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June 3rd, 2018
Claude O. Skelton-Cline calls for special sitting of HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and Social Commentator of the radio show Honestly Speaking, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has made a call for a special sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA), to bring light to the future of the Territory, giving the new realities on the ground.

June 2nd, 2018
Premier publicly scolds his deputy, as NDP internal rifts deepen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has yet again publicly scolded and distanced himself from statements made by his subordinates—the third such instance in recent months—this time, taking aim at his Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7).

May 30th, 2018
‘My allegiance is to the leader of the NDP'– Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I have not heard him [Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)] say that he was prepared to step down or that his time was up. I have not heard him say any such thing, so as far as I am concerned at this point in time, today 29th of May, my allegiance is to the leader of the NDP, Dr D. Orlando Smith.”

May 23rd, 2018
‘Their personal wallet under attack, they screaming out march’ – Community activist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Community activist, Floyd Burnett aka 'Heritage', has stated that he supports the march against the United Kingdom but firmly believes there are other things that the Virgin Islands (VI) community should also march against, such as the missing $7.2 million, the insurance companies, the overspending on the Tortola Pier Park and many more issues.

May 11th, 2018
Claude O. Skelton-Cline vs VI Gov't lawsuit ends; Now the judgement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in 2016 that the former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline was denied a contract renewal by the Cabinet of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) as the Ports top man.

April 30th, 2018
Hundreds pay tribute to 'Woman of simplicity' Ellen L. Benjamin-Skelton

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – It was a morning of grief and sadness as family, friends and well-wishers paid their last respects to the late Ellen L. Benjamin-Skelton, a matriarch of the Skelton family who was laid to rest today, April 30, 2018.

April 25th, 2018
‘Gov’t borrowing to pay recurrent bills; Not a good place to be’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two days before the 2018 Budget debate there was a bombshell dropped on the talk show Honestly Speaking hosted by Claude O. Skelton-Cline on Tuesday April 24, 2018 on ZBVI 780 AM.

April 25th, 2018
'There will be General Elections no later than November 2018'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to the constitution of the Virgin Islands the territory is expected to have its national election in 2019, four years after the last election held in 2015. However, Political and social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton- Cline believes elections will be much sooner.

April 18th, 2018
‘I will not support the NDP next election' - John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After being one of the engine supporting the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) from its inception in 1998, and being very vocal and a strong advocate in their recent 2015 landslide victory, times have changed.

April 16th, 2018
Non-Virgin Islander tipped by NDP to head London Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the ousting by the Government of the day of the Virgin Islands Ambassador to London and the European Union, Mr E. Benito Wheatley, by failing to renew his contract, senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources have told our newsroom that the Dr D. Orlando Smith led Administration is for the first time considering placing a non-national to the London office post.



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