidates. That being said, in this election, I made a very conscious decision to support Butch over any other candidate because I firmly believe he is the best option for our district. Simply put...... His record speaks for itself!,” she said in the post. 

Ms O’Neal stands firm

In addition, she noted via Facebook, “I reiterate that the British Virgin Islands is at a critical crossroad in its history and development and this election will either make us or break us. As I stated in my remarks on Sunday, February 10, I fully endorse and support Butch, DESPITE family ties, as that aeroplane has flown away. As a proud Virgin Gordian, my vision is to see the 9th district, Virgin Gorda and Anegada, move in one direction. And that direction is FORWARD.”

She ended by saying, “Dr Hubert O’Neal, your actions from 2009 to now are indelibly etched in my brain, and I remain UNMOVED by your opinions and comments. I don't have a choice in who my family members are, but I have a choice in how I interact with them. I am 43 years old and I march to the beat of my own drum! ALWAYS have and ALWAYS WILL!”

18 Responses to ““Don’t mess with my family!” – Hon O’Neal”

  • Hmmmm. (13/02/2019, 09:51) Like (91) Dislike (6) Reply

    They haven’t talked in 10 years.  You might be blood bout you’re not family Sr. Butch has been there for her more than you’ve been in the past 10 years. Where was this loving uncle when her mom died. Please go take a seat.

  • Wiww (13/02/2019, 11:43) Like (48) Dislike (4) Reply
    They did not put your neice against you that was her choice she have a choice to who to vote for, and she don’t have to be against you because she’s not supporting you..
  • ... (13/02/2019, 11:44) Like (44) Dislike (2) Reply
    trying to fool we about he loves his niece please go sit down
  • joke of the day (13/02/2019, 12:06) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now she’s ur family
  • facts (13/02/2019, 12:16) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
    I like her fb posting you go girl
  • wize up (13/02/2019, 12:19) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    I personally thought the Dr had more gumption; he sound like a whimp!!!! I hope when the results come back on the 25 he won’t need medical attention.....
  • concern (13/02/2019, 12:26) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is funny, Hubert really believe people are buying into his lies.... he put on a nice show (fake tears), but no one feeling sorry for you. Please move back to Tortola and stop your temporary residence VG prior to the election, we not buying it.
  • voter (13/02/2019, 13:30) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Doc you need to grow up
  • Charley Rose (13/02/2019, 13:53) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
    I endorsed what Dr Casandra O'Neal said on Facebook. She spoke from heart. The Representative had the temerity to come on radio and at his NDP rally at North Sound to impress the electorates that he cares for his niece. Well the record is clear. It will be better for him to remain silent rather than coming to the public media and embarrassed himself.

    I will encourage all the voters on Virgin Gorda and Anegada to give their full support to Vincent Wheatley to be the next representative for District 9.
  • 2 grand (13/02/2019, 15:27) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow i'm in love with the spirit of dr cassander oneal real patriotic her energy gives me a rush real fire
  • vex (13/02/2019, 17:59) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vincent stay focus
    • wize up (13/02/2019, 19:24) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ vex: I hope Wheatley takes district 9
      • HAHAHA (14/02/2019, 11:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ wize up. You seem to be upset. But it's not no HOPE here, Vincent will be our next 9th District Representative. Vincent is a man who has integrity, and is not a fool. So for God in Heavens sake GO SIT DOWN!!!!
  • Butch (13/02/2019, 20:26) Like (13) Dislike (28) Reply
    As a first time voter listening to all platforms I was really going to to vote for you Mr. Wheatley but your style of dirty Polly tricks change me mine. You have shown no kind of Integrity, very disappointed, I really expected better from you
    • wize up (14/02/2019, 07:45) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ Butch: who vex vex; I find your blog to be very insightful because to get my vote each one running is bent on speak so negative towards their own fellow Virgin Islander(just for a vote)
  • Diaspora (13/02/2019, 23:37) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why would Dr. O’Neal go out on the stump and proclaim a warm relationship with his niece when he knows the truth. It seems as if the relationship has been broken for a while. Here is a news flash. In politics, one has to keep friends close and enemies closer. Further, families have to be kept close, loyal and on your side. Often scandals that are leaked are often leaked by family members. Ah yu better stay clear of Doc. One time he was going to cuff down Fraser. Now ah yu better not riled up Robbie in he. He is Robbie son but he is no Robbie.
  • Yes (14/02/2019, 13:41) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a real joke. This man and his family disowned their brother's only child. They went as far as putting her through legal battle fighting her down for her father's assets and also a restraining order against her. Who Bertie really trying to fool? If are you even knows the half you would be ashamed to even call him honorable. Now he knows she is family. This man is truly delusional. February 25th can't come fast enough...


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