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Dr Hubert O’Neal voted out of BVI Sports Fishing Association

Word reaching this news site from our Team of Reporters across the Virgin Islands is that National Democratic Party (NDP) Ninth District candidate Dr Hubert O’Neal was voted out as President of the BVI Sports Fishing Association at a special meeting held last Thursday May 28, 2015. Photo: VINO/File
Public Relations Officer of the BVI Sports Fishing Association, Mr Donnell D. A. Flax said members were concerned about Dr Hubert O'Neal running for a seat in the House of Assembly while president of the association and decided to relieve him of his position through a voting process. Photo: VINO
Public Relations Officer of the BVI Sports Fishing Association, Mr Donnell D. A. Flax said members were concerned about Dr Hubert O'Neal running for a seat in the House of Assembly while president of the association and decided to relieve him of his position through a voting process. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Word reaching this news site from our Team of Reporters across the Virgin Islands is that National Democratic Party (NDP) Ninth District candidate Dr Hubert O’Neal was voted out as President of the BVI Sports Fishing Association at a special meeting held last Thursday May 28, 2015.

This information was today June 4, 2015 confirmed by the association’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Donnell D. A. Flax, who said Dr O’Neal was not present at Thursday's meeting but was subsequently served a letter concerning the latest developments.

Mr Flax, speaking on behalf of the association, explained that the move by members came as most, if not all, were convinced that Dr O’Neal’s involvement in politics at this level would render him incapable of effectively serving the organisation, especially at the level of president.

“What I can say to you is that the letter he was served said that [it would be] a conflict of interest in him running [as an electoral candidate],” said Mr Flax. He further explained that members were concerned that if Dr O'Neal wins the Ninth District seat he would not be able to effectively serve the organisation.

Dr O'Neal was informed of concerns

Flax said Dr O’Neal was informed prior to last Thursday's meeting of their concerns and he had reportedly indicated that he was going to try to attend the meeting of last week. However, Mr Flax said Dr O’Neal was a no-show at the association’s meeting.

“He had a campaign meeting that same night and he did not make our meeting and that made members' concerns even stronger and so we voted him out as president, and he was sent a letter informing him.”

Asked why the organisation didn’t wait until after the June 8, 2015 General Elections to make their decision, Mr Flax said, “It was the committee’s decision not to wait because even before the elections now, we are being affected.”

Since Dr O’Neal did not make it to the last meeting of the association, Mr Flax said the association was not able to put the option of resigning to him.

Mr Chad Emanuel, who was the Vice President, is now serving in the position of President. Other members making up the Executive Board are Chris Cooke who moved up to the position of Vice President, Treasurer David Straker and Secretary Adriana Bridgewater.

Efforts to reach Dr O’Neal for a comment were not successful as of post time.

26 Responses to “Dr Hubert O’Neal voted out of BVI Sports Fishing Association”

  • .......... (04/06/2015, 19:46) Like (85) Dislike (9) Reply
    And the people will also keep him out of the house of assembly
  • ooooo (04/06/2015, 19:56) Like (100) Dislike (16) Reply
    keep this trend up tomorrow and monday also...VOTE THE WHOLE NDP OUT
  • NDP heckler (04/06/2015, 19:57) Like (73) Dislike (10) Reply
    Lord the VG fishermen threw this one to the sharks? I luv it!
  • LOL (04/06/2015, 19:59) Like (80) Dislike (7) Reply
    They going ALL OUT.
  • wow (04/06/2015, 20:08) Like (86) Dislike (8) Reply
    Kedrick caused he to get what the duck get.
  • Mercy me (04/06/2015, 21:15) Like (22) Dislike (98) Reply
    That's OK. He will not have time to do both when he is elected on Monday as the 9th district representative.
  • Vote dem Out (04/06/2015, 23:00) Like (102) Dislike (10) Reply
    Yes let the voting out begin for the NDP, 1 down, 12 more to GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • pat (05/06/2015, 00:22) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    smart decision. Big conflict of interest.
  • YALL IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE (05/06/2015, 02:03) Like (5) Dislike (47) Reply
    He will be the next 9th district representative on June 8th. On June 9th all of the haters will be silent LMAOOOO i and I will love the silence.
    • Vg man (05/06/2015, 08:29) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
      no he will not, he only comes up here every 4 years we know better than to put someone like that in our seat
      • VG Girl (06/06/2015, 10:01) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        All out be up there everyday but you still don't see him...set of clowns
  • bat cave (05/06/2015, 04:28) Like (40) Dislike (13) Reply
    Next is myron
  • Observer (05/06/2015, 06:45) Like (10) Dislike (44) Reply
    look how they push out the poor man for nothing
  • be careful (05/06/2015, 08:12) Like (5) Dislike (15) Reply
    What you do to people can come back and hurt you.
    I think we are getting carried away. Why now? As big people we all need to sit back and take time and evaluate things properly. You see every thing in life is not we can get it goes beyond that. Who knows what will be the outcome of the election but we quick to jump to conclusion.
  • The Bond (05/06/2015, 08:37) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply

    Last election it was said that the people in the district are idiots because they voted strong for the veteran politician Hon. R.T. O'Neal, so I do not know if they believe the people forgot what was said......on Monday the idiots according to them, will vote him out along with the NDP cr**ks!!!!!!!!!!

  • tony (05/06/2015, 09:18) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    is greedy some of them greedy they want to hold all the big positions and give the small man nothing every one of them have money and could do better
    • LOL (05/06/2015, 11:13) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
      Said it before. Its worse than crabs in a barrel here. Even when you manage to make it out the barrel the crabs that already made it out are waiting to push you back in.

      Motto- all for we none for he!
  • LOL (05/06/2015, 09:24) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    They wanted him out any way and jumped on the first opportunity they had to oust him.
  • voter (05/06/2015, 10:33) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    WHY ALL THE SARCASTIC REMARKS? I KNOW FOR A FACT MOST OF YOU HAVE A PERSONAL VENDETTA AGAINST BERTIE .REMEMBER THIS WHAT GOD DONT WANT THE ANGELS WONT HAVE IN OTHER WORDS IF IT IS GOD WILL FOR HIM TO BE ELECTED NOTHING YOU ALL SAY WILL STOP IT.
  • Chris (05/06/2015, 14:59) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply

    Voters of the Ninth district do not let H****t fool you all. He only knows Virgin Gorda when is election time. Don't be fooled

  • ok (05/06/2015, 17:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    VG I hear you and for what is in the best interest of the people I urge you to do but I think it is s political move. My opinion
  • Tricks for kids (05/06/2015, 21:18) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Nah, we have some strong VIP supporters on this committee and would do anything. Sorry somebody scared and causing trouble to make others cast their votes to VIP. Good strategy.
  • HMP (06/06/2015, 14:22) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look he nah. Could lie so.


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