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It’s a fact Dr O’Neal has no ‘reach’- Julio S. Henry

- said Ninth District suffering under NDP
Talk show host Julio S. Henry (right) agrees with Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) that Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O'Neal (left) has no reach and that the district is suffering. Photo: VINO/File
Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) at his public meeting on November 2, 2016 at the Catholic Community Centre on Virgin Gorda, spoke of the alleged inability by constituents to reach Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal (R9), and that the Ninth District has not seen any progress, suggesting that it may be a case of disrespect for the Representative through assistance by his own National Democratic Party (NDP). Photo: VINO/File
Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) at his public meeting on November 2, 2016 at the Catholic Community Centre on Virgin Gorda, spoke of the alleged inability by constituents to reach Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal (R9), and that the Ninth District has not seen any progress, suggesting that it may be a case of disrespect for the Representative through assistance by his own National Democratic Party (NDP). Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Maybe he has a good chin or a wicked counter punch but talk show host Julio S. Henry has dared come to the support of Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser (R3) and also agreeing that Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal has no “reach.”

Mr Henry, speaking on Things to Talk on ZBVI 780 AM on November 17, 2016 also pointed out that various areas in the Ninth District have been “suffering”.

Henry was adding his voice to the firing punches saga between Hons Fraser and O’Neal, following statements made by Hon Fraser at his public meeting on November 2, 2016 at the Catholic Community Centre on Virgin Gorda, on the alleged inability by constituents to reach Hon O’Neal, and that the Ninth District has not seen any progress, suggesting that it may be a case of disrespect for the Representative through assistance by his own National Democratic Party (NDP).

He pointed out that the shortcomings of any Representative of the Ninth District could be blamed on them not having clout and having a “lack of reach.” Following these statements, an irate Dr O’Neal called his own meeting on November 9, 2016, at the same location and in a manner most unbecoming of an elected representative, said he is normally a quiet person but he was upset to the point that he would have punched Hon Fraser even if they were in the House of Assembly.

“He was upset because he felt Mr Fraser may have spoken out of turn, and he said he doesn’t have a reach. Well, I want to support what Fraser said because it’s true, a lot of these backbenchers do not have any reach,” Mr Henry said. 

9th district suffering under NDP

“Don’t be upset that you can’t get anything done because that’s a fact. The Ninth District since this government took power has been suffering, they have lost jobs and opportunities, there have been cases on top of cases of discrimination in the community, the elderly people are not getting served, you can’t get a hospital done, the ferry service is in poor condition, the dock is in poor condition and on and on and on, this is evidence. You have people in Anegada complaining, bawling…So why is he upset?”

Put Representatives to manage each island

Mr Henry said while this suggestion of his is nothing new coming from him, if representatives are placed on each island with the task of overseeing the needs of the people, things would be better for residents of those islands.

“Give them the resources, give them funding, you would have a much more productive situation,” he pointed out.

Co-host of the radio show, Mr Natalio “Sowande Uhuru” Wheatley also spoke on the matter, stated that “By now I believe that Dr O’Neal must have realised that he made a mistake in terms of speaking about the possible use of violence.”

19 Responses to “It’s a fact Dr O’Neal has no ‘reach’- Julio S. Henry”

  • Buffer (21/11/2016, 10:13) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    U aint fraid Burtie cuff off dat goatie?
  • Han (21/11/2016, 10:15) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fraser was only speaking truth...Burtie couldn't handle the truth
    • Smile (21/11/2016, 15:08) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      This is an unfair description if just applied solely to Bertie, as the things Sam state (lost jobs and opportunities, discrimination, elderly people not getting served, hospital can't get finished, poor ferry services, poor conditions of ports, complaints from residents) describes the whole of the VI, not just the 9th District.

      So if there is "no reach", this is applicable to the whole government, not just Bertie.

      Also, if there is so much to do in the 9th, a lot of the things for which Bertie has "no reach", would have been there before he got in (he is in just over 1 year), so the previous representative would have also had "no reach", if these things were undone.
  • hahahaha (21/11/2016, 10:21) Like (18) Dislike (15) Reply
    The 9th District suffering under NDP? NDP got a candidate elected to the ninth district just over a year ago, VIP led that district for the last 30 + years and it's NDP fault?
    • lololololol (21/11/2016, 11:39) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Now you will know what is suffering...You complained then cause you didn't know what was bad
    • VG person (24/11/2016, 12:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with your statement. VG has been forever suffering and we so blind we want to blame Bertie, a man who has been begging us to give him a chance and now just barely a year, everything that has been bad is his fault. VIP has us before some of us were born and now we can't get the lil something in our hands we blame Bertie. Blind set of people.
  • Boo (21/11/2016, 10:47) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lol. True he does have small short hands
  • optimistic (21/11/2016, 12:22) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    This talk show host need to do a good self introspection. Maybe the 9th district rep. don't have any reach as he stated, but in my opinion this applies to him as well. He must remember that when you point one finger at someone, the other four points back at you.
    • have a few seats (21/11/2016, 14:44) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      What you just said was so off the point i cant even laugh at you. Please stop coming on theses news sites blogging from your popo.
  • wize up (21/11/2016, 12:58) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    As VI Landers we have no respect for each other; we take pride in pulling down one another....we have so many social matters that should be addressed but listen to us as one people, we will take our valuable family time to go on public forums to spread disharmony and hate in our society;the very same community we have call home...all some of us getting it is a pat on the back when the talk show done(black on black shootings along with black on black social chaos)....question: when last you hear a white person in this territory took out his gun then shoot is white brother: when last you tune into the local media and listen as on white brother destroy another brother)....we will continue to be second class citizens in our own territory)
  • Still. (21/11/2016, 13:05) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    It ain seem like the Change we call for and vote for is working in the 9th.
  • belonger (21/11/2016, 13:23) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    GOD Bless the Hon. Julian Fraser for speaking out and representing the ppl. We want representation or a recall of this government, going back to the polls to election the proper and rightful government into office lead by the Hon. Julian Fraser. Potential Candidates for VIP next election sooner than 2019. DI Andrew Fahie, D2, D3 Jaulian Fraser, D4 Carvin Malone, D5 James Todman, D6 Omar Hodge Son, D7 Kenny Funny Thomas, D8 Maudlyn Penn-Richards, D9 Dr. David O'Neal, At Large Dr Karl Dawson, Attorney Gererad Farara QC, Dancia Penn-Sallah QC and Attorney and Real Estate Developer Dr. Colin O'Neal. These are VIP heavy hitters this time around. They sure to win the next election, Governor Duncan we ready to take over the gov't from those careless and reckless NDP Gov't.
  • YAWN (21/11/2016, 13:32) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    People like Sam and Edmund just need to get a damn life and stop pouting and shouting over every simple thing. Pull their files and see what they have contributed to the Territory lately, pure talk and divisive bullshit.
  • The invisible man (21/11/2016, 13:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    How a man could have reach without any arms???

    Now you tell me cause he threatend to clout down his his collegue from the 3rd in the jaw bone and he don't have an arm to swing, DIS IS TING#
  • Mr. Snartz (21/11/2016, 14:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bertie, please give it up already. You are not cut out for Politics.
    • wize up (21/11/2016, 16:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ mr Snartz: yes but he did kick all out @&&(talk that because Oneal goes to the sitting of the house while his opponent goes elsewhere)
  • belonger (21/11/2016, 16:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now Sowande has joined the group the New VIP. That's even greater.
    • wize up (21/11/2016, 18:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ belonger: you better hope between now and 2019 no other political party form: recall the young fellow started out with Callwood(forget the name of that group) before the sun set he jump across to Alvin party and now he join up with the dead horses(sorry I mean VIP) by next weekend he will form his own group....poor yellow, young and unstable: when he get serious he will make a good candidate because he is well educated but being influenced by a set of old dead beats(folks who did nothing for this territory but now on public radio with pure chat) leadership is a very serious matter


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