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Hon. O’Neal lashes out at fmr Attorney General!

-told the House of Assembly, “If I did not have a loud voice she would put licks on me” referring to ex-Attorney General Kathleen Quartey Ayensu
Opposition Leader and Virgin Islands Party boss Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal (left), took a swipe at former Attorney General Ghanaian national Kathleen Quartey Ayensu who served during his administration. Photo: VINO/GIS/File
Hon. O’Neal made the comment during the continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly yesterday, March 19, 2014. Photo: VINO/File
Hon. O’Neal made the comment during the continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly yesterday, March 19, 2014. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader and Virgin Islands Party boss Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, while praising the Attorney General (AG) Dr Christopher P. Malcolm on his efforts at consolidating the Territory’s laws, took a swipe at a previous Attorney General who served during his administration.

“We had an Attorney General who cost this Territory over $100,000 to get her here and we just could not get anywhere with her,” Hon. O’Neal explained.

Hon. O’Neal made the comment during the continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly yesterday, March 19, 2014. The AG at the time read the Bill for the Interpretation (Amendment) Act, 2013 and gave some insight into the Consolidation of Laws Project being embarked upon.

Hon. O’Neal, the Territory’s first Premier, told the House that he was forced to speak to the former AG (whom he did not name) in a harsh tone to get minor things done.

“I’m not afraid or ashamed to say, if I did not have a loud voice sometimes, she would look to put licks on me because I had to speak to her very harshly in order to get the most minor things done,” he said.

The veteran politician pointed out that he tried to show the former AG why it was so important to have the laws in line with the constitution, but seemingly had little success.

“It went so far Madame Speaker that I told the Governor that we’re not getting value for money and it is better you pay her off and get her out of the Territory,” he continued, “that is one of the problems we had.”

“I’m glad the Attorney General has carried out the business of the government and that this Bill is now before the House,” he said. 

20 Responses to “Hon. O’Neal lashes out at fmr Attorney General!”

  • Liat 521 (20/03/2014, 09:42) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    dey lady done gone ayo leave she deman
    • Leave the lady (20/03/2014, 12:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Exactly she gone there were civil servants BVIslander and nonbelonger who were worst in many ways than that lady. If she was a man would he be lashing her constantly.
  • . (20/03/2014, 09:55) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    ralf sounding healthy 2 me
  • vip (20/03/2014, 10:03) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Uncle Ralph does not have strength for the corruption and lies of the NDP, but he has strength and voice for a former attorney general which he got rid of LONG TIME. Well saw…like NDP Uncle has to go.
  • Foolish (20/03/2014, 10:15) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    .....so the best time to blast someone is when they done gone ??? What happen to when she actually here and was in office ????
  • Nicky (20/03/2014, 10:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    the former AG is water under the bridge .....she is enjoying life otherwise.Are the Vip members enjoying the fact that their Executive Committee of which Hon O,Neil is the Chairman has failed to call elections within 3 months after loosing the elections in Nov 2012, as mandated by their dear Constitution......hmm.
  • 1 (20/03/2014, 10:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How you all say uncle sleeping?
    • open wide (20/03/2014, 17:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ralph T wide awake you all will not out smart he again
    • @1 (20/03/2014, 20:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      From his comment he sleeping since 2010.. He just waking up thinking the lady still here!!
  • cay (20/03/2014, 10:58) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    where is she now any body knows?
  • open wide (20/03/2014, 11:09) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. O'neal sometimes it’s better to just let sleeping dogs lay.
  • Alvin Party (20/03/2014, 11:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Uncle need to join Alvin Party- he no longer any use to the VIP- Fraser: time to take over Boss-
  • bay yute (20/03/2014, 12:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Uncle leaving no stones unturned to sock it to the good African lady
  • pat (20/03/2014, 12:47) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lord what kind of photo is that of MR. ONEAL EH you all got the poor man showing his age
  • legend (20/03/2014, 18:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pathetic Animal Farm, "All Animals Are Equal / But Some Are More Equal Than Others."
  • Wait? (20/03/2014, 23:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This situation emphasizes, unfortunately, the limits of a Premier's power.
  • persia (20/03/2014, 23:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We should look at the necessity of achieving results in a dangerous bvi
  • Truth & Lies (20/03/2014, 23:27) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    just more BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH from Ralph
  • for keeps (22/03/2014, 18:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's see if when Ralph gets back he keeps Dr m


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