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Hon. O’Neal says ‘Divine Master’ gave no instructions to leave politics

- feels current government’s record will be tested at next elections
Opposition Leader Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal (right) with hostess of Real Talk Karia J. Christopher. Photo:facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Premier and Leader of the Opposition Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE has declared that his time has not yet reached for retirement from the political arena as he has not received such instructions from the ‘Divine Master’.

“My life is committed to the Divine Master and He will tell me when it’s time to do something else,” Hon. O’Neal said. The hostess quickly interjected to ask whether the Divine Master has told him this yet and he immediately responded, “No, not yet.”

The Leader of the Opposition was at the time appearing on Real Talk with hostess Karia J. Christopher as part of the series “The 10 most fascinating people in the BVI”.

The former Premier, in responding to a question about whether his health status should be held up to the microscope given the fact that he is in the political arena, said “…if a man is sick, he’s sick. Some people might want to say you got to get rid of the man, get rid of the woman, but I have seen a Minister, a blind man in England, in British Honduras… I’ve seen him pushed around, holding high office… they do it as if nothing is wrong.”

Hon. O’Neal credited his level of preparedness from an early age while he was a teacher in North Sound for his longevity in the political arena, adding that he was ‘not vex at all’ about making the decision.

The Opposition leader was also asked whether there was any truth to himself as a politician being ruthless and striking a balance with this, Hon. O’Neal said he prayed for humility each day and was keen on listening to persons' concerns, “I find that is a way of getting people to know who you are and what you are trying to do,” he said.

His level of visibility as Leader of the Opposition was another issue raised during the interview. In response to this, he related an extract that he had read from a book about former US President, Lyndon B. Johnson. “He said his father told him, that a man who is not listening is not learning… so, I listen.”

He described the body work and achievements he had accomplished while serving as Principal of the school in North Sound as the legacy he wished to leave after he had left this earth. “If you’re looking for a legacy, that is it there,” said Hon. O’Neal.

The first Premier of the Virgin Islands explained that the question of whether he was satisfied with the way in which the Territory was being run currently was a ‘difficult one’. “What is satisfactory to me might not be satisfactory to you or somebody else,” he added. He further stated, “Whether I’m satisfied or not, the government must govern... how they govern will be tested in the next election.”

35 Responses to “Hon. O’Neal says ‘Divine Master’ gave no instructions to leave politics”

  • Well (17/01/2013, 08:49) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only Karia could ask those kind off questions and get away with it. Good job!
    • ummmmm (17/01/2013, 10:08) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      That is her Godmother's hudband :)
      • Hater? (17/01/2013, 15:33) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        So every person on her show is a relation? Some people just can't give a complement and stop the hate. Karia do your thing girl, you bad!!! Kill them with your skills.
  • m1 (17/01/2013, 09:12) Like (7) Dislike (29) Reply
    Divine Master..smh...these esoteric names for the evil one boy
    • Yup (17/01/2013, 11:07) Like (3) Dislike (16) Reply
      You are so right because Hon O'Neal is a free mason/ lodge member. Divine Master is indeed Mason terminology. (What profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?)
    • Observer (17/01/2013, 14:03) Like (8) Dislike (15) Reply
      Public servants who make 60 are being forced out of service and this geriatric is waiting on " .. divie instructions ...". This man should be sitting in his balcony playing with his gret-grandchildren; and shame on the people who keep voting for him! This is abuse of the elderly!!
      I tell you that power addiction is worst than cocaine.
    • Truth (19/01/2013, 18:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      you people know absolutely nothing of the Freemason brotherhood or its terminologies, you lack the ability of divergent thinking making it impossible for you to see beyond the restriction of religion and its true purpose. The knowledge of Freemasonry is meant for good, but ANY one can take that knowledge and twist it for their own personal gain. Incase yall didnt know....Freemasonry is HEAVILY and i repeat...HEAVILY routed in just about EVERY religion you sheep BLINDLY follow, it is just written in allegory, codes or in ways your trained eyes are un able to see and your weak brainwashed minds are un-able to process. The truth has been purposely twisted to appear upside down and the other way round.... but what do yall know about the past and your ancestry? NOT A DAMN THING.... you think because you grow up in a world where you are groomed to the majority and to "fit" in it is the right and most definite way but little do you know....the day shall soon come, and everyone will be waking up to the truth about the ULTIMATE deception regarding quiet weapons for silent wars. We see, smell, feel, taste and hear what we are CONDITIONED to..... Unfortunately only a hand full of men will grasp this seemingly impossible to fathom information so heavily construed by the modern paradigm of the western society.

      Namaste!
  • egg face (17/01/2013, 09:12) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    Well sah in other words Uncle Ralph aint go no where soon!!!!! Look another 4 years for the NDP
  • l (17/01/2013, 09:43) Like (8) Dislike (17) Reply
    The Divine Master has indeed given him instructions. He's just not listening.
  • No where (17/01/2013, 09:56) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ralph ain't going no where, he make that clear to Karia. NDP ayo hearing?
  • JACK BE STILL (17/01/2013, 11:04) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I feel bad for the vip and the 9th district shame
  • Hair (17/01/2013, 11:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who does your your hair? It always on point. I love that girl!
    • ugly girl (18/01/2013, 09:14) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
      Please you must not be seeing the same TV as me...I hate people with fake things on
      • please (18/01/2013, 10:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Ugly girl, I could sure bet this is a woman, hating on someone doing something postive and doing great things. Let's lift each other up and embrace our accomplishments. You sound bitter and jelous and not a good way to start your weekend. I feel sorry for you :-(
  • Virgin Gordian (17/01/2013, 13:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    He could be only talking to VIP and North Sound people.
    not another person on the face of the earth.
  • farmer brown (17/01/2013, 14:08) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Which divine master he lying on? He better get from here and take a cruise
  • like it or not (17/01/2013, 15:28) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The VIP can't get themselves together that's why Ralph cannot go home. Like him or not the man no if he leaves now the VIP going to crumble.
  • concern (17/01/2013, 17:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are these politicians all over talking about God giving them the authority to do this and do that and if you check lately they just making matters worst for the ordinary people, check SKB the former boss for the electoral system and you have heard he has done during the last election held in Nevis? Now, listen the the present GG of SKB saying the same thing. Please refrain from saying these things if you all are taking public office and taking people for granted and remember the Divine Master does not like ugly
  • yellow (17/01/2013, 17:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go to bed Uncle, you need to catch up on your sleep....
  • He That Has Ears Listen (17/01/2013, 17:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Psalm 50: 16-22 "But to the wicked God says: What right have you to recite my statutes, or take my covenant on your lips? For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you. You make friends with a thief when you see one, and you keep company with adulterers. You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your kind; you slander your own mother's child. These things you have done and I have been silent; you thought that I was one just like yourself. But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you. Mark this, then, you who forget God, or I will tear apart, and there will be no one to deliver."
  • A Fan (18/01/2013, 08:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Karia has some great shows that are serious and thought provoking. I hope she continues to excel and aim for higher.
  • virgin queen (18/01/2013, 09:12) Like (5) Dislike (28) Reply
    With no body wanting Alvin, Frazer or Fahie it's better for Uncle Ralph to stay right there!!! My two cents
    • lets have a bet (18/01/2013, 09:49) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      Bet you Fraser is your next Premier
      • Well (18/01/2013, 12:46) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
        You must not like the BVI much, if you even think that!
        • 145 (18/01/2013, 19:44) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
          after the last elections with dem dead horse and island men you all voted for it tell me you all aint like the BVI
        • @ Well (18/01/2013, 19:47) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          NOT WE DO OT LIKE THE BVI WE LOVE ANTIGUA, ST. VINCENT AND AUGULLA
    • To virgin queen (21/01/2013, 02:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      You & Ralph full of fart. I will take a chance with Fahie, Fraser or Alvin any day. Ralph has to understand that a political party is based on longevity and not just a person. If he feels that if he leaves the party it will fail then it proves that he has failed as a leader. True leaders leave things better than they met it. Ralph is a poor leader who has now turn flat out evil and worthless if you ask me. He intends to drown the VIP with himself. What a bad man!
  • wild thing (18/01/2013, 23:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wonder who is Ralph O'Neal Divine Master? Help any one?
  • ........... (19/01/2013, 19:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I honestly was not surprised, but just like what the old people say "show me your friends and I will tell you who you are"

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