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‘We are not in the minority’- ‘Critic’ of Hon Hubert O’Neal

- continues to blast Ninth District Rep for allegedly being AWOL after Hurricane Irma
Under pressure Ninth District Representative Hon Hubert O'Neal has labelled his critics as being in the minority. Photo: VINO/File
Facebook user 'Pop Stevens' has assured Ninth District Representative Hon Hubert O'Neal that his critics are not in the minority and maintain that Hon O'Neal was AWOL after Hurricane Irma. Photo: Facebook
Facebook user 'Pop Stevens' has assured Ninth District Representative Hon Hubert O'Neal that his critics are not in the minority and maintain that Hon O'Neal was AWOL after Hurricane Irma. Photo: Facebook
The Facebook post by Mr Pop Stevens slamming Ninth District Representative Hon Hubert O'Neal. Photo: Facebook
The Facebook post by Mr Pop Stevens slamming Ninth District Representative Hon Hubert O'Neal. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A strong critic of the beleaguered Ninth District Representative Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal, a Mr Pop Stevens, has blasted Hon O’Neal on social media for saying his critics are in the “minority” and that they are only making “noise”.

Hon O’Neal, in an interview with a local online publication last week, said: “You have a number of folks, probably a minority of folks making some noise, maybe not my supporters, who were probably opposed to me from onset, saying that I was absent.”

The Ninth District Representative has largely been criticised for being “absent” in his district, and especially following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Mr Stevens; however, assured Hon O’Neal that his critics are not in the minority, in a Facebook post on November 1, 2017.

“Mr Ninth District Representative, I am one of the persons who you would deem a critic. let me dispel your first statement. We're not in the minority, I am speaking for the majority of persons residing in the Ninth District, Voters and non voters, we are not making noise, were telling it like it is (LOUDLY). You HAVE been absent, missing, lacking, unavailable, non-existent, in absentia, AWOL.............”

Mr Stevens asked Hon O’Neal where he was for the past 6 weeks, how many town hall meetings was held, the places he visited after Irma, the amount of homes assessed and what plans he had for those destroyed homes.

'Electricity was not brough back by you [Hon O'Neal]'

Hon O’Neal in the November 1, 2017 publication had also boasted that electricity had returned to some parts of the Ninth District; however, Mr Stevens would not let Hon O’Neal take the credit for it.

“Electricity has returned to some places YES, but not by the help of you, it was done by the help of Chris Yates whom we thank from the bottom of our hearts, NOT YOU. And it could have been much more than 50% if you and your party members did not foolishly dismiss her plan for water and power redistribution throughout the Ninth District.”

Mr Stevens further said Virgin Gorda is doing better than some places after the storm, “yes, but the help is coming from OUR friends not yours. If those who are helping are your friends, you would have accepted their offer to stay at one of their homes so you could be on Virgin Gorda on the ground, you rejected that offer.”

Mr Stevens then challenged Hon O’Neal to dispose of all “critics and noise and opposers” by responding to these questions he asked, but said Hon O’Neal probably won't, and they don't expect you to.

“We have come to expect nothing from you. WE ARE VGSTRONG, WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER.”

“Again, on behalf of the majority of people in the Ninth District I want to say a special thanks to all who have donated their monies, time, labour, building materials, food supplies, and good will to the rebuilding of Virgin Gorda. You are the ones who have been here since day one and you have continued to be here for us,” Mr Stevens concluded his Facebook post.

23 Responses to “‘We are not in the minority’- ‘Critic’ of Hon Hubert O’Neal”

  • tretretrete (06/11/2017, 10:54) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon. Fahie turn out to be correct. The NDP is a set of political bullies.
  • well well well (06/11/2017, 10:56) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bertie you really think the people of VG afraid of you and your government? Maybe before IRMA but not now. Bertie you will soon realise what the majority is saying
  • Do the honorable thing (06/11/2017, 10:59) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do the honorable thing and resign. You serve no purpose to us or this country.
  • Vg man (06/11/2017, 11:21) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would really like to know what typa weed you be smoking!I need some,because you be really high on some serious shit.
  • anegada (06/11/2017, 11:39) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least he promised to keep meetings in the Valley and North Sound. There is no mention of Anegada. Oh! I forgot he sent a boat with body bags to collect bodies.
  • Vg gal (06/11/2017, 12:12) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    I seeing Dr. Hannibal more than any other politician who ran for the 9th .... he was there at the command centre he looks like a leader despite is disability he was there amonug the sufferation. I hope he run next election he getting my x.
  • VIslander (06/11/2017, 12:24) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people of the ninth district usually relax and take a wait and see approach. What has happened is that we have decided to go back to our roots and look out for each other. Irma taught us several lessons but I believe the major one is that we are on our own - forget Tortola and the politicians. We have taken care of ourselves and thank God we have friends in many places who love us and have looked out for us. Our representatives have all been absent- guess they were rendered comatose by Irma and Maria. Whatever the reason we are working together. We are VG Strong. We will survive and come out stronger, better and a more cohesive community.
  • electricity (06/11/2017, 12:31) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wasn't electricity restored by the Corporation?
    Chris Yates???
    • polly (06/11/2017, 15:43) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Corporation did all the work on the ground. Yates contributed the money that made all that work possible.
  • VG real (06/11/2017, 13:13) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    I had to shake my head when I saw funny man and mr zzzzzzz up here vg today after they were awol.

    Think we buying the bull carp this time we got news for you all
  • VG (06/11/2017, 14:14) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    He trying to take credit for work he didn't do including that he stated that he was responsible for the Puerto Ricans sending us aid. He was promptly corrected. He is a fake, incompetent person RESIGN
  • Priority (06/11/2017, 18:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pls be humble mr representative
  • VG (06/11/2017, 19:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    MSC and all the other cruise lines make loads of money off of VG. They have an interest in their investment. The politicians should have stayed at home
  • wize up (06/11/2017, 20:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop blaming politics parties; the party members and their affiliates are the issues: next election choose wizely: I jus keeping far from those those
    Poles; I can no longer vote for voting sake...come with a different crew for heaven sake

  • JACK BE STILL (06/11/2017, 21:51) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    After all the heated rhetoric vg going put burtie right back in office any bets?
  • chad (07/11/2017, 01:50) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Seem like Virgin Gorda has cut all ties with Tortola. Are they going independant? Looks like Chris Yates has the lead for the post of Premier or in the case of independance Prime Minister.
  • ChangeChange (07/11/2017, 09:41) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop this division of the islands. Let all the people ban together to rebuild our country. We grew from bird sanctuary to yachting capital of the world together. Let us remember the past that shaped our future. We were always there for each other. We were helping each other from corn pork and corn fish days to now, steak days (if one thinks that's good food)

    On the issue of politics, maybe the time has come for the Virgin Islands to consider electing:
    1. The Premier independent of party
    2. And 12 other members for the Legislature independent of any party.
    3. Do like St. Thomas. All man jack who want to be in politics, go in individually. Let the 12 highest vote getters be in the House. This party thing not working. God bless these Virgin Islands, and we are still going to sing..."out of the huts of history's pain our ancestors bled and died, but with strength and willpower we overcame..."
    Virgin Islands Stronger than ever!
    • VG (07/11/2017, 14:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      There are political parties in St Thomas. Democrats and Republicans ICM, Independents etc... Tortola has created the division and the 9th District needs to go the way of the St. Kitts Nevis model. We are tired of being second class citizens. Until Tortolians realize that the BVI is NOT Tortola alone then maybe we will not be divided.
  • the people of VG (07/11/2017, 09:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    There was a huge celebration for the handing over of the primary school building from MSC cruise line
    and guess who was AWOL or MIA you are right Dr. Hubert O'Neal the 9th District Representative. I guess
    they didnt tell him, he didnt know or both, LOL what a waste of time.
  • Candi (07/11/2017, 10:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I totally agree with Pops, we are the majority!!! I wonder if Bertie will try to fight all of us how he threatened to fight Fraser? We ONLY voted for Bertie because Ralph was forced to retire and we didn't have any better candidates. We just thought that after the years of trying he might surprise us. We know better now. We are tired of you. We don't want you. We can't wait for the next election.

    BTW, those ministers that were at the school should be ashamed to even pose in the photo. Your party haven't done a thing for this district. I swear the only time they are available or awake is when there is a photo op
  • Fed Up! (07/11/2017, 10:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    What kind of "man" takes credit for what another man has done. Hubert what do you take people for? Why don't you simply thank the people who really has been working and offer support to continue what has been started! Y'all know how to get under people skin meson.....
  • VG (09/11/2017, 01:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Help is on its way in a few months you will see and hear. Pay keen attention to what is going on around. fresh young blood will be your next representative. Mark my words. A prophet is not honoured in his own home town. Watch it the kings have taken over the lands but God is angry. We have not changed Irma made us worse it seems. Hear this fire will burn the wickedness so get our houses in order stop playing the fool. The real king is coming. Prepare for his royal entry all the builders
    Tools will be silent, no more time to harvest wheat, the market place will be empty there will be no more traffic in the street. Heavens
    Chior will assemble and that will be the time to sing amazing grace. So I'm begging all to prepare
    For the King Royal entrance get our houses in order. B.V.I I'm sounding the alarm. Too many strong holds in the territory time to tear down those bad spirits and allow God to take control.

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