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‘I possess the same qualities as R.T. O’Neal’ – ‘All Out’ Sprauve

- said he is qualified to lead & will fight for the people of the Ninth District
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Ninth District Elton L. Sprauve aka ‘All Out’ assured the residents of Virgin Gorda that he possesses the same leadership qualities of his potential predecessor Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE and therefore will provide the same leadership that O’Neal provided for his forty years in elected office. Photo: VINO
Sprauve addressing the people at North Sound, Virgin Gorda last evening May 25, 2015. Photo: VINO
Sprauve addressing the people at North Sound, Virgin Gorda last evening May 25, 2015. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience last night. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience last night. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Ninth District Elton L. Sprauve aka ‘All Out’ assured residents of Virgin Gorda that he possesses the same leadership qualities of outgoing Ninth District Representative Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE and therefore will provide the same leadership that Hon O’Neal provided for his forty years in elected office.

He made the statement at a rally yesterday May 25, 2015 in North Sound, Virgin Gorda during which a number of candidates spoke, lending their support to Sprauve.

He thanked the residents for their endorsement and the faith they have shown in him and his ability to take the baton from Honourable O’Neal and promised that “I ain’t gonna drop it”.

According to Mr Sprauve, nation building is a labour of love and an ongoing process and as such there is need for a Government that cares about people. He said he will represent all the people regardless of which party they voted for. “Send me to the House of Assembly on June 8 and I will represent you, that is real talk,” he said.

Dr Hubert O'Neal disrespectful

Throwing a jab at Dr Hubert O’Neal, the National Democratic Party’s pick for the Ninth District, Mr Sprauve said losing to Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal four consecutive times does not warrant the disrespect from Dr O’Neal that he displayed when making remarks about the people of Virgin Gorda, whom he allegedly referred to as ‘idiots’.

“You the people here of North Sound have the right to vote for who you want to vote for, who you feel will best represent your interests. You have that right and on June 8 you will exercise that right,” he said.

He remarked that politics have hit an all-time low and that the NDP needs to be shown that power is in the hands of the people.

According to Sprauve, Dr O’Neal has been door to door in the Virgin Gorda community and other places in the Ninth District begging for a chance. “But it is you the people who deserve a chance. It is your time now, your time to be empowered by the Virgin Islands Party.”

He said his competitor is not able to come down to the level of the people and meet them where they are, as he will be uncomfortable in such environments. “But I am here, a people’s man, a man with a big heart for your my people here in North Sound, in the Valley and in Anegada.”

History of achievement

Sprauve said he has had a history of achievement in the district since he has been back home and that it is these experiences that he will bring to the next House of Assembly as Representative of the Ninth District.

The businessman said that for the last two years being on the Planning Authority Board he has been representing the people of Virgin Gorda.

Promised to empower young people

“I am running in the Ninth District so that you young people can have a chance to dream again.”. He also presented some ideas for the empowerment of young people, saying that they can make a business out of the beautification of the environment.

“Young people of North Sound, my team and I will fight to get you to be employed right away,” he said.

“For the last three and a half years you were just ignored but team VIP is to the rescue. I will create a district management and beautification programme…to empower them to keep the place clean and trim and pay them to do it. They can organise companies among themselves to do it. You can move up from cleaning of roads and burial grounds and move to the private sector with your now new companies,” he said.

A record six candidates are contesting for the Ninth District seat. They are Mr Sprauve, Dr O'Neal, the People’s Empowerment Party’s Faye J. Reese-Charles and Independent candidates Mr Albert O. Wheatley, Mrs Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams and Mr Vernon V. Vanterpool.

22 Responses to “‘I possess the same qualities as R.T. O’Neal’ – ‘All Out’ Sprauve”

  • 123 (26/05/2015, 07:59) Like (61) Dislike (34) Reply
    we do not want Hubert and the NDP bad news!
  • VG voter (26/05/2015, 08:18) Like (76) Dislike (26) Reply
    This guy can't be serious, does he know what "qualities" mean. Mr. O'Neal had qualities as a politician and he also had qualities as a person.
  • robin (26/05/2015, 08:23) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    That fisherman is at every vip rally no matter where it is, he must live for this
  • VG Realist (26/05/2015, 08:29) Like (68) Dislike (5) Reply
    We don't want Dr. O'Neal. If you lose again, don't contest elections again.
  • JAM DOWN (26/05/2015, 09:54) Like (13) Dislike (46) Reply
    Tell that young man ,he's no R T O
  • Cute (26/05/2015, 10:00) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very nice photograph.
  • Valley Political Analyst (26/05/2015, 11:00) Like (10) Dislike (12) Reply
    That sad, pity party story from BERTIE about "gimme a chance this time, lawd, I trying for 16 years" just won't work. Take a hint Bertie, the VISION is plain over there in the 9th.
  • oh (26/05/2015, 11:30) Like (10) Dislike (25) Reply
    He is actually right! He is good at making promises to VG people for votes and then make the same promises again the next election while they wait in the wings for action. So the man is right. lol
  • Yes (26/05/2015, 12:22) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    Sorry burtie we still not going to vote for you
  • the builder (26/05/2015, 13:35) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    Wow. That`s a bold statement--People are trying to forget and forgive O`neal, for 40 years of nothing to see. Why agitate that wound.?--clear your own path, set your own destiny. Bertie will give you a good run, he may beat you.
  • Feroza (26/05/2015, 14:17) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    I dont think "All-out" is ready for the political arena....he not getting my vote for sure!
  • Not Taking/Giving Any Chances (26/05/2015, 14:47) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now that's real talk; couldn't be more Real. Sprauve is quite right about Bertie. He has been trying for 16 years
    and his party has held the government for half (8) of them. Did his government put any of his ideas into effect?
    He had proposed having Helicopter Pads installed on Virgin Gorda and Anegada. They can't be found or sen anywhere.

    He promised that he would work to get some of the Financial Businesses relocated in the 9th; (rental office or residential rentals). Today, with ferries running practically all day till near midnight between VG and Tortola.

    The same way NDP is giving him contracts to give out to his supporters in this late state of affairs, contract could
    have been awarded during the pass 3 1/2 years. At least NDP could have awarded a few contracts, perhaps
    in order to make him look good.

    It is wrong for Bertie to be making a Sympathy Plea to voters; "to give him a Chance". The people are the ones who deserve a chance; a chance to have Free access to their beaches, a chance to freely Fish to feed themselves in
    the areas that helped them to survive all these years; a chance to avoid the rising Taxes that should rightly be paid
    by the millionaires/billionaires who are importing their building materials Free of Duty costs. I'll rest there.

    I am sorry Bertie, but like Archie...I don't see any Chance for politics in your future.

    Bye, bye Bertie.

  • Vg gal (26/05/2015, 14:56) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    All Out is not ready for sure he wont get my vote
  • N.S.V.G (26/05/2015, 15:06) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    All Out is the man to continue to lead the 9th district from Anegada to Virgin Gorda. He is a people's person unlike Dr. O'Neal who knows hardly anyone in the community. Dr. O'Neal is one who will sit and let the government give away our lands to their rich friends they are bragging about!!!! They really do not care about the people, come on... they are bold enough to brag about their rich friends who they do big favours for with our lands, what are they doing the average man??? Nothing!!!!! They cannot even follow the report given by the lands committee that would have empowered the people where close to 100 persons would have received land but they have their own agenda and now giving the people a 6 for a 9 and constantly saying the committee recommended this and that, why are they afraid to make the report from the committee public?????? Why you NDP supporters who are supporting them blinding do not ask for the report to made public so even you can see what was in it and see how they are killing the people, including you and your families....
  • Yes (26/05/2015, 15:22) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    In other words Sprauve saying he is corrupt.
  • what?/ NO. (26/05/2015, 16:02) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Allout like the vip bashing here an bashing there an saying he like Hon.R.T.O. becareful lil boy. R.T.O.had 30 plus years as the money bags an 40 plus as our rep an we still here needing so much. Allout you chose the wrong team Tell us about this proven ability you have Allout.what community projects or activities you have 5taken part of. what are your business skills . how is your business because if you cant handle yours how do you intend to handle ours. Allout you arewanting to. butBertie is committed and has sacrificed much. He is like the energizer battery he just wont stop he keep coming an coming an coming and with such traits he is who we want because we know he wount stop when it comes to representing us. Bertie we voting for you. Bring your old ideas an we will make them a new reality
  • Voters (26/05/2015, 16:06) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    I wish to see the people of the 9th district vote
    sensable for once. Vote for the best suitable candidate
    and not for a likable dude. This is pure ignorance.
  • Mercy me (26/05/2015, 20:33) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    You people need to be sensible with your vote. I attend all town meetings that takes place in the 9th district. Bertie is to 80% of those meetings. I have never, ever seen All-out, Albert, Stephanie, Hannibal, Faye and the others to ANY community meeting. Now you got the nerve to say Bertie don't come around until election? Be fair, you did not vote for the man but he kept himself informed of the pulse of the community. To run this many times proves dedication. Go ahead, vote for those others and it will be the same as voting for RT O'Neal all over again.
  • I say so (26/05/2015, 20:37) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    If you want this guy to win, keep him off the mike. He doesn't come across as being very smart.
  • Mia (27/05/2015, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Am I missing something here? The Premier who was the representative for District 9, and years before that he was Chief Minister and held other high positions in Government, did nothing for Virgin Gorda? Who is really to blame here, the representative? Or the voters? For tolerating that madness.
  • Truth Seeker & Speaker (28/05/2015, 16:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ALL OUT CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!! Same as R.T. O'Neal? We respect him, we appreciate what he did...we forgive what he didn't do...but another 4 to 40 years of THE SAME QUALITIES? Lawd have mercy! Nah man! Hell NO!!! Not at all!!

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