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‘Little bit of patience’ needed before VG water woes are resolved- Dr Hubert O’Neal

After previously saying that the water problem in Virgin Gorda was heart-breaking for him and that he considered it the number one issue for him as Ninth District Representative, Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal said he now sees 'a light at the end of the tunnel.' Photo: Facebook
On the eve of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival a couple weeks ago, Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) had said he was embarrassed about the water situation on Virgin Gorda, calling the territory's water problems his biggest challenge as Minister. Photo: VINO/File
On the eve of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival a couple weeks ago, Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) had said he was embarrassed about the water situation on Virgin Gorda, calling the territory's water problems his biggest challenge as Minister. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After previously saying that the water problem in Virgin Gorda was heart-breaking for him and that he considered it the number one issue for him as Ninth District Representative, Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal said he now sees “a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Speaking during the Eighth Sitting of the First Session of the Third House of Assembly under Any Other Business on April 25, 2016, Dr O’Neal said Virgin Gorda has seen some improvements.

“I know that this has been an ongoing problem but I actually see a light at the end of the tunnel. I have to report to you, Madam Speaker, that in the past two or three weeks I think that we have turned the corner in Virgin Gorda.”

The first term representative said the water situation has improved in the Valley. “It might be on for a few hours each day but at least we are improving.”

Dr O’Neal thanked the Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) for barging water from Tortola to Virgin Gorda.

“We still have an ongoing problem with the pumping situation in North Sound. That is why a lot of residents in North Sound to this point are not receiving distributed water as efficiently as could be but I hope that with a little bit of patience we can get past that hurdle as well,” Dr O'Neal stated.

Many residents of Virgin Gorda have been calling our newsroom to complain about the water shortage being experienced on the sister island. Some say it is simply unacceptable for such a popular tourist destination.

On the eve of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival a couple weeks ago, Minister Vanterpool had said he was embarrassed about the water situation on Virgin Gorda, calling the territory's water problems his biggest challenge as Minister.

18 Responses to “‘Little bit of patience’ needed before VG water woes are resolved- Dr Hubert O’Neal”

  • wize up (26/04/2016, 12:21) Like (1) Dislike (30) Reply
    the member not in office one year and already getting things done that should have been done 20 years ago
  • north sound (26/04/2016, 12:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We will wet our finger and wait
  • Engineer (26/04/2016, 13:19) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    But in that 20 yrs ndp was in power then too
  • @wize up (26/04/2016, 14:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh please
  • vgman (26/04/2016, 14:38) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    no more excuses either get it done or we will find someone else who can
  • Agree (26/04/2016, 18:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not only water but hospital too. Six months before election..
  • VG VOTERS (26/04/2016, 20:41) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    HE WILL BE A ONE TERMER
    • @ vg voters (27/04/2016, 03:07) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      ha ha same ting ayo said about Alvera and the rest is history!
  • joke (26/04/2016, 21:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Doctors always want for more patients :)
  • Wes (27/04/2016, 00:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looks like bucket baths until then
  • about us. (27/04/2016, 04:04) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    They need to drop their Glasses price both of them. They are ridiculously high.. Drop the prices get more customers, keep the customers in Tortola. I always go away to get my glasses. Even with insurance its way cheaper where I go..
  • WTF (27/04/2016, 08:26) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bertie done get acclimated to NDP bull sh**. You can only fool people for a limited time, and NDP time is up. Bertie it looks like you are going to be a one term legislator.
  • soil (27/04/2016, 17:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    ppl cant bathe and he dont understand waste of timeif u ask me he only win because n he knows it
  • Help (28/04/2016, 19:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    VG needs better representation, none in over 40 years! Free this and that and everything run into the ground!


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