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July 24th, 2020
'Wear your masks & stop the whining' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator and clergyman, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on Virgin Islanders to stop complaining over the COVID-19 pandemic and do all they can to mitigate the effects of the virus in the Territory.

July 23rd, 2020
'Not right' for VI to still be singing 'God Save the Queen'- Julio S. Henry

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Tourism operator, business owner and social commentator, Julio S. Henry says he wholeheartedly agrees with statements by Claude O. Skelton-Cline; later depicted in a cartoon on Virgin Islands News Online, that the United Kingdom (UK) has its foot on the VI's collective necks.

July 22nd, 2020
Governor's office a 'real manifestation' of colonial enslavement - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Reiterating calls for the Virgin Islands (VI) to stop celebrating people who historically participated in the slave trade and other crimes against humanity, ZBVI 'Honestly Speaking' radio host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said until that happens the Territory cannot chart a new course forward.

July 18th, 2020
COVID-19 'is like the common cold or flu now'- Julio S. Henry

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Pointing out that COVID-19 pandemic has now evolved to a point where the virus can be seen as a common cold or flu, tourism operator, business owner and radio talk show host, Julio S. Henry says the Virgin Islands (VI) Government needs to start approaching the virus as such and proceed to open up the country.

July 16th, 2020
Governor has too much power over people who should be free - Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Pointing to the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said it remains concerning how much power the Virgin Islands' Governor and his office have over the Territory.

July 13th, 2020
VI must be completely independent by August 1, 2027 - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Pastor and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said by 2027, the Virgin Islands should be out of the cusps of the United Kingdom (UK) and on the path of self-determination.

July 9th, 2020
Time to banish 'Sir Francis Drake' from VI history books - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - ZBVI 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator, Claude Skelton-Cline has called for remnants of slavery, such as the names of people who were involved in slave trades, to be removed from the Virgin Islands history books and called out for the role they played in the oppression of people of African descent.

July 8th, 2020
Too many press conferences from unelected Governor- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Saying it is concerning the number of press conferences the current Governor H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert is having, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has pointed out that previous Governors serving in the Virgin Islands have never injected themselves into public life and politics to the extent of Mr Jaspert.

July 4th, 2020
UK wants financial protocols upheld but 'will agree to flexibility'- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert at his June 30, 2020, press conference has indicated that the UK will not be relaxing the Protocols for Effective Financial Management, however, will maintain its position where the Virgin Islands can 'temporarily breach' the protocols to borrow money.

June 30th, 2020
'Completely false!'- Governor denies probing Skelton-Cline's Gov't contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency, Augustus J.U. Jaspert has denied allegations he is probing the Government contracts issued to outspoken radio commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, with the aim of silencing him.


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