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‘Let’s have a woman represent the 4th District’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

- endorses JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney to take her rightful place as 4th District Rep
Hon O'Neal and JoAnn 'Roxie' Romney sitting together at the meeting last evening May 21, 2015. Photo: VINO
Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE endorsed JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney. Photo: VINO
Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE endorsed JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney. Photo: VINO
Part of the audience in attendance. Photo: VINO
Part of the audience in attendance. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE said there are many issues to be looked after in the city of Road Town on the main island of Tortola and he is sure that under the guidance of JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney those issues will be attended too.

“We are asking you to give Ms Romney the chance, the opportunity to serve you, to ensure that as representative she will look after the affairs of the people,” said Honourable O’Neal speaking last night May 21, 2015 at the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) meeting held at the Bandstand in Road Town.

“I believe that Ms Romney will be a very good example in the country and I would like you to give her your vote,” he said.

According to the respected outgoing legislator, he was sure that persons will be surprised what will be done not in three and a half years but in four years, a reference to the National Democratic Party (NDP) which opted for early elections having served only three and a half years of a four year term and in so doing disenfranchising persons who would have turned 18 in a few months.

Honourable O’Neal said he feels Ms Romney would really be an angel for the Fourth District. “I am asking you to give her the vote.”

He said there are people in the Fourth District that need care and attention and that there is a need to meet the needs of many people in the territory who are willing to work.

“So we have to get people there in the House of Assembly who love people. You don’t wait until election time and then there are funerals filled up with people who you never see for a long time,” he said.

He said Ms Romney, like her father the late former Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, is a personable and approachable person. “And we need that to take care of our people,” he said.

There needs to be more women in the council

Further, Hon O'Neal said that it will be good to get more women into the House of Assembly. “We want to get more women in the council. Getting some women in the council I believe will introduce better order because sometimes some of the men believe they could bawl out and that is bad. They must treat the House of Assembly like an honourable institution,” he said.

He said the time has come when the Fourth District should have a woman representing it and asked persons not to split the council by voting for some and not all of the VIP’s slate of At Large candidates.

Nice brown envelopes

Honourable O’Neal also said he hopes that the team of international observers coming to the territory for the elections understand some of the things that are happening in the territory.

“Because I heard about people getting nice brown envelopes of money and that is not true democracy. So we want to make sure that things are done [properly] and that on election night we are able to celebrate,” he said.

18 Responses to “‘Let’s have a woman represent the 4th District’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE”

  • 123 (22/05/2015, 08:38) Like (12) Dislike (19) Reply
    she may not win this time but next election Mark will go!
  • onlooker (22/05/2015, 08:45) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
    Am sorry that Romney woman need to practice manners first!
  • chad (22/05/2015, 08:49) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
    I sure is not NDP alone give envelopes I know for a fact people get from VIP to stop being unfair and also the money is there for the people in the district who help a little help
  • VG Realist (22/05/2015, 08:51) Like (46) Dislike (31) Reply
    She will give Mark a good run. Hope she wins!
    • please (22/05/2015, 09:43) Like (38) Dislike (46) Reply
      Mark will beat her worst than Audley and Vincent. Remember Mark has never lost the 4th District, he always wins by a few hundred. He is genuine and has always been around before Politics. He can also vote for himself and find his way around the District without help. Mark will beat her by more than 300 votes.
      • money run things (22/05/2015, 10:06) Like (27) Dislike (27) Reply
        I bet she will make him give away his supermarket this time? The spanish community is no longer with him because he brought in a bunch of fillipinos to work in his super market.
      • Genuine? (22/05/2015, 10:23) Like (14) Dislike (17) Reply
        What part of Mark 'genuine' other than the fact that he is human like the rest of us? Remember those hundred votes you proudly talking about have nothing to do with voting in the right person for the job. If you want to talk try talking about your 100+ votes in the middle of town on a hot day with that sewerage smell hitting you. Thank your 100+ voters then
      • Ha! (22/05/2015, 10:39) Like (41) Dislike (21) Reply
        Last election people wanted out Vincent, rightfully so! She is giving Mark a run, and she will come out victorious. Mark my word!
    • the rock (22/05/2015, 13:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      LMAO!
  • lmao (22/05/2015, 09:13) Like (16) Dislike (29) Reply
    Ralph talking about envelopes? this must be a day dream.

    Ralph beleive people still listen to him? He probally thinks the
    whole country is like North Sound.
  • dem say (22/05/2015, 09:40) Like (27) Dislike (9) Reply
    I LISTENING TO YOU RALPHIE AND NOW THAT MAKES SENSE!
  • voter (22/05/2015, 10:52) Like (14) Dislike (17) Reply
    Ralph I respect you but I will never vote for a Romney
  • What? (22/05/2015, 11:32) Like (14) Dislike (21) Reply
    SO she is just a token now? Let's just put a woman there? Are these guys serious? The voters need to send a strong message against this type of thinking.
    • @wHAT (22/05/2015, 12:22) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
      You clearly must be a man to discount the great potential women have in putting this country back on track.

  • ccc (22/05/2015, 13:29) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    Ndp must go
  • Stetson (22/05/2015, 17:40) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    The Honorable Ralph T. O'Neal the surviving eminence grise of the BVIs understands all too well the future of where the government and the people needs to go. Though in years past we both may have been on the opposite side of the aisles I have nothing but admiration and respect for him. He has always put the welfare of the people in the political forefront in all matters. His words have weight and his council is unsurpassed when it comes to what is right for the BVIs. The Honorable O'Neal's endorsement for Roxie Romney speaks volumes with the past, present and future. Roxie Romney has my vote.
  • Looking on (23/05/2015, 14:34) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Honorable Ralph T. O'Neal why you did not endorse a woman to represent the 9th district instead of All Out?
  • Well Well (27/05/2015, 11:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope they feel the same with a woman in the 1st dist


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