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November 12th, 2015
Gala Dinner for Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE finally on this Saturday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following two postponements, the Gala Dinner to celebrate the achievement of 40 years of representation of Member Emeritus of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly and former Premier Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE in the territory’s legislative assembly will finally take place this Saturday November 14, 2015.

August 11th, 2015
‘Mr Ali was a fine gentleman, humble & generous’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Former Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE has fondly described the late businessman Ali Mohamad Tarabay as a fine gentleman and someone who was always humble and generous.

August 10th, 2015
Ali M. Tarabay laid to rest

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Tributes poured in from all walks of Virgin Islands life at a memorial service yesterday August 9, 2015, celebrating the life of Lebanese turned Virgin Islander businessman Ali Mohamad Tarabay, who left these earthly shores in the evening of August 7, 2015.

July 29th, 2015
‘I thought Hon RT O’Neal would have quit two elections ago’ – Dr Hubert O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District, Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal has disclosed that he made the decision to contest the Ninth District seat way before he had any inkling that Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, to whom he had lost four consecutive elections, was not going to run.

July 28th, 2015
‘Rename Peebles Hospital to honour Dr Smith!' – Patsy C. Lake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This year's honouree for Festival 2015 Mrs Patsy C. Lake has called on the government of the Virgin Islands to give Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith his "flowers" while he is around to appreciate them by naming the new Peebles Hospital after him.

July 9th, 2015
‘Let’s amend 'SO' as Hon RT O’Neal had suggested’ – Hon Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Territorial Representative Honourable Archibald C. Christian believes that one way to pay tribute to the Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE is to give life to changes that he wanted made to the Standing Orders (SO) when he was a member of that Committee in the House of Assembly.

July 8th, 2015
Hon Walwyn sings a different tune about Hon RT O'Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While many saw him as the lead in disrespecting statesman Hon Ralph T. O'Neal OBE and his contributions to the territory, Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn is now saying it is important that persons who have made a significant contribution to the country are honoured while they are still alive.

July 6th, 2015
‘Today is a day of atonement’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative of the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has bashed the Government for their treatment of Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE even as they sought to now confer on him the title of Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly.

June 1st, 2015
No Opposition reps. contacted on last minute projects

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the days to elections countdown to June 8, 2015, the National Democratic Party (NDP) has issued contracts in Districts 1, 2, 3 and 9 without any consultation with the district representatives, again confirming what has been described as the blatant disregard for the authority vested in those representatives as has been the norm over the past three and a half years.

March 18th, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Governor has made his decision!' – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House of Assembly Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) said that while the PAC made a recommendation for a Commission of Inquiry into the ports project, the Governor has made his decision which he considers final.



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