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December 11th, 2019
'Everybody got a pop up shop' in Road Town- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has moved to lash out against authorities over non-action regarding widespread vending and what he called 'pop-up shops' plaguing Road Town, the capital city of the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 3rd, 2019
Skelton-Cline gets new $144K consultancy contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ZBVI radio host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has been given another 12 months of consultancy under the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) administration through his consultancy firm, Grace Consultants.

November 27th, 2019
Reassignment an 'opportunity' for Jr Ministers to build portfolios - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With the reassignment of the Junior Minister portfolios causing some amount of public controversy, ZBVI 780am Honestly Speaking moderator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says the reassignment now provides an opportunity for both ministers to expand their portfolios.

November 22nd, 2019
'I don't miss the politics'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering in his recent appearance on Honestly Speaking, ZBVI 780am said he knew the late Premier, Hon Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE, Member Emeritus, was about to pass.

November 20th, 2019
No singing 'God save the Queen' outside protocols - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Noting that the National Anthem should only be sung or played in the presence of the Queen's Representative, ZBVI 780 'Honestly Speaking' radio show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says it continues to be baffling why 'God Save The Queen' is being sung during assemblies at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS). This practice, he said, highlights a colonial mindset.

November 7th, 2019
Skelton-Cline lambasts RDA for building more 'igloos'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has lambasted the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) for constructing more temporary housing units even as the territory is long past the hurricanes and other disasters of 2017.

November 6th, 2019
'No carrot is allowed in local peas soup!'- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ZBVI 'Honestly Speaking' radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called out locals for the inclusion of imported carrots into a 'Best BVI Peas Soup' contest as part of the recent Virgin Islands culture and heritage weekend.

November 1st, 2019
Early UK elections will impact VI & OTs - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Insinuating that the United Kingdom (UK) may be unstable over its frequent change of leadership over the past years, ZBVI 780am "Honestly Speaking' radio host, Mr. Claude O. Skelton-Cline says the UK heading to early polls should be of concern to the Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories (OTs).

October 30th, 2019
Peebles Hospital signage change likely to cost over $100K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The signage to reflect the renaming of the Peebles Hospital to the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital is estimated to cost upwards of $100, 000, according to officials from the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

October 23rd, 2019
Gov't working on more drug intervention programmes - Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in addressing claims of high drug use in the territory, says his ministry is looking to combat the social issue through a number of early intervention programmes that can come into effect before full drug addiction kicks in.

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