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December 20th, 2018
Locals being sidelined for jobs at RDA – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – CEO of The Recovery & Development Agency (RDA), Mr Paul D. Bayly—a native of New Zealand and a former Permanent Secretary of Fiji—during an interview with ‘Honestly Speaking’ Mr. Claude O. Skelton-Cline on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, revealed that a whopping 40% of RDA staff in the Virgin Islands (VI) were sourced internationally.

December 13th, 2018
NDP Spirit is a 'Selfish Spirit' – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Following the release of the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) new ‘Commitment of Service’ on December 10, 2018, ‘Honestly Speaking’ host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has ‘called out’ the entire NDP, for being selfish and incompetent.

December 12th, 2018
‘Absolutely Scandalous!’ – Skelton-Cline on PVIM wanting Opposition Leader post

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Claude O. Skelton-Cline, in his commentary on Tuesday, December 11, 2018—on his show Honestly Speaking—says it is ‘absolutely scandalous,’ that members of the new Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), are allegedly discussing the need for a potential change in Opposition Leader.

December 7th, 2018
Church should do more to empower women - Zoe J. Walcott

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Beauty queen and Virgin Islander, Ms Zoe J. Walcott who placed 8th out of 86 contestants at the recently concluded 2018/19 Mrs Globe Pageant, says conversations around women empowerment needs to hit the front burner in the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 6th, 2018
Hon Walwyn's politics is 'wicked' & 'divisive'-Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honestly Speaking’s host, Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, has ‘called out’ National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), over what he calls his, “wicked” and “divisive” politics.

December 5th, 2018
‘Honestly Speaking’ is no VIP mouthpiece – Claude O. Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Popular talk show “Honestly Speaking” came under scrutiny by members of the local press corps regarding its apparent ‘party slant’ favouring the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), a notion that was strongly rebuffed by host, Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline and VIP Chairman, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

December 3rd, 2018
Late starts, Illegal sittings: Integrity of HoA falling – Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ahead of the Thursday, December 13, 2018, sitting of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has brought the integrity of the House into question, following its persistent late starts and recent attempt by the Premier to breach House protocols at an illegal sitting.

November 29th, 2018
Hon Fahie denounces Speaker’s actions as ‘unprofessional & disrespectful’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ‘Unprofessional and disrespectful,’ is the label ascribed to actions of the Speaker of House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Ingrid A. Moses-Scatliffe, when she adjourned the sitting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, but not before responding publicly to a private message sent to her by the Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

November 28th, 2018
RDA breaches rules to sideline locals from small contracts – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - ‘Honestly Speaking’ host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is questioning whether the $2M threshold, earmarked for local contractors under the Recovery and Development Agency’s (RDA) plans, is still in effect, and why contracts under that amount are being awarded to overseas-based companies.

November 23rd, 2018
Gov’t too broke to print Immigration forms for Visitors & Residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) government has purportedly bankrupt the Virgin Islands (VI), to the point where the administration is now without money to pay for simply printing the updated Customs and Immigration forms.

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