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April 30th, 2018
‘Pray that God stay the hands of those voting’ on Public Register- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cognisant of the significant adverse effect public registers revealing the names of beneficial owners of financial offshore companies could have on the Territory’s financial services industry, President of the BVI Christian Council Bishop John I. Cline has called on the churches to pray that a vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday May 1, 2018 will be in favour of the Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories (OTs).

April 18th, 2018
‘I will not support the NDP next election' - John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After being one of the engine supporting the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) from its inception in 1998, and being very vocal and a strong advocate in their recent 2015 landslide victory, times have changed.

April 12th, 2018
‘Hush money? I did not take it’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Outspoken Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom on the main island of Tortola in a national address yesterday April 11, 2018, said he is "one you can trust as a spiritual leader".

February 21st, 2018
‘We will not just sit by & let Gov’t be the boss’- BVI Christian Council

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have seen over the years that there is a lack of accountability to our voters, to our members. We have seen the marginalisation of our representatives. So those who we elect and send to represent us, we find that their voices have been shut down and quieted to a point where not much of what the people have to say get further than the ears of the representatives, because they are shut down at a Governmental level.”

January 24th, 2018
‘I want to influence the political landscape’- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He has been very vocal on many issues, including political matters, affecting the Virgin Islands and most naturally the question that came to many is whether former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board, lead pastor at the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom and Businessman, Bishop John I. Cline would be seeking office at the general elections constitutionally due in the Virgin Islands in 2019.

January 23rd, 2018
Cruise ship passengers asking for marijuana- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There is a social aspect of the marijuana. When people get off the ship they are asking for marijuana. They want to smoke. Marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. As a matter of fact, alcohol is much more dangerous than smoking a joint,” declared outspoken former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board and lead pastor of the New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) in Duff’s Bottom, Bishop John I. Cline.

December 28th, 2017
NDP base of supporters eroded because of lack of trust- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the mismanagement of the Territory’s finances, the divide in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), and the lack of confidence in the leadership of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), many are wondering if snap elections will be called.

December 27th, 2017
Governor Jaspert is the new Finance Minister- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Since the Government themselves would not appoint a new Finance Minister, the Governor, almost literally is taking that position,” says former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board and clergyman, Mr John I. Cline.

November 26th, 2017
‘If we were a white country UK would have helped already’- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Never shy to speak his mind on any issue in the Virgin Islands (VI), Bishop John I. Cline of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom on Tortola has implied that the British are racist in the way they are dealing with funding of its British Overseas Territory post hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 23rd, 2017
‘Lack of political will preventing Consumer Protection Bill’ - John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “It is not rocket science here, no, it has been done all over the world. I don’t know why sometimes we think the BVI is so special that we can’t get anything done,” stated influential religious figure Bishop John I. Cline, who has lamented the delay in the bringing of a Consumer Protection Legislation to the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands.

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