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Tensions high from VG residents after July 17, 2018 public meeting

Residents of the Ninth District packed Catholic Community Centre on Tuesday July 17, 2018, when the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government held a public meeting. Photo: Team of Reporters
Ninth District representative, Dr The Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal, also announce his intent to run again in the Ninth District in the 2019 elections. Photo: Team of Reporters
Ninth District representative, Dr The Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal, also announce his intent to run again in the Ninth District in the 2019 elections. Photo: Team of Reporters
NDP Govennment Officials conducted a public meeting with residents of the Ninth District. Photo: Team of Reporters
NDP Govennment Officials conducted a public meeting with residents of the Ninth District. Photo: Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- It was a packed house at the Catholic Community Centre on Tuesday July 17, 2018, when the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government held a meeting with the residents of the Ninth District.

Residents had many questions, from how they were treated after the hurricanes of 2017 to the closure of the last bank.

Ninth District Representative, Dr The Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal, who got most of the anger at the meeting claimed the 2017 disasters and the subsequent closure of major Virgin Gorda resorts are the reasons he lapsed in fulfilling some of his campaign promises.  

Too much excuses from NDP

Residents for the most part rejected that, and ‘peppered’ the Government members there with many questions and was dismissive of the excuses and reasons given by the NDP Administration, including the outgoing Premier, Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL).

There were even reports that one Government Minister had stormed out the meeting, as this was the third attempt at a meeting with residents. Dr O’Neal also announced he is running again and asked the people for another term.

“I want the people to be patient. We will recover. I can see it and we have come a long way since the storms.”

Dr O’Neal said it’s not easy

The first term legislator confessed that he has not delivered on many of the promises he campaigned on, and said  “it is not easy being an elected official, right now”. He even threw some soft words at his opponent, Sister Islands Programme Coordinator, Vincent O. Wheatley, who will be the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for District Nine.

A number of residents of Anegada and Virgin Gorda have told our newsroom that Hon O’Neal was absent following the Hurricanes of 2017 while Mr Wheatley was there for them.

10 Responses to “Tensions high from VG residents after July 17, 2018 public meeting”

  • Tired (21/07/2018, 10:40) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bertie as to go. Incompetence at it's best
  • biker (21/07/2018, 17:24) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow all those unsuccessful campaigns in the last 20 years against Ralph until he finally gets elected in 2015 and then he blows it all by disappearing during the hurricanes. The 9th district needs a solid candidate for the next election, not this lame incumbent.
  • Joe.Smow (21/07/2018, 22:59) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is not easy being an elected offical right now. LOL and asking for another term.
  • musa (22/07/2018, 05:08) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    Vincent all the way u belongs to the people in vg
  • boy (22/07/2018, 12:38) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    My thing is is where Bertie wasted his time all these years to run for vg against RT one would swear he had a plan plan my a— plan to sleep an be useless the man is just taken up space bad RT good RT he was the man for vg hands down
  • yes (22/07/2018, 15:05) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
    Stephanie Faukner it is your time now. You ready.
  • NORTHSOUNDER (23/07/2018, 13:19) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    HANNIBAL IS KNOW A VIP MEMBER I HEARD I THINK HES IS AN EXCELLENT CANIDATE FOR AT LARGE THE COUNTRY NEEDS NEW IDEAS AND IF YOU REMEMBER HE GAVE THE NDP MANY IDEAS.... THEY EVEN USING ONE OF THEM UP AT THE AIRPORT....TO COLLECT


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