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May 28th, 2019
‘I will be appealing that matter’- Skelton-Cline on High Court ruling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and radio commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has announced he will be appealing the recent decision by High Court Judge Vicki A. Ellis to dismiss his case brought against the Government of the Virgin Islands in 2016 after his contract as BVIPA boss was not renewed.

May 16th, 2019
Should Attorney General be 'From Here?' - Dr Pickering says it's debatable

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering says the post of Attorney General (AG) in the Virgin Islands (VI) being only applicable to Belongers and ‘from here’ citizens should be a matter up for debate moving forward when the territory decides to take on another constitutional review.

May 15th, 2019
'D4 saga is not about Willock or Vanterpool' - Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is imploring that the saga surrounding the Fourth District seat of Representative-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock is not about the characters involved, rather, it’s a matter of constitutional precedence and the dialogue must continue.

May 11th, 2019
‘Ready yourselves for 2019 hurricane season’ – Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator and ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host, Claud O. Skelton-Cline has issued a clarion call to both the Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ in addition to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to ensure that the Virgin Islands (VI) is well prepared ahead of the upcoming 2019 hurricane season.

May 8th, 2019
'Protect rights & privileges of BVIslanders' - Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) moving to implement the ‘fast track initiative’ for persons seeking to attain residency status and belongership in the Virgin Islands (VI), man of the cloth and host of the talk show programme, Honestly Speaking, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said consideration must be given to ensure the rights of indigenous Virgin Islanders are protected.

May 5th, 2019
‘VI needs national vision, strategic plan’ - Gerard St. C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Queen’s Counsel (QC), Attorney and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara says that for the Virgin Islands (VI) to effectively take on constitutional reform, the approach should be based on where the territory wants to be in the future, both in relation to its national development and its external relationship with the United Kingdom (UK).

May 1st, 2019
'Rebuild now, constitutional reform later' - Gerard St C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Respected Virgin Islands’ (VI) Queen’s Counsel (QC) and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, says the territory ought to be focusing on rebuilding, rather than on constitution reform since one has to be given more priority than the other.

April 8th, 2019
Know VI Constitution like the Bible - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and radio host Mr Claude. O. Skelton-Cline is urging the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to get themselves familiar with the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007, just like they are familiar with the Bible and other religious texts.

March 29th, 2019
Pickering wants targeted investments in VI’s Human Resource pool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – District Seven, youth activist, Mr Sonniel O. Pickering, is calling on the newly installed Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration, to reassess and streamline its allocation of Government Scholarships, in order to build the Territory’s human resource capacity, in a targeted manner.

March 28th, 2019
'NDP robbed me of a Scholarship based on political affiliation'–Kevon S. Lettsome

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken youth activist, Mr Kevon S. Lettsome, has accused the ousted National Democratic Party (NDP) government of denying him a Scholarship because of his political affiliation.

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