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October 9th, 2019
Men 'liming' on corners a possible 'social challenge' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - ZBVI 780am 'Honestly Speaking' radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is calling for more monitoring of population as it relates to the high number of males "liming" under trees and at corners in various parts of the territory.

October 2nd, 2019
Reject the 'crabs in a barrel' mentality'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The ZBVI 780 AM 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused some Virgin Islanders of having a 'crabs in a barrel' mentality as, according to him, they have a tendency to wish failure for each other and exhibit an oppressive mindset.

September 30th, 2019
Breached ‘hope & trust’ were reasons for leaving NDP- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline in taking some credit for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2019 elections win, said it was due to breached ‘hope and trust’ exhibited by the National Democratic Party (NDP) that caused him to shift gears and throw his support behind Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

September 23rd, 2019
Gov't facing loss with £300M UK loan guarantee- Ray A. George

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Director, Mr Ray A. George says if the National Democratic Party (NDP) government had taken up the £300M UK Loan Guarantee offer when it was first made, the territory would be in receipt of more funds given the offer was made in Pound Sterling and not in USD.

September 18th, 2019
'Don't make UK Loan Guarantee issue political'- Ray A. George

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - "It didn't seem like I missed much," were the words of former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Director, Mr Ray A. George while commenting on a series of Opposition sponsored meetings on the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee issue facing the territory.

September 14th, 2019
'Quite an experience as Deputy Premier' - Hon Rymer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) speaking on his recent stint as Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI) has called it 'quite an experience,' to be given the opportunity to perform in the role at such an early stage in his political career.

September 13th, 2019
Governors' rejection of PSC recommendations a 'red flag'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host, Mr Claude O. Skeltopn-Cline has called ‘unprecedented’ the move by Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert to reject the Public Service Commission (PSC) recommendations for Permanent Secretaries and taking his own subjective approach to the appointments.

September 11th, 2019
‘Stay close to home’- Hon Rymer says VI still suffering from Irma

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) says that even as the Virgin Islands (VI) is looking out for the Hurricane ravaged Bahamas, attention still needs to be placed on ‘Home’ since many in the territory are still suffering from Hurricane Irma and Maria, some two years later.

August 3rd, 2019
'State of emergency on JvD' - resident Gregory A. Callwood

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Calling it a ‘state of emergency’, Jost van Dyke resident Gregory A. Callwood is urging authorities to seriously look into the potable water situation on the island, which he says has been neglected since under the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

July 31st, 2019
‘VI’s actions towards UK must not be reactions’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, now at the helm of government in the United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands (VI) and other British Overseas Territories (OT’s) should be on high alert for a renewed push of policies that they view as an overreach by the colonial power.

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