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‘Don’t mind the noise’- Dr Hubert O’Neal

- received lack of support when he announced the building of a separate primary division for BFEC
Dr The Honourable Hubert O'Neal, Ninth District Representative, has told his constituents to ‘don’t mind the noise. We getting things done here in Virgin Gorda.’ Photo: VINO
The high school division will occupy the entire existing campus at Bregado Flax Educational Centre when the primary division is relocated. Photo: VINO/File
The high school division will occupy the entire existing campus at Bregado Flax Educational Centre when the primary division is relocated. Photo: VINO/File
Persons in the audience showed no enthusiasm towards the news that Dr The Honourable Hubert O'Neal, District 9 Representative, announced regarding the separation of the primary and secondary division at the Bregado Flax Education Centre. Photo: VINO
Persons in the audience showed no enthusiasm towards the news that Dr The Honourable Hubert O'Neal, District 9 Representative, announced regarding the separation of the primary and secondary division at the Bregado Flax Education Centre. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The issue of having the primary and secondary divisions of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre on one campus has been a problem for years.

Dr The Honourable Hubert O'Neal, District 9 Representative, announced during his remarks at the graduation ceremony of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre- Secondary Division on June 29, 2017, that a new primary school will be built to separate the primary and secondary division.

“The spot has been chosen. The construction drawings are being created as I speak and the money has been set aside for this project. Therefore, the new primary school, as promised to you, the people of Virgin Gorda, is here,” said the Ninth District Representative, who did not say exactly where the new buildings will be constructed.

Bigger applause expected

Following the statement, persons in the audience showed no enthusiasm towards the news of this initiative.

“I expected a bigger applause than that because this is something we should be proud of. This is indeed a proud moment for the community of Virgin Gorda and this will finally set right the controversial issues of mixing the primary school age kids with the high school age kids at the BFEC,” said the concerned Dr O’Neal.

According to Dr O’Neal, who has come under fire from residents for allegedly not being visible and not getting enough done in his district, the high school division will occupy the entire existing campus. As a result, the new grade 12 implementation will have extra classrooms to facilitate the incoming students:

“Therefore, no need to build extra classrooms because the space is already there. So don’t mind the noise. We getting things done here in Virgin Gorda.”

During his speech, Hon O’Neal said he is extremely proud of the Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, for his efforts in making the necessary adjustments for the educational system in the Territory.

“He is determined to create a world class system of education in this country, where our graduates will be competitive with anyone in this world. It will help us as a developing country to build a strong robust economy that will be managed by our own people,” explained Dr O’Neal.

The District 9 Representative also expressed his gratitude to the staff of the Ministry of Education for playing their part in “fine tuning” the Territory’s educational system.

Hon Walwyn, during a sitting in the House of Assembly in April 2017, stated that the BEFC primary division project will cost $382,553.35.

22 Responses to “‘Don’t mind the noise’- Dr Hubert O’Neal”

  • Really? (05/07/2017, 12:19) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    So, BEFC project estimated to cost $ 383K but it cost $ 1 million for a wall around a school in Tortola? Hmmm.
    Interesting how Walwyn said "will cost" vs. is estimated to cost. Would be a first to get a project done within budget.
  • only (05/07/2017, 12:23) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Two more years and you'll be gone!
    • Well Sah (05/07/2017, 13:51) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      We wish he was gone like tomorrow. My God TWO more years of this man!!??? Someone wake us up in 2019..
  • booooooo (05/07/2017, 12:42) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    get lost
  • Vg: Massive (05/07/2017, 12:50) Like (28) Dislike (29) Reply
    All those fools that ran to the face book trying to bring the man should be a shame of themselves. I am aware that both of them have intention of running for the same district next election. However this is not the way to start by spreading propaganda. The man had every right to mension about the building of the new school. The children that were graduating went to that same school and all the man was saying that thing are going to get better. Almost forty years we the people continue to vote in Ralph Oneal and the man ain't nothing much for all those years but personal favors and you all never say one thing. The personal favors are over people. This is modern time. Because you all were afraid of the giant you never say a word even thou you were promised a hospital and a basket ball court for over twenty years. You forget you promised a new dock for twenty five years also. Why you all didn't go on face book then. All I am saying is give the man a chance to do his work. This is man first term and I am seeing more work in his short term than the forty years of Ralph. Don't start campaigning on face book, form your group of advisers and let them teach you sense.
    • VG (05/07/2017, 15:37) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      His first an last term in office
    • Born Virgin Gordian (05/07/2017, 16:26) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      To VG massive before you start on what Ralph hasn't done for need to first learn the history of Virgin Gorda. You're writing sure is not of someone who doesn't know Virgin Gorda. Please go back in time and see the progress and further he was country first as Tortola got the best of him if you asked me. Leadership doesn't look at's all about country.
    • VG to the core (05/07/2017, 18:34) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      @VG massive you missing the point. Who built the existing school? Who built the existing dock? Who built the existing clinic and infrastructure? Yes this government has not been around as long but build and improve on what was there instead of making people think these things just popped up out of the ground. Facebook wasn't around 25 years ago and there were other methods of speaking up that were utilized by some of the same individuals speaking up now on Facebook and other media. Either you were not born yet or your head was in the sand. Or are you one of the few benefitting from the NDP being in power and not the masses of the people? Dr Oneal needs to be a people person and he's not. He needs to listen to his people. He needs to listen to the noise and not tell his people don't mind the noise. Some noise is good. As an elected representative he should listen to the good and the bad and produce. Unfortunately he is not producing and the NDP does not want him or they would be guiding him in the right direction.
  • north sound (05/07/2017, 13:04) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    next election he will hear noise
  • Yes (05/07/2017, 13:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    A nahoo
  • VG noise (05/07/2017, 13:18) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    He's a goner next election.
  • Caution (05/07/2017, 13:53) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    "cow quicker fly over the moon." Not my words, but hubertize needs to recognize the writing on the million dollar school wall and he still incomplete- 2 more years and pack it up, probation over long time.
  • Biglied (05/07/2017, 14:05) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    The spot chosen, construction drawings are being created, money has been set aside..Sir That is plain old politics....a big lie. Do you beleive people are that stupid? Next graduation we will hear the same thing..if you are still there. Stop saying things to the people u know are not true. If u want to represent us u will have to start standing up to your party.
    • Jaigon Jumbie (05/07/2017, 18:32) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Biglied, I totally agree with you. Let him put the money where his mouth lies. Show up the spot, say who is doing the drawings, tell us where the money is secured and then we will believe you. I always say and will continue to say that this NPD clan always think the people of the BVI for fools but I really will not. Lame them
      Because voting them back in office was a real dumb thing we have done. As one politician has said, tell the people what they will like to hear and you win them forever. Bertie had no calling in political office. The people of the ninth was really blindfolded
  • wize up (05/07/2017, 20:00) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    My goodness the man just on the job for 5 years: how long the other chap been running things again???????
    • @ wize up (05/07/2017, 23:13) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      it was a BAD IDEA to vote for him in the first place . Anyway you look at it.
  • @wize up (05/07/2017, 22:43) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    That is no excuse.Hubert promised that he was going to get things done that the last representative couldnt......that why we vote for him and not the VIP. He promised. How long should we gove him to start to deliver? Guess he didnt know it was this hard eh?
  • musa (06/07/2017, 04:34) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    who will stop ndp/////
  • Sam (06/07/2017, 10:25) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know for sure I didn't vote for him! A promise is a comfort to a fool and he wasn't going to be fooling me.
    Up and down grinning he damm teeth! Smh
    • Jaigon Jumbie (06/07/2017, 20:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Sam, he has been grinning from the day he was elected and seems like he can't stop. You know when you surprised someone by giving them something they was long for, that's Bertie, he never expected he would have made it there
  • to much talk (07/07/2017, 17:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Time to walk the walk now my brother.truth be told we are still to far behind after 2 years now. We need to stop promising things we can't fulfill.

    By the way Mr. O'Neal what kind of engineering that is on St Thomas Bay DOCK. I can't believe you sit back and allow such. I would never think the Ports Authority would see this and approve such. Mr. Minister for communication and works I can't believe this happen under your watch. I nearly brake my back last week walking from dock to tent. Man you can do better engineering than that. The blind can see this is bad engineering. What is it you waiting for to fix it. I'm asking the question is it to give away tax payers money. It need fixing immediately. Hate me for this if you want but this is foolishness.

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