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April 11th, 2018
‘It’s ignorance’ I. Fletcher Scatliffe clear the air on stay @ Sports Complex

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Irvine Fletcher Scatliffe, well-known local resident and former talk show host has cleared the air on his five-month stay at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex at the time being used as a shelter following the 2017 Hurricanes of Irma and Maria.

April 9th, 2018
Claude O. Skelton-Cline & Peter W. Wickham trade punches over Poll

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A war of words have erupted over a poll conducted in the Virgin Islands (VI) by the Barbados based firm Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) owned and operated by Peter W. Wickham and local radio commentator and former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

April 5th, 2018
‘I will not support NDP next elections; Too much damage done’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While election is about one year out, the political rhetoric on all sides is heating up. There is no secret of a civil war within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 4th, 2018
'Changes to Recovery Agency bill should have been shared publicly' - Gerard St C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is really a need for us in the BVI to be looking at the rules and procedures of the House of Assembly. In many respect, they do not really do enough to speak to the democratic process and we need to focus on that.”

April 1st, 2018
‘Spirit of death still hovers over the Territory’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since December 2017 it was stated in the House of Assembly that there were some 70 deaths since the September 2017 hurricanes and legislators had blamed the unprecedented numbers as an indirect result of the monster storms.

March 29th, 2018
‘The VIslander was known for his honesty, integrity & good work ethic’- Dr Angel Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We have to go back and see how our culture was built and then once we go back, we can begin to understand who we are as Virgin Islanders and then we can see where it is eroded and where now we have a problem. We are talking about reconstruction and rebuilding but then we must build on a foundation and that foundation has to be based on our history and culture.”

March 21st, 2018
The Recovery Agency is to prevent 'corruption'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The popular radio show ‘Honestly Speaking with Claude O. Skelton-Cline’ continues to attract some of the biggest movers and shakers in the Virgin Islands, with the guests on the ZBVI 780 AM programme yesterday, March 20, 2018 being Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and Deputy Governor, Mr David D. Archer, who made a brief appearance.

March 20th, 2018
'UK assistance was woefully inadequate' - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, believes the United Kingdom's (UK) assistance was not adequate enough post hurricanes Irma and Maria, adding that the majority of the assistance went into the security of the territory.

March 15th, 2018
'Butchering of the Public Service has already begun'- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the passage of the two Category 5 hurricanes in September of 2017, many residents lost their jobs and many more are still expected to lose employment based on the reforms to the public sector, stipulated in the ‘High-Level Framework for UK support' to the Virgin Islands.

March 14th, 2018
‘We cannot have a de facto premier’ – Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is not really the man at the steering wheel as Premier of the Virgin Islands, at least in the opinion of commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, who has insinuated that the Territory is in fact run by the First Lady, Lorna G. Smith OBE.



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