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New Demon Party (NDP) is getting desperate – Premier

- Sounds warning to Myron
Premier O’Neal speaking at the Watch House, Fahie Hill last evening October 21, lashed out heavily at the NDP. Photo: VINO
Myron Walwyn, the former chairman of the TB, is now running as an At Large candidate under the NDP and has criticised the Government for not pushing tourism. Photo: VINO
Myron Walwyn, the former chairman of the TB, is now running as an At Large candidate under the NDP and has criticised the Government for not pushing tourism. Photo: VINO
 A contract with Disney World cruise liner will be signed by month end for extension of the cruiseship dock. Photo: Andrew ‘Shadow’ Dawson
A contract with Disney World cruise liner will be signed by month end for extension of the cruiseship dock. Photo: Andrew ‘Shadow’ Dawson
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Ralph T. O’Neal lashed out heavily at the National Democratic Party (NDP), claiming that they are getting so desperate in their political tactics to persuade voters that he is considering offering a “Doctor In Lies” degree at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

“The kind of lies that you are hearing [from] the New Demon Party....I am going to suggest to the college’s president to have a degree name Doctor In Lies. They were in Virgin Gorda (VG) telling people not to bother with Ralph, that they will take care of the people of VG... and they have all [the districts] on Tortola,” Hon. O’Neal told a small group of supporters last evening Friday October 21, 2011 at the Watch House, Fahie Hill during a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) meeting.

According to the Premier, he can’t believe the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) leader Dr. D. Orlando Smith has resorted “to that kind of thing”.

“This is the kind of thing people resort to when they are desperate and we warned the people when they were elected in 2003, and you saw what happened. It is a lesson we should not forget so easily because these men are only concerned about themselves,” Premier O’Neal stressed.

Pledges to improve tourism

Cognizant of the fact that tourism is the biggest employer in the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier O’Neal disclosed that “despite what people say we are pressing ahead with the contract with Disney World”.

He announced that the contract will be signed by month end, and part of the deal is that the cruise liner will be putting up the money to expand the cruise ship dock.

In addition to that, Premier O’Neal, who also wears the Tourism Minister hat, admitted that more activities have to be initiated to entertain tourists. He disclosed that a conversation between himself and a captain earlier in the year cemented that fact, with the captain candidly telling him that apart from the sand and sea – there are not enough activities to stimulate tourists’ interests.

He pledges to improve “our amenities here so that the people can find things to occupy their time”, and even pointed out that swimming with the dolphins and the games at UP’s Cineplex are just the tips of the icebergs.

Sounds warning to Myron

“The new president of the new NDP and former chairman of the Tourist Board (TB) [Myron Walwyn] did absolutely nothing and is now criticising the same TB that he was the chairman of,” the Tourism Minister stated.

“...and one fellow said as chairman of the TB, he was also a member of the Ports Authority and during the time there were 17 meetings at the Ports Authority. He attended five. He was late for the five and he left early. But he was satisfied to draw the stipend that they get for each meeting they attended. So with people like that what do you expect? So when he did me the favour of submitting his resignation and then said he would like to stay on for two months, I said no sir, you resigned, it was accepted go,” Hon. O’Neal recounted.

He continued, “I heard Walwyn said let sleeping dogs lie, but he knows why he said that because the sleeping dog will reveal what he was doing. He better be careful because I will come armed between now and voting day and let out the whole thing out of the bag!”

Meanwhile, the incumbent chairman, Neil Blyden came in for high praises, with the Premier hinting the Tourist Board is expected to see greater things yet. And despite the fact that there will be a reduction in the schedule ships to call in 2011/2012 season, Hon. O’Neal added, there is optimism that additional “calls” that were not scheduled, will be made.

“So who knows we might still get the same number as last year,” he added.

Health Services Authority dilemma

The NDP wanted to create mischief when they announced last week that the Government was broke, hence the reason health workers could not be paid on time for the October 15 period, opined Premier O’Neal.

He explained to supporters that the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is a statutory body that handles its own finances and administrative issues. Therefore, it was on the onus of the BVIHSA’s finance officer to keep the checks and balances.

“He should report to his boss that the funds are getting low and that it’s time to get the subvention for the next three months. That was not done and when we did find out, misinformation was communicated to the Treasury and the Accountant General did not have anything set up in time for them to get the cash on Friday.

“These jokers said that the Government did not have any money to pay. Well where did we get it from between Friday and Monday? By Friday it was straightened out, but these alarmists make it their duty to destroy the Government and I think we have been too kind to them. And we will have to get rough with them now and tell them as it is. I am not afraid to tell the people exactly what they do and what they intend to do,” Premier O’Neal charged.

38 Responses to “New Demon Party (NDP) is getting desperate – Premier”

  • peter crumble (22/10/2011, 10:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    if myron didn't call ralph broke he would not have been getting so much blows now....more blows are forecasted
    • HELLO!!! (22/10/2011, 17:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What blose you talking bout Grumple? you aint hear nothing yet. the fact is each time NDP speaks, they can back up what they speak about with facts. Allu spread pure propoganda. Hold on man, Myron aint finish with the premier as yet. Allu think allu have talk. The demon Ralph seeing is in himself and his party. Tis allu does go every year and bring in the obea man. News flash, God is bigger than him...
  • question (22/10/2011, 10:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    but the funny man myron is not even in ralph class why he trying to pick a fight with Uncle...that is how he trying to get attention?
  • Gigi (22/10/2011, 10:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Peter Crumble lend Ralphie yo straight jacket cause it look like he off his rockers. Isn't it funny I posted this on an alternate news site lastnight after hearing some female candidate sounding like demons were speaking through her for a whole 45 mins Well I got my TV on full blast from the VIP noise tonight and all I hearing is the candidate screaming for a full 45 mins like demon at war. Shameful. This is what we got to listen to..where the message. I hear one talking about donkey years ago what VIP do. A set of blind mice in the current VIP aint going be leading me that's for sure.
  • Miss Ting (22/10/2011, 11:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    why is anyone wasting time with Myron...just ignore her and you will see how fast she goes away...she may not even be illegible to run..ha ha
  • Ok then (22/10/2011, 11:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All I have to say is this has been the most distasteful election season that I can remember. After Premier O'neal called for a clean process and then immediately on the back of that started off the insults and name calling. Wow! Point of note, when these Cruise Ships agree to "develop" a destination it’s usually to their advantage in the long run, trust me on that!
    • Really (22/10/2011, 22:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      why you have to be one sided be fair i am looking at this thing from both ends after ralph said what he said about a clean campaign. who throw their first blow wasn't it mark, HMhmhmhm, after that didn't Archie call the man a liar, Hmhmhm wait i'm in refresh mode after mark said what he said it led for flax and others to talk about him isn't this true, at his own district launch after rude omar talked about my girl alvera didn't she fling back words and kept on hitting them, fast forward wasn't mr. cline, myron and mark then been rude to both dancia, that wolf in the third and the primer. remember to look at this thing inside out people and make the right choice please i'm begging this is no time for the rats but it's time for people who care for our best interest,
    • Music (23/10/2011, 11:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is like selling your soul to the devil. Remember Bates, who nearly succeeded? Remember Stanford, who tried to get a foot in the door? We will be in hock to Disney for years and what other Mickey Mouse tourist attractions will be forced on us? You will scare away the upper end tourists and boaters if they think this is Disney World Caribbean.
  • HOPE HILL MASSIVE (22/10/2011, 11:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lord I love that name Ralph....
  • >> (22/10/2011, 11:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Set them straight Uncle! They are nothing but a greedy bunch of people who in it for themselves!
  • unreal (22/10/2011, 13:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He pledges to improve “our amenities here so that the people can find things to occupy their time”, and even pointed out that swimming with the dolphins and the games at UP’s Cineplex are just the tips of the icebergs. Is Uncle really telling us that people will leave the US to go on a caribbean cruise so that they can visit our cinema and bowling alley? I though i had heard it all before but this one is truly amazing!
  • moorings (22/10/2011, 14:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    myron fired one of our coworkers for a bottle of water... my god!....for one dollar? no wonder he done plan to fire civil servants
    • Charlies (23/10/2011, 16:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      OMG he did not! dem say he does treat dem people like can we elect dem so to power????? suckteeth...dey rest of us will be dead dead well saw no vote for the funny man... not one!
    • ye a yea (24/10/2011, 13:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stealing is Stealing $1 or 1,000,000.00
  • lovemoredomore (22/10/2011, 15:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG is that Ralph? Who is more greedy than the VIP? Isn't that the party with the Cookie Monster? I do believe that many of the people who blogs don't really believe what they are blogging. Some of it is just to aggravate or start discussion. If that is not the case and they mean what they are saying, then we are in for a long ride. Hopefully though, common sense will prevail, because any body else is more truthful than the VIP. So it is my hope that in the end we will have a change on election day.
  • Canfield (22/10/2011, 15:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just more distractions. Neither of them have any solutions so they get into a little fight of words. We need people like Preston Stoutt leading our country. He stays above the fray and has run a campaign based on real plans, not rhetoric. So to Preston, you keep doing what your doing. Don't get tangled into the mess these other guys are causing.
    • me (22/10/2011, 17:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      agree 100%
    • VG Madam (22/10/2011, 17:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I love the Premier..... Who trouble him gonna get a whipping.... Y'all think he sleeps.... The man just meditate to swing back!!! 9th district for Premier and VIP alllllllllllllll the way!!!!! Who don't agree... Just check we at 11:59 pm on Nov.7th
      • legacy (22/10/2011, 21:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        That's why he will continue to keep you all under his feet,. What are you all afraid off? Look how long he making these promises and not fulfilling them. He is only living off H.L.Stoutt legacy of what was done while he was alive. What has the VIP and the Premier done since HLStoutt. For the Love of God allow the man to retire and enjoy the fruits of his labour and his legacy while he is able to with the grace of God.- and give somebody else a chance.
      • sad (23/10/2011, 07:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        VG Madam you are so unrealistic. VG get NOTHING for the past four years. You must have gotten something individually. That is the problem with Ralph. He all about certain individuals in the 9th and NOT about the whole district. Shame on you!!!!! sTOP BEING BLINDED BY GREED
    • Crank Shaft (23/10/2011, 15:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If Andrew Fahie were to target Preston at any of his rallies and Preston refueses to respond then he's a jackass!! It has nothing to do with mudslinging! If a man spreading lies about you to defame your character you have a duty to defend yourself and put the truth and facts out there. Preston is only on the sidelines because he's not targeted by anyone, the big fight is between the two main parties. If PPA and Preston were to be attacked they too would have no choice but to respond and clear their names. NDP lost the last elections for this very reason. VIP told lies after lies and NDP played 'good boys' and left everything. Guess what? Tell a lie enough times and people believe it, especially without a rebuttal. It resulted in an 11-2 VIP win, largest in our history. They won't let it happen again! I don't care who you are, if you lie about me I will set the record straight! Glad to see the NDP guys have a back bone. They are not perfect, but they will make a way better Government than this VIP. Independent candidates that are successful in this election won't just sit on the side. If they want anything done they would have no choice but to join the ruling party or join a party to make a majority, so what's the big fuss? If Preston beats Andrew and NDP has a majority of 7, you think he will sit on the side like an idiot? He will join NDP and will have to tow the line with their plans! That's the REALITY of it! That whole independent movement is just word play to make it 'seem' as a better alternative to the party system, but look at history and you will see. Alvin and others who won as independents had no choice but to join a party. It's just smoke and mirrors, one man cannot form a Government!!
  • Fed up (22/10/2011, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We the voters and are fed up with all the name calling, and bad talking of people's character and personal lives because none of you is without blemish so shut UP and stick to the issues. Ralph you should know better. You are the oldest and should be setting a better example. Keep this foolishness up and see if the people don't stay home in droves. As it stands now I am looking at giving the independent candidates my X. This is why the country is in the mess it is in because you people need to grow up and stop acting like a bunch of children throwing tantrums!
  • E. Leonard (22/10/2011, 16:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tourism is one of the two pillars of the economy; financial services the other. We are small and at a disadvantage relative to other regional countries who are battling for the tourist dollar. These larger countries may have more historical and other points of interest to attract tourists. Nonetheless, to stay competitive we have to get creative and work harder to improve the on shore experience. We need to provide the experience that makes any visitor want to come back. Moreover, we want visitors to spread the word among family, friends and coworkers that the BVI is a must see destination. We have to attract tourists that stay many nights; put heads in the beds. These tourists inject more money into the economy.
  • legacy (22/10/2011, 21:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The VIP have nothing to say when they come to the districts. They only waiting to hear what the others are saying and then you repeat it. They do not have their own thoughts or ideas. All they are say is HL Stoutt legacy will Speak for them. Shame on them. NDP-NEw Demon PaRYT. VIP- Vindictive Ignorant People or Vipers In Puplic Places-or Visionless IN Power
    • Excuse Me..... (24/10/2011, 07:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You all saying only what you all want to hear. I've heard them, both sides with their plans, and I've read the VIP articles in the newspaper and I see plans. I've also listened to re-runs of launches and there are plans there. You all stop being so one sided.
  • 1st District Voter (22/10/2011, 21:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Have to agree with the Premier! Sorry, but I could never vote for NDP. Too much self and conflict of interests! They could never give fair and unbiased representation.
  • NDPcraptinum (23/10/2011, 04:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ralph aint no play play boy with them. This still the Virgin Islands boy ah boy, big man, ah big man them want to throw rock stone then hide them face Ralph saying he ain't coming to play.
  • VG Madam (23/10/2011, 07:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Has anyone heard Claude last night.... As he wins he dont care where they get the finance from but he wants "his" district money....... WOW!!!!!
    • gone crazy (23/10/2011, 12:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      NDP the party of crazy people!
      • a voter from the 8th (23/10/2011, 23:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        but i blame Uncle Ralphie for acting like a lil child behind funny man Myron...them kind of looser so you just leave them to self body studying Myron Uncle Ralphie, just act like he is not around
  • Noah (24/10/2011, 08:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I use to work for Myron . He isn't nothing nice. He wouldn't pay the employees service charge, social security benefits and tax. I remembered a lady went to social security to claim and was told that he didn't pay in for months but still deducting it from her salary. She had to carry her payslip to social security and was paid but of course the SSBoard had to run behind of him for the money afterwards. As for service charge, I remembered when one of the employees told a Senior Government Officical Wife that he don't pay service charge. The news got back to Myron and of course he fired the employee. He use to make passes at the female employees and only the weak would take him on. I don't hate him but just his ways I can't stomach and for that I could never vote for him. I could say alot more but I choose not to. Remember People THE WORLD IS ROUND.
  • WOW! (24/10/2011, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are we not supposed to be a Christian Community? I am so tired of this kind of talk. What example are we setting for our young people? We can disagree with each other but we don't have to tear one another down. It's just not necessary.
  • tortola massive (24/10/2011, 13:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    it takes a demon to know another demon

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