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Claude O. Skelton-Cline to host new TV talk show

- The show which is to be launched this evening June 27, 2017 will have Hon Julian Fraser RA as first guest
Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, is the host of the new television talk show, 'Honestly Speaking', which premieres tonight Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM on CBN channel 51 and simulcast on CBN Radio Station 90.9 FM. Photo: Facebook/CBN
Former Opposition Leader and Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA is the first guest of the of the new television talk show, 'Honestly Speaking'. Photo: VINO
Former Opposition Leader and Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA is the first guest of the of the new television talk show, 'Honestly Speaking'. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Television talk show in the Virgin Islands is about to take on a new dimension as the former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Managing Director, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, is about to enter the arena.

The Television programme which will be launched tonight, Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM on CBN channel 51 and simulcast on CBN Radio Station 90.9 FM with host Skelton-Cline is titled 'Honestly Speaking'.

His first guest for the live show will be the veteran politician Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Representative for the Third District.

The programme will also be carried live on the show's Facebook page Honestly Speaking.

Speaking to our newsroom in an invited comment, Mr Skelton-Cline said "the show is designed to begin a meaningful and substantive territorial conversation and critique of socio-economic, political and ecclesiastical affairs."

Mr Skelton-Cline, a former National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for District Two in the 2011 general elections and who has publicly expressed his displeasure with the performance of the current Administration, said "it is my prayerful hope that as a result of the programme a grand vision for the Territory could be crafted by the chorus of voices."

Hon Fraser is first guest

When asked why Hon Fraser was chosen as his first guest, the outspoken Pastor said "Hon Fraser is a leader in the Virgin Islands and an extremely bright man who still has much to contribute to the advancement of the Territory..."

The first show will not be a 'call in' programme as it is the inaugural airing; however, Mr Skelton-Cline promised future shows will accommodate live call in.

The show will be aired every Tuesday and is expected to attract a variety of guests. Mr Skelton-Cline has been very critical of the Government under the leadership of Premier and Minster of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

The fiery preacher has agreed with NDP Spokeswoman Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE, and Bishop John I. Cine, a former BVI Health Services Authority Chairman, that that the portfolio of Finance should be taken away from Premier Smith and given to Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) who is the Minister for Health and Social Development.

26 Responses to “Claude O. Skelton-Cline to host new TV talk show”

  • new party? (27/06/2017, 12:23) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
    can't wait to tune in yall
  • objective (27/06/2017, 12:36) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Anything that is informative in an honest, uplifting and truthful is welcome..
  • pat (27/06/2017, 13:01) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    I guess there is no separation of church and state down here. "political and ecclesiastical affairs"?.
    The problem with that is the world is multi-cultural and multi-religious. It will be hard not to judge
    another because it may be counter to personal beliefs. Prior to his being let go as PA chair,
    he helped facilitate some of the problems. Can he speak to that honestly? I think he has
    a good platform and opportunity, I wish him luck, but hold my breath.
  • BREAKING NEWS (27/06/2017, 13:28) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    Both claude and fraser will be in a minitry next election you heard it here first
    • @breakingnews (27/06/2017, 15:01) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      I think Mr. Fraser is finally seeing the light, and that is saying a lot for him, because he wasn't before he got all the licks he got from the NDP. You can tell he has been soul searching and watching closely what is going on in his family and I presume sitting day by day and speaking with his spouse who is a bright lady. He is speaking sense and that his heart is now for his people. Could be an act to change the tide, but if that continues he will be re-elected. Claude O. Cline on the other hand is a 'christian' with his eyes on the prize. What worries me is what the prize is. He's making too much motion. He's shaking up himself too much lately. He better be still and think carefully about his next move. He is a vibrant and wonderful speaker, but Tortola people are not easily fooled.
  • Basic Psychology of politics (27/06/2017, 13:34) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Psychology 101: The most of the populace is on to this, after all we don't need consultants to tell us where this is leading.
  • musa (27/06/2017, 13:35) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    great choice pastor
  • oh ho (27/06/2017, 13:58) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
  • big question (27/06/2017, 13:59) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dancia next????
  • Watchin on... (27/06/2017, 13:59) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Another show for him to argue whether masterbation is a sin or not (previous show)....Mehnnn i ain't tryin to be negative here but he aint convince me yet. The whole issue he have with the government only start after they mess with his cheque. Want the best for our country? Convince me first before i watch yuh show...
  • Interestedl (27/06/2017, 14:18) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Fraser will be elected for sure,About a ministry,I don't know yet,Mr Cline is advised to go and sit down,Too much baggage.
  • musa (27/06/2017, 14:20) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    pastor looking for a new pot of soup
  • Help (27/06/2017, 14:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I cant find the face book page.
  • Salvation (27/06/2017, 15:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I pray to GOD IN THE NAME OF JESUS at the end of all of this it will be well with our souls
  • Request (27/06/2017, 15:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bring back Duncan Potter please !!!!!
  • tv (27/06/2017, 15:40) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    With fraser ratings gone through the roof
  • Street reporter (27/06/2017, 17:13) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Us it a new party they are launching?
    • Ask me. (27/06/2017, 18:13) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
      It is a new party they are experimenting with, trying to feel out who is who and get the public feed back...
      They can get my feed back now.. You all need a Premier type leader...Not seeing any as yet...
    • wize up (27/06/2017, 18:43) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ street reporter: are you asking a question or making a statement: I think it's a new party in the making: "honestly speaking" we need a fresh political party with no less than 4 women:
  • 9% (27/06/2017, 17:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    still waiting for 91% to make up the whole. Keeping it 100.
    • sit tight (27/06/2017, 18:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @9%. We will get more than enough on the campaign trail. Sit tight, this upcoming election will be like no other we have ever seen in our political history of the virgin islands. Pe'o Mas!
    • ta ta (27/06/2017, 22:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What a mess!!! It's like squeezing 5 pounds of air into a 2-pound capacity balloon. You can't get from A to B by doing an end run around Y.
  • Fam (27/06/2017, 18:01) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply

    Clude big ups on your new show
  • musa (27/06/2017, 19:41) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why some of you all can’t wait for the show from chatting piss? eh
  • Yes (27/06/2017, 21:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    What the name of the show? "The other 91%" lol
    Anyway I expect plenty mele and mudslinging Claude!

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