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Bishop Cline roasts NDPs 'dictatorship' rule

-says if you are seeking political office only for ‘power’ – stay out!
The scathing criticism of the VI's elected leaders and ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, comes by way of a public statement issued on Monday, August 20, 2018, by eminent community leader and Former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board, lead pastor at the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom and Businessman, Bishop John I. Cline. Photo: VINO/File
“Thank God, for the Honorable Leader of the Opposition (Honourable Andrew A. Fahie), who brought this matter to our attention for our input,” said Bishop John I. Cline. Photo: VINO/File
“Thank God, for the Honorable Leader of the Opposition (Honourable Andrew A. Fahie), who brought this matter to our attention for our input,” said Bishop John I. Cline. Photo: VINO/File
DUFF's BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Stewardship of the Virgin Islands (VI) in future will require, strong and courageous leadership, “not dictatorship—that is sort of what we now have.”

The scathing criticism of the VI's elected leaders and ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, comes by way of a public statement issued on Monday, August 20, 2018, by eminent community leader, former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board, lead pastor at the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom and Businessman, Bishop John I. Cline.

Secrecy

“We presently have a government that operates in secrecy…From unaudited financials to the offering of ‘No Bid’ contracts, and that’s not all.”

Bishop Cline observed that recently, the United Kingdom (UK) Government, through the Foreign Affairs Committee, commissioned an enquiry of the management and future relationship of its Overseas Territories (OT).

“Unfortunately, this (NDP) government decided that they will go it alone, without our input…To add to this insult, they hired an overseas firm to speak on our behalf with the input of only a few of our elected officials… Not even the Cabinet nor Caucus had knowledge of, or any contribution to, these happenings...Tell me, how is this right or serves us as a people.”

He said, “thank God, for the HonoUrable Leader of the Opposition (Honourable Andrew A. Fahie), who brought this matter to our attention for our input.”

Elections

Speaking to the upcoming General Elections—constitutionally due by June 2019—Bishop Cline suggests that, “for too long, governments, after government have mostly focused on themselves, their position, their power and their next win…This time around the people must win.”

According to Bishop Cline, “this coming election is critical to our future, and “the country is in need of men and women who have a heart for the country.”

He warns however, the VI, “is going to need clear thinking, visionary, wise and righteous leaders.”

Country First

Leaders, he said, “who are global trends aware, economically astute, men and women who are not afraid to make a decision in the best interest of the Virgin Islands….Leaders whom will put country above self…It must be a country above personal agendas, above pride and greed…It must be country first, above political party and friendship.”

According to Bishop Cline, “if that is not you – stay out of politics; if you are seeking political office for power – stay out; if you are seeking political office for position – stay out; if you are seeking political office for personal gain – stay out!”

19 Responses to “Bishop Cline roasts NDPs 'dictatorship' rule ”

  • 1 (23/08/2018, 12:28) Like (17) Dislike (10) Reply
    good points man
  • SHAME (23/08/2018, 12:57) Like (32) Dislike (13) Reply
    Bishop Cline you need to pay attention to your church, that's falling apart by the seams with the in fighting for positions infedility and fornication and backstabbing from the pulpit to the auxiliaries.
    • BRAD BOYNES (23/08/2018, 14:15) Like (12) Dislike (17) Reply
      @ SHAME. Your malicious opinion has nothing to do with the issues the man is addressing or speaking about. Turns out you are a real sleeve ball trying to be relevant with your worthlessness. People like you always have an axe to freakin grind.
    • Sound cloud (23/08/2018, 14:37) Like (13) Dislike (15) Reply
      Wow! It's like you were sitting there waiting for this article to be published to air the church dirty laundry. You have not yet addressed the article but attacking the pastor/congregation. Let God deal with what you've said and leave the rest.
    • Jaigon (23/08/2018, 15:47) Like (15) Dislike (18) Reply
      @shame, leave the man and his church alone. This is not about his church, this is about the economic future of this country and where this NDP Government has landed us in the dungeon. Seems people like you always get offended when people have to address the wicked and corrupt NDP.
  • Standing Ovation (23/08/2018, 12:59) Like (41) Dislike (20) Reply
    Round of applause Bishop!
  • guy hill (23/08/2018, 14:20) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    The big question for all Virgin Islanders this election season in WHERE IS YOUR HEART?in relation to the future direction of this Territory WE call home.
  • Reader (23/08/2018, 15:38) Like (56) Dislike (57) Reply
    MR FAHIE BROUGHT A LOT OF THINGS TO THE PUBLIC ATTENTION SOOME CRITERIZE HIM BUT WE ALL SEE THE HENS ARE IN THERE NEST AND THE ROOSTERS ARE IN THE TREES CROWING AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS ISLAND WILL FEEL IT IN YEARS TO COME. THE NDP KILL US WITH OUR EYES WIDE OPEN AND NOT ONE MINISTER OR THEIR SP SAY OR DO ANY THING TO STOP THEM BUT I SEE IT IS CLOSING IN ON THEM. WE ARE GOING TO CLEAN THEM OUT AND START A NEW
    • @ reader (23/08/2018, 16:22) Like (20) Dislike (21) Reply
      Your savoir Fahie has been in office almost 20 years where was this change all these years? These issues are not 8 yr old problems.
      • old boy (23/08/2018, 17:36) Like (13) Dislike (14) Reply
        @@reader we fully aware that these are in existence for well over 8 years but one must agree that they were not so bad. The NDP has surely sunk the ship.
  • 1 (23/08/2018, 16:39) Like (46) Dislike (18) Reply
    He feels so strong why don't he run?
  • ..... (23/08/2018, 18:23) Like (17) Dislike (63) Reply
    THESE DAYS AH WHO SUPPORTING THE NDP BESIDE FUNNY MAN AND SMURF?
  • Keep out of politics (23/08/2018, 20:43) Like (54) Dislike (19) Reply
    Well that would just about cancel most of them out from running including the LOO. Time to clean both houses. Fresh minds, visionaries, bold leaders are needed. And we should impose term limits. It seems as if politics changes people, and not for the best.
    • Amen (24/08/2018, 07:28) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
      Quite agreed on term limits. They all go in with good intentions but power corrupts. The only way to protect us and them is by term limits.
  • MAKE ME SICK (24/08/2018, 10:47) Like (55) Dislike (7) Reply
    THIS CHARLITON SNAKE OIL SALES MAN USE NDP TO GET RICH! PROVIDING CHEAP INFLATED PRICE PRODUCTS FOR PEEBLES! NOW HE CHATTING PISS!
  • Don't Make Sense (25/08/2018, 09:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

    You are an investment club founder and an NDP Founder....The March you organize is because you all don't want us to find out what you all own and you calling what you created a dictatorship. NDP Red, NDP Blue, NDP Yellow is still NDP and you are still you. Stop trying to fool the people. Your Obeah hold on the Country gone when the salt water cleaned out everything. IRMA brought the Sea Water to US to clean the hold you all had on us. No More, Your Fun is Over.

  • SMH (28/08/2018, 15:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    CHUPES...


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