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Claude Skelton-Cline lambasts Walwyn as 'unfit for leadership'

Claude Skelton-Cline (left) lambasts Honourable Myron V. Walwyn as unfit leadership, Photo: VINO/File
Myron V. Walwyn will be seeking the Presidency of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)—at its June 23, 2018, internal elections. Photo: VINO/File
Myron V. Walwyn will be seeking the Presidency of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)—at its June 23, 2018, internal elections. Photo: VINO/File
A sample of the sentiments being shared on social media in response to Hon Walywn's announcement. Photo: Facebook
A sample of the sentiments being shared on social media in response to Hon Walywn's announcement. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Less than 48 hours after Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Education and Culture Minister, released a video clip announcing that he will be seeking the Presidency of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)—at its June 23, 2018, internal elections—sections of the public are condemning the decision.

Outspoken commentator, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority and radio personality, Pastor Claude Skelton-Cline, in an exclusive interview with our newsroom said, Mr Walwyn’s political posturing “smacks in the face of respect and a team ethic.”

Have respect Myron Walwyn! 

According to the outspoken social commentator, “if there were any doubt in the minds of the people of these Virgin Islands (VI) and specifically in the minds of the NDP supporters, as to who believe they have a right, if not an entitlement to lead the party, it should be crystal clear now.

He told this newsroom Hon Myron Walwyn’s video announcing his bid for the NDP leadership, demonstrates that he is unfit for leadership.

“Unless I missed it, when did Hon. Dr D. Orlando Smith, claim he was stepping down as President of the Party; when did the Premier declare that he will be going into retirement and will not seek to be re-elected; when did the Premier come to the people of the VI and shared with them his intentions as it pertains to the leadership of the country,” Mr Skelton-Cline questioned.

The Bible said

Qualifying his assertive language against the second term Minister, Mr Skelton-Cline pointed to “a biblical and basic principle.”

He said, “If you don’t know how to be under authority, you’re not fit to be in authority…it is the story of David and Saul”.

The former government consultant on the ports project went on to say, “this video represents a pre-emptive strike and crystallizes what has been a not so subtle undermining of authority against the entire leadership of the NDP and a blatant disrespect to the rank and file of those who give birth to this party.”

Walwyn love power-Skelton-Cline

Pastor Skelton-Cline said however, “I’m not surprise as history will show that this is the path of the overly ambitious and zealousness of those whose only interest is power.”

According to Pastor Skelton-Cline,  “If this video and Hon. Walwyn’s pursuit for higher office was done once the leadership had declared their hand, I would have no problem or reason for pause but the fact that it has come preemptively, shows what has been transpiring for the past eight years.”

The man of the cloth went on to say that, “people of the Virgin Islands, let us be clear eyed and prayerful, don’t let the NDP’s confusion and divisive fight become ours, at some point, the business and future of our Territory must not be reduced to party politics.”

Skelton-Cline—host of the weekly radio show Honesty Speaking—said,“we are at a point in our history, where we need women and men who sincerely cares and desires to serve and listen to the people.”


59 Responses to “Claude Skelton-Cline lambasts Walwyn as 'unfit for leadership' ”

  • Truth (07/06/2018, 15:17) Like (27) Dislike (4) Reply
    Now the thing start
  • Hmmm (07/06/2018, 15:21) Like (53) Dislike (26) Reply
    Ain't that the pot calling the kettle calling the pot
  • Oh shut up (07/06/2018, 15:35) Like (15) Dislike (12) Reply
    This is democratic society sir....should a person hold the office until death? As far as I’m concerned every 8 years it should have a vote by the delegates.
  • Good! (07/06/2018, 15:37) Like (50) Dislike (17) Reply
    At least someone among us have the cohones to tell it like it is. This guy is very calculating and will be dangerous if given even more power.
  • Agree with CSC (07/06/2018, 15:54) Like (51) Dislike (19) Reply
    Mycon is the biggest opportunist known to we be wee eye; for one, all the ideas he has halfa$$ implemented in education, came from others he has not the respect to acknowledge or credit them for their work to this day. Just took them and come out saying how innovative he is. This man is clueless except for stealing other people’s ideas; he is not even doing a good job at executing them. Never, he is quick to come to the public to glot about what he has done. Everything he does is solely to obtain more power, and nothing else. Mycon only care about one thing- himself, everything else is a sham. Full stop.

  • Red Wine (07/06/2018, 15:54) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    I want to see how Myron is going to clap back and you know he will.
  • look (07/06/2018, 15:57) Like (32) Dislike (7) Reply
    NDP is not the team for we, final.
  • confused (07/06/2018, 16:11) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why are they having an election?
  • pat (07/06/2018, 16:28) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ndp civil war vino stay out
  • This (07/06/2018, 16:33) Like (38) Dislike (31) Reply
    mvw is bad news.
  • Hmmm (07/06/2018, 16:35) Like (25) Dislike (20) Reply
    The NDP failed to bell that corrupt cat.
  • People (07/06/2018, 16:36) Like (31) Dislike (31) Reply
    Everything under this man's ministry needs investigating. Too many shady deals.
  • jil (07/06/2018, 16:40) Like (17) Dislike (20) Reply
    I agree. This shows that what we have been hearing is true. This individual is after premiership, but we do not want to join certain organizations, so we have better be mindful of what he stands for. He has already made some interesting statements about BVI belongers and that position would really give him the authority to put his words into action.

    When I saw the clip, my first thought was that the two doctors were retiring (as they should (:-), but partner cannot wait.
  • Luvz (07/06/2018, 16:48) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
    Oh crap! Too much drama going on in the BVI and the world is watching.
  • Good thinking (07/06/2018, 17:09) Like (19) Dislike (10) Reply
    Dr Smith didn’t tell we the voters anything and he Myron to put it out there saying to vote for him as the next leader it's totally wrong but what ever begins wrong will end up wrong we need to hear from the Premier
  • Kato (07/06/2018, 17:20) Like (29) Dislike (34) Reply
    People who cannot trace their familial roots in the Virgin Islands should not be in the house of assembly.
    • Struggling Man (07/06/2018, 20:15) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
      That means Kedrick (Cuban), Mark (Anguillian), Myron (Antiguan), Archie (Antiguan) should not be in HOA
      • @struggling man (08/06/2018, 13:17) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        Meh son those guys needs to be in the JHOA.


        SET A DAMN CROOKS!!!
      • Not Quite (10/06/2018, 01:29) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        Kedrick's mother is a virgin islander.
    • IGNORANT (07/06/2018, 22:23) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
      Very irrelevant
  • Irma (07/06/2018, 17:26) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
    Don't you remember ME saying that the NDP will self-destruct before the next elections? Stay watchful.
  • Really? (07/06/2018, 17:46) Like (34) Dislike (32) Reply
    Oh hush- what I respect about Myrun is he keeps it real . While others are covert with their actions ; he lets you know what time it is . With or without NDP this man is a born strategist . LET THE GAMES BEGIN !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vi residents (07/06/2018, 17:48) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is the same one what was throwing a fit when the gov. didn’t need him anymore, talking about power?? , nice effort tho
  • pete (07/06/2018, 17:54) Like (32) Dislike (10) Reply
    They are all power hungry so one should not lambast the other. Why do you think they are in those positions? My problem is the church is supposed to be separate from government, but it seems the church is out there giving more lip than the actual politicians...LAMO LAMO
  • 123 (07/06/2018, 18:08) Like (23) Dislike (10) Reply
    I agree with Claude
  • Sue (07/06/2018, 18:25) Like (35) Dislike (27) Reply
    Why he dont go preach and leave Myron alone
  • Yes (07/06/2018, 18:27) Like (32) Dislike (34) Reply
    Claude Cline go sit down and leave Myron he is much better than you for sure
    • Really (07/06/2018, 20:35) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
      Lol, no one is better than anybody we are equal didn’t you knew that
  • Political Observer (PO) (07/06/2018, 18:32) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Could it be that the Dr. Hon Premier D. Orlando, AL and MoF apprised members of the caucus that he was stepping down at end of this term? Is the MEC anticipating that the Premier will step aside and is trying to be the first out of the gate? Is the loyalty chain broken? Is this a palace coup?
  • shark (07/06/2018, 19:19) Like (31) Dislike (4) Reply
    Would like you to explain to the country that you left the bvi ports broke.
    • guy hill (08/06/2018, 07:15) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      The government diverted 8 million dollars from the port. Talk that also.
  • just asking.... (07/06/2018, 19:27) Like (36) Dislike (34) Reply
    How can myrun want to be premier and he under investigation for the wall????
  • spirit (07/06/2018, 19:29) Like (20) Dislike (20) Reply
    It was a big mistake when persons without any parentage relationship to these islands were allowed to be a part of the house of assembly. They will not have allegiance to the Nationals of this country. We are experiencing it all the time. That is why this territory is so messed up. Hope that is corrected with the next constitution review.
    • Spike (08/06/2018, 07:58) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      You are beyond silly. It is persons like yourself that has kept the BVI from progressing. A BVI Islander is BVI Islander. None is more important than the other.
    • vi (08/06/2018, 10:38) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
      You are so right spirit. The other mistake was naturalizations and creating so called belongers. These people have their own interests which have nothing to do with being virgin islanders.
  • In house thing to talk (07/06/2018, 20:14) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Don't let people read and spell for you. Open your eyes this video is a sample of what is going on inside
  • Lam (07/06/2018, 20:25) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    I prefer Ronnie out of the two. He’s the man to help fix the finances.
  • Poncho (07/06/2018, 20:32) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    Fraud Swine.... You clearly stated on record that you are not voting for NDP next election. So why are you soo concern about their internal elections?
    • hello (08/06/2018, 13:51) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      A lot of us who do not like NDP are concerned, so why should Claude be any different. He is a national of this country and have a damn right to be concerned.
  • my GOD!!! (07/06/2018, 20:43) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    A guy who said he can no longer protect the people is vying for government leadership. An intelligent person would know to step aside.
  • word (07/06/2018, 21:07) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    The Bible is referenced very conveniently for this pastor . Well let me referenced one scripture he seemingly has forgotten “ He that is without sin among you , let him cast the first stone ..” John 8:7
  • Eagle Eye (07/06/2018, 21:54) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    The non elected is speaking down the most elected
  • Trucker (08/06/2018, 01:59) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    With all the “ alledge “ corruption All o dem need to watch dem back side cause when the Commission of Inquirories start “ even the rocks will be hiding
  • usvi (08/06/2018, 06:59) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
    Marlon penn should be the leader time for we the young to rise
  • Torrance (08/06/2018, 07:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Eagle eye
    . The governor was not "elected" but "selected" . Chose your battles carefully.
  • To fast (08/06/2018, 09:20) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Slow down wait not so fast less you force the hand of God. It is he who put you up and it is he who will take you down. Be anxious for nothing but by prayer and supplication let your request be make known unto God. Look it up and you will find peace if you do this. Slow down let protocol take it's course.
  • bow tie (08/06/2018, 11:09) Like (15) Dislike (22) Reply
    I will not support him at all much less as Preimer.

    Too many question marks ????? Also, his arrogance and obnoxious demeanour is a major turn off.

    Heeeeeell to the NO!
  • tola (08/06/2018, 11:23) Like (18) Dislike (13) Reply
    People understand he is not the only candidate tou have Ronnie and Kedrick also running for the positiom.,personally i feel Myrpn is best he has that gravitas and is demonistrated each day.
  • tola (08/06/2018, 11:55) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Claude is talking about Myron wanting power.He sued the government for a position for which hos contract was up and is not his alone .The position he held as managing director of Bvi pa was policitical he had anf still dont have any qualification for or in that related field Also claude breaks the commandments often cause every time his two uncles buy an expensive ride he must have one also.
  • got your back (08/06/2018, 12:05) Like (19) Dislike (15) Reply
    Cline need to stay in his lane.Myron is the best person for the position, you all can say what you want but, Myron is the smartest one in the NDP.
  • Youth (08/06/2018, 13:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI please wake up. All I am seeing is angry, hate and jealousy. Leadership matters.
    The only leader I see is the Hon Dr. Smith. Humidity and caring. I don't know how he handle see his country destroyed by the storm.

    This honorable leader went through the storm had damages just like us still not living at home. Working hard to get BVI back on it fee.

    Please of the BVI turn to God. If we continue like this we will be facing another storm.

    Pastors, It is time to preach the uncompromising word of God. A lot of us are in destress not because of the government because we are in perilous time. God is coming soon. Don't let us go to hell there is a wonderful place to gain after all this suffering on earth.

    Just take a lot outside and on the sea.
    Please I beg you.

    Thank you!
  • Ha Ha Ha (08/06/2018, 13:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Trust no cloud. Exactly trust no one.The heart of man is desperately wicked.Who are we to point a finger at your brother man.we so often err as human but we must also forgive them but such experiences we ought not to forget as we often have to use wise and carefully decisions if the same or silmilar case arises again
  • Curious (08/06/2018, 17:28) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am in full agreement with both tola and got your back. But to take it a little bit further the same preacher should explain what happen to the over run cost of the cruise ship project and american greed. BAM! If I remember well the same bible states that he who is without sin should cast the first stone.
  • detroit (08/06/2018, 18:21) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply

    claude go sit your a** down what are you scared that he will beat your uncle for the position? well I can bet you he will be the next leader of the party.

  • musa (09/06/2018, 16:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    people b care ful with that pastor he speak the truth some time but asked him about the over spending on one project and u all will know if he is a pastor for me he is a soup drinker
  • Vislander, Maryland (09/06/2018, 18:05) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    I totally agree that Myron is the one to lead the NDP. He is not fake and keep it real. You either love him or hate him. Like it or not, get mad and have your hissy fits, he is going to be the next leader of the BVI.

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