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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
NDP rejected local aviation investor for foreign, $7.2M down the drain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many local and indigenous residents continue to claim that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) does not treat local residents fairly.

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 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 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
E. Benito Wheatley Out! as VI Ambassador to London/EU

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like the last few days were not good for diplomats around the world, including the Virgin Islands (VI).

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