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Ralph O’Neal responds to Hubert O’Neal's "bribery" claims!

- Says he should accept the results for what it is
Former Premier and 9th District representative says Dr. O'Neal should stop fussing and accept the results of the polls. Photo: VINO
Dr. O'Neal claims he lost unfairly at the polls
Dr. O'Neal claims he lost unfairly at the polls
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following allegations of bribery made by 9th District Candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP) at this year's General Elections Dr. Hubert O’Neal against incumbent representative, now opposition leader Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal, the district representative says he does not know what the fuss is about and that the opponent should accept the results.

Dr. O'Neal recently stated that he may have lost to Mr. Ralph T. O'Neal at the elections because the district representative allegedly gave out last-minute contracts, which Dr. O'Neal described as bribes, and called on Governor Boyd McCleary and Supervisor of Elections Juliette Penn to investigate allegations of “bribery” among other things.

“If this young man has made the first attempt, the second attempt, the third attempt and he hasn’t beaten me, he thought he would beat me the fourth go round, and he didn’t, I think he should just accept what happen. I cannot see the reason for his going on,” the Opposition Leader told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview today Thursday November 24, 2011 from his office at the House of Assembly Chambers.

Hon. O’Neal explained that the contracts that he signed two days before election were for guard rails on the alternative road on Virgin Gorda and was given to several different contractors for which the money had already been approved.

“In fact the people who signed the contracts were willing to go to work on election day,” he pointed out. He further claimed that in 2003, the then Minister for Communications and Works Elmore Stoutt, two days before elections, was also signing contracts in Virgin Gorda and when he took office as Premier in 2007, he also met a contract that was signed by the then Chief Minister now Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith which he honoured.

“When I came down to office I met a contract signed by the then Chief Minister Mr. Smith, two days before election, a contract to Ira Smith Company for transport to Anegada and I made no fuss about it, I respected the contract until when the time was due and we advertise for other carriers. So I don’t know what the fuss is all about,” he stated.

The former Premier said a lot of persons have lost elections and even he had lost the first time he ran, but he was satisfied.

18 Responses to “Ralph O’Neal responds to Hubert O’Neal's "bribery" claims! ”

  • the cat mother (24/11/2011, 16:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    for real Hubert need to go sit down..BIG looser
  • SHARA PARLIN (24/11/2011, 16:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not only that Dr. Smith signed contracts two days before the 2007 elections he signed it for his cousin Ira...now talk that..how unethical and poor judgment!
  • rubbish (24/11/2011, 17:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take your losses like a man if the people of VG wanted you there you would of been there already. Maybe you should consider what the poles are telling you and wait till the people say they are ready for you to be their representative. Word of advice, nobody likes a sore looser it says a lot about your character, grace in defeat is respected by most.
    • North Sound (24/11/2011, 18:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      how sicken of hubert to tell the people he had the elections win up until the week or two days before tis sounds like another OJ...
  • insider (24/11/2011, 19:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    after the fourth try Dr. Hubert still has not gotten the message we people from VG do not want he...we aint want no JAMDOWN lady moving around in we district...NDP if ayo know what good for ayo please bring someone else come 2015
    • please (25/11/2011, 10:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      speak for yourself. your minds are tooo small. vg ppl need to travel the world and stop looking at the man wife and where she from....bvi ppl are so small minded!....we all know uncle did the bribery!, but its obvious that bertie want to make a difference, that man dont want for nothing, nor his wife..they are both quite content. uncle is a real scamp but hold on, next four years, you self will change your vote after he disses you too. (if he still there)
  • 9th District Voter (24/11/2011, 19:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All you ralphie cronies in Virgin Gorda speak for yourself, if 80 old man and woman gettting contract to build roads and install guard rails 2 dayRays before election aint bribery, then there aint no such thing asnd bribery. Ray charles and stevie wonder will tell you so. You should publish the names and let the public see who they are. For ralph to compare a ferry service contract to a bunch of old retired half dead and cripples, he is much worse that I thought, but not surprise. You won because of a few jokers, not the masses so dont fool your self. I hope the Governor do hs job and look and compare, it was very distasteful to say the lease. It was not a fair and just in the 9th.
    • Hmmmm (25/11/2011, 06:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It had a lot more than them signed off into other districts too. Difference here in that money was there to pay these. In 2007 they had to go find money.
    • ONE EYE ROSTER (25/11/2011, 07:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      TO 9TH DISTRCT VOTER: Hush your old jealous bitter behind. When Orlando Smith did it in 2007 your silly self did not say one word. You dawn hypocrite! Now because you lose the election you on here with your conies chatting hogwash eh? Go from here the election is over and your party is in be happy at least from being filled with hate and bitterness.
    • please (25/11/2011, 10:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      i agree with u 9th district voter, to hell with what the others think.
  • Laughing Out Loud! (24/11/2011, 21:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well two things i enjoyed in the elections, 1 How the voters in the 2nd District deal with Cline and 2 When Hubert showed his true colours after losing to Ralph - 4th time now! Brother, you felt you were entitled to oust Ralph and take up where your father Robinson left off, but it didnt happen. Well what if whoever contests the 9th district seat wins on a first try, and you lose yet again -5th try? You will blow like Soufriere or Kilimanjaro?
  • Lilly (25/11/2011, 03:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Election was done and is over so lets move forward please.
  • Queen Mary (25/11/2011, 07:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    But when will Uncle Ralph retire?
    • yes we can (25/11/2011, 08:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      but even after Ralph retires who still do not want Hubert..and that is a fact!
      • love child (25/11/2011, 16:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        so you mean poor Dr. O'Neal will have the record for running the most and loosing the most?????...look bvi history
  • Talk Bring Talk (25/11/2011, 20:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bertie making more history for when Hon Ralph get ready to publish his book.... I love it !!!! Part of the book should read like this..... One weak O'Neal lost twice...his other weak brother lost 4 times..... We don't mind if it's an able 100 yr old awarded a contract... Once he/she is able... Let them work... The insult is when both parties keep doing this right before election.... Dr Smith and his Govt is guilty of it and Hon O'Neal and his Govt is guilty of it.... So what, call it equal!!!! Case closed!
  • qqqqq-ttttttttttttttttttttt (25/11/2011, 23:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the school children told me that Dr. O'Neal cried like a little child when he lost...poor boy he will never represent Virgin Gorda or Anegada...some things are just not meant to be!!!
  • gone crazy (27/11/2011, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    IF YOU ASK ME BOTH RALPH AND HURBERT NEED TO GO AND THAT'S MY TWO CENTS


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