Charles Duncan O'Neal

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Charles Duncan O'Neal (30 November 1879 – November 1936)[1] was a Barbados physician and political figure. He founded the radical Democratic League in 1924.

O'Neal was born in St Lucy, Barbados. He was schooled at Harrison College, and in 1899 went to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with an MBChB on 23 July 1904.[1]


One of the two main bridges over the Careenage in the capital-city Bridgetown is named the Charles Duncan O'Neal Bridge.

By an act of Parliament in 1998 O'Neal was named as one of the ten National Heroes of Barbados.[2] He is currently on the $10 Barbados banknote.


  1. ^ a b Sean Creighton and Peter Freshwater, "Charles Duncan O'Neal" Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine., North East Slavery & Abolition Group ENewsletter, No. 8, April 2010, p. 15.
  2. ^ Parliament of Barbados (2009). "Parliament's History". Archived from the original on 23 May 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2011.

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