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Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE will not seek reelection!

- Longest serving Virgin Islands Leader told his 9th District Committee that he had enough and will not seek reelection when term ends in 2015/16
The next general elections in the Virgin Islands constitutionally due by 2015 will not find the Ninth District representative Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE’s name on the ballot. After over 39 years in office he told his Ninth District committee on May 6, 2014 that he will not be a candidate for reelection. Photo: VINO/File
Hon. O’Neal has served in every Ministry in government except the now Ministry of Communications and Works, and became Chief Minister in 1995 after the death of late Chief Minister Lavity Stoutt. He is also the Territory’s first Premier following the new constitutional order of 2007. It is Hon. O’Neal who is directly responsible for well over 90% of all developments on Virgin Gorda and Anegada, from the many roads cut and paved, schools and clinic, police station, post office, water, electricity, Government Administration Complex and docks, along with being in a position to approved many of the private sector Developments on both Virgin Gorda and Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
Hon. O’Neal has served in every Ministry in government except the now Ministry of Communications and Works, and became Chief Minister in 1995 after the death of late Chief Minister Lavity Stoutt. He is also the Territory’s first Premier following the new constitutional order of 2007. It is Hon. O’Neal who is directly responsible for well over 90% of all developments on Virgin Gorda and Anegada, from the many roads cut and paved, schools and clinic, police station, post office, water, electricity, Government Administration Complex and docks, along with being in a position to approved many of the private sector Developments on both Virgin Gorda and Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Islands Party led Administration which Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal led from 1995 after the death of its founder late Chief Minister H. Lavity Stoutt built the first Cruise Ship Dock on Wickhams Cay, introduced the clinic system throughout the Virgin islands and constructed all the community centers from Anegada to Virgin Gorda and Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Islands Party led Administration which Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal led from 1995 after the death of its founder late Chief Minister H. Lavity Stoutt built the first Cruise Ship Dock on Wickhams Cay, introduced the clinic system throughout the Virgin islands and constructed all the community centers from Anegada to Virgin Gorda and Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - In a history making decision that has sent shock waves throughout the political class both locally and regionally the Virgin Islands’ first Premier and longest serving elected Member of Parliament in the English speaking Caribbean Honourable Ralph Telford O’Neal OBE has called it quits.

In a closed door meeting last night May 6, 2014 at his Valley, Virgin Gorda office with his district committee many of whom have supported him for well over 30 plus years, he told the gathering that he will not seek reelection after his term in office expires in 2015/16.

This news site’s well-placed sources inside the three hour long meeting said Hon. O’Neal wanted his Ninth District committee to hear it first and that the Virgin Islands Party Leader is expected to make a public national broadcast on the matter in the coming days.

It means that Hon. O’Neal the 80-year old Leader will not seek the reelection to the Chairmanship of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) at its internal elections scheduled for May 28, 2014. The elections will choose a new Chairman of the party who, if the party wins the next general elections and the candidate wins his or her seat will become the Premier.

Other offices up for elections are that of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Public Relations Officer.

Hon. O’Neal became the Chairman of the VIP the Virgin Islands’ second oldest political organization in 1995 following the death of its founder H. Lavity Stoutt and by May 28, 2014 internal elections for a new Executive Committee would have also served 19 years as Party Boss.

If the Virgin Islands elections are held in 2016 Hon. O’Neal will have served some 41 years in elective office (1975-2016) outlasting his closest local competitor the late Chief Minister H. Lavity Stoutt who served 38 years (1957- 1995).

Efforts to reach Hon O’Neal for a comment on his announcement at last evening’s meeting proved futile up to news time.

Who Is Hon Ralph T. O’Neal?

Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, is one of serveral sons of Otto and Esther O’Neal and was born on 15, December 1933 on Virgin Gorda. Hon. O’Neal is from the educated class having received his education at St. Mary’s School, Virgin Gorda, the St. Kitts/Nevis Grammar School and Oxford University in England where he read public administration.

Hon. O’Neal entered the teaching service of the Virgin Islands at the age of 18 and began his long and illustrious public service career where he served as School Principal, Clerk of the then Legislative Council, Chief Education Officer and what is referred to today, as Permanent Secretary in the then Ministry of Trade and Production.

Always a winner at the polls

Hon. O’Neal left the public service to go to the private sector. In 1975 he entered the political arena and was successful in being elected as the representative of the then Seventh District, of Virgin Gorda. By 1979 there was a shuffling of districts and Virgin Gorda together with Anegada became the Ninth District.

Once elected in 1975 Hon. O’Neal never lost an election and was successful in the elections of 1979, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011.

Many accomplishments

Hon. O’Neal has served in every Ministry in government except the now Ministry of Communications and Works, and became Chief Minister in 1995 after the death of late Chief Minister Lavity Stoutt. He is also the Territory’s first Premier following the new constitutional order of 2007.

It is Hon. O’Neal who is directly responsible for well over 90% of all developments on Virgin Gorda and Anegada, from the many roads cut and paved, schools and clinic, police station, post office, water, electricity, Government Administration Complex and docks, along with being in a position to approved many of the private sector Developments on both Virgin Gorda and Anegada.

One of Hon. O’Neal’s lasting legacies is the creation of the London office now the BVI House. His VIP administration is also responsible for much of the development of the Virgin Islands, from the T.B. Lettsome International Airport, the new Queen Elizabeth Bridge, the Commercial Court, the College and the awarding of Crown lands to residents to build their first home to name a few.

The VIP led Administration built the first Cruise Ship Dock on Wickhams Cay, introduced the clinic system throughout the Virgin Islands and constructed all the community centers from Anegada to Virgin Gorda and Tortola.

A living local & regional legacy served longer than most!

Mr. O’Neal has also been the longest serving member of Parliament in the English Speaking Caribbean and has outlast in elective office other great regional political stalwarts like Trinidad and Tobago’s Sir Eric E. Williams 25 years (1956-1981) Antigua and Barbuda Sir Vere Cornwall Bird Sr., 34 years (1960-1994). Hon O’Neal told this news site in an exclusive interview in 2012 that Mr. Bird was his political hero.

The son of Virgin Gorda Hon. O’Neal also outlasted in elective office St. Kitts and Nevis Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw’s 32 years (1946-1978) and Barbados’ Errol Walton Barrow, QC, 36 years (1951-1987) and Jamaican’s Michael Normal Manley 25 years in elective office (1967-1992), Guyana’s Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham 32 years (1953-1985) and also St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell 34 years (1966-2000).

It is unclear who the contenders are at this time to succeed Hon. O’Neal in the Ninth District.

110 Responses to “Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE will not seek reelection!”

  • hog city (07/05/2014, 08:37) Like (4) Dislike (38) Reply
    The man has already concieved to fraser.
    • bushman (07/05/2014, 08:57) Like (90) Dislike (0) Reply
      you should concede to the use of a standard English dictionary for word meaning and usage.
      • @bushman (07/05/2014, 10:38) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
        hahahaha with them shite bout conceived...like fraser bout breed much less birth a whole 80 year old man!
        • . (07/05/2014, 14:14) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
          Best. Comment. Ever. I nearly died with laugh.

          On a serious note, I sad to see Telford hang it up. We did not always see eye-to-eye, especially when I was younger and more hot-headed, but he is the last of a dying breed: actual civil "servants." Old school, with old-time values, something the territory is in desparate need of.

          Thank you for your service, Honourable Uncle.
      • TO BUSHMAN (07/05/2014, 14:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        LMAOOOOOOO HAHAHAHAHAHAH WOOOIIIIII IM SAYING
  • ooooo (07/05/2014, 08:39) Like (9) Dislike (34) Reply
    it will be a new and improved vip
  • Hmmmm (07/05/2014, 08:41) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    When you have sipped from the well of power, the hardest thing to do sometimes is step away.

    It is a choice every man must make for himself. Whereas some, including me, think you should have done it four years or more ago, it was your decision to make. It appears now that you have. Enjoy your retirement
  • xxxxxxxx (07/05/2014, 08:42) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    he did his time now for him to shine
  • Well meh boy (07/05/2014, 08:47) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    It good when one knows when to take a bow.
  • Fraunces (07/05/2014, 08:48) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Young Virgin Gordians who among you will pick up the mantle. Time for new blood!
  • chad (07/05/2014, 08:53) Like (28) Dislike (15) Reply
    Fraser must be doing the jig. The BVI as we know it well you can certainly kiss it goodbye if he becomes premier. We already on a downward spiral & with him at the helm brace yourself & put on your life jackets cause we going down!
    • Ha Ha (07/05/2014, 09:43) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      Good try Foy
    • SCB (08/05/2014, 09:01) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Because Fraser cant be pushed around you think the BVI wouls not be known as it is. Fraser is the best person for that Premier seat so you go and sit down. We need a Premier like Fraser
  • Peaches (07/05/2014, 08:56) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    It's about time!
  • trrefdrfds (07/05/2014, 09:21) Like (20) Dislike (28) Reply
    We need new and young blood. I think that Andrew Fahie should be given the opportunity to head the VIP Party. Just my opinion
    • liberal (07/05/2014, 09:55) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don't think so my friend, at first I was for him to become the next leader but the sounds from the last election is still ringing in people easr...
    • Well Sah (07/05/2014, 13:27) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      looks like you trying to stir trouble. it won't happen. keep trying though
      • liberal (07/05/2014, 18:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Not trouble, just saying what most persons are saying that we need some one to lead and who can be trusted with our affairs of this country...
  • Jojo (07/05/2014, 09:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    LORDIE GOING DOWNNNNNNNNNNNNN? I GOING HOME
  • ------------- (07/05/2014, 09:26) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hear funny man going run in the ninth he better not even go there!!!
  • saying (07/05/2014, 09:27) Like (63) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ralph T. O’Neal THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR THE Brattish Virgin Islands and may God bless you and give you long life
  • ABC (07/05/2014, 09:39) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    That Flax fellow who travels to V. Gorda to attends all Senior Citizen's functions will now return to his place of birth with a quickened pace to fill the void.
  • ... (07/05/2014, 09:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'll believe it when I don't see it...
  • liberal (07/05/2014, 09:56) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now VG has to bring a good and strong person to the board of the VIP to be elected in the next election
  • wize up (07/05/2014, 09:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the whole thing mash-up now!!!!!
  • pic (07/05/2014, 10:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    if Frazer is boos of the VIP? where will Fahie go with PEP,or NDP? Hahaaaaaaaa
    • cococ (09/05/2014, 01:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      there is no evidence nor any reason to think that a Fraser chairmanship will mean a Fahie departure
  • rattie (07/05/2014, 10:26) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is a good move and will save the VIP for generations to come
  • HELLO!! (07/05/2014, 10:29) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look a dog and cat fight now for leadership...I wonder if Alvin going to dissolve his party now to join the fight.,
  • Pimp (07/05/2014, 10:30) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
    Give him his flowers while he's still living. Thank you, Uncle Ralph.
  • chad (07/05/2014, 10:37) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    but ayo aint hear the funny man running in the 9th well saw .
  • Bold (07/05/2014, 10:40) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    If I live to see the next general election and Hon. O'Neal is not on the ballot, then I would say that he is over as a representative of the people. However I hope the NDP are seeking a new candidate for the 9th District. NDP - Do not think that because Mr. O'Neal is bowing out that the VIP or any other P won't be coming hard. It is and will remain my humble yet bold opinion that Mr. H. O'Neal as a candidate under the NDP Banner need to not run in the next general election. Mr. H. O'Neal, you do not possess the right attitude and fortitude as a candidate and as hopeful representative for the people of Virgin Gorda and Anegada.
  • pat (07/05/2014, 10:41) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
    This may be an opportunity for others, but both Fraser and Fahie are polarizing figures. either you love them or hate them. They would not be good leaders because you need a softer referee that can rally people. Those two are better off in the trenches playing good cop/bad cop. And both have made big mistakes to get over. Fraser plus PEP will divide the VIP and NDP will get back in.
    • Tap (07/05/2014, 13:24) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
      It is obvious that you have a stiff for Fraser, but it wont get soft because you barking up the wrong tree. You believe by bad talkng Fahie and Fraser we VIP will select a weekling so NDP could walk in the next government. But that aint going to happen. Our mind make up, and Fraser it will be. So pat, post till you drop, tain goin chenge a darn ting.
      • Yes (07/05/2014, 14:29) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
        Nobody has to blog. When election comes around the other parties will pull Fraser file and then it will be over. The 3rd District alone cannot give him the Government and Premiership. I don't know who's fooling you guys.
      • ting to talk (07/05/2014, 22:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Talk for yourself. It has 72 votes. May the best man win and I ain't voting Fraser, and I know at least 44 others who ain't voting for him either.
      • to tap (07/05/2014, 22:54) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        unfortunately, tap, no it won't change a thing. squeaky wheel gets the grease (and greased palms). Softer is not weaker. But louder doesn't necessarily make a better leader. Just a louder one.
      • Hmm (08/05/2014, 00:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        pull the file on everybody then.
    • @ pat (07/05/2014, 15:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Pat they remind me of Myron
  • ausur (07/05/2014, 10:53) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Long live Ralph T oneal
  • west (07/05/2014, 11:02) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    Good move it means the begining of the end for the ndp
  • son of the soil (07/05/2014, 11:24) Like (8) Dislike (26) Reply
    This news bring tears of joy to my eyes. I hope that the people of the 9th District will choose a good person to represent them including an At Large candidate but most of all he/she must be a peoples person.

    My top choices right now for the 9th District and At Large on the VIP ticket are:

    1. Keith Flax

    2. Devon Osborne

    3 Franklyn Walters

    These 3 individuals served and know the government system; they are approachable people who would like to see better for the district; and I am convince that they can get the job done.
  • good move (07/05/2014, 11:37) Like (26) Dislike (9) Reply
    DANCIA LEADER FRASER DEPUTY
    • Jokey (07/05/2014, 19:12) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
      DANCIA leader Andre Penn deputy
    • liberal (08/05/2014, 08:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      That can also work for me and I will know what the VIP will stand for once again and that will be the grass roots of this country and not for self and friends.
  • ooooo (07/05/2014, 11:38) Like (23) Dislike (6) Reply
    dr.smith should do likewise
    • kevin (08/05/2014, 01:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I need to see which direction my VIP will be going in after this RTO chapter.... the country needs help.

  • Check the Facts (07/05/2014, 11:45) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply

    I think the longest serving politician in the English speaking Caribbean is the present Prime Minister of Jamaica
    Portia Simpson Miller who has been in elective office since 1972.

    Check again.
  • Funny man and co (07/05/2014, 12:08) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    You can start blogging non stop now-your greatest fears will soon be realized- the more you try to destroy Fraser the stronger Fraser will become-
    • DON Q (08/05/2014, 13:01) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Truth be told.I just had a conversation yesterday with two prominent B V Islanders in Atlanta,Georgia about this same subject and I know someone personally most overs locals have much faith in Fraser an none in Dr. Smith
  • Virgin Gordian (07/05/2014, 12:22) Like (19) Dislike (26) Reply
    I've been looking and looking for the 9th district new blood new repesentive I came up with a professional a respectable a well love son of the soil of Virgin Gorda the Hon Clarence Falkner jr, he is always willing to help and have the know how to take the 9th to the next level pls consider
    • Really (07/05/2014, 13:39) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Dey say it got a Carpetbagger Minister who dey want to run in the 9th, all ya look a wuk fa me lawd, tis too much to take in. lol
    • Ninja (07/05/2014, 17:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Oh please!!!
  • My Bro (07/05/2014, 12:23) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fare well my long serving leader, as you go may God be with you.
  • $$$$$ (07/05/2014, 12:29) Like (12) Dislike (14) Reply
    Vip all the way!
  • Joc (07/05/2014, 12:38) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    Between Fraser and Fahie....who is the less of the two evils??? It is Fahie.
  • extra extra (07/05/2014, 13:24) Like (7) Dislike (11) Reply
    good news for vip bad news for ndp
  • Fraser will win (07/05/2014, 13:39) Like (4) Dislike (24) Reply
    Fraser will win- Fahie mash too many corns last election- dem aint gon forgive he-
  • King Julian (07/05/2014, 14:11) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    King Ralph is gone -LONG LIVE KING JULIAN
  • deligate (07/05/2014, 15:05) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    Now cavin must go too
    • I paid my dues (08/05/2014, 01:38) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      It is depressing to know that he can still be the face of my grand ole party VIP
  • Concern....... (07/05/2014, 15:59) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    The Hon. O'neal may have his ways, but who in the political arena has the knowledge, and capably of dealing with diplomats from other countries, and especially The Mother Country... Tell Me Who??? NO NOT ONE!!!! Do not be so quick to rejoice.........IT IS NOW I AM GETTING MORE CONCERN FOR THIS COUNTRY......Those that was in should have under study Mr. O'Neal and see the way he made England respect the B.V.I
    • shaw (07/05/2014, 23:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      good point. A leader has to have the grace and class to walk with kings and queens. To represent the BVI on the world stage. Think about the loud squawkers we have been listening to. loud and childish (including Vanterpool). We need to instill confidence in the BVI not explain the secret deals which surly will come to light.
      O'Neal and Smith were both quiet dignified leaders who both had their pitbulls do the dirty work. Fraser IS the PITBULL which will make it hard for others to follow.
      • Flawed (13/05/2014, 09:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Shaw, your analysis of leaders being graceful and having pitbulls to do their dirty work may be correct, but your theory that pitbulls can't be some day leader is flawed. Persons have roles and perform accordingly. When Lavitty was Chief Minister, guess who was his pitbull. Hint - they use to call him Ayatolla - today you say he has grace. Go figure. Fraser will be just fine.
      • Latino (13/05/2014, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Stop it and stop it now. Why people so dam devious? Why try to discredit da man wid this sh** bout PITBULL. Fraser got as much grace and class as anyone. Da man educated, a professional, family, clean, traveled, an experienced. So stop da hate people.
  • cv (07/05/2014, 16:00) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Can't believe rto called it qiuk
  • in the news (07/05/2014, 16:50) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    God bless a leader who has done his time
  • respect (07/05/2014, 16:55) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    Have a wonderful retirement Hon. O'Neal! You have served and now my prayer is that you enjoy yourself and that God bless and keep you. Your great wisdom on so many topics including the history of the Virgin Islands is why I have admiration for you. Thank you sir for your contribution to the development of this country.
  • weed (07/05/2014, 17:21) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    I goin vote for sister joyce to weed out deeds corrupt politician.

    Tek dem on a trip some where high in the sky.
  • gerry (08/05/2014, 01:37) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Too often in the last two years of NDP and Myron I see university graduates having to resort to going back home to depend on their parents who have already sacrificed everything they have to put them through school. I am depressed over the thought of another 4 years of the NDP
  • killer (08/05/2014, 02:08) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need VIP back too much poverty under NDP in the BVI
    • @ killer (08/05/2014, 11:05) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      this is so true people are hurting and they do not care!
      • Not a Clue (08/05/2014, 15:03) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        @Gerry and Killer, don't worry, you my get your wish to see your beloved VIP back again, since all the world's problems and evils are at the feet of the NDP. Let the blogs brainwash you. Sit down and listen to the pundit when they say the NDP must go NDP must go and believe that it is there fault the sky is falling. Be chicken little! Every country you visit in 2014, the year of Our Lord, is having financial problems that you cannot blame on its ruling Government. You have to pay more for goods and services, and you have to pay more because the services we now enjoy, we didn't back in 1995. Could you sit on the beach or out in the pasture under a tree and Google whoever you want to Google or visit someone's Face Book page? You have to pay for these services. Other things that are expensive, and overly so I can assure you that the VIP was responsible for a lot of it, for example, the cost of land, and construction of homes in this country. The NDP just took over the reigns but they are destroying the world? Well I am sitting and snickering at this so-called state of affairs. Move to America, Land of Plenty' things are hard there too. College Professors are taking jobs at hotels and Walmart. Thank God NDP's supporters and the NDP Government themselves are smart enough not to listen to VIP supporters who are spreading this brain-washing message. "NDP must go because they have destroyed us." Instead ask yourselves, in 2014, what would the VIP have done differently? What do they do differently? They hand out a lot of free cash, so we would be in a deeper hole if you ask me, but then again you didn't.
  • Sauce (08/05/2014, 08:50) Like (7) Dislike (17) Reply
    Pastor Gregory George........We looking for you to carry the Mantle.......Virgin Gorda need people like you to work for us.......Upstanding citizens in society.
    • U MAD? (08/05/2014, 11:12) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Speak for yourself and not we. This is not a plane nor a church, this is a government. We do not need another "yes man" and pompous speaker. We want action and he has not proven himself within any government agencies.

      He himself will tell you that in order to become a pilot, one must fly a number of hours before you can get the stripes.

      Continue to deliver your messages through faith but politic is not for you my brother. It just doesn't mix and personally from me you will get rag up when you get with the bull dogs.
  • Wiseone (08/05/2014, 08:52) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    I NEITHER A VIP OR NDP SUPPORTER BUT MEENO HOW NDP HAVE SO MUCH PEOPLE UNDER THEM SPELL....THIS THE WORSE THE COUNTRY EVER BEEN WORSE AYO WAKE UP NUH JAHHH
  • virgin gorda (08/05/2014, 12:07) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    We want to hear DANCIA PENN take up the mantle of leading the VIP....then we will get Fahie jump ship and its about time!!
  • 3 (08/05/2014, 12:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ralph to Fraser to Preston
  • UK student (08/05/2014, 13:22) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is important we discuss these matters and put a stop to the NDP and free the BVI
    • explain (08/05/2014, 18:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Free the BVI from what?!
      • @ explain (09/05/2014, 01:34) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
        I think the BVI voters have gone crazy if someone could ask such a question after what the NDP did to our sweet BVI!!!
  • boat ppl (09/05/2014, 09:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Uncle will be missed lets go Julian fraser
  • guth (09/05/2014, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good move by mr oneal he goes out a winner!!!
  • Hmm (09/05/2014, 11:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like people forget for built this country to where it is now. The VIP is the reason we are one of the most prosperous territories in the Caribbean. You people bring down the people who built up this country. NDP has only served 2 terms, yet you all act like they did so much for the country. Although VIP is very unstable right now this is no reason for people to be trashing them. Ralph T. Oneal along with the H. Lavity Stoutt is the reason we are here today. Mr. Oneal, you are a great man and I wish you all the best in your endeavors.
  • Student 101 (09/05/2014, 12:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    When Lavity died many said the VIP was dead too they were proven wrong as in the 1999 elections RTO won a clear majority...

    After they lost the 2003 elections many said the VIP was dead they came back and won 10 to 3 or some say 11 to 2.

    Now come the 2011 elections many say the VIP are dead with RTO gone and the incoming leader Fraser...Just watch what happen in the 2015 elections….just watch…VIP will always be a winner
  • Fraser all the way (09/05/2014, 13:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I voting VIP and Fraser all the way next election- I not voting NDP ever again- BIGGEST MISTAKE I EVER MADE- NDP HAS TO GO BOSS
  • tretretrete (09/05/2014, 14:49) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    i dont care who take Mr R T Oneal place i will vote for them yes i will
  • my two cents (10/05/2014, 07:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a part of the learning curve for a young nation and should be a lesson for all. Forgiveness is in order here!
  • Rat (10/05/2014, 09:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Forgiveness for wha? You people believe you could do people what you want to do and ask forgiveness. Bull s**t.
  • Kat (10/05/2014, 18:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's refreshing to see a politian with character & common sence the Honourable Ralph T. O'neal
  • Fan (10/05/2014, 18:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your honor Tiford, much respect !!


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