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'Election roads springing up around VI' – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

Man of the cloth and Social commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline says it is unfortunate that four weeks before elections, the Hon Myron V. Walwyn led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) is seeing the need to pave roads ahead of General Elections set for February 25, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
“Every election, we’re seeing what I call elections roads… as you drive across different parts of the territory, you see roads being paved, asphalt being laid,” Mr Skelton-Cline pointed out. Photo: Facebook
“Every election, we’re seeing what I call elections roads… as you drive across different parts of the territory, you see roads being paved, asphalt being laid,” Mr Skelton-Cline pointed out. Photo: Facebook
New roads can be seen in the Road Town waterfront area and in Purcell Estate leading to Free Bottom on Tortola. The District Representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) said she had to “harass” the Communications and Works Minister, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) to get the road done. Photo: Team of Reporters
New roads can be seen in the Road Town waterfront area and in Purcell Estate leading to Free Bottom on Tortola. The District Representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) said she had to “harass” the Communications and Works Minister, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) to get the road done. Photo: Team of Reporters
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Man of the cloth and social commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline says it is unfortunate that four weeks before the February 25, 2019 Polls, the Hon Myron V. Walwyn led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) is seeing the need to pave roads.

Mr Skelton-Cline lashed out at the actions of the administration on the Tuesday, February 5, 2019, edition of his ‘Honestly Speaking’ Radio show on ZBVI 780 am.

Unfortunate

“We have elected a government for 8 years now, we have given them two terms, the National Democratic Party government… it’s unfortunate we have come to where we have come to,” he told his listening audience.

“We elect men and women to serve for four years, and they turn around and serve it for four weeks,” he uttered in reference to projects being started days before elections.

“Every election, we’re seeing what I call elections roads… as you drive across different parts of the territory, you see roads being paved, asphalt being laid,” Mr Skelton-Cline pointed out.

New roads can be seen in the Road Town waterfront area and in Purcell Estate leading to Free Bottom on Tortola. The District Representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) said she had to “harass” the Communications and Works Minister, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) to get the road done.

Elections roads

He continued, “These are election roads, you ain't done nothing for four years, we’re driving, mashing up our cars, causing us a tremendous amount of money in maintenance… it’s a hell to drive both for residents as well as visitors… and then 4 weeks before elections, you begin to pave roads,” the man of the cloth said in lashing out.

He questioned, “How foolish do you think we are? And it goes to show what these elected officials think about us as a people, they see themselves to be educated and when educated people are talking, they think stupid people [are] listening.”

He further pointed out that the new asphalt may wash away after heavy rainfall resulting in a complete waste of money. 

7 Responses to “'Election roads springing up around VI' – Claude O. Skelton-Cline”

  • wize up (06/02/2019, 12:16) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    this is nothing new, been going on for years: just before an election pave roads, bush cutting contracts as a matter of fact it was around 2007 contracts were awarded the day of elections: some of us still fall for these procedures....for 3 years and 6 months the focus is tourism BUT just before an upcoming election the focus automatically shifts to our people and that is done simply to get our vote once back in office you dont see or hear from them(if you are not in that special circle).....
    • howzat (06/02/2019, 18:02) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Claude O (for Overspend) is certainly doing a lot of talking for the VIP. Every time he opens his mouth, the VIP are losing votes.
  • Fifth destrict voter (06/02/2019, 12:40) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    Election gimmicks yet again people please open you all eyes and see what’s going on my good people
  • Fifth destrict voter (06/02/2019, 12:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Election gimmicks yet again people please open you all eyes and see what’s going on my good people
  • NOrespect!!! (06/02/2019, 12:43) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is how stupid they think you are!!!!
  • Observer (06/02/2019, 19:07) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Go and sit down Pastor Claude, you have no credibility. No body listens to you on anything anymore guy.
  • musa (07/02/2019, 08:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Preacher u become a puppet 4 VIP next election a hope u get your own team but firstly u need to give back the over spend money


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