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‘Where is Hon O’Neal?’- Anegada residents

- said they are growing weary of the ‘stepchild treatment’
Residents of Anegada are again calling on the Ninth District Representative Hon Hubert O'Neal (right) to address their many concerns, including the poor state of roads. Photo: VINO/GIS
Residents of the sister island of Anegada continue to bemoan the fact that the territory’s elected leaders are not doing anything to change the island’s ‘stepchild’ label, claiming nothing is being done on the island to bring about development. Photo: VINO/File
Residents of the sister island of Anegada continue to bemoan the fact that the territory’s elected leaders are not doing anything to change the island’s ‘stepchild’ label, claiming nothing is being done on the island to bring about development. Photo: VINO/File
A section of a road on Anegada. Photo: VINO
A section of a road on Anegada. Photo: VINO
A stretch of Road on Anegada Photo: VINO
A stretch of Road on Anegada Photo: VINO
SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Residents of the sister island of Anegada continue to bemoan the fact that the territory’s elected leaders are not doing anything to change the island’s ‘stepchild’ label, claiming nothing is being done on the island to bring about development.

“During campaign period they started doing all things, making big promises, giving incentives, showing more interest in our schools and all these things were just to get our votes now we are back to being the ‘step child’ of this territory,” lamented one businessman.

One of the main issues affecting residents and the business community is the poor condition of most of the roads on the island. “They started doing the roads before elections, after elections it’s like they forget that they were doing roads up here,” said the businessman.

According to the resident while, asking “Where is Hon O’Neal”, the state of the roads is not only affecting locals but it is also a tourism threat in the making.

“I know of these guys that do motorcycle rentals [and] they complaining bitterly, bitterly because the tourists renting their bikes and because the roads are so bad many of them fall with the bikes and cause damages.”

He added, “It seems that they are waiting for something serious to happen to a tourist and they get a good lawsuit in their @$$. Then is when we will see they going find some money somewhere to come say they fixing roads.”

Toilet facility remains an issue

Another issue brought to this news site as a matter of concern to the residents of Anegada is the state of the toilet facility at the ferry dock.

“I remember it was VINO who reported on the state of that thing they have there as a community facility… they said all things about how they were going to get that handled in short order but come up here and see for yourself, not a straw has been pulled, nothing done.”

Residents continue to call for their District Representative to be visible on the island. “You already in the position, nothing we can do to remove you now. Just come and do the job that you were put in office to do. We are not stepchildren, we are not tiger or lion fish, we don’t bite, we want to at least see you come around and find out from us what is affecting us. Tell us what can and cannot be done. Don’t just stay away and assume we know what is,” said the businessman to District Representative Honourable Hubert O’Neal.

Efforts to reach Hon O’Neal for a response were not successful.

28 Responses to “‘Where is Hon O’Neal?’- Anegada residents”

  • wtf? (15/08/2016, 09:09) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you find him, also ask him why no work being done on VG mini-hospital? Weeds are taller than da building!
    • the rock (15/08/2016, 10:38) Like (10) Dislike (20) Reply
      When u have a rental u have to get insurance the falls and all that stuff small mined person, will be taking care off, Anegada people, u all need to get off your butts and unite and get stuff done, yes the government has their responsibility, but what are u all doing collectively as a people, u want more business, here is a simple plan, u guys get a group together and buy your own ferry, your island is not accessible enough, u all have to make that happen, stop waiting on the government for everything!
      • ausar (15/08/2016, 17:44) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        It's obvious "the Rock", you've been misled. Basic infrastructural development is the business of any government especially when tax-paying citizenry are involved.

        Come on Bertie, Anegadians are counting on you!
        • Fisherman (17/08/2016, 16:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          So ausar, why were Anegadians against putting the international airport in Anegada? Assuming that it was technically feasible that would have transformed the economy over there tremendously. But they never even gave the idea a chance, all they did was write criticism after criticism.

          If it could be put in Beef Island, why could it not go to Anegada which would have been far cheaper than a Beef Island expansion? If you ask me, they are too bad minded and petty.
    • wize up (15/08/2016, 12:54) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ WTF?.... I was advised to inform you that the mini hospital project was simply a 2015 election gimmick; additional work will resume just before the next upcoming elections; hopefully another snap election will be coming!!!!!(I am simply the messenger)
  • siste J (15/08/2016, 09:24) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    good for ayo stop the talk tek ayo licks you voted for them
  • change (15/08/2016, 09:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Change is afoot...1949!
  • Same thing I say (15/08/2016, 09:38) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Same question is being asked in VG, where is the esteemed leader?
  • concern (15/08/2016, 10:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Aya aint learn aya lesson yet - promises being made, but these boys aint care about the small man.
  • Psshhh (15/08/2016, 10:35) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is Delores?
    • Horse Path (15/08/2016, 11:48) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Since the elections no sight of her in Horse path no water there either
  • esteemed leader (15/08/2016, 10:43) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    He stand alone? Where are those who have the finances communication and works. Health,education, he can't do it by himself. I'm sure if he had the bag with the green back dollars we won't be posting. You didn't put him in alone where are the at large rep. Who to blame Mr. Connor bones in the grave he can't speak again but memory live on
  • LOL (15/08/2016, 10:52) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    The man busy drafting up the deep water habour plans for a shallow reef Anegada.
  • Well (15/08/2016, 11:15) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    But it's y'all put the man there, to late to cry now mehnn #Fools
  • Forget about politics (15/08/2016, 12:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply

    If he will just put aside the 2015 election win, he will get things done in the 9th district, but when politics are for each and everything, what can he get done?
    There are so many voters in the 9th district,that have so many great ideas..and that are ones who will get things done without a doubt.

    Simple sidewalk cleaning-that needs no vast amount of money
    school maintenance-no vast amount of money needed
    simple things, and not even that he can't get done, because the head is still caught up in the 2015 victory.

  • represent (15/08/2016, 12:21) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is why we Anegadians needs our own representative. Currently, whoever VG votes for will get in, even if all of Anegada votes for someone else. Truely, the time has come!
  • wize up (15/08/2016, 12:24) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Did you make an eye opponents????
    • Ninja (16/08/2016, 05:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Wize up read before you post. The word I believe you want to post is appointment
      • wize up (16/08/2016, 08:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ ninja.... I am grateful( I am out of school almost 40 years) but hope you got the point that I was trying to make(keep the faith)
        • Ninja (16/08/2016, 17:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          I got the point and I know the word was an error was just correcting you and encouraging you to read over before you post
  • voter (15/08/2016, 14:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sorry... Gone fishing!
  • Son of the Spoil (15/08/2016, 14:36) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    He is researching his new Anegada Deep Water Harbour project while out fishing off the Anegada Reef. See what I did there? lol
  • Becca (15/08/2016, 19:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It has to be very difficult to focus on the development of any part of the country with all the hidden agendas, corruption, cowardice and the clear failure to understand what democracy or government or elections really mean; and when we foolishly interpret elections as coronations rather that a process for hiring persons to serve their country, for us. Add to that disrespect, greed and self aggrandizement, so how can we expect to see and benefit from public service, andhabits of shared information and shared decision making?

    The peaceful revolution we need must be made by us! But first, we need courage to take responsibility for our own direction and to accept our failures of the past and present, and those we will make as we chart a new course. Have you seen anyone with that kind of gumption recently?

    Even persons with ability are afraid to offer ideas for fear of victimization. When ever there is silence and unilateral decision making in the public sphere, among the leaders there will be the kind of severe passive aggression that leads to repression of the best ideas and persons.
  • Butu (15/08/2016, 20:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    He Tola passing the the over grown trees on our road Butu he jus dnt give a Damm
  • old (16/08/2016, 17:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    l am asking the ndp Government To bill some plan houses please for low incom for we black people the bank is not helping us i
  • Frustrated Anegadian (19/08/2016, 09:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mehn half of ya'll need to stfu. VG gets more attention than friggin Anegada. Talk a heap of sh*t. We do not get sh*t over. Half way roads....a mini clinic, a USED ambulance from VG with no driver. They took our new one and transported it to VG. Thought they said it was for Anegada. A fire station with no firetruck, ONE nurse on the island....NO DOCTOR except on Mondays...."for the day". So unless some of you can understand what our "Representative" have us going through....just stfu


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